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Swedish House Mafia

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Meet the McFadden Brothers, Houston's EDM Accountants

    I once wrote here how my kids work at being musicians. Their hand-to-mouth life demands and modest success means they don't have to bus tables for a living. But many Houston musicians do work for the man. Admirably, they create and perform music by night, then do the day job. For many, it's changin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Zedd at House of Blues, 10/30/2013

    Zedd House of Blues October 30, 2013 I may not know what Zedd looks like, but I think he represents the future. Let's break down that sentence a bit before you grab your pitchforks and light your torches. On a platform at the back of the House of Blues stage, surrounded by giant video walls, ligh ... More >>

  • Music

    October 10, 2013

    Ever-Smiling Pop/R&B/Country Singer Lionel Richie Still Can't Slow Down

    SInger proves he's at his best when Lionel does Lionel.

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    The Best and Worst of Electric Daisy Carnival 2013

    Note: Once again this year, Rocks Off is proud to share our L.A. sister blog West Coast Sound's coverage of this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. If there is any lingering question about the mass popularity of electronic music, one need look no further than Electric Daisy Carnival. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2013

    Beat Repeat: 5 EDM Tracks We'll Be Raging to In 2013

    Every year thousands of songs get released, most of them fairly forgettable. The tracks you forget could fill countless hard drives, but it's all worth it to find that handful of really great songs. If a song is really good -- if it just knocks your socks off the first time you hear it -- it may en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Is "Die Young" Really the Most Controversial Hit Song Right Now?

    December was supposed to be Ke$ha's big month. She was releasing a new album, critics were starting to see her as a serious artist, and "Die Young" was on the verge of becoming her third Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single. But it was not to be. After the shootings in Newtown, some people didn't want t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Fiskadoro, BT, Hickoids, The 71's, Etc.

    Patently unclassifiable locals Fiskadoro ("post-punk"... maybe?) welcomes synth-punk act mnttaB all the way from Melbourne, Australia to notsuoH Friday night. Check out mnttaB's Bandcamp page; it's definitely the closest you'll get to seeing Suicide in Houston (this weekend anyway... we hear Suicide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    EDC 2012: Calvin Harris Plays CDs of Himself Singing

    Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts are filled with tracks (Rihanna, Flo Rida) that borrow from the ecstatic trance and pulsing grooves of electronic dance music. The last time pop was so infatuated with the dance floor was 1979, the year disco died. This time around fans are more sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2012

    EDC 2012: House Music Beef With DJ Sneak Plays Out in Steve Angello's DJ Set

    In early spring, a Twitter beef erupted between DJ Sneak, a Chicago house music legend, and Steve Angello, one-third of the DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia. Sneak called SHM's music "fake shit" and said they "do not play house music" -- as in, real house music. On Friday, in front of a huge crow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    We Tell You Who Will Win Grammys So You Don't Have To Watch Them

    SPOILER ALERT​The 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 >>

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