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    September 29, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Santana, Paul Collins, Kacey Musgraves, etc.

    Santana Bayou Music Center, October 1 Carlos Santana has been a treasure of American music for more than 40 years and as many albums. Combining blues and rock with Latin-American rhythms, the fiery soul of his guitar enthralls listeners to open both heart and mind to his thrilling sonic experience. ... More >>

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    August 21, 2014

    Prepare Yourself: One Direction Comes to Houston Tomorrow

    The world is an often dark and ugly place. Ferguson. James Foley. Ebola: things that we'd all like to avoid, but things we can't (and shouldn't) ignore, at least not in this hypermedia age that we live in. That's not to say that the times we live in are worse than any other times, just that we've n ... More >>

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    July 22, 2014

    Why "Scene Festivals" Are Really Bad For Bands

    It's that season again. It's time for Houston to be inundated with touring metal, punk and hardcore festivals, from Warped Tour to the All-Stars Tour to the upcoming Summer Slaughter Tour. It's an opportunity for kids to see all their favorite bands from those scenes all crammed together on one mass ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    Say Anything & the So So Glos at Warehouse Live, 6/15/14

    Say Anything, You Blew It!, the So So Glos, The Front Bottoms Warehouse Live June 15, 2014 Sunday night my DeLorean took me straight back to 2006, and drove 88 miles per hour to Warehouse Live's four-band showcase starring Say Anything. Despite never having been a particularly rabid fan of the head ... More >>

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    June 12, 2014
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    December 27, 2013

    Barely Blind at Walters, 12/26/2013

    Barely Blind, We Were Wolves Walters December 26, 2013 When Barely Blind announced they would be relocating to Los Angeles two years ago, it was hard to watch them leave. Thankfully, the holidays gave the band reason to return to Houston, and we were fortunate enough to catch their electrifying set ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    Our Favorite 2013 HPMA Showcase Discoveries

    As in years past, Rocks Off asked our writers covering the HPMA showcase to tell us the act they like best that, until Sunday, they'd never seen before. American Fangs I caught American Fangs for the first time Sunday night, and came away impressed by how polished they sounded. They talented five-p ... More >>

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    July 15, 2013

    The Appleseed Cast at Fitzgerald's, 7/12/2013

    The Appleseed Cast Fitzgerald's July 12, 2013 Friday night in Houston was a lover of the blues' wet dream, with several roadshow options from that genre to choose from. John Mayer was doing his thing at the Woodlands Pavilion, while Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks were tearing down the joint at Hou ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    Almost Famous: 5 Millennial Bands Who Should Have Been More Successful

    I recommend that once a year you dig out your old CD collection (or MP3 archive if that's how you roll) and give a spin to the music you haven't listened to in forever. Everyone should take a nostalgic listen down memory lane now and then; not only is it good to reconnect with old songs, but you als ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    10 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: November 2-4

    UPDATED (9:30 a.m.): Per @FitzLiveMusic, Rakim has canceled due to Sandy-related travel difficulties. :( Indian Jewelry Walters, November 2 Houston is a better place for Indian Jewelry still being here. They could have moved somewhere hipper long ago and been welcomed with open arms, but Tex Kersc ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    Saturday: Identity Festival at The Woodlands

    ID Fest: The Crowd (daytime) ID Fest: The Crowd (nighttime) Identity Festival feat. Eric Prydz, Nero, Porter Robinson, Le Castle Vania, Eva Simons & Adrian Lux Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 11, 2012 With dance music's increasing popularity stateside it comes as no surprise that someone w ... More >>

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    July 25, 2012

    Follow This: 5 Brutally Honest Reviews For 5 Bands Who Did

    Up until recently I've remained fairly indifferent to the number of followers I have on Twitter. After all, if my ego was dependent on the number of people following me I would just drop the $5 necessary to buy a few thousand and call it a night. Ever since I started writing here at Rocks Off I've ... More >>

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    June 1, 2012

    Summer Fest Round Table: What About Next Year?

    Assuming we all survive this weekend, and then the supposed Mayan apocalypse, Free Press Summer Fest will return to Eleanor Tinsley Park in June 2013. Pegstar's Jagi Katial and Jason Petzold told the Houston Press this week that they'll start booking next year's acts in about a month, so Rocks Off p ... More >>

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    May 7, 2012

    A Texican In New Orleans: Lessons Learned From Jazz Fest

    This past weekend was the last for this year's edition of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which started way back on April 27. The festival runs over two weekends, usually Thursday through Sunday. Obviously since it is a uniquely Nawlins institution going back to 1970, it's not a festival t ... More >>

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    April 27, 2012

    iFest: Top 5 Argentine-American Musicians

    The Houston International Festival enters its second weekend tomorrow, with featured musical acts WAR, Joe Louis Walker, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Texas Tornados, Del Castillo, Steel Pulse and lots more. Although iFest's performers come from all over the world, all around the main stages will be the sig ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Boy Bands Are Back In Fashion, But Did They Ever Go Away?

    One Direction, the newest UK pop import to make it to colonial shores, announced a full-scale summer tour Tuesday, including a Houston date on June 24 up at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Pretty big venue for a group that is just now breaking in America, and the Brit-Irish boy band just sold ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Your Favorite Bands: How To Correctly Pronounce Their Names

    ​Back in December 1998, when Eminem was just hitting MTV and rap radio, we remember people pronouncing his name as "Eee-mine-im," and not the candy-inflected way it actually was. We even made the mistake during our first viewing of "My Name Is" late at night on the video channel and calling a ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011
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    April 15, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Record Store Day Exclusives

    Welcome once again to another installment of our smash hit series, Magnolia City Mixtape. This week is just like all the rest, with a bumper crop of local music news for your eyes and ears. ​We'll start off with our soundtrack, which happens to be an EP from local rock outfit Rivers, entitled ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Otenki Makes the Finals of Billboard's Battle of the Bands

    ​Otenki is the best Houston band you've never heard of, according to guitarist Enoma Asowata. This could be true; we had heard the name thrown around but had never seen them live or knew much about their music. Despite this fact, they've used social media and large-scale festivals like Warped ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    The Adolescents: Still Punk Rock Kids From The Black Hole

    "We were little pricks, but bored out of our minds..." The Adolescents on the 2007 Warped Tour​For 30 years, seminal Orange County punk band the Adolescents has unleashed anthemic teen angst, since mutated into wise adult aggravation, in intermittent bursts. Sure, members come and go at revol ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Katy Perry? For Album Of The Year? Seriously?

    ​Don't get Craig's Hlist wrong, we think that Katy Perry is extremely attractive. In fact, if we think about her long enough, it makes us want to cry and punch a wall. She's a buxom, bubbly, raven-haired pop star who dresses like she's expensive grandma candy. We even interviewed her last ye ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Tea Party: At The Race Track With George Washington

    Photos by Craig HlavatyNo treading allowed​On Saturday afternoon I visited the North Houston Tea Party's "I Will Vote" rally, held at the Sam Houston Race Park. This was my second Tea Party rally in six months, following on the heels of the one in April at Discovery Green where my photographer was ... More >>

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    July 5, 2010

    Warped Tour Extra: Houston Fans Sure Love To Throw Things

    Marc Brubaker/ Click here for a slideshow​Kids these days must like throwing shit. Judging by what we saw at the Vans Warped Tour Friday afternoon, it seems to be second or third to smoking dope and being sexually active. Don't worry about that, though; Trojan Condoms was out in force giving u ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    Top 10 Pop-Star Bobbleheads We'd Like To See

    ​The good people over at Aggronautix have done it again. The toy company has been releasing bobbleheads of punk-rock luminaries such as GG Allin and the Descendents' Milo Aukerman for the past year. Rocks Off has been lucky enough to snag a few. Sitting a few feet from us right now are the t ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Five '90s Musical Fads We Remember Well, But Don't Really Miss

    ​A little over a decade ago, swing music made a strange comeback. You may remember seeing people all over dressing like '40s hipsters, jumping and jiving in Gap commercials and most every club or bar was offering swing lessons. It started with the release of the film Swingers, which still mi ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    Buzzfest Brings The Noise, And The Pain

    Photos by Marc BrubakerBreak Stuff: The Bizkit is back!​ For many, many more shots of Sunday's bands, see our slideshow here. For the really fun stuff - crowd shots! - see our slideshow here. Sunday, Aftermath spent ten hours wading in Buzzfest XXIV's radio-rock and classic nu-metal at the Cynthia ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010
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    July 31, 2009

    Inquiring Minds: Pop Princess Katy Perry

    Mike Ruiz​They say man can't exist on indie-rock and metal alone, or something like that. Rocks Off firmly agrees, so when we hear good mainstream pop we ride that horse for all it's worth. That's why a little over a year ago, when Katy Perry hit with her single "Ur So Gay," we were enamored with ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    The Distillery: Rancid's Let the Dominoes Fall

    What it do, Rancid? What's crackin', formerly crusty-punk rude boys? Been a long time since we last hang, bros. When Dan Zeller lent me Let's Go during senior year of high school, I knew y'all were onto something special: three-billy-goats-gruff sung scrabbling punk anthems and routs with just a hin ... More >>

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    June 10, 2009

    Flannel File: Quicksand

    Speaking of the early days of the Warped Tour, let's talk about Quicksand. Along with Helmet, Quicksand developed and popularized a particular type of post-hardcore that took the metal-influenced hardcore punk of 1980s New York, cut the tempo in half and filled up the resulting space with melody and ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Summer Sounds

    Enough shows to keep concertgoers busy all season long

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    February 11, 2009

    This Week in SXSW: Katy Perry Kisses the "Lake of Fire"

    There's now less than a month to go until we here at Rocks Off throw sobriety and sane living to the wind at this year's SXSW festival. This past week we learned of a boatload of new stuff about the weeklong liver-damaging voyage in March, so here goes... The list of bands keeps growing and growing, ... More >>

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    April 11, 2008
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    February 27, 2008
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    January 2, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: Say Ya Want a Resolution?

    Last year's resolution to not engage in any homoerotic prose using florid and corrosive language didn't work. So for 2008, this blogger is resolving to not weep like a colicky infant when Albert Maysles, acclaimed director of Rolling Stones documentary Gimme Shelter, releases his Fall Out Boy docume ... More >>

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    June 25, 2007
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    November 28, 2006

    Slightly Stoopid

    Slightly Stoopid's dual frontmen Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald have been friends since they were one and two years old and have been playing music since their midteens. In 1995, they caught the ear of late Sublime vocalist Bradley Nowell, who signed them to his own Skunk Records label. Joined by ... More >>

  • Music

    August 31, 2006

    Various Artists

    Rockin' Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly

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    September 8, 2005

    Singing from the Gut

    You never know what'll be spewed at a Heist at Hand show

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    June 16, 2005

    Various Artists

    Bonnaroo 2004

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    January 13, 2005

    Method Rocking

    Minnie Driver and Juliette Lewis have started bands. Come on, you know you're curious.

  • Music

    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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    June 17, 2004
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    February 5, 2004
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    May 29, 2003
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    May 8, 2003

    Reggae Rugrats

    Morgan Heritage keeps roots reggae rolling into a new century

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    November 28, 2002

    Pitfall Punks

    Swinging over the crocodile ponds with the Ataris

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    June 24, 1999

    Pennywisdom

    "The kids" benefit from Pennywise's punkish golden rules

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