Vivian Girls

  • Music

    November 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Neo-Riot Grrrls: Today's Top 5 Female Punk Rockers

    There have been punk-rock chicks as long as there has been punk rock. That much is true, but what is also unfortunately true is that the genre can all too often be a boys' club. Consider that emo, an entire genre based around angsty young men bemoaning their troubles with women, spawned from punk. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Black Marble: "Backwards" Lynchian Nipplefest (NSFW)

    Black Marble is a New York coldwave band with an excellent, minimalist sound that reminds us of the Glove, or possibly the starker moments of Houston's own Bang Bangz. They've teamed with director Timothy Fiore on a music video fro their song "Backwards," a work that is already penciled in for the N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    14 Notable Female Rock Drummers​Last week, we rounded up a list of our favorite female rock bassists. We'd like to continue the trend of honoring rock's finest females, by next recognizing 14 notable female rock drummers. As usual, we will focus on the live-performing, touring drummers over time, rather tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2011

    Mink Changes Owners, Management Nearly Overnight

    Allison WagonerHouston's The Energy at The Mink, July 2011​White Mystery wasn't just the name of the band playing The Mink on Saturday night. There was a palpable feeling of tension and "weirdness," as one person put it, at the Midtown venue as word continued to spread across the Houston indie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Upcoming: Chris Cornell, Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Etc.

    ​Air Waves, Football, Etc: Sun., Feb. 13. Fitzgerald's. Avant: Sun., Feb. 13. House of Blues. Listenlisten, Bear Crossing, Binary Marketing Show: Sat., March 19. Super Happy Fun Land. Black Lips, Vivian Girls: Fri., April 29. Fitzgerald's. Born Liars, The Energy: Wed., Feb. 9. Mango's. By ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Lonesome Onry And Mean's Top 11 Shows Of 2010

    Jason WolterToots & the Maytals at House of Blues, May 2​Along with the season of shopping madness and suicidal depression comes the season for Best-ofs. Live show-wise, 2010 was very benevolent to Lonesome Onry and Mean. Some of our favorites from 2010: 11. Jon Cleary, The Big Easy: Cleary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Saturday Night: Best Coast At Fitzgerald's

    Neph Basedow​Best Coast Fitzgerald's November 6, 2010 Considering our prior exposure to Best Coast was at this summer's massive Pitchfork Festival, we were eager to check them out on Saturday, in the considerably cozier confines of Fitzgerald's. It seems much of Houston shared similar enthus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Indie-Rock Band Kitchen Knife Houston Airport = Jail​In "Me & Paul," from 1971's Yesterday's Wine, Willie Nelson sings, "Almost busted in Laredo, for reasons that I'd rather not disclose/ But if you're staying in a motel there and leave, just don't leave nothin' in your clothes." If Austin-based YellowFever covered "Me & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Aftermath: Camera Obscura Charms A Surprisingly Well-Mannered Audience

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​ Aftermath is always interested in how the residents of Houston represent our fair city when a touring act with any sort of notoriety comes through town. Houstonians don't always have the best reputation as concert-goers, whether it's because we talk too much during any giv ... More >>

  • Music

    April 8, 2010

    Dark Tower

    Shooter Jennings enlists the occult and Stephen King on ­ambitious, eerie new album Black Ribbons.

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    A Few Possible Cures For Rocks Off's Acute "Can't Stay Home" Syndrome

    Lev Kuperman/​ Monday night, an obviously delirious Rocks Off found ourselves upstairs at the Mink's Backroom instead of where we should have been, home in bed asleep. We enjoyed high-energy/lo-fi trio Vivian Girls, but at this point we are starting to realize we may have a pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: Shaking Off Winter With Vivian Girls, Broken Records, husband & wife And Duchess Says

    Photos by Adam P. NewtonVivian Girls​ Much like ACL 2009 will be remembered as the "Rain and Shit-Mud Year," Saturday at SXSW 2010 is sure to be marked as the day when Winter decided to spit on Austin in the middle of March. As opposed to the blue skies and nice breezes that we enjoyed earlier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: The xx And Duchess Says Highlight A Cheery Bacchanalia

    Katharine ShilcuttThe xx at the Village Voice Media party at La Zona Rosa​ If we ignore some of the "real life" issues we had to contend with, Aftermath spent three excellent days in Austin for SXSW 2010. Our energy remained consistently up, mostly fueled by being constantly on the move, as we saw ... More >>

  • Music

    March 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Distant Early Warning: Atreyu, Black Joe Lewis, Dr. Dog, Mariah Carey, Snoop Dogg, Soulfly, Vivian Girls, etc.

    ​Atreyu, Drive A, Otenki: Sun., Feb. 28. Meridian. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Grandfather Child: Fri., April 2. Walter's on Washington. Camera Obscura: Sun., April 11. Warehouse Live. Cold, Nonpoint, Day Of Fire, Chrome 44: Fri., March 19. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Deer Tick, Dr. Dog: Sun., ... More >>

  • Music

    April 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    How About Some SXSW Day Parties? A LOT of SXSW Day Parties?

    We here at Rocks Off are only about a week away from chafed inner thighs, weird Japanese punk bands puking in hotel pools and sweating out our morning mojitos while walking to an art space off 4th Street. South By Southwest is now only a week away. It was all fun and games in December when we were ... More >>

  • Music

    October 23, 2008

    Mick Jagger meets Gilley's

    Some Girls Ride Bulls

  • Music

    September 11, 2008
  • Calendar

    May 12, 2005

    Flight of Fancy

    A dance icon unearths some winged crusaders

  • Film

    April 14, 2005

    Unreal As It Gets

    An inventive documentary enters the imagination of a reclusive outsider artist

  • Culture

    June 12, 2003

    POWerful Images

    Comic book characters reign in this CAM exhibit