Photo by Allison McPhailGetting their dance on.Check out our slideshow of fans and bands at the Main Street Block Party. Eric Dean had something to prove to Houston after his Montrose Winter Social flop last month. Dean did as he promised, and delivered with the 2nd Annual Main Street Block ... More >>
I recently spoke to local show promoter, Eric Dean, who you may remember from the much maligned Montrose Winter Social or may already know him as he has tackled multi-venue events such as Main Street Block Party, Prideapolooza, and his July 4th party at Numbers with success. He's gearing up for this ... More >>
Music festivals are now a part of our lives, just like deadlines, angry commenters, lack of sleep, and eye fatigue. And eating at our desk. That sucks. But at least we have food and a desk, right? Rocks Off ventured all over the state -- OK, really mostly Austin -- to cover festivals for the blog. ... 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. Few bands in the history ... More >>
Photos by Barry SigmanFor more pics from the inaugural Montrose Winter Social, check out our slideshow. The years spent organizing and attending a number of live music events have taught us several valuable lessons: 1) the line-up will inevitably change the second after being finalized and s ... More >>
The music festival family in Houston just gained another with the Montrose Winter Social, coming December 3 to AvantGarden, Sole Purpose, Numbers, and Mango's, all at the corner of Westheimer and Taft. Shiny Toy Guns are set as the national headliner for this inaugural event. The California ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerIn the Club: Former Mink bartenders (and Roky Moon & BOLT bandmates) Aaron Echegaray and Mike Hardin at Mango'sWhile much of Texas is on fire, some of the smoke has cleared after a rather turbulent weekend. What began with last Thursday's sale of The Mink and continued ... More >>
Photos by Allison WagonerMuhammadali"I Want You To Party" Mango's July 4, 2011 Mango's could have been drastically more packed for its 24-band Fourth of July "I Want You To Party" extravaganza if not for the meddling neighbors and the red and blue. We arrived at 2:30 p.m. and watched the cro ... More >>
"Houston could eat Austin," says Eric Dean, the new full-time booker at Mango's Café. "Twice!" Casual jabs at the nation's music capitol, an air of confidence - without the slightest hint of arrogance, mind you - and an eager attitude concerning our city and its music define Dean, who has b ... More >>
To say that Eric Dean is having a busy week is putting it mildly. Such is the life of a promoter, especially with the influx of touring artists that hit Houston in March due to SXSW. Dean's calendar is packed with music at the moment, including a free punk show at Mango's tonight as well as ... More >>
Photos by Jim BrickerLady In Red: Tontons singer Asli Omar Were you there? You might want to look for yourself in this slideshow of crowd shots. Be sure to also check out the pics of the bands. Around 9 p.m. Saturday, Rocks Off was walking out of Tacos A Go-Go and ran into Main Street Block ... More >>
Midwinter festival brings 12 hours of music to "The Island."
Rocks Off is following our sister Houston Press blogs into the choppy waters of "Comment of the Day," choosing a comment or a handful of comments from the previous day we find especially enlightening, infuriating or just plain hilarious. We're glad our readers have opinions, whatever they are, about ... More >>
Photos by Kendra BerglundA Dream AsleepThe winner's envelopes are here and the room is starting to fill up as bands gather to find out who are the winners of this year's Houston Press Music Awards. Our staff has been milling around and have reported back to us these nuggest. How was your sho ... More >>
The three-mile stretch of avenue is Houston's place to be if you're young, white, single and ready to party. At least for now.
Chris GrayThis past week we found ourselves at Walter's On Washington about three times for various shows, amateur boxing matches and the random drink (or five). The club's rumored move has been Internet and scene fodder since word of its then-imminent change of location came to light last fall. ... More >>