The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    The Last VJ's Top Five Videos of the Week

    Welcome back, music fans, from the Last VJ. It's a whole bunch of smoke and mirrors this week as we see people trick their cameras in handful of ways to create strange illusions. We also go straight into the hellish mind of Hieronymus Bosch thanks to Odonis Odonis, and we say our goodbyes to Dave Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    The Rocks Off 100: Brandon Lemons, Keeper of the Treaty Oak Collective

    Who? Brandon Lemons is the man behind The Treaty Oak Collective, "a small record label/booking/promotion group here in Houston." He is also a member of Houston/Austin post-rock band Co-Pilot. Home Base: Lemons lives in La Porte but works in Houston. "The Steamboat Ampworks shop is my home away ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Last Night: Twin Shadow At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Neph Basedow​Twin Shadow Fitzgerald's September 15, 2011 Earlier this year, an eager Rocks Off showed up to Fitzgerald's early to catch scheduled Pains of Being Pure at Heart opener, Brooklyn-based New Wave revivalist Twin Shadow. As luck would have it, a handwritten sign adorned F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Friday Night: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jim Bricker​The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Fitzgerald's April 9, 2011 Houston's Friday show circuit was enough to make any music fan's head spin: While droves were at Toyota Center taking in the artistic freak show that is Lady Gaga, the city's alternative crowd was crammed into F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Tickets Sold to the Astros Home Opener...a LOT More

    ​In the land of MCM, it's always Friday and there's always a treasure trove of local music news. That's because we happen to structure it as such, but make no mistake, we've got a full truckload for everyone this week. However, in what might be a MCM first, we don't have an actual mixtape fro ... More >>

  • Music

    April 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Upcoming: Dwight Yoakam, En Vogue, Kylie, OMD, Etc.

    ​Anders Osbourne: Fri., March 11. Last Concert Cafe. Anthony David: Sun., March 6. Numbers. Axwell: Fri., Feb. 4. Stereo Live. Bobby Long: Sun., April 10. Fitzgerald's. Civil Twlight, Mother/Father: Fri., Feb. 25. Warehouse Live. cEvin Key: Sat., April 16. Numbers. Chrisette Michele: Th ... More >>

  • Music

    March 25, 2010

    Further On Up the Road

    Excerpts from the Press's copious online coverage of SXSW.

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Get In The Groove

    South by Scorsese: The festival in a single 6th St. tracking shot. Video by Craig Hlavaty It didn't take long for Aftermath to remember you don't have to look very hard at all for music at SXSW; in fact, we were barely even awake when it happened. After arriving in Austin late, late Thursday night, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2010

    SXSW: Wild Moccasins Enjoy Their Day Off

    Nick CodyThe Pains of Being Pure at Heart​ Hello HP Rocks Off! This is Nick of the Wild Moccasins sending an email about our South by experience. We are staying at Will Patterson of KVRX's apt. off the drag and he made us pancakes for breakfast which were delicious, a great start for the day.Then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    SXSW As It Happens: Surfer Blood Makes Waves at the Village Voice Media Party

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​A series of texts from Brandon K. Hernsberger starting at 12:41 p.m.: I'm in line at Village Voice. Shit is CRAZY long. Most people here to see The xx. 5 in 5 out. Surfer Blood up next. Dudes are effing HUGE. I see people eating inside and I'm jealous. Next door ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    SXSW As It Happens: SXXpress, Kindles, Paradise for Little Girls and Finding Free Food

    Photo by Dan OkoRock and roll hall of fame inductee and founder of Sire Records, Seymore Stein, answers questions oustide the "Stories From CBGBs" panel, Friday.​Adam Newton, 12:46 p.m.: I'm at Paradise for Little Girls, a Canadian act making Bauhaus-inspired post-punk. There are three Jewish- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    We've Got Surfer Blood, The xx and Superchunk for Our SXSW Party This Year, Y'all

    Village Voice Media, the Houston Press' daddy company, has announced the line-up for this year's SXSW day party at La Zona Rosa, set for March 19 at noon. The show hasn't disappointed since Rocks Off has been aboard, with 2008 bringing the Black Keys, HEALTH and ...Trail Of Dead and last year the C ... More >>