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The Dillinger Escape Plan

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Why "Scene Festivals" Are Really Bad For Bands

    It's that season again. It's time for Houston to be inundated with touring metal, punk and hardcore festivals, from Warped Tour to the All-Stars Tour to the upcoming Summer Slaughter Tour. It's an opportunity for kids to see all their favorite bands from those scenes all crammed together on one mass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    8 Metal Bands Made Better by Switching Vocalists

    With all the drama that surrounds singer/screamer changes, you'd think it's the end of the world and it has never worked for any band. The reactions across the internet any time one vocalist leaves and another joins are always less than enthusiastic, thinking change is bad one hundred percent of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Trampled By Turtles at Fitzgerald's, 5/2/14

    Houston has come a long way in terms of live music over the past five or ten years. Once a place that many national touring acts would avoid, our city has grown into a hub where bands not only play, but enjoy performing for us. It could be the ever increasing population of our fair city, or just th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Five Reasons to Be Excited About Kimbra's New Album (Remember Her?)

    You may know her from pop star Gotye's 2011 hit single "Somebody That I Used to Know," but Australian export Kimbra is anything but your typical pop singer. While her work as of yet has definitely held a large mainstream appeal, it's clear she has every ambition to break the mold and tread experimen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Upcoming: Eisley, Chevelle, Queensryche, Ledisi, Merle Haggard, Old 97's, St. Vincent, etc.

    American Gypsy: Fri., February 28, 10:30 p.m., Free. Monnalisa Bar, 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N., Houston, 713-973-1600. Betty Who: With Zak Waters, Cardiknox., Fri., March 28, 8 p.m., $10 to $14. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Big Head Todd and the Monsters: Fri., April 11, 7 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    Five Metal Screamers Who Have Lost Their Voices

    Look, it happens. We all have to face it at some point. We get old and we just can't do the same things we did in our youth. Take professional athletes, for instance. It's a big deal when an NFL player is able to keep going into his late thirties, just by the very nature of the game. Metal is about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Houston's 10 Gnarliest Mosh Pits of 2013

    Punks and metalheads don't always see eye to eye, but one commonality they can always high-five over is the predilection to batter one another senseless at every opportunity. Houston played host to countless shows and tours this year that forced fans to keep their knees bent and their elbows out if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Five Musicians You Probably Didn't Know Are Straight-Edge

    Here at Rocks Off we talk a lot about alcohol. We've celebrated the great drunken moments of rock stars and taken a look at those who sell their own brands of booze. There's a reason for that old sex, drugs, and rock and roll cliché. It doesn't apply universally. though. The straight-edge genre of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Today's 10 Most Promising Young Metal Bands

    Metal is a young man's game. Everyone knows that, even the older guys. The older ones don't usually quit, mind you, but they show their love for today's youth and pass the torch as much as possible. That's how you get things like Gigantour. So in a world where the children are the future, it's alwa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Six More Weird Bands to Watch In 2013

    Back in February, I told you about five weird bands that adventurous music listeners might want to watch out for if they happened to be looking for something outside the mainstream. As the year has plugged on, all five have done some exciting things, but even more noteworthy experimental bands have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    The Nine Best Live Acts We've Ever Seen

    Friday, one hand holding our collective nose, Rocks Off brought you our opinions on the worst live acts we'd ever had the misfortune to encounter in a post imaginatively titled "The Nine Worst Live Acts We've Ever Seen." But for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction -- shoutout to New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    The Summer Slaughter Tour at House of Blues, 7/27/2013

    Summer Slaughter Tour feat. Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Cattle Decapitation, etc. House of Blues July 27, 2013 There's something incongruous about raw, dirty metal and hardcore punk taking place at a venue like House of Blues, a corporate, suit-and-tie restaurant/bar that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Your Guide to This Year's Summer Slaughter Tour

    Brother, if you came for brutality, you're in luck. It's summer and that means it's time for the metal roadshows to hit Houston once again. Over the course of the next week, we'll be seeing the Summer Slaughter Tour, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the All-Stars Tour, and Vans Warped Tour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest: The Festival's Biggest WTF Moments

    Know Your City During Matt & Kim, Kim had the crowd in her pocket... until she accidentally called them "Dallas." She immediately recognized her terrible faux pas and recovered by telling a story about how once she was having sex with Matt and called him by the wrong name. She said that afterwards " ... More >>

  • Music

    May 30, 2013

    Once Bitten, Twice Shy

    Members of local rockers American Fangs battle a self-proclaimed vampire on tour.

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    The Five Most Insane Bands to See Live Right Now

    I don't know about most people, but my favorite thing about seeing a band live is the energy. I just can't get enough of the frenetic intensity that pervades shows and runs back and forth between the manic audience and the performer, even if the actual playing is off because of it. When a performer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Upcoming: Kelly Rowland, Black Flag, Loretta Lynn, Josh Groban, Tricky, etc.

    Abbey Rode (Beatles Tribute): With Already Gone (Eagles Tribute)., Sat., May 11, 9 p.m., Free. Concert Pub -- Galleria, 5636 Richmond, Houston, 713-278-7272. Abigail: With Rotten Sound, PLF, Speedwulf, Oath of Cruelty., Thu., May 30, 8 p.m., $12. Walter's, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679. Alex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Rock Venues

    10. Concert Pub North It's probably safe to say that Concert Pub North is the only venue in the area attached to a seafood restaurant/bar, known as the "Concert Pub Yacht." Like its cover-band-oriented Galleria-area counterpart, CPN programs plenty of "party bands" like the Velcro Pygmies, Electric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    A Summer Fest Blind Taste Test

    As part of our Free Press Summer Fest coverage, Rocks Off asked our writers to investigate an artist they'd never playing this weekend and report back on the results. In hindsight, the assignment was a little confusing, but Cory Garcia came through. The Eastern Sea: There's a certain type of a sing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Mosh Potatoes: Thanksgiving Recipes From Metal Musicians

    If there is one thing virtually all of us agree on when it comes to Thanksgiving, it is that we like to eat and we often do more of it on that particular day than we should. Apparently, heavy metal musicians are no different. In between blood-soaked shows filled with music that will melt your face, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Thankgiving Recipes from Metal Musicians Courtesy of Mosh Potatoes

    We all love to eat at Thanksgiving and, apparently, that includes some of the loudest and angriest sounding bands on the planet. If Mosh Potatoes: Recipes, Anecdotes and Mayhem from the Heavyweights of Heavy Metal is any indication, there are a bunch of culinary experts in the world of metal. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Say My Name: Bands Named After Actual, Real People

    Punk Rock Elite​This Friday would have been Z.Z. Hill's 76th birthday, but the popular Texas bluesman passed away in 1984 from a heart attack. Most people only know who the late soul crooner is through his connection to ZZ Top. The moniker of that little ol' band from where we are sitting righ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Upcoming: Buzzfest XXVII, The Gourds, Mastodon, Sting, Etc.

    ​Brent Nettles, Literary Greats, Poor Pilate: Sat., Sept. 24. Continental Club. Brown Bird, The Devil Makes Three: Fri., Dec. 2. Fitzgerald's. Buxton, By The End Of Tonight, Cosmic Sound: CHANGED Fri., Sept. 30. Mango's. "BuzzFest XXVII" With Bush, Staind, Chevelle, P.O.D., Everlast, 10 Ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Our All-Time Fantasy Vans Warped Tour Lineup

    Photos by Marc BrubakerWarped Tour 2010​Since 1996, the Vans Warped Tour has been a staple of punk and youth culture all over the world, uniting kids of all stripes under the violent heat of the sun one day out of the year in cities across the map. The traveling festival is responisble for bre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Upcoming: Bootsy Collins, Dave Alvin, Wanda Jackson, Etc.

    ​Amplified Heat: Sat., May 21. Continental Club. Avett Brothers, Langhorne Slim: CHANGED Fri., May 20. Verizon Wireless Theater. Band Of Mercy, Titan Blood: Thu., May 12. Mango's. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Paul Wall: Sun., May 22. Arena Theatre. Boney James & Regina Belle: Thu., May 26. Arena ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Top 10 Worst Top 10 Lists Of 2010

    ​Now that's a headline, ladies and germs. It has the added benefit of being succinct as well. That's exactly what we're summing up here, the worst Top 10 lists our peers have written this year. Let's get started, as we've got a lot of ground to cover. 10. This One Not really, this is just t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Friday: The (Very Wet) Vans Warped Tour At Sam Houston Race Park

    Photos by Marc BrubakerTyson Ritter of the All-American Rejects​Vans 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    More Breaking Touring News: Vans Warped Tour 2010 Houston Stop Includes Andrew WK, All-American Rejects, Etc.

    Katharine ShilcuttA pensive Andrew WK at Rachael Ray's 2010 SXSW party.​ Earlier today, Sam Houston Race Park announced the Houston date for this year's edition of the Vans Warped Tour. The long-running punk-rock/emo summer tour hits the northwest side July 2. Start hydrating now. The festival has ... More >>

  • Music

    March 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    SXSW As It Happens: Antlers Go Down In Flames, A Bait And Switch At Red Fez And A Lawn Made Of Weed?

    Brandon K. Hernsberger3:10 p.m.: "Beer line (French Legation)"​ Adam P. Newton, 3:04 p.m.: "I'm here at Red Fez, ready for No Age." Craig Hlavaty, 3:05 p.m.: "Huge ass line for Dillinger Escape Plan at Red 7 day party. I may just have to come home early to see them at Wired Live on Sunday night." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Distant Early Warning: The Dead Weather, Frightened Rabbit, Hockey, Jeff Beck, Moe Bandy, Michael Buble, etc.

    ​Dave Matthews Band, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears: Fri., Sept. 10. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The Dead Weather: Sat., May 1. House of Blues. Dillinger Escape Plan, Darkest Hour, Iwrestledabearonce, Animals As Leaders: Sun., March 21, 6:30 p.m. Meridian. Dollyrockers, Mooseknuckle, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Listology: Nava of The Last Place You Look's Favorite Vocalists

    This weekend Thee Armada gets a proper send-off at the band's supposed final show ever at Warehouse Live Saturday night. Armada singer Josh Caddy is moving on to another band, and his bandmates are calling it a day. Some of Houston's best alt-rock bands are opening, including The Last Place You Loo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Fiery Furnaces, Keb' Mo, Merle Haggard/Kris Kristofferson, Warped Tour and the First iFest Names

    ​Billy Joe Shaver: Thu., March 11. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Cody Canada, Kyle Hutton: Tue., Jan. 26. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons, Dawes, Jason Boesel: Fri., March 5. Rudyard's. David Knopfler: Fri., May 7. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. The Fiery Furnaces: Fri., Jan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    A Rocks Off Playlist: Halloween Songs That Don't Suck

    Yeah... screw this thing.​Let's face it: the Monster Mash blows. So do many of the songs we're forced to suffer through every Halloweentide. A couple of years ago, Rocks Off heard "One-Eyed One-Horned Flying Purple People Eater" on XM Radio's Halloween-themed channel, and wanted to sneak into a ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    Tonight: The Melvins and Big Business at Warehouse Live

    True underground-rock royalty, the Melvins have been soundtracking lung-busting bong marathons for more than two decades. All Music Guide calls the trio's music "one massive, oozing pile of dark slime," but it's some pretty resilient, influential slime. Kurt Cobain's failed audition for the band led ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2008

    Weekend Music: A Speeding Motorcycle and Lots More

    Despite the rash of festivals this weekend, those who prefer to confine their musical pursuits to indoors have precious little to complain about. Everyone who missed the late Infernal Bridegroom Productions' Daniel Johnston-inspired tour de force Speeding Motorcycle gets a second chance of sorts whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    SXSW Extra: What's In My Pockets (Again)?

    Next year I think I might get some of those "cargo pants" everybody seems to love... Another full day and some equally full pants. (Shut up.) Here we go again... * Handbill, the band One-Eyed Doll, appearing at "Texas Rockfest" tomorrow at the Rock City Icehouse Stage in far North Austin, and Sund ... More >>

  • Music

    December 20, 2007

    By the End of Tonight/Tera Melos

    A Complex Full of Phantoms

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2007
  • News

    July 26, 2007

    Teen Bands

    From Doo Doo Butter to The Dimes, kids leave cover songs and garages behind

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    Little Bit Louder Now ...

    Taking Back Sunday turn up the volume

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Bayou City Music Mindbender, Part II

    Another chance to test your knowledge of local lore

  • Music

    October 13, 2005

    Rockin' Renewal

    The imminent launch of new venue Warehouse Live makes it official: Downtown is now Houston's live music hot spot

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Up from the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Up from the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music

  • Music

    February 12, 2004

    The End Is Near

    The day of the Locust is at hand

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    Ride Like the Wind

    NASA scientists fear tepid response when aliens encounter Christopher Cross

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    Indies in Town

    Three adventuresome acts new to Houston set to perform

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