Marco TorresThe Eagles have flown, at least as far as Houston is concerned.If you have even bothered to venture out of doors during these days of 105-degree heat indices and "Unhealthy" air-quality advisories, you may have noticed that things have been a little light on the roadshow front lat ... More >>
Pavement? Nope, not here.Tuesday, Rocks Off was a busy beaver keeping up with all the concert announcements coming over the wire. Along with the Fitzgerald's news, it was hard to keep up with everything going on. Interpol, Stone Temple Pilots, Drake, and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros all ... More >>
Photos by Marc Brubaker/See the slideshowSage Francis with members of Free Moral AgentsSage Francis' new album Li(f)e should have received better reviews than it did. Although the reviews it got weren't terrible, none of them seemed to acknowledge that Sage managed to marry rap and rock witho ... More >>
Photos by Matthew KeeverMonday night, Pale, the Classix and the Pershing Middle School band, which lost all of its band equipment in a recent bus fire, were scheduled to perform in the House of Blues' Bronze Peacock Room. Although the students never showed, the gig was still a success. The ... More >>
Mark C. AustinWe sure hope this doesn't happen two years in a row at ACL. Austin City Limits will be October 8-10 this year, and MCM expects the line-up to be released in the next month or so. You can sign up for the e-list to get first notice of who's playing. If your profile is updated by today ... More >>
Lev Kuperman/ myspace.com/viaaudio Monday night, an obviously delirious Rocks Off found ourselves upstairs at the Mink's Backroom instead of where we should have been, home in bed asleep. We enjoyed high-energy/lo-fi trio Vivian Girls, but at this point we are starting to realize we may have a pr ... More >>
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 >>
We have more than just concert tickets and t-shirts to give away at tonight's Washington Shore party -- giving you even more reason to come out and drink with us. For each drink you purchase at the party tonight, you'll get a raffle ticket from your friendly Washington Avenue Drinkery barten ... More >>
Tomorrow afternoon, the friends of late Free Press Houston staff member Lee Powers will be holding a benefit for his family to cover their bills. The event is sure to bring in plenty of money, and every bit of the proceeds will be going directly to the Powers family. A bike ride is the first eve ... More >>
The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducinglisto ... More >>
Bicycle enthusiasts Blind Pilot step out of fellow Portlanders the Decemberists' shadow.
Lonesome, Onry and Mean's buddy Kenny Pipes has been hosting a very cool house concert series at his home in Pasadena for a number of years now. Pipes' "Almost Austin" series has not only featured numerous local players, but also stellar left-of-Nashville acts like David Olney, Sergio Webb and (mos ... More >>
Photos by Bryan ParrasGrupo Fantasma found their way back to Houston last night to "rock the green" for the third installation of the Capital One Bank Thursday concert series at Discovery Green. Billed as "hip-shaking, horn-blaring, Grammy-nominated Latin funk at its best," Grupo didn't fail ... More >>
KPFT DJ Rick Haysquierdo announced Monday that he will be hosting a monthly happy-hour concert series at Jimmy Wilson's Seafood and Chophouse in the Galleria area. Miss Leslie and Her Juke Jointers will inaugurate the new series Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. Haysquierdo, who hosts Lone Star Jukebox ... More >>
Photo courtesy Houston SymphonyFrom time to time, Hair Balls talks to celebrities (real celebrities, not the "I invented a purple potato" type of pseudo-celebrities). And from time to time, those celebrities can be, oh, shall we say, unconventional. (Larry Harlow once slammed us for not being ... More >>
They're not yelling "Bruce" this time. They're booing
DJ Mike Relm puts the "go" in indigo
Morrissey performs Monday, May 28, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-230-1600. Kristeen Young also performs.
Five Times August performs Saturday, May 5, at Mojo Risin', 1600 Shepherd, 713-426-1505.
Part of The Epitaph Tour, I Am Ghost performs Thursday, February 8, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel St., 713-225-5483. The Matches, Escape the Fate and The Higher also perform.
Take the whole damn family out to see Harry and the Potters
Thankfully, Ms. Apple has decided to remain with us
Sunday, November 27, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717.
Thursday, November 10, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.
Sunday, September 25, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-225-8551.
Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16
Saturday, April 10
The Engine Room
DJ Witnes hosts a new hip-hop show on KPFT
Thursday, December 12
Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13
Manhattan's Toilet Boys keep '80s hair metal and '70s glam rock from circling the drain
Saturday, January 26
Secret correspondence from the rodeo
Laser rock shows at the Museum of Natural Science go the way of the dinosaurs
Not all the best acts at the festival carry passports
Will hip-hop ever find a home in Houston?
A once-slumbering syndicated radio giant empties its vaults
Bobbindoctrin makes one thing perfectly clear -- puppets aren't just for kids anymore.
Peter Stuart is ready to reclaim his captive audience
White Zombie holds its own with the metal-heads and the punks alike
Canada's favorites, The Tragically Hip, try to conquer the lower 48 without violence
From the closet to the charts, Melissa Etheridge is out and rising