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Oingo Boingo

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Empire of the Sun, The Rides, Man Man, etc.

    Empire of the Sun Warehouse Live, September 20 If you enjoy your woozy, MGMT-style electro-pop with the costume design of a Spielberg epic, Empire of the Sun is ready for their close-up. The Australian duo of Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore -- who hail from the Western outpost of Perth, sometimes c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Five Punk Goes... Songs That Don't Suck

    Last time in our "things that don't suck" series, we looked at some educational songs ( ) that our children could learn from without being bored to death. This week, we're looking at the Punk Goes... series, and some of the worthwhile tracks to grab from the series. Punk Goes... has long been the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    EPIC: The 20 Most Overused Terms In SXSW Band Bios

    Before I take any trip to Austin and SXSW, I always take more than a few days to peruse the schedule and check out a few of the hundreds of names on the roster and read their bios. Some years there are more bands with "wolf" and "space" in their monikers than usual, and some years there are random ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Gothic Council on the Perfect Gothic Workout Music

    I hate working out unless it involves back flips and body slams. I used to do all my exercise in a bingo hall with no A/C in a wrestling ring that was harder than Frank Zappa in a used-panty store. Since I have long since left my wrestling dreams behind, I'm forced to go to the gym unless I want t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Saturday Night: Two Door Cinema Club at House of Blues

    Two Door Cinema Club, Friends House of Blues October 13, 2012 With the Austin City Limits Music Festival going on a scant 162 miles to the west, it would have been understandable if, as sometimes happens, the young indie-rock crowd were somewhat diminished on Saturday night. That, however, was not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    The 10 Greatest Summer Concerts I Never Saw

    Well, kids, summer has arrived. If you have ever noticed, all the good concerts seem to come during the summer -- with May being more like a pre-show. My parents, when I was younger, took me to many concerts at some of these venues, mainly Contemporary Christian concerts. I myself had only been to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    How Bizarre: How the Hell Are These Songs All 15 Years Old?

    "Simple. Fifteen years have gone by." Nineteen ninety-seven may have been one of the most magical years in trash-pop history. You had the Spice Girls, Hanson, Shania Twain, Puff Daddy, Toni Braxton and Aqua burning up the radio as old-timers like David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and Elton John made retu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    The Roots Of Jimbo Mathus: From Charley Patton To Charlie Parker

    Jimbo Mathus's latest work, Confederate Buddha, was easily one of the most overlooked roots albums of 2011. Don't worry, we sort of slept through it too, but that just means you can make up for that with us by checking him out Saturday night at the Continental Club, with opening act Shinyribs. You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Dead Rock Stars & Dia De Los Muertos Album Covers

    Photo by Marco Torres​According to a recent Associated Press article picked up by everyone from The Huffington Post to Fox News, Day of the Dead celebrations are on the upswing, a trend attributed in part to the growing Latino population and Hispanic influence on the culture, as well as changi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    More Labor Day Music: 5 Secret Anti-Labor Songs

    ​Work sucks. You know it, Rocks Off knows it, and just because your boss magnanimously decides to throw you one day off between July 4th and Thanksgiving doesn't change that fact. So you take your solace where you can, in the little things, like music. Musicians are hard workers like you, ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Danny Elfman's Ten Greatest Soundtracks

    ​Last Tuesday, Warner Bros. music released a 25th anniversary box set commemorating the orchestral soundtrack work Danny Elfman has done for Tim Burton. Elfman, the former front man for the wonderfully weird art-pop band Oingo Boingo, was first recruited by Burton to score his film Pee Wee's B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    The Best Tony Hawk Video Game Soundtracks

    ​It sounds like heresy to most older folks, this writer included, but for about the past decade, a lot of younger gamers have been discovering punk rock, ska, and classic and indie hip-hop through the Tony Hawk series of skateboarding video games. The idea may be repellent to those of us who r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    The Ultimate Musical Space Shuttle Crew

    ​The first man to ever leave the Earth and venture into space was a Russian cosmonaut named Yuri Gagarin, who, if he hadn't died at the young age of 34 in a plane crash he would be 77 years old today. Garagrin was launched into space on April 12, 1961, and orbited once around the planet in 108 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    The Top 10 Rock-Musician Film Scores

    ​David Fincher's Facebook creation tale The Social Network has been the No. 1 film in America the past two weekends, and no doubt it will continue that streak this weekend, barring an assault by Jackass 3-D which comes out today. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone is already hailing Network as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Saturday Night: Weird Al Yankovic At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Weird Al Yankovic Verizon Wireless Theater July 17, 2010 Aftermath is probably not going to write very many, and you're probably going to read even fewer, concert reviews that begin by delineating the finer points of parody and satire. But this is Weird Al Yankovic we'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

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

    ‚ÄčLike 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    October 15, 2009

    All Good Again

    Important things to know about Atlanta mystery men Goodie Mob.

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    This Town Needs an Enema: Rocks Off Movie Night at the Mink with Batman

    Note: The date on the above poster should say September 1.‚ÄčThis week's film selection for Rocks Off Movie Nite at the Mink - that's right, we're now officially co-sponsoring this thing - is Tim Burton's 1989 reboot of Batman, starring the third-coolest man to step into the cowl and cape - "Mr. Mom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Don't You (Forget About Me): John Hughes' Greatest Hits

    Nothing epitomized the human and suburban experience better than the films of director John Hughes in mid-80s. Hughes, 59, passed away yesterday of a heart attack while visiting family in New York City. The writer/director had been largely inactive since the late '90s, only occasionally producing t ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2007
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    October 25, 2007

    Creepshow: Halloween Party Music

    Music to keep your soiree from sucking like Dracula

  • Calendar

    August 2, 2007

    Forbidden Zone

    Before Oingo Boingo there was The Mystics Nights

  • Music

    January 7, 1999
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    March 26, 1998

    Tangled Web

    From Mexico to L.A. via Alaska and El Paso, Tito Larriva has seen it all -- and more

  • Music

    March 28, 1996
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