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Perry Farrell

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    August 30, 2013

    Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival at the Woodlands Pavilion, 8/29/2013

    Alice in Chains, Jane's Addiction, Coheed and Cambria and Circa Survive Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 29, 2013 If there's anything that Rockstar Energy Drink loves more than jacking kids up on near-fatal doses of caffeine and sugar, it's putting together pre-fabricated, traveling music fes ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    Houston's Born Again Virgins Can't Sit Still

    Meet Born Again Virgins, perhaps Houston's last pure rock and roll band.

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    April 18, 2013

    Transcribing Is a Bitch: The Collected Craig Hlavaty Interviews

    My last official day at the Houston Press is tomorrow, so these past two weeks I have been sifting through my body of work here at Rocks Off, almost seven years of words. I've been gleefully overdosing on nostalgia here at my desk, and I have (almost) no regrets. I'll have some more words on my depa ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    ACL 2013 Predictions & Rumors: Is This Jimmy Buffett's Year?

    2013 marks the first year that the Austin City Limits Music Festival -- Texas' other large outdoor music festival, never to be confused with Houston's own Free Press Summer Fest -- expands to two consecutive weekends with identical lineups. At this point the lineup for the festival, scheduled for Oc ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Album-Cover "Controversy" Bores Me

    The release of the "controversial" cover art for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' forthcoming album, Mosquito, has managed to stir up quite a bit of buzz. (Leave me alone. I like puns.) If you've somehow managed to escape the album-cover hype, I'll let you in on a little secret: you're not missing much in ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012
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    November 9, 2012

    Sounds of Twilight: The 5 Best Songs From the Twilight Soundtracks

    Like most writers who aren't named Stephenie Meyer, I find the Twilight novels an abhorrent abomination and a great offense to the written word. I assume the movies are the same to serious filmmakers. But Twilight presents me with a unique problem. Having one foot in the world of writing and literat ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Dust Off Your Flannel

    Does the looming '90s revival presage a Nirvana-style breakthrough?

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    August 7, 2012

    4 Reasons Lollapalooza Needs EDM

    Note: This is part of our Twin Cities sister paper City Pages' coverage of Lollapalooza this past weekend in Chicago. -- ed. See Also: Lollapalooza 2012: The People BY IAN TRAAS With every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circu ... More >>

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    July 2, 2012

    Aliens Welcome: A Playlist for World UFO Day

    Having grown up on Unsolved Mysteries and Time-Life books... as well as being completely ignorant of organized religion, my head is full of a thousand examples of Fortean phenomena, unexplainable happenings, and tales of a eldritch and incomprehensible world that gnaws at the edge of reality like a ... More >>

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    June 4, 2012

    Gorilla Monsoon: A Birthday Playlist For A Wrestling Legend

    Growing up as I did in the '80s, professional wrestling was more than entertainment, it was religion. The Hulkster, Roddy Piper, Randy Savage and Andre were all unapologetically over-the-top, one-dimensional; comic characters that did glorious battle for dubious reasons. It was a great time to watch ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    What A Friend We Have In Marilyn Manson: 18 Years With The God Of (Expletive Deleted)

    Born Villain, Marilyn Manson's first album since 2009's The High End of Low, marks his debut as a cheeky pop-culture gawker, a far cry from where he was just a decade and a half ago. I wrote about some of the best Manson myths on the occasion of his birthday back in January. He's not the snarling, ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    Last Night: Jane's Addiction At Bayou Music Center

    Jane's Addiction Bayou Music Center May 9, 2012 Perry Farrell is a twisted freak. Of course that's intended as a compliment. Farrell has become one of rock's most successful misfits of the past 25 years, combining an astute business sense with a sincere interest in the any number of alternative su ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Jane's Addiction & Other Big 1987 Debut Albums

    Tonight Jane's Addiction comes to the Bayou Music Center, touring behind last year's The Great Escape Artist, only their fourth studio album in their nearly 27 years as a band. A few weeks back Rocks Off talked to lead singer and Lollapalooza honcho Perry Farrell about the band's future and what cou ... More >>

  • Music

    May 3, 2012

    Perry Farrell Is Doing Just Fine

    Jane's Addiction and Lollapalooza mastermind on Bin Laden and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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    February 27, 2012

    Buzzfest XXVIII Coming April 21: Korn, Blue October, MuteMath, Cage The Elephant & More

    "Which button do I push to make R's go backwards?" ​Yes, we are now on the twenty-eighth Buzzfest in Houston history, with the all-day show on April 21 boasting a lineup that includes Korn, The Dirty Heads, Blue October, Evans Blue, Evanescence and Cage The Elephant, plus undercards Foxy Shaza ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Fishbone's Ska-Punk Casts A Long Shadow In New Film

    Photo by Ann Summa​The documentary Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone flirts with a balance between history and character as it looks behind the scenes at a group that failed to achieve large-scale commercial success, but inspired many groups that did. Directors Lev Anderson and Chris ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Video: Jane's Addiction Announces Bin Laden's Death At Buzzfest

    Last night during their Buzzfest 26-closing set at at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, classic alt-rockers Jane's Addiction had the distinct honor of announcing to the nearly sold-out crowd at the shed that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by American special forces.

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    December 1, 2010

    Top 10 Hottest Jewish Musicians

    ​The Festival of Lights is upon us, as the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah officially kicks off at sundown tonight. Some of music's leading bigwigs will likely be sparking up the menorah, among them Lou Reed, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Leonard Cohen, Diamond David Lee Roth, Perry Farrell an ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    XXXL Bandit Strikes Again, Earns FBI Respek

    Photo courtesy FBISo caught up in his work, he's even ignoring the candy bowl​Earlier we brought you a tale of the biking brigands, two unrelated Huffy-rolling heisters breaking banks in far-flung suburbs around Greater Houston.Today we bring you the further adventures of their portly polar opposi ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Piss Up a Rope: Songs R. Kelly Probably Won't Sing In Concert Friday, but Should

    ​Get out your towels: R. Kelly is coming to town. The singer would be best known as "that guy who sang that song in the Michael Jordan/Bugs Bunny movie" if not for the allegations in 2002 that he engaged in sex with an underage girl. Kelly was found not guilty of child porn charges last year, but ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Three: Aftermath

    Photos by Mark C. AustinDavid Garza​So, what happens to freshly laid grass in a public park after a day full of rain and thousands of people walking back and forth across it at the same time? Well, as anyone who was present for Day Three of Austin City Limits Festival 2009 (ACL) could tell you ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Three: Pearl Jam With Special Guests Ben Harper and Perry Farrell

    Photos by Mark C. Austin​Pearl Jam closed out this year's ACL with aplomb, the audience stretching nearly the entire length of Zilker Park to see Eddie Vedder and the seminal band while nostalgically recalling large portions of the 1990s as songs like "Daughter" and "Evenflow" washed over the ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Three: Spin the Black Circle

    Photos by Mark C. Austin​It only took one song in to Pearl Jam's Sunday night closing set at the Austin City Limits music festival for it to dawn on Rocks Off that for way too long this band has been forsaken by back-handed hipster discount and radio-influenced apathy. No band from the grunge- ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    Jane's Addiction: Will They Or Won't They? Houston DJs Will

    Sounds like Jane's Addiction is more or less a lock to play tonight's Playboy/C3 Presents super-exclusive late-night party at an old supermarket at 1107 N. IH-35 this evening starting around 11. It's pretty much the most popular rumor making the rounds at SXSW at this point - Rocks Off has heard it ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    Busy Weekend at Cactus Music

    If you haven't got Secret Machines (above) tickets yet, stop on by Cactus Music (2110 Portsmouth) today and pick up the proggy Dallas expats new self-titled CD; you'll get a free ticket to their show at Warehouse Live tonight with Perry Farrell and Electric Touch. (And a free poster!) If you're ther ... More >>

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    October 21, 2008

    Butthole Surfers Pt. 1: Ex-Manager Tom Bunch on BHS' First Houston Show, "Gibby Used to Drop His Pants a Lot," His Punk Rock Video Archives, Explaining the Music Business and More

    Butthole Surfers live in Philadelphia, 2008 farm4.static.flickr.com After he and Rocks Off talked for more than an hour at West Gray Cafe last week, Tom Bunch, who managed the Butthole Surfers for a decade between the late '80s and late '90s - exact dates are fuzzy; imagine that - summed up the exp ... More >>

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    February 7, 2008
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    November 29, 2007
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    June 22, 2006

    South By Southwest

    By Scott Faingold "That's how it's done," exclaims the vocalist for Houston's Fatal Flying Guiloteens (which features frequent Press contributor and former Nightfly Brian McManus on guitar). And he's not wrong. If punk rock is meant to be utterly spastic, crazed and joyfully antisocial, then this i ... More >>

  • Music

    March 23, 2006

    South By So Huge

    Austin's little music festival is all grown up

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    May 19, 2005

    Jane's a-DJ

    Alterna-god Perry Farrell's been caught spinning

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Trend-Spotting

    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Trend-Spotting

    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote

  • Music

    April 15, 2004

    Sevendust and Ima Robot

    Saturday, April 17

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    January 10, 2002

    DJ Peretz

    Friday, January 11

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    April 19, 2001

    Rose, By Any Other Name

    Jim Rose got a makeover, but he still has fans rolling in the aisles

  • Calendar

    August 17, 2000
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    February 10, 2000

    Rotation

    Mudhoney March to Fuzz

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    November 13, 1997
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    January 11, 1996

    Clever Criminals

    The Borrowers take from anyone they can in order to find themselves

  • News

    February 16, 1995

    !Quermos Rock!

    The chords are the same, but the lyrics are en espanol. The rockeros like it, yes they do.

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    August 18, 1994
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    January 13, 1994
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