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The Offspring (Band)

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    March 27, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Jake Rawls -- Kemo For Emo Is Back

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, 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 previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Jake Rawls is the lead gu ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    Against Me! Today: "No Sugar Dust or Fancy Tricks"

    Every half-decade or so, a band becomes the epicenter of a punk-gone-popular zeitgeist. The Clash became hybrid sonic legends underpinned by a political conscience, Nirvana delivered the sludge-core ennui of the Pacific Northwest to the masses, Green Day brought tightly coiled power-trio fare to FM- ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    NOFX at House of Blues, 12/13/2013

    NOFX House of Blues December 13, 2013 It's hard to believe that a whole 30 years have gone by since NOFX first started playing music together. I'm guessing the late-forties punkers are probably thinking the same thing. Consisting of the same core lineup of Fat Mike, Eric Melvin and Erik Sandin sin ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Bloodhound Gang vs. Russia: No Contest, Comrade Putin

    It's not quite the Cold War, but the current relationship between the U.S. and Russia is especially frosty these days. From Syria to Snowden, we can't seem to see eye to eye across the globe, or even the Bering Strait, as Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency seems like regression to authorita ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    My Girlfriend's Breasts Are Too Small. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! TWO SIDES TO A FRIENDSHIP Dear Willie D: The other day I decided to call an old friend to c ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    The 10 Lamest Bands of the '90s

    Talk to some people (we guess) and they'll tell you that '90s nostalgia is the only kind of nostalgia that matters. Sunday, the decade of Reality Bites, Doc Martens and frosted tips -- which, seriously, is the name of a San Francisco-based '90s cover band -- will definitely be back in full effect wh ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013

    30footFALL Celebrates 20 Years of Christmases and Converse

    With due respect to the Hates, Really Red, Spunk and all the bands that have come before and since, for a certain generation of fans, 30footFALL is where Houston punk begins and ends. Thanks to years of nonstop touring, a string of uptempo albums, and high-profile compilation contributions, perhaps ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Where Are They Now?: Emo's 10-Year High School Reunion

    Mainstream emo in the early 2000s was a harsh mistress to keep. For those of us into the true underground form of it, it was an offensive burden to deal with, but at least some good bands were getting some mainstream success. Others? Well, we'd just have to deal with them. Of course, all that's ove ... More >>

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    July 24, 2012

    The Creepy and Bizarre World of Kidz Bop Videos

    It's hard to talk about Kidz Bop. Sure, it's easy to make fun of the series of albums' watered-down version of modern pop, but it also feels like going after low-hanging fruit. That doesn't mean that the music isn't awful, because it is, but one could argue Kidz Bop provides a necessary service. Mu ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    Readers Poll: The Most Underrated Rock Albums Of The '90s

    For this week's readers poll, I asked our Facebook and Twitter chums their choices for the most underrated and unsung albums of the '90s. We all agree on things like Nevermind, Harvest Moon, Mezzanine, The Soft Bulletin, Odelay and OK Computer, but what about albums that fall through the cracks of ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    '90s Soundtrack Battle: Angus & Batman Forever Duke It Out

    ​The movies couldn't be any more different. One is about an obese, kindly high school guy with a heart of gold. The other is about an crime-fighting millionaire orphan inside a cartoonish world full of super-villains, cringe-worthy puns, and Jim Carrey at his muggiest. Obvious Angus is a bette ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Saturday Night: Foster The People At House Of Blues

    Photos by Matthew Keever​Foster the People, Cults, Reptar House of Blues September 16, 2011 "When you've played something like 100 shows in a year, you learn to tell during the first song whether it's going to be a good show," said Foster the People vocalist Mark Foster from the stage during ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Fush Yu Mang: Future Charity Stunts By '90s Has-Beens

    Smash Mouth: "Nobody can eat 50 eggs!"​Today, we learned that Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell will eat 24 eggs, in any style he wants, for a $10,000 donation to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. That's a pretty sweet deal, because we like scrambled eggs with cheese and deviled eggs. And om ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    Last Night: Agent Orange At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by David Ensminger​Agent Orange Fitzgerald's January 9, 2010 In the 1987 21 Jump Street episode "Mean Streets and Pastel Houses," fresh-faced Johnny Depp goes undercover as a punk to root out vicious gangland teenage thugs lurking in the inner city. He ends up at a rowdy punk concert r ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    The 71's: God's Punk-Ass Kids

    The 71's on Facebook​The 71's are a band that by all rights Rocks Off should be throwing rocks at instead of embracing warmly in our ear canals. Their rock is poppy, sincere, and inspired by faith in a God we want nothing to do with. So why do we love their new EP Rock and Roll Reaction Part 1 ... More >>

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    August 13, 2010

    When Rock Stars And Movie Stars Reproduce: Five Offspring Bands

    ​No, these aren't Offspring cover bands, which would be gross, since Offspring sucks pretty badly on their own. They aren't as cool as we thought they were in 1994. No, let's talk about what happens when famous folks let their children loose to be rock stars. Some fall while others find fame i ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010
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    May 13, 2010
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    May 13, 2010
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    February 19, 2010

    Back To The Future: The Dirty Rotten Imbeciles That Meet In D.R.I.

    metal-archives.comA hometown D.R.I. gig, 1982​Tonight at Wired Live, formerly the Meridian - or still the Meridian, just not for much longer; we don't even know at this point - you can watch part of punk and hardcore history duke it out with some of the new wave. Legendary crossover thrash band an ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Jimi Hendrix Covers: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (P.S. John Mayer Still Sucks)

    This week marks the 39th anniversary of the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, which is famous for a couple of reasons. First, it was such a financial disaster it put the kibosh on any further Wight fesivals for the next 32 years. Second, and more importantly, it marked the penultimate performance of one ... More >>

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    November 15, 2007
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    November 28, 2002

    Glamorous Youth

    Sharon Osbourne put the local kids of Pure Rubbish in front of millions on MTV. Then things fell apart.

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    July 1, 1999
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    April 29, 1999

    Hands Up

    Ganja, gore and good humor the fun's back in a horror flick

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    December 24, 1998
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    February 26, 1998
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    February 20, 1997
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    November 21, 1996

    Songs and Sickness

    That's what it's about with D Generation, man

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    April 4, 1996

    Cult of Ferocity

    True to punk's roots, Bad Religion keeps the anger alive

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    January 4, 1996

    His Generation

    The Hates' leader may be the last of Houston's original punks

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    July 27, 1995
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    June 15, 1995

    The Future of Rock and Roll

    We've seen it in a crystal ball and the pictures aren't pretty

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    April 27, 1995

    King of the Mild Frontier

    Adam Ant is still dressed up, and now has somewhere to go

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    March 9, 1995
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    March 2, 1995
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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 1, 1994

    Doin' the Blood Thing

    Unsane's gore aesthetic is oh-so-extreme

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