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Sigur Ros

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    February 19, 2014

    Five Reasons to Be Excited About Kimbra's New Album (Remember Her?)

    You may know her from pop star Gotye's 2011 hit single "Somebody That I Used to Know," but Australian export Kimbra is anything but your typical pop singer. While her work as of yet has definitely held a large mainstream appeal, it's clear she has every ambition to break the mold and tread experimen ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: The Excitable Boys of Another Run

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? On the Rocks Off 200, we ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Kevin Flores, One Busy Guitarist

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Not many could keep up wi ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    Different Tongues: 10 Foreign Language Songs That Rule the World

    A couple of caveats to this list: first, it actually includes more than ten songs. Since one is sung primarily in English and another isn't technically a "foreign" language, they're considered halfsies, making up one whole. Also, no songs sung in Spanish are on this list. I'm not saying Spanish is ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    The Worst Things at Coachella This Year, Weekend Two

    Ed. Note: Brought to you by our tired, dusty and very tolerant friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly. Here's everything that bothered us about Coachella's second weekend. Hey, at least there was no dust storm! Native American Headdresses These have still not gone away. In fact, one particularly irrit ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    The Best of Coachella, Weekend One

    Ed. Note: Rocks Off proudly presents to our readers coverage of Coachella's first weekend courtesy of our sister papers LA Weekly and OC Weekly. Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad-ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped o ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    Last Night: Sigur Ros at Bayou Music Center

    Sigur Ros Bayou Music Center April 9, 2013 If you ever want to feel like you've completely taken leave of Planet Earth for a couple of hours, might I recommend a ticket to a Sigur Ros show? The Icelandic group has amassed a considerable following, enough to almost fill Bayou Music Center Tuesday, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Coachella 2013 Takes It Back to the '90s

    Coachella, the Only Music Festival That Matters (or so we're told), announced its 2013 lineup late Thursday night, no holograms or Rolling Stones included. Instead, two beloved '90s UK acts whose popularity in the U.S. is spotty at best, Blur and the Stone Roses, headline the first night of the tw ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    Upcoming: Flogging Molly, Maserati, H20, Black Pistol Fire, Pinback, Etc.

    Adam Hood: Fri., March 22, 9 p.m., $12. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 SW Freeway, Houston. The Allen Oldies Band: With Thrill, Mike Stinson., Mon., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., Free. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Anberlin: Sat., Feb. 23, 6 p.m., $20/$25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Asleep At the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Fan Direction: 5 Great Music-Video Contest Winners

    One of the latest trends I've observed in music is that almost everyone is outsourcing their videos these days, even top artists. It's much easier and cheaper to hold a fan contest, asking your fans to create videos for you, than it is to go out and shoot the video yourself on your (or your record l ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    Upcoming: Jeff Mangum, Flogging Molly, They Might Be Giants, Down, etc.

    Aaron Watson: Sat., Nov. 24, 8 p.m., $10/$15. Mo's Place, 21940 Kingsland Blvd., Katy. Action Item, Hello Highway, Before You Exit, Paradise Fears: Sat., Jan. 19, 8 p.m., $15/$17. House of Blues-- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Always Guilty, Molotov Compromise, Fuska, Gods Of Death ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Soft Metals, Buxton, Grand Old Grizzly, Etc.

    Tonight L.A.-via-Portland electro duo Soft Metals (synthy, spooky, dreamy) headline the return of the Musum of Fine Arts, Houston's Mixed Media social-hours from 8 p.m. to midnight. The space will be tricked out by presenting sponsor IKEA, so you know it's going to be modern. Also performing are loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Your Favorite Bands: How To Correctly Pronounce Their Names

    ​Back in December 1998, when Eminem was just hitting MTV and rap radio, we remember people pronouncing his name as "Eee-mine-im," and not the candy-inflected way it actually was. We even made the mistake during our first viewing of "My Name Is" late at night on the video channel and calling a ... More >>

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    December 24, 2010

    Houston Rap Year-End Odds And Ends

    ​We're seven days away from the beginning of the New Year. Let's make sure we go in there clean, shall we? Time to dump out the mailbag: First, stay tuned for our Top 10 Houston Rap Albums of the Year, coming Monday. Iceberg Slim of Screwheads Only traded emails with us while we put it togeth ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    Last Night: Jonsi At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Austin Miller​Jonsi Verizon Wireless Theater October 27, 2010 This is not an article about Jonsi. There are no articles about Jonsi, because there are no words for Jonsi. He is pre-linguistic. Go try and write an article about what it feels like to smell colors, why don't you? Desc ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Backmasking Bieber, Black Keys, Kanye, Etc.: What Do You Hear?

    ​"It's my sweet Satan ... Oh I will sing because I live with Satan." "Turn me on, dead man." "Turned out nice again." "Eat donkey crap." Every since the beginning of rock and roll, listeners and disgruntled parents alike have been searching for hidden meanings in music. Was Paul dead, w ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010
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    January 1, 2010

    The 11 Stupidest Events from the World of Music, 2009 Edition

    Hi there, 2009. Please have a seat. Are you comfortable? Would you like some coffee, or perhaps a cigarette? No? Okay, good. Let's just cut straight to the point, then. You suck, and frankly we're sick of your bullshit. You were an awful year, filled not just with economic collapse, scary right-wi ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Sigur Ros-Sampling White Rappers Guerilla Foco Clan

    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. ​ At a recent Devin the ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Hopia baboy is a lard-based Filipino pastry, not the name of the new Sigur Ros album.​Welcome back to Eating Our Words' weekly round-up, where we separate the wheat from the chaff and then have Robb Walsh make us a bitchin' spiced blackberry chaffshake. We started off the week with some gou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Stuck In a Moment You (Still) Can't Get Out Of: Remembering 9/11 In Music

    Just as none of us will ever forget where we were the morning of September 11, 2001, Rocks Off will never forget what he was listening to most of the day of the terrorist attacks. Sadly, he admits it was System of A Down's Toxicity, which had come out just the week before. For us the album conveyed ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009

    John Mayer Is Full of Crap

    ​Something about John Mayer just gets under Rocks Off's skin. We'll admit there was a time he made us believe our body was a wonderland, and yes, we've even wanted to "run through the halls of our high school and scream at the top of our lungs." But no more. The quiet little guitar player we once ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009
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    July 31, 2008
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    December 13, 2007
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    November 29, 2007

    Sigur Rós

    Hvarf/Heim, Heima

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    April 19, 2007

    Cred Sheet

    A guide to being cool

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    February 23, 2006

    Sigur Rós, with Amina

    Saturday, February 25, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-225-8551.

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    February 23, 2006

    Doomsday

    One hundred percent beef

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    October 20, 2005

    Trouble at Home

    Aaron Landsman's What You've Done has some real drama in the house

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Christmas in July

    Six dozen of Houston's finest bands for a mere $7

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    November 6, 2003

    Singapore Sling

    Sunday, November 9

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    March 27, 2003

    Combat Rock

    In this corner, weighing in at one ton of pomp, the pride of Iceland: Sigur Rós! And in this corner, the moose-wrestling Montreal maulers: Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

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    December 5, 2002

    Sigur Rós

    ( ) (MCA)

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    August 22, 2002

    múm

    Finally We Are No One (Fat Cat)

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