Scout Niblett, B.E. Godfrey, Elaine Greer Mango's September 4, 2013 When you see employees from local record stores in the crowd, it always seems like a reassuring nod that you're right where you should be. Needless to say, I was happy to see a few familiar faces when I headed down to Mango's Wedne ... More >>
Alexis Marceaux & the Samurai, Elaine Greer, Day Sailor: Thu., Oct. 27. Rudyard's. DJ Ali Shaheed, Kashmere Reunion Stage Band: Sat., Oct. 22. House of Blues. Babyface: Sat., Nov. 5. Arena Theatre. Beausoleil: Tue., Nov. 8. McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Beirut: Mon., Oct. 31. Warehouse Live. ... More >>
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos via thesournotes.comR ... More >>
Elaine Greer on FacebookHomesick? 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 >>
Adolescents, Lower Class Brats: Sat., Jan. 1. Walter's On Washington. A.J. Croce: Thu., Feb. 10. McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Amos Lee: Sat., Feb. 12. House of Blues. Black Angels: Wed., Nov. 17. Cactus Music & Video. Cradle Of Filth, Nachtmystium, Turisas, Daniel Lioneye: Tue., Feb. 1. Wareh ... More >>
Girls Rock Camp Houston, the musical summer camp for girls aged 8-18 that will take place this August, has started its formal fundraising process with a Kickstarter account, a local music showcase and a special visit to an area elementary school to recruit camp registrants and volunteers and to s ... More >>
Marco TorresBun B at Warehouse Live, April 20 He shows up at every other show in town, so why not Summerfest? Free Press Houston and Pegstar announced today that the king of the trill, Bun B, will join Slim Thug onstage on Day 1 of the two-day event scheduled for June 5 and 6 in Eleanor Tinsley P ... More >>
50 Cent: Sat., June 12. Arena Theatre. Agent Orange: Wed., June 30. Rocbar. Asleep At The Wheel: Fri., May 28. Cypress Saloon. As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between The Buried And Me, Blessthefall, Cancer Bats: Tue., July 27. Verizon Wireless Theater. Aventura: Thu., July 1. Toyota Center. Barringt ... More >>
Now expanded to two days, the Westheimer Block Party faces its steepest challenge yet.
Our friends and neighbors at Free Press Houston just posted the lineup for the next Westheimer Block Party, November 14 and 15 on lower Westheimer. Rumors it's soon to become the Washington Avenue Block Party in an attempt to coax some of those sweet, sweet yuppie ad dollars out of the Social, Pe ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerElectric AttitudeHere at Aftermath, we're aware that some people don't always appreciate a good festival, especially when in terms of the logistics: attendance requires you to stay in relatively one place for an extended period of time and share the same small set of bathro ... More >>
Another Friday afternoon and Rocks Off is itching to leave, so let's get to it. FridayPop duo Adam & Lena play a free Cactus Music in-store at 5:30 p.m. Free beer, etc. Hurry, but if you miss them they'll be at Robusto's Cigar Lounge in Katy tomorrow night. House of Blues hosts a triple bill ... More >>
Rocks Off just got off the phone with Free Press Houston editor/publisher Omar Afra, the Bill Graham of Saturday and Sunday's Summer Fest. After disguising himself as "that guy from that punk band you wrote those bad things about" - dude, you're going to have to be more specific than that - Afra ... More >>
The Academy Is..., The Secret Handshake, Set Your Goals, Mayday Parade: Thu., Oct. 22. Warehouse Live. All Time Low, Hey Monday, We The Kings, Friday Night Boys: Wed., Oct. 28. House of Blues. Band of Heathens (CD Release Show): Fri., Sept. 11. Warehouse Live. Brand New: Sat., Oct. 31. Verizon W ... More >>
Photos by Mark C. AustinElaine Greer played a nice set of harmless poppy folk songs at Red Cat, and it was quickly apparent she isn't quite ready for HPMA - her guitar playing is extremely basic and she has occasional rhythm issues. It didn't help that she played this set as a duo; drums an ... More >>
Nick Cody from the Wild Moccasins didn't think things were exciting enough in the VIP. So he decided to throw some stuff off the balcony. For the record, Elaine Greer had no idea what she was getting into.Here today ....Gone, well, today ...
Jeez, is it Friday already? Seems to be, according to the calendar. Before Rocks Off runs down the rest of the weekend, we're going to put in one last giant plug for Sunday's Houston Press Music Awards showcase, with more than 50 of this year's nominees spread out over 8 venues and 10 stages a ... More >>
Your guide to the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards showcase
Singer-songwriter Robert Ellis stands up for piping down.
Avant, Mateo: Thu., Aug. 13. House of Blues. Babyface, Frankie Beverly & Maze: Sat., Nov. 7. Reliant Arena. Brad Paisley: Fri., Sept. 11. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Candlebox, Earshot: Mon., July 6. House of Blues. Celtic Thunder: Tue., Nov. 17. Verizon Wireless Theater. Datarock: T ... More >>
Singer-songwriter Elaine Greer learns how to play well with others.
Here they are, folks. You nominated 'em, we mulled 'em over and sorted out the stuffers, and now the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards ballot is set. Normally Rocks Off would say something cute like read 'em and weep, but since we've been listening to almost nothing but '80s hard rock and new bands th ... More >>
Here they are, folks. You nominated 'em, we mulled 'em over and sorted out the stuffers, and now the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards ballot is set. Normally Rocks Off would say something cute like read 'em and weep, but since we've been listening to almost nothing but '80s hard rock and new bands t ... More >>
Alternatives to the full-Length CD are back with a vengeance.
Bigmouth strikes again.
The second in Rocks Off's series of self-penned updates from bands playing Saturday's Westheimer Block Party. If this also applies to you, please send yours to email@example.com. Elaine Greer: "I have been working on my first-ever EP, which is set to be released in May, and am playing next ... More >>
The local popsters' new EP is much warmer than their house
Favorite Live Act; Popsters; EP; 7" 2008: Wild Moccasins A bunch of local musicians' Christmases got a little merrier Saturday night. At the everybody-loves-it Big Star Bar (nice fire pit, adorable kitty cat), scenesters from all quadrants of the city gathered to learn who would be going h ... More >>
If you're at all like Rocks Off - and God bless you, every one - you spend most of December trying to catch up on all the local music you missed during the previous 11 months. And, well, drinking. Luckily, you can do both tonight at the Mink's Toys for Tots all-star local extravaganza. Here's w ... More >>
The Houston Press Best of Houston® winner for Best Concert Series celebrates its first birthday
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo by Grant Hickey I ... More >>
Local music en masse
Local music hits the street of Westheimer
Half of the Bluebirds fly solo
Kevin Carroll performs Wednesday, February 14, at Mojo Risin' Coffee Shop, 1600 Shepherd Dr., 713-426-1505.