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Mike Watt

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    May 16, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Ledisi, Jimmy Eat World, Dos, etc.

    Ledisi Bayou Music Center, May 16 Though a true breakthough into the mainstream pop world has thus far eluded her, New Orleans native Ledisi (born Ledisi Young) has clandestinely become a star among fans who love little else than to dim the lights and turn up the grown-folks music. (She also has a ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Late Stooges Guitarist Ron Asheton Remembered Fondly, and LOUDLY

    Tribute to Ron Asheton MVD Video, $16.95, 114 mins. While at the time not a whole lot of people "got" the first two Stooges records - The Stooges and Fun House - and only slightly more come on board for Raw Power - the appreciation for and influence of Iggy Pop and the Stooges on bands and listener ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest: The Best Things We Overheard In the Crowd This Weekend

    "I like the red douchebag tanks." "I know this song!" -- at the beginning of Paul Wall's "Smile For Me Daddy" "Fuck your fuckin' water!" -- a testy exchange in the Fancy Pants tent

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    June 2, 2013

    Iggy & the Stooges at Free Press Summer Fest, 6/1/2013

    Iggy & the Stooges Free Press Summer Fest, Eleanor Tinsley Park June 2, 2013 The official closing band on Saturday at FPSF was the Postal Service, but for those of us who know how much even mellow indie-rock like the fare played by Ben Gibbard et al. owes to Detroit madman Iggy Pop, he and his Stoo ... More >>

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    June 2, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest: Saturday's Best Acts, 6/1/2013

    Alabama Shakes I went into this expecting to enjoy the set by Alabama Shakes, but I didn't realize how it was going to set the tone for the rest of my day. I arrived under the overbearing sun, and struggled to catch glimpses of Japandroids. Festival frustrations threatened to make a bad scene. But ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    Rocks Off's Picks For This Weekend's Fun Fun Fun Fest

    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. REWIND: Fun Fun Fun Fest ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: October 29-November 1

    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 >>

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    October 15, 2012

    UPDATED: ACL Last Night: Iggy & the Stooges at Zilker Park

    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 Rewind: SLIDESHOWS: The Girls of Austin City Limits Chili Peppers, Stooges, Die Antwoord: ACL 2012 Sunday The Fans: ACL 2012 Sunday ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Dust Off Your Flannel

    Does the looming '90s revival presage a Nirvana-style breakthrough?

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    September 26, 2012

    Web Extra: The Rebirth of Underground Rock

    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 >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Upcoming: Ben Folds Five, D'Angelo, Go-Go's, Noel Gallagher, Ryan Bingham, Etc.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    And, Uh, Um, OOPS: The Third Members Of Great Musical Trios You Probably Can't Name

    ​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 >>

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    September 4, 2011

    Mink Changes Owners, Management Nearly Overnight

    Allison WagonerHouston's The Energy at The Mink, July 2011​White 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 >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Saturday Night: TSOL At Walter's On Washington

    Photos by David Ensminger​TSOL 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 >>

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    March 17, 2011
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    March 1, 2011

    Upcoming: Bob Seger, Duran Duran, The Low Anthem, Etc.

    ​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. Bret Michae ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Upcoming: Chris Cornell, Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Etc.

    ​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. By ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Upcoming: Glassjaw, Mike Watt, Too Short, Etc.

    ​D.R.I, Death Angel, Lazarus A.D., Early Man: Sun., Feb. 13. Numbers. Electric Touch, The Manichean, Jody Seabody & The Whirls: Fri., Jan. 7. Fitzgerald's. Glassjaw: Sun., Feb. 20. Warehouse Live. Joe Pug: Fri., April 1. McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Jon Black, ilL Liad, Kyle Hubbard, Jody Seab ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Music's 15 Gnarliest Moustaches

    ​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. Ce ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    Eat Your Vegetables: The Pop Group

    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 >>

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    January 6, 2009

    RIP Ron Asheton

    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 hea ... More >>

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    February 7, 2008
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    November 30, 2006

    A Blighted Slough of Smells, Steel and Chemicals

    Touring bands sound off on Houston

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    September 21, 2006

    Nomeansno

    All Roads Lead to Ausfahrt

  • Calendar

    May 26, 2005
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    April 21, 2005

    The Litmus Band

    Is Wilco still trying to break your heart, or has it done so already?

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    November 4, 2004
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    March 20, 2003

    Just Do It

    Selling out isn't on Michael W. Dean's list

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    December 21, 2000

    Bagging Its Own

    Groceries doesn't plan to sell its produce to major distributors

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    August 12, 1999

    Punk: The Final Frontier

    Hovercraft turns noise into -- ohmigod -- melody

  • Calendar

    April 30, 1998

    Night & Day

    April 30 - May 6, 1998

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    November 13, 1997

    Watt's Engine

    Former Minuteman Mike Watt looks to the past in order to steam into the future

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    February 13, 1997
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    May 5, 1994

    A Month of Mutt

    "That small band" Dyn@mutt pursues the weird science of Houston rock

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