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The Polyphonic Spree

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Upcoming: The 1975, Bastille, Dangerous Toys, Keyshia Cole, Matisyahu, Polyphonic Spree, etc.

    The 1975: Wed., Nov. 26, 7 p.m., $35. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551. Afton Live: With WellWell, Brenna Haffey & Guests., Sun., July 20, 5:30 p.m., $11 to $13. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Allison Fisher: Sat., June 28, 10 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    The Top 20 Houston Concerts of 2013

    Black Flag Walters, August 26 Not a heck of a lot of complimentary things have been said about Black Flag's 2013 "reunion," and when fans arrived at Walters in August to discover stage barricades and signs warning against stage-diving and photography, odds weren't looking terrific. But when the hy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    The Best Things at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013

    It Combines So Many Different Things I Love Friday night I got to stand outside and watch professional wrestling while a reunited Quicksand played a set. It's great to live in a world where that sentence is a thing that's real. CORY GARCIA The Weather Friday night was a bit chilly, but cloud cover ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    The Not So Fun Side of Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013

    Comedy = Good, Comedy Tent = Tragic It's nice to see the festival taking comedy seriously and booking big names like Tenacious D, but the area they've designated for comedy performances is far too small and does a disservice to those names. Either give the big names time on a real stage or ditch the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    The Polyphonic Spree at Fitzgerald's, 8/29/13

    The Polyphonic Spree Fitzgerald's August 29th, 2013 Some moments in life are just better than others. Having a laugh while your kid, armed with floaties, thinks he's drowning, despite moments ago assuring the instructor he had it. Turning so red from embarrassing laughter moments after realizing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Upcoming: 30footFALL, India.Arie, Jessie Ware, The Polyphonic Spree, etc.

    30FootFALL: With Bickley, The Smiffs, Skeleton Dick., Sat., July 20, 8 p.m., $15. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. The Acacia Strain: With Within the Ruins, Xibabla, Fit For An Autopsy, American Me., Thu., August 22, 6 p.m., $15 to $17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    The Biggest Surprises From the Texas 30 Ballots

    Perusing the final ballots for the Texas 30 with a few highlighters this past week was a blessed odyssey into the past three decades of all things Texas music. For as many no-brainers as there were, there were plenty of head-scratchin' exclusions. Rewind: The 30 Best Texas Albums (cover story) Sl ... More >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2012
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    July 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Restaurant Playlists

    The only times I notice the music in a restaurant is when it's really bad (Christmas music playing year round at Sichuan Cuisine), really out of place (Nine Inch Nails blaring out of the speakers at now-closed Tony Vallone joint Ciao Bello or Cannibal Corpse washing over the line of patrons at Amy's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Last Night: The Polyphonic Spree at Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jim Bricker​The Polyphonic Spree Fitzgerald's February 14, 2012 Some of rock's most intriguing acts have risen from the ashes of their former bands. Such is the case with Dallas-based multi-member psych-pop band The Polyphonic Spree; front man Tim DeLaughter formerly fronted '90s al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Polyphonic Spree's Tim DeLaughter Drops The Ultimate AM Gold Playlist

    If you have been missing Dallas's Polyphonic Spree, then 2012 could be your year. With new music in the offing -- including a Christmas record due in the fall -- the 21-member-strong Spree is gearing up to bring smiles to audiences again. Leaders Tim DeLaughter and Julie Doyle formed the band near ... More >>

  • Music

    February 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Distant Early Warning: Delta Spirit, Cursive, George Clinton, Hot Chelle Rae, Orgy, Youth Lagoon

    American Sharks: Sat., Feb. 25. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. The Black Belles, Black Tabs: Sun., March 18. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Bobby Bare Jr.: Wed., Feb. 1. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Buxton, Marmalakes, Featherface: Sat., Feb. 4, 8 p.m., $8.00. Fitzgera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    AgesandAges: A Tale of Portland and Pearl Harbor

    ​As the year comes to its close and we welcome the cool temperatures and the grey skies, definitely our favorite weather, we turn to the Pacific Northwest and the band AgesandAges. Mick Cullen of Subterranean Radio, our dealer in all excellent and underground, passed along the music video for ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2011

    Alien Force

    Man or Astro-Man? discuss their time on Earth.

  • Music

    October 20, 2011

    Cheerleader

    St. Vincent's Annie Clark went "off the grid" to craft new album Strange Mercy.

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Electric Six: Love Songs for Mentally Disturbed People

    ​If Barry White did a record with Al Jourgensen it might sound something like Heartbeats and Brainwaves, the eighth studio album from Electric Six. This is the first time we've come into contact with the band, having only been aware of them vaguely from their song "Gay Bar" and the fact that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Last Night: Twilight Singers At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Twilight Singers Warehouse Live Studio June 1, 2011 The Afghan Whigs are probably one of the most underrated acts to come from the grunge period, but they had all the best lines, a dynamic musical presence, plus one of the most delightfully rusty and eloquent voices in ... More >>

  • Music

    March 3, 2011

    Portuguese Men of War

    The Walkmen jump-start their momentum on Lisbon.

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    The Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp From Hell

    Rocks Off recently got invited to cover something known as Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp, which works a lot like baseball fantasy camp, except none of the participants can field a line-drive grounder. Among the idols rock campers will meet include 3 Doors Down, Mark Farner, the drummer from the Hooters a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Saturday Night: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes at Warehouse Live

    Photos by Groovehouse​Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes Warehouse Live October 9, 2010 Oh crap, Aftermath thought shortly after Edward Sharpe struck up the Magnetic Zeroes Saturday night, it's the Polyphonic Spree all over again. Unless we are having an especially bad day, Aftermath is no ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Aftermath: Har Mar Superstar, My Jerusalem and the TMI Brigade at Super Happy Fun Land

    Photos by Brittanie SheyGive them drugs so they'll shut up (please): Har Mar openers My Jerusalem​ Rocks Off pulled into the parking lot of Super Happy Fun Land fashionably late Saturday night just in time to see Sean Tillmann (a.k.a. Har Mar Superstar, clad in street clothes instead of his usual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas, Part 2: "Trinity"

    [Note: This week Rocks Off is looking at the musical heritage, highs and lows, for each of the five possible states that might result should Texas secede from the U.S. like Gov. Rick Perry wants it to. Yesterday we began with the Panhandle/West Texas "Palo Duro" territory; today it's northeastern qu ... More >>

  • Music

    October 30, 2008
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    September 27, 2007

    Houston's Ten Worst Songs

    …and we're still not as bad as Dallas

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2007

    Last Night: Dan Deacon at Walter's on Washington

    Dan Deacon Walter’s on Washington September 24, 2007 Better Than: Just about anything else you might find yourself doing at 10:30 p.m. on a Monday. Download: “The Crystal Cat,” from Deacon’s Myspace Page. Along with several other songs (not available for download) and a bunch of immensely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007

    Memories of ACLs Past: The Halliburton Shirt

    As I head out the door to Austin, I’m reminded of ACL Fest 2003, back when the world was young and people actually gave a shit about the Polyphonic Spree. I was living in Houston at the time, writing for the paper version of Houstoned, and I’d come across this bad-ass, bright red Halliburton T- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2007

    Win Butler with the Swish!!

    It’s not everyday we see earnest indie rockers playing competitive sports. This is Win Butler, former Woodlands resident and current Arcade Fire frontman, dominating the court in a friendly game of street basketball. I wish I could make more knowing remarks about this, but I know nothing ab ... More >>

  • Music

    June 21, 2007

    Polyphonic Spree

    Polyphonic Spree performs Monday, June 25, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483.

  • Music

    February 8, 2007

    The M Word

    Musical terms that should be illegal

  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    Architecture in Helsinki

    Wednesday, September 20, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Cave In, with Doomriders and Lorene Drive

    Friday, December 16, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-864-2727.

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Anti-Rock

    LCD Soundsystem's brain trust happily loses his edge

  • Film

    September 29, 2005

    The Opposite of Suck

    Mike Mills's debut is smart, funny and gorgeously sad

  • Music

    July 14, 2005
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    December 23, 2004

    Trend-Spotting

    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Trend-Spotting

    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum

    Christmas is the weirdest time of the year. Who better to musically document the season than John Waters?

  • Music

    March 25, 2004

    Adieu, Monsieur Mojo

    ...And other SXSW adventures

  • Music

    March 18, 2004

    Broken Social Scene

    Saturday, March 20

  • Music

    March 18, 2004

    Wisdom of Solomon

    A street preacher helps crack the meaning of the Sleepy Jackson's Lovers

  • Music

    February 12, 2004

    Drat!

    Racket proposes a rock radio revolution. Clear Channel beats him to the punch.

  • Music

    March 20, 2003

    Battle Cries

    SXSW finds itself covered in thoughts of war

  • Music

    March 28, 2002

    Cultural Clash

    SXSW turns a cold shoulder to the Houston music scene

  • Music

    September 27, 2001

    Playbill

    Chomsky

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