Grandfather Child, the Suffers, Brent Nettles, Don't Poke the Bear
August 31, 2012
Rewind: Grandfather Child Prepare for Debut (print feature)
"Lucas was always getting into things as a kid. Asking questions, touching things," says Lucas Gorham's aunt while Gorham and his band Grandfa ... More >>
On Saturday night Vinal Edge threw a grand opening bash at its new 19th Street location, in the heart of the Heights, with beer, music, snacks, and friends of the store young and old coming by to help ring in a new era in VE history. Owner Chuck Roast and his VE staff left their longtime digs on Ve ... More >>
Music festivals are now a part of our lives, just like deadlines, angry commenters, lack of sleep, and eye fatigue. And eating at our desk. That sucks. But at least we have food and a desk, right?
Rocks Off ventured all over the state -- OK, really mostly Austin -- to cover festivals for the blog. ... More >>
Chris Gray: My pick is a dead heat between a pair of Lost Highway albums by a couple of artists who just happen to be appearing at Summer Fest this weekend, Hayes Carll's KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories) and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears' Scandalous.
Though he's been one of my favorit ... More >>
Marc BrubakerThe TontonsHouston has become a cornucopia of musical talent. With so much goodness going on, it would be selfish to wish for more. So here's us, being a selfish ass and daydreaming about what could be Houston's greatest supergroups.
The first group we imagine wo ... More >>
Southern Backtones' Hank SchymaCanned Acoustica II
March 3, 2011
Check out our photos of Canned Acoustica II: Acoutstic Boogaloo!
It's awfully hard to dog a charity event, especially one donating to a cause as noble as the Houston Food Bank, so Aftermath won't even try. Besid ... More >>
Photos by Kendra BerglundThe ShallowsThe Canvas Waiting, Holy Fiction, Finnegan, The Shallows
February 11, 2011
We're probably preaching to the choir, but were you at Fitzgerald's Friday? What a show... Oh, you were upstairs? Well, you missed out on a diverse consortium of music ... More >>
Friday, Rocks Off announced the nominees for the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards in as many genres as we could think to put on the ballot this year. Here are the rest, covering recordings, individual achievement, personalities and peripheral categories (radio, retail, etc.).
Voting begins Ju ... More >>
This weekend, local singer-songwriter Sara Van Buskirk releases her debut LP, The Place Where You Are, after a few years of on-and-off tinkering. It's a riveting work, built around her muscular voice and backed by a stellar cast of Houston pickers and players.
The ten-track album is ... More >>
They say any press is good press, but Marc Brubaker might beg to differ. The Rocks Off photographer, Houstonist editor and Prairie Cadets front man who recently lost several thousand dollars in computer equipment in a burglary - but recovered his desktop the next day after tracking it down on Craig ... More >>
www.myspace.com/daveraskWord has hit Rocks Off that local strummer Dave Rask is currently a patient in the burn unit at Galveston's John Sealy Hospital, being treated for trauma on over 90% of his body due to a gasoline burn.
Details surrounding Rask's condition and the circumstances of his injuries ... More >>
www.myspace.com/daveraskWord has hit Rocks Off that local strummer Dave Rask is currently a patient in the burn unit at Galveston's John Sealy Hospital, being treated for trauma on over 90 percent of his body due to a gasoline burn.
Details surrounding Rask's condition and the circumstances of his i ... More >>