Who? Very busy Victoria native Anna Garza grew up in Houston and, she says, "I have been involved with the local punk scene longer than some of my friends have been alive."
Early on, Garza says she made zines and put together local shows. The first big one, at the Wade Rd. Skatepark in Baytown, she ... More >>
Band of Horses, Skating Polly
House of Blues
October 24, 2012
When this fall's highly-anticipated Railroad Revival Tour was scuttled a lot of hearts broke, but luckily one of the artists on that traveling bill, Band Of Horses, ended up booking a House Of Blues show instead.
The band's previous pr ... More >>
Tonight House of Blues welcomes Garbage back to Houston after a seven-year hiatus.
The group, lead by fearsome Scottish redhead Shirley Manson, has been sorely missed from the music scene. They are currently touring behind their upcoming album Not Your Kind of People, which hits stores May 14. Rock ... More >>
To many, the term "Riot Grrrl" evokes images of impassioned, barrette-clad girls shrieking into microphones, the word "SLUT" scrawled across their bare bellies in magic marker.
Those images are mostly accurate -- but more notably, the Riot Grrrl movement of the early '90s carries a passionate story ... More >>
Nobody is above the law - not even musicians even though some of them may think they are. However, some of their outrageous behavior has become legendary. Others have spawned rumors, killed their careers and/or made them the butt of many jokes.
In fact, this makes me wonder why there is not a cele ... More >>
While it may not often be recognized by "mainstream listening audiences," post-hardcore is not a dead genre. Though its popularity has often waxed and waned throughout the years since its inception in the mid '80s, there are always great upstart bands keeping it alive. As of late, the genre has seen ... More >>
Photo via officialrefused.comEveryone was all abuzz about the reunion announcements of Refused and At the Drive-In this week. I was less abuzz. I never much cared for Refused (nor International Noise Conspiracy) and I was one of those people that liked ATDI "before" (and I certainly had no ne ... More >>
girlscantwhat.comLast 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 >>
David EnsmingerExene Cervenka at Cactus MusicWomen are the resilient backbone of punk, providing creative DNA for the movement since the "zero hour," including Houston's own MyDolls and members of AK-47 and Bevatron, among others. Up 'n' comers like Vivian Pikkles keep the faith as Zipperneck ... More >>
"Every generation needs a new revolution."
- Thomas Jefferson
Marc BrubakerKe(Dollar Sign)ha at House of Blues, July 2010As one of the few women on the Rocks Off writing team, we were fervently proud to take an introspective stab at the new, curiously named micro-genre that 2010 bestowed upo ... More >>
Photos by Brittanie SheyHouston's Girls Rock Camp 2010 alumni join together to close out Sunday's showcase with their self-penned anthem, "Don't Be Afraid to Be Weird."Girls Rock Camp Houston 2010 Showcase
Walter's on Washington
August 15, 2010
Sunday evening, Walter's on Washington was the ... More >>
www.myspace.com/jodyseabodyandthewhirlsHouston psych-rockers and Overflow artist Jody Seabody & the WhirlsThursday marks the beginning of Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow Fest, two weeks of performers stopping by the East End art space/music venue/sock-monkey emporium on their way to and ... More >>
It's the plight of every musician. You struggle and struggle to make it big in the business, only to find that even the most modest margin of fame barely comes with a modicum of respect. Even artists with a lot of influence on later, more popular musicians fall by the wayside in the annals of rock ... More >>
She Said has something she wants to admit. Here goes nothing. We... like... country music.
No big deal, right? You wouldn't think so, unless you grew up in a town filled with racist rednecks who thought the glitz of '90s Nashville qualifies for the only music worth listenin' to. She Said rebelle ... More >>