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    June 25, 2014

    Get to Know PuraPharm, Space City Space-Rockers

    PuraPharm is a Houston-based, five-piece psychedelic/space-rock group based whose musical stylings, according to various pundits, range from "ultra mellow space grooves" to "in-your-face psychedelic rock and roll with sax/clarinet, programmed beats and synths added to the overall wall of sound." Fo ... More >>

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    January 15, 2014

    Texas Women Keep State Respectable In 2014 Pazz & Jop Poll

    To paraphrase Hank Williams Jr., thank God for Texas women. Houston native Beyonce, whose surprise eponymous album was released after many writers had already turned in their 2013 best-of list, and Lindale's Kacey Musgraves -- whose Same Trailer Different Park was a thoughtful and tuneful counterpo ... More >>

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    October 27, 2013

    RIP Lou Reed: Streetwise Rock and Roll Icon Dies at 71

    Lou Reed, the tragically hip, eternally cool songwriter and musician whose friendships, collaborations and rivalries with the likes of John Cale, David Bowie and Iggy Pop helped define, expand and elevate rock music from the mid-'60s to the present, has died. Reed's death was confirmed to The New Yo ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Smashing Pumpkins at Bayou Music Center, 5/15/2013

    Smashing Pumpkins Bayou Music Center May 15, 2013 This is not a Smashing Pumpkins review. Sure, the title of this post hints otherwise, but I assure you -- the Smashing Pumpkins broke up in Chicago, on December 2, 2000. I was there. Props to front man Billy Corgan for trying like hell to keep hi ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    The Great Outdoors

    Your 2013 music-festival outlook, Texas edition.

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    December 13, 2012

    The 30 Best Texas Albums

    Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.

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    April 12, 2012

    Last Night: School of Seven Bells at Fitzgerald's

    The last time we'd seen New York group School of Seven Bells, in 2009, they packed Chicago's Empty Bottle to the brim. Last night at Fitzgerald's, however, there were far fewer people in attendance (though the band's 10:30pm weeknight set-time couldn't have helped their draw). Furthermore, also inst ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    St. Patrick's Day Food Trinity #2: Cheese, Oatcakes, and an Irish Blonde

    As a warm-up to St. Patrick's Day, I am going back to my Irish roots and preparing three mini-meals consisting of three Irish items of food and drink. A trinity of trinities, you might say. Some dishes will be more or less authentic than others; all will promote mirth and therefore be in the spirit ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Last Night: Ringo Deathstarr & Friends At Walter's

    Ringo Deathstarr, New York City Queens, Featherface, Olajuwon Walter's February 23, 2012 Ringo Deathstarr drowned Walters in honey-sweet reverberation Thursday, with the volume turned up as if they were playing to a packed venue. The crowd was sparse but mighty, with most of the audience looking an ... More >>

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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 14, 2011

    Last Night: The Raveonettes And Tamaryn At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jim Bricker​The Raveonettes, Tamaryn Fitzgerald's April 13, 2011 Oh man, did any of you go to that Tamaryn show Wednesday night at Fitzgerald's? Yeah, we think that The Raveonettes might have been there as well. First, let's talk Tamaryn. It's a neo shoegaze/dreampop band fronted ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    Five Onstage Meltdowns Funnier Than Courtney Love In D.C.

    Universal Music Group​As far as Rocks Off knows, everything is hunky-dory for Hole's show at House of Blues this evening. Courtney Love and friends are scheduled to play from 9:45 to 11:15, which Rocks Off is interpreting as they could go on anywhere from 9:45 to 11:15. As Hole's rambling, sl ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    French Bands That Make Us Say "Oh Là Là!"

    That's Plastic Bertrand, but you probably know that song better from the traveling sequence in National Lampoon's European Vacation or better yet, the basis for the Elton Motello track "Jet Boy Jet Girl."​Quality French rock and roll has sometimes been hard to come by, but when it hits, it slays. ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Ghosts of Washington Avenue

    Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.

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    May 15, 2009

    Album of the Week: St. Vincent's Actor

    Not to sound like an American conditioned on the stuff of the patriarchy, but thank God St. Vincent is a woman; to say Annie Clark is a saint among female musicians would be way too obvious. It's a shame that critics feel forced to throw in the caveat 'female' when writing about female musicians (es ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    Totally Fucked Up

    Perhaps the best-named band of all time

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    October 4, 2007
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    June 16, 2005

    The Return of the Last DJ

    Former Lunar Rotation host David Sadof could be back regularly on the FM dial after a seven-year hiatus

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    January 20, 2005
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    July 22, 2004

    Music Awards Survey

    A rundown of every act on this year's bill

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    June 3, 2004

    Yawn Darts

    Iconic post-rock or drowsy jazz? Tortoise just might be both.

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    July 18, 2002

    Hot Tunes, Summer in the City

    Houston Press Music Awards Showcase 2002

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    July 15, 1999


    Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Jordan Knight, Juno

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    July 9, 1998
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    January 29, 1998

    Labor of Love

    For Austin's Sixteen Deluxe, fun and hard work are one and the same

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    September 25, 1997

    Smear Campaign

    Blur searches for America's kindly embrace -- just so they can shrug it off

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    June 19, 1997
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    May 16, 1996
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    February 23, 1995