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    December 25, 2013

    10 Frightfully Festive Goth Christmas Carols

    Note: In a new holiday tradition, Rocks Off would like to re-present to our readers this 2011 blog of the blackest Christmas songs we would find. Dude, religious Christmas is pretty macabre. All kinds of scandal, sex with a ghost, strangers bringing mystical gifts, and everyone predicting this youn ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    35 Years of Numbers Memories: A Unique Place For Touring Acts

    This week we are celebrating the 35 years of history that surrounds one of Houston's longest-running music venues. Wednesday it was a look at the excellent and vibrant local goth scene that set up shop in the club in the '90s and early '00s. Today we discuss another facet of Numbers that has always ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013

    Six More Weird Bands to Watch In 2013

    Back in February, I told you about five weird bands that adventurous music listeners might want to watch out for if they happened to be looking for something outside the mainstream. As the year has plugged on, all five have done some exciting things, but even more noteworthy experimental bands have ... More >>

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    December 25, 2012

    Christmas Past: Happy Gothmas! Top 10 Goth Christmas Songs

    While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared December 23, 2011. "Dude, religious Christmas is pretty macabre. All kinds of scandal, sex with a ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012

    The Rocks Off 100: Willow Villarreal, Hatetank Maniac

    If you are under 30 in Houston and grew up going to punk or hardcore shows off Washington Avenue -- when it was still scary for the right reasons -- you were probably there because Willow Villarreal of Hatetank Productions booked the gig. His booking and promoting work helped bring tons of nationa ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    The 20 Greatest Goth Albums: The Complete List

    BY JEF WITH ONE F AND CHRIS GRAY 20. Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar (Interscope, 1996) So squalid and deeply unpleasant it's mesmerizing, Antichrist Superstar is such an intricate dissection of how to become a "rock star" it could have come from a biology lab. Then 24 or 25, Manson gets so fa ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    The Top 20 Greatest Goth Albums of All Time, Nos. 20-11

    BY CHRIS GRAY AND JEF WITH ONE F Even at this late stage of the game, "goth" is a loaded word. Years and years of bad emo bands in too much eyeliner and corsets on sale at Hot Topics coast to coast will do that. Some even doubt the existence of goth as its own genre anymore, which seems strange co ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Top 10 Goth Songs From Houston Ever

    The local goth scene in Houston has been around for quite a while. Though it's never been a dominating force in Houston music, its influence has been felt, and some truly remarkable songs have made their way into our little black hearts. Here's our pick of the Top 10 goth tracks released by local ar ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Dear Obama: You'd Make A Great Goth Musician

    Dear President Barack H. Obama, I want you to know that I am very impressed by your recent musical endeavors. While it's clear that you could use some practice and professional vocal coaching, it's equally clear that you possess more than enough raw talent to excel as a musician. I know right now, ... More >>

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    December 23, 2011

    Happy Gothmas! Top 10 Goth Christmas Songs

    ​"Dude, religious Christmas is pretty macabre. All kinds of scandal, sex with a ghost, strangers bringing mystical gifts, and everyone predicting this young couple's baby's death like its glorious wonderful thing. Oh and a decree to slaughter all male babies the next day... what could be more ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    10 Things You Need To Grab At Black Friday Record Store Day

    While your other shopping contemporaries are slashing each others' throats at Walmart and Best Buy for $20 plasma televisions and six Blu-Ray players for $5 on Black Friday next week, why not sleep in and head up to your favorite local record store and fight other music nerds for limited edition vin ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    We are the Willows: Touring With Dead People

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. Seaweed Sway​With the exception of any member of its government who may be running for president, Rocks Off loves us some Minnesota. There' ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Promoter Mike Kelley: "Numbers Is Houston's CBGB"

    Marco TorresWu-Tang Clan's GZA and Ghostface Killah at Numbers, December 2010​Numbers' credentials as a concert venue are undeniable - everyone from Siouxsie and the Banshees to Green Day to Type O Negative has played there. It's hard to argue, though, that the past decade hasn't been a rough ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    R.I.P.: Notable Passings Of 2010

    ​Editor's Pick: Dio, man. Neph Basedow: 2010 commenced on a sad note with the passing of Memphis garage rocker Jay Reatard (aka Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr.). I'd seen him play a tiny show at Chicago's Empty Bottle in 2008 and still consider it one of the best shows I've ever seen. It was definitive ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Eight Delicious Goth Covers Of Mainstream Hit Songs

    ​The Halloween season is upon us, which means that the powers that be have let Gothtopia run amuck just a bit in bringing you music of a darker persuasion. Usually, Gothtopia and the Wife With One F would be at Numbers on Halloween vaccinating ourselves for snakebites with vodka and cranberr ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Type O Negative's Peter Steele Dies Again, This Time For Real

    ​Rocks Off remembers a Houston Type O Negative concert from years ago. We were particularly excited because Type O had added a cover of "The Angry Inch" from Hedwig and the Angry Inch to their set list, and we had a T-shirt form the original off-Broadway run we were hoping to get signed. The notor ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    My Ding-a-Ling: Iggy Pop, Tommy Lee and Rock's Other Dirk Digglers

    This album isn't called Fore! because Huey Lewis likes to play golf...​So the other day, Rocks Off wrote briefly about Huey Lewis in regards to the Back To The Future soundtrack, not even thinking to chime in just a little bit about his reportedly huge male member. You know that certain part of th ... More >>

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    May 23, 2008

    Weekend Music: Murder on Memorial Day

    Fifteen years ago next month, shock-punk hero GG Allin's brief but eventful life came to an end when his wildly overtaxed body had all it could handle and finally gave out after one shot of heroin too many. Naturally, Allin's legend has only grown since then, aided by 1994 documentary Hated: GG Alli ... More >>

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    August 28, 2003

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    Wednesday, September 3

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    March 30, 2000

    Makeup Something

    Coal Chamber shelves the rap-metal for metal-goth

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