Rocks Off can name at least ten local rock stars off the top of our heads who owe their good taste and love of music almost exclusively to the radio work done by David Sadof. Now he is finally returning to the medium in order to bring some light to the darkness of Houston radio as part of NASA's Thi ... More >>
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You might not have noticed it lately, but outdoors, rays of this thing called "sunshine" are hitting the Earth like the planet didn't bring the Sun a sandwich wh ... 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 >>
For the last week or so, Facebook campaign has asked users to change their profile pictures to a beloved cartoon character from their youth. Some claim it's to bring attention to the plight of abused children. Others - like your humble reporter, who is currently sporting Link from the old Leg ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerRoky Moon & BOLT
The Backroom at the Mink
November 27, 2010
When we were all little, we had a piles of shoes and clothes that we outgrew, or those little tics on the kitchen wall where mom or dad would mark off how big we were getting.
The same thing happens to bands ... More >>
Rocks Off just got word via ABC13.com that former Houston radio personality Mark Stevens, half of KLOL's popular Stevens & Pruett morning-show team from the 1980s until 2000, has passed away. Houston blogger Mike McGuff says close friends told him Stevens died in his sleep early this morning; ... 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 >>
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Who could argue that the cast member of Charles Schultz's beloved Peanuts most likely to grow up and bec ... More >>
Recently, Rocks Off gifted the interwebs with a riddle and a moral. We jotted down a list of activities, proclivities and personality disorders and asked our readers to guess who exactly owned all of the traits and was, therefore, the most hated musician in Houston. Now we'll tell you.
No one. An ... More >>
He is a legend, and the musicians, promoters, reporters, DJs and engineers of our great city whisper his name in shivering tones.
He books shows, and because he has no car, insists that other bands on the bill chauffeur him to the gigs. At the shows, he begs the audience to buy merchandise becaus ... 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 >>
Photos by Craig HlavatyCake has never sounded like anyone else, and no one that came after has ever come close to sounding like the Sacramento band either.
It's not like Nirvana or Green Day, with 1,000 copycat bands immediately coming out of the proverbial woodwork to shove out their own shingle. E ... More >>