Bun B, Trae Tha Truth
Baybrook Mall (1355 W. Bay Area Blvd.), June 14
These days Bun B is a multitasking pillar of the community, one of the area's most beloved public figures: to say nothing of his high social-media profile,. Lately he's been helping Houston Mayor Annise Parker battle texting whil ... More >>
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, March 29
With wife/writing partner Ruth Ellsworth, Bill Carter co-wrote 1989's "Crossfire," one of Stevie Ray Vaughan's last big hits. That song went on to earn music publisher BMI's "Million Airs" award for more than 2 million radio spins; musically speaking, it ... More >>
311, Slightly Stoopid: Sun., July 15. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, Spring.
.38 Special, Blackberry Smoke, Folk Family Revival: Sat., May 19. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston.
"3rd Annual Disco Green Electronic Music Festival": Sat., May 5. ... More >>
10 Years, Digital Summer, A Cry Farewell: Mon., Feb. 28. Scout Bar Clear Lake.
Al Staehely: Fri., Feb. 11. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe.
Blue Oyster Cult, Marshall Tucker Band: Fri., March 18. Arena Theatre.
Cults, Small Black, Sun Airway: Tue., March 15. Fitzgerald's.
Destruction, Destroye ... More >>
Two of the better known roots producers on the scene have radically different memories of the first music of their childhoods that gripped them by the ears and heart.
Gurf Morlix, whose notable production credits include Lucinda Williams' Grammy-winning Car Wheels on a Gravel Road as well as stella ... More >>
Lonesome, Onry and Mean saw a great comment from Dave Alvin on Facebook recently that went something like this: "I do not do Best of lists or End of the Decade lists, the only lists I do are 'crap I have to do' lists."
We gladly second that, Dave, as there is nothing other than Christmas shopping ... More >>
10th Grade Cutie, Muhammadali, Freddie Gonorrhea & The Gunz: Mon., Jan. 25. Super Happy Fun Land.
Alicia Keys: Sat., April 3. Toyota Center.
Alkaline Trio, Cursive: Fri., March 26. Warehouse Live.
Fair To Midland, Chrome 44, Raging Apathy: Wed., March 24. Scout Bar Clear Lake.
Finntroll, Moo ... More >>
Free Press Houston has added Devin the Dude, whom Rocks Off is currently trying to track down for a prospective new feature (email us, mang!) and Prince Paul to its Summer Fest August 8 and 9 in Eleanor Tinsley Park. See FPH's or Pegstar's Web sites for ticket info (hint: it's $7 per day).
Yesterday ... More >>
A-Trak, Rye Rye,
Treasure Fingers: Sat., July 11.
Arc Angels: Fri., July 10. Warehouse Live.
Asleep At The Wheel: Sat., Aug. 1. Sengelmann Hall
Beto Cuevas: Wed., Aug. 26. House of Blues.
Blue October, Switchfoot, Ours: Fri ... More >>
"SWING LOW AND CARRY ME HOME" By Mechanical Boy from Michael Fodera on Vimeo.
It's about time for Rocks Off to head off to the bunkhouse for some much-needed R&R, but first here's a few final tidbits that have recently come to our attention.
Mechanical Boy just released its first video, "Swing L ... More >>
Photos by John Moulder
I'm always looking for good lyrics that make sense of the current military situation. I recently got Slaid Cleaves' fine new album, Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away, which contains this wonderful verse in the song "Hard to Believe":
"Here comes another blown up kid from ... More >>
Photo by Lynne Hawrelko
What a beautiful world we'd be living in if Joel Osteen or Pat Robertson or Rush Limbaugh used Gurf Morlix as musical director. His new Last Exit to Happyland is full of aching songs full of deep humanity and decency as well as head-shaking social accusations and knife-to-the ... More >>