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Jeff Mangum

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    September 2, 2014

    Are Musicians Right to Ban Fans Recording Their Shows?

    Recently Kate Bush began a string of her first live performances in some 35 years, an unprecedented 22-show residency at London's Hammersmith Apollo now continuing until October 1. That is awesome for her fans in the UK and possibly Europe, but obviously leaves a lot to be desired for those of us in ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    The Nine Worst Things About Coachella's First Weekend

    Note: The first weekend of Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, has just concluded Sunday (or early Monday) in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly made it through the whole blessed thing, and kindly brought us this recap. Coachella's first weeke ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    The 13 Best Things About Coachella's First Weekend

    Note: The first weekend of Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, has just concluded Sunday (or early Monday) in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly made it through the whole blessed thing, and kindly brought us this recap. Round one of Coachella ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    Neutral Milk Hotel at Warehouse Live, 2/19/2014

    Neutral Milk Hotel Warehouse Live February 19, 2014 Wednesday night's sold-out crowd at Warehouse Live was filled to the brim, as eager fans awaited newly reunited art-rockers Neutral Milk Hotel. For many, it was the first (or second) chance to see the band that bewilderingly broke up right after t ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    The Best Shows In Houston This Week: Touche Amore, Demi Lovato, Neutral Milk Hotel, etc.

    John Egan The Big Easy, February 3 Solo bluesman John Egan sings in a tone that suggests someone is constantly walking over his grave, and his lyrics are loaded with bad mojo like nature gone haywire and apocalyptic visions. All he needs live is his National Resonator, one of those shiny silver gui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    From the Back of the Band: Six Musical Instruments on the Cusp of Rock Stardom

    Some musical eras are defined by the instruments that moved from the backing band to center stage as they unfolded. Electric-guitar sales boomed in the 1960s, thanks to Clapton and Hendrix. In the 1980s, synthesizers were popular enough to make one-hit wonders out of groups like A-ha and A Flock of ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    Notable Recluses: Five Musicians Who Almost Never Tour

    Some musicians are just road rats. They can't get enough of life on tour. For others, it wears down on them to a breaking point. Many have been very vocal about how much they despise touring, especially as they've gotten older. Some, like Trent Reznor, have expressed fears of being a KISS-esque nos ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    Last Night: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Fitzgerald's

    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Weird Party Fitzgerald's January 21, 2013 "We use these instruments like jackhammers," says Jon Spencer, headlining Fitzgerald's with the Blues Explosion on the evening of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, leaving the venue's proverbial and literal ears ringing. The show wa ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    Last Night: Jeff Mangum at Wortham Center

    Jeff Mangum, Tall Firs Cullen Theater, Wortham Center January 21, 2013 The level of nervous anticipation throughout Wortham Center beforehand ran high, while in the lobby countless hushed conversations between excited faces were underway. Jeff Mangum had finally come to Houston, and to say that the ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week

    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Fitzgerald's, January 21 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has been back preaching the blues gospel and garage wail for three years now, since reissuing their catalog to rave reviews and excitement from fans young and old. The trio -- Jon Spencer, Judah Bauer and Russell S ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013
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    January 4, 2013

    The 5 Worst Tattoos In Rap

    Lil Wayne loves weed. He loves it so much that he got "baked" tattooed on his forehead.. Yes, I'm serious. It also apparently refers to Baker Skateboards as well because skating is the only thing Weezy loves as much as weed. This joins the litany of other stupid things tattooed on Lil Wayne's face w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Upcoming: Jeff Mangum, Flogging Molly, They Might Be Giants, Down, etc.

    Aaron Watson: Sat., Nov. 24, 8 p.m., $10/$15. Mo's Place, 21940 Kingsland Blvd., Katy. Action Item, Hello Highway, Before You Exit, Paradise Fears: Sat., Jan. 19, 8 p.m., $15/$17. House of Blues-- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Always Guilty, Molotov Compromise, Fuska, Gods Of Death ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Defying Ambiguity: Jandek & 5 Other Curious Cult Musicians

    As a musician, there are many reasons behind choosing to remain an ambiguous character in the public eye as opposed to taking in all of the public attention one can. Choosing to remain ambiguous or elusive is sometimes a decidedly defiant statement, sometimes even a backwards-marketing tool, or is s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Anne Frank: A Playlist for a Young Girl

    It was on this day in 1947 that the world first saw the publication of one of the most influential books in history, the Diary of Anne Frank. Frank and her Jewish family hid for two years in the attic of a family friend's house during the Nazi regime before being discovered in 1944 and sent to the B ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    April 23, 2012

    Coachella: The Worst Of Weekend 2

    It couldn't all be great performances, decent recreational drugs, and pleasant weather at Coachella. Here are our writers' picks for their least favorite things from the festival's second weekend. People Not Here for the Music: If you're paying $300-$800 for a festival ticket, one might think you w ... More >>

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    April 22, 2012

    Coachella: Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum Is A Real Hero

    Note: This was written by LA Weekly's Taylor Hamby -- ed. "What's going on over there?" Jeff Mangum, the reclusive singer of Neutral Milk Hotel, halted a rare public appearance at weekend two of Coachella Saturday night to call attention to a distressed fan. At first, Mangum wasn't sure what h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    SXSW: Why Are We Here?

    That headline is not any kind of existential plaint; Rocks Off was legitimately curious. We know why we're at SXSW - it's our job. But it's a broad, broad spectrum between those of us doing some kind of business here this week and the hordes of people in Austin purely to party. So, because we are s ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011
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    March 8, 2011

    Top 10 Louisiana Bands Of All Time

    ​Pardon the geographical pun, but besides Texas, our neighbor to the east may be the most musical state in these United States. And in terms of per capita, Louisiana, which ranks 25th in population to Texas' second, is probably second to none. Outside Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, the program m ... More >>

  • Music

    July 22, 2010

    Toy Story

    How Transformers led to underground MC Mic Skills's rap career.

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    March 6, 2009

    Tonight: Benjamin Wesley CD Release at Walter's on Washington

    Benjamin Wesley Geschichte EP www.myspace.com/benjaminwesleywinder3 The driving force behind disbanded, fuzzed-out four-string symphony Basses Loaded and low-end minder for rap-rock rude boys Tha Fucking Transmissions, Benjamin Wesley is one of the most gifted, eclectically-minded musical ca ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009
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    November 6, 2008

    Sex on Wheels

    Of Montreal overreaches on the gratuitous Skeletal Lamping

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    November 29, 2007

    Deer Tick

    War Elephant

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    February 15, 2007

    Elephant's Memory

    New releases from the Apples In Stereo and Of Montreal pick up the thread of a legendary collective

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    March 9, 2006

    Page France, with Jason Carmona, Jetpack, Dizzy Pilot and Three Fantastic

    Monday, March 13, at Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland, 713-880-2100

  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    The Aeroplane Flies High

    The devout cult of Neutral Milk Hotel should perhaps prepare for a second coming

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