Think about your favorite musician for a minute. Do you remember the first time you heard his or her voice? Can you relate each album or song to a different stage or major occurrence in your life?
How many times have you seen him or her (or them) in concert, let alone met and engaged them in conver ... More >>
Mike Watt & the Missingmen, Rivers
Fitzgerald's, October 29
Mike Watt is like a human perpetual-motion machine, constantly in motion and usually on the road somewhere. He recently played ACL fest in Austin's Zilker Park with his "day job" of a few years now, bassist in Iggy & the Stooges, and is alr ... More >>
Jim BrickerColdplay: Also with the pretty lights.A Zilker field. As Friday's shadows lengthened, a young woman - tall, pale, boots - approached Rocks Off.
"Are you going to Pretty Lights?"
"I don't think so."
"I don't know."
"Do you know where I can get some Molly?"
"Uhhh... ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresTrain a-Comin': The Secret Sisters3:30 p.m. Still they file in.
Watching the crowds trudge along Barton Springs Road, their eyes fixed on the pavement about five yards in front of them (not their phones), always reminds Rocks Off of a pilgrimage. And each festival has i ... More >>
The OnionThirty years ago today, Bob Marley passed away from cancer at the young age of 36. According to one joke, it took three days to bury him because his coffin kept jammin'. Bada bum.
That's not even our favorite. Earlier this year, Dan Turner, press secretary to Mississippi Governor an ... More >>
UPDATE (3:23 p.m.): Promotional video by Monica Fuentes added after the jump.
Jay LeeLittle Joe Washington at the Continental Club's 10th anniversary, July 2010Slowly but surely, Rocks Off has been getting ready for our "Shot In the Dark" photo exhibition at Warehouse Live's Studio next Thur ... 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 sheaserrano@gmai ... More >>
Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to email@example.com. Thanks, homies.
Mark C. AustinNosaprise at the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase
Single of the Week: "Start Today," Nosaprise
Wire ... More >>