Paste Untapped Festival Discovery Green November 16, 2016 It's hard to imagine an event like Untapped Houston happening a few short years ago. Still in its infancy, Discovery Green was reluctant to book large-scale events such as this combination music/craft-beer festival; these days it's a wonder ... More >>
Three-Coasts Double IPA Battle @ D&T Drive Inn Friday, 6-8 p.m. 1307 Enid St. In continuation of Houston Beer Week, D&T Drive Inn will host the "Three-Coasts Double IPA Battle" tonight from 6-8 p.m. Green Flash Brewery represents the West Coast with the Green Bullet, Brooklyn Brewery represents the ... More >>
Abiotic: Thu., December 12, 7 p.m., $10 to $12. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. AER: Word of Mouth Tour: With RDGLDGRN., Fri., March 14, 7:30 p.m., $15 to $23.99. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. American Fangs: Thu., December 12, 8 p.m., $10. Walters, 1120 ... More >>
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? In a city with a signifi ... More >>
Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fun Fest, the most porous and some say the most, well, fun alternative-music festival, capped off a series of headliner leaks by announcing its full 2013 lineup Tuesday morning. Sort of. Through a series of videos and Instagram posts, Fun Fun Fun had previously leaked so many 2 ... More >>
The 71's: Sat., Sept. 15, 1 p.m., Free. Cactus Music & Video, 2110 Portsmouth St., Houston. Action Bronson: Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m., $15/$23. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston. Another Run, The Soapbox Revolution: Sun., Sept. 23, 8 p.m., $5/$10. Scout Bar Clear Lake, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. ... More >>
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 >>
Ashbury Keys, three33, Wiretree: Sat., June 23, 8 p.m., $5. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Bass Drum Of Death, DZ Deathrays: Thu., July 12, 8 p.m., $8/$11. Fitzgerald's Beach House: Wed., Sept. 19, 8 p.m., $20-$25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Billy Joe Shaver: Sat., Aug. 11, 9 ... More >>
Nothin' like a brand-spankin', shiny new year. It's a time to reflect on the past twelve months and for the next twelve, make ridiculous resolutions (drink and drive less, limit walks of shame to two per week, pay child support, stop cutting own bangs, eat more fruit...snacks) we know we won't keep. ... More >>
St. Vincent's Annie Clark went "off the grid" to craft new album Strange Mercy.
Jim BrickerNo, he didn't just sing about what he was seeing. Check out all of our coverage from ACL 2011, including our hottest crowd shots and our slideshow from Sunday featuring Randy Newman, Arcade Fire and The Walkmen. We still don't know how a 67-year-old turned in our favorite set of t ... More >>
Photos by Jim BrickerCheck out all our ACL 2011 coverage, including our hottest crowd shots and slideshow from Sunday featuring Randy Newman, Arcade Fire and The Walkmen. Arcade Fire Bud Light Stage, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Zilker Park September 18, 2011 Sunday night in a serene ... More >>
Stevie Wonder on FacebookStevie Wonder: Even My Morning Jacket will be watching.This morning, the organizers of the Austin City Limits Music Festival announced the schedule for the September 16-18 Zilker Park throwdown. We all knew there would be some tough choices, but Rocks Off found that w ... More >>
Craig HlavatyColdplay at The Woodlands, July 2009Summer is creeping in, which means the fall concert calendars are filling up fast, and we should know which Austin City Limits Music Festival artists will book side dates in our area sooner rather than later. The standard disclaimer: Rocks Off ... More >>
Photos by Jim BrickerThe Walkmen Fitzgerald's March 3, 2011 "Play the rock, already!" yelled an impatient spectator toward the empty Fitzgerald's stage. Fans at Thursday's sold-out show (an understatement) were awaiting New York rockers The Walkmen - and impatiently so, evidently. Touring ... More >>
The Walkmen jump-start their momentum on Lisbon.
Sind Axl und Slash wieder Freunde geworden?Rocks Off is in the concert business for all intents and purposes. We scour Pollstar and other Web sites and almost hourly looking for new shows and tours to tell you about around the clock. In the span of writing this introduction we just listed Luc ... More >>
30 Seconds To Mars: Wed., Jan. 26. Verizon Wireless Theater. 12 Stones, Taproot: Fri., Jan. 21. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Acid Mother's Temple, Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers: Wed., April 20. Fitzgerald's. Adema: Wed., Jan. 12. Meridian. Agent Orange: Sun., Jan. 9. Fitzgerald's. Better Tha ... More >>
Bad Boy Bill: Fri., Nov. 26. Rich's Houston. The Batusis, Zipperneck, Blower, Chelsea Hotel: Fri., Dec. 10. Mango's. Girl Talk: Thu., Jan. 13. House of Blues.
Old '97s snap back with new album.
Brittanie SheySonic Youth For lots more pictures from Friday, see our slideshow here. Rocks Off wonders what kind of guitar budget Sonic Youth has. They aren't very gentle with their instruments. This occurred to us as we were standing a few feet from the large screens projecting their exte ... More >>
Rocks Off is still getting used to running into (or emailing) local musicians we haven't seen for a while, asking them where they've been and getting the answer "on tour." We're not complaining. That's the case with Young Mammals - after a sharp set at Free Press Summer Fest, the band virtua ... More >>
This ROCK SOLID SOURCE claims Beyoncé is preggo. Uh huh. However, it's being re-reported by publications like the New York Post and The Daily Swarm... so maybe it's legit? Speaking of rock solid sources, the Allen Oldies Band got a nice little write-up in this New York Times SXSW recap: "L ... More >>
Today the organizers of the SXSW Music Festival announced their showcase schedule for the music portion of the industry fest starting on March 17. This is the news Rocks Off has been looking for, so let's get it on. We are now one month away from Sixth Street and one of the world's biggest conglome ... More >>
Have you ever been to a party or bar with about 30 or so acquaintances that you all know to some degree or another? You want to try to talk to all of them, or at least hug and say hello. But you can't because the party just gets louder and louder, drinks start flowing and people are just running ar ... More >>
Craig HlavatyWaking us up out of our Sixth Street-induced coma were The Knux from Los Angeles, by way of Nawlins on the Xbox 360 stage. The hip-hop trio were decked out in leather and spat out grimy Wu-Tang style rhymes with intermittent old-school Cure riffs thrown in for sick measure. Our favor ... More >>
Take a musical walkabout with the indie rock quintet
The Walkmen Pussy Cats Starring the Walkmen Record Collection Evidently, the Walkmen recorded Pussy Cats Starring the Walkmen as a spontaneous send-off to their Brooklyn studio, the building having been slated for demolition. To that we say, Who cares? With the exception of a few songs off its pa ... More >>
Tuesday, June 20, at Numbers, 300 Westheimer, 713-526-6551
Bows + Arrows (Record Collection)