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    April 2, 2014

    The 25 Best Songs We Heard Last Month

    Augustines, "Kid You're On Your Own" The Brooklyn trio's whole album Augustines is fantastic, like War-era U2 with bonus folk inflections. I can tell it's going to be one where I have a different favorite track every couple of weeks; right now it's "Kid You're On Your Own." JOHN SEABORN GRAY Aloe ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014

    Vote or Die: The Last VJ's Top Five Videos of the Week

    Welcome back to The Last VJ, music fans. When it comes to the art of the music video, 2014 is already starting out well. We're leaving behind the holidays and starting to work our way into the coming year of out-there cinemaudio expression. If this week's crop is any indication, it's going to be a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    Rage Across Dallas: Rocks Off's Lights All Night 2013 Recap

    From El Paso's Sun City Music Festival to South Padre's Ultimate Music Experience to Houston's own Something Wicked, Texas ragers have plenty of EDM festival options, even if EDC Texas didn't materialize this year. This past weekend in Dallas, they had another shot at electronic music glory with Lig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    10 Current Songs So Bad, They're Practically Making Fun of You

    Ever had the urge to make the world's worst playlist? Perhaps you're hell-bent on torturing the passengers on a ten-hour road trip to Florida, or you just want to drive your mother-in-law batty enough that she'll jump ship and walk home. Well, just bust out these bad boys. Be careful, though. In s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Barbarella Explores New Frontier In Houston Dance Clubs

    Right now seems like it might be a good time to open a dance club in Houston, but not just any dance club. So call the brand-new Barbarella (2404 San Jacinto) a progressive dance club -- almost anything is better than "hipster dance club," right? Once the grandaddy of them all, Rich's unceremonious ... More >>

  • Music

    July 4, 2013

    By Dawn's Early Light

    Martina McBride Reflects On ThePoetry Of "Independence Day"

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    June 26, 2013

    Four Days In Vegas: A "First Time At EDC" Travel Journal

    "EDM has the power to make people profoundly happy. And if those good vibes are trickling down to the kids, well, that's alright." - Katie Bain, LAWeekly Life is all about creating opportunities that will allow you to follow and achieve your dreams, however difficult, weird, or seemingly impossible ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    The Best and Worst of Electric Daisy Carnival 2013

    Note: Once again this year, Rocks Off is proud to share our L.A. sister blog West Coast Sound's coverage of this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. If there is any lingering question about the mass popularity of electronic music, one need look no further than Electric Daisy Carnival. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2013

    This Is What's On the Ground at 6 a.m. at Electric Daisy Carnival

    Note: Once again this year, Rocks Off is proud to share our L.A. sister blog West Coast Sound's coverage of this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. Saturday night 115,000 ravers, kandi kids, bros, babes and other assorted fun-lovers turned out for the second evening of Electric Daisy C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    From House Party to House Music: A Wild Friday Night In Houston

    With a perfect combination of sun, clouds, and breeze, It felt as if Houston was making love to me as I escaped the treacherous, life-sucking fluorescent lighting of my Westchase office and moon-walked my way towards a Friday night full of booze, buds, and Budweiser. (I'm more of a Saint Arnold's dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Best Things at Coachella This Year, Weekend Two

    Ed. Note: This is the final post of our piggyback Coachella 2013 coverage, with an eternal debt to our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly. The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2013

    Last Night: New Order at Coachella

    New Order Coachella April 13,2013 While over at the main stage the bulk of the Coachella crowd was enduring Phoenix with the hope that Daft Punk would come out -- they instead got R. Kelly -- a smaller but perhaps more enthusiastic crowd got a first-rate greatest hits set from New Order Saturday n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    10 More GIFs of Ultra Ravers Shaking It

    Getcha, getcha, getcha, getcha, getcha freak on! We all know that there are lots of ways to become immortalized at a massive outdoor music gathering like Ultra Music Festival.  Say, humping a tree. Or dancing naked while getting arrested. But yo' momma would probably prefer if you lived forever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Houston's Recent Onslaught of Sold-Out Shows: What's Up With That?

    Regular concertgoers in Houston have probably noticed more sold-out shows in the area over the past year. Just a few years ago, sellouts were generally reserved for the biggest marquee acts at Toyota Center, Bayou Music Center, and Reliant Stadium's RodeoHouston shows. These days, though, it seems ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    The Best Hip-Hop at SXSW 2013

    I remember going to SXSW a few years ago without a place to sleep, less than $100 to spend, no agenda, badge, wristband, or RSVP. I bar-hopped up and down Red River, made friends, snuck into Stubb's, ate cheese pizza and drank Lone Star. After years of busting my ass as a music photographer and wri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Muse, Major Lazer, Pitbull, etc.

    Muse Toyota Center, March 12 The prospect of a new Muse album (The 2nd Law) was overshadowed by the band's dalliance with dubstep, which was a shame, but not surprising in the current musical climate. When one of the world's biggest stadium-rock bands' tinkering with electronics becomes a dealbreak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Upcoming: The Lumineers, Andrew W.K., Fall Out Boy, Solange, Twin Shadow, etc.

    Adam Bricks: With Benjamin Wesley, Ancient Cat Society., Sat., April 13, 9 p.m., $10. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Andrew W.K.: With Lisa's Sons, Square & Compass, DJ Dan Castillo., Mon., March 11. Sun., March 10, 8 p.m., $10/$15. Boondocks, 1417 Westheimer, Houston. The Association: Wed. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Put a (Super Bowl) Ring On It: The Beyoncé Set List We'd Like to See

    Remember when it actually seemed halfway likely that the Texans could make the Super Bowl this season? Ha! Good times. After the team's collapse down the stretch, highlighted by a couple of humiliating losses to Tom Brady and pals, the only way Matt Schaub will be in the Superdome on this coming Sun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Upcoming: Major Lazer, El Ten Eleven, Anthrax, STRFKR, Vince Clarke, Etc.

    Alejandro Escovedo: Fri., March 1, 8:30 p.m., $58-$88. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. Andre Williams: With Renaldo Domino, Barbara Lynn, Archie Bell., Sat., Feb. 2, 8 p.m., $20. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Anthrax: With Exodus, Municipal Waste, Holy Grail, High On Fire., Wed., April 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Rocks Off's Something Wicked Mini-Guide: Bass Massacre

    Saturday, something very strange is about to go down at Sam Houston Race Park when Something Wicked, billed as "Texas's first ever large-scale Halloween electronic dance music festival," takes over the grounds, subdivided into three nebulously named areas: "Shadow Field," "Bass Massacre" and "The Ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Introducing the New Dubstep Drinking Game

    OK, I'm sure this has been done before in your own time. But I got bored one day. Hey I live in Katy, Texas, so give me a break. There I was, listening to a few dubstep mixes I have and I was staring at my phone just waiting for people to hit me up so we could head out for the night. It hit me if I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Stay Tuned For The Electric Daisy Carnival

    Rocks Off is pleased to tell our readers that this weekend we will be running coverage from the Electric Daisy Carnival, one of the largest electronic-music festivals in the world and the largest in the U.S., as it takes over the Las Vegas Motor Speedway over there in Sin City all weekend. Last year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2012

    Last Night: Major Lazer at Free Press Summer Fest

    See Rocks Off's complete Free Press Summer Fest coverage. Be sure to also check out our slideshows: the sexy, sweaty Summer Fest crowds and the bands of Summer Fest 2012. Major Lazer Free Press Summer Fest, Eleanor Tinsley Park June 2, 2012 On Friday afternoon I was talking to fellow Rocks Off-er ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2012

    Best Of Free Press Summer Fest Day 1: Quintron, Big Freedia, Morris Day, Etc.

    See Rocks Off's complete Free Press Summer Fest coverage. Be sure to also check out our slideshows: the sexy, sweaty Summer Fest crowds and the bands of Summer Fest 2012. Cory Garcia: Stage 7 isn't the most glamorous. Most of your set will be spent playing to the handful of people who came out to y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Follow Rocks Off At Summer Fest, Wherever You Are

    Rocks Off is about to wrap up our Free Press Summer Fest pre-game coverage for the afternoon... sort of. Really, it's just a pause. Of course we will be out at the festival all... weekend... long... and won't be shy about letting our readers know exactly what's going on. Even stuff besides the gorg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Missed Connections: 5 Summer Fest Weekend Team-Ups We'd Like To See

    In terms of pure variety, the weekend of June 1-3 may be the most stacked weekend of music Houston will see this year, and that's not just because of Summer Fest. In addition to the wide variety of acts playing Eleanor Tinsley Park there's the regular weekend mass of shows taking place across the ci ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Summer Fest Releases Schedule & Stage Times

    Time to make some hard choices, folks. Free Press Summer Fest just released the schedule for this year's two-day event June 2 and 3 in Eleanor Tinsley Park.

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    May 3, 2012

    Summer Fest Adds Pretty Lights, Erykah Badu, 3 Dozen Locals

    After raising ticket prices Monday night, Free Press Summer Fest announced more headliners Thursday morning. What are you getting for that extra dough? How about Pretty Lights, Erykah Badu, Fitz & the Tantrums, Phantogram, R3hab, David Garza? Respectively, that's one Colorado EDM space cadet, one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Madonna's New MDNA Is Quality Dangerous Grandmother Monster

    Today Madonna's 12th studio album, MDNA, is in stores and on iTunes. It's her first since 2008's Hard Candy, and the album title is already bringing the ire of electronic artist deadmau5, who took exception with what he saw as her excessive use of drug references in tandem with her new sound. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Flaming Lips Return To Summer Fest With Avetts, Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Descendents & Many More

    Under cover of darkness, Free Press Summer Fest announced its 2012 lineup around 5 a.m. Monday morning. We'll get right to it: The Avett Brothers Snoop Dogg Willie Nelson Afrojack Primus The Flaming Lips (Performing Dark Side of the Moon)

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    February 9, 2012

    Summer Fest Promises 2012 Lineup "Soon"

    Rocks Off was setting our house in order after our long absence, when at some point we realized that while we were away, we had barely heard anything about this year's Free Press Summer Fest at all. We vaguely remembered the festival leaking electro DJ duo Major Lazer a while back, but that's about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Our Top Ten Picks For Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011

    Photo By Marc BrubakerBest Coast at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010​This weekend the Rocks Off team will cover their third Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, at the festival's new home Auditorium Shores. Each year this fest seems to get bigger and better, without losing it's grimy luster. Is it the Austin City ... More >>

  • Music

    September 1, 2011

    Lord of the Hipsters

    Whatever mashup-pioneering DJ Diplo decides to spin, it's a guaranteed party.

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    August 1, 2011

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Leaking 2011 Lineup On Turntable.fm

    ​After leaking artists including Okkervil River, Odd Future, X and - most people believe - Slayer, Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest has officially begun announcing its 2011 lineup via the brand-new file-sharing/social-media hybrid Turntable FM. Fun Fun Fun began streaming songs from this year's arti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Dancing With the Stars ' Dream Rock-Star Cast

    ​Fluff reality show Dancing With the Stars is (shockingly) in its 11th season, which wraps up with tonight's finale. While browsing this season's "celebrity" dancers - Bristol Palin, Kurt Warner, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, etc. - we couldn't help but fantasize about out ideal musical ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Still Not Sold On SXSW? How About Smokey Robinson, High On Fire, She & Him, Band Of Horses, Drive-By Truckers, Deer Tick, Anya Marina, Black Angels, Major Lazer...

    Today the organizers of the SXSW Music Festival announced their showcase schedule for the music portion of the industry fest starting on March 17. This is the news Rocks Off has been looking for, so let's get it on. We are now one month away from Sixth Street and one of the world's biggest conglome ... More >>

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