The current volume of local music is staggering. New Houston bands are born daily, and all too often pass away just as quickly. Rocks Off wants to help you (and ourselves) keep up.
It's a new year, one sure to be loaded with new Houston music, bursting at the seams like our jeans after all these h ... More >>
Courtesy of GenesAddiction.net.Gene's Addiction (rock and roll all night and party...you know)Music is primal. Sure, it can be intellectual, make you think and even change perspectives. But, at it's heart, music is about making you want to shake what your momma gave you. After all, rock and r ... More >>
Took us long enough, right? It's been so long since we've had the Houston Press Music Awards, which were last handed out the evening of August 11, 2010, that we almost forgot we were having them.
Not really. How could we? If our numbers are correct, in the two weeks this year's nomination b ... More >>
Photos by Mark C. AustinThe Tontons, Sun Hotel, Ancient Cat Society
August 11, 2011
Thursday night, the Houston indie scene wished the Tontons a safe and successful journey on a one-month tour of the East Coast and South with a packed-ass show at Warehouse Live. As is the terr ... More >>
Ed. Note: We're not done yet...
Chris GrayRusted ShutChris Gray: I think the quickest way to sum up Summer Fest, environmentally, is in fact biologically: In eight hours at the festival Saturday, hydrating continuously with mostly water, I made my own water once, shortly before Beirut. Sunda ... More >>
Brittanie SheyGrandfather Child's Lucas Gorham at Walter's, opening for Black Joe Lewis last Friday
Grandfather Child is ridiculous. Seriously, the band's lineup is like some sort of musical Fantastic Four, banding together to demolish all comers. They all have their own spin-off books too in for ... More >>
Photos by Adam P. NewtonTools of the trade, at rest
We regularly stand in awe of just how involved Lance Higdon is in the general Houston music scene. His industriousness might not be as well-recognized as that of Robert Ellis or Geoffrey Mueller, but Higdon simply doesn't know how to sit still w ... More >>
Craig HlavatyRoom 101
Day 2 of the Westheimer Block Party started with slightly cooler temperatures and an hour-long caffeine-fueled session speaking with the 9/11 conspiracy booth in the parking lot at Numbers. Did you know that there were three shooters at Columbine, and bombs planted inside th ... More >>
Photos by Craig HlavatyTuesday night, Rocks Off got a text alerting us that Hippie Mike, the unofficial mascot of this year's Free Press Summer Fest, was tripping the light fantastic over at Brasil in Montrose. We quickly ate a free hot dog at Continental Club where we were watching Umbrella Man ... More >>
Photos (except where indicated) by Craig HlavatyB L A C K I E and friends
"How is this Houston?"
"How the hell is this Houston?"
Aftermath couldn't stop saying that phrase over and over again to whoever we found ourselves walking with the past two days all over Eleanor Tinsley Park at the inaugur ... More >>
Chris Gray Well, Little Joe didn't sit in with the Flamin' Hellcats, but Scarface sure did. Dude's got some serious Chuck Berry mojo going on. Who knew?Best Tribute Band: Beetle. Thanking a multitude of Houston music royalty. Beetle really is a sight to behold, and about a minute fraction of the ... More >>