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    July 23, 2014

    Kinks Bio Shows Davies Brothers Brawling to This Day

    God Save the Kinks: A Biography By Rob Jovanovic Quarto Publishing Group, 330 pp., $14.95 As battling brothers Ray and Dave Davies continue to go back and forth with each other -- and in the press -- with sometimes wholly different views on what if anything the Kinks will do to mark their 50th anni ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Mlee Marie Mains, the Heart of Hearts of Animals

    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 previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Another Mutation is a fun ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    The Five Best Bands That Started as Solo Projects

    The conventional wisdom about playing music is that you learn an instrument and then you recruit a band to play with you, or you join one that already exists. Not so these days, when it's easier than ever with the use of computer programs to record a full album of music by yourself, without even nee ... More >>

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    April 9, 2014

    Six Bands You Didn't Know Were Still Around

    Tuesday on Rocks Off, we discussed some bands who broke up with barely anyone taking notice, probably because most of those bands sucked anyway. But friends, the suck never stops. It will not end and it will not quit. It is all-pervasive, and it lives on in the spirit of every shitty band who is sti ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013

    Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Back In the Day: "We Were Probably a Little Snotty"

    While metal masters Megadeth arrive in Houston tonight as part of the tour to promote their most recent record, Super Collider, this year the band also released the CD/DVD Countdown to Extinction Live. The sonic souvenir of last year's tour celebrated the 20th anniversary of the popular release in ... More >>

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    August 23, 2013

    Black Flag and the Five Most Insulting Punk 'Reunions' of All Time

    On Monday, a band calling itself Black Flag is going to set up and play some tunes at Walters Downtown. For some of us, this is a pretty big deal. If you were too young or two fucked-up to remember the legendary L.A. punks' storied early-'80s heyday, this gig likely represents your most legitimate s ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Sublime With Rome, 311, Cypress Hill, etc. at The Woodlands, 7/27/2013

    94.5 The Buzz "Weenie Roast" feat. Sublime With Rome, 311, Cypress Hill, Pennywise and G. Love & Special Sauce Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 27, 2013 Houston radio station 94.5 The Buzz has been hosting large-scale, almost festival-like events at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for several y ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues

    Before we go any further, this isn't over. Houston fancies itself as forever moving forward, a "city of the future," but in a relatively short time span -- the past 40, maybe 50 years -- it's managed to rack up an impressive number of live-music stages that have come and gone, and left quite a lasti ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    Seal Turning 50 Gives Us An Excuse To Use This Picture On A Blog

    Today British singer Seal turns 50 years old, which is a perfect excuse for me to finally use the above picture and for you all to bask in its glory. Look at it. It's Seal's head on an actual seals head! I mean when I first saw it years ago I thought, "Internet, just when I think you can't get any b ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Album-Cover "Controversy" Bores Me

    The release of the "controversial" cover art for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' forthcoming album, Mosquito, has managed to stir up quite a bit of buzz. (Leave me alone. I like puns.) If you've somehow managed to escape the album-cover hype, I'll let you in on a little secret: you're not missing much in ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    Dave Grohl Doc Sound City Screens at River Oaks January 31

    For one night only, Dave Grohl's Sound City flick will screen at the Landmark River Oaks on January 31. Tickets should be available for pre-sale on the Landmark site very soon. Rewind: Dave Grohl Releases Trailer for Nerd-Boner Doc Sound City Rocks Off has been tracking the film since it was ann ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    Now Houston Baseball Fans Know What It's Like to Hate the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Before I became enamored of rock stars, rock journalists, punk rockers, metal mavens, or DJs, the first idols in my life were Houston Astros players, namely Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell and the late Ken Caminiti. So on Wednesday, when the Baseball Hall of Fame failed to induct Biggio or Bagwell, or ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Saturday Night: Kendrick Lamar at House of Blues

    Kendrick Lamar, Jhené Aiko House of Blues December 29, 2012 There have been many monumental moments in House of Blues' rap history. There was Jay-Z's show in 2008 that christened the venue and kickstarted its now four-year run as one of Houston's eminent music halls, while Trae Tha Truth's Street ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Last Night: The Adolescents & Youth Brigade at Fitzgerald's

    The Adolescents, Youth Brigade, The American Heist Fitzgerald's December 30, 2012 To end 2012 on a note of anti-apocalypse, in which the forces of vitality outmaneuver destruction and oblivion, Willow Villarreal of Hatetank Productions -- who has survived through the thick and thin of a fickle Hous ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Old News: Paul McCartney Could Have Been In Them Crooked Vultures

    If you have seen and heard Paul McCartney's collaboration with the surviving members of Nirvana this past week, then you no doubt have entertained the thought of a tour or at least an album by the super group. As of now of course, they have only publicly released one track, "Cut Me Some Slack", whic ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    25 Million Drops In the Bucket: Why Adele's Continued Success Matters For All of Us

    According to @chartnews, last week 27,772 people either visited their local record store or went online to purchase Adele's 21. Even though the album came out here in the states on February 22, 2011 there will still 27,772 people out there who decided last week was the week they were finally going t ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    Last Night: Eddie Vedder at Jones Hall

    Eddie Vedder, Glen Hansard Jones Hall November 12, 2012 Aging grungers are the new aging hippies. When the first wave of grunge hit in the late '80s and early '90s, the world was still rife with greybeards and their old ladies just two decades removed from cultural nirvana. Before the other, bigger ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    HSPVA's Robert Glasper: Jazz's Newest Hip-Hop Star

    If you're looking for homegrown musical success stories of 2012, you could do a lot worse than Robert Glasper. True, technically he lives in New York, where he became such an in-demand session player he called his 2009 album Double Booked, but now the Missouri City native and HSPVA grad is on the ve ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    Where Have All Our Heroes Gone?: The Four Saddest Fallen Idols of Our Generation

    When we're kids, we'll look anywhere for idols and role models. Most often, we look to pop culture and we find our heroes there by way of idolizing whoever's work we enjoy the most. We copy them in the worst ways. We adopt their style of dress, their opinions on music, their viewpoints on the world ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    The Wiggins: The Myth of Man Is the Truth of Awesome Part 1

    One thing that Houston has had for decades is an incredible avant-garde noise scene. Bands like Fiskadoro, Female Demand, and Black Leather Jesus all bring definition to the indefinable genre here in town, but the king of them all is Jon Read, better known as the Wiggins. He followed the evolution o ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Ever Heard of a $427,500 Mix CD?

    Back in the dark ages of Internet piracy, a Rhode Islander by the name of Joel Tenenbaum made the choice of illegally downloading/sharing music online and the mistake of getting caught. The record companies wanted to make an example out of him and nine years later, it looks like they're getting what ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    10 Iconic Final Concerts Plus The End Of Beatlemania

    The Beatles' concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park 46 years ago today was the end of an era for the band. Except for a famously unannounced appearance on top the Apple building two and a half years later, it would be the final live performance that the Fab Four would ever play together. It w ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    5 Non-Rap Acts We'd Like to See Chopped Not Slopped

    Here's a confession: I've never really understood chopped and screwed music. Because of this I've never had an opinion on it and filed it away with Reggaeton and Texas Country in my "genres not for me" mental file folder. Then I heard OG Ron C's take on Girl Talk's All Day and I found myself really ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    4 Reasons Why Old Albums Are Now Outselling New Ones

    So here's an interesting fact: according to Nielsen Soundscan, older catalog albums have officially overtaken brand-spanking-new albums in sales for the first time since Soundscan has been keeping track. That's only since 1991, but it's probably safe to say that this is the first time such a thing h ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    Turn The Radio On: Top 10 Musicians Who Should Be DJs

    A few years ago, Van Halen front man David Lee Roth filled in for Howard Stern on his nationally syndicated radio show. Roth also served a stint as a deejay for New York's 92.3 Free FM. This is nothing new, because many artists have at some point served as DJs, such as Greg Kihn of the Greg Kihn ba ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Are SNL's Divisive Musical Guests Making It Relevant Again??

    Even as sketch comedy tastes have changed, and a segment of the population has sadly written it off as an unfunny relic, NBC's Saturday Night Live is still pulling in cutting-edge, marquee musical guests each week, in the process creating national stars or pariahs. Or sometimes both. Case in point ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Ask A Rapper: These are the Best Non-Houston Samplings of Houston Rap

    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. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com.̴ ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    And, Uh, Um, OOPS: The Third Members Of Great Musical Trios You Probably Can't Name

    ​Last night we all watched as Governor Rick Perry blanked on the third department he would do away with if he was elected president. It was one of those moments - a la Scanners - when we all tensely waited for his head to explode, figuratively. Of course we love the guy and he's too precious t ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    Baby's Cryin': Rockabye Baby Sends Us Lullaby Renditions of Van Halen

    Yep. ​The folks at Rockabye Baby! remake hard rock from the likes of AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Tool, and the Smashing Pumpkins into baby-friendly jams with "soothing mellotrons, vibraphones and bells," replacing all the things that made those bands perfect for well, making rock and roll babies. Thi ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Five ACL '11 Bands That Could Headline In 2012

    Jim BrickerSmith Westerns at Fitz in February​This Thursday night, Rocks Off leaves for the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival at Austin's Zilker Park. This year promises to be a hot one, from the killer temperatures, the constant wildfires just miles from the venue, and the mouth of Frida ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Turn It On, Leave It On: MTV's 10 Best Music Series

    "Henry Rollins asks Kevin Shields how much he can bench on the next 120 Minutes..."​This week marks the 30th anniversary of the beginning of MTV, that loud, hyper-colored behemoth that changed pop culture and the music industry forever, endlessly providing viewers with visual and mental stimul ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Carry That Weight: The Best Bands Pegged As The "Next Beatles"

    Laugh now, but remember when Definitely Maybe came out?​How much pressure must it be to have someone, probably some flacky music journalist running out of metaphors and superlatives, call your band the "Next Beatles" just as you start your rock career? That's like being called the next Jesus C ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Saturday Night: Southern Culture On The Skids At The Continental Club

    Photos by Jason WolterSouthern Culture on the Skids is back there somewhere.​Southern Culture on the Skids Continental Club March 26, 2011 Finger lickin': It's not just for fried chicken anymore. This past weekend, Southern Culture on the Skids packed up the eight-piece box and headed down t ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Plus-Size Songs For Those Post-Holiday Pounds

    ​One of the reasons Lonesome Onry and Mean's local waterhole is our local waterhole is its excellent, eclectic, even exotic jukebox. There's truly something for everyone. For the novices and/or narrow-minded, there are easy defaults like Willie Nelson & Family's Live, the Stones' Exile on Mai ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Hugh Hefner's Fiancee: 11 Things That Are Older Than Her

    Crystal Harris: Not older than Iron Eagle​You know what is messed up and completely awesome? Hugh Hefner was 60 years old when his current fiancee, Crystal Harris, was born. Hef was hatched on April 9, 1926, and six decades and 20 days later his soon-to-be bride was born in Lake Havasu, Arizon ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    FAIL: Gene Simmons, Steve Albini, INXS, Danzig (Not)

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Gene Simmons Is Donald Trump In Makeup: Fails has never been a big KISS fan, but we can't imagine watching Gene Simmons' behavior makes being one any easier. If you're a die-hard KISS fan, watching his douchey whoring and cutthroat CEO tactics must be d ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    Walmart's Greatest Hits... Or Maybe Not (NSFW)

    ​Growing up in Pearland, Craig's Hlist didn't know anything was inherently wrong with Walmart. We didn't see it as trashy. How could a place where we got baseball cards and metal magazines every Saturday be trashy? But when we got older and heard the tales of Walmart's wrongful business prac ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Fights! Musicians Mixing It Up

    Earlier this month, Craig's Hlist witnessed no fewer than four fights during Limp Bizkit's Buzzfest set while covering the day-long festival of titties and beer. Funnily enough, those are the two (three?) things on Earth that are most likely to start fights. You drink too much of one and ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    Fails Of The Week: BBC 6 Listeners, Whitney Houston, Rolling Stone And MGMT

    If you're reading this, you're either on the Internet, or else you've mastered multi-dimensional thought-projection processes that would make Michio Kaku cry like a little girl. We'll assume the former, and just in case you don't already know, the Internet has decided that the word "failure" is too ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    Bronzing the Garbage: Good Reviews of This Decade's Worst Albums

    ​You've no doubt surmised this from previous articles, but poking around Metacritic is one of Rocks Off's favorite ways to kill time. Recently, we had a look at their list of all-time lowest scores, and were surprised. We like to call music critics assholes, but we use the term "asshole" in a pret ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    Uprising

    2009 wasn't a great year for albums, but songs were a different story.

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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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    August 7, 2009

    Houston Remembers Green Day, Back In the Day

    Photos by Rachelle Mendez and Matthew Juarez​Saturday night, one of the most polarizing bands of the past 20 years rolls into town. Since its 1994 mainstream breakthrough, Dookie, Green Day has been dividing fans and critics alike. Some damned the trio for leaving their punk-rock roots behind at 9 ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    Know Your Enemy

    Green Day follows their Bush-bashing smash American Idiot with the even more epic 21st Century Breakdown.

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    January 23, 2008

    Last Night: Foo Fighters at Toyota Center

    Foo Fighters Toyota Center January 22, 2008Better Than: Having a Heath Ledger sad-a-thon by watching A Knight’s Tale in your dank apartmentDownload: Last year’s expanded The Colour and the Shape reissue, plus the acoustic disc from 2005’s In Your Honor Just hours ago, I saw Dave Grohl turn in ... More >>

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    June 4, 1998

    Afterlife Follies

    Happily Hereafter isn't quite heaven -- but it's certainly not hell

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    April 25, 1996
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    August 25, 1994
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    June 9, 1994
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    May 19, 1994

    Mucking It Up

    Ballot, ballot on the wall, who's the folkiest of all?

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