Here are 10 reasons why.
In Texas, only a few major music festivals cater to the punk and indie subcultures. Houston's own Free Press Summer Fest, Chaos In Tejas, 35 Denton, maybe the free and freaky day parties of SXSW, and Fun Fun Fun Fest, put on by Transmission Entertainment in Austin. REWIND: Fun Fun Fun Fest Releas ... More >>
See Rocks Off's complete Free Press Summer Fest coverage. Be sure to also check out our slideshows: the sexy, sweaty Summer Fest crowds and the bands of Summer Fest 2012. The Flaming Lips Free Press Summer Fest, Eleanor Tinsley Park June 2, 2012 It's the fashion these days for artists to revisit t ... More >>
Three resident artists put on a strong group show.
This will be the Rocks Off team's fourth Free Press Summer Fest outing since the festival began that summer of 2009. I remember it well: The small stages, the blistering August heat, The Sword, rolling in the grass with Hippie Mike, all of it. The main stage headliners were Of Montreal, Explosions ... More >>
It happens every year: an errant rumor turns Austin and SXSW upside down for a few hours or even days, leading to mass hysteria, mild apathy, and sometimes sadness. At my first SXSW in 2001, I got a "hot tip" that the Beastie Boys were going to join Mix Master Mike at La Zona Rosa for a secret show, ... More >>
Photos by Craig HlavatyJust minutes ago, Rocks Off returned from the Best of Houston® BestFest grounds at the Midtown superblock off Main and Travis, and we can say with all certainty that this weekend will be huge. We were there shooting a segment to air on Channel 39's NewsFix today at 5 ... More >>
That heavy sigh and occasional sniffles you heard on Monday was the Rocks Off team finding out the Austin Parks Department has banned smoking at the Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend, for which we will all be leaving tomorrow evening. The team of smokers on this crew nearly canc ... More >>
Photo by Chasen MarshallTailgating done right, but not "Best of"-worthy."Yo man, why you wearing that Tony 'Homo' jersey?"Texans fans were confident and cocky around the mish-mash of cars, RVs, tents and debauchery that was Tailgate City yesterday morning, outside Reliant Stadium.Riding high on i ... More >>
It's kind of like the shocker, but not really... Here it comes. Just two weeks into the year and already the South by Southwest hype machine is churning. In the past week we have learned that Lou Reed will a keynote speaker, R.E.M will be stumbling down Sixth Street like it's 1984 and now Yo La Teng ... More >>
"We're hoping for a big 'wave' of support here. You have big waves in Galveston, I assume?" We're not normally ones to regurgitate stories at you, but we couldn't help but notice the headline on KHOU's website: Iraq war may jeopardize seawall project. You'll have to read the whole piece -- which ... More >>