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Nitzer Ebb

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    March 14, 2014

    Happy Anniversary KPFT: 44 Genres For 44 Years

    Today Rocks Off would like to salute 90.1 FM KPFT on its 44th anniversary, which it celebrates this Sunday under the "big top" behind McGonigel's Mucky Duck The lineup is a real hootenanny too, featuring Shinyribs, Del Castillo, Lisa Morales, Annika Chambers, Parker Millsap, recent Rocks Off 200 sub ... More >>

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    January 17, 2014

    Youth Code at Mango's, 1/16/2014

    Youth Code, Coming Mango's January 16, 2013 No doubt, Youth Code borrows quite heavily from Chicago's fabled Wax Trax! Records (Front 242, KMFDM, Revolting Cocks) roster, the epicenter of seething industrial music in the 1980s and 1990s, when the city rose from the frozen plains and became a beacon ... More >>

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    September 3, 2012

    Friday Night: Covenant at Numbers

    Covenant, The Break Up Numbers August 31, 2012 I couldn't believe that this was Covenant's first Houston show, and much thanks must go to Roberth Ehlinger of The New Beat and John Housman and David Spade of Past Present Productions for making it happen. It cannot be overstated just how popular the ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012
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    August 27, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: Lightning Bolt, Stoney LaRue, Etc.

    Stampeding Providence, R.I. noise-rock duo Lightning Bolt, a two-piece as loud as it is heavy, destroys an otherwise quiet Monday night at Fitzgerald's behind its forthcoming Load Records release, Oblivion Hunter, which the label describes as "amped-up and free, with an ear on the railroad tracks to ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Soft Metals, Buxton, Grand Old Grizzly, Etc.

    Tonight L.A.-via-Portland electro duo Soft Metals (synthy, spooky, dreamy) headline the return of the Musum of Fine Arts, Houston's Mixed Media social-hours from 8 p.m. to midnight. The space will be tricked out by presenting sponsor IKEA, so you know it's going to be modern. Also performing are loc ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    2011 Music Awards Showcase

    Your guide to the bands and venues.

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    July 19, 2011

    Apocalypse Now: 2 DJs' Playlists For The End Of Days

    Lee E. Wright/Sweaty. Sultry. Sandy.​Sand, surf, carnival - and the apocalypse. It sounds like a lead-in to "One of These Things is Not Like the Others" (although probably a little heavy for the Sesame Street crowd), but that was the theme of Sweaty. Sultry. Sandy., an art/fashion show held ov ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Vertigo Blue Continues His Evolution

    Vertigo Blue on FacebookVertigo Blue live at Numbers, where the Houston-area DJ will open for Peter Murphy Saturday night.​Truth be told, Rocks Off just didn't care much for Area 51, the last album by Mike Naus, better known as Vertigo Blue. Frankly, the fault must lie with us, since he was re ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    1991: Best Music Year Ever?

    Rocks Off Sr.'s choice for 1991's best album.​1991 was one of the biggest years in modern music. It was when metal went pop, radio country ruled, grunge went mainstream, and rap began its climb to chart dominance, even if it was spearheaded by a white candy rapper from Dallas. There were man ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    Top 10 Houston Breakout Acts Of 2010

    ​These ten Houston artists opened our eyes and made us roll off the couch or out of the cubicle to go see them this year, health or sleep be damned. Craig's Hlist's two favorite things are sleeping and drinking, and thankfully these bands play where alcohol is served. It's been a fun year so ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    In Case You Got Stoned And You Missed It...

    ​It's Friday, it's time to party, but in case you're futzing around the Internet this weekend sometime, here's Rocks Off's week in one easy post. NEWS We don't know how you could have missed this one, but almost exactly one week ago, Willie Nelson got busted. (Since he wrote "Me & Paul," we ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Friday Night: Nitzer Ebb At Numbers

    Photos by Groovehouse​Nitzer Ebb Numbers November 29, 2010 It was an odd feeling, watching Nitzer Ebb at Numbers Friday night. It was an odd feeling, because of the déjà vu. Nitzer Ebb was the first band Aftermath ever saw live - ever - opening Depeche Mode's Violator tour at the Woodlands ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    In Case You Missed It...

    Marco TorresIt's a bird... it's a plane... it's... Usher!​Rocks Off knows you have had a busy week. So have we. But, we figured, what with Thanksgiving and Black Friday and traveling to and from your various other holiday ports of call, you may not have had as much time in front a computer as ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010

    Nitzer Ebb, Part 2: "Faith Healers"

    ​Wednesday, Rocks Off spoke with Nitzer Ebb about their return to Houston, once a city internationally known for its growing electronica scene and rabid EBM fans. Since the band's reunion earlier this decade, they have consistently dropped in here to find that they are not only not forgotten, ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Nitzer Ebb: "We Push Quite Hard"

    ​Nitzer Ebb's influence on electronic music can't be overstated, and when the band broke up in the mid-90s, their enormous back catalog became staples for DJs all across the world. When they reunited in the next decade, the band did what few reunited bands seem to do: They sat down and actual ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Upcoming: Crowbar, Faith Evans, My Education, Nitzer Ebb, Etc.

    ​The Birthday Massacre, Black Veil Brides, Dommin, Aural Vampire: Mon., Nov. 8. Warehouse Live. Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm: Sun., Nov. 7. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar. Christopher Cross: Sat., Nov. 13. Stafford Centre. Clint Black, Chris Webb: CHANGED Sun., Dec. 5. Arena Theatre. Cro ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Trent Reznor Back In (Free) Form On How To Destroy Angels

    ​Trent Reznor is one of those venerable goth elders that we are all so beholden to for years of stellar music that it's hard sometimes to criticize him without sounding ungrateful. And we are grateful. But it's clear that over the last several years, Reznor has been struggling to find himself agai ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    Rid Of Me And Other Great Albums With Truly Hideous Covers

    ​MGMT's new album, Congratulations, comes out in April! We're excited. MGMT's 2008 debut album, Oracular Spectacular, was fantastic, and we can't wait to hear what they've got in store for the follow-up. We're positive it will be awesome, as those weird-ass kids are only going to get weirder as th ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Tonight: Enlist In the Kunst Fascion at Persuasion Art Opening

    Kunst Fascion: Alles Klar?​Rocks Off is a big fan of the honky-tonk, Southern rock and all things bluesy and soulful (as you may have guessed), but our first love will always be the throb and grind of industrial music. Seriously. The first live performance we ever saw was Nitzer Ebb opening for De ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Aftermath: Nitzer Ebb at Meridian, Joel Osteen With a Trouserful of Funky Cold Medina

    Photos by Groovehouse / Click here for a slideshow​Aftermath was running late on Saturday night after trying to get a teething baby to sleep. We drove our little Toyota as fast as we dared through a fog that on television would have contained dead pirates, eldritch horrors or Michael Jackson ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009
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    October 1, 2009
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    August 25, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Cobra Starship, Har Mar Superstar, KISS, Nitzer Ebb, The Used, etc.

    ​"3rd Annual Texas City Music Fest" With Jerry Jeff Walker, John Conlee, Texas Johnny Brown: Sat., Oct. 24. Nessler Park, Texas City. Bob Schneider: Fri., Sept. 25. Warehouse Live. The Bravery: Sat., Oct. 24. Warehouse Live. Cobra Starship, Boys Like Girls, A Rocket To The Moon, The Maine: Sun., ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Slide Show: Albums That Went Darker

    ​ For most rock acts, the traditional way to deal with success is to rework their lyrics, image and sound to become palatable to a larger audience. Usually this means brightening the subject matter, cleaning up the bad words, softening the sharp edges on those power chords and getting haircuts tha ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008
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    April 8, 2004

    He's Got Skillz

    V Zilla plays the good host

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    May 9, 2002

    Human Nature

    Dieselboy saves the world -- or maybe just American drum 'n' bass

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    January 15, 1998
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    August 21, 1997
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    February 27, 1997
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    January 30, 1997
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    July 6, 1995

    Critic's Choice

    Executive Sax

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