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  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    All Young Rapper Sevon Wants Is "Everything," and That's Okay

    It's never fun to be the new guy in the room. That's what Seven "Sevon" Davis is currently experiencing. He's a soul-patched 20-year-old with large round eyes and a wide smile. His hair rests in a manicured stasis not exceeding maybe four inches off the top of his head. His voice is thin, nowhere n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Justin Nava, the Voice of thelastplaceyoulook

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? It's hard to believe that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Take RiFF RaFF's NEON iCON Seriously? Hell Yes

    We used to consider RiFF RaFF a customized creation of every overzealous, hyperbolic Swishahouse freestyle that rolled off the assembly line. The jewelry, the braids, the persona that couldn't be stuffed inside of a box and needed to be constantly out there -- all of it was RiFF RaFF. Let's not be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    The Eight Best Musical Moments of the New Arsenio Hall Show

    In case you didn't notice, 2014 is essentially exactly the same as 1994. Nirvana is in the news constantly and The Arsenio Hall Show just got canceled again. That's a shame, because we here at Rocks Off are pretty big fans of Arsenio. Apparently the coveted 18-34 audience didn't have the same fondn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Acts We'd Love to See Play Free Press Summer Fest 2015

    Before that carton of leftover FSPF 2014 milk in the fridge starts to smell a little ripe, we had to ask...who should the festival bring in next year? BECK This one's pretty self-explanatory. He fits the general aesthetic of the festival, and would be the perfect-sized headliner. That, and his un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    What FPSF Looked Like to the Festival's Vendors

    Have you ever wondered what it might be like to work at FPSF? Those of us who have ever willingly worked or volunteered for a festival know that the experience is largely contingent upon interaction with the public. This past Saturday, Rocks Off asked four delightful characters to tell us a little b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    The Best Music of Free Press Summer Fest 2014

    ABOVE & BEYOND Sunday, Saturn Stage No group in electronic music knows how to play to a listener's emotional core than Above & Beyond. It was almost jarring how beautiful their set sounded after two days of heat and rain and evacuations and mud and lack of sleep and the other crazy things one deals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    The Worst Music of Free Press Summer Fest 2014

    CHILDISH GAMBINO Saturday, Mars stage Maybe it was the heat; maybe I'm just getting old. Or maybe Childish Gambino just isn't really all that good. The man clearly has a passion for performing, and more style than he knows what to do with. What he doesn't seem to have are great songs. All of the ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    The 10 Best Local Acts at Free Press Summer Fest

    A Fistful of Soul A Fistful of Soul's members look like the indie-rockers FPSF tends to favor, such as New York City Queens, The Tontons or Wild Moccasins. It may alarm some unfamiliars when they don't start strumming esoterically at guitars or synth-popping their set. They spin classic soul sets, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    The 10 Best Rap Acts at Free Press Summer Fest

    Childish Gambino These are three of my favorite Childish Gambino lyrics: "I am running this bitch, you are just a dog walker"; "I have worked all winter, I will not fail summer/ In the back of the bush like Gavin Rossdale's drummer"; "Swag out the ass, I'm the man, fuck Chico/ Took the G out your wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Making Magic on the Beach at Hangout Music Festival 2014

    "Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand. With an equal opportunity, for all to sing, dance and clap their hands." -- Stevie Wonder There is something absolutely incredible about music. The way it acts as a conduit of expression and celebration, attracting multitudes of pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Eminem, Lorde, OutKast Head 2014 ACL Festival Lineup

    This morning the Austin City Limits Music Festival announced its lineup for the autumn music bazaar that will take place October 3-5 and 10-12 in Austin's Zilker Park. Some of the top names include Eminem (as expected), OutKast, Pearl Jam, Lorde (second weekend only), Skrillex, Lana Del Rey, Beck, C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    One Writer's Most Profound Musical Man-Crushes

    The Man Crush. It's what made John Wayne an American icon. When The Duke was riding, it wasn't entirely acceptable for another man to admit an overwhelming fondness for him or his true grit. But, c'mon -- those movie theaters screening his films weren't exactly teeming with women. Nowadays we men ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Childish Gambino at House of Blues, 3/8/2014

    Childish Gambino House of Blues March 8, 2014 We used to adore cops and cowboys; now we love scientists and engineers. We used to want to be John Wayne, but now we'd prefer to be Mark Zuckerberg. It was only so long before our computerized generation of tech-savvy youngsters would start to look up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Stephen Malkmus, Childish Gambino, etc.

    Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Fitzgerald's, March 7 Slack-rock innovator Stephen Malkmus -- best-known for his tenure in '90s figureheads Pavement -- is, in reality, quite insightful. But he's as always been an anomaly in many ways. He's a pioneering musician, smart-as-a-whip scholar, skilled sports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Upcoming: Against Me!, B.B. King, Eels, Goblin, Jamey Johnson, Karmin, Stephen Marley, etc.

    23rd Annual Mariachi Invitational: Sat., March 15, 7 p.m., $25 to $30. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020. Against Me!: Sun., March 16, 5:30 p.m., Free. Cactus Music & Video, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272. B.B. King: Tue., June 10, 7:30 p.m., $65. House of Blues, 12 ... More >>

  • Music

    February 20, 2014

    A Summer Place

    Free Press Summer Fest unveils its pricier 2014 lineup.

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    So, How About That FPSF Lineup Anyway?

    My initial, visceral reaction to the lineup was two-fold: a) Deftones? Yay!; b) that is a mighty impressive EDM lineup. I figured Zedd was a pretty solid lock for the festival, but Above & Beyond is an outside the box choice that I'm in love with. Having just seen them put on a wonderful set a few w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Here's the Free Press Summer Fest 2014 Lineup

    Never mind Robin Thicke, those blurred lines at the top are... Jack White Vampire Weekend Zedd Ms. Lauryn Hill

  • Film

    April 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Friday Night: Childish Gambino At House Of Blues

    Childish Gambino House of Blues April 6, 2012 "Real G's only; don't fuck up my alphabet." -- Childish Gambino, "It's On" Childish Gambino is Donald Glover and Donald Glover is Troy from a television show called Community and Troy from a television show called Community is funny as eff and that's g ... More >>

  • Music

    April 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Jack Donaghy: Executive Superhero and Web Exclusive's General Lack of Appeal

    NBC recently debuted an animated Web tie-in series for 30 Rock called either The Jack Donaghy Files or Jack Donaghy: Executive Superhero. The titles appear to be interchangeable, which really highlights the level of commitment and confidence the network has in the production. The three-minute segm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Our Top Ten Picks For Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011

    Photo By Marc BrubakerBest Coast at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010​This weekend the Rocks Off team will cover their third Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, at the festival's new home Auditorium Shores. Each year this fest seems to get bigger and better, without losing it's grimy luster. Is it the Austin City ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Swagometer: Brawling Strippers & Fat Tony's Filthy New Band Name

    Despite what you may have heard, swag isn't dead yet; at least not in Houston. Have any swagged-out projects or general ideas? E-mail alliswagoner@gmail.com. Ryan GrimesBest. Photo. Ever.​Aside from working every day at Girls Rock Camp Houston, this week provided Rocks Off with its usually co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    More Local Music News Than People Asking Us For Summer Fest Passes

    It's Friday, June 3 - do you know what that means? That's right, Free Press Summer Fest is a scant day away. In mere hours the city shall be frolicking to the Satanic call of rock 'n' roll, getting sunburned and dehydrated, tripping on Lord knows what, and having a grand ol' time. Until then, howeve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Last Night: Donald Glover & Childish Gambino At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Allison Wagoner​Donald Glover/Childish Gambino Warehouse Live May 3, 2011 WTF is "nerdcore"? That's what we went out to discover last night at Warehouse Live at the combination comedy and rap show performed by the same dude, Donald Glover, whose rap style as Childish Gambino has bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Top 10 Musician Tweets About Bin Laden's Death

    ​Last night, this member of Rocks Off was sitting at a pizza parlor off Ella when he found out that our military killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. It was a monumental moment in time, as we sat back and looked at the past decade and half of our lives, since we learned his name in 1998 with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Half-Price Deals At Cactus

    Another week, another teeming cup runneth over, full of local music news. Here's our latest installment of Magnolia City Mixtape. ​This week's soundtrack comes from Roosh Williams, whose Common Struggles of a Modern Man album just dropped. Roosh also has a video for the track "No Hard Feeling ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2011
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    April 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Upcoming: Bob Seger, Duran Duran, The Low Anthem, Etc.

    ​Black Label Society, All That Remains, Hail The Villain: Wed., May 11. House of Blues. "St. Patrick's Day Party" with The Blaggards, Come See My Dead Person, Allen Oldies Band: Thu., March 17. Continental Club. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band: Sat., April 30. Toyota Center. Bret Michae ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    How Important Is It That Rappers Be "Real"?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Paul Wall, Fat Tony, Sam Sneed and Yung Redd Not Invited: Plies and Rick Ross Photo illustra ... More >>

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