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  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    Blaggards' 10 Favorite Drinking Songs

    Year in and year out, no matter what trends may come and go, Houston's stoutest Irish rockers will always be those battlin' Blaggards. Since July 2004, Patrick Devlin, Chad Smalley, Mike McAloon and now Brittany Johnson (the newest Blaggard) brandish a three-pronged rock trident of AC/DC, Social Dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    At Houston Tattoo Shops, "Nothing Gets Done Unless Music Is Playing"

    Late last year, I asked my daughter what she wanted for Christmas and she said she wanted the entire family to get tattooed together. It was so much easier when I could just buy her a Barbie dream house and be done with it; but, as she'd just left home to live on her own, how could I deny her? It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Five Metal Bands Who Should Break Up Immediately

    We've talked before about bands who we thought should break up here at Rocks Off, but frankly, I think metal deserves its own little corner of this argument. How come? Because there are just so damn many metal bands who reached their expiration date a long time ago but keep milking their fans for ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Fresh Cream and the Top 10 Power Trios of All Time

    Forty-six years ago this week, British blues-rockers Cream unveiled their debut album, Fresh Cream, one of the most deeply influential rock and roll records of all time. The original supergroup, the band was intended to unite the "cream" of the late-'60s British blues scene, featuring Eric Clapton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    5 More Christmas Songs by Houston Artists (and the Butthole Surfers)

    5. Butthole Surfers, "Good King Wenceslas" Would you believe me if I told you that a Butthole Surfers song is impossible to explain? There's a version of "Good King Wenceslas" that Mannheim Steamroller made pretty famous on elevators around the world. You wouldn't recognize the words if I told you, ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2012

    Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 5 local music venues.

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Lita Ford: Still Living Like A Runaway

    In the '80s, Lita Ford was one of the most prominent female voices in hard rock. With hits such as "Kiss Me Deadly" (which was named the 76th "Greatest Hard Rock Song Of All-Time" by VH1), "Back To The Cave," and "Close My Eyes Forever," she was on a winning tear. Plus she still had (and has) oodl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Which Mayhem Festival Band Do Parents Hate Most?

    The biggest traveling heavy metal festival of the summer rolls into the Woodlands Pavilion tonight. The annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has stepped its game up significantly in 2012, dropping metal titans Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax, Motorhead and more onto Houston's well-groomed northern ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    6 Non-Yank Bands Who Wrote American Anthems

    Some of the most definitive "all-American" rock anthems were written by bands who not originally from the United States. Think about it... what are some rock and roll staples that remind you of our beloved country, which gave us the freedom to rock? "The Boys Are Back In Town" "We Are The Champions ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Bottoms Up: 5 Beers From 5 Bands To Give You 5 Hangovers

    Whether you're at a show with friends or just putting your feet up while listening to some tunes after a long day at work, for many alcohol is just another part of the rock and roll experience. And when hard liquor gets too expensive and wine seems too highfalutin, there is one drink that's always t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    The End of the Road: Digital Mourning in 2012

    At the Houston Press office, I am usually the first person who finds out when a celebrity or musician dies, usually from a wire or, these days, the fine folks at TMZ. Hell, sometimes even when I am away from my desk I have to be the bearer of bad tidings, like when Adam Yauch passed on a few weeks a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Sunday Afternoon: Maroon 5 On A Cruise Ship And In Concert

    Photos By Craig Hlavaty"What do you think, Adam?"​Yesterday morning I found myself in Galveston boarding Carnival's brand-new cruiser, the Magic, for a presser with Maroon 5, who are currently burning up radio and the iTunes with their hit single "Moves Like Jagger". The band is helping promot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Last Night: Arctic Monkeys At House Of Blues

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Arctic Monkeys, Young Buffalo House of Blues August 3, 2011 See the Arctic Monkeys' chav-y chic in our slideshow. Five years since their first stateside splash in February 2006 with their debut Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, we've watched the Arctic Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    On The Road Again: Bikinis And Bands At The Hangout Festival

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, duh.​See the bands and bikinis of the Hangout Festival in our slideshows. Imagine the Austin City Limits Music Festival or even the rapidly approaching Free Press Summer Fest on pure, white sand just feet away from a (variably) blue ocea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Friday Night: Ke$ha At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Jay Lee​Ke$ha Verizon Wireless Theater April 29, 2011 Before Ke$ha even hit the stage for her sold-out show Friday night at Verizon Wireless Theater, we saw limos full of prom-ready teens pulling up to the venue, mounds of glitter were embedded into the cracks in the pavement surrou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Who's Vroomin' Who: Top 10 Songs With Motorcycle Sounds

    ​Craig's Hlist has been on a Motley Crue kick for the past few months. We may have just finished reading The Dirt for the fourth time, and we really enjoyed Nikki Sixx's Heroin Diaries book, which tells the story of how he spent 1987 mired in a haze of junk and almost every other drug imaginab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Ozzy & Sabbath Songs We'd Like To Hear Tonight (But Won't)

    ​It's the curse of being a fan. You want to hear all your favorite songs, but you know that the artist only has so much time onstage, and what with trying to shill a new album nobody has heard and playing the requisite classics, may only have time for an obscure nugget or maybe two. With Ozz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Apathy For The Devil: Adrift In The Snowblind '70s

    ​Apathy for the Devil: A 70s Memoir By Nick Kent Da Capo Press, 416 pp., $17.95. While Cameron Crowe's wonderful but fictional Almost Famous told a sanitized story of music-journalist-meets-bands in the '70s, Former New Musical Express writer Nick Kent's memoir is a warts/coke spoons/social d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Five More Heavy Metal Christmas Carols

    ​Last year's unholy Christmas metal list was so popular, we decided to reach back into our quasi-Santanic bag and find five more songs for you to blare while trimming the tree and wrapping presents. We made our list too late to catch Rob Halford's Christmas album, Winter Songs. Otherwise it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Songs For Our Brother's 21st Birthday

    Craig HlavatyLemmy (left, duh) and Jake Hlavaty​Today is the 21st birthday of one of Craig's Hlist's biggest musical influences: Not the Pixies' Doolittle, Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine, or even Operation Ivy's Energy LP. It's an actual person, our little brother Jake. The kid came of l ... More >>

  • News

    November 4, 2010

    Loko Oh No

    Testing the new fad drink

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Four Loko: We Investigate Just How Bad It Is (UPDATED With Morning-After Reflections)

    Science!!!!​The latest bit of juvenile delinquency that has the authorities up in arms is Four Loko, a powerful caffeinated beer that's sending kids to hospitals.The "powerful" part -- 12 percent alcohol in a 24-ounce can -- gets you wasted, and the "caffeinated" part keeps you up instead of passi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Friday Night: ZZ Top At The Woodlands

    Photos by Jim Bricker​ZZ Top Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 24, 2010 People talk all the time about the depleting ozone layer, melting polar ice caps, melting polar bears, ravaged rain forests, shortages of crude oil, but that can all go to Hell. When ZZ Top is gone from this Eart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    What Does Katy Perry Taste Like?

    ​Last week when we gave Kesha a bloggardly shellacking, we compared her and other female pop stars of her ilk to burritos. You may remember we said she was a gas-station burrito and Miley Cyrus was a Big Mac wrap. It was either a stroke of genius or the starved ramblings of a music writer subs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    What Does Katy Perry Taste Like?

    ​Last week when we gave Kesha a bloggardly shellacking, we compared her and other female pop stars of her ilk to burritos. You may remember we said she was a gas-station burrito and Miley Cyrus was a Big Mac wrap. It was either a stroke of genius or the starved ramblings of a music writer subs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Beavis And Butt-Head's Greatest Video Hits, Dillhole

    ​On the night of November 28, 1997, Rocks Off was sitting in his friend Chad's parents' house in Pearland, watching the final episode of MTV's Beavis and Butt-head. The boys had been a part of our daily lives since at least fifth grade, and as we marched into the second semester of ninth grade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Yes, We're Going To Kenny G. Got A Problem With That?

    ​Yes, tomorrow night Craig's Hlist will be at Kenny G with your mother and your weird aunt who likes to buy you fertility crystals for the summer solstice. Kenny G intrigues us to the no end. Along with Michael Bolton, he was a part of a tag-team duo of pop culture musical dregs in the '90s. But t ... More >>

  • Film

    March 25, 2010

    The Year SXSW Film Broke

    At 17, you were going through a lot changes too.

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    SXSW Adds Wild Moccasins, Roky Moon & BOLT, White Stripes' Northern Lights Doc

    This week Rocks Off is pleased to announce that Houston pop kids Wild Moccasins will be playing the Houston Press' SXSW showcase. So you guys can now mark the Moccs down as another local band set to bear down on Austin in March. We will have the names of the other performers coming by next week or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    He Said She Said: 10 Artists Who Never Got Their Due

    In the course of music history, some bands get that extra push by pop culture and become uber-iconic, while others, though just as deserving, go largely unnoticed except by those who choose to dig even deeper. For every Elvis Presley, there is a seedier Carl Perkins off to the side. David Bowie get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    2009 Concert Rewind, January: Scott Weiland Is Still a Jackass, and More

    [Ed. Note: For the next two weeks, Rocks Off will be looking back at the many, many, many shows we reviewed this year. Trust us, we've long since lost count. We'll start with this past January, as ever a slow month on the live-music front, but things picked up soon enough... trust us. Enjoy.] Chris ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    He Said She Said: Our Favorite Fictional Performers, Part 2

    ​Why is that sometimes the fictional bands in movie and television are cooler than real bands? Sadly, some of He Said's favorite bands don't even have albums or videos to speak of, because they don't even exist. The fun part is imagining how awesome their full-length records and tours would be. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Aftermath: Wanda Jackson, Queen Mother of Rock and Roll, at the Continental Club

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​ Wanda Jackson, unquestionably the true Queen Mother of rock and roll, was fashionably late getting on the stage Saturday night at the Continental Club. It was her seventy-second birthday, and she had played Austin the night before. Who could blame her for being a little sl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Tonight: Thorriors Unite! (at Rudyard's)

    www.flickr.com/groups/thorriors/​ Tonight at Rudyard's, we'll be a part of the lusty and bearded throng throwing themselves in front of Valient Thorr and Early Man, with local cats the Hell City Kings and Golden Axe acting as support. Those two Houston bands alone would be enough rock and roll fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    He Said She Said: Ten Artists We Would Go Gay For

    ​It always happens: you and your friends toss back a few beers and the talk turns to what celebrities and models you find attractive. At first it starts out innocent enough, arguing the merits of Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, Marissa Miller or Paula Deen. Well that last name is actually just our ... More >>

  • Music

    July 23, 2009

    Men of Steel

    Three decades after a metal classic, Judas Priest keeps "Livin' After Midnight."

  • Music

    May 21, 2009

    Anvil! The Story of Anvil

    Tragic, hilarious and maybe the sweetest rock doc ever made.

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    Mail Call: Post-Ike/ACL Edition

    As you might imagine, the past few weeks have been somewhat hectic for Rocks Off, meaning there's been another heaping helping of yellow and brown envelopes piling up. Let's do this. This time I've added brief quotes from the accompanying press release, provided there is one. Definitely Roy O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2008

    Weekend Music: Judas Priest, Motorhead, More Rudz Anniversary, Ronnie Milsap, Honeybrowne, Projekt Revolution, Matt Pryor, American Idols Live (Dammit) and More

    If you think we're going to start anywhere but tonight's show at the Woodlands, you've, um, got another thing comin... Judas Priest, "Breaking the Law" ...and how could we forget good old Lemmy? Motorhead, "Ace of Spades" Sweet country-pop (and sweeter hair), lots more Rudyard's anniversary, r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2008

    Last Night: Foo Fighters at Toyota Center

    Foo Fighters Toyota Center January 22, 2008Better Than: Having a Heath Ledger sad-a-thon by watching A Knight’s Tale in your dank apartmentDownload: Last year’s expanded The Colour and the Shape reissue, plus the acoustic disc from 2005’s In Your Honor Just hours ago, I saw Dave Grohl turn in ... More >>

  • Music

    June 17, 2004

    Spreading the Jams

    There'll never be another MC5, but Wayne Kramer will settle for 3

  • Calendar

    January 13, 1994
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