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  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    The 15 Best Songs We Heard In July

    "The Clarity," Sleep After 11 years out of the game, you might wonder if stoner-metal band Sleep has lost a step. Thankfully, their new ten minute masterwork of the genre, "The Clarity," shows that they have not. Think of this like the metal version of Dr. Dre's Detox. You never thought Sleep wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    20 '90s Pop-Punk Albums Better Than Green Day's Dookie

    Brace yourselves, kids. Green Day's Dookie turned 20 last month, and that means we've all got a case of the olds. Grab your walkers and follow us down memory lane. Green Day's first major-label release, Dookie was a monster of an album that launched the band into the center of '90s pop culture and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    15 Houston Concerts You Shouldn't Miss This Fall

    Earlier this week Rocks Off asked our contributors to tell us one or two concerts coming to Houston this fall they considered a "can't-miss" show. They didn't disappoint us. Depeche Mode Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, September 18 Maybe this makes me a bit geeky, but I'm totally stoked for Depec ... More >>

  • Music

    August 8, 2013

    R.I.P. Robot

    Houston mourns the passing of Numbers owner Robert Burtenshaw.

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Big Wheel Keep on Turning: Arena Theatre's Strange Staying Power

    Rocks Off recently ran a blog recalling some of the numerous music venues which have come and gone in our fair (albeit fickle) city. We listed more than two dozen and readers offered many, many more. By the time we wiped away our collective tears, it was clear how much we miss and love our departed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Ian Moore and the Lossy Coils at the Continental Club, 6/22/13

    Ian Moore and the Lossy Coils Continental Club June 22, 2013 When Ian Moore asks for giant bottles of Advil and asks for the house lights to be turned down, you oblige. He is, after all, recovering from being cast as the next blues great where long-haired savants and Stevie Ray Vaughan ruled the ai ... More >>

  • Music

    June 21, 2012

    Garland Jeffreys, The Contortionist

    Friend of the Boss, reflects on his well-lived rock-and-roll life.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Songs For A Future Generation: Top 10 B-52's Deep Cuts

    The B-52's are the quintessential alternative/New Wave/jam band. They can be both metaphorical and fun at the same time. However, what makes them different from other New Wave bands is that lead singer Fred Schneider provides a unique sprechgesang style to the genre. The band met after having a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Forever Young: Musicians Who Refuse To Age

    The other day, looking around on YouTube for Pantera stuff -- did you know that this month Vulgar Display Of Power turns 20? -- I found a relatively recent clip of lead singer Phil Anselmo VH1 Classic's That Metal Show from late 2010. The current Down crooner and mouth from the south was guesting on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Aftermath: Our Favorite Shows of 2011

    Photo By Craig HlavatyRex's War Face: The crowd's at June's Free Press Summer Fest were feral and friendly. ​This week we asked our pool of Rocks Off writers what their favorite shows of 2011 were, the ones that brought joy to their hearts to attend and helped them make magic with a keyboard h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Screwed Up Records & Tapes Facing Eviction

    screweduprecords.com​The days of Screwed Up Records & Tapes may be numbered. Just two days after Houston's hip-hop community marked the anniversary of DJ Screw's wildly cherished "June 27 Freestyle," Rocks Off has now learned that the iconic Southside record store has been facing eviction for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Friday Night: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears And The Relatives At The Continental Club

    Photos by Jay LeeBlack Joe Lewis​Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, The Relatives Continental Club August 27, 2010 A few times a year, the Continental Club hosts shows that can be legitimately described as "soul happenings," usually featuring venerable Gulf Coast stars such as Archie Bell, Roy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Houston Scenesters Sound Off On The Fitzgerald's Changeover

    claren44 via Flickr​Nationally, the music buzz may be all about Kanye's somewhat belated discovery of Twitter, Justin Bieber on CSI and the "Teknoviking 2.0," but this week all anyone in Houston seems to be talking about is the impending Fitzgerald's takeover by Free Press Summer Fest partners ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    SXSW As It Happens: SXXpress, Kindles, Paradise for Little Girls and Finding Free Food

    Photo by Dan OkoRock and roll hall of fame inductee and founder of Sire Records, Seymore Stein, answers questions oustide the "Stories From CBGBs" panel, Friday.​Adam Newton, 12:46 p.m.: I'm at Paradise for Little Girls, a Canadian act making Bauhaus-inspired post-punk. There are three Jewish- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Bourdain Is Back

    No Reservations is back. The ever-loquacious Anthony Bourdain visited Chile, skipping from Santiago to wine country, the coast and Patagonia, sampling food, waxing poetic and keeping it real the entire time. Here is a recap of the delicious Chilean cuisine and Bourdain-isms from last night's episo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Who Wants To Be A Contestant On Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

    The producers of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire are coming to town Friday today to audition contestants for the show. Our Craig Hlavaty has already gone down this road before; here's his tale and some tips on how to get picked.Back in the summer of 2005, when I was slinging dough for Domino's and stu ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Summer Sounds

    Enough shows to keep concertgoers busy all season long

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Get Lit: On the Road with the Ramones

    From their 1974 live debut in New York City to their final 1996 show in L.A., eight bruddas in leather have claimed the surname Ramone. But if there were a ninth member of the punk-rock godfathers, he would of course be Monte Ramone. For 2,263 performances in front of crowds ranging from a handful o ... More >>

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Christmas in July

    Six dozen of Houston's finest bands for a mere $7

  • Music

    September 23, 2004
  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    The Class of '03

    Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas

  • Music

    August 28, 2003

    Neo Nuthin'

    The Fleshtones have got your garage-rock revival hanging low

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    Homeless on the Range

    The Oven's short-circuit has local punks crisscrossing the city in search of anarchy

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Gardeners of the Music World

    Nightclub owners provide a feeding place for musicians

  • Music

    October 11, 2001

    Prime Meridian

    Steve Forbert escapes the "new Dylan" tag and makes his own name.

  • Music

    August 23, 2001

    Racket

    At Tim Murrah's Metropol, it's about music, not style

  • Music

    June 7, 2001

    Scene But Not Heard

    Houston's student shortage forces the indie scene to go the blue-collar route

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