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    September 18, 2014

    Before They Were Stars, They Were...Awful

    Let's talk about genre-jumpers, shall we? A number of successful artists have made the leap from one genre to another at some point in their careers. but it doesn't always pay off. Take Darius Rucker, for example. The onetime Hootie and the Blowfish front man made the right choice by taking a leap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    The Heavy-Metal Past of a Beloved Houston Karaoke Joint

    Spotlight Karaoke is a popular Galleria-area destination that has been open for more than 15 years now. Located at Westheimer and Fountainview, it holds a large space with several rooms' worth of karaoke, and an adjacent store equipped with scads of karaoke music and machines. A man named Charlie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Houston Music, Back In the Day: Same as It Ever Was?

    Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest city in the United States, with a population that is increasingly culturally diverse yet maintains a strong social identity. It's not especially well-known for its various music scenes (save rap, arguably) due to a combination of layout an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    25 More Legendary Houston Music Venues

    When Rocks Off published our choices for "Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues" back in July, we knew all along there would be a Part 2. We just didn't know how many were left. Today, after excavating the memories of 25 more, we're still probably not done. Please let us know what else we missed, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Cannibal Corpse and Napalm Death at Fitzgerald's, 5/10/2013

    Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Immolation Fitzgerald's May 10, 2013 By the time the clock struck 9 p.m. at Fitzgerald's on Friday night, it didn't appear possible to cram another black T-shirt into the place. Longhairs were already stacked up past the rafters inside the old club on White Oak, even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Remembering Phil Ochs, the "Singing Journalist"

    Phil Ochs was never Bob Dylan. Oh, he wanted to be Dylan, but ol' Zimmy booted that bastard right out of his limo. "You're not a folksinger, you're a journalist." If only Phil had accepted himself as "the singing journalist." After failing to find the commercial success he so desired, Ochs turned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    10 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: November 9-11

    Glass the Sky Fitzgerald's, November 9 Glass the Sky has been around about a year, but consider Friday's show a coming-out party. According to bassist and vocalist Michael Mazzella, the five local musicians had been playing in other bands for years and gradually realized they were going through the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Remembering The Island: Where R.E.M. Played, but XTC Wouldn't

    Despite the dust of time that usually befalls venues and lore from punk's rambunctious past, The Island has remained a steady icon of Houston's underground movement that swept to the surface as classic arena rock and cosmic country choked the FM airwaves. Rewind: Houston's Island of Misfit Bands B ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2012

    Dust Off Your Flannel

    Does the looming '90s revival presage a Nirvana-style breakthrough?

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Last Weekend: When We Ruled H-Town Showcase at Fitzgerald's

    Note: It took us a little while to track down pictures from the show. Thanks again to Mr. Adler for letting us use his. -- Ed. When We Ruled H-Town reunion feat. deadhorse, Manhole, Tread, Wishbone Bush, Taste of Garlic, Fitzgerald's August 3-4, 2012 An interesting experiment happened in Houston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Last Night: Agent Orange At Warehouse Live

    Agent Orange, The American Heist Warehouse Live February 21, 2012 In retrospect, Mardi Gras might not have been the best night for venerable surf-punk outfit Agent Orange to kick of their 2012 tour. The crowd in the Warehouse Live studio was sparse, and Rocks Off would like to tell ourselves other, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Rick Perry Campaign Songs You May Hear Soon

    Bryan Williams"Hey man, is that Freedom Rock? Turn it up!"​In news that surprised absolutely no one, Rick Perry - governor of the great state of Texas for 11 years running - announced his candidacy for Presidency of the United States last weekend. The news of Perry throwing his hat in the ring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Bobby Fuller: Still No Answers 45 Years After His Death

    ​Forty-five years ago today, on July 18, 1966, rocker Bobby Fuller was found dead in the front seat of his car in Hollywood, covered in gasoline, with the liquid also found in his system. The cops said he died of gas inhalation, with the fumes doing him in, but couldn't conclude for sure if it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2011

    1986: Best Musical Year Ever?

    ​For almost two weeks now, Rocks Off has been obsessed with the year exactly 25 flips of the calendar backward from this one. It started when Steve Earle did one of his "Time Machine" shows, where the singer-songwriter who plays House of Blues Wednesday spotlights a dozen or so of his favorite ... More >>

  • Music

    May 12, 2011

    Street Soul

    Alejandro Escovedo puts strings on ice for the penetrating rock of his past two albums.

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Saturday Night: Mojo Nixon At The Continental Club

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Mojo Nixon & the Toadliquors Continental Club February 26, 2011 When Mojo Nixon "retired" from recording and touring following 2009's Whisky Rebellion, the music world breathed a sigh of relief (or sorrow) that one of its principal loose cannons had finally been silence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    The Best Concert Movies Of All Time

    ​A quick note before CHL starts this hlist. We define a concert movie as a flick that documents one or more shows on a tour. More narrative-oriented rock flicks like D.A. Pennebaker's Bob Dylan mash note Don't Look Back, Charles Peterson's grunge chronicle Hype!, and of course the lighthearted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Riding The Musical Wave At Saturday's HPMAs

    The American Heist at Walter's on WashingtonJim Bricker​Saturday didn't start out very promising: Almost as soon as Rocks Off arrived at the intersection of Washington and Silver, where the Bud Light main stage was set up, the sky darkened, then drizzled, then began pouring rain. The downpour ... More >>

  • Music

    March 4, 2010

    Chatter: Say Hey

    Spearhead leader Michael Franti's Middle Eastern trip inspires an unlikely Top 40 hit.

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Back To The Future: The Dirty Rotten Imbeciles That Meet In D.R.I.

    metal-archives.comA hometown D.R.I. gig, 1982​Tonight at Wired Live, formerly the Meridian - or still the Meridian, just not for much longer; we don't even know at this point - you can watch part of punk and hardcore history duke it out with some of the new wave. Legendary crossover thrash band an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Road Trip, Anyone? If You Want To See Nouvelle Vague, You'll Have To

    ​ One more sign that Houston don't count for jack: Nouvelle Vague is playing Dallas (Feb. 12) and Austin (13th), but no Houston date. Hmmm...where have I heard this story before? NV have been wildly popular in Europe since their eponymous 2004 debut. We first stumbled upon them when we heard t ... More >>

  • Music

    March 19, 2009
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    February 20, 2009

    WTF Island: Jackson Five, Kid Rock, Glenn Danzig, Rock Camp and Assteroids

    Even as our economy continued to go up in flames like the Toyota Center, the carnival of WTF kept trolling along this week. It seemed that every day we saw something so asinine and foolish that we couldn't keep up. Jackson Family slavery museums, rock and roll fantasy camps, Kid Rock's new beer, "As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Buckcherry's Sweet Success

    Drinking and drugging with crazy bitches sounds like more fun than the law will allow, but playing in a red-hot rock band is not always an all-you-can eat orgy. "I think people realize there's a lot more to this band than just fucking and partying," says Buckcherry guitarist Keith Nelson. That r ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    November 15, 2007

    Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

    You wanted the best — you got the best: Guitar Hero III

  • Music

    December 28, 2006

    Bored with Apathy

    Houston's old-school punks reunite to aid a stricken legend

  • Music

    August 31, 2006

    Band on the Run

    A murder confession puts the Jonbenét in the news

  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    Exene Cervenka & the Original Sinners

    Friday, April 7, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-629-3700

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Do You Hear What I Hear?

    Wack's Very Special Holiday Music Guide

  • Music

    August 11, 2005

    Down Is Up

    System of a Down is rock's least likely success story

  • Music

    May 26, 2005

    Play It Pretty for Cabaret Voltaire

    A Rice grad stakes his claim as the inventor of the ironic "Freebird" request; also: there's a Lanky new kid on H-town's burgeoning pop-rock scene

  • Music

    May 26, 2005

    Swede Emotion

    Capitalism gives the leftists in the (International) Noise Conspiracy a raw deal

  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Anarchy in da USA

    Looking for the true spirit of the Ramones? Try going to an underground hip-hop show.

  • Music

    September 9, 2004

    A Star Is Reborn

    Mike Haaga of dead-horse infamy leaves metal in the wake of a glorious new record

  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    switchfoot

    No matter what you call 'em, they're headlining the Music Awards

  • Music

    May 6, 2004

    Various Artists

    Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1 (Fat Wreck Chords)

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Lutefisk Sushi

    Sweet J.A.P. is without a doubt the best Japanese punk band from Minneapolis

  • Music

    April 17, 2003

    All His Life

    The Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl is always between rock and a hard place

  • Music

    August 29, 2002

    Barnyard Boogie

    Former Houstonian Kev Russell talks about Snoop Dogg and Cow Fish Fowl or Pig

  • Music

    May 3, 2001

    Diarrhea of a Madman

    With the Experience, GWAR's Brockie examines the subtler nuances of bodily fluids

  • Music

    May 4, 2000

    Highway to Heck

    Though Christian on the inside, MxPx is pure punk on the outside

  • Music

    March 23, 2000

    Think Small

    Houston rockers Dirty Rotten Imbeciles keep the faith with intimate venues

  • Music

    July 8, 1999

    Son of Jack

    Kerouac-inspired, Austin-based Guy Forsyth trips out in Americana dream

  • Music

    May 8, 1997

    Talking Revolution

    Michael Franti and Spearhead are into change, if not the Internet

  • Music

    October 3, 1996

    Ground-in Dirt

    Bad boys Taste of Garlic are trying to clean up their act. Yeah. Sure.

  • Music

    July 4, 1996

    Road Rules

    The Toadies have two addresses -- one on wheels, the other on-stage

  • Music

    June 20, 1996

    Prankster Punk

    Chixdiggit make a mockery of everyone -- including themselves

  • Music

    February 1, 1996
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    March 16, 1995
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