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Blitzen Trapper

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Cage the Elephant, Bro Safari, iFest, etc.

    Phantogram Warehouse Live, April 25 Upstate New York duo Phantogram will scratch that same after-hours electro-pop itch as School of Seven Bells' enchanting 2012 LP Ghostory. Josh Carter and Sarah Bechtel slide dusty hip-hop beats around the kind of shoegazey sounds that were made for shutting your ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014

    Walking an Awesome Mile With Nathan Quick

    The last time I had heard of Nathan Quick it was a passing notice that he'd captured the 2012 Houston Press Music Award for best singer-songwriter. I always meant to check out his stuff, but life got in the way. Now I regret it because if his latest six-song album is any indication, Quick is a true ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    The 5 Most Important Years In Goth Music: 2002

    Over the course of the week Rocks Off will be looking at the biggest years for goth music and exactly what they meant for the genre. Arguably the last big goth album by a new band to make a crossover splash was Evanescence's Fallen, released in early 2003. That one band led millions of mall-goths i ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    Fuccing the Devil With Against Me!'s Andrew Seward

    If there is something that is sadly lacking in the world, it's musicians directing music videos. Some do it, of course, like Blitzen Trapper's Brian Adrian Koch or Taylor Momsen who does her own storyboards. For better or for worse, though, most bands turn their product over to a professional direct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    The Last VJ's Guide to Making a Good Music Video

    It appears -- and every record label, manager, and publicist that I ask agrees -- that I am petty much the only mainstream journalist who dedicates himself to covering music videos as a regular, in-depth beat. I try to focus on at least one a week, though it obviously depends on what kind of product ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    Blitzen Trapper Takes It a Bit Too Easy in New Video

    ​We have high video expectations from Blitzen Trapper, seeing as the music video for "Black River Killer" is probably one of the most brilliant works of the last decade. So hesitation abounded when we got a note about their latest one, "Taking it Easy Too Long" from their recent album American ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Give It Away: Music We're Gifting to Friends for Christmas

    ​We're a generous bunch at Rocks Off. We just give and give and give until it hurts, and then we give some more. That's just how we roll. And when we give, well, it may seem obvious, but we tend to give the gift of music. Our friends and family are appreciative, though we do think grandma is j ... More >>

  • Music

    August 18, 2011

    Nothing Is Wrong

    With fans Jackson Browne and Robbie Robertson on board, Dawes settles in for the long haul.

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    August 16, 2011

    Subterranean Radio Brings Houston Music to Chicagoland

    ​It started like most things do, when your humble narrator was obsessively Googling himself to see who on the Internet might be talking about us. That's when we came across Subterranean Radio, hosted every Thursday from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. on WRLR 98.3 FM in Round Lake Heights, Ill. Turns out they' ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    To See You Happy: Experimental Christianity Leaves Us Hanging

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying to find meaning in the oddest monikers. ​It started out so well. We found To See You Happy through the Super Happy Fun Land calendar, and in addition to having a name that made us what ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Literary Greats Cool Houston Down With Black Blizzard

    The Literary Greats on Facebook​We're not going to sit here and try to define the Literary Greats. Instead, we'll tell you why we just had to have their new album Black Blizzard. For three years now your humble narrator has been tracking the music that features on HBO's True Blood. Each episod ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Devil Killing Moth: Butterflies With An Attitude

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. ​It has been a sad bastard and kill 'em all kind of week on Rocks Off's iPod. A little Blitzen Trapper's "Black River Killer" here. Some Ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Music's Five Most Notorious Killers, Besides The Band

    ​On St. Patrick's Day 1985, serial killer Richard Ramirez (right) murdered two women in Los Angeles, beginning a killing spree that would eventually tally over 14 people and leave him with the nickname "The Night Stalker." From a young age, Ramirez was fascinated and inspired by the occult and ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    Last Night: Blitzen Trapper At House Of Blues

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Blitzen Trapper House of Blues October 12, 2010 Because Aftermath only found out former KLOL morning DJ Mark Stevens had died a few hours before Blitzen Trapper went onstage at House of Blues Tuesday night, we couldn't help thinking about that while the Portland six-pie ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
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    August 3, 2010

    Upcoming: D.R.I., Neon Indian, LCD Soundsystem, Texas Tornados, Etc.

    ​The American Heist, Hell City Kings, Blackmarket Syndicate, All At Sea: Sat., Sept. 4. Walter's on Washington. Atlanta Rhythm Section: Sun., Nov. 14. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Best Coast: Sat., Nov. 6. Fitzgerald's. Blitzen Trapper: Tue., Oct. 12. House of Blues. Bring Me The Horizon, Au ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2010

    Into the Jungle

    The Jungle Rockers are wound too tight for Vietnam...what about Texas?

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    October 8, 2009

    Million-Dollar Mud

    The 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival became a quagmire everywhere but onstage.

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    October 5, 2009

    ACL Aftermath, Part 2: Now That That "Dillo Dirt" Unpleasantness Is Out of the Way, How About Some Music?

    Mark C. AustinSeems like we recognize this guy from somewhere...​ More and more, Aftermath uses ACL more than SXSW to see which recent buzz bands are worth their salt, and of course to check on how some old favorites are doing. This year, tops on our new-to-us list were Blitzen Trapper, who manage ... More >>

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    October 3, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day One: Video Killed the Radio Star

    Although audio-visual equipment isn't technically allowed inside the festival, that doesn't prevent kids armed with iPhones and Flip cams from capturing their favorite shows from the crowd. Below are some of our favorite crowd-captured videos from ACL so far. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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    October 2, 2009

    Live from ACL: Blitzen Trapper, Hopelessly (and Happily) Stuck In the '70s

    Photo by Mark C. Austin​ACL was barely three hours old, and we already have a winner in the "New(ish) Band That Totally Sounds Like 1972" contest. It's our new Portland friends Blitzen Trapper, whose heavy folk-rock harmonies, atmospheric Led Zep slow blues (we half expected John Paul Jones to joi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day One: Aftermath

    Photo by Mark C. AustinSchool of Seven Bells​Before we start discussing the great music we heard yesterday, we would like to take time to thank the Gods Of Rock for blessing Day One of the Austin City Limits Festival (ACL) 2009 with an amazing afternoon and evening of weather. Anyone who has ... More >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2009

    Ghosts of Washington Avenue

    Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.

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    April 28, 2009

    So Whatcha Want: Austin City Limits Festival Lineup Announced

    C3 Entertainment announced the lineup for the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival Tuesday morning, and as Rocks Off expected, they might as well start calling the thing Lollapalooza South. Lolla headliners the Beastie Boys and Kings of Leon are both headed to the freshly irrigated Zilker Park Oct ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009
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    January 1, 2009
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    December 23, 2008

    Top Ten Indie Rock Albums of 2008

    In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today's record industry, most major-label executives don't have the time or energy to convince music fans they might like something a little out of the ordinary. They're too busy recycling va ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic ... More >>

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    February 28, 2008
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    July 12, 2007

    Blitzen Trapper

    Quartet delivers classic Southern rock

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