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Marc Bolan

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: The Airborne Toxic Event, Paul Van Dyk, etc.

    The Airborne Toxic Event House of Blues, April 29 What happens when you layer dynamic, symphonic arrangements, painfully guttural vocals, and a wicked viola player? You wind up with The Airborne Toxic Event, the L.A.-bred indie-rock band known for its rich, lyrically moody folk-rock. Driven by nove ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Living on the Edge: 10 More Onstage Oopsies

    Rock stars are just like the rest of us. They eat, love, poop, age, and sometimes they just embarrassingly go ass over tea kettle. Rewind: When Gravity Attacks: 13 Memorable Onstage Stumbles The difference between them and us, besides, you know, money, fame, security, and the like, is that when w ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Flying High Again: Five-ish Guys That Made the Flying V Famous

    There are few instruments more distinctive than the Flying V. It's odd that a guitar this funky looking has been commonly used by a wide range of guitar players from country and blues to rock, but it has. Over the years, particularly in the '80s when "the weirder the shape the better" and "splotched ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    2011 Rewind: Concert Tickets From An Alternate Universe

    This originally ran on June 8, but seeing that the year is coming to an end, we are looking back at some of our favorite blogs we gave to you these past 12 months. One of the best dreams we ever had was of covering a Clash show for Rocks Off. Yeah, dreaming about work isn't something to brag about ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011
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    October 10, 2011

    Eat 'Em And Smile: Our Favorite Pictures Of David Lee Roth

    Lemmy, Josh Homme, Keith Richards, Marc Bolan, GG Allin, and Billy Fucking Gibbons - that's just a sampling of the rock stars that Rocks Off wishes he could be. The list goes on and on. Today though is the birthday of a one of the most special rockers to ever high-kick on this mud ball called Earth, ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Lordy Lordy, T. Rex's Electric Warrior Is 40

    ​A few months back, we had this to say about T. Rex on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of their single "Bang A Gong (Get It On)" reaching the top of the UK charts. This Saturday, parent album, Electric Warrior, turns 40 years old. It bears repeating, not because we are too lazy to com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Marc Bolan, T. Rex & 40 Years Of "Bang A Gong (Get It On)"

    Today is the 40th anniversary of T. Rex's "Bang A Gong (Get It On)" reaching the top of the UK charts. It starts with the nasty, funky, slinky bass line, more sex than music, and it soon turns into one the most influential and decadent songs to come from the original glam era. And somehow, it never ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Idol Beat: Seven And The Ragged Tyler

    The Monotonous Seven​Nothing like a medley from this season's losers (Pink's "So What") to make us all feel better about voting them off in the first place. The most notable thing about the performance by *deep breath* AshthonKarenThiaNaimaPia and Paul was trying to figure out who looked the l ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011
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    January 18, 2011

    30 Seconds With The Hates' Christian Arnheiter

    We sat down with legendary Hates front man Christian Arnheiter to find out what we could learn about Houston punk's elder statesman in 30 seconds. ​Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Christian Arnheiter: "Need You Now," by Lady Antebellum. "It's a quarter after one, I'm a little ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Don Kirshner, Late-Night Rock TV Mogul, Dies At 76

    Don Kirshner, the music-business impresario responsible for hits by the Monkees and the Archies, as well as introducing scores of pre-MTV American youth to rock via his late-night network program Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, died Monday. Kirshner, a songwriter, producer and publisher, was 76 and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Flying V Hall Of Fame: Saluting One Rockin' Guitar

    thestoneband.com​Today is the 53rd birthday of the Gibson Flying V, which since its debut has become synonymous with metal and hard rock of all stripes. The image of that V-shape is as iconic as the power chords it generates. Rocks Off has seen reverse V's and even bass V's in our time, and ha ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 24, 2010

    Forty and Not So Fabulous

    Texas Gallery delivers a sprawling mess of a show.

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    June 15, 2010

    MTV Struggles to Remain Relevant By Naming A Twitter Jockey

    ​This week MTV announced an online campaign looking for the network's first-ever TJ, or Twitter Jockey. Unlike the video jockeys of the cable station's past, these folks would instead live-tweet from MTV events for a year, earning a salary, and live in New York City. In addition to Twitter, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Top 5 Animated Album Covers

    Animate!​The farther down the Tumblr rabbit hole Rocks Off goes, the more and more we find that it's chockfull of musical amazing. This link gives you a good run down of sites to get you started, with every site leading you to a whole plethora of others that will suit your proverbial fancy. The th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    5 Rock Deaths That Shook Us Down

    ​It was sometime this past Saturday night that we first heard that Ronnie James Dio was dead. It was after midnight and we had just bellied up to the Mink's front bar when we checked our Twitter feed and saw that Dio had passed on. Our body froze every metal bone in our body ached for a few minute ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    He Said She Said: Songs That Make Us Feel Like a Man, Baby!

    Mad Men's Christina Hendricks makes us feel like a man in the best possible way...​He Said's view of manhood wasn't built on sweat and labor the way most guys would probably say. Early on in our musical journey, we always equated music to being sleazy and slithery, or just dancing. It makes sense ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    He Said She Said: 10 Artists Who Never Got Their Due

    In the course of music history, some bands get that extra push by pop culture and become uber-iconic, while others, though just as deserving, go largely unnoticed except by those who choose to dig even deeper. For every Elvis Presley, there is a seedier Carl Perkins off to the side. David Bowie get ... More >>

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    March 13, 2008
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    July 17, 2007
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    June 28, 2007

    Betty Davis

    Once too hot to handle, Betty Davis's freaky funk is ripe for rediscovery

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    June 8, 2006
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    December 29, 2005

    Comeback Clips

    A music-video renaissance is afoot -- but it's strictly on the download

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    July 1, 2004
  • Film

    November 20, 2003

    'Pac, Man

    The officially sanctioned Tupac Shakur biopic emerges, and it's quite money

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    May 22, 2003

    Kung Fu Fighting

    Catfish shares his arsenal

  • Music

    May 30, 2002

    Peter Murphy

    Thursday, May 30

  • Music

    February 10, 2000

    Glamour of Glaw

    The leader of the Vulgarians makes a fashion statement

  • Music

    June 18, 1998
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    March 26, 1998

    Tangled Web

    From Mexico to L.A. via Alaska and El Paso, Tito Larriva has seen it all -- and more

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    February 19, 1998
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    May 22, 1997
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    April 27, 1995

    King of the Mild Frontier

    Adam Ant is still dressed up, and now has somewhere to go

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    June 16, 1994
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