Apr 03, 2016

We are super stoked to get back on the water with you this year! We've got an amazing season lined up starting with the Cannabis Cup Band, Ship of Fools, Start Making Sense, Badfish, and the Cosplay Cruise. We can't wait to see you on your nautical adventures! For more info, click the links below!

Cannabis Cup Band: [Early] ->   [Late] ->

Ship of Fools:

Start Making Sense:


Cosplay Cruise:

More to come!

Aug 26, 2015

As Summer 2015 comes to a close, we wanted to share a bunch of photos from this BLAZE-A-FIYAH season of rocking, rolling, boozing, cruising, party busing, and general debauchery. We send our love to every band, every manager, every agent, every photographer, and perhaps most of all, every patron who came and rocked the fuck out with us in some way or another.

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82 Sold out Slackers crowd! 83

84 85 DMB party bus people!

86 Rocks Off Crew getting a Hammond B3 onto the boat

87 Buffalo Bill and Sugar Shane88 Lady Liberty

89 You AIN'T COOL unless you have a rocks off fish tattoo


Jul 27, 2015

We are beyond psyched to have The Machine, world's greatest Pink Floyd tribute band, back in action for their annual concert cruise! It's gonna be cool brews, sweet tunes, and lasers....on a BOAT. Aboard The Circle Line, which departs at Pier 83 - 42nd street and the West Side Highway. Boarding starts at 7:00pm, and the boat departs at 8:00pm. Tickets and even more info right here. See you on board!

Jul 01, 2015

Some of our favorite dudes and one of our favorite cruises of the year - ELECTRIC SIX! It's gonna be a rip roarin' ass shakin' gay bar-in' good time on the river. We've compiled a few E6 videos for your viewing pleasure. It's excellent pre-gaming materical for what promises to be a hell of a night!

Oh YEAH. You can get your tickets here:

May 21, 2015

As Rocks Off enters its FIFTEENTH year of unbridled good times on both land and sea, the 2015 concert cruise season has begun with a BANG! Its been heady, its been heavy, its been balls to the walls insane, and it'll continue to rock sweet balls and do no wrong ALL SUMMER LONG! Just check out these sweet photos:

62 Cannabis Cup Band Reggae All-Stars fans 63 Ain't that America?64 Dusk on the boat65 In-SHANE in the membrane67 Karina overseeing soundman extraordinaire Buffalo Bill on the CCB Reggae 4/20 cruise68 Party People! 69 ...and justice for all71 Pepsi-Cola proudly representing on the East River

...and it ain't even June yet. We've got some great boat shows lined up (with more being added every day), from Start Making Sense: Talking Heads Tribute, New Mastersounds, Mephiskapheles, The Pietasters, Electric Six, The Slackers, The Machine: A Tribute to Pink Floyd, and much more. We hope you're ready to get your Rocks Off with us this summer.

Sep 24, 2014

Hey party people - we only have a few cruises left this season so make sure you take the opportunity to hop on a boat one last time this year! Cuz really, what is better than watching the sunset on a boat with a cold one in your hand and an awesome band rockin' just a few feet away.


This Friday we have Big Head Todd and The Monsters doing a very special, intimate show aboard The Jewel. Tickets and more information are available here -


And finally, on Friday, October 17th our friends in SCHISM: A tribute to Tool are teaming up with Battle of Los Angeles: Rage Against The Machine Tribute to blow the roof off of the Jewel for the 7th year in a row. It's sure to be an awesome night on the water, come close out the season with a proper BOOZE cruise. Tickets and more info here -


And always remember


Jan 24, 2014

In February 1979, Manhattan was a different place. Don't even get us started on Brooklyn.  New York City was cold, and  it was dangerous. It was a time of colorful gangs, graffiti covered trains, and broken truces.  It was a time, of… The Warriors.

New York City has cleaned up a lot since then, but to be honest, we kind of miss  the sense of style and danger exemplified by Turnbull AC's, The Orphans, The Warriors, The Lizzies, The Punks, and The Gramercy Riffs.

35 years after it's debut screening, Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of theis groundbreaking film that has captivated multiple generations with it's street smart characters and violent action, in the city where it was all created! Eat, Drink, and get rowdy at (Le) Poisson Rouge - a multi-media art cabaret that offers impeccable acoustics, so those bottles clanking are guaranteed to give you chills!

We'll have DJ Small Change spinning the tunes from the epic film soundtrack before and after the movie and giving away Warriors Movie Soundtracks courtesy of LaLa Land records.

We'll also be giving out prizes and random free drinks to those who represent the best dressed members of the gangs from the film!

Plus: Q+A with Apache Ramos from The Orphans and other stars of the film!

Hosted By NYC Punk Rock Icon John Joseph

New York City- Come Out To Play-Yay!!!!!


Sep 13, 2013

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, children of all ages, ROCKS OFF is proud to bring to you you THE FIRST EVER PRO WRESTLING FILM FESTIVAL! 


Blood! Guts! Triumph! Heartbreak! Revenge! - These are all the cornerstones of professional wrestling, which remains the world's most unique sport. Populated with unique characters portrayed by even louder personalities and events behind the scenes that are often far more bizarre than what's been scripted for its devoted audience, pro wrestling is one hell of an ever-evolving, always changing, 
most excellent subculture.

Hot off its successful Rock N' Roll Film Festival this summer, Rocks Off, NYC's sweetest concert promoter, is proud to announce that it will explore, exploit and spotlight the world of professional wrestling with the Rocks Off Pro Wrestling Film Festival. The first festival of its type in the world, The Rocks Off Pro Wrestling Film Festival will take place from Thursday November 21st through Saturday November 23rd, 2013 in New York City at the historic Kraine Theater.

Much like rock n' roll, pro wrestling is a unique beast that cannot be tamed - loud, arrogant, in your face, and awe-inspiring in its athletics and its theatrics. Steeped with unique history and personalities, it's a slice of Americana that cannot be explained, it can only be explored and loved – and Rocks Off intends to do just that - celebrate professional wrestling in all its two-fisted, off the top rope, kill or be killed, bad-ass glory!

The Rocks Off Film Festival is the brainchild of Rocks Off guru Jake Szufnarowski and's Mike Johnson, one of the top writers on the pro wrestling genre. "We are looking to showcase original, unique content that explores and celebrates all aspects of professional wrestling,” said Johnson, who is helping to curate the Festival.

"Pro Wrestling can be dramatic, fun, campy, serious, shocking and more - sometimes at once - and we intend for the festival to bring out those same types of emotions for the audience. We are looking to cultivate a fun, eclectic, unique atmosphere - like a great pro wrestling card would," added Johnson.

All of the festivities will be hosted by the voice of Juggalo Championship Wrestling, native New Yorker KG Kevin Gill. Gill, a featured voice actor in the new Saints Row IV video-game alongside WWE greats Roddy Piper and Rob Van Dam, will be involved in all aspects of the festival, including hosting special post-screening Q&As.

The triple threat of Szufnarowski, Johnson and Gill are teaming as curators of the festival. If you are a director or producer looking to solicit your film for inclusion in the Rocks Off Pro Wrestling Film Festival, email . Limited slots are still available but we are seeking complete films, documentaries, short films, animated films and more!

Film Festival programming will begin to be announced this Monday 9/16, but we can announce our opening night festivities will include a special reception, a collection of unique short films on professional wrestling and a special night of comedy starring Colt Cabana and friends, live in 3-D!
Complete programming and ticketing information to follow

Jun 25, 2013

It all starts on Friday the 12th of July, where Charles Bradley: Soul of America will be screening at 6:00PM. You can buy tickets and get more info on this touching documentary on a man who never gave up on his dreams and ended up making it from the projects to the pages of Rolling Stone here. Also screening that Friday night is East End Babylon - the violent story of the Cockney Rejects, the original punk band from the streets of 1970's east London. You can learn more and buy tickets here. 

THEN Saturday night starts at 6:00pm with an hour of short film madness known as the ¡Short Film Fiesta! The films being shown during this block include Nelson George's 'All Hail The Beat', Sean Dunne's 'Stray Dawg' and 'American Juggalo', and Mike Sloat's 'The Making of Dark Roots of Earth: Testament's 10th Studio Album'. We will then be screening Scarred but Smarter (life n times of drivin' n cryin') the fascinating, behind-the-scenes story of a band that has spent the last 28 years both creating great music and making questionable career moves, at 7:30pm Saturday night. For more info and to buy tickets, head over here.

Sunday night it all comes together with three feature length films back to back! Starting at 4:00pm with Fat Kid Rules The World, the story of a highschool dropout who comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk band. Then at 6:00pm, we have Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet, the inspiring story of a guitar legend that refuses to give up on his dream despite the most incredible odds. And finally, to close out the film fest, we have Last Days Here, a documentary following the struggles and triumphs of cult metal legend Bobby Liebling from Pentagram.

In between films we are psyched to have a rock'n roll light show live-mixed on a keytar by psychedelic video artist, DJ, and music video director, B.A Miale. 

We couldn't be more stoked for the festival, and hope to see you in the theatre! For the full listings and more info, check out 

May 28, 2013

Is Earth Vs The Wildhearts really 20 years old?  Does that mean we are all getting old?  Nah, not old.  Just older.  And wiser.  Which is why we are getting ready to party like it's 1993.  When we never gave hangovers a chance to grab hold - we just hit them with a caffeiene bomb.  They say you never forget your first - which is why the Wildhearts are going to play their debut IN ITS ENTIRETY.  And if we are all really loud and exra foot stompy we can probably get them to play an enciore as well - hell maybe it will even be some of the B-Sides from the singles that were released.  You can get tix and info for the Gramercy show here.  Rockin Rodney Speed will be DJing before and between sets for this historic night.


And in case you wanna hear some more later-era Wildhearts, it's a good thing they decided to stick around NYC and play a 2nd night as well, a greatest hits set from their entire 20 year career - that one will be at the Muisc Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday June 1st and more info is available here.  This will be the ONLY non Earth Vs Wildhearts show anywhere in the world in 2013!  Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers will be DJing this gig and melting your mind with killer tunes before and between sets!


And if that wasn't enough - Ginger has decided to debut his solo band - the Ginger Wildheart Band on this trip!!  They will be supporitng the Wildhearts at the Gramercy and The Music Hall as well as their FIRST USA HEADLINING SHOW EVER at the Mercury Lounge!  Tix and info here.

If you're unfamilair with the Wildhearts or the erstwhile frotman / simngwriter Ginger - here's something from our friends at Thrillist!