Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Hood Internet, Oscillator Bug Fitzgerald's May 29, 2013 As I walked up the stairs to Fitz last night I was greeted by a pleasant sound. I had arrived to the Black Moth Super Rainbow show early, and got a nice surprise in opening act Oscillator Bug. When you are eagerl ... More >>
DJ Sun The Flat, April 1 Now that some of the well-deserved publicity surrounding DJ Sun's first-ever full-length release, One Hundred, has subsided a little, his true accomplishment on the disc seems even more impressive. In the span of 70 minutes, he pours his 20-plus-year career as one of Houston ... More >>
The quickest way to ruin a music festival? Get actors to show up.
Imagine my surprise when, last fall, at a late-night gig after Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, I discovered that the falsetto-voiced singer of a new favorite band, Black Moth Super Rainbow, was a male, not a female. To be fair, Thomas Fec (who also goes by the moniker "Tobacco"), the band's brainchild, ... More >>
10,000 Maniacs: Thu., June 6, 8:30 p.m., $98-$138. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774. 8 Seconds: Sat., Aug. 10, 8:30 p.m., $10. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171. The Association: Sat., June 29, 8:30 p.m., $88-$128. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-377 ... More >>
10 Years: With thelastplaceyoulook, Lost Element, A Midnight in Chicago., Sat., March 16, 8 p.m., $21/$25. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. Adrenaline Mob: With Nothing More., Fri., March 22, 8 p.m., $16/$20. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. Allah-Las: Mon., April 1, 8 p.m., $8 ... More >>
First off, the entire Rocks Off team agrees unanimously that we are all excited to see Run-D.M.C. at this year's edition of Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, even though writer /photographer Marco Torres has already seen them this year at Jay-Z's Made In America Music Festival. REWIND: Fun Fun Fun Fest ... More >>
This morning Fun Fun Fun Fest organizers released the daily schedule for November's three-day orgy of booze, denim, and loudness in the middle of Austin's Auditorium Shores. The color-coded stages -- black, yellow, orange, and blue -- are set up according to genre and size of the act. Last year th ... More >>
This morning Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest, the best music festival in Texas that isn't Free Press Summer Fest, announced their full 2012 lineup after months of teasing us and leaking a handful of names at a time -- and then hip-hop legends Run-D.M.C Tuesday morning. Scheduled for November 2-4 at Audit ... More >>
The surviving members of the Kings of Rock, Run-D.M.C., will headline Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest November 2-4 at Auditorium Shores, the festival announced this morning. The performance will be Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels' first since DJ/producer and founding member Jam Master J ... More >>
This is a hlist of our favorite bands with black names, not a sick racist joke, though have you heard the one about the balding Czech-Mex music blogger who had the best intentions in writing a weekly playlist and had to re-explain the premise of this one at least three times? It's not funny a ... More >>
The loquacious Irishman is pathologically incapable of keeping his opinions to himself.
Synth-pop icons Depeche Mode do read their reviews.