You can take the boy out of Houston, but...well, this is part of how Robert Ellis has found himself spending his time after moving to New York City a little more than a month ago. "There's actually a weird little honky-tonk scene in Brooklyn," says the singer-songwriter who relocated from Houston t ... More >>
You've been wondering, and asking us, and lately offering up a few social-media suggestions. But it's time. Apologies for the delay, but the 2014 Houston Press Music Award nominations are at hand. What took so long? To draw up the ballot this year, we consulted about two dozen individuals from all ... More >>
Above: Corb Lund gettin' down on the mountain. It only takes one listen to any Corb Lund album to know the guy is witty and whip-smart. The salty Albertan who studied jazz in Edmonton before joining metal band the Smalls, also has a good sense of history and a strong respect for the land and people ... More >>
Rewind: Friday Night: Grandfather Child, the Suffers, etc. at Fitzgerald's Brett Whitcomb and Bradford Thomason, known together as Window Pictures, have made a performance clip with Houston favorites Grandfather Child to help promote the group's brand-new self-titled release. This past Friday the ... More >>
Album recorded partially in drummer's parents' basement.
Local music fans are all waiting intently for Grandfather Child to drop their self-titled debut on New West Records some time in early June, so this Big Star Bar gig is the best chance for you newbies to see what all the fuss from the cool kids will be about this summer. We've tried to wrestle an ex ... More >>
Neartown stalwarts Sideshow Tramps make real-life "Montrose music" on eclectic new album Revelator.
Robert Ellis heads into the great wide open on his first New West LP.
Never idle, Steve Earle returns to his old stomping grounds with a new album and novel.
What would your Friday be without Magnolia City Mixtape? Pretty bleak, if you're trying to keep up on all the local music here in Houston. Thankfully, we're here to make that last day of the work week just a bit better. Propain launched his music video for the Departure track, "Say I Won't." Dire ... More >>
Photos via The Mastersons on FacebookChris Masterson and wife Eleanor Whitmore may live in Brooklyn these days, but like many New Yorkers, they are avid snowbirds. So much so, their new album will be titled Bird Fly South. "We're like migratory birds, we always head down to Texas for the Chr ... More >>
Sacred Steel gives Grandfather Child an epiphany.
Billy Corgan's everlasting gaze
Sideshow Tramps on FacebookThink of Houston barnburners the Sideshow Tramps and naturally the first thought that comes to mind is "wholesome family enterainment," right? The band themselves admitted as much in an email they sent to Rocks Off HQ Wednesday afternoon, calling themselves "known f ... More >>
myspace.com/winterwallaceRocks Off has known Houston singer-songwriter Winter Wallace since at least 2000. We know plenty about her, and she knows plenty of embarrassing things about us. We know that she is scared of the Loch Ness Monster, which isn't so weird. What's worse is that she knows ... More >>
UPDATE (5:40 p.m.): Boondocks' Shawn Bermudez says Little Joe will resume his Tuesday residency at the bar tomorrow night. Little Joe Washington, all smiles as usual, and John Egan (right)Steve ChristensenOnly a few weeks out of the hospital, Little Joe Washington took another step back this ... More >>
Singer-songwriter Elaine Greer learns how to play well with others.
Johnny Falstaff Honky Tonkin' Daddy www.myspace.com/johnnyfalstaff Three local artists dropped albums either recorded at Sugar Hill Studios or with Sugar Hill connections in the past month: Johnny Falstaff's Honky Tonkin' Daddy, John Evans' Lucky 13 and Kanude's Kanude. Produced by John Evans ... More >>
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