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Richard Ramirez

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    December 31, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: John Cramer, Guitar Apostle of Project Grimm

    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? Jeez, where to begin... ... More >>

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    December 24, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Steven Higginbotham, Hard-Working Wheel Worker

    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? Steven Higginbotham leads ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Flash Gordon Parks, DJ as Funky Professor

    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? If you see Flash Gordon P ... More >>

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    November 5, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Marzi Montazeri, the Man Dimebag Darrell Called a Bad Motherfucker

    Who? Marzi Montazeri, who currently splits his time between his hometown of Houston and New Orleans, is something of an underground metal legend, and probably the most amazing guitar player that almost no one is talking about. He fronts his Southern-metal act Heavy Texas while here, and is also a ke ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Kyra Noons, Houston's Reggae Sunsplash

    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? For all its strengths as ... More >>

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    October 1, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Saturn Will Not Sleep, Scout Bar's Electronic Mad Scientist

    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? Steven Trimble, the "cont ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: The Bailout Bureau's Mysterious "Bob Bovary"

    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? For better or worse, I ca ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: DJ Twinkle-Toes, Won a "Dick-Measuring Vinyl Orgy" With Two iPods

    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? Rogelio Gutierrez Jr is k ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Beanz N Kornbread, Gmail-Loving Production Duo

    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. Range and versatility. Those a ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: You(genious), Party Crasher Turned Musical Auteur

    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? He calls himself The Misf ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Daniel Alexander, Klein's Backyard MC

    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? Hip-hop began in the streets, with rap ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Mr. Castillo, Song-Sniping DJ

    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? Dan Castillo, Mr. Castillo to you, is ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    Rocks Off 100: DJ Big Reeks, The Chief Waxaholic

    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: At first glance, Rican McGusty is a ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    Rocks Off 100: Melane Gutierrez, The Coffin Queen

    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: 13 Black Coffins is a band that has al ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: The Illegal Wiretaps, Listening to You

    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? A long way from Edward Snowden's favor ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Jacqi Kil, The Bad Drugs' Screaming Bitch Creature

    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: Since 2011, Houston has had a great li ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Eloy Contreras, Deathrazor's Sharp Thrash Vocals

    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? Deathrazor had a rocky road to getting ... More >>

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    August 6, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Justice Tirapelli-Jamail, The Manichean's "Quiet One"

    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? The Manichean? Easily one of the top b ... 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 30, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Kathryn Hallberg, Little Girl Gone

    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? I have followed Kathryn Hallberg's sin ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Tessa Kole, PuraPharm's Voice and Vice

    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? Every once in a while I run into a ban ... More >>

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    July 9, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Ash Kay, the Freakouts' Punk Vocal Head-Butt

    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? Ash Kay is the mouth of The Freakouts, ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: DJ Remix, Genre-Hopping Mix Maniac

    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. Last year, at the Houston Press Music Awa ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Shane Tuttle, Updog Owner and Album-Cover Designer

    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? Shane Tuttle discovered a talent for g ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Love Dominique, Wicked Heart R&B Chanteuse

    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. At first glance, you may notice Love Domini ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Chris Gerhardt, Mastermind of Giant Battle Monster

    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? Giant Battle Monster, we're fairly cer ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Richard Ramirez, Noise God and Black Leather Jesus

    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? Richard Ramirez is one of Houston's fi ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Band Names

    For years now I have made a personal study of delving into the murky and sometimes macabre monikers our local bands have chosen. Now we shall have them compete for our pleasure. Here are the ten best band names in the city. 10. Holy Fiction Evan Lecker's spiraling, philosophical explanation behin ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Roman Showers Throw Up Their Stomach Contents

    Several weeks into June, there's no escaping summer: the sweltering season's here in all its flickering-horizon, bathed-in-sweat glory -- filthy, glaring, suffocating. Which makes this the perfect time for psychopathic burr-stuck noise blurts like Roman Showers' Show Me Your Stomach Contents. The ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    The Damn Quails & 10 Other Bird-Brained Bands

    Tonight the Houston Press Concert Series resumes at Pub Fiction with Oklahoma duo the Damn Quails. The Quails' song "Fools Gold," from their 2011 album Down the Hatch, is tearing it up on Texas country and roots-rock radio right now, landing them three Lonestar Music Awards and airplay on BBC roots ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011
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    March 16, 2011

    Music's Five Most Notorious Killers, Besides The Band

    ​On St. Patrick's Day 1985, serial killer Richard Ramirez (right) murdered two women in Los Angeles, beginning a killing spree that would eventually tally over 14 people and leave him with the nickname "The Night Stalker." From a young age, Ramirez was fascinated and inspired by the occult and ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Buxton, Wild Moccasins Join New West Records

    Here at Rocks Off, we try our best to cover all the local music news, both large and small. Where else are you going to read that you can play Slim Thug on Words With Friends? It is reasons such as these that we trudge the war zones of RSS feeds, seeking out crucial tidbits of information. Buxton o ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    Houston's Best Gifts To The Music World

    Ed. Note: Rocks Off is still in a holiday frame of mind... actually we meant to post this before Christmas, but they're just as true now. No refunds, no exchanges. ​Here is Craig's Hlist point of view: Houston has given so much to the world, from ZZ Top, Jandek, Beyonce Knowles, and everythin ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Friday Night Noise: Dangerous Live Tracks from Richard Ramirez and Dead Machines

    Richard Ramirez, "Removal Off...(Live)" ​Now this is the sort of noise that plasters a big dumb 'ol smile on Friday Night Noise's normally dour mug. How can you hate this sort of stuff, this all-over-the-place, sliding-around-in-oil roar where the crud flies here and there with absolutely no s ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    Friday Night Noise: Werewolf Jerusalem's Cruel Kidnapping; Lightning Bolt's Earthly Delights

    Werewolf Jerusalem "Cruel Kidnapping, Part I"​Friday Night Noise wonders: is Mom to blame for our present-day fascination with/lust for noise musics? As a boy, Mom used hydrogen peroxide solution to loosen the wax in FNN's oft-clogged ear canals, and anybody who's been through that - sitting at a ... More >>

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    October 30, 2009

    Friday Night Noise: Houston's Black Leather Jesus vs. L.A.'s Hive Mind

    This week, Friday Night Noise begins an ongoing effort to review a track by each and every one of H-town noise gangster Richard Ramirez's solo or group projects. No, really. Does FNN claim to be a Ramirez authority? Not at all; FNN would need an entire lifetime to track down, ingest, and get familia ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    Friday Night Noise: Satin Hooks and Newagehillbilly

    ​Satin Hooks "Trinity School Road": Houston's Satin Hooks are a noise-punk band in the same sense that Liar-era Jesus Lizard and Incesticide/Bleach-era Nirvana once were: torture-slurred, aggrevied vocals, gunk-gummed stop-and-start guitars that wanna beat you bloody while sneaking an earworm melo ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    Back to the Dead

    Black Leather Jesus's Richard Ramirez resurrects the Dead Audio Music Festival.

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    November 20, 2008

    Metallica for Soccer Moms

    No one else in thrash metal's so-called Original Top 4 (Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Metallica) will ever be as a pleasing to the average pop fan’s palate as James Hetfield and pals. Slayer, is well, Slayer. Need we say more? Songs about blood and the Holocaust don’t really move units. The other ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008
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    December 13, 2007
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    October 5, 2007
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    July 15, 2004

    Bring the Noise

    Local act Priest in Shit keeps it avant

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    July 3, 1997
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    June 26, 1997

    Houston Press 1997 Music Awards Preview

    A guide to who's who in the Press Music Awards ballot. Plus, the where and when of the Press Music Awards Showcase!

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    July 25, 1996
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    June 20, 1996
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    April 25, 1996
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    February 15, 1996
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