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  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    The 15 Best Songs We Heard In May

    "Collard Greens," Schoolboy Q If you enjoy beats that conjure images of huddled, bouncing basketball teams moments before tip-off, you'll enjoy "Collard Greens." If you also enjoy raps about having game, money and weed, you'll return for a second helping. And, if you want to hear Schoolboy Q's Black ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    UPDATED: Tera Melos, TTNG and LIMB at Fitzgerald's, 5/16/2013

    UPDATE: Rocks Off incorrectly identified the former By the End of Tonight member now performng as LIMB as Jeff Wilson, not James Templeton. Our apologies to LIMB. Tera Melos, TTNG, LIMB Fitzgerald's May 16, 2013 It's unusual to walk into a show where majority of the crowd is under legal drinking a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Last Night: Marshall Crenshaw & The Bottle Rockets At The Continental Club

    Marshall Crenshaw, The Bottle Rockets Continental Club April 22, 2012 Sunday's Marshall Crenshaw/Bottle Rockets show again raised the question of whether Houston fans of intelligent, literate rock and roll should be disappointed that our city isn't more interested in this kind of music, or whether ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    The Best LP Side Ones Ever

    Spurred on by the realization that both David Bowie's commercial breakthrough Let's Dance and Queen's News of the World had solid, sturdy side ones on their vinyl releases, I then began the hunt for other great vinyl slabs with amazing side ones. Of course, the idea is that this could only include ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2011

    1986: Best Musical Year Ever?

    ​For almost two weeks now, Rocks Off has been obsessed with the year exactly 25 flips of the calendar backward from this one. It started when Steve Earle did one of his "Time Machine" shows, where the singer-songwriter who plays House of Blues Wednesday spotlights a dozen or so of his favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Flannel File: Quicksand

    Speaking of the early days of the Warped Tour, let's talk about Quicksand. Along with Helmet, Quicksand developed and popularized a particular type of post-hardcore that took the metal-influenced hardcore punk of 1980s New York, cut the tempo in half and filled up the resulting space with melody and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Flannel File: Swervedriver's Raise and Mezcal Head

    In my last Flannel File entry, I talked about March's big reissue of Pearl Jam's Ten. This time, I want to look at a "little" reissue set from January: Swervedriver's Raise and Mezcal Head.Like Jawbox or Sloan, Swervedriver had a pretty low profile among suburban youth of the early '90s, despite ha ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2007
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    December 23, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

  • Music

    June 17, 2004

    Feel This

    Enema of the Mental State: Notes from the Battle on Irritable Blink-182 Syndrome

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Rock You like a Hurricane

    The Press Music Awards Showcase brings a category-five storm of tunes

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Identity Crisis

    Mary Cutrufello's leaving makes us wonder: Is your band a Krogers, Randalls or a Fiesta?

  • News

    July 18, 2002

    Hot Tunes, Summer in the City

    Houston Press Music Awards Showcase 2002

  • Music

    May 30, 2002

    Sons of Sahm

    Missouri's Bottle Rockets resurrect the Texas Tornado and rediscover themselves

  • Music

    September 26, 1996

    Grunge Schmunge

    The Melvins don't give a damn, and so should you

  • Music

    November 17, 1994

    Ecstatic Static

    Guided By Voices' low-fi revelations

  • Music

    September 15, 1994
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    December 9, 1993

    Grunge Puppy

    Paw from Lawrence, Kansas: modest Midwest guitar desperation

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