When Rocks Off published our choices for "Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues" back in July, we knew all along there would be a Part 2. We just didn't know how many were left. Today, after excavating the memories of 25 more, we're still probably not done. Please let us know what else we missed, an ... More >>
Psychedelic Furs House of Blues, July 19 Thanks to albums like sensual eponymous 1980 debut and 1981's poppier Talk Talk Talk, Psychedelic Furs helped define alternative rock in MTV's early days even before John Hughes named his 1986 film Pretty In Pink for one of their best-known songs. Front man ... More >>
A brief oral history of legendary Houston garage-punks Sugar Shack.
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead is a new band. Sort of. The Austin prog-punks apprenticed on legendarily freaky Central Texas label Trance Syndicate (Pain Teens, Ed Hall, Crust) after founders Conrad Keely and Jason Reece to the Texas capital from Olympia, Wash., in 1994, then ... More >>
One Show, One Sentence
About a decade ago, Ed Hall staged sweaty, savage shows marked by the Austin trio performing in body paint, bizarro film projections second only to the Butthole Surfers and suffocating psych-punk that made the Black Angels sound like Donovan. Along with Crust and the Cherubs, Ed Hall was one of lege ... More >>
Racket and the new guy take the annual Houston Press Music Awards Showcase plunge
For Austin's Sixteen Deluxe, fun and hard work are one and the same
Insider deals. Outrageous perks. Exorbitant salaries. No wonder Eddie Webster's taken a permanent vacation from the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Listen to the Quiet (and Loud)
Justice plans to "reinvest" in the community with a sampler of local bands
KLOL to McKenzie: Donna, you ain't no rock and roll mama!
Ballot, ballot on the wall, who's the folkiest of all?
This is the way the year ends, this is the way the year ends, this is the way the year ends, not with a bang but a ... year-end roundup