Houston's Wild Moccasins have been hand-picked by Of Montreal to be the main support act on their Athens-based friends' three-week spring U.S. theater tour, New West Records announced Thursday.
The two indie-pop bands have developed a similar sound -- drawing on elements of psychedelic '60s pop and ... More >>
Tontons, Wild Moccasins, Young Mammals, Featherface
February 2, 2013
You lured me in to Walters, mesmerizing me with your siren song that has drowned many sailors before me, and it seems you've won.
I'm crushin' on ya.
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 >>
Rocks Off polled our writers to see which local or regional artist they most wanted to see at Free Press Summer Fest this weekend.
Alexa Crenshaw: Robert Ellis recently rebooted his mid-week honky-tonk events, fittingly dubbed Whiskey Wednesday with Robert Ellis. The problem now, though, is that th ... More >>
Have you seen the Wild Moccasins? Rocks Off is starting to get a little worried.
Just kidding. Houston's favorite indie-pop quintet has been strangely scarce recently, working their day jobs and getting ready to head out for a month of dates with Michigan don't-call-them-emo crew Saturday Looks Goo ... More >>
As most of Houston and the surrounding area knows by now, Free Press Summer Fest announced its 2012 lineup in the wee hours this morning. By now Rocks Off has had a few more hours to reflect on the festival, entering its fourth year at Eleanor Tinsley Park June 2 and 3, and also to take a shower.
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Still younger than springtime, the Wild Moccasins are getting to be old hands at this touring thing. (If you missed their set at BestFest - it was way early - you missed something special.) Lately it seems like the sunny Houston five-piece is either just getting off the road or about to go back on. ... More >>
Photos by Jason WolterWild MoccasinsWell, Houston's gradual transformation into Death Valley seemed to work in the Wild Moccasins' favor; although somewhat sparse this early in the day, the crowd nonetheless crowded forward, pressed up against the barriers in front of the stage.
Sure, it pro ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerWild Moccasins, Young Mammals
February 12, 2011
Houston has seen Wild Moccasins plenty of times before, but that doesn't stop the throngs of fans from packing out show after show to see the band's catchy brand of indie pop-rock.
The story was no different ... More >>
Magnolia City Mixtape's favorite Knowles sister, the much-maligned Solange, performed a charming Mother's Day song, "Mama Loves Baby" on the kickass kids' show Yo Gabba Gabba! last week. Solange has a five-year-old son, and awesome taste in eye shadow.
Joe Mathlete's Marmaduke Explained series was ... More >>
Photos by Craig HlavatyWild MoccasinsAftermath roused ourselves from our quick hour-long vegetative session after Thursday's day-party frolicking to venture into another night of SXSW music, that would include a local band's breakthrough, a legend reconnecting with his base and two indie-twang ba ... More >>
So this past week, Houston Music Fight Club began getting solicitations from various local musicians to be matched against other strummers and pickers around town in their cage matches. Rocks Off looks around. We see a lot of new faces. This means a lot of you have (happily for us) been breaking ... More >>
Last week Rocks Off was mindlessly trolling the Interweb when we stumbled upon a site solely dedicated to animal fights. No, not the awful kind that say, Michael Vick would have been found at a couple of years ago. This site, Wild Animal Fight Club, trafficks in speculative death matches like kom ... More >>
The Wild Moccasins aren't playing the Showcase this year, but we caught up Nick Cody and asked him what he was doing here.Who are you here to see?I want to see Buxton and the Tontons. I'm also going to play with Tontons, a song that Tom wrote and he's going to play guitar to it. I'm going to be on b ... More >>
Here they are, folks. You nominated 'em, we mulled 'em over and sorted out the stuffers, and now the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards ballot is set. Normally Rocks Off would say something cute like read 'em and weep, but since we've been listening to almost nothing but '80s hard rock and new bands th ... More >>
Here they are, folks. You nominated 'em, we mulled 'em over and sorted out the stuffers, and now the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards ballot is set. Normally Rocks Off would say something cute like read 'em and weep, but since we've been listening to almost nothing but '80s hard rock and new bands t ... More >>
Photos courtesy of Kimi HernsbergerThey kind of sound like the last day of school, don't they? Or, you know, those animal shapes you punch out of a fruit roll-up? They sound like that. The visceral anticipation of something great. Wild Moccasins brought their infectiously youthful exuberance ... More >>
We saw this come over the Hands Up! Houston message board on Monday morning and it took us a good 48 hours to fully digest it. It's the Homopolice covering - or, more accurately, eviscerating - the Wild Moccasins' "Bottom of the Chain" in only the way the leather boys know how: Leatherly.&nbs ... More >>