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  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Dig This Vol. VII With Western Standards, Dead Mineral & The End Of Young Girls?

    The current volume of local music is staggering. New Houston bands are born daily, and all too often pass away just as quickly. Rocks Off wants to help you (and ourselves) keep up. Courtesy of Dead Mineral​Stay seated smugly at that desk and continue tossing that half-priced Halloween candy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    What Do Rappers Have Against Facebook?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (or thereabouts) that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Z-Ro, Slim Thug, hasHBrown, Kirk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Roky Moon & BOLT!, Glam-Rock Monsters Of Midtown

    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. Marc BrubakerRoky Moon at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Young Sensation Has All The Answers

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Stefani Vara's Operation Musical Rewrite

    ​ Wednesday, just a few minutes shy of 4 p.m., Stefani Vara was driving from Corpus Christi back to her home in Houston after a quick day trip. It had been a while since she heard Tejano music. It's what she grew up with and she realized she missed it. She realized it was part of her roots...part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Dead Prez Taps "Richmond Revolutionary" Lee-Coc To Open

    Photos by Kris SearsM1 of Dead Prez at the Houston Palestine Film Festival​ Lee-Coc at the HPFF​The Houston Palestine Film Festival (HPFF), which features a wide range of films that highlight the unique strength and struggle of the Palestinian people featured the legendary M1 from Dead Prez on S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    The Eastern Sea: TV-Savvy, Wife-Approved

    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. ​Summerfest, the mega-music fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Little Joe Washington Is A National Treasure

    Photos by Mark Britain​ For more pictures from Saturday night, see our slideshow here. Aftermath is still trying to get our heads around what we witnessed at Saturday night's benefit for the International House of Blues Foundation in House of Blues' Bronze Peacock Room. In a way, it was one of tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    J-Dawg is HataProof; Lucky Luciano Blows Candles At Zona Latina; Fort Worth Holds it Down for Latino Hip-Hop

    J-Dawg BHO CD Release Party 4-16-2010 from Hata Proof Films on Vimeo. Over the weekend, J-Dawg of the Boss Hogg Outlawz paid a visit to Hata Proof Records on the Northside for a CD release signing of his anticipated Behind The Tint, Vol. 2. You'll remember the piece we did on Big Cease and the multi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Catching Up With Sharks & Sailors

    Photos by John Van/ myspace.com/sharksandsailors​ Sharks and Sailors last played in Houston in the summer of 2008, riding high on its second release, Builds Brand New, and the resulting accolades. The band--bassist/vocalist Melissa Lonchambon, guitarist/vocalist Michael Rollin, and drummer Phillip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    The Hot Seat: Athena Anesti, Houston Entrepreneuress And Five-Star Chick

    ​ Writing on hip-hop, we see lots of hip-hop videos, so we see lots of video girls igniting our manly senses, but few make us want to know more about them. They're hot. They serve their purpose. Game over. But Houston's Athena Anesti took our damn breath away. When we recognized her on our MySpace ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Ask A Rapper: Uzoy On Some Absolutely Awful Rapper Names

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducingliston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Behind the Lyrics: From B-Boy to D-Boy, Mayalino Makes Believers Of Those Who Find His Music

    Mayalino - "True Story" from FULL FLEDGE ENTERTAINMENT on Vimeo. We don't know how many times Michael "5000" Watts has hosted a mixtape and didn't chop and screw it down. We can't imagine it's been many. We don't know how many times extremely respected producer Happy Perez has heard an artist on My ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Goth-Rock Icon and Web Recluse Daniel Ash on His New It's a Burn Out EP

    ​Every Goth in Houston knows, or should know, that if you want to know what's up or going down with any major Goth musician from the '80s or '90s, then all you have to do is keep an eye on Lonnie Locascio's MySpace or Facebook. Between being on a first-name basis with Robert Smith and having inter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    "Weird" and Proud, Preemo Understands the Meaning of "Hustle Town"

    ​ We think "Weird Al" Yankovic screwed it up for everybody. There aren't lots of times you can use the word "weird" in a good way. That's one of those words we need to take back, on the real, because when you put "weird" into the right context it can be a positive thing - a differentiator from th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Cesar Lozano, Illegal Alien, Is Now Big Cease, American Dream Come True

    ​ The video that usually crowns our Latino hip-hop blog is going to come at the end of our story today, because without explaining how the American Dream has evolved, the music video won't be given the meaning it deserves. First, you need to know that the American Dream takes on many forms. The Am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Friday Night Noise: The 10 Best Noise Records of the 2000s

    ​ Here are Friday Night Noise's favorite ten 00s noise albums, in no particular order. Was this an easy list to make? Fuck no. 1. Various Artists, Women Take Back The Noise (UBUIBI) Roughly 10,000 noise compilations were issued in the 00s, but how many came with a noise-making device? How many cam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Dear Local Musicians, Grammy Consideration Is Not the Same Thing As Grammy Nominations

    Ah, here we go again with local artists trumpeting "Grammy nominations." The latest is Atascocita-grown country singer Susan Hickman, who seems to fancy herself as a Miranda Lambert/Martina McBride type. We stumbled across Hickman accidentally through MySpace's "Status Updates," and our eye was imm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Kick 'em While They're Down: The Worst Songs Ever Recorded For Charity

    Please take this thing away from me. Please.​ When Rocks Off received an email touting Sting's new MySpace charity video for the Prince of Wales' Rainforest Project, we almost chipped a fingernail hurriedly clicking on the link, which promised oodles of celebrities such as Olivia Newton-John, Rich ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Ask a Rapper: Troublesum on Why There Are Always So Many People Standing Onstage

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducinglisto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: Passengers' Leather-Scented Death Dirges

    ​Somewhere down our dark and booze-addled alley lies the sound of Passengers. Rising from the pieces of mod-punks Teenage Kicks, comes copious amounts of grimy leather-scented organ-infused Krautrock. This is the kind of music that the Brian Jonestown Massacre was making in the mid-'90s before Ant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Taking a Shot at Cold Shot

    www.myspace.com/houstonsbestrockband LOM's significant other got a MySpace friend request from local cover band Cold Shot yesterday. Now I have about as much use for cover bands as I do a dull pocket knife, but everyone has to make a living, I guess, and we aren't all qualified to be pole dancers at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    For April 1: The Five Best "Fool" Movies, No Kidding

    Whether somebody posted those drunken emails you mistakenly sent to the entire company on their MySpace or you merely wasted valuable internet time last night making sure your computer was protected against the "Conficker" virus (*cough*), you may very find yourself the victim of a prank this April ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Famous & Trouble Sum, Solange Knowles, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, The Kanye, Trick Daddy, Bill Clinton, Thom Yorke, J-Dilla, Geto Boys and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week "Poppin'," Famous feat. Trouble Sum Wire To Wire Solange Knowles can single-handedly lower deer popula ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    How About Some SXSW Day Parties? A LOT of SXSW Day Parties?

    We here at Rocks Off are only about a week away from chafed inner thighs, weird Japanese punk bands puking in hotel pools and sweating out our morning mojitos while walking to an art space off 4th Street. South By Southwest is now only a week away. It was all fun and games in December when we were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Free 7" from Room 101

    Local/Chicago one-man noisenik Room 101 isn't letting a silly thing like the economic crisis stop him from releasing music - he's just decided to give it away. Email him at robface1@hotmail.com and he'll send you a copy of his brand-new four-song 7", complete with artwork by Winston Smith, who docto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Miss Buffy

    Each Wednesday (barring holidays), 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 introducingliston@gmail.com. We're ... More >>

  • Music

    October 16, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 3, 2008

    In the Shade: News on the March to play around 3-ish

    Just scouting the local Internets and it appears that country-tinged rockers News on the March will go around 3 p.m. Update: Hip-hopper Nosaprise announced on MySpace that he's slated to play at 3:30 p.m. We're guessing this means News on the March is up after or before them. Make sure you check ... More >>

  • Music

    March 13, 2008

    What's the Problem Houston?

    The city's skuzzy alt-rock scene thinks it is dying

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2008

    SXSW Day 1: Tricks of the Trade

    The crowd at SXSW gets younger every year. Wednesday sightings: Eddie Spaghetti and John Croslin, ex-member of Austin cult heroes the Reivers who produced Spoon’s debut Telephono, in the Convention Center’s panelist greenroom; R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills waiting for the “Executive Suites” el ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: Weird SXSW Alert: Care Bears on Fire

    For every breakout band that hits Austin this year, there will be hundreds that trudge back to Omaha and get their jobs back at the video store. Something tells me if this band doesn't hit it big, they may just try out for the 8th grade volleyball team and record a noise record. This is Care Bears ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008

    Cover Story: Saving Lobo from Montgomery County's Animal Control Department

    Lobo, a six-year-old Siberian husky mix, never bit or attacked anybody. But last month, Montgomery County officials seized and impounded the dog, then sentenced him to die. Why? Because one neighbor kept complaining that Lobo was off his leash. Dog attacks, of course, can be brutal, even deadly, an ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 27, 2007

    Asylum Street Spankers

    Austin’s vaudevillian country and blues rockers

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Being Thankful for JFK Conspiracy Theories

    Not only is tomorrow the day before Black Friday, the retail apocalypse, it’s also the 44th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. Yes, it was November 22, 1963, a sunny day in Dallas, when about a million conspiracy theories were born. Some involve the Mafia, the Cubans, the Russians, the military ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2007

    Why Stop at Suspension When You Can Throw in a Porn Star?

    So you’re in a metal band no one’s heard of . You claim Hollywood as your hometown, but your ties to the porn industry mean you probably play most gigs at abandoned bowling alleys around Van Nuys. Your dark, brooding, vaguely Satanic band believes in “opposing the norm and existing beyond th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 13, 2007

    The American Sharks

    Get ready to dance your ass off

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2007

    All Up in the Ozone

    Houston DJ and “mixtape mogul” Kidd Crisco, whose “Block Party” goes live at 7 p.m. every weeknight on Party 104.9 while you troll Richmond and Westheimer in your candy-painted whip, is a finalist in this year’s Tastemaker contest, sponsored by Ozone magazine and the TJ’s DJs Web site. T ... More >>

  • Music

    July 12, 2007

    Hunter Ward, R.I.P.

    Montrose knew him as a Poor Dumb Bastard. His family knew him as a talented, bright brother and son.

  • Dining

    June 21, 2007

    KOBAIN

    ITALIAN MARGARITA

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007

    Explain Your Most Played

    Coming in at Number Seven... There’s a lot of games you can play with iTunes and winamp players and whatever. There’s magic iPod. There are those Myspace-type questionnaires that everybody fills out and forwards but nobody reads. And there are those “What’s on your iPod” features that ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2006
  • Blogs

    September 27, 2006

    Introduction to Nudity - 1301

    Y'know, ex-Playmate Jenny McCarthy went to college. Just sayin... I'm not one to shy away from covering Playboy. There was Playmate Robin Arcuri's semi-nekkid protest, Victoria Silvstedt's onanism and local girl made Cybergirl Amanda Duncan's hating on Myspace dating. So of course I have to rel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2006

    Killer Page, Your Honor!

    Wonder if Sharon will approve our friend request... We love a good MySpace parody. Why, just check out ours here, and here. So we think this fake page belonging to Dallas judge Sharon Keller, who's seeking re-election as presiding judge for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals against J.R. Molina, ... More >>

  • News

    August 3, 2006

    Beer and Porn

    Once again, the TABC tries to ruin bachelor life

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    The Raw Power of Really Smooth Music

    Climb aboard the Yacht Rock revolution at this week's Michael McDonald/Steely Dan show

  • Calendar

    July 6, 2006
  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    Screw October

    Justin Furstenfeld orders us to hate him. We obey.

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    No More Pussy

    Fabricated pop groups are nothing new, but these Dolls are more than bad -- they're a threat

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