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Papa Roach

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    July 29, 2013

    HPMA Showcase Spotlight: American Fangs, "Relentless. Mouthy. Gypsies. Dollar Menu."

    In the weeks leading up to the Houston Press Music Awards showcase on Sunday, August 4, Rocks Off will be profiling a handful of performers each day, mostly in their own words - part of the best top-to-bottum lineup the showcase has ever had, in our humble opinion. See the showcase schedule and tick ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    Saturday: Buzzfest XXX at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Buzzfest XXX feat. Shinedown, Bush, Stone Sour, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Hollywood Undead, The Dirty Heads, etc. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion April 20, 2013 Zombies, alt- and jock-rock, new-age reggae, tank tops and tribal tattoos abounded at the Woodlands Pavilion Saturday for Buzzfest XXX, local ra ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Cave Singers, Buzzfest, Crystal Castles, etc.

    Cave Singers Fitzgerald's, April 19 The Cave Singers are hard to pin down. Made from parts of Pretty Girls Make Graves and the Blood Brothers, among other decidedly less folky bits, the Singers cut a languid, soulful stance that roars only rarely. Even still, their catalog satisfies those who wish ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    ShipRocked: A Monstrous Final Day On the Ocean

    A few weeks ago, Rocks Off's Kevin Ramer shoved off on the 2012 edition of ShipRocked, which bills itself as "the ultimate rock music cruise vacation." These are his reports. The fourth and final full day of the ShipRocked cruise is a full day at sea. After partying late into the night on Thursday, ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    ShipRocked: A Storm From Five Finger Death Punch, and the Weather

    A few weeks ago, Rocks Off's Kevin Ramer shoved off on the 2012 edition of ShipRocked, which bills itself as "the ultimate rock music cruise vacation." These are his reports. Thursday, November 29, the passengers of ShipRocked woke up to a pleasant view of the beautiful Bahamas capital city of Nass ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    ShipRocked: KoRn Fights Seasickness but Fans Rage On

    A few weeks ago, Rocks Off's Kevin Ramer shoved off on the 2012 edition of ShipRocked, which bills itself as "the ultimate rock music cruise vacation." These are his reports. After a long first night of partying and concerts, Shiprockers woke up in the southernmost part of the United States: Key We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Business as Usual at Music Town CDs & Records, Since 1979

    When James May unlocks the doors to Music Town each day at noon, his little shop on Stuebner Airline across from Klein High School is mainly filled with CDs, new and used vinyl and an enormous amount of cassettes. When he first opened the shop in 1979, the sign actually said "Music Town Records and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Digital Endorsement: 10 Artists Who Will Gladly Mention Your Business On Twitter

    As a culture it appears that we've stopped caring about the idea of selling out. Whether it's because we've learned that record sales don't always pay the bills, have started seeing artists as humans instead of paragons of creative integrity, or simply stopped caring, artists saddling up with corpor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    A Sinner Departed: A Look Back at Drowning Pool's Dave Williams

    On June 26 of this year someone edited the Wikipedia page of former Drowning Pool lead singer Dave Williams to add in the following note: "A common rumor is that he drowned himself in a pool, hence the band's name." That's such a silly notion it seems hard to believe anyone really spreads that idea ... More >>

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    May 7, 2012

    Enter Shikari: Either You Know You're Oppressed, Or You're Asleep

    If there is anything you can say about Enter Shikari, it's that the band is a challenge just by its very nature. There's no genre, no label, no box that they fit comfortably in. Ultimately, they are that obnoxious zigzag Tetris piece that brings the whole game down. Lots of attempts have been made ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Avengers Assemble Soundtrack Butt-Rocks into the Future

    Time was in the '90s that every big summer action movie came prepackaged with a great hard-rock soundtrack. As the industry went through growing pains it died off a bit, reducing a soundtrack to maybe one or two free downloads from a middling band close to the project. The heady days of hard-rock d ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    Last Night: Buckcherry & James Durbin At Warehouse Live

    Buckcherry, James Durbin Warehouse Live April 25, 2012 I confessed I walked into Warehouse Live last night solely for the purpose of hearing Buckcherry play "Lit Up" and "Crazy Bitch", two of the biggest songs of a career that has now reached a decade and a half. There was a time in 2006 when you c ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    This Grandpa Only Knows Five Bands On This Year's Warped Tour

    It's my job to have at least a passing knowledge of what most bands and artists sound like. In my one of seven capacities here at the paper, I am in charge of music listings, those things in the back of the paper that tell you what is happening every week. (While I am on the subject, I need let yo ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    Friday Night: That Big Metal Show At Bayou Music Center

    That Big Metal Show Bayou Music Center March 23, 2012 Early in his band's set on Friday night, Downfall 2012 front man Danny Gil told the crowd to expect something special. "Get ready for a metal show like you've never seen," he said. Gill wasn't exaggerating -- Downfall 2012 delivered a dense s ... More >>

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    February 8, 2012

    In Ten Years, Will Indie Be Remembered Like Nu-Metal?

    ​What exactly do you remember from the summer of 2002? Stop and think -- of the music on the radio, the CDs you were most excited for, who won the Grammy for Best Album, and so on. What exactly stands out from 10 years ago? If you find that your answer is "Not much," then you're probably l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Honey Honey: Banjos Plucked Like Foreplay

    It's a well-known fact that band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're working hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. Trang An​Publicist Renee Harrison has a knack for finding us at our most vulnerable (hint: it's when we've almost reached the answer at the bot ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    "Change Your Name To A Symbol" & Other Dumb Ways To Derail Your Music Career

    brightestyoungthings.comThe sign officially known as "Love Symbol #2"​Sunday marked the 18th anniversary of the date Prince changed his name to that confounded "Love Symbol", and we can't help but wonder if he would have had more success had he waited a decade or two. Like it or not, in toda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Upcoming: Chromeo, Dawes, Kaiser Chiefs, M83, Etc.

    ​"The 94.5 The Buzz/Bud Light Weenie Roast" With Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Puddle Of Mudd, Crossfade, P.O.D: Sun., Aug. 28. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The Aggrolites: Sat., Sept. 24. Warehouse Live. Better Than Ezra: Thu., Dec. 29. House of Blues. Big D & The Kids Table: Sun., Oct. 16. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx: The Rocks Off Interview

    "I'm dying for rock and roll to become exciting again" ​Tonight, the grand rock and roll triumvirate of Motley Crue, Poison, and the New York Dolls pulls into the Toyota Center. Each band comes armed with decades of experience, great songs, and a boatload of modern influence, including the Do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Last Night: Papa Roach At Warehouse Live

    paparoach.comThe photo-pass follies continue...​Papa Roach Warehouse Live May 31, 2011 If you ever leave a rock show and your ears are not ringing, then you should have spent your money somewhere else. Tuesday night at Warehouse Live, Papa Roach damn near made Aftermath's ears bleed. Combini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    R.I.P Joey Ramone: Top 10 Ramones Songs...

    Besides "I Wanna Be Sedated" And "Blitzkrieg Bop" Dawkeye via Wikipedia​It was ten years ago today that the world lost their first Ramone, when Joey Ramone succumbed to lymphoma in New York City at the age of 49, one month shy of turning 50. The iconic punk frontman would lead the Ramones in ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Upcoming: 311, Britney Spears, Sade, Widespread Panic, Etc.

    UPDATE (1 p.m.): Britney Spears will be back in July at Toyota Center; the GO-Go's the month after that. ​311, Sublime With Rome: Fri., Aug. 12. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. "B L A C K I E In 3D": Thu., April 7. Warehouse Live. "The Bamboozle Roadshow" With Chiddy Bang, Dev, Ninjasonik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Saturday Night: Godsmack, Bush And Seether At Buzzfest

    Photos by Austin MillerGodsmack​Buzzfest, featuring Godsmack, Bush, Seether Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion October 23, 2010 For mucho photos from Saturday's Buzzfestivities, see our slideshow here. Aftermath didn't get to Buzzfest XXV out at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion until around 6:30 ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Papa Roach's Name Doesn't Bug Girls At All

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off, we're trying hard to decode music's oddest monikers in order to find a little meaning. ​"Would you like to come out and review the Papa Roach show?" "I'd rather be blown by a garbage disposal." ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Upcoming: Buzzfest XXV, Chuck Prophet, Deer Tick, Lights, Posies, Etc.

    Update/correction (10:03 a.m.): Big Boi is not playing Ghoulsfest after all. But if you happen to be on the U.S.S. Yorktown aircraft carrier in Charleston S.C. on October 28, you can see Sir Luscious Left Foot there. ​Bob Schneider: Thu., Oct. 28. McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Buxton, Cotton Jone ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010

    Last Night: Thrice At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Thrice, Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band Warehouse Live July 6, 2010 Walking up to Warehouse Live for Thrice Tuesday night, Aftermath witnessed one of the most interesting spectacles we've ever seen outside of a venue. As we got there, we heard a gentleman - and we use ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Why Is The Buzz Still So Popular?

    ​The only other concert in recent months to sell out at a Gaga-like pace has been the perennial Buzzfest, the semi-annual schlock-rock festival organized since 1995 by Houston's "new rock alternative," 94.5 The Buzz. The concert sells out almost every time - like it is Saturday, but you can probab ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010
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    March 30, 2010

    Distant Early Warning: Drake, Devin The Dude, Hickoids, Record Store Day, Molly Hatchet, Mono, Weatherbox, Etc.

    ​Celtic Thunder: Sat., Nov. 13. Verizon Wireless Theater. Dash Rip Rock, The Hickoids: Fri., May 21. Continental Club. Devin The Dude, The Coughee Brothaz: Tue., April 20. Warehouse Live. Drake: Thu., May 20. Verizon Wireless Theater. Fates Warning, Futures End, Six Minute Century: Fri., July 9. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Straight from the Sole: Houston's Best Metal Bands

    You know Soledad. He's the vocalist from controversial Houston rap-metal act Daylight Coma. He's got a lot to say. Sometimes it's insightful, sometimes less so, but it's almost always said with conviction. This week, in honor of the fast-approaching HPMA, we asked him who he thinks are Houston's fiv ... More >>

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    April 29, 2009

    Defending The Buzz: Does 94.5 FM Really Suck That Bad?

    What with Creed reuniting, BuzzFest coming up in a couple of weeks and, hell, maybe even the swine-flu scare - As in: What's worse than coming down with swine flu? A Houston radio that only tunes in 94.5 FM - Rocks Off sure has been thinking a lot about The Buzz lately. Probably too much. I mean, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Suckfest - Sorry, Buzzfest - XXII Lineup Announced

    In the midst of getting our collective Rocks Off panties in a twist over SXSW next week and the impending sweat-stained Westheimer Block Party, it's easy for us to forget what it's like on the other side of the music-snob fence. That's the other, seamier plane where lame-ass tricks like Red Jumpsui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Oh, Christ: Original Limp Bizkit Lineup to Reunite

    Because things aren't already bad enough out there right now, the original lineup of crotch-rocking mooks Limp Bizkit annouced today they are reuniting. Here, according to a joint statement by the band's Fred Durst and Wes Borland, is their reasoning: "We decided we were more disgusted and bor ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009
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    September 22, 2008

    More Ike-Related Music News

    A few more (possibly) final bits of music-related Ike aftermath... Photos by Dan Workman * Sugar Hill Studios (above), emerged from Ike relatively unscathed, though the legendary Produce Row-area recording house sustained a little roof damage and, like everywhere else, was beset by fallen trees ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008
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    July 24, 2008
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    July 22, 2008

    Tonight: Are You Ready for Cruefest?

    This somewhat giddy reporter sure was, as Motley Crue's Vince Neil and Tommy Lee gave her an "exclusive" backstage interview before the tour's Palm Beach stop. My, how times have changed - anyone who's read The Dirt knows what "exclusive backstage interview" used to mean. Now apparently the Crue sit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2008

    The Kids are Alright: Seventh Graders Review Usher and Coldplay

    [This week Houstoned Rocks will run several CD reviews written by Press music/nightlife writer Shea Serrano's students at Stevenson Middle School. We like to start them young around here. These are the first two.] Usher Here I Stand www.usherworld.com The new Usher CD Here I Stand was okay - ... More >>

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    September 20, 2007
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    January 18, 2007

    Honor Bound

    A fictional look at the future of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    Rogue Waves

    A new report cuts through the static on the radio industry

  • Music

    November 2, 2006

    Out on a Limb

    Taz Bentley explains the Burden Brothers

  • Music

    November 24, 2005

    Staind, P.O.D., Taproot

    Sunday, November 27, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-225-8551.

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Up from the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Up from the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music

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    August 7, 2003
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    January 30, 2003

    Papa Roach

    Tuesday, February 4

  • Music

    January 30, 2003

    Unloco en la Cabeza

    Joey Duenas checks his head after a disastrous year

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Hide and Seek

    The pAper chAse isn't a weird band. You're just not paying close enough attention.

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