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Okkervil River

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Roky Erickson at the Continental Club, 10/30/2013

    Roky Erickson & Hounds of Baskerville Continental Club October 30, 2013 You don't have to know a whole lot about Roky Erickson to know he's written some of the most touching, sweetest songs around. "Starry Eyes" by itself belongs on any halfway decent pitching-woo playlist. But maybe some other ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    The Biggest Surprises From the Texas 30 Ballots

    Perusing the final ballots for the Texas 30 with a few highlighters this past week was a blessed odyssey into the past three decades of all things Texas music. For as many no-brainers as there were, there were plenty of head-scratchin' exclusions. Rewind: The 30 Best Texas Albums (cover story) Sl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Friday Night: Murder by Death at Fitzgerald's

    Murder by Death, Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons Fitzgerald's July 27, 2012 When I discovered that Murder by Death was set up to play the smaller downstairs room at Fitzgerald's Friday night, I was a little surprised. The Indiana-based y'allternative act may hail from a small town, but they've got ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012
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    February 29, 2012

    The Hype Machine: Top 10 Indie Buzz Bands You May Have Forgotten

    So you're a hipster. Not you specifically. I would never accuse the great Rocks Off readers of being hipsters. But hypothetically, say you're a hipster. How do you choose your favorite bands? Well, you stroll on over to any indie-rock blog and check out all the latest buzz bands obviously. The probl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Subterranean Radio Brings Houston Music to Chicagoland

    ​It started like most things do, when your humble narrator was obsessively Googling himself to see who on the Internet might be talking about us. That's when we came across Subterranean Radio, hosted every Thursday from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. on WRLR 98.3 FM in Round Lake Heights, Ill. Turns out they' ... More >>

  • News

    June 9, 2011

    Finding Austin

    The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Last Night: The Low Anthem At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jim Bricker​The Low Anthem Fitzgerald's May 2, 2011 In another lifetime, and another location, Fitzgerald's could have been a barn. Every time we see a show upstairs, Aftermath halfway expects an owl to swoop out of the rafters and sink its talons into an errant field mouse. Note t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    "Whacko From Waco" & 10 Other Batsh!t Texas Songs

    Texas: You're soaking in it.​Happy Texas Independence Day, everyone. Today The Only State That Matters officially enters its 175th year of pissing off the lesser 49 states and producing the best music anywhere on Earth. One of Texas' biggest honky-tonk heroes is of course Billy Joe Shaver, who ... More >>

  • Music

    May 13, 2010

    Love, Shelby

    Shelby Lynne smolders on Tears, Lies, and ­Alibis.

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: The Texas Garage-Rock Torch Passes At The Continental Club

    Photos by Brittanie SheyChristopher Gerniottis of Zakary Thaks (left) joins Austin's Ugly Beats​ In February, Magnolia City Mixtape mentioned a piece in Texas Monthly about the storied history of garage rock in Texas written by Aftermath nerd-crush Michael Hall. (His reporting has gotten men on de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: Shearwater Takes Flight At Antone's

    ​In 2008, when Jonathan Meiburg left Okkervil River to focus exclusively on Shearwater, his bird-named band, and his ornithological career studying birds, you could see that Meiburg's other Okker Will Sheff had big plans in mind. (That they would include Roky Erikson, well... not as apparent.) ... More >>

  • Music

    September 17, 2009

    Listen Up

    Gunplay aside, listenlisten have made one of 2009's most anachronistic, arresting new albums.

  • Music

    September 10, 2009

    Ghosts of Washington Avenue

    Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    I Walked With a Zombie: A Roky Erickson Primer

    Chris GrayOkkervil River's Will Sheff (left) and Roky Erickson at the 2008 Austin Music AwardsRocks Off is starting to get really excited about Roky Erickson's show at the Continental Club Wednesday night. As of around noon Tuesday, about 50 tickets were left, available at Sig's Lagoon. Sig's owner ... More >>

  • Music

    October 16, 2008
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    October 9, 2008
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    September 25, 2008
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    July 24, 2008

    2008 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

    A preview of the 60 bands and five DJs that are taking over downtown this weekend

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2008
  • Music

    January 3, 2008

    Texas Albums

    2007's best Texas albums, from Houston, Austin and beyond

  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Vinyl Heads

    They're turning to needles, looking for purity

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