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    January 16, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200 Mario Rodriguez, Tax the Wolf/Bang Bangz's Wonky Power Monger

    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? His full name is Mario Al ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    Madman Across the Water

    Sir Elton John piano-pounded Toyota Center March 28.

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    March 29, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Bill Carter, Chase Hamblin, Deftones, etc.

    Bill Carter McGonigel's Mucky Duck, March 29 With wife/writing partner Ruth Ellsworth, Bill Carter co-wrote 1989's "Crossfire," one of Stevie Ray Vaughan's last big hits. That song went on to earn music publisher BMI's "Million Airs" award for more than 2 million radio spins; musically speaking, it ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    ACL 2013 Predictions & Rumors: Is This Jimmy Buffett's Year?

    2013 marks the first year that the Austin City Limits Music Festival -- Texas' other large outdoor music festival, never to be confused with Houston's own Free Press Summer Fest -- expands to two consecutive weekends with identical lineups. At this point the lineup for the festival, scheduled for Oc ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Yellow Brick Road Brings Elton John to Toyota Center March 28

    Wednesday morning, Live Nation announced that British superstar Elton John and his band will perform at Toyota Center on Thursday, March 28. This is good news, because Rocks Off has been in a Tumbleweed Connection phase anyhow, not that we're all that likely to hear "Ballad of a Well-Known Gun," "C ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Bang Bangz: A Rare Houston Band Brimming With Mystery

    To make a gross generalization that's still pretty much true, most of Houston's better-known musical acts (God bless them) aren't exactly known for their subtlety. Slim Thug, ZZ Top, Rusted Shut, Linus Pauling Quartet, Venomous Maximus, B L A C K I E, Indian Jewelry -- no matter the genre, broad str ... More >>

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    January 8, 2013

    Happy E-Day: What If Elvis Had Lived?

    Note: Elvis Presley would be 78 years old today, if he had not (supposedly) died in Memphis in August 1977. This article originally appeared as part of Rocks Off's "Elvis Week" in January 2011, and still seems plausible two years later. Do you realize that Woody Allen, Julie Andrews, the dude who w ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012
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    November 2, 2012

    The 10 Best Songs That Were Never Released (So Far)

    Not every song an artist writes sees the light of day, not officially at any rate. For one reason or another, a host of tunes by very talented individuals either don't make it onto albums or remain stubbornly available only in live formats while fans clamor for a studio track. Today we celebrate th ... More >>

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    May 21, 2012

    Friday Night: Dave Matthews Band At The Woodlands

    Dave Matthews Band Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 18, 2012 On the way to Friday's Dave Matthews Band show, the question was raised as to the difference between what Radiohead is doing now -- the improvised jams that were birthed this past year -- and what the DMB does on a nightly basis. The o ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    Jack White: His Best And Worst So Far

    It goes without saying that Jack White is, and has been, one of the most prolific artists in contemporary popular music. From The White Stripes' self-titled album to his WTF collaboration with hardcore hip-hop dup Insane Clown Posse last year, the guy has released or produced an album every year wit ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Happy Birthday David Knopfler: 7 Lesser Known Rock Music Siblings

    In the holiday movie Fred Claus, Vince Vaughn plays Fred, the bitter older brother of Santa Claus. In one scene, he goes to a group counseling session with the brothers of Sylvester Stallone, Bill Clinton, Alec Baldwin and others to vent his frustration. Today is the 60th birthday of David Knopfler. ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Warehouse Live's Ailing Amy Shields Could Use Your Help

    ​If you frequent Warehouse Live, you know Amy Shields. She's the bubbly blonde who checks your tickets outside and makes sure you aren't bringing rocket launchers inside the venue. She's the voice (er, fingers?) of Warehouse's Twitter and Facebook streams, either announcing big shows or leakin ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Last Night: Weezer At Free Press Summer Fest

    Ed. Note: Much more on Summer Fest to come throughout the day. Jim Bricker​Weezer Free Press Summer Fest Eleanor Tinsley Park June 5, 2011 For almost two hours on Sunday night, Weezer led a sea of thousands through some of the saddest and happiest times of their lives an their 18-song set of ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2011

    Dangerous Men

    Atmospheric rockers Pale leave L.A. for Houston - and a record deal.

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    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 >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Future Elvis: What If The King Had Lived?

    ​Do you realize that Woody Allen, Julie Andrews, the dude who was in the Darth Vader suit, and Ron Paul are all the same age as Elvis Presley would be on Saturday? Look at Woody Allen next time you see him on TMZ and just think, he's as old as Elvis. In order to get in the frame of mind to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Solange Knowles Admits She's A "Blipster"

    ​ As a white thirtysomething male who digs Merle Haggard, Al Green and Skynyrd, Rocks Off is well aware our hipster cred is pretty much in the toilet. Even the bands we do like that were once considered at least kinda "cool" - Wilco, Spoon, Phoenix - now share air time with Jack Johnson and the Da ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    2009 Concert Rewind, March: Erykah Badu, Britney, Billy Joel & Elton John, A Baybrook Beatdown and A Whole Lotta Rodeo

    Mark C. Austin​ Rascal Flatts, Reliant Stadium, March 3: "It's almost devious how much these guys sweetened and tune their songs up, close to the point of an almost automaton-like perfection. Each song is custom-built like a souped-up hot rod, with almost no flourish or guitar vamp going to waste. ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    The Return of Mystical Houston Rocker Tyagaraja

    In 2006, Million Year Dance won the award for Best New Band in our annual Houston Press Music Awards, and followed the next year by winning Album Of The Year for Liberation. It seemed that the band and their enigmatic leader Tyagaraja (a.k.a. Jonathan Welch) would be Houston's next hope for nationa ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    Get Lit: I Hate New Music: The Classic Rock Manifesto by Dave Thompson

    If productivity alone conferred greatness, then flinty rock scribbler Dave Thompson would be the Trollope of pop-culture quick reads. I Hate New Music is the latest of over 100 titles this insta-book wizard has blinked into being. And dig the intro penned by the legendary Richard Meltzer, the Big Ba ... More >>

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    January 31, 2008
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    October 1, 2007
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    July 26, 2007

    Lost in Rotation

    Rounding Up Recordings by HPMA Nominees

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    November 18, 2004
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    August 26, 2004

    Rock and Roll Dream Team

    Forget the office-football draft, dude. Here's a far cooler way to waste your time and your employer's money.

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    January 29, 2004

    F-Bomb Scare

    Travis starts cussing, but otherwise remains the same

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    October 30, 2003

    Plaid

    Spokes (Warp)

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    September 9, 1999

    Amplified

    SideCar Band Jam

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    October 1, 1998
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    March 26, 1998
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    January 1, 1998
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