Subject:

The New Pornographers

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Neko Case at House of Blues, 1/26/2014

    Neko Case, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down House of Blues January 26, 2014 Her fans from other parts of the country will have to have to ask Neko Case what a "Houston Grammy" is sometime. Hopefully she'll remember that one herself. According to the rangy singer, who is arguably as well-known for her ... More >>

  • Music

    October 3, 2013

    The New Sasha Fierce

    Houston is "Crazy In Love" with drag performer Tyoncé Moore.

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Houston's Best Internet Radio Stations

    Much like newspapers, radio has been irrevocably changed by the rise of the Internet. With broadband broadly available, there are fewer and fewer reasons to flip on the dial, so even giants like Clear Channel have added Web-based platforms like IHeartRadio to replace lost terrestrial listeners, offe ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 9, 2012

    Quite a Show at Sushi Tora

    The sushi is good, and the spectacle great.

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    True Blood: Over The Moon For Neko Case

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​It seems so rare that in the world of True Blood we get to f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Top 10 Recent TV-Show Soundtracks

    ​A few choice adjectives come to mind when musing on bawdy Eastbound & Down character Kenny Powers. "Inspiring" is not one of them. However, as Rocks Off watched this week's season finale of the side-splitting HBO series, we were pleasantly surprised as we heard indie troubadour Kurt Vile's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Five Other Bands Calvin College Won't Invite Anytime Soon

    ​Calvin College, the "distinctly Christian, academically excellent liberal arts college" in Grand Rapids, Mich., doesn't want you to associate the school with pornography. That means no New Pornographers show: Regrettably, Calvin College has decided to rescind its invitation to the band, The ... More >>

  • Music

    June 17, 2010

    Road Dogs

    LP on the way, Houston's American Fangs stay sharp through constant touring.

  • Music

    January 7, 2010

    Love and Theft

    The decade with no name left behind plenty of memorable music.

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    The AP's Year-End Album List Proves What We Already Knew: Rock Critics Are Assholes

    ​Rocks Off has previously lamented the dearth of critically popular acts that truly rock many times. We just can't get over the fact that adding distortion to your guitar is a virtual guarantee you won't get scads of rock critics jizzing all over you with steamy loads of orgasmic praise (unless yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2009

    He Said She Said: Our Top Ten Girl-Crushes

    Ask any musician: there is something basically and viscerally masculine about the industry itself, and that masculinity can seep into the most feminine of rocker chicks and indie music queens. That swagger, that attitude, that confidence coupled with soft hair, a pair of soft lips and a softly lilti ... More >>

  • Music

    April 16, 2009
  • Music

    January 3, 2008

    Texas Albums

    2007's best Texas albums, from Houston, Austin and beyond

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2007
  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Our Band to Admire

    Interpol gets darker but shines brighter with its stunning third album

  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Vinyl Heads

    They're turning to needles, looking for purity

  • Music

    September 13, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007
  • Music

    June 28, 2007
  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    Some Loud Thunder

  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Tilly and the Wall

    Thursday, June 29, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-862-2513

  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    Nu Shooz

    Film School grows better as it grows older -- shoegazer comparisons be damned

  • Music

    March 23, 2006

    Neko Case

    Fox Confessor Brings the Flood

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2006
  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Comeback Clips

    A music-video renaissance is afoot -- but it's strictly on the download

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Let There Be Rock

    Ten albums that make it easy to avoid fretting about your old-fashioned, Rockist ways

  • Music

    August 28, 2003

    Band of Easy Virtue

    Meet the New Pornographers, who change genres as often as porn stars change partners

  • Music

    March 29, 2001

    Show Cased

    The good, the bad and the Mogwai highlight SXSW

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