girlscantwhat.comLast week, we rounded up a list of our favorite female rock bassists. We'd like to continue the trend of honoring rock's finest females, by next recognizing 14 notable female rock drummers. As usual, we will focus on the live-performing, touring drummers over time, rather tha ... More >>
How do a crapload of drums sound when playing in unison in an airplane hangar? Pretty freaking awesome. In the Cameron Crowe-directed documentary Pearl Jam Twenty, lead singer Eddie Vedder discusses the detrimental impact of the band's Spinal Tap-like replacement of drummers, equating each ch ... More >>
Ed. Note: Rumors are floating around about a third Stripes show here, before the Rudz date. If anyone can confirm this, please let us know.
White Stripes at Rudyard's, Sept. 14, 2001About an hour ago, Rocks Off got the news over Twitter that the White Stripes, easily the biggest indie-duo of ... More >>
We're all familiar with the credo against intra-office dating, often crudely expressed as "Don't shit where you eat." Most of us subscribe to it, knowing the potential drama it could ensue. "How will this affect my work," we wonder. "What happens if we break up?"
But all's fair in love and ... More >>
Mark C. AustinOne day Austin City Limits will live down last year's "Dillo Dirt" debacle. That day is not today.This year marks the fourth year that Craig's Hlist will be covering the Austin City Limits Music Festival for the Houston Press and Rocks Off. Each year we get more acclimated to th ... More >>
Bob Sapp, sticky and sweet?Everyone needs a hobby, an outlet, something to take the stress off. Meg White has taxidermy, David Arquette collects oversized left-shoes, and mixed martial arts big man Bob Sapp sings and dances.
Sapp's been a mainstay in MMA for about eight years, and is known f ... More >>
By this time Tuesday, we will all know who is playing the Austin City Limits Music Festival in October. Damn, it seems like we have speculating about the line-up since, well, we got the last of the "Dillo Dirt" out the middle of our toes after last year's muddy and rainy ACL weekend.
Tuesday brig ... More >>
Craig Hlavaty2:01 p.m.: "Starting to think Surfer Blood may be this year's Vampire Weekend. Day show line."
Dan Oko, 2:00 p.m.: As in Las Vegas, at SXSW day and night swirl together as the ever-strong throngs dive in and out of showcases all day and and all night. The gamble is whether you will h ... More >>
Brandon K. Hernsberger5:10 p.m.: "Quasi. Straight up rock and roll that smells like tacos and brisket and spilled Lone Star on kicked-up indie dirt."
Brittanie Shey, 5:03 p.m.: "I'm at Kill Rock Stars, and if she weren't too cool for school my inner 15-year-old would be freaking out. Riot grrrl r ... More >>
This week Rocks Off is pleased to announce that Houston pop kids Wild Moccasins will be playing the Houston Press' SXSW showcase. So you guys can now mark the Moccs down as another local band set to bear down on Austin in March. We will have the names of the other performers coming by next week or ... More >>
Rocks Off has a naked lady fetish. It's shameful to admit. We really like seeing naked chicks. It's been something we have dealt with since we were four years old and started sneaking into the women's dressing room when our Mom would go clothes shopping. It's not so cute today, what with the beard ... More >>