Billy Talent

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Vote or Die: The Last VJ's Top Five Videos of the Week (NSFW)

    Welcome back to The Last VJ, music fans. YouTube had its music video awards just recently, and if you saw that then you know that the same out-of-touch mainstream crap ideals that ruined popular music videos starting a decade ago is still going strong in the minds of the money men. That's why here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    The Rocks Off 100: Dremaceo Giles, Lotus Effect's Bad Rudolph

    Who? Back in 2010 Lotus Effect was on top of the world as Houston's best rock act, coming off the release of an excellent and existential EP, Rabbits and Royalty. Since then, the band has been plagued by lineup changes, but singer Dre Giles still pulls them forward into an ever-widening fanbase. His ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    The Best & Worst Of All Possible Buzzfests

    Photo by Marc BrubakerWe did it all for the nookie.​This weekend is Buzzfest XXVII in Houston, 94.5 The Buzz's bi-annual all-day throwdown at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Rocks Off has covered a few of the shows in the past few years, including the May 2010 edition where we took along ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Aftermath: Rancid and Rise Against at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Craig HlavatyThere's something about the punk rock of Northern California's Rancid will remain forever and indelibly ingrained in Aftermath's heart. No matter what we seem to find ourselves getting into, all we need to hear is a few spins of ...And Out Come The Wolves to bring us back to our liberty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    The Distillery: Rancid's Let the Dominoes Fall

    What it do, Rancid? What's crackin', formerly crusty-punk rude boys? Been a long time since we last hang, bros. When Dan Zeller lent me Let's Go during senior year of high school, I knew y'all were onto something special: three-billy-goats-gruff sung scrabbling punk anthems and routs with just a hin ... More >>

  • Music

    April 3, 2008

    Houston Music Festivals

    The last three weeks of this month promise to be hard on your wallet, eardrums and liver

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    Powerman 5000

    Destroy What You Enjoy

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Hot Shows

    Summertime concerts that will leave you sweating

  • Music

    February 12, 2004

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