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    June 11, 2013

    Upcoming: Ana Carolina, Lionel Richie, John Fogerty, Trae Tha Truth, Yellowcard, etc.

    Ana Carolina: Sat., June 22, 8 p.m., $48 to $78. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-230-1600. "Boogie, Blues, and Brews 2013": With Mambo Jazz Kings, Wayne Toups., Fri., Sept. 20, 6 p.m., $20. With Eric Gales Band, Hamilton Loomis, Cowboy Mouth., Sat., Sept. 21, noon, $20. With Cody Canada ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Where Are They Now?: Emo's 10-Year High School Reunion

    Mainstream emo in the early 2000s was a harsh mistress to keep. For those of us into the true underground form of it, it was an offensive burden to deal with, but at least some good bands were getting some mainstream success. Others? Well, we'd just have to deal with them. Of course, all that's ove ... More >>

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    July 2, 2012

    The Same but Different: The 2012 Vans Warped Tour at Reliant Center

    "I couldn't wait for the summer and the Warped Tour," sang Blink-182, echoing many of my own thoughts as the school year would come to a close. I'm not a hot-weather person, but for a few years at the end of the '90s and the start of the '00s I looked forward to the Warped Tour as much as I did Hall ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012
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    March 28, 2012

    This Grandpa Only Knows Five Bands On This Year's Warped Tour

    It's my job to have at least a passing knowledge of what most bands and artists sound like. In my one of seven capacities here at the paper, I am in charge of music listings, those things in the back of the paper that tell you what is happening every week. (While I am on the subject, I need let yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Yellowcard Talks Lineup Changes, Growing As A Band, And Going Acoustic

    Nicole Zeno​Maybe it's a failing of our own energy and spirit that's to blame for a history of apathy for Yellowcard. When we discovered the band we were in the last of a desperate attempt to patch things up with MTV. We've always been a music video fanatic and the death of that aspect of the ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Upcoming: Avenged Sevenfold, Blue October, Lindsay Buckingham, Etc.

    ​Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Seether: Mon., Sept. 5. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Blue October: Sun., Aug. 21. House of Blues. Battles: Thu., Oct. 20. Fitzgerald's. Boyce Avenue: Tue., Sept. 20. Fitzgerald's. The Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Sat., Aug. 27. Fitzgerald's. The D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Last Night: A Day To Remember, Etc. At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Travis HensleyA Day to Remember​A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, We Came as Romans, Pierce the Veil Warehouse Live April 13, 2011 Wednesday night can be described in three words: Confetti, balloons and rage. Aftermath felt like we were at a B L A C K I E show or something, ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    30 Seconds With Ryan Key of Yellowcard

    Photo by Adam Elmakias​Rocks Off sat down with guitarist and vocalist for alternative punk rock sensation Yellowcard, whose new video "Hang You Up" is the only reason we can think of to brave MTV these days, to see what we could learn about him in 30 seconds. Roc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Upcoming: Avett Brothers, David Allan Coe, Moody Blues, Etc.

    ​Adema: Wed., Jan. 12. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Against Me!, Cheap Girls, Fences: Tue., Jan. 25. Warehouse Live. Andy Bell (DJ Set): Sat., Jan. 15. Numbers. Avett Brothers: Thu., April 14. Verizon Wireless Theater. Big Freedia: Fri., Feb. 11. Fitzgerald's. Brent Nettles & The Texas Tea Part ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Houston Musicians Recall Their Own Rock and Roll High School Days

    ​Tonight Rocks Off is hosting the first annual Texas High School Rock Off, with local bands from area schools fighting for a grand prize of $500 and bragging rights around town. This past week we have profiled the seven bands in the running: The Paperwaits, Useful Information, The Handshake, Livin ... More >>

  • Music

    July 12, 2007

    American Idols Live

    Which megatour is really more punk rock?

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    April 20, 2006

    Cold Cuts: Bun B vs. Byron Crawford

    Our new recurring feature raids the deli tray of H-town-related rap beefs

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    April 13, 2006

    Pretty Girls Make Saves

    As video games go indie, Wack imagines a few likely pairings

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    April 22, 2004

    Dweebs Shall Inherit the Earth

    Seattle's Death Cab for Cutie is four geeks with chic