Besides Music World Gospel, New West Records is probably the most locally connected sub-major record label, and owner/partial Houstonian George Fontaine has long worn his heart on his sleeve about local music in general and recent New West additions the Wild Moccasins, Robert Ellis, Buxton and Grand ... More >>
One righteous vintage vinyl party.
Johnny Falstaff is a honky-tonk translator.
Amanda MertenSchool of Seven BellsFor the next three weeks, Rocks Off will be bringing you two or three short previews a day of artists playing the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park October 2-4. That's right, ACL is 17 days away - where is this year going? (Same place as all the ot ... More >>
Something about John Mayer just gets under Rocks Off's skin. We'll admit there was a time he made us believe our body was a wonderland, and yes, we've even wanted to "run through the halls of our high school and scream at the top of our lungs." But no more. The quiet little guitar player we once ... More >>
It's been a while, but let's see what's been lurking in the bin... *Kenton & Hill (Houston): "A side project from Last Soul Descendents producer Darren Roberts, this masterpiece brings together live jazzy, funky, hip-hop grooves with heavy dance beats to create a unique sound." D-Fu-J-Ra ... More >>
Margerine Eclipse (Elektra)
Broadcast mines Czech vampire films and French library music to create lush electronica
Faces Down (Astralwerks)
Don Henley -- Stereolab
Unlike their North American counterparts, Jamaican rappers are incorporating heavy metal into their material, with some amazing results
Jaguares sticks to Spanish
Stereolab: The best band you've never understood
American Analog Set, Snoop Dogg