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    July 1, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Michael Dauzat, Sr., a Rabbi and a Hate

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, 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 previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? There are several truisms ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    Against Me! Today: "No Sugar Dust or Fancy Tricks"

    Every half-decade or so, a band becomes the epicenter of a punk-gone-popular zeitgeist. The Clash became hybrid sonic legends underpinned by a political conscience, Nirvana delivered the sludge-core ennui of the Pacific Northwest to the masses, Green Day brought tightly coiled power-trio fare to FM- ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    [Photos] Westboro Baptist Church Protests the Southern Baptist Convention. This Should Be Fun

    In the world of protestors, there are the revolutionary type (Arab Spring) and the pacifist/sit-in type (Occupy Wall Street), and then you have the bat-shit crazy, inappropriate, and downright horrible type. The notorious Westboro Baptist Church falls under that last category. The hateful yet except ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    The 10 Worst Things at SXSW This Year

    This year Rocks Off and DC-9 at Night, the music blog at our sister paper Dallas Observer, teamed up to bring you only the most unfortunate moments from last week's SXSW madness. Security and Cops Gettin' Wild: Look, I get it. Every drunken dickhead in town "knows someone" or thinks he has pull at ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Exploring Songza: Four Offbeat Playlists From the Curated Music Service

    We introduced you to Songza -- the service that acts as a "music concierge" -- a few weeks back. Using curated playlists sorted not only by genre and theme, but also by activity, Songza helps you pick the best songs for the occasion. More importantly to me, the playlists are expertly curated, mean ... More >>

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    December 25, 2012

    Christmas Past: Our 5 Favorite Punk Rock Christmas Songs

    While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared December 11, 2009. Aside from the heavy metal Christmas songs we threw your way earlier this week, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Who Should Play RodeoHouston In 2013?

    On October 30, just a few days from now, RodeoHouston will announce its first round of performers for the 2013 edition of the star-studded, yeehawin', nearly three-week event at Reliant Park. The booking the last few years has been getting more adventurous, with the likes of Kid Rock, KISS, Mary J. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    ACL 2012 Rumors: 10 Bands That Could Make the Cut (No, Not Radiohead)

    Before we begin, Radiohead is in Europe for the duration of this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival. They will not fly 12 hours to play a field in Austin. Ah, it just wouldn't be May without ACL rumors running rampant. Rocks Off is guilty every year of stoking the fire, sometimes just one day ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness: New Mex to Tex-Mex, the Monte Cristo & More

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're growing out our summer mustaches so that we can carry around the savory scent of any crawfish boils we attend for at least a week. Speaking of weeks, we started this one off right with a look at how New Mexican cuisine compare ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    Top 10 Greatest And Most Essential Music Lists Of All Time

    ​Any fan of music journalism, well hell any sort of journalism in the past five years has seen a massive amount of top 10, 20, or 31 lists all over the Internets. They help cull information into one meaty morsel for you to swallow without, you know, have to type shit. Pretty cool, huh? As a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Florence The Machine In Houston May 2 At Verizon Wireless Theater

    In touring news which is sure to delight many Houstonians, Florence The Machine have announced a May 2 date at Verizon Wireless Theater. This will be the first show here by F M ever. This Houston show comes just before their New Orleans Jazz Fest appearance the following weekend. We can assume ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Gimme Some Truth: What Happens When Rabid Fans & Bands Meet

    ​We have all been there. You may have had a few drinks, you are at your favorite band's show, and you come to find yourself in the vicinity of one of your heroes. Word vomit. Torrential word vomit. But you mean well. "I really think youse guys is great and your albums really means a lots to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Green Day Singer Kicked Off Flight Over Pants, Heralds Armageddon

    Mason Lankford said, "There will come a day when we forget the Rapture ever even happened," but Rocks Off is keeping an eye out for signs of our impending Armageddon. We were wrong last time, but we're totally right this time! ​In a bizarre incident last Thursday, Billie Joe Armstrong, belove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    1991: Best Music Year Ever?

    Rocks Off Sr.'s choice for 1991's best album.​1991 was one of the biggest years in modern music. It was when metal went pop, radio country ruled, grunge went mainstream, and rap began its climb to chart dominance, even if it was spearheaded by a white candy rapper from Dallas. There were man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Rolling Stone's 25 Worst Cover Misfires

    ​Happy Birthday, Rolling Stone, the first magazine that made us want to pick up a pen and notebook paper and go on an ether binge. The current-events and music magazine turns 43 years old today, and we wish them 43 more. The magazine's first cover boy was John Lennon on the set of the film H ... More >>

  • Music

    August 19, 2010
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    February 4, 2010

    He Said She Said: Songs For A First (Perhaps Only) Date, Part 2

    ​He Said is going to admit right here and now that he has never been a master of the first date. True it is that we have dated some very awesome and artistic women, but we always lack when it comes to that first swing out of the box. He Said is way better at the weeks, months and years after that ... 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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    December 14, 2009

    The Last Place You Look, Metavenge, Peekaboo Theory, American Fangs Lead Local Texas Buzz Nominees

    Megan E PhotographyThe Last Place You Look​ It's no secret that sometimes Rocks Off likes to rag on Houston's, ahem, "New Rock Alternative," 94.5 FM The Buzz - let's see, according to www.yes.com, last hour the station played Green Day's "Longview," Foo Fighters' "My Hero," Pearl Jam's "Even Flow" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Our Five Favorite Punk Rock Christmas Songs

    ​ Aside from the heavy metal Christmas songs we threw your way earlier this week, Rocks Off also loves us some punk rock Yuletide jams. Over the years plenty of punks have tried their scabby and tattooed hands at holiday songs, especially the pop-punks, who are very fond of those ironic covers ... More >>

  • Music

    August 13, 2009

    Coming of Age

    Against long, long odds and punishing heat, Free Press Summer Fest is a hit.

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    August 10, 2009

    Aftermath: Free Press Summer Fest at Eleanor Tinsley Park

    Photos by Amber Roussel/ Click here for slideshows from Day 1 and Day 2​ They said it couldn't be done, that no one in Houston would dream of spending two days in the punishing August heat at an outdoor music festival.An anonymous Of Montreal member shows off his tiger style.​Rightfully (somewha ... More >>

  • Music

    August 6, 2009
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    August 5, 2009

    Slide Show: Albums That Went Darker

    ​ For most rock acts, the traditional way to deal with success is to rework their lyrics, image and sound to become palatable to a larger audience. Usually this means brightening the subject matter, cleaning up the bad words, softening the sharp edges on those power chords and getting haircuts tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Single-Album Sets We'd Like to See, Part 2: Blondie, Green Day, U2 and More

    There are so many artists coming to Houston this summer and fall who should pick up on the "classic album" trend Rocks Off could hardly stop at just five. See our picks for Nos. 6-10 here. 5. Blondie (Arena Theater, August 23) Album: Eat to the Beat (Chrysalis, 1979) After 1978's Giorgio Moroder-ass ... More >>

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    June 16, 2009

    Before We Go: Devin the Dude, ZZ Top, Camp Jam Houston, The Orb, Something Fierce and More

    Free Press Houston has added Devin the Dude, whom Rocks Off is currently trying to track down for a prospective new feature (email us, mang!) and Prince Paul to its Summer Fest August 8 and 9 in Eleanor Tinsley Park. See FPH's or Pegstar's Web sites for ticket info (hint: it's $7 per day). Yesterday ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    Aftermath: Fake Problems and Born Anchor at Walter's on Washington

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty On a Monday night, all you can really look forward to is a decent evening of lackluster television and maybe some leftover barbecue from the weekend's flame-kissed debauchery. But last night at Walter's was the exact anecdote for a "case of da Mondays" in so many ways. In rec ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Aftermath: Cake at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Cake has never sounded like anyone else, and no one that came after has ever come close to sounding like the Sacramento band either. It's not like Nirvana or Green Day, with 1,000 copycat bands immediately coming out of the proverbial woodwork to shove out their own shingle. Even if you think all Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    New York Dolls, Green Day Headed for Houston

    Good news if you're into punk rock, whether you think it was invented by Iggy Pop or Kurt Cobain. Platform-heeled glamour boys the New York Dolls, a direct and deep influence on everyone from the Ramones to Motley Crue - and, lest we forget, former NYD fan-club president Morrissey - are co ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    Musicians Don't Have W. to Kick Around Anymore... So Now What?

    Now that Lil' Bush has shuffled off the Presidential coil - or will in a couple of hours, anyway - and heads off into some Dallas burg to write his memoirs and reflect on his two wild and strange terms as Commander in Chief, it seems that the writers of so many protest songs can call off their guns ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Things That Make Us Feel Old: The Year 1989

    "Hey Ladies" As another year begins, record labels start unleashing commemorative editions of classic albums to take advantage of anniversaries of release dates and more importantly, yo' money. We already got wind of the impending Pearl Jam reissues a few weeks back. Now we get word that the Beastie ... More >>

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    September 8, 2008
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    October 18, 2007
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    May 17, 2007
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    January 26, 2006
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    December 8, 2005

    Pop Rocks

    Ten albums that'll snap and fizz in your ear buds all winter long

  • Music

    September 22, 2005

    Scared Straight

    Alkaline Trio gets clean on its pristine new LP

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    Tiger Army, with Lost City Angels and the Unseen

    Sunday, April 10, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717

  • Music

    July 1, 2004

    Take This Love and Shove It

    The best X-rated breakup songs

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    May 29, 2003
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    October 10, 2002

    Midtown

    Thursday, October 10

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    October 26, 2000

    Still Angry After All These Years

    The Oven feeds a malnourished punk scene

  • Music

    May 4, 2000

    Highway to Heck

    Though Christian on the inside, MxPx is pure punk on the outside

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    July 1, 1999
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    May 9, 1996
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    January 4, 1996

    His Generation

    The Hates' leader may be the last of Houston's original punks

  • Music

    August 31, 1995
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    June 15, 1995

    The Future of Rock and Roll

    We've seen it in a crystal ball and the pictures aren't pretty

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    December 8, 1994
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    March 3, 1994
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