Where once it was in vogue to beef, the current trend in rap these days seems to be friendship. Everywhere we see rappers forming collaborative duos for albums, and it's honestly producing some pretty amazing results. There was Watch the Throne, Run the Jewels and lately we've even had The Abstract ... More >>
2013 is going to be a big year for Nine Inch Nails and their fans. Already we've seen the giant awaken with the announcement of a new tour, a new touring line-up (which has been in and out of chaos ever since), a new album titled Hesitation Marks, and the release of a new single, "Came Back Haunted, ... More >>
This morning Fun Fun Fun Fest organizers released the daily schedule for November's three-day orgy of booze, denim, and loudness in the middle of Austin's Auditorium Shores. The color-coded stages -- black, yellow, orange, and blue -- are set up according to genre and size of the act. Last year th ... More >>
Adema: Fri., Aug. 24, 8 p.m., $15/$20. The Concert Pub (North), 2470 FM 1960, Houston. Alesana: Fri., Nov. 2, 8 p.m., $18/$22. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Ava Luna, Wild Moccasins: Wed., Aug. 1, 8 p.m., $8/$12. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Band of Heathens: Sat., Aug. 11, 8 ... More >>
This morning Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest, the best music festival in Texas that isn't Free Press Summer Fest, announced their full 2012 lineup after months of teasing us and leaking a handful of names at a time -- and then hip-hop legends Run-D.M.C Tuesday morning. Scheduled for November 2-4 at Audit ... More >>
Hip-hop is a genre full of guys who put out a new album or mixtape seemingly every single month. They just can't stop, even when they're incarcerated in some cases (see: Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, and TI). It's as if rapping really is as much of a competition as they make it out to be and they're in a r ... More >>
LP on the way, Houston's American Fangs stay sharp through constant touring.
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 email@example.com. Mark C. Austin To ... More >>
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