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    August 27, 2013

    25 More Legendary Houston Music Venues

    When Rocks Off published our choices for "Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues" back in July, we knew all along there would be a Part 2. We just didn't know how many were left. Today, after excavating the memories of 25 more, we're still probably not done. Please let us know what else we missed, an ... More >>

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    July 15, 2013

    Five Joy Division Covers That Don't Suck

    Today would have marked the 57th birthday of Ian Curtis, who was born on July 15, 1956. Though the Joy Division front man tragically took his own life 33 years ago, it's telling of the legacy he left behind that even now we hear bands hopelessly indebted to his unique craft and that we still look ba ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Football, etc., Giving Emo Back Its Good Name

    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? When modern indie-rock was being Big B ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Noise For The Ages: Top Post-Hardcore Guitarists Through the Years

    While it may not often be recognized by "mainstream listening audiences," post-hardcore is not a dead genre. Though its popularity has often waxed and waned throughout the years since its inception in the mid '80s, there are always great upstart bands keeping it alive. As of late, the genre has seen ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    1991: Best Music Year Ever?

    Rocks Off Sr.'s choice for 1991's best album.​1991 was one of the biggest years in modern music. It was when metal went pop, radio country ruled, grunge went mainstream, and rap began its climb to chart dominance, even if it was spearheaded by a white candy rapper from Dallas. There were man ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Ghosts of Washington Avenue

    Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.

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    June 10, 2009

    Flannel File: Quicksand

    Speaking of the early days of the Warped Tour, let's talk about Quicksand. Along with Helmet, Quicksand developed and popularized a particular type of post-hardcore that took the metal-influenced hardcore punk of 1980s New York, cut the tempo in half and filled up the resulting space with melody and ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    Flannel File: Swervedriver's Raise and Mezcal Head

    In my last Flannel File entry, I talked about March's big reissue of Pearl Jam's Ten. This time, I want to look at a "little" reissue set from January: Swervedriver's Raise and Mezcal Head.Like Jawbox or Sloan, Swervedriver had a pretty low profile among suburban youth of the early '90s, despite ha ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008
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    January 3, 2008
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    November 18, 2004

    Page Turning

    Helmet is back, with only its head intact

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    July 22, 2004

    Blame It on Braid

    A reunion tour provides a rare peek at where this emo thing started

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    June 24, 2004
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    March 18, 2004

    The Get Up Kids

    Guilt Show (Vagrant)

  • Music

    January 15, 2004

    Rock Star 101

    Panic in Detroit learned to play before they learned to party

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    October 7, 1999

    Local Rotation

    Local Music Reviewed

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    January 14, 1999
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    July 4, 1996
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    February 17, 1994
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