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Steve Albini

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Rusty Shackle, Black Joe Lewis, Failure, etc.

    DJ Sun The Flat, June 9 On last year's One Hundred -- amazingly, his first-ever full-length release -- DJ Sun pours his 20-plus-year career as one of Houston's most in-demand DJs into a seamless work that never lulls, never lags and maintains an unshakably mellow groove throughout. Its intricately ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    The 25 Best Songs We Heard Last Month

    Augustines, "Kid You're On Your Own" The Brooklyn trio's whole album Augustines is fantastic, like War-era U2 with bonus folk inflections. I can tell it's going to be one where I have a different favorite track every couple of weeks; right now it's "Kid You're On Your Own." JOHN SEABORN GRAY Aloe ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    The 10 Best Grunge Albums of All Time

    Kids of the '80s have to face the fact that it's time to put that "Beat It" jacket in cold storage, because the '90s are officially all the nostalgia rage. While the editor of this blog was vacationing last week, he happened to take in a screening of the very funny The World's End, whose plot pivots ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    5 Easy Ways to Spruce Up American Idol

    You may not have noticed, but American Idol started a new season last week. If you're like most people, you apparently didn't watch because the ratings are way down. This could be for any number of reasons. Idol has been on the air for what feels like forever, with pretty much the same formula all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    5 Bands Who Pioneered Modern Indie-Rock... Besides the Smiths

    Legendary guitarist Johnny Marr is set to release his first ever solo record next month after years of being a sideman for other bands, some rather important. In anticipation, he's had some choice words to say that one would have expected more from his less level-headed ex-Smiths compatriot Morrisse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Music's Biggest Douchebags: 2012 Edition

    The music world is bound to have a lot of douchebags. It's just an inevitability, considering that it's essentially a profession for man-children. Peter Pan syndrome? No problem in the music business. That's why you see so many rock stars going through growing pains sometime in their mid-forties. Re ... More >>

  • Music

    November 22, 2012
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    November 13, 2012

    Neo-Riot Grrrls: Today's Top 5 Female Punk Rockers

    There have been punk-rock chicks as long as there has been punk rock. That much is true, but what is also unfortunately true is that the genre can all too often be a boys' club. Consider that emo, an entire genre based around angsty young men bemoaning their troubles with women, spawned from punk. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Crowdsourcing or Exploitation? Amanda Palmer's Search For Volunteer Musicians

    Warning: These videos aren't exactly safe for work. View at your risk, preferably at home with the shades drawn. Amanda Palmer is learning that Biggie was right: More money does in fact equal more problems. A while back Palmer created a Kickstarter project for her new album and tour. Her thousands ... More >>

  • Film

    February 16, 2012

    For Better or for Amnesia

    Rachel McAdams gets the sense knocked out of her in The Vow.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Noise For The Ages: Top Post-Hardcore Guitarists Through the Years

    While it may not often be recognized by "mainstream listening audiences," post-hardcore is not a dead genre. Though its popularity has often waxed and waned throughout the years since its inception in the mid '80s, there are always great upstart bands keeping it alive. As of late, the genre has seen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    The 10 Best Songs of 2011 You Didn't Hear

    ​I have absolutely no clue what is going on out there. I know that BeyoncĂ© had that song with the counting, Adele had a song that was maybe about doing ecstasy in a pool, and some guy with a beard got nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy even though For Emma, Forever Ago came out literally ... More >>

  • Music

    December 8, 2011
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    January 13, 2011

    1991: Best Music Year Ever?

    Rocks Off Sr.'s choice for 1991's best album.​1991 was one of the biggest years in modern music. It was when metal went pop, radio country ruled, grunge went mainstream, and rap began its climb to chart dominance, even if it was spearheaded by a white candy rapper from Dallas. There were man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    FAIL: Gene Simmons, Steve Albini, INXS, Danzig (Not)

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Gene Simmons Is Donald Trump In Makeup: Fails has never been a big KISS fan, but we can't imagine watching Gene Simmons' behavior makes being one any easier. If you're a die-hard KISS fan, watching his douchey whoring and cutthroat CEO tactics must be d ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009
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    March 19, 2009
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    February 25, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Guitars

    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. Erin Krimian/ court ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Shit City High

    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. Regardless of genre, a m ... More >>

  • Music

    May 29, 2008

    The Science of Pop

    Do we really need a formula for perfect music?

  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    The Stooges

    The Weirdness

  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    The Jonx

    No Turn Jonx Red

  • Music

    November 23, 2006

    Nirvana

    Nirvana: In Utero -- A Classic Album Under Review

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    November 9, 2006
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    June 8, 2006

    Shellac

    Saturday, June 10, at Numbers, 300 Westheimer, 713-526-6551

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    May 18, 2006

    Pelican, with Mono

    Sunday, May 21, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-862-2513

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2005

    We're All Gonna Die

    So you might as well rock out with XBXRX

  • Music

    July 28, 2005

    Girls' Night Out

    Le Tigre and Electrelane bring an evening of transatlantic feminist mayhem to the Engine Room. Don't worry, boys -- you can come too.

  • Music

    May 26, 2005

    Take Me Out...

    ...to the ball game. Lauding baseball-in-rock's finest moments.

  • Music

    October 14, 2004
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    September 9, 2004
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    June 3, 2004
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    January 22, 2004

    Ride Like the Wind

    NASA scientists fear tepid response when aliens encounter Christopher Cross

  • Music

    October 9, 2003

    Hit the Road, Jack. Permanently.

    According to former Houstonians the Business Machines, that's the only way to get a career

  • Music

    August 28, 2003

    Neo Nuthin'

    The Fleshtones have got your garage-rock revival hanging low

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Banana Flambé

    Caution: Improper use of Melt-Banana may lead to tissue damage

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2003

    Just Do It

    Selling out isn't on Michael W. Dean's list

  • Music

    February 13, 2003

    Bellini

    Snowing Sun (Monitor)

  • Music

    January 30, 2003

    New Bands from Old

    Or "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Ignore Audioslave"

  • Music

    January 9, 2003

    Number One with a Bullet

    Our take on "rare" Nirvana

  • Music

    March 28, 2002

    Flogging Molly

    Friday, March 29

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    February 18, 1999
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    November 5, 1998
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    June 18, 1998
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    April 16, 1998
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    April 2, 1998
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    April 10, 1997
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    March 20, 1997
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    July 4, 1996
  • Dining

    June 8, 1995

    Critic's Choice

    Listen to the Quiet (and Loud)

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