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MSTRKRFT

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2014

    The Five Best Shows In Houston This Week: Rachael Yamagata, The Weeks, DFA 1979, etc.

    Rachael Yamagata Fitzgerald's, November 3 Rachael Yamagata's thoughtful, well-bred take on adult pop clearly marks her as one of Carole King's spiritual godchildren. Since her debut LP Happenstance appeared a decade ago, the 37-year-old Arlington, Va. native has landed her songs on scores of prime- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    The 35 Best Houston Concerts Left In 2014

    King Diamond House of Blues, November 5 Go ahead and start comparing prices on quality earplugs, because King Diamond, the top-hatted, face-painted ghoul with the cochlea-shattering falsetto, is returning to Houston at long last in November. The Danish metal icon isn't skimping on the productio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    SXSW's Class of 2008: Where Are They Now? (w/VIDEO)

    My first true SXSW with the Houston Press and Rocks Off was way back in March 2008, when I was given a wristband to explore/maraud Austin looking for trouble and new bands. This was a time when Justice and MSTRKRFT were what would be called EDM now, and Israel's Monotonix was flipping every wig in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Last Night: Justice at House of Blues

    Justice House of Blues October 28, 2012 "They told me if I brought out this flag they would kick me out," says a guy dressed like Hunter S. Thompson sitting next to me on the balcony last night at Justice. In his cargo pocket was a large French flag, in honor of the French electro duo who made thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Lindsay Howard of Darkhorse Tavern

    Photo by Ginny BraudLindsay Howard: Mistress of the Bloody Mary​When you wake up on Sunday morning feeling less then stellar, all you need is a little hair of the dog...and maybe some actual dog hair too. As my mom says, "Just rub some dirt on it and get back in." Sunday afternoon we went over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    The 25 Most Influential Bands Of The '90s

    Trent Reznor, you know, before the Oscar and all the weightlifting. ​As a music writer, we are asked constantly to compare the new with the old, to decipher the periphery where modern bands' influences come from to understand where we are going and what we are seeing. We can hear everything Ke ... More >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2011

    Freedom of Choice

    No time like the present for satirical synth masters Devo.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    First SXSW 2011 Bands Announced: Uh Oh

    A Place to Bury Strangers​It's here, folks. And not a moment too soon. Not even a month after ACL, and before Thanksgiving, the folks at from South by Southwest sent out there first missive detailing the 2011 event, scheduled for March 16-20. Rocks Off is shuddering already, but in a good way. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Distant Early Warning: Drake, Devin The Dude, Hickoids, Record Store Day, Molly Hatchet, Mono, Weatherbox, Etc.

    ​Celtic Thunder: Sat., Nov. 13. Verizon Wireless Theater. Dash Rip Rock, The Hickoids: Fri., May 21. Continental Club. Devin The Dude, The Coughee Brothaz: Tue., April 20. Warehouse Live. Drake: Thu., May 20. Verizon Wireless Theater. Fates Warning, Futures End, Six Minute Century: Fri., July 9. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    In the Mix: DJ and Dance Music for the New Malaise, Part 2

    ​5. MSTRKRFT, Fist of God (Downtown) Canadian duo MSTRKRFT gave the cool kids what they want - grinding, "keytar" synths, a punk-rock attitude and plenty of pop references (John Legend, N.O.R.E., and Ghostface Killah make appearances). Despite the pair's hockey-mask appearance and heavy-metal-danc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    He Said She Said: Albums From the Past Decade of Our Lives

    ​When this decade began, He Said was but 15 years old, bored, jobless and chubby. It ends with him 26, overworked, overstimulated and chasing away his self-imposed demons with too much of everything and too little of most things. But the one constant has been the power of music to lead him out of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Tonight: The Twelves at Boondocks

    It's safe to say that were it not for acts like Justice and MSTRKRFT, the current dance resurgence would have never would have left the underground. In the past few years, more and more bored indie kids have been shaking way more ass than the generation that preceded them. This scene borrows hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 28, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: SXSW Bitchin' Band Alert: Ghosthustler

    A lot has been made this past year about the new wave of French techno; namely, groups like Justice and the renaissance of scene forefathers Daft Punk. Hell, this blog all but looked like it was written by a member of Justice’s street team at one point in December. It seemed no one on this side of ... More >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2007
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