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Fishbone

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Jose "Chapy" Luna, Percussionist Con Corazón

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. One of the city's hardest-working musicians ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Rudy's Return: Houston's Latest Ska Revival

    Billy Munoz wants to reassure you would-be skankers to just get on the dance floor and do your thing. He won't judge you. "It doesn't matter what you look like as long as you're moving," he says. "The goofier the better. We feed off our audience." Andrew Garrigan agrees. "Is there really a way ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Brian Davis, Punk Drummer, Horror Composer

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? You probably know Brian Davis as the d ... More >>

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    October 31, 2012

    Monte Pittman: Madonna's Texan Guitarist Has Deep Metal Roots

    Just a guess, but when Madonna played to tens of thousands of fans at Toyota Center last week, most of them probably didn't know that onstage with her was a member of one of the most severe metal bands of the past 20 years. Rewind: Last Night: Madonna at Toyota Center But it's true. Native Texan ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    6 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: John Prine, We Give a Jam, Twenty Mondays, etc.

    If you had a dollar for every year it's been since John Prine has played in Houston - OK, maybe $2 or $3; the point is it's been a long time - you could easily afford a ticket to see the wise, sardonic master singer-songwriter at 8 p.m. tonight at U of H's Cullen Performance Hall (4800 Calhoun), so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Saturday Night: Cafe Tacuba at House of Blues

    Cafe Tacuba House of Blues August 18, 2012 Imagine for just a second that Fishbone, the raucous L.A. band that threw all sorts of music into a blender with minor success in the late '80s and early '90s, grew to an award-winning, arena-size act that could draw tens or even hundreds of thousands of p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Upcoming: Delta Spirit, GZA, John Legend, Guttermouth, Waka Flocka Flame, Etc.

    Akron/Family: Fri., Sept. 7, 8 p.m., $12/$17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Alanis Morissette: Sun., Oct. 28, 8 p.m., TBA. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas Ave., Houston. Balmorhea: Mon., Oct. 1, 8 p.m., TBA. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Blaggards: Sat., Sept. 15, 10 p.m., $10. Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Slightly Stoopid: "All of Us Are Pretty Much Music Nerds"

    This summer's Unity Tour has 311 teaming up with Slightly Stoopid to hit 38 cities. Houston of course is along the road. Known for never sticking to just one specific genre, Slightly Stoopid will hit the stage at Cynthia Woods Sunday evening. Rocks Off got to speak with drummer Ryan Moran, aka RyM ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012

    Mo' Better Tunes: The Ultimate Spike Lee Soundtrack

    ​When Spike Lee puts out a new film, I always make a point to check it out, even if I hated his last one. He's directed more hits than misses, and even his duds have been quality duds. The first Spike Lee joint that I saw as a kid was Malcolm X, which I definitely did not understand at all beyond ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Fishbone's Ska-Punk Casts A Long Shadow In New Film

    Photo by Ann Summa​The documentary Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone flirts with a balance between history and character as it looks behind the scenes at a group that failed to achieve large-scale commercial success, but inspired many groups that did. Directors Lev Anderson and Chris ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Our All-Time Fantasy Vans Warped Tour Lineup

    Photos by Marc BrubakerWarped Tour 2010​Since 1996, the Vans Warped Tour has been a staple of punk and youth culture all over the world, uniting kids of all stripes under the violent heat of the sun one day out of the year in cities across the map. The traveling festival is responisble for bre ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Wu-Tang, Fishbone, Trae Top Village Voice/Frank 151 SXSW Party

    Marco TorresMethod Man returns to Texas to smoke our SXSW party this year.​We finally have the full lineup for the 2011 Village Voice Media/Frank 151 SXSW party, and it's a doozy. Heading up the bill are Staten Island Shao-Lin spitters the Wu Tang clan, still coasting on their late 2010 reunio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    As Transition Begins, A Few Fitzgerald's Memories For The Road

    Photos courtesy of Kam FranklinFishbone's Angelo Moore at Fitzgerald's​As Fitzgerald's embarks on a new chapter in its epic history - Saturday's show with Caveman Electric, Peekaboo Theory and others is the last one before shutting down and reopening under new management September 23 - it seem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    MTV Struggles to Remain Relevant By Naming A Twitter Jockey

    ​This week MTV announced an online campaign looking for the network's first-ever TJ, or Twitter Jockey. Unlike the video jockeys of the cable station's past, these folks would instead live-tweet from MTV events for a year, earning a salary, and live in New York City. In addition to Twitter, th ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Aftermath: The Timeless Two-Tone Of The English Beat And Fishbone

    Photos by Marco Torres / Click here for a slideshow Fishbone​Aftermath's companion expressed doubt about Sunday night's English Beat concert at Warehouse Live. He's a pretty big fan of The Beat, you see, and having listened to their music for more than 20 years but having never seen them li ... More >>

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    February 13, 2010

    Back To The Future: Ska Selecters Who Beat The English Beat

    This Sunday, Valentine's Day if you nasty, Warehouse Live gets a two-tone shot of ska history when the English Beat and Fishbone hit the stage. The two bands tour together quite a bit and have become the sort of elder ambassadors of the genre while bands like the Specials mull over extensive tourin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Al Di Meola, David Gray, Los Lonely Boys, Mike Doughty, Theory of a Deadman, Willie Nelson, etc.

    ​Al Di Meola: Sat., Feb. 13. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Celtic Woman: Fri., April 30. Toyota Center. Citizen Cope: Sat., March 13. House of Blues. Cowboy Mouth: Tue., Feb. 16. House of Blues. David Gray: Thu., March 11. Verizon Wireless Theater. Dexter Romweber, Exene Cervenka: Wed., Jan. 27. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Tonight: Houston Filmmaker Raymond Gale's Electric Purgatory at Domy Books

    Electric Purgatory screened almost two years ago at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, but Rocks Off still hasn't seen Houston director Raymond Gayle's film about the plight of the black rocker. We're gonna miss the next screening too - tonight at Domy Books - due to Thanksgiving travel, but we are ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker

    Drugs, sex and...black history month?

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    October 29, 2009

    The Most Interesting Show in the World

    Does the Second Amendment cover crossbows used for entertainment purposes?

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    October 19, 2009

    Please Help Us Give Away This Live Nation "Club Passport" We've Been Sitting on for Way Too Long

    [Note: While we're on the subject of House of Blues shows, please note the Goodie Mob/Scarface concert scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 14.]www.drivebytruckers.com​Once again Rocks Off allowed ourselves to get distracted and nearly forgot we've got this Live Nation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    Flannel File: The Descendents

    One hot morning in August of 1997, my little brother and I hopped on MARTA (Mom wouldn't let me use the car) and moseyed on down to the Lakewood Fairgrounds in Atlanta for the third-ever Warped Tour. Should the writer of a column about experimental music be ashamed of having gone to the Warped Tour ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009
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    December 4, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker

    Local filmmaker Raymond Gayle explores how the pioneers of rock became anomalies

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2007

    Last Night: Spoon and New Pornographers at Warehouse Live

    The New Pornographers Spoon, New Pornographers Warehouse Live November 1, 2007 Better Than: Listening to either band’s new album at home, lamenting the fact that I didn’t have my shit together enough to actually get into the show. Download: Emma Pollock’s driving piano vamp “Adrenaline” ... More >>

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    June 30, 2005

    The Black Album

    A new film examines the darker side of rock

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    June 16, 2005

    Who's Your Diddy?

    It's Cristal and basketball with Coach Combs

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Hot Shows

    Summertime concerts that will leave you sweating

  • Music

    January 27, 2005

    Pattern Recognition

    Can defunct German bands become the sheezy in '05? Ja, they Can. We explore these and other of this year's trends.

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    May 13, 2004

    Don't Choke

    Fishbone skanks into town

  • Music

    April 29, 2004

    All for One

    A pair of ace session men join up and call forth the Soul of John Black

  • Film

    February 5, 2004

    Gettin' Windy in the City

    The Chicago clip crew gleefully gabs on in Barbershop 2

  • Music

    January 8, 2004

    Oral Surgery

    Reconstructing Smash Mouth

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    December 11, 2003
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    October 5, 2000

    Playbill

    The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

  • Music

    April 20, 2000

    Dready Metal

    Unlike their North American counterparts, Jamaican rappers are incorporating heavy metal into their material, with some amazing results

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Hot Sauce

    Houston rapper South Park Mexican performs at Watcha Tour '99

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Amplified

    Punk: The Same in Any Language

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    September 10, 1998
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    February 26, 1998
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    November 20, 1997
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    July 31, 1997
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    June 13, 1996
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    December 21, 1995

    Play till You Drop

    Yes, they're a party band, but the Gingbreadmen are out for more than just a good time

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    February 16, 1995
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    February 3, 1994
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