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Scratch Acid

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    The 10 Best Grunge Albums of All Time

    Kids of the '80s have to face the fact that it's time to put that "Beat It" jacket in cold storage, because the '90s are officially all the nostalgia rage. While the editor of this blog was vacationing last week, he happened to take in a screening of the very funny The World's End, whose plot pivots ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Slip Slidin' Away: My Life as a Rock Journalist With the Houston Press

    I had a hernia operation in the early summer of 2006, and had nothing to do all day but hobble around with cool cane a borrowed from Grandpa Hlavaty and play on the Internets for two months or so. I had developed the injury while working at Domino's, but it was cool because their insurance helped ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    The 10 Best Metal & Punk Albums Too Rough for the Texas 30

    So, the Texas 30 has been revealed at last. And it's a good list, too: Well-considered, fair and complete. Even if a lot of the records that got picked tend to be a little... well, pussy, I guess is the word I'm looking for here. Rewind: The Texas 30 (cover story) Slideshow: The Texas 30 album co ... More >>

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    June 1, 2012

    Fatal Flying Guilloteens Reunite At Summer Fest Saturday

    The scene that Houston's Fatal Flying Guilloteens came up in the early '00s was a sight different than the one in the here and now. Guys like Robert Ellis, the Buxton and Wild Moccasins boys and girls, and Fat Tony weren't roaming the city and now the Earth touring. There were fewer venues in town, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Friday Night: Scratch Acid At Fitzgerald's

    Photos By Craig Hlavaty​"Thanks for coming to the reenactment," joked David Yow, frontman of returning noise-punk heroes Scratch Acid on Friday night towards the end of the band's hour-long set at Fitzgerald's. The band played most every song they knew together, with Yow in pitch-perfect craze ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Dig This: Back To Back, Black Congress, dUNETX, Frants, and Ghost Mountain

    The current volume of local music is staggering. New Houston bands are born daily, and all too often pass away just as quickly. Rocks Off wants to help you (and ourselves) keep up. Houston may have gotten colder, but that's just an excuse to hunker down with those headphones, discover some local m ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011
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    September 20, 2011

    Upcoming: My Morning Jacket, Joe Pug, Scratch Acid, Etc.

    ​Balaclavas, //TENSE//, Hospital: Fri., Oct. 7. Mango's. Boots Electric: Sun., Oct. 30. Fitzgerald's. Greg Ginn & The Taylor Texas Corrugators: Sun., Nov. 6. Super Happy Fun Land. Joe Pug: Thu., Oct. 13. McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Jonny Corndawg, Ancient Cat Society: Sun., Oct. 2. Big Star B ... More >>

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    July 4, 2011

    1986: Best Musical Year Ever?

    ​For almost two weeks now, Rocks Off has been obsessed with the year exactly 25 flips of the calendar backward from this one. It started when Steve Earle did one of his "Time Machine" shows, where the singer-songwriter who plays House of Blues Wednesday spotlights a dozen or so of his favorite ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Last Night: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Groovehouse​Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Warehouse Live Studio May 5, 2011 A few months back, when the White Stripes finally officially broke up, Aftermath made the inference that had it not been for the duo that most of the new rock music hitting the charts, namely the rootsy and bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Five Memorable Artist-Audience Altercations

    Chris GrayWilco's Jeff Tweedy in a much better mood, March 2008There may be a very good reason Van Morrison said practically nothing from the stage Saturday night at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Judging from the plentiful comments here, here and over at the Chronicle's review, it would have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    2009 Concert Rewind: SXSW 09 Revisited, Broken Arm and Everything Else

    ‚Äč Balaclavas: "On the way to see Houston's own Balaclavas at the Independent to debut new stuff off the soon-to-be released Roman Holiday, I abruptly hit a curb with my bicycle. Luckily my elbow took one for the team. Well, it ended up getting fractured and I have all kinds of internal business go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: "New Texas"

    In the third in our continuing series on the music of the five states of Texas, we examine the fictional state of New Texas, comprising Austin and the Hill Country. See Part 1 here and Part 2 here. New Texas Capital: Austin Patron Saint: Willie Nelson ‚ÄčLesser Icons: Roky Erickson/Thirteenth Floor ... More >>

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    July 14, 2009

    Our Favorite ZZ Top Covers: QOTSA, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Dwight Yoakam, Willie Nelson, Tina Turner and... Rapeman?

    [Note: Now with added Ministry.] Counting down to Friday's ZZ Top/Aerosmith show in The Woodlands is starting to feel like the week Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played there last year: a steady build of anticipation and antsiness, until Friday we're flat-out squirming to get out of the office. ... More >>

  • Music

    March 26, 2009
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    March 19, 2009

    SXSW: Austin Music Awards at Austin Music Hall

    Austin is full of ghosts, and not just at the Driskill Hotel. (Say hi to LBJ's mistress for us, though, those of you staying there.) Some of the ghosts aren't even dead. Take the Dicks (above), Austin's early-'80s hardcore trail-blazers who reconvened to play Wednesday night's Austin Music Awards an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Tonight: Th' Legendary Shack Shakers at Walter's on Washington

    Th' Legendary Shack Shakers are not typical Southern-fried fare, no insipid Nashville muzak served up safe and soft. Think demented Dixieland instead. Imagine vaudevillians, carnies, punks and Tom Waits producing whisky-drizzled psychobilly. The sizzling Shakers are such a mongrel. Bursting wit ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    May 15, 2008
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    October 18, 2007
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    May 27, 2004
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    March 4, 2004

    Deep in the Bleeding Heart

    Sonic Youth returns to the scene of one of its weirdest gigs ever

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Rock You like a Hurricane

    The Press Music Awards Showcase brings a category-five storm of tunes

  • Music

    January 30, 2003

    New Bands from Old

    Or "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Ignore Audioslave"

  • Music

    July 5, 2001

    Mosquito Dope

    Hayflick Limit's punk has been baked by the heat of the Lone Star State

  • Calendar

    January 15, 1998
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    May 26, 1994

    Ethnical Questions

    Plus: Shimmying with Mary Jane on the Washington Avenue shuttle

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