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The Get Up Kids

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: The Blasters, Artopia, Neko Case, etc.

    Reggie and the Full Effect Warehouse Live, January 24 The side project of Get Up Kids keyboardist James DeWees, Reggie and the Full Effect is an indie band with a sense of humor. Dating back to DeWees' days with Coalesce, when he recorded a joke demo on a cassette tape to hand out at concerts dubbe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Finch at Warehouse Live, 10/23/2013

    Finch Warehouse Live - Studio October 23, 2013 Nostalgia is a funny thing. As someone who writes about music, I'm inclined to believe that the trend of bands going out and playing their big records live is a bad one. Not that I don't want fans to get what they want, just my brain thinks these tour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Football, etc., Giving Emo Back Its Good Name

    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? When modern indie-rock was being Big B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    The End Is Near: 11 Great Second-To-Last Songs

    I'm not a linguist but I'll confess that I'm fascinated by jargon. Ever heard the phrase the 11 O'Clock Number? It's theatrical shorthand for the big show stopping musical number late in act two. If your musical starts at 8:30 p.m. and you want the crowd awake for the finale then you better have a g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Nine Bands From the '90s Underground That Should Consider Reuniting

    Photo via officialrefused.com​Everyone was all abuzz about the reunion announcements of Refused and At the Drive-In this week. I was less abuzz. I never much cared for Refused (nor International Noise Conspiracy) and I was one of those people that liked ATDI "before" (and I certainly had no ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Dig This: Cavernous, Harts Of Oak, Folk Family Revival, Chemistry, and Drifter

    The current volume of local music is staggering. New Houston bands are born daily, and all too often pass away just as quickly. Rocks Off wants to help you (and ourselves) keep up. As we stuffed ourselves silly last week on turkey and dressing and all the other assorted fixings that graced our Than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Full Collapse: The Best Pop-Punk & Emo Albums Of 2002

    ​Monday, Taking Back Sunday will be at House of Blues with Thursday, making that evening an orgasm of 2002 nostalgia for a few hundred older indie folks here in Houston who were weaned on TBS' Tell All Your Friends and Thursday's Full Collapse. We were a part of the latter group, but we got in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Instant Crunk: All The Local Music News You Can Handle

    ​It's that time again! We've slogged through Twitter streams and RSS feeds just to bring everyone up to speed on Houston's prolific music scene. So let's get down to the business of getting down, starting with our soundtrack for the week: a 49-minute mix from DJ Sun, performing at The Flat. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Upcoming: 30 Seconds To Mars, Kesha, Linkin Park, Etc.

    ​30 Seconds To Mars: Wed., Jan. 26. Verizon Wireless Theater. 12 Stones, Taproot: Fri., Jan. 21. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Acid Mother's Temple, Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers: Wed., April 20. Fitzgerald's. Adema: Wed., Jan. 12. Meridian. Agent Orange: Sun., Jan. 9. Fitzgerald's. Better Tha ... More >>

  • Music

    November 12, 2009

    The Boys Are Back

    Kansas City's Get Up Kids have Something to Write Home About all over again.

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Al Green, Arctic Monkeys, Living Colour, Meat Puppets, Melvins and More

    Al Green: Fri., Sept. 11. Arena Theatre. Arctic Monkeys: Sat., Oct. 3. House of Blues. The Beauvilles, Flowers To Hide, The Live Lights: Sat., July 25. Meridian. The Black Crowes, Truth & Salvage Co: Wed., Oct. 14. House of Blues. "Broke Lizard: Live": Thu., Oct. 15. House of Blues. Cold, Tapro ... More >>

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