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    September 24, 2013

    Upcoming: Cher, Zedd, Flamin' Hellcats, Rickie Lee Jones, The Pharcyde, Zoe, etc.

    Amon Amarth: Wed., January 22, 7 p.m., $25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. Andre Williams: With Renaldo Domino., Sat., October 5, 8 p.m., $15. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899. Austin Lucas: With Lee Bains III, The Glory Fires., Fri., October 25, 10 p.m., $ ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: JD McPherson, Drew Ireland Benefit, etc.

    JD McPherson Continental Club, March 1 Tickets are already getting scarce for one JD McPherson, who is rapidly rising out of obscurity via Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. McPherson came by his bopping R&B/rockabilly sound honestly, by studying vintage labels such as Vee-Jay and Specialty, and then working ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    Houston Rockers Pitch In to Help Some Ukrainian Kids Learn English

    Houston native/musician Drew Ireland is currently volunteering in Kryzhopil, a small village in the Ukraine, teaching young kids English as a second language. Ireland is need of updated supplies, and some of his friends here in the Bayou City are putting on a show to help him out. The benefit show ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    Last Night: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Fitzgerald's

    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Weird Party Fitzgerald's January 21, 2013 "We use these instruments like jackhammers," says Jon Spencer, headlining Fitzgerald's with the Blues Explosion on the evening of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, leaving the venue's proverbial and literal ears ringing. The show wa ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week

    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Fitzgerald's, January 21 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has been back preaching the blues gospel and garage wail for three years now, since reissuing their catalog to rave reviews and excitement from fans young and old. The trio -- Jon Spencer, Judah Bauer and Russell S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    The Blues Is Always No. 1 For Jon Spencer

    The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has been back preaching the blues gospel and garage wail for over three years now, since reissuing their catalog to rave reviews and excitement from fans young and old. The trio -- Jon Spencer, Judah Bauer and Russell Simins -- has become easily one of the most infl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Bandcamp: 10 Houston Bands You Should Hear Right Now

    Above everything else, my favorite Web site for finding and listening to local music is Bandcamp. Facebook is too distracting, ReverbNation is ugly, and the new MySpace isn't quite ready; many of the good bands left the site altogether long ago. Rewind: 14 Brand-New Houston Bands You Should Know A ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: A Cactus 2-Fer, Weird Party, Allen Oldies Band, Etc.

    It's hard to single out just one of the Cactus Music in-stores Rocks Off is sponsoring Saturday, so we'll go with... both! At 1 p.m., mystical Houston singer-songwriter Tyagaraja previews his new solo acoustic EP As Is, before his Warehouse Live Green Room show Saturday night with DJ Sun and Resolut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Guilt Party Signs Off With Saturday Release/Farewell Gig

    Saturday night at Mango's, Houston howlers Guilt Party will be releasing a cassette, and also bidding adieu in one fell swoop. Few bands debut a new release and then shut down the store, but the quartet has decided to do so. Joining them tomorrow night will be Weird Party, California touring act Me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Fatal Flying Guilloteens Reunite At Summer Fest Saturday

    The scene that Houston's Fatal Flying Guilloteens came up in the early '00s was a sight different than the one in the here and now. Guys like Robert Ellis, the Buxton and Wild Moccasins boys and girls, and Fat Tony weren't roaming the city and now the Earth touring. There were fewer venues in town, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Playbill: What's In The DNA Of Titan Blood?

    ​I get a lot of local music across my desk, mostly defanged and bloodless. Things that I feel an obligation to enjoy, an act which is starting to take it's toll on a soul. I'm too nice to say something sucks because something-something social contract. Cool story, bro. Like James Hetfield sang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Dig This: Peloton, Coxcombs, Titan Blood, Papaya & Football, Etc.

    The current volume of local music is staggering. New Houston bands are born daily, and all too often pass away just as quickly. Rocks Off wants to help you (and ourselves) keep up. Photo courtesy of PelotonPeloton​Houston's got a plethora of musical acts, and whether yours is layered loops of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Upcoming: Buzzfest XXVII, The Gourds, Mastodon, Sting, Etc.

    ​Brent Nettles, Literary Greats, Poor Pilate: Sat., Sept. 24. Continental Club. Brown Bird, The Devil Makes Three: Fri., Dec. 2. Fitzgerald's. Buxton, By The End Of Tonight, Cosmic Sound: CHANGED Fri., Sept. 30. Mango's. "BuzzFest XXVII" With Bush, Staind, Chevelle, P.O.D., Everlast, 10 Ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    State Of The Scene Part 1: Growth, Splintering & Change

    Fatal Flying Guilloteens, left, in 2007 and their descendents Weird Party (right) at Summer Fest 2011​Thursday is the fourth anniversary of the Live Earth concerts, which Rocks Off remembers today less for any of the music - Madonna and Gogol Bordello is the only thing that readily comes to mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Summer Fest Releases Stage Schedule, Set Times

    Jermaine Rogers​If Rocks Off learned anything at iFest these past two weekends, it's that we should have started our own bottled-water franchise. And that when you go to a music festival, it's a good idea to know who is playing and when. Running around willy-nilly is all well and good unless i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Half-Price Deals At Cactus

    Another week, another teeming cup runneth over, full of local music news. Here's our latest installment of Magnolia City Mixtape. ​This week's soundtrack comes from Roosh Williams, whose Common Struggles of a Modern Man album just dropped. Roosh also has a video for the track "No Hard Feeling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    The Black Lips' Favorite Garage Albums & Bands

    Zach Wolfe​In the Black Lips' recent video for "Go Out and Get It," the Atlanta garage boys are seen on a cruise ship and on some tropical beach surrounded by vacationing bikini-clad hipster gals, all messy hair and sunglasses, sipping drinks like some endless Sunday Funday. The band will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Weird Party Break Up, Leave Free Album Behind

    UPDATE: Link is fixed. Download away. Photos by Marc BrubakerWeird Party's last show ever: Fitzgerald's, December 31, 2010​One of 2010's local breakout bands, Weird Party, broke up just after their New Year's Eve performance at Fitzgerald's, unbeknownst to most people. It was either seen as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    MCM: More Local Music News Than Downtown Street Repairs

    Rocks Off mines away all week at this mysterious mountain of Internet just to find all the precious local music news we can. ​This week's honorary soundtrack comes courtesy of HasHBrown, who dropped his Relationsh*t EP on Valentine's Day. MCM is sad to say goodbye to Weird Party and, belated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Weezer, Ween, Sharon Jones, Bun B Head Summer Fest Lineup

    "I'm gonna pull out some shit on stage that will make the Flaming Lips cry and possibly retire in awe." - Hayes Carll, via @hprocksoff GroovehouseYeasayer at House of Blues, April 2010​Weezer, Ween, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Yeasayer and Houston rappers Z-Ro and Bun B head up the lineup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Things You Should Know Before You Start A Band

    ​A few weeks back we asked our round table what advice they would give other bands in town. Their answers ranged from solidly DIY nuggets from April Brem Patrick to smart business ethos from Andrew Karnavas. Now Rocks Off even feels like we could be in a band. Our powerviolence/noise project ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Friday Night: FPH New Year's Cataclysm At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Marc BrubakerWild Moccasins​Free Press Houston New Year's Cataclysm Fitzgerald's December 31, 2010 See more photos from the Free Press's New Year's bash in our slideshow. Aftermath rang in 2011 at Fitzgerald's Friday night, bathing in Houston music, liquor and a mass of hearty reve ... More >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2010
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    December 30, 2010

    Slim Thug: Now Tweeting Church!

    Aren't we all, Slim?​Welcome to another fabulous edition of Magnolia City Mixtape. Rocks Off doesn't want you to miss even a smidgen of news from Houston's music scene, so we mine the Internet, sifting through Twitter feeds and Facebook profiles and harvesting every piece we can find. So witho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    The Best New Year's Eve Shows In Houston This Year

    ​Reckless Kelly, House of Blues: They may originally be from Oregon, but having moved to Texas and occupied it for nearly 15 years, we'll give Kelly a pass as honorary Texans. And if you don't already have plans, a four-pack of tickets is only $20. So save some dough, call some friends and get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Houston Musicians Don't Take The Holidays Off

    ​Unsure how to keep up with all that local music news during the holidays? Fear not, Rocks Off makes it a point to mine those Internets each week, bringing the finest recap of Houston's musical cyber-territories. It's full of win, as they say, and our holiday gift to everyone out there. For o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    What's New In The Houston Scene Since You Were Here Last

    Craig HlavatyThe jukebox at Grand Prize Bar. Note George Jones, ZZ Top, Lightnin' Hopkins, Prince...​Imagine that you have been frozen since September, or at least the beginning of the fall college semester. Or maybe you are an adult coming back to Houston to visit the folks, return Christmas ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010
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    November 26, 2010

    What's Wrong With The Houston Music Scene? Anything?

    ​Rocks Off has wanted to ask our esteemed little group of Houston musicians this question from the first time we birthed this still-new blog series. Maybe it only gets asked in the smoking section in front of some venue after a couple of drinks and smokes, but it's still a valid pressure point ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Rocks Off And Black Congress Bury The Hatchet

    ​Let's drop the royal we. It's just Jef here, guys, and I'd like to talk to you for a moment. Much attention, and much more debate, has been given over to Black Congress's public withdrawal from this weekend's GhoulsFest, and also to my own just as public condemnation of the manner in which t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Last Night: Atari Teenage Riot At Groundhall

    Photos by Matthew Keever​Atari Teenage Riot, Black Congress, Weird Party, Balaclavas Groundhall September 29, 2010 Atari Teenage Riot's set began with the entirety of Groundhall encompassed in darkness. As bass beat in everyone's chests, strobe lights lit up the otherwise pitch-black venue. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Fitzgerald's Reopens With A Hint Of Things To Come

    Photos by Jim Bricker​For more photos from Thursday's reopening, see our slideshow here. "I want this place to be the nexus of local music. It's going to be the anti-Mangos," Omar Afra told Rocks Off as he points out the changes made to the second floor of Fitzgerald's on Thursday night as it ... More >>

  • Music

    September 23, 2010
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    September 23, 2010

    30 Seconds With Black Congress' Dann Miller

    Laura Lopez/ Black Congress on Facebook​We sat down with Dann Miller, the bassist of Black Congress, to see what we could learn about him in 30 seconds. And here we go! Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Dann Miller: The first that come to mind are "Old Time Rock and Roll" by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Weird Party Seeking Donations, Leads In Family Member's Death

    Craig HlavatyWeird Party at the Mink, March 2010​This is about the worst thing you can report, let alone have happen to someone in your family, but Weird Party guitarist Bryan Agan's family is looking for donations and any information surrounding the suspected homicide of his 18-year-old cousi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    New Fitzgerald's Team Releases First Music Calendar

    Update (1:56 p.m.): According to Katial, Summer Fest is scheduled for two days in 2011 and the listing on Pegstar is a typo. ​Although several of the shows have been listed on their promoters' Web sites for a while, the new owner-operators of Fitzgerald's released the club's first live-music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Upcoming: Dawes, GWAR, ICP, Paul Oakenfold, Talib Kweli, Etc.

    ​Badfish (Sublime Tribute): Fri., Jan. 28. House of Blues. The Bellamy Brothers, John Slaughter: Fri., Nov. 19. Cypress Saloon. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone: Tue., Sept. 28. Khon's. Dash Rip Rock: Fri., Nov. 12. The Bronze Peacock Room @ House Of Blues. Dawes, Pete Wolf Crier, The Ro ... More >>

  • 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 3, 2010

    Upcoming: D.R.I., Neon Indian, LCD Soundsystem, Texas Tornados, Etc.

    ​The American Heist, Hell City Kings, Blackmarket Syndicate, All At Sea: Sat., Sept. 4. Walter's on Washington. Atlanta Rhythm Section: Sun., Nov. 14. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Best Coast: Sat., Nov. 6. Fitzgerald's. Blitzen Trapper: Tue., Oct. 12. House of Blues. Bring Me The Horizon, Au ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Friday Night: Davey Crockett, Muhammadali And The Mahas In The Heights

    Photos by Marc BrubakerDavey Crockett​Davey Crockett, Muhammadali, the Mahas "Awesome Street Gallery" July 30, 2010 It had been a while since Aftermath had been to an old-fashioned house show, but not for our lack of admiration of these most DIY ventures. So on Friday evening, we headed over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Last Night: B L A C K I E, Summer Blondes, The Tontons And Somosuno At Mango's

    Photos by Marc BrubakerSomosuno​B L A C K I E, Summer Blondes, The Tontons, Somosuno Mango's July 29, 2010 Aftermath had an inkling that we'd wind up at Mango's on Thursday as soon as we heard about the so-called "surprise show." For one, our love of music perpetually drags us out of our home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Still More HPMA Nominee MP3s

    Monica Fuentes​You didn't think Rocks Off would let you escape into the weekend without some more HPMA nominee MP3s, now did you? We certainly hope not. We may be running out of ways to write the same headline, but we're not running out of MP3s. Please send them to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    And Now... More HPMA Nominee MP3s

    Monica Fuentes​The 2010 Houston Press Music Awards showcase and ceremony are inching ever closer, and we are very, very close to being able to announce this year's special guests at our showcase August 7 along Washington Avenue. We can also tell you that the list of local bands playing the sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Adios Summerfest, Until Next Year

    Marc Brubaker Black Congress​Sophomore slumps apparently don't apply to Summerfest, seeing that Saturday and Sunday they came out swinging all over Eleanor Tinsley Park and Allen Parkway with Girl Talk, Slim Thug and Bun B, and the Flaming Lips, alongside dozens of Houston's best local band ... More >>

  • Music

    March 4, 2010
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    February 16, 2010

    Distant Early Warning: Cannibal Corpse, Coheed & Cambria, Jana Hunter, Jimmy Buffett, Phoenix, Shooter Jennings, etc.

    ​Angels & Airwaves, Say Anything: Tue., May 18. House of Blues. Best Fwends, Balls Deep, Fat Tony: Sat., March 13. Mango's. Black Congress, Young Mammals, Weird Party: Thu., March 25. Walter's on Washington. Bleeding Through, Born of Osiris, Sleeping Giant, Oceano: Fri., May 7. Wired Live. Cannib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Previewing the Year Ahead In Local Releases

    ​ 2010 looks like it's going to be a banner year for music in general. We can look forward to a new Arcade Fire opus, another Spoon outing, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and a Beach House record that is already getting Animal Collective-like buzz. Rocks Off is chomping a ... More >>

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