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    January 13, 2014

    Five Post-Hardcore Bands Who Should Get Back Together

    Living in the end times, every band who ever played music and had ten fans is scrambling to get back together before it's too late. Or, at least before the gravy train stops and people get tired of nostalgia. That being said, we've seen some great ones make their return, especially in the post-hardc ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Five Rock Supergroups That Actually Worked

    NOt long ago, we finally saw the release of the long-awaited album from Radiohead/Red Hot Chili Peppers supergroup Atoms for Peace and it got me thinking: supergroups are a tough trick to pull off. We all fantasize about our favorite musicians playing together, but when it actually comes to fruition ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: October 29-November 1

    Mike Watt & the Missingmen, Rivers Fitzgerald's, October 29 Mike Watt is like a human perpetual-motion machine, constantly in motion and usually on the road somewhere. He recently played ACL fest in Austin's Zilker Park with his "day job" of a few years now, bassist in Iggy & the Stooges, and is alr ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    Tori, Tool, TLC And The Other Musical Debuts Of 1992

    1992 was a pretty heady year for music in general, with the masses gobbling up all the gangsta rap, grunge, and pop-country they could. That year would see the release of not only R.E.M.'s Automatic For The People, Peter Gabriel's Us, Pantera's Vulgar Display Of Power, but also what is arguably The ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Friday Night: Scratch Acid At Fitzgerald's

    Photos By Craig Hlavaty​"Thanks for coming to the reenactment," joked David Yow, frontman of returning noise-punk heroes Scratch Acid on Friday night towards the end of the band's hour-long set at Fitzgerald's. The band played most every song they knew together, with Yow in pitch-perfect craze ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011
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    November 2, 2011

    Our Top Ten Picks For Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011

    Photo By Marc BrubakerBest Coast at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010​This weekend the Rocks Off team will cover their third Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, at the festival's new home Auditorium Shores. Each year this fest seems to get bigger and better, without losing it's grimy luster. Is it the Austin City ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    Huh-Huh-Huh: 20 Bands Beavis and Butt-Head Turned Us Onto

    ​Next Monday, Beavis and Butt-Head returns to MTV with original episodes for the first time in 14 years. The final episode of the show's original run aired on November 28, 1997, and marked the closing of a chapter of our lives. Not only were they instrumental in forming our vocabulary - fartkn ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Last Night: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Groovehouse​Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Warehouse Live Studio May 5, 2011 A few months back, when the White Stripes finally officially broke up, Aftermath made the inference that had it not been for the duo that most of the new rock music hitting the charts, namely the rootsy and bl ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    1991: Best Music Year Ever?

    Rocks Off Sr.'s choice for 1991's best album.​1991 was one of the biggest years in modern music. It was when metal went pop, radio country ruled, grunge went mainstream, and rap began its climb to chart dominance, even if it was spearheaded by a white candy rapper from Dallas. There were man ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    Pik-N-Pak: It's Back!

    Send us your stories from the legendary punk ice house - if you remember... Pik N Pak on Facebook​Next weekend, Pik N Pak rides again. For those of you, like us, who are too young to have actually gone there, Pic-N-Pak was a Montrose ice house that used to be across Waugh from Rudyard's. From ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Fun Fun Fun Fest: A Pocket Guide To Rocks Off's Picks

    All photos courtesy funfunfunfest.comCall us crazy, but we think we may not be seeing Craig after this weekend.​Tonight Rocks Off heads to Austin to cover our third festival this year in the capitol city, Fun Fun Fun Fest. This is also our second trip to the festival in Waterloo Park. Think AC ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010
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    August 4, 2010

    Devo, MGMT, Mastodon, Devin, Black Congress Head Fun Fun Fun Lineup

    GroovehouseMGMT at House of Blues in June​The official lineup for this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest, set for November 5-7 at Waterloo Park in the heart of downtown Austin, was released moments ago. In terms of firepower, this year's Fun Fun Fun roster arguably brings the festival within striking di ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Countdown To Summerfest Starts Now

    • At the Pachinko Room, behind the Continental Club, a few guys are trying to start up a Thursday night patio movie series. It starts this week with Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains. • Pitchfork gives Houston all kinds of kudos in this article. • 29-95 interviews Anna Garza about her ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Five Memorable Artist-Audience Altercations

    Chris GrayWilco's Jeff Tweedy in a much better mood, March 2008There may be a very good reason Van Morrison said practically nothing from the stage Saturday night at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Judging from the plentiful comments here, here and over at the Chronicle's review, it would have ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Cross-Dressing In The Women's Room? You'll Need These Songs

    ​ God-fearing men of Houston: Mayor Annise Parker wants to banish your micturitions back to the Stone Age: "Houston's first openly gay mayor is now being accused of opening up the women's restroom to cross-dressing men. On Tuesday morning, the Houston Area Pastors Council issued a blistering ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    Curse Your Branches: The Top College-Rockish Records of 2009, Part 2

    ​5. Booker T., Potato Hole (Anti-) Booker T. Jones, as usual, is having exactly as much fun as he appears to be - in a word, lots. Here he's backed by the Drive-By Truckers, an inspired pairing of sweet and surly garage R&B atop which that exuberant organ emotes more exquisitely than do most v ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Video from Fun Fun Fun Fest In Austin: Metallagher, Death, Jesus Lizard and More

    Marc Brubaker​ This weekend Rocks Off also brought along our littlest member, our Flip camera, to Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. It proved to be indispensable in tight places where a regular still camera may not be as useful. Here's a smattering of what we captured through it's tiny lense. We are sur ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Aftermath: Fun Fun Fun Fest In Austin Day 1 - Death, Young Widows, Melt Banana, The Sword, Jesus Lizard

    Photos by Marc Brubaker/ Click here for a slideshowDeath, reborn​This year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin was the exact thing Aftermath needed in the midst of his fall concert schedule, even though the last day was marred by mud and constant rain. But after last month's dillo-dirtied Austin City Lim ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Aftermath: Our Ten Favorite Performances at Fun Fun Fun Fest

    Photos by Marc Brubaker/ Click here for slideshows from Day 1 and Day 2Times New Viking​ If there's anything that Aftermath truly loves about music (outside of watching talented people create outstanding art), it's the innate propensity the medium possesses to bring people together. There is somet ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Rocks Off's Picks for This Weekend's Fun Fun Fun Festival

    You can think of this weekend's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin as the indie, metal, and hip-hop little brother of the more staid Austin City Limits Music Festival. The fourth edition of the two-day event held in Waterloo Park in Austin starts tomorrow afternoon. Per our stated life path, Rocks Off will ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    Also on Your Mayoral Ballot Today: Former Pik N' Pak Owner Ralph Ullrich

    Last Friday, Rocks Off was hanging out with some friends at the West Alabama Ice House and ran into Ralph Ullrich, otherwise known as Ralph the Plumber, also otherwise known as one of Tuesday's mayoral candidates a little further down the ballot than the three (and a half) examined at length in the ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Ghosts of Washington Avenue

    Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.

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    August 25, 2009

    Start the Guessing Now: Which Fun Fun Fun Fest Artists Will Also Play the Next Block Party?

    ​ Fun Fun Fun Fest, the scuzzier, noisier cousin to the Austin City Limits Music Festival, announced its lineup this afternoon. Held November 7 and 8 in Austin's Waterloo Park, FFFF is up to 91 artists this year, everyone from rappers the GZA, the Pharcyde and the Cool Kids to electronic/dance act ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    Aftermath: More Free Press Summer Fest at Eleanor Tinsley Park

    Photos (except where indicated) by Craig HlavatyB L A C K I E and friends​ "How is this Houston?" "How the hell is this Houston?" Aftermath couldn't stop saying that phrase over and over again to whoever we found ourselves walking with the past two days all over Eleanor Tinsley Park at the inaugur ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Aftermath: Th' Legendary Shack Shakers at Rudyard's

    Photos by Chris Gray​ Th' Legendary Shack Shakers are a sort of Blue Ridge Parkway answer to Los Skarnales, mining Anglo-American roots music and all things Memphis - Sun Records, Beale Street and the Oblivians - to create a turbo-charged, gypsy-flavored, punk-speed rockabilly dynamo with a metric ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    Friday Night Noise: Satin Hooks and Newagehillbilly

    ​Satin Hooks "Trinity School Road": Houston's Satin Hooks are a noise-punk band in the same sense that Liar-era Jesus Lizard and Incesticide/Bleach-era Nirvana once were: torture-slurred, aggrevied vocals, gunk-gummed stop-and-start guitars that wanna beat you bloody while sneaking an earworm melo ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009

    Muhammadali Checks In from Tour

    Photos courtesy MuhammadaliSee what happened to those towels a little later on here (NSFW). Since January, Rocks Off has been a fan of Muhammadali. From the first house shows and split tape with Black Congress, we have been hooked to their Melvins and Jesus Lizard stomp. A few weeks ago at ali's fin ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    Tonight: Muhammad Ali at White Swan

    With a helluva live show and already garnering a devoted following, Muhammad Ali is knocking 'em dead left and right. (OK, we had to get the boxing reference out of the way, because as much as we tried to sidestep it, we couldn't resist.) Since releasing a split cassette with party boys Black Co ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Tonight: Th' Legendary Shack Shakers at Walter's on Washington

    Joshua Black WilkinsTh' Legendary Shack Shakers are not typical Southern-fried fare, no insipid Nashville muzak served up safe and soft. Think demented Dixieland instead. Imagine vaudevillians, carnies, punks and Tom Waits producing whisky-drizzled psychobilly. The sizzling Shakers are s ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    Local Rotation: Muhammad Ali & Black Congress' Split Cassette (That's Right, Cassette)

    Yesterday afternoon, Rocks Off bought his first new cassette tape since 1996. The last tape we bought was the Schoolhouse Rocks soundtrack that came out the year before. It was a collection of 90's indie rockers like Pavement and Daniel Johnston doing covers of tunes from the classic Saturday mo ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    SXSW Update: Watch Out for Devo; Peter, Bjorn & John; Justin Townes Earle; Hungry Villagers and More

    Devo on the BBC's Top of the Pops 2 With the big bad final band announcement coming next week, all is quiet on the SXSW front. For now. This past week was slow, with the biggest names confirmed being Devo, Cursive, Peter, Bjorn & John, and Justin Townes Earle. Devo will be clos ... More >>

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    December 1, 2008

    SXSW 09 Imminent Already? Aaaarrrgh!

    St. Vincent, "Jesus Saves, I Spend" The 2009 South By Southwest Music Festival is still nearly four months away (March 18-22), but the first performers are already being announced. When Rocks Off saw this list on Friday, after we had been gorged senseless the day before, we shuddered. "T ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008
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    May 27, 2008
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    March 16, 2008
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    October 18, 2007
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    August 2, 2007
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    July 20, 2006

    RIP, Syd. And RIP, 'Cid.

    A psychedelic pioneer and the drug that helped do him in are both sorely missed

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    July 17, 2003

    The Mars Volta

    De-Loused in the Comatorium (Gold Standard Labs/Strummer Recordings/ Universal )

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    May 28, 1998
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    January 15, 1998
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    May 16, 1996
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    April 25, 1996

    Dilution of Evil

    Has Ministry, at one time the reigning king of bad, lost its edge?

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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 15, 1994
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