Epitaph Records

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    March 13, 2014

    20 '90s Pop-Punk Albums Better Than Green Day's Dookie

    Brace yourselves, kids. Green Day's Dookie turned 20 last month, and that means we've all got a case of the olds. Grab your walkers and follow us down memory lane. Green Day's first major-label release, Dookie was a monster of an album that launched the band into the center of '90s pop culture and ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Hark! Your 2013 Holiday-Album Roundup

    Happy Halloween, everyone. Who's ready for Christmas? Must be quite a few of you, because the music biz rolled out many of its major 2013 holiday LPs this week. Those that don't arrive next week, that is, or else got a head start like Mary J. Blige. Her A Mary Christmas arrived two weeks ago and n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Weezer: The Good, The Bad & The Downright Ugly

    ​This Sunday night, Weezer headlines Free Press Summer Fest III, and the influential pop-rockers have been a part of indie lore for the past 17 years. With 1994's self-titled "Blue Album" and 1996's Pinkerton, the band created a cult following whom they would promptly weird the fuck out with s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Out Today: Paul Simon Resurgent, Foos Get Loud, Isbell Kills

    ​It's New Release Tuesday, and this week's is one of the biggest days of the year, with new discs by the Foo Fighters, a reinvigorated Paul Simon and TV On The Radio leading the pack, plus a few other artists returning to the scene after a few years away from the limelight. Next week (April ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Saturday Night: NOFX At House Of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse​NOFX House of Blues January 22, 2011 See lots of pics of NOFX and friends in our slideshow. NOFX has been the Fisher-Price My First Real Punk Band of the past 25 years, with Green Day sadly coming in a close second with Bad Religion and, yes, Blink-182 bringing up the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Friday Night: Bad Religion At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marco Torres​Bad Religion, Aggrolites, Off With Their Heads Warehouse Live November 5, 2010 Fun Fun Fun Fest may have beckoned tantalizingly from Austin, but we resisted its pull to see what is, for us, the greatest punk rock band still putting out new material. It was Bad Religions ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    September 14, 2010

    Can Escape The Fate Outrun Eons Of Mythology?

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to decode music's oddest monikers in order to find a little meaning. P.R. Brown​Escape the Fate is a band whose career may actually be pre-destined. The Vegas post-hardcore pow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Fails Of The Week: Insane Clown Posse Hates Science, No Dylan In China, Rihanna & Ke$ha's Auto-Tour

    If you're reading this, you're either on the Internet, or else you've mastered multi-dimensional thought-projection processes that would make Michio Kaku cry like a little girl. We'll assume the former, and just in case you don't already know, the Internet has decided that the word "failure" is too ... More >>

  • Music

    March 25, 2010
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    March 25, 2010

    Alkaline Trio Forges Ahead On This Addiction, Hopes Fans Will Join Them

    Myriam Santos​ Popularity can be a mixed bag for a band. With mass acceptance often comes a form of indentured servitude, with each entitled fan expecting the band to continue his or her personal notion of the band's trajectory, even if that trajectory is effectively standing still. Moody pop-punk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Monoliths & Dimensions: The Best Metal Records of 2009, Part 1

    ​This year was such a good one for heavy music, I wound up having to cheat when putting this list together. I just couldn't settle on ten albums that kicked my ass the hardest in 2009; there were dozens of candidates. The best I could do was fourteen, so each of my top four slots are ties. 10. Meg ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    November 12, 2009

    Inquiring Minds: Converge's Jacob Bannon on the Metalcore Pioneers' Signature Sound

    Ryan Russell/​ Out of the four bands playing tonight's big "Adult Swim Presents" tour, Converge sticks out like a shard of bloody glass embedded in your foot. Opening doomers High On Fire and co-headliner Mastodon are both devastating bands who orchestrate monolithic walls ... More >>

  • Music

    October 15, 2009
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    May 14, 2009

    Vinyl & Compilations

    Alternatives to the full-Length CD are back with a vengeance.

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Tonight: Agnostic Front at Walter's on Washington

    For close to 30 years, Agnostic Front has been the lode-bearer for American street punk and oi. Since forming in 1980, Roger Miret and company have released twelve lengths, numerous splits and a handful of live albums documenting their macho-throwdown, unity-driven stage show. By the time the F ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008
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    December 4, 2008
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    August 15, 2008

    Tonight: Riff Tiffs, Cex, Max Stalling, Heybale! and More

    Fresh off their appearance at last night's Recession Thursdays at Numbers, atmospheric Houston rockers the Riff Tiffs headline a free warehouse party 9 p.m. tonight at 2220 Commerce with the Wild Moccasins and the Eastern Sea... Riff Tiffs, "Nightmare," live at Super Happy Fun Land Baltimore lapt ... More >>

  • Music

    February 21, 2008
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    February 8, 2007

    I Am Ghost

    Part of The Epitaph Tour, I Am Ghost performs Thursday, February 8, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel St., 713-225-5483. The Matches, Escape the Fate and The Higher also perform.

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Matchbook Romance

    Wednesday, July 26, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-230-1600

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    Codependency in the House!

    Atmosphere shoves its neurotic, Midwestern hip-hop right in your face

  • Music

    June 2, 2005

    Playin' Possum

    An elderly gang of seedy Mississippi bluesmen anchors Fat Possum Records and the label's documentary

  • Music

    February 17, 2005
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    February 12, 2004

    The End Is Near

    The day of the Locust is at hand

  • Music

    January 15, 2004

    Messing with Texas

    Rockers bash Bush, with varying results

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    The Class of '03

    Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas

  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    Baring Fangs

    Heavily hyped L.A. punks the Distillers jump to the majors with a highly guarded new album

  • Music

    May 30, 2002

    The Hives

    Veni Vidi Vicious (Epitaph/Burning Heart)

  • Music

    February 28, 2002

    Bad Religion

    Friday, March 1

  • Music

    November 8, 2001

    Se Habla Ska

    SoCal's Voodoo Glow Skulls bring a Latin tinge to Kingston's sounds

  • Music

    November 30, 2000

    Blues Power

    Now matter how slickly you package him, R.L. Burnside still exudes raw intensity

  • Music

    November 9, 2000

    Merle Haggard

    If I Could Only Fly (Anti/Epitaph)

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    Fringe Dwellers

    Straightfaced's hardcore sound and message practically guarantee it a spot in the underground

  • Music

    October 14, 1999

    Oxford Punks

    Out of Mississippi comes the rowdy Neckbones

  • Music

    June 24, 1999


    "The kids" benefit from Pennywise's punkish golden rules

  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    Dumb or Dumber?

    Space cadets of Man or Astro-man? go to great depths to maintain a gimmick

  • News

    March 18, 1999

    Chucking It All

    Bryn Tustin was an electrician from New Jersey who became a punk-music DJ in Houston, opened a record store and remade himself into Chuck Roast.

  • Film

    February 11, 1999

    All That Jazz

    Masters Mingus and Gordon get their due in Rice documentaries

  • Music

    March 13, 1997
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    April 4, 1996

    Cult of Ferocity

    True to punk's roots, Bad Religion keeps the anger alive

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    March 9, 1995