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The Cranberries (Band)

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    April 16, 2014

    The Seven Toughest Pop Songs to Understand

    Recently, Rocks Off looked at the most difficult song lyrics to understand in all of music, period. While that was fun, my editor brought it to my attention that virtually all of modern death-metal could qualify for that list. Since the advent of screaming, including metal in a list like that is lik ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    The 10 Best Bad Music Videos of the '90s

    Last month we talked about all the kitschy bad music videos that came out in the '80s and now tickle the fancy of pop-culture geeks like myself. This time, let's focus in on the '90s, which were great because everyone thought they had figured out how to make music videos into art. Videos of the '90 ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Bang Bangz: More Ghostly Wails and Synths On Red City

    Bang Bangz remains one of the best things about the Houston music scene. The trio of Mario Rodriguez, Elizabeth Salazar, and Vik Montemayor specializes in an ambient, repetitious, synth-driven kind of indie music that is really quite spellbinding. In particular, Salazar and Rodriguez's vocals cut th ... More >>

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    February 5, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Alyssa Rubich, Angel of Instability

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Singer-songwriter Alyssa Rubich made 2 ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    I Tried to Explain CDs to My Three-Year-Old Daughter

    I was strapping my daughter into her carseat when she said, "Daddy, I want my favorite book." She was pointing at the floorboards in the back, where a stratified layer of various toys, books and random objects she has demanded to entertain her during car rides and abandoned after 15 minutes contin ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Music That Will Officially Be Old In 2013

    One of my favorite pastimes is reminding my friends how old we are all getting, partly because I am cruel, and probably because even I am astounded that actor Steve Guttenberg is now three years older than Wilford Brimley was when they filmed Cocoon together in 1985. We can all think of things tha ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    The 10 Worst Holiday Cover Songs Ever

    It's the thought that counts, right? Because they had the common decency to make original garbage, this list pardons holiday atrocities like New Kids on the Block's "Funky Funky Christmas" and "Last Christmas" by Wham! The ten "artists" on this list couldn't even be bothered to wrap their own turds ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Saturday Night: Toby Keith at The Woodlands

    Toby Keith Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 8, 2012 Toby Keith is America writ small: beholden to corporate interests, often hypocritical, prone to pursuing his baser urges while exhorting others to hold themselves to a higher standard. He is, in many ways, our exemplary artist for these m ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    Why Shouldn't the Zombie Apocalypse Have a Playlist?

    Yeah, yeah, we all know it's 2012. Apparently the end of the world is near. The apocalypse is coming. Or better yet, a zombie apocalypse is coming. If you aren't so in touch as to what the hell a zombie even is, it's the living dead, and they are scary as can be. I have my roommate and good friend ... More >>

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    May 7, 2012

    Enter Shikari: Either You Know You're Oppressed, Or You're Asleep

    If there is anything you can say about Enter Shikari, it's that the band is a challenge just by its very nature. There's no genre, no label, no box that they fit comfortably in. Ultimately, they are that obnoxious zigzag Tetris piece that brings the whole game down. Lots of attempts have been made ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    Numbers Game

    Of hell spawns, dinner theater and a venue actually old enough to have traditions.

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    October 28, 2011

    Brain-Eating Bands and Songs for the Walking Dead

    ssgmusic.com​Zombies or vampires? It's a classic debate along the line of The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones. We're not sure the Fab Four qualifies as either monster, but with The Glimmer Twins' propensity to remain upright and touring despite advanced age, decay, and a million other complicat ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    ACL: Adele & Mumford & Sons - Not Here, But Here

    Photos by Marco TorresTrain a-Comin': The Secret Sisters​3:30 p.m. Still they file in. Watching the crowds trudge along Barton Springs Road, their eyes fixed on the pavement about five yards in front of them (not their phones), always reminds Rocks Off of a pilgrimage. And each festival has i ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Saturday Night: She Wants Revenge & Nico Vega At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Matthew Keever​She Wants Revenge, Nico Vega Warehouse Live June 12, 2011 Aftermath made our way into Warehouse Live Saturday night, expecting to dance our pants off to some She Wants Revenge, whom we had put on the backburner after we overcame and outgrew our angsty, teenage years. ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Alyssa Rubich: "I Do Not Exaggerate My Instabilities At All"

    ​Rocks Off almost never gets a bad recording out of the Red Tree Recording Studio, so when producer Harold Reubens sent us his latest project, he had to jump a bar he'd already set pretty high. Little did we know that not only would Alyssa Rubich's C'est La Vie clear the hurdle, she would kee ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    A Few Damned Minutes With The Damned Things

    ​Rocks Off recently spoke with Joe Trohman, one of the guitarists for brand-new supergroup The Damned Things, which features Anthrax legend Scott Ian, Every Time I Die lead singer Keith Buckley, and drummer Andy Hurley from Trohman's previous band, Fall Out Boy. The Damned Things are a relat ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    Who Was The Best Female Artist Of The '90s?

    The album that started the whole thing.​Rocks Off Sr. was straightening up our office a few days ago, something that happens like clockwork every time Middle Eastern governments start toppling like dominos. In one of the piles and piles of al fresco CDs, we ran across two of our favorite album ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    In Dreams: 15 Songs For Mr. Sandman

    Rocks Off Sr. is curious why Rocks Off Jr. chose a picture of Christina Hendricks for an article about dreams.​For some reason, Craig's Hlist has been sleeping way too much lately. Blame the booze, fear of the sun, or just plain lack of giving a rat's ass about the daylight. With sleep comes d ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Toad The Wet Sprocket: Not Bikers' First Choice

    '90s alt-rockers Toad the Wet Sprocket, playing House of Blues tomorrow night, may be an established act now, but back on the heels of their second album, 1990's Pale, the Santa Barbara, Calif.-based quartet had to take their lumps just like everyone else who has ever left the practice sp ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    He Said She Said: Breakup Songs to Help You Bawl

    We've all been there, in the throes of a breakup so bad you fear you'll end up dying alone or in jail: Crying so hard your eyes are chapped and red, throat sore and aching from sobbing, hair matted from days without a shower and nails chewed to the quick. Your friends are tired of hearing you rehas ... More >>

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    September 25, 1997

    Smear Campaign

    Blur searches for America's kindly embrace -- just so they can shrug it off

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    September 5, 1996
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    May 23, 1996
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    December 7, 1995

    Digital Bloating

    Without question, enhanced CDs offer more but of what?

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    August 24, 1995

    Promises,Promises

    The Cranberries aren't impressed by the hype that's followed them to the top

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    May 4, 1995
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    December 22, 1994

    The Lame and the Great

    Lists you've been waiting all year for, in no particular order

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    December 8, 1994
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    December 8, 1994

    MC 900 Ft Jesus Brings the Noise

    A new label allows Dallas' Mark Griffin to expand his quirky vision

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