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The Kills (Band)

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    So, How About That FPSF Lineup Anyway?

    My initial, visceral reaction to the lineup was two-fold: a) Deftones? Yay!; b) that is a mighty impressive EDM lineup. I figured Zedd was a pretty solid lock for the festival, but Above & Beyond is an outside the box choice that I'm in love with. Having just seen them put on a wonderful set a few w ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Slip Slidin' Away: My Life as a Rock Journalist With the Houston Press

    I had a hernia operation in the early summer of 2006, and had nothing to do all day but hobble around with cool cane a borrowed from Grandpa Hlavaty and play on the Internets for two months or so. I had developed the injury while working at Domino's, but it was cool because their insurance helped ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    The Complete SXSW Overflow Festival 2013 Guide: Week 1, Part 2

    This year Rocks Off would like to help our readers get a handle on all the acts playing Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow Fest, and event that is longer than SXSW itself, with almost as many bands. There are nine nights left to go, and "season passes" are still available. See superhappyfunland.co ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Danielle Renee, Only Beast's Destroyer of Walls

    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? Drummer John Salinas and guitarist Pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Bartender Chat: Greg Dean of Khon's Wine Darts Coffee Art

    Earlier this week while walking back to my car after having lunch at Red Pier, I looked across the street and spied the sign for Khon's Wine Darts Coffee Art. Oh, so that's where it is. The first time I had ever heard the name was about a year ago during a KUHF spot that said "Support also comes f ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    Jack White: His Best And Worst So Far

    It goes without saying that Jack White is, and has been, one of the most prolific artists in contemporary popular music. From The White Stripes' self-titled album to his WTF collaboration with hardcore hip-hop dup Insane Clown Posse last year, the guy has released or produced an album every year wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Last Night: The Kills At House Of Blues

    Relive last night's Kills concert with our slideshow. Let it be said that the Kills' Alison Mosshart should not be lumped in with "chick" lead singers. She should go in that special box with people like Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, Jim Morrison, Lux Interior, and other feral lead singers who have stompe ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012
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    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

    November 1, 2011

    Distant Early Warning: The Civil Wars, Briokids, Otenki, The Kills, Titan Blood

    ​August Burns Red, Silverstein: Wed., Jan. 25. House of Blues. B L A C K I E, LIMB: Fri., Nov. 18. Notsuoh. Better Than Ezra, Dash Rip Rock: Thu., Dec. 29. House of Blues. Blue October: Sat., Dec. 31. House of Blues. Bob Schneider: Sat., Nov. 26. House of Blues. Briokids, Texas Dub: Sat., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    The 25 Most Influential Bands Of The '90s

    Trent Reznor, you know, before the Oscar and all the weightlifting. ​As a music writer, we are asked constantly to compare the new with the old, to decipher the periphery where modern bands' influences come from to understand where we are going and what we are seeing. We can hear everything Ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Music's Top 10 Most Fashionable Women Right Now

    GroovehouseThe Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O at the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival​Fashion, like songwriting and other artistic outlets, is a form of self-expression. It adds to one's aura; it speaks on her behalf. Yet fashion sometimes gets overlooked in music, and undeservedly so. Follow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    New Music Releases April 5: Leon Russell, Robbie Robertson, The Ravonettes, The Kills, Etc.

    ​Last week brought new releases from Britney Spears, Radiohead, and a few Pearl Jam re-issues hitting store shelves amid reports that the industry was finally starting to see some improvement. Spears' Femme Fatale is currently projected to enter the top spot of the Billboard 200 chart with sal ... More >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2011

    Freedom of Choice

    No time like the present for satirical synth masters Devo.

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    March 18, 2011

    SXSW: The Kills At Stubb's SPIN Party Friday Afternoon

    Craig Hlavaty​Even though the beginning of their set was fraught with technical issues, the Kills turned in a heated set, in more ways than one, under the big top at Stubb's for SPIN magazine's annual day party.

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    January 11, 2011

    Two Timing: The 11 Best Rock Duos

    Todd Cole​Wednesday night, noisy indie duo No Age (above) pulls into Fitzgerald's. The two-piece of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer Dean Allen Spunt, starting making waves in 2007 with their debut Weirdo Rippers. 2008's Nouns brought them even more acclaim, and along the way they gained fo ... More >>

  • Music

    April 29, 2010

    Heavy Weather

    A band that started by accident, the Dead Weather is now here to stay.

  • Music

    December 17, 2009

    Uprising

    2009 wasn't a great year for albums, but songs were a different story.

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    December 8, 2009

    9 Musicians Tiger Woods Should Have Cheated With Instead of the Women He Did

    Lily Allen: "Here, kitty, kitty..."​When initial word of millionaire golfer Tiger Woods' car accident in front of his home hit the news wires and Twitter the morning of November 27, the world waited with bated breath. None of us quite knew what his condition was or how extensive his injuries were. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Never Mind Twilight, Here Are the Best Werewolf and Vampire Music Videos

    ​ Werewolves and vampires have been at each others' throats long before Twilight: New Moon (opening tomorrow) had them making pouty duck-faces at one another. Thankfully, the tradition of the vampire and the werewolf in the art of the music video is a much richer one than the antics of the crybaby ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Three: Aftermath

    Photos by Mark C. AustinDavid Garza​So, what happens to freshly laid grass in a public park after a day full of rain and thousands of people walking back and forth across it at the same time? Well, as anyone who was present for Day Three of Austin City Limits Festival 2009 (ACL) could tell you ... More >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2009

    Ghosts of Washington Avenue

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

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    July 14, 2009

    Our Favorite ZZ Top Covers: QOTSA, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Dwight Yoakam, Willie Nelson, Tina Turner and... Rapeman?

    [Note: Now with added Ministry.] Counting down to Friday's ZZ Top/Aerosmith show in The Woodlands is starting to feel like the week Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played there last year: a steady build of anticipation and antsiness, until Friday we're flat-out squirming to get out of the office. ... More >>

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    June 15, 2009

    Vamplification: Dirty Fuzz, Von Iva and Boris

    Screw those pink sparkly Daisy Rock guitars. Chicks can stroke the neck of a Fender Strat right alongside the guys. The best girl rockers also deliver some of the wickedest vocals out there and, as an added bonus, usually look damn sexy doing it. Rocks Off thinks it's high time to give these sirens ... More >>

  • Music

    April 16, 2009

    Crash Into Me: Predicting the Economy's Impact on the Music Biz

    GWAR more important than you might expect.

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