Matthew Wettergreen

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Eight Alternatives to Frozen Margaritas

    Photo by Matthew WettergreenThe Volcano also offers frozen screwdrivers, which are just as tempting.​When I think "summer" in Houston, I also think "margarita." It's a natural thought progression in a city that's oppressively hot in the summer but also blessed with a plethora of great Tex-Mex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    "Careless Stripper" Introduces Phootlong To The World

    Rocks Off just found the video for the debut single by Houston duo Phootlong, for their song "Careless Stripper," directed by Maurice Edward, the pseudonym of rapper Cornbreadd. We just got off the phone with the director and did a sort of play-by-play of the video over the line, like a director's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    The Houston Sound Maps Our "No Zoning" Music Scene

    Katya Horner/Downtown DistrictThe John Evans Band in Market Square Park​What is the Houston Sound? Until recently, it was a trick question. Although Houston has produced too many distinguished artists to name across a wide variety of genres from blues, country and jazz to psychedelic rock, noi ... More >>

  • News

    August 26, 2010

    KTRU Love

    Readers react to sale of radio station.

  • News

    June 3, 2010

    Tweet, Tweet

    Readers resppond to "The Twitterverse."

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    May 20, 2010

    The Twitterverse

    More than just cyberspace, the tweet life inspires people to make friends and adopt causes in person. It has a few problems, too.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    KTRU Live Vol. II Release Tonight At AvantGarden

    Fat Tony and friend​ Tonight at AvantGarden, come celebrate the release of the second live compilation from KTRU (91.7 FM). Admission is free and the album only costs $5 but they are limited and going very fast. Doggebi, The Literary Greats and Ben from listenlisten will be on hand for live sets, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    10 Music Writers Walk Into A Bar, Decide Bands Should Get Off Their Lazy Asses

    It was Matthew Wettergreen's idea. Wettergreen, who co-hosts KTRU's local-music/news show Revelry Report and is the mastermind behind BandCamp, had a vision of getting a group of Houston-based music writers from all kinds of media together to address the question of how we could better serve the mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Magnolia City Mixtape: Sign the WestFest Petition, And Other Stuff You Need to Know About

    MTV Shows Are you READY for Rocks Off's Washington Shore party this Thursday? If not, this video of Jersey Shore's Snooki interviewing Phoenix on MTV will melt your brain. If you read even one Houston-based music Web site, you probably already know that a petition is circulating to show support for ... More >>

  • Music

    January 14, 2010

    One to Grow On

    What we'd like to see happen in Houston music this year.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Gingerbread Architecture at Caroline Collective

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​This has been a year for non-traditional gingerbread houses in Houston. The gingerbread dog houses at Voice kicked off the season earlier this month, and Caroline Collective all but finished it off with its first annual Gingerbread Build-Off. The concept came from ... More >>

  • Music

    October 15, 2009

    All Good Again

    Important things to know about Atlanta mystery men Goodie Mob.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Bayou Beat: Half Price Live Nation Tickets, Last Call for Photo Contest, First Call for Poster Exhibit, Final "They, Who Sound" (For Now) This Sunday

    ​ Live Nation's weekly Wednesday "No Service Fee" ticket offer is pretty stiff this week: Buy one ticket for dozens of shows at House of Blues or Verizon Wireless Theater - such as Alice Cooper, O.A.R., Jewel, Goodie Mob, Bob Saget, Drive-By Truckers, Hanson, Peaches, Stryper, Zappa plays Zappa an ... More >>

  • Music

    July 23, 2009

    Progress Report

    Taking stock of the Houston music scene on the eve of the annual Houston Press Music Awards Showcase.

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Inquiring Minds: Is Houston the New Austin?

    But more importantly, do we want it to be? And, God help us, what if it already is? When Rocks Off polled a cross-section of Houston music insiders for his "dead-tree" column this week - thanks for the term, Jeremy at Space City Rock - he was forced to omit one question from the final version for sp ... More >>

  • Music

    March 19, 2009

    Houston's SXSW Strategy

    Seeing the Elephant

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Tonight: Houston SXSW Mixer at Caroline Collective

    If you're from around these parts and headed to SXSW - whether the film, music or interactive festivals - or just curious about who is, head down to Caroline Collective, where this year's Houston delegation will be rubbing elbows and quaffing drinks starting at 5 p.m. "Our goal is for Houst ... More >>

  • Music

    February 12, 2009

    Musicians on Twitter

    Is the "microblog" Internet phenomenon the next leap forward or just a tweeting waste of time?

  • Music

    October 16, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 27, 2008

    Fried Rice: Live-blogging the HPMA VIP Party

    Chris Gray and Dusti Rhodes coming to you live from the bar at the Rice Lofts, where Matthew Wettergreen of KTRU's Revelry Report and the Caroline Collective just stopped in on his way to Two Star Symphony. Staff are still setting up, and it's pretty quiet at the moment. It won't be that way for lon ... More >>

  • Music

    January 10, 2008

    Goodbye, Proletariat

    The Montrose clubhouse is closing. What now?