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Ghostland Observatory

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    August 6, 2014

    Wrestlers Grooving Hard After Lollapalooza Gig

    At 21, Houston native Aidan Kennedy released 100% Panther on Paris's Plik & Plok Records under the alias Bagheera, an homage to the panther from The Jungle Book. He eventually changed his moniker to Wrestlers after learning of another group with the same name. Evidently there are a lot of Rudyard K ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll at Warehouse Live, 12/14/2013

    Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll Warehouse Live December 14, 2013 Side projects are far from a new thing. Actually if you think about it, a huge conglomerate of the bands we listen to are, or were originally, the side project of some other band. From Led Zeppelin and Cream, through Temple of ... More >>

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    December 13, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: NOFX, Hope For Haiyan, Blaggards, etc.

    NOFX House of Blues, December 13 It's pretty obvious that NOFX is legit when fellow oi! legends Rancid cover their songs, like they did on the BYO Split Series, Vol 3. But even without that validation, NOFX would still have some pretty unimpeachable street cred, given that 1994's Punk in Drublic is ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    The Tontons at Fitzgerald's, 7/26/2013

    The Tontons, Ishi Fitzgerald's July 26, 2013 One of the bigger local acts playing the Houston stages these days, The Tontons headlined a Friday-night gig at Fitzgerald's before a who's who of Houston music scenesters at the near-capacity showcase. Upon arrival, I realized that Austinites The Couch ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend

    What Made Milwaukee Famous Fitzgerald's, January 25 What Made Milwaukee Famous have been plying their melodic, emotionally fraught brand of indie-rock for a decade now, appearing on Austin City Limits (the festival and the TV show) and releasing a pair of albums on Seattle indie Barsuk. The brand-n ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Artopia's Bagheera: "Dance Music For People Who Give a Damn About Dance Music"

    Bagheera's Aidan Kennedy has opened for M83's Anthony Gonzalez in Austin and warmed up the crowd before a Halloween 2012 Ghostland Observatory gig at Warehouse Live. Now, his group takes on the Houston Press' Artopia party. Rewind: Bang Bangz: A Rare Houston Band Brimming With Mystery When Kenne ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    Last Night: Ghostland Observatory at Warehouse Live

    Ghostland Observatory Warehouse Live October 25, 2012 Lasers. Costumes. Queen-like flights of fancy. Ominous, incredibly sassy beats. Lasers. A steadfast, almost militant, devotion to shaking your ass. And more lasers. No one will ever accuse Austin's Ghostland Observatory of ever putting on anyt ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012
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    October 22, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: October 22-25

    Rodriguez House of Blues, October 23 Had he not fallen victim to slow sales in the early '70s, Detroit-born rocker Rodriguez could have been one of the biggest acts of the decade. After releasing two sturdy, Dylanesque albums, 1970's Cold Fact and Coming From Reality the next year, Rodriguez left r ... More >>

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    July 24, 2012

    Upcoming: Ghostland Observatory, Tyga, Minus the Bear, Ben Nichols, Sarah Jaffe, Etc.

    Ben Nichols, Buxton: Sat., Sept. 8, 8 p.m., TBA. Walter's, 1120 Naylor St., Houston. Big Business: Mon., Oct. 8, 8 p.m., $12. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Big Drunk & The Runaway Scrape, The Electric Dollhouse Groove Buggy: Sat., July 28, 8 p.m., Free. Khon's Wine Darts Coffee Art, 28 ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    The Best Music of Electric Forest 2012

    Electric Forest 2012 Double JJ Ranch, Rothbury, Michigan June 28-July 1, 2012 In 2011, Paste magazine named Electric Forest on its list of "Top 10 Most Intriguing Inaugural Music Festivals," because it holds several philanthropic endeavors such as a food drive and both art and music classes along ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012

    Who Is Houston's Mysterious FLCON FCKER?

    Big and far-flung and ever-changing as Houston is, sometimes the names who show up in the Houston Press Music Awards nominations every year surprise even us. This is not a bad thing at all: Within the music scene (which continues to amaze us in its ingenuity and diversity), it keeps the circle of li ... More >>

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    June 27, 2012

    Top 5 Most Anticipated Electric Forest Artists

    Tomorrow I set off to another music festival, although this time it's the farthest north I've ever been. Michigan. Yeah, I know, I need to travel more. Rothbury, Michigan will host Electric Forest from June 28 to July 1. The festival has local philanthropic initiatives this year such as a Food D ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    January 26, 2012
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    January 26, 2012
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    June 9, 2011

    Finding Austin

    The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.

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    May 27, 2011

    The 25 Most Influential Bands Of The '90s

    Trent Reznor, you know, before the Oscar and all the weightlifting. ​As a music writer, we are asked constantly to compare the new with the old, to decipher the periphery where modern bands' influences come from to understand where we are going and what we are seeing. We can hear everything Ke ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Upcoming: Bright Light Social Hour, Otep, Sia, UFO, Etc.

    ​"American Idols Live" With Casey Abrams, Haley Rheinhart, Jacob Lusk: Thu., July 21. Reliant Arena. The Black Dahlia Murder, Darkest Hour, Six Feet Under: Fri., Aug. 19. House of Blues. The Bright Light Social Hour: Fri., June 10. Warehouse Live. Dave Koz: Sat., June 18. House of Blues. ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Saturday Night: Chris Cornell At The House Of Blues

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Chris Cornell Warehouse Live April 2, 2011 Check out our slideshow of Chris Cornell performing solo at House of Blues. We can only assume that this current cross-country solo acoustic jaunt by Chris Cornell is a warm-up for a full assault by his recently reunited Soun ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Balaclavas, Moccs, Fat Tony Place In Pazz & Jop Poll

    Show of hands, everyone who is surprised this is No. 1.​Music writers all know that once they get their Village Voice Pazz & Jop ballot in their e-mail inbox, that it's time to tally their loves from the last year. It's sort of like the leaves changing or the first freeze of winter coming. You ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Two Timing: The 11 Best Rock Duos

    Todd Cole​Wednesday night, noisy indie duo No Age (above) pulls into Fitzgerald's. The two-piece of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer Dean Allen Spunt, starting making waves in 2007 with their debut Weirdo Rippers. 2008's Nouns brought them even more acclaim, and along the way they gained fo ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    Friday Night: Interpol At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Groovehouse​Interpol Verizon Wireless Theater October 29, 2010 Interpol should not have been at Verizon Friday night. Not by any traditional yardstick. A decade or so after their first release, the Fukd ID #3 EP, Interpol is a genuine anomaly. In an age when image is everything in ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    Friday Night: Ghostland Observatory At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Ghostland Observatory Warehouse Live October 29, 2010 For more photos from the show, see our wild 'n' crazy slideshow here. As Rocks Off approached Warehouse Live Friday, we were treated to a group of construction workers and cops...in true Halloween-costume fashion, ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Frickin' Lasers: Six Artists Who Could Really Use Them

    Photo illustration by Monica FuentesNow that's more like it.​If you don't have tickets for tonight's Ghostland Observatory show at Warehouse Live, you are shit out of luck. Sorry to say, but the show is sold out, and when things sell out at that venue, they mean it. Seriously, you may have to ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010
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    September 29, 2010

    Three Songs, No Flash: Mark C. Austin's Life In The Pit

    All photos by Mark C. AustinGwen Stefani of No Doubt in The Woodlands, May 2009​This evening, local rock photographer Mark C. Austin unveils his first exhibit of his work since he began shooting bands almost five years ago. Austin's work has appeared in print and online for the Houston Press a ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Dave Wrangler Is Under The Influence... Before Our Washington Shore Party

    Album art by Wyatt LittleRocks Off mentioned this right after Houston's main man on the mash-ups, Dave Wrangler, agreed to DJ tonight's Washington Shore party (8 p.m., rain or shine) at the Washington Avenue Drinkery, but it's worth repeating. Wrangler's got a new 18-track collection of mix-n-match ... More >>

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    November 27, 2009

    Rocks Off's YouTube Video Explosion 2009: U2, Steve Earle, 10th Grade Cutie and Everything In Between

    This year Rocks Off added a few Flip cameras to our devastatingly amazing blogatory weapons. We have been taking as many live videos at shows as we possibly can, and what better way to show our thanks to the Flip this Thanksgiving weekend than by showcasing its powers? From Ghostland Observatory, s ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Three: Girl Talk

    Photos by Groovehouse​Of all the bands at ACL this year, Ghostland Observatory and Girl Talk competed heavily against one another for the most visually compelling acts. But because we can see lasers down at the Pink Floyd show at the planetarium just about any old time, our vote g ... More >>

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    October 4, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Two: Who'll Stop the Rain?

    Photo by Mark C. AustinThe Scabs​That was the question on Saturday, when downpours tested the drainage properties of the newly laid Zilker Park sod to test. Curiously, with the air still warm, the crowd seemed to take the growing swamp in stride, but you have to guess that with all the muddy-b ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: "New Texas"

    In the third in our continuing series on the music of the five states of Texas, we examine the fictional state of New Texas, comprising Austin and the Hill Country. See Part 1 here and Part 2 here. New Texas Capital: Austin Patron Saint: Willie Nelson ​Lesser Icons: Roky Erickson/Thirteenth Floor ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009
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    May 11, 2009

    Flipping Out: We've Got a Flip Camera and Aren't Afraid to Use It

    Rocks Off's latest toy is one of those nifty Flip mini-camcorders you can check out here, and coming soon to a concert near you, Houston. We gave it a test run at Ghostland Observatory Saturday evening at Sam Houston Race Park... "Sad Sad City" Photo and video by Craig Hlavaty

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    May 7, 2009
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    May 6, 2009

    The Last Roundup: Paul Weller, South Memphis String Band, Indian Jewelry, Robert Ellis and More

    Here's another installment of what's been blowing up other Houston music Web sites' skirts recently. If you'd like us to look yours over (your site, not your skirt, though we can talk about that too), email hprocksoff@gmail.com. Breakfast on Tour caught the brand-new South Memphis String Band at the ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Got Live If You Want It

    Our Spring/Summer concert preview, part deux

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    April 7, 2009

    Austin City Limits Goes Grunge; Tickets On Sale Today

    Just in time for tickets to go on sale - as in now - leaks have conveniently begun to spring in C3 Entertainment's carefully under wraps lineup for this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival, scheduled for October 2-4 in Zilker Park. (Don't worry, Longhorn fans: Unlike last year, that's UT's open ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    MP3 Monday: Music from Dominique, Fiskadoro, Chocolate Crucifix and Dave Wrangler

    Welcome back to MP3 Monday. We've been away for a bit due to SXSW, but we're back now and dedicated to bringing you tantalizing tidbits of local music from all over the spectrum. If you think you've got what it takes, email your MP3s to chris.gray@houstonpress.com or hprocksoff@gmail.com. We'll ... More >>

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    March 16, 2009

    MP3 Monday: Music From Teenage Kicks, LSPS, Hash Brown & Fat Tony, OSIRUS and Dave Wrangler

    [A while back, Rocks Off sent out a call for Houston bands and musicians to send him MP3s of their recent work. It took a little bit, but here are the fruits of that planting...] Courtesy Teenage Kicks  Here's some snappy punk from Houston trio Teenage Kicks... ...and some STP-e ... More >>

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    August 26, 2008
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    November 9, 2007

    Your Weekend, Planned

    Monotonix: "Oh! So that's where our missing effects pedal went..." If you need a way to kill time before tonight’s big Ghostland Observatory (Warehouse Live) and Say Anything / Hellogoodbye (Verizon) shows, you’re in luck. At 6 p.m., DiverseWorks is hosting an opening reception for its exhibit o ... More >>

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    May 21, 2007

    Ghostland Observatory

    Photographer Dana Donovan was at the Houston Press Music Awards nomination party last Friday (where were you?), and she got these great shots of Ghostland Observatory. - Olivia Flores Alvarez

  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    Ghostland Observatory

    Ghostland Observatory will perform Thursday, January 25, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483.

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