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    March 10, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: St. Vincent, Gary Numan, Maroon 5, etc.

    St. Vincent House of Blues, March 10 An adventurous, ambitious singer-songwriter who delights in smearing the lines between art and pop, St. Vincent is quickly becoming one of the biggest indie-rock stars around. Born and raised in Dallas and now splitting her time between Texas and New York, the 3 ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Outkast Fans Got Beef With FPSF Omission

    The day that a festival announces its lineup is one of excitement and anxiety. For days speculation runs rampant and then the day arrives; some look at the lineup and fist-pump in front of their computers while others feel their hearts drop with disappointment. I spent a part of Tuesday hitting the ... More >>

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    January 17, 2014

    Youth Code at Mango's, 1/16/2014

    Youth Code, Coming Mango's January 16, 2013 No doubt, Youth Code borrows quite heavily from Chicago's fabled Wax Trax! Records (Front 242, KMFDM, Revolting Cocks) roster, the epicenter of seething industrial music in the 1980s and 1990s, when the city rose from the frozen plains and became a beacon ... More >>

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    July 1, 2013

    True Blood: Plastiscines Are In Fact Good

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Even when a show is having a great season, as True Blood is, you ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Set To Induct Rush, Heart, Donna Summer, And Public Enemy

    Today the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland announced their 2013 class of inductees. Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, and longtime jilted proggers Rush have all made the cut. The star-studded ceremony is set for April 18 in Los Angeles. REWIND: Last Night: Rush ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Understanding the Rock Hall's 2013 Nominees: Chic? Kraftwerk? Butterfield?

    Wednesday night The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced their 2013 nominees for induction next year. These names will be voted on by a committee of guys in bad weaves, rich people who know the right people, and tenured music writers with axes to grind. The names are as follows: The Pa ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Star Wars Day: Recasting The Movie With '70s Rock Stars

    Today is Star Wars Day, or "May the 4th be with you." Something less than a national holiday but more than a horrific pun, it's evidence that we still very much live in a Star Wars world 35 years after the movie was released, as well as that once the Internet gets ahold of an idea, the rest of us mi ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012

    Forget Kraftwerk, 5 Acts We'd Like To See In Houston Museums

    Next week, German electronic-music pioneers Kraftwerk will perform eight of their albums in their entirety, from 1974's Autobahn through 2003's Tour de France, at New York City's Museum of Modern Art. The album that spawned the closest thing duo had to a "pop hit," the title track of 1977's Trans-Eu ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Eliminator: Three Decades Of ZZ Top's Iconic Album

    I can't be the only one on Earth, or even in Houston, who thinks that ZZ Top's 1983 album Eliminator should be played at ear-bleeding levels. Yes, even "Dirty Dog" and "Thug." By the time you get past "I Got The Six" and "Legs" you need a breather anyway. Today Eliminator turns 29, releasing wide o ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    Travelin' Band: What Do The Features Listen To On The Road?

    So The Twilight Saga has exactly two things that keep the films from being absolute torture. The first is Ashley Greene in all her pixie-hotness, and the second is that there really are some excellent bands that end up on the soundtracks. Case in point, the Features were featured recently in Break ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Early Warning: Coldplay Bringing Mylo Xyloto To Houston On June 25

    Photo By Craig HlavatyColdplay's Chris Martin at the Woodlands in July 2009. ​Coldplay is bringing their Mylo Xyloto tour to Houston next summer on June 25 at the Toyota Center. The band was last in Houston on July 22, 2009 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on the down-slope of the Viva La Vi ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    No Surprises: Rock Hall Set To Induct Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys

    Photo By Marco TorresGuns N' Roses are Rock Hall bound, but which version of GNR will show up? ​This morning (well, it leaked last night) the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland announced their 2012 class of inductees. Included on the list are Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Bo ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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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    November 14, 2011

    Amerika: Rammstein Finally Hitting Houston In 2012

    Yes, those are fireworks, Beavis. ​Popular German industrial group Rammstein hits Houston on May 25, 2012 for a date at the Toyota Center. This will be the band's first Houston date since their formation, but they have played sporadic dates at points elsewhere in Texas over the years. This is a ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    G N' R, The Cure & Chili Peppers Could Be Hall Of Famers Next Year

    Oh, this will be a fun induction ceremony...​This morning, The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland announced the list of nominees for its Class of 2012: The Small Faces & The Faces, Freddie King, The Cure, Guns 'N Roses, Heart, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Spinners, War, Joan Jett and the Bl ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011
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    June 6, 2011

    It's International Day Of Slayer: Ten Slayer Songs For Awkward Life Moments

    GroovehouseAll Hail Tom Araya, The Dark Lord.​Today is the sixth International Day of Slayer, started in 2006 to coincide with June 6, 2006, the most evil-numbered date in history. It's also lead singer Tom Araya's birthday, and the guitarist now makes his home on a ranch in Buffalo, Texas - God's ... More >>

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    March 19, 2011

    SXSW Last Night: Men Without Hats Dance If They Want To

    PPhotos by Chris Gray​Men Without Hats Club de Ville March 18, 2011 Every year at SXSW, Aftermath scans the schedule of hundreds and hundreds of bands and always has the same reaction: "They're still around?" This year it was Canadian synth-pop safety dancers Men Without Hats. Since Aftermat ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    European Travel Tips For First-Time Bands

    ​Local favorites the Wild Moccasins embark on a six-week European tour this weekend. Rocks Off knows how daunting international travel can be, especially when you're on a multi-country blitzkrieg that exposes you to numerous languages and many differing cultural mores in a relatively short per ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    Last Night: Agent Orange At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by David Ensminger​Agent Orange Fitzgerald's January 9, 2010 In the 1987 21 Jump Street episode "Mean Streets and Pastel Houses," fresh-faced Johnny Depp goes undercover as a punk to root out vicious gangland teenage thugs lurking in the inner city. He ends up at a rowdy punk concert r ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    More Like "Hall Of Lame," Am I Right?

    ​Ladies and gentlemen, your 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is ready to admit a new class: Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Neil Diamond, Darlene Love and Dr. John have all been inducted for 2011, the foundation announced Wednesday. With the exception of Wai ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Five '90s Musical Fads We Remember Well, But Don't Really Miss

    ​A little over a decade ago, swing music made a strange comeback. You may remember seeing people all over dressing like '40s hipsters, jumping and jiving in Gap commercials and most every club or bar was offering swing lessons. It started with the release of the film Swingers, which still mi ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    "We're Ashamed The President Is From Texas" And Other Acts Of Career Suicide

    Seven years ago this week, the Dixie Chicks had the No. 1 country single in the U.S. with Bruce Robison's lump-raising "Travelin' Soldier." Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., the Bush Administration was putting the finishing touches on its Iraqi invasion strategy, which prompted Chicks lead singer Nat ... More >>

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    December 1, 2009

    The Gnarly Musical Ingredients That Make Up Skinny Puppy

    Tonight Canadian industrial legends Skinny Puppy take the stage at Warehouse Live, and Rocks Off will be there to cover every single corpse-paint and blood-spotted inch of the show. We snagged a few videos of bands that who paved the way for cEvin Key and Nivek Ogre to make Puppy's enigmatic and ch ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    Aftermath: Depeche Mode's Black and Blue Celebration at The Woodlands

    Photos by Eric Sauseda​ Far, far away from the group once known for bubbly synth-pop anthems like "Just Can't Get Enough" and "Everything Counts," Depeche Mode circa 2009 has pressed its small army of keyboards and electronics into the service of primal urges and raw sexuality. Not terribly surpri ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009
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    November 12, 2008

    Get Lit: The Pitchfork 500

    At last, Pitchfork has laid bare its aesthetic in book form in this old-media attempt at pop music canonization. As the cover describes, The Pitchfork 500 is “Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present,” beginning with singles released in 1977. That Pitchfork chieftains Scott Plag ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008

    Yip-Yip

    This synthefied duo brings musical chaos to The Mink

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    August 28, 2008

    Tonight: Tokio Hotel at Verizon Wireless Theater

    What if Rammstein were an emo band? Chances are if you've got a tween in your household, especially one that sprechens the Deutsch, you already know. That would be Tokio Hotel, the quartet of German jugend that has sold more than five million albums in its native Deutschland and, this year's English ... More >>

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    April 15, 2008

    Has ACL Festival Jumped the Shark?

    This morning C3 Entertainment unveiled the lineup for the 2008 Austin City Limits Festival, scheduled for September 26-28 in Austin's Zilker Park, and it's looking more than ever like Coachella on the Colorado. The first name on the card is... Foo Fighters. Seriously. That means everyone hoping for ... More >>

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    December 27, 2007
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    November 15, 2007
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    October 25, 2007

    Cat Scientist, Lick Lick, Three Fantastic

    These ‘80s-infused Austinites are the cat’s pajamas

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    April 12, 2007

    Trans Am

    Trans Am will perform on Sunday, April 15, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.

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    March 8, 2007

    Trans Am

    Sex Change

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    March 1, 2007

    Cred Sheet

    Stuff you need to know to avoid musical ostracism

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    April 13, 2006

    Spank Rock

    Yoyoyoyoyo

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    January 19, 2006

    Extraordinary Machination

    Sure, Fiona Apple is crazy...like a fox!

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    December 8, 2005
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    July 28, 2005
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    April 7, 2005

    Daft Punk

    Human After All

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    March 10, 2005

    Monster Mash

    Jackal and Hyde breed badass beats

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    September 16, 2004

    Faux Fox

    Black Glove or White Glove (Quartz Inc.)

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    November 13, 2003

    The Music The

    If you want poetry, read a book

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    October 23, 2003

    Junior Senior

    Friday, October 24

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    September 25, 2003

    Señor Coconut

    Fiesta Songs (Emperor Norton)

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    September 23, 1999

    Rotation

    New Releases Reviewed

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    January 14, 1999

    Overseas Transmission

    Hip-hop's origins in a German synthesizer?

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    February 16, 1995
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