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Each week Rocks Off navigates the treacherous seas of the mysterious Internet, casting nets to bring you the finest and freshest music news from around Houston. Enjoy.

Scale The Summit's new album, The Collective, was released this week, and the entire thing is up for streaming on Soundcloud, so today's soundtrack is in epic instrumental-metal format.

Janet Jackson returns to Reliant Stadium tonight for the first time since her Super Bowl incident. There's plenty more to see this weekend, however.

Australian blues guitarist Anne McCue plays a free show tonight on the Continental Club patio with cheeky tiki-rockers Clouseaux. Thanks for letting us know, Tomas.

O'Doyle Rules and Muhhamid Ali headline a punk show at the House of Creeps tonight.

Omotai, We Were Wolves, and Machinotaur will pound out some heavy riffs tonight at The Mink.

For those willing to make the drive out to Nutty Jerry's in Winnie (that's a bit over an hour from town), living legend Chuck Berry performs tonight.

Indian Jewelry makes an appearance at Fitzgerald's tonight, with Cave, Balaclavas, and Sic Alps. We hear that Balaclavas will be debuting new material from an upcoming release.

Space City Rock has a pretty good writeup of what to expect from the big bash at The Mink on Saturday, which features a dozen rock, punk and metal acts.

Hayes Carll, who played at Mucky Duck on Tuesday, stops in to the Firehouse Saloon Saturday night, but he can also be seen doing a free in-store at Cactus Music earlier that day, at 4:30 p.m.

Matt Harlan also drops by Cactus Saturday for a 2 p.m. in-store.

By The End of Tonight has reunited to perform a noisy benefit, hoping to recoup some of the loss incurred when a van shared by two of the members - and full of gear - was ransacked. Young Mammals, B L A C K I E, and Caddywhompus round out the bill.

House of Blues has a trio of shows - Paul Wall and friends tonight, Old 97s - with Those Darlins and Buxton - on Saturday, and finishing off with Yes on Sunday.

Speaking of shows, Roky Moon & BOLT announced their April 8 tour kickoff, which features a few twists. Admission is only available via the $6 presale tickets, which are limited to 125, with only 20 available for minors. The tickets are available now at Cactus Music, Sig's Lagoon, Vinyl Junkie, Sound Exchange and The Mink, and are in a wax-sealed envelope, and approximately one in four is marked for a prize. These include artwork, limited edition shirts from Caught In Customs clothing, and "refreshments" from the bar. The band's promised several surprises, and word is that tickets are going fast.

Johnny' Falstaff has started a new residency at Fitzgerald's this week, taking over on Tuesday nights.

Fitzgerald's also announced some new dates on the club's updated calendar.

The Energy quietly slipped a few new tracks from their upcoming album Get Split onto Bandcamp this week.

The Busy Kids slipped a track entitled "Ballad Of Peter Lee" on YouTube.

Shina Rae posted two demos of a brand-new - literally, written this week - track, entitled "Do You Want More."

Squincy Jones takes a crack at a C&S version of the Capski remix of Freddie Gibbs' "Playa" for this week's Screwed Tuesday.

The Draft, the new Football, Etc. full-length, will be released with a show at Vinyl Junkie on the 18th.

HasHBrown announced that physical copies of his Relationsh*t EP are now available.

Perhaps you're interested in some words and pictures from the Wild Moccasins tour?

David Cobb at Houston Calling reports that Something Fierce's upcoming release, Don't Be So Cruel, will be out on April 12.

Trae Tha Truth launched an official Facebook fan page.

We'll leave you with a bunch of video content, sure to fill your weekend with musical joy.

Fat Tony's "Nigga U Ain't Fat" video showed up in Pitchfork's rotation this week. Tony also promises a chopped n' screwed version of his album RABDARGAB, entitled SCREWDARGAB, out soon.

If you missed the Yellow Fever/The Mathletes/Hearts of Animals show at Tha Joanna on February 25, you're not alone. Fortunately, IndieHouston has video with pieces of all three sets.

IndieHouston also has a profile on Horsetx, featuring a 22-minute video of some songs being played on a porch.

Propain's new music video for his track "Don't Even Worry" premiered this week.

Austinites The Black Angels debuted the music video for their track, "Haunting At 1300 McKinley," in case you're interested in a dude getting beat up by ghosts.

We also found this live version of a new Giant Princess song, "Phantom Of The Opera."

And here's a video for VerseCity's "No Better Reason."

Finally, Bun B performed live on Mo'nique's show this week. Yup, that very same Mo'nique. Watch it here.

Remember, you can send your music news to marc [dot] brubaker [at] gmail [dot] com.

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