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Iggy Pop

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    May 21, 2014

    It's a Free Country: Fans Second-Guess Summer Fest Lineup

    The late Rick Nelson once sang, "You can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself." For sure, there are better credos to live by, but this would be the one I'd hang onto were I tasked with booking talent for Free Press Summer Fest. A week and a half away from the event, the caterwaulin ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Wanna Dress Vintage Like a Rock Star? Ask One Yourself

    By day four of a recent "staycation," my family and I had little to do and less money to do it with. My daughter suggested an afternoon of bargain-hunting in the thrift stores. Everyone piled into the family vehicle and off we went. She asked what I planned to buy, if anything. I told her, without ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    Raw Power

    Iggy & the Stooges headline the fifth Free Press Summer Fest.

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    January 23, 2013

    Bizarre Acting Roles by 20 Famous Musicians

    It's a toss-up whether actors or musicians will go to greater lengths to make rent, but some musicians have even found themselves so hard up they've been forced to take an acting gig. Such is the case with the haystack-sized Sleepy LaBeef, who in 1968's The Exotic Ones appeared as the "Swamp Monster ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    It Came From the Bowery: Punk Magazine Returns

    The Best of Punk Magazine Edited by John Holstrom It Books. 372 pp., $30. While the thought of a hardcover, slick-papered, coffee-table book anthologizing the decidedly low-rent, ragtag Punk magazine might seem the antithesis of punk, even a curmudgeon like Johnny Rotten would have to spit a gob in ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Houston's Top 5 Alternative Venues

    5. NUMBERS Numbers fell off. Numbers ain't what it used to be. No one goes there anymore. Blah, blah, blah. Sure, the venue may be a far cry from what it was during its heyday, when the likes of Iggy Pop and Henry Rollins were stomping through town and nearly tearing its walls down. But Houston, as ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    The Top 5 Artists Written Off By "Serious Music Listeners"

    One of the weirdest things to happen in music in 2012 was the revelation that Ke$ha might be, gasp, a talented singer with ambitions beyond brushing her teeth with Jack Daniels. I'm pretty sure when she debuted in 2009, none of us "serious music listeners" appreciated anything about her. I mean, she ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    ACL 2013: What's Next For Texas' Other Big Music Festival?

    As we close the books on ACL's 2012 festivities, full of mud -- but not too much mud, Iggy Pop's elastic skin, Neil Young's reverb, and light shows aplenty, we look forward to the 2013 edition of the Austin megafest. Rewind: ACL Festival Expanding to 2 Weekends in 2013 Rocks Off's Complete ACL 2 ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    10 More Things I'll Be Doing at ACL Festival This Weekend

    That's right folks, it's ACL Music Festival time again in Texas, and Rocks Off will be flying to Austin on the private Rocks Off jet this weekend to cover the fest from Friday until the last notes of "Give It Away" at the end of the Red Hot Chili Peppers set on Sunday night. That's my way of telli ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012

    You're Such a Groove, Please Don't Move, Please Stay Here [And Pour Me A] Mendocino

    It's funny, the way we form associations with things. Names are a big one. In recent discussion with a sister-in-law, regarding potential names for a potential kid, we cast names aside willy-nilly, citing former relationships and kids we hated in our youth. At one point, someone advocated Jolene (I ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    Who Should Induct Axl Rose And Guns N' Roses Into The Rock Hall?

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is coming up quick on April 14, and the presenters for the event have been announced, except for one artist. Just who will speak about and induct Guns N' Roses? Who is even qualified? Rapper Chuck D will induct the Beastie Boys, while funnyman Ch ... More >>

  • Music

    March 8, 2012

    Swamp People

    Recent local releases by Screwtape, John Egan and Southern Backtones have Houston on the brain.

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    January 25, 2012

    Show Me Your GIFs: Great Classic Rock 'N Roll GIFs Galore

    It seems to me that musical history is made up of fragments of indelible images, good and bad, that inform each person's experience. Then there are the swatches of tunes that grab you by the heart strings or the throat, making you a fan for life. But it's those moving pictures that you first remembe ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    Mosquitoes: A Tiny, Highly Annoying Musical History

    ​The Texans are in first place (for now), the Texas Rangers may become the Lone Star State's first-ever World Series champions tomorrow (ouch), and early voting for the November 8 mayoral/City Council election started Monday. The Houston Press Music Awards showcase is less than three weeks awa ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Gimme Some Truth: What Happens When Rabid Fans & Bands Meet

    ​We have all been there. You may have had a few drinks, you are at your favorite band's show, and you come to find yourself in the vicinity of one of your heroes. Word vomit. Torrential word vomit. But you mean well. "I really think youse guys is great and your albums really means a lots to ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Succinct Stooges Bio Looks Beyond Iggy Pop

    ​The Stooges: Head On By Brett Callwood Wayne State University Press, 176 pp., $19.95. While there have been a number of books written about the Stooges and Iggy Pop, this slim but substantive volume is the first to really give the non-Iggy members their due both biographically and musically. ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Piss Off: The Top 10 Punk Rock Movies Of All Time

    "Can we have your brother's autograph?"​Tonight the Alamo Drafthouse at West Oaks Mall turns punk rock as the theater shows the 1984 Alex Cox cult classic Repo Man, with a set from Houston punk laureates the Hates to start the evening at 9 p.m. The film, starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Which Goth Heroes Deserve Their Own Action Figures?

    ​Gothtopia has been spending some time working a few shifts at Houston's most excellent new comic shop, 8th Dimension Comics. Mostly it's a way to fund our crippling Magic: The Gathering addiction. As we basked in the glory of geekdom and capitalism on a recent shift, we noticed that the shop ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Top 6 Ways To Piss Off A Musician At A Gig

    Brian Jackson/Bloodshot RecordsDoes this look like someone YOU'D want to antagonize?​Rocks Off first stumbled onto Scott H. Biram about 10 years ago at the Parlor, Austin's recently closed, extremely cramped "punk rock pizza" joint on North Loop, where patrons scarfed their pies while murals o ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Beyond "Thriller": Top 10 Zombie Music Videos

    ​One of Rocks Off's choice ambient/shoegaze artists, Grouper, has just released visuals for her song "Alien Observer" and it's full of (almost) everything that we hold dear: Blood, zombies buried beneath foliage, and girl-on-girl action. Oh, and Liz Harris' haunting voice. It's beautiful; whi ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    R.I.P Joey Ramone: Top 10 Ramones Songs...

    Besides "I Wanna Be Sedated" And "Blitzkrieg Bop" Dawkeye via Wikipedia​It was ten years ago today that the world lost their first Ramone, when Joey Ramone succumbed to lymphoma in New York City at the age of 49, one month shy of turning 50. The iconic punk frontman would lead the Ramones in ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Shakira And Music's Eight Other Hottest Bellybuttons

    ​Shakira shimmies into town tonight at Toyota Center, and frankly, she's pretty much the only artist Rocks Off regrets having to miss while we're in Austin covering ACL. Say what you will about her caterwauling voice and her corny foreign-ness. There's something so playfully goofy about Shakir ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Beavis And Butt-Head's Greatest Video Hits, Dillhole

    ​On the night of November 28, 1997, Rocks Off was sitting in his friend Chad's parents' house in Pearland, watching the final episode of MTV's Beavis and Butt-head. The boys had been a part of our daily lives since at least fifth grade, and as we marched into the second semester of ninth grade ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Great Moments In Douchebaggotry: Courtney Love Bashes Her Daughter On Facebook

    Great Moments in Douchebaggotry is brought to you by Rocks Off's upcoming Washington Shore party, Thursday, February 11 at the Washington Avenue Drinkery. All types of douchebags are encouraged to attend. Didn't Iggy Pop write a song about this? "Your Pretty Face" is something something?​We don't ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    He Said She Said: Songs That Make Us Feel Like a Man, Baby!

    Mad Men's Christina Hendricks makes us feel like a man in the best possible way...​He Said's view of manhood wasn't built on sweat and labor the way most guys would probably say. Early on in our musical journey, we always equated music to being sleazy and slithery, or just dancing. It makes sense ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Reminder: Rocks Off's Free Lego Rock Band Party at Khon's Tomorrow

    Tomorrow night at Khon's, Rocks Off lets you open up your first Christmas present of the season, our brand new copy of Lego Rock Band. We promise that you won't have to kiss any of us on the cheek afterwards or write a detailed thank-you note like your Mom would make you do back in the day when you ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Come Party With Rocks Off and Lego Rock Band at Khon's

    Next Tuesday over at Khon's (2808 Milam), Rocks Off is throwing a free Christmas party for Houston, with our new copy of Lego Rock Band. You do remember the drunken scene at our Beatles: Rock Band shindig in September at Coffee Groundz, right? We wish we did, but we're pretty sure that they may hav ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Listology: The American Heist Soundtracks Their Funerals

    ​ ​Of all the bands to emerge out of the Houston music puppy mill this year, none has been as steadfastly working class and punk rock as the American Heist. Rocks Off first spied the band opening up for Florida's Fake Problems in May. At the time they were still called Born Anchor, but a Seattle ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009

    He Said She Said: Our Favorite Fictional Performers, Part 2

    ​Why is that sometimes the fictional bands in movie and television are cooler than real bands? Sadly, some of He Said's favorite bands don't even have albums or videos to speak of, because they don't even exist. The fun part is imagining how awesome their full-length records and tours would be. Th ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Three Bassoons Walk Into a Bar...: The Near-Classical "Noncert" at Under the Volcano

    Photos by Chris Gray​ Under the Volcano does not feel like Under the Volcano. The TVs are off, so no more NBA on ESPN. Hayes Carll's Trouble In Mind has come and gone - in its entirety - on the jukebox, taking its bad livers, broken hearts and drunken poet's dreams with it... mostly. Earlier, a re ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    He Said She Said: A Stripper Soundtrack

    Rocks Off has a naked lady fetish. It's shameful to admit. We really like seeing naked chicks. It's been something we have dealt with since we were four years old and started sneaking into the women's dressing room when our Mom would go clothes shopping. It's not so cute today, what with the beard ... More >>

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    July 14, 2009

    The Last Roundup: Broken-NCYDE, Jenny Lewis, H.A.W.K. & Z-Ro, Something Fierce and More

    29-95's Joe Mathlete introduces the world to "crunkcore" artist Broken-NCYDE. Prima Donna meltdown or not, Jenny Lewis still has talent. If only she had manners. We Wore Masks screens her "See Fernando" video. Southern rap is still alive. Thankfully, Cocaine Blunts knows this, giving us H.A.W.K. an ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Aftermath: New York Dolls & Black Joe Lewis at the House Of Blues

    Photos by Daniel Kramer Aftermath is not going to purport to know what the New York Dolls were like live, in their Thundered and Killer-ed heyday of kitsch and campy kiss-offs. We weren't even in Pre-K when Buster Poindexter was singing "Hot Hot Hot" on Saturday Night Live. But for chrissakes ... More >>

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    April 13, 2009

    Aftermath: Morrissey at Jones Hall

    Tropical Storm Morrissey blew through Jones Hall Saturday night, leaving a full house of hyperventilated fans - never more so than when, during "Let Me Kiss You," he removed his shirt to reveal an enviable set of abs - and more than a few moist eyes in its wake; after the show, Aftermath looked ... More >>

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    February 24, 2009

    25 Random Facts About The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

    The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is coming to town this week, the sign that spring can't be far behind.We've promised ourselves for weeks that we would never, ever succumb to the "25 Random Things" meme, or phenomenon, or whatever it is, but we have received in the mail a notice from the feder ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    May 15, 2008

    “Perspectives 161: Tim Lee”

    Tim Lee steals celebrities’ identities on film

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    May 15, 2008
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    March 6, 2008

    Sia

    Some People Have Real Problems

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    December 27, 2007
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    September 26, 2007

    The Houston 100: From Harry Choates to Johnny Preston

    The Houston 100 continues. Click here for numbers 91 to 100. 90. “Jole Blon,” Harry Choates, 1946. The unofficial Cajun national anthem was first recorded in Houston, by Choates, a Port Arthur-raised hellraiser who would die in a fit of delirium tremens in the Austin jail at 29 five years ... More >>

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    March 26, 2007

    South By Slideshow

    We've got a new slideshow up on our homepage. Just click on "Home" up there above — yeah, right up there, next to "News" — and then scroll down and click on "Iggy" to see Dan Kramer's killer pics of Iggy Pop's performance at SXSW. Dude's pretty buff for an old guy. Iggy, we mean, not D ... More >>

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    March 15, 2007

    South By Lomax: Part One

    The Dude. Drove thru intermittent rain to Austin with my dad, who is here in his newish capacity as the manager of country chanteuse Sunny Sweeney. It's great to have him back in the game after his few years of semi-retirement. Over the years, he has managed Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Kasey ... More >>

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    June 16, 2005
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    September 23, 2004
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    July 8, 2004

    Various Artists

    Music from Coffee and Cigarettes (Milan)

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    October 16, 2003

    Peaches

    Fatherfucker (Beggar's Banquet)

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    June 14, 2001

    Playbill

    Soul Brains (né Bad Brains)

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