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Death Cab for Cutie

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    May 19, 2014

    Judas Priest, Nas, Death Cab for Cutie and Girl Talk Top Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 Lineup

    Fun Fun Fun Fest is not the biggest festival in the world. It doesn't draw the biggest names. It's not a hub for celebrity activity, although Val Kilmer did show up once. But true to its name it is fun, and if you ask me (let's pretend that you did) it's the best festival of the year, the shining l ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    Manchester Orchestra at House of Blues, 4/21/2014

    Manchester Orchestra House of Blues April 21, 2014 Sometimes a band just floors you. They leave you crawling away from the venue without the ability to walk, think, talk or use your major motor functions for a period of time. While such and aural assault doesn't happen that often, when it does you ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013

    Music's Top 12 "Boner-Killers"

    The writers at Rocks Off are huge fans of boners, and we look for every excuse we can to write about them. We love terms like trouser snake and meat thermometer, and we're not afraid to say so, because boners are awesome. Even with half of the writers of this list sporting only X chromosomes, we'll ... More >>

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    June 2, 2013

    The Postal Service at Free Press Summer Fest, 6/1/2013

    The Postal Service Free Press Summer Fest June 1, 2013 Back in 2003, a magical group of musicians came together to create a standalone project. Their little experiment became Give Up, one of the most beloved indie records ever. They never toured this record, but its fanbase continued to grow. Ever ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Reader's Poll: What's the Deal With Christian Music?

    So you are disgusted, angry, and outright righteously pissed that your beloved 103.7 is gone with the wind, replaced by 24 hours of Christian music. Gone are your usual playlists full of Wilco, Soundgarden, Sheryl Crow and Death Cab For Cutie, not to mention your favorite DJs and personalities. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Defying Ambiguity: Jandek & 5 Other Curious Cult Musicians

    As a musician, there are many reasons behind choosing to remain an ambiguous character in the public eye as opposed to taking in all of the public attention one can. Choosing to remain ambiguous or elusive is sometimes a decidedly defiant statement, sometimes even a backwards-marketing tool, or is s ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012

    The More You Know: 5 Music Web Sites To Add To Your Bookmarks

    The true power of the Internet is information. Don't get me wrong; free music, photos of kitties, Ryan Gosling memes, and pornography are all wonderful, but it's information that's the real star even if we take it for granted. It's changed the way people do reports in school, made us think we're sma ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    Sing Me a Story: Five Rockers Whose Work We'd Like To See On Broadway

    Rocks Off has had musicals on the brain lately. Between Once, featuring music by The Swell Season, dominating the Tony Awards and Rock of Ages, featuring music by the cream of the '80s hair-metal crop, hitting theaters tomorrow it's been a pretty good week for musicals that aren't cut from the tradi ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Not A List: Your Favorite Musicians As Food

    Sometimes an idea comes from the basest regions of your brain. Sometimes you think of something so stupid that you need to share it with your art director. Sometimes the snow comes down in June, and sometimes the Sun goes 'round the Moon, right? Anyone with a Tumblr who isn't addicted to free porn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    In Prog We Trust: Five Progressive Rock Bands You Hate, But Shouldn't

    There are some forms of music that struggle to find critical acclaim while others are loved by critics but universally dismissed by the public. Then, there is another group that, despite a loyal and sometimes massive cult following, are disliked by critics and everyday music fans alike. Meet prog-r ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    OH HAI 2012: Ten Indie Tunes To Ring In Your New Year

    Nothin' like a brand-spankin', shiny new year. It's a time to reflect on the past twelve months and for the next twelve, make ridiculous resolutions (drink and drive less, limit walks of shame to two per week, pay child support, stop cutting own bangs, eat more fruit...snacks) we know we won't keep. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Last Night: Death Cab for Cutie at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Marc BrubakerDeath Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard.​Walking up to Verizon Wireless Theater last night, we ran into a crowd of cigarette-puffing couples and soccer moms with tattoos waiting in line to see Death Cab For Cutie. The crowd proceeded to form lines to grab $10 beers and pile in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    A Scorching Playlist For This Massive Heat Wave

    Oh God... Will it ever end?​This morning a childhood friend of Rocks Off's who happens to be moving back to Houston texted us to say "64 degrees as I leave LA this morning. Better relish this moment 'cause I won't be experiencing this again for a while." To which we replied "Fuck no you won't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Out Today: My Morning Jacket Back In Form, Vedder's Ukulele Slays

    ​This week brings a new My Morning Jacket album, an Eddie Vedder ukulele outing, the umpteenth Dave Matthews Band live collection, and Ozzy's past barks at the moon. We are just now hitting the busy summer release period, so these blogs in the next few weeks will be getting jam-packed. In th ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Out Today: Other Things Besides Born This Way... Seriously

    ​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 >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Top 10 Recent TV-Show Soundtracks

    ​A few choice adjectives come to mind when musing on bawdy Eastbound & Down character Kenny Powers. "Inspiring" is not one of them. However, as Rocks Off watched this week's season finale of the side-splitting HBO series, we were pleasantly surprised as we heard indie troubadour Kurt Vile's a ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Ten Songs You Never Want To Get Caught Singing Out Loud

    The absolute worst version of "You Are So Beautiful" you've ever heard. Trust us.​Some songs are catchy as hell, yet if you're one of those people who sometimes unconsciously sings out loud to yourself in public, there are some you'll want to avoid. Here are a few tunes which, when sung aloud, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    The Shameless Chef: A Fistful of Breakfast

    I love pre-diced ham. I'm a busy guy, I can't be using and then washing off knives all day.​You can't mention the concept of breakfast without someone near you piping up that it's the most important meal of the day. Well if it's so damn important, how come I sleep straight through it 95% of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Rid Of Me And Other Great Albums With Truly Hideous Covers

    ​MGMT's new album, Congratulations, comes out in April! We're excited. MGMT's 2008 debut album, Oracular Spectacular, was fantastic, and we can't wait to hear what they've got in store for the follow-up. We're positive it will be awesome, as those weird-ass kids are only going to get weirder as th ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    January 7, 2010

    Love and Theft

    The decade with no name left behind plenty of memorable music.

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    December 24, 2009

    He Said She Said: "Fuck You Owl City" and the other Worst Songs of the Decade

    Sweet Jeebus, this decade had some awful pop music. You would think the Lord would spare us a little in light of all the terrorist attacks and hurricanes we got this past period. Where the past ten year cycles had disco, new wave, and classic West Coast hip-hop to sate the aural thirsts of Top 40 li ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009
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    July 23, 2009
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    July 16, 2009

    Pump Up the Volume

    St. Louis post-punks So Many Dynamos are ready for battle with The Loud Wars.

  • Music

    May 14, 2009

    Going Viral

    The infestation of classic-rock threatens the cultural legacy of an entire generation and must be stopped.

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Aftermath: DeVotchKa at Warehouse Live

    It's always nice to see a band that respects its elders, and Denver's DeVotchKa has taken Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic" promise "I wanna rock your gypsy soul" to heart. Finding the seam between Old World traveler tunes and contemporary indie-rock, the quartet (and a few friends) matched the ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    October 2, 2008
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    September 8, 2008
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    August 28, 2008
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    July 31, 2008
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    July 10, 2008
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    April 25, 2008

    The Blog of Lists: 25 Vegan Musicians

    Bryan Adams Fiona Apple Cedric Bixler Geezer Butler Common Michael Franti Robin Gibb Ben Gibbard (lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie) John S. Hall (frontman for King Missile) Davey Havok (singer for AFI) Chrissie Hynde

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    July 13, 2007

    Confessions of a Classic Rock Whore, or One Man’s Journey

    When the Press cast its net for a new Assistant Music Editor, the editors probably assumed they’d reel in one of those sniffy indie types who worships either Bright Eyes or Death Cab for Cutie and thinks Boston is a place with a lot of nice bookstores. Instead they got me, who within two days of w ... More >>

  • Music

    May 4, 2006

    Polite Conversation Can Be Boring

    Our Nightfly correspondent breaks out the faux-hawk

  • Home Entertainment

    April 13, 2006
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    April 13, 2006

    Pretty Girls Make Saves

    As video games go indie, Wack imagines a few likely pairings

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Pop Rocks

    Ten albums that'll snap and fizz in your ear buds all winter long

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    August 25, 2005
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    March 31, 2005

    Elf Rock

    The Decemberists bring their magic-realist, Picaresque new album to town

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    December 23, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

  • Music

    October 28, 2004
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    September 2, 2004

    Horrific Haikus

    Death-metal band names make for fun magnetic poetry

  • Music

    July 29, 2004

    Paradise Found

    Two years ago, the Velvet Teen took the road less traveled, and that has made all the difference

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    Dweebs Shall Inherit the Earth

    Seattle's Death Cab for Cutie is four geeks with chic

  • Music

    November 8, 2001

    Walla Confusion

    Death Cab for Cutie sees itself as just a guitar band. You might not agree.

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    February 8, 2001

    Grunge Residue

    Death Cab for Cutie

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