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Ramon Medina

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    December 13, 2013

    The 11 Best Houston Releases of 2013

    Bun B, Trill O.G.: The Epilogue At this point, Bun B's influence stretches far beyond music, but that doesn't mean he can't still churn out a great album. Trill O.G. The Epilogue, the finale in his Trill album series, has everything we've come to both expect and love from a Bun album. It begins wit ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    10 More Houston Acts You Should Be Listening To

    Back in September Rocks Off brought you our choices for "10 Houston Acts You Should Be Listening To." But this is an action town. DEEP CUTS Texas bands have been mingling rock and Tex-Mex sounds for a couple of generations now with some pretty spiffy results, if the names Sir Douglas Quintet and Jo ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Charlie Horshack, LP4's Guitar Warrior

    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? Charlie Horshack (his nom de rock) was ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013

    Linus Pauling Quartet Releases a Most Mysterious EP

    Find What You Love and Let it Kill You it the 17th release by the psychedelic whatchamacallit that is the Linus Pauling Quarter, and it's a 3-song quick and wonderful ride that is surrounded in a mystery that singer Ramon Medina would not divulge. "Honestly, I'm not too concerned if others get thin ... More >>

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    January 1, 2013

    Last Night: New Year's Eve Cataclysm at Fitzgerald's

    Free Press Houston New Year's Eve Cataclysm Feat. Buxton, Infinite Apaches, Robert Ellis, Ben Godfrey Fitzgerald's December 31, 2012 Devil, your name be "Michelada." Who else could I blame for a New Year's Eve that seems to exist only as flashes and sounds and 11 pages of barely legible notes? Let' ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Local Musicians Come Together For Charalambides' Tom Carter

    Rewind: Charalambides Guitarist Tom Carter On the Mend Some local musicians are rallying to help out one of their own this weekend, and it appears that some good, weird tunes will be a happy side effect for the rest of us. Tom Carter, guitarist for long-running H-town expatriate avant-gardists Cha ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Featherface: Best Houston Music Video Ever

    The last time I looked into Featherface it was because I wanted to find out why the hell you would call a band Featherface. The answer was it came to them in a dream, but it also turned me onto a delightful local indie-rock band that I've kept a light eye on. Last week I had the chance to take a pe ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Charalambides Guitarist Tom Carter On the Mend

    Tom Carter, guitarist for Charalambides, the influential and prolific ex-Houston avant-garde/psychedelic duo, is out of intensive care and recovering at a rehabilitation hospital in Ahrenshoop, Germany after awakening from a medically induced coma last week. Carter's bandmate and ex-wife, Christina ... More >>

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    June 25, 2012

    Friday Night: Linus Pauling Quartet at Fitzgerald's

    Linus Pauling Quartet, Modfag, From Beyond, Hearts of Animals Fitzgerald's June 22, 2012 Local long-running psych-rockers Linus Pauling Quartet have got a new album for us to inhale, and on Friday night, the city took its first rip. The performance was the first of three pre-release shows across th ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012

    Linus Pauling Quartet Plans Summer Campaign Of Stoner D&D Metal

    Five years sounds like a long time unless you're one of Texas' most nefarious stoner-rock merchants. In that case, sometimes one song can feel like five years. Really, it's hard to believe that much time has gone by since Houston (mostly) five-piece Linus Pauling Quartet's last new album, 2007's Al ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    First Look at the Band Lineup for Chris Gray Day January 14

    Chris Gray Day will be held in Houston, Texas on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at The Continental Club complex, at 3701 Main, affectionately known to locals that live near and haunt the grounds as "The Island". Today Rocks Off gets to announce the first round of bands playing that day's festivities, be ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    All The Gothic Council Wants for Christmas is Its Two Front Fangs... And Monster High Dolls

    ​"Yo," hollered Ramon Medina at us from his El Camino as we were quietly walking down the street listening to Iggy Pop's Preliminaries. "Is there such a thing as a goth Christmas tree?" Then he laughed and sped away. The answer is yes, Medina, there is a goth Christmas. Every October we put u ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    A Houston Press Benefit for Chris Gray

    Photo by Ramon MedinaChris Gray, on the right, with musician Benjamin Wesley.​In order to help with his hospital bills, the Houston Press will be hosting a benefit for Music Editor Chris Gray, who suffered an apparent heart attack last Friday. As of today, things were looking up for Chris. He ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    Houston Press to Host Benefit in Support of Music Editor Chris Gray

    Photo by Ramon MedinaChris Gray, on the right, with musician Benjamin Wesley.​In order to help with his hospital bills, the Houston Press will be hosting a benefit for Music Editor Chris Gray, who suffered an apparent heart attack last Friday. As of today, things were looking up for Chris. He ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    UPDATED: Music Editor Chris Gray is Holding His Own

    Photo by Ramon MedinaChris Gray, on the right, with musician Benjamin Wesley.​UPDATE:On Monday afternoon, Chris Gray's dad said his son has his eyes open, is responsive to sounds and has moved around. It is still too early to determine what all has happened to him, however, because doctors sti ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    UPDATED: Music Editor Chris Gray Is Holding His Own

    Photo by Ramon MedinaChris Gray, on the right, with musician Benjamin Wesley.​UPDATE: On Monday afternoon, Chris Gray's dad said his son has his eyes open, is responsive to sounds and has moved around. It is still too early to determine what all has happened to him, however, because doctors st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Avoid Cheap Fog Machines: Building A Better Stage Show

    Erica O'BrienProvision​If Rocks Off could talk to ourselves from six years ago, the advice we would give that young aspiring rock star would be to not bother with any gigs for the first year playing with the band, and instead have everyone save up as much money as possible to fund a truly magn ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Tax The Wolf Agrees: Velvet Underground > The Strokes

    Michelle Tovar/ Tax the Wolf on Facebook​For the night before Thanksgiving, there is a lot going on in Houston tomorrow. But with all due respect to Robert Ellis & the Boys at Fitzgerald's and the LAX/Young Girls show at Groundhall - not to mention, on an entirely different scale, both Bruno M ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    KTRU News Roils, Saddens Local Music Community

    UPDATED (5:35 p.m.) to include comments from Rice's B.J. Almond and a new Facebook count. The fate of KTRU's annual outdoor free concert in the spring is one of many things that has yet to be decided.​News of the University of Houston's impending purchase of Rice University student radio stat ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Showcase Showdown

    Great moments in HPMA history

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    December 31, 2009

    2010 Musical Resolutions

    In which we advise our favorite people in the Houston scene on their goals for the coming year.

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    July 23, 2009

    Inquiring Minds: Is Houston the New Austin?

    But more importantly, do we want it to be? And, God help us, what if it already is? When Rocks Off polled a cross-section of Houston music insiders for his "dead-tree" column this week - thanks for the term, Jeremy at Space City Rock - he was forced to omit one question from the final version for sp ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Buxton

    Each Wednesday, 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 introducingliston@gmail.com. Every once in a while, aft ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009
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    January 23, 2009

    Eat Your Vegetables: Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music

    Consisting of nothing more than one hour of two overlaid tracks of guitar feedback, Metal Machine Music ranks near the top of music history's shit list in terms of total amount of critical bile received. Houston's own Ramon Medina summed up the album's status succinctly on the NonAlignment Pact ... More >>

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    August 29, 2008
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    July 27, 2008
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    June 30, 2008
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    May 1, 2008

    Ramon Medina's Matagorda Island Discs

    (In which locals sound off on the ten records they would take to Matagorda Island, the nearest major unpopulated sandbar to Houston.)

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    March 14, 2008
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    January 10, 2008

    Goodbye, Proletariat

    The Montrose clubhouse is closing. What now?

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    November 10, 2007
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    November 8, 2007

    The Light Brigade

    Linus Pauling Quartet: Crunchy on the outside, cheesy in the middle

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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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    February 9, 2006

    A Crying Shame

    RIP, Cactus Music and Video

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    October 27, 2005

    Walk Away, Walk Away

    And we will follow as local music figures recall tales of U2

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    August 4, 2005

    Houston's Gone Gaaga for Haaga

    A former king of the Texas metal world unites Houston's warring rock tribes and wins a passel of Music Awards

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    July 28, 2005

    Downtown H-town Throwdown

    Tearing it up at the Music Awards Showcase

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    July 21, 2005

    Christmas in July

    Six dozen of Houston's finest bands for a mere $7

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    December 18, 2003

    Acid Test

    Enter the warped world of the Linus Pauling Quartet at your peril

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    July 18, 2002

    Grimm and Bare It

    A reclusive (and bitchy) local musician debuts on stage at the Texas Psych Fest

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