Jim O'Rourke

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    August 4, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Some Can Whistle: A Playlist To Don't Worry, Be Happy

    ​It's often the little things that make our favorite songs our favorites - the curious, unforeseen additions of small touches like an understated bit of whistling. For those who like to categorize their playlists into themes, we present you with the Rocks Off approved Whistle Playlist. The S ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Aftermath: Mango's Shakes To Warpaint, Grandfather Child, Buxton And Balaclavas

    Jason WolterWarpaint, back in Texas again...‚ÄčThere couldn't have been a more a disparate yet completely unifying bill at Mangos on Friday. Grandfather Child headlined, showcasing their new seven-inch release, with Los Angeles' Warpaint and Houston's Balaclavas and Buxton bringing up the rear. The ... More >>

  • Music

    February 4, 2010

    Corky's Debt

    The Red Krayola's Mayo Thompson isn't sentimental about much...except Houston.

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    October 22, 2009

    Oregon Trail

    Art Brut taps ex-Pixie Black Francis for the down-and-dirty Art Brut vs. Satan.

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    September 27, 2007

    Do Make Say Think

    Catching up with Canadian instrumental wizards Do Make Say Think

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    November 9, 2006
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    June 22, 2006

    Rock and Roll and Rather Exhilarating

    The best band in the universe does its Brecht thing with hooks

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    March 23, 2006

    Loose Fur

    Born Again in the USA

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    February 23, 2006

    Beth Orton

    Comfort Of Strangers

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    July 15, 2004


    A Ghost Is Born (Nonesuch)

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    March 4, 2004

    Deep in the Bleeding Heart

    Sonic Youth returns to the scene of one of its weirdest gigs ever

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    June 26, 2003

    Banana Flambé

    Caution: Improper use of Melt-Banana may lead to tissue damage

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    November 8, 2001

    Walla Confusion

    Death Cab for Cutie sees itself as just a guitar band. You might not agree.

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    September 16, 1999

    French Connection

    Stereolab: The best band you've never understood

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    January 9, 1997