This year Rocks Off added a few Flip cameras to our devastatingly amazing blogatory weapons. We have been taking as many live videos at shows as we possibly can, and what better way to show our thanks to the Flip this Thanksgiving weekend than by showcasing its powers? From Ghostland Observatory, schooling Houstonians on Roky Erickson, our inaugural Beatles: Rock Band party, all the way to the recent Westheimer Block Party (above), the Flip has been a part of the family. We try to bring it with us to most live shows, so we have amassed a good amount of footage. It's really small and easy to bring into pits and crowds, but the only problem is that it only holds about an hour of film. But that's probably better off, because we would more than likely try to capture entire concerts for you guys to watch, which would more than likely get us in some sort of legal trouble. Enjoy...Ghostland Observatory
This was one of the first concerts we took the Flip to, for Ghostland's May show out at the Sam Houston Race Park. We were nervous using it so we only got short bursts of songs. That changed later on.
The whole night at Morrissey's show at Jones Hall, fans were making their way onto the stage hug and kiss the Mozz. Strangely, thePress
' own Abrahan Garza wasn't one of them.Steve Earle
To promote his new album of Townes Van Zandt covers, appropriately calledTownes
, Steve Earle played for a good hour inside Cactus Music. He also did a few of his own songs. It was one of the best free shows the record store has ever put on.Who Is Roky Erickson?
When Roky Erickson was coming to play the Continental Club in June, Rocks Off went into the halls of the downtown tunnels to ask if Houstonians knew who he was. The responses ranged from befuddlement to downright confusion.Gallows
Rocks Off ventured back out to the Sam Houston Race Park for his sixth Warped Tour. The sun was ridiculously hot and we saw a few dozen kids in the medic tent nursing broken fingers and heat exhaustion. Britain's Gallows put one hell of a show to match the pulverizing summer heat.Benjamin Wesley
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In July, Rocks Off favorite Benjamin Wesley played a few new unreleased songs over at Cactus one Saturday afternoon.Beatles: Rock Band