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  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Queen's Best Deep Cuts, Album by Album

    Just about this time last year, I wound up reading the article "10 Classic Albums We Happen To Hate" right here on Rocks Off. Being a classic-rock enthusiast and having seen various lists like this before, I looked forward to what my now-colleagues would have to say about some legendary albums. I wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    10 Prominent ACL Festival Veterans: Where Are They Now?

    Well, it's time to gear up for another Austin City Limits Music Festival, which kicks off this Friday in Austin's Zilker Park and this year runs not only through Sunday the 6th, but next Friday through Sunday with the same lineup. As usual, the lineup is really decent: The Cure, Depeche Mode, Muse, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    The Best Post-Clash Joe Strummer Songs

    Today would have been Joe Strummer's 60th birthday, but he passed away in December 2002 of a heart attack, days before Christmas. He left behind a wife and three daughters, plus thousands of years of music and memories. The loss was like a punch to the gut, made even more bitter because he and f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Kurt Cobain At 45: Where Would He Be In 2012?

    ​Had he not died in April 1994 by his own hand -- or sinister forces working for Courtney Love (insert maniacal laugh) -- Kurt Cobain would have turned 45 years old today. The rock icon killed himself at the age of 27, leaving behind not only a daughter to fend for herself against the wiles of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    We Tell You Who Will Win Grammys So You Don't Have To Watch Them

    SPOILER ALERT​The best thing about the annual Grammy nominations and awards shows is the clamor of anger that rises up when the mere mention of the event even comes up. Immediately people begin calling it a travesty, trotting out all the people who have been snubbed -- Jethro Tull beats Metall ... More >>

  • Music

    April 21, 2011

    Punching a Wall

    Jessica Lea Mayfield goes from a bluegrass childhood to buzzworthy "goth-blues drama queen."

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Three Songs, No Flash: Mark C. Austin's Life In The Pit

    All photos by Mark C. AustinGwen Stefani of No Doubt in The Woodlands, May 2009​This evening, local rock photographer Mark C. Austin unveils his first exhibit of his work since he began shooting bands almost five years ago. Austin's work has appeared in print and online for the Houston Press a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Heckler's Delight: R. Kelly at Reliant Arena

    Sorry, we couldn't resist...​King of R&B. Ghostwriter supreme. Pop genius. Unabashed sex fiend. Bump 'n' grind horndog. Acquited pedophile. Ultimately, history will decide whether or not R. Kelly deserves some, all, or any of these labels, but here are two facts that aren't in dispute: 1) the ... More >>

  • Music

    August 27, 2009
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    August 10, 2009

    Aftermath: Green Day at Toyota Center

    Mark C. Austin​ During "Minority," the motorized 2000 Celtic-thrash mash-up that closed Green Day's main set Saturday night, Toyota Center's video screen became a collage of flyers from the group's early days, before the platinum albums, roadies, Grammys and extra live musicians (there were four S ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2008

    Bill Bentley Goes Online with Sonic Boomers

    Native Houstonian creates Web site for boomer music fans

  • Music

    January 31, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 29, 2008

    Reporter’s Notebook: Random Scrawlings from the Van Halen Show

    Click here for a slideshow Whether for space or continuity considerations, music reviewers usually find that half of what they write down during a concert, or more, winds up on the newspaper equivalent of the cutting-room floor. Sometimes this is for the best, but thanks to the Internet such jotting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008
  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    The Goods, the Bad & the Ugly

    Four musicians and one tape recorder

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Honor Bound

    A fictional look at the future of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

  • Film

    November 23, 2006

    One Toke Wonder

    Tenacious D gets the band back together, and...and... and ?

  • Calendar

    October 13, 2005

    Meow Mix

    DJ delight Miss Kittin spins purrfect grooves

  • Music

    April 15, 2004

    Cobain in Clubland

    Recollections of Nirvana's three Houston shows

  • Music

    January 23, 2003

    Cold Relief

    Radio wild card Coldplay struts in from the UK with plenty of attitude

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    January 28, 1999
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    January 22, 1998
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    October 16, 1997
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    March 27, 1997

    Looking for Billy Zoom

    X was the West's great punk hope. But now they're finding more fun in their new worlds.

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