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Joan Jett

  • Film

    August 21, 2014

    YA Saves Summer

    If I Stay brings feeling back to the multiplex.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Phil Peterson, AR*V All-Star

    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? Rocks Off wouldn't say we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Head Out On the Highway: A Lone Star Rally Playlist

    Don't let those thunderclouds fool you: That low rumbling you hear in the distance is the Lone Star Rally, the state's largest gathering of bikers, absolutely terrorizing the good people of Galveston. Until the last chopper rolls out on Sunday evening, the Island will be ground zero for bandanas and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    The Best Acts of ACL Festival's Second Weekend

    BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA If you want to catch an act in the one and only tented stage at ACL, it's recommended to do it early in the day or towards the end of the weekend. It always seems to get pretty packed on Saturday when people realize they can escape the sun and hear some pretty good jams ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    10 Albums Any True Urban Cowboy Should Own

    There's no telling the reasoning that caused Kings of Leon to call their sixth album, released late last month, Mechanical Bull. But to venture a wild guess, could be the Nashville-via-Oklahoma rockers are trying to put across a general image of toughness after a difficult few years, or perhaps sugg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Five Genius Songs Written at the Last Minute

    Funny thing about songwriting. I can speak from personal experience: sometimes you spend days, weeks, or years getting a song right, and sometimes you just throw some crap into a microphone at the last minute and hope that someone doesn't hate it. In the hands of master musicians, though, that las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Wanna Dress Vintage Like a Rock Star? Ask One Yourself

    By day four of a recent "staycation," my family and I had little to do and less money to do it with. My daughter suggested an afternoon of bargain-hunting in the thrift stores. Everyone piled into the family vehicle and off we went. She asked what I planned to buy, if anything. I told her, without ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Titus Andronicus at Walters, 5/10/2013

    Titus Andronicus, The So So Glos, The Caldwell Walters May 10, 2013 Friday night featured a four-band showcase at the new Walters (not on Washington) headlined by New Jersey indie-punk group Titus Andronicus, bringing their Brooklyn friends The So So Glos along on what they are calling the "Bring B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Dust Never Sleeps: Lost '70s Power Rock Trio Reemerges with Reissues

    When you think of classic rock power trios, names like Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Blue Cheer, Grand Funk Railroad, and Mountain come to mind. But only hardcore music nerds may remember the short-lived Brooklyn-based Dust. Formed in 1969 the band - which included Richie Wise (vocals/guita ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Last Night: P!nk at Toyota Center

    P!nk with The Hives Toyota Center February 21, 2013 On Thursday night at the Toyota Center, P!nk did things onstage that made her contemporaries look like saggy blobs of glitter and Starbucks. Not many poppers in her weight class can sport a body that makes Lady Gaga, Britney, Katy, and Beyonce l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Danger Zone: 5 Great Tony Scott Film Soundtracks

    Tony Scott, one of the greatest action directors of all time, committed suicide by jumping off a bridge near Los Angeles this past Sunday. He was 69 and thought to have an inoperable brain tumor. Many of Scott's films also had great soundtracks, due in part to Hans Zimmer and Harold Faltermeyer. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    10 One-Hit Wonders Who Should Have Had More Success

    One-hit wonders, in some ways, are more innovative than their legendary counterparts. Sometimes -- such as is the case with the Buggles -- they are too innovative. People are not ready for them, and musical trends may not be in their favor, whether they are innovative or passe. Anyway, here are te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Top 5 Acts to Catch at Pride Weekend

    See many more events this weekend in the Houston Press' 2012 Pride Guide. This Saturday, the streets around Westheimer and Montrose will be swamped with people for the 34th annual Houston LGBT Pride Celebration, one of the oldest and largest events of its kind in the South. Started to commemorate t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Women On Top: 10 Female Artists We're Way Into Right Now

    March is Women's History Month, and Rocks Off has been thinking a lot lately about the indelible contributions to popular music made by women over the last few decades. After all, where would Elvis Presley be if it weren't for Big Mama Thornton? Probably still dead, we guess, but you get the point. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Lady Bartenders Kick Cocktail Ass at Speed Rack Houston

    Photos by GroovehouseLindsay Heffron moved like a blur during the knockout rounds of competition, eventually securing herself second place in the Speed Rack challenge.​An arc of Plymouth gin shot briefly through the air at Gallery M Squared on Sunday night, leaping out of the bottle like liqui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Last Night: Zac Brown Band at the Woodlands

    Photos by Marco Torres​Aftermath has heard a decent amount of entertaining segues at concerts. Most concert segues are awkward and some are funny, but this one from Zac Brown's last night was the most country shit we've ever heard: "Sometimes you have to fight the chicken when you're a man." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Saturday Night: Stevie Nicks At The Woodlands

    Photos by Jay Lee"Anybody seen my wand?"​Stevie Nicks Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 13, 2011 Aftermath can't help but wonder if the people who think Stevie Nicks is some kind of wand-waving white-witch faerie queen have paid much attention to anything she's done besides "Rihannon." N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    True Blood: Boxing Gandhis & Other Likely Possibilities

    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. ​Each season of True Blood is based on a corresponding novel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Get Ready: True Blood Report Returns Monday

    ​Rocks Off is super-excited that we'll once again be bringing you coverage of the music featured in Season 4 of Alan Ball's HBO adaptation of Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse novels. The fourth book is our favorite in the series, and as each season sequentially corresponds with the books ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    True Blood: Nick Cave, Neko Case Open Season 4

    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. ​We're a little more than a month away from the fourth seaso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Last Night: Miranda Lambert At RodeoHouston

    Photo courtesy of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo​Miranda Lambert Reliant Stadium March 16, 2011 Shucks, ma. Our lil' ol' East Texas gal done all growed up. Sugar and spice and definitely everything nice, unless you piss her off, Miranda Lambert is a different kind of crossover act. A r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Friday Night: Batusis At Mango's

    Photos by David EnsmingerCheetah Chrome​Batusis feat. Sylvain Sylvain and Cheetah Chrome Mango's December 10, 2010 "Everything was as it always had been ... the years were a mirage and there had been no years," E.B. White once wrote, describing the collapse of time. This is what Batusis effor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Katy Perry? For Album Of The Year? Seriously?

    ​Don't get Craig's Hlist wrong, we think that Katy Perry is extremely attractive. In fact, if we think about her long enough, it makes us want to cry and punch a wall. She's a buxom, bubbly, raven-haired pop star who dresses like she's expensive grandma candy. We even interviewed her last ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Ten Songs Worse Than A TSA Pat-Down

    ​Today is the biggest travel day in the United States, according to the airlines. That means many of you will be experiencing for the first time the intrusive X-rays or demeaning pat-downs handed out by TSA as part of their new "You Assholes Don't Have to Fly, You Know" business strategy. Kee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Last Night: Carrie Underwood At Toyota Center

    Photos by Marco Torres​Carrie Underwood Toyota Center October 6, 2010 Carrie Underwood is perfect for Vegas. That's not a knock - mostly. Underwood is wholesome, engaging and dynamic. She's no Tina Turner, but she can strut onstage. Her voice is excellent - good range and control, on key and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    18 Successful Musicians Under Age 18

    Dan Klores CommunicationsTommy, can you hear me?​Tonight House Of Blues welcomes the traveling underage rock revue School Of Rock as they re-create highlights from 1985's Live Aid concerts. SOR features three bands or teens and preteens rocking out and learning the ropes of touring and rock. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Last Night: Hole At House Of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse / Click here for a slideshow​Hole House of Blues July 6, 2010 It wasn't a train wreck. And we all had such high hopes. Courtney Love and the four-man retinue she calls Hole these days - mostly distinguishable by their wardrobe (dreadlocked drummer, Scally-capped keyboar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Girls Rock! Screens For Houston's Own Rocker Girls

    Girls Rock!, the 2008 movie about the students of the Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls in Portland, Ore., will screen next Thursday, June 3, at Beaver's Icehouse as part of a fundraiser for the first Girls Rock Camp Houston. The Portland camp, which started in 2005, was the first of its kind in the cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Fails Of The Week: The Runaways, Pete Doherty, The Strokes And Liam Gallagher

    If you're reading this, you're either on the Internet, or else you've mastered multi-dimensional thought-projection processes that would make Michio Kaku cry like a little girl. We'll assume the former, and just in case you don't already know, the Internet has decided that the word "failure" is too ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 28, 2010

    Enter at Your Own Risk

    The Alley's trip through Wonderland is a work in progress.

  • Music

    January 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    The Best Christmas Gift Idea Evar

    Thanks to Idolator, Rocks Off nearly had a stroke when he saw Mattel's new "Goth Punk Barbie," available exclusively at the Hard Rock Cafe's online Rock Shop for the not-so-low, low price of $70. Bitchin' lemon-yellow guitar sold separately, though this bad-girl Barbie does come with her own st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2008

    Last Night: X at Warehouse Live

    Check out our slideshow of X at Warehouse Live... X Warehouse Live Studio June 3, 2008 Better Than: The same show in the Warehouse Live ballroom - for the audience, if not the band. Download: Here's John Doe covering the Stones' "Gimme Shelter" on his solo tour last year. Despite their well-dese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    SXSW Extra: What's In My Pockets (Again)?

    Next year I think I might get some of those "cargo pants" everybody seems to love... Another full day and some equally full pants. (Shut up.) Here we go again... * Handbill, the band One-Eyed Doll, appearing at "Texas Rockfest" tomorrow at the Rock City Icehouse Stage in far North Austin, and Sund ... More >>

  • Music

    November 8, 2007

    Free for All

    A brief history of musicians giving it away

  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    Cage Match

    concert preview

  • Home Entertainment

    January 26, 2006
  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Rivers Runs Dry

    Weezer's sullen front man trades good songwriting for meditation. Such a pity, indeed.

  • News

    September 8, 2005

    Time to Grow Up

    No more excuses for the Houston Texans

  • Calendar

    January 15, 2004
  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    Baring Fangs

    Heavily hyped L.A. punks the Distillers jump to the majors with a highly guarded new album

  • Music

    November 13, 2003

    Bang Your Head

    The Yeah Yeah Yeahs finally catch big air with their new record

  • Music

    July 10, 2003

    Fannypack

    Saturday, July 12

  • Music

    March 28, 2002

    Rock and Roll Swirlie

    Manhattan's Toilet Boys keep '80s hair metal and '70s glam rock from circling the drain

  • Music

    March 14, 2002

    Moment in the Sun

    Clem Snide's Eef Barzelay talks about God, Zionism and rock and roll manners

  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    Vanessa Handrick

    A Letter Home to You (Self-released)

  • Calendar

    March 16, 2000
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    April 24, 1997
  • Music

    September 29, 1994

    Just Bitchin'

    7 Year Bitch does it faster and harder

  • Music

    December 2, 1993

    And I Ran (From the '80s)

    I couldn't get away: The Houston music underground salutes our recently departed decade

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