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Stone Temple Pilots

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    November 4, 2013

    Buzzfest XXXI at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 11/02/2013

    Buzzfest XXXI feat. Stone Temple Pilots, Chevelle, Cage the Elephant, 10 Years Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion November 2, 2013 Three songs into Stone Temple Pilots' headlining performance at Buzzfest XXXI Saturday night, guitarist Dean DeLeo began to play the signature riff behind 1994's "Vasoline ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Cage the Elephant, Acidic, Rusted Root, etc.

    Cage the Elephant Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, November 2 Kentucky-bred Cage the Elephant has emerged as one of the more successful alt-rock bands of the 2010s, as well as one of the quirkier and most eclectic. (Coincidence?) The Bowling Green quintet first turned heads with robust but radio-re ... 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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    July 12, 2013

    The 10 Lamest Bands of the '90s

    Talk to some people (we guess) and they'll tell you that '90s nostalgia is the only kind of nostalgia that matters. Sunday, the decade of Reality Bites, Doc Martens and frosted tips -- which, seriously, is the name of a San Francisco-based '90s cover band -- will definitely be back in full effect wh ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Slip Slidin' Away: My Life as a Rock Journalist With the Houston Press

    I had a hernia operation in the early summer of 2006, and had nothing to do all day but hobble around with cool cane a borrowed from Grandpa Hlavaty and play on the Internets for two months or so. I had developed the injury while working at Domino's, but it was cool because their insurance helped ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    A Public Plea for Bayou Place to Update Its Web Site

    I love Bayou Place. I really do. I love the idea of clustering great restaurants and bars in one development in such close proximity to some of the city's iconic cultural institutions: the Wortham, the Alley Theatre, Jones Hall and the new Houston Ballet. And tucked right into Bayou Place is the Bay ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    Last Night: Scott Weiland at House of Blues

    Scott Weiland House of Blues March 26, 2013 Just before 10 o'clock Tuesday night, the stage curtains at House of Blues were finally pulled to the sides. Clad in a suit, tie and sunglasses, Scott Weiland lazily strutted out onto the stage, as his band performed a bluesy, grungy jam that eventually t ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Free Radicals, Scott Weiland, Elton John, etc.

    Free Radicals AvantGarden, March 25 Free Radicals is both Nick Cooper's revolving-door ensemble that at any given moment could be playing free jazz or Latin funk, and also Cooper's ongoing testimonial to how much he digs being a member of the Houston music community. He has so much experience at th ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Top 5 Reasons Velvet Revolver Shouldn't Reunite

    You might have read recently that Stone Temple Pilots front man Scott Weiland is teasing a full-time comeback for his other band. You know, the one with the guys from Guns N' Roses. That's right, Velvet Revolver. I know, I tried to forget about them too, but apparently the guys in the band are inten ... More >>

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    January 1, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Chris Alonzo, Bringing Night Flight to Facebook

    Who? Chris Alonzo is the founder and administrator of CMVC (musicvideothread), a Facebook page he started for the sole purpose of promoting great rock bands, famous or not, out of his own frustration with Houston rock radio. "[The stations] are all mostly owned by Clear Channel, and they play the s ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    My Trip to Napa Valley: Part II

    I'm pretty sure I fell in love with Napa. It's like an alcoholic's wine lover's Disneyland; a land with a picturesque landscape and fantastic crisp breeze, with some of the world's best wine at your fingertips, just ripe for the taking. And the food scene: TDF. I was lucky enough to enjoy two incr ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    April 17, 2012

    Readers Poll: The Most Underrated Rock Albums Of The '90s

    For this week's readers poll, I asked our Facebook and Twitter chums their choices for the most underrated and unsung albums of the '90s. We all agree on things like Nevermind, Harvest Moon, Mezzanine, The Soft Bulletin, Odelay and OK Computer, but what about albums that fall through the cracks of ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    How To Be In A METAL Band: The Blunt Version

    With the SXSW trash bags barely at the curb, some musicians are licking their wounds. Discouraged perhaps by a bad sound system, disappointing turnout or their ham-fisted (or shit-faced) fellow bandmates, some are no doubt deciding to pack it in and pursue the straight-job route. Kinko's is always h ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    R&Grunge: Four Grunge Covers We'd Like To See (& One Actual One)

    The '80s and '90s will never die as long as young artists continue to keep their influencers alive in song. When news broke earlier this week that D'Angelo of all people have decided to cover Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun", it marked one of the few times that R&B, a genre which now sadly revolves ar ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    Xmas Type Thing: Scott Weiland's Holiday Album Doesn't Suck

    ​One of the most unwholesome things Rocks Off can think of is a Scott Weiland Christmas album, so when it was announced a few months back with the promo photo of a dapper Weiland - skull ring, tattoos, blue eyes, roguish grin - we were worried. Today, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year droppe ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Black Queen Speaks Uses CD Release For Firefighter Relief

    ​Black Queen Speaks is, on the surface, a band we should detest. Their sound resembles much of what killed rock and roll deader than all the drugs, plane crashes and vomit-clogged airways combined. At first listen, you can just chalk them up as another Buzzworthy act, in the end just one more ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Rock & Roll's Top 10 Brawlin' Brothers

    Note: Not real brothers. We just liked the picture.​Brothers share a link that is unique and special. Same DNA, same familial backgrounds, quirks, talents, and sometimes musical taste. They can also argue, get physical, try to overpower one another, and hold grudges over years that are hard to ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Rockin' In Plain Sight: Our Favorite Hidden Album Tracks

    ​In the days when compact discs and tapes ruled the world, hidden tracks on albums were like secret gifts from your favorite bands. Off the liner notes, not in the original track listings, and totally unassuming, sometimes tucked away after minutes and minutes of silence on a disc. With the ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    The Year In Skank: 2010's Top 7 Skankiest Celebrities

    ​Plenty of famous women exude a healthy, feminine charm, a reserved beauty and refined grace that keeps them respectable even while they titillate. Plenty of celebrity men have a classy demeanor, yet just enough of a rakish-scoundrel glint in their eyes to turn them into the mysterious strange ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    106.9 FM Gets In The Zone, Misses The Point?

    ​Another Houston radio station has changed formats, or "flipped," although early reaction from some listeners is that the change is so slight it's hardly a change at all. Cox Communications has rechristened its property at 106.9 FM from "The Point" to "The Zone." It's not a sports station, al ... More >>

  • Music

    September 30, 2010

    Nistylin' & Profilin'

    Before departing for L.A., Karina Nistal releases her long-awaited second album.

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    September 22, 2010

    Scott Weiland: Five Great Onstage Meltdowns Before His

    Marc Brubaker​ For more images from Sunday's ill-fated show, see our slideshow here. As most of the continental U.S. knows by now, Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland (above) had some... issues... at the band's Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion show Sunday. Arriving late and opening ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Last Night: Stone Temple Pilots At The Woodlands

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Stone Temple Pilots, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 19, 2010 It took a good hour past their stated stage time to get Stone Temple Pilots in front of the crowd at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Sunday night. But that hour in ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Scott Weiland At The Woodlands, In His Own Slurred Words

    The comments are already racking up on our review of Sunday night's Stone Temple Pilots show at the Woodlands, with readers firing disappointment at the band for their late start and shortened set. Rocks Off enjoyed the show, but was still miffed that we lost five songs on the usual playlist due t ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Music's Top 10 Biggest Post-Drug Comebacks

    ​The list of drug casualties in rock and roll is a long and sad one. All the suicides, car crashes and the stray gang-related murder are outweighed by the amount of people who just can't stop putting junk into their system, or at least moderate it to a point where they aren't lying cold on a h ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    Cartoon Band To Play Toyota Center

    My my, we're busy today. Rocks Off this sent this into the Twitterverse earlier, but for all you non-tweeters, Gorillaz, the UK hip-hop/electronica/rock band composed of Murdoc Niccals, 2D, Noodle and Russel Hobbs - the cartoon avatars of Blur's Damon Albarn and his pal Jamie Hewlett - are pencile ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    The Music of True Blood, Episode 2: Austin's Vallejo Lies Down With a "Snake In the Grass"

    ​Vallejo is a rock and roll band of the highest caliber from just a few miles away in El Campo. The band started as a trio of three brothers who moved to Austin in order to pursue their dream of being the next Santana. Once in the "live music capital of the world," they added a rhythm guitarist an ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Aftermath: Collective Soul and Black Stone Cherry at House of Blues

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​ Something strange happened during the '90s. Southern Rock as we once knew it all but disappeared. Charmed by grunge, drowned in amplification, bands began shedding the elements of blues and country that threaded that noble line from Lynyrd Skynyrd through the Georgia Satel ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    Flannel File: Primus

    Primus circa 1998, Copenhagen, DenmarkAs the title of this feature might suggest, '90s nostalgia is in full swing, and one of the orders of the day is reexamining the aesthetic reputation of bands we liked when we were teenagers but of whom we subsequently became embarrassed, swapping them in our es ... More >>

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    April 29, 2009

    Defending The Buzz: Does 94.5 FM Really Suck That Bad?

    What with Creed reuniting, BuzzFest coming up in a couple of weeks and, hell, maybe even the swine-flu scare - As in: What's worse than coming down with swine flu? A Houston radio that only tunes in 94.5 FM - Rocks Off sure has been thinking a lot about The Buzz lately. Probably too much. I mean, it ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    Aftermath: Scott Weiland at Warehouse Live

    Photos by Mark C. Austin There has to be an unspoken rule from now on that solo albums from the lead singers of big rock bands should be studio-only affairs. These are meant to fulfill record-company contracts, and should never be passed off as an extra insight into the artistic machinations of ... More >>

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    January 17, 2009

    Tonight: Scott Weiland at Warehouse Live

    Stone Temple Pilots, "Big Empty," from MTV Unplugged You never know what you'll get with Scott Weiland. The former lead singer of Velvet Revolver, sometime Stone Temple Pilot frontman and full-time enigma has continuously cheated death and career calamity for almost two decades. Some days, like ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009
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    June 26, 2008
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    June 20, 2008
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    January 28, 2008
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    December 7, 2006

    Army of Anyone

    Army of Anyone performs Friday, December 8, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-230-1600. Three Days Grace also performs.

  • Home Entertainment

    November 23, 2006

    Encore Performance

    Don't fret. Guitar Hero II kills the opening act

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    July 27, 2006

    Get Your Flirt On

    Nelly Furtado's new ho do

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    February 23, 2006

    Arctic Monkeys

    Whatever You Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

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    March 31, 2005

    Sponge

    Friday, April 1, at Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Boulevard, Webster, 281-335-0002.

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    January 13, 2005
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    June 17, 2004

    Use Your Illusion

    Velvet Revolver is the best hope in a dismal lot of Guns N' Roses substitutes

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    December 31, 1998

    Too high. Period.

    Curt Kirkwood, now living in Austin, is still a Meat Puppet. His brother Cris is a missing-in-action junkie.

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    November 14, 1996
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    May 2, 1996
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    February 23, 1995
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    July 14, 1994

    Flop Like an Eagle

    Brad Tyer checks out of the Hotel California after five songs

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    January 27, 1994
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