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 >>
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 >>
Photo via officialrefused.comEveryone 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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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 >>