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Death From Above 1979

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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 2, 2014

    The 25 Best Songs We Heard Last Month

    Augustines, "Kid You're On Your Own" The Brooklyn trio's whole album Augustines is fantastic, like War-era U2 with bonus folk inflections. I can tell it's going to be one where I have a different favorite track every couple of weeks; right now it's "Kid You're On Your Own." JOHN SEABORN GRAY Aloe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Safety and SXSW: Was the Mohawk Tragedy a Tipping Point?

    The last morning of SXSW 2011 was not a pleasant one. Not because of any kind of personal debauchery the previous evening; that had come a few days before. Reprimands had been handed down, wrists had been slapped, and tails were hanging between a few legs, these two included. The specific infraction ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    CSS at Fitzgerald's, 7/17/2013

    CSS Fitzgerald's July 17, 2013 Wednesday night in Houston used to be one of the best nights to mingle in the social Houston scene, especially during the now-famed Whiskey Wednesday sets from Robert Ellis and the Boys back in the day. Well, it's been some time since Ellis was cutting his teeth, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Getting to Know Nine Inch Nails All Over Again Through Ancient YouTube Footage

    With the coming return of Trent Reznor's Nine Inch Nails to the touring and recording grind, fan excitement is at a high. It's almost as high as it was when NIN finally followed up the massive Downward Spiral with The Fragile double disc in 1999, or when they returned again six years after that for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Why Do We Always Expect Our Favorite Bands To Reunite?

    John Hammond, the billionaire CEO of InGen and the curator of Jurassic Park found out the hard way that sometimes things from another time and place don't mesh well with different surroundings. A guy even got eaten by a Tyrannosaurus rex while he was taking a dump, and one of those spitting dinosaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    The Hype Machine: Top 10 Indie Buzz Bands You May Have Forgotten

    So you're a hipster. Not you specifically. I would never accuse the great Rocks Off readers of being hipsters. But hypothetically, say you're a hipster. How do you choose your favorite bands? Well, you stroll on over to any indie-rock blog and check out all the latest buzz bands obviously. The probl ... More >>

  • Music

    January 26, 2012

    Finnegan and Friends

    This loud, folky six-piece likes to have fun.

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    December 26, 2011

    Chafing 101: Rocks Off's 2011 Music Festival Odyssey

    Music festivals are now a part of our lives, just like deadlines, angry commenters, lack of sleep, and eye fatigue. And eating at our desk. That sucks. But at least we have food and a desk, right? Rocks Off ventured all over the state -- OK, really mostly Austin -- to cover festivals for the blog. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    10 Things We're Probably Doing At ACL This Year

    villagevoice.comBjork at ACL '07, when part of her staging caught fire.​This is the Rocks Off team's (well, Craig Hlavaty and Chris Gray) fifth year covering the Austin City Limits Music Festival. The first year this smart guy wore black jeans and a black shirt to try to look cool, which made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    No Smoking At ACL: Five Ways To Still Get Your Nic Fix

    ​That heavy sigh and occasional sniffles you heard on Monday was the Rocks Off team finding out the Austin Parks Department has banned smoking at the Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend, for which we will all be leaving tomorrow evening. The team of smokers on this crew nearly canc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    10 Albums Guaranteed To Blow Your Car Speakers

    G N' R: Keeping Best Buy In Business Since 1987​It started innocently enough, leaving a friend's house in the Heights, when during one of our epic air-drum solos to the Foo Fighters' "Bridge Burning," we heard the speakers on the left side of our car, a hearse-like HHR, just pop and die, reduc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    The 71's: Harder, Louder, More Alive Than Ever

    ​Rocks Off has been covering The 71s since pretty much the first day we worked here, when a slight attention-span problem ended up obligating us to attend a Christian rock concert at which we somehow had a massively fun time. Since then, we've watched the group grow, invade a Walmart, get sign ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    ACL Fest Schedule Released; Your Guide To The "Death Duels"

    Stevie Wonder on FacebookStevie Wonder: Even My Morning Jacket will be watching.​This morning, the organizers of the Austin City Limits Music Festival announced the schedule for the September 16-18 Zilker Park throwdown. We all knew there would be some tough choices, but Rocks Off found that w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    A Dream Austin City Limits Weekend For Houston

    Craig HlavatyColdplay at The Woodlands, July 2009​Summer is creeping in, which means the fall concert calendars are filling up fast, and we should know which Austin City Limits Music Festival artists will book side dates in our area sooner rather than later. The standard disclaimer: Rocks Off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    ACL 2011 Rumors: Ten Bands Who Could Make The Cut

    Marco TorresWill ACL close with classic rock again, like with the Eagles last year? Neil Young?​The Austin City Limits Music Festival's big 2011 lineup announcement is imminent, scheduled for May 17, and Rocks Off will surely be on top of the news after it hits. Last year we sat on the compute ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Last Night: Sleigh Bells & CSS At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Sleigh Bells, CSS Warehouse Live April 24, 2011 See more photos in our slideshow. The concept of loud music is in Aftermath's blood. From the sweet-ass two-page Van Halen mural our Uncle Kelly drew inside his junior high yearbook in 1984, the blown-out speakers in our ... More >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2011

    March Madness

    At SXSW 2011, almost everything that could go wrong did — except the music.

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    March 22, 2011

    SXSW 2011: Videos and Photos Galore

    What the @#$% happened last night? A City Pages SXSW recap of 3/17 from MPLS.TV on Vimeo. Want to experience SXSW 2011 but have a short attention span? Then check out the above video compiled by our sister paper City Pages which features several big-name performers plus highlight footage from the V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    SXSW: The 10 Best Of The Fest This Year

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​

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    March 20, 2011

    SXSW: Festival Approaching Suitably Chaotic End

    UPDATE: According to Pitchfork Media via Twitter, Kanye West went onstage around 2:30 a.m. Craig Hlavaty​SXSW's pattern of general mayhem - brawls, collapsing cranes, gate-crashing, performers jumping off of roofs and assaulting audience members - does not seem to be letting up as the festiva ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2011

    BREAKING SXSW NEWS: Death From Above 1979 Reunion Show Mayhem

    Craig Hlavaty​It was a music nerd's dream, one of your favorite bands of the past ten years reuniting. Even though the titanic-sounding Canadian bass and drums duo Death From Above 1979 only released one LP, one EP, and a remix album, they managed to cultivate a following of rabid punks, indie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Two Timing: The 11 Best Rock Duos

    Todd Cole​Wednesday night, noisy indie duo No Age (above) pulls into Fitzgerald's. The two-piece of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer Dean Allen Spunt, starting making waves in 2007 with their debut Weirdo Rippers. 2008's Nouns brought them even more acclaim, and along the way they gained fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Still Fun Fun Fun, Festival Is On The Cusp Of Change

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Miss the bands in Austin this weekend? See as many as we could squeeze into our handy slideshow. Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin is on the cusp of change. A renovation to its home base, Waterloo Park, is due within the next year, so come next November the festival more than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    He Said She Said: Songs For A First (Perhaps Only) Date, Part 2

    ​He Said is going to admit right here and now that he has never been a master of the first date. True it is that we have dated some very awesome and artistic women, but we always lack when it comes to that first swing out of the box. He Said is way better at the weeks, months and years after that ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    He Said She Said: Albums From the Past Decade of Our Lives

    ​When this decade began, He Said was but 15 years old, bored, jobless and chubby. It ends with him 26, overworked, overstimulated and chasing away his self-imposed demons with too much of everything and too little of most things. But the one constant has been the power of music to lead him out of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Aftermath: Basses Loaded's Second Last Show Ever at Mango's

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​ There are lots of awesome things about the beginning of the holiday season. Reconnecting with far-flung relatives, old friends coming home to visit their parents and intermittingly sneaking off with you to run up a bar tab in between family excursions, and ungodly amounts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Aftermath: Conspiracies, Prog-Metal, Gypsy-Folk, Hardcore and Remembering a Fallen Friend Sunday at Westheimer Block Party

    Craig HlavatyRoom 101​ Day 2 of the Westheimer Block Party started with slightly cooler temperatures and an hour-long caffeine-fueled session speaking with the 9/11 conspiracy booth in the parking lot at Numbers. Did you know that there were three shooters at Columbine, and bombs planted inside th ... More >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2009

    Ghosts of Washington Avenue

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

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs for Getting It On, Part 2

    [Ed. Note: Here's Web Editor Katharine Shilcutt's top 10 picks for baby-makin' music. Now it's the boys' turn.] 1. Ryan Adams, "Come Pick Me Up": This has to work, because it shows vulnerability and warmth. It tells her you are the kind of guy who will be the one to get out of bed to get the Wet On ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    SXSW Update: Sonics, Bar-Kays, Black Lips, Young Mammals, Wild Moccasins Added

    The Sonics, "Psycho a Go-Go" Another week goes by, with yet gigantic list of SXSW performers coming to Austin in March. The final list comes out January 30, so be prepared for maximum bloggage. We're still crossing our fingers and polishing up the nondescript white van in the hopes that Katy Perry w ... More >>

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    March 16, 2008
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    September 28, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: MFing EMF

    Has something ever happened in your life that just made you wanna ball your fists up and punch a wall like the Hulk? Have you ever been so angry and desperate for an outlet for your primitive frustrations that you bit your own steering wheel in half? If you have experienced either of these two emoti ... More >>

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    June 22, 2006
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    May 11, 2006

    Wonder Twin Powers, Activate!

    A scientific study of the two-piece indie-rock boom

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    March 31, 2005

    The Return of the Band of Rhythm and Pleasure

    The Hollisters reunite to rock the East Texas pines

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    March 10, 2005
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    January 27, 2005

    Let's Go Down-town!

    Now, live music is waiting for you

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    November 18, 2004
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