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    August 1, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Total Abuse, Lil Boosie, Ray LaMontagne, etc.

    Total Abuse, Rusted Shut Mango's, August 1 Modern hardcore a tad too cute for you? You certainly wouldn't be alone in that sentiment, but take care that you're ready for the alternative. From the all-too-safe environs of Austin, punk terrorists Total Abuse have been savagely battering audiences wit ... More >>

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    May 2, 2014

    The 10 Best Shows In Houston This Weekend: Flamin' Groovies, John Legend, Tom Jones, etc.

    El Dorado Ballroom Dedication El Dorado Ballroom May 2 & 3 (dedication) It seems like Houston has remembered it even has a history only very recently, so it must be making up for lost time now. Less than five years since the Lightnin' Hopkins Texas Historical Marker was erected on the grounds of Pr ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    We Listened to Eight Solid Hours of Holiday Music... Why?

    Most of the year Houston's Sunny 99.1 FM is a ratings powerhouse that plays pop music familar enough that it keeps you more awake than actively tuned in. Sunny calls itself "Houston's at-work station," but it's good for just about any activity short of having sex or attending a concert: driving, sho ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    10 Great Versions of "Wild Thing"

    "Wild Thing" may not be most-recorded song in history, but it's got to be up there. (It's not even in the Top 10, though, according to the UK's The Independent.) But when the version by the Troggs, whose singer Reg Presley died of cancer late Monday night, became a hit on both sides of the Atlantic ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    Dave Grohl Doc Sound City Screens at River Oaks January 31

    For one night only, Dave Grohl's Sound City flick will screen at the Landmark River Oaks on January 31. Tickets should be available for pre-sale on the Landmark site very soon. Rewind: Dave Grohl Releases Trailer for Nerd-Boner Doc Sound City Rocks Off has been tracking the film since it was ann ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Remembering Smashing Pumpkins' Mellon Collie With Fondness and Weariness

    Seventeen years and change on, opinions on the Smashing Pumpkins' sprawling 1995 double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness differ vastly from one fan to the other. Most everyone agrees it's bloated, and some even call it the beginning of the end for the band, the point when Pumpkins leader ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012

    Last Night: Sir Paul McCartney at Minute Maid Park

    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 >>

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    October 22, 2012

    Saturday Night: Red Hot Chili Peppers at Toyota Center

    Red Hot Chili Peppers Toyota Center October 20, 2012 The Red Hot Chili Peppers have stuck around long enough -- through drugs, overdoses, creative strife and changing musical tides -- to have 30 years of hits they can knock out into the nosebleeds at any given live show. Saturday night's Toyota C ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Understanding the Rock Hall's 2013 Nominees: Chic? Kraftwerk? Butterfield?

    Wednesday night The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced their 2013 nominees for induction next year. These names will be voted on by a committee of guys in bad weaves, rich people who know the right people, and tenured music writers with axes to grind. The names are as follows: The Pa ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: Lightning Bolt, Stoney LaRue, Etc.

    Stampeding Providence, R.I. noise-rock duo Lightning Bolt, a two-piece as loud as it is heavy, destroys an otherwise quiet Monday night at Fitzgerald's behind its forthcoming Load Records release, Oblivion Hunter, which the label describes as "amped-up and free, with an ear on the railroad tracks to ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Danger Zone: 5 Great Tony Scott Film Soundtracks

    Tony Scott, one of the greatest action directors of all time, committed suicide by jumping off a bridge near Los Angeles this past Sunday. He was 69 and thought to have an inoperable brain tumor. Many of Scott's films also had great soundtracks, due in part to Hans Zimmer and Harold Faltermeyer. S ... More >>

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    July 3, 2012

    The 10 Greatest Summer Concerts I Never Saw

    Well, kids, summer has arrived. If you have ever noticed, all the good concerts seem to come during the summer -- with May being more like a pre-show. My parents, when I was younger, took me to many concerts at some of these venues, mainly Contemporary Christian concerts. I myself had only been to ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Drops In the Bucket List: 5 Venues To See a Show In Before You Die

    I'm not much of a traveler. Outside of a few trips to Vegas, I've never been on a real grownup-type vacation. Every year it's a struggle to think of something to do with my vacation days, one that eventually leads to a few four-day weeks and a couple of midweek shows. Now that I'm getting older, I' ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2012

    2012 Summer Guide: It's a Scorcher

    A summer concert season to melt your face off.

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    March 27, 2012

    Upcoming: Avicii, Buxton, Down, The Knux, Nada Surf, Etc.

    311, Slightly Stoopid: Sun., July 15. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, Spring. .38 Special, Blackberry Smoke, Folk Family Revival: Sat., May 19. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston. "3rd Annual Disco Green Electronic Music Festival": Sat., May 5. ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    G N' R, The Cure & Chili Peppers Could Be Hall Of Famers Next Year

    Oh, this will be a fun induction ceremony...​This morning, The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland announced the list of nominees for its Class of 2012: The Small Faces & The Faces, Freddie King, The Cure, Guns 'N Roses, Heart, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Spinners, War, Joan Jett and the Bl ... More >>

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    September 5, 2011

    True Blood: Best. Episode. Ever. Song Ain't Bad, Either.

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​For some reason, Gothtopia has spent the last decade complet ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    No Swag: Paul Wall's Rumored Young Money Deal, Falling Stages

    Despite what you may have heard, swag isn't dead yet; at least not in Houston. Have any swagged-out projects or general ideas? E-mail alliswagoner@gmail.com. images.blastro.comRemember this?​Paul Wall Signs to Young Money? People have been saying that The People's Champ has decided to sign wi ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Who Are You? Songs Commonly Attributed To The Wrong Artists

    ​Last week, after the tragic, alcohol-fueled passing of Jackass hero Ryan Dunn, Rocks Off at Taco Cabana wearing a promotional shirt for The Hangover II that we stole borrowed from the office here at the Press. As we were loading our hands with condiment containers, a guy came up to us and sai ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Weezer: The Good, The Bad & The Downright Ugly

    ​This Sunday night, Weezer headlines Free Press Summer Fest III, and the influential pop-rockers have been a part of indie lore for the past 17 years. With 1994's self-titled "Blue Album" and 1996's Pinkerton, the band created a cult following whom they would promptly weird the fuck out with s ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Last Night: Free Energy At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Free Energy Fitzgerald's February 3, 2011 See pics from last night's set in our slideshow. "This cold does some crazy shit to Houston," remarked Free Energy front man Paul Sprangers to his sparse but devotedly enthusiastic Fitzgerald's crowd Thursday. The band played ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Five Reasons The Main Street Block Party Worked

    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 >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Five Other Bands Calvin College Won't Invite Anytime Soon

    ​Calvin College, the "distinctly Christian, academically excellent liberal arts college" in Grand Rapids, Mich., doesn't want you to associate the school with pornography. That means no New Pornographers show: Regrettably, Calvin College has decided to rescind its invitation to the band, The ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    In Dreams: 15 Songs For Mr. Sandman

    Rocks Off Sr. is curious why Rocks Off Jr. chose a picture of Christina Hendricks for an article about dreams.​For some reason, Craig's Hlist has been sleeping way too much lately. Blame the booze, fear of the sun, or just plain lack of giving a rat's ass about the daylight. With sleep comes d ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Still Not Sold On SXSW? How About Smokey Robinson, High On Fire, She & Him, Band Of Horses, Drive-By Truckers, Deer Tick, Anya Marina, Black Angels, Major Lazer...

    Today the organizers of the SXSW Music Festival announced their showcase schedule for the music portion of the industry fest starting on March 17. This is the news Rocks Off has been looking for, so let's get it on. We are now one month away from Sixth Street and one of the world's biggest conglome ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Aftermath: Katy Perry at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Kim Douglass​ Katy Perry kissed a girl. She liked it, and now she's a huge pop star. If things broke the same way for boys, Aftermath would have been a huge pop star for the past 19, 20 years. But we're not bitter.​After bailing on two previously scheduled Houston shows - once due to i ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009
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    March 5, 2009

    Random Rodeo and The End of NoTsuOh?

    25 facts about Houston's biggest show

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    November 12, 2008

    Get Lit: The Pitchfork 500

    At last, Pitchfork has laid bare its aesthetic in book form in this old-media attempt at pop music canonization. As the cover describes, The Pitchfork 500 is “Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present,” beginning with singles released in 1977. That Pitchfork chieftains Scott Plag ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008

    Smells Like Teen Spirit

    Rocking the school day away with Pin Oak Middle School's Stage Band class

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    March 21, 2008

    "Foxy Lady" to "Bitch": Dayna Steele's Houston Radio Odyssey

    For almost 20 years, she was the First Lady of Houston Rock Radio. On the air, across the stage and in the dressing rooms, KLOL’s Dayna Steele rubbed shoulders and interviewed plenty of rock icons. And her loyal legion of “Steeleworkers” made her one of the city’s most recognizable media per ... More >>

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    September 18, 2007

    LCD Soundsystem, Reverend Horton Heat, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Muse, Wilco and Ghostland Observatory: Chris Gray Closes the Notebook on ACL

    Click here to see a slideshow of the weekend's action. Click here for some catty hatin' on bitches. And click here to see what our pals at the Dallas Observer were doing all weekend. My face is returning to its usual sun-deprived hue, and my legs have finally begun to forgive me, meaning ACL is ove ... More >>

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    July 20, 2006

    John Evans Band

    Ramblin' Boy

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    January 5, 2006

    Lindsay Lohan

    A Little More Personal (Raw)

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    July 21, 2005

    Christmas in July

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

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    May 26, 2005

    Swede Emotion

    Capitalism gives the leftists in the (International) Noise Conspiracy a raw deal

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    June 24, 2004
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    January 22, 2004
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    June 6, 2002

    Guided By Voices

    Monday, June 10

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    May 24, 2001

    Party On, Dude

    The Me Generation hasn't stopped believin' in its own soundtrack

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    June 22, 2000

    Born in the USO

    Created by the folks who provide "entertainment" to military bases, VQ Live hopes to keep the non-GI Joes happy

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    February 4, 1999

    Night & Day

    February 4 - 10, 1999

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    August 28, 1997
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    December 19, 1996
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    July 4, 1996
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    May 30, 1996

    Lesson in Survival

    Seattle's Posies go their own soft way, no matter who likes it

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    April 4, 1996
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    February 29, 1996
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    November 3, 1994

    Puke Sick

    Thoughts of Sonic Youth, kid's shows and animal testing with sick body and warped mind

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    June 30, 1994
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