Tom Keifer plays his first non-Cinderella show ever in Houston this Friday, tomorrow, at Concert Pub North on F.M. 1960. Mostly he'll play songs from his first-ever solo album, The Way Life Goes, but he'll let it get loud too, playing Cinderella songs and even a segment of what he calls "storyteller ... More >>
Mark C. AustinJandek (right) at Rudyard's, April 2009Sunday, Rudyard's celebrates its 32nd anniversary with an afternoon barbecue buffet and night of free music with sharp-witted singer-songwriter Teresa Kolo, holy terrors the Hell City Kings and the stuff Rocks Off's dreams are made of, an a ... More >>
Angels & Airwaves, Say Anything: Tue., May 18. House of Blues.
Best Fwends, Balls Deep, Fat Tony: Sat., March 13. Mango's.
Black Congress, Young Mammals, Weird Party: Thu., March 25. Walter's on Washington.
Bleeding Through, Born of Osiris, Sleeping Giant, Oceano: Fri., May 7. Wired Live.
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Asher Roth, Kid Cudi, House of Blues, August 1: "[Cudi has] tapped John Goldstein, Kanye's famed stage light guy, to help him create an actual feel to his show. Hipster rappers get derided a lot as not being "real rappers," but they put on a hell of a show. The crowd is already his." ... More >>
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Th' Legendary Shack Shakers are a sort of Blue Ridge Parkway answer to Los Skarnales, mining Anglo-American roots music and all things Memphis - Sun Records, Beale Street and the Oblivians - to create a turbo-charged, gypsy-flavored, punk-speed rockabilly dynamo with a metric ... More >>
Every so often, when Rocks Off is lucky enough to spend an evening at home, he'll dig up a pen and paper and start scratching away. So it was Monday night...Joshua Black WilkinsHere Comes Trouble: Th' Legendary Shack ShakersThe longer you're in this business, the more you learn to appreciate the ... More >>
Joshua Black WilkinsTh' Legendary Shack Shakers are not typical Southern-fried fare, no insipid Nashville muzak served up safe and soft. Think demented Dixieland instead. Imagine vaudevillians, carnies, punks and Tom Waits producing whisky-drizzled psychobilly. The sizzling Shakers are s ... More >>