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  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Arcade Fire at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 4/9/2014

    Arcade Fire Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion April 9, 2014 I may not be the first person to say it, but then Arcade Fire is not the first group to counter the "most important band in the world" tag by breaking out the costumes and mirrors. U2 is the obvious model, with their Joshua Tree-Achtung Baby ... More >>

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    March 25, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Santos Pastrana, Sound Engineer and DJ Ninja

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, 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 previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Santos Pastrana tells us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    Do NOT Get on Cyndi Lauper's Bad Side

    Note: Liz Tracy is the music editor at our sister paper New Times in Broward-Palm Beach, Florida. "Do you know anything about me?" Cyndi Lauper aggressively questioned me recently over the telephone. I was, needless to say, taken aback, confused, sort of desperate to see where the conversation had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Transcribing Is a Bitch: The Collected Craig Hlavaty Interviews

    My last official day at the Houston Press is tomorrow, so these past two weeks I have been sifting through my body of work here at Rocks Off, almost seven years of words. I've been gleefully overdosing on nostalgia here at my desk, and I have (almost) no regrets. I'll have some more words on my depa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Now Houston Baseball Fans Know What It's Like to Hate the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Before I became enamored of rock stars, rock journalists, punk rockers, metal mavens, or DJs, the first idols in my life were Houston Astros players, namely Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell and the late Ken Caminiti. So on Wednesday, when the Baseball Hall of Fame failed to induct Biggio or Bagwell, or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    The Biggest Houston Bands of 1992

    Researching what the Houston music scene was like 20 years ago has been an eye-opening experience, to put it mildly. In that benighted era, the world was very analog. Musicians could design a gig flyer or type up some lyrics on their computers, maybe fiddle around with some primitive MIDI-type softw ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 4, 2012

    Last Night: Radiohead At Toyota Center

    Radiohead Toyota Center March 3, 2012 Radiohead just doesn't add up. The band has effectively turned its back on the music business, pioneering alternative methods of distribution of its music to fans (most of it online), short-circuiting the traditional promotional apparatus by releasing last year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Dave Grohl Vs. Skrillex: Dumbest Music Feud Ever?

    Sometimes it's very easy for Rocks Off's brain to go on autopilot while checking our email in the morning. If we're not weeding out actual spam to delete, we're wincing at messages hyping music whose wretchedness practically leaps off the screen. (Someone you've never heard of touted as a "legend" i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    The Best LP Side Ones Ever

    Spurred on by the realization that both David Bowie's commercial breakthrough Let's Dance and Queen's News of the World had solid, sturdy side ones on their vinyl releases, I then began the hunt for other great vinyl slabs with amazing side ones. Of course, the idea is that this could only include ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Vive La France: 14 French Lessons From English Pop Songs

    Shutterstock/faqs.org​Happy Bastille Day, everybody. Today France celebrates the day in 1789 when an angry mob stormed the eponymous (our new favorite word) prison in central Paris, freed all seven prisoners - they were really after the guns and ammunition, Clash-style - and touched off the Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    10 Albums We're Not Supposed To Like But Do

    ​In everyone's record collection there are junk-food albums, the ones that you feel bad for consuming but coat your ears with happy, because you have been conditioned by everyone else to either hate them or disown them. But when push comes to shove on that media player or stereo, the junk-food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Devo And The 16 Other Best Bands In Uniform

    Mark C. Austin​Devo hits Warehouse Live on March 25, the band's first Houston date since a 2006 appearance with the Psychedelic Furs - who, coincidentally enough, are also coming to Warehouse (April 23) to do all of 1981's Talk Talk Talk ("Pretty In Pink," "Into You Like a Train"), plus "Love ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Agent Orange Continues Carpet-Bombing Surf-Punk

    David EnsmingerAgent Orange's Mike Palm at Rocbar earlier this year.​Rocks Off recently had the opportunity to speak with Agent Orange's Mike Palm, who founded the Southern California surf-punks in the late '70s and has remained in the trenches ever since. Agent Orange plays Fitzgerald's Sunda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Friday Night: Nitzer Ebb At Numbers

    Photos by Groovehouse​Nitzer Ebb Numbers November 29, 2010 It was an odd feeling, watching Nitzer Ebb at Numbers Friday night. It was an odd feeling, because of the déjà vu. Nitzer Ebb was the first band Aftermath ever saw live - ever - opening Depeche Mode's Violator tour at the Woodlands ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Bon Jovi, Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers? It Could Happen...

    Stay classy, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame...​This morning the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced this year's ballot of nominees, with the winners to be announced in December and inducted next March in New York. Fifteen names are on this year's ballot, ranging from hip-hoppers, proto-metal icons, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Aftermath: Metric's New Wave Coming-Out Party at Warehouse Live

    [Ed note: Yes, we stayed for the entire show this time, but then... oh, never mind.] Photos by Marc Brubaker​ When Aftermath first walked into Warehouse Live Monday night, we figured there must be some sort of secret Canada-to-Houston information pipeline we'd never heard about. We didn't think To ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    The World's Most Unfortunately Dressed Bank Robber

    The FBI has put out the alert for a new bank robber, one who knocked off a Memorial Drive Wachovia and a west-side Bank of America last week.This is not just any bank robber, though. This dude has style. A very outdated, ridiculous style.Photo courtesy FBI​The FBI is calling him the "Sweatin' to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Tonight: Silver Apples at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    The Silver Apples' career has been defined by accidents, difficulties and deferrals. Formed when Simeon Coxe III of the Overland Electric Stage Band decided to bring an electronic oscillator to a show, causing the band's guitarists to quit in protest, leaving him and drummer Danny Taylor alone o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2008
  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Joy Division's Expanded Reissues

    Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Still, Control Original Motion Picture Sound Track

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    Tapes 'N' Tapes

    Bringing strangers together via the International Mixtape Project

  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    Aimless Attack

    Daddy G on Massive Attack's meanderings

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    RIP, Syd. And RIP, 'Cid.

    A psychedelic pioneer and the drug that helped do him in are both sorely missed

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Eliot Lipp

    Friday, April 21, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-629-3700

  • Music

    March 2, 2006

    Van Gogh with a Resonator

    Remembering Chris Whitley, the universal bluesman

  • Music

    July 22, 2004
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    December 25, 2003

    Always Darkest Before the Dawn

    Trotting out the clichs for a year-ender piece

  • Music

    December 18, 2003

    Acid Test

    Enter the warped world of the Linus Pauling Quartet at your peril

  • Music

    September 11, 2003

    The South's Done It Again

    Southern rock comes in for another revival

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Black Gold

    A gusher lay beneath the surface, but you had to drill deep

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    Tyrannosaurus Raps

    Jurassic 5 will help you remember hip-hop the way it oughta be

  • Music

    March 8, 2001

    Crap Shoot

    Nothing's guaranteed at SXSW - not even a seat to Dee Dee Ramone's show

  • Music

    April 20, 2000

    Local Rotation

    Jody Hughes -- Japanic

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    Prog's New Face

    Deadwood Forest isn't your father's progressive rock band

  • Film

    December 10, 1998

    Sound Evidence

    A documentary delves into theera of electronic music

  • Music

    April 2, 1998
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    January 22, 1998
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    August 21, 1997
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    January 9, 1997
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