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Ian Astbury

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Slip Slidin' Away: My Life as a Rock Journalist With the Houston Press

    I had a hernia operation in the early summer of 2006, and had nothing to do all day but hobble around with cool cane a borrowed from Grandpa Hlavaty and play on the Internets for two months or so. I had developed the injury while working at Domino's, but it was cool because their insurance helped ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Transcribing Is a Bitch: The Collected Craig Hlavaty Interviews

    My last official day at the Houston Press is tomorrow, so these past two weeks I have been sifting through my body of work here at Rocks Off, almost seven years of words. I've been gleefully overdosing on nostalgia here at my desk, and I have (almost) no regrets. I'll have some more words on my depa ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Is There Any Chance the New Thin Lizzy Album Won't Suck?

    This week, Rolling Stone and NME got wind of the fact that '70s hard-rock heroes Thin Lizzy will hit the studio this fall to record their first new album since band founder/leader/icon Phil Lynott's death 26 years ago. The news was actually broken by HotPress.com last week, but it took a while for w ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    Last Night: The Cult & Against Me! at House of Blues

    The Cult, Against Me!, The Icarus Line House of Blues June 19, 2012 Before I begin this review, I must let you all know that someone took a dump on the floor of House of Blues' balcony Tuesday night. That's not really pertinent to the action onstage itself (Failed vision quest? Babysitter canceled? ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    The Cult’s Weapon of Choice

    Ian Astbury talks touring with a transgendered singer and addresses his new-media critics.

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    May 24, 2012

    2012 Summer Guide: It's a Scorcher

    A summer concert season to melt your face off.

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    May 10, 2012

    Ian Astbury Talks The Cult's Upcoming Tour With Against Me! & Laura Jane Grace

    This afternoon, Rocks Off talked to The Cult's Ian Astbury as his band readies to go on tour with Against Me! and the Icarus Line at the end of the month. The month-long summer jaunt that stops at House of Blues June 19 was seen as a masterful juxtaposition of disparate sounding groups. Rocks Off th ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Missed Opportunities: 10 Musicians Who Turned Down Big Hits

    Have you ever had one of those moments where you thought to yourself, "Why did I do that?" or "Why did I turn that down?" Those kinds of moments happen to all of us. It's part of life, unfortunately. This happens all the time in the movie world, but you never seem to hear about it in the music worl ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011
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    August 10, 2011

    2 Become 1: Musical Match-Ups We'd Like To See

    ​Kanye "Hitler" West and Jay-Z released their (overused music writer word alert) epic Watch the Throne album this week, to mostly great reviews. This fall the first fruits from the recently announced Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration should be on the store shelves, which still sorta weirds us o ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    The Seven Ages Of Goth

    ​This is not meant as a complete history of goth, as that would be a huge book. Instead, we're aiming to give a simple overview of the musicians, songs and albums that have most defined the genre. Many deserving artists have been left out, and some that we're sure some people feel are not wor ... More >>

  • Music

    November 4, 2010

    Fired Up

    Self-proclaimed dad-rockers Bright Men of Learning urge Houstonians to look in their own backyard.

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    October 4, 2010

    Friday Night: The Cult At House Of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse​The Cult, The Black Ryder House of Blues October 1, 2010 See photos from the Cult's leather-clad performance in our slideshow. So it goes that as the years pass, a band's worth and status gets continuously reevaluated. For the past week, Aftermath had been pondering The ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Nistylin' & Profilin'

    Before departing for L.A., Karina Nistal releases her long-awaited second album.

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    May 7, 2010

    Freak Flags Fly At Art Car Ball

    Photo by P3t3rT​The best thing about Art Car Weekend is it's the one weekend in Houston where everybody can let their freak flag fly. Last night at the Art Car Ball, Rocks Off saw a woman wearing nothing but Koosh Balls on her tatas and a dude who was way more excited than necessary to be wear ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Aftermath: Sax Virtuosos John Butcher And Joe McPhee's Installation Sound

    Photos by Brittanie SheyJoe McPhee​ Aftermath has never been to a concert at Richmond Hall, but Nameless Sound, Houston's contemporary music showcase and non-profit, has had a few shows in the hall on the south side of The Menil Collection's campus. Wednesday night's event featured two internation ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    He Said She Said: Fire In The Earhole!, Part 2

    ​To be honest, She Said can't really remember the last time she stepped foot inside Mai's. It was definitely several years ago, before she left Houston and then came back again, and it was probably with this guy, probably after a show. She Said probably had some Thai curry and hot tea, but she can ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009
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    October 18, 2007
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    March 9, 2006

    The Cult

    Saturday, March 11, Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-629-3700

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    April 10, 2003

    Guilloteens II: Electric Boogaloo

    A legendary Houston garage punk band comes back with a new singer and the old one, too

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    July 26, 2001

    Playbill

    The Cult

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    March 29, 2001

    Show Cased

    The good, the bad and the Mogwai highlight SXSW

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    June 20, 1996
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    June 20, 1996
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