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    December 8, 2013

    Kanye West at Toyota Center, 12/7/2013

    Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar Toyota Center December 7, 2013 Kanye West built a mountain. He may not have built it with his own two hands, but he was able to pull together the resources that took the mountain out of his imagination and into arenas across the country. The mountain is one of many memora ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    Justin Timberlake at Toyota Center, 12/5/2013

    Justin Timberlake Toyota Center December 5, 2013 In a few years, people will write about pop music between the years 2007 and 2012 and talk about how worse off it was because Justin Timberlake wasn't an full-time musical force. This will be revisionist history -- pop music is ultimately bigger than ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Viva La Dome! Check Out These Old Concert Tickets

    The close of RodeoHouston's season gives us all a respite from having to look at the adjacent Astrodome while we eat our third turkey leg and wait for our turn on the ferris wheel. Truth be told, some of us can just stare at the Dome for hours without a problem, myself included. Rewind: Digging ... More >>

  • Music

    February 28, 2013

    Molly Flogs Houston

    Flogging Molly makes the walls sweat at the House of Blues.

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    January 24, 2013

    The Taxman Cometh

    Pearl Bar runs up a hefty tab with the comptroller's office as once-hot Washington Avenue sings the blues.

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    January 15, 2013

    Pink Floyd's 10 Best Pre-Dark Side of the Moon Tracks

    In anticipation of the upcoming 40th anniversary of Dark Side of the Moon, originally released in March 1973, we here at Rocks Off would like to remind you all that Pink Floyd existed for some years before that monumental album. While the band experienced some success, they of course never saw anyth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    10 Songs Still Missing From Spotify & What You Can Listen to Instead

    As recently mentioned, I'm a pretty big fan of Spotify. Speaking as someone who never got over getting burned by my purchase of Stroke 9's Nasty Little Thoughts I'm a big fan of having the chance to listen to a record all the way through before making a purchase. In their advertising the company i ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Remembering Smashing Pumpkins' Mellon Collie With Fondness and Weariness

    Seventeen years and change on, opinions on the Smashing Pumpkins' sprawling 1995 double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness differ vastly from one fan to the other. Most everyone agrees it's bloated, and some even call it the beginning of the end for the band, the point when Pumpkins leader ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    Last Night: Eddie Vedder at Jones Hall

    Eddie Vedder, Glen Hansard Jones Hall November 12, 2012 Aging grungers are the new aging hippies. When the first wave of grunge hit in the late '80s and early '90s, the world was still rife with greybeards and their old ladies just two decades removed from cultural nirvana. Before the other, bigger ... More >>

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    August 5, 2012

    Last Night: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw at Reliant Stadium

    Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw Reliant Stadium August 4, 2012 Outside the rodeo, Saturday night's "Brothers of the Sun" date with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will no doubt go down as the biggest single concert (not festival) to take place in Houston this year. That means two balding, behatted guys in t ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2012

    The Beach Boys' Endless Summer

    Surviving bandmates reunite for a 50th-anniversary tour.

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    June 1, 2012

    Summer Fest Round Table: What About Next Year?

    Assuming we all survive this weekend, and then the supposed Mayan apocalypse, Free Press Summer Fest will return to Eleanor Tinsley Park in June 2013. Pegstar's Jagi Katial and Jason Petzold told the Houston Press this week that they'll start booking next year's acts in about a month, so Rocks Off p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Who's Got the Power?: The Musicians On Forbes's Most Powerful Celebrities List

    Fame and fortune might not be the ultimate goal for every person to ever write a song or learn an instrument, but it is for a lot of people out there. It would be lovely to believe that music is done 100% of the time for the "right" reasons, but most of us are cynical enough to know otherwise. Some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Joshua Tree Of Money: 5 Ways For Bono Spend His Facebook Windfall

    A few things fell and swooped in from last Friday's giant Facebok IPO announcement. The first being Mark Zuckerberg changing his relationship status from "in a relationship" to "married, but with a prenup the size of that screen Roger Waters is using for The Wall," second being the stock didn't jump ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    5 Bands George Clooney Likes

    Boy, the Houston media is in a tizzy about George Clooney today. The King of Hollywood is in town this evening as part of the "Brilliant Lecture Series" at the Wortham Center. (Celebrity With a Cause Alert: Clooney, who will be interviewed by Houston socialite Lynn Wyatt, will probably discuss his a ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    The Value Of Being Important: How Much Would You Pay for VIP Tickets?

    Photo By Daniel KramerHow much would you pay to be in front of all of those hands in the air?​Very. Important. Person. For music fans those three words conjure up images of skipping out on standing in line, being at the side of the stage while the show takes place, and partying with the band ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    Van Halen, the New Walter's and Radiohead: Things We're Looking Forward to in 2012

    Photo by Mark C. AustinRadiohead returns and we're stoked. Do people say "stoked" anymore?​There was a lot to be thankful for in 2011 in the world of music, but, in some ways, it was also a pretty tough year. We lost some great people and almost lost one of our own. It's a crazy, topsy turvy w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Distant Early Warning: The Civil Wars, Briokids, Otenki, The Kills, Titan Blood

    ​August Burns Red, Silverstein: Wed., Jan. 25. House of Blues. B L A C K I E, LIMB: Fri., Nov. 18. Notsuoh. Better Than Ezra, Dash Rip Rock: Thu., Dec. 29. House of Blues. Blue October: Sat., Dec. 31. House of Blues. Bob Schneider: Sat., Nov. 26. House of Blues. Briokids, Texas Dub: Sat., ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Father Figures: 100 Famous Musicians' Paternal Professions

    If you're a Texan of a certain age, this week you've probably spent some time mourning the death of Jerry Haynes, the children's TV host better known as Mr. Peppermint. Haynes' show on WFAA-TV in Dallas, Peppermint Place, ran from the '60s to the '90s and was widely syndicated across the state, incl ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Shot In The Dark: How The Whole Mess Started

    Mark C. AustinKings of Leon at Verizon Wireless Theater, October 2008​Just a couple of days now before Rocks Off - the person and the blog - proudly presents Shot In the Dark: Houston Press Concert Photography, our first-ever exhibit of live pics we've collected in about three and a half years ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Solo Albums: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    ​Tomorrow night, former Audioslave lead singer and (thankfully) current Soundgarden member Chris Cornell will be at House of Blues for a long-sold-out acoustic show. Recent set lists have included a number of Temple of the Dog songs, some solo work, the usual 'Garden and 'Slave tracks, plus a ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    New Dynamo Stadium May Not Change Concert Climate Much

    Marco TorresLady Gaga at Toyota Center, July 25​Conceivably, today's announcement that the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority has agreed to act as landlord for the proposed Houston Dynamo stadium in downtown's East End could present a serious challenge to the Houston area's reigning concer ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    Roky Moon & BOLT Set Free Show For December 18

    Photos by Marc BrubakerBOLT drummer Jeoaf Johnson, who had no trouble being heard Saturday.​At Saturday night's Roky Moon & BOLT LP release show at the Mink, the PA was blown out, rendering the sets from the Ton Tons and BOLT without vocals or much sound at all aside from the amps. The headlin ... 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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    November 19, 2010

    Roger Waters' Best Songs About His Late Father

    ​Wednesday was Rocks Off's dad's birthday. We're fortunate to have had him in our lives as we were growing up, and also to be around now when we're older (and a parent) as well and can appreciate the kind of crap he put up with raising us and our brother and sisters. Former Pink Floyd front m ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    Westheimer Block Party Listology: Flowers to Hide Chooses the Saddest Songs In the World

    All this week, Rocks Off is previewing Saturday and Sunday's Westheimer Block Party by asking WBP performers to fill out a list from Lisa Nola's Music Listography book we're so fond of. Next up, Jesus and Mary Chain-y alt-rockers Flowers to Hide tell us the saddest songs in the world. claudiabelle†... More >>

  • Music

    June 21, 2007

    Hot Sounds, Summer in the City

    A few local discs to sizzle with

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    November 17, 2005

    True Blue Confessions

    Let's join Madonna for a friendly round of Celebrity Breach of Confidentiality

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    Wall Brawl Truce

    A fragile détente settles over Kemah and Clear Lake Shores

  • Music

    October 4, 2001

    Story Teller

    Ray Davies wants to tell you a tale

  • Music

    May 18, 2000

    Industrial Revolutions

    When the synth dust settles, Nine Inch Nails is the band left standing

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    September 10, 1998
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    May 7, 1998

    Steady Eddie

    Decades of torn-up road behind him, Van Halen's guitar god keeps chugging ahead

  • Music

    July 27, 1995

    Irish Ambassadors

    The Chieftains may flirt with rock, but they always come home to Ireland

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