It started with tapping: a snare drum repeating itself, over and over again. An electric guitar followed, fighting to be heard over the incessant gnashing of drumstick against bass drum. A cymbal clashed with a piano's keys.
The caterers, setting up in another room, clinked glasses together, while ... More >>
The current volume of local music is staggering. New Houston bands and new songs are born daily, and all too often pass away just as quickly. Rocks Off wants to help you (and ourselves) keep up.
It's time for another installment of Dig This, wherein we inform you about the multitude of music ... More >>
Editor's Pick: WTF doesn't have to mean "bad," you know. About a week ago - a week exactly, as a matter of fact - En Vogue's "Free Your Mind" came on the PA at Fitzgerald's. I have been in a musical fog for a few months, where nothing was really connecting, but this song snapped me right out of it ... More >>
Marco TorresEveryday People: Macy Gray at GhoulsFest
For lots more photos from Saturday's festival, see our slideshow here.
GhoulsFest had everything going for it Saturday except one rather important detail: People.
It felt... well, haunted. Normally, that would be an excellent thing to sa ... More >>
Daniel Johnston fuels up.For the record, Rocks Off is well aware there is more to GhoulsFest than Black Congress not playing the ten-hour festival at Tom Bass Park tomorrow. A lot more. We also wish BC nothing but the best opening for New Orleans Sabbathites Eyehategod at Walter's tonight and ... More >>
Earlier today, Black Congress said that the band would not be performing as previously scheduled at Ghoulsfest, Houston's newest music festival taking place at Pearland's Tom Bass Park next Saturday and featuring Bad Brains, Macy Gray and many local acts. The band announced its departure from ... More >>
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 >>