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Pedro the Lion

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    October 31, 2013

    Homeward Sound: The Culture of Living-Room Concerts

    For touring musicians, the ease and profitability of living-room concerts prove there is no place like home.

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    October 30, 2013

    Cover Story: Two Cozy Alternatives to Bothersome Nightclub Concerts

    Houston audiences who grow weary of their concert neighbors' incessant chatter and smartphone camerawork should absolutely check out this week's Houston Press cover story that takes a look inside the cozy world of living-room concerts. Inspired by a favorite musician who would be passing through th ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Tommy Grindle, Guitarist of Square and Compass

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Tommy Grindle is one of t ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Friday Night: David Bazan at Fitzgerald's

    David Bazan Fitzgerald's November 30, 2012 I must have been absent the day we began celebrating albums' "birthdays"; nevertheless, when it serves as the reason for an artist to play one of his most esteemed albums for an entire tour, I'll play along. Pedro the Lion front man David Bazan is commem ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    A Scorching Playlist For This Massive Heat Wave

    Oh God... Will it ever end?​This morning a childhood friend of Rocks Off's who happens to be moving back to Houston texted us to say "64 degrees as I leave LA this morning. Better relish this moment 'cause I won't be experiencing this again for a while." To which we replied "Fuck no you won't ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Branching Out

    David Bazan's struggles with faith aren't at the expense of his belief in rock and roll.

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    June 15, 2011

    Fifteen Of Our Favorite Cheating Songs

    zazzle.com​Songwriters find inspiration many of life's varied realms: Joy, grief, sex, drugs, anger and, evidently, two-timing. Some are sad, some cheeky, some violent and revengeful, but we've collected a sad-sack grab-bag of cheating-related songs. Here is our Top 15, along with their lyric ... More >>

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    December 31, 2010

    Rocks Off's Favorite Non-2010 Music Of 2010

    Editor's Pick: It was probably Uncle Tupelo's Anodyne, same as last year. So how about Nirvana's In Utero, which I dragged out of mothballs when we did our article about Nevermind's anniversary in September. In Utero fried my hair all over again, and then got me thinking about the band's cover of ... More >>

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    December 24, 2010

    Merry Christmas From Rocks Off

    Rocks Off polled our staff for their favorite Christmas songs to create a playlist for you to enjoy while you open presents, drink egg nog, or however else you celebrate. Enjoy. Ahh, the gift that keeps on giving...​Editor's Pick: U2, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)": Neph Basedow: Ped ... More >>

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    December 25, 2009

    Curse Your Branches: The Top College-Rockish Records of 2009, Part 1

    ​Yeah, pal, that's "college rock," scare quotes very much included. Look, it's a meaningless term. As are "indie," "alternative," "hipster," etc., etc. Let's not overthink this: Here we have ten splendid records with an amorphous rock 'n' roll designation, albeit in a perhaps slightly more experim ... More >>

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    January 3, 2008
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    September 13, 2007
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    February 23, 2006

    Misery Loves Company

    Four great songwriters join forces to ratchet up the emotional torque

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    December 8, 2005

    Do You Hear What I Hear?

    Wack's Very Special Holiday Music Guide

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    October 6, 2005

    Rock and Roll Bestiary

    You already know all about this year's crop of wolf bands. We examine the tiger, bear, shark and lion bands, and offer up a rock zodiac.

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    February 3, 2005

    En Fuego

    The Arcade Fire burns Mary Jane's Fat Cat down to the ground; also: Scarface/Geto Boys news and the fate of Mary Jane's

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    January 20, 2005
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    December 16, 2004

    Electric Avenue

    Is MySpace.com the future of the music business, or just another Web site?

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