Josh Wolf

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    January 22, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Beau Beasley, Organist For the End of Time

    Who? For this edition of the Rocks Off 100, we reached out to Beau Beasley, of Houston grind legends Insect Warfare, The Homopolice, NO TALK, Born Liars, Reason Of Insanity, Knuckle Scraper, Machine Gun Romantics, Race Against Time, KG Beasley And the Leather Violence, and a host of other bands that ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    The Rocks Off 100: Bill Fool, Punk Lifer, Dad, Good Guy to Know

    "Bill Fool was born in Chicago, Illinois and spent his entire youth living near Wrigley Field and really never left that particular area as a kid, ever..." says local luminary and punk lifer Bill Fool in an email. What follows is a short primer on this beloved curmudgeon. Mr. Fool has been a part ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Guilt Party Signs Off With Saturday Release/Farewell Gig

    Saturday night at Mango's, Houston howlers Guilt Party will be releasing a cassette, and also bidding adieu in one fell swoop. Few bands debut a new release and then shut down the store, but the quartet has decided to do so. Joining them tomorrow night will be Weird Party, California touring act Me ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    November 17, 2011

    Showcase Showdown

    Fifty bands, 11 stages and three music writers talking HPMA highlights.

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    November 14, 2011

    2011 HPMA Showcase: What's Up, Dad Rock?

    Checkout the slideshows of the bands and the crowd at the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase. Photo by Marco TorresHell City Kings​Josh Wolf, lead singer of rock and rollers Hell City Kings, is fantastic. And mesmerizing. And pasty. During his set at the HPMAs (Warehouse Live, 6 p.m.), he s ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    2011 Music Awards Showcase

    Your guide to the bands and venues.

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    October 17, 2011

    Hell City Kings Let It All Wang Out For New Album (NSFW Link)

    Photo By Bryan Forrester​Local death-punks Hell City Kings are releasing their new LP, H.C.K., this Friday night at Fitzgerald's with Ghost Town Electric, Texxxas, and The Freakouts as support. Last week we got the new album from guitarist and co-mastermind Bill Fool, plus a few curious promo ... More >>

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    September 24, 2011

    BestFest Is Officially Off The Ground

    GroovehouseHell City Kings' Josh Wolf: Cheers!​The Houston Press Best of Houston BestFest® is here. It's happening. The Hell City Kings just finished blasting away on the main stage, and the Texas Brass Band is making it funky right now on The Time's "Jungle Love." Rocks Off has already see ... More >>

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    September 24, 2011

    BestFest: thelastplaceyoulook Rolls In The Deep & All That Jazz

    Photos by GroovehouseHair of the Dog: thelastplaceyoulook's Nava​If you missed Hell City Kings, the first band that played today, you missed out on a really religious experience. That could have been because frontman Josh Wolf made the set look like a Christian summer camp. Since it was so ea ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    One More For BestFest: Hell City Kings

    Jim BrickerHCK's Josh Wolf guts it out at the 2010 HPMA showcase.​The Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest is also proud to welcome Hell City Kings into the mix on Saturday afternoon. The band, led by Houston punk Zelig Josh Wolf, was nominated for a Best Song Houston Press Music Award la ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Friday Night: The Energy At The Mink

    Photos by Allison Wagoner​The Energy The Backroom at The Mink July 15, 2011 Houston punk ambassadors The Energy's set on Friday night was an inside joke that the crowd wasn't in on, which made it even more appealing for Aftermath. Singer Arthur Bates was all smiles as he announced between sti ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011
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    April 28, 2011
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    August 9, 2010

    Like A Movie, HPMA Showcase Afternoon Over Far Too Quickly

    Jim BrickerHell City Kings: Not afraid to get salty.​This was the first year and no doubt the first of many for the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase to converge on Washington Avenue like a sweet-sounding pestilence made up of drums, mikes, a few steel guitars and a tanker truck full of musi ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    Listology: Angry Anderson And Hell City Kings' Other Favorite Front Men​ Tonight the Hell City Kings invade the indie confines of Mango's to celebrate the release of their new seven-inch Wolf EP, with Austin's White Rhino and locals Shit City High and the Wrong Ones in tow. It's going to be one of those shows where the doors open at 8 p.m. an ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Rocks Off's 2010 Predictions: The Fate of Owl City, Chingo Bling vs. Chamillionaire, the Next Twilight Soundtrack and Madchester In Katy​ Adam Young of Owl City will mystify the scientific community, yet surprise no one in the music community, when he is hacked in half in a freak sawmill accident, and it's discovered he is filled with gummi bears. The Arcade Fire/Flaming Lips feud is resolved when ... More >>

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    January 5, 2010

    Hell City Kings Filming New Video at Rudyard's Tonight

    ​ Houston scuzz-punk heroes the Hell City Kings are filming part of a new music video upstairs at Rudyards tonight. If you have seen the band in their live element, you can imagine where this shoot may be headed. With their new lead singer, the band seems to be reenergized, just in time for someon ... More >>

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    January 1, 2010

    Previewing the Year Ahead In Local Releases

    ​ 2010 looks like it's going to be a banner year for music in general. We can look forward to a new Arcade Fire opus, another Spoon outing, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and a Beach House record that is already getting Animal Collective-like buzz. Rocks Off is chomping a ... More >>

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    December 25, 2009

    Yes, Jo Koy Will Talk About His Mom This Weekend

    ​Comedian Jo Koy is having a great year, even if he isn't having a great week. He's got the flu and he's spending the holidays in airports and hotel rooms as he travels around the country doing his stand-up show. Hair Balls got to talk to him between flights, after he had just spent two hours wai ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009

    Jo Koy

    The joke's on him

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    November 27, 2009

    Buyer Beware: Bands With Different Lead Singers Are Almost Never Up to the Original Standards

    A few Saturdays ago, Rocks Off was in the grocery store a few blocks from our house, slumming around Oak Forest wearing sandals and an old Misfits T-shirt when a group of junior-high punk rockers approached and applauded us for our good taste. We got to talking about the band, and they remarked tha ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009

    Tonight You Can Be Filmed For A DVD With Chelsea Lately's Josh Wolf

    ​Hair Balls wanted to do a little background checking before talking to comedian Josh Wolf so of course we headed to that fountain of all knowledge, Wikipedia. Imagine our surprise when Wiki identified Wolf as an "American journalist who was jailed by a Federal district court ...for refusing t ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Aftermath: Conspiracies, Prog-Metal, Gypsy-Folk, Hardcore and Remembering a Fallen Friend Sunday at Westheimer Block Party

    Craig HlavatyRoom 101​ Day 2 of the Westheimer Block Party started with slightly cooler temperatures and an hour-long caffeine-fueled session speaking with the 9/11 conspiracy booth in the parking lot at Numbers. Did you know that there were three shooters at Columbine, and bombs planted inside th ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    Westheimer Block Party News and Notes

    ​This weekend's Westheimer Block Party is already going through some minor scheduling changes, just less than twenty-hours away from the time Bryan Jackson cracks open his first Modelo on Taft. Facebook and MySpace (yeah, we know) have been awash the past two days with changes to the lineup and se ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    52 Pick-Up

    Your guide to the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards showcase

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    August 11, 2007