Moments ago, Depeche Mode, The Cure, MUSE, Kings of Leon, Atoms For Peace (featuring Thom Yorke and Flea), Lionel Richie, Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, The National, and Eric Church were announced as the headliners of the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival, which plans to expand to identical ... More >>
Ed. Note: Another Coachella post from our friends at West Coast Sound.
It may be a bit early, but Coachella 2013 seems to be the Year of the Bro.
For the ladies, it's business as usual, but the bros are really bringing it, from humorous neon T-shirts to costumes to all-around chiseledness.
But th ... More >>
Regular concertgoers in Houston have probably noticed more sold-out shows in the area over the past year. Just a few years ago, sellouts were generally reserved for the biggest marquee acts at Toyota Center, Bayou Music Center, and Reliant Stadium's RodeoHouston shows.
These days, though, it seems ... More >>
Local Natives, Superhumanoids
March 15, 2013
So... I was one of the three Rocks Off writers sent to cover Local Natives when the band first played Houston in April 2010. On one hand, my perceptions of the band haven't changed much since then; I supremely dig how tight harmonies, rock e ... More >>
Reliant Stadium, March 15
After more than a decade of climbing country music's ranks to become one of its most successful and charismatic male vocalists, Blake Shelton found himself taking a little heat not long ago when comments he made about certain "old farts" clinging to country's ... More >>
Coachella, the Only Music Festival That Matters (or so we're told), announced its 2013 lineup late Thursday night, no holograms or Rolling Stones included.
Instead, two beloved '90s UK acts whose popularity in the U.S. is spotty at best, Blur and the Stone Roses, headline the first night of the tw ... More >>
Adolescents: With Youth Brigade, The American Heist., Sun., Dec. 30, 8 p.m., $15/$17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston.
Aly & Fila: With DJ Shogun., Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $20/$30. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston.
American Fangs: With Bury The Crown, Sanctus Bellum, Carry the Storm, Muham ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerArctic 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 >>
cnn.comArcade Fire is finally heading to Houston on May 4 for a date up at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, in the Woodlands. Last Sunday the band played upsetters at the Grammys winning the award for Album Of The Year for their album The Suburbs which was based on frontman Win Butler's childhood ... More >>
Editor's Pick: To "support the scene" more in 2011. Just kidding.
Marc Brubaker: Houston, I have a confession to make. As far as music writers go, this one is pretty bad, too: I have a terrible habit of sleeping on bands just because they are popular. Often, when a new band picks up a lot o ... More >>
Now that's a headline, ladies and germs.
It has the added benefit of being succinct as well. That's exactly what we're summing up here, the worst Top 10 lists our peers have written this year. Let's get started, as we've got a lot of ground to cover.
10. This One
Not really, this is just t ... More >>
Photos by Marco Torres
For more images from ACL Saturday, see our slideshow here.
Complaining about crowds at an event like ACL is like complaining about the smell of livestock at the Houston Rodeo, but it does take some getting used to. And for the folks who think that Saturday was too hot ... More >>
Brittanie SheySonic Youth
For lots more pictures from Friday, see our slideshow here.
Rocks Off wonders what kind of guitar budget Sonic Youth has. They aren't very gentle with their instruments. This occurred to us as we were standing a few feet from the large screens projecting their exte ... More >>
Photos by Jim BrickerLocal Natives
House of Blues
October 7, 2010
Aftermath should, first and foremost, be honest: We aren't the biggest Local Natives fans. Why? We're not quite sure, really.
We try not to hop on the bandwagon too quickly when the newest musical craze pops up, but we try to ... More >>