Tim Qualls

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    Upcoming: A Day to Remember, Glass Candy, Streetlight Manifesto, etc.

    Blacklist Royals: Wed., September 4, 7 p.m., $10 to $14. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Chet Faker: Wed., September 18, 7 p.m., $10 to $14. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Dax Riggs: Fri., August 30, 8 p.m., $12 to $16. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Upcoming: Yo La Tengo, Scott Weiland, Meek Mill, Shabazz Palaces, Transit, Etc.

    Alt-J: With Hundred Waters., Sun., March 10, 8 p.m., $15/$17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Battery (Metallica Tribute): With Ozz (Ozzy/Sabbath Tribute)., Fri., March 8, 8 p.m., $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. Billy Currington: Sat., March 9, 7 p.m., $35-$65. Nutty Jerry's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    Gritty Local Bands Plug In For Superstorm Sandy Relief

    The Journey Agents, Knights of the Fire Kingdom, etc. Dean's and Notsuoh January 20, 2013 It's only been since October, but Hurricane Sandy already kind of feels like it happened forever ago. Hell, we've weathered a fiscal cliff, a school shooting and a Texans playoff loss since then. The news crew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Tim Qualls Enters His Blue Period With New EP

    Tim Qualls on Facebook​Tim Qualls got almost nothing but love from Rocks Off when we took on the task of tabulating the terrific tunes from his debut EP This is Our Land last year. Our one complaint was that it was really more of a single than an EP, with the backend being filled out with acou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Tim Qualls Makes EP Melancholy On His Own

    ​One of the artists Rocks Off has most enjoyed getting to follow in the last couple of years is Tim Qualls. On the surface, his music is the same self-deprecating white guy acousti-pop that John Mayer and Jason Mraz are doing, but as we hear more and more of his work, we realize the depth of s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Bigger Than Jesus: The Best Musician Boasts​First off, Rocks Off is not including rap and hip-hop artists in this article, because a) we'd be here all damn day; and b) We could write another book about what we don't know about the rap world. So we'll just stick to good old-fashioned rock-star prick-waving. Whether ... More >>

  • Music

    August 19, 2010

    Like Hell Yeah

    Upsets and upstarts at the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Rocks Off Invites You To The HPMA Showcase

    Monica Fuentes​Rocks Off and the Houston Press are having a little party on Washington Avenue tomorrow afternoon called the Houston Press Music Awards showcase. We may have mentioned it before. If you'd like to come, we'd love to have you. Click here to vote in this year's awards and showcase ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Red Tree: A Modern-Day Motown Quietly Emerges In The Woodlands

    Photos by Jef With One FIn the Pines: Red Tree Studios from the street​Having been a recording artist, Rocks Off can tell you that we would rather peel potatoes than go into a recording studio. What you see as the acme of artistic self-expression is often painstakingly and painfully taken apar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    2010 Music Awards Nominees, Part 2

    ​Friday, Rocks Off announced the nominees for the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards in as many genres as we could think to put on the ballot this year. Here are the rest, covering recordings, individual achievement, personalities and peripheral categories (radio, retail, etc.). Voting begins Ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    You'll Fall In Love With James Caronna's Slacker-Pop

    ​ ​The latest release out of Red Tree Studios is a nine-song pop package by a slacker named James Caronna, Everybody Wants to Be in Love. If you were to put James Blunt and Jason Mraz in the telepod in David Cronenberg's The Fly, James Caronna is exactly what you would come out with. Alternating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Tim Qualls, Not the Local Cable Host, But He Does Know "Thong Song"

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to ​ It is completely possi ... More >>