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  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Six Bands You Didn't Know Were Still Around

    Tuesday on Rocks Off, we discussed some bands who broke up with barely anyone taking notice, probably because most of those bands sucked anyway. But friends, the suck never stops. It will not end and it will not quit. It is all-pervasive, and it lives on in the spirit of every shitty band who is sti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    10 Bands So Bad You Forgot About Them

    There are two kinds of reactions to a long-forgotten song. First, and most optimal, are the obscure bands whose music hits your iPod and brings on the euphoria of resurrected-music magic. But then there are the ones that play over the loudspeaker in the dusty aisles of your local discount store as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Cat Power at Scout Bar, 12/12/2013

    Cat Power, Nico Turner Scout Bar December 12, 2013 It's always fascinating to hear stories of concerts past from friends, parents and grandparents, because like watching a movie or visiting a museum, each artist only gets a few hours to make an impression. But unlike other activities, nearly every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    The 10 Suckiest Bands of the '00s

    Okay, guys. Enough with the nostalgia shows already. We know you've noticed it, the sudden influx of '90s nostalgia bands that have made their way back on tour. Up until this point, it was fine to dig up a few musical memories while listening to an aging band play their radio hits, because the '90 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Urban Dictionary's Top 10 Musician Slang Terms

    Fapulous 1. Orgasmic, amazing, awesome. 2. Really, really hot. "Did you see that ass?" 'Yeah. It was Fapulous!" "Urban Dictionary is flat-out fapulous." And it's true. Urban Dictionary is fapulous, always available to help a blogger out with a never-ending supply user-submitted definitions th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    The 10 Worst Rock Singers of the '90s

    In about 12 hours or so, the editor of Rocks Off expects to be a very happy man. One of our favorite bands of all time, and one that we haven't seen live in almost 17 years, is playing tonight at Bayou Music Center: Soundgarden. Certainly Soundgarden has a lot to recommend them. Guitarist Kim Thayi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Five Artists With Their Own Brand of Booze

    It's 2:45 in the morning and you're stumbling to the bar. You've had a few to drink, and you just got your face rocked off by your favorite rock band in the universe. It's time to have one for the road and then get on home (responsibly, in a cab or on a bus, of course). You look up to order and thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    10 Signs Your Band Won't Make It at SXSW

    Being a successful musician really has to be a slice of heaven. And of course the chicks are great. It's why from the beginning of time men (and women) have taken up instruments in the chance that they will be played in front of many, many others, some of whom could possibly want to have sex with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    ShipRocked In Photos: Rocking Out On the Open Seas

    It seems cruise ships have become the hot new venue for music festivals. ShipRocked is the latest popular cruise and has dubbed itself as the "ultimate rock and roll cruise vacation." The 2012 edition, which sailed November 27 through December 1, welcomed vacationing music fans from 49 states and 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    ShipRocked: A Monstrous Final Day On the Ocean

    A few weeks ago, Rocks Off's Kevin Ramer shoved off on the 2012 edition of ShipRocked, which bills itself as "the ultimate rock music cruise vacation." These are his reports. The fourth and final full day of the ShipRocked cruise is a full day at sea. After partying late into the night on Thursday, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    ShipRocked: A Storm From Five Finger Death Punch, and the Weather

    A few weeks ago, Rocks Off's Kevin Ramer shoved off on the 2012 edition of ShipRocked, which bills itself as "the ultimate rock music cruise vacation." These are his reports. Thursday, November 29, the passengers of ShipRocked woke up to a pleasant view of the beautiful Bahamas capital city of Nass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2013

    ShipRocked: Hard Rock Hijinks On a Big, Big Boat

    A few weeks ago, Rocks Off's Kevin Ramer shoved off on the 2012 edition of ShipRocked, which bills itself as "the ultimate rock music cruise vacation." These are his reports. ShipRocked welcomed music lovers from 49 states and 20 countries for four days and nights of music, on a ship loaded with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Y2J Forever: Fozzy's Chris Jericho Steps Out of the Ring and Onto the Charts

    This weekend the last of the big touring festivals rolls into town in the form of the Uproar Festival. The 2012 edition of the tour brings some of the bigger names in hard rock's past (Godsmack, Staind) and present (Shinedown, Adelita's Way) to The Woodlands. Listed among the bands playing on the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    The Republican Candidate's Guide To Picking Campaign Music

    This week Republicans from around the country gather in Florida to celebrate all things conservative and curse Issac for stealing the national spotlight. For me the 2012 Republican National Convention marks the true start of the presidential campaign season, the playoffs to the primaries' regular se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Mayhem Cruise vs Shiprocked: Battle of the Boats (UPDATED)

    Note: Corrected to reflect this will be Shiprock's fourth voyage. Also, according to the promoter: "Hot tubs." Many moons ago, Rocks Off let you know about how the Mayhem Festival was taking their show to the high seas for a cruise this December. It seemed like the perfect vacation for the metal fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Upcoming: Beach House, Billy Joe Shaver, Tomahawk, Lyle Lovett, Hatebreed, Etc.

    Ashbury Keys, three33, Wiretree: Sat., June 23, 8 p.m., $5. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Bass Drum Of Death, DZ Deathrays: Thu., July 12, 8 p.m., $8/$11. Fitzgerald's Beach House: Wed., Sept. 19, 8 p.m., $20-$25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Billy Joe Shaver: Sat., Aug. 11, 9 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Avengers Assemble Soundtrack Butt-Rocks into the Future

    Time was in the '90s that every big summer action movie came prepackaged with a great hard-rock soundtrack. As the industry went through growing pains it died off a bit, reducing a soundtrack to maybe one or two free downloads from a middling band close to the project. The heady days of hard-rock d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx: The Rocks Off Interview

    "I'm dying for rock and roll to become exciting again" ​Tonight, the grand rock and roll triumvirate of Motley Crue, Poison, and the New York Dolls pulls into the Toyota Center. Each band comes armed with decades of experience, great songs, and a boatload of modern influence, including the Do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    What Is Classic Rock Today?

    ​What is classic rock in 2010? 15 years ago, it was was the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, anything Eric Clapton touched and every band your dad played in his car while he was making out with the girls he met before your mom. That's how we know classic rock: Big riffs, big voices, in ... More >>

  • News

    November 18, 2010

    Where's the Rock?

    106.9 The Zone misses The Point.

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Pocket Rockers: Ten Musicians 5'5" And Under

    Photo illustration by Monica Fuentes; click image to enlargeThe Tall Guys, l-r: Ric Ocasek (The Cars), John Mayer, Joey Ramone​Saturday night, closet cat lover and reigning Dark Lord Glenn Danzig will be in town for a headlining gig over at Warehouse Live. The diminutive, but no less awesome, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Five Four Musicians Who Practice Witchcraft

    ​Gerald Gardner founded Wicca in the 1960s, though many claim the idea was originally thought up with assistance by Aleister Crowley. Regardless, the faith has become one of the most prominent neopagan belief systems in the world, and the pentacle symbol used by adherents is even approved for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Saturday Night: Godsmack, Bush And Seether At Buzzfest

    Photos by Austin MillerGodsmack​Buzzfest, featuring Godsmack, Bush, Seether Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion October 23, 2010 For mucho photos from Saturday's Buzzfestivities, see our slideshow here. Aftermath didn't get to Buzzfest XXV out at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion until around 6:30 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Papa Roach's Name Doesn't Bug Girls At All

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off, we're trying hard to decode music's oddest monikers in order to find a little meaning. ​"Would you like to come out and review the Papa Roach show?" "I'd rather be blown by a garbage disposal." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Will Buzzfest Leave Us "Cryin' Like A Bitch"?

    Marc BrubakerSaturday's Buzzfest has a lot to live up to...​First of all, we sort of enjoyed ourselves at the last Buzzfest in May. Fred Durst told us he liked our Black Flag tattoo, and we finally got to hear "Nookie" live. We aren't going to say it was like being in the audience during a Bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Upcoming: Buzzfest XXV, Chuck Prophet, Deer Tick, Lights, Posies, Etc.

    Update/correction (10:03 a.m.): Big Boi is not playing Ghoulsfest after all. But if you happen to be on the U.S.S. Yorktown aircraft carrier in Charleston S.C. on October 28, you can see Sir Luscious Left Foot there. ​Bob Schneider: Thu., Oct. 28. McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Buxton, Cotton Jone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Godsmacked: 27 Years Of Mouthwash Buzz And Birthday Shame

    ‚ÄčThis coming Monday, Craig's Hlist enters his 27th year of decadence and shame. One year closer to 30, with no signs of getting wiser or smarter. This year we have no clue as to what to do or where to go, other than see live music and drink too much. But that's a typical weekend anyway and will mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Aftermath: Rancid and Rise Against at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Craig HlavatyThere's something about the punk rock of Northern California's Rancid will remain forever and indelibly ingrained in Aftermath's heart. No matter what we seem to find ourselves getting into, all we need to hear is a few spins of ...And Out Come The Wolves to bring us back to our liberty ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Summer Sounds

    Enough shows to keep concertgoers busy all season long

  • Music

    September 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 20, 2008

    Aftermath: King's X at Meridian

    Photos by Chris Gray King's X has to be one of the great mysteries of rock music from the past two decades or so. Caught in the teeth of the social transition between hair-metal and grunge, the Houston trio - the same lineup of Doug Pinnick (bass/vocals), Ty Tabor (guitar) and Jerry Gaskill (drums) ... More >>

  • Music

    July 12, 2007

    Godsmack

    Godsmack performs Tuesday, July 17, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-230-1600.

  • Music

    December 7, 2006

    One Fan at a Time

    Jadewood's plan for success

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    Godsmack

    Sunday, August 27, at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 281-363-3300

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    September 9, 2004
  • Music

    March 18, 2004

    NYC Re-Nu-al

    The Strokes started it, but now stellastarr* and other artsier bands are washing their own scum off the streets

  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    Northside Rumble

    Hollister Fracus prepares to invade the Inner Loop

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Faceless

    Universal (Republic)

  • Music

    April 3, 2003

    Mentally Disturbed

    Dan Donegan wonders what's nü-metal about his band

  • Music

    January 30, 2003

    Unloco en la Cabeza

    Joey Duenas checks his head after a disastrous year

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    Tommy Lee

    Saturday, August 10, Verizon Wireless Theater, 510 Texas Avenue, 713-230-1666

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    Nu-metal Meltdown

    Drummers are at the front and back of the band called Godsmack

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Mount Coy

    South Park Mexican carves out his place in history with the 2001 Music Awards

  • Music

    June 21, 2001

    Hookers and Blow

    Buckcherry says screw that PC crap, and take us as we are

  • Music

    April 19, 2001

    Playbill

    Dynamite Boy

  • Music

    November 23, 2000

    Godsmack

    Awake (Universal Records)

  • Music

    August 17, 2000

    Dude Raunch

    All-girl quartet Kittie has more balls than the rest of Ozzfest 2000

  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    8STOPS7

    A far cry from frat parties

  • Music

    March 25, 1999
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