30FootFALL: With Bickley, The Smiffs, Skeleton Dick., Sat., July 20, 8 p.m., $15. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. The Acacia Strain: With Within the Ruins, Xibabla, Fit For An Autopsy, American Me., Thu., August 22, 6 p.m., $15 to $17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713 ... More >>
Cave Singers Fitzgerald's, April 19 The Cave Singers are hard to pin down. Made from parts of Pretty Girls Make Graves and the Blood Brothers, among other decidedly less folky bits, the Singers cut a languid, soulful stance that roars only rarely. Even still, their catalog satisfies those who wish ... More >>
Baauer: With Danny Brown., Tue., April 9, 8 p.m., $20/$22. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Bad Company: With Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Stone Cherry., Thu., July 11, 7 p.m., $21.00-$100.50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, Spring. Benoit Pioulard: With IDYL, Marshall Wal ... More >>
Photos by Matthew KeeverSick Puppies Warehouse Live June 4, 2011 Aftermath is not going to lie: Leaving Summer Fest early to go see Sick Puppies at Warehouse Live wasn't a top priority for us, but a show's a show, and we thought we would do our best to keep our heads up, our ears open and ou ... More >>
Marco TorresHunter Pence, Buzz listener?Wandy Rodriguez is Rocks Off's new favorite Astro. Not because the Domincan southpaw has actually posted decent numbers for Houston's hometown cellar-dwellers this year (3-3 W-L, 3.41 ERA, 53 strikeouts), but because Rodriguez has one of the few ... More >>
100 Monkeys: Fri., Aug. 5. House of Blues. Bob Schneider: Sat., May 14. Cypress Saloon. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Sat., May 21. Warehouse Live. Chicago: Sun., Aug. 7. Verizon Wireless Theater. Eddie Money: Sat., April 23. The Showgrounds @ Sam Houston Race Park. The Gold Sounds, Disfrutalo! ... 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 >>
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 >>
Plimsouls rocker Peter Case bounces back from heart surgery.
LP on the way, Houston's American Fangs stay sharp through constant touring.
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 >>
This Sunday, Craig's Hlist embarks on one of the most dangerous adventures of his music-journalism career, covering BuzzFest XXIV out at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. It will be our first go-round at the bi-annual modern-rock radio festival. This year's line-up was the first one that made ... More >>
Throw beer on Southern Culture on the Skids bassist Mary Huff at your own risk.
The Blaggards warm up for an Irish tour by rocking the Rory Miggins Memorial Irish Stew Cook-Off.
The Wailers, The Supervillains: Sat., Jan. 9. House of Blues. 30 Seconds To Mars, Cage The Elephant: Thu., Dec. 3. Verizon Wireless Theater. Adam Richman: Wed., Dec. 2. House of Blues. Asleep At The Wheel: Sat., Dec. 26. Crighton Theater. Bob Schneider: Thu., Dec. 31. Meridian. Breaking Benjamin ... More >>
All this week, Rocks Off will be featuring the 2009 HPMA Nominees for Best Local Song as our MP3s of the day. Because we're going in alphabetical order and descending order of volume, American Fangs' "Le Kick" gets to lead off today. Good choice for the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, as this ... More >>
The last three weeks of this month promise to be hard on your wallet, eardrums and liver