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Lollapalooza

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    The Five Best Shows In Houston This Week: Wrestlers, John Legend, Rock Baby Rock It, etc.

    DJ Sun The Flat, July 21 On last year's One Hundred -- amazingly, his first-ever full-length release -- DJ Sun pours his 20-plus-year career as one of Houston's most in-demand DJs into a seamless work that never lulls, never lags and maintains an unshakably mellow groove throughout. Its intricately ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Arcade Fire at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 4/9/2014

    Arcade Fire Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion April 9, 2014 I may not be the first person to say it, but then Arcade Fire is not the first group to counter the "most important band in the world" tag by breaking out the costumes and mirrors. U2 is the obvious model, with their Joshua Tree-Achtung Baby ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: The Weeknd, Bill Callahan, Alt-J, etc.

    The Weeknd Bayou Music Center, September 24 As eccentric as he is explicit, the 23-year-old singer/rapper known as The Weeknd has become one of R&B's hottest names of the 2010s not just because of his association with fellow Toronto native Drake, but for lyrics that are unusually candid even for hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    25 More Legendary Houston Music Venues

    When Rocks Off published our choices for "Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues" back in July, we knew all along there would be a Part 2. We just didn't know how many were left. Today, after excavating the memories of 25 more, we're still probably not done. Please let us know what else we missed, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    The Five Most Disappointing Goth Albums: Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Rapture

    All this week we're going to look back over albums from undeniable goth icons and talk about their failures. By the time Siouxsie and the Banshees released The Rapture in 1995, they had been together for almost two decades. They'd blazed a path with a dark and daring sound that still had just enoug ... More >>

  • Music

    January 10, 2013

    The Great Outdoors

    Your 2013 music-festival outlook, Texas edition.

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Web Extra: The Rebirth of Underground Rock

    I remember the first big boom in underground rock, because I was definitely not part of it. Instead, I was one of those kids for whom Nirvana's Nevermind (and their January 1992 Saturday Night Live appearance, in my case) kicked open the door to a much cooler musical world than the one I had been li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Curated Festivals and the Changing Face of Summer Entertainment

    While most Texans are spending their Friday counting down to ACL or speculating about the Fun Fun Fun Fest line up, I find myself thinking about a festival north of our fair state. We're halfway through June and that means that the 2012 Gathering of the Juggalos infomercial should be dropping any da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Top 9 Comments On Summer Fest 2012: Where's The Women?

    As most of Houston and the surrounding area knows by now, Free Press Summer Fest announced its 2012 lineup in the wee hours this morning. By now Rocks Off has had a few more hours to reflect on the festival, entering its fourth year at Eleanor Tinsley Park June 2 and 3, and also to take a shower. O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Crazy Times: 5 Festivals That Need DVD/Blu-Ray Box Sets

    Music festivals have played an indefinite part of pop culture history. From the various Woodstock festivals, Us Festivals, and even Lollapalooza - they have played a part in defining their generations. Unfortunately some of these amazing festivals have only seen the light of day in the form of eit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Fun Fun Fun Fest: Houston Shines And Scares In Austin With Fat Tony And B L A C K I E

    Photos By Marc Brubaker​In a weekend that was fraught with Danzig's sad faded rocker antics and dust dust dust, two Houston artists brought their "A" games to Fun Fun Fun Fest's inaugural Auditorium Shores appearance in Austin. B L A C K I E and Fat Tony, two wildly different kinds of rappers, ... More >>

  • Music

    September 29, 2011

    A Band to Save Me

    The first Best of Houston® BestFest makes itself at home in Midtown.

  • Music

    September 15, 2011

    Epic Meal Time

    Deadmau5 feasts on the energy of enthusiastic electronica fans.

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    For Anthony Weiner, Eight Awkward Dongs From The Movies (NSFW)

    Did not make the cut.​In my review of The Hangover Part II, I made a comment about the seeming preponderance of male genitalia on the big screen lately. The phenomenon has been limited primarily to comedies because, let's face it, penises are pretty damn funny looking. Judging by that screeni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2010

    ACL Day 1 Recap: Sonic Youth, Spoon, The Strokes, Nice People...

    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 >>

  • 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

    May 13, 2010

    Summer Tours We'd Like To See: Bring Back Texxas Jam!

    Reminder: Tickets for Lady Gaga's Toyota Center show next year go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m.​ Summer concert season doesn't last as long as hurricane season, and leaves somewhat less damage in its aftermath, but at least it gives us something to look forward to during those long, hot months. This ... More >>

  • Music

    April 1, 2010
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    October 14, 2009

    With or Without You: Memoirs of a U2 Adolescence and Young Adulthood

    ...I may regret this.​So there was a time, not long ago by geological reckoning, that I was a U2 fan. Growing up during the pre-Internet late 70s/early 80s in a town where the only place to buy music was a Camelot Music in the mall limited your options somewhat. Nevertheless, the Edge's loud, ring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Some Further Thoughts on iFest, and Festivals

    Photos by Chris Gray Skyscrapers - something you won't see at Austin City Limits. Western Swing maidens the Quebe Sisters performed in the shadow of the Jesse H. Jones Library.Previously, Rocks Off's idea about what a "festival" should look like, and what to expect, came from his exper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Austin City Limits Goes Grunge; Tickets On Sale Today

    Just in time for tickets to go on sale - as in now - leaks have conveniently begun to spring in C3 Entertainment's carefully under wraps lineup for this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival, scheduled for October 2-4 in Zilker Park. (Don't worry, Longhorn fans: Unlike last year, that's UT's open ... More >>

  • Music

    October 2, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    Tonight: Back Door Slam at Warehouse Live

    The Isle of Man - the sparsely populated "crown dependency" between Great Britain and Ireland - has given the world those adorable tailless Manx cats and the Bee Gees, who were born there before moving to Manchester and then Australia. Now you can add blues-rock power trio Back Door Slam to that lis ... More >>

  • Music

    September 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    Tonight: The Melvins and Big Business at Warehouse Live

    True underground-rock royalty, the Melvins have been soundtracking lung-busting bong marathons for more than two decades. All Music Guide calls the trio's music "one massive, oozing pile of dark slime," but it's some pretty resilient, influential slime. Kurt Cobain's failed audition for the band led ... More >>

  • Music

    August 14, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 9, 2008

    Texans Electric Touch Top Amazon's MP3 Chart

    Photo by Alexandra Valenti Another Austin band with Houston ties is off to an audacious start. Rockers Electric Touch's Live EP topped Amazon.com's MP3 Albums best-seller list this morning. Although at the moment they've yielded the top spot to Beck's brand-new (and, to be honest, a little un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2008

    Weekend Music: Murder on Memorial Day

    Fifteen years ago next month, shock-punk hero GG Allin's brief but eventful life came to an end when his wildly overtaxed body had all it could handle and finally gave out after one shot of heroin too many. Naturally, Allin's legend has only grown since then, aided by 1994 documentary Hated: GG Alli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2008

    Yesterday Afternoon: Westheimer Block Party at Numbers, Mango's and Avant Garden

    Click here for a slideshow. I'm almost ashamed to admit this was my first Westheimer Block Party, or Street Fest, or Surprisingly Well-Organized Locals-Only Outdoor Event Sponsored by a Competing Publication on a Shoestring Budget (That Nonetheless Needed More Food Vendors), or whatever you want t ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    November 24, 2005
  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    Can't Touch the MMMBop

    A new boxed set excavates the '90s

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2005

    Jane's a-DJ

    Alterna-god Perry Farrell's been caught spinning

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004

    Back to School

    Big Daddy Kane and friends revisit the era of the flattop

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2003

    Moddening Crowds

    DJ Mod Scott brings '60s pop to Helios

  • Music

    January 10, 2002

    DJ Peretz

    Friday, January 11

  • Calendar

    May 24, 2001

    Freaks and Geeks

    The Girly Freak Show

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Amplified

    Punk: The Same in Any Language

  • Music

    December 24, 1998
  • Calendar

    December 10, 1998

    Night & Day

    December 10 - 16, 1998

  • Music

    July 9, 1998
  • Calendar

    May 21, 1998

    Night & Day

    May 21 - 27, 1998

  • Music

    November 13, 1997
  • Music

    April 24, 1997
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    July 18, 1996

    Soul Men

    Okay, the name is stupid. But Soul Coughing is still a great band.

  • Music

    July 18, 1996

    It's a Happening!

    Bring your money, but leave the soapbox at home when H.O.R.D.E. comes to town

  • Music

    December 29, 1994

    Post-Christmas Clearance

    John Frusciante and Hildegard von Bingen never went to Festus, Missouri

  • News

    September 8, 1994
  • Music

    August 11, 1994

    Dancing Fool

    Swinging and swaying at the Forties Follies

  • Music

    June 2, 1994

    Cover Boys

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

  • Music

    April 14, 1994
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