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    September 15, 2014

    The 10 Best Texans-Raiders Rapper Tweets

    The 2014 Houston Texans have a new coach, new players, new hope and the same dedicated fan base of Houston-based rappers. As in years past, they took to Twitter on game day to comment on the home team's gridiron action. And, as in years past, Rocks Off read their tweets more thoroughly and efficien ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    Fat Tony's Fall Function Turns Up All the Way

    Does Fat Tony know how to throw a party? The answer will always and forever be "Hell Yeah!" With the help of sponsor Remy Martin, Tony invited his Houston homies DJ Good Grief, Bombón and Rai P to assist him with the kickoff soiree for his upcoming tour. Our own Marco Torres sent in this visual sum ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    Kemo for Emo Explains Recent Reunion

    One of Houston's best bands, Kemo for Emo is back in the saddle and rocking this weekend after a breakup that saw Larry Fenix leave the band to join Mike Terror. Lead guitarist Jake Rawls sat down with us to do a brief interview about the reunification. Rocks Off: What brought you guys back togethe ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    Local Acts We'd Put Up For Texans Tailgate Parties

    The kids are back in school, St. Arnold's Oktoberfest is being consumed in mass quantities again and many of us are waking in the dead of night, in a cold sweat, with the numbers "2-14" flashing in our subconscious brains like a bad dream. It's football season again! The best time of the year kicks ... More >>

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    September 1, 2014

    The 10 Biggest Reasons Houston Is Turnt Up

    ...because B L A C K I E has a new release out, and it's a doozy. Entitled Imagine Your Self In a Free and Natural World, it's subdivided between two tracks that last more than 16 minutes apiece, "Wings Blocking Out the Sun" and "Forest of Ex-Lovers," and a six-minute coda, "Cry, Pig!" Forest is an ... More >>

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    September 1, 2014

    Mad Decent Block Party's Central Texas Stop Was Pretty Good All Right

    After a last-minute request and approval to cover the New Braunfels stop of the Mad Decent Block Party, Rocks Off's own Marco Torres sent in this visual summary of the event, held this past Saturday at the Whitewater Amphitheater.

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    August 29, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: August Alsina, Better Than Ezra, KISS, etc.

    August Alsina Warehouse Live, August 29 This show has already sold out, so time to hit up the "secondary market." But August Alsina is that hot, no thanks to rumors that he's now dating Nicki Minaj. She's definitely a fan of the New Orleans-bred singer's "No Love" single, because she appears on the ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    Always a Fighter, Bilal Learns to Let It Flow

    It hasn't been an easy ride to international stardom for vocalist and composer Bilal Sayeed Oliver, who performs simply as Bilal. The Philly native, who roomed for a while with jazz pianist and Houston native Robert Glasper, almost quit the business when his second album was rejected by Interscope a ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    Minute Maid Park Hosting Huge "House Party" In November

    Lately it seems like a week can't go by without another music festival being announced in Houston. This one makes a little more sense than some of those others, though. Clad in matching custom Astros jerseys, Texas country heartthrobs the Eli Young Band stopped by the picturesque lobby of Minute Ma ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    Quantic Sways MFAH Crowd With Tropical Swing

    Quantic Music Mixed Media Series Museum of Fine Arts, Houston August 22, 2014 About halfway through Quantic's set this past Friday evening amid the art of the MFAH's Cullen Sculpture Garden, DJ Sun shuffled excitiedly towards the area immediately behind the stage, dancing, hands raised up to Heaven ... More >>

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    August 20, 2014

    Panic! at the Disco at The Woodlands, 8/19/2014

    Panic! at the Disco Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 19, 2014 Panic! at the Disco in 2014 is definitely not what it was before. The "baroque rock" band that joined the likes of Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance in 2006 to capture the souls of teenage girls going through their respective "s ... More >>

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    August 19, 2014

    The Top 40 Charting Hard-Rock Songs: Part 1

    Numbers. The applications to which they are used in various fields can yield results ranging from the trivial to the catastrophic if not interpreted properly. If you are involved with numbers at NASA or the military, lives could hang in the balance if something is miscalculated or misrepresented. T ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy & More at The Woodlands, 8/15/2014

    Under The Influence of Music Tour Feat. Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy, Rich Homie Quan, Ty Dolla $ign, IAMSU! & Sage the Gemini, Mack Wilds Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 15, 2014 Either I've gotten older or Wiz Khalifa doesn't exactly do it for me anymore. That's not a slight to Khalifa, as far as c ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    The 10 Best Music Venues Outside Loop 610

    10. BFE ROCK CLUB The 1960 area goes hard, thanks to this Jones Road bar that can pack more than 500 headbanging souls into its octagon to rock out with an intensity that inner-loop venues either can't handle or just don't want to. BFE books only the heaviest of the heavy Houston-area acts to go wit ... More >>

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    August 13, 2014

    If Bands Sponsored NFL Teams: The AFC

    Recently Vince Neil got approval to start his own Arena Football League franchise in Las Vegas. No word yet on the branding, but we here at Rocks Off are obviously hoping that, like the L.A. KISS, it will be themed around Neil's band Motley Crue. For those not in the know, the L.A. KISS is KISS' ow ... More >>

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    August 11, 2014

    Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at The Woodlands, 8/10/2014

    Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Feat. Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Suicide SIlence, etc. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 10, 2014 August 10 was a date Houston headbangers had circled on their calendars. The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, North America's ... More >>

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    August 6, 2014

    New Houston Rap: Beyoncé's Remix Isn't That "Flawless"

    10:32 Saturday night. That's when I got a phone call about a new Beyoncé remix hitting the Internet. 10:34 p.m.: that's when I realized Beyoncé decided to rap about that infamous elevator fight between her husband and her sister and laugh about it. The bar itself, "of course sometime shit goes d ... More >>

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    August 6, 2014

    Wrestlers Grooving Hard After Lollapalooza Gig

    At 21, Houston native Aidan Kennedy released 100% Panther on Paris's Plik & Plok Records under the alias Bagheera, an homage to the panther from The Jungle Book. He eventually changed his moniker to Wrestlers after learning of another group with the same name. Evidently there are a lot of Rudyard K ... More >>

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    August 4, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Antemasque, Mike Stinson, HPMA Concert, etc.

    Antemasque Fitzgerald's, August 4 Monday night at Fitzgerald's, Antemasque will make their Houston debut. It's the third live show ever from the latest off shoot brand of experimental rock music from guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala, the duo which masterminded legenda ... More >>

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    August 1, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Total Abuse, Lil Boosie, Ray LaMontagne, etc.

    Total Abuse, Rusted Shut Mango's, August 1 Modern hardcore a tad too cute for you? You certainly wouldn't be alone in that sentiment, but take care that you're ready for the alternative. From the all-too-safe environs of Austin, punk terrorists Total Abuse have been savagely battering audiences wit ... More >>

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    July 31, 2014

    Doughbeezy & Dat Boi T at Warehouse Live, 7/30/2014

    Doughbeezy, Dat Boi T, Cray Cray Warehouse Live 7/30/2014 A Wednesday night at Warehouse Live shouldn't be about comedy, yet that's what you get sometimes. Wednesday was billed as a show to be headlined by Dat Boi T and Doughbeezy, something that may commonly happen given both men's pull of fans a ... More >>

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    July 28, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Doughbeezy, Peter Murphy, Steve Martin, etc.

    John Egan The Big Easy, July 28 Give John Egan credit for taking chances. The longtime solo Houston bluesman's new album, Amulet, is in some respects the polar opposite of its 2012 predecessor, Phantoms. Besides bringing in a few side musicians and respected Americana producer R.S. Field (Billy Joe ... More >>

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    July 25, 2014

    A Conversation With Texas Punk Icon Gary Floyd

    Gary Floyd is a long-loved underground music icon entangled in fiery black music, queer outrage, punk vendettas, barbed-wire politics, and Eastern spiritual bliss-outs. Whereas the homegrown Texas musical tornadoes the Dicks (later reinvented in San Francisco) were ribald and cantankerous, Sister Do ... More >>

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    July 25, 2014

    Love Dominique Ready to Crash the Men's Club of Houston R&B

    Tonight is homecoming night for Love Dominique, but a homecoming in the non-traditional sense. She's a Missouri City girl born Dominique Henry, the kind who dreamed of big lights and stardom after hearing Brandy records in 5th grade and pestering her mom every single chance she got before, becoming ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014

    Five Contemporary Acts the Houston Symphony Should Take On

    This Saturday at Jones Hall, the Houston Symphony will take on the music of Led Zeppelin, as arranged by conductor Brent Havens. It's sure to be an awesome show, and I personally think it's sort of a brilliant idea. Hard rock and metal have always had elements that gel well with classical and sympho ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014

    New Houston Rap: In Memory of M.U.G.

    Normally the Houston rap column would start off with an anecdote about my life, or something that happened to me that inspired me to write something poignant and funny and stuff, but this time that would be misleading. This past Sunday afternoon word got out that M.U.G., a bowling ball of hardened ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    The Five Best Shows In Houston This Week: Wrestlers, John Legend, Rock Baby Rock It, etc.

    DJ Sun The Flat, July 21 On last year's One Hundred -- amazingly, his first-ever full-length release -- DJ Sun pours his 20-plus-year career as one of Houston's most in-demand DJs into a seamless work that never lulls, never lags and maintains an unshakably mellow groove throughout. Its intricately ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    Houston's 10 Best Dance Clubs 2014

    Grooving to the beat is all well and good and all, but sometimes when the music burrows deep into your veins, there's only one way to unleash that energy...and that is to get down on it, shake your bombon and boogie. Houston is filled with a plethora of dance meccas, where our fellow citizens go to ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    Here's Where Houston Whatever Fest Came From

    If you happened to head down to Lucky's Pub during the height of this year's World Cup action, you probably noticed the district around BBVA Compass Stadium, the several apartment blocks in the area and Warehouse Live has become one of those thriving urban pockets that so-called "livable city" advoc ... More >>

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    July 9, 2014

    An Easy Guide to The Box's 97.9 The Concert

    Secret shows in Houston don't always stay that way. It's also not a secret that 97.9 The Box has been making quite certain its focus on local rappers is heard vociferously. Last year, the first edition of 97.9 The Concert featured a number of who's who in the local rap community. Propain, he of the ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    The Mid-2014 Houston Rap Awards

    Houston rap has never been in a far more comfortable, and possibly profitable, place. Think about it: the city has two radio stations that both support local artists left and right, and the once-banished Trae Tha Truth is once more openly celebrated on the airwaves. At the same time, long-rising und ... More >>

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    July 4, 2014

    Diverse Bands Sound a Grace Note For Homeless Youth

    Mayor Annise Parker declared July 5, 2013 "Doomstress Alexis Day," in honor of the Project Armageddon front woman's dedication to Houston's LGBT community. "Immediately after, fans, friends and both music and LGBT community supporters were asking what I was planning for 2014," she says. "I truly ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

    The Super Houston Mixtape Tuesday Column

    We're at the midpoint of the year of our Houston Rap Lord two thousand-fourteen. In that short span, we've seen BeatKing topple buildings and get Nicki Minaj's attention, Doughbeezy's slow fury wreak havoc all over the country, two radio stations viciously vie for listeners, DeLorean arming himself ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    Check Out Our Los Skarnales Family Tree

    "It was all pretty much an experiment" says John Garcia, the third original member of Desorden, the band that later evolved into Los Skarnales. "We had to borrow instruments and learned to play them as we went along. But hey, were really good at making loud noises!" And so began the desmadre that w ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    No, We Haven't Forgotten About This Year's HPMAs

    Some people have been asking when we will announce the nominations for this year's Houston Press Music Awards. Hard to believe it's already the middle of June; seems like just the other day we were mopping the sweat off our brow from Summer Fest, and now it's almost time for fireworks. Actually, it' ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    Let's Hear It For the Ladies of Houston Punk

    Though often under-recognized by society at large, with its overweening narrative of punk rock being a bastion of disenchanted white males, women of all stripes have been intimate and ingrained members of Houston's local scene scene since its very genesis. Yet, few books have extolled the efforts of ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    Video: What Would Drake Fans Do to Meet the Man Himself?

    By now you've heard all about the craziness that was Houston Appreciation Weekend, four days so over the top that we've already had to bust some myths on the subject. And sure, while the movie premiere and the pool party and the Astros game were all cool, it was the big show at the not particularly ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    New Houston Rap: Summer Blockbuster Edition

    There's a bit of evil in the world. You know, the kind that sideswipes your car and doesn't even leave a note. Or when somebody refuses to hear you out when you're trying to tell them something. This is one of those evil moments. If you manage to spend a weekend anywhere in Houston, chances are you ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    Facts & Fiction About a Wild Houston Appreciation Weekend

    Someday, when I'm old and pretty much still a sarcastic short man, I'll explain to my kids why Drake, a guy from Toronto who at every single walking turn gives out praise and love for Houston -- got a day named in his honor. How he came to Houston, threw a free concert, almost got their father kille ... More >>

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    June 14, 2014

    Somehow We Got Into Drake's Warehouse Live Show Last Night

    What is love? Love is creating an exact replica of the face of the famed Screwed Up Records & Tapes. Love is letting your appreciation show by opener Lil Keke hitting all his cues on "Pimpin Tha Pen." Love is letting Yungstar follow him, then ESG, then Trae performing H.A.W.K's verse from "Swang." ... More >>

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    June 13, 2014

    The Whigs & Buxton at Fitzgerald's, 6/12/2014

    The Whigs, Buxton Fitzgerald's June 12, 2014 It's not every day that you get a pure rock and roll show. It seems as if bands are doing everything but rocking out to their full potential, but the Whigs do not fit in that category. Thursday night at Fitz, the Athens three-piece took a page out of Ni ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Rusty Shackle, Black Joe Lewis, Failure, etc.

    DJ Sun The Flat, June 9 On last year's One Hundred -- amazingly, his first-ever full-length release -- DJ Sun pours his 20-plus-year career as one of Houston's most in-demand DJs into a seamless work that never lulls, never lags and maintains an unshakably mellow groove throughout. Its intricately ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    Acts We'd Love to See Play Free Press Summer Fest 2015

    Before that carton of leftover FSPF 2014 milk in the fridge starts to smell a little ripe, we had to ask...who should the festival bring in next year? BECK This one's pretty self-explanatory. He fits the general aesthetic of the festival, and would be the perfect-sized headliner. That, and his un ... More >>

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    June 1, 2014

    How We Spent the FPSF Evacuation

    Saturday will no doubt go down as one of the most interesting days in Free Press Summer Fest's still-young history. Shortly before 2 p.m., festival officials suspended performances and urged everyone to evacuate Eleanor Tinsley Park, citing "impending weather conditions." At first fans seemed to re ... More >>

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    May 26, 2014

    G.R.I.T. Boy Poppy Puffs Thick Clouds of Kush Culture on Grouch Green

    Poppy of Houston rap group the G.R.I.T. Boys is ready to show the world what he's been cooking up on his recent mixtape Grouch Green, displaying real versatility and storytelling ability as he channels his inner kush connoisseur. In addition to his G.R.I.T. Boys success, you may also remember him f ... More >>

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    May 14, 2014

    Cover Story: 10 More Houston Acts You Should Know About

    In this week's cover story, "Up and Coming," the Houston Press is proud to spotlight five local artists -- BLSHS, Libby Koch, Real Flow, War Master and Easy Yves Saint (whose new EP, Sincerely, Yves, we told you about Tuesday) -- we think you're going to be hearing a lot more from them in the months ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    Help Wanted: We Need a Club-Listings Editor

    The Houston Press is looking for a part-time Music Listings Editor. The ideal candidate will be interested in and knowledgeable about the local music and nightclub scene, as well as have a high attention to detail. The primary component of the job is data entry to keep our concerts and clubs listin ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    New Monsoon at Last Concert Cafe, 5/10/2014

    New Monsoon Last Concert Cafe May 10, 2014 Take them or leave them, jam bands have been a steady force on the touring circuit since the touring circuit has been the touring circuit. Thanks to the grandfathers of the genre, the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band, plus arena-filling predecess ... More >>

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    May 9, 2014

    Houston's 10 Best Concerts This Weekend: Art Car Ball, Madness On Main, Sir Mix-a-Lot, etc.

    Art Car Ball One & Two Allen Center, May 9 Attention, the 100-150K people who have moved to Houston in the past 12 months, or whatever the actual number is: this weekend is one of the Bayou City's signature events, the Art Car Parade, and you should go. (Helpfully, it's free.) Of course something t ... More >>

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    May 9, 2014

    The Long, Strange Trip of Austin Psych Festival

    When I woke up last Saturday morning in Houston deciding whether to attend Austin Psych Fest, I had barely wanted to go. When I got to the grounds near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, my worst fears were realized: the heat was unbearable, it was dusty, and I spent that afternoon wandering ar ... More >>

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