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Joan Jett

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    December 31, 2013

    10 Albums From 2013 You Should Have Heard

    Terry Allen, Bottom of the World You can yack on all day about Kevin Fowler, Josh Abbott or some other artless, vacant, party-popular, Texas good-ole-boy bands, but the old salts know that Terry Allen's music is that real Texas deal. On his first new material in 14 years, Allen touches all the bases ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    From Hair Balls to Rocks Off: Songs for Houston's White-Collar Criminals

    Houston has a strong job market. Many of those jobs are professional positions in a wide range of industries. Many of the people working in those jobs are creepy, sometimes even murderous criminals. Just because you've earned a PhD and a seven figure income doesn't mean you can't be wretched. All ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    New Runaways Bio Digs Deeper, Rocks Harder Than Hollywood's Version

    Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways By Evelyn McDonnell Da Capo Press, 342 pp., $25.99. Anyone who has seen either the Hollywood film The Runaways or the documentary Edgeplay may think they know the story of this band of five teenage girls who provided one of the more curious and cautio ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    The 10 Best Rock Bands of the '80s

    Whether you lived through them or not, we can all admit that the '80s were a long time ago. Even a kid born on New Year's Eve 1989 could be most of his or her way through medical school by now. And although that decade refuses to go away in all sorts of ways, one concept that does feel like has been ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    Please Welcome Girl In a Coma to Our HPMA Showcase

    Rocks Off is proud to announce that we have signed on Girl In a Coma as our special guest for the Houston Press Music Awards showcase, which is now less than two weeks away. The San Antonio trio is no stranger to these parts, mostly because it seems like they're here all the time. In the past year ... More >>

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    July 10, 2013

    Five Musicians Who Sued Companies for Using Their Image

    I'm going to guess the average Hot Topic shopper doesn't know who Joan Jett is. In fact, they may think she was a fictional character created for that Runaways movie with Kristen Stewart. They may, however, know all about her Blackheart brand, because Jett alleges in a new lawsuit that Hot Topic has ... More >>

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    July 9, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Ash Kay, the Freakouts' Punk Vocal Head-Butt

    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? Ash Kay is the mouth of The Freakouts, ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Bizarre Acting Roles by 20 Famous Musicians

    It's a toss-up whether actors or musicians will go to greater lengths to make rent, but some musicians have even found themselves so hard up they've been forced to take an acting gig. Such is the case with the haystack-sized Sleepy LaBeef, who in 1968's The Exotic Ones appeared as the "Swamp Monster ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    #1 Crushes: Our Favorite '90s Rock Vixens

    Tonight House of Blues welcomes Garbage back to Houston after a seven-year hiatus. The group, lead by fearsome Scottish redhead Shirley Manson, has been sorely missed from the music scene. They are currently touring behind their upcoming album Not Your Kind of People, which hits stores May 14. Rock ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Joan Jett's Bad Reputation Gets Her Booked

    Bad Reputation: The Unauthorized Biography of Joan Jett By Dave Thompson Backbeat Books, 300 pp., $19.99. From her days as a Runaway (the band, not the teen social problem), to massive MTV stardom, to leaner years and her elevation as a godmother of riot grrls/girls who rock, Joan Jett's career ha ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    Chris Gray Day: A Few Auction Item Photos

    On Saturday, there will be some amazing bands at Chris Gray Day, which is completely appropriate when you consider who this is for. There is also the whole "let's raise some money for Chris Gray" thing. Really, this should be enough for you to want to show up and spend some cash. But, yesterday whe ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    Chris Gray Day: Auction Items and a Special Deal from Live Nation

    With the Chris Gray benefit just a few days away, news is flying fast and furious. We told you yesterday about the addition of Hayes Carll to the artist line up and gave you a rundown of every artist on the bill. Today, we have news from Live Nation. Live Nation has donated two box seats including ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Saturday Afternoon: Girl in a Coma at Cactus Records

    Photo by Abrahan Garza​Girl in a Coma graced Houston with their presence for the second time in a week Saturday afternoon. The San Antonio trio officially introduced Exits & All the Rest to Houston fans Saturday at Cactus Music to kick off the Rocks Off in-store concert series. Their CD, rele ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Lita Ford & Five Other '80s Hard-Rock Hotties

    ​Best known for her stint all-girl proto-punkers The Runaways and her bitchin' solo career, Lita Ford will take the stage tonight at Warehouse Live with locals Souls of Agony, Five Eyes Wide and Hounds of Jezebel as opening support. The blonde bombshell was one of the most visible women in har ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    The Best Songs From 1958

    ​This Saturday is Craig's Hlist's father's birthday, and the man turns 53. Sorry to out your age, Dad, but it's for science. This week while doing other research, we found that most people whose art we enjoy were actually born in 1958. People like Alec Baldwin, Prince, Jello Biafra, Jools Holl ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Tweens Shrug Off Influence Of So-Called Slutwave Singers

    Purple Apple's Olivia, age 13, prefers Joan Jett to Katy Perry.​Earlier this year, Rocks Off took a curious delve into the bewildering appeal of today's successful female pop singers. When such artists are aptly and comfortably categorized into a subgenre called "Slutwave," it makes us wonder ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    True Blood: Joan Jett Heralds The Season Of The Witch

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​No one was surprised when True Blood was renewed for a fourt ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010
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    May 4, 2010

    Neon Angel: A Memoir Of A Runaway

    ​Actresses and vampire lovers Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart are on the big screen now as singer Cherie Currie and singer/guitarist Joan Jett in band bio The Runaways. But Currie's new memoir (on which the film was based, goes even way further than what's up there. What doesn't this book h ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    sIngs' Brett Taylor: One Musician, Two Songs, Same Name... He Makes The Call

    ​ Saturday night at Mango's, sIngs debuts its new EP, Hells, to what is sure to be a full house. Also on the bill are the reawakened Sharks & Sailors, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Young Mammals and B L A C K I E. Casiotone was to play a gig at The Husk next to Khon's, but when that venue ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Would YOU Let A Band That Looks Like This Entertain Your Children?

    www.hevisaurus.com​ Rocks Off just thought we'd ask. Because if so - and you live in Finland, and are, like, the CEO of Nokia or something - Hevisaurus will probably play your kid's next birthday party. These GWAR-meets-Barney boys come to us from over at Dlisted, where they're today's winners of ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Edgeplay... The Other Runaways Movie; Ex-Inbred Whiteboy In Dallas Film Fest

    ​The Runaways biopic opens in Houston today, which you already know because you read Hollywood Shuffle religiously and are sick of hearing us talk about it. We swear this is the last of it. But before the new film was even a spark in some glimmery vampire-loving actress' eye, ex-Runaways bass play ... More >>

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    September 4, 2009

    He Said She Said: Our Top Ten Girl-Crushes

    Ask any musician: there is something basically and viscerally masculine about the industry itself, and that masculinity can seep into the most feminine of rocker chicks and indie music queens. That swagger, that attitude, that confidence coupled with soft hair, a pair of soft lips and a softly lilti ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009
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    May 29, 2009

    Album of the Week: Girl in a Coma's Trio B.C.

    Girl in a Coma Trio B.C. www.girlinacoma.comIt's so nice to type the words "Girl in a Coma" for something that has nothing to do with the San Antonio trio's March altercation with some off-duty Houston police officers at Chances, which landed two band members a weekend in jail and a court date late ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009
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    March 21, 2009

    SXSW: Kylesa at Red 7

    Craig HlavatyAftermath's favorite kind of shows are the ones where people end up on the floor or skating on beer. This was Kylesa last running through material from the new epic Static Tensions at Red 7 with lead screamer Laura Pleasants making like a really, really, really pissed off Joan Jett.

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    January 3, 2008

    Texas Albums

    2007's best Texas albums, from Houston, Austin and beyond

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    September 11, 2007
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    August 17, 2006

    Girl in a Coma

    Monday, August 21, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846

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    July 13, 2006

    Peaches

    Impeach My Bush

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    June 29, 2006

    Punk-o-Rama

    Our intrepid reporters set out to experience the Vans Warped Tour -- so you don't have to

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    January 26, 2006

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    Morningwood

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    October 20, 2005

    Rev Run

    Distortion

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    August 4, 2005

    The Voodoo Chile's Slight Return

    Greg Ashley resurrects the Mirrors for a summer tour; also: beware of Zipperneck

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    April 8, 2004

    You Ain't Punk 2004

    Saturday, April 10

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    October 16, 2003

    Peaches

    Fatherfucker (Beggar's Banquet)

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    August 7, 2003

    Tough and Well Preserved

    Joan Jett and Pat Benatar team up for a tour

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    July 10, 2003

    Fannypack

    Saturday, July 12

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    February 27, 2003
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    May 16, 2002

    The Googe

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