Note: this article was written by Kat Bein of Rocks Off's Miami New Times sister blog Crossfade. After three years of raging at sea, Hard Events' Holy Ship cruise has proven itself to be the best nautical EDM adventure that money can buy. (Of course we enjoyed press accommodations, so we didn't act ... More >>
Something Wicked Festival Sam Houston Race Park October 26, 2013 Committing yourself to throwing a yearly event means one thing: every year you're going to have to find a way to top yourself. Your beginning may be a small, humble affair, but the next year people will expect more from you, and you'l ... More >>
Patty Griffin Warehouse Live, October 25 Patty Griffin's voice has a tendency to bring on a churchlike hush over any room the she's singing in -- Texas Monthly recently dubbed it the "Patty Griffin effect" -- which could make for an interesting evening Friday, when the Austinite goes up against a b ... More >>
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40 Oz To Freedom: With Cassette Tape., Sat., December 14, 8 p.m., $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002. Amon Amarth: CHANGED With Skeletonwitch, Enslaved., Wed., January 22, 7 p.m., $25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. Band of Heathens: Sat., December 21, 8 ... More >>
No matter who you are this year, one of these events will fityour needs.
SInger proves he's at his best when Lionel does Lionel.
Something Wicked already teased Tiesto as a 2013 headliner to make up for last year's injury-related cancellation. Today promoters Nightculture and Disco Donnie Presents announced the remainder of the lineup for the local electronic-music festival's encore year, scheduled for October 26 at Sam Houst ... More >>
Martina McBride Reflects On ThePoetry Of "Independence Day"
"EDM has the power to make people profoundly happy. And if those good vibes are trickling down to the kids, well, that's alright." - Katie Bain, LAWeekly Life is all about creating opportunities that will allow you to follow and achieve your dreams, however difficult, weird, or seemingly impossible ... More >>
Note: Once again this year, Rocks Off is proud to share our L.A. sister blog West Coast Sound's coverage of this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. Saturday night 115,000 ravers, kandi kids, bros, babes and other assorted fun-lovers turned out for the second evening of Electric Daisy C ... More >>
Steve Aoki Stereo Live May 16, 2013 According to the World Black Belt Bureau, the term "Dim Mak", also called the "Touch of Death," is defined as "the ancient martial art of striking vital points of an opponent's body... engineered to cause a knockout, death, or delayed reaction in the opponent." I ... More >>
12 things we learned about Houston rap in 2012.
Looking back over the major music-related stories around Houston the past 11 and a half months, 2012 was light on the kind of headlines you'll usually see in a year-end "music scene" recap: Obituaries, arrests, venues closing down, malfeasance, bad behavior, that sort of thing. There was some of tha ... More >>
Beyonce, the queen of all showbiz, is expected to officially be named the halftime headliner at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans sometime today after MTV broke the news Tuesday afternoon. The choice seems fairly sensible. There are precious few pop stars of her magnitude out there right now, although ... More >>
DJ and producer Kaskade has been added to the Something Wicked EDM festival October 27 at Sam Houston Race Park, promoters Disco Donnie and Nightculture announced on the festival's Web site Thursday afternoon. He replaces Tiesto, who canceled two weeks ago after injuring his back. Having just retur ... More >>
All of 31 years old (growl), Jackie Greene's preternatural resemblance to hip '70s roots-rockers like J.J. Cale and Little Feat has already led The New York Times to dub the San Francisco singer-songwriter "the prince of Americana." He has already sang lead with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh's gro ... More >>
UPDATED to correct lineup after Tiesto's back injury. "By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes." -- Macbeth, Act IV, Scene 1 It's exactly one month until Something Wicked, the Halloween electronic dance music festival at Sam Houston Race Park co-produced by Houston's Nightcul ... More >>
Dutch superstar DJ/producer has been forced to cancel all of his October tour dates, including a set at the first-ever Something Wicked festival, according to a statement on Tiesto's Web site this afternoon: Rewind: Something Wicked: More Light on Houston's Halloween EDM Bash Tiësto regrets to a ... More >>
The 71's: Sat., Sept. 15, 1 p.m., Free. Cactus Music & Video, 2110 Portsmouth St., Houston. Action Bronson: Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m., $15/$23. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston. Another Run, The Soapbox Revolution: Sun., Sept. 23, 8 p.m., $5/$10. Scout Bar Clear Lake, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. ... More >>
Rewind: Saturday: Identity Festival at The Woodlands 10 Bonus Identity Festival Deleted Scenes It was just a matter of time before a huge dance-music festival landed in the Houston area. Now it has, just in time for Halloween. Thursday night, promoters Disco Donnie and Nightculture announced Some ... More >>
Mitt Romney, bath salts, bacon sundaes, and celebrities from the '80s dropping like flies. If you haven't noticed by now, shit is rough in 2012. It could even be our very last year on this dirtball, if you listen to shoddy Mayan lore, late-night AM radio, and that one dude on the History Channel who ... More >>
See also our EDC slideshows: Day 1, and another Day 2 Day 3 Sure, we have our issues with the predictability of Electric Daisy Carnival's lineup this year: With the likes of Tiesto, David Guetta and Afrojack on the bill, it was about as surprising as taxes. The talent seemed to reflect Coachella ... More >>
[Update at 2:48 a.m]: EDC is over for the night. Organizers are waiting for crowds to thin out before making an official announcement. More details and older updates at the bottom. Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas was shut down late Saturday night/early Sunday morning as a result of high winds ... More >>
See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play L.A.'s Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is be ... More >>
Rocks Off is pleased to tell our readers that this weekend we will be running coverage from the Electric Daisy Carnival, one of the largest electronic-music festivals in the world and the largest in the U.S., as it takes over the Las Vegas Motor Speedway over there in Sin City all weekend. Last year ... More >>
Fame and fortune might not be the ultimate goal for every person to ever write a song or learn an instrument, but it is for a lot of people out there. It would be lovely to believe that music is done 100% of the time for the "right" reasons, but most of us are cynical enough to know otherwise. Some ... More >>
Ferry Corsten, Lawrence & Celauro Rich's May 18, 2012 What better way to start your weekend than with the Ferry Corsten WKND tour? Corsten may have fallen in the ranks of DJ Magazine's yearly Top 100 DJ Poll, from No. 7 in 2009 to 18 in 2011, but that didn't stop him from dropping his beats harde ... More >>
1997 provides us with an interesting cautionary tale about the pursuit of the next big thing and how it doesn't always play out the way we expect. From MTV's Year In Rock: Music fans were restless, record sales were stagant... Then, a new music emerged... one that captivated listeners, created new ... More >>
The bass line is everything in dubstep, whose core moves like robo-elephants, stomping and booming along.
www.youtube.com/user/aquariuz By any number of measures, Dutch born DJ/producer Tiesto is an international musical superstar. He's been voted "Best DJ in the World" by DJ Magazine three years in a row. He performed at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Athens, making history as the first ... More >>
The 69 Eyes, Dommin, The Becoming: Sun., Oct. 11. Meridian. All Time Low, Hey Monday, We The Kings, Friday Night Boys: Wed., Oct. 28. House of Blues. "Oldies Fest" With The Allen Oldies Band, Roy Head, Archie Bell, Barbara Lynn: Sat., Sept. 5. Continental Club. Billy Squier: Sun., Oct. 4. Wareho ... More >>
The Grammy-nominated turntablist is in an Asian mood
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