Fitz and the Tantrums, Saints of Valory, Ivy Levan Fitzgerald's July 11, 2013 Tough to say if the temperature was hotter inside or outside Fitzgerald's on Thursday night. While it was a typically steamy July evening out on White Oak Boulevard, it was just as humid indoors, where a sellout crowd pa ... More >>
Emeli Sande House of Blues, July 8 A few years ago, it was Corinne Bailey-Rae, now here comes Emeli Sande to claim the title of the the British Isles' reigning soul starlet. The piano-trained Scottish native, now 26, notched the UK's top-selling debut of last year with Our Version of Events, a nigh ... More >>
Second Annual Concert for Conservation: With Dwight Yoakam, Robert Earl Keen, Hayes Carll, Ray Wylie Hubbard. etc., Sat., May 18, 4:30 p.m., $25-$150. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston. Adam Bricks: With Benjamin Wesley and Ancient Cat Society., Sat., April 13, 9 p.m., ... More >>
Houston has so many places to dance, probably hundreds, but what is your absolute favorite? Rocks Off has been wondering about this lately, so Monday we put the question to those of you who like us Facebook, which you should do. Surprisingly (to us), the clear favorite was not a club but The Bright ... More >>
Recently I began work with Houston Texans linebacker Connor Barwin on an upcoming print feature. Anyone who follows him on Twitter knows that he is a huge fan of live music in Houston and can be seen at gigs all over town. I asked him if he wanted to write a few words about one of his Summer Fest ex ... More >>
Fitz and The Tantrums, a group Rolling Stone named one of its "bands to watch" last year, will be gracing Houston with their presence Sunday at Free Press Summer Fest. The six-piece soul-influenced indie-pop band likes to embrace difference. Influenced by Motown and Stax, the band lacks guitars, but ... More >>
Time to make some hard choices, folks. Free Press Summer Fest just released the schedule for this year's two-day event June 2 and 3 in Eleanor Tinsley Park.
After raising ticket prices Monday night, Free Press Summer Fest announced more headliners Thursday morning. What are you getting for that extra dough? How about Pretty Lights, Erykah Badu, Fitz & the Tantrums, Phantogram, R3hab, David Garza? Respectively, that's one Colorado EDM space cadet, one ... More >>
Still sportsmen after all these years, Huey Lewis & the News settle into some of their favorite Stax grooves.
Stevie Wonder on FacebookStevie Wonder: Even My Morning Jacket will be watching.This morning, the organizers of the Austin City Limits Music Festival announced the schedule for the September 16-18 Zilker Park throwdown. We all knew there would be some tough choices, but Rocks Off found that w ... More >>