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Monsters of Folk

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    September 22, 2014

    Conor Oberst at House of Blues, 9/19/2014

    Conor Oberst House of Blues September 19, 2014 I was never sad enough to be a Bright Eyes fan. Growing up in Nebraska, I was always aware of the band, as Oberst is also from there, but I was too busy enjoying the good life to get into them. Not until later on, when I gave his music more of a chance ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Homeward Sound: The Culture of Living-Room Concerts

    For touring musicians, the ease and profitability of living-room concerts prove there is no place like home.

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    October 3, 2013

    10 Prominent ACL Festival Veterans: Where Are They Now?

    Well, it's time to gear up for another Austin City Limits Music Festival, which kicks off this Friday in Austin's Zilker Park and this year runs not only through Sunday the 6th, but next Friday through Sunday with the same lineup. As usual, the lineup is really decent: The Cure, Depeche Mode, Muse, ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    Ask Me Anything: What Would You Ask Your Favorite Artist?

    "What do you love about music?" ​Part of the job here at Rocks Off - this daily Make-A-Wish kid circus - is talking to musicians and people in the musical know. One of the most fun parts of the job is booking an interview with an artist coming to town and cramming for a few days into the nook ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Half a Paycheck

    Dave Alvin is an inveterate troubadour and staunch advocate for Houston's blues history.

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    July 7, 2011
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    May 25, 2011

    Five Houston Supergroups We'd Like To See

    Marc BrubakerThe Tontons​Houston has become a cornucopia of musical talent. With so much goodness going on, it would be selfish to wish for more. So here's us, being a selfish ass and daydreaming about what could be Houston's greatest supergroups. MR. X Surf/Spy The first group we imagine wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Solo Albums: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    ​Tomorrow night, former Audioslave lead singer and (thankfully) current Soundgarden member Chris Cornell will be at House of Blues for a long-sold-out acoustic show. Recent set lists have included a number of Temple of the Dog songs, some solo work, the usual 'Garden and 'Slave tracks, plus a ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Friday Night: Dawes At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Neph Basedow​Dawes Fitzgerald's October 22, 2010 Dawes front man Taylor Goldsmith does not have a beard. In fact, no member of the Los Angeles-based quartet sports any scruff. Such a discovery surprised us as the band played Fitzgerald's Friday night, considering the undeniable folk ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Austin City Limits Festival Releases Preshow, Aftershow Lineups

    ​This morning C3 Concerts, the folks behind the Austin City Limits Music Festival, announced the schedule for the pre- and after-show gigs surrounding the festival. As with this past March's SXSW, those without official credentials aren't totally being shut out of the fun. Starting Wednesday ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    How Is Houston Doing ACL-Wise?

    Marco TorresThe Eagles have flown, at least as far as Houston is concerned.​If you have even bothered to venture out of doors during these days of 105-degree heat indices and "Unhealthy" air-quality advisories, you may have noticed that things have been a little light on the roadshow front lat ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    ACL Fest Releases Schedule; Adds Black Lips, Silversun Pickups

    black-lips.com via FlickrBrand-new ACL 2010 adds The Black Lips​The Austin City Limits Music Festival released the schedule grid for this year's gathering in Zilker Park Oct. 7-9. The festival also added several bands, including Atlanta garage-punks (and recovering exhibitionists) the Black Li ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Which ACL Headliners Will Play Houston?

    www.eaglesband.comWho knew the Eagles shot their publicity stills for The Long Road Out of Eden at ACL 2005?​When the Austin City Limits festival lineup is released every spring, one of Rocks Off's favorite parlor games besides wondering what sort of Biblical weather-related calamity God will visi ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    2010 ACL Line-Up Goes Live And (Early) By Surprise

    The line-up for the 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival went live at the fest's website at midnight this morning while the rest of the world was snoozing. Luckily we are up and stirring to bring it to you. No Pavement and no Soundgarden, but we do have the Strokes down. More commentary coming in ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    American Central Dust: The Americana Class of 2009, Part 1

    ​We spent 2009 sorting through piles of folk and Americana releases, revising this list in our heads till the bitter end and failing repeatedly to understand the hype behind the Avett Brothers in the process. While a year of listening brought no shortage of pleasant surprises, our hands-down favor ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    All Good Again

    Important things to know about Atlanta mystery men Goodie Mob.

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    October 2, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day One: Aftermath

    Photo by Mark C. AustinSchool of Seven Bells​Before we start discussing the great music we heard yesterday, we would like to take time to thank the Gods Of Rock for blessing Day One of the Austin City Limits Festival (ACL) 2009 with an amazing afternoon and evening of weather. Anyone who has ... More >>

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