Good Job Underground
Fitzgerald's, April 13
Spring's Good Job Underground has been one of the most underrated rock duos of the past few years around these parts. If you have an El Ten Eleven itch that needs scratching, or miss prime Helmet, here's your band. Straight-ahead, low-fat metal riffs with ... More >>
Hey, so you can cancel those drum lessons with the guy who teaches out of his parents' basement. Ryan Moran, Slightly Stoopid's resident drummer animal, is ready to take over those teaching duties.
No, I'm not fucking with you. Those lessons exist, and are yours for the taking. Slightly Stoopid, wi ... More >>
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 15, 2012
"Three eleven. Three three eleven!" The crowd chanted over and over.
The anticipation was crazy. It was all a rush. Especially for my friend and I.
I'll give y'all the scoop of how my night went. My best friend and I went out to The Woodlands Mall ... More >>
This summer's Unity Tour has 311 teaming up with Slightly Stoopid to hit 38 cities. Houston of course is along the road.
Known for never sticking to just one specific genre, Slightly Stoopid will hit the stage at Cynthia Woods Sunday evening. Rocks Off got to speak with drummer Ryan Moran, aka RyM ... 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 >>
Trent Reznor, you know, before the Oscar and all the weightlifting. As a music writer, we are asked constantly to compare the new with the old, to decipher the periphery where modern bands' influences come from to understand where we are going and what we are seeing. We can hear everything Ke ... More >>
jambase.comThis weekend this member of Rocks Off is heading to Gulf Shores, Alabama, for the Hangout Festival on the beach. Well, hopefully, considering the drive may take us through some rough waters due to the flooding in the deep South. Let us pray...
Anyhow, this is the second year for H ... More >>
Photos by Travis HensleySlightly Stoopid
Verizon Wireless Theater
May 14, 2011
Gone are the days when ska-ish, acoustic punk rock with undertones of reggae and hip-hop ruled the airwaves. Hell, Aftermath never even got to see it firsthand, so for all we know, it never really happened. Becaus ... More >>
"20th Annual KTRU Outdoor Show" With Washed Out, Real Estate, Fat Tony, Young Mammals, Grandfather Child, The Tontons: Sat., April 9. Rice University.
Billy Joe Shaver: Sat., June 18. Dosey Doe Coffee Company.
Chingo Bling, DJ Ebonix: Fri., April 8. Bronze Peacock Room @ House of Blues.
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Marco TorresThe Eagles have flown, at least as far as Houston is concerned.If you have even bothered to venture out of doors during these days of 105-degree heat indices and "Unhealthy" air-quality advisories, you may have noticed that things have been a little light on the roadshow front lat ... More >>
black-lips.com via FlickrBrand-new ACL 2010 adds The Black LipsThe Austin City Limits Music Festival released the schedule grid for this year's gathering in Zilker Park Oct. 7-9. The festival also added several bands, including Atlanta garage-punks (and recovering exhibitionists) the Black Li ... More >>
As the sole in-house bearer of the Rocks Off tattoo load (aside from Brandon K. Hernsberger and Brittanie Shey), we get asked to do a lot of tattoo-related musical blogs. It's cool, because worse things could happen. We aren't killing dogs at the pound nor are we the lead singer of Slightly Stoop ... More >>
www.eaglesband.comWho knew the Eagles shot their publicity stills for The Long Road Out of Eden at ACL 2005?When the Austin City Limits festival lineup is released every spring, one of Rocks Off's favorite parlor games besides wondering what sort of Biblical weather-related calamity God will visi ... More >>
The line-up for the 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival went live at the fest's website at midnight this morning while the rest of the world was snoozing. Luckily we are up and stirring to bring it to you. No Pavement and no Soundgarden, but we do have the Strokes down. More commentary coming in ... More >>
The Blasters: Sat., May 8. Fitzgerald's.
Alexisonfire, Trash Talk, La Dispute, Therefore I Am: Mon., May 3. Warehouse Live.
Billy Joe Shaver: Fri., April 9. The Firehouse Saloon.
Bobby Bare Jr., David Vanderveld: Tue., March 16. Rudyard's.
BT, Glint: Wed., March 17. House of Blues.
Chaka Khan: F ... More >>
[Note: While we're on the subject of House of Blues shows, please note the Goodie Mob/Scarface concert scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 14.]www.drivebytruckers.comOnce again Rocks Off allowed ourselves to get distracted and nearly forgot we've got this Live Nation ... More >>