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Rock Island

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    25 More Legendary Houston Music Venues

    When Rocks Off published our choices for "Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues" back in July, we knew all along there would be a Part 2. We just didn't know how many were left. Today, after excavating the memories of 25 more, we're still probably not done. Please let us know what else we missed, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Six Houston Acts Who Have Done Daytrotter Sessions

    It's no secret that Houston has an amazing music scene, but seeing local acts get love on a larger scale only reassures what Rocks Off has been saying for years. Last week, The Tontons' first Daytrotter session was released to the masses, and featured four songs, including "Bones 1" and "Bones 2" fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    10 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: November 9-11

    Glass the Sky Fitzgerald's, November 9 Glass the Sky has been around about a year, but consider Friday's show a coming-out party. According to bassist and vocalist Michael Mazzella, the five local musicians had been playing in other bands for years and gradually realized they were going through the ... More >>

  • Music

    November 8, 2012
  • Music

    November 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Remembering The Island: Where R.E.M. Played, but XTC Wouldn't

    Despite the dust of time that usually befalls venues and lore from punk's rambunctious past, The Island has remained a steady icon of Houston's underground movement that swept to the surface as classic arena rock and cosmic country choked the FM airwaves. Rewind: Houston's Island of Misfit Bands B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Houston's Island of Misfit Bands Briefly Resurfaces

    While the hallowed ground of Fitzgerald's has remained steadfast, becoming a seemingly permanent fixture in Houston's indie, punk and metal communities, other clubs have receded into the dustbins of history. Fortunately, the fecund eras of two - the Axiom and the Island - are being celebrated during ... More >>

  • Music

    February 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 3, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Two: Phoenix, Robyn Hitchcock and Them Crooked Vultures

    Photo by Matthew Taplinger​The quality of the grass at ACL on Charles Attal's apparent birthday blow out (if projections for "Feliz Cumpleanos" were to be believed) was nothing to sniff at. The great lawn of Zilker Park was emerald and ready to absorb the dance steps of a sold-out crowd with h ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 27, 2008

    The Music Man

    Masquerade Theatre presents American musical comedy at its best

  • Music

    November 13, 2008

    Doll Parts: Mydolls

    Amid Noise and Smoke, legendary Houston post-punks reunite

  • Music

    March 13, 2008

    The Judy's Come Back

    Just in time for SXSW, the Pearland New Wavers brush off the mothballs

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008
  • Music

    January 10, 2008

    Goodbye, Proletariat

    The Montrose clubhouse is closing. What now?

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2007

    Judy’s Catalog Finally Available on CD

    Houston punk and New Wave fans got a welcome surprise this morning when Wasted Talent Records announced that Pearland trio the Judy’s have remastered and are releasing their entire catalog on CD for the first time. 1981’s Washarama, including the band’s 1980 Wonderful World of Appliances EP; 1 ... More >>

  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    Unknown Legend

    Roots renegade Joe Ely never achieved pop stardom, but that's all right by him...sorta

  • Calendar

    July 10, 2003

    Cruising for a Foosing

    Old bar game, big following

  • Calendar

    March 12, 1998
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