Without fail, the Houston Press Music Awards sneak up on us. Last year, when the HPMAs returned to the dog days of summer after a one-year Thanksgiving holiday, only a few short months fell between the 2011 trophies and 2012 nomination ballot. This time it's been several months longer, but feels jus ... More >>
The Houston Public Library would like to give you a little music while you read this month. Friday morning the library announced Tunes at Noon, a new free concert series starting the Tuesday at the main library's Julia Ideson Building (550 McKinney).
The first performer, Cassandra Tyson, is an alum ... More >>
Rocks Off also asked our folks covering the HPMA showcase to tell us their favorite new artist they saw Sunday - not necessary new, just new to them.
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Rocks Off reached out to the artists playing this year's Houston Press Music Awards showcase Sunday, August 5, and asked them to introduce themselves. Here's what they sent back.
Catch up with the other showcase nominees and see the rest of our HPMA coverage
Rocks Off: When and where was your firs ... More >>
At last... we've nailed down the lineup for this year's Houston Press Music Awards showcase Sunday, August 5. The venues are grouped into three clusters around downtown - Houston Pavilions, Warehouse Live and Phul Court - and some sort of transportation between the three (taxi or shuttle) will be av ... More >>
It's here, the lineup for the 2012 Houston Press Music Awards showcase on Sunday, August 5.
We are still finalizing the roster of venues, but it is a triangle between House of Blues, Warehouse Live and Phul Court, the outdoor venue and food-truck gathering spot at 1311 Leeland, with a few more plac ... More >>
It's only been seven months and change since the 2011 Houston Press Music Awards, but that was enough time for more than 7,000 local music fans to nominate their favorites in some 40 categories, a figure well north of 200 talented Houston artists.
So let's get to it. Here are your ... 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 >>
See the video for "Beautiful Day" here.Rocks Off does not have children, nor do we anticipate doing so anytime in the forseeable future. Frankly, the thought of being responsible for another living creature around the clock both terrifies and confounds us - just ask our cat, Neko.
However, w ... More >>
Friday, Rocks Off announced the nominees for the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards in as many genres as we could think to put on the ballot this year. Here are the rest, covering recordings, individual achievement, personalities and peripheral categories (radio, retail, etc.).
Voting begins Ju ... More >>
[Ed. Note: We are not trying to encroach on Ms. Magnolia City Mixtape's territory, but once in a while the news piles up too fast to wait an entire week.]
It's our party and we'll pimp if we want to: Perhaps you may have heard about this "Washington Shore" soiree Rocks Off is throwing at 8 p.m. t ... More >>