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Matt Harlan

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Upcoming: Brand New, Café Tacvba, Gladys Knight, ICP, Nick Jonas, Royal Blood, etc.

    '90s Burned Out: With Hayden Jones, Shadow Hound, Thrill. Sat., September 20, 8:30 p.m., $10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Aaron Einhouse: Sat., November 15, 8 p.m., $8. Cypress Saloon, 12710 Telge, Cypress, 281-304-7777. Advance Cassette: With the Freebie, Banshee Bones. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Mercy Bros., Wiz Khalifa, Nine Inch Nails, etc.

    The Mercy Brothers McGonigel's Mucky Duck, August 15 Houston may not have seen a band like the Mercy Brothers around these parts since the Sideshow Tramps (mostly) folded up the tent. The five-piece from about 200 miles east in Lafayette, La., are the kind of evangelists who have no fear about play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Upcoming: Ana Gabriel, Fantasia, Mika Singh, Ruthie Foster, Subdudes, Willie Nelson, etc.

    Alan Haynes: Sat., August 30, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999. Ana Gabriel: Sat., October 4, 9 p.m., $75 to $150. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020. Battle Between: Fri., August 22, 8 p.m., Free. House of Blues -- Foundat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Upcoming: August Alsina, BettySoo, Del Castillo, Juvenile, Max Stalling, Ricky Skaggs, Z-Ro, etc.

    Acidic: With North Til' Dawn, Rainchild, A More Perfect Union. Sun., August 3, 8 p.m., $8. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483. Air Traffic Controller: With The Tragic Thrills. Fri., August 15, 7 p.m., $10. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483. AJ Jordan: Sun., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Upcoming: 7 Seconds, Brand New, Dimefest 8, Interpol, Sara Hickman, Turquoise Jeep, etc.

    16th Annual Grand Taiko Concert: With Imaginaerial. Sat., September 27, 8 p.m., TBA. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Rd., Stafford. 28th Annual Watermelon Festival and Summer Social: With Kindred Spirits, POTROAST, The Hightailers, Hell In a Bucket, JvT Band, Jimmy Lee Deen, QandA, Lark Attack, The Ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Upcoming: 10,000 Maniacs, Dokken, Kathy Valentine, Plies, Rx Bandits, Sheena Easton, etc.

    10,000 Maniacs: With Emily Elbert., Sat., July 19, 7:30 p.m., $98 to $138. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774. 3 Peace: Sat., June 28, 8 p.m., Free. Baker Street Pub & Grill, 5510 Morningside, Houston, 713-942-9900. '80s Party: Sat., June 28, 8 p.m., Free. Baker St. Pub & Grill Katy, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Upcoming: Paramore & Fall Out Boy, Uncle Kracker, Shinyribs, Rhett Miller, etc.

    Austin Lounge Lizards: Sat., February 1, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999. Betty Soo, Matt Harlan, Reed Turner: Thu., January 30, 7:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999. Bill Kirchen: Tue., February 4, 7:30 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Second Lovers at Fitzgeralds, 10/19/2013

    Second Lovers, Emily Wolfe, Matt Harlan, Yello Echo Fitzgerald's October 19, 2013 Word around town is that the Second Lovers are a band on the rise, and the buzz is starting to pile up in a hurry. Rocks Off bossman Chris Gray wrote last week that the local folk-rock/Americana act is the best group ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Second Lovers Enter First Rank of Local Bands

    If Rocks Off happened to be put on the spot, our choice for the best group to emerge on the Houston scene in the past couple of years would probably be Second Lovers. It might not even be close. Reminiscent of a less booze-sodden Whiskeytown, the Lovers' 2012 debut Wishers, Dreamers & Liars was e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Upcoming: BuzzFest XXX, Bad Company, Queensryche, Clutch, Digweed, Metric, etc.

    Baauer: With Danny Brown., Tue., April 9, 8 p.m., $20/$22. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Bad Company: With Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Stone Cherry., Thu., July 11, 7 p.m., $21.00-$100.50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, Spring. Benoit Pioulard: With IDYL, Marshall Wal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Discovery Green's Fall Shows Even Better Than the Spring

    Late Monday evening, Discovery Green announced the lineup of its increasingly popular Thursday-evening free concert series, which will resume Sept. 13 with the patchouli-scented Austin group Mingo Fishtrap and Houston rocksteady revivalists the Suffers, who were all over this year's Houston Press Mu ... More >>

  • Music

    August 2, 2012

    HPMA 2012 Showcase

    One night. 11 venues. 55 minutes.

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Meet the 2012 HPMA Showcase Nominees: Matt Harlan

    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 our the rest of our HPMA coverage Rocks Off: When and where was your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Here's the 2012 HPMA Showcase Lineup & Schedule

    At last... we've nailed down the lineup for this year's Houston Press Music Awards showcase Sunday, August 5. The venues are grouped into three clusters around downtown - Houston Pavilions, Warehouse Live and Phul Court - and some sort of transportation between the three (taxi or shuttle) will be av ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Your 2012 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase Artists

    It's here, the lineup for the 2012 Houston Press Music Awards showcase on Sunday, August 5. We are still finalizing the roster of venues, but it is a triangle between House of Blues, Warehouse Live and Phul Court, the outdoor venue and food-truck gathering spot at 1311 Leeland, with a few more plac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: A Fistful of Soul, Waylon Tribute, Etc.

    Houston's favorite happenin' soul/funk/R&B/rocksteady/ska DJ night, A Fistful of Soul, returns to the Big Top about 10 p.m. this evening. Free. Say happy birthday to DJ Wes Wallace, who has been named "Best Dance Club DJ" by this publication more than ten times, at "Classic Numbers" this evening.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Chris Gray Day: The Final Details, Lineup and Information

    Tomorrow beginning at 10 a.m., a loud, raucous, event will take place in support of our music editor, Chris Gray, and it couldn't be more appropriate. Chris Gray Day opens with breakfast with the Allen Oldies Band and closes just south of 2 a.m. with Horseshoe on the Continental Club stage. Below ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Chris Gray Day Finalized Schedule

    The lineup is finally set for this Saturday's concert benefitting Houston Press music editor Chris Gray and it's a doozy. Tomorrow, we'll give you a rundown of all the silent auction items and you'll be even more impressed. For now, let's focus on the bands. The bonanza of bands gets started at 10 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Chris Gray Day Tentative Schedule Released

    ​Chris Gray Day will be held in Houston, Texas on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at The Continental Club complex, at 3701 Main, affectionately known to locals that live near and haunt the grounds as "The Island". Today Rocks Off gets to announce the first round of bands playing that day's festivit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    First Look at the Band Lineup for Chris Gray Day January 14

    Chris Gray Day will be held in Houston, Texas on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at The Continental Club complex, at 3701 Main, affectionately known to locals that live near and haunt the grounds as "The Island". Today Rocks Off gets to announce the first round of bands playing that day's festivities, be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    Merry Christmas From The Houston Music Scene: Free Music Downloads (UPDATED)

    Welp, it's been a year to say the least. There has been so much great music, amazing shows, new discoveries, many sad and happy milestones, and Rocks Off tried to cover all of it these past 12 months. Next year will be even more awesome, for so many reasons, which we will get into the next two wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    MCM: More Local Music News Than Fried Food At The Rodeo

    Each week Rocks Off navigates the treacherous seas of the mysterious Internet, casting nets to bring you the finest and freshest music news from around Houston. Enjoy. ​Scale The Summit's new album, The Collective, was released this week, and the entire thing is up for streaming on Soundcloud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Confusion, Cancellations Alter Weekend Music Landscape

    ​There's been some confusion surrounding tomorrow's Rockers vs. Mods Hustle Town Rumble - "Café Bikes vs. Classic Scooters Meets Rock 'n' Roll" - at the Continental Club tomorrow. Rocks Off received a text message from Felipe Galvan of Los Skarnales early this afternoon informing us that Los ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Rocks Off Invites You To The HPMA Showcase

    Monica Fuentes​Rocks Off and the Houston Press are having a little party on Washington Avenue tomorrow afternoon called the Houston Press Music Awards showcase. We may have mentioned it before. If you'd like to come, we'd love to have you. Click here to vote in this year's awards and showcase ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Still More HPMA Nominee MP3s

    Monica Fuentes​You didn't think Rocks Off would let you escape into the weekend without some more HPMA nominee MP3s, now did you? We certainly hope not. We may be running out of ways to write the same headline, but we're not running out of MP3s. Please send them to chris.gray@houstonpress.com. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Our 10 Favorite Interviews of 2009

    Out of the five weekly columns we're responsible for writing each week, Artist of the Week is definitely one of our five favorites. Aren't we clever? We get to talk/trade emails/Google Chat with all kinds of interesting, and sometimes uninteresting, people. Here we're rehashing our ten favorite inte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Country Store Buffalo on Breast Implants, Beer-Drinking Bison and That Old Devil Cocaine

    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 introducingliston@gmail.com.​ You are in the enviable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Before We Go: A Thousand Cranes, the Muses, Johnny Bush, the Old Quarter, Katy Perry, a Numbers Documentary and More

    The above cartoon - give it a minute; it'll show up - is somehow tied into Saturday's show at Avant Garden featuring A Thousand Cranes, How I Quit Crack and Metal Rouge. Rocks Off wishes he could tell you how, but he digs the Monty Python and the Holy Grail homage. Colorado traditional Celtic duo t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Matt Harlan

    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 introducingliston@gmail.com. It's hard to explain ... More >>

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