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    October 14, 2013

    10 Songs Too Scary for Halloween

    Halloween music sucks. We can all agree on that, right? Every year at every party, it's the same crap: "Thriller," "Monster Mash" and the "Ghostbusters" theme. Actually, that last one is pretty great, but you get the point: people blast tunes in October that they'd rather deafen themselves with cann ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    Top Five Acts at ACL Festival, 10/6/2013

    ATOMS FOR PEACE Can you be a fair-weather Radiohead fan and still really like Atoms for Peace? Well, sure. It may be Thom Yorke's side project, but he's got Flea in tow, and something about the combination of Flea's uber-charismatic personality and Thom Yorke's ability to make music out of sounds th ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Depeche Mode, The Cure, Kings of Leon, Phoenix, Lionel Richie Head 2013 ACL Fest Lineup

    Moments ago, Depeche Mode, The Cure, MUSE, Kings of Leon, Atoms For Peace (featuring Thom Yorke and Flea), Lionel Richie, Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, The National, and Eric Church were announced as the headliners of the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival, which plans to expand to identical ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Frank Zappa and Other Quicksand Artists

    Tonight House of Blues will be graced by Zappa Plays Zappa, led by the late Papa Frank's oldest son Dweezil, who inherited some of his father's guitar skills. Zappa Plays Zappa is the preeminent traveling Zappa tribute show going, and Dweezil's love letter to his father's body of work, which has onl ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    The Top 5 Artists Written Off By "Serious Music Listeners"

    One of the weirdest things to happen in music in 2012 was the revelation that Ke$ha might be, gasp, a talented singer with ambitions beyond brushing her teeth with Jack Daniels. I'm pretty sure when she debuted in 2009, none of us "serious music listeners" appreciated anything about her. I mean, she ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012
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    November 9, 2012

    Sounds of Twilight: The 5 Best Songs From the Twilight Soundtracks

    Like most writers who aren't named Stephenie Meyer, I find the Twilight novels an abhorrent abomination and a great offense to the written word. I assume the movies are the same to serious filmmakers. But Twilight presents me with a unique problem. Having one foot in the world of writing and literat ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Last Night: O'Brother & Junius At Warehouse Live

    O'Brother, Junius, The Tempest Warehouse Live March 11, 2012 Check out our slideshow from O'Brother and Junius last night. Maybe it was the gloomy, chilly weather and maybe it was the scads of cold medicines we'd been taking all day, but Rocks Off found ourselves in a weird headspace on Sunday nig ... More >>

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    March 4, 2012

    Last Night: Radiohead At Toyota Center

    Radiohead Toyota Center March 3, 2012 Radiohead just doesn't add up. The band has effectively turned its back on the music business, pioneering alternative methods of distribution of its music to fans (most of it online), short-circuiting the traditional promotional apparatus by releasing last year ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    Exit Music (For A Film): At The Movies With Radiohead

    While they have notoriously barred the use of their songs in advertising campaigns and initially resisted selling their music on iTunes, Radiohead has been more than willing to lend their vast brooding catalog to filmmakers, exposing mainstream culture to what might have otherwise remained a margina ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Touring Is Easy: Radiohead Hitting Houston On March 3; First Houston Date In Almost 4 Years

    Radiohead's Thom Yorke getting Fred Astaire with it for the "Lotus Flower" viral clip​This morning Radiohead loaded dates for a 2012 arena tour, with Houston getting a 'Head appearance at the Toyota Center on March 3, which seems incredibly far away. That will be right in the middle of the bus ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Gimme Some Truth: What Happens When Rabid Fans & Bands Meet

    ​We have all been there. You may have had a few drinks, you are at your favorite band's show, and you come to find yourself in the vicinity of one of your heroes. Word vomit. Torrential word vomit. But you mean well. "I really think youse guys is great and your albums really means a lots to ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Rock & Roll's Top 10 Brawlin' Brothers

    Note: Not real brothers. We just liked the picture.​Brothers share a link that is unique and special. Same DNA, same familial backgrounds, quirks, talents, and sometimes musical taste. They can also argue, get physical, try to overpower one another, and hold grudges over years that are hard to ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Top 10 Music Video Parodies (Not All By Weird Al)

    Weird "Al" As Lady Gaga​Two weeks ago while we were sifting through videos to make our 25 Most Influential Music Videos Of All Time list, we came across plenty of parodies of those 25 clips, mostly by Weird "Al" Yankovic and various Muppets, but there were a few crafty homemade ones as well. I ... More >>

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    May 30, 2011

    Four Comic Books That Would Make Better Musicals Than Spider-Man​Rocks Off has gotten through our lives so far without watching a single episode of American Idol, and we are justly proud of that fact. However, even we had to view the clip of the show after we heard that the most murderous musical of the modern era was going to be fea ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    The 25 Most Influential Bands Of The '90s

    Trent Reznor, you know, before the Oscar and all the weightlifting. ​As a music writer, we are asked constantly to compare the new with the old, to decipher the periphery where modern bands' influences come from to understand where we are going and what we are seeing. We can hear everything Ke ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    Flummoxed Radiohead Fans Start Support Group

    Next week will see the physical release, both vinyl and compact disc, of Radiohead's new album The King of Limbs. The album was released online a little over a month ago on the band's website to nearly universal acclaim from longtime fanatics and at least a passing reverence from fair-weather fans ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Why Is Thom Yorke Messing With Our Heads?​It's been a week since Radiohead's new The King of Limbs came out directly to an online audience before getting a proper release. Besides some middling reviews (including our own), accompanying the album was the first single and video for "Lotus Flower," featuring lead si ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    10 Albums That Grew On Us Over Time

    The King of Limbs has now been out less than a week, and Radiohead's latest effort has people torn, even fervent fans who think that Thom Yorke and his crew can do no wrong. Craig's Hlist listened to the half-hour album at least three times last Friday, just hours after it was released, and came f ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    30 Seconds With Civil Twilight's Richard Wouters

    ​Rocks Off sat down with drummer Richard Wouters of the somber, spectacular indie band Civil Twilight to find out what we could learn about the drummer in 30 seconds. Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Richard Wouters: "Happy Birthday to You"? I think they could have done bette ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Radiohead's King Of Limbs Unfocused, Fleeting

    ​This morning, Rocks Off unwrapped Radiohead's newest release, The King of Limbs, an album whose existence was just announced this past Monday. In the old-school music industry, a record would be announced and you would suffer through months of interviews, video premieres, and reading reviews ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    October 29, 2010

    Pocket Rockers: Ten Musicians 5'5" And Under

    Photo illustration by Monica Fuentes; click image to enlargeThe Tall Guys, l-r: Ric Ocasek (The Cars), John Mayer, Joey Ramone​Saturday night, closet cat lover and reigning Dark Lord Glenn Danzig will be in town for a headlining gig over at Warehouse Live. The diminutive, but no less awesome, ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    Music's Top 10 Messed-Up Mouths

    ​Rocks Off went to the dentist this morning for the first time in... well, a long time. The importance of taking care of your choppers is thus fresh in our minds - especially since we have to go back tomorrow, this time to a "specialist." So... yeah. This would probably be a good time to mention t ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    Reminder: Pershing Middle School Benefit At House Of Blues, pre-named for Twilight or any other vampire series that comes along.​ Rocks Off already mentioned this last week, but this is definitely worth re-tweeting, as it were. Tonight at House of Blues, Houston alt-rockers Pale - who, if one commenter is to be believed, have had ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010
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    November 12, 2009

    Westheimer Block Party Listology: The Watermarks (Minus One) Choose Their Favorite Duets

    All this week, Rocks Off is previewing Saturday and Sunday's Westheimer Block Party by asking WBP performers to fill out a list from Lisa Nola's Music Listography book we're so fond of. Next up, four-fifths of local electro-tinged post-punks the Watermarks choose their favorite duets. Jessica Brand ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Westheimer Block Party Listology: The Live Lights Choose 10 Albums to Take Into Space

    All this week, Rocks Off is previewing Saturday and Sunday's Westheimer Block Party by asking WBP performers to fill out a list from Lisa Nola's Music Listography book we're so fond of. It's not too late for your band to be up here, either; just email by noon Thursday if ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    The Last Roundup: Decemberists, Giant Battle Monster, the Hates, Ghost Mountain, etc.

    ​The Decemberists are coming! The Decemberists are coming! Aren't people supposed to play golf and mow their lawn when they go into retirement? Giant Battle Monster finished recording over the weekend. The Hates are playing at Gallery M. Ghost Mountain: the latest to hit Joe Mathlete's Living Room ... More >>

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    March 16, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Famous & Trouble Sum, Solange Knowles, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, The Kanye, Trick Daddy, Bill Clinton, Thom Yorke, J-Dilla, Geto Boys and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to Thanks, homies. Single of the Week "Poppin'," Famous feat. Trouble Sum Wire To Wire Solange Knowles can single-handedly lower deer popula ... More >>

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    January 27, 2009

    Digitalia: Microsoft Songsmith Corrects Artists' Glaring Oversights

    Billy Idol, "White Wedding"... sort ofMicrosoft Songsmith, a music-making computer program, has already racked up plenty of Internet accolades based on its eerily terrible commercial, wherein normal, everyday people dealing with normal, everyday problems - such as being tasked to write an ad campaig ... More >>

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    January 2, 2009

    Craiged In Blog: My Year in Concerts

    Metallica, Toyota Center, November 20: When Death Magnetic came out in September during Hurricane Ike, initially I dismissed it as I was knee-deep still in the new Black Keys and Beck albums and fence rubble. But somewhere along the line I picked this up again and destroyed my car stereo speakers. T ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008
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    August 8, 2008

    Five Spot: Breaking Out the Musical Ugly Stick

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to That's Iggy on the right, in case you were wondering. Leathery Stooge Iggy Pop recently had his band's equipme ... More >>

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    May 19, 2008

    Saturday Night: Radiohead in the Woodlands

    Check out our slideshow of Radiohead in the Woodlands... Radiohead May 17, 2008 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Better Than: Mindlessly spending the economic stimulus check Dubya so graciously decided to give back to us. Download: The original soundtrack for last years Daniel Day-Lewis jugger ... More >>

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    January 3, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: Radiohead Gets Nekkid!

    Whatever happened to normal music videos? These days all we see are things going backwards, crazy-ass French animation, and people making asses of themselves on treadmills. What became of the clips featuring pseudo-religious iconography and she-males puking in toilets? Remember "Smack My Bitch Up"? ... More >>

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    December 6, 2007
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    November 9, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Thom Yorke Presents WTF Friday

    This is Radiohead, with Thom Yorke on keys, covering what appears to be a really heartrending Bjork song, “Unravel” from Homogenic. The lyrics deal with loss of a lover and the inevitable climb back to the top of the shit heap. They recorded the dirge during a recent live Internet broadcast.

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    November 1, 2007

    Radiohead and In Rainbows

    The band's most blogged-about barn in America

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    October 15, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Gold at the End of Radiohead’s Rainbows?

    Just like any other elitist music writer out there, I like Radiohead. I bought OK Computer in ninth grade and listened to it a week straight while I was sick from school. I loved it, as did pretty much all of us. Each album since has been a resounding triumph in the eyes of even the most fickle fans ... More >>

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    March 8, 2007

    Downloading Music

    Linking you to the best in legitimate, artist-approved exclusives

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    February 22, 2007

    There Are Some Real Creeps on That Site

    So I was verifying the license status of a private investigator on the Texas Department of Public Safety's website, when lo and behold, I discover that someone over there is a big ol' Radiohead fan. Check out the name they use as a search example: Thom Yorke — you know, the carrot-haired, perp ... More >>

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    December 14, 2006

    Best Albums of the Year, 2006 Part II

    Hellogoodbye, Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! (Drive-Thru): Few modern emo/punk/whatever whippersnappers capture the essence of the decade when keyboards ruled the world -- largely because their view of the 1980s comes secondhand via VH1 or retro-radio hours. However, an exception to this rule ... More >>

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    July 13, 2006

    Thom Yorke

    The Eraser

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    September 25, 2003

    Radiohead Rorschach

    An innocent fifth-grader's picture is worth a thousand-word critical analysis

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    May 23, 2002
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    July 8, 1999

    Rock Martyrs

    New Radiohead documentary reveals the insecurities of superstardom

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    September 14, 1995

    Sour Success

    Radiohead wants to prove it's more than just a "Creep"

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