Third Eye Blind

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Should Bands Play What We Want to Hear?

    This question comes up time and time again when talking about live concerts, and it seems like it's going to come up again now. Recently post-hardcore/indie-rock band Brand New played some shows on the East and West Coasts performing their full-length records in their entirety. It was a bold move by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Third Eye Blind at House of Blues, 12/2/2013

    Third Eye Blind House of Blues December 2, 2013 Nearly an hour into their performance at House of Blues Monday night, Third Eye Blind finally got the crowd's attention. "Miss Jones taught me English, but I think I just shot her son," Stephan Jenkins crooned as fans sang along, "'cause he owed me m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Upcoming: Cher, Zedd, Flamin' Hellcats, Rickie Lee Jones, The Pharcyde, Zoe, etc.

    Amon Amarth: Wed., January 22, 7 p.m., $25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. Andre Williams: With Renaldo Domino., Sat., October 5, 8 p.m., $15. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899. Austin Lucas: With Lee Bains III, The Glory Fires., Fri., October 25, 10 p.m., $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: The Illegal Wiretaps, Listening to You

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? A long way from Edward Snowden's favor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Slip Slidin' Away: My Life as a Rock Journalist With the Houston Press

    I had a hernia operation in the early summer of 2006, and had nothing to do all day but hobble around with cool cane a borrowed from Grandpa Hlavaty and play on the Internets for two months or so. I had developed the injury while working at Domino's, but it was cool because their insurance helped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Sad You Aren't at SXSW? Here's What You Could Be Missing...

    Awwwww, I know it is a shame you aren't here with us at SXSW in Austin. I can only imagine the aching and longing in your heart for walking aimlessly and standing in long lines for no reason, and sweating through your cardigan to see a band you heard on one of the Twilight soundtracks. You don't w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Alyssa Rubich, Angel of Instability

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Singer-songwriter Alyssa Rubich made 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Saturday Night: The Tontons, Wild Moccasins, Young Mammals, etc. at Walters

    Tontons, Wild Moccasins, Young Mammals, Featherface Walters February 2, 2013 Well, Tontons... You lured me in to Walters, mesmerizing me with your siren song that has drowned many sailors before me, and it seems you've won. I'm crushin' on ya.

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Hey, Teacher, Leave Those Kids Alone: A Back to School Playlist

    I have been a teacher for six years now. I joke about it, but it really is the best job of all, and remains to be the only one I've ever had that didn't make me want to drive right the fuck into a tree after doing it for three weeks. Last week, teachers returned to campuses. We cleaned our rooms a ... More >>

  • Music

    August 23, 2012

    Too Far to Care

    The Old 97's revisit a Texas classic on 15th anniversary tour.

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Readers Poll: What Are Your Favorite Summer Albums?

    You know technically if you live in Houston, summer never really goes away. It just sort of lingers on top of the region, every now and then rousing from slumber to pound us with heat and humidity. Northern parts of the country have a firm line separating the seasons, but thankfully global warming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Last Night: fun. At Warehouse Live

    fun. Warehouse Live March 20, 2012 "Sing it at the top of your lungs," fun. front man and vocalist Nate Ruess told the crowd Tuesday night, "Like it means something." As the crowd chanted "Na-na-na" over and over, Ruess sang, "Carry me home tonight" repeatedly while fans hands reached high, waving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    The End Is Near: 11 Great Second-To-Last Songs

    I'm not a linguist but I'll confess that I'm fascinated by jargon. Ever heard the phrase the 11 O'Clock Number? It's theatrical shorthand for the big show stopping musical number late in act two. If your musical starts at 8:30 p.m. and you want the crowd awake for the finale then you better have a g ... More >>

  • Film

    May 5, 2011

    Sloppy Seconds

    The divine secrets of the Eskimo sisterhood in Something Borrowed.

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Rocks Off's Favorite Non-2010 Music Of 2010

    Editor's Pick: It was probably Uncle Tupelo's Anodyne, same as last year. So how about Nirvana's In Utero, which I dragged out of mothballs when we did our article about Nevermind's anniversary in September. In Utero fried my hair all over again, and then got me thinking about the band's cover of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    What Is Classic Rock Today?

    ​What is classic rock in 2010? 15 years ago, it was was the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, anything Eric Clapton touched and every band your dad played in his car while he was making out with the girls he met before your mom. That's how we know classic rock: Big riffs, big voices, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Why Is The Buzz Still So Popular?

    ​The only other concert in recent months to sell out at a Gaga-like pace has been the perennial Buzzfest, the semi-annual schlock-rock festival organized since 1995 by Houston's "new rock alternative," 94.5 The Buzz. The concert sells out almost every time - like it is Saturday, but you can probab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Because We Haven't Written About 10th Grade Cutie In What? Two Weeks?

    Craig Hlavaty​ In news that is sure to send shockwaves of joy, relief and fear through most Montrose-area bars, Rocks Off's favorite minors 10th Grade Cutie are turning legal drinking age this winter. Last night we stopped by Super Happy Fun Land to give special salutations to the birthday boy, 10 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    2009 Concert Rewind, June: Roky Erickson, David Byrne, Heartless Bastards, Santigold, Clapton & Winwood, the Jenny Lewis Shushing and '90s Alt-Rock Back from the Dead

    Daniel Kramer​ New York Dolls, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, House of Blues, June 4: "What we got last night at the House of Blues was an hour-long set of sporadic and confounding re-workings of their bedrock material, and a whole helluva lot of middle-of-the-road bar rock from two dimming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Aftermath: Third Eye Blind at House of Blues

    Photos by Craig HlavatyThere has to be something special about a band from the late '90s, that hasn't released a proper album in six years, to sell out the House of Blues. For the life of us, Aftermath is still trying to figure that one out. Tuesday night, Third Eye Blind roared onto the HOB stage, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    The '90s Continue Unabated At House Of Blues, Homeslice!

    Seriously, what's with the House of Blues downtown toying around with all our '90s modern rock nostalgia as of late? In the past eight months or so since the HOB has opened, the folks on Caroline have booked almost every quasi-major alt-rock band of the last decade, that has not died of an overdos ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Summer Sounds

    Enough shows to keep concertgoers busy all season long

  • Music

    April 23, 2009

    Hello, Houston!

    Noise breaks down the months of live music ahead

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Aftermath: "Beatdown" at Baybrook

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty "These aren't the droids we're looking for."Friday, Aftermath ran over to Baybrook Mall after work to catch the guerilla acoustic show in front of the Hot Topic, pitting Friendswood's own "Christian death metal" band Hematidrosis and scum-punkers 10th Grade Cutie. ... More >>

  • Music

    December 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 5, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Jack FM

    It seems that Houston has lost yet another radio station. On Friday morning, at the stroke of 10:37 a.m, we entered the world of Jack FM 103.7... KIOL, the station that attempted to replicate the “outlaw” spirit of the departed and re-formatted 101.1 KLOL, is no more. In its place is one of a n ... More >>

  • Music

    November 10, 2005

    Low Ride, Take It Easy

    A trip to the Los Magnificos Car Show sets us to pondering why there cant be a local rock equivalent

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Answering the Musical Question

    Wesley Willis's ghost in the machine pays rock 'n' roll tribute to notorious Houstonians

  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    ...And Justice for All

    Rock's prime offenders face the music

  • Music

    November 20, 2003

    Georgia Firecrackers

    Don't worry about tomorrow -- lose control with the Woggles

  • Music

    July 4, 2002
  • Music

    June 1, 2000

    Can't Foo Anyone

    If the Foo Fighters look like an indie-pop band and quack like an indie-pop band, then they must be an indie-pop band, right?

  • Music

    April 13, 2000

    Not Your Father's Alternative Band

    Tonic writes songs for mature audiences

  • News

    March 11, 1999
  • Music

    November 5, 1998

    Ladies Luck

    Five Barenaked Canadians conquer a fickle America with patience

  • Music

    September 24, 1998
  • Music

    August 28, 1997