How do we know the college football season is almost here? Well, not all that long ago, it would have been because the best of the preview magazines were hitting the stands -- Athlon, Lindy's, Street & Smith's. When you saw the cover with the best player of whichever the hottest team in your region ... More >>
With the off week between the AFC and NFC title games, the opportunities to wager are precious few, so sorry, there will be no "Best Bets" this week. I know that after my 0-2 performance this has to disappoint many of you who have been fading my picks all year and gaining financial independence. Se ... More >>
Mike Stinson takes an exhaustive inventory on new album Hell and Half of Georgia.
In the weeks leading up to the Houston Press Music Awards showcase on Sunday, August 4, Rocks Off will be profiling a handful of performers each day, mostly in their own words - part of the best top-to-bottum lineup the showcase has ever had, in our humble opinion. See the showcase schedule and tick ... More >>
Mike Stinson Under the Volcano April 3, 2013 The motivations people have for going into music are many, and most of them are mundane. People want to be famous, see the world, or prove something to a parent or a lover, so they pick up a guitar or sit down at a piano. Going unappreciated, too often, ... More >>
Matt & Kim House of Blues, October 19 Infectious pop, bright-eyed wonder and criminally catchy hooks have made Matt & Kim one of the best live acts to emerge out of the Aughties. The duo -- keyboardist Matt Johnson and drummer Kim Schifino -- feed off the energy of the crowd, and usually end up in ... More >>
Dan "Uncle Mojo" Workman, host of the Thursday-night blues jam at the 19th Hole bar in The Woodlands, passed away over the weekend. He had a stroke last Thursday and died Saturday morning, the Houston Blues Society said. According to reports, he had played his regular gig earlier Thursday night. "H ... More >>
Jim BrickerMatt & Kim Bud Light Outdoor Stage August 7, 2010 As the sun went down and the moon came up on the crowd at the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase main stage, a palpable sense of relief settled over everyone. The long, hot day was over and the throngs were preparing for Brooklyn' ... More >>
Right On! PRThis weekend the Houston Press welcomes New York indie duo Matt & Kim to town to headline this year's edition of the Houston Press Music Awards, along with Trae tha Truth and Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights. Rocks Off will be giving away a bunch of HPMA wristbands today and t ... More >>
myspace.com/mattandkimToday Rocks Off is pleased to announce that we have two special guests for this year's Houston Press Music Awards showcase, all day Saturday, August 7, inside and outside along Washington Avenue. After the locals do their thing, we have indie duo Matt & Kim and Texas boo ... More >>
To Raphael Saadiq, music is music and Yeasayer is all right with him.
A preview of the 60 bands and five DJs that are taking over downtown this weekend
Devin the Dude, Katie Stuckey and The Dimes clean up
Stevie Wonder, Prince and Martin Sexton combine in the Mighty Orq's tasty blues-rock stew
Six dozen of Houston's finest bands for a mere $7
Saturday, April 30, at the Rhythm Room, 1815 Washington Avenue, 713-864-6962. Peppermint Jenny opens.
Motorcycle sound and fury signify nothing -- but do kinda rock
Clandestine -- Dave Nevling and the Blues Kats -- Tommy Dardar and the Sheetrockers
Hollisters, Bo Patt, Hadden Sayers Band, and Tom Cummings Quartet