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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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    July 8, 2013

    Eli Young Band, Easton Corbin, etc. at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 7/6/2013

    93Q's "A Day In the Country" Feat. Eli Young Band, Easton Corbin, Joe Nichols and Aaron Lewis Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 6, 2013 Thirteen thousand pairs of cowboy boots, quite a few itty-bitty shorts, and a bunch of dudes in surfer-cowboy duds lined the rows at the Woodlands Pavilion this ... More >>

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    July 5, 2013

    Houston's Best Weekend Concerts: Ray Wylie Hubbard, A Day In the Country, etc.

    Ray Wylie Hubbard McGonigel's Mucky Duck, July 5 Musicians do, but far too many people just don't know what an incredible songwriting talent Ray Wylie Hubbard is. One part sage, one part curmudgeon, one part Zen bluesman, Hubbard puts a grizzled Texas-roadhouse spin on some pretty highfalutin philo ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    Saturday Night: Brantley Gilbert at Reliant Stadium

    Brantley Gilbert Reliant Stadium March 2, 2013 The specter of Honey Boo Boo hovered over Brantley Gilbert Saturday at RodeoHouston. If one single human being apart from the not-so-pint-sized TLC reality star who embodies the word "redneckognize," it's the man responsible for the song "Kick It In th ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    Staind's Aaron Lewis on Country Music: "It's Where I Am, Creatively"

    "Years ago, if you had told me I was going to record a country record, I would have laughed at you," says vocalist Aaron Lewis. But record a country album, he did. And it's been a hit so far. Though he may be a relatively new face to country, Lewis has plenty of experience in the music industry as ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    Who Should Play RodeoHouston In 2013?

    On October 30, just a few days from now, RodeoHouston will announce its first round of performers for the 2013 edition of the star-studded, yeehawin', nearly three-week event at Reliant Park. The booking the last few years has been getting more adventurous, with the likes of Kid Rock, KISS, Mary J. ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Dust Off Your Flannel

    Does the looming '90s revival presage a Nirvana-style breakthrough?

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    September 13, 2012

    Y2J Forever: Fozzy's Chris Jericho Steps Out of the Ring and Onto the Charts

    This weekend the last of the big touring festivals rolls into town in the form of the Uproar Festival. The 2012 edition of the tour brings some of the bigger names in hard rock's past (Godsmack, Staind) and present (Shinedown, Adelita's Way) to The Woodlands. Listed among the bands playing on the s ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    30 Seconds With mewithoutYou

    I have a hard time adequately describing mewithoutYou's music... imagine if King Missile and early Butthole Surfers collaborated. Even then you'd be missing a lot of the nuances and brilliance. I caught up with drummer Richard Mazzotta to see what I could learn about the amazing percussionist in 30 ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Upcoming: Beach House, Billy Joe Shaver, Tomahawk, Lyle Lovett, Hatebreed, Etc.

    Ashbury Keys, three33, Wiretree: Sat., June 23, 8 p.m., $5. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Bass Drum Of Death, DZ Deathrays: Thu., July 12, 8 p.m., $8/$11. Fitzgerald's Beach House: Wed., Sept. 19, 8 p.m., $20-$25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Billy Joe Shaver: Sat., Aug. 11, 9 ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Buzzfest XXVIII Coming April 21: Korn, Blue October, MuteMath, Cage The Elephant & More

    "Which button do I push to make R's go backwards?" ​Yes, we are now on the twenty-eighth Buzzfest in Houston history, with the all-day show on April 21 boasting a lineup that includes Korn, The Dirty Heads, Blue October, Evans Blue, Evanescence and Cage The Elephant, plus undercards Foxy Shaza ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Last Night: Aaron Lewis at Verizon Wireless Theater

    It's unusual for the cavernous Verizon Wireless Theater to take on the feel of an intimate venue. When Aaron Lewis took the stage Thursday night for a solo acoustic set, though, the concert hall's confines seemed to shrink down to the size of a welcoming roadhouse rather than a repurposed conventio ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    With a Rebel Yell: 10 Rockers Gone Country

    Photo by Matthew KeeverAaron Lewis at the Verizon Wireless Theater in 2010.​When Staind singer Aaron Lewis rolls into Verizon Wireless Theater tomorrow night, odds are he'll leave his mudshuvel back at the hotel. As modern rock radio turns to the next generation of angst, the former Fred Durs ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Saturday: BuzzFest XXVII At The Woodlands

    Photos by Jack Wehmanthelastplaceyoulook​Check out more pics of the bands and crowds at Buzzfest XXVII in our slideshow. BuzzFest XXVII Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion October 22, 2011 By the end of BuzzFest 27, Aftermath had seen countless couples arguing, stepped in a few puddles of puke a ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011
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    September 13, 2011

    Upcoming: Buzzfest XXVII, The Gourds, Mastodon, Sting, Etc.

    ​Brent Nettles, Literary Greats, Poor Pilate: Sat., Sept. 24. Continental Club. Brown Bird, The Devil Makes Three: Fri., Dec. 2. Fitzgerald's. Buxton, By The End Of Tonight, Cosmic Sound: CHANGED Fri., Sept. 30. Mango's. "BuzzFest XXVII" With Bush, Staind, Chevelle, P.O.D., Everlast, 10 Ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    What Is Classic Rock Today?

    ​What is classic rock in 2010? 15 years ago, it was was the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, anything Eric Clapton touched and every band your dad played in his car while he was making out with the girls he met before your mom. That's how we know classic rock: Big riffs, big voices, in ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Last Night: Aaron Lewis At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Matthew Keever​Aaron Lewis Verizon Wireless Theater November 1, 2010 As Aaron Lewis walked out onto the stage at Verizon Wireless Theater last night, he was met with a roar of applause - audience members stood from their seats, cheering and carrying on, while Lewis smiled, waved and ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    The Top 10 Reasons We Love Ted Nugent

    ​Sunday, Rocks Off is going to the Pasadena Fairgrounds to see Ted Nugent and the Charlie Lucas Band headline a charity event to raise money to secure homes for wounded military vets and their families. It's for a great cause and benefits the Bay Area Home Builders Association's "Operation Fin ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Top 10 Worst Music-Related Tattoos

    ​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 >>

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    January 26, 2010

    Great Moments In Douchebaggotry: Fred Durst, Porn Star

    Great Moments in Douchebaggotry is brought to you by Rocks Off's upcoming "Washington Shore" party, Thursday, February 11 at the Washington Avenue Drinkery. All types of douchebags are encouraged to attend. Fred Durst's "O" face. We didn't want to show you his dick, but now we're worried this may be ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Artist of the Week: Why You Should Care About Modern-Rockers Raging Apathy

    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 sheaserrano@gmail.com. ​ Thirty-eight simple rules go ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    I Gave Her a Ring...: Musical Minutiae About Fingers and Birds

    ​Although we recently discovered how to access the primitive version of Facebook on our non-iPhone (so watch out), Rocks Off generally lives in an Internet-free bubble outside the office. And happily so, so it took until Monday's late local news for us to see - and subsequently laugh our fool head ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    Kick 'em While They're Down: The Worst Songs Ever Recorded For Charity

    Please take this thing away from me. Please.​ When Rocks Off received an email touting Sting's new MySpace charity video for the Prince of Wales' Rainforest Project, we almost chipped a fingernail hurriedly clicking on the link, which promised oodles of celebrities such as Olivia Newton-John, Rich ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Somber Element

    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. Being a music critic ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008
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    September 22, 2008
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    October 23, 2007
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    February 1, 2007

    Shock and Rawrb

    Psychostick's Notorious R.O.B.

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    January 11, 2007

    Rogue Waves

    A new report cuts through the static on the radio industry

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    June 15, 2006
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    February 2, 2006

    Between the Cracks

    Profiling local bands

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    December 29, 2005

    Farewell to the Twenty Nickel

    Looking back on the '05 and dreaming in the '06

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    November 24, 2005

    Staind, P.O.D., Taproot

    Sunday, November 27, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-225-8551.

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    November 10, 2005

    Low Ride, Take It Easy

    A trip to the Los Magnificos Car Show sets us to pondering why there cant be a local rock equivalent

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    October 27, 2005

    Base Raps

    Paul Wall and Chamillionaire each release Astros tributes, while rock radio churns out the cheesy montages

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    April 7, 2005

    Monsters of Hip

    Five bands' worth of Urban Outfitters employees grace Cardi's stage with shopworn licks and attire

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    September 16, 2004
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    June 17, 2004

    Text Hook

    Words unite three very different artists at Mixture

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    April 1, 2004

    Franz Ferdinand

    Franz Ferdinand (Domino)

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    February 26, 2004

    Stayin' Alive

    The hopes of a dying genre chill in Linkin Park

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    February 12, 2004

    Drat!

    Racket proposes a rock radio revolution. Clear Channel beats him to the punch.

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    January 22, 2004

    Bash-ing the Bigwigs

    Come Super Bowl week, you can still party downtown, even if you're not very important

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    October 16, 2003

    Triggerfish

    Life on Dry Land (Self-released)

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    October 9, 2003

    Stacy's Mom's Got It Going On

    And so does the rest of Fountains of Wayne's Welcome Interstate Managers

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    August 7, 2003
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    July 24, 2003

    Rock You like a Hurricane

    The Press Music Awards Showcase brings a category-five storm of tunes

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    October 31, 2002

    Band of Brothers

    Local emocore rockers the Tie that Binds lose one sibling and add another

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    April 25, 2002

    Wet Dreamer

    Andrew W.K. is oozing with gratitude. Watch out -- you might get it on your clothes.

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