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Jody Perry

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    July 7, 2014

    Houston's 10 Best Concerts Between Now and Labor Day

    Antemasque Fitzgerald's, August 4 After putting on some of the most exciting live shows of the last decade with their bands At the Drive-In and The Mars Volta, El Paso natives Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala are back with their latest band, Antemasque. Texas has the distinct pleasure ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    Acts We'd Love to See Play Free Press Summer Fest 2015

    Before that carton of leftover FSPF 2014 milk in the fridge starts to smell a little ripe, we had to ask...who should the festival bring in next year? BECK This one's pretty self-explanatory. He fits the general aesthetic of the festival, and would be the perfect-sized headliner. That, and his un ... More >>

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    May 29, 2014

    Where's the Blues In the Black Community?

    "For a black male, the sound of the blues is pre-Civil Rights. It's oppression. In high school I had a friend who asked me why I played the blues, that black people don't play blues." -- Gary Clark Jr. Blues was once a very popular and influential musical genre.Its artists were a common sight at lo ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    The Best of iFest's First Weekend: The Wailers, Fatoumata Diarawa, etc.

    Forro In the Dark Fans expecting to hear gentle renditions of the lilting folk melodies of northeastern Brazil from Forro In the Dark were probably initially shocked, but ultimately awed, by the New York City quintet's high energy and relentlessly rhythmic live set. The group played both days of th ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Cave Singers, Buzzfest, Crystal Castles, etc.

    Cave Singers Fitzgerald's, April 19 The Cave Singers are hard to pin down. Made from parts of Pretty Girls Make Graves and the Blood Brothers, among other decidedly less folky bits, the Singers cut a languid, soulful stance that roars only rarely. Even still, their catalog satisfies those who wish ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    With God On Our Side: 5 Artists Who Have Claimed God Loves Their Music

    The majority of the population of the world believes in some concept of God, and most believe they have it right and everyone else has it wrong. Musicians aren't exempt from this and, in the grand tradition of trying to figure out what God is thinking, many have claimed God is a fan of their work. I ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    The 5 Worst Trends Started By the Class of '99

    Chris Gray's write-up of the Brian Setzer Orchestra's "Christmas Rocks" show at the Arena Theatre a couple of weeks ago got me thinking. These days, the swing maestro seems to be comfortably settled into his own little niche in the music industry, playing swingin' Christmas carols to grown folks. Bu ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012

    Heat Index: The 10 Summer Album Releases We're Sweatin' the Most

    Most places in the world, summertime is easy living: No school, no snow and no real responsibilities beyond mowing the lawn every couple of weeks. Here in Houston, summer is a little more intense. Triple-digit temperatures, hurricane warnings and Astros baseball present an annual threat to our city' ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    Shot In The Dark 2012: My, How Things Have Changed

    At Shot In the Dark Thursday night, it got back to me that the sister of a local musician who passed away a few years ago was was there, and asking if someone at the paper had taken any photos of her brother onstage. Nine photographers were displaying pictures they had taken of concerts for the Hous ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Shot In The Dark: Angels & A-Holes

    When you're in the photo pit taking pictures for a publication such as Rocks Off, you can become the unwanted center of attention from both the audience and especially the artists. Most of the time you are only a few feet away from the performer, and often in their direct line of sight. They can and ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    Shot In The Dark: Put Down Your Phones And Watch The Show

    Take a picture, they say. It'll last longer. But fans weren't always able to do that. Only in the last five years or so, with the rise of digital cameras and smartphones, has photography even been an option. Even now, some artists insist on no photography at their shows, and a few venues still ask ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Shot in the Dark: A Brief Preview of Next Week's Show

    Gosh, it's almost a week away from Rocks Off's second Shot in the Dark photo show. Snuck up on us. Today we just wanted to show you a few pictures you'll be seeing at War'Hous Visual Studios (4715 Main) next Thursday, May 17, from 7 to 10 p.m., like Marco Torres's striking photo of DJ Jazzy Jeff fr ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    Shot In The Dark Photo Exhibit Returns May 17

    Rocks Off is glad to announce that Shot in the Dark, our exhibition of concert photography that has appeared online and in the pages of the Houston Press, will return Thursday, May 17 at the War'Hous Visual Studios at 4715 Main in the Museum District. This year, since it's at an actual art space, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Last Night: Atmosphere & Evidence At House Of Blues

    Photos by Jody Perry​Atmosphere, Evidence House of Blues September 22, 2011 Aftermath is pretty sure that this indie/hip hop genre is the next big thing. Here's why: Firstly, it's much catchier and original than most of the rap you'll hear on the radio; secondly, it incorporates live musician ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Saturday Night: Rusko At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Jody Perry​Rusko, Doorly Warehouse Live May 7, 2011 See more young local dubsteppers from Saturday in our slideshow. As any cranky old scenester will tell you, there comes a time when you feel that your favorite underground and underappreciated art form has been co-opted and corrup ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Shot In The Dark Photo Show Is Right On Target

    Robert EasleyRocks Off photographer Marc Brubaker (left) discusses his work at Thursday night's Shot In the Dark exhibition.​For more photos from Thursday's show, see our slideshow. They always tell you, "Go ahead and try it - it just might work." So Rocks Off tried it, and it seems like it ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011
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    April 19, 2011

    Shot In The Dark: How The Whole Mess Started

    Mark C. AustinKings of Leon at Verizon Wireless Theater, October 2008​Just a couple of days now before Rocks Off - the person and the blog - proudly presents Shot In the Dark: Houston Press Concert Photography, our first-ever exhibit of live pics we've collected in about three and a half years ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Showing Off Our Photogs at Shot In The Dark Photo Show

    Photo by Jay Lee​In 2008, Rocks Off began giving our readers some of the best live concert reviews and photos to go along with them. When we started, it was usually up to the writers themselves to take the pictures from the photo pit or from the crowd. This writer remembers shooting the Foo Fi ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Soul City: Talent Scouts Lola Anne Cullum And Lela Macy

    Black History Month is always a great time to recall some of Houston's greatest musical innovators and leaders. Rocks Off will highlight some of them during the remainder of February. Jody PerryTexas Johnny Brown, one of the few Houston musicians who remembers "Mrs. Cullum"​At a local blues j ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Last Night: Broken Social Scene At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Jody Perry​Broken Social Scene, Zeus Warehouse Live February 17, 2011 Broken Social Scene's music is both simple and catchy and speckled with intricacies. It manages to be indie enough for even the hippest of hipsters to enjoy - at least we assume so; we haven't checked Pitchfork - ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    First SXSW 2011 Bands Announced: Uh Oh

    A Place to Bury Strangers​It's here, folks. And not a moment too soon. Not even a month after ACL, and before Thanksgiving, the folks at from South by Southwest sent out there first missive detailing the 2011 event, scheduled for March 16-20. Rocks Off is shuddering already, but in a good way. ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    Last Night: CocoRosie At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jody Perry​CocoRosie Fitzgerald's September 28, 2010 A kaleidoscope of musical and visual colors filled up the second floor of Fitzgerald's Tuesday evening as Bianca and Sierra Cassady of CocoRosie performed a nearly two-hour set for an enthusiastic crowd. Still glowing from the new ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Last Night: Crystal Castles At House Of Blues

    Photos by Jody Perry​Crystal Castles House of Blues September 13, 2010 There are elements of last night's Crystal Castles show that we still don't quite know how to put into words. The Canadian duo, plus a drummer, is staking out such new territory piece by piece that they only have themselve ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Aftermath: Texas Johnny Brown, Marcia Ball And An iFest Preview

    Photos by Jody PerryTexas Johnny Brown​ After Friday's benefit for the Houston International Festival's education programs, Aftermath can understand why, in all the recent reminiscing about Rockefeller's we've been doing on Rocks Off, no one has ever had a bad word to say about the place. Never ha ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Aftermath: Balaclavas' Unsettling LP Release Even Upsets Backroom's Plumbing

    Jody PerryBalaclavas​ If you were at the Backroom Saturday night and aren't quite sure what transpired, don't worry. You aren't alone. Aftermath is still wrapping her head around the night too. We do know this: Dead Roses played, with our dear friend Ralf Armin on sax. Indian Jewelry's girls flung ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010

    Aftermath: The Fiery Furnaces' Indie-Rock Orobouros Is Nearly Too Meta for Walter's

    [Ed. Note: An orobouros is the mythological image of a snake eating its own tail. Look it up.] Photos by Jody Perry​ The narrative arc of the meta - yes, the meta has a narrative arc; wanna fight? - has officially been fucked with, and the audience it once had is now like; seriously, what's going ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Aftermath: Everclear's Perfect Soundtrack to Imperfection at House of Blues

    Photos by Jody Perry​While heading out of the House of Blues for some air, Aftermath and Mrs. Aftermath shared an elevator with Saturday's opener, Clayton Senne. Previously, we sat through his electric organ driven pop/soul act with annoyance and irritation. At the time, we found his banter ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    Aftermath: Regina Spektor Wins a New Fan at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Jody Perry​"This bed is on fire with passionate love..." Aftermath has always loved James' "Laid." It's one of our absolute favorite '90s songs, and there couldn't be a better one to preface Regina Spektor's impending appearance at Verizon. The crowd is young, mixed (but mostly white), w ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Aftermath: Dinosaur Jr., Built to Spill and a Whole Lotta Gear at Warehouse Live

    Photos by Jody Perry​ Fans in the crowd at Warehouse Live's Dinosaur Jr. show Friday night should have known what was in store for them when J Mascis' roadies began setting up his equipment. Six amps for a single guitar player. If you thought the show was loud, imaging standing three feet in front ... More >>

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