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  • Music

    January 10, 2013

    The Great Outdoors

    Your 2013 music-festival outlook, Texas edition.

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    January 3, 2013

    Your 2013 Music Festival Outlook (Texas Edition)

    I don't know about you, but I am not totally in love with winter weather. Yes, it affords you the ability to wear beanies and cool fingerless gloves and dress like a hoodlum, but it's the heat that I love the most. That's why I love thinking about music festivals, because that's where we all get t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    The Texas 30: The Third Runners-Up, Albums 60-51

    Friday, Rocks Off told you about our "Texas 30" project, compiling a list of the best 30 albums of the past 30 years. Today we're about to show you the first of three bubbling-under appetizer lists we did just to put a little oil on the gears. Here, starting with No. 60, is where it gets interestin ... More >>

  • Music

    August 2, 2012

    The Anarchist Song Book

    Noise musician BLACKIE searches for total freedom in music.

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    May 28, 2012

    App of the Week: Let iTranslate Voice Do Your Talking for You

    App: iTranslate Voice Platform: iPhone Web site: iTranslate Voice Cost: $0.99 Back in the '90s, there was this cool band from Denton called Ten Hands. They were sort of a weird mix of the Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel and Frank Zappa. They had really quirky material and covered a wide range of style ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    The Healthiest County in Texas Definitely Isn't Around Here

    The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have put together a list of health by county across the nation, looking at births, deaths and various measures of the quality of life. You can get a statewide ranking of the counties in your state, and if ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    Rocks Off's Ultra-Hip Rodeo Concert Guide: Eli Young Band

    Date: March 5 Name: Eli Young Band AKA: "The band that performed the worst rendition of the National Anthem since Roseanne." Genre: Bummer country

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    The Jesus And Mary Chain Hitting Houston On March 13 During SXSW Swing

    Known best for their 1985 album, Psychocandy, the Jesus And Mary Chain have been called one of the most influential British bands of the '80s. With the wall of crushing reverb, drenched in pop hookiness, their sound foretold bands like the beloved My Bloody Valentine, the cultish Black Rebel Motorcy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    4 Fictional Rainstorms That Royally !@#$-ed Someone's Day

    If you're like us you woke up yesterday thinking that you'd set your alarm for the wrong time because the sky outside was as black as Satan's colonoscopy. The clouds had that look your drunken uncle gets when someone argues with his political views, and then the heavens opened up. Texas has been st ... More >>

  • Music

    August 25, 2011
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    July 11, 2011

    Centro-matic Scratches A Very Specific Itch At Fitz

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Unless there's no way to avoid it, the one night of the week Rocks Off does not like to review shows is Friday. After five straight 10- to 12-hour days (at least), our brain is usually in tatters and all we want to do is limp home or to a preferred watering hole and shut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Centro-matic Paints A Tighter Picture On Candidate Waltz

    Matt Pence​Will Johnson, enigmatic front man of Denton rock outfit Centro-matic, is chuckling over reviews for the band's latest album, Candidate Waltz (Undertow/Thirty Tigers). "For the most part they've been good, but even the negative ones - and there are some that are so negative - I can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Sanctus Bellum: Nothing Certain But Metal And Taxes

    Photos courtesy of Sanctus BellumSanctus Bellum at Denton's 35 Conferette in March​What fuels heavy metal music? Some might say the Armageddon that is flirting with our world; others, watching the machinations of craven political and religious leaders. We, however, can testify that some of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    The Best Local & Texas Albums Of 2011 (So Far)

    ​Chris Gray: My pick is a dead heat between a pair of Lost Highway albums by a couple of artists who just happen to be appearing at Summer Fest this weekend, Hayes Carll's KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories) and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears' Scandalous. Though he's been one of my favorit ... More >>

  • Music

    February 24, 2011
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    September 29, 2010

    Rocky Horror Picture Show: The Ultimate Covers Mixtape

    ​The Rocky Horror Picture Show turns 35 this week. Rocks Off started going to the midnight queen of cult movies at the River Oaks Theater when we were just 15 years old, and has now strapped on high heels and corsets as part of the cast for the better part of a decade. It's an experience so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Brew Blog: Deschutes Brewery

    ​Many excellent West Coast and Pacific Northwest brewers have long shown the good sense to ship their wares to Texas, and Deschutes Brewery has now joined the party in a real way, too. The Bend, Oregon brewery has inked a deal with Ben E. Keith Beverages to expand its local reach. Of course ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010
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    July 27, 2010

    Free Press Summer Fest Team Taking Over Fitzgerald's

    4:38 p.m.: UPDATED with more information from Afra. Matthew KeeverThe crowd dances to Brave Combo at Fitzgerald's 33rd anniversary this past Saturday.​Free Press Houston editor/publisher Omar Afra and Pegstar.net owner Jagi Katial, the principal figures behind Free Press Summer Fest, announce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    The Top 5 Musical Eco-Fails

    uscgd8 via Flick​The bad news about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is that BP's magic undersea dome didn't work, and the slick is now the size of Connecticut. And unless the latest half-assed stopgap measure (a "junk shot" of debris fired down the well in an attempt to plug it) works, it could be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide: Actual Texans The Eli Young Band

    Date: March 19Name: Eli Young BandAKA: "Who?"Genre: Up and countryBest Known Song(s): "When It Rains," "Always the Love Songs"Key Demographic: UNT grads, people who think "fire" and "guitar"

  • News

    March 11, 2010

    Music Cities

    Texas has its own brand of March Madness

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    March 10, 2010

    Your Guide To The Annual March Music Invasion Of Texas

    ​March can be a harrowing, exhausting time to be a music fan in Texas. Or it can be the most exhilarating time of all.Everyone knows about the monster that is SXSW. It can be far too easy to be overwhelmed by options, last-minute hype and logistical nightmares. Luckily, this week's feature provide ... More >>

  • Music

    March 4, 2010
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    October 3, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Two: !!! & Neon Indian Before The Rain

    Photos by Groovehouse​Denton-area band Neon Indian came in at the last minute to cover for the absent Danish garage-gloomers The Raveonettes. We really dug these kids, which includes members of Ghosthustler and and VEGA. They only played for about forty minutes but it only took the first half for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    The Soundtrack of Our Lives: Local Musicians Pick a Love Song

    For every relationship, both failed and successful, there's a song that reminds you of that special (or not-so-special) person whenever it plays. Not to be used with the more cliched "our song," which is picked by both parties and can, most of the time, be repeated out loud with some pride. For the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Aftermath: Brave Combo at Discovery Green

    Photos by Allen Hill It would be interesting to find out how many weddings have taken place at Discovery Green since it opened last year, but it's hard to imagine that any of them could have been any livelier than Brave Combo's free concert there Thursday evening. In its second season, DG's free con ... More >>

  • Music

    December 25, 2008
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    September 27, 2008

    The Old 97’s at ACL Fest

    The last time I saw the Old 97’s was at The Argo in Denton sometime in the last century. A gutter-punk couple was square dancing, which felt perfectly appropriate to the twangy yet gritty music that night. As the group got poppier and poppier with each subsequent release, they gradually lost my in ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008
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    June 26, 2008
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    February 28, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: SXSW Bitchin' Band Alert: Ghosthustler

    A lot has been made this past year about the new wave of French techno; namely, groups like Justice and the renaissance of scene forefathers Daft Punk. Hell, this blog all but looked like it was written by a member of Justice’s street team at one point in December. It seemed no one on this side of ... More >>

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    December 20, 2007
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    September 21, 2007

    Last Night: Midlake at Numbers

    Midlake Numbers Thursday, September 20 Better Than: Trying to explain why you’re so offended that the already-on-thin-ice Kaiser Chiefs ripped off Duran Duran on “Angry Mob.” Download: “Roscoe” or “Head Home” from The Trials of Van Occupanther, for a clear idea of the '70s bands Midl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2007

    Quantum Mechanics (and Fucking!)

    Surprise, surprise: Fatal Flying Guilloteens are making some noise. Pitchfork reports today that the Houston splatter-punk heroes, who recently put former Octopus Project arm and current Bring Back the Guns triggerman Erik Bogle on the guitarist chopping block, have a new album set to go October 16 ... More >>

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    June 25, 2007
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    June 25, 2007

    Endless CFS

    My e-mail box is filling up fast. “Robb, have you tried the CFS at the Old West in Denton? It is probably the best one I have ever eaten,” wrote David Luna. Burleigh Nevills wrote, “Beef N bun restaurant on West Fuqua wasn't on your list....hmmm.” And Walter Hammock thoughtfully observed, ... More >>

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    November 22, 2006
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    November 22, 2006
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    July 11, 2006

    Kinky Talk

    Courtesy of Wayne Gilbert Kinky visited Houston this weekend. We can still smell the cigar. If you happened to see a mustached, cigar-toting dude in a big, black cowboy hat this weekend, chances are good that you espied one Kinky Friedman. The gubernatorial hopeful was in town for a fundraiser, as ... More >>

  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    Faux Fox

    Black Glove or White Glove (Quartz Inc.)

  • Music

    August 21, 2003

    Raking In the Chips

    Denton's Riverboat Gamblers know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em

  • Music

    May 23, 2002

    Pine Bluffing

    Texan Joe Cripps is finally coaxing a new record out of Delta blues legend CeDell Davis

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    Ice Ice Baby

    Varnaline's Anders Parker goes cold when asked about his inspiration

  • Music

    November 22, 2001

    Dunlavy

    The Alison Effect (Camera Obscura)

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    March 26, 1998
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    October 31, 1996

    Eating It Up

    Slobberbone is playing with its heroes, and living off expectations

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    September 12, 1996
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    August 1, 1996
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    September 1, 1994

    Juicy Stuff

    Ames gets sued; the Juice -- Brutal and O.J.-- take to vinyl

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