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Death Cab for Cutie

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Any Beatles Fan's Bucket List, Now In Easy Book Form

    100 Things Beatles Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die By Gillian G. Gaar Triumph Books, 256 pp., $14.95 It's a good thing that we are living longer these days as a human species, because given the glut of books about movies to see, music to hear, art to view, books to read, and places to visit w ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    The Best Things at Coachella This Year, Weekend Two

    Ed. Note: This is the final post of our piggyback Coachella 2013 coverage, with an eternal debt to our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly. The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were pa ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: JD McPherson, Drew Ireland Benefit, etc.

    JD McPherson Continental Club, March 1 Tickets are already getting scarce for one JD McPherson, who is rapidly rising out of obscurity via Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. McPherson came by his bopping R&B/rockabilly sound honestly, by studying vintage labels such as Vee-Jay and Specialty, and then working ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Top 10 Heartbreaking Holiday Covers

    Last week we took a look at some of the most holiday spirit-dampeningly awful songs ever recorded. We aren't quite done ruining your holiday spirit just yet however, as this week we have compiled ten of the saddest holiday cover songs ever recorded. Rewind: The 10 Worst Holiday Cover Songs Ever ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2012

    2012 Turkeys of the Year

    Puffed up, plucked and ready for roasting, here's this year's best of the worst.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    The 8 Most Bro-Tastic Bands of All Time

    "Hipster." The word is older than you think: it pops up in an old Seinfeld episode where Jerry refers to Kramer as a "hipster doofus." It even predates that by many years. A few years ago, it was convenient shorthand to refer to someone who overcompensates, who tries too hard to be unique and inter ... More >>

  • Music

    May 3, 2012
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    May 1, 2012

    Last Night: Creed At Bayou Music Center

    Creed Bayou Music Center April 30, 2012 Villains are infinitely more interesting than heroes, and have way better origin tales. All human mythology features roguish baddies, who are actually more engaging than their lily-hearted counterparts. Kids of all ages dress up like Darth Vader and the Joker ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    We Tell You Who Will Win Grammys So You Don't Have To Watch Them

    SPOILER ALERT​The best thing about the annual Grammy nominations and awards shows is the clamor of anger that rises up when the mere mention of the event even comes up. Immediately people begin calling it a travesty, trotting out all the people who have been snubbed -- Jethro Tull beats Metall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    The Sound of Flight: 6 Local Musicians That Could Announce Flights at Houston Airports

    On Tuesday, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport announced that they will be launching a new program to promote awareness of music native to their region, wherein famous musicians from the area will announce safety procedures and give informational speeches on the airport. In return, the airport wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    UGK's Top 10 Most Insightful Songs, Part 1

    blastro.com​There's a big difference between being a fanatic and fan of someone's music. We all know this, but let's spell it out for the slow kids in class. For instance, Rocks Off is a fanatic of Death Cab for Cutie. We love their deep cuts as much as the widely known "Soul Meets Body." We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Upcoming: Atmosphere, Death Cab For Cutie, Jayhawks, Etc.

    ​Alien Ant Farm: Sat., Sept. 24. Scout Bar Clear Lake. After The Burial, Veil Of Maya, Misery Signals, Within The Ruins: Thu., Oct. 6. Warehouse Live. The Airborne Toxic Event: Wed., Oct. 12. Warehouse Live. Atmosphere: Thu., Sept. 22. House of Blues. Benny Benassi: Sat., Sept. 3. Stereo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Elaine Greer's Favorite Swimming-Pool Songs

    Elaine Greer on Facebook​Homesick? Not Elaine Greer. Not anymore. The waifish singer-songwriter and 2009 Houston Press Music Award nominee for Best Female Vocals moved to Austin a couple of years back. After the usual adjustment period, she says she likes it "quite a bit." "When I first move ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Lyrics That Make Terrible Facebook Status Updates

    DTF for sure.​Ever seen a nonsensical, irrelevant Britney Spears or Drake lyric on your Facebook news feed that made you cringe? We have - about 56, and the workday isn't even over yet. Some lyrics should stay on the radio and off the Facebook circuit. Perhaps instead of simply asking, "What' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Last Night: Tokyo Police Club At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Kendra BerglundCold Thursday Night: Roky Moon & BOLT​Tokyo Police Club, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Roky Moon & BOLT Warehouse Live February 3, 2011 In case you haven't noticed, it's freezing outside. And if you're from Houston, like Aftermath, you're not accustomed to it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Does "Indie Rock" Mean Anything At All Anymore?

    ​Our colleague Shea Serrano has been doing brisk business with his Rap Round Table blogs, corralling local hip-hoppers into talking about events in their scene and in the world at large. No topics are off limits, and everyone is willing to talk. So Rocks Off decided it was time for Houston's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Last Night: Mates Of State And Free Energy At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marc Brubaker / Click here for a slideshowFree Energy​Mates of State, Free Energy Warehouse Live July 8, 2010 There's nothing like getting ripped from your lemon grass tofu because there's a magician opening a Mates of State show. Aftermath was sitting down like a real, live human b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Friday Night: Wild Moccasins, The Eastern Sea And The Wiggins At Walter's

    Photos by Kendra BerglundWild Moccasins Zahira Gutierrez (left) and Cody Swann​Wild Moccasins, The Eastern Sea, The Wiggins Walter's on Washington July 2, 2010 The Wiggins​Friday night at a packed Walter's on Washington, the Wild Moccasins hosted a party to kick off their summer West Co ... More >>

  • News

    March 18, 2010

    Incoming: A River Oaks Tale

    Plus: Band of (Jonas) Brothers

  • Music

    November 5, 2009

    Black Lightning

    Top-notch songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson stops by Conroe.

  • Music

    November 5, 2009

    Dust in the Wind

    Son Volt's latest album is steeped in Midwestern musical history.

  • Music

    September 10, 2009

    Ghosts of Washington Avenue

    Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    John Mayer Is Full of Crap

    ​Something about John Mayer just gets under Rocks Off's skin. We'll admit there was a time he made us believe our body was a wonderland, and yes, we've even wanted to "run through the halls of our high school and scream at the top of our lungs." But no more. The quiet little guitar player we once ... More >>

  • Music

    July 2, 2009
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    April 30, 2009

    Got Live If You Want It

    Our Spring/Summer concert preview, part deux

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Some Further Thoughts on iFest, and Festivals

    Photos by Chris Gray Skyscrapers - something you won't see at Austin City Limits. Western Swing maidens the Quebe Sisters performed in the shadow of the Jesse H. Jones Library.Previously, Rocks Off's idea about what a "festival" should look like, and what to expect, came from his exper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Smiths Reunion Rumored at Morrissey's Jones Hall Show

    Strangeways, here they come: Rocks Off has learned that former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has requested passes for his ex-bandmate Morrissey's sold-out April 11 show at Jones Hall, leading to speculation that the two will perform onstage together for the first time since the influential Manch ... More >>

  • Music

    February 12, 2009
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    July 24, 2008
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    March 14, 2008
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    March 1, 2007

    Houston Rock Scene Woes, Continued

    A tri-ologue with three scene vets about selling out, not being true to yourself and rocking too hard

  • Music

    November 30, 2006

    Mates of State

    Mates of State appear Saturday, December 2, at Numbers, 300 Westheimer, 713-526-6551. Asobi Seksu also performs.

  • Music

    June 8, 2006

    Gooooaaaal!

    A few locals are afflicted with World Cup mania; also: Chango Jackson, KPFT and what touring bands really think of Houston

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    Motorcycle Madness

    A local theater troupe brings Daniel Johnston's wild vision to life

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Bunnyface Killahs

    A veteran Liverpudlian rock band and a kung-fu-obsessed Staten Island MC have more in common than you think

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Old Folks Rock

    McCartney doesn't pretend to be anything but a sap. And Jagger still acts like he's God's gift to sexdom.

  • Home Entertainment

    November 3, 2005

    Exquisite Corpse

    Finally, zombies get some respect in Stubbs

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    Houston's Gone Gaaga for Haaga

    A former king of the Texas metal world unites Houston's warring rock tribes and wins a passel of Music Awards

  • Music

    January 13, 2005
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    December 23, 2004

    Trend-Spotting

    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Smells Like Indie Spirit

    Music that made the world safe for the word ³alternative² again

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Smells Like Indie Spirit

    Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Trend-Spotting

    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    Super Unison Brothers

    Ryan Chavez and Andrew Morgan wave good-bye to Hands Up Houston

  • Music

    September 16, 2004
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    February 12, 2004

    The End Is Near

    The day of the Locust is at hand

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    Reverse Fairy Tale

    From Beverly Hills to Omaha with Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis

  • Music

    July 11, 2002

    Emo Over Easy

    After hatching a new plan with The Egg, Shiner continues to scramble its sound

  • Music

    November 1, 2001

    Reach for the Sky

    The selfishness of Hands Up Houston nourishes Space City's beleaguered indie scene

  • Music

    March 8, 2001

    Crap Shoot

    Nothing's guaranteed at SXSW - not even a seat to Dee Dee Ramone's show

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