Recently, Blackbird Raum went where no folk-punk band has gone before -- to MTV. MTV Iggy, to be exact. The Santa Cruz, Calif. anarcho-folk outfit, now ten years into their run as a band, was recently featured on the Web site, which focuses on "cutting-edge global music." Lest anyone think they've ... More >>
Grand Piano’s Elijah Wood gives his all to indie thrillers.
Taylor Swift recently won her sixth straight Nashville Songwriters Award, as well as Artist of the Year at last Sunday's American Music Awards. I'm no hater, but let that sink in for a minute. Six. In a row. Taylor Swift. I'm no one to disparage her talents. She writes good, catchy songs that stic ... More >>
One of Houston's most popular '90s bands, 30FootFALL, reunites for its 20th anniversary.
Each week, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet Days N' Daze. They look sweet ... More >>
As the first night of ACL rolls on, a few more sightings from the festival crowds: He was from Scotland. Oddly enough. I was totally waiting to toss off some "Duh-Duh, what a loser" caption thing, but his being Scottish humbled me. Those guys are like Texans with brass balls. More after the jump. ... More >>
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