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  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Ledisi, Jimmy Eat World, Dos, etc.

    Ledisi Bayou Music Center, May 16 Though a true breakthough into the mainstream pop world has thus far eluded her, New Orleans native Ledisi (born Ledisi Young) has clandestinely become a star among fans who love little else than to dim the lights and turn up the grown-folks music. (She also has a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    "Comeback" Albums Nobody Is Really Asking For

    Marc BrubakerLimp Bizkit flexes their "Gold Cobra" at Buzzfeest XXIV, May 2010​Mark your calendars, fellow music lovers. June 28 will be a sales matchup that'll make 50 Cent and Kanye's 2007 album release square-off look like a playground brawl. The contenders are Limp Bizkit and Taking Back S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Before Networking Was Social: Ten Early Social Websites That Are Dead or Dying

    Who needs when we have Facebook?​Social networking today is a foregone conclusion. Many of us wake up and check Twitter on our smart phones or pull up Facebook on our laptops. We surf YouTube videos in our spare time, find dates on and spend hours reading music, politi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Mission Accomplished: Your Buzzword Is My Band Name, Part 2

    ​We're getting closer to a midterm election that, more and more, is coming to resemble two dachshunds we had as a kid who would lose their little doggy minds over a chew toy and attack each other in a weiner-dog whirlwind of until separated by a garden hose. The attack ads are a-flying, and e ... More >>

  • News

    May 20, 2010

    The Twitterverse

    More than just cyberspace, the tweet life inspires people to make friends and adopt causes in person. It has a few problems, too.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Aftermath: Alkaline Trio's Road Map To Gen-Y Heartbreak At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Eggs/​ For a great segment of Generation Y, Alkaline Trio is the sound of break-ups, make-ups and will forever be the torchbearers of the romantic fuck-up. Few recent bands have been better able to intimate the fury of a messy youthful separation. It's simple and to t ... More >>

  • Music

    December 17, 2009


    2009 wasn't a great year for albums, but songs were a different story.

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Surprise Someone IRL. Via the Internet, That Is

    ​"Looks like there's gonna be an engagement party for you after all!" "There is? Not that Nate or I know of." "Was it supposed to be a surprise?" "I have no idea. I don't know what you're talking about." "Well, I got a Facebook invite from Cynthia, your co-worker." "I honestly don't kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Social Distortion: Social Media Under Siege

    ​Yesterday, August 6th, 2009 - a date which will live in infamy - the social web was suddenly and deliberately attacked by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) of the Online Empire of Cyxymu.In a word?  Thursday SUCKED.A spam campaign by a pro-Georgian (the country, not the state, ahem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Social Distortion: The Facebook Friend Inaugural Oath of Office

    Adding folks to your posse of Facebook friends is far from an automated algorithm. Facebook often serves as the Internet's Final Frontier - you're either down with the innermost of highly personal circles, or you're merely relegated to the comparative impersonality of being a Twitter follower or Fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    The Best Christmas Gift Idea Evar

    Thanks to Idolator, Rocks Off nearly had a stroke when he saw Mattel's new "Goth Punk Barbie," available exclusively at the Hard Rock Cafe's online Rock Shop for the not-so-low, low price of $70. Bitchin' lemon-yellow guitar sold separately, though this bad-girl Barbie does come with her own st ... More >>

  • Music

    September 18, 2008

    White Swan Runs Red

    The Second Ward hardcore venue got a little too punk last month

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2007

    Last Night: Against Me! at the Meridian

    Against Me!The Meridian (main room)August 10, 2007 Click here for a slideshow. Better Than: Watching the Astros’ season circle the drain at Minute Maid Park. Download: For context, something from the band’s first two albums, Reinventing Axl Rose and As the Eternal Cowboy. As important as it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2007

    Drenched in Blog: Fair Warning

    Get ready, all you KLOL listeners of yore: David Lee Roth and two generations of Van Halens will be in Houston soon. Monday, Van Halen will hold a press conference to announce tour dates. We can all make a safe bet that Diamond Dave will make at least two tired cracks about Viagra, cocaine and snort ... More >>

  • Music

    June 10, 2004

    Screaming Fidelities

    This fan has her own Dashboard Confessional to give

  • Music

    March 25, 2004

    The Elected

    Me First (Sub Pop)