BY JEF WITH ONE F AND CHRIS GRAY
20. Marilyn Manson
Antichrist Superstar (Interscope, 1996)
So squalid and deeply unpleasant it's mesmerizing, Antichrist Superstar is such an intricate dissection of how to become a "rock star" it could have come from a biology lab. Then 24 or 25, Manson gets so fa ... More >>
BY CHRIS GRAY AND JEF WITH ONE F
Even at this late stage of the game, "goth" is a loaded word. Years and years of bad emo bands in too much eyeliner and corsets on sale at Hot Topics coast to coast will do that.
Some even doubt the existence of goth as its own genre anymore, which seems strange co ... More >>
One of the functions of the Gothic Council is to rule on matters of Goth-point attribution. Think of us as professor McGonagall awarding or deducting points at Hogwarts... with that act mattering exactly as much to the real world as it did in the Harry Potter books.
Recently, our own Batty posted ... More >>
Photos by Chris GrayBy Friday afternoon, SXSW fatigue has taken hold. You're walking a little slower, less inclined to whip out the notebook to jot down every little observation - Rocks Off has seen many journos just typing notes into their BlackBerries, a trend that both intrigues and dismays him - ... More >>
Photos by Craig HlavatyHeartless Bastards' Erika WennerstromTight economies ain't gotta slow anyone down. SXSW is chock full of
free shows and most importantly, FREE BOOZE. Yes, anyone of legal age
can literally walk into some shows and guzzle to their dark heart's
content. Or until they set somethi ... More >>
There's now less than a month to go until we here at Rocks Off throw sobriety and sane living to the wind at this year's SXSW festival. This past week we learned of a boatload of new stuff about the weeklong liver-damaging voyage in March, so here goes...
The list of bands keeps growing and gro ... More >>