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Jane's Addiction

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    November 1, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Cage the Elephant, Acidic, Rusted Root, etc.

    Cage the Elephant Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, November 2 Kentucky-bred Cage the Elephant has emerged as one of the more successful alt-rock bands of the 2010s, as well as one of the quirkier and most eclectic. (Coincidence?) The Bowling Green quintet first turned heads with robust but radio-re ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival at the Woodlands Pavilion, 8/29/2013

    Alice in Chains, Jane's Addiction, Coheed and Cambria and Circa Survive Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 29, 2013 If there's anything that Rockstar Energy Drink loves more than jacking kids up on near-fatal doses of caffeine and sugar, it's putting together pre-fabricated, traveling music fes ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Black Flag, Paul Ramirez Band, Alice In Chains, etc.

    Black Flag Walters, August 26 Just to be clear, this is the Black Flag fronted by Greg Ginn, the transplanted Central Texan who in late-'70s L.A. founded one of the most aggressive, influential bands American rock has ever seen. It's not a stretch to say that within the punk world, Black Flag were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    JAMerica: Scene Reveals More Than Just Hippies and Noodling

    JAMerica: The History of the Jam Band and Festival Scene By Peter Conners Da Capo Press, 320 pp., $25.99 "Hippies and noodling are lazy signifiers tossed up to fill the vacuum of word-count deadlines," Peter Conners writes about the perceptions of "jam" bands in his new book JAMerica. And it's true ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    The Best Acts We Saw at the HPMA Showcase, 8/4/2013

    Born Again Virgins Born Again Virgins ripped up their set at Dirt Bar early into the showcase yesterday. I still can't get over the powerful stage presence that guitarist Adria LeCrone has; she rivals front man James Red, which is pretty impressive given he spent most of the set shirtless, sweaty, a ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    The Hottest Censored Album Covers, 1981-Present (NSFW)

    Longtime readers of Rocks Off might remember that back in 2009 we ran thorough look at censored album covers that spanned the years of 1966 to 1980, with two more recent covers at the end. Of course, album covers didn't stop being censored just as frequently after 1980, and the two examples in our f ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Sean Ozz, Wizard of The Abyss

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Sean Ozz fronts what might be Houston' ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Album-Cover "Controversy" Bores Me

    The release of the "controversial" cover art for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' forthcoming album, Mosquito, has managed to stir up quite a bit of buzz. (Leave me alone. I like puns.) If you've somehow managed to escape the album-cover hype, I'll let you in on a little secret: you're not missing much in ... More >>

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    June 4, 2012

    Gorilla Monsoon: A Birthday Playlist For A Wrestling Legend

    Growing up as I did in the '80s, professional wrestling was more than entertainment, it was religion. The Hulkster, Roddy Piper, Randy Savage and Andre were all unapologetically over-the-top, one-dimensional; comic characters that did glorious battle for dubious reasons. It was a great time to watch ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    Last Night: Jane's Addiction At Bayou Music Center

    Jane's Addiction Bayou Music Center May 9, 2012 Perry Farrell is a twisted freak. Of course that's intended as a compliment. Farrell has become one of rock's most successful misfits of the past 25 years, combining an astute business sense with a sincere interest in the any number of alternative su ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Jane's Addiction & Other Big 1987 Debut Albums

    Tonight Jane's Addiction comes to the Bayou Music Center, touring behind last year's The Great Escape Artist, only their fourth studio album in their nearly 27 years as a band. A few weeks back Rocks Off talked to lead singer and Lollapalooza honcho Perry Farrell about the band's future and what cou ... More >>

  • Music

    May 3, 2012

    Perry Farrell Is Doing Just Fine

    Jane's Addiction and Lollapalooza mastermind on Bin Laden and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    They're Ba-a-ack!: The Six Best Coachella Reunion Performances

    Over the weekend, we experienced one of the most exciting musical events of the year: The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. One of the main features of the festival is the reunion aspect. For most of Coachella's lifespan, it has featured at least one classic band back together for the first ti ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Verizon Wireless Theater Now Known As Bayou Music Center

    Verizon Wireless Theater will no longer be known under that name, because owner Live Nation's sponsorship deal with the communication provider has expired. The venue, which holds about 3,000 people within downtown entertainment complex Bayou Place, will now be known as Bayou Music Center. Rocks Off ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Buzzfest XXVIII Coming April 21: Korn, Blue October, MuteMath, Cage The Elephant & More

    "Which button do I push to make R's go backwards?" ​Yes, we are now on the twenty-eighth Buzzfest in Houston history, with the all-day show on April 21 boasting a lineup that includes Korn, The Dirty Heads, Blue October, Evans Blue, Evanescence and Cage The Elephant, plus undercards Foxy Shaza ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Tumblrin' Dice: Clipart Covers Hurt Your Eyeballs

    "Dazed and Confused" indeed...​Today I discovered Clipart Covers, a Tumblr site dedicated to remaking classic album covers with just clipart and comic sans, turning them into nightmarish, though amusing, affairs. Random urban-looking folks and what looks like a Wii avatar make up the cover of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Christmas Crunch Time: Five (Kind Of) Shopping (And Thieving) Related Songs

    ​So, did you get all your Christmas shopping done? Oh, uhh...you haven't started? You're not alone. Tons of us procrastinate and leave it all until the last possible weekend (or if you're really ballsy, Christmas Eve) and then we're super screwed, forced to brave Memorial City, Katy Mills or e ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Say My Name: Bands Named After Actual, Real People

    Punk Rock Elite​This Friday would have been Z.Z. Hill's 76th birthday, but the popular Texas bluesman passed away in 1984 from a heart attack. Most people only know who the late soul crooner is through his connection to ZZ Top. The moniker of that little ol' band from where we are sitting righ ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    The Five Best Shows Bob Schneider Has Ever Seen

    Jeff Swensen/Bob Schneider on Facebook​It's been said that if you have lived in Texas for at least a decade and haven't at least been in the vicinity of a Bob Schneider show, you are probably lying. Our introduction to the Austin-based Schneider was kind of heartbreaking, but that's another st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Video: Jane's Addiction Announces Bin Laden's Death At Buzzfest

    Last night during their Buzzfest 26-closing set at at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, classic alt-rockers Jane's Addiction had the distinct honor of announcing to the nearly sold-out crowd at the shed that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by American special forces.

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Half-Price Deals At Cactus

    Another week, another teeming cup runneth over, full of local music news. Here's our latest installment of Magnolia City Mixtape. ​This week's soundtrack comes from Roosh Williams, whose Common Struggles of a Modern Man album just dropped. Roosh also has a video for the track "No Hard Feeling ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Backmasking Bieber, Black Keys, Kanye, Etc.: What Do You Hear?

    ​"It's my sweet Satan ... Oh I will sing because I live with Satan." "Turn me on, dead man." "Turned out nice again." "Eat donkey crap." Every since the beginning of rock and roll, listeners and disgruntled parents alike have been searching for hidden meanings in music. Was Paul dead, w ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    What Constitutes a Killer Show? Six Personal Case Studies

    ​ Rocks Off is going to suck it up and go on the record as saying we had a great time at the Lady Gaga drag karaoke event last Sunday at Guava Lamp. Perhaps it was just the impaired judgment induced by the holiday cheer we'd imbibed at the Christmas party before, but the show was thoroughly enjoya ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    Are "Folsom Prison Blues" and Jane's Addiction's "Summertime Rolls" Appropriate Lullabys for Children?

    ​ Despite our collective knowledge of many arcane forms of music here at Rocks Off, we have noticed that we are remarkably deficient when it comes to lullabies. This deficiency which has been compounded by our complete and utter refusal to succumb to the twisted evil that is most children's music ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Three: Pearl Jam With Special Guests Ben Harper and Perry Farrell

    Photos by Mark C. Austin​Pearl Jam closed out this year's ACL with aplomb, the audience stretching nearly the entire length of Zilker Park to see Eddie Vedder and the seminal band while nostalgically recalling large portions of the 1990s as songs like "Daughter" and "Evenflow" washed over the ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Three: Spin the Black Circle

    Photos by Mark C. Austin​It only took one song in to Pearl Jam's Sunday night closing set at the Austin City Limits music festival for it to dawn on Rocks Off that for way too long this band has been forsaken by back-handed hipster discount and radio-influenced apathy. No band from the grunge- ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009
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    April 29, 2009

    Defending The Buzz: Does 94.5 FM Really Suck That Bad?

    What with Creed reuniting, BuzzFest coming up in a couple of weeks and, hell, maybe even the swine-flu scare - As in: What's worse than coming down with swine flu? A Houston radio that only tunes in 94.5 FM - Rocks Off sure has been thinking a lot about The Buzz lately. Probably too much. I mean, it ... More >>

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    April 7, 2009

    Austin City Limits Goes Grunge; Tickets On Sale Today

    Just in time for tickets to go on sale - as in now - leaks have conveniently begun to spring in C3 Entertainment's carefully under wraps lineup for this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival, scheduled for October 2-4 in Zilker Park. (Don't worry, Longhorn fans: Unlike last year, that's UT's open ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009
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    March 19, 2009

    Jane's Addiction: Will They Or Won't They? Houston DJs Will

    Sounds like Jane's Addiction is more or less a lock to play tonight's Playboy/C3 Presents super-exclusive late-night party at an old supermarket at 1107 N. IH-35 this evening starting around 11. It's pretty much the most popular rumor making the rounds at SXSW at this point - Rocks Off has heard it ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    RIP Gary Kurfirst

    Stop Making Sense Music-business legend Gary Kurfirst passed away from undisclosed causes while on vacation in Nassau, the Bahamas, January 13. A venue owner, talent manager, film producer and label founder, Kurfirst opened New York City's Village Theater, later known as the Fillmore East, in 1967. ... More >>

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    November 4, 2008

    Your Election Night Soundtrack

    U2: Bono say vote! Say you're watching the election returns tonight and don't feel like listening to the chattering punditry - really, at this point, who does? All the information you need will be onscreen anyway, and if you must, there's a neat little thing called closed-captioning most TVs have t ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008
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    November 29, 2007
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    September 27, 2007

    Weird Wide Web: International Strange Music Day, Oddmusic, Starving Weirdos, Strange Glue and many more

    Ten sites dedicated to offbeat, off-kilter and downright strange music

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Honor Bound

    A fictional look at the future of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

  • Music

    September 21, 2006

    Musica Fresca

    The Musica Fresca tour stops Friday, September 22, at Planeta Bar Rio, 6400 Richmond, 832-251-9600.

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2005

    The Black Album

    A new film examines the darker side of rock

  • Film

    April 21, 2005

    Do the Hustle

    Stephen Chow's Kung Fu Hustle breaks all the rules

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    May 13, 2004

    Don't Choke

    Fishbone skanks into town

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    August 7, 2003

    Moddening Crowds

    DJ Mod Scott brings '60s pop to Helios

  • Music

    July 10, 2003

    Fannypack

    Saturday, July 12

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    January 10, 2002

    DJ Peretz

    Friday, January 11

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