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    June 27, 2014

    Five More Musicians Who Need Emojis

    Last week a new app launched called Hi-Art that birthed unto the world a new round of emojis, including musician-based ones. The most notable name was Ghostface Killah because, well, I think we can all agree that we'd rather text a Ghostface emoji than one of Jason Derulo. This is only the first ro ... More >>

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    April 12, 2014

    Matching Coachella Bands to the Appropriate Drugs

    Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, starts today in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. This article is by Adam Lovinus. Ever since sunshine acid saturated Woodstock ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    The Last VJ's Top Five Videos of the Week

    Welcome back, music fans, from the Last VJ. It's a whole bunch of smoke and mirrors this week as we see people trick their cameras in handful of ways to create strange illusions. We also go straight into the hellish mind of Hieronymus Bosch thanks to Odonis Odonis, and we say our goodbyes to Dave Br ... More >>

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    March 25, 2014

    Heaven Needed a Scumdog: Remembering GWAR's Dave Brockie

    If you never caught a GWAR show in the band's improbable 30-year reign, your failure is now officially complete. Dave Brockie, the often-hilarious, always-obscene front-thing better known to fans as Oderus Urungus, returned to the stars from whence he came early Sunday morning. He was 50. Though a ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Houston's 10 Best-Sounding Music Venues

    Listening is not necessarily the strong suit of Houstonians who frequent live-music venues. But for those who do choose to silence themselves and their phones for live performances (or those drowned out by the sound system), there are certain places around town that are built for great sound. These ... More >>

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    October 25, 2013

    GWAR at Warehouse Live, 10/24/2013

    GWAR Warehouse Live October 24, 2013 When the history of this insignificant planet is written -- haphazardly and on a discarded sanitary napkin, probably -- it will likely note the key role played by our alien overlords GWAR, the Scumdogs of the Universe who were banished to Earth eons ago. Now awa ... More >>

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    October 23, 2013

    GWAR's Oderus Urungus: The Rocks Off Interview, Pt. 2

    REWIND: Oderus Urungus: The Rocks Off Interview, Pt. 1 Rocks Off: Speaking of history, the government shutdown just ended in Washington. Seems like that might have been a prime opportunity for GWAR to step in and sexually enslave the U.S. populace. What stopped you? Oderus Urungus: Only the fact ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    GWAR's Oderus Urungus: The Rocks Off Interview, Pt. 1

    Antarctic alien lords of metal and mayhem, GWAR have once more returned to the realm of mankind for another round of rioting and ribaldry, more determined than ever to inseminate and exterminate every living being on the planet. In order to resume their never-ending onslaught, the band had to overco ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    Hardcore's Five MVPs Right Now

    I feel like hardcore is very much a genre where you either sink or swim. You either become a legend or you fade rapidly into obscurity. If you can't keep topping yourself, you're ousted quickly by even younger kids than yourself. Hardcore is one of the few careers where you can be washed up by your ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Five Houston Concerts You Should Avoid This Fall

    Friday Rocks Off brought you 15 of our choices for shows you shouldn't miss this fall. Now the worm has turned. Imagine Dragons Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion, September 26 I can't be the only person who feels a little overwhelmed by Imagine Dragons' extreme overnight success, can I? I mean, I g ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Shane Tuttle, Updog Owner and Album-Cover Designer

    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? Shane Tuttle discovered a talent for g ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    5 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: December 7-9

    Come See My Dead Person Walters, December 8 The gypsy-punks in Come See My Dead Person have come out of hibernation to release an eponymous new 13-song set of songs. The manic pickin', the boisterous drinking anthems, and strange old-world stank are here in spades, with the proverbial fur really f ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012
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    October 26, 2012

    5 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: October 26-28

    Something Wicked Sam Houston Race Park, October 27 Whether you're a dance-music fan from the days people went to "raves" or a little wetter behind the ears, Something Wicked promises to be something memorable. Megapromoter Disco Donnie and Houston's own Nightculture are hoping to bring a little Ele ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012
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    October 25, 2012

    30 Seconds With GWAR's Oderus Urungus

    By day Dave Brockie is just regular awesome, but by night he fronts the legendary metal band GWAR as the ancient, profane barbarian Oderus Urungus. We traveled through the scummiest parts of the universe to see what we could find out about him in 30 seconds. RO: What is worst song in the world? Od ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    January 10, 2012

    10 Bands We'd Rather See in 3D Than Metallica

    Kreepin Deth​Metallica recently announced that they would be releasing a film in 3D. Whether or not we're talking a concert film, something more along the lines of Some Kind of Monster, or a different approach entirely they haven't confirmed. Still, it seems most likely that they will follow i ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Last Night: GWAR At House Of Blues

    Check out our slideshow of GWAR's messy concert. GWAR has to be the most quintessentially American band that has ever existed. They play disgustingly loud hardcore-inflected thrash while covered in blood and gore, hating celebrities as much as your average citizen -- even to the point of wanting to ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Our Top Ten Picks For Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011

    Photo By Marc BrubakerBest Coast at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010​This weekend the Rocks Off team will cover their third Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, at the festival's new home Auditorium Shores. Each year this fest seems to get bigger and better, without losing it's grimy luster. Is it the Austin City ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011
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    October 26, 2011

    Gilles De Rais: A Historic Serial Killer's Playlist

    ​Today we celebrate the death of Gilles de Rais. Back in the 15th century, de Rais took up killing children like it was going out of style, though some claim that he was framed by the Church so it could seize his lands. Here's what went down in the history books, though. De Rais confessed to ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    Huh-Huh-Huh: 20 Bands Beavis and Butt-Head Turned Us Onto

    ​Next Monday, Beavis and Butt-Head returns to MTV with original episodes for the first time in 14 years. The final episode of the show's original run aired on November 28, 1997, and marked the closing of a chapter of our lives. Not only were they instrumental in forming our vocabulary - fartkn ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Top 10 Dancing Mascots In Rock & Hip-Hop

    blastfurnacetv.wordpress.com​Today, Mark "Bez" Berry from the Happy Mondays turns 46, which is a feat unto itself, considering the amount of drugs that his band did in their heyday. Bez was the band's dancer until their breakup in 1993, when he joined Black Grape with Shaun Ryder. Today he is ... More >>

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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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    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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    January 3, 2011

    A Modest Proposal For Houston Concert Audiences

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Don't bother us in the morning until we've had our coffee, and don't bother us - or anyone else, for that matter - at a concert until we've had our music. We've all been there. You spent $100 on concert tickets to a show, which you and your best friend or significant o ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Staffing The Ultimate Evil Record Label

    "The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." - Attributed to Hunter S. Thompson ​The evil record label is a staple of the public's perception of the music ind ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Friday Night: GWAR At House Of Blues

    Photos by Matthew Keever​GWAR House of Blues November 5, 2010 See pictures of GWAR playing a tarp-covered stage at the House of Blues in our slideshow. It's difficult to describe GWAR. Some say the band is a mixture of KISS, World Wrestling Entertainment and the Rocky Horror Picture Show; ot ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    The Dwarves' Blag Dahlia Tells One Hell Of An Emo's Story

    Marc Brubaker​While Rocks Off was lumbering around the artist lounge waiting for GWAR and Bad Religion's closing sets at Fun Fun Fun Fest, we caught up with Blag Dahlia of the Dwarves. He had just finished an interview with another outlet, and we were lucky enough to snag him for a few minutes ... 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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    October 25, 2010

    Top Five Most Irritating Types Of Music Fans

    hypeful.comAvoid "hipsteritis": See No. 2.​Rocks Off will assume that we're all music fans here, m'kay? We just like the way the more melodic molecules feel when they gutter-ball into our eardrums. That's peachy, but there are those among us who take being a fan into the realm of douchebaggery ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Ten Rejected Glee Episodes

    Fox​It seems like Glee can make any song, no matter how trite, terrible, or just inappropriate for singing by high-school-age children into a runaway smash pop hit. However, Rocks Off would like to hypothesize that there are artists that are beyond even Fox's ability to mold into mainstream. ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Beavis And Butt-Head's Greatest Video Hits, Dillhole

    ​On the night of November 28, 1997, Rocks Off was sitting in his friend Chad's parents' house in Pearland, watching the final episode of MTV's Beavis and Butt-head. The boys had been a part of our daily lives since at least fifth grade, and as we marched into the second semester of ninth grade ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Last Night: Ted Nugent At The Pasadena Fairgrounds

    Photos by Marc Brubaker/ Click here for a slideshow​Ted Nugent Pasadena Fairgrounds July 11, 2010 It was one of the most offensive shows that Aftermath has probably been to, but that didn't stop us from buying a T-shirt. It was a show that would have made the cast of liberal pundits on CNBC s ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Blogging Bonnaroo: GWAR, DJ Deadmaus And Cheesy Fries

    Photo by Meghan Hendley/See the slideshowGWAR performs at the Bonnaroo Music Festival​Houston artist Tyagaraja recently won the Ford Fiesta Team Houston Battle of The Bands, the grand prize of which was a trip to perform at the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee. Meghan Hendley, keyboardist/ ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Would YOU Let A Band That Looks Like This Entertain Your Children?

    www.hevisaurus.com​ Rocks Off just thought we'd ask. Because if so - and you live in Finland, and are, like, the CEO of Nokia or something - Hevisaurus will probably play your kid's next birthday party. These GWAR-meets-Barney boys come to us from over at Dlisted, where they're today's winners of ... More >>

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    March 20, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: Peelander Z's All-Ages Punk Rock Party

    Photos by Brittanie Shey"Mad Tiger"​The best-laid plans of mice and men are no match against SXSW. No matter how bad you want to see, say, Warpaint, who seem to be playing 4 shows a day here, eventually you'll decide to stop following your timetable and start just rolling with the flow. You ca ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Houston Musicians Recall Their Own Rock and Roll High School Days

    ​Tonight Rocks Off is hosting the first annual Texas High School Rock Off, with local bands from area schools fighting for a grand prize of $500 and bragging rights around town. This past week we have profiled the seven bands in the running: The Paperwaits, Useful Information, The Handshake, Livin ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    Go Ask Alice: Shock-Rockers Who Can Hang With Mr. Cooper

    ​Before Lady GaGa, before Clay Aiken, before Marilyn Manson, the nation's ultimate ghastly shock-rocker and parent-baiting troublemaker was Detroit's own Alice Cooper. Cooper and his band weren't the first rockers to shock and frighten the masses with tales of ghouls and blood, but they were one o ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    Five Artists Motel 6 Would Rather Not Give Free Rooms, Including John Mayer

    canada.com​In a move sure to boost occupancy among skinny jeans-wearing hipsters while simultaneously driving regular families away by the family truckster-load, Motel 6 is running a promotion to give free rooms to up-and-coming bands: "Here's how it works: Motel 6 will give free rooms to developi ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Crash Into Me: Predicting the Economy's Impact on the Music Biz

    GWAR more important than you might expect.

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    July 20, 2006

    GWAR Heroes Electro Grrl

    Flying filth will never go out of style with these guys around

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    February 6, 2003

    Iron Men

    Recent releases document the Maiden voyage

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    October 31, 2002
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    May 3, 2001

    Diarrhea of a Madman

    With the Experience, GWAR's Brockie examines the subtler nuances of bodily fluids

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    July 29, 1999
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    August 21, 1997
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