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My Bloody Valentine

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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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    April 16, 2014

    The Seven Toughest Pop Songs to Understand

    Recently, Rocks Off looked at the most difficult song lyrics to understand in all of music, period. While that was fun, my editor brought it to my attention that virtually all of modern death-metal could qualify for that list. Since the advent of screaming, including metal in a list like that is lik ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Mr. Castillo, Song-Sniping DJ

    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? Dan Castillo, Mr. Castillo to you, is ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    How Much Would You Pay for the New My Bloody Valentine?

    I have to admit, I'm not the biggest My Bloody Valentine fan in the world. I thoroughly enjoy Loveless and their newest record, mbv, but they're not my favorite band. I guess that's why I wasn't aware until the band released a statement about it that people are selling that new record for assloads ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    Last Night: Appleseed Cast at House of Creeps

    Appleseed Cast Houston House of Creeps February 6, 2013 We'll excuse you if you haven't heard of House of Creeps just yet. Despite heading into its third year holding shows, the DIY warehouse venue on the sleepy north end of downtown isn't quite on the city wide musical radar. Tucked off a side str ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    Your 2013 Music Festival Outlook (Texas Edition)

    I don't know about you, but I am not totally in love with winter weather. Yes, it affords you the ability to wear beanies and cool fingerless gloves and dress like a hoodlum, but it's the heat that I love the most. That's why I love thinking about music festivals, because that's where we all get t ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Music That Will Officially Be Old In 2013

    One of my favorite pastimes is reminding my friends how old we are all getting, partly because I am cruel, and probably because even I am astounded that actor Steve Guttenberg is now three years older than Wilford Brimley was when they filmed Cocoon together in 1985. We can all think of things tha ... More >>

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    July 16, 2012

    Holden's iPod: A Catcher In the Rye Playlist

    J. D. Salinger's most famous novel, Catcher in the Rye, turns 51 years old today. In case you've forgotten -- because modern television will do that to memory -- the book is all about a whiny, privileged kid name Holden Caulfield who struggles for meaning in post-WWII America. He eventually ends up ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    #1 Crushes: Our Favorite '90s Rock Vixens

    Tonight House of Blues welcomes Garbage back to Houston after a seven-year hiatus. The group, lead by fearsome Scottish redhead Shirley Manson, has been sorely missed from the music scene. They are currently touring behind their upcoming album Not Your Kind of People, which hits stores May 14. Rock ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    Bonna-What?: How 7 U.S. Music Festivals Got Their Names

    This whole week, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, featuring the Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, Pulp, At the Drive-In, the Shins, AVICII, David Guetta and maybe one or two others, will be all anyone who follows music these days will be talking about. Then early next week, it' ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012
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    February 24, 2012

    Cool Britannia: Your Essential Britpop Playlist

    It was announced this week that British bands Blur, New Order and the Specials will be performing at the closing ceremonies of this year's Summer Olympics, which will be held in London in July and August. All three bands represent three distinct parts of British popular music from past 35 years. We ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    The Jesus And Mary Chain Hitting Houston On March 13 During SXSW Swing

    Known best for their 1985 album, Psychocandy, the Jesus And Mary Chain have been called one of the most influential British bands of the '80s. With the wall of crushing reverb, drenched in pop hookiness, their sound foretold bands like the beloved My Bloody Valentine, the cultish Black Rebel Motorcy ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Tryptophanatics: Thanksgiving Lullabies For Your Post-Meal Snooze

    You've finished your Thanksgiving feast and endured a few hours of awkward conversation with the extended family you never see and now it's finally time for a holiday hibernation. You deserve it, it's the third most important part of Thanksgiving, after overeating and overdrinking. No one really k ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    5 Bands Your Musician Friends Love...But You Don't

    austinpost.comYep. Robert Plant "copped everything" from this guy.​In a 2005 interview with Esquire, Johnny Depp discusses the unwavering authenticity of Hunter S. Thompson, and likens his late friend to another great, often-troubled mind, saying: "...like Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elev ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    The 25 Most Influential Bands Of The '90s

    Trent Reznor, you know, before the Oscar and all the weightlifting. ​As a music writer, we are asked constantly to compare the new with the old, to decipher the periphery where modern bands' influences come from to understand where we are going and what we are seeing. We can hear everything Ke ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011
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    May 5, 2011

    Dirty Shirts

    The '90s' sweatiest band, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, cleans out the vaults and gets back on the road.

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    May 3, 2011

    Save Ferris: Pop-Culture Origins Of 16 Famous Band Names

    Groovehouse​This one's for the pop-culture junkies. For those who, like us, are tickled by all forms of pop media, whether it be literature, film or music... this list encompasses them all. A surprisingly high quantity of bands have named themselves after books, songs, and films; some are obvi ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011
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    January 13, 2011

    1991: Best Music Year Ever?

    Rocks Off Sr.'s choice for 1991's best album.​1991 was one of the biggest years in modern music. It was when metal went pop, radio country ruled, grunge went mainstream, and rap began its climb to chart dominance, even if it was spearheaded by a white candy rapper from Dallas. There were man ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Bands Named After Movies, Characters & Other Film Stuff

    ​Ever wonder which of your favorite bands are named after movies? So have we. So we went out and did a little bit of research. BANDS NAMED AFTER ACTUAL MOVIES My Bloody Valentine: The seminal shoegaze act took their name from a low-budget 1981 horror movie about a guy who really, really hat ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    Houston's 10 Favorite Rainy-Day Albums

    Hola, Hermine...​Weather like Houston had this past week seems to make everyone "sad panda" and turn to lusher, less upbeat music. snuggle-rock, dad-rock, beard-rock - music you hear in coffee shops seems to be ruling our city's personal airwaves. As Tropical Storm Hermine trampled through H ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Last Night: Silversun Pickups And Against Me! At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Faith SilvaAgainst Me!​Silversun Pickups, Against Me! Warehouse Live July 20, 2010 Against Me! opening up for Silversun Pickups would be like the Replacements opening up for My Bloody Valentine in 1991. Except that Against Me! isn't on the wane of their career and Silversun has way ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Butterfly Explosion at SXSW: Irish Shoegaze in a Basement Rec Room

    Shoegazer shoes Butterfly Explosion March 17 Habana, Austin, Texas When you go see a band because they're labeled "shoegaze," you get a smile on your face when you see them set up 19 different foot pedals on the stage. You don't need to double-check your SXSW schedule. You know you're in the right ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Aftermath: An Exuberant Pre-Halloween Show With The Factory Party, Ringo Deathstarr and Springfield Riots at the Mink

    Photos by Adam P. NewtonThe Factory Party‚ÄčIn Aftermath's opinion, there are few things more enjoyable than spending an evening together with friends at the beloved haunt that is the Mink. We're able to toss back a drink or four, catch up on each other's lives, and hopefully hear some really great ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009
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    September 24, 2009
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    June 2, 2009

    Phil Spector Sentenced To 19 Years In Prison

    Phil Spector, preeminent music producer and architect of the famed "Wall of Sound" made popular by such artists as The Ronettes, The Righteous Brothers and John Lennon, was sentenced to 19 years in a California jail this past Friday for his alleged part in the death of ladyfriend Lana Clarkson in ea ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    Flannel File: Swervedriver's Raise and Mezcal Head

    In my last Flannel File entry, I talked about March's big reissue of Pearl Jam's Ten. This time, I want to look at a "little" reissue set from January: Swervedriver's Raise and Mezcal Head.Like Jawbox or Sloan, Swervedriver had a pretty low profile among suburban youth of the early '90s, despite ha ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009
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    March 21, 2009

    SXSW: Born Free

    Tight economies ain't gotta slow anyone down. SXSW is chock full of free shows and most importantly, FREE BOOZE. Yes, anyone of legal age can literally walk into some shows and guzzle to their dark heart's content. Or until they set something on fire. Heartless Bastards put on a barroom rockin' show ... More >>

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    March 17, 2009

    St. Patrick's Day Special: Ten Great Irish (Or Irish-American) Musicians and Bands

    St. Patrick's Day is, well, today, so, rather than hit the pub to celebrate - which we'll probably still do, to be honest - we thought we'd put together a mixtape for you of our favorite Irish and Irish-American bands along with a favorite tracks by them. Pint of Guinness and shot of Jameson sold se ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009
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    November 27, 2008
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    August 28, 2008
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    August 13, 2008
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    July 10, 2008
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    November 29, 2007

    The Brit Box: UK Indie, Shoegaze and Brit-Pop Gems of the Last Millennium

    Rhino resurrects the days of Britpop and shoegaze

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    November 12, 2007
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    October 4, 2007

    Hearts of Animals

    One-woman band mixes up for shoegazers

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    June 1, 2006

    Nu Shooz

    Film School grows better as it grows older -- shoegazer comparisons be damned

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    May 25, 2006

    The Duke Spirit

    Saturday, May 27, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-230-1600

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    February 24, 2005
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    October 7, 2004

    Secret Machines

    Now Here Is Nowhere (Reprise)

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    May 20, 2004
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    February 7, 2002

    Brian Jonestown Massacre

    Friday, February 8

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    September 23, 1999

    Rotation

    New Releases Reviewed

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    May 22, 1997
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    February 8, 1996
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