• Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Granada Theater's First 10 Years: Our Favorite Memories

    This month, the Granada Theater is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a music venue. It was then that Michael Schoder bought the then-movie theater and transformed it into the concert venue we know and love today. To help mark the occasion, we decided to pull together our favorite memories from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    The 15 Greatest Original Film Scores From the Past Decade

    Established musicians composing film scores is nothing new. Some of the best scores of the last 50 some odd years have come from pop stars: Dylan's score for Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, Danny Elfman's whole career and Queen's legendary Flash Gordon score. With the rise of various indie studios worl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    The 10 Best Jukeboxes in Dallas

    Jukeboxes serve a simple yet critical role in bars everywhere. They can help you cope after a breakup, relax you after a long day of work, remind you of what you love most or fire you up and give you something to dance to. A jukebox used to be the imprint of a bar's spirit, hosting a select set of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Ten Indie Artists Poised for Pop Stardom in 2013

    We now live in a world where major corporate radio routinely features songs by Phoenix, M83, The Black Keys, Passion Pit, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon and Macklemore. These were largely independent artists who for the most part built critical acclaim over the years by producing quali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    My First Show: Best of 2012 Edition

    We decided to check back in with some of the people we interviewed this year for My First Show, and ask about favorite concerts, records, and most-wanted Christmas gifts. Bad Design's Steven Altuna takes the cake for best answer for a Christmas wish. What was the best show you saw this year? Evan ... More >>

  • Film

    October 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    ACL 2012: 10 Best Photos From The Weekend

    See also: - The fans of ACL - Best and funniest moments from Saturday - Best and funniest moments from Friday

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2012

    ACL 2012: Friday's 12 Best and Funniest Moments at Zilker

    In the interest of being tidy and not boring you with minute details of the three-day exercise in sweaty and human endurance underway in Zilker Park this weekend, Rocks Off is giving you a break. Our team on the ground at the Austin City Limits Music Festival -- Brittanie Shey, Craig Hlavaty and Mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    The Grape Is Now Run By A New Top Chef

    Danyele McPherson just recently returned from taping Bravo's Top Chef, and now has been promoted to chef de cuisine at The Grape. McPherson is one of a handful of Dallas chefs to appear on the show and subsequently run a restaurant. Tiffany Derry and Tre Wilcox focus on high-end dining in upper-cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    M83's Anthony Gonzalez Talks Killers, John Hughes

    In last week's print product, we spoke with M83 frontman, founder and brainchild Anthony Gonzalez about the major influences on his latest release, 2008's stellar synth-heavy Saturdays=Youth.But what ran in the print issue was only a piece of the conversation--we also spoke with the Frenchman about ... More >>