Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m., tattooed Black Flag disciples are encouraged to stop by Vinal Edge in the Heights for sweaty fellowship with their fellow "barred" brethren to celebrate the release of Stewart Dean Ebersole's Barred for Life: How Black Flag's Iconic Logo Became Punk Rock's Secret Handsh ... More >>
This past week the Internet was abuzz with the news that two different versions of the 1980s hardcore-punk pioneers Black Flag are reuniting. Since Black Flag is so iconic to almost any punk fan, this is big news indeed. But there's a catch: neither of the two versions is the complete, real version ... More >>
Next Thursday night, punk legend Keith Morris comes to Warehouse Live for his second Houston visit in a year with his group OFF!.
The band is made up of Morris, Steven McDonald of Redd Kross, drummer Mario Rubalcaba, and guitarist Dimitri Coats, also front man of Burning Brides. OFF! was birthed o ... More >>
2 Chainz: Wed., Sept. 26, 8 p.m., $25-$150. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston.
A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Danny Brown: Sun., Nov. 4, 8 p.m., $27.00. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas Ave., Houston.
All American Rejects, Boys Like Girls: Tue., Oct. 2, 6 p.m., $27.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, H ... More >>
Tom Petty got a real kick in the balls late last week when he discovered that his vintage blond 1967 12-string Rickenbacker and his Gibson SGTV Junior had been stolen from a California soundstage where the Heartbreakers had been rehearsing for an upcoming tour. Three other vintage guitars owned by b ... More >>
Photo By Edward CulverCheck out this great Q&A with Damaged photographer Edward CulverEvery modern punker has a story relating to Black Flag's Damaged, which turns 30 years old today. Some hate it, some love it, some blame it for the everything good or bad that happened in their lives since t ... More >>
Photos by David EnsmingerOFF!, Cerebral Ballzy
October 14, 2011
Some bands drag on for years, featuring only one original member, desperate to remain potent and pitched forward. Making potboiler punk, they endure the glare of the social-media era and endless new generations of ... More >>
Balaclavas, //TENSE//, Hospital: Fri., Oct. 7. Mango's.
Boots Electric: Sun., Oct. 30. Fitzgerald's.
Greg Ginn & The Taylor Texas Corrugators: Sun., Nov. 6. Super Happy Fun Land.
Joe Pug: Thu., Oct. 13. McGonigel's Mucky Duck.
Jonny Corndawg, Ancient Cat Society: Sun., Oct. 2. Big Star B ... More >>
#blackflagnerdstuffToday is Flag Day, a day where we honor the institution of the first United States flag in 1777. You know, Old Glory, the flag that looks really killer on bikinis in the '80s or when B L A C K I E wrapped himself in it at Free Press Summer Fest two weeks ago. The flag is a ... More >>
It started one night on the patio of Big Star Bar in the Heights; over Lone Star and cigarettes, a handful of Houston music wags debated the shows they would pay top dollar to see from lartists, iving or dead. We argued the aspects of an At the Drive-In reformation, seeing Sam Cooke in 1963, ... More >>
metal-archives.comA hometown D.R.I. gig, 1982Tonight at Wired Live, formerly the Meridian - or still the Meridian, just not for much longer; we don't even know at this point - you can watch part of punk and hardcore history duke it out with some of the new wave. Legendary crossover thrash band an ... More >>
Craig HlavatyThe Sword at Free Press Summerfest 2009This Sunday night, Austin's The Sword pulls into Warehouse Live to lay waste to our city's collective eardrums. The band was in town last August for Summerfest and was shit-hot, coming right off of an opening slot for Metallica over in Europe. T ... More >>
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The Killers, Verizon Wireless Theater, February 2: "The general knock on the Killers is that they've achieved their relatively lofty position by standing on the shoulders of giants, which may well be true. But Monday night they showed that in reaching for the stars, they have yet t ... More >>
"Cactus Music 2nd Anniversary Party" With The Flamin' Hellcats, DJ Joey McKeel: Fri., Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Cactus Music and Video.
Arthur Yoria, Colin Lake: Wed., Oct. 28. Warehouse Live.
Delbert McClinton: Sat., Dec. 26. Verizon Wireless Theater.
Dir En Grey: Mon., Nov. 2. Warehouse Live.
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Amanda MertenSchool of Seven BellsFor the next three weeks, Rocks Off will be bringing you two or three short previews a day of artists playing the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park October 2-4. That's right, ACL is 17 days away - where is this year going? (Same place as all the ot ... More >>
Photos by Craig HlavatyEven while playing dissonant improvised bass in a trio consisting of himself, a shit-hot mandolin player, and a jazz drummer, Greg Ginn still sounds like Greg Ginn.
After almost a decade as the captain of hardcore mavericks Black Flag, Ginn embarked on a career as an im ... More >>
If we were to tell you that one of the most influential guitarists and innovators in the early '80s hardcore movement was living in the tiny town of Taylor (30 miles outside Austin) you would call us crazy. But that's where Greg Ginn, founding guitarist of hardcore's lode-bearing Black Flag has ... More >>