Eric Dean

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Saturday: Main Street Block Party at The Island

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Eric Dean Talks Main Street Block Party, Montrose Winter Social

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    Chafing 101: Rocks Off's 2011 Music Festival Odyssey

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Artist of the Week: The Curious, Courageous Second Lovers

    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 ​Few bands in the history ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Montrose Winter Social: Festival of Sound Checks

    Photos by Barry Sigman​For 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Festival Alert: The Montrose Winter Social Set For December 3

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    From The Mink To Mango's: Dust Settles Some After Wild Weekend

    Photos by Marc BrubakerIn the Club: Former Mink bartenders (and Roky Moon & BOLT bandmates) Aaron Echegaray and Mike Hardin at Mango's​While 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Noise Complaint Muffles Mango's July 4 Blast

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Mango's Is Alive, Well & Dubstepping In Montrose

    ​"Houston could eat Austin," says Eric Dean, the new full-time booker at Mango's Caf√©. "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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Never Mind SXSW, Says Promoting Machine Eric Dean

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Five Reasons The Main Street Block Party Worked

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 20, 2011

    The Main Event

    Midwinter festival brings 12 hours of music to "The Island."

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    iLL LiaD Blows Up... Way Up

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Pregame at the Houston Press Music Awards Ceremony

    Photos by Kendra BerglundA Dream Asleep​The 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 >>

  • News

    February 11, 2010

    Wild on Washington

    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.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Walter's Staying On Washington Until At Least April

    Chris Gray‚ÄčThis 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 >>