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Rainer Maria

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Brandon Ray, Punk Rocker Turned Filmmaker/Animator

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? After playing an active r ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Football, etc., Giving Emo Back Its Good Name

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? When modern indie-rock was being Big B ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: Blondie/Devo, Uncle Lucius, etc.

    Houston's football, etc., who package the spidery and poignant guitar passages of '90s bands like Mineral and Rainer Maria into a super-crunchy outer shell, went to the UK this summer and released a three-song split with Square Business in July. Monday, see if you can talk the trio out of a T-shirt ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    Ten Bands From the '00s Underground That Should Consider Reuniting

    All right, so they haven't been broken up as long as the bands in April's excellent look at '90s underground bands who should get back together. We still miss 'em. You know how it is: you get to remembering that album you loved from a few years back and think to yourself "Huh, I wonder when The So-a ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Dig This: Peloton, Coxcombs, Titan Blood, Papaya & Football, Etc.

    The current volume of local music is staggering. New Houston bands are born daily, and all too often pass away just as quickly. Rocks Off wants to help you (and ourselves) keep up. Photo courtesy of PelotonPeloton​Houston's got a plethora of musical acts, and whether yours is layered loops of ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Open Drummer Jobs

    Magnolia City Mixtape might have taken the week off in order to cover SXSW last week, but Houston's music scene kept right on rolling. That means that we've got not one, but two full weeks of news wrapped up in this installment. ​For our soundtrack this week, we've a brand-new album from Buxt ... More >>

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    January 5, 2010

    Our Texas High School Rock Off Preview, Part 1: Useful Information and The Paperwaits

    This Friday, House of Blues hosts the first (and perhaps only) Texas High School Rock Off, co-sponsored by Fuse, Sonicbids and Rocks Off our own damn selves. See here for information on tickets, which start at the allowance-friendly price of $8. The winner receives $500, a trophy and an opening slot ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009

    No Turkeys Allowed

    Our annual holiday shopping guide to recent local releases

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    January 30, 2009

    10 Records for the Thinking Hardcore Fan

    The 2008 release The Chemistry of Common Life, by the shadowy experimental punk band Fucked Up, took the indie rock world by storm, prompting some critics to call it a breath of fresh air from the moribund depths of hardcore. This Friday, Super Unison brings Fucked Up to Houston, and in celebration ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    The Shredder

    One Show, One Sentence

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    August 28, 2008
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    July 20, 2006
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    April 10, 2003

    Guilloteens II: Electric Boogaloo

    A legendary Houston garage punk band comes back with a new singer and the old one, too

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    June 6, 2002

    Soul Mates

    Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel enjoy a State of love and trust

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    November 1, 2001

    Reach for the Sky

    The selfishness of Hands Up Houston nourishes Space City's beleaguered indie scene

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    July 12, 2001

    Revenge of the Nerds

    Rainer Maria's twin solitudes protect and touch and greet each other

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