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Joy Division

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Snoop Lion and Five More Weird Religious Conversions That Need to Happen

    A funny thing happened to our old buddy Snoop Dogg last year: he got religion. And not just any old religion, either. In a move that we probably should have seen coming, the Doggfather formally embraced the Rastafari movement, a Jamaican spiritual ideology with fewer than a million adherents worldwi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Fucked Up at Fitzgerald's, 1/26/14

    Fucked Up, Glue, Back to Back, Bastard Cult Fitzgerald's January 26, 2014 In all of the angry, sweaty universe of hardcore punk, there's no other band quite like Toronto's Fucked Up. Don't bother trying to name another group in the genre whose last release was a critically acclaimed rock opera set ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2013

    RIP Lou Reed: Streetwise Rock and Roll Icon Dies at 71

    Lou Reed, the tragically hip, eternally cool songwriter and musician whose friendships, collaborations and rivalries with the likes of John Cale, David Bowie and Iggy Pop helped define, expand and elevate rock music from the mid-'60s to the present, has died. Reed's death was confirmed to The New Yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Saturday Night: The xx at House of Blues

    The xx, Austra House of Blues February 9, 2013 For a band that revels in bringing icy silence to post-punk, it could be relatively easy for The xx to lose all of that so-called "negative space" when playing to a cavernous venue packed to the gills with Houston concertgoers who love to talk. The ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Blues Control, Loretta Lynn, The xx, etc.

    Blues Control Mango's, February 8 Blues Control's Lea Cho and Russ Waterhouse make a tremendous clatter with keyboards, guitars and synths. The Queens, N.Y., duo started grabbing cool-kid support way before last year's Drag City effort Valley Tangents, which built on their already kaleidoscopic bod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    The Cavern and the Top 10 Iconic Rock Clubs In History

    Last week back in 1957, the most famous rock club in England opened in Liverpool. There was absolutely no rock and roll on the bill that night. The Cavern Club was originally opened to mimic the cellar jazz bars that owner Alan Synter visited in Paris. There was a strict jazz-only policy in place ... More >>

  • Music

    October 18, 2012
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    September 13, 2012

    Rock Arcade: 6 Musicians Featured In Video Games

    Recently Green Day have been trying to promote their latest album by infiltrating all forms of mainstream media and somebody in the band must have realized that Angry Birds is a thing so why should it be left out? That is, presumably, how the world came to see Green Day members immortalized as gree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Jukeboxes

    Along with pickled pig's feet and a steady supply of Slim Jims, a good jukebox is a prime element for any great bar. But, like dinosaurs, jukeboxes are a vanishing breed. Unlike digital jukes, iPods or DJs, jukeboxes require love, care and maintenance, as well as -- among the truly great ones -- som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Black Queen Speaks Uses CD Release For Firefighter Relief

    ​Black Queen Speaks is, on the surface, a band we should detest. Their sound resembles much of what killed rock and roll deader than all the drugs, plane crashes and vomit-clogged airways combined. At first listen, you can just chalk them up as another Buzzworthy act, in the end just one more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Gothic Council Debates How To Rule Our New Planet

    ​After years of searching, scientists have finally discovered a planet that may be able to support human life. Gliese 581d, as it is known is 20 light years from Earth, and though it's just a bit on the cool side for comfortable human habitation, it looks like a pretty good bet that he planet ... More >>

  • Music

    October 28, 2010

    Midnight Movers

    San Antonio's Girl in a Coma may stumble onstage, but not on Adventures in Coverland.

  • Music

    June 10, 2010

    To Live Is to Fly

    Canada's Cowboy Junkies ­enter their 25th year louder and ­angrier than ever.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Taylor Swift: Goth Icon In The Making

    ​ As the summer and its hateful amount of sunlight begins to creep towards us like some kind of humid, rat-borne plague, Gothtopia has been a bit hard-pressed to find spooky news to bring Houston. But today we have an emerging Goth icon whose presence MUST be discussed before she blows through tow ... More >>

  • Music

    November 26, 2009

    No Turkeys Allowed

    Our annual holiday shopping guide to recent local releases

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: "New Texas"

    In the third in our continuing series on the music of the five states of Texas, we examine the fictional state of New Texas, comprising Austin and the Hill Country. See Part 1 here and Part 2 here. New Texas Capital: Austin Patron Saint: Willie Nelson ​Lesser Icons: Roky Erickson/Thirteenth Floor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    John Mayer Is Full of Crap

    ​Something about John Mayer just gets under Rocks Off's skin. We'll admit there was a time he made us believe our body was a wonderland, and yes, we've even wanted to "run through the halls of our high school and scream at the top of our lungs." But no more. The quiet little guitar player we once ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Aftermath: The Killers at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Next year this decade will be over, and very few new bands have distinguished themselves either at the turnstiles or the cash register. Even one of the main ones that has, the Killers, chose to hit the theater circuit this winter after releasing its third album, Day & Age, instead of r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    [Note: This is the first in a series of articles that constitute Village Voice Media's year-end music package. The others - pop, indie-rock, dance mixes, Latin, country, alt-country/Americana, metal, rap/hip-hop and special graphics breaking down the year in charts and 2008's worst lyrics - will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Election Eve With Fred

    Sisters of Mercy After seven solid nights of mostly incredible shows, Tina Turner through Los Skarnales, on the eighth Rocks Off rested. I even bought a freakin' bottle of milk. As it so often is, the XM receiver at Rocks Off HQ is tuned to Fred, so the Cure have been by several times. Morrissey, X ... More >>

  • Music

    July 10, 2008
  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Music Deaths

    The Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter returns

  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Vinyl Heads

    They're turning to needles, looking for purity

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2007

    “Thunderstruck” on I-45

    Some songs are custom-written for Houston, even if they come from halfway around the world. Just as I exited the Gulf Freeway this morning onto that long flyover leading to downtown, AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” came on the trusty satellite radio. The skyline slowly rose into view as that needly gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2007

    Re: Explain Your Most Played

    Earlier today John Nova Lomax posted Craig Malisow's Most Played songs on iTunes, including jams by Chicago, Eddie Money and Billy Joel. Here's Malisow's response: One of these days in the (hopefully) not-too-distant future, when irony is dead, and the sheep at Pitchfork have been rounded up and d ... More >>

  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    Paradise by the Dashboard Light/Houston Music

    Racket again ventures downtown in search of musical serendipity

  • Music

    September 21, 2006

    Jet Stream

    Chris Cester on Jet's new CD, Shine On

  • Music

    August 31, 2006

    Unholy Getdown

    Stevie Wonder, Prince and Martin Sexton combine in the Mighty Orq's tasty blues-rock stew

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    Moshing in Montrose

    It's '80s night at Numbers -- kinda

  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    Screw October

    Justin Furstenfeld orders us to hate him. We obey.

  • News

    June 1, 2006

    Holy Sh--!

    The most-hyped hurricane season ever is upon us

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Anti-Rock

    LCD Soundsystem's brain trust happily loses his edge

  • Music

    June 9, 2005

    Fookin'-A

    Kasabian has its sights set on becoming the coolest -- and most stereotypical -- Brit-rock band around

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Classics Rock

    Which Greek god is your favorite musician?

  • Music

    July 15, 2004

    They Are Too the Boss of You

    They Might Be Giants enjoy life as a two-man industry

  • Music

    June 17, 2004

    Feel This

    Enema of the Mental State: Notes from the Battle on Irritable Blink-182 Syndrome

  • Music

    May 6, 2004

    Hang the Airwaves

    Danseparc, Substance and Stereo Bar reinvent the steel wheels

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    Embrace the Darkness

    Forget the hype and the backlash -- listening to Permission to Land is the key

  • Music

    March 18, 2004

    NYC Re-Nu-al

    The Strokes started it, but now stellastarr* and other artsier bands are washing their own scum off the streets

  • Music

    March 18, 2004

    Wisdom of Solomon

    A street preacher helps crack the meaning of the Sleepy Jackson's Lovers

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Alphabet Soup

    The Colour Clear knows exactly where it should be filed in the record store. But what about in real life?

  • Film

    July 31, 2003

    Strange Days

    Alex Proyas's latest should become a cult hit, but it's not the slam-dunk it ought to be

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    January 14, 1999
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    September 17, 1998
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    October 31, 1996
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