For touring musicians, the ease and profitability of living-room concerts prove there is no place like home.
Houston audiences who grow weary of their concert neighbors' incessant chatter and smartphone camerawork should absolutely check out this week's Houston Press cover story that takes a look inside the cozy world of living-room concerts. Inspired by a favorite musician who would be passing through th ... More >>
David Bazan Fitzgerald's November 30, 2012 I must have been absent the day we began celebrating albums' "birthdays"; nevertheless, when it serves as the reason for an artist to play one of his most esteemed albums for an entire tour, I'll play along. Pedro the Lion front man David Bazan is commem ... More >>
American Fangs: With Southern Backtones, Deep Cuts., Fri., Dec. 14, 8 p.m., $10/$11. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Amplified Heat: Fri., Dec. 21, 8 p.m., $7. Mango's, 403 Westheimer Road, Houston. Another Run: With Square & Compass, Cache The Ghost., Sun., Dec. 2, 10 p.m., $10. Scout Bar, ... More >>
Axiom 25th Anniversary Reunion Show with Painteens, Hickoids, Poor Dumb Bastards, Toho Ehio, Bark Hard, Bliss Blood, Kruller, Insecticide, Basilisk, Bad Samaritans, Academy, Black Spunk: Fri., Nov. 23, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Axiom 25th Anniversary Reunion Show with ... More >>
Poor Pilate's keyboard man David Lascoe doesn't hide his love of Huey Lewis.
David Bazan's struggles with faith aren't at the expense of his belief in rock and roll.
zazzle.comSongwriters find inspiration many of life's varied realms: Joy, grief, sex, drugs, anger and, evidently, two-timing. Some are sad, some cheeky, some violent and revengeful, but we've collected a sad-sack grab-bag of cheating-related songs. Here is our Top 15, along with their lyric ... More >>
Agnostic Front, The Mongoloids: Mon., Sept. 19. Walter's On Washington. Amon Amarth: Fri., Aug. 26. House of Blues. Aretha Franklin: Tue., June 14. Arena Theatre. blink-182, My Chemical Romance, Matt & Kim: Mon., Sept. 26. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Buxton: Fri., July 8. McGonigel' ... More >>
This past weekend was magical, what with Rocks Off finally getting to see Foo Fighters play songs from Wasting Light and all. You may remember that we have been wanking over Light since it came out in April, but it's really good. Best rock album of the year? Maybe, unless Jack White or Josh H ... More >>
Aiden, Eyes Set To Kill, Get Scared, Vampires Everywhere!: Tue., June 7. Warehouse Live. David Bazan: Sat., July 2. Fitzgerald's. Billy Joe Shaver: Fri., May 13. The Firehouse Saloon. Britney Spears: Wed., July 13. Toyota Center. Centro-matic, Sarah Jaffe: Fri., July 8. Fitzgerald's. Cr ... More >>
Rocks Off polled our staff for their favorite Christmas songs to create a playlist for you to enjoy while you open presents, drink egg nog, or however else you celebrate. Enjoy. Ahh, the gift that keeps on giving...Editor's Pick: U2, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)": Neph Basedow: Ped ... More >>
The line-up for the 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival went live at the fest's website at midnight this morning while the rest of the world was snoozing. Luckily we are up and stirring to bring it to you. No Pavement and no Soundgarden, but we do have the Strokes down. More commentary coming in ... More >>
Yeah, pal, that's "college rock," scare quotes very much included. Look, it's a meaningless term. As are "indie," "alternative," "hipster," etc., etc. Let's not overthink this: Here we have ten splendid records with an amorphous rock 'n' roll designation, albeit in a perhaps slightly more experim ... More >>
Four great songwriters join forces to ratchet up the emotional torque