Sir Paul McCartney
Minute Maid Park
November 14, 2012
Seeing Paul McCartney live is a lot of things. It's communing with a spirit that touched millions and will touch millions for as long as humanity lurches forward. It's hearing the old schmaltzy bedrock anthems and the proto-everything blasts tha ... More >>
This weekend is the big Houston Art Car Parade, where children and adults of all ages can gander at their fellow Houstonians' labors of car love. Each car is a marvel to the ingenuity and the insanity of this race known as the modern Texan.
The Art Car festivities have cars on our brains.
Rock a ... More >>
You're hot, uncomfortable, overwhelmed by the 106-degree temperature and don't know what to do. The good news? Buzzcocks guitarist Steve Diggle empathizes with you.
As a veteran of the punk-rock circuit and festival scene, Diggle knows a thing or two about surviving in the elements. Here are the fi ... More >>
Knock, knock.The Place: Last Concert Café
The Deals: $2 draft beers, $3 margaritas
The Hours: 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Mondays
The Scene: This Monday, Houston's (alleged) longest happy featured one kind of draft beer (Shiner, ran out about 10:30 p.m.) and some mix-heavy ma ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerSomething Fierce
April 1, 2011
There are terms in music that cause audible groans and visual displeasure at their mere mention, and while these vary from person to person, some are fairly universal. Emo, yacht rock, muzak, and pop punk all fall into these categ ... More >>
As promised, here are the answers to Rocks Off's "Original Band Name" quiz from Tuesday. John St. Lee, if you'd care to email us, we'll see what we can do about getting you a prize. Do you like Devo?
1. Chicago: At about 25 or 6 to 4, the Windy City jazz-rockers realized The Big Thing sucked ... More >>
Photos by Jim BrickerLady In Red: Tontons singer Asli Omar
Were you there? You might want to look for yourself in this slideshow of crowd shots. Be sure to also check out the pics of the bands.
Around 9 p.m. Saturday, Rocks Off was walking out of Tacos A Go-Go and ran into Main Street Block ... More >>
Photos by David EnsmingerThe Adolescents
Walter's on Washington
January 1, 2010
In a revealing scene during the seminal punk documentary Another State of Mind, Minor Threat plays a show to a swelling and heaving early 1980s crowd in Baltimore. The P.A. system was yanked away by worried sound ... More >>
"We were little pricks, but bored out of our minds..."
The Adolescents on the 2007 Warped TourFor 30 years, seminal Orange County punk band the Adolescents has unleashed anthemic teen angst, since mutated into wise adult aggravation, in intermittent bursts. Sure, members come and go at revol ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerBilly Idol
House of Blues
August 25, 2010
See a slideshow of snarls and sweat from last night's show.
Hot in the city. Tonight.
Billy Idol, that ever-grinning Dorian Gray of rock and roll, didn't really need to yell "Sweat! Sweat! Sweat!" during "Dancing With Myself" ... More >>
There Are No Answers
Open letter to the Warped Tour: If you don't include Something Fierce on your 2009 80-something band docket, you deserve to have Andy Macdonald or Kyle Loza do one of their extreme-sports stunts right into your figurat ... More >>
Photos by Chris Gray
Alone among its pretty-boy peers in the early and mid-'80s, Duran Duran was the blackest band to regularly hit the pop charts from either side of the pond. Only the Aussies in INXS had anywhere near the same level of interest in funk and disco, and the chops to pull it off.
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