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    August 29, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: August Alsina, Better Than Ezra, KISS, etc.

    August Alsina Warehouse Live, August 29 This show has already sold out, so time to hit up the "secondary market." But August Alsina is that hot, no thanks to rumors that he's now dating Nicki Minaj. She's definitely a fan of the New Orleans-bred singer's "No Love" single, because she appears on the ... More >>

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    April 8, 2014

    Six Bands That Broke Up Without Anyone Noticing

    Usually when a band breaks up, there's a lot of furor about it, and a lot of mourning, even if the band hadn't done much of anything for a while. At least that's what happens with bands who have dedicated fanbases. It's a little bit different when it's a band that was a fad to begin with and just q ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014

    Eli Young Band at Reliant Stadium, 3/5/2014

    Eli Young Band Reliant Stadium March 5, 2014 Anyone who's ever wondered if the entertainers for the rodeo's annual Armed Forces Appreciation Day are chosen at random might have had a few of their questions answered Tuesday night. Show business is selfish almost by design, but the Eli Young Band und ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: The Illegal Wiretaps, Listening to You

    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? A long way from Edward Snowden's favor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Free Radicals, Dirty River Boys, the Monkees, etc.

    Free Radicals AvantGarden, March 25 Free Radicals is both Nick Cooper's revolving-door ensemble that at any given moment could be playing free jazz or Latin funk, and also Cooper's ongoing testimonial to how much he digs being a member of the Houston music community. He has so much experience at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Upcoming: Steely Dan, Selena Gomez, Alt-J, Adam Ant, LL Cool J, Metric, etc.

    Adam Ant: Sat., July 27, 8 p.m., $28-$300. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Air Supply: Thu., May 9, 8:30 p.m., $158-$218. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. Alt-J: CHANGED With Lord Huron., Fri., Sept. 27, 8 p.m., $30/$35. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston. The Appleseed Cast: With ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    Upcoming: True Believers, Lil Wayne, Dwight Yoakam, Cyndi Lauper, Man Or Astro-Man?, etc.

    Second Annual Concert for Conservation: With Dwight Yoakam, Robert Earl Keen, Hayes Carll, Ray Wylie Hubbard. etc., Sat., May 18, 4:30 p.m., $25-$150. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston. Adam Bricks: With Benjamin Wesley and Ancient Cat Society., Sat., April 13, 9 p.m., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Eli Young Band: "We Like to Stay Busy"

    Now more than a decade old, the Eli Young Band is the rare Texas country act whose lyrics are not dominated by their home state and its musical heroes. Their music is largely fiddle-free, rather cut from the same cloth as pop-rockers like Tom Petty, Matchbox 20 and the Wallflowers, and if someone in ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    Negative Utopia Gets All Self-Determinist Up In Here

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're working hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. Negative Utopia is only six months old as a band, so I'm not sure exactly what they'll be when they grow up. Their sound has some cowpunk influe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Friday Night: Eric Church at Toyota Center

    Eric Church Toyota Center September 24, 2012 Eric Church is the most curious country artist to come along in a while. He says he sips Jack Daniel's in concert and (despite my assumption) talks it up in his shows without taking a dime from the Tennessee distiller, which is a sight different from Tob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: Rosie Flores, Otep, Mission of Burma, Etc.

    Rosie Flores, the Austin-based "Rockabilly Filly" and onetime L.A. cowpunk scenester who played the Continental Club with Mike Stinson in late July, circles back around to celebrate her birthday Tuesday at KPFT's monthy free-show series "Troubador Tuesdays" at Natachee's Supper & Punch. Back then, ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    Friday Night: "Last Summer on Earth" Tour at The Woodlands

    "Last Summer on Earth" Tour Feat. Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Cracker Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 20, 2012 As Nathan Smith said a few hours ago, his partial '90s nostalgia show at House of Blues Friday was more than a sight harder than the throwback bill ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012
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    May 3, 2012

    Going The Distance: The Hot 100's 10 Longest-Charting Songs

    Let us hop in our time machine and head back to a magical place in the past known as Dec. 23, 2010. Here is a snapshot of things going on at the time: Rocks Off was making wishes for the year 2011; Kanye West was knee deep in Album of the Year wins for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy; Eddie Vedder ... More >>

  • Music

    April 5, 2012

    In Bloom

    Spring has sprung with a fresh crop of recent Houston-related releases.

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    November 3, 2011

    Top 20 Throwback TV Theme Songs Part 2

    Only a big dummy wouldn't have this show on the list.​Yesterday, we hit you up with the best ten TV theme songs that didn't quite make the top of our list. We heard a few quibbles from fellow television aficionados, but their cries of frustration were muffled by the sounds of "The LOOOVVE BOA ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    What's In a Name? Punk Rock Spirit Animals This Year's Tiger

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off, we're trying hard to decode Houston's oddest monikers in order to find a little meaning. ​ Music is inherently the search for meaning in the meaningless. It's an attempt to establish rhythm and pattern ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    Hard-Rockin' Backslash Wins Our First High School Rock Off

    Photos by Groovehouse / Click here for a slideshow​Houston's Backslash, none of whom were alive when Appetite for Destruction came out, won the first annual Texas High School Rock Off Friday night at House of Blues, taking home $500, a spiffy new trophy and the chance to open for a national ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009
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    October 16, 2009

    The Music of True Blood, Episode 2: Austin's Vallejo Lies Down With a "Snake In the Grass"

    ​Vallejo is a rock and roll band of the highest caliber from just a few miles away in El Campo. The band started as a trio of three brothers who moved to Austin in order to pursue their dream of being the next Santana. Once in the "live music capital of the world," they added a rhythm guitarist an ... More >>

  • Music

    October 1, 2009

    The Shredder Returns

    One show, one sentence

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    September 2, 2009

    Houston Music Fight Club: Chris Wise vs. Cody Swann, Chris Ryan vs. Frank Beard, Washington Avenue vs. Westheimer

    ​So this past week, Houston Music Fight Club began getting solicitations from various local musicians to be matched against other strummers and pickers around town in their cage matches. Rocks Off looks around. We see a lot of new faces. This means a lot of you have (happily for us) been breaking ... More >>

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    November 20, 2007

    Whither Springsteen?

    As posted on Houstoned Rocks literally moments ago, Live Nation announced today that Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will bring their Magic tour to Houston April 14, 2008. No venue is currently listed for Houston or the April 13 Dallas date, but the other dates on the tour are booked in basket ... More >>

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    May 25, 2006
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    January 6, 2005

    Crapped Out

    After his latest CD, few of Pat Green's fans are feeling like Lucky Ones

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    September 23, 2004

    A Thin Line...

    Introducing the most hated men in rock (besides Sting)

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    December 4, 2003

    Hip-hop, Tejas

    Latinos take on rap music and make it their own

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    November 20, 2003

    Georgia Firecrackers

    Don't worry about tomorrow -- lose control with the Woggles

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    June 5, 2003

    Houston Music Map

    Queen Norah reigns, Josh Groban pains, and lots of Natalie Maines

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    August 30, 2001

    Twenty Four Count

    Depth of View (Self-released)

  • Music

    December 21, 2000

    Bagging Its Own

    Groceries doesn't plan to sell its produce to major distributors

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Rocket Men

    The Chron plays the Louisville card

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    May 11, 2000
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    April 13, 2000

    Not Your Father's Alternative Band

    Tonic writes songs for mature audiences

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    Guinness Time

    Houston's Texas Guinness Lovers is an original cover band

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    March 11, 1999
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    November 5, 1998
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    July 30, 1998
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    April 2, 1998
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    February 19, 1998
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    January 1, 1998
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    December 25, 1997
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    November 20, 1997
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    August 28, 1997
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    November 21, 1996
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