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The Psychedelic Furs

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    August 26, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Silver Blueberry, Garage Days Revisited

    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? The Houston scene got a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Meeting of the Minds: Morrissey and Charlie Brown

    Morrissey always seemed like a rather gloomy chap, on that we can all agree. But how does he stack up against the all-time glum heavyweight, Charlie Brown? In case you never wondered that before, go ahead and kick yourself just like we did. That's the germ of an idea behind This Charming Charlie, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Psychedelic Furs, 30FootFALL, Gritsy, etc.

    Psychedelic Furs House of Blues, July 19 Thanks to albums like sensual eponymous 1980 debut and 1981's poppier Talk Talk Talk, Psychedelic Furs helped define alternative rock in MTV's early days even before John Hughes named his 1986 film Pretty In Pink for one of their best-known songs. Front man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Turtle Soup: More With One of the Wildest Bands of the '60s

    Today, when the 65-year-old Howard Kaylan looks back on the '60s, it's still hard to imagine the kind of commercial and chart success he had with the Turtles, and how by age 22, it was all over. "They say that wisdom comes with age, and at that time, I had absolutely none of it!" he laughs. "I mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Question: Who the Hell Is Even In Guns N' Roses Nowadays?

    Tonight, Guns N' Roses plays what's being billed as an "intimate" performance at House of Blues. From our perspective here at Rocks Off, that's a good thing. The opportunity to get close enough to W. Axl Rose to check carefully for plastic surgery scars is one many longtime fans never dared dream of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Upcoming: Icona Pop, The Cult, HIM, Carolyn Wonderland, etc.

    All Stars Tour 2013 featuring Every Time I Die: With Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror, Stray From The Path, Capture the Crown, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE, For All Those Sleeping, Ice Nine Kills., Sat., Aug. 10, 2 p.m., $22.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. Amy Lavere: Thu., June 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Connor Barwin Is Looking To Give Playoff Tickets To His Most Zealous Stalker

    Playing NFL football is not an easy job, and this by no means has been an easy season for Texans outside linebacker Connor Barwin. Coming off his best season as a pro in 2011 with 11.5 sacks and unable to come to terms on a long-term extension with the Texans during the preseason, the fourth year pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Last Night: Devo & Blondie at Arena Theatre

    Blondie, Devo Arena Theatre September 19, 2012 What a week for New Wave around here. Psychedelic Furs and Go-Go's still to come, and Blondie and Devo teaming up for the "Whip It to Shreds" tour Wednesday night at the Arena Theatre. New Wave is as good a term as any to describe a style of music tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Upcoming: Bonnie Raitt, P.O.S., REO Speedwagon, Richard Cheese, Wiz Khalifa, Etc.

    2 Chainz: Wed., Sept. 26, 8 p.m., $25-$150. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Above & Beyond: Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m., $20-$50. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston. Alien Ant Farm: Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m., $14/$18. Scout Bar Clear Lake, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. Allen Stone, Sister Sparr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    Sticky Fingers: 10 Musicians Who Deserve Their Own Ice Cream

    Ice cream is good -- especially in the summer and of course today. With the advent of the deliciously yummy Ben and Jerry's ice cream, among others, ice-cream companies have been naming their flavors after artists for years. Ben and Jerry's especially has been at the forefront of naming their ice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Upcoming: Kelly Clarkson, Incubus, Jonathan Richman, Unknown Hinson, Etc.

    B L A C K I E: Tue., May 1. Walter's, 1120 Naylor St., Houston. Beat Connection, White Arrows: Fri., June 22. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Eric Benét, Ledisi: Thu., July 5. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, Houston. Guitar Shorty: Sat., June 2. The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club, 5731 K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Express Yourself: The 10 Best Deep Tracks of Madonna's Career

    Daniel KramerPhoto by Daniel Kramer.​Madonna is one of those artists that does it all: she sings, dances, acts, and occasionally writes. The main thing that keeps her fans begging for more is that she always seeks to reinvent herself - whether it be her 'Borderline'-era '80s street-style or th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    The 12 Best Songs in '80s Movies

    ​For many of us Generation X and Y-ers, much of our adolescence can be directly linked back to '80s cinema. Thanks to writers and directors like John Hughes, '80s teen movies were accurate depictions of suburban (non) happenings. Furthermore, the '80s were a special time in film history thanks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Forrest Gump & Other "Generation-Defining" Soundtracks

    ​The Forrest Gump soundtrack debuted on June 28, 1994, a week ahead of the film itself, which would go on to smash box-office records, win numerous awards and become one of the most beloved movies of the past 20 years. It is still endlessly quotable, emotional, and entertaining, and the soundt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Top 10 Songs Famous Because Of A Movie

    ​Wednesday night, surf-guitar hero Dick Dale played to a packed Continental Club, in what Rocks Off's buddy Lonesome Onry and Mean and several others have since said was one of the best shows they've ever seen. The song that sent everyone home with their ears ringing and their fingers on fire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Saturday Night: Psychedelic Furs At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Groovehouse​Psychedelic Furs Warehouse Live April 23, 2010 The Psychedelic Furs are very much a throwback band, but not in the way you might be thinking. Thanks largely to John Hughes, the Butler brothers' UK crew will forever be remembered as one of the premier musical avatars of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Angry Easter Bunnies

    Good Friday? How about great Friday? Here at Rocks Off we try to ensure that each and every Friday our readers get a full and healthy dose of local music news set to tide them over until we return. So without further ado, we present the newest installment of Magnolia City Mixtape. ​The soundt ... More >>

  • Music

    April 21, 2011

    Beautiful Chaos

    Psychedelic Fur Richard Butler talks Talk Talk Talk redux.

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Odd Pairs: Ten Upcoming Nights of Music Bring Wild Variations

    Photo by groovehouseTry to guess who's playing the same night as Toadies.​Diversity is a big deal in H-Town. In fact, our cultural diversity creates such a wide variety of musical styles, it is hard to figure out just what kind of music town we are. In places like Memphis, Nashville, Seattle a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Devo In Jail: Bassist Gerald Casale Talks 1982 U Of H Arrest

    Joshua Dalismer​For a bunch of geeky-looking guys from the Midwest, Devo sure has a knack for trouble. In this week's print feature, bassist Gerald Casale tells Rocks Off how the 1970 National Guard shootings at Kent State University near the band's hometown of Akron, Ohio, "transformed me and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    25 Famous Bands' Less Famous Previous Names

    ​As promised, here are the answers to Rocks Off's "Original Band Name" quiz from Tuesday. John St. Lee, if you'd care to email us, we'll see what we can do about getting you a prize. Do you like Devo? 1. Chicago: At about 25 or 6 to 4, the Windy City jazz-rockers realized The Big Thing sucked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Match These Bands With Their Awful Original Names

    ​Provided they didn't take the easy way out and name themselves after a song (Rolling Stones), their hometown (Boston) or each other (Hall & Oates), almost every band that went on to sell millions of records, get tons of radio play and sell out arenas has had some form of the following convers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Devo And The 16 Other Best Bands In Uniform

    Mark C. Austin​Devo hits Warehouse Live on March 25, the band's first Houston date since a 2006 appearance with the Psychedelic Furs - who, coincidentally enough, are also coming to Warehouse (April 23) to do all of 1981's Talk Talk Talk ("Pretty In Pink," "Into You Like a Train"), plus "Love ... More >>

  • Music

    July 1, 2010
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    July 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Distant Early Warning: Chamillionaire & Paul Wall, Jordin Sparks, Local Natives, Passion Pit, Paramore, Toots & The Maytals, Weird Al Yankovic, Etc.

    ​Aziz Ansari: Fri., July 30. House of Blues. Black Congress (7" Release Show), Golden Axe, Omotai: Sat., April 10. Rudyard's. Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat: Sat., May 29. The Showgrounds @ Sam Houston Race Park. "BuzzFest XXIV" With Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Metric, Three Days Grace, 30 Seconds To Mars, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Fast As You: Rocks Off's Playlist for Sunday's Houston Marathon

    anythingaboutcars.comThe 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner. Please keep your drooling to a minimum.​ The drinking stops tonight. Rocks Off is joining 30,000 other crazy, hardy souls to run the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Half Marathon this Sunday. (We're running the half - it's only our second race ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Bayou Beat: A 15-Foot Sculpture of George Jones' Head, $10 House of Blues Tickets, Free Tontons Show, etc.

    ​Heavy metal comedy troupe Steel Panther has cancelled tonight's Warehouse Live show. What's on VH-1 Classic? Tennessee-born artist Wayne White is crafting a 15-foot puppet head in the likeness of Saratoga-born honky-tonk legend George Jones. Entitled "Big Lectric Fan to Keep Me Cool While I Sleep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Aftermath: Blue October and Its Mystifying Cult at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Chris Gray​ Friday's sold-out Blue October show at Verizon left Aftermath wondering one of the most vexing, troublesome things any reviewer can: "What is it about this band," the voice in our head kept asking over and over again like a car alarm, sometimes even threatening to drown out the band it ... More >>

  • Music

    September 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 21, 2008

    Tonight: Todd Rundgren at Warehouse Live

    Todd Rundgren, who plays Warehouse Live's studio tonight (tickets still available), has had one of the more interesting careers in pop music history. Most people doubtless know him from this song... ...or this one... ...but like Jimi Hendrix said, it goes a little deeper than that. Here are fe ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 30, 2006

    DRINK HOUSTON

    BLUE HAWAIIAN

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Scott Faingold Listens to Everything

    And comes up with a random smattering of tortured musings

  • Music

    March 2, 2006

    Best Served Cold

    She Wants Revenge made the journey from hip-hop to new wave...Just don't compare them to Interpol

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Oddball Purgatorio

    Drums & Tuba's off-center groove isn't the only thing that's dislocated

  • Music

    September 22, 2005

    The Doves, with Longwave

    This Meridian show has been canceled because of the threat of Hurricane Rita

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    Sharp-Dressed Men

    So Interpol's natty and into British post-punk. You got a problem with that?

  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Follow Your Snows

    The Final Straw breaks the camel's back of Snow Patrol's obscurity

  • Music

    May 27, 2004
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    July 24, 2003

    '80s Babies

    The twentysomethings in Longwave resurrect the Reagan era's cool underbelly

  • Music

    April 24, 2003

    The Austin Curse

    The former Houstonians in Zykos hope to escape a life of slackerdom by aiming low

  • Music

    December 12, 2002

    November Pain

    Call 'em Guns N' Poseurs if you like, but Axl Rose can still incite riots with the best of them

  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    Hidden Speaker

    The May Collection E.P. (Seventy-Seven/Robitussin)

  • Music

    March 29, 2001

    Montrose's Boulevard

    The Dallas soul man is as eclectic as the neighborhood that bears his name

  • Music

    July 15, 1999

    Rotation

    Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Jordan Knight, Juno

  • Music

    January 7, 1999
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    December 11, 1997

    Hail to the '80s

    A rash of new compilations makes a case for the Me Decade's place in rock history

  • Music

    October 23, 1997
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    November 14, 1996
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    November 10, 1994

    Halloween Hangover

    NIN was an unexpected treat, but Hole was a sorry trick

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