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Stone Temple Pilots

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    July 18, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Jay Z & Beyonce, Invincible Czars, New Mercies

    Jay Z & Beyonce Minute Maid Park, July 18 So far one of the biggest blockbuster tours of 2014, with a top ticket price of $251 to match, has not been a disappointment in terms of drama. Jay Z's elevator brawl with sister-in-law Solange made a fitting prologue, and then came Beyonce's recent onstage ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    Upcoming: The 1975, Bastille, Dangerous Toys, Keyshia Cole, Matisyahu, Polyphonic Spree, etc.

    The 1975: Wed., Nov. 26, 7 p.m., $35. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551. Afton Live: With WellWell, Brenna Haffey & Guests., Sun., July 20, 5:30 p.m., $11 to $13. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Allison Fisher: Sat., June 28, 10 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3 ... More >>

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    May 29, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Reko Trill, of the Almighty Trill Brothers

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Reko Trill of the Almight ... More >>

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    April 3, 2014

    The 10 Worst Musical Comebacks of All Time

    Don't call it a comeback...because it sucked. Sometimes it's hard to remember that "less is more," especially when you're a retired musician. It can be easy to find yourself pining away for the spotlight and those glory days of old, but we really would advise you to think twice before hitting the c ... More >>

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    March 11, 2014

    Music's Got 99 Problems, and Jay Z Ain't One

    According to a recent report, Justin Bieber's mom -- who we'll just call Mama Bieber -- is planning to launch her music career. Yes, that means exactly what you think it does. Two Biebers will be working the fame-whore stroll -- probably together, since rumor has it that they're recording a duet. W ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Upcoming: Cher, Zedd, Flamin' Hellcats, Rickie Lee Jones, The Pharcyde, Zoe, etc.

    Amon Amarth: Wed., January 22, 7 p.m., $25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. Andre Williams: With Renaldo Domino., Sat., October 5, 8 p.m., $15. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899. Austin Lucas: With Lee Bains III, The Glory Fires., Fri., October 25, 10 p.m., $ ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    The 5 Most Important Years In Goth Music: 1994

    Over the course of the week Rocks Off will be looking at the biggest years for goth music and exactly what they meant for the genre. 1994 was a good year for a new kind of goth. Previously, for the most part the men had been sensitive artists, and even the ones who could be pretty brutal -- such as ... 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 >>

  • Music

    August 2, 2012

    HPMA 2012 Showcase

    One night. 11 venues. 55 minutes.

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    April 18, 2012

    Supergroups: 10 Bands That Sprang From Other Bands

    From the remnants of other great bands are often birthed more great bands. Oftentimes these little side projects go under the radar unless you are a hardcore fan, or the new band itself gains a lot of airplay or word of mouth. Either way, some of the greatest rock bands of all time have been birthe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    A Smiling/Grimacing Scott Weiland Takes You To His "Winter Wonderland"

    Scott Weiland is just a patsy...​A few weeks back I applauded Scott Weiland's Christmas album, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, for it's charming weirdness. It had his signature raspy Stone Temple Pilots baritone, a modern Bing Crosby vibe, and just the right amount of creep to at least wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Happy Birthday Don Was: His Five Best Production Jobs

    Vicky Sapp​Nerds like us - you have to be a music nerd if you're reading a blog on Don Was - have favorite producers, like some sports guys have favorite coaches. Sometimes we listen to an album just because someone we like produced it, or it somehow gives it us extra cred even if we may not l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Solo Albums: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    ​Tomorrow night, former Audioslave lead singer and (thankfully) current Soundgarden member Chris Cornell will be at House of Blues for a long-sold-out acoustic show. Recent set lists have included a number of Temple of the Dog songs, some solo work, the usual 'Garden and 'Slave tracks, plus a ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Screeching Weasel & Other Notable Onstage Flameouts

    Marc BrubakerScreeching Weasel in happier times: Warehouse Live, August 2010​In the wake of lead singer Ben Weasel's bust-up with some female fans at Screeching Weasel's SXSW showcase last week at Austin's Scoot Inn, the other members of the band have agreed to go their separate ways, splinter ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Top 10 Worst Top 10 Lists Of 2010

    ​Now that's a headline, ladies and germs. It has the added benefit of being succinct as well. That's exactly what we're summing up here, the worst Top 10 lists our peers have written this year. Let's get started, as we've got a lot of ground to cover. 10. This One Not really, this is just t ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    Dear Santa: Christmas Wishes For Houston's Music Scene

    Rocks Off has been a very, very good boy this year.​Editor's Pick: Dear Santa, I would like everyone involved with music in Houston - the musicians, the press, clubowners, promoters, fans, etc. - to take themselves a little less seriously next year. I know music is some people's whole lives, a ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Saturday Night: Godsmack, Bush And Seether At Buzzfest

    Photos by Austin MillerGodsmack​Buzzfest, featuring Godsmack, Bush, Seether Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion October 23, 2010 For mucho photos from Saturday's Buzzfestivities, see our slideshow here. Aftermath didn't get to Buzzfest XXV out at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion until around 6:30 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Will Concert Craziness Continue At Smashing Pumpkins?

    Sunday night we watched a rambling and, supposedly, elegantly wasted Scott Weiland confound a packed crowd of Stone Temple Pilots fans at the Woodlands. The comments are blowing up left and right, and even industry blog Pollstar took to quoting us on the occasion. Somehow even Rocks Off got accuse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Upcoming: D.R.I., Neon Indian, LCD Soundsystem, Texas Tornados, Etc.

    ​The American Heist, Hell City Kings, Blackmarket Syndicate, All At Sea: Sat., Sept. 4. Walter's on Washington. Atlanta Rhythm Section: Sun., Nov. 14. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Best Coast: Sat., Nov. 6. Fitzgerald's. Blitzen Trapper: Tue., Oct. 12. House of Blues. Bring Me The Horizon, Au ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    A "National" Tour Is Not L.A. To San Francisco Or A Few Festival Dates

    Pavement? Nope, not here.​Tuesday, Rocks Off was a busy beaver keeping up with all the concert announcements coming over the wire. Along with the Fitzgerald's news, it was hard to keep up with everything going on. Interpol, Stone Temple Pilots, Drake, and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros all ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Why Is The Buzz Still So Popular?

    ​The only other concert in recent months to sell out at a Gaga-like pace has been the perennial Buzzfest, the semi-annual schlock-rock festival organized since 1995 by Houston's "new rock alternative," 94.5 The Buzz. The concert sells out almost every time - like it is Saturday, but you can probab ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    5 Real-Life Rock-Star Stereotypes More, Well, Flaming Than Adam Lambert

    ​We hate to be those people, but it's true: stereotypes exist for a reason. Our theory is that stereotypes propagate themselves from the insecurities of people who believe they're "supposed" to be some kind of archetype, whether it's the toughest gangsta, the punkest punk rocker or the hick with t ... 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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    April 10, 2009

    Tonight: Gavin DeGraw at House of Blues

    Since 2003's catchy as hell folk-grunge single "I Don't Want To Be" hit America's ears, Gavin DeGraw has been firmly implanted on pop radio. Routinely lumped in with the John Mayers and Jason Mrazes of the world, DeGraw has a decidedly rougher edge, wielding a soulful R&B inflection in his howl. ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009
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    February 18, 2009

    Idol Beat: The Final 36, Group 1

    Let the dividing and conquering commence! Here's how it works this year: dude and lass with the highest vote counts in each of the three sub-groups of 12 are in like Flynn, plus the next-highest vote-getter, regardless of gender. Once the "Top 9" are determined, there'll be some wild-card hoo-ha to ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    Metalocalypse: Texas Hippie Coalition

    Denison-based Texas Hippie Coalition, or THC to fans, lays claim to the title "Kings of Red Dirt Metal," and will more than likely rock you the eff out. These guys feel like Pantera meets Lynyrd Skynyrd, so horns most definitely up. (Plus, the drummer goes by "Cowboy.") Lead singer Big D ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Metalocalypse: Getting to Know Scarlet Sins

    [Note: this is the first entry in a partnership between Rocks Off and Houston-based metal Web site UNdergroWNd MiNdbloW. In the hot seat is all-female Toronto quartet Scarlet Sins. Enjoy.] My name is Chris, and I have a long ongoing love affair with music. Especially heavy metal, death metal, spee ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    Aftermath: The 71's and Evangeline at Warehouse Live

    Photos by Jef With One F It's accurate to say that I went to see The 71's on Monday night with some hesitancy; my knowledge of contemporary Christian music is limited to Jars of Clay's "Flood" and the Prom scene from the movie Saved!. Despite my affection for the band's LP, We Are Locomotive, I ju ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008

    Buckcherry's Sweet Success

    Drinking and drugging with crazy bitches sounds like more fun than the law will allow, but playing in a red-hot rock band is not always an all-you-can eat orgy. "I think people realize there's a lot more to this band than just fucking and partying," says Buckcherry guitarist Keith Nelson. That r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Dave Matthews Sucks, Almost as Much as Ken Hoffman Does

    When Tom Petty was tabbed to perform at halftime of the Super Bowl, I thought it was both an inspired choice and richly deserved. And then, to my surprise, a hater parade commenced. People said he wasn’t big enough a star, that he was too old, blah-di-blah-blah. Prominent in this chorus of naysay ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2007

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club returns to form with Baby 81

  • Home Entertainment

    November 23, 2006

    Encore Performance

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

  • Music

    February 2, 2006

    Between the Cracks

    Profiling local bands

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    December 16, 2004

    Yin and Yang

    The killing of Dimebag Darrell rains on Michael Haaga's Continental Club Plus and Minus Show parade

  • Music

    August 15, 2002

    Home from La-La Land

    Tony Avitia picks up the pieces of his Broken Note

  • Music

    July 20, 2000

    Blue Houston

    The sweetest enigma

  • Music

    September 30, 1999

    Fresh Pavement

    One of the last great indie rock bands struggles to survive its success

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    April 16, 1998
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    January 8, 1998
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    May 30, 1996

    Playing Dumb

    Atticus Finch are smarter -- and hungrier -- than they sound

  • Music

    December 15, 1994

    Bill-bored

    At least Tom Jones left the mesh shirt at home

  • Music

    November 10, 1994

    Halloween Hangover

    NIN was an unexpected treat, but Hole was a sorry trick

  • Music

    June 30, 1994

    Where's the Beef?

    A humble Meat Puppet talks about why his band is so great

  • Music

    June 9, 1994
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    March 10, 1994

    The Marty's Over

    After 13 years as a music crit, Marty Racine has finally run out of adjectives

  • Music

    February 10, 1994

    God Listens But He don't buy records.

    Perpetual celestial boys King's X give anger a chance.

  • News

    December 30, 1993

    On the edge in Edge City

    Brad Tyer finds fun, more fun and big fun on the Richmond Strip

  • Music

    December 23, 1993

    End Game

    This is the way the year ends, this is the way the year ends, this is the way the year ends, not with a bang but a ... year-end roundup

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