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Electronic Music

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    The Deep Roots of Houston House Music

    About six weeks ago, I met with some notable figures to get the real story of Houston's house-music scene. And, as I've learned since the first half of this blog ran, still others are waiting to tell their stories and fill in the blanks even this trio of respected artists missed. For me, this all s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Houston House Music 101: An Extended DJ Summit

    Recently, I blogged about two brothers who are professional accountants by day and amateur electronic dance music producers by night. It was a story about doing something outside the box and finding and fostering the creativity within us, no matter what we do to pay the bills. It was about how music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    The Bizarre, Awful World of Dubstep Metal

    Recently I was having a conversation with a friend of mine, the guitarist for local metal band Rebuild, and he was complaining about the wave of dubstep that has infiltrated metal. As a genre, metal has historically always adapted to include whatever modern mainstream trends were going on at the tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Youth Code at Mango's, 1/16/2014

    Youth Code, Coming Mango's January 16, 2013 No doubt, Youth Code borrows quite heavily from Chicago's fabled Wax Trax! Records (Front 242, KMFDM, Revolting Cocks) roster, the epicenter of seething industrial music in the 1980s and 1990s, when the city rose from the frozen plains and became a beacon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Riddle: How Is Dubstep Like Picasso?

    Although dozens of EDM subgenres are brain candy to me, I haven't personally given in to the auditory assault that is dubstep (mostly... maybe). However, I'm here to say that there is actual science to appreciate behind the work of Skrillex and many others. If you think about it, many people argue ... More >>

  • Music

    November 22, 2012
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    October 25, 2012
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    October 18, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Friday Night: The Crystal Method at Fitzgerald's

    The Crystal Method Fitzgerald's June 8, 2012 The Crystal Method are not young and sexy. The Las Vegas duo's faces are lined, their midsections are soft and their hairlines are a little fucked-up. Basically, Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland have been around the block a time or two, and they look it. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2012

    EDC 2012: House Music Beef With DJ Sneak Plays Out in Steve Angello's DJ Set

    In early spring, a Twitter beef erupted between DJ Sneak, a Chicago house music legend, and Steve Angello, one-third of the DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia. Sneak called SHM's music "fake shit" and said they "do not play house music" -- as in, real house music. On Friday, in front of a huge crow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Cover Story: The Rise of Dubstep in America and How Houston Was Involved

    A couple of months ago, I received a text from a 40-something-year old man named Icey Hott. Icey, a member of Houston's near-legendary group Street Military, was a seminal figure in the development of gangster rap in the southern United States. He is an altogether terrifying gent, a glassy-eyed ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Cover Story: Dubstep's Rise In America & How Houston Was Involved

    A couple of months ago, I received a text from a 40-something-year old man named Icey Hott. Icey, a member of Houston's near-legendary group Street Military, was a seminal figure in the development of gangster rap in the Southern United States. He is an altogether terrifying gent, a glassy-eyed ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Saturday Night: Praia Urbana At Last Concert Cafe

    Praia Urbana Last Concert Cafe March 10, 2011 Between the unrelenting rain and RodeoHouston traffic, Saturday night got a little messy as Aftermath attempted to weave through the outskirts of downtown for the Last Concert Café's all-day electronica festival Praia Urbana. Nevertheless, considerin ... More >>

  • Music

    November 17, 2011
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    September 29, 2011
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    August 25, 2011
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    July 14, 2011
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    May 5, 2011
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    August 5, 2010
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    May 13, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    In the Mix: DJ and Dance Music for the New Malaise, Part 1

    ​The past year brought the worst economy since the malaise of the 1970s, and like that era, it also saw dance music sweep the nation. Lady GaGa, the Black Eyed Peas, Beyoncé and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs all dabbled in the sound. Even Michael Jackson was said to be working on a dance album with the P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    The Gnarly Musical Ingredients That Make Up Skinny Puppy

    Tonight Canadian industrial legends Skinny Puppy take the stage at Warehouse Live, and Rocks Off will be there to cover every single corpse-paint and blood-spotted inch of the show. We snagged a few videos of bands that who paved the way for cEvin Key and Nivek Ogre to make Puppy's enigmatic and ch ... More >>

  • Music

    November 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Top Ten Dance Collections of 2008, Both Mixed and Unmixed

    Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>

  • Music

    May 8, 2008
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    September 27, 2007

    Electroma

    Daft Punk duo make their big-screen debut

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2007

    Homespun Electronic at Avant Garden

    I’m endeared to local musicians who crouch over gear-stacked milk crates on oriental carpets, or who kneel and stare intently at mixing consoles with high ideals. Thursday night, locals Mirm, and Translations played Avant Garden, turning the historic Montrose house formerly known as Helios into ... More >>

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    Yppah

    You Are Beautiful At All Times

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    Tech? No!

    An imaginary history of electronic music

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    Mark Farina

    Friday, July 28, M Bar, 402 Main, 713-222-1022

  • Calendar

    June 8, 2006
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    May 11, 2006
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    March 23, 2006
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    March 16, 2006
  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Anti-Rock

    LCD Soundsystem's brain trust happily loses his edge

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2005

    Legendary Beats

    Get a heady dose of drum 'n' bass at Planet of the Drums

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    Daft Punk

    Human After All

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Dance, Dance Revolution

    This was the year electronic dance music got its head --

    and its ass -- out of the past

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Dance, Dance Revolution

    This was the year electronic dance music got its head -- and its ass -- out of the past

  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Don't Speak

    A man of few words, dance music hero Sasha talks with his hands

  • Music

    July 22, 2004
  • Music

    June 17, 2004

    Tiësto

    Just Be (Nettwerk)

  • Music

    June 10, 2004

    Miss Kittin

    I Com (Astralwerks)

  • Music

    January 8, 2004

    Rechenzentrum

    Director's Cut (Mille Plateaux)

  • Music

    October 16, 2003

    Paul Van Dyk

    Reflections (Mute)

  • Music

    October 25, 2001

    Minibill

    Seb Fontaine

  • Film

    December 10, 1998

    Sound Evidence

    A documentary delves into theera of electronic music

  • Music

    November 12, 1998

    Into the Groovy

    Raving about Simon Reynolds's techno-historical treatment, Generation Ecstasy

  • Music

    August 21, 1997
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    April 17, 1997
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