Time to make some hard choices, folks. Free Press Summer Fest just released the schedule for this year's two-day event June 2 and 3 in Eleanor Tinsley Park.
The "Reggae Riddim Revival" rides into Last Concert Cafe Friday with D.R.U.M., Bigga Staar, Zin and DJ Meshak, plus live painting and dancers. Before 9:30 p.m., cover is only $5 if you bring a hand drum. In case you were wondering, there will be a drum circle. In one of the oddest bookings we've s ... More >>
It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. Posters extolling the virtues of Austin's Electric Touch were freakin' everywhere at SXSW, so when the band decided to bring their dog-and-pony s ... More >>
311, Slightly Stoopid: Sun., July 15. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, Spring. .38 Special, Blackberry Smoke, Folk Family Revival: Sat., May 19. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston. "3rd Annual Disco Green Electronic Music Festival": Sat., May 5. ... More >>
Under cover of darkness, Free Press Summer Fest announced its 2012 lineup around 5 a.m. Monday morning. We'll get right to it: The Avett Brothers Snoop Dogg Willie Nelson Afrojack Primus The Flaming Lips (Performing Dark Side of the Moon)
7horse: Mon., April 9. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Allen Toussaint: Fri., March 9. Dosey Doe Coffee Company, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. The Wheeler Brothers, The Asteroid Shop, Antonio Estevan Huerta: Sat., April 7. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Basshunter: Fri., Feb. 24. Rich ... More >>
American Sharks: Sat., Feb. 25. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. The Black Belles, Black Tabs: Sun., March 18. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Bobby Bare Jr.: Wed., Feb. 1. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Buxton, Marmalakes, Featherface: Sat., Feb. 4, 8 p.m., $8.00. Fitzgera ... More >>
Kiss the year goodbye at a hot New Year's Eve party.
Kiss the year goodbye at a hot New Year's Eve party.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Janelle Monae: Thu., March 8. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston. Agent Orange: Tue., Feb. 21. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. "Burned Out" With Chase Hamblin, The Literary Greats, The Sideshow Tramps: Sat., Jan. 21. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. C ... More >>
"3rd Annual Feed Houston Concert" With Slim Thug,: Fri., Dec. 16, 8 p.m. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Awolnation: Tue., Jan. 24. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Band Of Heathens: Wed., Dec. 28. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Cowboy Mouth: Tue., Feb. 21. House of Blu ... More >>
Photo by Marc BrubakerWe did it all for the nookie.This weekend is Buzzfest XXVII in Houston, 94.5 The Buzz's bi-annual all-day throwdown at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Rocks Off has covered a few of the shows in the past few years, including the May 2010 edition where we took along ... More >>
Ed. Note: This past weekend, Houston alternative/screamo rockers The Last Place You Look opened for Unwritten Law in Lubbock, Odessa, and Austin, and invited Rocks Off's Matthew Keever along. See links for Part 1 and Part 2. credTLPYL give it their all at Emo's.After two nights in a row of s ... More >>
Ed. Note: This past weekend, Houston alternative/screamo rockers The Last Place You Look opened for Unwritten Law in Lubbock, Odessa, and Austin, and invited Rocks Off's Matthew Keever along. Here is Part 1. The Last Place You Look on FacebookThe Last Place You Look's Justin Nava at Emo's in Austin ... More >>
Rocks Off sat down with drummer Richard Wouters of the somber, spectacular indie band Civil Twilight to find out what we could learn about the drummer in 30 seconds. Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Richard Wouters: "Happy Birthday to You"? I think they could have done bette ... More >>
Midwinter festival brings 12 hours of music to "The Island."
D.R.I, Death Angel, Lazarus A.D., Early Man: Sun., Feb. 13. Numbers. Electric Touch, The Manichean, Jody Seabody & The Whirls: Fri., Jan. 7. Fitzgerald's. Glassjaw: Sun., Feb. 20. Warehouse Live. Joe Pug: Fri., April 1. McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Jon Black, ilL Liad, Kyle Hubbard, Jody Seab ... More >>
Asleep At The Wheel: Sat., Aug. 1. Sengelmann Hall (Schulenburg). Balaclavas, Cave, Twisted Wires: Thu., June 4. Mango's. Babasonicos: Thu., Aug. 20. House of Blues. Billy Joe Shaver: Tue., Aug. 4. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. "Sean Hannity Freedom Concert" with Billy Ray Cyrus, The Charlie Daniels B ... More >>
Justin and I started off the day early trying to do more then the previous day. Driving around town is much more difficult then anticipated, even though we were here last year. We spent a lot of time trying to find parking and searching for boots. Not the most exciting start, but well worth the find ... More >>
If you haven't got Secret Machines (above) tickets yet, stop on by Cactus Music (2110 Portsmouth) today and pick up the proggy Dallas expats new self-titled CD; you'll get a free ticket to their show at Warehouse Live tonight with Perry Farrell and Electric Touch. (And a free poster!) If you're ther ... More >>
Electric Touch's Shane Lawlor helpfully points the way to the bathroom. Shane Lawlor, lead singer of Austin-based Electric Touch introduced his quartet as “the smoothest rock and roll band in the world,” and they definitely looked the part: tight pants, button-down shirts and vests; guitarist C ... More >>
Photo by Alexandra Valenti Another Austin band with Houston ties is off to an audacious start. Rockers Electric Touch's Live EP topped Amazon.com's MP3 Albums best-seller list this morning. Although at the moment they've yielded the top spot to Beck's brand-new (and, to be honest, a little un ... More >>
Click here for a slideshow. I'm almost ashamed to admit this was my first Westheimer Block Party, or Street Fest, or Surprisingly Well-Organized Locals-Only Outdoor Event Sponsored by a Competing Publication on a Shoestring Budget (That Nonetheless Needed More Food Vendors), or whatever you want t ... More >>