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    February 7, 2014

    Wild Moccasins Get Into the Groove On 88 92

    One week ago today, Wild Moccasins played an in-store that packed Cactus Music to the gills, performing a brief set from their brand-new sophomore full-length LP 88 92. Afterward, what looked like a cross section of Houston's hipper secondary schools queued up to get the five Moccasins' autographs. ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: John Cramer, Guitar Apostle of Project Grimm

    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? Jeez, where to begin... ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Paste Untapped Festival at Discovery Green, 11/16/2013

    Paste Untapped Festival Discovery Green November 16, 2016 It's hard to imagine an event like Untapped Houston happening a few short years ago. Still in its infancy, Discovery Green was reluctant to book large-scale events such as this combination music/craft-beer festival; these days it's a wonder ... More >>

  • Music

    October 31, 2013

    Tone Deaf

    A new song seeking to build support for the Astrodome referendum may do just the opposite.

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    October 24, 2013

    Top Five Artists You Need to Stop Hating

    Recently I addressed a subject close to my heart: bands I wish everybody would stop talking about for even five minutes. I even liked some of those bands, but I just can't stand to listen to them anymore because of overexposure. Thanks, social media! Well folks, it's time for another intervention, ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: The Bailout Bureau's Mysterious "Bob Bovary"

    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? For better or worse, I ca ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    The Five Weirdest TV Show Tie-In Albums

    It's no secret that we're being sold a product constantly. Even the TV shows we enjoy are nothing more than someone else's attempt to make some money at their heart. They live and die by how much revenue they generate, not typically their artistic value. Like it or not, they're a product and, oftent ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Beau Beasley, Organist For the End of Time

    Who? For this edition of the Rocks Off 100, we reached out to Beau Beasley, of Houston grind legends Insect Warfare, The Homopolice, NO TALK, Born Liars, Reason Of Insanity, Knuckle Scraper, Machine Gun Romantics, Race Against Time, KG Beasley And the Leather Violence, and a host of other bands that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Now Houston Baseball Fans Know What It's Like to Hate the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Before I became enamored of rock stars, rock journalists, punk rockers, metal mavens, or DJs, the first idols in my life were Houston Astros players, namely Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell and the late Ken Caminiti. So on Wednesday, when the Baseball Hall of Fame failed to induct Biggio or Bagwell, or ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    Explaining Classic Rock Bands to Kids

    This past Sunday, The New York Times ran a piece by Paul Greenberg where the author explained how important the Beatles were to music and pop culture to his five-year old son. The child didn't know that the band had albums, but only knew the Fab Four from iTunes playlists. "When the Beatles record ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken: Texas Crowds Are More Fun

    Dr. Dog singer/guitarist Scott McMicken describes the band's newly released seventh album, Be the Void, as "rawer and more powerful" than its polished predecessors. We chatted with McMicken about the album, the band's recent lineup additions, and why he deems Texas crowds among the world's best.

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    December 9, 2011

    Last Night: My Morning Jacket At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos By Marc Brubaker​Check out our slideshow of photos from the show. My Morning Jacket, at least to me, are a festival band. It's their natural habitat. Their records are built to be projected across city parks. Out of the half dozen times we have settled in front of Jim James and company ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Lordy Lordy, T. Rex's Electric Warrior Is 40

    ​A few months back, we had this to say about T. Rex on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of their single "Bang A Gong (Get It On)" reaching the top of the UK charts. This Saturday, parent album, Electric Warrior, turns 40 years old. It bears repeating, not because we are too lazy to com ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    10 Songs For Pissed-Off Travelers

    This spring, Austin honky-tonker and Pasadena native Dale Watson had some dates in Australia and made the mistake of booking a flight from Sydney to Melbourne on Singapore-based budget carrier Tiger Airways. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, not only did the airline charge Watson a $500 exce ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    ACL 2011 Rumors: Ten Bands Who Could Make The Cut

    Marco TorresWill ACL close with classic rock again, like with the Eagles last year? Neil Young?​The Austin City Limits Music Festival's big 2011 lineup announcement is imminent, scheduled for May 17, and Rocks Off will surely be on top of the news after it hits. Last year we sat on the compute ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Ask A (Producer For) Rapper(s)

    Chris Rockaway​The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email introd ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Hickoids Indulge Deviant UK Fetish On Twits

    hickoids.com​At least for Lonesome, Onry and Mean, a good cover is one that takes an old chestnut in a new direction. And if about halfway through the chorus a light bulb flashes on in the brain: "Eureka, Batman, I know this song." The Hickoids' new album of all British-rock covers album Kicki ... More >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2011

    Freedom of Choice

    No time like the present for satirical synth masters Devo.

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    October 11, 2010

    Saturday Night: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes at Warehouse Live

    Photos by Groovehouse​Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes Warehouse Live October 9, 2010 Oh crap, Aftermath thought shortly after Edward Sharpe struck up the Magnetic Zeroes Saturday night, it's the Polyphonic Spree all over again. Unless we are having an especially bad day, Aftermath is no ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Last Night: Vampire Weekend And Beach House At Verizon

    Photos by Mark Britain​Vampire Weekend, Beach House Verizon Wireless Theater October 7, 2010 It's hard to quantify a show featuring two of the darlingest indie darlings the indie-darling machine has ever invented back-to-back in a non-festival setting. These events don't happen often, because ... More >>

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    September 3, 2010

    Young Mammals Emerge From Hibernation At Big Star Tonight

    ​Rocks Off is still getting used to running into (or emailing) local musicians we haven't seen for a while, asking them where they've been and getting the answer "on tour." We're not complaining. That's the case with Young Mammals - after a sharp set at Free Press Summer Fest, the band virtua ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Justin Bieber's Autobiography: The Lost Introduction

    ​Today Rocks Off got word that pop sensation Justin Bieber was finishing up his first autobiography. The 16-year-old is set to release Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story in October - in print, not tweet by tweet, no less. Following in the footsteps of other poppers like Miley Cyrus, ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Jeremy Messersmith, Obsessed With Death In A Cheerful Way

    ​With The Reluctant Graveyard, indie-pop singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith has crafted the most gorgeous, lush, and sunny record ever about death and dying. Corpses, organ donors, coffin salesmen, shot-down gangster doppelgangers, and zombies (both literally and the '60s Colin Blunstone va ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010

    Top 5 Daniel Lanois Productions

    ‚ÄčThis past Saturday in Los Angeles, legendary producer Daniel Lanois, known for his trademark echo-heavy sound and work with the likes of U2 and Bob Dylan, was involved in a near-fatal motorcycle accident. Lanois was slated to soon begin work on Brandon Flowers of the Killers' solo debut and the u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    MGMT Phones It In, Leaves It Off The Hook

    Photos by Groovehouse‚Äč Here are a few things we learned Monday night at MGMT's show at House of Blues. First off, they are not a "live" band in the grand musical sense of the word. While new album Congratulations is a catchy, odd, fucked-up little sophomore outing, it's not at all meant for live c ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Another Side - Several, Actually - of Willie Nelson

    It's easy for older Willie Nelson fans to overlook his modern works, where he saw his influence dig out tributaries away from the safer riverbeds. In the past two decades, he has ventured out from his hearty country roots into reggae, spooky Daniel Lanois-produced noir, pop standards, Spanish-tinte ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    Westheimer Block Party Listology: Flowers to Hide Chooses the Saddest Songs In the World

    All this week, Rocks Off is previewing Saturday and Sunday's Westheimer Block Party by asking WBP performers to fill out a list from Lisa Nola's Music Listography book we're so fond of. Next up, Jesus and Mary Chain-y alt-rockers Flowers to Hide tell us the saddest songs in the world. claudiabelle‚Ä ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    Aftermath: Greg Ginn & the Taylor Texas Corrugators and Jambang at Last Concert Cafe

    Even while playing dissonant improvised bass in a trio consisting of himself, a shit-hot mandolin player, and a jazz drummer, Greg Ginn still sounds like Greg Ginn. After almost a decade as the captain of hardcore mavericks Black Flag, Ginn embarked on a career as an improvised musician. During his ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    Aftermath: The Killers at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Next year this decade will be over, and very few new bands have distinguished themselves either at the turnstiles or the cash register. Even one of the main ones that has, the Killers, chose to hit the theater circuit this winter after releasing its third album, Day & Age, instead of r ... More >>

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    June 18, 2008

    Get Lit: Re-Make/Re-Model: Becoming Roxy Music by Michael Bracewell

    Roxy Music emerged in 1971 out of art-school England. The first pop group to use artistic concepts such as collage in their music, Roxy helped define what would become known as art-rock, but at the time, they neatly completed glam-rock's glittering triad alongside David Bowie and T.Rex. Roxy influen ... More >>

  • Music

    February 14, 2008

    Tired of the Hype, But That's All There Is

    Next month, Houston gets to be a cool kid. But only for a week.

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Joy Division's Expanded Reissues

    Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Still, Control Original Motion Picture Sound Track

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    October 18, 2007
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    September 20, 2007
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    July 20, 2006

    RIP, Syd. And RIP, 'Cid.

    A psychedelic pioneer and the drug that helped do him in are both sorely missed

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    September 29, 2005

    Hurricane Mixtape

    Music to drown by

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    September 16, 2004

    Mystery Bopping

    Racket searches for the hoppingest grocery store in town

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    March 25, 2004

    Moby for Veep

    John Kerry should hit the decks for his running mate

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    May 30, 2002

    Peter Murphy

    Thursday, May 30

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    April 20, 2000

    Local Rotation

    Jody Hughes -- Japanic

  • Film

    March 23, 2000

    Dead Man Walking

    Minus his female soul mate, a young politician loses his spiritual way

  • Music

    March 9, 2000

    Shut Your Mouth

    Where is instrumental rock? Los Straitjackets and John Paul Jones might know.

  • Music

    January 21, 1999
  • Film

    November 5, 1998

    Glam-rock Goldmine

    Stylish Velvet unfolds to reveal real substance

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    August 13, 1998
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    February 19, 1998
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    July 24, 1997
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    October 10, 1996
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    June 6, 1996
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    June 6, 1996
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