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    September 22, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Royal Blood, Paul Thorn, Tom Petty, etc.

    Royal Blood Warehouse Live, September 23 Britpop is having a moment in the U.S. again, as groups as disparate as Arctic Monkeys and Bastille have been greeted by alt-rock stations and listeners alike with open arms. The latest to make a big noise is Royal Blood, the Brighton duo of Michael Kerr and ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: A Fistful of Soul, Untapped, Numbers' 36th, etc.

    Deep Cuts Fitzgerald's, September 19 Deep Cuts have gone from first band of the night to last band on the bill in an impressive amount of time; less than two years by our watch. Honed by many, many shows in between (including a FPSF 2013 spot), Chase Harris and Zach Alderman's indie-pop partnership ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    The 25 Best Songs We Heard Last Month

    Augustines, "Kid You're On Your Own" The Brooklyn trio's whole album Augustines is fantastic, like War-era U2 with bonus folk inflections. I can tell it's going to be one where I have a different favorite track every couple of weeks; right now it's "Kid You're On Your Own." JOHN SEABORN GRAY Aloe ... More >>

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    January 27, 2014

    Dear Grammys, We Can Be Friends Again

    Hey there, Grammys -- remember when we broke up with you last year? Well, it seems we've made a mistake. We take it all back. We are back on professionally. So LL Cool J hosted again last night, same as last year, and it turns out he's still boring. But here's the thing: we can still forgive your i ... More >>

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    January 21, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Gunnar Cushway, Insko's Feel-Good Utilityman

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Everything about Insko fe ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    The 10 Most Epic Moments On the Holy Ship!!! EDM Cruise

    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 >>

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    November 19, 2013

    The 10 Best Kanye West Items on Etsy

    I have a slight obsession with Kanye West because I simultaneously recognize that he is really a genius while at the same time acknowledge that's a Hollywood fathead who isn't nearly as genius as he thinks he is. The result is a strange figure that elicits devotion, obsession, mockery, and honest ze ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    Billy Currington Christens a New Mega-Honky-Tonk, Stampede Houston

    "God is great, beer is good... And people are crazy!" Billy Currington Club Escapade 2001 October 23, 2013 There's something about country music that polarizes people: they either love it or hate it. But when you sit down and think about it, most of the hate is a result of the culture of the music ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Austra at Fitzgerald's, 9/14/2013

    Austra Fitzgerald's September 14, 2012 With the joint easily packed out, Canadian synth-pop group Austra played to a crowd of about 150 sweaty souls downstairs at Fitzgerald's Saturday night. Having caught the band once before, a standout set to a decent-sized crowd a few years ago at Austin's Fun ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    Musicians' Five Greatest Drunken Moments

    For better or worse, I recently began to think about my last three birthdays in a row and realized that I've been blackout drunk throughout all three. It's not something I do often, but when my friends and I get together for a special occasion, it turns into something akin to The Hangover. Which I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Jonas Brothers & Karmin at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 8/7/2013

    Jonas Brothers, Mike Tompkins and Karmin Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 7, 2013 Pop music is synonymous with screaming girls, a young audience, and music that will make you want to dance no matter how hard you fight it. Catching the Jonas Brothers in concert checks off all three things on ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    Rodrigo y Gabriela at House of Blues, 7/21/2013

    Rodrigo y Gabriela House of Blues July 21, 2013 I've never been huge on the metal genre, always appreciative of what those musicians do, but never adapting my ears to the music's volume and intensity. Strap two acoustic guitars on some serious metal players, though, and the story changes. Rodrigo ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    Latino Music's Many Styles Charge Austin's Pachanga Fest

    Pachanga Fest Latino Music Festival Feat. Los Lobos, Celso Piña, Intocable, 3BallMTY, y más Fiesta Gardens, Austin May 10 & 11, 2013 Since 2008, the annual, family-friendly Pachanga Fest Latino Music Festival has showcased the vibrant blend of Latino-created music and art and its impact on Americ ... More >>

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    May 10, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Lost Bayou Ramblers, Daft Punk Tribute, etc.

    Will Downing Bayou Music Center, May 10 Known for his rich baritone vocals and an unabashed devotion to romantic ballads, Will Downing may be the quintessential ladies man, so keep a close eye on your woman as he croons a blend of contemporary jazz and R&B that would make even Luther blush. With a ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    From House Party to House Music: A Wild Friday Night In Houston

    With a perfect combination of sun, clouds, and breeze, It felt as if Houston was making love to me as I escaped the treacherous, life-sucking fluorescent lighting of my Westchase office and moon-walked my way towards a Friday night full of booze, buds, and Budweiser. (I'm more of a Saint Arnold's dr ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Transcribing Is a Bitch: The Collected Craig Hlavaty Interviews

    My last official day at the Houston Press is tomorrow, so these past two weeks I have been sifting through my body of work here at Rocks Off, almost seven years of words. I've been gleefully overdosing on nostalgia here at my desk, and I have (almost) no regrets. I'll have some more words on my depa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2013

    Last Night: New Order at Coachella

    New Order Coachella April 13,2013 While over at the main stage the bulk of the Coachella crowd was enduring Phoenix with the hope that Daft Punk would come out -- they instead got R. Kelly -- a smaller but perhaps more enthusiastic crowd got a first-rate greatest hits set from New Order Saturday n ... More >>

  • Music

    April 4, 2013

    Madman Across the Water

    Sir Elton John piano-pounded Toyota Center March 28.

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    March 6, 2013

    Top 20 Things We Need to See at SXSW Next Week

    Next week the Rocks Off Action Team goes to Austin for Ess Ex Ess Dubya for another four days of fun, sun, eavesdropping, and live music. And swag, of the free kind, not the kind that Justin Bieber is still trying to make happen. This year at SXSW we're looking forward to many, many things, includ ... More >>

  • Music

    January 10, 2013

    The Great Outdoors

    Your 2013 music-festival outlook, Texas edition.

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Cristina Acuna, Cactus Music's Twitter Fingers

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. Who? Although Social Media Person is just one of the many hats Cactus Music Store Mana ... More >>

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    January 8, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Cristina Acuna, Cactus Music's Twitter Fingers

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. Who? Although Social Media Person is just one of the many hats Cactus Music Store Mana ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    Your 2013 Music Festival Outlook (Texas Edition)

    I don't know about you, but I am not totally in love with winter weather. Yes, it affords you the ability to wear beanies and cool fingerless gloves and dress like a hoodlum, but it's the heat that I love the most. That's why I love thinking about music festivals, because that's where we all get t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Last Night: Ghostland Observatory at Warehouse Live

    Ghostland Observatory Warehouse Live October 25, 2012 Lasers. Costumes. Queen-like flights of fancy. Ominous, incredibly sassy beats. Lasers. A steadfast, almost militant, devotion to shaking your ass. And more lasers. No one will ever accuse Austin's Ghostland Observatory of ever putting on anyt ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    Gothic Council Decides If Steampunk Is Goth

    Having just spent an afternoon absorbing the new kung-fu steampunk masterpiece Tai Chi Zero, I got to wondering on what the official gothic position was on the steampunk phenomenon. After all, we share an awful lot in common with the steampunkers, like a love of classic gothic literature, ornamentat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    ACL 2013: What's Next For Texas' Other Big Music Festival?

    As we close the books on ACL's 2012 festivities, full of mud -- but not too much mud, Iggy Pop's elastic skin, Neil Young's reverb, and light shows aplenty, we look forward to the 2013 edition of the Austin megafest. Rewind: ACL Festival Expanding to 2 Weekends in 2013 Rocks Off's Complete ACL 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    4 Reasons Lollapalooza Needs EDM

    Note: This is part of our Twin Cities sister paper City Pages' coverage of Lollapalooza this past weekend in Chicago. -- ed. See Also: Lollapalooza 2012: The People BY IAN TRAAS With every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    OG Ron C Purplefies Girl Talk's All Day

    There are a lot of reasons why OG Ron C running Girl Talk's All Day through his "Chopped Up Not Slopped Up" purplefication process is fun, but one of them seems more substantial -- or, at the very least, more appropriate -- than the rest. To be entirely reductive: Girl Talk is a DJ from Pittsburg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    RIP Adam Yauch: Beastie Boys' MCA Dead At 47

    Well, damn. Adam Yauch, the gravel-voiced third of Noo Yawk '80s and '90s rap-rock superstars the Beastie Boys, has died at age 47, Rolling Stone reports. The exact circumstances of his death were unknown at press time, but Yauch had been battling cancer since being diagnosed with a tumor in his sa ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    Ten Bands From the '00s Underground That Should Consider Reuniting

    All right, so they haven't been broken up as long as the bands in April's excellent look at '90s underground bands who should get back together. We still miss 'em. You know how it is: you get to remembering that album you loved from a few years back and think to yourself "Huh, I wonder when The So-a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Friday Night: Deadmau5 At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Check out more photos of Friday night's Mauskateers. Deadmau5, Excision, Tommy Lee & DJ Aero, Grrl Parts Verizon Wireless Theater September 16th, 2011 The last few times you've heard from this member of Rocks Off, we've brought you reports from major electronic and da ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Charlie Sheen: A Playlist Full Of Winning

    Photo illustration by Monica Fuentes and Chris Gray"Heeeeeeeeeeere's Charlie!!"​The social media Hiroshima and Nagasaki that is the past two weeks of Charlie Sheen's life has led us to join the party by making our own playlist of Sheen songs. As if enough hasn't been written about this gonzo ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Devo And The 16 Other Best Bands In Uniform

    Mark C. Austin​Devo hits Warehouse Live on March 25, the band's first Houston date since a 2006 appearance with the Psychedelic Furs - who, coincidentally enough, are also coming to Warehouse (April 23) to do all of 1981's Talk Talk Talk ("Pretty In Pink," "Into You Like a Train"), plus "Love ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Two Timing: The 11 Best Rock Duos

    Todd Cole​Wednesday night, noisy indie duo No Age (above) pulls into Fitzgerald's. The two-piece of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer Dean Allen Spunt, starting making waves in 2007 with their debut Weirdo Rippers. 2008's Nouns brought them even more acclaim, and along the way they gained fo ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Wangcaster Rules: Rocks Off's Top 10 Stories Of 2010

    Insert "wanking" joke here.​It's been a wild and crazy year. And while we're still wrapping up some of our personal favorite stories of 2010, Rocks Off throughout we'd take a look at the Top 10 most-read stories of the most recent solar rotation. Relive the magic with our links below... 10. N ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Guns N' Roses, Rolling Stones, Prince Coming In 2011?

    Sind Axl und Slash wieder Freunde geworden?​Rocks Off is in the concert business for all intents and purposes. We scour Pollstar and other Web sites and almost hourly looking for new shows and tours to tell you about around the clock. In the span of writing this introduction we just listed Luc ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    Friday Night: Ghostland Observatory At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Ghostland Observatory Warehouse Live October 29, 2010 For more photos from the show, see our wild 'n' crazy slideshow here. As Rocks Off approached Warehouse Live Friday, we were treated to a group of construction workers and cops...in true Halloween-costume fashion, ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    The Ten Funniest Misunderstood Lyrics Ever

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn GrayJust another day of kicking the dancing queen...​Everybody knows that the part in "Purple Haze" where Jimi Hendrix (who died 40 years ago this month) sings "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky" sounds a lot like "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy." There's even ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Dave Wrangler Is Under The Influence... Before Our Washington Shore Party

    Album art by Wyatt LittleRocks Off mentioned this right after Houston's main man on the mash-ups, Dave Wrangler, agreed to DJ tonight's Washington Shore party (8 p.m., rain or shine) at the Washington Avenue Drinkery, but it's worth repeating. Wrangler's got a new 18-track collection of mix-n-match ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    He Said She Said: Ten Artists We Would Go Gay For

    ​It always happens: you and your friends toss back a few beers and the talk turns to what celebrities and models you find attractive. At first it starts out innocent enough, arguing the merits of Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, Marissa Miller or Paula Deen. Well that last name is actually just our ... 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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    May 19, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Blink-182, Clutch, Jaime Foxx, Poison the Well, Wooden Birds and More

    Blink-182: Wed., Sept. 23. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Clutch, Baroness, Lionize: Wed., July 15. House of Blues. Computer Club: Thu., June 18. Escobar. Crosby, Stills & Nash: Fri., Aug. 28. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. D. Ramirez: Fri., Aug. 14. Rich's Houston. "FallCore 2009": Sat., O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Idol Beat: The Final 13 Results

    A new wrinkle in the elimination curve! The return of a prodigal Idol winner! A performance from a self-important pop-rap blowhard! Two more contestants falling under the proverbial sword! The first of the dreaded Ford-sponsored videos-cum-advertisements! Gratuitous decolletage courtesy of Paula Abd ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    December 17, 2007

    Drenched in Blog: Listing 2007

    Yeah, it’s that time of year again when all of us people in the rock journo cabals start telling you what we liked this year. Then we make little lists and try out-obscuring one another. It’s fun, in a very sad and angry nerd sort of way. Anyway, this week I figured each day this week I would go ... More >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Being There

    The Sixth Annual Austin City Limits Festival feels like home...almost

  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    LCD Soundsystem

    Sound of Silver

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    October 27, 2005

    Anti-Rock

    LCD Soundsystem's brain trust happily loses his edge

  • Calendar

    August 11, 2005
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    September 23, 1999

    Rotation

    New Releases Reviewed

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