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    April 11, 2014

    Kings of Leon at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 4/10/2014

    Kings of Leon, Local Natives Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion April 10, 2014 Welcome back, Kings of Leon. We had missed you since you skipped out on our last show. While you might've been touring pretty relentlessly since your return last year, it was nice to see you back at the Cynthia Woods Mitch ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014

    Eli Young Band at Reliant Stadium, 3/5/2014

    Eli Young Band Reliant Stadium March 5, 2014 Anyone who's ever wondered if the entertainers for the rodeo's annual Armed Forces Appreciation Day are chosen at random might have had a few of their questions answered Tuesday night. Show business is selfish almost by design, but the Eli Young Band und ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    HPMA Showcase Spotlight: Jealous Creatures, "Professional Goofballs Who Make Rock Music"

    In the weeks leading up to the Houston Press Music Awards showcase on Sunday, August 4, Rocks Off will be profiling a handful of performers each day, mostly in their own words - part of the best top-to-bottum lineup the showcase has ever had, in our humble opinion. See the showcase schedule and tick ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    10 Musicians Who Should Grow Their Own Kind of Weed

    Turns out Flesh N Bone -- yes, of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony fame -- has quite the green thumb, and he's using this super-power to spark up a little buzz. In a move that makes him a viable candidate for my favorite rapper of all time, Mr. Stanley "Flesh N Bone" Howse has developed a new strain of medical ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Dave Grohl Releases Trailer for Nerd-Boner Doc Sound City

    While the Foo Fighters have been on hiatus, lead singer Dave Grohl has been putting the finishing touches on his cinematic love letter to Sound City Studios in Los Angeles. Today the full trailer for Sound City was released online. You can check out the studio's discography here. The studio's du ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    The Damn Quails & 10 Other Bird-Brained Bands

    Tonight the Houston Press Concert Series resumes at Pub Fiction with Oklahoma duo the Damn Quails. The Quails' song "Fools Gold," from their 2011 album Down the Hatch, is tearing it up on Texas country and roots-rock radio right now, landing them three Lonestar Music Awards and airplay on BBC roots ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    Turn The Radio On: Top 10 Musicians Who Should Be DJs

    A few years ago, Van Halen front man David Lee Roth filled in for Howard Stern on his nationally syndicated radio show. Roth also served a stint as a deejay for New York's 92.3 Free FM. This is nothing new, because many artists have at some point served as DJs, such as Greg Kihn of the Greg Kihn ba ... More >>

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    January 16, 2012

    Saturday: Chris Gray Day at the Continental Club

    Photo by Marco TorresChris with the officers that saved his life.​Click here for a slideshow of the bands and here for a slideshow of the crowd. "I didn't know Chris was a celebrity." Chris Gray's mother told a rapt audience from the stage on Saturday afternoon that she was "overwhelmed" by ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Welcome to Third Rock, NASA's New Radio Station

    ​Satellite radio got some new competition from a little old outfit called NASA when the government agency went live Monday with its new internet radio station, Third Rock. The station is described in NASA's press release as "crafted specifically to speak the language of tech-savvy young adul ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    Staying Sane at Owl Bar

    ​The best thing about Owl Bar is that it doesn't feel like it belongs. A couple of years ago, when Mugsy's occupied the same space, it would have been a little more at home in its neighborhood. Upper Kirby has since come up in the world, though. Standing on Owl Bar's narrow patio on a Tuesday ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Finally, The Super Bowl Is Safe For PG-13 Rated Entertainment Again

    The boob that launched a thousand obscenity complaints...​Over seven years after the FCC went into a tizzy over Janet Jackson exposing her breast during the 2004 Super Bowl (making a D-cup out of an A-cup, perhaps), a federal appeals court upheld its finding yesterday that the commission acted ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011

    Dig This: Mydolls, Second Lovers, Yello Echo, The Answer Page & //TENSE//

    The current volume of local music is staggering. New Houston bands and new songs are born daily, and all too often pass away just as quickly. Rocks Off wants to help you (and ourselves) keep up. ​It's time for another installment of Dig This, wherein we inform you about the multitude of music ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Pop Rocks: A (Not Really) Canonical List Of Wardrobe Malfunctions (NSFW)

    Bad idea.​The "wardrobe malfunction" is a phenomenon I confess I wasn't really aware of until Super Bowl XXXVIII. Half of us at the party were watching the actual Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake halftime show, the other half were watching the South Park (or was it Family Guy?) episode running ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Pop Rocks: What's Your [Wardrobe] Malfunction? (NSFW)

    Bad idea.​The "wardrobe malfunction" is a phenomenon I confess I wasn't really aware of until Super Bowl XXXVIII. Half of us at the party were watching the actual Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake halftime show, the other half were watching the South Park (or was it Family Guy?) episode running ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Top Five Most Overpaid Musicians In The World

    ​Last month Forbes released their list of the 25 highest-earning musicians of 2010, and the list contains several talents Rocks Off is happy to see keeping the lights on. No. 1 on the list, U2, is still a favorite of ours after all these years, and it's always good to see Tom Petty, Jay-Z, and ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    April 29, 1992: Ten Songs About The L.A Riots

    ​It was 19 years ago today that the Los Angeles riots began after four white police officers, caught on videotape beating the African-American Rodney King after a drug-fueled high-speed chase, were acquitted by a Simi Valley, Calif. jury. The rest of the world watched in shock and sadness as ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Last Night: Free Energy At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Free Energy Fitzgerald's February 3, 2011 See pics from last night's set in our slideshow. "This cold does some crazy shit to Houston," remarked Free Energy front man Paul Sprangers to his sparse but devotedly enthusiastic Fitzgerald's crowd Thursday. The band played ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    "Come On Buick, Light My Fire."

    Not official Nike footwear.​Like most of Western society, I'd figured I was pretty much numb to the use of popular songs in commercials. I don't know how far back the practice dates, exactly, but I remember the anecdote from No One Here Gets Out Alive about Jim Morrison shooting down the sugge ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Top 10 Christmas Movie Soundtracks

    ​No doubt you have all been chin-deep in Christmas movies since you undid your belt on Thanksgiving evening. Rocks Off made sure to steal a copy of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation from our folks' house before the calendar even hit December. Unlike other blogs, we don't hate all Christm ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Frickin' Lasers: Six Artists Who Could Really Use Them

    Photo illustration by Monica FuentesNow that's more like it.​If you don't have tickets for tonight's Ghostland Observatory show at Warehouse Live, you are shit out of luck. Sorry to say, but the show is sold out, and when things sell out at that venue, they mean it. Seriously, you may have to ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
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    September 22, 2010

    Drive-By Truckers: Hard At Work And Loving Hall & Oates

    UPDATE: 6 p.m.: The contest is over. Thanks for playing! Danny Clinch​Grand Funk Railroad may have got there first, but Drive-By Truckers are an American band. If not for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, for whom the Truckers opened the Midwestern leg of their summer tour, the Georgia six-piece ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    ZZ Top Takes Manhattan, Loudly And "Perfectly"

    Mark C. AustinZZ Top at the Woodlands, July 2009​Rocks Off has had next Friday, when ZZ Top and Tom Petty play The Woodlands, circled in red on our Rhino Records wall calendar for months. God, is that next Friday already? We added a few more red rings this morning after we read The New York Ti ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    Aftermath: David Gray Is For Lovers; Phosphorescent Needs More Stage Time

    Photos by Jason Wolter​David Gray is an artist, but not one to be puzzled over. The British singer-songwriter trades in sophisticated pop songs that express simple emotions, as unambiguous as many of their titles: "Be Mine," "Now and Always," "The One I Love," "You're the World to Me," "This Year' ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Love and Theft

    The decade with no name left behind plenty of memorable music.

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    November 11, 2009

    Westheimer Block Party Listology: Bright Men of Learning Remember Their Parents' Favorite Music

    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 chris.gray@houstonpress.com by noon Thursday if ... More >>

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    October 30, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Drive-By Truckers or the Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe?

    ​Lonesome Onry and Mean is torn as to his whereabouts this evening. Drive-by Truckers will be knocking down walls and eardrums at House of Blues, and that's where we'll probably end up. But if Galveston was 70 miles closer - it's not the drive down, it's the drive back! - we would certainly be hea ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    The H-Town Countdown, No. 24: Pimp C's Post-Prison Pimpalation

    Roughly 84,000 rap albums have been released in Houston since 1989. We're counting down the 25 best of all time every Thursday. Got a problem with the list? Shove it. Just kidding. Friendship. Email it to sheaserrano@gmail.com. Pimp C Pimpalation Asylum, 2006​As fun as it is for us music writers t ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009

    Aftermath: The McKenzies, the Howlies and Springfield Riots at the Mink

    Photos by Chris GrayThe McKenzies To Aftermath, the Mink's Backroom has always seemed more like a house than a music venue - especially inside, with the dark floors, corner bars and abundant, comfortable seating, it's like one of those cozy but spacious multi-resident dwellings where we all went to ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    This Week In Beyonce: Who Dares Cover the Queen?

    Not strictly a cover, just one of those things we never get tired of posting... As if Queen B weren't (Sasha) fierce enough on her own, it seems her majesty's minions - let's face it, we're all her royal peons; there isn't anyone left on Earth who hasn't heard one of her songs, or doesn't tap their ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Slideshow on Demand: You Make the Call

    chemistryland.comRocks Off loves to put together musical slideshows, and if the response to a few of our recent ones is any indication (hi, Digg!), you like them too. Album covers are an almost inexhaustible resource that are always fun to look at and can be grouped together any number of ways. So l ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009

    Phone Home Page

    Two Houston poets create a modern-day party line online.

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    April 23, 2009

    Hello, Houston!

    Noise breaks down the months of live music ahead

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    April 2, 2009
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    March 10, 2009

    Aftermath: Lady Antebellum at RodeoHouston

    From one-night stands to missing the one that got away, love and country music go hand in hand. Monday night, fresh pop-country faces Lady Antebellum - reigning ACM Top New Duo or Group and CMA New Artist of the Year - rocked out to all of love's in-betweens. Kicking off the show was the trio's rec ... More >>

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    January 9, 2009

    30 Rock Takes Another Little Piece of Port Arthur

    One of the only things Rocks Off loves as much as Tom Petty and chicken-fried steak is NBC's brilliant, multiple Emmy-winning 30 Rock, which he thinks is the best TV comedy since The Larry Sanders Show. Now he loves it even more after last night's deliciously twisted episode, "Senor Macho ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    August 29, 2008

    Tonight: Ratt, Skid Row, Octopus Project, Indian Jewelry, Toadies and More

    So I guess not all of us are lucky enough to go to Tom Petty. Pity. Luckily, there's lots of other cool shows tonight - in fact, this may be the best night of live music in Houston all summer. We'll start with a double-shot of Rock the Bayou bands... Ratt, "Round and Round" Skid Row, "Slave to t ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008
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    June 13, 2008
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    April 13, 2008

    Yesterday Afternoon: Westheimer Block Party at Numbers, Mango's and Avant Garden

    Click here for a slideshow. I'm almost ashamed to admit this was my first Westheimer Block Party, or Street Fest, or Surprisingly Well-Organized Locals-Only Outdoor Event Sponsored by a Competing Publication on a Shoestring Budget (That Nonetheless Needed More Food Vendors), or whatever you want t ... More >>

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    March 15, 2008
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    February 3, 2008

    Totally Commercial: Super Bowl Color Commentary with Miss Pop Rocks

    Let’s get right to it: Half an hour before the show starts, I’m watching Don Shula, Emmitt Smith, and others reading the Declaration of Independence. Can someone explain to me what the Hell this has to do with the Super Bowl? Break out the frozen pizza…here we go. Jordin Sparks is singing ... More >>

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    July 13, 2007

    Confessions of a Classic Rock Whore, or One Man’s Journey

    When the Press cast its net for a new Assistant Music Editor, the editors probably assumed they’d reel in one of those sniffy indie types who worships either Bright Eyes or Death Cab for Cutie and thinks Boston is a place with a lot of nice bookstores. Instead they got me, who within two days of w ... More >>

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    July 10, 2007

    Opening Wolfgang’s Vault

    A few weeks ago, a friend who knows I think Bono can do no wrong – so sue me – sent me a link to a concert he and the boyos did at Boston’s Orpheum Theater in May 1983, in the thick of the War tour. It’s almost 90 minutes of fresh, mullety goodness, opening with the best song on Boy, “Out ... More >>

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    March 15, 2007

    Dead Rock West

    Honey and Salt

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    January 13, 2005

    She's Gone (Away from) Country

    But Tift Merritt's latest release, Tambourine, is up for Best Country Album

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    May 15, 2003

    Chuck Prophet

    Tuesday, May 20

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