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    July 28, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Doughbeezy, Peter Murphy, Steve Martin, etc.

    John Egan The Big Easy, July 28 Give John Egan credit for taking chances. The longtime solo Houston bluesman's new album, Amulet, is in some respects the polar opposite of its 2012 predecessor, Phantoms. Besides bringing in a few side musicians and respected Americana producer R.S. Field (Billy Joe ... More >>

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    June 2, 2014

    The Biggest WTF Moments of Free Press Summer Fest 2014

    Holding a Festival in a Park then Getting Mad When People Climb Trees Being a security guard is largely a thankless job, and while I get there are things like liability and whatnot, can you really blame people for climbing trees to get the best look they can? You're holding a festival in a park: wha ... More >>

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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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    February 13, 2014

    So, How About That FPSF Lineup Anyway?

    My initial, visceral reaction to the lineup was two-fold: a) Deftones? Yay!; b) that is a mighty impressive EDM lineup. I figured Zedd was a pretty solid lock for the festival, but Above & Beyond is an outside the box choice that I'm in love with. Having just seen them put on a wonderful set a few w ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    Houston Has a Great Music Scene. Just Keep the Musicians In and Hipsters Out.

    Recently Rocks Off asked our writers if Houston could ever have a "great" music scene,whatever that means. The answers were so wide-ranging we had to divide them among several posts. I want to preface this by saying that I am in love with Houston's music scene, and think it already is the greatest ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Six Houston Acts Who Have Done Daytrotter Sessions

    It's no secret that Houston has an amazing music scene, but seeing local acts get love on a larger scale only reassures what Rocks Off has been saying for years. Last week, The Tontons' first Daytrotter session was released to the masses, and featured four songs, including "Bones 1" and "Bones 2" fr ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    Lower Dens' Jana Hunter: "I Want Things To Be Done To Me"

    Nootropics is defined as a substance that enhances cognition and memory and facilitates learning. It's also the title of the new Lower Dens record that is, perhaps tying in to that definition, a very cerebral experience. Although some have said the record is sad or nightmarish Rocks Off chooses to v ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012
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    March 15, 2012
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    February 24, 2012

    KTRU Spring Outdoor Show Books Titus Andronicus, Thermals, Slim Thug

    Its move to the HD airwaves and the Internet hasn't stopped Rice University student radio station KTRU from putting on its annual free outdoor show. Doing its part to counterprogram SXSW, KTRU has booked sharp-edged New Jersey indie-rockers Titus Andronicus, Brooklyn goth-pop trio Chairlift, Portla ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Last Night: Zac Brown Band at the Woodlands

    Photos by Marco Torres​Aftermath has heard a decent amount of entertaining segues at concerts. Most concert segues are awkward and some are funny, but this one from Zac Brown's last night was the most country shit we've ever heard: "Sometimes you have to fight the chicken when you're a man." ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Dig This: Peloton, Coxcombs, Titan Blood, Papaya & Football, Etc.

    The current volume of local music is staggering. New Houston bands are born daily, and all too often pass away just as quickly. Rocks Off wants to help you (and ourselves) keep up. Photo courtesy of PelotonPeloton​Houston's got a plethora of musical acts, and whether yours is layered loops of ... More >>

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    August 25, 2011
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    June 3, 2011

    Summer Fest Critic's Guide: Who We're Seeing At Tinsley

    Jermaine Rogers​In three very short years, Free Press Summer Fest has gone from an experiment most people thought would fail to destination music festival most people wouldn't dare miss even if it is going to be 105 degrees outside. Rocks Off has seen quite a bit of online chatter from people ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Recasting MTV's Daria With Real-Life Musicians

    ​There was once a brighter time in the history of MTV when the network occasionally played interesting animated series and occasionally even music videos. Now, instead of Daria, there's Snooki; instead of Beavis and Butt-Head, there's The Situation and Pauly D. Growing up, Daria (1997-2002) w ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Houston At SXSW: Where & When The Bayou City Invades

    ​In the coming week, legions of Houstonians will trek northwest to descend upon the city of Austin, blessing it with our mere presence during the madhouse that is SXSW. Heck, some of Houston is already there. Our delegation is not limited to SXSW attendees, however. A host of Houston bands, r ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Artopia, Honky Tonk Blood & A Gang Of Music News

    ​Another Friday, another Magnolia City Mixtape, assembled just for you. Seriously, we put in a lot of time crawling through the internet just to bring everyone up to date on the scraps of local music news floating out there in the cyber-abyss. For this week's soundtrack, how's about this inst ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Lower Dens' Jana Hunter On Vulgarity, Exercise And '70s Housing

    Ed. Note: Sometime Press contributor Tex Kerschen of Indian Jewelry spoke with former Houstonian Jana Hunter last week, before her new Baltimore-based band Lower Dens' show at Walter's this Saturday. ​Rocks Off: What is a "lower den"? Jana Hunter: The deeper echelons of the dragon's hovel, ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010
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    February 16, 2010

    Distant Early Warning: Cannibal Corpse, Coheed & Cambria, Jana Hunter, Jimmy Buffett, Phoenix, Shooter Jennings, etc.

    ​Angels & Airwaves, Say Anything: Tue., May 18. House of Blues. Best Fwends, Balls Deep, Fat Tony: Sat., March 13. Mango's. Black Congress, Young Mammals, Weird Party: Thu., March 25. Walter's on Washington. Bleeding Through, Born of Osiris, Sleeping Giant, Oceano: Fri., May 7. Wired Live. Cannib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    On the List: Jonx Drummer Danny Mee's 11 Favorite Female Vocalists

    ​The other day, Houston Press Night & Day editor Olivia Flores Alvarez - whom we're so glad is feeling better and back at work again - handed Rocks Off Lisa Nola's new book called Music Listography: Your Life In (Play)Lists, and the wheels started turning like "Proud Mary." Because we're not q ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    Aftermath (Literally): Area Musicians Remember the Days Following Hurricane Ike - "You Could Smell Rotten Stuff About 13 Miles Away from the Causeway"

    Bill OliveSilver Jews (and some very grateful fans) at Walter's on Washington, September 18, 2008​Rocks Off originally meant to post this on Friday, but one thing led to another and if memory serves, on September 14, 2008, we were still without power, living out of an ice chest and wondering what ... More >>

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    January 2, 2009

    Aftermath Extra: The Best Concerts of the Year, Part 5

    King's X, Meridian, August 19: "[dUg] Pinnick's bass was very much the lead instrument, negotiating the distance between the complicated vocal harmonies and searing chainsaw riffs with a low-to-the-ground, almost nonchalant assurance." Masters of Metal, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, August 23: ... More >>

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    December 1, 2008

    SXSW 09 Imminent Already? Aaaarrrgh!

    St. Vincent, "Jesus Saves, I Spend" The 2009 South By Southwest Music Festival is still nearly four months away (March 18-22), but the first performers are already being announced. When Rocks Off saw this list on Friday, after we had been gorged senseless the day before, we shuddered. "To ... More >>

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    September 19, 2008

    Weekend Music: (Just Like) Starting Over

    John Lennon, "Starting Over" Call Rocks Off crazy, but last week about this time - when I was frantically posting as many Ike & Tina Turner videos as I could find as the wind ominously picked up speed outside - seems about, as the Plimsouls said, a million miles away. It may be a little too soon ye ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008

    Aftermath: Jana Hunter and Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez at the Petrol Station

    Photos by Ramon "LP4" Medina It would be a stretch to call Wednesday's Jana Hunter/Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez show - which had been hastily relocated to Garden Oaks coffeehouse/pub the Petrol Station from DiverseWorks - normal. That much was clear when some guy came out of his house and expressed his ... More >>

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    September 17, 2008

    Jana Hunter Show Moved to Petrol Station

    More good news: Ex-Houstonian and indie-folk phenom Jana Hunter's homecoming show, originally scheduled for DiverseWorks, has been moved to 7 p.m. tonight at the Petrol Station, 985 Wakefield. Beer will be served, but cash only. Wicked Poseur is no longer on the bill, but Hunter's full band and wha ... More >>

  • Music

    July 24, 2008

    2008 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

    A preview of the 60 bands and five DJs that are taking over downtown this weekend

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    May 15, 2008
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    May 1, 2008

    Ramon Medina's Matagorda Island Discs

    (In which locals sound off on the ten records they would take to Matagorda Island, the nearest major unpopulated sandbar to Houston.)

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    January 10, 2008

    Goodbye, Proletariat

    The Montrose clubhouse is closing. What now?

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    January 3, 2008

    Texas Albums

    2007's best Texas albums, from Houston, Austin and beyond

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    December 13, 2007

    Proletariat’s Denise Ramos: “It Just Didn’t Make Sense for Me to Keep Dealing with This”

    Photo by Matt Marrand A typically packed Rock Box crowd stuffs the Proletariat, circa 2005 Since opening in September 2002, the Proletariat has been both neighborhood bar for the Richmond/Montrose crowd and the place for Pitchfork readers across the Houston area to see the bands they’ve been rea ... More >>

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    November 29, 2007

    Deer Tick

    War Elephant

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    October 4, 2007
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    September 13, 2007
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    August 30, 2007
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    August 23, 2007

    Rough Justice

    Randall Jamail rides again

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    July 26, 2007
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    July 19, 2007

    Jana Hunter

    Jana Hunter performs Friday, July 20, at DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, 713-223-8346. Kable and Hearts of Animals share the bill.

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    July 5, 2007

    Another Bump

    Ten of the best coke anthems, plus a shortlist for the Cocaine Hall of Fame

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    April 10, 2007

    Just Dropped Today

    Lots of new CDs hit the store shelves today. Here's a peek at a few: Rapper Brother Ali was a hit at his recent SXSW show. It will be a while before Ali sees his home in Minneapolis, he's hit the road to support The Undisputed Truth, but Houston fans will have to trek over to Austin or New Orl ... More >>

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    April 5, 2007

    SXSW Manifesto

    A local indie rocker hatches a scheme to get Houston its due at next year's confab

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    March 29, 2007

    Jana Hunter

    Her new CD There's No Home

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    March 1, 2007
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    February 15, 2007

    Talk to Mee

    A dialogue with a local indie punker about the cultural cringe

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    February 8, 2007

    SXSW Lineup Announced

    After plenty of outside speculation, South by Southwest has finally released a list of performing bands. Here are the folks from Houston who made the cut: Amplified Heat Ceeplus Bad Knives Chingo Bling Billy Cook Devin the Dude DJ Chill Presents Young Samm, Short Texas, Kenika, Lil Boom, 2 D ... More >>

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    March 15, 2006

    South By Southwest

    By Scott Faingold My party line is this: I am a ball bearing, and the 2006 South By Southwest Music Conference is a massive pinball machine. Ommmm. This faux-Buddhist stance serves me well in the first hours of my SXSW experience, allowing me to ride out a messy and convoluted series of disasters w ... More >>

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    April 3, 2003

    SMOM-my Dearest

    Sound Exchange's David Wilcox hopes to plant a Montrosian colony in the Second Ward

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    February 20, 2003

    The Revelation of Jana

    Ex-Matty & Mossy singer Jana Hunter chases elusive obscurity

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