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David Cobb

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    July 6, 2011

    State Of The Scene Part 1: Growth, Splintering & Change

    Fatal Flying Guilloteens, left, in 2007 and their descendents Weird Party (right) at Summer Fest 2011​Thursday is the fourth anniversary of the Live Earth concerts, which Rocks Off remembers today less for any of the music - Madonna and Gogol Bordello is the only thing that readily comes to mi ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    State Of The Scene Part 2: Welcome To Middle Finger City

    Craig HlavatyOne Man Wrecking Crew: B L A C K I E at SXSW 2011​Welcome back. Before we proceed with our "State of the Scene" discussion, Rocks Off would like to say a couple of things we didn't get to in our print manifesto this week. The first concerns our former city of residence. Rocks Off ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Masters of Cyberspace

    The Press hands out its first Houston Web Awards.

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    April 29, 2011

    Last Night: Pale At Warehouse Live

    Photos by David A. CobbPale works the camera's at Thursday's pre-show reception.​Pale, Come See My Dead Person, The Shiny Darks Warehouse Live Studio April 28, 2011 Pale is a transparent band. With a new record under its belt on a new label, a national distribution deal, and a well-known Los ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    MCM: More Local Music News Than Fried Food At The Rodeo

    Each week Rocks Off navigates the treacherous seas of the mysterious Internet, casting nets to bring you the finest and freshest music news from around Houston. Enjoy. ​Scale The Summit's new album, The Collective, was released this week, and the entire thing is up for streaming on Soundcloud ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Arcade Fire Tickets On Sale Next Friday

    ​We'll lead off this week's Magnolia City Mixtape with, well, the headline. It's 10 a.m. next Friday (March 4) at livenation.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. In other late-breaking concert news, Bob Seger hits Toyota Center April 30. Tickets for that one go on sale next Saturday. Our soundt ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    KTRU News Roils, Saddens Local Music Community

    UPDATED (5:35 p.m.) to include comments from Rice's B.J. Almond and a new Facebook count. The fate of KTRU's annual outdoor free concert in the spring is one of many things that has yet to be decided.​News of the University of Houston's impending purchase of Rice University student radio stat ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Catching Up With Ian Varley Before Drop Trio's Last Show

    Photos by Bryan Anderson/ www.beautyinart.com​Self-proclaimed "spaceship jazz" group Drop Trio hit the Houston music scene with a bang in 2002. After a trio of well-received albums and a slew of live shows, the band's members - keyboardist Ian Varley, bassist Patrick Flanagan, and drummer Mike ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Behind The Scenes Of Pale's "Catastrophic Skies" Video

    Moody Houston alt-rock band Pale premiered its video for "Catastrophic Skies," a song that was once under serious consideration for one of the Twilight soundtracks, last week. David A. Cobb of Houston Calling was invited to the set and sent in this report... Photos by David A. Cobb​In late Ap ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Blog Stars

    Ten local sites that rock our world

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    March 17, 2010

    Hlavaty On The Hloose At SXSW

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty12:08 p.m.: "Apparently MGMT is playing in that white box tonight."​ While Rocks Off Sr. holds down the fort in Houston, we've dispatched Craig Hlavaty, the Riker to our Picard, as a one-man away team to SXSW, and he's already been a busy boy. Reinforcements will arrive in t ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    10 Music Writers Walk Into A Bar, Decide Bands Should Get Off Their Lazy Asses

    It was Matthew Wettergreen's idea. Wettergreen, who co-hosts KTRU's local-music/news show Revelry Report and is the mastermind behind BandCamp, had a vision of getting a group of Houston-based music writers from all kinds of media together to address the question of how we could better serve the mu ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    How Far Did We Have to Scroll Down In the 2010 Pazz & Jop Poll to Find a Houstonian?

    Congratulations, Slim Thug! Your album was Houston's biggest critical success last year... sort of.​Our sister paper in NYC's Cooper Square, the Village Voice, released its Pazz & Jop poll Thursday. The annual coast-to-coast survey of music critics ranks the previous year's best (according to ... More >>

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    May 6, 2009

    The Last Roundup: Paul Weller, South Memphis String Band, Indian Jewelry, Robert Ellis and More

    Here's another installment of what's been blowing up other Houston music Web sites' skirts recently. If you'd like us to look yours over (your site, not your skirt, though we can talk about that too), email hprocksoff@gmail.com. Breakfast on Tour caught the brand-new South Memphis String Band at the ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    SXSW Update: Watch Out for Devo; Peter, Bjorn & John; Justin Townes Earle; Hungry Villagers and More

    Devo on the BBC's Top of the Pops 2 With the big bad final band announcement coming next week, all is quiet on the SXSW front. For now. This past week was slow, with the biggest names confirmed being Devo, Cursive, Peter, Bjorn & John, and Justin Townes Earle. Devo will be closing out the ... More >>

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    October 11, 2008

    Westheimer Block Party Crib Notes

    Free Press Houston’s Block Party goes off this weekend – if you haven’t heard by now, how’s the weather under that rock? With so many bands playing the free indoor/outdoor showcase, we thought we’d help clear the air with suggestions. Not included are the bands playing in the post-Block P ... More >>

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    July 28, 2008

    HPMA Aftermath: Hell City Kings, Fondue Monks, Pale, Arthur Yoria and Bring Back the Guns

    Hell City Kings/photos by David A. Cobb Sometimes knowing absolutely nothing about a band is the best way to see them perform for the first time. Judging them solely by their name, I figured I knew what to expect from Hell City Kings; going in, I’d have thought Something Fierce was a shoo-in for ... More >>

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    July 27, 2008

    Fried Rice: This just in: The Wild Mocassins and more!

    We're only 40 minutes into game and already the VIP lounge is hoppin' with Showcase stars. Mike and Phillip from Sharks and Sailors are diggin' some free-drink action along with Jimmy and Bill from Born Liars. Folksy rockers The Wild Moccasins just dropped by for some free eats and were off t ... More >>

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    October 12, 2006
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    February 9, 2006

    A Crying Shame

    RIP, Cactus Music and Video

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    February 24, 2005
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    December 16, 2004
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    December 9, 2004
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    December 2, 2004
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    November 18, 2004
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    October 28, 2004

    The Blog Age

    Matt Mullenweg helps usher in the real information revolution, one Web log at a time

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    September 9, 2004
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    August 19, 2004
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    July 22, 2004
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    July 15, 2004
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    June 24, 2004
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    November 2, 2000

    Letters

    Wretched Research, Godwin's On Target, Culture Jocks

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    October 19, 2000

    Green Horns

    Naderites have got the art car crowd and ample altruistic ardor. But they're still searching for a sporting chance.

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