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    November 4, 2014

    Upcoming: Alice Cooper, Big K.R.I.T., Caribou, Eyehategod, Merle Haggard, Volbeat, etc.

    Alan Haynes: Sat., November 29, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999. Alice Cooper: Sat., February 14, 7 p.m., $27 to $45. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551. Allah-Las: With Tashaki Miyaki., Sun., November 16, 8 p.m., $10 to $14. F ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014

    The 10 Dirtiest Band Names We Could Find

    These days it doesn't matter much what you name your band, because Bandcamp doesn't have any silly content standards for you to worry about. That's nice for punk and metal, because those dudes love to name their bands after completely sick shit. And they wonder why they have a reputation for being d ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    Upcoming: 30FootFALL, Grouplove, One Direction, Neko Case, Those Darlins, Y&T, etc.

    30FootFALL: Wed., December 25, 7 p.m., $12. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. '80s New Years Eve featuring Christopher Anton: With DJ Hans 242, Debora Gaynor., Tue., December 31, 8:30 p.m., $15 to $35. Concert Pub (North), 2470 F.M. 1960, Houston, 281-583-8111. Bastille: Wed., A ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Cooking Notes: The 5 Most Unnecessary Musical Cookbooks

    This past week, international superstars and hard rock musical auteurs Smash Mouth announced that they were bestowing down upon us a cookbook from the heavens, which would give us some All Star recipes. You may have your doubts, but these recipes will have you Walkin' on the Sun and saying "I'm a Be ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Phil Anselmo Talks Solo Records, New Down Material & Pantera's Legacy

    Phil Anselmo, former lead singer of the mighty Pantera, currently of Down, is a busy man. But he always has time to talk about his beloved New Orleans Saints, who are going through a trying offseason, to put it mildly. "I can talk Saints all day. I think we have a great season coming up and I thin ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Melvins + Scion = ???

    Are corporate-sponsored free records a good move?

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    April 17, 2012

    Rocks Off Exclusive: Venomous Maximus Premiere "The Mission" Music Video

    Houston's Venomous Maximus have made their first music video, directed and edited by Bryan Forrester, for their song "The Mission" from last year's EP of the same name. The video, a spooky black-and-white affair featuring strobe shots, raven witches, and the band playing in the woods, is Forrester's ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    Upcoming: Sleigh Bells, Steve Earle, Hayes Carll, George Jones, Eyehategod, Etc.

    Acid Baby Jesus, Night Beats, Paint Fumes: Thu., April 26. Walter's, 1120 Naylor St., Houston. "Praia Urbana" With ATFC, DJ Spen: Sat., March 10, 2 p.m. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance St., Houston. Belanova: Tue., April 24. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Bowling For Soup, Patten Pending, ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Our Top Ten Picks For Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011

    Photo By Marc BrubakerBest Coast at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010​This weekend the Rocks Off team will cover their third Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, at the festival's new home Auditorium Shores. Each year this fest seems to get bigger and better, without losing it's grimy luster. Is it the Austin City ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Top 10 Louisiana Bands Of All Time

    ​Pardon the geographical pun, but besides Texas, our neighbor to the east may be the most musical state in these United States. And in terms of per capita, Louisiana, which ranks 25th in population to Texas' second, is probably second to none. Outside Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, the program m ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011
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    October 29, 2010

    GhoulsFest: Everything You Need To Know

    Daniel Johnston fuels up.​For the record, Rocks Off is well aware there is more to GhoulsFest than Black Congress not playing the ten-hour festival at Tom Bass Park tomorrow. A lot more. We also wish BC nothing but the best opening for New Orleans Sabbathites Eyehategod at Walter's tonight and ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Rocks Off And Black Congress Bury The Hatchet

    ​Let's drop the royal we. It's just Jef here, guys, and I'd like to talk to you for a moment. Much attention, and much more debate, has been given over to Black Congress's public withdrawal from this weekend's GhoulsFest, and also to my own just as public condemnation of the manner in which t ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Devo, MGMT, Mastodon, Devin, Black Congress Head Fun Fun Fun Lineup

    GroovehouseMGMT at House of Blues in June​The official lineup for this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest, set for November 5-7 at Waterloo Park in the heart of downtown Austin, was released moments ago. In terms of firepower, this year's Fun Fun Fun roster arguably brings the festival within striking di ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    Cartoon Band To Play Toyota Center

    My my, we're busy today. Rocks Off this sent this into the Twitterverse earlier, but for all you non-tweeters, Gorillaz, the UK hip-hop/electronica/rock band composed of Murdoc Niccals, 2D, Noodle and Russel Hobbs - the cartoon avatars of Blur's Damon Albarn and his pal Jamie Hewlett - are pencile ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009
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    March 17, 2005

    Alabama Thunderpussy, with God's Temple of Family Deliverance and Axehandle

    Thursday, March 17, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-864-2727.

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    June 27, 2002

    Superjoint Ritual

    Saturday, June 29

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    September 28, 2000
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    August 25, 1994

    A Taste of the Hellhole

    Justice plans to "reinvest" in the community with a sampler of local bands

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    May 26, 1994

    Ethnical Questions

    Plus: Shimmying with Mary Jane on the Washington Avenue shuttle