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Kristine Mills

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Don't Stand So Close to Her: Kristine Mills Does Sting

    On the list of post-punk and New Wave bands that borrowed from jazz, the Police are right at the very top. Their songs are full of unconventional time signatures, complex chord arrangements and plenty of improvisational moments. Instrumentally, Gordon Sumner (aka Sting), Andy Summers and Stewart Cop ... More >>

  • Music

    January 9, 2014

    Amarillo Highway

    How well does Houston music travel to the Panhandle?

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    January 3, 2014

    Amarillo Highway: How Well Does Houston Music Travel?

    My daughter recently moved to Colorado. Like a lot of young people striking out on their own, she decided she wanted to celebrate her first holiday away by coming back to visit. Her boyfriend drove her to Amarillo, and Mrs. Sendejas and I made a weekend trek to retrieve her. My kids are musicians ... More >>

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    December 24, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Steven Higginbotham, Hard-Working Wheel Worker

    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? Steven Higginbotham leads ... More >>

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    November 5, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Marzi Montazeri, the Man Dimebag Darrell Called a Bad Motherfucker

    Who? Marzi Montazeri, who currently splits his time between his hometown of Houston and New Orleans, is something of an underground metal legend, and probably the most amazing guitar player that almost no one is talking about. He fronts his Southern-metal act Heavy Texas while here, and is also a ke ... More >>

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    October 1, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Saturn Will Not Sleep, Scout Bar's Electronic Mad Scientist

    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? Steven Trimble, the "cont ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: DJ Twinkle-Toes, Won a "Dick-Measuring Vinyl Orgy" With Two iPods

    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? Rogelio Gutierrez Jr is k ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Beanz N Kornbread, Gmail-Loving Production Duo

    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. Range and versatility. Those a ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: You(genious), Party Crasher Turned Musical Auteur

    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? He calls himself The Misf ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Mr. Castillo, Song-Sniping DJ

    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? Dan Castillo, Mr. Castillo to you, is ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    Rocks Off 100: DJ Big Reeks, The Chief Waxaholic

    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: At first glance, Rican McGusty is a ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Jacqi Kil, The Bad Drugs' Screaming Bitch Creature

    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: Since 2011, Houston has had a great li ... More >>

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    August 6, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Justice Tirapelli-Jamail, The Manichean's "Quiet One"

    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? The Manichean? Easily one of the top b ... More >>

  • Music

    August 1, 2013

    Your Guide to the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

    Great local bands, one awesome evening.

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    July 30, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Kathryn Hallberg, Little Girl Gone

    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? I have followed Kathryn Hallberg's sin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    HPMA Showcase Spotlight: Kristine Mills, "Blonde Bombshell Outta the Old School"

    In the weeks leading up to the Houston Press Music Awards showcase on Sunday, August 4, Rocks Off will be profiling a handful of performers each day, mostly in their own words - part of the best top-to-bottum lineup the showcase has ever had, in our humble opinion. See the showcase schedule and tick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Here's Our 2013 HPMA Showcase Schedule For You

    After much consideration and more maneuvering than the average Air Force test pilot -- or at least as much, anyway -- it gives Rocks Off great pleasure to announce the lineup of this year's Houston Press Music Awards showcase, featuring fortysomething 2013 HPMA nominees performing within blocks of o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Ash Kay, the Freakouts' Punk Vocal Head-Butt

    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? Ash Kay is the mouth of The Freakouts, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: DJ Remix, Genre-Hopping Mix Maniac

    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. Last year, at the Houston Press Music Awa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Shane Tuttle, Updog Owner and Album-Cover Designer

    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? Shane Tuttle discovered a talent for g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Chris Gerhardt, Mastermind of Giant Battle Monster

    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? Giant Battle Monster, we're fairly cer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Kristine Mills, Houston's Brassiest Voice

    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? Nobody puts Baby into a corner, and no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    MKT Bar: Tale of an Unexpected Hotspot, Acts 3-4

    CHARACTERS Katy (the server); our narrator ACT 3, SCENE 1 Outside. 9:15 p.m. As we pass the lineup of chairs placed outside MKT's front doors, we realize: It's quiet. Too quiet. The quiet doesn't stop once we get inside; there are only a few evening eaters, and the Christmas/Kwanzaa setup remains ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    2011 HPMA Showcase: Lonesome, Onry and Mean Edition

    Checkout the slideshows of the bands and the crowd at the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase. Photo by Jason WolterTexas Johnny Brown​I spent most of the my Houston Press Music Awards day circulating between five contiguous venues: Dirt Bar, Ben's Beans, Reserve 101, Pete's Dueling Piano Bar ... More >>

  • Music

    November 10, 2011

    2011 Music Awards Showcase

    Your guide to the bands and venues.

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    November 8, 2011

    HPMA Preview: Seven Nominated Bands Perfect For Ear Fatigue

    Photo by Liana LopezNick Gaitan and Umbrella Man​Oh, yes, it is that time again, time for the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase You can almost smell it...well, hopefully not. This week we will be profiling the bands who will be performing at this Saturday's HPMA showcase at venues all over ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    August 19, 2010

    Like Hell Yeah

    Upsets and upstarts at the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Ozeal, Satin Hooks, Zydeco Dots, Kristine Mills Simmer On Showcase Saturday

    Photos by GroovehouseOzeal and friends, just getting started...​2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, and nobody's home at The Drake. The place is a bit hidden, with its posh entrance tucked around back, hidden from the street by the abandoned industrial façade. The cool, dark interior provides a ref ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2010

    Live from the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

    GroovehouseSatin Hooks at Sugarcane​We're hanging out all day on Washington Avenue watching some of the best bands in Houston perform at the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase. We'll be checking into Rocks Off periodically to keep you up to date as well. You can also follow us on Twitter at @ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Next Month's Music Award Showcase Schedule

    ​Here we go, y'all. Rocks Off is proud to present this year's HPMA showcase lineup, featuring almost 50 2010 nominees, a few distinguished HPMA alumni and special guests Matt & Kim and Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights. We guess this means this thing is really happening. The showcase start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    2010 Music Awards Nominees, Part 1

    ​Rocks Off is sorry this took so long, but between sifting through dozens of categories with dozens of nominations apiece, and shuffling back and forth to the doctor's office thanks to an unfortunate spill last night, we've been working as fast as we possibly can. Even so, we decided to split ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    F**k You Very Much, Austin

    • Talk about buzzkill. During All Time Low's Bamboozle Roadshow performance at Six Flags in Arlington last week, amusement park security pepper-sprayed a handful of preteens who rushed the stage in a surge of prepubescent hormonal musical bliss. The band gave the security an earful of Fuck You! a ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010
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    October 8, 2009

    The Quotable Bono

    The loquacious Irishman is pathologically incapable of keeping his opinions to himself.

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    July 31, 2009

    The 2009 Houston Press Music Award Winners

    Chris GrayScarface (right) and 2009 Best Punk winners Flamin' Hellcats​ Best Local CD/LP: Bun B, UGK for Life Best Local EP/7-inch: Wild Moccasins, Microscopic Metronomes Best Local Song: Mechanical Boy, "She Does" Best New Act: Roky Moon & BOLT Songwriter: B L A C K I E Local Musician of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Aftermath: The Houston Press Music Awards Ceremony

    Photos by Chris GrayUmbrella Man​ As Maureen McGovern once sang, there's got to be a morning after. And it's about as pleasant as you imagine it is. It's not even that Rocks Off is hung over (much), it's more that after Thursday night's Houston Press Music Awards ceremony, we literally left it all ... More >>

  • Music

    July 30, 2009

    Five Hour Energy

    The 2009 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase in 300 minutes or less.

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    HPMA: We Have Some Winners: Fat Tony, Cactus Music, Swishahouse, Nick Cooper, Kristine Mills

    Chris Gray​ Born Liars injected some scuzzy rawk n' roll to the festivities after we were dressed for not repping the zydeco scene. It's really amazing how fast yet how together the Borns really are live. Equal parts MC5 and The Clash.Here come some more awards, kids....Best Underground Hip-Hop- F ... More >>

  • Music

    July 23, 2009

    52 Pick-Up

    Your guide to the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards showcase

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    May 28, 2009
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    May 21, 2009

    The 2009 Houston Press Music Award Nominees

    Here they are, folks. You nominated 'em, we mulled 'em over and sorted out the stuffers, and now the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards ballot is set. Normally Rocks Off would say something cute like read 'em and weep, but since we've been listening to almost nothing but '80s hard rock and new bands th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Houston Press Music Awards: And The Nominees Are...

    Here they are, folks. You nominated 'em, we mulled 'em over and sorted out the stuffers, and now the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards ballot is set. Normally Rocks Off would say something cute like read 'em and weep, but since we've been listening to almost nothing but '80s hard rock and new bands t ... More >>

  • Music

    April 30, 2009
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    April 23, 2009

    Hello, Houston!

    Noise breaks down the months of live music ahead

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2009

    SXSW Swag Report: Quality Over Quantity

    As John Nova Lomax noted a couple of days ago, it appears the foundering economy has taken its toll on SXSW's promotional-item racket, with the budgetary allowance for all manner of items emblazoned with this company or that's logo being one of the first line-items to get slashed. It's not just the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008

    The Show Must Go On …. But Not Yet

    Hurricane Ike is having long-term effects on Houston’s performing and visual arts organizations. We’ve gotten several messages about shows being postponed or canceled and we thought we’d pass them along. The Country Playhouse’s production of Neil Simon’s Rumors will open Friday, Septembe ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008
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    March 27, 2008

    Wade Wilson Art’s Second Anniversary Party

    Kristine Mills heads a jazz combo featuring members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra

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