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Skinny Puppy

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    October 20, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Watsky, Heart, Jason Aldean, B.o.B., etc.

    Watsky House of Blues, October 21 Last year, the most badass statistical analyst you've ever heard of, Matt Daniels, released something called the Hip-Hop Flow Chart, which ranked several popular rap acts by vocabulary size. I pored over the results like a rap geek and wondered how could Daniels ha ... More >>

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    January 31, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Aaron Lewis, Creole Festival, Skinny Puppy, etc.

    The Black & White Years Fitzgerald's, January 31 The Black and White Years were blessed with good luck almost from the get-go. No less than Jerry Harrison, the former Talking Heads guitarist, took a shine to the Austin indie-rockers at their 2007 SXSW show and produced the eponymous album that foll ... More >>

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    December 24, 2013

    Upcoming: Bayside, Brett Dennen, G-Eazy, Lorde, Neutral Milk Hotel, Il Divo, etc.

    1st Annual New Years Blackout feat. Maze: With Frankie Beverly, Sheryl Underwood, Mint Condition, Keke Wyatt, K Michelle., Tue., December 31, 8 p.m., $59.50 to $79.50. Reliant Arena, 8400 Kirby, Houston, 713-799-9500. 2 Good to be T.R.U.: Fri., March 14, 9 p.m., $37.50. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texa ... 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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    February 25, 2013

    Gothic Council on the Perfect Gothic Workout Music

    I hate working out unless it involves back flips and body slams. I used to do all my exercise in a bingo hall with no A/C in a wrestling ring that was harder than Frank Zappa in a used-panty store. Since I have long since left my wrestling dreams behind, I'm forced to go to the gym unless I want t ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Music That Will Officially Be Old In 2013

    One of my favorite pastimes is reminding my friends how old we are all getting, partly because I am cruel, and probably because even I am astounded that actor Steve Guttenberg is now three years older than Wilford Brimley was when they filmed Cocoon together in 1985. We can all think of things tha ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    January 23, 2012

    Sing While You May: The Top 10 Best Songs of Edward Ka-Spel

    ​There is no more brilliant musician and lyricist than Edward Ka-Spel, the leader of the Legendary Pink Dots who turns 58 years old today. Ka-Spel has appeared on something like 50 albums in his lifetime, with the Dots, solo, and with cEvin Key in Tear Garden. His songs dance the lines between ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    Last Night: Sleigh Bells & CSS At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Sleigh Bells, CSS Warehouse Live April 24, 2011 See more photos in our slideshow. The concept of loud music is in Aftermath's blood. From the sweet-ass two-page Van Halen mural our Uncle Kelly drew inside his junior high yearbook in 1984, the blown-out speakers in our ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    NASA's New Comet Recordings: Worth Sampling Or Not?

    nasa.govThe Temple 1 comet as seen by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft​On Valentine's Day, NASA's Stardust was able to get within spitting distance of the comet Temple 1. This was the second visit by our spacecraft after Deep Impact buzzed Temple back in 2005, so it gave scientist their first cha ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    Mission Accomplished: Your Buzzword Is My Band Name, Part 2

    ​We're getting closer to a midterm election that, more and more, is coming to resemble two dachshunds we had as a kid who would lose their little doggy minds over a chew toy and attack each other in a weiner-dog whirlwind of until separated by a garden hose. The attack ads are a-flying, and e ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Ten Videos That Will Creep The Hell Out Of You (NSFW)

    "This was the first time we realized we were scared of needles being shoved into our faces..." ​Craig's Hlist has spent the past 27 years of our life mired in music videos. The family got cable at the exact same time that MTV was hitting its stride, so you could say that our first babysitter ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Last Night: Crystal Castles At House Of Blues

    Photos by Jody Perry​Crystal Castles House of Blues September 13, 2010 There are elements of last night's Crystal Castles show that we still don't quite know how to put into words. The Canadian duo, plus a drummer, is staking out such new territory piece by piece that they only have themselve ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Nature's Revenge: Tunes For A Vengeful Planet

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray‚Äč We like to think of the planet we live on as "Mother" Earth, a caring, nurturing parent figure who we thoughtlessly abuse. Well, we at Rocks Off don't know if you've noticed, but Mom ain't exactly helpless. In fact, sometimes she seems less like a benevolen ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    The Music of True Blood, Episode 1.10: Dr. John Don't Wanna Know About Evil, But We Sure Do

    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 >>

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    December 1, 2009

    The Gnarly Musical Ingredients That Make Up Skinny Puppy

    Tonight Canadian industrial legends Skinny Puppy take the stage at Warehouse Live, and Rocks Off will be there to cover every single corpse-paint and blood-spotted inch of the show. We snagged a few videos of bands that who paved the way for cEvin Key and Nivek Ogre to make Puppy's enigmatic and ch ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009
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    October 1, 2009
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    August 18, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Alice Cooper, BT, Drive-By Truckers, Neko Case, Skinny Puppy, Wanda Jackson, etc.

    ‚ÄčAlice Cooper: Sun., Oct. 11. Verizon Wireless Theater. Bamboo: Fri., Oct. 2. Arena Theatre. Billy Joe Shaver: Sat., Nov. 28. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. BT: Fri., Sept. 4. Rich's Houston. Colin Hay: Sat., Oct. 17. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Dave Seaman: Fri., Nov. 27. Rich's Houston. Drive-By Truck ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    Mail Call: Post-AC/DC Edition

    AC/DC may be gone (sniff), although the ringing in several of Rocks Off's friends' ears (and his own) lingers on, but the mail goes on... Waylon Jennings & the .357s (Littlefield/Nashville, R.I.P.), Waylon Forever (by request): "'I'd been playing my dad the music I was inspired by at the time, ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008
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    September 30, 2008

    Mail Call: Post-Ike/ACL Edition

    As you might imagine, the past few weeks have been somewhat hectic for Rocks Off, meaning there's been another heaping helping of yellow and brown envelopes piling up. Let's do this. This time I've added brief quotes from the accompanying press release, provided there is one. Definitely Roy O ... More >>

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    December 1, 2005

    Jada Rocks

    Mrs. Fresh Prince brings her "spiritual hardcore" to the Scout Bar. Deal with that.

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    June 24, 2004

    What Was That?

    Horton hears a Who in Seussical

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    April 8, 2004

    He's Got Skillz

    V Zilla plays the good host

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    September 9, 1999

    Playbill

    Coming This Week

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    December 3, 1998
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    December 11, 1997

    Hail to the '80s

    A rash of new compilations makes a case for the Me Decade's place in rock history

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    August 21, 1997
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    March 14, 1996
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