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    September 18, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: We Were Wolves, Howlers at the Moon Tower

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, 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 previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? This here digital chat wi ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    The Five Best Bands That Started as Solo Projects

    The conventional wisdom about playing music is that you learn an instrument and then you recruit a band to play with you, or you join one that already exists. Not so these days, when it's easier than ever with the use of computer programs to record a full album of music by yourself, without even nee ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    10 Other Musicians Who Should Have Said "Blow Me"

    The line between rock star and cranky toddler can be a fine one; deny them their candy and you've got tears welling up and naughty words being shrieked at ear-bursting decibels. Every once in a blue moon, though, a rational thought will pipe up from said rock star, and it deserves a little bit of no ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Dave Grohl Releases Trailer for Nerd-Boner Doc Sound City

    While the Foo Fighters have been on hiatus, lead singer Dave Grohl has been putting the finishing touches on his cinematic love letter to Sound City Studios in Los Angeles. Today the full trailer for Sound City was released online. You can check out the studio's discography here. The studio's du ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012

    Fan Direction: 5 Great Music-Video Contest Winners

    One of the latest trends I've observed in music is that almost everyone is outsourcing their videos these days, even top artists. It's much easier and cheaper to hold a fan contest, asking your fans to create videos for you, than it is to go out and shoot the video yourself on your (or your record l ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    The Beats Go On As Grammys Take Care Of Their Own

    Hands up, everyone who is surprised.​The Grammy Awards on CBS Sunday night could have easily turned into a wake - or worse, a funeral. After Whitney Houston's death Saturday, the mood was appropriately somber until a dance party broke out, or perhaps a coming-out party for dance music. Foreve ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    We Tell You Who Will Win Grammys So You Don't Have To Watch Them

    SPOILER ALERT​The best thing about the annual Grammy nominations and awards shows is the clamor of anger that rises up when the mere mention of the event even comes up. Immediately people begin calling it a travesty, trotting out all the people who have been snubbed -- Jethro Tull beats Metall ... More >>

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    February 8, 2012

    Love is the Answer: Ten Classic Light Rock Tunes on Dan Seals' Birthday

    Today would have been the 64th birthday of Dan Seals, one half of England Dan and John Ford Coley, the songwriting duo that had a big hit with "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" and a minor one with "Love is the Answer." He also had a string of chart hits in country music in the '80s and '90s. Unf ... More >>

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    December 26, 2011

    Chafing 101: Rocks Off's 2011 Music Festival Odyssey

    Music festivals are now a part of our lives, just like deadlines, angry commenters, lack of sleep, and eye fatigue. And eating at our desk. That sucks. But at least we have food and a desk, right? Rocks Off ventured all over the state -- OK, really mostly Austin -- to cover festivals for the blog. ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    The Best & Worst Of All Possible Buzzfests

    Photo by Marc BrubakerWe did it all for the nookie.​This weekend is Buzzfest XXVII in Houston, 94.5 The Buzz's bi-annual all-day throwdown at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Rocks Off has covered a few of the shows in the past few years, including the May 2010 edition where we took along ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    The Best Summer Movie Soundtracks Of The '90s

    This movie is old enough to drive.​Summer is officially here, even though it's been ball-dripping sweaty since at least early May. This is also about the time that we are already steeped in big-budget Hollywood summer would-be blockbusters, the kind of movies that have fast-food promotions and ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    Five More Wacky Tour Riders (We Totally Didn't Make Up)

    ​In case you haven't seen it yet, the Foo Fighters' rider for their upcoming tour (still no Houston show) in support of their fantastic album Wasting Light is the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best darn tour rider we've ever seen. It' ... More >>

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    May 30, 2011

    The Best Albums Of 2011 (So Far)

    ​The year isn't quite half over, but as of today, "summer" is officially here - even if the calendar needs a few weeks to catch up - and by the time summer is over, so will 2011. Or close enough. So Rocks Off asked our staff to give us their favorite two albums of the year so far, plus one out ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    On The Road Again: Bikinis And Bands At The Hangout Festival

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, duh.​See the bands and bikinis of the Hangout Festival in our slideshows. Imagine the Austin City Limits Music Festival or even the rapidly approaching Free Press Summer Fest on pure, white sand just feet away from a (variably) blue ocea ... 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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    May 20, 2011

    Crazy In Alabama: Hangout Festival Preview

    jambase.com​This weekend this member of Rocks Off is heading to Gulf Shores, Alabama, for the Hangout Festival on the beach. Well, hopefully, considering the drive may take us through some rough waters due to the flooding in the deep South. Let us pray... Anyhow, this is the second year for H ... More >>

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    May 10, 2011

    Out Today: Tyler, The Creator's Goblin, The Cars Restarted...

    ​We now live in a world where Adele is a chart-topping artist, placing at number one slot the past few weeks, rubbing shoulders with the Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Mumford & Sons, and Britney Spears. If Adele's 21 isn't on the top of everyone's best-of 2011 lists, there is no justice in the wor ... 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 >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Out Today: Glee Warbles, Gorillaz Fall, Kinks Ride Again

    ​It's been a week since the Foo Fighters' album, Wasting Light, hit the stores, and Rocks Off has probably averaged at least one or two spins of the solid disc per day. Right now, we are actually on track four. Will anything top Light this week? That remains to be seen. Next week will bring ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Out Today: Paul Simon Resurgent, Foos Get Loud, Isbell Kills

    ​It's New Release Tuesday, and this week's is one of the biggest days of the year, with new discs by the Foo Fighters, a reinvigorated Paul Simon and TV On The Radio leading the pack, plus a few other artists returning to the scene after a few years away from the limelight. Next week (April ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011
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    March 16, 2011

    Last Night: Foo Fighters At Stubb's

    Craig Hlavaty​It doesn't make Rocks Off feel happy to say that he sometimes doesn't get into all the shows that he thinks he is entitled to seeing by some inner decree he has made to himself. Sometimes we have to sit out the cool stuff, but that doesn't mean we can't stand outside the said cool st ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    The Most Anticipated Albums Of 2011

    ​NATIONAL White Lies, Ritual: They killed at festivals in 2008 and 2009, but do London's Interpol-styled lads have longevity? Dr. Dre, Detox: It's been on hold or gestating since at least Clinton was in office. Will it continue to be hip-hop's Chinese Democracy? R.E.M., Collapse Into No ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010
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    November 26, 2009

    Sports Things To Be Thankful For, And Not Thankful For

    ​It's that time of year when we start to look back at the events that have happened. And since it's Thanksgiving, I thought I would give a list of sports things for which I'm thankful, as well as listing a few of the turkeys of the year. So...1. I'm thankful for the MLB Network. The network and it ... More >>

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    October 30, 2009

    Heckler's Delight: R. Kelly at Reliant Arena

    Sorry, we couldn't resist...​King of R&B. Ghostwriter supreme. Pop genius. Unabashed sex fiend. Bump 'n' grind horndog. Acquited pedophile. Ultimately, history will decide whether or not R. Kelly deserves some, all, or any of these labels, but here are two facts that aren't in dispute: 1) the ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: American Fangs

    All this week, Rocks Off will be featuring the 2009 HPMA Nominees for Best Local Song as our MP3s of the day. Because we're going in alphabetical order and descending order of volume, American Fangs' "Le Kick" gets to lead off today. Good choice for the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, as this ... More >>

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    April 29, 2009

    Defending The Buzz: Does 94.5 FM Really Suck That Bad?

    What with Creed reuniting, BuzzFest coming up in a couple of weeks and, hell, maybe even the swine-flu scare - As in: What's worse than coming down with swine flu? A Houston radio that only tunes in 94.5 FM - Rocks Off sure has been thinking a lot about The Buzz lately. Probably too much. I mean, it ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    Suckfest - Sorry, Buzzfest - XXII Lineup Announced

    In the midst of getting our collective Rocks Off panties in a twist over SXSW next week and the impending sweat-stained Westheimer Block Party, it's easy for us to forget what it's like on the other side of the music-snob fence. That's the other, seamier plane where lame-ass tricks like Red Jumpsui ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    Tonight: The 71's at Warehouse Live

    The history of The 71's is not well documented, and a tireless Google search, set to their appropriately soul-seeking music, leaves many questions unanswered. Two previous EPs, The 71's and Want You Know, seem to feature none of the lineup present on latest LP We Are Locomotive save guitarist Ryan C ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008
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    September 29, 2008

    Photos: ACL Sunday Grab Bag

    The Foo Fighters performed Sunday night at ACL. (Dawn Jones-Garcia) Don't miss our slideshow of select shots from our entire photo team -- but to delve a little deeper in to ACL's last day, check out more work by the classically trained Dawn Jones-Garcia here after the jump.

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    September 29, 2008

    Yawn: Foo Fighters at ACL Fest

    Foo Fighters (Dawn Jones-Garcia) I want to like the Foo Fighters, I really do. Since Nirvana, Dave Grohl has always come off as a really likeable guy for a rock megastar with a gift for catchy hooks and big rock choruses. But about a half hour was all I needed before the Foos’ songs started runni ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008

    Over the Weekend: City of Sin and ACL Fest

    We were up in Austin this weekend, so we apologize if this version of Over the Weekend is a little heavy on the ATX. But first things first... The Best of Houston Party Lucky's Pub was packed Thursday night for the launch party for this year's Best of Houston issue.

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    September 29, 2008

    ACL Notebook Dump, Pt. 1: Gentrification, Acid, Obama Shirts and More

    Photo by L.A. Reno Alejando Escovedo brought the DNC to ACL. Thursday, Noise requisitioned a standard-size (4X8 inches) reporter's notebook from the Press supply cache. Sunday night, slumping his worn-out ass into the press camp as Foo Fighters took the "Long Road to Ruin," he had more than 60 page ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008

    ACL Notebook Dump, Pt. 2: Measuring Time Mars Volta-Style, Led Zeppelin Rumors and More

    Photo by Dawn Jones-Garcia Nope. No Page. Just Plant. * C3 and Capitol Metro have really improved their shuttle-bus efficiency. Granted, both the Mars Volta and Manu Chao were far from through when I left the park, but the line never stalled for more than about 30 seconds. In fact, it took almost e ... More >>

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    September 8, 2008
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    August 21, 2008
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    June 4, 2008
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    April 15, 2008

    Has ACL Festival Jumped the Shark?

    This morning C3 Entertainment unveiled the lineup for the 2008 Austin City Limits Festival, scheduled for September 26-28 in Austin's Zilker Park, and it's looking more than ever like Coachella on the Colorado. The first name on the card is... Foo Fighters. Seriously. That means everyone hoping for ... More >>

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    January 23, 2008

    Last Night: Foo Fighters at Toyota Center

    Foo Fighters Toyota Center January 22, 2008Better Than: Having a Heath Ledger sad-a-thon by watching A Knight’s Tale in your dank apartmentDownload: Last year’s expanded The Colour and the Shape reissue, plus the acoustic disc from 2005’s In Your Honor Just hours ago, I saw Dave Grohl turn in ... More >>

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    January 17, 2008
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    January 3, 2008
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    December 13, 2007
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    February 8, 2007
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    July 7, 2005

    Foo Fighters

    In Your Honor

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    April 17, 2003

    All His Life

    The Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl is always between rock and a hard place

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    March 13, 2003

    The Fringes of Twang

    Calexico and Clem Snide stretch alt-country to the breaking point

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    June 1, 2000

    Can't Foo Anyone

    If the Foo Fighters look like an indie-pop band and quack like an indie-pop band, then they must be an indie-pop band, right?

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    May 22, 1997
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