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? It is apt that songwriter and producer ... More >>
Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, March 8
Spouses tempting fate by naming their new record Cheater's Game? Nah, just the "First Couple of Texas Country Music" rewarding fans with the couple's first-ever full-album collaboration, to go with any number of guest spots on each other' ... More >>
For most football players, when their careers finally end, rarely does it happen on their terms. More often than not (WAY more often, actually), players are either asked to leave, never asked back, or beat up physically to the point of no return. The bravest of football warriors continue to try over ... More >>
As most of Houston and the surrounding area knows by now, Free Press Summer Fest announced its 2012 lineup in the wee hours this morning. By now Rocks Off has had a few more hours to reflect on the festival, entering its fourth year at Eleanor Tinsley Park June 2 and 3, and also to take a shower.
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SEC football fans, ballin' up.With each day, the pain of Sunday's loss to the Ravens continues to dissipate. However, it still hasn't subsided to the point where we shouldn't be taking pleasure in the acute pain of others.
In fact, in the spirit of yesterday's post, the pain hasn't subsided ... More >>
Music festivals are now a part of our lives, just like deadlines, angry commenters, lack of sleep, and eye fatigue. And eating at our desk. That sucks. But at least we have food and a desk, right?
Rocks Off ventured all over the state -- OK, really mostly Austin -- to cover festivals for the blog. ... More >>
Rocks Off: You desire a gig in Mississippi or Alabama. Why?
I can barely remember the last time any of my other bands played in either of those states. Now, the excuse I keep getting is that they are very depressed states and maybe they are not doing very well financially, or just a whole list of t ... More >>
Photos courtesy of thundersoulmovie.comHow many high-school bands can you name that had their own publicity shots?It's hard enough to believe that a single high-school stage band could win 42 out of 46 competitions entered throughout the '70s. It's even harder to believe that the same band th ... More >>
Every year around this time, NFL prospects gather in Mobile, Alabama for the
beginning of what amounts to a three-month job interview, complete with
numerous forty-yard dashes, questions about their upbringing, and requests
to "cough while I stick my fingers right...HERE!" It's a fascinating tim ... More >>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you could input a bu ... More >>