Regular concertgoers in Houston have probably noticed more sold-out shows in the area over the past year. Just a few years ago, sellouts were generally reserved for the biggest marquee acts at Toyota Center, Bayou Music Center, and Reliant Stadium's RodeoHouston shows.
These days, though, it seems ... More >>
Every Time I Die, the Acacia Strain, etc.
February 22, 2013
Buffalo's Every Time I Die has been around long enough that fans know exactly what to expect from their gigs: unrepentant mayhem both on stage and off, soundtracked by a high-energy stream of stomping, howling hardcore. When ... More >>
With J Boog, Hot Rain
House Of Blues, Friday, 8 p.m., February 22
For a clue on just how much Rebelution must love ganja, beyond even the exquisitely explicit "So High" on its 2012 release Peace of Mind, consider that the Santa Barbara reggae-pop crew also issued acoustic and dub version ... More >>
January 11, 2013
While Houston's past three generations of metalheads gathered at Warehouse Live for sludge supergroup Down's biennial stop through town, the youngest generation --throngs of deathcore fans -- packed Fitzgerald's to the rafters to see three of the bi ... More >>
Allstar Weekend: With Cute Is What We Aim For, Tiffany Alvord, Beneath The Sun., Wed., Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m., $18.00-$68.00. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston.
Augustana: With Lauren Shera., Tue., Jan. 29, 8 p.m., $14/$17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston.
The Bandulus: With Los Gritos, El ... More >>
Check out our slideshow of GWAR's messy concert.
GWAR has to be the most quintessentially American band that has ever existed. They play disgustingly loud hardcore-inflected thrash while covered in blood and gore, hating celebrities as much as your average citizen -- even to the point of wanting to ... More >>
Aaron Neville: Sun., Dec. 11. House of Blues.
Carbon Leaf, Alpha Rev: Wed., Oct. 26. Fitzgerald's.
Between The Buried And Me, Animals As Leaders: Thu., Nov. 17. House of Blues.
Gunslinger, Black Queen Speaks, Sheila Swift, Tyburn Jig, Tyranny Of Bella: VIP ROOM., Sat., Sept. 10. Verizon W ... More >>
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 >>
Rocks Off recently spoke with Joe Trohman, one of the guitarists for brand-new supergroup The Damned Things, which features Anthrax legend Scott Ian, Every Time I Die lead singer Keith Buckley, and drummer Andy Hurley from Trohman's previous band, Fall Out Boy.
The Damned Things are a relat ... More >>
Editor's Pick: It was probably Uncle Tupelo's Anodyne, same as last year. So how about Nirvana's In Utero, which I dragged out of mothballs when we did our article about Nevermind's anniversary in September. In Utero fried my hair all over again, and then got me thinking about the band's cover of ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerTyson Ritter of the All-American RejectsVans Warped Tour
Sam Houston Race Park
July 2, 2010
As they always have, teenagers get a bad rap these days. In our minds, any kid who was willing to brave the dirty side of Hurricane Alex on Friday afternoon to see their favorit ... More >>
Brittanie SheyBlack Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Walter's on Washington, April 2
The following scenario has happened to Rocks Off three times in the past two months: There we are, waiting patiently in line to get into a crowded general-admission concert. When we finally get in, we make our way ... More >>
Katharine ShilcuttA pensive Andrew WK at Rachael Ray's 2010 SXSW party.
Earlier today, Sam Houston Race Park announced the Houston date for this year's edition of the Vans Warped Tour. The long-running punk-rock/emo summer tour hits the northwest side July 2. Start hydrating now.
The festival has ... More >>
Billy Joe Shaver: Thu., March 11. Dosey Doe Coffee Company.
Cody Canada, Kyle Hutton: Tue., Jan. 26. Dosey Doe Coffee Company.
Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons, Dawes, Jason Boesel: Fri., March 5. Rudyard's.
David Knopfler: Fri., May 7. Dosey Doe Coffee Company.
The Fiery Furnaces: Fri., Jan ... More >>
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead , The Secret Machines, The Watermarks: Sat., Sept. 12. Warehouse Live.
Back in Black (AC/DC Tribute), Tragedy (Metal Bee Gees Tribute): Sat., Aug. 15. House of Blues.
Billy Joe Shaver: Sat., Aug. 15. The Firehouse Saloon & Eatery.
Bleu Edmondson: Thu ... More >>