Fatal Flying Guilloteens, left, in 2007 and their descendents Weird Party (right) at Summer Fest 2011Thursday 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 >>
Craig HlavatyOne Man Wrecking Crew: B L A C K I E at SXSW 2011Welcome 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photos by Bryan Anderson/ www.beautyinart.comSelf-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 >>
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. CobbIn late Ap ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
www.breakfastontour.comHere'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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breakfast on Tour caught the brand-new South Mem ... 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 clos ... More >>