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My Chemical Romance

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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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    March 17, 2014

    The Bizarre, Awful World of Dubstep Metal

    Recently I was having a conversation with a friend of mine, the guitarist for local metal band Rebuild, and he was complaining about the wave of dubstep that has infiltrated metal. As a genre, metal has historically always adapted to include whatever modern mainstream trends were going on at the tim ... More >>

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    February 18, 2014

    The Five Most Important Ways Emo Changed Popular Music

    Some things never change. For a few years when I was younger, "fuck emos" was a battle cry among fans of "real punk" or "real music," who hated the wave of emo in popular music and as a lifestyle of teenagers across America. Now, in some ways, that sentiment seems to be back again. Not only was I a ... More >>

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    December 27, 2013

    The Worst Music Fans of 2013

    It seems like one of the biggest things music fans hate is music fandom. Is it that fanboy antics are just really that insufferable? Is it that we hate people who like things we don't like? I don't know, but since the dawning of time, fan wars have existed and will continue. That's why this year I ... More >>

  • Music

    September 12, 2013

    Grass Roots

    Phil Peterson and Jason Smith look to expand Yes Indeed into more than a microfestival.

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    September 5, 2013

    More and More Rock Stars Are Turning Into Comic-Book Creators

    The idea of rock stars being featured in comics is nothing new. One of the many, many urban legends about KISS is that they used their blood in the red ink of a run featuring the band as part of the Marvel Comics Super Special series that had also done books starring The Beatles. That legend is true ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    A Half-Decade Under the Influence: The Best Emo Albums, 2001-2005

    Roughly ten years ago, the emo genre progressed from its underground roots into a calling card for early-'00s rock. And while there's no denying that bands like Rites of Spring and The Promise Ring helped pioneer the sound, the turn of the millennium saw emo transform from into a lifestyle for the ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Last Night: Imagine Dragons at House of Blues

    Imagine Dragons House of Blues February 12, 2013 I've been wracking my brain to find the words to summarize last night's Imagine Dragons sold out show at House of Blues, and the only thing phrase that seems fitting comes from no other than Lil Wayne: Smack it like a muthafuckin' bass drum. An un ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Where Are They Now?: Emo's 10-Year High School Reunion

    Mainstream emo in the early 2000s was a harsh mistress to keep. For those of us into the true underground form of it, it was an offensive burden to deal with, but at least some good bands were getting some mainstream success. Others? Well, we'd just have to deal with them. Of course, all that's ove ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    5 More Bizarre "Basement Tapes" We'd Like to See

    Recently over in England, someone dug up some old tapes of a band called Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, a band who may have gone largely unheard of for the rest of time, were it not for the fact that their drummer was one Ringo Starr. Yes, two years before he started drumming for The Beatles, Ringo ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    5 More Great 9/11 Songs

    Rewind: The Top 5 Best & Worst Songs About 9/11 Looking at it now, 11 years to the day of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the al-Qaeda-led terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, it's still difficult to underestimate how much the world changed that day. The real ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    Last Night: Blink-182 At The Woodlands

    Photos by Matthew Keever​blink-182, My Chemical Romance, Matt & Kim Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 26, 2011 Surely, there have been murmurs about blink-182's reformation. Surely, many people have thought, "Oh, they're only getting back together because Angels & Airwaves and 44 are ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Our All-Time Fantasy Vans Warped Tour Lineup

    Photos by Marc BrubakerWarped Tour 2010​Since 1996, the Vans Warped Tour has been a staple of punk and youth culture all over the world, uniting kids of all stripes under the violent heat of the sun one day out of the year in cities across the map. The traveling festival is responisble for bre ... 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 23, 2011

    Friday Night: My Chemical Romance At House Of Blues

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​My Chemical Romance House of Blues May 20, 2011 See Friday's Black Parade in our slideshow. Less than a third of the way through Friday night's show, as the dark and ominous riffs of "Mama" faded out, vocalist Gerard Way dropped to the floor, and the stage lights abru ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Cage Match: Fired for Walking vs. My Chemical Romance

    Fired for Walking​Ladies and gentlemen, this weekend a battle will be waged for your very musical soul. In this corner, weighing about as much as three small ponies, wearing black, but not in that cool way, the band that made emo what it is today, My Chemical Romance. And in this corner... He ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Rockin' In Plain Sight: Our Favorite Hidden Album Tracks

    ​In the days when compact discs and tapes ruled the world, hidden tracks on albums were like secret gifts from your favorite bands. Off the liner notes, not in the original track listings, and totally unassuming, sometimes tucked away after minutes and minutes of silence on a disc. With the ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Shot In The Dark: How The Whole Mess Started

    Mark C. AustinKings of Leon at Verizon Wireless Theater, October 2008​Just a couple of days now before Rocks Off - the person and the blog - proudly presents Shot In the Dark: Houston Press Concert Photography, our first-ever exhibit of live pics we've collected in about three and a half years ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    A Musical Field Guide To National Bird Day

    yourfashion.com​Today is National Bird Day, and we are all gonna celebrate. Every year bird enthusiasts pick this day to promote bird watching, XTREME bird watching, bird adoption, and just plain ol' loving the unholy hell out of birds. All kidding aside, the holiday is dedicated to raising aw ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Guns N' Roses, Rolling Stones, Prince Coming In 2011?

    Sind Axl und Slash wieder Freunde geworden?​Rocks Off is in the concert business for all intents and purposes. We scour Pollstar and other Web sites and almost hourly looking for new shows and tours to tell you about around the clock. In the span of writing this introduction we just listed Luc ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Today's High Schoolers Shrugging Off New Music

    ​During this part of the year, your humble narrator treks from school to schools selling contest music to bands and orchestras. It's a good gig, and it enables us to get a good gander at what the next generation of musicians look like. However, after several years of doing it, we started noti ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Last Night: Gaslight Anthem At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Gaslight Anthem Warehouse Live October 7, 2010 Quite a great deal of press - too much, really - has been given to the similarities between New Jersey's Gaslight Anthem and that other guy from the Garden State - Jon Bon J... er, Bruce Springsteen. Both Springsteen and GA ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Can Escape The Fate Outrun Eons Of Mythology?

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to decode music's oddest monikers in order to find a little meaning. P.R. Brown​Escape the Fate is a band whose career may actually be pre-destined. The Vegas post-hardcore pow ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Foodies Or Hipsters: Who's More Obnoxious?

    Okay, we're discussing Hipsters vs. Foodies, not Hipsters Vs. Food. That's your first mistake.​Okay, first up, a little clarification, since a bunch of you just got pissed off at the terms used in the headline and won't even read the article before leaving enraged spittle all over the comments ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Foodies Or Hipsters: Who's More Obnoxious?

    Okay, we're discussing Hipsters vs. Foodies, not Hipsters Vs. Food. That's your first mistake.​Okay, first up, a little clarification, since a bunch of you just got pissed off at the terms used in the headline and won't even read the article before leaving enraged spittle all over the comments ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Don't Start A Band, Unless You Have Some Clue How To Market Yourself

    ​ Rocks Off has been bad, very bad. In our last two "Don't Start a Band" blogs, we ragged on our bassist, our drummer and our guitarist. We meant it all in good fun, but we have yet to rag on ourselves, and that's just not fair. So here's to equality and journalistic integrity. We joined the band ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    SXSW As It Happens: Surfer Blood Makes Waves at the Village Voice Media Party

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​A series of texts from Brandon K. Hernsberger starting at 12:41 p.m.: I'm in line at Village Voice. Shit is CRAZY long. Most people here to see The xx. 5 in 5 out. Surfer Blood up next. Dudes are effing HUGE. I see people eating inside and I'm jealous. Next door ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    Mommy's Little Monster: Songs To Remind You That Children are Inherently Evil

    ​Like you, as Rocks Off grows older we have to come to terms with the fact that many of our friends are having children. Usually we can just scroll quickly past the offspring-related Facebook updates or send those 12-MB emails containing brood photos into the Trash folder unread. No harm, no foul. ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    Songs for Naughty Children

    As Rocks Off grows older we have to come to terms with the fact that many of our friends are having children. Usually we can just scroll quickly past the offspring-related Facebook updates or send those 12 MB emails containing brood photos into the Trash folder unread. No harm, no foul. But the hol ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    Sorry Dave, We Had To: Top Ten Songs to Listen to While Having Sex With Co-Workers

    If The Late Show with David Letterman hasn't seemed very funny lately, it's probably because Dave has been spending more time apologizing for banging his subordinates than he has making fun of Paul Shaffer. Admittedly, it was a bold move: coming forward and confessing his past missteps in order to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    Five Spot: Jack White, The Edge, Jimmy Page and the Mediocrity of Your Life

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Getty Images North America It Might Get Loud, a documentary centered around Jack White, The Edge and Jimmy P ... More >>

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    August 27, 2008
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    June 25, 2008

    The Kids are Alright: Seventh Grader Reviews the New 3 Doors Down

    [The latest in our weeklong series of middle-schoolers weighing in on recent albums.] 3 Doors Down 3 Doors Down www.3doorsdown.com If you’ve heard of 3 Doors Down, then you probably know they have a new album. It’s called 3 Doors Down and out of the whole CD, it’s very difficult to pick ... More >>

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    June 24, 2008
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    May 1, 2008
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    November 16, 2007
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    May 31, 2007

    Rock and Roll Autobiographies

    Stars' tell-all stories

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    April 16, 2007

    Live Shots: My Chemical Romance

    Gerard Way, lead screamer of My Chemical Romance, is keeping a watchful eye out for the misfit boys and junior Suicide Girls that brave the pit that churns in front of his band of Jersey boys. As they performed miniature teen operas with gargantuan passion, he stopped the show at least twice to giv ... More >>

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Honor Bound

    A fictional look at the future of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    In with the New

    Despite doom-and-gloom predictions, 2006 wasn't at all bad

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Slay Bells

    An X-mas mixtape from hell

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2006

    Best Albums of the Year, 2006

    In 2006, the pop singles market continued to dominate, in no small part because the pick-to-click-driven mentality of online music stores and ringtone sites gave consumers unparalleled freedom to Choose Their Own Musical Adventure. What suffered in the meantime, though, was the quality of pop/rock a ... More >>

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    November 24, 2006

    Rotation: My Chemical Romance

    Reaching for bigger and better, The Black Parade still disappoints. My Chemical Romance The Black Parade Reprise Ever get the feeling that modern rock is now all about one-upmanship? The Killers are reaching for Springsteen's lofty heights. Panic! at the Disco is augmenting its stage show with ... More >>

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    August 3, 2006
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    June 29, 2006

    Punk-o-Rama

    Our intrepid reporters set out to experience the Vans Warped Tour -- so you don't have to

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    June 1, 2006

    Screw October

    Justin Furstenfeld orders us to hate him. We obey.

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    April 27, 2006
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    February 16, 2006

    The Academy Is..., with Panic! At the Disco, Acceptance, Hellogoodbye

    Wednesday, February 22, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-629-3700.

  • Home Entertainment

    December 29, 2005

    This Game Bites

    The new Castlevania is the last nail in the franchise's coffin

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    December 8, 2005

    Pop Rocks

    Ten albums that'll snap and fizz in your ear buds all winter long

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