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Misfits (Band)

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    October 7, 2014

    Upcoming: Bam Margera, B.o.B., Common, Rev. Horton Heat, Wiz Khalifa, Wynonna, etc.

    Alan Haynes: Sat., October 25, 9 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999. American Authors: With the Mowgli's, Echosmith. Sat., October 18, 7 p.m., $18. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483. Anna Nalick: Fri., October 10, 8:30 p.m., $24 ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    Before They Were Stars, They Were...Awful

    Let's talk about genre-jumpers, shall we? A number of successful artists have made the leap from one genre to another at some point in their careers. but it doesn't always pay off. Take Darius Rucker, for example. The onetime Hootie and the Blowfish front man made the right choice by taking a leap ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    Why Ride the Lightning Is Metallica's Most Influential Album

    Metallica's seminal second album, Ride the Lightning, turned 30 years old this year, which I think is amazing. To be honest, I don't keep up much with anniversaries and such; I celebrated St. Anger's 10th anniversary last year because it was funny to me, but to quote "For Whom the Bell Tolls," time ... More >>

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    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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    March 27, 2014

    10 Great Lost '80s Punk Bands

    Ah, punk rock. No matter how many times declare its demise, it just keeps coming back upon us. Right now, Houston's underground scene is bubbling over with talent and the influence of the '80s scene is going strong. Underground bands are getting resurrected by 7-inch collectors, and the look going f ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    Backstreet Boys at Bayou Music Center, 12/18/2013

    Backstreet Boys Bayou Music Center December 18, 2013 Backstreet's back...all right? There comes a point when it's disingenuous to keep calling these nostalgic boy bands "boys," and we've definitely reached that point here. There's nothing boyish about these men. They're fathers, husbands, and litt ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    Let's Help These People Make a Fun Fun Fun Fest Love Connection

    With the possible exception of traffic, there is no easier and worse place to fall in love than at a concert. There you are, minding your own business, soaking in the sounds, when you see that one person who just takes your breath away. You don't know anything about them other than that they make yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Punk/Hardcore Bands at Fun Fun Fun Fest

    This year's Fun Fun Fun Fest lineup is arguably one of the better offerings since its induction, eight years ago -- with a particularly keen sample of musical nostalgia for punk and hardcore lovers of the '80s and '90s. And since I am neither of those things but my talented and knowledgeable husband ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Your 2013 Houston Record Store Day Rundown

    Your financial situation be damned, Record Store Day 2013 is coming this Saturday, April 20, to drain your wallet of life and those little green pieces of paper. This Saturday your dance card should be full with all the major indie record stores in Houston and the surrounding areas offering up giv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Exploring Sweet Spot Audio And Records In Webster

    A few weeks back, our own Marc Brubaker detailed ten of the best record stores in the Houston area. This past weekend I finally visited another one to add to your list of must-visit shops in Houston, and it is worthy of the drive if you live inside the Inner Loop. Sweet Spot Audio and Records is l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Exploring Songza: Four Offbeat Playlists From the Curated Music Service

    We introduced you to Songza -- the service that acts as a "music concierge" -- a few weeks back. Using curated playlists sorted not only by genre and theme, but also by activity, Songza helps you pick the best songs for the occasion. More importantly to me, the playlists are expertly curated, mean ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Face Monsters

    Mama is less scary than a call from Mom.

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    October 29, 2012

    Remembering The Island: Where R.E.M. Played, but XTC Wouldn't

    Despite the dust of time that usually befalls venues and lore from punk's rambunctious past, The Island has remained a steady icon of Houston's underground movement that swept to the surface as classic arena rock and cosmic country choked the FM airwaves. Rewind: Houston's Island of Misfit Bands B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    The 25 Creepiest Heavy Metal Album Covers

    BY JEFF ROCHE, LA WEEKLY Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step insi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    The 5 Worst Cover Albums of All Time

    I think when they're just starting out, every musician dreams of making a cover album at some point down the road. We all have our favorite songs that we wish we had written and we all fantasize about singing and playing them ourselves. It's why karaoke bars exist. Of course, everyone thinks they w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    (UPDATED) Burn the Lies: CNN Calls Hatebreed a "White Power" Act

    If you would have told me 15 years ago that CNN and Hatebreed would be butting heads, I wouldn't have believed you, but that's where we are in 2012. This week, in the wake of Sunday's tragic Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, news outlets reported that gunman, Wade Michael Page, a 40-ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Kill 'Em All and the Origins of Thrash

    Twenty-nine years ago today, Metallica released their debut album on Megaforce Records, Kill 'Em All. It wasn't a smash success initially--Mötley Crüe were the reigning kings of metal on the West Coast in 1983, and Kill 'Em All wouldn't go gold for another six years. By that time, of course, Metal ... More >>

  • Music

    July 5, 2012

    Potbelly Release Second Album

    2010 Houston Press Music Awards winners follow up.

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    July 3, 2012

    Venomous Maximus Head Out Onto the Highway For Summer Tour

    Summer is the season for Houston bands to hit the road for tours, and Houston's metal demons Venomous Maximus are heading out onto the highway themselves. Tonight at Rudyard's the group throws a tour fundraiser/kickoff with friends the American Heist and A Dream Asleep. On July 13, the band sets o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    The 3 Best Musician/Wrestling Tag Teams

    The world of wrestling and the world of music have an awful lot in common. You've got you over-the-top characters, the lights, the spectacle, the flashy costumes and choreography. (See this, in fact.) Pretty much the only thing separating them are the injuries, and depending on the rock show not eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Five - Wait, Six - Great Moments In Lead-Singer Douchery

    ​A few weeks ago, when I saw What Made Milwaukee Famous at the Main Street Block Party, I wanted to like the band's performance, but I just couldn't ignore that the lead singer was texting during his set. Sure, I thought that What Made Milwaukee Famous' cover of Wings' "Let 'Em In" was great and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    JuiceheaD: The New Breed of Punk

    ​We never knew how much we needed our daily dose of punk rock until Fungus became a victim of the XM/Sirius merger...in favor for a station that played AC/DC 24/7 if we remember correctly. That was the cue to say goodbye to satellite radio, but it didn't really do anything to fill the oi-shape ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    RIP Cliff Burton: Remembering Heaven's Favorite Bassist 25 Years Later

    Cliff 'Em All​Rocks Off just acquired a four-string electric bass guitar, in the hopes that we can find some time to learn to actually use it. Our younger brother had let it collect dust in his room at home while he did big-kid stuff like start a business and get a girlfriend. After spending h ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Our Favorite Music-Video Dances of All Time

    Hipster Scum​This Saturday morning, the Houston Press and our sister blog Art Attack will be hosting a dance party, starting at 10 a.m., to celebrate National Dance Day. They even made a few videos to get Houston ready for the event, featuring yours truly in the only dance get-up that matters, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Idol Beat: The Doom That Came To Haley

    May the best...oh, who am I kidding?​Two hours. We're down to three contestants and the program last night lingered for two freaking hours. It's hard to blame Fox. NBC is coming up on the outside with The Voice, ABC has a slew of new programs debuting in the fall (a reboot of Charlie's Angels ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Cage Match: Kesha Vs. Thunderkunt

    Thunderkunt on Facebook​Ladies and gentlemen, tonight a war will be waged in Houston for your very musical souls. In this corner, wearing glitter, last night's makeup, and the sign of the almighty dollar, that Autotuned ingénue, Kesha. And in this corner, four fell fiends from the farthest r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Slideshow: Gary Allan At RodeoHouston

    Photos by Groovehouse​Rocks Off has the worst luck with Gary Allan. It's starting to give us a complex. It's ironic, because out of all the artists who get semi-regular play on country stations we hardly ever listen to like KILT and 93Q, Allan lines up the most with the kind of country we act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Last Night: No Age At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​No Age Fitzgerald's January 12, 2010 For more pics from last night's show, including lots of crowd shots, check out our No Age slideshow. We are only a little less than two weeks into 2011, and Aftermath may have seen the first best show of the year, with 50 weeks lef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Songs For Our Brother's 21st Birthday

    Craig HlavatyLemmy (left, duh) and Jake Hlavaty​Today is the 21st birthday of one of Craig's Hlist's biggest musical influences: Not the Pixies' Doolittle, Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine, or even Operation Ivy's Energy LP. It's an actual person, our little brother Jake. The kid came of l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Upcoming: Chris Isaak, Dr. Dog, Misfits, Of Montreal, Slayer, Etc.

    ​Black Congress, Omotai, Side Arms, The Formations: Sat., Sept. 4. Walter's on Washington. The Bloody Beetroots: Sat., Oct. 23. House of Blues. Chris Isaak: Sun., Oct. 17. House of Blues. Corinne Bailey Rae: Sun., Aug. 15. House of Blues. Cory Morrow: Wed., July 28. Pub Fiction. Deniz Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Rocks Off Blogger Writes Book. Seriously. For Real.

    ​From the sometimes (check that - always) demented mind of Jef with One F, Rocks Off blogger and co-lead vocalist of "Houston's most notorious band" Black Math Experiment, comes The Bible Spelled Backwards Does Not Change The Fact That You Cannot Kill David Arquette - a book at once musical me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Suck It, Ben Gibbard: Two Weeks At The Wheel With Lady Gaga

    ​The past two weeks Rocks Off has been driving around Houston with only one disc in his car to listen to. It makes us feel like a billion damned dollars without fail, and can make any banal drive home after the bar feel like even more of a sexy adventure than it already is. It's not Motorhead, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Punk Rock Karaoke Returns Tonight At Notsuoh

    www.notsuoh.com​ If you have ever dreamed of being in a punk band, or at least dreamed of embarrassing yourself in front of people you may be trying to sleep with, Notsuoh has you covered tonight, hosting the resurrection of live-band Punk Rock Karaoke. About six years ago, PRK was in full-swing b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Tonight: Evanescence's Testosterone-Driven Counterpart, Bella Morte, at Rocbar

    Alanna Wiggins​ Naika Whisperwish and HaVoK continue to bring the sweet, sweet pain to H-Town with tonight's Goth-tacular appearance by Bella Morte. Once more of a straight death-rock band with shades of metal, Bella Morte has steadily grown into testosterone-driven counterpart to Evanescence, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Aftermath: Fun Fun Fun Fest In Austin Day 2 - Metallagher, Street Dogs, Lucero, Crystal Castles, Gorilla Biscuits, Danzig

    Photos by Marc Brubaker/ Click here for a slideshowNice to see you too, Metallagher.​ Day two of Fun Fun Fun Fest began with a slow and steady rain shower that turned into an all-day headliner. As we walked the ground and felt the rain soak into our clothes we started getting ACL flashbacks. Befor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    A Few of Music's Biggest Tattoo Enthusiasts - Besides Rocks Off, Of Course

    Don't act so surprised... As we can fatefully attest, rock and roll and tattoos go hand in hand. The first time Rocks Off saw a grizzled punk rocker walk by at Fitzgerald's back in the '90s with two sleeves full of tattoos and a chest full of nautical-themed art, we mentally pointed at him and said ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Walter's on Washington Closing In October; Club May Relocate

    Bill OliveSilver Jews at Walter's on Washington, September 2008​Rocks Off learned this morning that Walter's on Washington, one of Houston's primary venues for local bands, indie-rock, hardcore and touring acts not yet on the radar of Warehouse Live and House of Blues, will close at the end of Oct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Slide Show: Albums That Went Darker

    ​ For most rock acts, the traditional way to deal with success is to rework their lyrics, image and sound to become palatable to a larger audience. Usually this means brightening the subject matter, cleaning up the bad words, softening the sharp edges on those power chords and getting haircuts tha ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    Tonight: Crystal Stilts at Rudyard's

    Crystal Stilts hails from Brooklyn, N.Y., and specializes in the sort of shoegaze-indebted garage rock that's so dangerously laid back it's just short of comatose. I've never caught 'em live, but my guess is that their shows are rapturous, daze-inducing events - religious drone-pop experiences, one ... More >>

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    January 14, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Shit City High

    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 introducingliston@gmail.com. Regardless of genre, a m ... More >>

  • Music

    July 24, 2008

    RocBar: Too Pretty To Rock?

    Cookie-Cutter Attitude

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    April 13, 2008

    Yesterday Afternoon: Westheimer Block Party at Numbers, Mango's and Avant Garden

    Click here for a slideshow. I'm almost ashamed to admit this was my first Westheimer Block Party, or Street Fest, or Surprisingly Well-Organized Locals-Only Outdoor Event Sponsored by a Competing Publication on a Shoestring Budget (That Nonetheless Needed More Food Vendors), or whatever you want t ... More >>

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