Rocks Off has a few bits of exciting news we'd like to share with you just in time for the weekend. First of all, if you hurry over to our Facebook page, you might be able to grab a pair of Steel Panther tickets for the L.A. hair-metal satirists' House of Blues show tonight. Like we told you yesterday, there will be strippers. Or there should be.
If for some reason Steel Panther's brand of debauchery doesn't appeal to you, perhaps Total Badass would be more your speed. Austin-based Rock Opera filmmaker Bob Ray's documentary about Lake Jackson native (and longtime friend of Rocks Off) Chad Holt screens at 10 p.m. tomorrow night at the Alamo Drafthouse West Oaks Mall. This synopsis from Ray's Crashcam Films Web site pretty much says it all:
"The Texas tale of a hilarious, crazy-ass writer/publisher/singer/weed-dealer/sex addict/Guinea pig enthusiast/dad/pirate radio host/raconteur and general man-about-town as he rides out the last six months of felony probation and, ultimately, must change his ways when a financial crisis befalls his estranged family."
Oh yeah, we also lucked into a pair of Neil Young tickets to Shakey's June 4 Jones Hall show we're planning to give away soon.
Actually we didn't luck into them at all - promoter C3 Presents was just kind enough to offer us a pair to give away. We're not quite sure how we're going to go about it just yet, but we'll let you know soon. In the meantime, if you haven't added us on Facebook or Twitter yet, it's probably a good idea to go ahead and do that.
Rocks Off also managed to get ahold of a set list from the first show of Young's tour in Albany, N.Y., this past Tuesday. Subject to change, of course, but it looks pretty tantalizing.
My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue) (acoustic guitar)
Tell Me Why (acoustic guitar)
Helpless (acoustic guitar)
You Never Call (acoustic guitar w/ pickup)
Peaceful Valley (acoustic guitar w/ pickup)
Love And War (acoustic guitar w/ pickup)
Down By The River (electric guitar - Old Black)
Hitchhiker (electric guitar - Old Black)
Ohio (electric guitar - white falcon)
Sign Of Love (electric guitar - white falcon)
Leia (upright piano)
After The Gold Rush (pump organ)
I Believe In You (grand piano)
Rumblin' (electric guitar - Old Black)
Cortez The Killer (electric guitar - Old Black)
Cinnamon Girl (electric guitar - Old Black)
Walk With Me (electric guitar - white falcon)
Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black) (electric guitar - Old Black)
Not bad, huh? Oh, and it's the last day of KPFT's latest pledge drive too, so if you haven't coughed up yet, at least think about it.