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  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Black Flag and the Five Most Insulting Punk 'Reunions' of All Time

    On Monday, a band calling itself Black Flag is going to set up and play some tunes at Walters Downtown. For some of us, this is a pretty big deal. If you were too young or two fucked-up to remember the legendary L.A. punks' storied early-'80s heyday, this gig likely represents your most legitimate s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Marvin Gay, Sr., and the 10 Worst Rock-Star Parents of All Time

    Twenty-eight years ago this week, Marvin Gay, Sr., received a six-year suspended sentence and five years of probation for the voluntary manslaughter of his son, the R&B legend Marvin Gaye. Gay pled guilty after shooting his namesake dead in the L.A. home given to him and his wife by Gaye, who was 44 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Top 10 Dirt Cheap Rock Star Halloween Costumes

    Yep, it's that time again. Almost Halloween, and you with no costume. There's no time left to execute some grand vision that might impress people you'd like to sleep with. (Unless you want to try these, from our sister blog Art Attack.) That leaves you with only a couple of options: Sit around alon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    10 Iconic Final Concerts Plus The End Of Beatlemania

    The Beatles' concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park 46 years ago today was the end of an era for the band. Except for a famously unannounced appearance on top the Apple building two and a half years later, it would be the final live performance that the Fab Four would ever play together. It w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Y'all, We Have All Been Doing "Punk" Wrong

    When you think of punk rock, images of a bloodied Sid Vicious in a leather jacket may come to mind. Skinheads flipping off a camera. Henry Rollins and Black Flag destroying a crowd in a basement. Jello Biafra jumping into a surging pit of people after screaming about holidays in Cambodia. The Clash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Star Wars Day: Recasting The Movie With '70s Rock Stars

    Today is Star Wars Day, or "May the 4th be with you." Something less than a national holiday but more than a horrific pun, it's evidence that we still very much live in a Star Wars world 35 years after the movie was released, as well as that once the Internet gets ahold of an idea, the rest of us mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    30 Seconds With My Education's Scott Telles

    Austin's My Education falls somewhere between the instrumental interludes of Rasputina and Pink Floyd. It's like New Age music for highly disturbed people. Fresh off their SXSW showcase, we basked in the ether of bassist Scott Telles' presence to see what we could learn about him in 30 seconds. Roc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Pop Rocks: So Who Really Isn't Sexier Than Jennifer Aniston?

    You win this round, Aniston.​Men's Health magazine, which I'd always assumed was largely aimed at the gay population (much like Field & Stream), recently declared Jennifer Anison the "sexiest woman of all time:" Forget that "Sexiest Woman Alive" nonsense. Jennifer Aniston has just been named ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Keith Morris Sounds OFF! About His Dark Punk Party

    Rocks Off: You desire a gig in Mississippi or Alabama. Why? I can barely remember the last time any of my other bands played in either of those states. Now, the excuse I keep getting is that they are very depressed states and maybe they are not doing very well financially, or just a whole list of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    9 Musical Costumes Couples Should Avoid This Halloween

    Norman See/last.fmNice threads, but... yeah. Don't go there.​The other day, a friend of ours asked us for our opinion on some ideas for "couple costumes," as in Halloween, including Han Solo and Princess Leia. Ugh. Do you happy couples really start this early in September? Rocks Off thinks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Four Artists Who Died Before Playing Houston

    theindependent.co.uk​When Amy Winehouse died Saturday, almost everyone noted how the troubled British soul singer had joined the "27 Club," the list of legendary musicians who passed away at that age that also includes Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Pop Rocks on Sting: "Rock Stars...Is There Anything They Don't Know?"

    You rotten flexible bastard.​ Sting. He's the artist we love to hate: Sting, everyone's favorite somnambulant acoustic pop star, has developed a somewhat checkered experience in Central Asia. In 2009, Gulnara Karimova--herself a fledgling pop singer under the name GooGooSha and daughter of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap: Music Fans Love Their A-Holes

    You rotten flexible bastard.​Sting. He's the artist we love to hate. From The Atlantic: Sting, everyone's favorite somnambulant acoustic pop star, has developed a somewhat checkered experience in Central Asia. In 2009, Gulnara Karimova - herself a fledgling pop singer under the name GooGooSha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    A Very Special Behind The Music: Zack Attack!

    Zack Attack keyboardist Samuel "Screech" Powers before his cutting days.​Everyone remembers Zack Attack. A lighthearted, tween-oriented pop group from California, they shot to the top of the charts in November 1990 with their No. 1 hit, "Friends Forever." Teenagers and close friends themselv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Dead People We Wish We'd Seen

    ​Regrets, sang Frank Sinatra, Elvis and Sid Vicious, I've had a few. (Or, for Sid, a feee-yooouuu.) So have we all. But if you review concerts for a living, there's nothing worse than someone you like dying before you get the chance to see them live. So for this week's Round Table, Rocks Off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Ronald Reagan: Biggest Punk Icon Of The '80s

    ​Forget names like Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, Joe Strummer, Sid Vicious or even Joey Ramone. The most iconic figure of the '80s punk and hardcore scenes wasn't a dude with liberty spikes or a three-inch gash in his forehead. It was the retired film actor, father of five, former governor of C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Edgar Allan Poe, Still Wicked After All These Years

    ​Today we celebrate the birthday of one Edgar Allan Poe, a man whose influence on music simply cannot be overstated. In fact, Rocks Off is going to go on record and say that Poe's writings have influenced more music than any other written work except the Bible, and when you're second place to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    The 31 Best Music Documentaries Of All Time

    ​Hands down, above all of these following music documentaries, Craig's Hlist's two favorite of all-time are The Decline of Western Civilization Part 2: The Metal Years, and The Beatles Anthology. We can watch both on repeat for days and not complain. That will probably all change once we see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Apathy For The Devil: Adrift In The Snowblind '70s

    ​Apathy for the Devil: A 70s Memoir By Nick Kent Da Capo Press, 416 pp., $17.95. While Cameron Crowe's wonderful but fictional Almost Famous told a sanitized story of music-journalist-meets-bands in the '70s, Former New Musical Express writer Nick Kent's memoir is a warts/coke spoons/social d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Bluefinger: Rock & Roll Tragedy, One Comic Moment At A Time

    Pnotos by Anthony Rathbun/ Courtesy of Catastrophic TheatreMatt Kelly (prone) and Troy Schulze as Herman Brood and Koos​Plenty of rock stars have shown that there's a fine line between fuck-up and folk hero. Herman Brood, the central figure of Catastrophic Theatre's Bluefinger, doesn't bother ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    FAIL: Kings Of Leon, Pigeons, Bush

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Kings of Leon Respond Poorly to Mother Nature's Criticism: Last weekend, bro-rock champions Kings of Leon were three songs into a set when a pigeon in the rafters of St. Louis' Verizon Wireless Amphitheater made its opinion known by taking a dump direct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Game Time: NBA Free Agent Summit: The Four Horsemen Guide to 2010 Free Agency

    Worldwide Wes, pulling strings​"The only time this much havoc had been wreaked by this few a number of people, you need to go all the way back to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse!" -- Arn AndersonAnd with that seemingly throwaway line during a wrestling promo, one of the most entertaining fact ... 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

    April 6, 2010

    A Jury Of Billy Joe Shaver's Peers

    Jury selection began this morning in the aggravated assault trial of country legend Billy Joe Shaver, who was charged after he shot a man in the face outside of a Lorena bar in 2007. Shaver's attorney, Dick DeGuerin, maintains Shaver shot Billy Bryant Coker in self-defense. All Hair Balls knows is, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    The Music of True Blood, Episode 1.10: Cowboy Junkies and a Brief Lesson In Murder Balladry

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. With Season 2 just completed, Rocks Off is now working our way backw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    "My Son Is the Lizard King, and I'm an Admiral": Successful Rock-Star Parents

    ​Late Thursday, word came across the ticker that legendary comedian and TV star Soupy Sales had passed away at age 83. After a stint in the military and on radio, Sales went on to be one of the major pioneers of televised sketch and children's comedy. In 1965, he pulled a stunt where he asked his ... More >>

  • News

    August 27, 2009

    An Abuse of Power?

    Readers weigh in on mall cops and First Amendment rights.

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Maybe Miley Would Be Better Off Dead Like Selena, Kurt and These Others...

    In case you missed it - and if you value your immortal soul, we're sure you did - Hannah Montana star/future tell-all memoir author Miley Cyrus unveiled a newer, more "mature" look last weekend at the only venue appropriate for such things: the Teen Choice Awards. Nothing says "successful transitio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Things the Devil Should Have Done Besides Go Down to Georgia

    Today marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the Charlie Daniels Band's "The Devil Went Down To Georgia." The song, which climbed all the way to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and lives on today as a "boss battle" in Guitar Hero 3, made its first appearance on the group's 1979 album Million M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Artist of the Week: O Pioneers!!!

    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 introducingliston@gmail.com. If we were forced by thr ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008
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    June 26, 2008
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    November 16, 2006

    Never Opening Near You

    Music biopics Hollywood won't make

  • Calendar

    March 16, 2006
  • News

    March 16, 2006

    Bois and Grrls

    Genderqueer: Straight or gay, these kids refuse to play dress-up by the rules

  • Calendar

    January 26, 2006
  • Culture

    January 5, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibits

  • Calendar

    July 21, 2005

    Mix Media

    Josell Ramos tracks the origins of DJ culture in NYC in his new doc, Maestro

  • Music

    June 23, 2005

    Ronny Elliott, with Ken Gaines

    Thursday, June 23, at Anderson Fair, 2007 Grant, 713-528-8576.

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    Ultra Man

    Champa is the champ of our DJ competition at South Beach

  • Music

    February 5, 2004

    Pop-Punk Penance

    A cool kid seeks heavenly redemption

  • Music

    September 11, 2003

    2 Filthy, 2 Furious

    The Sex Pistols have re-formed (again), and Johnny Rotten is spewing pure vitriol (still)

  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    No Mo' Moshin'

    Local Music News

  • Film

    November 18, 1999

    Horseman, Pass By

    Sleepy Hollow looks great, but it's less filling than Washington Irving

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Rotation

    Boozoo Chavis and the Magic Sounds, Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band, Verbena

  • Music

    March 5, 1998

    Unforgettable?

    The new Bobby Fuller retrospective salutes a questionable legacy

  • Music

    November 13, 1997

    Rules of the Road

    The Latchkey Kids learn that even in rock and roll, it pays to call ahead

  • Music

    August 1, 1996
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    April 20, 1995

    Heavenly Fire

    Jason and the Scorchers reunite, and get hot in the process

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