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Lollapalooza

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Big Music Festivals Sure Can Be Creepy Sometimes

    This weekend Rocks Off will send another team to the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park, three days sure to be full of music, drinking, and the sort of behavior that tends to happen when tens of thousands of scantily clad young people gather to get their buzz on and scope out potential ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Your 2013 Music Festival Outlook (Texas Edition)

    I don't know about you, but I am not totally in love with winter weather. Yes, it affords you the ability to wear beanies and cool fingerless gloves and dress like a hoodlum, but it's the heat that I love the most. That's why I love thinking about music festivals, because that's where we all get t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    5 Simple Ways to Improve the Average Festival Experience

    Music festivals are a bit of a no-brainer for live music fans. Getting to see a ton of bands for a mostly reasonable price? What's not to love? Well, a few things, if we're being honest. Don't get me wrong, plenty of little things that have happened over the last few years have made the festival ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    6 More ACL Acts to Look Out For This Weekend

    I'm what you can call a late bloomer when it comes to music festivals. Before coming to work for Rocks Off, my festival expertise was regulated to the Houston International Festival and that one SXSW that I spent bar hopping on Red River then somehow managing to sneak into Stubbs through the artist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    4 Reasons Lollapalooza Needs EDM

    Note: This is part of our Twin Cities sister paper City Pages' coverage of Lollapalooza this past weekend in Chicago. -- ed. See Also: Lollapalooza 2012: The People BY IAN TRAAS With every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    25 Gorgeous GIFs From Lollapalooza 2012

    Another Lollapalooza blog by our friends at City Pages -- ed. Lollapalooza 2012: The People BY REED FISCHER Ready for some GIFs? To quote Ozzy Osbourne, "I can't fucking hear you!" I said, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME GIFS?! This past weekend's running of Lollapalooza in Chicago was intense. The hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2012

    Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions

    Note: Our friends at Twin Cities sister VVM weekly City Pages are covering Lollapalooza in Chicago this weekend. -- ed. By Erik Thompson, with additional reporting by Reed FischerThe 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Katy's Point to Infinity Wins Spot on Lollapalooza Stage

    This is one of those stories that can't help raise even the most cynical journalist's cockles a few degrees: Band fresh out of high school, with a disposition as sunny as its melodic brand of pop-rock, wins a spot at one of America's biggest, most important music festivals. Any Hollywood producer wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Jane's Addiction & Other Big 1987 Debut Albums

    Tonight Jane's Addiction comes to the Bayou Music Center, touring behind last year's The Great Escape Artist, only their fourth studio album in their nearly 27 years as a band. A few weeks back Rocks Off talked to lead singer and Lollapalooza honcho Perry Farrell about the band's future and what cou ... More >>

  • Music

    May 3, 2012

    Perry Farrell Is Doing Just Fine

    Jane's Addiction and Lollapalooza mastermind on Bin Laden and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Bonna-What?: How 7 U.S. Music Festivals Got Their Names

    This whole week, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, featuring the Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, Pulp, At the Drive-In, the Shins, AVICII, David Guetta and maybe one or two others, will be all anyone who follows music these days will be talking about. Then early next week, it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    BestFest Finalizes Lineup, Releases Schedule

    ​As much as Rocks Off has been talking about it, planning it, and writing about it these past two months or so, it doesn't seem possible that our first-ever Best of Houston® BestFest is only 10 short days away. By the time we finish coughing up all the dust from our trip to the no-smoking Aus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    NFL Draft Liveblogging, Starring Sean Pendergast

    Rick Smith, you shall be judged immediately​The topic that has dominated sports talk radio lately -- at least in a city such as Houston that is experiencing a severe drought in anything worthwhile to talk about for its current franchises -- is the NFL Draft. It has turned into an off-season L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    ACL Day 3 Recap: Devendra Banhart, Band Of Horses, Other Beardos

    Photos by Marco Torres​Aftermath doesn't know the bargain Austin City Limits promoter C3 Presents gets by booking both Lollapalooza and ACL, but to this dog-tired participant, this year's Zilker Park festivities ended up feeling less Austin weird and more something-something. Not that it's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Saturday Night: Matt & Kim At The HPMA Showcase

    Jim Bricker​Matt & Kim Bud Light Outdoor Stage August 7, 2010 As the sun went down and the moon came up on the crowd at the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase main stage, a palpable sense of relief settled over everyone. The long, hot day was over and the throngs were preparing for Brooklyn' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Matt & Kim Talk Lady Gaga, Erykah Badu, Naked Videos And New Music

    Right On! PR​This weekend the Houston Press welcomes New York indie duo Matt & Kim to town to headline this year's edition of the Houston Press Music Awards, along with Trae tha Truth and Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights. Rocks Off will be giving away a bunch of HPMA wristbands today and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Inside GhoulsFest, Houston's Newest Music Festival

    ​This weekend the first annual GhoulsFest was announced for October 30 out at Tom Bass Park in Pearland. Things like this usually get telegraphed in a big way from bands leaking things out on Facebook and the like, but not this time. The event is thankfully set for one of the cooler parts of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    FAIL: Courtney Love, KeSha, Beta Band, Rock And Roll Lawyers

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Courtney Love Melts Down Onstage... No, We Mean More Than Usual: We're hoping our Rocks Off counterpart Craig Hlavaty gets to witness his fantasy Hole show next week, but judging from the performance Courtney Love put on last Sunday night at Washington ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Matt & Kim, Jonathan Tyler Sign On To Music Awards Showcase

    myspace.com/mattandkim​Today Rocks Off is pleased to announce that we have two special guests for this year's Houston Press Music Awards showcase, all day Saturday, August 7, inside and outside along Washington Avenue. After the locals do their thing, we have indie duo Matt & Kim and Texas boo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    2009 Concert Rewind: Backtracking to Free Press Houston Summerfest

    Craig Hlavaty"Hippie Mike" may have been a bigger hit at Summerfest than any of the bands.​ Craig Hlavaty: "The two-day concert reminded us of a fun-size Austin City Limits Festival, with the best bits of Westheimer Block Parties of yore thrown in for good measure, with sprinkles of Houston's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    The Night a Well-Aimed Shoe Ended Smashing Pumpkins' Houston Goodwill

    Today Rocks Off is starting a recurring series of local music urban legends; not so much 'urban legends' in the sense of oft-repeated stories that turn out to be false - though those are fine too - but actual legends: events and incidents that get talked about so much they become a part of local lor ... More >>

  • Music

    August 13, 2009

    Coming of Age

    Against long, long odds and punishing heat, Free Press Summer Fest is a hit.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Aftermath: Free Press Summer Fest at Eleanor Tinsley Park

    Photos by Amber Roussel/ Click here for slideshows from Day 1 and Day 2​ They said it couldn't be done, that no one in Houston would dream of spending two days in the punishing August heat at an outdoor music festival.An anonymous Of Montreal member shows off his tiger style.​Rightfully (somewha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Bayou Beat: Movie Night at the Mink, Scout Bar Beaumont Shut Down, Yeah Yeah Yeahs at ACL? and More

    Seems the Mink has found an old movie projector and is planning to put it to good use this evening. After a couple of Charlie Chaplin shorts, the bar will screen the superb 2007 documentary Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten, and even provide free popcorn. "A makeout row can be provided on reque ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Jane's Addiction: Will They Or Won't They? Houston DJs Will

    Sounds like Jane's Addiction is more or less a lock to play tonight's Playboy/C3 Presents super-exclusive late-night party at an old supermarket at 1107 N. IH-35 this evening starting around 11. It's pretty much the most popular rumor making the rounds at SXSW at this point - Rocks Off has heard it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Beastie Boys, Cypress Hill and the Roots of Alt-Rap

    Beastie Boys, "So What'cha Want" Today is one of those cosmological coincidences so uncanny it may be no coincidence at all: the Beastie Boys' Mike D and Cypress Hill's Sen Dog were both born this day in 1965. (Scorpios represent!) In the late '80s and early '90s, from opposite sides of the U.S., ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008
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    August 28, 2008

    Welcome back, Toadies

    No Deliverance from Evil

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    June 5, 2008

    High Gas Prices Still Hurting Touring Bands

    Notes toward a post-cheap-gas touring economy

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    April 15, 2008
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    March 13, 2008
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    January 31, 2008
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    December 8, 2005

    Freestyle Fellowship

    Sometimes awesome live bands also make magic in the studio

  • Music

    June 16, 2005

    Various Artists

    Bonnaroo 2004

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    July 29, 2004

    Wax Fantastic

    Electro-phenom DJ Keoki spins by Numbers

  • Music

    July 8, 2004

    Cruel Summer

    Are we hearing the death rattle of the sheds?

  • Music

    August 7, 2003
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    April 19, 2001

    Rose, By Any Other Name

    Jim Rose got a makeover, but he still has fans rolling in the aisles

  • Music

    February 10, 2000

    Rotation

    Mudhoney March to Fuzz

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    March 6, 1997
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    July 4, 1996
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    June 20, 1996

    Prankster Punk

    Chixdiggit make a mockery of everyone -- including themselves

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    August 3, 1995

    Northern Exposure

    Canada's favorites, The Tragically Hip, try to conquer the lower 48 without violence

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    April 13, 1995

    Folk the Odd, Old Way

    Palace makes new songs that sound like they've been around forever

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    January 12, 1995
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    November 3, 1994

    Puke Sick

    Thoughts of Sonic Youth, kid's shows and animal testing with sick body and warped mind

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    August 25, 1994
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    August 18, 1994
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    June 2, 1994

    Cover Boys

    For Houston's cover bands, the party never ends and the songs remain the same

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