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Merzbow

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Nine Bands Named After Songs By Other Bands

    We here at Rocks Off spend a lot of time thinking about band names. It's one of the most important things about a band, because it's the face of your brand. After all, a metal band is not going to get off the ground if it's named after a My Little Pony character. Once upon a time, you were doomed to ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Richard Ramirez, Noise God and Black Leather Jesus

    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? Richard Ramirez is one of Houston's fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    5 Intentionally Bad Albums By Geniuses That Really Aren't So Bad

    If there's one thing artists hate, it's record labels. Like managers, they were a necessary evil for the music business throughout much of the previous century, at least until piracy and digital uploading became a thing. The way it worked in the olden days, though, was that a record label would giv ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    Artist of the Week: Cum On Feel the Noiz with DOGGEBI

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to sheaserrano@gmail.com.​During the summer, we taught a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Friday Night Noise: Caldera Lakes, Wolf Eyes, Cop Warmth

    Wolf EyesWelcome to the inaugural edition of Friday Night Noise, a weekly Rocks Off column in which I'll take you by the hand and lead you through the often unpredictable, harsh, and (perhaps surprisingly) varied netherworlds of noise music. Noise-rock. Noise-pop. Noise-core. Droning noise. System-s ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2008
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    December 20, 2007
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    December 20, 2007

    Boxed Out

    Do we really need to hear every last studio detail?

  • Music

    June 10, 2004
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    May 29, 2003

    Rock No More

    Mike Patton chops through traditional song forms with a mighty Tomahawk

  • Music

    July 25, 1996
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    May 2, 1996

    Noise, or Art?

    DJ Scott Sommers celebrates two decades of (sometimes) inspired clatter

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