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    June 1, 2014

    The Six Best Stages at Free Press Summer Fest

    Even for a music festival that is already not quite like any other, one of the most unique aspects of Free Press Summer Fest is its ever-shifting footprint. From one year to the next, very little about the two-day bash -- including the admission gates, vendor booths, music stages and the row of port ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    The 10 Best Electronic Acts at Free Press Summer Fest

    Above & Beyond Listen, I get it: most FPSF-loving folks are going to go see Jack White. I understand: real rock, future legend, "Seven Nation Army," etc. etc. And I imagine that nothing I tell you will convince you otherwise. All I'm saying is that I can't think of many things better than being outs ... More >>

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    March 21, 2014

    Amazon's Funniest One-Star Classic Album Reviews

    As a music writer, it can be beneficial to seek out other music reviews to see what people are thinking, aficionados and trolls alike. Let's look at Amazon, a popular site where I admit I've spent a bit of money and time. You can find anything here, down to your most basic grocery-shopping needs. ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013

    10 Prominent ACL Festival Veterans: Where Are They Now?

    Well, it's time to gear up for another Austin City Limits Music Festival, which kicks off this Friday in Austin's Zilker Park and this year runs not only through Sunday the 6th, but next Friday through Sunday with the same lineup. As usual, the lineup is really decent: The Cure, Depeche Mode, Muse, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Seven Recent Albums By '60s Artists That Don't Suck

    Age gets us all eventually. I'm only in my early twenties and already I'm having to do stupid things like eating healthier, quitting the smokes, and watching my blood pressure. So it really shouldn't come as any surprise that musicians start to slow down in their old age, especially if they've been ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    The Five Most Disappointing Goth Albums: Bauhaus, Go Away White

    All this week we're going to look back over albums from undeniable goth icons and talk about their failures. Thus far I've been focusing on endings, what with Siouxsie and the Banshees' last album and another that made Robert Smith seriously consider ending The Cure. Now I'd like to bring up somet ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    Five Great Outsider Artists and Musicians

    The following creators are not necessarily mainstream in neither their music nor their art. But all are insanely prolific (sometimes literally) and driven by darkness. All of them push their creative abilities to the extreme to exercise their own personal demons, be they mental illness, emotional a ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013
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    November 29, 2012
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    October 14, 2012

    ACL 2012: Saturday's 9 Best & Funniest Moments at Zilker

    The return of terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad rain made Saturday a muddy but fun mess. Thankfully, the downpours didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd on day two of ACL, but it did seem to thin out the herds. Aside from remembering how to walk in inches-deep goop like we did back at the Dillo ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012
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    August 2, 2012

    ZZ Top Returns to Espanol for September's LA FUTURA

    Moments ago, ZZ Top's publicist Bob Merlis officially announced the title and release date of the trio's first studio album since 2003's Mescalero, a record even many diehard fans were starting to doubt was real. LA FUTURA will be released September 11 on American Recordings, the recently rebooted l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Rocks Off's 2012 ACL Festival Houston Spillover Sweepstakes

    This week has seen a temporary lull in festival season, after Bonnaroo and Electric Daisy Carnival this past weekend. Wait. Never mind. According to musicfestivaljunkies.com (who are these people?), three of them start today: BamaJam in Enterprise, Ala.; The Friendly Gathering in Windham, Vt.; and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    ACL 2012 Rumors: 10 Bands That Could Make the Cut (No, Not Radiohead)

    Before we begin, Radiohead is in Europe for the duration of this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival. They will not fly 12 hours to play a field in Austin. Ah, it just wouldn't be May without ACL rumors running rampant. Rocks Off is guilty every year of stoking the fire, sometimes just one day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    SXSW: World's Youngest DJ, BabyChino, On Sixth Street

    When I was nine years old, I was taping Nirvana and Soundgarden songs off the radio from a tiny boombox and learning to pee at a urinal without pulling my pants down to my ankles, but DJ BabyChino is gigging around the world. I caught him on Friday night close to midnight on Sixth Street at Status, ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    Don't Forget About Home: Local Music To Catch At SXSW

    Big-hitting acts are piling up at this year's SXSW, with the likes of Jack White, Fiona Apple, GZA, 50 Cent, Bruce Springsteen, Skrillex, and the list goes on. Though, whether you're travelling with a fancy badge or wristband, or especially if you're just going to partake in the free festivities, do ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead -- 50 Cent And Much More

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    Last Night: The Kills At House Of Blues

    Relive last night's Kills concert with our slideshow. Let it be said that the Kills' Alison Mosshart should not be lumped in with "chick" lead singers. She should go in that special box with people like Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, Jim Morrison, Lux Interior, and other feral lead singers who have stompe ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    The 2012 Katy Perry Fantasy Relationship Draft: Which Rappers & Rockers Should She Date Next?

    ​The pop and tabloid world was rocked last Friday as we got word that Russell Brand was divorcing his wife of 14 months, Katy Perry, smack in the middle of the holiday season. The pair spent Christmas apart, with Perry cavorting in Maui in a bikini - yes, there are boob shoots - and Brand repo ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    2011 Rewind: Concert Tickets From An Alternate Universe

    This originally ran on June 8, but seeing that the year is coming to an end, we are looking back at some of our favorite blogs we gave to you these past 12 months. One of the best dreams we ever had was of covering a Clash show for Rocks Off. Yeah, dreaming about work isn't something to brag about ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011
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    October 14, 2011

    Electric Six: Love Songs for Mentally Disturbed People

    ​If Barry White did a record with Al Jourgensen it might sound something like Heartbeats and Brainwaves, the eighth studio album from Electric Six. This is the first time we've come into contact with the band, having only been aware of them vaguely from their song "Gay Bar" and the fact that ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    10 Things We're Probably Doing At ACL This Year

    villagevoice.comBjork at ACL '07, when part of her staging caught fire.​This is the Rocks Off team's (well, Craig Hlavaty and Chris Gray) fifth year covering the Austin City Limits Music Festival. The first year this smart guy wore black jeans and a black shirt to try to look cool, which made ... More >>

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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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    August 4, 2011
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    May 24, 2011

    Out Today: Other Things Besides Born This Way... Seriously

    ​This past weekend was magical, what with Rocks Off finally getting to see Foo Fighters play songs from Wasting Light and all. You may remember that we have been wanking over Light since it came out in April, but it's really good. Best rock album of the year? Maybe, unless Jack White or Josh H ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Narduwar The Human Serviette's 11 Best Interviews

    exclaim.caNarduwar (left) and the patron saint of 4/20​Nardwuar The Human Serviette from "Vancouver BC Canada" knows all of your favorite bands, artists, and rappers better than you, and better than they know themselves. At first glance, he kind of resembles a Canadian Matthew Lesko (the free- ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    New Music Releases April 5: Leon Russell, Robbie Robertson, The Ravonettes, The Kills, Etc.

    ​Last week brought new releases from Britney Spears, Radiohead, and a few Pearl Jam re-issues hitting store shelves amid reports that the industry was finally starting to see some improvement. Spears' Femme Fatale is currently projected to enter the top spot of the Billboard 200 chart with sal ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    SXSW: The Kills At Stubb's SPIN Party Friday Afternoon

    Craig Hlavaty​Even though the beginning of their set was fraught with technical issues, the Kills turned in a heated set, in more ways than one, under the big top at Stubb's for SPIN magazine's annual day party.

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    December 31, 2010

    Rocks Off's Favorite Shows Of 2010

    Marco Torres​Editor's Picks: Mary J. Blige, Reliant Stadium (RodeoHouston), March: Exquisite. Beach House, Walter's on Washington, April: Can't hate on this one either. Magical. Wu-Tang Clan, Numbers, December: Against all odds, they brought the motherfuckin' ruckus.

  • Music

    November 25, 2010

    Old Familiar Friend

    Brendan Benson relaxes after The Raconteurs.

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    November 19, 2010

    Exes On Tour: White Stripes, ABBA, Lindsey & Stevie...

    ​We're all familiar with the credo against intra-office dating, often crudely expressed as "Don't shit where you eat." Most of us subscribe to it, knowing the potential drama it could ensue. "How will this affect my work," we wonder. "What happens if we break up?" But all's fair in love and ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    "Farting & Whistling Man" Upstages Dead Weather

    Groovehouse Alison Mosshart, oblivious to the olfactory atrocities occurring mere feet away.​ No good libido-draining show could go off without a hitch in Houston, that's for damned sure. Just as the Mona Lisa is slowly falling apart and the world will implode in 2012 if Obama gets reelecte ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010
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    March 22, 2010

    Turning The Screw: Big Pokey, Bun, Trae, Jeezy, Z-Ro, Ice Cube, Waka Flocka, Dame Grease, Jay-Z & Jack White, Lil Flip, Etc.

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. "Hey, Remember That?" Single of the Week: "Who Dat Mad," Big Pokey, Big Steve and Big E Wire to Wire Bun B interviewed with ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009
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    February 19, 2009
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    January 6, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: The Gourds, Part 1

    LOM recently conducted a wide-ranging interview with Kevin Russell of the Gourds. The Austin roots-rockers - for lack of a better term - released their 9th studio album, Haymaker! (Yep Roc), today, and play a Cactus Music in-store January 9 and later that night at the C ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    October 28, 2008

    Led Zeppelin Pulls a Van Hagar

    As Gomer Pyle used to say, well surprahs, surprahs, suprahs. Billboard and several other news outlets reported yesterday that Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham (son of John) will tour next summer as Led Zeppelin, which was pretty much guaranteed when last year's reunion at an Ahmet Ertegu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    ACL Notebook Dump, Pt. 2: Measuring Time Mars Volta-Style, Led Zeppelin Rumors and More

    Photo by Dawn Jones-Garcia Nope. No Page. Just Plant. * C3 and Capitol Metro have really improved their shuttle-bus efficiency. Granted, both the Mars Volta and Manu Chao were far from through when I left the park, but the line never stalled for more than about 30 seconds. In fact, it took almost e ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008

    Shine a Light, The Stones and Scorsese

    This film is a treat for movie and music fans alike

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    March 19, 2008

    Reverberations: The Rippers, Thee Exciters and Brimstone Howl

    Last week's Reverberations was eaten by the beast that was SXSW 2008. Which is a bummer, since I saw the Rippers play a fearsome set at the Mink on Saturday and very few of you were there. I know this because, until Uptown Bums – who played immediately before the Rippers – went on, it was me, ... More >>

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    December 27, 2007

    Musical lowlights of 2007

    Shaken, Not Stirred

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    August 9, 2007
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    May 25, 2006

    The Raconteurs

    Broken Boy Soldiers

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    March 18, 2004

    GoGoGo Airheart

    Monday, March 22

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    November 13, 2003

    Joss Stone

    The Soul Sessions (S-Curve)

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    September 25, 2003

    Mark Ronson

    Here Comes the Fuzz (Elektra)

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    February 20, 2003
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