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The Ramones

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    January 14, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: John Smith, Goodtime Continental Club Manager

    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? John Smith is the dapper, ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Dwayne Cathey, A Good Man to Scare People With

    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? Dwayne Cathey doesn't exa ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013

    Forget the Acting, Songs Tell CBGB's Cinematic Story

    CBGB, the movie about the iconic club, opens in theaters in a week; but, in an exclusive arrangement with DirecTV Cinema, it's been playing on demand for the last month. So, I rented the movie because it's cheaper to pay 11 bucks and drink PBR at home than take the family to the theater and pay 11 b ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    One Band, One Local Bar, All Night Long. What'll It Be?

    This one's pretty simple: Recently Rocks Off asked our writers to tell us if they could choose any artist, living or dead, active or defunct, to perform all night long at one local bar or club, who would that be and where? Sam Cooke at the Continental Club I would love to see tons of musicians live ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    When Car Commercials And Rock And Roll Collide

    This weekend is the big Houston Art Car Parade, where children and adults of all ages can gander at their fellow Houstonians' labors of car love. Each car is a marvel to the ingenuity and the insanity of this race known as the modern Texan. The Art Car festivities have cars on our brains. Rock a ... More >>

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    May 7, 2012

    Y'all, We Have All Been Doing "Punk" Wrong

    When you think of punk rock, images of a bloodied Sid Vicious in a leather jacket may come to mind. Skinheads flipping off a camera. Henry Rollins and Black Flag destroying a crowd in a basement. Jello Biafra jumping into a surging pit of people after screaming about holidays in Cambodia. The Clash ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Saturday Night: Davila 666 at Mango's

    Photos by Marc BrubakerDavila 666 at Fun Fun Fun Fest.​We were initially pretty thrown off by the lineup for the Davila 666 show at Mango's on Saturday night. It was mixed bag of indie pop openers and rock 'n roll headliners. We're all about diversity, but there wasn't anything distinctive ab ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    The Simpsons' Top 11 Musical Guests

    ​When The Simpsons completes its last (contracted) season in 2014, it will have set staggering new broadcast records for longest running sitcom (over 550 episodes) and longest running prime time scripted TV series (25 seasons). These are all American records, of course, because the Japanese co ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    The Top 15 Bands To Come Out Of CBGB

    ​Today is the 35th anniversary of the Ramones' first gig at New York City club CBGB. The Bowery venue would be an integral part of punk-rock history, with the bands who played there nightly in its musty confines becoming the legends that would pave the way for millions of bands to come. CBGB ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Happy International Youth Day: 6 Songs For The Young

    Kenneth Freeman​Rocks Off has become obsessed lately with finding playlists to celebrated some of the more obscure holidays on the calendar, and thankfully the United Nations is just great at providing those. Today is International Youth Day, a holiday that started in 2000 and is designed to b ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Rocks Off's Musical 2011 Texas Football Preview

    buckaroosfunnypictures.comHook 'em Horns...​You wouldn't know it from walking around outdoors, but fall is just around the corner, and in Texas that means two things: We no longer have to consume our body weight in water for shows at the Pavilion, and it's almost time for college football. An ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011
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    April 15, 2011

    R.I.P Joey Ramone: Top 10 Ramones Songs...

    Besides "I Wanna Be Sedated" And "Blitzkrieg Bop" Dawkeye via Wikipedia​It was ten years ago today that the world lost their first Ramone, when Joey Ramone succumbed to lymphoma in New York City at the age of 49, one month shy of turning 50. The iconic punk frontman would lead the Ramones in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    The United States Of Music

    Monica FuentesFull-size image below​Rocks Off's sister blog Hair Balls did it with murderers and serial killers. Food blog Eating Our Words, riled the beer snobs with one about the best beers from each state in the union, and a teetotaling follow-up chronicling the best soda pops. For the pas ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    The 31 Best Music Documentaries Of All Time

    ​Hands down, above all of these following music documentaries, Craig's Hlist's two favorite of all-time are The Decline of Western Civilization Part 2: The Metal Years, and The Beatles Anthology. We can watch both on repeat for days and not complain. That will probably all change once we see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Live From The Austin City Limits Festival, Day 1

    Brittanie SheyThe Ettes​Brittanie Shey: Things seem incredibly crowded, and hotter than Houston, if that's even possible. The dust is already flying. Some of us here braved the bro-crowd at the Black Keys (see jump) but some of us, seeing the mile of bodies wobbling before the stage, decided t ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Last Night: Drive-By Truckers At House Of Blues

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Drive-By Truckers House of Blues September 23, 2010 To be considered "great," a rock group needs to occasionally (at least) spread itself beyond the confines of songs about chasing girls/ditching school to touch on more universal themes. Some acts come to this realizati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Rock 'N' Roll High School Revisited

    ​As a producer and director, Roger Corman earned his reputation as "King of the B Movies" with efforts like Attack of the Crab Monsters and Galaxy of Terror. Shout! Factory is issuing many of them on DVD, including this cult classic. The gloriously campy 1979 Rock 'n' Roll High School centers arou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Get Lit: I Slept with Joey Ramone by Mickey Leigh with Legs McNeil

    ​Though the title indicates this might be a juicy memoir from a punk-rock groupie, it's actually by the brother of the Ramones singer, who did indeed share a bedroom with the tall boy born Jeffrey Hyman for many years. The crux of the book follows Leigh's (born Mitchell Hyman) extremely up-and-dow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs for Your New Year's Eve Party

    You know when you're at a bar or a party and everything seems über-subdued, then suddenly someone pops a dollar in the jukebox or a CD in the player and it's just the right song for the moment? And then everyone hops up and does this synchronized line -ance perfectly choreographed for the song just ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009
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    September 24, 2009
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    June 2, 2009

    Phil Spector Sentenced To 19 Years In Prison

    Phil Spector, preeminent music producer and architect of the famed "Wall of Sound" made popular by such artists as The Ronettes, The Righteous Brothers and John Lennon, was sentenced to 19 years in a California jail this past Friday for his alleged part in the death of ladyfriend Lana Clarkson in ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    We Still Miss You, Joey Ramone

    Even though he's been gone for almost a decade now, we still love Joey Ramone. We defy anyone to find a more perfect way to spend 30 or so minutes than listening to the band's self-titled 1976 debut. It cures what ails ya. The lead howler of the Ramones, born Jeffrey Hyman, would have been 58 Tuesd ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009
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    February 16, 2009

    Get Lit: On the Road with the Ramones

    From their 1974 live debut in New York City to their final 1996 show in L.A., eight bruddas in leather have claimed the surname Ramone. But if there were a ninth member of the punk-rock godfathers, he would of course be Monte Ramone. For 2,263 performances in front of crowds ranging from a hand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Aftermath: Robert Earl Keen at House of Blues; Dash Rip Rock at the Continental Club; Hayes Carll at Warehouse Live

    Photos: Hayes Carll/ Craig Hlavaty; Dash Rip Rock, Robert Earl Keen/ Chris Gray On their 1996 self-titled debut LP, Hee Haw-loving Nashville ironists BR5-49 cut a song called "Little Ramona (Gone Hillbilly Nuts)." Anyone who has read either the paper or this site in the past few weeks wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    What's Not To Like About Hanukkah? Lots

    Christmas is approaching, which means it's time for gentiles the country over to condescendingly recognize the existence of one of the least significant Jewish holidays - the frustratingly spelled Hanukkah.While it's certainly nice to wish others well during their respective holidays, Hair Balls bel ... More >>

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    October 27, 2008
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    February 21, 2008
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    December 14, 2007
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    December 13, 2007

    Texas Garage Rock

    This weekend's Texas Gone Garage festival turns up the volume

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    October 25, 2007
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    March 22, 2007

    Antelope

    Concert preview

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    September 21, 2006

    Musica Fresca

    The Musica Fresca tour stops Friday, September 22, at Planeta Bar Rio, 6400 Richmond, 832-251-9600.

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    March 3, 2005
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    December 16, 2004

    Anarchy in da USA

    Looking for the true spirit of the Ramones? Try going to an underground hip-hop show.

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    December 16, 2004
  • Film

    November 18, 2004

    Gabba Gabba Henh

    The Ramones bopped toward history and an unhappy end

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    You Ain't Punk 2004

    Saturday, April 10

  • Music

    February 5, 2004

    Pop-Punk Penance

    A cool kid seeks heavenly redemption

  • Music

    October 16, 2003

    Destroy All Monsters of Rock!

    Please come see Shonen Knife's powerful activity!

  • Music

    February 27, 2003
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    January 9, 2003

    He Ain't Ever Coming Back

    Joe Strummer, a titan of the Clash

  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    Motivational Motörhead

    Lemmy: Heavy metal's F-bomb-dropping answer to Anthony Robbins

  • Music

    March 14, 2002

    Joey Ramone

    Don't Worry About Me (Sanctuary Records)

  • Music

    December 13, 2001

    Betty Blowtorch

    Saturday, December 15

  • Film

    December 10, 1998

    Punk Put-On

    Hard Core Logo takes a mock-documentary lookat musicians lost

  • Music

    June 26, 1997

    Young Punks

    Peach-fuzzed trashers Pure Rubbish are Houston's anti-Hanson

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    March 31, 1994
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