Photos by Meredith BakerThe misting area was almost as popular as the beer kiosks Sunday. In spite of the killer heat, Sunday's Buzzfest at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion delivered restitution for the 2008 edition that had been canceled due to Hurricane Ike damage. The beer was flowing, the bik ... More >>
[Note: this is the first entry in a partnership between Rocks Off and Houston-based metal Web site UNdergroWNd MiNdbloW. In the hot seat is all-female Toronto quartet Scarlet Sins. Enjoy.] My name is Chris, and I have a long ongoing love affair with music. Especially heavy metal, death metal, spee ... More >>
Sunday, November 27, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-225-8551.
Death by Stereo wants to unite the world's punk and metal kids. How sweet.
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Christopher Titus turns dysfunctional into comical
The band nearly broke apart before the Cure finally took
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The Deftones' headphone records elevate them out of the nü-metal pack
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Dubtex furnishes the soundtrack to 21st-century H-town
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Straight from the vein of avant-hardcore, the Blood Brothers gush up a big mess
Change Is Coming (Emperor Norton Records)
Drummers are at the front and back of the band called Godsmack
Buckcherry says screw that PC crap, and take us as we are
Eyeagainst: What began as a misty fantasy has hardened into a heavy reality
Blue October braces itself for the effects of its Universal debut
The Deftones stick to aggressive rock and watch as the rest of the world plays catch-up
Unlike their North American counterparts, Jamaican rappers are incorporating heavy metal into their material, with some amazing results
Coal Chamber shelves the rap-metal for metal-goth
Where is instrumental rock? Los Straitjackets and John Paul Jones might know.
Fu Manchu King of the Road
A Clean, Bic-Lighted Place
Retinkered Machine Head apes current metal sounds
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Fans are still saying Yes after all these years
Coming This Week
Willie Nelson brings along his pals for his annual musical picnic
After the Littleton massacre, Brazosport High cracked down on its own "freaks" which only left them more alienated
Avant-rock takes shape in the Afghan Whigs and its wild front man