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Elliott Smith (Musician)

  • Calendar

    February 6, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    9 Rock Stars & Their Favorite Books

    Musicians like to read as much as the next person and being a creative lot they tend to draw inspiration from their favorite books. Which pieces of literature have struck a chord in the hearts of our favorite rock stars? 9. Billie Joe Armstrong, Catcher in the Rye: This probably isn't a surprise si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    The Ultimate Wes Anderson Soundtrack Playlist: Extra Superlatives

    Last week I told you about the soundtrack for director Wes Anderson's upcoming feature Moonrise Kingdom, which showcases the work of composers Leonard Bernstein and Alexandre Desplat, Benjamin Britten and strange bedfellow Hank Williams Sr. Anderson's films are the most anticipated movies of most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Ask Me Anything: What Would You Ask Your Favorite Artist?

    "What do you love about music?" ​Part of the job here at Rocks Off - this daily Make-A-Wish kid circus - is talking to musicians and people in the musical know. One of the most fun parts of the job is booking an interview with an artist coming to town and cramming for a few days into the nook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Out Today: Bon Iver's Bandwagon Bait, Weird Al Goes Gaga

    Greetings From Bon Iver Land! Now, grab a rifle. It's almost dinner time.​In the next few weeks, you may be reading about the new Robert Ellis album, Photographs, so we are just giving you fair warning. It's a stunner through and through, and goes nicely with early morning traffic. Have you ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    The 25 Most Influential Bands Of The '90s

    Trent Reznor, you know, before the Oscar and all the weightlifting. ​As a music writer, we are asked constantly to compare the new with the old, to decipher the periphery where modern bands' influences come from to understand where we are going and what we are seeing. We can hear everything Ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Dead People We Wish We'd Seen

    ​Regrets, sang Frank Sinatra, Elvis and Sid Vicious, I've had a few. (Or, for Sid, a feee-yooouuu.) So have we all. But if you review concerts for a living, there's nothing worse than someone you like dying before you get the chance to see them live. So for this week's Round Table, Rocks Off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Some Can Whistle: A Playlist To Don't Worry, Be Happy

    ​It's often the little things that make our favorite songs our favorites - the curious, unforeseen additions of small touches like an understated bit of whistling. For those who like to categorize their playlists into themes, we present you with the Rocks Off approved Whistle Playlist. The S ... More >>

  • News

    June 24, 2010

    The Case of Blue October

    Readers take both sides.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    SXSW As It Happens: Riot Grrrl Royalty, Bloody Drums, SXSW Parable, Portajohns And Quasi Kicks Ass

    Brandon K. Hernsberger5:10 p.m.: "Quasi. Straight up rock and roll that smells like tacos and brisket and spilled Lone Star on kicked-up indie dirt."​ Brittanie Shey, 5:03 p.m.: "I'm at Kill Rock Stars, and if she weren't too cool for school my inner 15-year-old would be freaking out. Riot grrrl r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    The Great Green Room In the Sky: The Grim Reaper's 2009 Musical Roll Call

    ​Thankfully, 2009 was a sorry year for the Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter. Aside from the not terribly unexpected (but still weird) demise of the King of Pop, few bona fide legends went on to the Great Green Room Beyond the Sky. The Rock Death Meter rates rock deaths on a ten-point scale in three c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Westheimer Block Party Listology: Bright Men of Learning Remember Their Parents' Favorite Music

    All this week, Rocks Off is previewing Saturday and Sunday's Westheimer Block Party by asking WBP performers to fill out a list from Lisa Nola's Music Listography book we're so fond of. It's not too late for your band to be up here, either; just email chris.gray@houstonpress.com by noon Thursday if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    He Said, She Said: Gone Too Soon

    A rash of recent musical deaths (Michael Jackson and DJ AM among others) have led us here at Rocks Off to do some speculating of our own: Which musicians do we feel were taken from us too soon? Obvious answers like the Famous Js (John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin) or the dual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Six More Mysterious Musical Deaths We'd Like to See Reopened

    That's Brian Jones, who is still dead, in the lower right corner.​Original Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool 40 years ago. It was declared "death by misadventure," a cause of death that probably didn't come as a shock to those who had been aware ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2007
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    July 26, 2007
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    July 27, 2006
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    April 6, 2006

    Pandora's Boss

    Meet the guy behind the Web site that could be the MySpace.com of music

  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    Band Suicide

    Why so many Houston music groups self-destruct right on the brink of having it made

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    The Kids Are All Right

    Classic rock lives on in the hands of youngsters the Redwalls

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    New Angels in Rock Heaven

    Scoring the grim reaper's 2004 harvest

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

  • Music

    November 4, 2004

    Die, Jeff Buckley, Die!

    It's time to put a bullet through the head of this zombie

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Rock and Roll Dream Team

    Forget the office-football draft, dude. Here's a far cooler way to waste your time and your employer's money.

  • Music

    March 11, 2004

    Strings Attached

    Operatic popster Rufus Wainwright exits "gay hell" and enters his most fertile period

  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Rock Death in 2003

    Exhuming and scoring last year's pop-music demises

  • Music

    March 11, 1999

    Quiet Riot

    The indie movement that is Sleater-Kinney keeps getting bigger

  • Music

    September 10, 1998
  • Music

    April 2, 1998
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