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    March 24, 2014

    Zac Brown Band at Reliant Stadium, 3/23/2014

    Zac Brown Band Reliant Stadium March 22, 2014 This being their fourth performance at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Zac Brown Band's prowess onstage shouldn't have surprised anyone Sunday night. But, of course, that didn't make it any less impressive. A fitting close to this year's Rodeo, ZBB ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Phantogram, Roky Erickson, Zedd, etc.

    Phantogram House of Blues, Monday 28 A duo from upstate New York, Phantogram will scratch that same after-hours electro-pop itch as School of Seven Bells' enchanting 2012 LP Ghostory. On two albums for Barsuk Records and now a new eponymous EP on Republic Records, Josh Carter and Sarah Bechtel slid ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013

    Forget the Acting, Songs Tell CBGB's Cinematic Story

    CBGB, the movie about the iconic club, opens in theaters in a week; but, in an exclusive arrangement with DirecTV Cinema, it's been playing on demand for the last month. So, I rented the movie because it's cheaper to pay 11 bucks and drink PBR at home than take the family to the theater and pay 11 b ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Pasadena Napalm Division & deadhorse at Scout Bar, 9/13/2013

    Pasadena Napalm Division, deadhorse, Dykes on Bikes, Beyond All Deception, Deathrazor Scout Bar September 13, 2013 It seems like the most obvious pairing in the world, really. The only question is why they didn't get together sooner. Three or four years ago, some of the guys from local '90s metal l ... 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 >>

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    April 15, 2013

    The Best Shows In Houston This Week: Rihanna, Suzanna Choffel, Wavves, etc.

    Rihanna Toyota Center, April 15 Rihanna has combined her athletic stature, formidable vocals, down-for-whatever attitude and some alarming life choices to become a flashpoint pop star, a lightning rod for controversy that even Lady Gaga would have trouble rivaling these days. Musically, the Barbado ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    10 Signs Your Band Won't Make It at SXSW

    Being a successful musician really has to be a slice of heaven. And of course the chicks are great. It's why from the beginning of time men (and women) have taken up instruments in the chance that they will be played in front of many, many others, some of whom could possibly want to have sex with ... More >>

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    March 12, 2013

    EPIC: The 20 Most Overused Terms In SXSW Band Bios

    Before I take any trip to Austin and SXSW, I always take more than a few days to peruse the schedule and check out a few of the hundreds of names on the roster and read their bios. Some years there are more bands with "wolf" and "space" in their monikers than usual, and some years there are random ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    10 Music Films at SXSW That You Don't Wanna Miss

    Well, it's SXSW time again, friends, and you know what that means: dashing around Austin all day, drinking until our eyebrows fall out and doing our best to stick to pre-planned schedules intended to maximize the amount of live music that we can cram into our ear canals before passing out on the flo ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    Fresh Cream and the Top 10 Power Trios of All Time

    Forty-six years ago this week, British blues-rockers Cream unveiled their debut album, Fresh Cream, one of the most deeply influential rock and roll records of all time. The original supergroup, the band was intended to unite the "cream" of the late-'60s British blues scene, featuring Eric Clapton ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    5 More Christmas Songs by Houston Artists (and the Butthole Surfers)

    5. Butthole Surfers, "Good King Wenceslas" Would you believe me if I told you that a Butthole Surfers song is impossible to explain? There's a version of "Good King Wenceslas" that Mannheim Steamroller made pretty famous on elevators around the world. You wouldn't recognize the words if I told you, ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012

    Life After "Popular"

    Nada Surf wouldn't play the major-label game, and lived to tell the tale.

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    April 26, 2012

    Unscripted: Top 10 Actor/Musician Collaborations

    Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson have been hanging out a lot lately. The actor joined the antichrist onstage a couple of weeks ago at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards show in L.A., and played guitar on "Sweet Dreams" and "Beautiful People." Depp also collaborated with Manson on a cover of Carly Simon' ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    Pop Rocks: So Who's Going to Perform at Next Year's Super Bowl Halftime Show?

    If Janet Jackson's nip slip in 2004 threw ice water on the practice of using current entertainers for Super Bowl halftimes, M.I.A.'s middle finger salute dumped it in the Bering Sea. Finally, after eight years of K. Billy's Sounds of the '70s and Pete Townshend's belly (which somehow didn't draw *an ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Forever Young: Musicians Who Refuse To Age

    The other day, looking around on YouTube for Pantera stuff -- did you know that this month Vulgar Display Of Power turns 20? -- I found a relatively recent clip of lead singer Phil Anselmo VH1 Classic's That Metal Show from late 2010. The current Down crooner and mouth from the south was guesting on ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Rocks Off Lists Our Favorite Downloads of 2011

    It's getting to be that time of year, when the temperature drops and the lists start rolling in. Read any blog, magazine or newspaper and you're bound to run across at least a handfull of year-end lists, particularly when it comes to music. We all like to talk about the stuff we like. It's just what ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    14 Notable Female Rock Drummers

    girlscantwhat.com​Last week, we rounded up a list of our favorite female rock bassists. We'd like to continue the trend of honoring rock's finest females, by next recognizing 14 notable female rock drummers. As usual, we will focus on the live-performing, touring drummers over time, rather tha ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Father Figures: 100 Famous Musicians' Paternal Professions

    If you're a Texan of a certain age, this week you've probably spent some time mourning the death of Jerry Haynes, the children's TV host better known as Mr. Peppermint. Haynes' show on WFAA-TV in Dallas, Peppermint Place, ran from the '60s to the '90s and was widely syndicated across the state, incl ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Drain You: The 10 Most Expensive Nirvana Items On eBay

    ​Today officially marks 20 years, yes two decades, since Nirvana's Nevermind hit stores and started a whole new movement in music, er, well at least brought one further above ground. The past month the music world has been awash in articles and blogs about Nevermind, with the three living arch ... More >>

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    September 5, 2011

    True Blood: Best. Episode. Ever. Song Ain't Bad, Either.

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​For some reason, Gothtopia has spent the last decade complet ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Happy Birthday Butch Vig: A Quick Discography

    Butch Vig making the donuts.​Today is Butch Vig's 55th birthday. The acclaimed record producer and sometime musician has been at the helm of some of the best grunge and indie records of the past 25 years, and his production style has made him one of the most sought-after sound architects in t ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Out Today: Paul Simon Resurgent, Foos Get Loud, Isbell Kills

    ​It's New Release Tuesday, and this week's is one of the biggest days of the year, with new discs by the Foo Fighters, a reinvigorated Paul Simon and TV On The Radio leading the pack, plus a few other artists returning to the scene after a few years away from the limelight. Next week (April ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    30 Seconds With Ryan Key of Yellowcard

    Photo by Adam Elmakias​Rocks Off sat down with guitarist and vocalist for alternative punk rock sensation Yellowcard http://www.yellowcardrock.com, whose new video "Hang You Up" is the only reason we can think of to brave MTV these days, to see what we could learn about him in 30 seconds. Roc ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    SXSW Last Night: Queens Of The Stone Age At La Zona Rosa

    Craig Hlavaty​Rolling Stone magazine surely knows how to throw a showcase, bringing forth Dinosaur Jr.'s J. Mascis, Mini Mansions, and Black Angels to open for a reinvigorated Queens Of The Stone Age on Wednesday night. Every band on the bill coalesced with each other beautifully and succinctl ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Last Night: Canned Acoustica II At Warehouse Live

    Southern Backtones' Hank Schyma​Canned Acoustica II Warehouse Live March 3, 2011 Check out our photos of Canned Acoustica II: Acoutstic Boogaloo! It's awfully hard to dog a charity event, especially one donating to a cause as noble as the Houston Food Bank, so Aftermath won't even try. Besid ... 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 9, 2010

    Five More Heavy Metal Christmas Carols

    ​Last year's unholy Christmas metal list was so popular, we decided to reach back into our quasi-Santanic bag and find five more songs for you to blare while trimming the tree and wrapping presents. We made our list too late to catch Rob Halford's Christmas album, Winter Songs. Otherwise it ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Rock And Roll Saved Steve Almond's Life - Here's How

    ​It's one thing to enjoy music as the kind of casual background noise to a car ride, jog in the park or commercial extolling the incredible mileage of the new Honda. Fiction writer, memoirist and former Miami New Times music writer Steve Almond (My Life in Heavy Metal, Candyfreak) is not that kind ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Aftermath: Houston Radio Friendly Unit Shifters Bid Nirvana's Kurt Cobain Happy 43rd

    Photos by Jay Rascoe​This past Saturday would have been Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's 43rd birthday, and to celebrate, a band of some of Houston's best indie and hardcore cats got together to throw down a set of covers at Big Star Bar in the Heights, billing themselves as Danneurysm. Opening wit ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    Back To The Future: The Dirty Rotten Imbeciles That Meet In D.R.I.

    metal-archives.comA hometown D.R.I. gig, 1982​Tonight at Wired Live, formerly the Meridian - or still the Meridian, just not for much longer; we don't even know at this point - you can watch part of punk and hardcore history duke it out with some of the new wave. Legendary crossover thrash band an ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day One: Aftermath

    Photo by Mark C. AustinSchool of Seven Bells​Before we start discussing the great music we heard yesterday, we would like to take time to thank the Gods Of Rock for blessing Day One of the Austin City Limits Festival (ACL) 2009 with an amazing afternoon and evening of weather. Anyone who has ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    Overkill? No Such Thing

    Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister has never been one to mince riffs — or words.

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    August 13, 2009

    Maybe Miley Would Be Better Off Dead Like Selena, Kurt and These Others...

    In case you missed it - and if you value your immortal soul, we're sure you did - Hannah Montana star/future tell-all memoir author Miley Cyrus unveiled a newer, more "mature" look last weekend at the only venue appropriate for such things: the Teen Choice Awards. Nothing says "successful transitio ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008

    Cold Shot At The Hideaway

    A guitar prodigy electrifies Richmond Strip tavern

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    December 18, 2008
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    October 2, 2008
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    September 30, 2008

    Mail Call: Post-Ike/ACL Edition

    As you might imagine, the past few weeks have been somewhat hectic for Rocks Off, meaning there's been another heaping helping of yellow and brown envelopes piling up. Let's do this. This time I've added brief quotes from the accompanying press release, provided there is one. Definitely Roy O ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008

    ACL Notebook Dump, Pt. 2: Measuring Time Mars Volta-Style, Led Zeppelin Rumors and More

    Photo by Dawn Jones-Garcia Nope. No Page. Just Plant. * C3 and Capitol Metro have really improved their shuttle-bus efficiency. Granted, both the Mars Volta and Manu Chao were far from through when I left the park, but the line never stalled for more than about 30 seconds. In fact, it took almost e ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008
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    February 4, 2008

    Last Night: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at Super Bowl XLII

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers University of Phoenix Stadium February 3, 2008 Better Than: The game itself, except for that last Giants drive. Download: Stream, actually, a sample of Tom Petty’s XM Radio show “Buried Treasure” here For the past several weeks, I have had the distinct suspicio ... More >>

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    June 14, 2007

    Dinosaur Jr.

    Dinosaur Jr performs Sunday, June 17, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel St., 713-225-5483.

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    September 23, 2004

    A Thin Line...

    Introducing the most hated men in rock (besides Sting)

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    April 8, 2004

    Embrace the Darkness

    Forget the hype and the backlash -- listening to Permission to Land is the key

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    May 22, 2003

    The Hunger

    Friday, May 23

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    April 17, 2003

    Wesley Willis

    Wednesday, April 23

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    November 1, 2001

    Reach for the Sky

    The selfishness of Hands Up Houston nourishes Space City's beleaguered indie scene

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    August 5, 1999

    Rotation

    Boozoo Chavis and the Magic Sounds, Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band, Verbena

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    October 27, 1994
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    December 16, 1993

    The Pop Moment

    Astral Dejection The Shonen Knife/Breeders/Nirvana tour blows through Houston's hall of shame

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