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The Melvins

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Jay Z & Beyonce, Invincible Czars, New Mercies

    Jay Z & Beyonce Minute Maid Park, July 18 So far one of the biggest blockbuster tours of 2014, with a top ticket price of $251 to match, has not been a disappointment in terms of drama. Jay Z's elevator brawl with sister-in-law Solange made a fitting prologue, and then came Beyonce's recent onstage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    The Five Best Punk Supergroups of All Time

    Punk rock is known for bands breaking up just as quickly as they form. So many seminal groups across its history have only one record to their name that critics talk a lot more about bands breaking up than forming for that reason. But every now and then we get the rare punk supergroup, and it always ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Nine Bands Named After Songs By Other Bands

    We here at Rocks Off spend a lot of time thinking about band names. It's one of the most important things about a band, because it's the face of your brand. After all, a metal band is not going to get off the ground if it's named after a My Little Pony character. Once upon a time, you were doomed to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    H-Town to Boomtown: Beaumont Has a Music Festival Too

    The 2014 music festival season is kicking into gear, with Free Press Summer Fest announcing its lineup last week. The rundown features at least a half-dozen acts coming right from Coachella, which announced last month, and probably at least a few who will be performing at Bonnaroo, which announces t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Six Truly Great Death Metal Covers

    Death metal has a genre has a history of doing covers songs, but they're mostly all novelty songs. It's become a played-out gimmick to take any pop song, speed it up, play it on highly distorted guitars, and gutturally scream the lyrics. That's been done. What's less common is a great death metal c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    The Melvins & Honky at Warehouse Live, 8/8/2013

    Melvins, Honky Warehouse Live Studio August 8, 2013 Kind of feels like the Melvins have been around forever, doesn't it? There's just something primordial about the band's sludgy, signature sound. But it's actually only been 30 years now since the weird, noisy little Washington rock group began sho ... More >>

  • Music

    August 8, 2013

    R.I.P. Robot

    Houston mourns the passing of Numbers owner Robert Burtenshaw.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Little Joe Washington, Mike Stinson, the Melvins, etc.

    Little Joe Washington Boondocks, August 6 Out of a Third Ward blues guitar school that has now graduated to the great beyond Albert Collins, Johnny Clyde Copeland, Johnny Guitar Watson and Joe Guitar Hughes, Little Joe Washington is the last man standing. And he's hardly standing still: He's also p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Best Shows In Houston This Weekend: Rebelution, Graveyard, Every Time I Die, Walker Lukens, Etc.

    Rebelution With J Boog, Hot Rain House Of Blues, Friday, 8 p.m., February 22 For a clue on just how much Rebelution must love ganja, beyond even the exquisitely explicit "So High" on its 2012 release Peace of Mind, consider that the Santa Barbara reggae-pop crew also issued acoustic and dub version ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Red Fang Brings the Heat Back to Houston on Sunday

    Autumn temperatures may finally be creeping into Houston at last, but Portland's Red Fang promises to work up one last sweat in the city on Sunday when the shaggy rockers roll into Fitzgerald's. The band had too much fun hitting the road this summer to close the books on it just yet. Red Fang playe ... More >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2012

    Melvins + Scion = ???

    Are corporate-sponsored free records a good move?

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Before We Cared: 10 Bit Players Who Became Superstars

    On this day in 1965, British songstress Petula Clark reached number one on the charts with "Downtown," a pop classic with an unforgettable hook that has become a mainstay of oldies radio, film soundtracks and TV advertisements in the years since. The song even served as a plot point in an episode o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Distant Early Warning: Social Distortion, Gary Clark Jr., Melvins, Girls, Maná, De La Soul

    Photo By Jim BrickerBobby Womack onstage with Gorillaz in October 2010 at Toyota Center​2 Chainz, Paul Wall, Propain: Thu., March 1. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Anvil, Rotting Corpse, Metavenge, Fallacy: Thu., Feb. 9. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Asleep At The Whee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Last Night: Torche & Big Business At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​Big Business, Torche Fitzgerald's July 7, 2011 Big Business and Torche are the kind of bands that when you are talking metal with someone, and you drop the names and you get a blank stare, sweat forms on your back and you die a little. Like when a foodie finds out you ... More >>

  • Music

    July 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Meridian: A Retrospective Of Better Days

    Mark C. AustinKings of Leon at Meridian, 2006​The Meridian Saga seems to have ended, after close to a year of weirdness and shady business dealings. In the past twelve months it went through overhauls, new management, lockouts, changes in image, mild scandals, and even a name change. Remember ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2010
  • News

    October 1, 2009

    Club Dead

    The Mansion has been shut down, but not before an 18-year-old stripper got drunk there and died in a highway wreck.

  • Music

    August 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Bayou Beat: JavaJazz and Meridian Merge

    Craig HlavatyButthole Surfers at Meridian, October 2008​Rocks Off has learned that Northside all-ages coffeehouse and music venue JavaJazz has shut down and moved all its shows to the Meridian downtown, and that the two venues have merged into one operation. "All Javajazz shows have moved to Merid ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Music

    November 20, 2008
  • 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 >>

  • Music

    February 14, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2007

    Last Night: Melt-Banana with Dizzy Pilot and Cop Warmth at Walter’s

    Melt-Banana Melt-Banana with Dizzy Pilot and Cop Warmth Walter's on Washington November 29, 2007 Better Than: Anything made in America. Download: "Chain Shot to Have Some Fun," available free from the Melt-Banana Web site Melt-Banana, a Japanese band prone to covering Devo and the Beach Boys and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Tantric Metal at Meridian

    Seeing Big Business is like watching your own house being demolished by a bulldozer. It’s not always graceful, but it has intermittent beauty as you see your pipes burst and your chimney fall to the ground.

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2007

    Last Night: Holly Golightly at Rudyard’s

    Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs October 17, 2007 Rudyard’s Better Than: The Melvins, because Tuesday is a bad night to be wrong, and I’m feeling lucky. Download: Bill Childish and Holly Golightly, “In Blood,” for an idea of who you’re dealing with. It’s a travesty that Holly Golig ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2007
  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Priestbird

    Priestbird performs Tuesday, May 15, at DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, 713-223-8346. Pit er Pat and Balaclavas also perform.

  • Music

    November 23, 2006

    Nirvana

    Nirvana: In Utero -- A Classic Album Under Review

  • Music

    November 9, 2006

    The Melvins

    The Melvins perform Wednesday, November 15, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483.

  • Music

    August 31, 2006

    Band on the Run

    A murder confession puts the Jonbent in the news

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Overlooked in '05

    Ten great discs that were underserved by the media but are more than worthy

  • Music

    June 16, 2005

    Fantmas

    Suspended Animation

  • Music

    September 30, 2004
  • Music

    October 17, 2002

    Rap Avengers

    Dälek may destroy hip-hop in order to save it from commercialism

  • Music

    April 12, 2001

    Playbill

    The Melvins

  • Music

    June 3, 1999

    Living Out Loud

    Loudmouth makes metal cool again

  • Music

    March 25, 1999
  • Music

    September 26, 1996

    Grunge Schmunge

    The Melvins don't give a damn, and so should you

  • Culture

    May 9, 1996
  • Music

    April 25, 1996

    Dilution of Evil

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

  • Music

    May 25, 1995

    Critic's Choice

    The Hard Way

  • Music

    November 24, 1994
  • Music

    July 7, 1994
  • Music

    May 12, 1994

    Japanese Catnip

    Osaka's Shonen Knife cuts a pretty slice of alternative pop

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