Jeremy Hart

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Jason Smith, Alkari's Space City Rocker

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, 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 previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? This Friday is a good day ... More >>

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    September 3, 2012

    Saturday Night: The Tontons at Warehouse Live

    The Tontons, Quiet Company, Featherface Warehouse Live Studio September 1, 2012 Rewind: The Tontons Are Deemed Buzzworthy By MTV, Playing PopMontreal It's hard to put my finger on why, but Saturday felt like the most important night for local music since at least Friday's Grandfather Child hoedown ... More >>

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    August 31, 2012

    P.L.X.T.X. Is Pronounced "Pluto" Because of Liberty, Apparently

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. I can't really describe Bradley Munoz and his hard, throbbing electronica act P.L.X.T.X. better than my pal Jeremy Hart did over at Space City ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    State Of The Scene Part 1: Growth, Splintering & Change

    Fatal Flying Guilloteens, left, in 2007 and their descendents Weird Party (right) at Summer Fest 2011​Thursday is the fourth anniversary of the Live Earth concerts, which Rocks Off remembers today less for any of the music - Madonna and Gogol Bordello is the only thing that readily comes to mi ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    State Of The Scene Part 2: Welcome To Middle Finger City

    Craig HlavatyOne Man Wrecking Crew: B L A C K I E at SXSW 2011​Welcome back. Before we proceed with our "State of the Scene" discussion, Rocks Off would like to say a couple of things we didn't get to in our print manifesto this week. The first concerns our former city of residence. Rocks Off ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Could Kindle Self-Publishing Spark A Zine Revival?

    ​Almost the first story we wrote for Rocks Off was a nostalgic trip through the old word of zine publishing, those wonderfully Xeroxed newsletters you used to see in music stores published by fans and usually costing about a dollar. We don't know anyone who ever made money off his or her zine ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    The Mink Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary With Young Girls

    ​Goodness, it's been a while since our last MCM update, but we're back. Rocks Off is scouring the Internet for every tidbit of Houston music news we can find, and reporting it all back every Friday. If you'd like to facilitate our hunt, feel free to drop a line to marc [dot] brubaker [at] gmai ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    KTRU News Roils, Saddens Local Music Community

    UPDATED (5:35 p.m.) to include comments from Rice's B.J. Almond and a new Facebook count. The fate of KTRU's annual outdoor free concert in the spring is one of many things that has yet to be decided.​News of the University of Houston's impending purchase of Rice University student radio stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Doesn't Anyone Get Naked Anymore? In Houston, Yes

    Mike SimonJust like you like it: The Jack-Onz get it their way.‚ÄčOne of the observations Rocks Off has heard a lot over the years is, "What do David Bowie's kids do to rebel?" The meaning behind that is obvious. As we rocketed towards the end of the last millennium, the boundary of what is shocking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    10 Music Writers Walk Into A Bar, Decide Bands Should Get Off Their Lazy Asses

    It was Matthew Wettergreen's idea. Wettergreen, who co-hosts KTRU's local-music/news show Revelry Report and is the mastermind behind BandCamp, had a vision of getting a group of Houston-based music writers from all kinds of media together to address the question of how we could better serve the mu ... More >>

  • Music

    January 1, 2009

    Through a Xerox Darkly

    The roots of today's blogs lie in funky photocopied zines

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    July 10, 2008
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    June 13, 2008
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    November 14, 2006

    The Fatal Flying Guilloteens

    Description: Austin punk legend Tim Kerr once called them "The garage-rock Gang of Four." Writing for Jeremy Hart called them "a dangerous band," "lo-fi, full-on rock," and "rock 'n' roll at its primal best." Members: John Adams (drums), Roy Guilloteen (bass), Brian McGuilloteen ( ... More >>

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    Letters, November 15

    Fishy Business, Bad Taste, Band Aid