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  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Failure's Unlikely Reunion: "It's Like a Whole New Audience"

    For 17 years, the story of Failure was thought to be written; finished. The L.A. alternative-rock band produced three albums' worth of carefully layered, atmospheric heaviness that was an uncomfortable fit for the grunge-dominated early '90s. After scoring a minor alt-rock hit with "Stuck On You" an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    The Reality Bites Soundtrack at 20: The Good, The Bad and the Totally '90s

    This week marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Reality Bites, Houston's cinematic "'90s moment" starring Ethan Hawke's grunge locks and Winona Ryder's doily dress. It's a flawed film, and rather unsatisfying at times, but it's hardly without its charms -- quite like Houston itself, one might ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    The Holiday Hangover Hell Yeah Show at Warehouse Live, 12/28/2013

    Holiday Hangover Hell Yeah Feat. Los Skarnales, Tontons, the Suffers, Quiet Company, Wild Child, Bagheera, Ishi & Featherface Warehouse Live December 28, 2013 One of the most insufferable things about being a Houstonian for the past year or so has been the never-ending parade of people telling us h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of Three Arkansas Fans' Creepy Courting Of Jon Gruden

    Pre-techonology, paying tribute use to be so much more difficult to pull off. However, now with an iPhone, a YouTube account, and a cursory knowledge of some editing software, any ol' country bumpkin can tell their college football coach in song that they think he's the next big thing. The mercu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Trivium, Willie Nelson, Moon Taxi, etc.

    Trivium, Devildriver Warehouse Live, November 17 Across six albums, Florida's Trivium has refined an aggressive blend of thrash and metalcore generally too heavy for rock radio, but with enough melody for them to cultivate a sizable and devoted underground following. Last month they released Vengan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Death Grips: Performance Art or Idiocy?

    Experimental hip-hop sensation Death Grips is either a revolution in a world of bland, homogenized music created by manufactured pop stars, or absolutely annoying, loud, obnoxious tripe. There is no in between, nor a middle ground to be found with the band, a trio that consists of MC Ride, Flatlande ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    UPDATED: Is ACL Festival Ignoring Houston? Does It Even Matter?

    UPDATED (Thursday, 2:50 p.m.) to reflect the Houston-area roots of a few ACL performers this year, as pointed out by reader comments. We stand by our original point, though. As most of our readers no doubt know by now, the Austin City Limits Music Festival announced its 2013 lineup at the stroke of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Why Electric Daisy Carnival Texas Should Be In Houston

    The largest music festival in the United States in terms of attendance is not Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, or Austin City Limits. While each sees thousands of music fans pass through the gates every year, the real attendance champ is Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas. The 2012 version of the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Meet Gaga's Opening Act, French EDM Wunderkind Madeon

    Whether you're a casual fan looking for a night of spectacle or one of the above little monsters who camped out to be first to get inside, we all know that the main attraction of tonight's show at the Toyota Center is Lady Gaga. That said, there's no reason you shouldn't pay attention to the show's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    R.I.P. Texas Metal God Mike Scaccia

    The Texas metal community lost a major creative force over the weekend when Ministry/Rigor Mortis guitarist Mike Scaccia passed away in Ft. Worth. He was 47. Scaccia collapsed onstage at Metroplex metal haunt the Rail Club early Saturday morning, where he was performing as part of a 50th birthday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    UPDATED: Memorable Houston Concerts of 1992

    UPDATE (2:03 p.m.): Alice In Chains was advertised but dropped out, and was replaced with Australia's Baby Animals. The year 1992 was an important one for me as far as Houston concerts are concerned: It's the first time I went to a concert within the Houston city limits, the "Outside Broadcast" leg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Friday Night: Eric Church at Toyota Center

    Eric Church Toyota Center September 24, 2012 Eric Church is the most curious country artist to come along in a while. He says he sips Jack Daniel's in concert and (despite my assumption) talks it up in his shows without taking a dime from the Tennessee distiller, which is a sight different from Tob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Last Night: The Polyphonic Spree at Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jim Bricker​The Polyphonic Spree Fitzgerald's February 14, 2012 Some of rock's most intriguing acts have risen from the ashes of their former bands. Such is the case with Dallas-based multi-member psych-pop band The Polyphonic Spree; front man Tim DeLaughter formerly fronted '90s al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Hip-Hop, Interrupted: 7 Rappers That Should Be More Active

    Hip-hop is a genre full of guys who put out a new album or mixtape seemingly every single month. They just can't stop, even when they're incarcerated in some cases (see: Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, and TI). It's as if rapping really is as much of a competition as they make it out to be and they're in a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Can't We Just Leave D.B. Cooper Alone?

    On the plus side, maybe this guy can get a new gig.​This November marks the 40th anniversary of the hijacking of Northwest Flight #305 by a man calling himself "Dan Cooper." The hijacker, later erroneously referred to in the media as "D.B.," jumped out of the plane at an altitude of 10,000 fee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    ACL 2011 Rumors: Ten Bands Who Could Make The Cut

    Marco TorresWill ACL close with classic rock again, like with the Eagles last year? Neil Young?​The Austin City Limits Music Festival's big 2011 lineup announcement is imminent, scheduled for May 17, and Rocks Off will surely be on top of the news after it hits. Last year we sat on the compute ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Dead People We Wish We'd Seen

    ​Regrets, sang Frank Sinatra, Elvis and Sid Vicious, I've had a few. (Or, for Sid, a feee-yooouuu.) So have we all. But if you review concerts for a living, there's nothing worse than someone you like dying before you get the chance to see them live. So for this week's Round Table, Rocks Off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Last Night: Cold War Kids At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Jim Bricker​Cold War Kids Warehouse Live March 31, 2011 "HOUSTON: A BRACKET TOWN," read signs posted around downtown last night. HPD had begun arranging road-closures and tents were already stocked with T-shirts and Final Four swag, as the city prepared itself for this weekend's ine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    A "National" Tour Is Not L.A. To San Francisco Or A Few Festival Dates

    Pavement? Nope, not here.​Tuesday, Rocks Off was a busy beaver keeping up with all the concert announcements coming over the wire. Along with the Fitzgerald's news, it was hard to keep up with everything going on. Interpol, Stone Temple Pilots, Drake, and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Lilith Fair's Top 5 Headline-Grabbing Moments

    ​Friday, while Rocks Off was enjoying a blissful if soggy day off, Lilith Fair canceled the final ten dates of this year's summer resurrection, including all three scheduled Texas stops. The news was hardly shocking: One headliner, Norah Jones, had already bailed, and The New York Times report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: Here's To The Most Accessible, Personable Festival In Years

    Katharine ShilcuttAt SXSW, everywhere is a venue, including the back alley where we came across these ladies Thursday afternoon.​SXSW is a festival that tries to beat you down like the drip-drip of acid on the blink-blink of an eyeball, and more times than not it succeeds. But if you're able to co ... More >>

  • Music

    January 28, 2010

    Houston 2020: The Future Is Unwritten

    But hey, that's not stopping Noise.

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Inquiring Minds: Mexican Global Groovers and World Travelers Plastilina Mosh

    ​Plastilina Mosh has a new CD out, All U Need Is Mosh, on Nacional Records, and brings its international sound to Houston Thursday for a free concert with Venezuela's Los Amigos Invisibles. That's right, it's free - all it costs is a very worthwhile trip outside the Loop. Rocks Off hasn't picked u ... More >>

  • Music

    October 15, 2009

    Twice-Told Tales

    How Houston's Justice Records came to release a spooky, sexy Love & Rockets tribute album.

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Houston Remembers Green Day, Back In the Day

    Photos by Rachelle Mendez and Matthew Juarez​Saturday night, one of the most polarizing bands of the past 20 years rolls into town. Since its 1994 mainstream breakthrough, Dookie, Green Day has been dividing fans and critics alike. Some damned the trio for leaving their punk-rock roots behind at 9 ... More >>

  • Music

    April 30, 2009

    Got Live If You Want It

    Our Spring/Summer concert preview, part deux

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Big State, Big Ideas

    Just when those blisters from the Austin City Limits festival have finally gone away, here’s another nearby multi-day, multi-stage musical happening. Saturday and Sunday’s Big State Festival at College Station’s Texas World Speedway (plenty of tickets available) is aimed squarely at the big-ha ... More >>

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    The Kids Are All Right

    Classic rock lives on in the hands of youngsters the Redwalls

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Trend-Spotting

    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Trend-Spotting

    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote

  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    Spoken Like a Champion

    Saul Williams -- poetry's only rock star -- aims for the lizard brain

  • Music

    October 16, 2003

    Destroy All Monsters of Rock!

    Please come see Shonen Knife's powerful activity!

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2003

    Female Fear

    An exhibition pays tribute to holocaust victims at a camp for women

  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    Pop Populist

    Moby's muse knows what the people want

  • Music

    August 17, 2000

    Dude Raunch

    All-girl quartet Kittie has more balls than the rest of Ozzfest 2000

  • Music

    November 18, 1999

    Prolific Pop

    Guided By Voices does things assembly-line style

  • Music

    July 31, 1997

    Lilith Fair-ness

    Sarah McLachlan had a brainchild, and it was a girl

  • Music

    May 29, 1997

    Turning Old Corners

    Pavement has returned to the way they were -- whatever that was

  • Music

    September 26, 1996

    Grunge Schmunge

    The Melvins don't give a damn, and so should you

  • Music

    July 18, 1996
  • Music

    May 16, 1996
  • Calendar

    June 22, 1995
  • Music

    May 4, 1995
  • Film

    March 9, 1995

    To Hell and Back

    Image is all (but not enough) in the supernatural thriller Hideaway

  • News

    February 16, 1995

    !Quermos Rock!

    The chords are the same, but the lyrics are en espanol. The rockeros like it, yes they do.

  • Music

    November 3, 1994

    Living the Unexamined Life, Happily

    ZZ Top is still bad, but now they're planet-wide. And they ain't thinking too hard about it

  • Music

    October 13, 1994

    Twilight of the God

    One final round (maybe) for the last romantic, Frank Sinatra

  • Film

    September 29, 1994

    Streep in the Wild

    Move aside Sly and Arnold, Meryl's gone muscular

  • Music

    August 18, 1994

    Requiem

    Dead at 33, David Catney leaves Houston a special jazz legacy

  • Calendar

    February 3, 1994
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