I'm not really into "worst" lists. For one, labeling anything the "worst" sounds so negative. This is a music blog. Just as you would after using a restroom, you should walk away feeling better about the few minutes you spent here than worse. Right? Also, there's a fine and subjective line betwee ... More >>
**The 31 Best Music Documentaries of All Time So you don't have NetFlix, you hate the video stores (if you can even find one), you don't like going to the little red box next to the liquor store, but you do have an Internet connection, plenty of time on your hands, and an insatiable thirst for rock ... More >>
Photo By Mark C. AustinJandek at Rudz in April 2009The Houston-based, heavily-adored, and altogether elusive Jandek will be performing at the Menil on December 17. Jandek's last show in here town, at Rudyard's on April 5, 2009, was by all accounts and visual documents, a straight-up funk thro ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerDavey CrockettDavey 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 >>
This evening at Jones Hall, the Houston Symphony will be playing the music of Queen. Pretty fitting, considering the grand, orchestra-friendly nature of many Queen songs. However, there are a slew of other bands whose oeuvres Rocks Off would like to see interpreted by a symphony, and they're ... More >>
If, like Rocks Off, you're an archivist (read: pack rat), then you've collected quite a few songs on your listening medium of choice. Hopefully you've done so legally, but this is the internet, so who are we kidding, really. However it happened, you've almost certainly got a few tracks that go be ... More >>
Would You Like Fries with Those Lyrics?
The Daddy of Rock N' Roll will whip your ass
Wesley Willis's ghost in the machine pays rock 'n' roll tribute to notorious Houstonians
White-boy rapper Roger Nusic ain't no Jay-Z, but he's one funky honky
The Man of Steel's pop-culture appeal is inscribed in decades of lyrics
Exhuming and scoring last year's pop-music demises
Wednesday, April 23
Houston's Toe Jam watches quietly as its 15 minutes tick by
Sending mix CDs as gifts is easy. Look...
One-on-one with pop satirist Wesley Willis