We in the alternative media - not necessarily the Houston Press and/or Rocks Off, not all the time - enjoy calling out our mainstream brethren. Whether it's ten books that didn't make The New York Times' "Best of 2010" list, or "10 Stories Our Print Version Accidentally Overlooked," us "under ... More >>
The Hot Dog Shop brings happy punk chaos to the suburbs.
Rocks Off got word today that Meridian (1503 Chartres) is going through a hefty remodeling and restructuring project. Sometime next week, the Warehouse District venue will be rechristened Wired Live, with all-new signage and from talking to manager and booker Mike Kelley, a whole new attitude and b ... More >>
farm1.static.flickr.com/I.J. Gosey We have a winner in our Live Nation "Club Passport" photo contest - we think - but are still awaiting a judge's ruling. Stay tuned. Live Nation has expanded its "No Service Fee" promotion once again, to include pretty much every show coming to House of Blues ... More >>
Craig HlavatyButthole Surfers at Meridian, October 2008Rocks Off has learned that Northside all-ages coffeehouse and music venue JavaJazz has shut down and moved all its shows to the Meridian downtown, and that the two venues have merged into one operation. "All Javajazz shows have moved to Merid ... More >>
All artwork courtesy of balineseroom.net “Deep in the South of Texas not so long ago, there on a crowded island in the Gulf of Mexico It didn't take too much money, man, but it sure was nice. You could dance all night if you felt all right, drinking whiskey and throwing dice. And everybody know ... More >>
Will "self-enforcement" be enough for Houston's expanded smoking ban to work?
Against Me!The Meridian (main room)August 10, 2007 Click here for a slideshow. Better Than: Watching the Astros’ season circle the drain at Minute Maid Park. Download: For context, something from the band’s first two albums, Reinventing Axl Rose and As the Eternal Cowboy. As important as it ... More >>
Spain Colored Orange takes home four Press Music Awards
A former king of the Texas metal world unites Houston's warring rock tribes and wins a passel of Music Awards