In March 2013, Alexis Hollada, better known by her stage name, Doomstress Alexis, is on her way back from Austin with her drummer, Raymond Matthews, in tow. The pair have just rocked a gig during SXSW with their doom metal act, Project Armageddon, and now just want to get back to Houston after picki ... More >>
My mother-in-law was a Depression-era kid, and she shared stories of the rail-riders who would pass through her small Louisiana hometown looking for work. They carried all they owned from place to place, stopping here and there to do odd jobs for dinner and a place to sleep. Those travelers became k ... More >>
The Texas Air National Guard decides to step in the middle of an officer's private business, tossing him after he dates an about-to-be-divorced woman.
"Every generation needs a new revolution." - Thomas Jefferson Marc BrubakerKe(Dollar Sign)ha at House of Blues, July 2010As one of the few women on the Rocks Off writing team, we were fervently proud to take an introspective stab at the new, curiously named micro-genre that 2010 bestowed upo ... More >>
There are magical times and places when in music history, points both chronological and geographical where everything came together to birth first a scene, then a movement. We're talking about times like the early '80s when the Sunset Strip birthed hair metal, or when Seattle and Athens, Ga., ... More >>
The small-town, family-farm lifestyle that we love to celebrate is being preserved thanks to Mexican immigrants.
www.myspace.com/arringtondedionysoNow that you've had a chance to familiarize yourself with Old Time Relijun front man and solo aural dissembler extraordinaire Arrington de Dionyso, it's time to see what he's got to say for himself. Rocks Off put the screws to de Dionyso in a late-September email ... More >>
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead is a new band. Sort of. The Austin prog-punks apprenticed on legendarily freaky Central Texas label Trance Syndicate (Pain Teens, Ed Hall, Crust) after founders Conrad Keely and Jason Reece to the Texas capital from Olympia, Wash., in 1994, then ... More >>
Eight-piece punks up folk rock
The pAper chAse blames its musical maturation on two equally scary things -- The Exorcist and ZZ Top
Wednesday, February 22, at Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland, 713-880-2100.
Partyline's grrls just wanna have fun
A bad reaction to a drug trial sparks an investigation into Houston's Fabre Clinic and its founder
An often-exasperating boxed set offers the final word on Nirvana's legacy
Saturday, February 7
One Beat (Kill Rock)
A Leisure Learning class discovers the truth about homelessness: It's no place for the uninitiated.
What happens when ariot grrrl grows up? Ask Sleater-Kinney.