Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there, too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link.
Who: Shellee Coley is a folk artist former ... More >>
Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link.
Who? Singer-songwriter Alyssa Rubich made 2 ... More >>
Continuing with our year-end panorama, Rocks Off asked our contributors a simple question with a not-so-simple answer: What was your favorite local album of 2012?
ALEXA CRENSHAW: Whatever I say here, I'm going to want to take back shortly because there's so much good stuff out there, y'all. Althoug ... More >>
Houston's Linus Pauling Quartet releases their latest stupendous collection of screwed-and-chopped, hair-flipping stoner metal, Bag of Hammers, at Fitzgerald's with Modfag (featuring J.R. Delgado from Party Owls), From Beyond and Hearts of Animals. (Above is the uber-awesome cover art.) Congrats guy ... More >>
This fresh-faced young singer-songwriter from the north end of Houston was one of the first artists I wrote a CD review for here in the electronic pages of Rocks Off. Her debut EP, No Surprises, lied right to my face because I was surprised to hear someone who at the time was just 14 years old reach ... More >>
Editor's Pick: I'm tempted to say myself on this one. I just didn't connect to a lot of music this year. Especially new music, most of which I was either indifferent to or outright loathed. I'm not really the navel-gazing type, though, so I'll just chalk it up to an off year and move on. I do ... More >>
For the last week or so, Facebook campaign has asked users to change their profile pictures to a beloved cartoon character from their youth. Some claim it's to bring attention to the plight of abused children. Others - like your humble reporter, who is currently sporting Link from the old Leg ... More >>
Not too long ago, an old sound guy told Rocks Off that if people would turn it down just a little it would be louder than anything else, a suddenly startling quiet. Every time we get ahold of a new release from Woodlands studio/label Red Tree, we get a sample of that wonderful quiet sincerity.
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I hate Kathryn Hallberg. I hate the fact that she is, at just 14 years of age, already a mature songwriter, guitarists, and singer of undeniable skill and exquisite appeal. I hate that her debut EP, No Surprise, produced by Harold Ruben and Kyle Hutton at Red Tree is four songs of perfect acous ... More >>