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Queensryche

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Upcoming: Andrea Bocelli, Black Pussy, Dwight Yoakam, Katy Perry, Paul Wall, Santana, etc.

    Alan Haynes: Sat., July 26, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999. American Sons: Sat., August 2, 8 p.m., $8. Cypress Saloon, 12710 Telge, Cypress, 281-304-7777. Andrea Bocelli: Wed., December 10, 7:30 p.m., $75 to $375. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Hous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Upcoming: The 1975, Bastille, Dangerous Toys, Keyshia Cole, Matisyahu, Polyphonic Spree, etc.

    The 1975: Wed., Nov. 26, 7 p.m., $35. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551. Afton Live: With WellWell, Brenna Haffey & Guests., Sun., July 20, 5:30 p.m., $11 to $13. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Allison Fisher: Sat., June 28, 10 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3 ... More >>

  • Music

    June 12, 2014

    Summer Bummers: Four Outdoor Texas Festivals That Went South

    It’s not always fun in the sun in Texas.

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Five Outdoor Texas Festivals That Went South

    Free Press Summer Fest dodged a pretty serious bullet this year. When festival officials announced that the grounds around Eleanor Tinsley Park needed to be evacuated around 2 p.m. last Saturday afternoon, some of us who were there had visions of pandemonium at the exits and the kind of heavy rains ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Houston's Best Weekend Shows: SCOTS, Deltron 3030, Roky Moon, Queensryche, etc.

    Southern Culture on the Skids Continental Club, March 28 & 29 Taking a 30th-anniversary victory lap this year, Southern Culture on the Skids has parlayed their image as overalled, chicken-flingin' hillbillies into a virtual empire of lowbrow kitsch and randy "toe-suckin' geek rock." On the Chapel H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Happy Anniversary KPFT: 44 Genres For 44 Years

    Today Rocks Off would like to salute 90.1 FM KPFT on its 44th anniversary, which it celebrates this Sunday under the "big top" behind McGonigel's Mucky Duck The lineup is a real hootenanny too, featuring Shinyribs, Del Castillo, Lisa Morales, Annika Chambers, Parker Millsap, recent Rocks Off 200 sub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Upcoming: Eisley, Chevelle, Queensryche, Ledisi, Merle Haggard, Old 97's, St. Vincent, etc.

    American Gypsy: Fri., February 28, 10:30 p.m., Free. Monnalisa Bar, 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N., Houston, 713-973-1600. Betty Who: With Zak Waters, Cardiknox., Fri., March 28, 8 p.m., $10 to $14. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Big Head Todd and the Monsters: Fri., April 11, 7 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Upcoming: Icona Pop, The Cult, HIM, Carolyn Wonderland, etc.

    All Stars Tour 2013 featuring Every Time I Die: With Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror, Stray From The Path, Capture the Crown, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE, For All Those Sleeping, Ice Nine Kills., Sat., Aug. 10, 2 p.m., $22.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. Amy Lavere: Thu., June 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Concert Pub North Gives 1960 Area All the Rock It Can Handle

    "It's an exciting time for us," says Concert Pub North (CPN) talent buyer John Escamilla. "A year ago, we were a tribute [act] and local venue. Today we are being looked at like a live-music venue for touring acts." Escamilla and I were waiting for Cinderella front man Tom Keifer to take the stage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Upcoming: Har Mar Superstar, Rodriguez, Andy Bell, The Dwarves, Todd Rundgren, etc.

    Ace Hood & Twista: Sun., April 7, 6 p.m., $45-$100. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston. Air Supply: Thu., May 9, 8:30 p.m., $158-$218. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. All the Dead Pilots: With Fault, A Traitor at Heart., $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. Allah-Las: With Infinite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Upcoming: BuzzFest XXX, Bad Company, Queensryche, Clutch, Digweed, Metric, etc.

    Baauer: With Danny Brown., Tue., April 9, 8 p.m., $20/$22. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Bad Company: With Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Stone Cherry., Thu., July 11, 7 p.m., $21.00-$100.50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, Spring. Benoit Pioulard: With IDYL, Marshall Wal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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

    January 1, 2013

    ShipRocked: Hard Rock Hijinks On a Big, Big Boat

    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. ShipRocked welcomed music lovers from 49 states and 20 countries for four days and nights of music, on a ship loaded with th ... More >>

  • Music

    November 22, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    MTV Unplugged's 10 Strangest Moments

    Those of you fond of criticizing the lack of music on MTV, take note: The network's venerable Unplugged series returns on Sunday with a performance by British indie-poppers Florence and the Machine. It'll be the first of eight shows planned for this year, with The Civil Wars and Dierks Bentley alrea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Mo' Better Tunes: The Ultimate Spike Lee Soundtrack

    ​When Spike Lee puts out a new film, I always make a point to check it out, even if I hated his last one. He's directed more hits than misses, and even his duds have been quality duds. The first Spike Lee joint that I saw as a kid was Malcolm X, which I definitely did not understand at all beyond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    After American Idol And Bad Record Deal, Sundance Head Starts Over

    Rocks Off hadn't thought much about Sundance Head since his 13th-place American Idol finish in 2007 and the momentary ballyhoo that followed. Head, the son of legendary Houston blue-eyed soul man Roy Head, remains the only artist who didn't finish in the Top 5 on Idol to sign a major-label deal. Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Five Tweets That Might Get You Busted by the TSA

    Most everyone gets that you can't shout "fire" in a movie theater or crack jokes about bombs on an airplane. This sort of thing will get you in a mess of trouble. But, apparently, jokes made on Twitter can also get you in trouble, particularly if you are a foreigner using slang we don't get in 'Meri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    Hail, Santa: The Top 10 Metal Christmas Carol Covers

    ​Rocks Off likes to believe that Christmas is such a merry holiday, even some of Satan's most stalwart servants can't help but get into the act. Of course, it could be that heavy metal musicians record Christmas music for the same reason as Mariah Carey: Because there's a crapload of money to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Last Night: Dir En Grey at House of Blues

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​One could be forgiven for not immediately recognizing that a dark, avant-guard metal band from Japan would hold tremendous appeal for the fairer sex. After all, Dir En Grey's precise, downtuned riffage sounds more ideally suited for misfit burnouts unaccustomed to a wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Hey Pookie: Top 5 Cheesy Love Songs

    We recently started getting fan mail in addition to the more... creatively worded correspondence that we've always gotten in response to our articles. The accolades are worth almost as much as the paycheck, but we wanted to take this opportunity to pass on that praise to one of our favorite people. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    30 Seconds With The Contortionist's Robby Baca

    ​We sat down with Robby Baca of The Contortionist to see what we could find out about the heavy metal curb-stompers' guitarist in 30 seconds. Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Robby Baca: Too many bad songs to pick from. RO: What is the best lyric in the world? RB: I haven't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Upcoming: B.B. King, Santana, Mana, Queensryche, Etc.

    ​American Fangs, Born Again Virgins: Sun., June 26. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Sat., June 18. FWD Houston. B.B. King: Fri., Oct. 7. House of Blues. Buxton: Wed., June 8. Under The Volcano. Santana, Michael Franti: Sat., Sept. 10. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The Civi ... More >>

  • News

    December 16, 2010

    Long Live Pik N Pak

    Readers trade tales of storied venue.

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    The 6 Absolute Ugliest Custom Guitars On The Planet

    ​Rocks Off is currently in the market for a good guitar yet has next to no money, so for the past few months we've been tantalizing ourselves by poring over the multitude of guitars of the Internet. There are some mighty pretty signature guitars out there, including Angus Young's signature Gib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Upcoming: Blue October, Fleshtones, Islands, Jackyl, Raekwon, Etc.

    ​Aerial Second, Floorbound, Lotus Effect, This Year's Tiger: LOUNGE STAGE., Sat., June 5. Fitzgerald's. Amplified Heat, Cornhole Dukes, World's Most Dangerous: Fri., June 11. Rudyard's. Anjelah Nicole Johnson: Fri., Oct. 22. House of Blues. Aziz Ansari: CHANGED Sat., Oct. 16. House of Blues. Blue ... More >>

  • Music

    August 27, 2009
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    August 14, 2009

    Can You Tell the Difference Between Blue October Lyrics and Some Pretty Purple Poetry?

    ​Everyone has their own way of coping when life isn't going the way they'd like. Some people pray, some people play golf, some people beat their kids. Rocks Off generally tends to turn up a Rolling Stones album real loud or seek comfort in the cozy confines of a bottle (or both). Some people write ... More >>

  • Music

    July 16, 2009

    Hell on Earth

    Long Island hardcore quartet This Is Hell thrashes till the sun goes down.

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Summer Sounds

    Enough shows to keep concertgoers busy all season long

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    For May Day: Five Best Dirty, Rotten, Stinking Commies In The Movies

    Once a pre-Christian celebration of the beginning of the summer, May 1 became associated with the labor movement and was eventually appropriated by the Soviet Union. The Cold War has been over for almost 20 years, so what better way to commemorate May Day than by poking fun at some famous movie Comm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008
  • Music

    February 14, 2008

    Dream Warriors

    Don Dokken and Freddy Krueger straighten some shit out

  • News

    November 11, 2004

    Escape Artists

    Rennies stay on after the gates close at the Texas Renaissance Festival each night, living lives from centuries ago

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2004
  • Music

    May 24, 2001

    Old Dog, New Tricks

    King's X's Doug Pinnick chews through his leash with Poundhound

  • Music

    May 25, 2000

    Art School Style

    Once a relentless trailblazer, King's X sticks to the familiar with new release

  • Music

    August 14, 1997

    Queen for a Day

    Geoff Tate and company want back that royal feeling

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