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Best Coast

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    12 Highly Entertaining Indie Artists On Twitter

    Way back in 2006, I bet the founders of Twitter had no idea the social-media platform would become the force it is today. Sure, you can interact with your friends and whatnot, but perhaps the coolest, most intriguing part of Twitter is the way it makes us music lovers able to see what our favorite m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Queen & Adam Lambert, New Edition, etc.

    Free Radicals AvantGarden, July 7 Free Radicals is both Nick Cooper's revolving-door ensemble that at any given moment could be playing free jazz, Latin funk or brass-band music, and also Cooper's ongoing testimonial to how much he digs being a member of the Houston music community. He has so much ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    The Pixies at Bayou Music Center, 2/27/2014

    The Pixies, Best Coast Bayou Music Center February 27, 2014 Thursday night at Bayou Music Center, The Pixies came out swinging. After a quick wave to the audience, it was head-first into "Bone Machine" and "Wave of Mutilation" and other fast, noisy songs that get the blood moving. It was such a roa ... More >>

  • Music

    February 27, 2014

    Gouge Away

    Guitarist Joey Santiago reflects on the Pixies' remarkable staying power.

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    The Pixies Should Just Retire Already

    Tomorrow night, Houston will witness the return of legendary indie-rockers the Pixies. It's their first show in town since 2010, and obviously a lot has changed about them since then. If you'll recall, the last time was at Verizon Wireless Theater, playing all of second album Doolittle in lieu of an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Pixies Gouge Away Through Recent Lineup Turmoil

    Several words come to mind when pondering the Pixies, among them "pioneering," "innovative" and "influential." Lately, it's safe to add "resilient" when discussing the veteran rockers. Since their 1986 inception, the Boston-born band -- front man Black Francis, guitarist Joey Santiago, drummer Dav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Cults at Fitzgerald's, 11/5/2013

    Cults Fitzgerald's November 5, 2013 In the generation of music we're listening to these days, whatever it may be called, it takes just that one single to put you into the national spotlight. Once upon a time there used to be major steps you had to take to even make it to the radio, but with the Int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Upcoming: A$AP Ferg, Disclosure, Lupe Fiasco, Maxwell, Pixies, The Wanted, etc.

    A$AP Ferg: Sat., November 23, 9 p.m., $20. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483. August Alsina: Thu., November 14, 8 p.m., $30. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483. Carnage: With 3LAU., Sat., December 14, 9 p.m., $15 to $25. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Pam Robinson Benefit at Walters, 9/6/2013

    Keep Calm // Fight Cancer Benefit for Pam Robinson Feat. The Tons, The Suffers, New York City Queens, Wild Moccasins, Featherface, Second Lovers and The Manichean Walters September 6, 2013 When push comes to shove, the music community does its best to stick together as much as possible. Whether a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Your 2013 Houston Record Store Day Rundown

    Your financial situation be damned, Record Store Day 2013 is coming this Saturday, April 20, to drain your wallet of life and those little green pieces of paper. This Saturday your dance card should be full with all the major indie record stores in Houston and the surrounding areas offering up giv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Best Shows In Houston This Week: Rihanna, Suzanna Choffel, Wavves, etc.

    Rihanna Toyota Center, April 15 Rihanna has combined her athletic stature, formidable vocals, down-for-whatever attitude and some alarming life choices to become a flashpoint pop star, a lightning rod for controversy that even Lady Gaga would have trouble rivaling these days. Musically, the Barbado ... More >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    True Blood: The World of Dark, the World of Tomorrow

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. On its surface, the fifth episode of this season of True Blood was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    These Are Serious Issues: A First World Problems Playlist

    Twenty-seven seconds into the song posted above, Canadian rocker Matthew Good says the phrase "first world problems." It is, as far as most Internet detectives can tell, the first time that phrase was used in a piece of art. Good wasn't setting out to create a punchline that would be beaten to death ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Curated Festivals and the Changing Face of Summer Entertainment

    While most Texans are spending their Friday counting down to ACL or speculating about the Fun Fun Fun Fest line up, I find myself thinking about a festival north of our fair state. We're halfway through June and that means that the 2012 Gathering of the Juggalos infomercial should be dropping any da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Follow Rocks Off At Summer Fest, Wherever You Are

    Rocks Off is about to wrap up our Free Press Summer Fest pre-game coverage for the afternoon... sort of. Really, it's just a pause. Of course we will be out at the festival all... weekend... long... and won't be shy about letting our readers know exactly what's going on. Even stuff besides the gorg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Missed Connections: 5 Summer Fest Weekend Team-Ups We'd Like To See

    In terms of pure variety, the weekend of June 1-3 may be the most stacked weekend of music Houston will see this year, and that's not just because of Summer Fest. In addition to the wide variety of acts playing Eleanor Tinsley Park there's the regular weekend mass of shows taking place across the ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino: Enemy Of Bad Taste

    It's been a busy year for Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino. Last week, the duo of Cosentino and Bobb Bruno released their sophomore album, The Only Place, for which they recruited production bigwig Jon Brion. The very same week, Cosentino also launched a vintage-inspired line for hipster haven Urban ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2012

    2012 Summer Guide: It's a Scorcher

    A summer concert season to melt your face off.

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Summer Fest Releases Schedule & Stage Times

    Time to make some hard choices, folks. Free Press Summer Fest just released the schedule for this year's two-day event June 2 and 3 in Eleanor Tinsley Park.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Jukeboxes

    Along with pickled pig's feet and a steady supply of Slim Jims, a good jukebox is a prime element for any great bar. But, like dinosaurs, jukeboxes are a vanishing breed. Unlike digital jukes, iPods or DJs, jukeboxes require love, care and maintenance, as well as -- among the truly great ones -- som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Summer Fest Ticket Prices Go Up At 10 p.m.; More Talent "Soon-Ish"

    Free Press Summer Fest is increasing ticket prices tonight, with a promise to compensate by adding more talent to the two-day music festival on the banks of Buffalo Bayou. According to FPSF's email blast this morning, the price of passes will go up at 10 p.m. tonight, and the festival will announce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Flaming Lips Return To Summer Fest With Avetts, Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Descendents & Many More

    Under cover of darkness, Free Press Summer Fest announced its 2012 lineup around 5 a.m. Monday morning. We'll get right to it: The Avett Brothers Snoop Dogg Willie Nelson Afrojack Primus The Flaming Lips (Performing Dark Side of the Moon)

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Top 9 Comments On Summer Fest 2012: Where's The Women?

    As most of Houston and the surrounding area knows by now, Free Press Summer Fest announced its 2012 lineup in the wee hours this morning. By now Rocks Off has had a few more hours to reflect on the festival, entering its fourth year at Eleanor Tinsley Park June 2 and 3, and also to take a shower. O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Summer Fest Promises 2012 Lineup "Soon"

    Rocks Off was setting our house in order after our long absence, when at some point we realized that while we were away, we had barely heard anything about this year's Free Press Summer Fest at all. We vaguely remembered the festival leaking electro DJ duo Major Lazer a while back, but that's about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    14 Notable Female Rock Drummers

    girlscantwhat.com​Last week, we rounded up a list of our favorite female rock bassists. We'd like to continue the trend of honoring rock's finest females, by next recognizing 14 notable female rock drummers. As usual, we will focus on the live-performing, touring drummers over time, rather tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Our Top Ten Picks For Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011

    Photo By Marc BrubakerBest Coast at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010​This weekend the Rocks Off team will cover their third Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, at the festival's new home Auditorium Shores. Each year this fest seems to get bigger and better, without losing it's grimy luster. Is it the Austin City ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Swagometer: Brawling Strippers & Fat Tony's Filthy New Band Name

    Despite what you may have heard, swag isn't dead yet; at least not in Houston. Have any swagged-out projects or general ideas? E-mail alliswagoner@gmail.com. Ryan GrimesBest. Photo. Ever.​Aside from working every day at Girls Rock Camp Houston, this week provided Rocks Off with its usually co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    A Scorching Playlist For This Massive Heat Wave

    Oh God... Will it ever end?​This morning a childhood friend of Rocks Off's who happens to be moving back to Houston texted us to say "64 degrees as I leave LA this morning. Better relish this moment 'cause I won't be experiencing this again for a while." To which we replied "Fuck no you won't ... More >>

  • Music

    November 4, 2010
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