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    June 20, 2014

    Rolling Stone's Ridiculous Top 100 Country Songs: The First Half

    In further efforts to reassure us that it is still relevant, Rolling Stone magazine recently started a country clickbait section called most cleverly (drum roll, maestro) RS Country. I know, the heart pitter-patters in anticipation. A brief perusal of the site finds basically the same crap, errr... ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    Old 97's at Fitzgerald's, 5/27/2014

    Old 97's, Lydia Loveless Fitzgerald's May 27, 2014 In band years, the Old 97's have now reached what you might call their Tattoo You period, settling into a solid signature sound while fighting off early-middle-age complacency and retaining the ability to surprise people a little. But if comparing ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: DJ Baby Roo, Vegetarian Hip-Hop Veteran

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, 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 original Rocks Off 100 at this link. DJ Baby Roo, who grew up mostly on Houst ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    The 50 Most Beautiful People of Coachella 2014

    Note: The first weekend of Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, has just concluded 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. This article is by Katie Bain. So many Coachella-g ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    The 10 Best Aqua Teen Hunger Force Musical Guests

    Aqua Teen Hunger Force, also known by its alternate titles Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1, Aqua Something You Know Whatever, and Aqua TV Show Show, has been one of the most bizarre and ubiquitous shows in television history. As an 11-minute animated feature on Adult Swim, it's been enormously successful, ... More >>

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    January 27, 2014

    Neko Case at House of Blues, 1/26/2014

    Neko Case, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down House of Blues January 26, 2014 Her fans from other parts of the country will have to have to ask Neko Case what a "Houston Grammy" is sometime. Hopefully she'll remember that one herself. According to the rangy singer, who is arguably as well-known for her ... More >>

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    January 24, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: The Blasters, Artopia, Neko Case, etc.

    Reggie and the Full Effect Warehouse Live, January 24 The side project of Get Up Kids keyboardist James DeWees, Reggie and the Full Effect is an indie band with a sense of humor. Dating back to DeWees' days with Coalesce, when he recorded a joke demo on a cassette tape to hand out at concerts dubbe ... More >>

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    January 3, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Murder City Devils, Kelcy Mae, etc.

    Murder City Devils Fitzgerald's, January 3 Seattle's Murder City Devils drenched some pretty grisly post-Misfits horror-punk with all kinds of sinister organ on albums such as 1998's Empty Bottles, Broken Hearts and 2000's In Name and Blood. Eventually the lineup splintered into other groups includ ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    50 States of Song Part 2: Hawaii to Maryland

    When I was in third grade I learned all 50 states in alphabetical order thanks to a catchy tune. Now I'm hoping to stick that bit of trivia just in time for the new school year by celebrating each state with an appropriate song all this week. A Classic Education, "We Can Always Run to Hawaii" I ... 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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    January 9, 2013

    Black Dahlia: 5 Songs for a Famous Murder Victim

    Sometime between this day and January 15 in 1947, a young woman named Elizabeth Short was brutally murdered in Hollywood. She was nicknamed The Black Dahlia in the papers, who portrayed the 23-year-old aspiring actress as a midnight-party prowler who brought about her own demise through her wanton w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Friday Night: Andrew Bird at House of Blues

    Andrew Bird House of Blues October 12, 2012 Once in a while, I think it's healthy for critics to step outside of their comfort zone and challenge themselves by tackling an assignment that is foreign to them, to test their powers of observation and analysis in a neutral environment. It's easy to rev ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Saturday Night: Florence The Machine at The Woodlands

    Florence and the Machine Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 29, 2012 Was it really a mere five months ago that local girl Florence Welch and her band were playing the (then) Verizon Wireless Center? Life moves pretty fast, as Ferris Bueller once said, and F tM's rise has been meteoric indeed ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Shot In The Dark: Angels & A-Holes

    When you're in the photo pit taking pictures for a publication such as Rocks Off, you can become the unwanted center of attention from both the audience and especially the artists. Most of the time you are only a few feet away from the performer, and often in their direct line of sight. They can and ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    Ask Me Anything: What Would You Ask Your Favorite Artist?

    "What do you love about music?" ​Part of the job here at Rocks Off - this daily Make-A-Wish kid circus - is talking to musicians and people in the musical know. One of the most fun parts of the job is booking an interview with an artist coming to town and cramming for a few days into the nook ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    True Blood: Over The Moon For Neko Case

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​It seems so rare that in the world of True Blood we get to f ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    True Blood: Nick Cave & Neko Case Ditch Faeries For Zombies

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​Expectation. That's the word of the day, gentle readers, of ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Get Ready: True Blood Report Returns Monday

    ​Rocks Off is super-excited that we'll once again be bringing you coverage of the music featured in Season 4 of Alan Ball's HBO adaptation of Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse novels. The fourth book is our favorite in the series, and as each season sequentially corresponds with the books ( ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    True Blood: Nick Cave, Neko Case Open Season 4

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​We're a little more than a month away from the fourth seaso ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    Top 10 Hottest Jewish Musicians

    ​The Festival of Lights is upon us, as the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah officially kicks off at sundown tonight. Some of music's leading bigwigs will likely be sparking up the menorah, among them Lou Reed, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Leonard Cohen, Diamond David Lee Roth, Perry Farrell an ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Aftermath: Camera Obscura Charms A Surprisingly Well-Mannered Audience

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​ Aftermath is always interested in how the residents of Houston represent our fair city when a touring act with any sort of notoriety comes through town. Houstonians don't always have the best reputation as concert-goers, whether it's because we talk too much during any giv ... More >>

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    March 20, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: Rachael Ray's Party Pics

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttRachael Ray and husband John Cusimano, lead singer of The Cringe.​John Popper of Blues Traveler (although our favorite Popper role is as himself on the HBO series Z Rock) livened up The Cringe's otherwise banal set at the Rachael Ray party on a cold, gloomy Saturday ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    How Far Did We Have to Scroll Down In the 2010 Pazz & Jop Poll to Find a Houstonian?

    Congratulations, Slim Thug! Your album was Houston's biggest critical success last year... sort of.​Our sister paper in NYC's Cooper Square, the Village Voice, released its Pazz & Jop poll Thursday. The annual coast-to-coast survey of music critics ranks the previous year's best (according to ... More >>

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    January 1, 2010

    Previewing the Year Ahead In Local Releases

    ​ 2010 looks like it's going to be a banner year for music in general. We can look forward to a new Arcade Fire opus, another Spoon outing, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and a Beach House record that is already getting Animal Collective-like buzz. Rocks Off is chomping a ... More >>

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    December 25, 2009

    Curse Your Branches: The Top College-Rockish Records of 2009, Part 1

    ​Yeah, pal, that's "college rock," scare quotes very much included. Look, it's a meaningless term. As are "indie," "alternative," "hipster," etc., etc. Let's not overthink this: Here we have ten splendid records with an amorphous rock 'n' roll designation, albeit in a perhaps slightly more experim ... More >>

  • Music

    December 3, 2009

    In the Pit

    It's easier than ever to take pictures at concerts. Unless that's your job.

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    December 1, 2009

    Aftermath: Metric's New Wave Coming-Out Party at Warehouse Live

    [Ed note: Yes, we stayed for the entire show this time, but then... oh, never mind.] Photos by Marc Brubaker​ When Aftermath first walked into Warehouse Live Monday night, we figured there must be some sort of secret Canada-to-Houston information pipeline we'd never heard about. We didn't think To ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Aftermath: Deer Tick Remembers Lightnin' Hopkins - Do You? - at Warehouse Live

    Photos by Eggs/ breakfastontour.com​ Deer Tick's set Sunday night at Warehouse Live, opening for the lovely and photo-shy Neko Case, was the perfect capper to a weekend that saw us become sleep-challenged conspiracy hounds and road-weary travelers all within the span of a day. Too bad that the ban ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Inquiring Minds: Deer Tick's Front Man Goes for That Chased-by-Alligators Sound

    Providence, R.I., band Deer Tick may hail from "Up North" but their sound is purely steeped in grungey folk and rockabilly yelp. They, in fact, hear this description so much that the band has started to rebel against it by in fact upping the dosage on their new More Fuel For The Fire EP, which just ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009
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    November 16, 2009

    See What You Missed (or Didn't) at Westheimer Block Party With These Lovely Videos

    Video by Craig Hlavaty Right now Rocks Off HQ looks more like a MASH unit as we slowly recover from this weekend's Westheimer Block Party. We won't be on the shelf for long - not with the Marleys, Dwight Yoakam, Neko Case and lots more coming up soon - but while we take a day or two to recover, we ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009
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    September 4, 2009

    He Said She Said: Our Top Ten Girl-Crushes

    Ask any musician: there is something basically and viscerally masculine about the industry itself, and that masculinity can seep into the most feminine of rocker chicks and indie music queens. That swagger, that attitude, that confidence coupled with soft hair, a pair of soft lips and a softly lilti ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Alice Cooper, BT, Drive-By Truckers, Neko Case, Skinny Puppy, Wanda Jackson, etc.

    ​Alice Cooper: Sun., Oct. 11. Verizon Wireless Theater. Bamboo: Fri., Oct. 2. Arena Theatre. Billy Joe Shaver: Sat., Nov. 28. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. BT: Fri., Sept. 4. Rich's Houston. Colin Hay: Sat., Oct. 17. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Dave Seaman: Fri., Nov. 27. Rich's Houston. Drive-By Truck ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009

    John Mayer Is Full of Crap

    ​Something about John Mayer just gets under Rocks Off's skin. We'll admit there was a time he made us believe our body was a wonderland, and yes, we've even wanted to "run through the halls of our high school and scream at the top of our lungs." But no more. The quiet little guitar player we once ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009
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    April 9, 2009
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    January 7, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Small Sounds

    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 introducingliston@gmail.com. It seems contradictory, ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008
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    September 29, 2008

    Gillian Welch and Neko Case at ACL Fest: The Return of the Redheads

    Gillian Welch must have read our earlier post about Friday's redheads, Patty Griffin and Jenny Lewis. She and partner David Rawlings took the theme and ran with it in their cowboy boots. First there was "Red Clay Halo," from their touchstone album Time (The Revelator), and later there was "Knuckleba ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007

    Thrift Store Cowboys

    Lubbock sextet stays true to country, bluegrass and blues

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    October 11, 2007

    Howe Gelb

    Mr. Unpredictable visits the Orange Show

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    March 24, 2007

    Rotation: Jon Rauhouse

    Jon Rauhouse Steel Guitar Heart Attack Bloodshot Records Ace sideman and session player Jon Rauhouse almost left us a couple of years back. Guys as young as Calexico collaborator Rauhouse aren't supposed to have heart attacks, but all those years of touring with tear-ass bands like the Waco Brother ... More >>

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    May 18, 2006

    Jolie Holland

    Springtime Can Kill You

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    March 23, 2006

    Neko Case

    Fox Confessor Brings the Flood

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    December 8, 2005

    Let There Be Rock

    Ten albums that make it easy to avoid fretting about your old-fashioned, Rockist ways

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    September 1, 2005
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    August 28, 2003

    Band of Easy Virtue

    Meet the New Pornographers, who change genres as often as porn stars change partners

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    March 29, 2001

    Show Cased

    The good, the bad and the Mogwai highlight SXSW

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    March 8, 2001

    Crap Shoot

    Nothing's guaranteed at SXSW - not even a seat to Dee Dee Ramone's show

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