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Glasgow

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Chicken Tikka Masala

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. Chicken tikka masala is a popular restaurant dish made up of chicken tikka -- or bits of yogurt-marinated chicken baked in a cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry: "We Have a 'No Complaining' Policy On Tour"

    "The past year has been quite a change for us," says Chvrches front woman Lauren Mayberry, during a recent phone interview. In the past year alone, the Glasgow-based trio have become key players on the electro-pop scene. They've toured with Depeche Mode, sold out headlining tours across the world, ... More >>

  • Music

    November 21, 2013

    Started From the Bottom

    Rap superstar Drake performs in his spiritual hometown.

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Franz Ferdinand, Ca$h Out, Fidlar, etc.

    Franz Ferdinand House of Blues, October 4 In the post-Britpop era, Franz Ferdinand was once neck and neck with Arctic Monkeys for the title of the British Isles' top alt-rock export. Debut single "Take Me Out" seemed to take out everything else on the airwaves upon its 2004 release, welding jangly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Notable Recluses: Five Musicians Who Almost Never Tour

    Some musicians are just road rats. They can't get enough of life on tour. For others, it wears down on them to a breaking point. Many have been very vocal about how much they despise touring, especially as they've gotten older. Some, like Trent Reznor, have expressed fears of being a KISS-esque nos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Intellicast.com: I Live in Houston, Texas. Perhaps You've Heard of It? Or Not.

    For better or worse, I've always been one of those nimrods that gets a little bent out of shape whenever I see a list of major cities in America that doesn't include Houston. This invariably happens on things like morning talk shows where they run a ticker of weather during the show and every city u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    SXSW Releases First Batch of 2013 Performers

    Here go hell come, SXSW has just released the first batch of names for the 2013 festival. I know, only a week after Fun Fun Fun Fest and a month since ACL. Did you see the FPSF blog from earlier today? Yeah, time is moving too fast. The big names on the list so far include the Zombies, Alt-J, Akro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    6 Non-Yank Bands Who Wrote American Anthems

    Some of the most definitive "all-American" rock anthems were written by bands who not originally from the United States. Think about it... what are some rock and roll staples that remind you of our beloved country, which gave us the freedom to rock? "The Boys Are Back In Town" "We Are The Champions ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2012

    The Cult’s Weapon of Choice

    Ian Astbury talks touring with a transgendered singer and addresses his new-media critics.

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Top 5 Mullet-Rock Bands You Might Not Expect

    Last Sunday, HBO aired the Season 3 finale of Eastbound & Down, the series about down-on-his-luck minor-league relief pitcher and morally bankrupt human being Kenny Powers. Besides a certain unvarnished wisdom ("death is for pussies") and a peculiar way with the ladies, Powers has one of the most sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    What Every Musician Needs: Better Shut Up Lines

    We all hate the trope "Houston, we have a problem," but we do have a problem in Houston with talkative, inattentive crowds at live shows. Scanning back over reviews from the past two years, at least 20 percent of them mention crowd noise. So what do the musicians think and, more importantly, what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Uncovering Peter Case: The Rocks Off Interview

    Julie EnsmingerPeter Case at Cactus Music last year​"I was always sort of not interested in what my generation was doing," Peter Case told Rocks Off 10 years ago after flipping through Louvin Bros. compact discs at a now-defunct bookstore in Sugar Land, surrounded by car dealerships, business ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Last Night: Mogwai At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Steve Gullick/Sub Pop RecordsMogwai: No photos please, we're Scottish.​While the slapping of stylistic labels onto music may irk bands, such terms are often warranted, accurate, and most importantly, not necessarily negative. Scottish rockers Mogwai hold a laundry list of said labels ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Save Ferris: Pop-Culture Origins Of 16 Famous Band Names

    Groovehouse​This one's for the pop-culture junkies. For those who, like us, are tickled by all forms of pop media, whether it be literature, film or music... this list encompasses them all. A surprisingly high quantity of bands have named themselves after books, songs, and films; some are obvi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    UC Radio's Mike Yusi: How To Succeed In Podcasting

    "Traditional radio is as dead as Joey Ramone." ​Last year, Rocks Off's editor - who will be played by upcoming Celebrity Apprentice contestant Gary Busey for the duration of this article - hauled us into his office and said, "Dammit, With One F! This radio on the Internet thing is blowing up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Colin Hay Is Still A Man At Work

    ​Though best known as the frontman of iconic and infectious '80s group Men at Work ("Who Can It Be Now?" "Down Under," "Overkill," "It's a Mistake"), for over 20 years Colin Hay has forged a newer identity as a singer-songwriter to a growing fanbase less likely to yell out "Vegemite Sandwich!" ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 24, 2009

    Site Scavenging

    Internet content is the "found object" of the 21st century.

  • Calendar

    March 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    This Week in SXSW: Katy Perry Kisses the "Lake of Fire"

    There's now less than a month to go until we here at Rocks Off throw sobriety and sane living to the wind at this year's SXSW festival. This past week we learned of a boatload of new stuff about the weeklong liver-damaging voyage in March, so here goes... The list of bands keeps growing and growing, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    Incident In Scotland May Spur Lawsuit By Houstonian

    You've probably never heard of a towboat called The Flying Phantom, but it's big news in Scotland and it involves the death of a Houston man. The Phantom sunk in the River Clyde in December 2007, going under in a fog in less than 40 seconds and killing all but one member of its five-person crew. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    Author Ian Rankin On The Rolling Stones, Graphic Novels & Houston

    At the time of this writing, Scottish novelist Ian Rankin has the #1 bestselling book in the UK with Doors Open. The title is ironic since his previous novel – the just published-in-the-U.S. Exit Music – actually closes the portal on the fictional career of his best-known creation, Edinburgh-bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Paul Rodgers: All Right Now

    With one of the most soulful and distinctive voices in rock history, Paul Rodgers has fronted not one but two of the genre’s great bands in Free and Bad Company. He also helmed a short-lived collaboration with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page as the Firm. But when it was announced a few years back tha ... More >>

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Kings of Leon

    With a No. 1 album in the UK, the Kings of Leon are all but exiled from Main Street, USA

  • Music

    April 19, 2007

    Paul Rodgers

    Paul Rodgers performs Friday, April 20, as part of Grand Prix of Houston at Reliant Park, 8400 Kirby, 832-667-1400.

  • Dining

    March 22, 2007

    Crawfish

    Mardi Gras Grill hosts a weekly eating contest

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2006

    We're Not Buying It

    Adbusters.org "Patchouli on aisle four!" The term "Black Friday" actually refers to many Fridays. There was the financial panic of 1869. The day in 1881 when 189 Scottish fishermen lost their lives. The 1919 riot in Glasgow. The fires that devastated Victoria in 1939. The 1978 massacre of ... More >>

  • Music

    August 3, 2006

    El Presidente

    El Presidente

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    Camera Obscura

    Let's Get Out of This Country

  • Music

    March 30, 2006

    Clan Ferdinand

    It takes a true Scotsman to get to the bottom of this whole Franz Ferdinand thing

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    The Hype of March

    Who will be the band of 2006, and why you shouldnt care

  • Music

    October 13, 2005

    If It's Not Scottish, It's Crap!

    Wack puts this whole Franz Ferdinand thing into context

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    The Killers vs. the Killers

    How do these pretty boys stack up against some real dealers of death?

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2005

    More than Music

    Hollywood goes Texan at the South By Southwest Film Festival and Conference

  • News

    February 3, 2005

    The Fido Solution

    The ultimate answer to too many strays, cash-strapped budgets, animal shelter abuses and starving people

  • Music

    September 9, 2004

    Boogie for Bush!

    Dubya and Franz Ferdinand have made it okay for white guys to dance

  • Music

    February 12, 2004

    Cardiac Kids

    The Austin rejects of Young Heart Attack rule Houston and the UK

  • Culture

    May 30, 2002

    Dr. Strange

    Grant Morrison's the best writer in comics--and maybe the oddest

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    I'll Be Jiggerered!

    Jiggernaut hopes to crush all in its path to glory

  • Culture

    June 21, 2001

    Cumming Up

    Is he a writer, director, actor or...sex symbol? Um, yes--and more

  • Culture

    June 1, 2000

    Love's Labour's (Not) Lost

    The pain's the thing. So says Stoppard in The Real Thing, his elegant literary exploration of romance.

  • Film

    March 9, 2000

    Aimin' High

    Shooting Gallery series wants to bring art films to the masses

  • Film

    February 10, 2000

    Mousse Crossing

    Think of the mildly amusing Big Tease as the Spinal Tap of haute coiffure

  • News

    September 2, 1999
  • News

    April 15, 1999
  • Film

    March 4, 1999

    Regular Joe

    Loach sheds the sentimental in a tender look at a tough hero

  • News

    January 8, 1998

    The Few, The Proud, the Battered

    At Harlingen's Marine Military Academy, the line between discipline and abuse is sometimes as thin as a knife's edge

  • Music

    July 17, 1997
  • Culture

    February 22, 1996
  • Film

    March 2, 1995
  • Music

    June 2, 1994

    Young, Gifted and Dead

    Gallows humor at some club, and the attack of the killer accordions

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