Today Rocks Off would like to salute 90.1 FM KPFT on its 44th anniversary, which it celebrates this Sunday under the "big top" behind McGonigel's Mucky Duck The lineup is a real hootenanny too, featuring Shinyribs, Del Castillo, Lisa Morales, Annika Chambers, Parker Millsap, recent Rocks Off 200 sub ... More >>
The Black & White Years Fitzgerald's, January 31 The Black and White Years were blessed with good luck almost from the get-go. No less than Jerry Harrison, the former Talking Heads guitarist, took a shine to the Austin indie-rockers at their 2007 SXSW show and produced the eponymous album that foll ... More >>
In honor of the 25th Annual Houston Press Music Awards, we present the Houston Music Hall of Fame.
Ariel Pink: Sun., June 16, 8 p.m., $15/$19. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Arum Rae: Fri., May 31, 8 p.m., $8/$11. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Avoxblue: With Andre Obin, Futility Closet, Stereo Telescope., Sun., March 17, 8 p.m., $3-$8. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston. Back in Black ... More >>
Adam Hood: Fri., March 22, 9 p.m., $12. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 SW Freeway, Houston. The Allen Oldies Band: With Thrill, Mike Stinson., Mon., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., Free. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Anberlin: Sat., Feb. 23, 6 p.m., $20/$25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Asleep At the ... More >>
10 Years, Fair To Midland, Kyng: Sat., June 30. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Acid Mothers Temple, The Phantom Family Halo: Thu., May 10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. American Sharks, Knights Of The Fire Kingdom, We Were Wolves, Co-Pilot: Fri., May 25. Fitzgerald's, 2706 Whit ... More >>
Crawfish boils have become a springtime ritual in Houston. At least once a season, it's an accepted necessity that we waste an entire day pinching tails, sucking heads and covering ourselves in spicy, stinky seafood slime. Finding the bugs typically isn't a problem -- you can hit up any number of r ... More >>
Fat Pat's "Tops Drop" on the way to buy the crawfish in Kemah and UGK's "Wood Wheel" for the drive back. These are just two of the songs that Rocks Off's Nathan Smith recommends to start your day-long crawfish boiling festivities. If you think that zydeco music and only zydeco music is the right ac ... More >>
The Houston International Festival officially announced its 2012 lineup this morning. The music is heavy on Latin-flavored rock, reggae and funk, with Texas well-represented as always and an exceedingly rare Houston appearance by Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat giant Fela, and his group Egypt 80. Among ... More >>
It's Mardi Gras weekend, y'all, and I can't think of a better place to kick off the party than The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, a little slice of NOLA in the Bayou City. I stopped in earlier this week to get a jump start on my bon temps since this Thibodaux native will be celebrating Mardi Gra ... More >>
Okay, so maybe I'm on a bit of a crab kick lately. But there's something about summer and crab that go together like summer and peaches, summer and tomatoes, summer and field peas. It's just one of those things you helplessly gobble down in the heat of the year, knowing they won't be as good ... More >>
No One Knows About Persian Cats, the pseudo-documentary about the underground music scene in Tehran that Rocks Off first told you about in January, opens in wide release today and is now screening at the Landmark River Oaks Theatre. The film was featured at the MFAH earlier this year as part of t ... More >>
The Soul Rebels Brass Band and Lil Pop Ledet crank up the holidays
Accordion Kings & Queens will perform on Saturday, June 2, at Miller Outdoor Theatre, 100 Concert Dr., 713-533-3276.
Time and venue to be determined. For more information, call 337-779-2102 or 704-399-2210
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Saturday, April 17
A preview of this year's show
Out of the soup of southern Louisiana comes a collection of Cajun all-stars with an indescribably sweet sound
The land of gee-tars and fiddles
Hint: It's where you're standing
Boozoo Chavis and the Magic Sounds, Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band, Verbena
August 13 - 19, 1998
May 7 - 13, 1998
The Zydeco Louisiana Diner doesn't stand on ceremony
Sherman Robertson left for success; now he's returning for a shot of the Houston blues
Are these the final days of the Continental, zydeco's original Houston home?
Geno Delafose infuses zydeco with new energy
The 5th Annual Houston Press Music Awards