Olympia (Washington)

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Bathroom Battles: Scaremongering Abounds about Transgender Public Restroom Usage

    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 >>

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    September 11, 2013

    Top 10 Bands For Oogles, Gutterpunks and "Travel Kids"

    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 >>

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    May 23, 2013

    Conduct Unbecoming: One Officer's Struggle with the Texas Air National Guard

    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.

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    January 13, 2011

    Slutwave: Pop Phenomenon Or Feminist Scourge?

    "Every generation needs a new revolution." - Thomas Jefferson Marc BrubakerKe(Dollar Sign)ha at House of Blues, July 2010​As 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 >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Mia Kat Is Building A Scene, Not An Empire

    ​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 >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Welcome to Mi Pueblito, Washington

    The small-town, family-farm lifestyle that we love to celebrate is being preserved — thanks to Mexican immigrants.

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    October 12, 2009

    Inquiring Minds: Impressionistic Clarinet Blatter Arrington de Dionyso​Now 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 >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Tonight: ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead at Walter's on Washington

    ...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 >>

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2008


    Eight-piece punks up folk rock

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    Ever Since the Turn

    The pAper chAse blames its musical maturation on two equally scary things -- The Exorcist and ZZ Top

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    February 16, 2006


    Wednesday, February 22, at Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland, 713-880-2100.

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    August 25, 2005

    Hungry Like the Wolfe

    Partyline's grrls just wanna have fun

  • News

    July 28, 2005

    One Dead Guinea Pig

    A bad reaction to a drug trial sparks an investigation into Houston's Fabre Clinic and its founder

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    February 24, 2005
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    December 9, 2004

    Drain You

    An often-exasperating boxed set offers the final word on Nirvana's legacy

  • Music

    February 5, 2004

    The Gossip

    Saturday, February 7

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    October 31, 2002


    One Beat (Kill Rock)

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    Street Scenes

    A Leisure Learning class discovers the truth about homelessness: It's no place for the uninitiated.

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    February 26, 1998
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    December 4, 1997
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    May 22, 1997

    Grrrls No More

    What happens when ariot grrrl grows up? Ask Sleater-Kinney.

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    July 6, 1995
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    February 23, 1995