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    November 26, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Dylan Bryson Sings the Blues (Rock)

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Dylan Bryson is a native ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Hazy Highlights From This Past Weekend's Austin Psych Fest

    Ed. Note: Austin Psych Fest brought the weirdos to the state capitol this weekend for sets by big legends like The Moving Sidewalks and small ones like Silver Apples. Our friends at DC9 at Night in Dallas, writer Jesse Hughey and photographer Tracie Louck, were there to brave the mud and reverb to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Black Mountain, the Black Crowes, BRMC, etc.

    Black Mountain Rudyard's, April 26 On their way to this weekend's Austin Psych Fest, Canadian drone-pop act Black Mountain are swinging by Houston for a spell at Rudyard's. The band's last release was 2012's soundtrack for the "post-apocalyptic" surfing flick Year Zero, which itself was partially a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Seven Spring Music Festivals In Texas That Beat Staying Home

    SXSW is officially over, thank the sweet baby Jesus. Now music fans have already begun to fan out to the four winds, seeking sunshine, swimsuits, alcohol, easy hookups and all the tunes they can handle until it gets ridiculously hot. Texans: you have about three hours. It's already begun over in Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Dave Grohl Doc Sound City Screens at River Oaks January 31

    For one night only, Dave Grohl's Sound City flick will screen at the Landmark River Oaks on January 31. Tickets should be available for pre-sale on the Landmark site very soon. Rewind: Dave Grohl Releases Trailer for Nerd-Boner Doc Sound City Rocks Off has been tracking the film since it was ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Top 5 Mullet-Rock Bands You Might Not Expect

    Last Sunday, HBO aired the Season 3 finale of Eastbound & Down, the series about down-on-his-luck minor-league relief pitcher and morally bankrupt human being Kenny Powers. Besides a certain unvarnished wisdom ("death is for pussies") and a peculiar way with the ladies, Powers has one of the most sp ... More >>

  • Music

    March 8, 2012
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    February 7, 2012

    The Jesus And Mary Chain Hitting Houston On March 13 During SXSW Swing

    Known best for their 1985 album, Psychocandy, the Jesus And Mary Chain have been called one of the most influential British bands of the '80s. With the wall of crushing reverb, drenched in pop hookiness, their sound foretold bands like the beloved My Bloody Valentine, the cultish Black Rebel Motorcy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Out Today: Paul Simon Resurgent, Foos Get Loud, Isbell Kills

    ​It's New Release Tuesday, and this week's is one of the biggest days of the year, with new discs by the Foo Fighters, a reinvigorated Paul Simon and TV On The Radio leading the pack, plus a few other artists returning to the scene after a few years away from the limelight. Next week (April ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Top 10 Worst Top 10 Lists Of 2010

    ​Now that's a headline, ladies and germs. It has the added benefit of being succinct as well. That's exactly what we're summing up here, the worst Top 10 lists our peers have written this year. Let's get started, as we've got a lot of ground to cover. 10. This One Not really, this is just t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Bands Named After Movies, Characters & Other Film Stuff

    ​Ever wonder which of your favorite bands are named after movies? So have we. So we went out and did a little bit of research. BANDS NAMED AFTER ACTUAL MOVIES My Bloody Valentine: The seminal shoegaze act took their name from a low-budget 1981 horror movie about a guy who really, really hat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Friday Night: The Cult At House Of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse​The Cult, The Black Ryder House of Blues October 1, 2010 See photos from the Cult's leather-clad performance in our slideshow. So it goes that as the years pass, a band's worth and status gets continuously reevaluated. For the past week, Aftermath had been pondering The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Last Night: Stone Temple Pilots At The Woodlands

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Stone Temple Pilots, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 19, 2010 It took a good hour past their stated stage time to get Stone Temple Pilots in front of the crowd at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Sunday night. But that hour in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Scott Weiland At The Woodlands, In His Own Slurred Words

    The comments are already racking up on our review of Sunday night's Stone Temple Pilots show at the Woodlands, with readers firing disappointment at the band for their late start and shortened set. Rocks Off enjoyed the show, but was still miffed that we lost five songs on the usual playlist due t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    A Protest Playlist For The March On Washington Avenue

    ​Saturday marks the 47th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the huge civil rights rally in Washington D.C. where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. This rally is largely credited for helping to put enough pressure on Washington to pass the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Cartoon Band To Play Toyota Center

    My my, we're busy today. Rocks Off this sent this into the Twitterverse earlier, but for all you non-tweeters, Gorillaz, the UK hip-hop/electronica/rock band composed of Murdoc Niccals, 2D, Noodle and Russel Hobbs - the cartoon avatars of Blur's Damon Albarn and his pal Jamie Hewlett - are pencile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    SXSW: Dios And The Black Angels Warm Up A Frigid Saturday Night

    Photos by Craig HlavatyDios​ Saturday night was a frigid one for the last full night of SXSW, and Aftermath's musical choices seemed to fall directly in line with the torrid temperament of the weather gods. The night before we found ourselves dabbing sweat of our brows, and exactly 24 hours later ... More >>

  • Music

    March 18, 2010

    Long Way Down

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's Beat the Devil's Tattoo is the reverb-heavy rockers' most cohesive LP yet.

  • Music

    February 25, 2010

    Communication Breakdown

    Local music writers and online commenters discuss how musicians might draw media attention.

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Still Not Sold On SXSW? How About Smokey Robinson, High On Fire, She & Him, Band Of Horses, Drive-By Truckers, Deer Tick, Anya Marina, Black Angels, Major Lazer...

    Today the organizers of the SXSW Music Festival announced their showcase schedule for the music portion of the industry fest starting on March 17. This is the news Rocks Off has been looking for, so let's get it on. We are now one month away from Sixth Street and one of the world's biggest conglome ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Aftermath: Gold Sounds Top a Four-Band Texas Variety Pack at Walter's

    Photos by Adam P. NewtonThe Small Sounds​While we're sure that some people feel that Aftermath engages in a bit of hagiography regarding the music of our fair city, we find it mildly difficult not to regularly and frequently express our love for the many excellent artists who call Houston home. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Listology: Gold Sounds' Top 5 Seismic Love Songs for Valentine's Day

    ​This weekend, starting tonight with a gig at Walter's On Washington and tomorrow afternoon's 3 p.m. in-store set Cactus Music, Houston's Gold Sounds begins properly unfurling long-gestating LP, Seismic Love. It's fitting that the album gets it's proper debut over Valentine's weekend, seeing t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    SXSW News: Adds Include DEATH, Voivod, Neon Indian, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Trae Tha Truth and Chamillionaire & Paul Wall, Together Again

    This past week a few Houston musicians began getting their dreaded SXSW rejection notices; most notably we heard that Robert Ellis' entry was not accepted. That's a tough bullet to take, considering how well his band does on Wednesday night at Mango's and the quality of his solo album. Either way E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Rocks Off Has Some Issues This Morning, But Not as Many as This Guy

    ​Rocks Off came into the office this morning to discover we had been beset by a bad case of the gremlins. One of our photographers' Web site was down, there was another mix-up with the Willie Nelson photos from Saturday night (which has since been fixed) and... well, it's just a Monday. However, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Previewing the Year Ahead In Local Releases

    ​ 2010 looks like it's going to be a banner year for music in general. We can look forward to a new Arcade Fire opus, another Spoon outing, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and a Beach House record that is already getting Animal Collective-like buzz. Rocks Off is chomping a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    UK Web Site Shines "Unsigned Spotlight" on Houston's Watermarks

    myspace.com/thewatermarksThe Watermarks at Warehouse Live, September 2009​ ​When Rocks Off wrote about Houston electro-rockers the Watermarks' Thoughts Like Bombs back in May, we said a song or two off the quintet's five-song EP - still available as a free download on the band's Web site - remin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Please Help Us Give Away This Live Nation "Club Passport" We've Been Sitting on for Way Too Long

    [Note: While we're on the subject of House of Blues shows, please note the Goodie Mob/Scarface concert scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 14.]www.drivebytruckers.com​Once again Rocks Off allowed ourselves to get distracted and nearly forgot we've got this Live Nation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: Passengers' Leather-Scented Death Dirges

    ​Somewhere down our dark and booze-addled alley lies the sound of Passengers. Rising from the pieces of mod-punks Teenage Kicks, comes copious amounts of grimy leather-scented organ-infused Krautrock. This is the kind of music that the Brian Jonestown Massacre was making in the mid-'90s before Ant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    He Said She Said: A Stripper Soundtrack

    Rocks Off has a naked lady fetish. It's shameful to admit. We really like seeing naked chicks. It's been something we have dealt with since we were four years old and started sneaking into the women's dressing room when our Mom would go clothes shopping. It's not so cute today, what with the beard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Morning MP3s: Two From the Watermarks' Free Thoughts Like Bombs EP

    Houston electro-rock quartet the Watermarks was kind enough to allow Rocks Off to post a couple of tracks from its brand-new Thoughts Like Bombs EP, which you can download for free on the band's Web site. To us, "I Used to Be Your Rock n' Roll" sounds like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's chocolate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Aftermath: Eagles of Death Metal at Meridian

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty  It's super-hard to intelligently review a party band. You can't very well sit in one corner of the venue, gently stroking your scholarly beard jotting down notes on each intricate riff and drum fill. In the interest of science, you have to immerse yourself in the atmos ... More >>

  • Music

    November 6, 2008
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    August 25, 2008

    A Classic-Rock-Free Morning

    For the first time in a long time, Rocks Off is sitting here at HQ not listening to classic rock. (Ramon, let that sink in for a second.) Because I happened to have it with me on the way back from my parents’ house, I set up the trusty XM Satellite Radio unit in my office this morning, tuned to co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    Q&A: Little Steven Van Zandt

    NBC Photo / Heidi Gutman With James Brown no longer around, Steven Van Zandt might just have the title of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business. In addition to hosting/producing the syndicated 2-hour weekly “Underground Garage” radio program (heard locally on Sunday nights on KKRW, 93.7 FM) ... More >>

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    January 17, 2008
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    December 20, 2007
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    August 31, 2007
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    June 14, 2007

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club returns to form with Baby 81

  • Music

    March 2, 2006

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

    Monday, March 6, Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-629-3700

  • Film

    August 18, 2005

    Best Laid Plans

    Michael Winterbottom delivers the sex, and not much else

  • Music

    August 11, 2005

    Brian Jonestown Massacre

    Thursday, August 11, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-869-2727.

  • Music

    August 5, 2004
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    April 29, 2004
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    April 15, 2004
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    September 11, 2003

    Angry Young Men

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club takes on a lot of targets with its second album

  • Music

    July 25, 2002

    The Vines

    Saturday, July 27

  • Music

    May 23, 2002

    Moby Pick

    Beaumont's Barbara Lynn lucks out with a song that almost died

  • Music

    January 24, 2002

    The Strokes

    Thursday, January 24

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    November 29, 2001

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

    Wednesday, December 5

  • Music

    March 29, 2001

    Show Cased

    The good, the bad and the Mogwai highlight SXSW

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