I love Election Day. Sure, early voting is great if you absolutely can't make it to the voting booth the day of, but given the choice I will always vote on Election Day. There may be lines, it may be out of the way, and it may even involve casting a ballot for someone I don't necessarily like, but v ... More >>
3rd Annual Red Cat Jazz Festival: Sat., Oct. 6, 1 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 7, 1 p.m., $30-$100. Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St., Pearland. Aaron Lewis: Fri., Nov. 30, 7 p.m., $35.00-$65.00. Nutty Jerry's (Winnie), 18291 Englin Road, Winnie. Asher Roth: Wed., Nov. 7, 9 p.m., $15/$18. Bronze Peacoc ... More >>
(UPDATED) Burn the Lies: CNN Calls Hatebreed a "White Power" Act CNN caused an uproar earlier this week when it ran a hastily-slapped-together story on racist hate bands in knee-jerk reaction to Sunday's utterly reprehensible Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. In the story, columnist Lon ... More >>
If you would have told me 15 years ago that CNN and Hatebreed would be butting heads, I wouldn't have believed you, but that's where we are in 2012. This week, in the wake of Sunday's tragic Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, news outlets reported that gunman, Wade Michael Page, a 40-ye ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
What do younger people have against cruises? You can (sometimes) gamble, drink, eat all you want, and there is always tons of grim people watching to do. You don't have to drive anywhere, and if you want you can just hole yourself up in your cabin and not do a damned thing. Rocks Off has detailed ... More >>
Conventional wisdom used to be that the hyper-masculine world of heavy metal would never fully embrace a female superstar, but that was before Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia hit the scene. Armed with a soaring contralto and a humble attitude that belies her striking beauty, Scabbia has converted mor ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerConfidence in our domestic brand of capitalism may be approaching new lows these days, but Five Finger Death Punch rolled into the House of Blues on Tuesday night riding high on the American dream. The L.A. headbangers' new album, American Capitalist, debuted at number ... More >>
"Henry Rollins asks Kevin Shields how much he can bench on the next 120 Minutes..."This week marks the 30th anniversary of the beginning of MTV, that loud, hyper-colored behemoth that changed pop culture and the music industry forever, endlessly providing viewers with visual and mental stimul ... More >>
Craig HlavatyLemmy (left, duh) and Jake HlavatyToday is the 21st birthday of one of Craig's Hlist's biggest musical influences: Not the Pixies' Doolittle, Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine, or even Operation Ivy's Energy LP. It's an actual person, our little brother Jake. The kid came of l ... More >>
Throw beer on Southern Culture on the Skids bassist Mary Huff at your own risk.
Ryan Russell/ www.myspace.com/converge Out of the four bands playing tonight's big "Adult Swim Presents" tour, Converge sticks out like a shard of bloody glass embedded in your foot. Opening doomers High On Fire and co-headliner Mastodon are both devastating bands who orchestrate monolithic walls ... More >>
The 69 Eyes, Dommin, The Becoming: Sun., Oct. 11. Meridian. All Time Low, Hey Monday, We The Kings, Friday Night Boys: Wed., Oct. 28. House of Blues. "Oldies Fest" With The Allen Oldies Band, Roy Head, Archie Bell, Barbara Lynn: Sat., Sept. 5. Continental Club. Billy Squier: Sun., Oct. 4. Wareho ... More >>
The Academy Is..., The Secret Handshake, Set Your Goals, Mayday Parade: Thu., Oct. 22. Warehouse Live. All Time Low, Hey Monday, We The Kings, Friday Night Boys: Wed., Oct. 28. House of Blues. Band of Heathens (CD Release Show): Fri., Sept. 11. Warehouse Live. Brand New: Sat., Oct. 31. Verizon W ... More >>
For close to 30 years, Agnostic Front has been the lode-bearer for American street punk and oi. Since forming in 1980, Roger Miret and company have released twelve lengths, numerous splits and a handful of live albums documenting their macho-throwdown, unity-driven stage show. By the time the F ... More >>
Take It On the Run
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