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Black Flag (Band)

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    December 23, 2013

    Houston's 10 Gnarliest Mosh Pits of 2013

    Punks and metalheads don't always see eye to eye, but one commonality they can always high-five over is the predilection to batter one another senseless at every opportunity. Houston played host to countless shows and tours this year that forced fans to keep their knees bent and their elbows out if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Music's Biggest Douchebags: 2013 Edition

    Just like I told you last year, the musical landscape abounds with douchebags of all stripes. Normally their D-bag behavior is pretty amusing, but this year things took a turn for the completely messed-up. Music might have had more douchebags in 2013 than ever before. It was tough sifting through t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    The Top 20 Houston Concerts of 2013

    Black Flag Walters, August 26 Not a heck of a lot of complimentary things have been said about Black Flag's 2013 "reunion," and when fans arrived at Walters in August to discover stage barricades and signs warning against stage-diving and photography, odds weren't looking terrific. But when the hy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Punk/Hardcore Bands at Fun Fun Fun Fest

    This year's Fun Fun Fun Fest lineup is arguably one of the better offerings since its induction, eight years ago -- with a particularly keen sample of musical nostalgia for punk and hardcore lovers of the '80s and '90s. And since I am neither of those things but my talented and knowledgeable husband ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Hank3's Family Tradition: Doing Whatever the Hell He Wants

    Don't confuse Hank Williams III with the ones who came before him. This sure ain't Bocephus' music he's playin'. Hank Williams III, or Hank3, as he's known to his fans, is hardly the honky-tonk musician of old. Despite being descended from country-music royalty -- he's the grandson of good ol' Han ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Our 11 Favorite Drinking Songs. Cheers!

    Many drinkers have a dialogue in their heads that also plays out in great drinking songs throughout the ages. "Why do you drink?" asks the great prophet Bocephus. "It's five o'clock somewhere," reply the equally sage Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett. Rocks Off wanted to know our writers' favorite dri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Black Flag at Walters, 8/26/2013

    Black Flag and Good for You Walters Downtown August 26, 2013 News that hardcore punk legends Black Flag were heading through Walters on their current tour of the U.S. and Australia inspired no small amount of excitement around these parts. After all, the band hasn't played Houston (or much of anywh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Black Flag, Paul Ramirez Band, Alice In Chains, etc.

    Black Flag Walters, August 26 Just to be clear, this is the Black Flag fronted by Greg Ginn, the transplanted Central Texan who in late-'70s L.A. founded one of the most aggressive, influential bands American rock has ever seen. It's not a stretch to say that within the punk world, Black Flag were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Black Flag and the Five Most Insulting Punk 'Reunions' of All Time

    On Monday, a band calling itself Black Flag is going to set up and play some tunes at Walters Downtown. For some of us, this is a pretty big deal. If you were too young or two fucked-up to remember the legendary L.A. punks' storied early-'80s heyday, this gig likely represents your most legitimate s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Fun Fun Fun, Something Wicked Crowd Texas' Fall Music-Fest Calendar

    Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fun Fest, the most porous and some say the most, well, fun alternative-music festival, capped off a series of headliner leaks by announcing its full 2013 lineup Tuesday morning. Sort of. Through a series of videos and Instagram posts, Fun Fun Fun had previously leaked so many 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Bring Your Black Flag Tattoos to Vinal Edge This Saturday

    Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m., tattooed Black Flag disciples are encouraged to stop by Vinal Edge in the Heights for sweaty fellowship with their fellow "barred" brethren to celebrate the release of Stewart Dean Ebersole's Barred for Life: How Black Flag's Iconic Logo Became Punk Rock's Secret Handsh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Artists Who Need Their Own Sirius/XM Channel Already

    I've had satellite radio in my life since Christmas. Nothing is better than falling asleep on the couch on a Saturday afternoon after a big fat lunch with Willie's Roadhouse playing; waking up every few hours to piss during a Ray Price cut and then falling back to sleep. What I love the most, besi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Battle of the Black Flags: Which One Is Better?

    This past week the Internet was abuzz with the news that two different versions of the 1980s hardcore-punk pioneers Black Flag are reuniting. Since Black Flag is so iconic to almost any punk fan, this is big news indeed. But there's a catch: neither of the two versions is the complete, real version ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Houston's Island of Misfit Bands Briefly Resurfaces

    While the hallowed ground of Fitzgerald's has remained steadfast, becoming a seemingly permanent fixture in Houston's indie, punk and metal communities, other clubs have receded into the dustbins of history. Fortunately, the fecund eras of two - the Axiom and the Island - are being celebrated during ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2012

    Dust Off Your Flannel

    Does the looming '90s revival presage a Nirvana-style breakthrough?

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Keith Morris Talks OFF!, Politics & Touring In 2012

    Next Thursday night, punk legend Keith Morris comes to Warehouse Live for his second Houston visit in a year with his group OFF!. The band is made up of Morris, Steven McDonald of Redd Kross, drummer Mario Rubalcaba, and guitarist Dimitri Coats, also front man of Burning Brides. OFF! was birthed o ... More >>

  • Music

    August 16, 2012
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    July 25, 2012

    Kill 'Em All and the Origins of Thrash

    Twenty-nine years ago today, Metallica released their debut album on Megaforce Records, Kill 'Em All. It wasn't a smash success initially--Mötley Crüe were the reigning kings of metal on the West Coast in 1983, and Kill 'Em All wouldn't go gold for another six years. By that time, of course, Metal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Friday Night: Black Breath, Martyrdöd & More at Walter's

    Black Breath, Martyrdöd, Burning Love, Enabler Walter's on Naylor June 29, 2012 All of six months has gone by since Walter's on Washington reopened in its new location on Naylor St., and last week I realized I'd yet to take in a show at the new place. The old joint had a fairly long reign as the t ... 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 9, 2012

    Jane's Addiction & Other Big 1987 Debut Albums

    Tonight Jane's Addiction comes to the Bayou Music Center, touring behind last year's The Great Escape Artist, only their fourth studio album in their nearly 27 years as a band. A few weeks back Rocks Off talked to lead singer and Lollapalooza honcho Perry Farrell about the band's future and what cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Y'all, We Have All Been Doing "Punk" Wrong

    When you think of punk rock, images of a bloodied Sid Vicious in a leather jacket may come to mind. Skinheads flipping off a camera. Henry Rollins and Black Flag destroying a crowd in a basement. Jello Biafra jumping into a surging pit of people after screaming about holidays in Cambodia. The Clash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    On the Rocks: Cocktails Named After Musicians for New Year's Eve

    Have a G.G. Allin and bring in the New Year indecently!​Everything is more exciting, sometimes even redeeming, when it has a cool name: Sexual acts, alcoholic beverages, movies, albums, etc. OK, maybe just sexual acts and drinks. Since there are thousands of sites that have the former covere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Tumblrin' Dice: Clipart Covers Hurt Your Eyeballs

    "Dazed and Confused" indeed...​Today I discovered Clipart Covers, a Tumblr site dedicated to remaking classic album covers with just clipart and comic sans, turning them into nightmarish, though amusing, affairs. Random urban-looking folks and what looks like a Wii avatar make up the cover of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Still Thirsty And Still Miserable: Black Flag's Damaged Turns 30 Years Old

    Photo By Edward CulverCheck out this great Q&A with Damaged photographer Edward Culver​Every modern punker has a story relating to Black Flag's Damaged, which turns 30 years old today. Some hate it, some love it, some blame it for the everything good or bad that happened in their lives since t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Friday Night: OFF! At Warehouse Live

    Photos by David Ensminger​OFF!, Cerebral Ballzy Warehouse Live October 14, 2011 Some bands drag on for years, featuring only one original member, desperate to remain potent and pitched forward. Making potboiler punk, they endure the glare of the social-media era and endless new generations of ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011
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    September 29, 2011
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    September 1, 2011

    Piss Off: The Top 10 Punk Rock Movies Of All Time

    "Can we have your brother's autograph?"​Tonight the Alamo Drafthouse at West Oaks Mall turns punk rock as the theater shows the 1984 Alex Cox cult classic Repo Man, with a set from Houston punk laureates the Hates to start the evening at 9 p.m. The film, starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Friday Night: iceage & Balaclavas At The Mink

    Photos by Allison Wagoner​iceage, Balaclavas The Backroom at the Mink July 15, 2011 A lot of folks have a dirty habit of going full-throttle on a new band with only one album and a few singles, lumping praise on them before they can really live up to it. Aftermath has done it in the past (Die ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Forrest Gump & Other "Generation-Defining" Soundtracks

    ​The Forrest Gump soundtrack debuted on June 28, 1994, a week ahead of the film itself, which would go on to smash box-office records, win numerous awards and become one of the most beloved movies of the past 20 years. It is still endlessly quotable, emotional, and entertaining, and the soundt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Happy (Black) Flag Day, Everybody

    #blackflagnerdstuff​Today is Flag Day, a day where we honor the institution of the first United States flag in 1777. You know, Old Glory, the flag that looks really killer on bikinis in the '80s or when B L A C K I E wrapped himself in it at Free Press Summer Fest two weeks ago. The flag is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Last Night: B L A C K I E in 3-D at Warehouse Live

    ​B L A C K I E Warehouse Live April 7, 2011 Well it wasn't quite 3-D, because real life itself is already four dimensional (props, Jim), but nonetheless, last night's experimental B L A C K I E gig in the studio space at Warehouse Live was eye-popping as hell. The show, opening with the Scr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Happy Hour Scene: Boondocks

    Boondocks, pictured more crowded than during happy hour​ The Place: Boondocks 1417 Westheimer 713-522-8500 The Hours: 5 to 8 p.m. daily The Deals: $1 wells and $2.50 for any draft The Scene: Boondocks has earned a dirty reputation, thanks in part to a long stretch of routine closing time fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    The Adolescents: Still Punk Rock Kids From The Black Hole

    "We were little pricks, but bored out of our minds..." The Adolescents on the 2007 Warped Tour​For 30 years, seminal Orange County punk band the Adolescents has unleashed anthemic teen angst, since mutated into wise adult aggravation, in intermittent bursts. Sure, members come and go at revol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Will Buzzfest Leave Us "Cryin' Like A Bitch"?

    Marc BrubakerSaturday's Buzzfest has a lot to live up to...​First of all, we sort of enjoyed ourselves at the last Buzzfest in May. Fred Durst told us he liked our Black Flag tattoo, and we finally got to hear "Nookie" live. We aren't going to say it was like being in the audience during a Bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Last Night: Rocks Off's Reduxion At Walter's On Washington

    Photos by Brittanie SheyFat Tony: Houston's Hot.​For more pictures from Thursday's Reduxion, see our slideshow here. What if we threw a free show and nobody showed up? Luckily, Rocks Off did not have to find that out at our first Reduxion at Walter's on Washington Thursday night. Instead, we ... More >>

  • Music

    August 19, 2010
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    August 13, 2010

    Talking Black Flag With The Burden's Ryan Taylor For Redux-ion

    Rayhaan TraboulayBlack Flag makes a perfect soundtrack for stealing cigarettes and spray paint, says The Burden's Ryan Taylor (far right).​Next Thursday is Rocks Off's maiden voyage of Redux-ion, a night we created for local bands to pay homage to some of their biggest influences. Along with Y ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 12, 2010

    The Decline of Western Civilization

    This early L.A. Punk documentary

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    July 6, 2010

    Going Platinum: Artists We'd Pay $10,000 To See - And When

    ​It started one night on the patio of Big Star Bar in the Heights; over Lone Star and cigarettes, a handful of Houston music wags debated the shows they would pay top dollar to see from lartists, iving or dead. We argued the aspects of an At the Drive-In reformation, seeing Sam Cooke in 1963, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Inquiring Minds: Henry Rollins Has A Lot To Say. Surprised?

    ​Since his debut in 1981 as Black Flag's fourth, last and best lead singer, Henry Rollins has been the emissary of intelligent hardcore punk rock and its accompanying ideals. Through his five-year history with the band, from the LPs Damaged to In My Head, he brought an animalistic, poetic spirit t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Back To The Future: The Dirty Rotten Imbeciles That Meet In D.R.I.

    metal-archives.comA hometown D.R.I. gig, 1982​Tonight at Wired Live, formerly the Meridian - or still the Meridian, just not for much longer; we don't even know at this point - you can watch part of punk and hardcore history duke it out with some of the new wave. Legendary crossover thrash band an ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009
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    December 30, 2009

    Stirred and Shaken: Howl at the Moon's Tennessee Tea

    Photo by Troy Fields​The musical act is the main draw at Howl at the Moon (612 Hadley, 713-658-9700), a dueling-piano bar in Midtown (and in Scottsdale, Charlotte, Baltimore, etc.). The bar features a stable of multi-instrumentalists whose job it is to work the crowd while plunking out up-temp ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    A Few of Music's Biggest Tattoo Enthusiasts - Besides Rocks Off, Of Course

    Don't act so surprised... As we can fatefully attest, rock and roll and tattoos go hand in hand. The first time Rocks Off saw a grizzled punk rocker walk by at Fitzgerald's back in the '90s with two sleeves full of tattoos and a chest full of nautical-themed art, we mentally pointed at him and said ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    ACL Fest Preview: School of Seven Bells and Prescott Curlywolf

    Amanda MertenSchool of Seven Bells​For the next three weeks, Rocks Off will be bringing you two or three short previews a day of artists playing the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park October 2-4. That's right, ACL is 17 days away - where is this year going? (Same place as all the ot ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs Guaranteed to Offend the Opposite Sex

    Chicks, man. Can't live with them, can't play music that objectifies them while in the car on the first date. What's up with that? You play one song with the queen mother c-word in it and she leaves the car before we get our complimentary paper crowns. We compiled a list of songs guaranteed to offe ... More >>

  • Music

    February 19, 2009

    Punk en Español

    The heavily Hispanic roots — and present — of Houston's punk scene

  • Calendar

    September 20, 2007

    Henry Rollins

    Former Black Flag frontman keeps the mike, loses the band

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