First off, the entire Rocks Off team agrees unanimously that we are all excited to see Run-D.M.C. at this year's edition of Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, even though writer /photographer Marco Torres has already seen them this year at Jay-Z's Made In America Music Festival.
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Mike Watt & the Missingmen, Rivers
Fitzgerald's, October 29
Mike Watt is like a human perpetual-motion machine, constantly in motion and usually on the road somewhere. He recently played ACL fest in Austin's Zilker Park with his "day job" of a few years now, bassist in Iggy & the Stooges, and is alr ... More >>
UPDATED (11:40 a.m.) to correct "instrument" with "instrumental"
Iggy & the Stooges
Bud Light Stage
Austin City Limits Music Festival, Zilker Park
October 14, 2012
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I remember the first big boom in underground rock, because I was definitely not part of it. Instead, I was one of those kids for whom Nirvana's Nevermind (and their January 1992 Saturday Night Live appearance, in my case) kicked open the door to a much cooler musical world than the one I had been li ... More >>
Adema: Fri., Aug. 24, 8 p.m., $15/$20. The Concert Pub (North), 2470 FM 1960, Houston.
Alesana: Fri., Nov. 2, 8 p.m., $18/$22. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston.
Ava Luna, Wild Moccasins: Wed., Aug. 1, 8 p.m., $8/$12. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston.
Band of Heathens: Sat., Aug. 11, 8 ... More >>
Last night we all watched as Governor Rick Perry blanked on the third department he would do away with if he was elected president. It was one of those moments - a la Scanners - when we all tensely waited for his head to explode, figuratively. Of course we love the guy and he's too precious t ... More >>
Allison WagonerHouston's The Energy at The Mink, July 2011White Mystery wasn't just the name of the band playing The Mink on Saturday night. There was a palpable feeling of tension and "weirdness," as one person put it, at the Midtown venue as word continued to spread across the Houston indie ... More >>
Photos by David EnsmingerTSOL
Walter's on Washington
May 7, 2011
In the dramatic, razor-sharpened lens of TSOL songs, suburbia is far from a sleepy wonderland bedecked with slick malls and coiffeured lawns. Those tracts of same-samey homes are chock-full of demons such as singer Grisham hims ... More >>
Black Label Society, All That Remains, Hail The Villain: Wed., May 11. House of Blues.
"St. Patrick's Day Party" with The Blaggards, Come See My Dead Person, Allen Oldies Band: Thu., March 17. Continental Club.
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band: Sat., April 30. Toyota Center.
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Air Waves, Football, Etc: Sun., Feb. 13. Fitzgerald's.
Avant: Sun., Feb. 13. House of Blues.
Listenlisten, Bear Crossing, Binary Marketing Show: Sat., March 19. Super Happy Fun Land.
Black Lips, Vivian Girls: Fri., April 29. Fitzgerald's.
Born Liars, The Energy: Wed., Feb. 9. Mango's.
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Moustaches are all the rage these days. From shirts to snow globes, rides, wax and tattoos, everyone wants a moustache or at least to support the cause. Rocks Off even has a moustache. When it was longer we combed it while driving or lounging, much to the chagrin of the people around us.
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This noisy, caustic band with the smartass name was founded in Bristol, England, in 1978. The group broke up 1981, and members went on to other notable yet now-obscure projects. During that period of less than four years, the Pop Group produced two albums and another album's worth of singles and on ... More >>
The Stooges, "No Fun"
Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton, whose MC5-inspired gutter blues effectively laid the foundation for punk rock guitar, was found dead this morning in his Ann Arbor, Michigan, home, the Ann Arbor News reported. Asheton's personal assistant contacted Ann Arbor police after not he ... More >>