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Joy Division

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    July 15, 2013

    Five Joy Division Covers That Don't Suck

    Today would have marked the 57th birthday of Ian Curtis, who was born on July 15, 1956. Though the Joy Division front man tragically took his own life 33 years ago, it's telling of the legacy he left behind that even now we hear bands hopelessly indebted to his unique craft and that we still look ba ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    2013: The Year Post-Punk Broke Again

    Almost halfway through the year, we've seen a lot of huge music news already. David Bowie came back and put out a new record, Neutral Milk Hotel reunited, and Daft Punk put out their first proper record in eight years. It's definitely been a big year already, and it promises to continue with the upc ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    A "New-Old" New Order Album? We'll Take It!

    While we all wait for the remaining members of New Order to do more expansive touring (read: Houston or Austin and not just Dallas) or record new material, their camp released a mini-album from the Waiting For the Sirens' Call sessions in 2004. For now, we will take what we can get. Lost Sirens ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    The 5 Most Important Years In Goth Music: 1979

    All this week, Rocks Off will be looking at the biggest years for goth music, and exactly what they meant for the genre. Like any good structure, goth is built on the foundations of other previous cultures. You can walk back through David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and all the way ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    The Top 20 Greatest Goth Albums of All Time, Nos. 10-1

    BY CHRIS GRAY AND JEF WITH ONE F Rewind: The Top 20 Greatest Goth Albums of All Time, Nos. 20-11 10. Rosetta Stone The Tyranny of Inaction (Cleopatra, 1995) In 1995, Porl Young used a nice-sized record advance to purchase a multitrack digital recorder that changed Rosetta Stone's sound considera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    8 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Another HPMA Deal, We Were Wolves, Ceremony, Etc.

    For the next few days, general-admission tickets for the Houston Press Music Awards showcase -- perhaps you may have heard us mention it recently -- are available at the two-for-one price of $10 through the Living Social network. Just thought we'd mention that. DJs Ceeplus Bad Knives and Mr. Casti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Snubs Rush...Again

    Photo by Jeff Balke​A couple years ago, I was sitting on the back porch at the Continental Club talking music with a fairly well known music writer who seemed to believe that anything with a big hook or the slightest inkling of musicianship beyond the garage band aesthetic was utter garbage. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    5 Bands Your Musician Friends Love...But You Don't

    austinpost.comYep. Robert Plant "copped everything" from this guy.​In a 2005 interview with Esquire, Johnny Depp discusses the unwavering authenticity of Hunter S. Thompson, and likens his late friend to another great, often-troubled mind, saying: "...like Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elev ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011
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    July 26, 2011

    Four Artists Who Died Before Playing Houston

    theindependent.co.uk​When Amy Winehouse died Saturday, almost everyone noted how the troubled British soul singer had joined the "27 Club," the list of legendary musicians who passed away at that age that also includes Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Friday Night: iceage & Balaclavas At The Mink

    Photos by Allison Wagoner​iceage, Balaclavas The Backroom at the Mink July 15, 2011 A lot of folks have a dirty habit of going full-throttle on a new band with only one album and a few singles, lumping praise on them before they can really live up to it. Aftermath has done it in the past (Die ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011
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    June 9, 2011
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    February 9, 2011

    25 Famous Bands' Less Famous Previous Names

    ​As promised, here are the answers to Rocks Off's "Original Band Name" quiz from Tuesday. John St. Lee, if you'd care to email us, we'll see what we can do about getting you a prize. Do you like Devo? 1. Chicago: At about 25 or 6 to 4, the Windy City jazz-rockers realized The Big Thing sucked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Match These Bands With Their Awful Original Names

    ​Provided they didn't take the easy way out and name themselves after a song (Rolling Stones), their hometown (Boston) or each other (Hall & Oates), almost every band that went on to sell millions of records, get tons of radio play and sell out arenas has had some form of the following convers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    The Seven Ages Of Goth

    ​This is not meant as a complete history of goth, as that would be a huge book. Instead, we're aiming to give a simple overview of the musicians, songs and albums that have most defined the genre. Many deserving artists have been left out, and some that we're sure some people feel are not wor ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    The 31 Best Music Documentaries Of All Time

    ​Hands down, above all of these following music documentaries, Craig's Hlist's two favorite of all-time are The Decline of Western Civilization Part 2: The Metal Years, and The Beatles Anthology. We can watch both on repeat for days and not complain. That will probably all change once we see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Friday Night: The National At House Of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse​The National House of Blues October 8, 2010 Houston crowds like to party. The National does not. These two seemingly indisputable musical facts led Aftermath to imagine all sorts of nightmare scenarios for the Brooklyn band's visit to House of Blues Friday night, from t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    FAIL: Kanye And Taylor, Lupe Fiasco, Kings Of Leon

    ​Taylor and Kanye Need To Move the Hell On: The MTV Video Music Awards happened this past Sunday, so you had to know there was going to be at least one sizable fail in there somewhere, and of course they didn't disappoint. Taylor Swift took the stage and sang a melodramatic tune she'd written ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Going Platinum: Artists We'd Pay $10,000 To See - And When

    ​It started one night on the patio of Big Star Bar in the Heights; over Lone Star and cigarettes, a handful of Houston music wags debated the shows they would pay top dollar to see from lartists, iving or dead. We argued the aspects of an At the Drive-In reformation, seeing Sam Cooke in 1963, ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010
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    December 10, 2009

    He Said She Said: Our Christmas Musical Wishlists

    ​She Said's music listening habits have become so lazy thanks to the Internet. She can barely bring herself to pay for a full CD any more when there's so much awesome music for free online. She can't even remember the last time she bought a full CD in the concrete, plastic wrap and all. That said, ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs from the Year We Were Born That We Still Listen To

    Yes, we are older than MTV. Shut up.​The thing that struck She Said most when researching this list of songs that came out the year we were born (May 1980) was just how much of this music we regularly listen to now. 1980 marked the end of disco, the middle of New Wave and punk, and a damn good tim ... More >>

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    September 24, 2009
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    June 25, 2009
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    December 11, 2008
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    December 3, 2008

    Tonight: Wilderness at the Mink

    "(P)ablum," live in Brooklyn Anyone who thought Wilderness fell into a slump with Vessel States, the year-after follow-up to 2005's arresting self-titled debut, will be glad to hear that the cryptic Baltimore band has altered its approach somewhat on the new (k)no(w)here. Born as a sing ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008
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    October 15, 2008

    Tonight: A Place to Bury Strangers at Walter's on Washington

    On the final night of the 2008 South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, unassuming downtown patrons filed into Cedar Street Courtyard for a casual drink. Within minutes, A Place to Bury Strangers - most recently in Houston opening for Nine Inch Nails back in August - cleared the place, usherin ... More >>

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    June 19, 2008

    The Red Dons

    This Portland foursome is packed full of post-punk influences

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    June 5, 2008
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    April 11, 2008
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    March 4, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: SXSW Bitchin' Band Alert: Magic Bullets

    The name Magic Bullets at first had me excited because I thought they may be some JFK assassination-themed band. You know, with a tatted-up Lee Harvey Oswald doppelganger on bass or something. But instead I got really chilled-out Scot-Pop ditties from San Francisco. Magic Bullets do a very lush jan ... More >>

  • Music

    November 22, 2007
  • Film

    November 1, 2007

    Control

    Joy Division portrait proves the exception to the rock biopic drool

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Avenged Sevenfold and Right-Wing Screamo Metal

    Hey, America! While all of you are waiting breathlessly for a mediocre dance-pop album from your favorite glitter- and Cheeto-dusted “starlet,” none of you seem to care that the world’s first right-wing screamo-metal album hits shelves today. I finagled an advance copy of the new self-titl ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Joy Division's Expanded Reissues

    Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Still, Control Original Motion Picture Sound Track

  • Calendar

    October 11, 2007

    The Houston Record Convention

    Calling all collectors!

  • Calendar

    September 27, 2007

    Tiger Army

    Psychobilly punks are nearing radio-friendly territory

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2007

    Drenched in Blog: Unknown Pleasures

    Here’s the official trailer for Control, the Ian Curtis biopic, coming this winter, that chronicles the short life of the late Joy Division frontman. It was shot entirely in beautiful, morose black and white, the preferred milieu of director Anton Corbijn. He shot the album art and lion’s share ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2007

    RIP Tony Wilson

    Even a 24-hour party can’t last forever: Tony Wilson, founder of the Factory record label that launched Manchester-bred acts like Joy Division, New Order and Happy Mondays died Thursday night at age 57, Sky News reported today. Wilson, whose life was depicted with a large grain of salt in the 2002 ... More >>

  • Music

    July 26, 2007

    Interpol

    Our Love to Admire

  • Dining

    March 29, 2007
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    December 21, 2006

    NUMBERS'S

    COME FUCK ME PUNCH

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    Nine Black Alps

    Tuesday, March 21, Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-864-2727

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    January 12, 2006
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    February 20, 2003

    Psychic Gothline

    Find out what the late Ian Curtis thinks about Interpol. No, really.

  • Film

    August 29, 2002

    New Order World

    In dreary Manchester, a revolution spawned heroes, martyrs and, most of all, myths

  • Music

    August 29, 2002

    the notwist

    Neon Golden (Cityslang)

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    April 4, 2002

    Snipping Away in Margaritaville

    The Beauty Bar allows customers to get hammered while they get their nails done

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