Main Street Block Party

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Phil Peterson, AR*V All-Star

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Rocks Off wouldn't say we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Meet the 2012 HPMA Showcase Nominees: Second Lovers

    Rocks Off reached out to the artists playing this year's Houston Press Music Awards showcase Sunday, August 5, and asked them to introduce themselves. Here's what they sent back. Catch up with the other showcase nominees and see the rest of our HPMA coverage Rocks Off: When and where was your fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    New Featherface LP Conjures Some Actual Magic

    It's been more than two years since Houston's Featherface has released a new record, though that doesn't mean that they were short on actively contributing to the local scene. Since the release of their last EP It Comes Electric, they've performed many shows and have been steadily growing in popu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Five - Wait, Six - Great Moments In Lead-Singer Douchery

    ‚ÄčA few weeks ago, when I saw What Made Milwaukee Famous at the Main Street Block Party, I wanted to like the band's performance, but I just couldn't ignore that the lead singer was texting during his set. Sure, I thought that What Made Milwaukee Famous' cover of Wings' "Let 'Em In" was great and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Saturday: Main Street Block Party at The Island

    Photo by Allison McPhailGetting their dance on.​Check out our slideshow of fans and bands at the Main Street Block Party. Eric Dean had something to prove to Houston after his Montrose Winter Social flop last month. Dean did as he promised, and delivered with the 2nd Annual Main Street Block ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Eric Dean Talks Main Street Block Party, Montrose Winter Social

    I recently spoke to local show promoter, Eric Dean, who you may remember from the much maligned Montrose Winter Social or may already know him as he has tackled multi-venue events such as Main Street Block Party, Prideapolooza, and his July 4th party at Numbers with success. He's gearing up for this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Via The Great Eatlon, The Handshake Arrives

    Each Wednesday (or Thursday, if the guy that was supposed to be interviewed disappears like a gypsy), Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awf ... More >>

  • Music

    January 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    The 2nd Annual Main Street Block Party Announces Lineup

    The Main Street Block Party is returning on January 28 to the The Continental Club, The Big Top, and The Mink's front and backrooms, armed with another great lineup, this time featuring Austin's What Made Milwaukee Famous and Dallas' hardcore cataclysm, Power Trip. The day-long festival was highly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    Chafing 101: Rocks Off's 2011 Music Festival Odyssey

    Music festivals are now a part of our lives, just like deadlines, angry commenters, lack of sleep, and eye fatigue. And eating at our desk. That sucks. But at least we have food and a desk, right? Rocks Off ventured all over the state -- OK, really mostly Austin -- to cover festivals for the blog. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Artist of the Week: The Curious, Courageous Second Lovers

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to ​Few bands in the history ... More >>

  • 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

    March 9, 2011

    Never Mind SXSW, Says Promoting Machine Eric Dean

    ​To say that Eric Dean is having a busy week is putting it mildly. Such is the life of a promoter, especially with the influx of touring artists that hit Houston in March due to SXSW. Dean's calendar is packed with music at the moment, including a free punk show at Mango's tonight as well as ... More >>

  • News

    January 27, 2011

    Women of Rock

    Readers discuss Slutwave genre.

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Five Reasons The Main Street Block Party Worked

    Photos by Jim BrickerLady In Red: Tontons singer Asli Omar​ Were you there? You might want to look for yourself in this slideshow of crowd shots. Be sure to also check out the pics of the bands. Around 9 p.m. Saturday, Rocks Off was walking out of Tacos A Go-Go and ran into Main Street Block ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    2011 May Be The Year Of Twenty Eleven

    ​Rocks Off rarely handles the rap portion of Houston's musical wares. There's not a lot of eyeliner in it, and we prefer silver to gold jewelry. However, since Space City Records won Best Local Label last year, we've maintained a pretty steady connection with the label's head and all-around a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Instant Crunk: All The Local Music News You Can Handle

    ​It's that time again! We've slogged through Twitter streams and RSS feeds just to bring everyone up to speed on Houston's prolific music scene. So let's get down to the business of getting down, starting with our soundtrack for the week: a 49-minute mix from DJ Sun, performing at The Flat. I ... More >>