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    August 16, 2013

    The Nine Worst Live Acts We've Ever Seen

    Rocks Off is not going to lie. The prospect of getting into concerts for free is what leads many people to become music writers/reviewers in the first place. Though it's not true of everyone, we've generally found that with experience comes plenty of practice in the art of grading on a curve. But n ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    The 10 Worst Rock Singers of the '90s

    In about 12 hours or so, the editor of Rocks Off expects to be a very happy man. One of our favorite bands of all time, and one that we haven't seen live in almost 17 years, is playing tonight at Bayou Music Center: Soundgarden. Certainly Soundgarden has a lot to recommend them. Guitarist Kim Thayi ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    Top 10 Bands Your Girlfriend Cannot Stand

    A shared taste in music can be a critical part of any couple's relationship, from going to a concert on their first date to narrowing down that one special song for their first wedding dance. But what if that's not the case? Just from a bit of casual Googling, it's not difficult to find divorce atto ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Ever Heard of a $427,500 Mix CD?

    Back in the dark ages of Internet piracy, a Rhode Islander by the name of Joel Tenenbaum made the choice of illegally downloading/sharing music online and the mistake of getting caught. The record companies wanted to make an example out of him and nine years later, it looks like they're getting what ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    Readers Poll: What Are Your Favorite Summer Albums?

    You know technically if you live in Houston, summer never really goes away. It just sort of lingers on top of the region, every now and then rousing from slumber to pound us with heat and humidity. Northern parts of the country have a firm line separating the seasons, but thankfully global warming ... More >>

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    July 2, 2012

    The Same but Different: The 2012 Vans Warped Tour at Reliant Center

    "I couldn't wait for the summer and the Warped Tour," sang Blink-182, echoing many of my own thoughts as the school year would come to a close. I'm not a hot-weather person, but for a few years at the end of the '90s and the start of the '00s I looked forward to the Warped Tour as much as I did Hall ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    Welcome To My World: 10 Musicians Who Deserve Their Own Reality Show

    Ever since The Real World hit the MTV airwaves in the early '90s, reality television has been all the rage. However, since The Osbournes debuted in 2002, some of that reality programming has catered to music fans. Even such music artists as country artist Tanya Tucker, rapper/minister Reverend Run ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    In Bloom

    Spring has sprung with a fresh crop of recent Houston-related releases.

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    March 28, 2012

    Readers Poll: The Best Third Albums Ever

    This week in 1980, Van Halen released their third album Women And Children First, which contained the hits "And the Cradle Will Rock...," "Everybody Wants Some!! and fan favorite "Romeo Delight." It's not the best VH album ever, but it was, in fact, their third album. Most VH super-freaks I know an ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Boy Bands Are Back In Fashion, But Did They Ever Go Away?

    One Direction, the newest UK pop import to make it to colonial shores, announced a full-scale summer tour Tuesday, including a Houston date on June 24 up at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Pretty big venue for a group that is just now breaking in America, and the Brit-Irish boy band just sold ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    Hear Them Roar

    Houston's legendary punks the Latch Key Kids release a new EP after years of silence.

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    September 27, 2011

    Last Night: Blink-182 At The Woodlands

    Photos by Matthew Keever​blink-182, My Chemical Romance, Matt & Kim Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 26, 2011 Surely, there have been murmurs about blink-182's reformation. Surely, many people have thought, "Oh, they're only getting back together because Angels & Airwaves and 44 are ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Our All-Time Fantasy Vans Warped Tour Lineup

    Photos by Marc BrubakerWarped Tour 2010​Since 1996, the Vans Warped Tour has been a staple of punk and youth culture all over the world, uniting kids of all stripes under the violent heat of the sun one day out of the year in cities across the map. The traveling festival is responisble for bre ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    The 25 Most Influential Bands Of The '90s

    Trent Reznor, you know, before the Oscar and all the weightlifting. ​As a music writer, we are asked constantly to compare the new with the old, to decipher the periphery where modern bands' influences come from to understand where we are going and what we are seeing. We can hear everything Ke ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    "Comeback" Albums Nobody Is Really Asking For

    Marc BrubakerLimp Bizkit flexes their "Gold Cobra" at Buzzfeest XXIV, May 2010​Mark your calendars, fellow music lovers. June 28 will be a sales matchup that'll make 50 Cent and Kanye's 2007 album release square-off look like a playground brawl. The contenders are Limp Bizkit and Taking Back S ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Friday Night: Something Fierce Record Release Party at Mango's

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Something Fierce Mango's April 1, 2011 There are terms in music that cause audible groans and visual displeasure at their mere mention, and while these vary from person to person, some are fairly universal. Emo, yacht rock, muzak, and pop punk all fall into these categ ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    The Most Anticipated Albums Of 2011

    ​NATIONAL White Lies, Ritual: They killed at festivals in 2008 and 2009, but do London's Interpol-styled lads have longevity? Dr. Dre, Detox: It's been on hold or gestating since at least Clinton was in office. Will it continue to be hip-hop's Chinese Democracy? R.E.M., Collapse Into No ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    Harry Potter: Wizard Rock's Greatest Hits

    ​For the past few years, a genre centered around J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter universe has been growing on the Internet and elsewhere. We don't think anyone involved in it is older than 25, but that's okay. Sometimes sheer youthful enthusiasm can make up for the songwriting being a little green ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    The Top 20 Iconic Rock T-Shirts Of All Time

    ​When you are young and exploring all the magic that rock and roll offers, wearing a shirt of your favorite band feels like an act of defiance. You want everyone to know who you support, even if the shirt doesn't fit right or it's faded. We remember a time when kids were getting suspended from ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Five '90s Musical Fads We Remember Well, But Don't Really Miss

    ​A little over a decade ago, swing music made a strange comeback. You may remember seeing people all over dressing like '40s hipsters, jumping and jiving in Gap commercials and most every club or bar was offering swing lessons. It started with the release of the film Swingers, which still mi ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Angels & Airwaves Soar On An Adoring Crowd's Energy

    Photos by Matthew Keever​ Aftermath has a confession: We're more familiar with Angels & Airwaves' music than we'd care to admit. It's not that AVA isn't a solid group, but we thought we would have outgrown pop-punk by now. However, it seems that Tom DeLonge will always have a special place in ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010
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    May 13, 2010
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    April 5, 2010

    Aftermath: Reborn Punk Rock Karaoke Is Promising, Perhaps At Another Venue

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​ Friday night's live-band Punk Rock Karaoke renaissance at Notsuoh on Main didn't draw a ridiculously large crowd, but it did show incredible promise. The night had been on hiatus for the better part of a decade but has made a return to the Houston stage just in time for wh ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010
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    February 4, 2010

    He Said She Said: Songs For A First (Perhaps Only) Date, Part 2

    ​He Said is going to admit right here and now that he has never been a master of the first date. True it is that we have dated some very awesome and artistic women, but we always lack when it comes to that first swing out of the box. He Said is way better at the weeks, months and years after that ... More >>

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    June 1, 2009

    Aftermath: No Doubt, Paramore, and The Sounds at Cynthia Woods

    Photos by Mark C. Austin Any returning mega-band thinking of mounting a huge reunion tour to drain poor folk of their cash (cough Blink-182 cough) need look no further than No Doubt's current tour and sold-out set last night at Cynthia Woods to see how it should be done. For the bands that we ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    The Last Roundup: A Birthday Blog, Mic Skills, Listenlisten, UGK, Riff Tiffs and More

    Happy birthday, Houston's Most Hated! They're celebrating next Saturday at Numbers with The Juan MacLean, Switzerland's the Field and a bunch of local DJs. 29-95.com has a nice chat with local MC Mic Skills, mostly about his new album Defiant. We Wore Masks caught the freshly reunited Blink-182 (Woo ... More >>

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    May 19, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Blink-182, Clutch, Jaime Foxx, Poison the Well, Wooden Birds and More

    Blink-182: Wed., Sept. 23. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Clutch, Baroness, Lionize: Wed., July 15. House of Blues. Computer Club: Thu., June 18. Escobar. Crosby, Stills & Nash: Fri., Aug. 28. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. D. Ramirez: Fri., Aug. 14. Rich's Houston. "FallCore 2009": Sat., O ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009
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    February 17, 2009

    Post-Valentine's Day Relationship Rescue Songs

    Dwight McCannSo Valentine's Day is over, and you spent all your dough on Cupid swag for that special sweetie, which hopefully bought your way out of the doghouse for the time being. But if not, Casanova, your Rocks Off homies still have your back - provided you have an iTunes account. Sentime ... More >>

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    July 29, 2008
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    October 25, 2007

    The Lawrence Arms

    This band breathes new life into pop-punk’s flaccid, bloated corpse

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    November 28, 2006
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    July 12, 2006
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    April 20, 2006

    Cold Cuts: Bun B vs. Byron Crawford

    Our new recurring feature raids the deli tray of H-town-related rap beefs

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    March 23, 2006

    The All-American Rejects

    Saturday, March 25, Reliant Arena, 8400 Kirby, 713-629-3700

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    June 23, 2005

    Warped Minds

    A day at punk rock's biggest summer tour takes more than just stamina

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    August 26, 2004
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    August 26, 2004

    Rock and Roll Dream Team

    Forget the office-football draft, dude. Here's a far cooler way to waste your time and your employer's money.

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    June 17, 2004

    Feel This

    Enema of the Mental State: Notes from the Battle on Irritable Blink-182 Syndrome

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    February 5, 2004

    Pop-Punk Penance

    A cool kid seeks heavenly redemption

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    May 29, 2003
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    May 15, 2003

    Punk of the Month Club

    Good Charlotte knows it's more than a passing fancy. But does America?

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    October 10, 2002

    Midtown

    Thursday, October 10

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    September 20, 2001
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    May 10, 2001

    Fenix*TX Rising

    Betrayal! Blink 182! Boobies! The Houston band has lived to tell all.

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    October 26, 2000

    Still Angry After All These Years

    The Oven feeds a malnourished punk scene

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    May 11, 2000
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    April 13, 2000
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