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Lower Dens

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Six Houston Acts Who Have Done Daytrotter Sessions

    It's no secret that Houston has an amazing music scene, but seeing local acts get love on a larger scale only reassures what Rocks Off has been saying for years. Last week, The Tontons' first Daytrotter session was released to the masses, and featured four songs, including "Bones 1" and "Bones 2" fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Cloud Nothings Top Lineup for 22nd Annual KTRU Outdoor Show

    The 22nd Annual KTRU Outdoor Show has been announced for March 9, and it features Cloud Nothings as headliners, along with B L A C K I E, Fat Tony, Buxton, Teen Daze, Delicate Steve and Featherface. The event is free, and runs from noon until well into the evening. It is the brainchild of Rice Uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Upcoming: Dethklok, The Jealous Sound, Of Montreal, R. Kelly, Steve Winwood, Etc.

    The 71's: Sat., Sept. 15, 1 p.m., Free. Cactus Music & Video, 2110 Portsmouth St., Houston. 95.7 Boo Bomb with Karmin, Olly Murs, Sammy Adams, Austin Mahone, Marina & The Diamonds, The Wonder Girls: Tue., Oct. 23, 6 p.m., $25/$30. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Against Me!, Fake Problems, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Lower Dens' Jana Hunter: "I Want Things To Be Done To Me"

    Nootropics is defined as a substance that enhances cognition and memory and facilitates learning. It's also the title of the new Lower Dens record that is, perhaps tying in to that definition, a very cerebral experience. Although some have said the record is sad or nightmarish Rocks Off chooses to v ... More >>

  • Music

    June 21, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Upcoming: Candlebox, Lower Dens, Jerry Jeff Walker, Murder By Death, M83, Etc.

    Candlebox: Sat., June 23, 8 p.m., $20. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. The Casualties, Nekromantix, Down By Law, Lower Class Brats: Mon., July 30, 6 p.m., $16/$17. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Chino Y Nacho: Sun., May 20, 8 p.m., $29.50-$39.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Saturday: 21st Annual KTRU Outdoor Show At Rice University

    KTRU Outdoor Show Rice University March 17, 2012 In spite of groovy, spacey melodies and an air of mystery about their set, emphasized in part by the lack of overhead light during their performance, the Lower Dens got the short end of the stick at the 21st annual KTRU Outdoor Show. Before the band ... More >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    KTRU Spring Outdoor Show Books Titus Andronicus, Thermals, Slim Thug

    Its move to the HD airwaves and the Internet hasn't stopped Rice University student radio station KTRU from putting on its annual free outdoor show. Doing its part to counterprogram SXSW, KTRU has booked sharp-edged New Jersey indie-rockers Titus Andronicus, Brooklyn goth-pop trio Chairlift, Portla ... More >>

  • Music

    August 25, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Summer Fest Critic's Guide: Who We're Seeing At Tinsley

    Jermaine Rogers​In three very short years, Free Press Summer Fest has gone from an experiment most people thought would fail to destination music festival most people wouldn't dare miss even if it is going to be 105 degrees outside. Rocks Off has seen quite a bit of online chatter from people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Summer Fest Releases Stage Schedule, Set Times

    Jermaine Rogers​If Rocks Off learned anything at iFest these past two weekends, it's that we should have started our own bottled-water franchise. And that when you go to a music festival, it's a good idea to know who is playing and when. Running around willy-nilly is all well and good unless i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Recasting MTV's Daria With Real-Life Musicians

    ​There was once a brighter time in the history of MTV when the network occasionally played interesting animated series and occasionally even music videos. Now, instead of Daria, there's Snooki; instead of Beavis and Butt-Head, there's The Situation and Pauly D. Growing up, Daria (1997-2002) w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Houston At SXSW: Where & When The Bayou City Invades

    ​In the coming week, legions of Houstonians will trek northwest to descend upon the city of Austin, blessing it with our mere presence during the madhouse that is SXSW. Heck, some of Houston is already there. Our delegation is not limited to SXSW attendees, however. A host of Houston bands, r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Weezer, Ween, Sharon Jones, Bun B Head Summer Fest Lineup

    "I'm gonna pull out some shit on stage that will make the Flaming Lips cry and possibly retire in awe." - Hayes Carll, via @hprocksoff GroovehouseYeasayer at House of Blues, April 2010​Weezer, Ween, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Yeasayer and Houston rappers Z-Ro and Bun B head up the lineup ... More >>

  • Music

    February 3, 2011

    When We Ruled H-Town

    Doc revisits Houston's '90s music scene.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Artopia, Honky Tonk Blood & A Gang Of Music News

    ​Another Friday, another Magnolia City Mixtape, assembled just for you. Seriously, we put in a lot of time crawling through the internet just to bring everyone up to date on the scraps of local music news floating out there in the cyber-abyss. For this week's soundtrack, how's about this inst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Surprise... Houston Is Sending Some People To SXSW

    ​In the past couple of weeks, Rocks Off's already-groaning email inbox has begun sagging even further with pings from random Australian bands looking for "coverage" for their SXSW appearances - we recommend a geography lesson, mates - and the usual onslaught of press releases on behalf of arti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Lower Dens' Jana Hunter On Vulgarity, Exercise And '70s Housing

    Ed. Note: Sometime Press contributor Tex Kerschen of Indian Jewelry spoke with former Houstonian Jana Hunter last week, before her new Baltimore-based band Lower Dens' show at Walter's this Saturday. ​Rocks Off: What is a "lower den"? Jana Hunter: The deeper echelons of the dragon's hovel, ... More >>

  • Music

    September 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Young Mammals Emerge From Hibernation At Big Star Tonight

    ​Rocks Off is still getting used to running into (or emailing) local musicians we haven't seen for a while, asking them where they've been and getting the answer "on tour." We're not complaining. That's the case with Young Mammals - after a sharp set at Free Press Summer Fest, the band virtua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Upcoming: Buzzfest XXV, Chuck Prophet, Deer Tick, Lights, Posies, Etc.

    Update/correction (10:03 a.m.): Big Boi is not playing Ghoulsfest after all. But if you happen to be on the U.S.S. Yorktown aircraft carrier in Charleston S.C. on October 28, you can see Sir Luscious Left Foot there. ​Bob Schneider: Thu., Oct. 28. McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Buxton, Cotton Jone ... More >>

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