There are two kinds of reactions to a long-forgotten song. First, and most optimal, are the obscure bands whose music hits your iPod and brings on the euphoria of resurrected-music magic. But then there are the ones that play over the loudspeaker in the dusty aisles of your local discount store as ... More >>
Photo by Marc BrubakerWe did it all for the nookie.This weekend is Buzzfest XXVII in Houston, 94.5 The Buzz's bi-annual all-day throwdown at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Rocks Off has covered a few of the shows in the past few years, including the May 2010 edition where we took along ... More >>
Broadway loves nostalgia, and they also love a sure thing. That's why most of the biggest hit musicals on Broadway right now are jukebox musicals that string together narratives out of popular songs. Musicals like Movin' Out, Jersey Boys, and especially Rock of Ages utilize hits from the past ... More >>
Dan Klores CommunicationsTommy, can you hear me?Tonight House Of Blues welcomes the traveling underage rock revue School Of Rock as they re-create highlights from 1985's Live Aid concerts. SOR features three bands or teens and preteens rocking out and learning the ropes of touring and rock. ... More >>
Not too long ago, an old sound guy told Rocks Off that if people would turn it down just a little it would be louder than anything else, a suddenly startling quiet. Every time we get ahold of a new release from Woodlands studio/label Red Tree, we get a sample of that wonderful quiet sincerity. S ... More >>
Profiling local bands
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