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Mason Lankford

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    John Egan Turns the Blues Black on Amulet

    It's a crime that I've been up till now unaware of bluesman John Egan, but I'm hoping to rectify that by taking a deep look into his latest album Amulet. If you ask me, Houston's greatest unsung treasure is the sheer number of folks that we have that can take you out of the blue and into the black w ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    Shellee Coley's Fiery Faith Burns Through Bridges

    To tell you why I loved Shellee Coley's latest album, Songs Without Bridges, first I need to tell you about James Caronna. Both artists are people I discovered after getting to know Jeffery Armstreet at Red Tree Recording Studio, and both produce a similar type of Americana-flavored acoustic pop tha ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Collie Buddz, The Killers, Carolyn Wonderland, etc.

    Collie Buddz House of Blues (Bronze Peacock Room), May 6 Just when the week is getting started, here comes the "Light It Up" tour to slow it down to a mellow Caribbean groove; you know what that means. Headlining over Cris Cab and New Kingston, Bermuda-raised Collie Buddz already has a solid Housto ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    Upcoming: Barry Manilow, Titus Andronicus, Sheryl Crow, Jonas Brothers, Mudhoney, etc.

    Angry Samoans: With Swingin' Dicks, Die Rottz., Fri., April 12, 10 p.m., $12. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston. Bang Bangz: Sat., April 13, 1 p.m., Free. Cactus Music & Video, 2110 Portsmouth St., Houston. Barry Manilow: Sun., May 19, 8 p.m., $29.99-$139.99. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lak ... More >>

  • Music

    March 21, 2013

    Not Just Vinyl

    Houston's Top 5 record stores.

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    March 14, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Shellee Coley, Voice of the Northern Woods

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who: Shellee Coley is a folk artist former ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    Clockwork Angels

    Veteran rockers Rush brought their steampunk-themed concept album to Toyota Center December 2.

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    December 6, 2012

    The Rocks Off 100: Mason Lankford, Folk Family Revivalist

    Who: Mason Lankford is the young songwriter behind many of the tunes performed and recorded by the Folk Family Revival. The band's debut, Unfolding, was an amazing collection of spiritual and moving Americana tracks that was easily one of the best albums of 2011. Since then, he and his band of broth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Stevie Wonder Divorce Heralds Impending Doom

    Even though Mason Lankford said, "There will come a day when we forget the Rapture ever even happened," Rocks Off is keeping an eye out for signs of our impending Armageddon. I was wrong last time, but I'm totally right this time! Sad news in the entertainment world. Beloved pop star Stevie Wonder, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Celine Dion Sued for Overtime Violations, Starts Apocalypse

    Even though Mason Lankford said, "There will come a day when we forget the Rapture ever even happened," Rocks Off is keeping an eye out for signs of our impending Armageddon. We were wrong last time, but we're totally right this time! Megastar Celine Dion is involved in a minor lawsuit at the momen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Top 10 Local Covers Of Famous Songs

    A good cover song must reach a perfect balance between innovation and preserving the original's appeal. There have been some really great covers from Houston's music scene, and we wanted to pay tribute to them.

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    March 8, 2012

    Garth Brooks In Country Music Fall of Fame: Harbinger Of Doom

    Even though Mason Lankford said, "There will come a day when we forget the Rapture ever even happened," Rocks Off is keeping an eye out for signs of our impending Armageddon. We were wrong last time, but we're totally right this time! We'd more or less forgotten about Garth Brooks, who took country ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Friday Night: Shellee Coley Album Release At Warehouse Live

    Shellee Coley, The Hems Warehouse Live Green Room February 23, 2012 Houston singer songwriter Shellee Coley's fans packed Warehouse Live's Green Room Friday to celebrate her brand-new, just-released album Where it Began. Performing before an audience of family, friends, old fans, and new fans of al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Dig This: Cavernous, Harts Of Oak, Folk Family Revival, Chemistry, and Drifter

    The current volume of local music is staggering. New Houston bands are born daily, and all too often pass away just as quickly. Rocks Off wants to help you (and ourselves) keep up. As we stuffed ourselves silly last week on turkey and dressing and all the other assorted fixings that graced our Than ... More >>

  • Music

    November 10, 2011

    2011 Music Awards Showcase

    Your guide to the bands and venues.

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Upcoming: Black Angels, Dolly Parton, J. Cole, Mates Of State, Etc.

    ​Aaron Neville: Sun., Dec. 11. House of Blues. Carbon Leaf, Alpha Rev: Wed., Oct. 26. Fitzgerald's. Between The Buried And Me, Animals As Leaders: Thu., Nov. 17. House of Blues. Gunslinger, Black Queen Speaks, Sheila Swift, Tyburn Jig, Tyranny Of Bella: VIP ROOM., Sat., Sept. 10. Verizon W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Upcoming: Atmosphere, Death Cab For Cutie, Jayhawks, Etc.

    ​Alien Ant Farm: Sat., Sept. 24. Scout Bar Clear Lake. After The Burial, Veil Of Maya, Misery Signals, Within The Ruins: Thu., Oct. 6. Warehouse Live. The Airborne Toxic Event: Wed., Oct. 12. Warehouse Live. Atmosphere: Thu., Sept. 22. House of Blues. Benny Benassi: Sat., Sept. 3. Stereo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Folk Family Revival Unleashes Unfolding

    ​Back a bit before we typed this sentence, Jeffery Armstreet over at Magnolia Red asked us to brave the cannibal-infested jungles between Houston and his studio/label in Magnolia to come do some listening of his latest project. Seriously, it is like driving to another country where the exports ... More >>

  • Music

    June 23, 2011
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    May 30, 2011

    The Best Local & Texas Albums Of 2011 (So Far)

    ​Chris Gray: My pick is a dead heat between a pair of Lost Highway albums by a couple of artists who just happen to be appearing at Summer Fest this weekend, Hayes Carll's KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories) and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears' Scandalous. Though he's been one of my favorit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    MCM: More Local Music News Than Parties In Cairo

    Todd Spoth​Welcome back to yet another installment of our semi-famous Magnolia City Mixtape. Rocks Off works hard to scrape every barnacle of local music news from our ship that sails the high seas of the Internet - or something like that. Slim Thug welcomed everyone back to Texas for the Sup ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010
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    December 16, 2010

    Shellee Coley's Somber Tidings Of Comfort And Joy

    ​Shellee Coley is an acoustic siren with an amazingly haunting voice, and one of the many talented acts in the Magnolia Red family. Her debut album, The Girl the Stencil Drew, was a soft, sad, sweet spinning disc of delightfully dark ironies that we still cannot believe didn't make it into our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    We're Buzzed About Houston Beer Week

    foshydog​From October 11 to 17, local taprooms, eateries, breweries and beer aficionados will join forces to pay homage to all the creative combinations of hops, malt, yeast and water - better known as beer. The first ever Houston Beer Week will be eight days of beer magic taking place in Hous ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Upcoming: Atari Teenage Riot, Heart, Rocks Off's "Reduxion," Etc.

    Poster by DUAL​Atari Teenage Riot, Black Congress, Female Demand: Wed., Sept. 29. Numbers. Betty Wright, Willie Clayton: Sat., Oct. 2. Arena Theatre. Cory Morrow: Mon., Aug. 30, 5:30 p.m. Cactus Music & Video. Devil Driver, Kataklysm, Kittie: Tue., Aug. 31. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Flyleaf, ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Red Tree: A Modern-Day Motown Quietly Emerges In The Woodlands

    Photos by Jef With One FIn the Pines: Red Tree Studios from the street​Having been a recording artist, Rocks Off can tell you that we would rather peel potatoes than go into a recording studio. What you see as the acme of artistic self-expression is often painstakingly and painfully taken apar ... More >>

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