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 >>
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 >>
Katya Horner/Downtown DistrictThe John Evans Band in Market Square ParkWhat 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 >>
Readers react to sale of radio station.
Readers resppond to "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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
What we'd like to see happen in Houston music this year.
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttThis 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 >>
Important things to know about Atlanta mystery men Goodie Mob.
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 >>
Taking stock of the Houston music scene on the eve of the annual Houston Press Music Awards Showcase.
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 >>
Seeing the Elephant
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 >>
Is the "microblog" Internet phenomenon the next leap forward or just a tweeting waste of time?
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 >>
The Montrose clubhouse is closing. What now?