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    November 5, 2012

    The Song Is a Lie: The White (Lie) Album

    Song titles should speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Take it from me, I'm the guy who co-wrote "You Cannot Kill David Arquette" and he's still completely undeniably alive despite multiple ninja attacks. That's called credibility, children, and you might want to take notes. ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    Heidi Klum and Seal Videos That Will Make You Even More Sad About the Break-up

    Since the news of Heidi Klum and Seal breaking up after seven years of marriage hit the Internet, you've probably been listening to this song a lot. Seal built Heidi an igloo when he proposed on a ski vacation, for God's sake, and the couple renewed their vows more times than most of us have been ma ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Promoter Mike Kelley: "Numbers Is Houston's CBGB"

    Marco TorresWu-Tang Clan's GZA and Ghostface Killah at Numbers, December 2010​Numbers' credentials as a concert venue are undeniable - everyone from Siouxsie and the Banshees to Green Day to Type O Negative has played there. It's hard to argue, though, that the past decade hasn't been a rough ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    Holy Fiction: Thou Shalt Not Mocketh Our Name

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rock's Off we're working hard to find some meaning behind the oddest monikers. ​Rocks Off has one thumb firmly on the pulse of the Houston music scene, and the other hovering above the mouse waiting to Googl ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    30 Seconds With Cradle Of Filth's Dani Filth

    James Sharrock​Rocks Off sat down with Cradle of Filth's Dani Filth to see we could find out about the front man and founder of the British goth-metal band, which formed in 1991, in 30 seconds. Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Dani Filth: The Scissor Sisters' "I Can't Decide." ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Free Radicals Blend Break-Dancing, Capoeira Into Fitz's Show

    ​The Free Radicals remain an institution of incredible sound here in H-town, having amassed 13 Houston Press Music Awards in the realms of jazz and funk since their inception in 1996, as well as making a name for themselves as one of the city's most prolific protest bands. So when founder Nick ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Megafauna, The Yeti Of Texas Prog-Rock Bands

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to unravel the meanings behind some of the odder monikers. ​Sooooooo... Megafauna is this way trippy experimental rock act out of Austin who will be here annihilating Walter's to ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    2011 May Be The Year Of Twenty Eleven

    ​Rocks Off rarely handles the rap portion of Houston's musical wares. There's not a lot of eyeliner in it, and we prefer silver to gold jewelry. However, since Space City Records won Best Local Label last year, we've maintained a pretty steady connection with the label's head and all-around a ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    The Seven Ages Of Goth

    ​This is not meant as a complete history of goth, as that would be a huge book. Instead, we're aiming to give a simple overview of the musicians, songs and albums that have most defined the genre. Many deserving artists have been left out, and some that we're sure some people feel are not wor ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Gothic Council Debates Gothiness Of "Graveyard" Video

    ​Though Gothtopia doesn't get to do our daily music-video column anymore, they're still one of our favorite things to write about. So, while trolling through YouTube yesterday, we came across the music video for the latest single by Pittsburgh electo-goth duo Candy Apple Blue, "Graveyard." ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Black Queen Speaks Checkmates Other Funk-Rockers

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essential gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're working to find some meaning in the monikers. ​Black Queen Speaks' own description of itself is better than any other we could possibly come up: They sound like Jane's Addiction and Soundgar ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    30 Seconds With The 71s' Keeton Coffman

    Rocks Off sat down with Keeton Coffman, lead singer of The 71s, to see what we good learn about the man we once called "God's punk-ass kid" in 30 seconds. ​Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Keeton Coffman: Not sure - I just hope it's not one of mine. RO: What is the best lyr ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    30 Seconds With Robert Ellis

    Danin Drahos​Rocks Off sat down with Robert Ellis to see what we could learn about the singer-songwriter, 2010 Houston Press Best Country award winner and in-demand guitarist in 30 seconds... Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Robert Ellis: "Let the Bodies Hit the Floor" by Dr ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    Nicki Minaj Strangely Attracted To Dinosaur Sweaters

    ​Lately, two figures completely dominate the Rocks Off blog. One is Allyson Townsend, whose battle to bring pop music to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community has her scheduled to make an appearance as Diane Sawyer's "Person of the Week" on ABC's World News Tonight. The other towering figure ... More >>

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    December 24, 2010

    The 10 Best Music Videos Of 2010

    ​The following should be heard in Ray Liotta's voice for maximum effect: As far back as we can remember, we always wanted to be a VJ. We grew up with MTV, and until we had to break it off after we found the channel hoing around with a pack of syphilitic realitysauruses, we never missed a cha ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    The Manichean: Back From The Dead With Visceral Lacerus

    ​The Manichean is gearing up for their first full-length release next year. In the meantime, they will be releasing a new EP, Lacerus Rising, as appropriately bizarre as the excellent Whispers tonight at Avant Garden. In a way, the EP serves as a trailer for the longer release Houston's we ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    ERASEtheVIRUS Is Full Of Holiday Cheer

    Photos by Rhonda Merideth​Until Rocks Off had a small child... strike that. Until Rocks Off watched the Wife With One F have a small child while we hyperventilated in a hospital room, we had a very firm holiday tradition of lying to our families about other engagements and then eating dinner a ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Turbo Fruits: Now That's A Band Name!

    Photos courtesy Tell All Your Friends PR​Rocks Off likes Turbo Fruits a lot. It's a loud, rock-roll-icky, semi-glam group out of Nashville that is more than capable of using sick sounds to seduce your mom and making you watch. Frankly, that image - using various mothers - is all that runs thr ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    John Lennon And Dimebag Darrell: Together In Death

    ​On this day in 1980, Mark David Chapman shot and killed former Beatle John Lennon. On the same day in 2004, Nathan Gale shot and killed Darrell Abbott, aka Dimebag Darrell of Pantera. In the spirit of the famous Lincoln/Kennedy coincidences list, which is mostly bullshit, here is a list f ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    The 71's Crash Great Day Houston... Now!

    Actually, Great Day Houston airs at 9 a.m. on Channel 11. Rocks Off just wanted to give you an hour or two to get ready. ​The 71s remain a quiet but powerful force in Houston, and continue to tumble higher and higher into choice gigs. Their latest EP, Rock and Roll Reaction, was very much a f ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Which Other Musicians Should Start Tea Parties?

    ​The continued persecution of Nelson, Willie for the smoking of weed in the name of being a laid-back national treasure has spawned the Teapot Party. Get it? Rocks Off got to wondering who else will harness Willie's lightning.

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    November 24, 2010

    Nitzer Ebb: "We Push Quite Hard"

    ​Nitzer Ebb's influence on electronic music can't be overstated, and when the band broke up in the mid-90s, their enormous back catalog became staples for DJs all across the world. When they reunited in the next decade, the band did what few reunited bands seem to do: They sat down and actual ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    How Gangrene Led To The Conductors' Baton

    ​Conductors and wizards have a lot in common. Both are usually older men, are greatly respected and feared and, most importantly, both use wands to work their magic. But just as the wands of the Harry Potter world have supplemented the staves of J.R.R. Tolkein's Middle Earth-style wizards, so ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Staffing The Ultimate Evil Record Label

    "The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." - Attributed to Hunter S. Thompson ​The evil record label is a staple of the public's perception of the music ind ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Keyboardist Seeks Arabic Players To Explore Local Scene

    ​Rocks Off combs through Craigslist's postings hoping to find the genesis of some great musical endeavor. So when we saw a posting looking for Arabic singers, we were intrigued. After all, this is a time of mosque burnings and our upstairs neighbors passing anti-Sharia laws. It must take a he ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Castle Lights' Paint the Stars Outshines The Sky

    ​Almost the first story that Rocks Off did here was music that had its inception at Red Tree Recording Studio. Since then, the studio has sent us solid gold album after solid gold album, and their latest release is no exception. Meet Castle Lights, formerly Light Parade. Jeremiah Wood began t ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    A Survivor's Guide To Death By Vomit

    ​Your humble narrator went to our day job on Saturday like we always do. We stopped at Sonic on the way and got a bacon sandwich like we always do. Then we spent the rest of the weekend praying to every Non-Jewish, Non Muslim God we could think of to please not make us throw up the delicious b ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    30 Seconds With Bob Schneider

    Rocks Off sat down with Bob Schneider to see what we could learn about the popular Austin singer-songwriter in 30 seconds. Utopiajoe1 via Wikipedia​Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Bob Schneider: Obviously this is a personal preference issue. That's one of the amazing things a ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Why Do Bandmates Want To Kill Each Other?

    ​A band is the family you choose. We can't speak for your family, but in our family we send you to the hospital over the last piece of chicken. We've seen our cousins choked unconscious more often than we've seen Star Wars. Bands are like that too. On one hand, you're united in a common goal; ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Kemo For Emo Breaks In Half, Seeks New Members

    Kemo for Emo on Facebook​It seemed like it was a good year to be a member of Kemo for Emo. The quartet narrowly lost to Skeleton Dick for best punk band in the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards - making it their fourth nomination. The group also signed with Space City Records, who currently hol ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Clockpole: Making Baby Art Where Babies Come From

    ​Rocks Off was spending a few minutes quietly relaxing on Facebook, having a soda, not bothering anyone at all, when we ran across a plea from Joe Ortiz of Clockpole asking if any women out there would mind inserting an action figure in their vagina and allowing him to take a picture. A few m ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Faith And The Muse Invade Numbers For Live DVD

    ​As far as we know, no full concert films have ever been shot at Numbers. Oh, Asmodeus X and Provision did some music videos, and some awesome footage of a Revolting Cocks performance has made the rounds, but no full-on concert films. After seeing what Marc Moorash of Seraphemea did with Faith ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Based On Music Scene, Houston May Be U.S.'s 4th-Dumbest City

    ​Sooooo... The Daily Beast has compiled its second annual list of the dumbest cities in America. Houston came in fourth from last (out of 55), just ahead of our neighbors in San Antonio. The list is compiled through a great many things, such as the number of libraries, cultural investments and ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Papa Roach's Name Doesn't Bug Girls At All

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off, we're trying hard to decode music's oddest monikers in order to find a little meaning. ​"Would you like to come out and review the Papa Roach show?" "I'd rather be blown by a garbage disposal." ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Black Congress Storms Out Of Ghoulsfest

    ​Earlier today, Black Congress said that the band would not be performing as previously scheduled at Ghoulsfest, Houston's newest music festival taking place at Pearland's Tom Bass Park next Saturday and featuring Bad Brains, Macy Gray and many local acts. The band announced its departure from ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    Lynyrd Skynyrd, Plane Crashes And The Fall Of Icarus

    The quicker us pick Icarus to be a stinker of a pilot, but anyone that near the sun ain't no shrinking violet. - Richard O'Brien, Ain't That to Die For ​ Lynyrd Skynyrd, "What's Your Name" Today marks the 33rd anniversary of the plane crash that killed Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    Your Buzzword Is My Band Name, Part 1

    Friedrich Glorian via Flickr​It's a Google-rific society we be a-living in, and the fastest way to notoriety is to coin a phrase that, when Guantanamo Bayed safely between quotation marks in a search field, will bring up endless debate upon your win or fail. We have been blessed with some rea ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Wax Audio's Tom Compagnoni: Portrait Of A Mash-Up Artist

    Courtesy of Tom Compagnoni​Rocks Off is quite keen on YouTube mashups. Whether it's famous ones like the contentious "Boulevard of Broken Songs," which melds Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" with Oasis's "Wonderwall" - and Noel Gallagher still says Green Day should pay him for ripping ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Two Door Cinema Club: More Than Just A Sandwich

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off, we're trying hard to decode Houston's oddest monikers in order to find a little meaning. Jamie Adamson/​Two Door Cinema Club is one of those bands that when you spend ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Eight Delicious Goth Covers Of Mainstream Hit Songs

    ​The Halloween season is upon us, which means that the powers that be have let Gothtopia run amuck just a bit in bringing you music of a darker persuasion. Usually, Gothtopia and the Wife With One F would be at Numbers on Halloween vaccinating ourselves for snakebites with vodka and cranberr ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Musicians Face Their Toughest Audience Of All: Mom

    ​When you're a kid, you can't wait to bring your mom the picture you drew, or sing her the song you learned. You live for her approval, that smile of pride. And later, that support can steadily make you more and more into the artist you will become. One day you're singing "He's Got the Whole ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Who Knew There Are So Many Songs About Rabies?

    Centers for Disease Control Library​Monday night, as the crickets sang sweet songs into the early fall air, Rocks Off hung a wreath made of rubber bats on our door, and wrapped up copies of Old Yeller and Cujo to surprise our young daughter with when she awoke the next morning. Ahhh, is there ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    The 11 Best Internet-Only Radio Stations

    ​Should Rice University's pending sale of KTRU to the University of Houston for use as a classical sister station to KUHF go through, Houston would lose one of its oldest sources of independent, over-the-air music programming. Having sat in KTRU's studio many times as a local artist telling th ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    The American Heist Steal Houston's Punk-Rock Hearts

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to Photos by Ms. Blackout/ myspace ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Rocks Off Blogger Writes Book. Seriously. For Real.

    ​From the sometimes (check that - always) demented mind of Jef with One F, Rocks Off blogger and co-lead vocalist of "Houston's most notorious band" Black Math Experiment, comes The Bible Spelled Backwards Does Not Change The Fact That You Cannot Kill David Arquette - a book at once musical me ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Post-Apocalyptic Videos, Rap Cartoons And Plenty Of Punk History

    Catastrophic Skies (extended cut) from Chase Rees on Vimeo. • Pale, the mainstream-y dark rock band from Houston, has a new video out for their song "Catostrophic Skies," featuring a high-concept post-apocalyptic motorcycle gang. It's kinda goofy. But hell, look at those production values. • L ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Somebody Impregnate Jennifer Aniston Already

    ​Imagine you're...a certain relatively famous Hollywood actress. Gradually, and through no real fault of your own, you've seen the fame of your early days starring in one of the most popular sitcoms of all time fade and lead roles dwindle. Meanwhile a parade of your exes have either moved on to r ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Game Time: The Lost Speech Of Yankee GM Brian Cashman

    ​So the Yankees are World Champions. Yippee. Between watching Kobe tear out the Rockets' collective heart last night, and then having to flip over to Fox to watch Alex Rodriguez' post-game celebration (rehearsed in the mirror no fewer than 100 times, no doubt), November 4, 2009, will live in inf ... More >>

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    Dream Child

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