SATURDAY CHEAP GIRLS I know some people who were converted by Cheap Girls. Not just a fun sentence to write, but a true occurrence from recent local show. This Lansing, Mich.-based trio must be starting to feel like Houston is a second home. By my count, this will be at least their second trip here ... More >>
There are two kinds of reactions to a long-forgotten song. First, and most optimal, are the obscure bands whose music hits your iPod and brings on the euphoria of resurrected-music magic. But then there are the ones that play over the loudspeaker in the dusty aisles of your local discount store as ... More >>
Okay, guys. Enough with the nostalgia shows already. We know you've noticed it, the sudden influx of '90s nostalgia bands that have made their way back on tour. Up until this point, it was fine to dig up a few musical memories while listening to an aging band play their radio hits, because the '90 ... More >>
Sum 41 Warehouse Live February 1, 2013 At 10:45, the crowd at Warehouse Live began to grow restless. Sum 41 had yet to take the stage, and the audience clamored for their emergence from behind the proverbial curtain. Twenty-five minutes later, as half the crowd sang and shouted along to AC/DC's "T ... More >>
North Mississippi Allstars Last Concert Cafe, February 1 Sons of the late Jim Dickinson, the legendary Memphis producer and sometime Rolling Stones sideman, Luther and Cody Dickinson grew up on punk but couldn't help absorbing the abundant rootsy sounds around them. Logically, their band North Miss ... More >>
Chris Martin and Chris Phillips as IAmDynamite is one of the great modern duo-bands that manages to make two guys sound like an army, easily putting them up there with acts like Chromeo and our own Morgue City. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Supermegafantastic f or the infectious rock an ... More >>
Alt-J: Sun., March 10, 8 p.m., $15/$17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. thelastplaceyoulook: With Another Run, Recovery Room., Fri., Dec. 21, 8 p.m., $5. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Big Gigantic: Fri., March 1, 8 p.m., $20/$22. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Billy Jo ... More >>
So the lead singer of Nickelback and a punk-lite pop-star from the early '00s walk into a bar... Stop me if you have heard this one before. You won't, because you haven't, because no one expected that Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne would ever get married in a million years. Nevermind it's 2012, and ... More >>
SPOILER ALERTThe best thing about the annual Grammy nominations and awards shows is the clamor of anger that rises up when the mere mention of the event even comes up. Immediately people begin calling it a travesty, trotting out all the people who have been snubbed -- Jethro Tull beats Metall ... More >>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. This is Glass The Sky. T ... More >>
The Grammy nominations were officially presented last night. Not surprisingly, Adele, who is considered a front runner in nearly every category she is nominated in, cleaned up with six nominations for her album 21, but was beaten out by Kanye West who had seven, though curiously not among them a nod ... More >>
Monday, Taking Back Sunday will be at House of Blues with Thursday, making that evening an orgasm of 2002 nostalgia for a few hundred older indie folks here in Houston who were weaned on TBS' Tell All Your Friends and Thursday's Full Collapse. We were a part of the latter group, but we got in ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerTyson Ritter of the All-American RejectsVans Warped Tour Sam Houston Race Park July 2, 2010 As they always have, teenagers get a bad rap these days. In our minds, any kid who was willing to brave the dirty side of Hurricane Alex on Friday afternoon to see their favorit ... More >>
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 email@example.com.For some reason, back in 20 ... More >>
Welcome back to Five Spot. Every week, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. Back in March, Dr Pepper (easily one of our favorite doctors, right behind J., Scholls and Dre) set forth a ... More >>
That's my Bush!
Avril Lavigne The Best Damn Thing RCA Those who think that pop-music junkies represent music fandom’s lowest-common denominator should read the comments left on iTunes about Avril Lavigne’s cheerleader-chant-from-hell single, “Girlfriend.” Namely, this astute one: “The avril i looked up t ... More >>
A quick check of your pop-princess savvy
It's 1995 all over again...and again
Tuesday, August 16, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2025 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.
Ska-punkers Change Up may be the next Japanese sensation
Forget the office-football draft, dude. Here's a far cooler way to waste your time and your employer's money.
Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1 (Fat Wreck Chords)
A cool kid seeks heavenly redemption
Nobody knows what AFI's next album will sound like, least of all the band members
Good Charlotte knows it's more than a passing fancy. But does America?
Friday, November 1
Now playing At the Drive-In: The Rise of Sparta