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    October 31, 2014

    Meet Three Bands Who Love Playing Houston

    Houston's music scene is arguably experiencing one of its most sumptuous moments ever. Local acts showing great promise are as voluminous and interesting as our town's food trucks and, similarly, have whet Houstonians' growing appetites for live music. We're out there sampling more morsels of good s ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    EELS at House of Blues, 5/17/14

    EELS House of Blues May 17, 2014 Those that ascended to House of Blues Saturday night expected a rock show. And while they eventually got a very stripped-down version of one, they definitely left having paid for a differently packaged product than they received. Those that were expecting the prot ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Houston Celebrates Record Store Day In Grand Style

    Frustrated. Nervous. Tired. Anxious. Wired. Those are pretty much the only words to describe the numerous Record Store Day lines throughout town Saturday. Nope, tax day was four days prior so these lines were certainly not at your local H&R Block. These were the emotions of a quickly growing group o ... More >>

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    January 10, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 48, El Real Burger at El Real Tex-Mex Cafe

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus® issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of person ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Food Park Grand Opening, Sunday Morning Brunches & Taste of Sugar Land

    Dia de los Muertos @ El Gran Malo Saturday 11 a.m. through Sunday, 2 a.m. 2307 Ella Blvd. Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at El Gran Malo. The fun begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday and ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday. Chef Ben Rabbani from the soon-to-open El Big Bad will be making tamales for attendees to enjoy ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    Houstonians, Rejoice! New Food Truck Parks Set To Open

    Food truck parks are popping up around Houston! Finally, people all over the city can start enjoying our great mobile kitchens as much as the lucky folks inside the the loop do. Our first food truck park, Houston Food Park, opened in in EaDo in June, and the place is so popular that it already has ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    Five Bands Who Could Replace The Roots On Late Night

    This past Sunday, NBC announced that Seth Meyers will officially take over as the host of Late Night, when Jimmy Fallon succeeds Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show in early 2014. But with Meyers set to inherit a show with a tradition of turning talk-show hosts into late-night greats (David Letterm ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    5 Bands That Should Break Up Immediately

    Music fans are selfish. We might act like we only want what's best for our favorite bands, but the truth is that we really just want what will give us the most gratification. A lot of ink, both real and digital, has been used this year to talk about reunions. And while writers might dissect the mot ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    20 Modest Fan Suggestions for Jim Crane

    The word from on-high came earlier this week when the Houston Astros announced that Jim Crane had heard the voice of the fans and thus would not be changing the team's name. It's nice that Crane paid some attention to the people who buy tickets (though it does seem strange to see how many people co ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    The Ghost of Cliff Burton Rattles its Chains on Debut Album

    Editor's Note: The Ghost of Cliff Burton's Jef With One F is a regular contributor for Rocks Off and the Houston Press. When the oddball experimentalists in the Black Math Experiment went on hiatus four years ago, Houston lost a strange and unique musical voice that's been missed by many. Thankfu ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012
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    September 29, 2011

    A Band to Save Me

    The first Best of Houston® BestFest makes itself at home in Midtown.

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    September 26, 2011

    Last Night: Cake At Best Of Houston BestFest

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Cake Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest Midtown Superblock September 25, 2011 We're not sure if Cake lead singer John McCrea is genuinely a cantankerous prick, or if he simply pretends to be one onstage because he finds it amusing to do so. The end result is larg ... More >>

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    September 25, 2011

    BestFest: Buxton Incite Swoons, Deer Tick Get A Little Goofy

    Photos by Marc BrubakerBuxton​Maybe I've just never seen Buxton at a venue as large as this one before, but I've seen them play some pretty big places, and so far this is the biggest they've ever sounded. It was just confirmed for me that those guys can thrive equally well in either a modest, ... More >>

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    September 25, 2011

    BestFest: Hayes Carll Strikes Up The Band, Cake Shut It Down

    Photos by Marc BrubakerAll the way from Beaumont: Hayes Carll​By now Hayes Carll has to be the musical poet laureate of Southeast Texas, or the "scruffy redneck rocker" division, anyway. (Bun B holds the rapper crown in perpetuity.) Carll's songs are as stuffed with detail as a roadmap, the Pi ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Countdown to BestFest: It All Starts Tomorrow

    ​The 23rd annual Houston Press Best of Houston® issue is coming out on Thursday, September 29. But you don't have to wait until next week to celebrate: Come join us as we celebrate the issue's release at this weekend's BestFest block party. Headlining bands the Toadies and Cake will play on ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Midtown Throwdown

    Your guide to our very first Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest.

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    September 20, 2011

    Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest: Five Best (Get It?) Reasons To Go

    Monica FuentesIt's a-comin'​The Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest is this weekend, and it promises to be great. Here are just five reasons, out of many, why you should be there: 5. To see what they've done to the "superblock" They -- and by "they" we mean Metro and property owners anx ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Sweet On Cake & 20 Other Dessert-Centric Bands

    Cake: California Fashion Nuggets​One of the biggest headliners, and they are all headliners, of this weekend's Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest is Cake, the quirky Sacramento pop-rock act responsible for radio favorites like "The Distance," "Short Skirt/Long Jacket" and "Never There," ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    BestFest Adds Los Skarnales, The Last Place You Look, Umbrella Man & Honky Tonk Blood Trio

    Half-price GA passes = today's "Deal of the Day" GroovehousePachuco Boogie: Los Skarnales' Nestor Serrano (left) and Felipe Galvan at the 2011 Houston International Festival​The first Best of Houston® BestFest is shaping up nicely. Today it gives Rocks Off great pleasure to announce four mo ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    BestFest Tickets are Half Off, Today Only: Get Yours Now

    ​If you haven't already heard, the Houston Press is hosting a massive, Texas-size block party to celebrate our 23rd Best of Houston® issue, which comes out on September 29. BestFest, held on September 24 and 25 in Midtown, will feature past and present Best of Houston® winners performing for ... More >>

  • Music

    September 1, 2011

    Lord of the Hipsters

    Whatever mashup-pioneering DJ Diplo decides to spin, it's a guaranteed party.

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    August 19, 2011

    Upcoming Events: Support Local, Eat Bacon

    Coming up next weekend: Gird your pork-loving loins.​At Georgia's Farm to Market, SLGT doesn't just mean "Support Local, Grow Together." It also means "Saturday Local Get Together," when the market hosts its weekly Local Life Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This Saturday, chow down on Georgi ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Chamillionaire Comes Aboard BestFest Lineup

    Marco TorresChamillionaire at House of Blues, April 2010​Remember that announcement Rocks Off promised you about another addition to next month's Best of Houston® BestFest lineup lo those many years months days hours ago? Like, yesterday? Here it is: Chamillionaire. Sorry it took so long, ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing: 5 Songs About Coca-Cola

    ​It's hot outside, folks. We're starting to think the Aztecs were onto something, and if we could find a virgin and a sharp knife we might see if a little human sacrifice would appease the hateful sun god. Until then, we'll have to settle for staying indoors and drinking many tall glasses of f ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Tontons Added To BestFest; Tickets On Sale Now

    Mark C. Austin​ Rocks Off is thrilled to announce that Houston's The Tontons will be joining Bun B (with the band, above), Cake, Buxton and Deer Tick at the very first Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest at the Midtown "superblock" September 24 and 25. We will have a review up shortly of ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Ian Moore: When Good Record Deals Go Bad

    The Ian Moore Band today (L-R): Ian Moore, Chris White, Bukka Allen, Michael Villegas​Ian Moore had both the good fortune and misfortune to be a young, good-looking Austin guitar hero who came to prominence shortly after Stevie Ray Vaughan's death created an opening for the position. Joe Ely d ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Bun B, Deer Tick Come Aboard BestFest Lineup

    Jason WolterDeer Tick at HOB's Bronze Peacock Room, October 2010​Rhode Island rockers Deer Tick do so wish they were from Houston. They have a deep-seated ZZ Top fetish that manifested itself in a cover of "Cheap Sunglasses" at SXSW a couple of years back, nearly causing a couple of members of ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Cake, Buxton Confirmed For First-Ever BestFest

    ​Saucy rockers Cake and Houston's own alt-country insurgents Buxton are the first two acts confirmed for the inaugural Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest, or "BestFest," the two-day festival scheduled for September 24 and 25 at the Midtown "superblock" between McGowen, Main, Travis and A ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Promoter Mike Kelley: "Numbers Is Houston's CBGB"

    Marco TorresWu-Tang Clan's GZA and Ghostface Killah at Numbers, December 2010​Numbers' credentials as a concert venue are undeniable - everyone from Siouxsie and the Banshees to Green Day to Type O Negative has played there. It's hard to argue, though, that the past decade hasn't been a rough ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Beethoven Rocks Harder Than Ever

    Rocks Off is following our sister Houston Press blogs into the choppy waters of "Comment of the Day," choosing a comment or a handful of comments from the previous day we find especially enlightening, infuriating or just plain hilarious. We're glad our readers have opinions, whatever they are, about ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010

    Aftermath: The Fiery Furnaces' Indie-Rock Orobouros Is Nearly Too Meta for Walter's

    [Ed. Note: An orobouros is the mythological image of a snake eating its own tail. Look it up.] Photos by Jody Perry​ The narrative arc of the meta - yes, the meta has a narrative arc; wanna fight? - has officially been fucked with, and the audience it once had is now like; seriously, what's going ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    2009 Concert Rewind, April: Springsteen, Jandek, Morrissey, The Faint, iFest, Cake... and Nickelback

    Harley C. Pitts​ Kevin and Dustin Welch, McGonigel's Mucky Duck, April 2: "Dustin (son of Kevin) Welch stunned the sparse crowd at the Duck last night from the first note of "One False Move," the brilliant opener to his new album, Whisky Priest. While the graying crowd had mostly come to hear the ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Nearing the Finish Line

    ​Do you smell that? That potent mixture of stardust, flop sweat, and desperation? It's like burnt cinnamon and broken dreams. And it can mean only one thing: The final week of Dancing With the Stars. The show's whole pointlessness was driven home in Tom Bergeron's opening narration, when he ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009
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    August 20, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs Guaranteed to Offend the Opposite Sex, Part 2

    It's been 25 years since Tipper Gore and the ladies of the PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center) self-righteously rode the the rescue of delicate ears across America, claiming that rock music was "infecting the youth of the world with messages they cannot handle." It was the 1950s all over again. Th ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009

    Aftermath: Goodnight and Good Morning, Roman Candles, Timber!, Stove Blow and Scuba Steve at Super Happy Fun Land

    Photos by Andrew BarcusTimber! (right) and Scuba Steve join forces. Going to a show at Super Happy Fun Land is always an out-of-this-world experience. The multicolored walls tell a story, one of a man capable of eating his own leg, another of just random tagging, although it is fairly new. These wal ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Aftermath: Cake at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Cake has never sounded like anyone else, and no one that came after has ever come close to sounding like the Sacramento band either. It's not like Nirvana or Green Day, with 1,000 copycat bands immediately coming out of the proverbial woodwork to shove out their own shingle. Even if you think all Ca ... More >>

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    April 29, 2009

    Defending The Buzz: Does 94.5 FM Really Suck That Bad?

    What with Creed reuniting, BuzzFest coming up in a couple of weeks and, hell, maybe even the swine-flu scare - As in: What's worse than coming down with swine flu? A Houston radio that only tunes in 94.5 FM - Rocks Off sure has been thinking a lot about The Buzz lately. Probably too much. I mean, it ... More >>

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    August 4, 2008

    Turning the Screw: H.I.S.D., Ludacris and Obama, KRS-One, Dogg Pound, Outlawz, Biggie Smalls and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap/hip-hop post, keeping you in the loop on new music, music news and other tidbits related (at least somewhat) to rap and hip-hop. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week “Never Die,” Hueston Indep ... More >>

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    August 6, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Death Comes Ripping

    Hey Mr. Death, do you have a quota to meet this year? The higher-ups been sweating you? Seriously dude, is there some sort of really cool show in the afterlife that you are trying to book? Because you have been taking all the cool people lately, especially here in Houston. In the past month or so, ... More >>

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