Dropkick Murphys House of Blues February 28, 2013 If you happened to lose your wooden leg last night at House of Blues, it's pretty understandable. I mean, it was a Dropkick Murphys show, after all. No one expected anything tame. The crowd was riled up well before the band took the stage, chanting ... More >>
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? You probably know Brian Davis as the d ... More >>
Remember the '90s? When it comes to Houston's rock scene, a lot of people don't. Sure, local bands were drawing large crowds to venues like the Axiom, the Vatican and the Unicorn, but much of the music of that era never made it outside the Beltway, and those clubs have been closed down for decades. ... More >>
Monday morning, the Internet was awash in consternation and jpegs after M.I.A. flashed her middle finger during Madonna's Super Bowl halftime performance Sunday, meaning Janet Jackson is finally off the hook after all these years. To be honest, Rocks Off watched the entire halftime show and must hav ... More >>
World-premiere musical could be Catastrophic Theatre's next smash hit.
Pnotos by Anthony Rathbun/ Courtesy of Catastrophic TheatreMatt Kelly (prone) and Troy Schulze as Herman Brood and KoosPlenty of rock stars have shown that there's a fine line between fuck-up and folk hero. Herman Brood, the central figure of Catastrophic Theatre's Bluefinger, doesn't bother ... More >>
Catastrophic Theatre stages a rock opera redemption.
Herman Brood, Black Francis and Jason Nodler coming together"I am only ever interested in art/work/plays/music about how weird and fucked up it is to be a human animal on the planet earth, aware of and in necessary denial of our mortality, of the fact that each of us will die and go off the p ... More >>
Remembering the Axiom, 20 years later
The launch of our blog brings forth a quixotic attempt toward a local music atlas
A selection of some of the wildest, weirdest, and most dangerous bands and shows in Houston history
Songs from the Meat/BAR (Infernal Bridegroom Productions)
Sex, drugs, rock & roll, and the ballad of 2100 Lexington
With the world premiere of Fucking A, Infernal Bridegroom Productions may have outgrown its seedy past, but it hasn't forgotten it
Beauty queens make predictable satire for Pageant
Meet Middlefinger: model citizens (sort of) by day, ska/punk instigators by night
Sink your teeth into the 1997 Houston Press Music Awards
A guide to who's who in the Press Music Awards ballot. Plus, the where and when of the Press Music Awards Showcase!
Ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones! (Yawn...)
Weeping at the Metropolis, hiding in the Abyss
Call it integrity or call it stubbornness, but the Joint Chiefs won't slim down their bursting-at-the-seams jazz/grunge/funk act