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Jay Reatard

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    October 4, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Franz Ferdinand, Ca$h Out, Fidlar, etc.

    Franz Ferdinand House of Blues, October 4 In the post-Britpop era, Franz Ferdinand was once neck and neck with Arctic Monkeys for the title of the British Isles' top alt-rock export. Debut single "Take Me Out" seemed to take out everything else on the airwaves upon its 2004 release, welding jangly ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Slip Slidin' Away: My Life as a Rock Journalist With the Houston Press

    I had a hernia operation in the early summer of 2006, and had nothing to do all day but hobble around with cool cane a borrowed from Grandpa Hlavaty and play on the Internets for two months or so. I had developed the injury while working at Domino's, but it was cool because their insurance helped ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Transcribing Is a Bitch: The Collected Craig Hlavaty Interviews

    My last official day at the Houston Press is tomorrow, so these past two weeks I have been sifting through my body of work here at Rocks Off, almost seven years of words. I've been gleefully overdosing on nostalgia here at my desk, and I have (almost) no regrets. I'll have some more words on my depa ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Jason Puffer, Your Psychedelic Sex Panther

    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? Jason Puffer prowls some of Houston's ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    A Peek Inside Houston House of Creeps

    There's a place in Houston where bands go to get their feet wet, and believe it or not, we're not talking about Walters, Fitzgerald's, or Rudyard's. While it's undeniable that those landmark venues do amazing things for local acts, it's hard to ignore what Houston House of Creeps has done for Houst ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    SXSW's Class of 2008: Where Are They Now? (w/VIDEO)

    My first true SXSW with the Houston Press and Rocks Off was way back in March 2008, when I was given a wristband to explore/maraud Austin looking for trouble and new bands. This was a time when Justice and MSTRKRFT were what would be called EDM now, and Israel's Monotonix was flipping every wig in t ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    Ty Segall: 2013's Busiest Musician?

    One would think that after releasing three albums in a year, an artist might consider taking a "hiatus"; anything from a drug binge to a bender in Mexico. Not Ty Segall, he doesn't take breaks. He has formed yet another new project with guitarist Charlie Moothart, appropriately called Fuzz, and the ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    VIDEO: At Creeperfest, Free Beer Wins Every Time

    Video by Norma Vazquez Some time ago, I started noticing shows at something called "House of Creeps" way down off Old Spanish Trail, which couldn't help but pique my curiosity. It eventually moved to a location across the street from Last Concert Cafe, and Saturday House of Creeps hosted its first- ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    10 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: November 9-11

    Glass the Sky Fitzgerald's, November 9 Glass the Sky has been around about a year, but consider Friday's show a coming-out party. According to bassist and vocalist Michael Mazzella, the five local musicians had been playing in other bands for years and gradually realized they were going through the ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012
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    November 3, 2011
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    October 13, 2011
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    April 28, 2011

    The Black Lips' Favorite Garage Albums & Bands

    Zach Wolfe​In the Black Lips' recent video for "Go Out and Get It," the Atlanta garage boys are seen on a cruise ship and on some tropical beach surrounded by vacationing bikini-clad hipster gals, all messy hair and sunglasses, sipping drinks like some endless Sunday Funday. The band will be ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Dead People We Wish We'd Seen

    ​Regrets, sang Frank Sinatra, Elvis and Sid Vicious, I've had a few. (Or, for Sid, a feee-yooouuu.) So have we all. But if you review concerts for a living, there's nothing worse than someone you like dying before you get the chance to see them live. So for this week's Round Table, Rocks Off ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011
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    January 6, 2011

    Everything in Between

    No Age makes punk palatable.

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    December 23, 2010

    R.I.P.: Notable Passings Of 2010

    ​Editor's Pick: Dio, man. Neph Basedow: 2010 commenced on a sad note with the passing of Memphis garage rocker Jay Reatard (aka Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr.). I'd seen him play a tiny show at Chicago's Empty Bottle in 2008 and still consider it one of the best shows I've ever seen. It was definitive ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Fun Fun Fun Fest: A Pocket Guide To Rocks Off's Picks

    All photos courtesy funfunfunfest.comCall us crazy, but we think we may not be seeing Craig after this weekend.​Tonight Rocks Off heads to Austin to cover our third festival this year in the capitol city, Fun Fun Fun Fest. This is also our second trip to the festival in Waterloo Park. Think AC ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Day Of The Dead: Music In Memoriam 2009-10

    itscactus.com​Rocks Off doesn't mean to be morbid, but today is the Day of the Dead, the Mexican holiday and festival honoring those who have gone before. So instead of waiting until the end of the year, the more traditional time for such things, we wanted to compile a list of the notable name ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Friday Night: Screeching Weasel At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Screeching Weasel Warehouse Live August 20, 2010 For more photos from Friday's show, see our slideshow here. There is a certain amount of baggage involved in seeing a band you've loved since high school for the first time, especially when that band carries some baggag ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010

    Top 5 Daniel Lanois Productions

    ​This past Saturday in Los Angeles, legendary producer Daniel Lanois, known for his trademark echo-heavy sound and work with the likes of U2 and Bob Dylan, was involved in a near-fatal motorcycle accident. Lanois was slated to soon begin work on Brandon Flowers of the Killers' solo debut and the u ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: A Girl's Guide To Rocking With Jessica Hopper, Anni Rossi And The Magic Kids

    Photos by Brittanie SheyJessica Hopper (left) signs The Girl's Guide to Rocking at Austin's DOMY location.​ One of the bands Aftermath most wanted to see, Tiger! Shit! Tiger! Shit!, who'd been talked up relentlessly on one of our favorite literary blogs were no-shows at the Six Stages over Texas B ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    Magnolia City Mixtape: Roky Erickson, Houston Symphony, BandCamp, Solange, The Vatican, Watermarks, Featherface, Lots More

    Roky Erickson and Will Sheff of Okkervil River at Toy Joy, Austin TX from Roky Erickson w/ Okkervil River on Vimeo. Roky Erickson plays tomorrow night at the Continental Club for the second time in about six months. The Texas Psychedelic Rock blog posted a video last week of Erickson and Okkervil R ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Magnolia City Mixtape: Be Hollywood F.L.O.S.S.'s Pen Pal, Roky Erickson Okkervil River, New Something Fierce 7" and Dave Wrangler Mashup

    ​ Ever wish you had a pen pal like Hollywood F.L.O.S.S. when you were a kid? He's been sending out a mixtape called Art-or-Fiscal Intelligence to various bloggers around the U.S. You can listen online or download here, and read some of the props he's been getting. Austinites Okkervil River re ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    Garage-Rock Provacateur Jay Reatard Dies Suddenly at Age 29

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​ This afternoon word began spreading on Twitter and various indie blogs that prolific garage rocker Jay Reatard had died. His label, Goner Records, posted a quick message confirming Reatard's passing on its online bulletin board at around 3 p.m., stating: "It is with great ... More >>

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    January 1, 2010

    Previewing the Year Ahead In Local Releases

    ​ 2010 looks like it's going to be a banner year for music in general. We can look forward to a new Arcade Fire opus, another Spoon outing, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and a Beach House record that is already getting Animal Collective-like buzz. Rocks Off is chomping a ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Aftermath: Jay Reatard Keeps It In His Pants at Walter's

    Brittanie Shey​Apparently Aftermath is on the "golden showers" beat. We've been sent, so far, to cover R. Kelly and Tuesday night, Jay Reatard. Though Reatard hit the popular consciousness in 2008 with his collections of singles, Aftermath didn't really know much about him until earlier this year. ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    Inquiring Minds: Garage-Rock Fireman and Kiwi-Punk Buff Jay Reatard

    ​Tonight Jay Reatard plugs in at Walter's On Washington, playing the first of three Texas dates before ending his fall tour behind August's Watch Me Fall release. On New Year's Eve, he opens up for Austin's Spoon in Milwaukee. Memphis' Reatard, born Jimmy Lee Lindsey, has been a polarizing for ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    November 6, 2009

    Friday Night Noise: Musicians, Get Your Lazy Asses Off MySpace

    ​There's no nice way to say this, so Friday Night Noise will just say it: MySpace is not enough, and if you are at all serious about making music and serious about building an audience of fans/listeners (be it 500 or 5,000 or 50,000 or 5 million) - and by "you," FNN doesn't just mean noisers, we m ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Jay Reatard - If You Haven't Seen the "Piss" Video, Look No Further - Cafe Tacuba, Dax Riggs, etc.

    Among this week's Distant Early Warnings comes Jay Reatard, who is set to hit Walter's "Possibly Still" On Washington December 8. The art-damaged garage-rocker recently pissed on (and pissed off) his backing band at Goner Fest 6 in Memphis. It's hard to tell exactly why the things happened in the v ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009
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    April 16, 2009

    Crash Into Me: Predicting the Economy's Impact on the Music Biz

    GWAR more important than you might expect.

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    October 25, 2007
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    January 4, 2007

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