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Fun Fun Fun Fest

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    July 10, 2014

    Whatever: Houston's Getting Another Music Fest Next Month

    Is Houston ready to sweat out two more days of music barely two months after Free Press Summer Fest, only this time with a little more laughter? We may be about to find out. Wednesday afternoon, a new festival calling itself Houston Whatever Fest popped up online and on social media, promising musi ... More >>

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    November 15, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Untapped Festival, Little Joe Benefit, etc.

    Venomous Maximus Fitzgerald's, November 15 Houston's dark overlords of doom-metal should be coming into this Fitz show -- their first hometown gig since opening for Guns N' Roses in May -- on quite a high, having just shared a stage with the mighty Slayer at last weekend's Fun Fun Fun Fest. Now pr ... More >>

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    November 11, 2013

    Cut Copy at Warehouse Live, 11/9/2013

    Cut Copy Warehouse Live November 9, 2013 It's been a busy week in Houston for live music, but especially if you're a fan of shaking your booty. While most of the area hipsters were busy getting their fun (fun fun) on in Austin, we benefited from the festival overflow in a big way this year. Cut Cop ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    Cults at Fitzgerald's, 11/5/2013

    Cults Fitzgerald's November 5, 2013 In the generation of music we're listening to these days, whatever it may be called, it takes just that one single to put you into the national spotlight. Once upon a time there used to be major steps you had to take to even make it to the radio, but with the Int ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    10 Reasons You Should Go to UtopiaFest This Weekend

    Fall is upon us, and while it might not feel like it outside just yet, it is closer than you think. With the onset of autumn comes the Great State of Texas' busiest season for music, one that finds festival after festival hitting almost every weekend. One event that I look forward to most every year ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Austra at Fitzgerald's, 9/14/2013

    Austra Fitzgerald's September 14, 2012 With the joint easily packed out, Canadian synth-pop group Austra played to a crowd of about 150 sweaty souls downstairs at Fitzgerald's Saturday night. Having caught the band once before, a standout set to a decent-sized crowd a few years ago at Austin's Fun ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Keep Calm Fight Cancer, Krewella, Dr. John, etc.

    Keep Calm, Fight Cancer Benefit Walters, September 6-8 Leave it up to Houstonians to stand up and join the cause. Not even 48 hours after Walters announced that longtime owner/den mother Pam Robinson was battling Stage 4 cancer, that single status update had already reached 15,000 people through sh ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Black Flag, Paul Ramirez Band, Alice In Chains, etc.

    Black Flag Walters, August 26 Just to be clear, this is the Black Flag fronted by Greg Ginn, the transplanted Central Texan who in late-'70s L.A. founded one of the most aggressive, influential bands American rock has ever seen. It's not a stretch to say that within the punk world, Black Flag were ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest: Your Next Favorite Bands

    This weekend's Free Press Summer Fest at Eleanor Tinsley Park is officially (way) sold out, so our readers who don't have passes at this point are sadly now forced to test their skills at the "secondary market." For those of you who are already in, this week Rocks Off will be bringing you our staff ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Miguel's Billboard Stage Dive: Hulk Hogan-Approved, But the Best Ever?

    In the Internet age, you become a sucker for things that happen instantly. There's no way around it. Everything that garners a reaction, whether positive or negative, will become meme'd and turned into a .gif. I'm pretty sure the more awkward moments of my life will be displayed in some pixelated fo ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    ACL 2013 Predictions & Rumors: Is This Jimmy Buffett's Year?

    2013 marks the first year that the Austin City Limits Music Festival -- Texas' other large outdoor music festival, never to be confused with Houston's own Free Press Summer Fest -- expands to two consecutive weekends with identical lineups. At this point the lineup for the festival, scheduled for Oc ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    The Great Outdoors

    Your 2013 music-festival outlook, Texas edition.

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    January 3, 2013

    Your 2013 Music Festival Outlook (Texas Edition)

    I don't know about you, but I am not totally in love with winter weather. Yes, it affords you the ability to wear beanies and cool fingerless gloves and dress like a hoodlum, but it's the heat that I love the most. That's why I love thinking about music festivals, because that's where we all get t ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: December 17-20

    Marina & the Diamonds, Icona Pop Warehouse Live, December 17 Somewhere between Katy Perry and Lana Del Rey on the 2012 girl-pop scale, the Welsh-bred Marina & the Diamonds make big-budget icy synth-pop that you can afford, without the candy-coated gimmickry. Perry comparisons will abound, but singe ... More >>

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    October 31, 2012

    Talking Politics, and Almost No Music, With Punk Legend John Lydon

    A few weeks back I had the pleasure of speaking with John Lydon, iconic lead singer of the Sex Pistols, currently touring and recording with Public Image Ltd. That group has been Lydon's main squeeze since the Pistols' 1978 implosion, and released their First Issue later that year. REWIND: John Ly ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Odd Future Coming to Houston December 4

    Hip-hop bad boys Odd Future are coming to House of Blues on December 4. The group of youthful miscreants, which was bathed in ridiculous showers of hype in 2011, has never been to Houston. REWIND: Odd Future's Roof-Jumping Antics at the Scoot Inn They were last in this part of the country last ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    ACL 2013: What's Next For Texas' Other Big Music Festival?

    As we close the books on ACL's 2012 festivities, full of mud -- but not too much mud, Iggy Pop's elastic skin, Neil Young's reverb, and light shows aplenty, we look forward to the 2013 edition of the Austin megafest. Rewind: ACL Festival Expanding to 2 Weekends in 2013 Rocks Off's Complete ACL 2 ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Almost There: My Digital ACL Festival Experience

    Knowing what's happening at a major music festival is easier than ever. Bloggers post daily recaps, people tweet updates round the clock, and Instagram provides a world of images for those that can't afford to make the trip. Rewind: ACL 2013: What's Next For Texas' Other Big Music Festival? Rocks ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    Top 5 Hardcore Bands That Should Make New Music

    Last month, Bad Brains announced they would be releasing a new album, Into the Future, in November, their first since 2007's Build a Nation. Five years is a long time between albums, but for aging punk rockers, it's just about the standard. Some seem to take even longer. What is it that's so hard ab ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    10 More Things I'll Be Doing at ACL Festival This Weekend

    That's right folks, it's ACL Music Festival time again in Texas, and Rocks Off will be flying to Austin on the private Rocks Off jet this weekend to cover the fest from Friday until the last notes of "Give It Away" at the end of the Red Hot Chili Peppers set on Sunday night. That's my way of telli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Releases Daily Schedule

    This morning Fun Fun Fun Fest organizers released the daily schedule for November's three-day orgy of booze, denim, and loudness in the middle of Austin's Auditorium Shores. The color-coded stages -- black, yellow, orange, and blue -- are set up according to genre and size of the act. Last year th ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    Baroness Cancels Upcoming Dates Including FFFF and Houston Stops

    This year has been a bittersweet one for metal act Baroness. The long-running Georgia bruisers released one of the best album of 2012 with July's double-album Yellow & Green, and were touring the world behind it. That was until a bus crash in the UK sidelined all activity and the future of the gro ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    Last Night: Santigold at House Of Blues

    Santigold, Charli XCX House of Blues June 7, 2012 Watching Santigold onstage, you'd have almost no idea that the 35-year-old former punk singer had a hand in developing the careers of some of the biggest pop starlets in the last decade. That is until you break down that her costume changes, the way ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    Big Freedia: The Queen Diva Of Bounce Music

    Hip-hop, like any form of music, is subject to localization. Different cities have different scenes with different sounds and different superstars. These scenes go largely underappreciated in the mainstream until a local hero makes good or the sound becomes too big to ignore. Like the San Francisc ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Shot In The Dark: Angels & A-Holes

    When you're in the photo pit taking pictures for a publication such as Rocks Off, you can become the unwanted center of attention from both the audience and especially the artists. Most of the time you are only a few feet away from the performer, and often in their direct line of sight. They can and ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    Top 9 Comments On Summer Fest 2012: Where's The Women?

    As most of Houston and the surrounding area knows by now, Free Press Summer Fest announced its 2012 lineup in the wee hours this morning. By now Rocks Off has had a few more hours to reflect on the festival, entering its fourth year at Eleanor Tinsley Park June 2 and 3, and also to take a shower. O ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    Mess With Texas Festival Returns To Mess With SXSW

    Mess With Texas, Austin's antidote to the crowds of badge-holders clogging the streets and the mile-long lines coming out of showcases during South By Southwest, has returned for 2012 with a lengthy lineup for three days of music, March 15th, 16th, and 17th. This year the festival will be located at ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Noise For The Ages: Top Post-Hardcore Guitarists Through the Years

    While it may not often be recognized by "mainstream listening audiences," post-hardcore is not a dead genre. Though its popularity has often waxed and waned throughout the years since its inception in the mid '80s, there are always great upstart bands keeping it alive. As of late, the genre has seen ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011

    French Onion Soup & Deathbugs: Our Nine Musical Turkeys Of 2011

    Danzig Shame on us for thinking that a Danzig show would go off without a hitch, and infinite shame on Glenn Danzig for the debacle that was his "appearance" at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. We will never look at French onion soup ever again without bellowing "Mother". Lulu We're not mad at Metall ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Sunday Afternoon: Maroon 5 On A Cruise Ship And In Concert

    Photos By Craig Hlavaty"What do you think, Adam?"​Yesterday morning I found myself in Galveston boarding Carnival's brand-new cruiser, the Magic, for a presser with Maroon 5, who are currently burning up radio and the iTunes with their hit single "Moves Like Jagger". The band is helping promot ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Never Say Die!: Black Sabbath Reforming In 2012 For Tour & Album

    ​Today in Los Angeles, legendary, pioneering heavy metal group Black Sabbath convened in front of reporters at the Whiskey A Go Go to announce a 2012 reunion tour and album, set for a fall release. The event, hosted by Henry Rollins, was telegraphed by a countdown clock on the band's official ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Friday Night: Mates of State at Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Neph Basedow​While many of our fellow Rocks Off cohorts had already left for Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest by Friday, we stuck around to catch Lawrence, Kansas pop-duo Mates of State, who were slated to perform at the fest later that weekend. Though (sadly) there were no Ryan Gosling si ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Fun Fun Fun Fest: Houston Shines And Scares In Austin With Fat Tony And B L A C K I E

    Photos By Marc Brubaker​In a weekend that was fraught with Danzig's sad faded rocker antics and dust dust dust, two Houston artists brought their "A" games to Fun Fun Fun Fest's inaugural Auditorium Shores appearance in Austin. B L A C K I E and Fat Tony, two wildly different kinds of rappers, ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Fun Fun Fun Fest: The Dust-Covered Aftermath Featuring The Damned, Spoon, Tinariwen, And Slayer

    Photo By Marc BrubakerLots of pictures from Fun Fun Fun Fest 6, including band shots and crowd shots. The dry air and dust at Auditorium Shores made the market for bandanas very lucrative, and a fashion staple was reborn. ​This year Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest moved away from Waterloo Park, the ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Saturday Night: Davila 666 at Mango's

    Photos by Marc BrubakerDavila 666 at Fun Fun Fun Fest.​We were initially pretty thrown off by the lineup for the Davila 666 show at Mango's on Saturday night. It was mixed bag of indie pop openers and rock 'n roll headliners. We're all about diversity, but there wasn't anything distinctive ab ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    deadhorse Gallops Back To Life At Warehouse Live

    Videos by Fuglymaniacs A wish many Houston music fans barely even dared to think to themselves, let alone utter out loud, came to pass when deadhorse returned from oblivion to face a nearly sold-out, wildly enthusiastic Warehouse Live crowd Saturday night. From what Rocks Off could tell, about ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011
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    September 29, 2011

    A Band to Save Me

    The first Best of Houston® BestFest makes itself at home in Midtown.

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    March 29, 2011

    GWAR Singer Vows To Swap Sex For Votes

    Marc BrubakerGWAR at Fun Fun Fun Fest, Waterloo Park, Austin, November 2010​What do you do when your band is up for a prestigious award against the likes of Rammstein, Iron Maiden and Megadeth? If you're GWAR front "man" Oderus Urungus, you promise to get up close and personal (very personal) ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Ghosts of SXSWs Past: Justice, Glasvegas, Monotonix...

    Craig Hlavaty​This year marks the fourth year Craig's Hlist has covered SXSW in Austin for the Houston Press, from the days when we had to shoot all of our own shows, had neither Facebook nor Twitter, and slogged through the day mostly drunk. It's a far cry from now, when we are glued to our p ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    MCM: More Local Music News Than Parties In Cairo

    Todd Spoth​Welcome back to yet another installment of our semi-famous Magnolia City Mixtape. Rocks Off works hard to scrape every barnacle of local music news from our ship that sails the high seas of the Internet - or something like that. Slim Thug welcomed everyone back to Texas for the Sup ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Devo And The 16 Other Best Bands In Uniform

    Mark C. Austin​Devo hits Warehouse Live on March 25, the band's first Houston date since a 2006 appearance with the Psychedelic Furs - who, coincidentally enough, are also coming to Warehouse (April 23) to do all of 1981's Talk Talk Talk ("Pretty In Pink," "Into You Like a Train"), plus "Love ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Friday Night: Bad Religion At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marco Torres​Bad Religion, Aggrolites, Off With Their Heads Warehouse Live November 5, 2010 Fun Fun Fun Fest may have beckoned tantalizingly from Austin, but we resisted its pull to see what is, for us, the greatest punk rock band still putting out new material. It was Bad Religions ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Saturday Night: Best Coast At Fitzgerald's

    Neph Basedow​Best Coast Fitzgerald's November 6, 2010 Considering our prior exposure to Best Coast was at this summer's massive Pitchfork Festival, we were eager to check them out on Saturday, in the considerably cozier confines of Fitzgerald's. It seems much of Houston shared similar enthus ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Still Fun Fun Fun, Festival Is On The Cusp Of Change

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Miss the bands in Austin this weekend? See as many as we could squeeze into our handy slideshow. Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin is on the cusp of change. A renovation to its home base, Waterloo Park, is due within the next year, so come next November the festival more than ... 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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    March 31, 2010

    Bruglarized: Rocks Off Photog's House Robbed And You Can Help Him Rebuild

    Prairie Cadets​ Tuesday afternoon around 5 p.m., Houstonist editor, Rocks Off photographer and Prairie Cadets lead singer Marc Brubaker came back to his Denver Harbor home to find that burglars had cracked a window and entered his home through an A/C unit opening. They ended up stealing two Mac co ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Aftermath: Lucero's Iron-Plated Soul and Douchebag Fisticuffs at Meridian

    Photos by Groovehouse / Click here for a slideshow​ As we enter the second-to-last month of what was been an alternately amazing and confounding year for music, Aftermath has been thinking a lot about recurring themes we have encountered over the past twelve months. Seeing a rock and roll sh ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    Houston Gets the Clap Tonight - the Soul Clap Dance Party, That Is

    ​Looks like Rocks Off better get out of here pretty quick and take a nap, because it appears we'll be overindulging at Mango's for two nights in a row. We might be able to dance off some of those beers this time though, because on his way to Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, former Houstonian Jonathan T ... More >>

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    December 1, 2008

    SXSW 09 Imminent Already? Aaaarrrgh!

    St. Vincent, "Jesus Saves, I Spend" The 2009 South By Southwest Music Festival is still nearly four months away (March 18-22), but the first performers are already being announced. When Rocks Off saw this list on Friday, after we had been gorged senseless the day before, we shuddered. "To ... More >>

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