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Muse (Band)

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    April 11, 2014

    Got $2K? It's Not Too Late For Coachella

    Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, starts today in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. If you don't have tickets yet for the first weekend of Coachella -- which sta ... More >>

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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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    May 7, 2013

    Depeche Mode, The Cure, Kings of Leon, Phoenix, Lionel Richie Head 2013 ACL Fest Lineup

    Moments ago, Depeche Mode, The Cure, MUSE, Kings of Leon, Atoms For Peace (featuring Thom Yorke and Flea), Lionel Richie, Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, The National, and Eric Church were announced as the headliners of the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival, which plans to expand to identical ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Slip Slidin' Away: My Life as a Rock Journalist With the Houston Press

    I had a hernia operation in the early summer of 2006, and had nothing to do all day but hobble around with cool cane a borrowed from Grandpa Hlavaty and play on the Internets for two months or so. I had developed the injury while working at Domino's, but it was cool because their insurance helped ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    Houston's Recent Onslaught of Sold-Out Shows: What's Up With That?

    Regular concertgoers in Houston have probably noticed more sold-out shows in the area over the past year. Just a few years ago, sellouts were generally reserved for the biggest marquee acts at Toyota Center, Bayou Music Center, and Reliant Stadium's RodeoHouston shows. These days, though, it seems ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    Last Night: Muse at Toyota Center

    Muse Toyota Center March 12, 2013 There are certain types of bands you expect to pack arenas: bands who have figured out the power of pop hooks (Maroon 5), bands who play the most populist modern rock imaginable (Nickelback), and the dinosaurs of classic rock (Fleetwood Mac). Muse could have been ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Muse, Major Lazer, Pitbull, etc.

    Muse Toyota Center, March 12 The prospect of a new Muse album (The 2nd Law) was overshadowed by the band's dalliance with dubstep, which was a shame, but not surprising in the current musical climate. When one of the world's biggest stadium-rock bands' tinkering with electronics becomes a dealbreak ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    The 5 Most Important Years In Goth Music: 2002

    Over the course of the week Rocks Off will be looking at the biggest years for goth music and exactly what they meant for the genre. Arguably the last big goth album by a new band to make a crossover splash was Evanescence's Fallen, released in early 2003. That one band led millions of mall-goths i ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Tickets for Muse's March Prog-stravaganza On Sale Now

    Toyota Center already has a trio of big pop shows on the books for 2013 in Lady Gaga, P!nk and Rihanna, but starting right now (at this link) you can buy three English dudes whose production promises to be so immense it will crush those three ladies like a bug. Yes, Muse, the British trio that star ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    10 More Things I'll Be Doing at ACL Festival This Weekend

    That's right folks, it's ACL Music Festival time again in Texas, and Rocks Off will be flying to Austin on the private Rocks Off jet this weekend to cover the fest from Friday until the last notes of "Give It Away" at the end of the Red Hot Chili Peppers set on Sunday night. That's my way of telli ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Strap On Halo Resurrected

    Band brings its classic goth sound to Houston

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    July 25, 2012

    Summer Olympics Weather Will Feel More Like Autumn for Many

    Jolly ol' England with its fish and chips and beefeaters and shrimp on the barbie...wait, OK, not that last one, is hosting the Summer Olympic Games this year as everyone who isn't living in a cave probably knows (they might know as well). They've gone all out over the last ten years' building facil ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012

    The Lotus Effect in Transition

    Houston prog-rockers change course after losing their drummer.

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    June 28, 2012

    Muse Releases a New Queen-errific Track: What Ya Think?

    Well, Muse's new song is not quite the dubstep massacre that we all thought it be indicated from the album teaser. But it's also the official song for the upcoming Summer Olympics in London, so it had to be palatable for the masses. No molly is needed to enjoy this cut. And whoa, is there a whole ... More >>

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    June 26, 2012

    The Case Against Change: Five Acts Whose Sound Evolved for the Worse

    If you're one of the many Muse fans around the world or you checked out Nathan's excellent post last week, then you've probably seen the teaser the band put out for their new album, The 2nd Law. To say it's been controversial with a certain segment of their fanbase is putting it lightly. Some people ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012

    Heat Index: The 10 Summer Album Releases We're Sweatin' the Most

    Most places in the world, summertime is easy living: No school, no snow and no real responsibilities beyond mowing the lawn every couple of weeks. Here in Houston, summer is a little more intense. Triple-digit temperatures, hurricane warnings and Astros baseball present an annual threat to our city' ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    May 7, 2012

    Springboard South: A Peculiar New Festival Arises At Citycentre

    Springboard South Music Festival Citycentre May 6, 2012 An interesting experiment unfolded this weekend at Citycentre. The Springboard South music festival was the brainchild of Barry Coffing, a music and film industry vet who's the director for the Houston chapter of the National Association of Re ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012

    Forget Kraftwerk, 5 Acts We'd Like To See In Houston Museums

    Next week, German electronic-music pioneers Kraftwerk will perform eight of their albums in their entirety, from 1974's Autobahn through 2003's Tour de France, at New York City's Museum of Modern Art. The album that spawned the closest thing duo had to a "pop hit," the title track of 1977's Trans-Eu ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Libra Soul: The Singing Voice Of The 99 Percent

    Photos courtesy of Aiton Extea/Libra Soul​Around this time last year, Rocks Off told you about a man named Aiton Etxea and his quest to find "reason-filled musicians" for the purposes of forming a band. His use of the term "reason-filled" caught our attention because we were regular trollers o ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    ACL 2011 Rumors: Ten Bands Who Could Make The Cut

    Marco TorresWill ACL close with classic rock again, like with the Eagles last year? Neil Young?​The Austin City Limits Music Festival's big 2011 lineup announcement is imminent, scheduled for May 17, and Rocks Off will surely be on top of the news after it hits. Last year we sat on the compute ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Idol Beat: Seven And The Ragged Tyler

    The Monotonous Seven​Nothing like a medley from this season's losers (Pink's "So What") to make us all feel better about voting them off in the first place. The most notable thing about the performance by *deep breath* AshthonKarenThiaNaimaPia and Paul was trying to figure out who looked the l ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Promoter Mike Kelley: "Numbers Is Houston's CBGB"

    Marco TorresWu-Tang Clan's GZA and Ghostface Killah at Numbers, December 2010​Numbers' credentials as a concert venue are undeniable - everyone from Siouxsie and the Banshees to Green Day to Type O Negative has played there. It's hard to argue, though, that the past decade hasn't been a rough ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Faith And The Muse Invade Numbers For Live DVD

    ​As far as we know, no full concert films have ever been shot at Numbers. Oh, Asmodeus X and Provision did some music videos, and some awesome footage of a Revolting Cocks performance has made the rounds, but no full-on concert films. After seeing what Marc Moorash of Seraphemea did with Faith ... More >>

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    October 10, 2010

    ACL Day 2 Recap: Gaslight Anthem, Local Natives, Kinky, Muse

    Photos by Marco Torres​ For more images from ACL Saturday, see our slideshow here. Complaining about crowds at an event like ACL is like complaining about the smell of livestock at the Houston Rodeo, but it does take some getting used to. And for the folks who think that Saturday was too hot ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Rocks Off Explains Austin City Limits' "Survival Guide"

    Mark C. AustinOne day Austin City Limits will live down last year's "Dillo Dirt" debacle. That day is not today.​This year marks the fourth year that Craig's Hlist will be covering the Austin City Limits Music Festival for the Houston Press and Rocks Off. Each year we get more acclimated to th ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Numbers Update: Don't Mourn Goth Sanctuary Just Yet

    Abrahan GarzaYes, this is Numbers.​Houston already has a bad case of shaken cat syndrome after the upheavals involving once-stable institutions like Fitzgerald's and KTRU this year, and when the Chronicle posted a listing saying that Numbers was up for sale, longtime fans and patrons went abs ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    Lotus Effect Reacts To HPMA Win Rather... Dramatically

    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 sheaserrano@gmail.com. ​Here's part of a email ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010
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    July 15, 2010

    Summer Swoon

    Proudly independent, recent Grammy nominees Silversun Pickups aren't ready to hit the "Panic Switch."

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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 24, 2010

    Wild Moccasins Get CD Release Crowd A-Twitter

    Jay Dryden via Wild Moccasins' Facebook​Between SXSW, the band's tour kickoff show last month and the interview in this week's print edition, Rocks Off has had plenty to say about the Wild Moccasins lately. So for the band's CD release of debut full-length Skin Collision Past Friday at Walte ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Twilight: Eclipse And Other Promising Summer Soundtracks

    ​Summer isn't just the time to look forward to astronomically budgeted, noisy, overproduced blockbuster films, it's also the time to look forward to astronomically budgeted, noisy, overproduced blockbuster soundtracks. Is Graeme Revell still dicking around with ProTools? He is? Oh, super! Anyway, ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    Faith And The Muse Headline Goth Show Of The Year

    Faith and the Muse​ The night that is shaping up to be THE Goth event of the year is Saturday at Numbers, when Faith and the Muse and Voltaire take the stage. Formed in 1993 in the Washington D.C. area, Faith and the Muse is a gothic mainstay. Previously, vocalist Monica Richards had been a part o ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Aftermath: Muse On The March At Toyota Center

    Photos by Mark C. Austin​Who does Muse think they are?Big Rock Stars, with a Big Stage Set to go along with their Big Ideas. A Big Stage Set that can, apparently, only be photographed from 100 yards away - any closer and the British trio's synapse-taxing lasers and jackbooted rock might have fract ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010
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    March 17, 2010

    Hlavaty On The Hloose At SXSW

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty12:08 p.m.: "Apparently MGMT is playing in that white box tonight."​ While Rocks Off Sr. holds down the fort in Houston, we've dispatched Craig Hlavaty, the Riker to our Picard, as a one-man away team to SXSW, and he's already been a busy boy. Reinforcements will arrive in t ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Second Haitian Relief Concert at Warehouse Live This Week Scheduled for Friday

    ​ On the heels of Bun B's all-star (if borderline interminable) "Houston 4 Haiti" relief concert at Warehouse Live Monday night that reportedly raised in the neighborhood of $10,000, the venue will open its doors - albeit in the smaller studio room - for another benefit Friday night starring f ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    Uprising

    2009 wasn't a great year for albums, but songs were a different story.

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    October 15, 2009

    Aftermath: Muse, Openers Only In Name at Reliant Stadium

    Photos by Groovehouse/ Click here for a slideshow​ Muse took the Reliant stage around 7:30 p.m., when concertgoers were still slowly trickling in to Reliant Stadium. The place was most likely less than half full (or half empty, depending on your outlook) yet Muse's thick, epic sound filled in the ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Rocks Off Loves Muse - So What If Idiot-Arguer Glenn Beck Does Too?

    It's easy to forget that tonight another band is actually playing before U2 at Reliant Stadium. But Bono and the boys couldn't have found a better band to heat up their adoring throngs than space-rock overlords Muse. Hell, even conservative hand-wringer Glenn Beck likes them. We swear that that's n ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    The 10th Muse

    Divergence Vocal Theater joins forces with Sappho

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    December 21, 1995
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    August 17, 1995

    The Celtic Connection

    After 18 years, Houston's Irish Session is as much about family as music

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    May 19, 1994

    Mucking It Up

    Ballot, ballot on the wall, who's the folkiest of all?

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    March 17, 1994

    We All Scream for Thora-Zine

    And: The Ramones on a lofty mission, and Celts belt it out

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