Photo by Steve Harris/Compadre RecordsHayes Carll before he was old enough to shave... not that he ever has.The other day, one of the Rocks Off Crew was rummaging around in the Houston Press office and came across a bunch of publicity stills for various musicians.
Allow us to explain what th ... More >>
Ed. Note: Rocks Off is still in a holiday frame of mind... actually we meant to post this before Christmas, but they're just as true now. No refunds, no exchanges.
Here is Craig's Hlist point of view: Houston has given so much to the world, from ZZ Top, Jandek, Beyonce Knowles, and everythin ... More >>
Blue October fans, still carpingAll these months later, and some Blue Meanies (as Blue October fans call themselves) won't let it go...Yesterday, in one of Washington Post feature writer Gene Weingarten's hosted chats, a reader wanted to know what the two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winner thought about ... More >>
Furstenfeld as Class Favorite at his Heights middle schoolThe interview with Blue October's Justin Furstenfeld had long been set. After overcoming some misgivings on the part of his management over some stuff I had written in the past, it was decided that I would get to spend an hour backstage wi ... More >>
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The interview with Blue October's Justin Furstenfeld had long been set. After overcoming some misgivings on the part of his management over some stuff I had written in the past, it was decided that I would get to spend an hour backstage with the platinum-selling frontman bet ... More >>
Photos by Groovehouse
For more photos from the show, see our slideshow here.
Aftermath can recognize when a band connects with people on a different level than we could ever fathom personally. We've waded in Faygo cola with Juggalos, sat with bluehairs at a Neil Diamond concert and consorted with ... More >>
Chris GrayBlue October's homecoming at the sold-out Verizon Wireless Theater, July 2009
Live Daily reported Friday that former Houston alt-rockers Blue October have canceled a club tour that was scheduled to start Thursday in Columbia, S.C., because front man Justin Furstenfeld has been hospitali ... More >>
Friday's sold-out Blue October show at Verizon left Aftermath wondering one of the most vexing, troublesome things any reviewer can: "What is it about this band," the voice in our head kept asking over and over again like a car alarm, sometimes even threatening to drown out the band it ... More >>
Everyone has their own way of coping when life isn't going the way they'd like. Some people pray, some people play golf, some people beat their kids. Rocks Off generally tends to turn up a Rolling Stones album real loud or seek comfort in the cozy confines of a bottle (or both).
Some people write ... More >>