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Bloc Party

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    May 21, 2014

    It's a Free Country: Fans Second-Guess Summer Fest Lineup

    The late Rick Nelson once sang, "You can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself." For sure, there are better credos to live by, but this would be the one I'd hang onto were I tasked with booking talent for Free Press Summer Fest. A week and a half away from the event, the caterwaulin ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Phantogram, Roky Erickson, Zedd, etc.

    Phantogram House of Blues, Monday 28 A duo from upstate New York, Phantogram will scratch that same after-hours electro-pop itch as School of Seven Bells' enchanting 2012 LP Ghostory. On two albums for Barsuk Records and now a new eponymous EP on Republic Records, Josh Carter and Sarah Bechtel slid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Ra Ra Riot at Fitzgeralds, 9/19/2013

    Ra Ra Riot, Caveman Fitzgerald's September 19, 2013 When Free Press Houston and Pegstar combined forces to reopen Fitzgerald's in September 2010, they brought more to the venue than hope, good business sense, and fresh paint. Instead, the two-story dancehall-turned-rock-club remains a landmark in i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    The Five Worst Trends In Pop Music Right Now

    If you listen to popular music with even a halfway critical ear, which the men and women of Rocks Off at least try to do (though yes, we know some readers may disagree), this is a very tough time. Both the old-fashioned radio airwaves and newfangled streaming gadgetry are awash in songs that are man ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Last Night: Explosions In the Sky at Warehouse Live

    Explosions In The Sky, Zammuto Warehouse Live June 17, 2012 Our neighbors from just a few hours away, Explosions In The Sky, dropped in Sunday night to keep the Texas pride going and share more of their elaborate musical talents with not a single lyric spoken. Many may know, Explosions in the Sky ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Last Night: The Black Keys & Arctic Monkeys at the Woodlands

    The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion April 24, 2012 It's hard to find an honest-to-Jesus, meat-and-potatoes (and possibly bourbon-soaked) rock show in 2012. Enter the Black Keys and the Arctic Monkeys last night at that lil' ol' shed in The Woodlands, who delivered nearly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Bartender Chat: Mimi of Shepherd Park Draught House

    This week we hopped on over to Garden Oaks to check out Shepherd Park Draught House. We had heard good things so we went in with high expectations and weren't let down. It's a pretty cool little spot with a rock & roll vibe, one long wall lined with red leather booths and retro chandeliers hanging f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Last Night: Foals At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jim Bricker​Foals Fitzgerald's April 19, 2011 Just minutes after Fitzgerald's opened its doors for last night's Foals show, tickets were gone. The sold-out venue was packed before second opener Freelance Whales even hit the stage, and it's no wonder - Oxford quintet Foals, fresh off ... More >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2010

    No Fools

    Mingling Cat Power and the Cure, Warpaint brings glee to even their darkest songs.

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: The xx, Another British Buzz Band Gone All Too Soon

    Eggs/ Breakfastontour.comThe xx from a long, long way away... seems the word is out.​Hearing the opening of The xx's single "Intro" (featured during the Olympics on an AT&T commercial with speed-skater Apolo Ohno) the broiling mass of humanity that filled the French Legation grounds in East Au ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    SXSW Update: Anybody Remember The Zeros? Lemmy, Maybe?

    Have you ever been to a party or bar with about 30 or so acquaintances that you all know to some degree or another? You want to try to talk to all of them, or at least hug and say hello. But you can't because the party just gets louder and louder, drinks start flowing and people are just running ar ... More >>

  • Music

    November 5, 2009
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    October 5, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Three: Aftermath

    Photos by Mark C. AustinDavid Garza​So, what happens to freshly laid grass in a public park after a day full of rain and thousands of people walking back and forth across it at the same time? Well, as anyone who was present for Day Three of Austin City Limits Festival 2009 (ACL) could tell you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Three: Arctic Monkeys Are All Growns Up

    Photos by Groovehouse​Just weeks after the release of their new Humbug, the Arctic Monkeys hit the AMD stage at mid-afternoon with a newly grungy sound reminiscent of Primal Scream and somehow, hairy period Kinks.

  • Music

    May 7, 2009
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    November 13, 2008
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    February 7, 2008
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    September 20, 2007

    Deerhoof

    Experimental rockers will likely make you forget Bloc Party

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    LCD Soundsystem, Reverend Horton Heat, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Muse, Wilco and Ghostland Observatory: Chris Gray Closes the Notebook on ACL

    Click here to see a slideshow of the weekend's action. Click here for some catty hatin' on bitches. And click here to see what our pals at the Dallas Observer were doing all weekend. My face is returning to its usual sun-deprived hue, and my legs have finally begun to forgive me, meaning ACL is ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2007
  • Music

    September 21, 2006

    Jet Stream

    Chris Cester on Jet's new CD, Shine On

  • Music

    August 3, 2006

    Pool Party

    UK post-punkers Bloc Party are hot in more ways than one

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    Strange Trip

    Heavy rock pioneers Blue Cheer offer the cure for the summertime blues

  • Calendar

    June 22, 2006
  • Music

    April 13, 2006

    Pretty Girls Make Saves

    As video games go indie, Wack imagines a few likely pairings

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    Nine Black Alps

    Tuesday, March 21, Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-864-2727

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    The Hype of March

    Who will be the band of 2006, and why you shouldn’t care

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Electronic Music

    The year in review

  • Music

    April 28, 2005

    An iFest Fan (and Former Music Programmer) Responds

    An open letter to Racket from Rick Mitchell, with Racket's reply

  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    The Sick Old Man of the Festival Circuit

    An open letter to the organizers and music bookers of the Houston International Festival

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    Bloc Party

    Silent Alarm

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    The Return of the Band of Rhythm and Pleasure

    The Hollisters reunite to rock the East Texas pines

  • Music

    March 10, 2005
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