16th Annual Grand Taiko Concert: With Imaginaerial. Sat., September 27, 8 p.m., TBA. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Rd., Stafford. 28th Annual Watermelon Festival and Summer Social: With Kindred Spirits, POTROAST, The Hightailers, Hell In a Bucket, JvT Band, Jimmy Lee Deen, QandA, Lark Attack, The Ann ... More >>
"Are you havin' fun, darlin'? I sure hope you are." Our waitress, a young blonde in her mid-twenties, draws out nearly every syllable as she checks on us. We just smile and nod, a bit ashamed of the number of empty drinks strewn across the high-top table. Various fliers for local rap shows compete ... More >>
Plastic cups and big concerts mark San Leon's antidote to Inner Loop social anxieties.
Candlebox: Sat., June 23, 8 p.m., $20. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. The Casualties, Nekromantix, Down By Law, Lower Class Brats: Mon., July 30, 6 p.m., $16/$17. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Chino Y Nacho: Sun., May 20, 8 p.m., $29.50-$39.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, ... More >>
It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off, we're trying hard to decode music's oddest monikers in order to find a little meaning. "Would you like to come out and review the Papa Roach show?" "I'd rather be blown by a garbage disposal." ... More >>
Alien Ant Farm: Wed., Nov. 17. Scout Bar Clear Lake. "Be A Lot Cooler If You Did: Halloween At The Moon Tower" With Black Congress, Roky Moon & BOLT, LIMB, Venomous Maximus: Sun., Oct. 31. Moon Tower Inn. Brian McKnight: Sat., Dec. 11. Arena Theatre. Cowboy Mouth, Silverleaf: Fri., Dec. 3 ... More >>
Update/correction (10:03 a.m.): Big Boi is not playing Ghoulsfest after all. But if you happen to be on the U.S.S. Yorktown aircraft carrier in Charleston S.C. on October 28, you can see Sir Luscious Left Foot there. Bob Schneider: Thu., Oct. 28. McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Buxton, Cotton Jone ... More >>
Roberto Carlos: CHANGED Wed., Sept. 22, 8 p.m., $59.50-$99.50. Verizon Wireless Theater. Adler's Appetite: Sun., June 13. BFE Rock Club. Ambrosia: Fri., Aug. 6. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. American Fangs, Meriweather, Legacy Fails, A Dream Asleep: Fri., June 18. Fitzgerald's. Anal Cunt, Chocolate ... More >>
Al Jarreau: Fri., Dec. 11. Arena Theatre. Ben Danaher: Wed., Sept. 30. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Benjamin Wesley, Prairie Cadets: Sun., Aug. 16. The Mink. Black Crowes, Saving Abel: BEAUMONT., Sun., Oct. 18. Ford Park. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: CHANGED Sun., Aug. 23. House of Blues. Brother Ali, BK- ... More >>
Two Houston poets create a modern-day party line online.
What with Creed reuniting, BuzzFest coming up in a couple of weeks and, hell, maybe even the swine-flu scare - As in: What's worse than coming down with swine flu? A Houston radio that only tunes in 94.5 FM - Rocks Off sure has been thinking a lot about The Buzz lately. Probably too much. I mean, it ... More >>
Somewhere over the past five years, Nickelback was deemed the unofficial "worst band in the world," usurping Creed as the rock snob's go-to reference for "awful." How did this happen? To date, the British Columbian quartet has sold close to 20 million albums, sell out arenas in every city, an ... More >>
One Show, One Sentence
The diner chain now serves up a little rock on the side