Royal Blood Warehouse Live, September 23 Britpop is having a moment in the U.S. again, as groups as disparate as Arctic Monkeys and Bastille have been greeted by alt-rock stations and listeners alike with open arms. The latest to make a big noise is Royal Blood, the Brighton duo of Michael Kerr and ... More >>
Rebelution With J Boog, Hot Rain House Of Blues, Friday, 8 p.m., February 22 For a clue on just how much Rebelution must love ganja, beyond even the exquisitely explicit "So High" on its 2012 release Peace of Mind, consider that the Santa Barbara reggae-pop crew also issued acoustic and dub version ... More >>
Here go hell come, SXSW has just released the first batch of names for the 2013 festival. I know, only a week after Fun Fun Fun Fest and a month since ACL. Did you see the FPSF blog from earlier today? Yeah, time is moving too fast. The big names on the list so far include the Zombies, Alt-J, Akro ... More >>
Self-proclaimed dad-rockers Bright Men of Learning urge Houstonians to look in their own backyard.
Fresh off our trip to AmeriVespa 2010, Rocks Off has come to this conclusion: we are neither a Mod nor a Rocker. We're a Mocker. When you drive around a town as large and car-centric as Houston on a small scooter you get a lot of comments from people, mostly in allusion to Quadrophenia, which ... More >>
Girls Rock!, the 2008 movie about the students of the Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls in Portland, Ore., will screen next Thursday, June 3, at Beaver's Icehouse as part of a fundraiser for the first Girls Rock Camp Houston. The Portland camp, which started in 2005, was the first of its kind in the cou ... More >>
Enjoy the great indoors!
Photos by Brittanie SheyJoe McPhee Aftermath has never been to a concert at Richmond Hall, but Nameless Sound, Houston's contemporary music showcase and non-profit, has had a few shows in the hall on the south side of The Menil Collection's campus. Wednesday night's event featured two internation ... More >>
Maybe next time, mates... Brighton, UK buzz band the Kooks has cancelled its sold-out show tonight at Meridian with Athens' Replacements-loving the Whigs - who are still scheduled to play - due to Kooks vocalist/guitarist Luke Pritchard's illness; the band's 4:30 p.m. Cactus Music in-store is a scr ... More >>
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More Johnny Rotten than Jascha Heifetz
Neil Jordan's adaptation of Affair buries all subtlety under a mountain of melodrama
Luke Cresswell's Stomp keeps good time