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    December 17, 2013

    The Top 20 Houston Concerts of 2013

    Black Flag Walters, August 26 Not a heck of a lot of complimentary things have been said about Black Flag's 2013 "reunion," and when fans arrived at Walters in August to discover stage barricades and signs warning against stage-diving and photography, odds weren't looking terrific. But when the hy ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Our 11 Favorite Drinking Songs. Cheers!

    Many drinkers have a dialogue in their heads that also plays out in great drinking songs throughout the ages. "Why do you drink?" asks the great prophet Bocephus. "It's five o'clock somewhere," reply the equally sage Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett. Rocks Off wanted to know our writers' favorite dri ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Bloodhound Gang vs. Russia: No Contest, Comrade Putin

    It's not quite the Cold War, but the current relationship between the U.S. and Russia is especially frosty these days. From Syria to Snowden, we can't seem to see eye to eye across the globe, or even the Bering Strait, as Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency seems like regression to authorita ... More >>

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    August 6, 2013

    Drink of Ages Brings Local Brews and Bands to Houston Airwaves

    Preston Brown and Jon Denman know a lot about good beer and good music. From their perspectives, Houston has plenty of both, and it all keeps getting better. Brown and Denman co-host the Drink of Ages Radio Show, 7 p.m. Saturdays on News 92.1 FM. They'll be presenting Best Producer, Cover/Tribute ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    Shine a Light On Me: 40 Years of The Midnight Special

    Recently, I was swallowed under a wave of memories while channel surfing. Thanks to some infomercial hustlers who were selling a DVD collection, I was spending the first moments of a new Saturday watching scenes from The Midnight Special for the first time in more than 30 years. My eyes were fixe ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    Houston's Recent Onslaught of Sold-Out Shows: What's Up With That?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    A Paean to the Pogues, For St. Patrick's Day

    What does it mean to be Irish? Red hair? The gift of gab? A drinking problem? The itch to fight? Of course not. All you need to be Irish is a deep and abiding affection for the Pogues. When I was probably 15, a freshman in high school, I started staying up late enough to watch Saturday Night Live ... More >>

  • Music

    February 28, 2013

    Molly Flogs Houston

    Flogging Molly makes the walls sweat at the House of Blues.

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    February 18, 2013

    Last Night: Flogging Molly at House of Blues

    Flogging Molly February 17, 2013 House of Blues Damn, I wish I was Irish. So does half of Houston, apparently, judging by last night's sold out Flogging Molly concert at House of Blues. Thanks to the salty sea-dog opener Skinny Lister (who deserve much more than my little mention; they were ridi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Badass Weekend, Tift Merritt, etc.

    Badass Weekend Walters/Houston House of Creeps, February 15 and 16 The first annual Badass Weekend is spread out over two days and three stages at Walters, Houston House of Creeps, and the adjoining Ballistic Skate House, and is sure to give you lonely and wild hearts something to do over Valentine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Upcoming: Flogging Molly, Maserati, H20, Black Pistol Fire, Pinback, Etc.

    Adam Hood: Fri., March 22, 9 p.m., $12. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 SW Freeway, Houston. The Allen Oldies Band: With Thrill, Mike Stinson., Mon., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., Free. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Anberlin: Sat., Feb. 23, 6 p.m., $20/$25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Asleep At the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Upcoming: Jeff Mangum, Flogging Molly, They Might Be Giants, Down, etc.

    Aaron Watson: Sat., Nov. 24, 8 p.m., $10/$15. Mo's Place, 21940 Kingsland Blvd., Katy. Action Item, Hello Highway, Before You Exit, Paradise Fears: Sat., Jan. 19, 8 p.m., $15/$17. House of Blues-- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Always Guilty, Molotov Compromise, Fuska, Gods Of Death ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    Red Fang Brings the Heat Back to Houston on Sunday

    Autumn temperatures may finally be creeping into Houston at last, but Portland's Red Fang promises to work up one last sweat in the city on Sunday when the shaggy rockers roll into Fitzgerald's. The band had too much fun hitting the road this summer to close the books on it just yet. Red Fang playe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Fitz & The Tantrums: Don't Call Them "Retro"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    iFest: Top 5 Argentine-American Musicians

    The Houston International Festival enters its second weekend tomorrow, with featured musical acts WAR, Joe Louis Walker, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Texas Tornados, Del Castillo, Steel Pulse and lots more. Although iFest's performers come from all over the world, all around the main stages will be the sig ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    Springsteen Stumbles On Pedestrian New Album Wrecking Ball

    Today sees the release of Bruce Springsteen's newest album, the compact and confounding Wrecking Ball, his first since 2009's Working On a Dream. Recorded and inspired partly by the recent Occupy protests, with most songs coming before the movement was even a physical thing, in any other year it cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Acoustic Devils Go Flogging On The Road With Molly

    When Pete Bernard received a package postmarked from Lynchburg, Tenn., he may have felt his mouth watering. That particular point of origin is the well-known home of the Jack Daniels distillery and indeed, inside the singer/guitarist for The Devil Makes Three found inside a little "thank you" from t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Distant Early Warning: Kenny Rogers, Ting Tings, Helstar, Styx, Yann Tierson

    ​The Bad Plus: Sat., May 5. Da Camera, 1427 Branard St., Houston. Colin Hay: Wed., March 21. Dosey Doe Coffee Company, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. D.R.I., Carry The Storm, Fallacy: Sat., March 10. Scout Bar Clear Lake, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. Eastern Sea, Darwin's Finches: Sat., Jan. 14. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Distant Early Warning: Alabama Shakes, Flogging Molly, Josefus, Slim Thug, Cave

    "3rd Annual Feed Houston Concert" With Slim Thug,: Fri., Dec. 16, 8 p.m. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Awolnation: Tue., Jan. 24. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Band Of Heathens: Wed., Dec. 28. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Cowboy Mouth: Tue., Feb. 21. House of Blu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Full Collapse: The Best Pop-Punk & Emo Albums Of 2002

    ​Monday, Taking Back Sunday will be at House of Blues with Thursday, making that evening an orgasm of 2002 nostalgia for a few hundred older indie folks here in Houston who were weaned on TBS' Tell All Your Friends and Thursday's Full Collapse. We were a part of the latter group, but we got in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Out Today: My Morning Jacket Back In Form, Vedder's Ukulele Slays

    ​This week brings a new My Morning Jacket album, an Eddie Vedder ukulele outing, the umpteenth Dave Matthews Band live collection, and Ozzy's past barks at the moon. We are just now hitting the busy summer release period, so these blogs in the next few weeks will be getting jam-packed. In th ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Out Today: Other Things Besides Born This Way... Seriously

    ​This past weekend was magical, what with Rocks Off finally getting to see Foo Fighters play songs from Wasting Light and all. You may remember that we have been wanking over Light since it came out in April, but it's really good. Best rock album of the year? Maybe, unless Jack White or Josh H ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    ACL 2011 Rumors: Ten Bands Who Could Make The Cut

    Marco TorresWill ACL close with classic rock again, like with the Eagles last year? Neil Young?​The Austin City Limits Music Festival's big 2011 lineup announcement is imminent, scheduled for May 17, and Rocks Off will surely be on top of the news after it hits. Last year we sat on the compute ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Upcoming: Charlie Sheen, Jamey Johnson, Jane's Addiction, Etc.

    ​Average White Band: Thu., June 16. House of Blues. Born Liars, Talk Sick Brats, Disfrutalo: Sat., April 16. Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark. "Buzzfest" With Jane's Addiction, Social Distortion, Seether, Puddle Of Mudd, Dirty Heads, Flogging Molly: Sun., May 1. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    February 3, 2011
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    December 16, 2010
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    December 7, 2010

    Upcoming: Cold War Kids, Diana Ross, The Sword, Etc.

    ​American Fangs, CB Kings, Another Run, Legacy Fails, Born Again Virgins: Sun., Dec. 26. Fitzgerald's. Arlo Guthrie: Fri., March 25. House of Blues. Authority Zero, Flatfoot 56, Lionize: Sat., Jan. 22. Scout Bar Clear Lake. "New Year's Eve Ball 2011" With Benny Benassi: Fri., Dec. 31. Stere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Watch Uncle Charlie Silk-Screen A Poster; Listen To Some Prime Dresden 45

    ​Houston is blessed with an abundance of poster artists: Carlos Hernandez, Dan Castillo, Jason McElweenie, Eli Sebastian Brumbaugh, Summerfest 2010 artist Shane Hillman and, of course, "Uncle" Charlie Hardwick, just to name a few. (If we left you out, please email us some samples of your ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Aftermath: Flogging Molly's Celtic-Punk Puppet Show at House of Blues

    Photos by Marco Torres / Click here for a slideshow​Aftermath tuned up for Flogging Molly Wednesday night with a Jameson on the rocks and Steve Earle's "The Galway Girl" on our iPod. One of those should be obvious. As for the other, we needed the whiskey because it was kind of a long day at ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Listology: The American Heist Soundtracks Their Funerals

    ​ ​Of all the bands to emerge out of the Houston music puppy mill this year, none has been as steadfastly working class and punk rock as the American Heist. Rocks Off first spied the band opening up for Florida's Fake Problems in May. At the time they were still called Born Anchor, but a Seattle ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Better Than Ezra, Cursive, Flogging Molly, Jay-Z, John Mayer, Yo La Tengo, etc.

    ​40 oz. To Freedom (Sublime Tribute): Fri., Jan. 22. Scout Bar Clear Lake. "4th Annual Rudz Thanksgiving Eve" With Born Liars: Wed., Nov. 25. Rudyard's. Bowling For Soup, Smile Smile: Sat., Dec. 5. Scout Bar Clear Lake. "104.1 KRBE Not So Silent Night" With All-American Rejects, Justin Bieber, Co ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009
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    October 4, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Three: Mud!

    Photo by Craig HlavatyNo, that is not Rocks Off.​At this point Rocks Off is so jaded from mud, rain, bro-dudes, and janky taxi-cab politics that Eddie Vedder himself could be standing before us and we wouldn't know him from Adam Lambert. As Willem Dafoe said in Platoon "The worm has turned for you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Two: Live Shots

    Photos by Mark C. AustinMute Math​The second day of the festival was so busy (and so rainy) that we barely had time to get back to our laptops and card readers to upload photos. So - one day late - enjoy our favorite shots from Day Two of ACL, featuring Bon Iver, Citizen Cope, Grizzly Bear, Mute M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Two: Flogging Molly Brings a Little Bit of Ireland to Austin

    Photos by Groovehouse​Okay, so between the Guinness and the pissing-down rain, Flogging Molly actually brought a lot of Ireland to Austin today. Lead singer Dave King wasn't phased by the weather, proclaiming that it was just like being at home. The band then proceeded to put on a belter of a show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2009

    Live From ACL: Buckets of Rain, and a Bright Spot or Two

    Photos by Chris GrayThis photo was NOT taken Saturday. Trust us.​ The streak is over. In eight years, Austin City Limits has seen plenty of days of unbearable heat, but hardly any rain. The most significant time was during Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' headlining 2006 set, but even that was m ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Summer Sounds

    Enough shows to keep concertgoers busy all season long

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    March 18, 2009

    SXSW: Once More Into The Breach

    By the time you read this, Rocks Off will be winding his way toward Austin for his 15th SXSW in the last 16 years. Every year he wonders if this is going to be it, if his feet, his fingers and/or his liver will finally up and say "Uncle!" He wouldn't blame them one single solitary bit. SXSW is l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    St. Patrick's Day Special: Ten Great Irish (Or Irish-American) Musicians and Bands

    St. Patrick's Day is, well, today, so, rather than hit the pub to celebrate - which we'll probably still do, to be honest - we thought we'd put together a mixtape for you of our favorite Irish and Irish-American bands along with a favorite tracks by them. Pint of Guinness and shot of Jameson sol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    St. Patrick's Day Special: Flogging Molly, "Fuck You I'm Drunk"

    Fun Fact: Before he found Irish-punk religion in L.A., Flogging Molly frontman Dave King sang in front of ex-Motorhead and UFO members in '80s UK hair-metal also-rans Fastway.

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    February 12, 2009
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    January 29, 2009
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    January 31, 2008

    The Blaggards

    Step one: Drink. Step two: Jig.

  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    Goodbye Joe, Me Gotta Go

    There are 25,000 Cajuns in Houston. Almost none of them play Cajun music. Why not?

  • Music

    September 21, 2006

    The Lucky Charms

    Blaggards, Houston's only Celtic metal band

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    July 27, 2006
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    June 27, 2002

    Vans Warped Tour

    Saturday, June 29

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    November 15, 2001

    Flogging Molly

    Friday, November 16

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