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Phil Anselmo

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    January 10, 2014

    The Best Shows In Houston This Weekend: Phil Anselmo, Harpeth Rising, Whiskey Sisters, etc.

    Phillip H. Anselmo & the Illegals Warehouse Live, January 10 It's been more than a decade since Texas metal gods Pantera broke up, but lead screamer Philip H. Anselmo still sits upon a throne of reverence in the Lone Star State's headbanging community. Anselmo's main musical project these days is N ... More >>

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    January 10, 2014

    Metal Lord Marzi Montazeri Is Heavy as Texas

    Marzi Montazeri is certainly no stranger in the Houston music scene. Since the '80s, the enigmatic guitar player has played all over town with a succession of heavy rock, blues and metal bands, rarely failing to turn heads with his astonishing, obsessive shredding skills. Tonight, those talents wi ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    Five Singers Who Totally Changed Their Styles Over the Years

    As someone who likes to sing along to my favorite songs a lot despite my limited vocal capabilities, I think a lot about people's voices. After you listen to particular singers for a long enough time, I find you start to get a real feel for their cadences, tics, quirks, and inflections. You also st ... More >>

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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 29, 2013

    Rex Brown's Official Truth: Pantera's Literary Autopsy

    Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera By Rex Brown Da Capo Press, 304 pp., $15.47 Back in Pantera's '90s heyday, few fans would have guessed that the first guy to write a tell-all history of the band would be Rex Brown. Though an indivisible component of Pantera's larger-than-lif ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend

    Down Warehouse Live, January 11 Long-running sludge daddies Down are still riding high from last year's six-song EP, Down IV Part I - The Purple EP, and rightfully so. The effort was one of 2012's best releases, making it onto plenty of year-end lists and satisfying Down fans' hunger for new materi ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013
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    December 11, 2012

    The Texas 30: The Second Runners-Up, Albums 50-41

    On our computer, Rocks Off has been looking at that damn Texas 30 spreadsheet so long our eyes are frosting over. Monday we said about 400 different albums were spread across the ballots we received from almost 25 music-media wags across Texas. We looked at the sheet again after that and it was actu ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012
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    May 24, 2012

    Phil Anselmo Talks Solo Records, New Down Material & Pantera's Legacy

    Phil Anselmo, former lead singer of the mighty Pantera, currently of Down, is a busy man. But he always has time to talk about his beloved New Orleans Saints, who are going through a trying offseason, to put it mildly. "I can talk Saints all day. I think we have a great season coming up and I thin ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Slow, Loud & Bleedin': haarp's New Orleans Sludge Backs Up Into Bayou City

    If you're a metal band rolling into Houston for the first time, there aren't too many better guys to have backing you up than Phil Anselmo. The ex-Pantera front man is unabashedly worshipped as a metal god throughout Texas, and when he speaks, Houston's heavy music fans listen. Lately, Anselmo has ... More >>

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    May 21, 2012

    Friday Night: Dave Matthews Band At The Woodlands

    Dave Matthews Band Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 18, 2012 On the way to Friday's Dave Matthews Band show, the question was raised as to the difference between what Radiohead is doing now -- the improvised jams that were birthed this past year -- and what the DMB does on a nightly basis. The o ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012
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    February 2, 2012

    Forever Young: Musicians Who Refuse To Age

    The other day, looking around on YouTube for Pantera stuff -- did you know that this month Vulgar Display Of Power turns 20? -- I found a relatively recent clip of lead singer Phil Anselmo VH1 Classic's That Metal Show from late 2010. The current Down crooner and mouth from the south was guesting on ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Top 10 Louisiana Bands Of All Time

    ​Pardon the geographical pun, but besides Texas, our neighbor to the east may be the most musical state in these United States. And in terms of per capita, Louisiana, which ranks 25th in population to Texas' second, is probably second to none. Outside Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, the program m ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011
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    November 24, 2010

    Freddie Mercury's Musical Stepchildren, Darlings

    ​Today marks 19 years that the world has been without Queen front man Freddie Mercury, who was taken from us on November 24, 1991. He died of AIDS complications, a disease he kept hidden from the world until just a day or so before his death. He was the first major, epic rock star to be kill ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    30 Seconds With Black Congress' Dann Miller

    Laura Lopez/ Black Congress on Facebook​We sat down with Dann Miller, the bassist of Black Congress, to see what we could learn about him in 30 seconds. And here we go! Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Dann Miller: The first that come to mind are "Old Time Rock and Roll" by ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Slide Show: Albums That Went Darker

    ‚Äč For most rock acts, the traditional way to deal with success is to rework their lyrics, image and sound to become palatable to a larger audience. Usually this means brightening the subject matter, cleaning up the bad words, softening the sharp edges on those power chords and getting haircuts tha ... More >>

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    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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    December 6, 2007
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    May 30, 2007
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    February 16, 2006

    Band Suicide

    Why so many Houston music groups self-destruct right on the brink of having it made

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    June 30, 2005

    The Show Band that Wouldn't Die

    Three things you didn't know about Vince Vance and the Valiants

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    March 17, 2005

    Alabama Thunderpussy, with God's Temple of Family Deliverance and Axehandle

    Thursday, March 17, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-864-2727.

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    December 16, 2004

    Yin and Yang

    The killing of Dimebag Darrell rains on Michael Haaga's Continental Club Plus and Minus Show parade

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    August 5, 2004
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    April 15, 2004

    Cobain in Clubland

    Recollections of Nirvana's three Houston shows

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    December 25, 2003

    The Class of '03

    Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Faceless

    Universal (Republic)

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    December 2, 1999

    Time of Arrival

    After two years, Houston's demonseeds are ready for the public ear

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    July 11, 1996

    Straight Forward

    Pantera keeps pumpin' with Trendkill

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