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Sub Pop Ltd.

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    January 3, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Murder City Devils, Kelcy Mae, etc.

    Murder City Devils Fitzgerald's, January 3 Seattle's Murder City Devils drenched some pretty grisly post-Misfits horror-punk with all kinds of sinister organ on albums such as 1998's Empty Bottles, Broken Hearts and 2000's In Name and Blood. Eventually the lineup splintered into other groups includ ... More >>

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    October 1, 2013

    Mudhoney at Fitzgerald's, 9/30/2013

    Mudhoney Fitzgerald's Monday, September 30, 2013 The summer of 2013 has seen a good number of '90s stalwarts reunite in the name of cash and creativity. The Replacements, Pixies and Sebadoh have all regrouped in recent months, or announced their intention to do so. But don't lump Seattle grunge pi ... 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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    October 13, 2011
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    September 1, 2011
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    May 18, 2011

    Last Night: Mogwai At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Steve Gullick/Sub Pop RecordsMogwai: No photos please, we're Scottish.​While the slapping of stylistic labels onto music may irk bands, such terms are often warranted, accurate, and most importantly, not necessarily negative. Scottish rockers Mogwai hold a laundry list of said labels ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2011

    SXSW Video: Dum Dum Girls Evoke Oohs And Ahhs At Red 7

    Video by Marc Brubaker For the wristbandless/badgeless masses, getting into an official night showcase at SXSW can be a bit tricky - sure, we could've tried to bluff our way into Bear Hands and Tapes N' Tapes gig at Rusty Spurs, but we just didn't have the energy to put up a good enough effort. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Two Timing: The 11 Best Rock Duos

    Todd Cole​Wednesday night, noisy indie duo No Age (above) pulls into Fitzgerald's. The two-piece of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer Dean Allen Spunt, starting making waves in 2007 with their debut Weirdo Rippers. 2008's Nouns brought them even more acclaim, and along the way they gained fo ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Last Night: Iron & Wine At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jim Bricker​Iron & Wine Fitzgerald's November 21, 2010 When Hill Country transplant Sam Beam, who played a sold-out pre-Thanksgiving show at Fitzgerald's Sunday night, was still signed with Sub Pop, the Seattle label's founder Jonathan Poneman wanted to see the South Carolina native ... More >>

  • Music

    October 14, 2010

    The Way of The Vaselines

    Indie-pop cult heroes never planned to reunite.

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    October 13, 2010

    Last Night: Blitzen Trapper At House Of Blues

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Blitzen Trapper House of Blues October 12, 2010 Because Aftermath only found out former KLOL morning DJ Mark Stevens had died a few hours before Blitzen Trapper went onstage at House of Blues Tuesday night, we couldn't help thinking about that while the Portland six-pie ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
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    August 6, 2010

    The Octanes Replace The Small Sounds At HPMA Showcase

    Attention local musicians, music bloggers and music organizations: have something that should be included in Magnolia City Mixtape? Leave a comment below or email brittanie.shey (at) houstonpress (dot) com. • Happy Friday! Please enjoy this video from Rocks Off sister blog Backbeat of pint-size ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010
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    December 18, 2009

    Friday Night Noise: The 10 Best Noise Records of the 2000s

    ​ Here are Friday Night Noise's favorite ten 00s noise albums, in no particular order. Was this an easy list to make? Fuck no. 1. Various Artists, Women Take Back The Noise (UBUIBI) Roughly 10,000 noise compilations were issued in the 00s, but how many came with a noise-making device? How many cam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Friday Night Noise: Satin Hooks and Newagehillbilly

    ​Satin Hooks "Trinity School Road": Houston's Satin Hooks are a noise-punk band in the same sense that Liar-era Jesus Lizard and Incesticide/Bleach-era Nirvana once were: torture-slurred, aggrevied vocals, gunk-gummed stop-and-start guitars that wanna beat you bloody while sneaking an earworm melo ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    Things That Make Us Feel Old: Enter The Vaselines

    Don't ask Rocks Off to explain how it came to be that we hadn't listened to the Vaselines in such a long time. It is what it is. Fortunately for us, Sub Pop just gave Eugene and Francis the deluxe double-disc treatment, and we've been listening almost non-stop since it arrived. How this band manage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Aftermath: Flight of the Conchords at Jones Hall

    The thing about musical comedians is that if the humor is there but the tuneage is not, you can pretty much cash your chips in and give up and steal some of Louis CK's jokes and start selling out basketball arenas. New Zealand's Flight of the Conchords almost has too much musical talent to waste it ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic ... More >>

  • Music

    November 13, 2008
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    August 25, 2008

    A Classic-Rock-Free Morning

    For the first time in a long time, Rocks Off is sitting here at HQ not listening to classic rock. (Ramon, let that sink in for a second.) Because I happened to have it with me on the way back from my parents’ house, I set up the trusty XM Satellite Radio unit in my office this morning, tuned to co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: Oh, Incarcerated World

    Usually when rock stars are arrested for domestic violence, they have bitchin' neck tattoos and at least one or two sex tapes out on the market. And ironically, their name is always "Tommy Lee." You don't expect shy, introverted Zach Braff-approved indie rockers to haul off and hit their chicks. I'v ... More >>

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    November 15, 2007
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    May 10, 2007

    The Rapture

    The Rapture performs on Wednesday, May 16, at Warehouse Live, 813 Emanuel, 713-225-5483. Shiney Toy Guns also perform.

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    December 13, 2006

    Best Albums of the Year, 2006

    In 2006, the pop singles market continued to dominate, in no small part because the pick-to-click-driven mentality of online music stores and ringtone sites gave consumers unparalleled freedom to Choose Their Own Musical Adventure. What suffered in the meantime, though, was the quality of pop/rock a ... More >>

  • Music

    October 5, 2006

    The Thermals

    The Thermals appear Tuesday, October 10, at Proletariat, 903 Richmond. Call 713-523-1199 for more info.

  • Music

    June 8, 2006

    Scott Faingold Listens to Everything

    And comes up with a random smattering of tortured musings

  • Calendar

    April 13, 2006
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    December 8, 2005

    Let There Be Rock

    Ten albums that make it easy to avoid fretting about your old-fashioned, Rockist ways

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    Hot Hot Heat

    Elevator

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    February 10, 2005
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    December 23, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

  • Music

    June 10, 2004
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    June 3, 2004

    The Thermals

    Fuckin A (Sub Pop)

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    June 3, 2004

    Pitchfork's Progress

    Will a sassy, hip Web site spell doom for printed rock criticism?

  • Music

    May 13, 2004

    The Catheters

    Howling...It Grows and Grows!!! (Sub Pop)

  • Music

    August 28, 2003

    Band of Easy Virtue

    Meet the New Pornographers, who change genres as often as porn stars change partners

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Modest Mouse

    Friday, July 25

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Distress Signal

    The Baptist Generals want to make a happy album. They just can't.

  • Music

    November 28, 2002

    Mudhoney

    Since We've Become Translucent (Sub Pop)

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    April 20, 2000

    Rotation

    Django Reinhardt -- Gluecifer

  • Music

    February 10, 2000

    Rotation

    Mudhoney March to Fuzz

  • Music

    March 18, 1999

    Confessional Confections

    Sebadoh keeps it real -- with pop intent

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    January 23, 1997
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    January 2, 1997
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    June 20, 1996

    Prankster Punk

    Chixdiggit make a mockery of everyone -- including themselves

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    March 14, 1996
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    February 23, 1995
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