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Johnny Rotten

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    September 26, 2013

    35 Years of Numbers Memories: A Unique Place For Touring Acts

    This week we are celebrating the 35 years of history that surrounds one of Houston's longest-running music venues. Wednesday it was a look at the excellent and vibrant local goth scene that set up shop in the club in the '90s and early '00s. Today we discuss another facet of Numbers that has always ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Five Other Musicians We'd Like to See Take on Historical Fiction

    This past week Downtown Abbey fans got a hell of a shock when Diddy announced via Twitter that he was going to be starring on the show, his purported favorite. Producers were quick to deny it, but no doubt fans of the PBS period drama were a little hesitant to even imagine Diddy, a rapper with exact ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Transcribing Is a Bitch: The Collected Craig Hlavaty Interviews

    My last official day at the Houston Press is tomorrow, so these past two weeks I have been sifting through my body of work here at Rocks Off, almost seven years of words. I've been gleefully overdosing on nostalgia here at my desk, and I have (almost) no regrets. I'll have some more words on my depa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Billy Joel: Still Kicking Ass (First Leg)

    One Sunday morning a few weeks ago, my wife and I watched the Billy Joel concert documentary The Last Play at Shea. When my daughter stumbled into the den to ask about breakfast, we were soiling Kleenexes and wiping tears from our eyes. "Did you take your meds this morning, Dad?" she asked. I trie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    The Disco Experiment: Why It Worked For Pink Floyd, But Not KISS

    In 1979, disco was all the rage. For all the kids who had never bothered to pay attention when their parents would talk about it, it was sort of like dubstep. It was ubiquitous on the radio and even rock bands were vying to get in on the action so they didn't get left behind in the new revolution. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    How Billy Corgan Won at Life and Won My Heart

    I've previously been critical of Billy Corgan for a lot of the ridiculousness he has engaged in. But folks, I'm here to tell you, all of that changed for me last week when I saw this video of good old Billy and his wrassling federation shilling furniture. Now I get it. Billy Corgan is not Generatio ... More >>

  • Music

    November 22, 2012
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    October 4, 2012

    Understanding the Rock Hall's 2013 Nominees: Chic? Kraftwerk? Butterfield?

    Wednesday night The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced their 2013 nominees for induction next year. These names will be voted on by a committee of guys in bad weaves, rich people who know the right people, and tenured music writers with axes to grind. The names are as follows: The Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Keith Morris Talks OFF!, Politics & Touring In 2012

    Next Thursday night, punk legend Keith Morris comes to Warehouse Live for his second Houston visit in a year with his group OFF!. The band is made up of Morris, Steven McDonald of Redd Kross, drummer Mario Rubalcaba, and guitarist Dimitri Coats, also front man of Burning Brides. OFF! was birthed o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    HPMA Showcase: Sunday's 12 Best Random Moments

    Besides all the music, Rocks Off asked our writers to keep an eye out for the unusual at Sunday's HPMA showcase -- because it's everywhere -- and let us know if they found anything especially offbeat or otherwise noteworthy. HPMA Showcase: The 12 Best Artists of 2012 HPMA Showcase: Rocks Off's Top ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    July 27, 2011

    Punk Rock's 10 Most Potent Women

    David EnsmingerExene Cervenka at Cactus Music​Women are the resilient backbone of punk, providing creative DNA for the movement since the "zero hour," including Houston's own MyDolls and members of AK-47 and Bevatron, among others. Up 'n' comers like Vivian Pikkles keep the faith as Zipperneck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Gothic Council Debates Possible Sandman TV Series

    ​Now that we've finally seen something as difficult as Alan Moore's Watchmen turned into a decent, if not groundbreaking, film, the question on many comic fans' minds is whether or not the long-awaited adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Sandman may finally happen. The past month has been a slew of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    The Worst Concert Rip-Offs We've Ever Seen

    jackslackofrestraint.blogspot.com​On this day in 1978, the rapidly disintegrating Sex Pistols finally fell apart for good. Conveniently enough, they did it onstage at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, on the final night of the ill-fated U.S. tour that also lurched its way through San Antoni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    More Like "Hall Of Lame," Am I Right?

    ​Ladies and gentlemen, your 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is ready to admit a new class: Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Neil Diamond, Darlene Love and Dr. John have all been inducted for 2011, the foundation announced Wednesday. With the exception of Wai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Bankrobbers: The Clash Family Tree

    ​Rocks Off cried the night he heard Joe Strummer died. It was December 2002, and we sat on our family couch and let it all out. That fabled Clash reunion that seemed just months away would never happen. Strummer died of a heart attack at 50, just three days before Christmas, leaving behind a w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Last Night: Billy Idol At House Of Blues

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Billy Idol House of Blues August 25, 2010 See a slideshow of snarls and sweat from last night's show. Hot in the city. Tonight. Billy Idol, that ever-grinning Dorian Gray of rock and roll, didn't really need to yell "Sweat! Sweat! Sweat!" during "Dancing With Myself" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    FAIL: Kings Of Leon, Pigeons, Bush

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Kings of Leon Respond Poorly to Mother Nature's Criticism: Last weekend, bro-rock champions Kings of Leon were three songs into a set when a pigeon in the rafters of St. Louis' Verizon Wireless Amphitheater made its opinion known by taking a dump direct ... 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

    February 11, 2010

    Aftermath: Flogging Molly's Celtic-Punk Puppet Show at House of Blues

    Photos by Marco Torres / Click here for a slideshow​Aftermath tuned up for Flogging Molly Wednesday night with a Jameson on the rocks and Steve Earle's "The Galway Girl" on our iPod. One of those should be obvious. As for the other, we needed the whiskey because it was kind of a long day at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs for Your New Year's Eve Party, Part 2

    ​ When it comes time for He Said to make a party mix, you would think he would go for some classic metal or punk rock. But you would be totally wrong. When it's time for single boys and single girls to drink, mingle and start making questionable choices, we can leave the Motorhead and AC/DC for th ... More >>

  • Music

    October 22, 2009

    Oregon Trail

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

  • News

    March 13, 2008

    Barack Obama's past

    The Reporter and the Politician

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    RIP, Syd. And RIP, 'Cid.

    A psychedelic pioneer and the drug that helped do him in are both sorely missed

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Riot Girl

    Kitchen-sink revolutionary M.I.A. has the beats to make you bang

  • Music

    July 7, 2005

    Nio A?

    No! Caf Tacuba is more than the Mexican Radiohead.

  • Music

    June 2, 2005

    Rock and Role Model

    The timeless Jonathan Richman comes to the Continental

  • Calendar

    May 26, 2005
  • Music

    April 15, 2004

    Sevendust and Ima Robot

    Saturday, April 17

  • Music

    February 12, 2004

    Drat!

    Racket proposes a rock radio revolution. Clear Channel beats him to the punch.

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Racket

    Great moments at the Press's Music Awards Showcase

  • News

    August 1, 2002

    Big John and Little Joe

    Space City's tallest and shortest musicians rule the 2002 Houston Press Music Awards

  • Music

    April 19, 2001

    Finding Her Voice

    Onetime Texan Heather Bennett roams freely in the Big Apple

  • Calendar

    October 12, 2000

    The Artist Formerly Known as Nigel

    More Johnny Rotten than Jascha Heifetz

  • Music

    October 30, 1997

    Is the Mac Truly Back?

    Rumours of Fleetwood Mac's demise are exaggerated -- for the time being

  • Music

    June 26, 1997

    Young Punks

    Peach-fuzzed trashers Pure Rubbish are Houston's anti-Hanson

  • Music

    July 11, 1996
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    December 21, 1995

    Punk Parents

    With the "No Future" generation deciding to breed, are we headed for anarchy in the pre-K?

  • Music

    September 14, 1995

    Sour Success

    Radiohead wants to prove it's more than just a "Creep"

  • Music

    April 27, 1995

    King of the Mild Frontier

    Adam Ant is still dressed up, and now has somewhere to go

  • Music

    May 19, 1994
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    March 31, 1994

    Pink Pigs and Scarred Psyches

    One man's triumphant journey through Pink Floyd obsession

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