My first true SXSW with the Houston Press and Rocks Off was way back in March 2008, when I was given a wristband to explore/maraud Austin looking for trouble and new bands. This was a time when Justice and MSTRKRFT were what would be called EDM now, and Israel's Monotonix was flipping every wig in t ... More >>
Year after year after year, Houston nurtures and cultivates its music scene. It has grown into substantial force, arguably as powerful and diverse as it's ever been, with legitimate talent in just about every branch or genre.
Accordingly, the city is flush with venues to see said talent, be it wel ... More >>
When you're in the photo pit taking pictures for a publication such as Rocks Off, you can become the unwanted center of attention from both the audience and especially the artists. Most of the time you are only a few feet away from the performer, and often in their direct line of sight. They can and ... More >>
UPDATE (3:23 p.m.): Promotional video by Monica Fuentes added after the jump.
Jay LeeLittle Joe Washington at the Continental Club's 10th anniversary, July 2010Slowly but surely, Rocks Off has been getting ready for our "Shot In the Dark" photo exhibition at Warehouse Live's Studio next Thur ... More >>
Craig HlavatyThis year marks the fourth year Craig's Hlist has covered SXSW in Austin for the Houston Press, from the days when we had to shoot all of our own shows, had neither Facebook nor Twitter, and slogged through the day mostly drunk. It's a far cry from now, when we are glued to our p ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerMiss the bands in Austin this weekend? See as many as we could squeeze into our handy slideshow.
Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin is on the cusp of change. A renovation to its home base, Waterloo Park, is due within the next year, so come next November the festival more than ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerJacob Calle (center) doing God knows what.Check out FFFFest's veritable midway in our slideshow of crowd shots.
If music wasn't your bag during this weekend's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, you could take a foot bridge to Waterloo Park's east side for a cavalcade of human ... More >>
Collective Soul, House of Blues, September 1: "Collective Soul is no one's idea of a Southern Rock band, but the band did manage to prove a point or two. First, nostalgically speaking, the '80s are over. The '90s are where the money is. Second, Kings of Leon hardly sprung from a vac ... More >>
Al Green: Fri., Sept. 11. Arena Theatre.
Arctic Monkeys: Sat., Oct. 3. House of Blues.
The Beauvilles, Flowers To Hide, The Live Lights: Sat., July 25. Meridian.
The Black Crowes, Truth & Salvage Co: Wed., Oct. 14. House of Blues.
"Broke Lizard: Live": Thu., Oct. 15. House of Blues.
Cold, Tapro ... More >>