Dynamic Houston indie-rockers Young Mammals, who only recently returned to active duty after a lengthy college-induced hiatus, are recovering from the theft of nearly all of guitarist Cley Miller's equipment just as the group was ready to begin work on its first album in nearly three years. Accordi ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerIn what perhaps can best be described as a rabid celebration of local music, the KTRU studio at Rice University was mobbed with a host of DJs, local musicians and assorted friends on Tuesday night. Already a confined space, the small studio and the hallway leading to it ... More >>
Rocks Off is quite keen on alternate realities, the kind where The Joker is actually a superhero or Spider-Man joined the Fantastic Four. That kind of thing. This summer has seen two of Houston's seemingly most-stable institutions thrown into complete chaos. First, Sara Fitzgerald turned ove ... More >>
UPDATED (5:35 p.m.) to include comments from Rice's B.J. Almond and a new Facebook count. The fate of KTRU's annual outdoor free concert in the spring is one of many things that has yet to be decided.News of the University of Houston's impending purchase of Rice University student radio stat ... More >>
Friday the 13th has been considered an unlucky day since at least the 19th century. Birthed from a potent combination of Christian traditions, pagan folklore and classical numerology, it is estimated that over $800 million is lost each time it rolls around through people canceling plans or ev ... More >>
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org. myspace.com/goldencitiesGolden ... More >>
Prolific Houston songwriter Joe Mathlete empties his vaults (almost) onto the Web.
Alternatives to the full-Length CD are back with a vengeance.
Spoon's musical tinker Britt Daniel avoids the cringe.
B L A C K I E at Recession Thursday, Numbers, August 28 Photo by Brigitte B. Zabak Today marks the battle of the capital letters: B L A C K I E vs KTRU. The distortion-obsessed local hip-hopper was scheduled to appear for an in-studio session on the station’s (91.7 FM) Tuesday-night The Local Sho ... More >>