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The Black Keys

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    June 9, 2014

    The 15 Best Songs We Heard In May

    "Collard Greens," Schoolboy Q If you enjoy beats that conjure images of huddled, bouncing basketball teams moments before tip-off, you'll enjoy "Collard Greens." If you also enjoy raps about having game, money and weed, you'll return for a second helping. And, if you want to hear Schoolboy Q's Black ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    It's a Free Country: Fans Second-Guess Summer Fest Lineup

    The late Rick Nelson once sang, "You can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself." For sure, there are better credos to live by, but this would be the one I'd hang onto were I tasked with booking talent for Free Press Summer Fest. A week and a half away from the event, the caterwaulin ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Making Magic on the Beach at Hangout Music Festival 2014

    "Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand. With an equal opportunity, for all to sing, dance and clap their hands." -- Stevie Wonder There is something absolutely incredible about music. The way it acts as a conduit of expression and celebration, attracting multitudes of pe ... More >>

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    May 14, 2014

    Band of Skulls at Warehouse Live, 5/13/2014

    Band of Skulls Warehouse Live May 13, 2013 I'm not sure what it is, whether it be the accent or the rich history of rock and roll, but for some reason you're just cooler if you're British and in a band. Think in your head what your definition of "rock star" is, and I assure you that they'll speak w ... More >>

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    July 10, 2013

    Five Musicians Who Sued Companies for Using Their Image

    I'm going to guess the average Hot Topic shopper doesn't know who Joan Jett is. In fact, they may think she was a fictional character created for that Runaways movie with Kristen Stewart. They may, however, know all about her Blackheart brand, because Jett alleges in a new lawsuit that Hot Topic has ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    25 Gorgeous GIFs From Lollapalooza 2012

    Another Lollapalooza blog by our friends at City Pages -- ed. Lollapalooza 2012: The People BY REED FISCHER Ready for some GIFs? To quote Ozzy Osbourne, "I can't fucking hear you!" I said, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME GIFS?! This past weekend's running of Lollapalooza in Chicago was intense. The hea ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Restaurant Playlists

    The only times I notice the music in a restaurant is when it's really bad (Christmas music playing year round at Sichuan Cuisine), really out of place (Nine Inch Nails blaring out of the speakers at now-closed Tony Vallone joint Ciao Bello or Cannibal Corpse washing over the line of patrons at Amy's ... More >>

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    June 1, 2012

    National Punch A Hipster Day: Are You A Music Hipster?

    Today, June 1, has been declared National Punch a Hipster Day. First off, who the hell comes up with these random-ass holidays? As someone who gets called a hipster at times, I don't think I am. Maybe I'm a music hipster, in a sense. Most would say repeating this quote -- "I was listening to [bla ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Last Night: The Black Keys & Arctic Monkeys at the Woodlands

    The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion April 24, 2012 It's hard to find an honest-to-Jesus, meat-and-potatoes (and possibly bourbon-soaked) rock show in 2012. Enter the Black Keys and the Arctic Monkeys last night at that lil' ol' shed in The Woodlands, who delivered nearly ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012
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    March 8, 2012
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    January 27, 2012

    Via The Great Eatlon, The Handshake Arrives

    Each Wednesday (or Thursday, if the guy that was supposed to be interviewed disappears like a gypsy), 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 awf ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    The Top 10 Laziest Music Videos Ever

    We're obsessed with music videos lately, and have spent almost the whole of the weekend seeking new and brilliant ones in order to feature in our weekly column. We're just so impressed with the capabilities open to modern artists at all strata of stardom, and how brilliant a piece of work can come o ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Low Down: Do Bands Need Bass Players Any More?

    Growing up in the '80s, there was a concern on the part of drummers that they would be replaced by drum machines. No one thought that every drummer in every band would be swapped out with a box, but spots in all sorts of projects normally reserved for a guy with sticks were being handed over to prog ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Commercial Break

    103.7 is winning fans with its "adult alternative" format.

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    December 12, 2011

    Black Keys Driving Their El Camino To Houston On April 24

    Photos By Craig HlavatyThe Black Keys ​The Black Keys, who are currently riding a wave of adulation in the wake of this month's brand new release El Camino, are set to hit Houston on April 24. This Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion date will be the group's second at the venue, the first being an ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Five ACL '11 Bands That Could Headline In 2012

    Jim BrickerSmith Westerns at Fitz in February​This Thursday night, Rocks Off leaves for the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival at Austin's Zilker Park. This year promises to be a hot one, from the killer temperatures, the constant wildfires just miles from the venue, and the mouth of Frida ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Black Pistol Fire: The Austin Blues Duo's Favorite Bands

    Black Pistol Fire whipping it on live​This week we talked to Black Pistol Fire, who headline tonight at Warehouse Live in the studio with Animal Farmacy. The Austin duo and proud transplants from Toronto are loud, aggressive and bluesy. Though they get comparisons to the Black Keys, they don't ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    On The Road Again: Bikinis And Bands At The Hangout Festival

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, duh.​See the bands and bikinis of the Hangout Festival in our slideshows. Imagine the Austin City Limits Music Festival or even the rapidly approaching Free Press Summer Fest on pure, white sand just feet away from a (variably) blue ocea ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Punching a Wall

    Jessica Lea Mayfield goes from a bluegrass childhood to buzzworthy "goth-blues drama queen."

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    February 9, 2011

    Six Things The White Stripes Leave In Their Wake

    ​In the wake of the White Stripes' official breakup last week, the music world reeled with the loss of one of the defining bands of the past decade. Some applauded the end of a band they saw as too simplistic, buoyed by a sub-par drummer and warbling attention-addict. Different strokes, y'all. ... 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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    December 31, 2010

    Rocks Off's Favorite Albums Of 2010

    ​Editor's Picks: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Mojo: Big surprise, I know. But not only did "I Should Have Known It" vault into my Top 5 Heartbreakers songs the first time I heard it - and make me a bigger Led Zeppelin fan in the process - but others like "Candy" and "Good Enough" also held ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Music's Top Five Hottest Trends For 2011

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Every year-end Rocks Off prognosticates the likeliest trends in music for the upcoming year. So far, we've got a 100 percent success rate, although since the FBI made us take down all of our previous predictions, we have no way to prove it. So you'll j ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Katy Perry? For Album Of The Year? Seriously?

    ​Don't get Craig's Hlist wrong, we think that Katy Perry is extremely attractive. In fact, if we think about her long enough, it makes us want to cry and punch a wall. She's a buxom, bubbly, raven-haired pop star who dresses like she's expensive grandma candy. We even interviewed her last ye ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Music We're Thankful For This Year

    ​After the turkey comas subside and Black Friday opens the holiday retail floodgates, this year in music will be all but over. Yes, there's another month until the calendar flips over, but from here until early January, the only "new" music coming out will be the tide of reissues, box sets and ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Live From The Austin City Limits Festival, Day 1

    Brittanie SheyThe Ettes​Brittanie Shey: Things seem incredibly crowded, and hotter than Houston, if that's even possible. The dust is already flying. Some of us here braved the bro-crowd at the Black Keys (see jump) but some of us, seeing the mile of bodies wobbling before the stage, decided t ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Last Night: The Black Keys At The Woodlands

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​The Black Keys Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 20, 2010 "Howlin' at midnight, winter creepin' in/ Feel like I've gone and lost my best friend" - Lucinda Williams, "Howlin' At Midnight" Did you see the moon Wednesday night? The "Super Harvest Moon" that, acco ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Austin City Limits Festival Releases Preshow, Aftershow Lineups

    ​This morning C3 Concerts, the folks behind the Austin City Limits Music Festival, announced the schedule for the pre- and after-show gigs surrounding the festival. As with this past March's SXSW, those without official credentials aren't totally being shut out of the fun. Starting Wednesday ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    2010 ACL Line-Up Goes Live And (Early) By Surprise

    The line-up for the 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival went live at the fest's website at midnight this morning while the rest of the world was snoozing. Luckily we are up and stirring to bring it to you. No Pavement and no Soundgarden, but we do have the Strokes down. More commentary coming in ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Twilight: Eclipse And Other Promising Summer Soundtracks

    ​Summer isn't just the time to look forward to astronomically budgeted, noisy, overproduced blockbuster films, it's also the time to look forward to astronomically budgeted, noisy, overproduced blockbuster soundtracks. Is Graeme Revell still dicking around with ProTools? He is? Oh, super! Anyway, ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: Alex Chilton Haunts A Festival Full Of His Musical Children

    Dan OkoThe line for the Black Keys outside the Mohawk Saturday afternoon... we have no idea about the pinata truck, either​ After the mega-shows last SXSW with Metallica and Kanye West, the 2010 version of SXSW launched struck your humble badgeholder as busier than last year, just on a smaller ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    He Said She Said: Songs That Make Us Feel Like a Man, Baby!

    Mad Men's Christina Hendricks makes us feel like a man in the best possible way...​He Said's view of manhood wasn't built on sweat and labor the way most guys would probably say. Early on in our musical journey, we always equated music to being sleazy and slithery, or just dancing. It makes sense ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009
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    January 1, 2009
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    October 1, 2008

    Aftermath: The Black Keys at Meridian

    Photos by Mark C. Austin Live-music fatigue is an awful thing, but it happens. It must be really bad for the people who only go to three or four concerts a year. But sometimes even us diehards have to say uncle. And so it was at the Black Keys last night. Through no fault of the Akron-based vulcan ... More >>

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    September 28, 2008

    Saturday night photo roundup

    The Black Keys followed their night at the Granada with a set in the park/Dawn Jones-Garcia Our slideshow of ACL performances -- the cream of our photo crop -- is up here, and will be on our front page for a good long while. First, though, a run back through this second night of ACL. Beck, Iron an ... More >>

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    September 27, 2008

    Spiritualized at ACL Fest

    The last time I saw Spiritualized, five or six years ago at the Gypsy Tea Room, the light show was incredible. The choreographed strobes and beams of light cutting through the smoke were such an integral part of the experience that I wondered how a daytime set would be. Well, there was plenty of smo ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008
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    August 28, 2008
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    March 14, 2008

    SXSW: Health, The Cribs, The Black Keys, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead

    ...Trail of Dead 5:04 p.m. Time to kick everyone out. We'll have more photos over here in a bit. 4:45 p.m. Chris Gray sitting in for a bit. Trail of Dead just finished “Caterwaul,” which I always thought sounded like “Immigrant Song” plus When In Rome’s “The Promise” (which is a goo ... More >>

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    March 14, 2008

    SXSW: Stomping my feet to British Sea Power

    The Village Voice Media party gave me plenty of reasons to stick around La Zona Reasons (i.e. free drinks, free food and The Black Keys) but I finally headed out to see British Sea Power at Mohawk. The sound check seemed to take forever, especially after more than a few free drinks and the Texas he ... More >>

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    February 14, 2008

    Houston Press SXSW Concert Lineup Announced

    Who: The Black Keys Health The Cribs The Soundtrack of Our Lives When: Friday, March 14 Noon to 5 p.m. Where: La Zona Rosa 612 W. 4th Street Austin, TX 78701 Cost: Free

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    January 18, 2008
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    December 7, 2006

    The Black Keys

    The Black Keys perform Sunday, December 10, at Numbers, 300 Westheimer, 713-629-3700. Dr. Dog also performs.

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    October 27, 2005

    Various Artists

    Uptight Tonight! The Ultimate '60s Garage Collection

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    June 30, 2005

    Heartless Bastards

    Thursday, June 30, at Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh Drive, 713-521-0521.

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    April 28, 2005

    Rust Belt Blues

    The Black Keys bounce their Rubber Factory out of Akron, Ohio

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    February 10, 2005

    Deep in The Throes

    Tired of guitar-and-drums blues duos? You haven't heard Two Gallants yet.

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    October 23, 2003

    Roll Over, Eric Clapton. And Tell Stevie Ray the News.

    The blues is back -- rawer and louder (and punker) than ever

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