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Shey is an experienced blogger, social media expert and traveler. She studied journalism at Oklahoma State University before working as a full-time reporter for Houston Community Newspapers in 2005. She lived in South Korea for three years, where she worked as a freelancer.

2009 Stories by Brittanie Shey

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  • Aftermath: Har Mar Superstar, My Jerusalem and the TMI Brigade at Super Happy Fun Land

    published Oct 19, 2009

    ​ Rocks Off pulled into the parking lot of Super Happy Fun Land fashionably late Saturday night just in time to see Sean Tillmann (a.k.a. Har Mar Superstar, clad in street clothes instead of his usu... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Galveston Ghosts

    published Oct 19, 2009

    Dash Beardsley is a legend, both in his own mind, and in real life. The Robert Plant look-alike, owner and operator of Ghost Tours of Galveston, shows up for tours wearing a floor-length black duster,... More >>

  • Five Clips In Memory of L.A. Punk Documentarian Brendan Mullen

    published Oct 16, 2009

    Brendan Mullen, documentarian of the early L.A. punk scene, died this past Monday at the age of 60. From the basement of a porno theater to The Decline of Western Civilization, the Scottish-born impla... More >>

  • Take Har Mar Superstar Seriously or Not? Your Call.

    published Oct 16, 2009

    This guy has nothing on Har Mar Superstar. The R&B singer and Ron Jeremy lookalike has worked the pink-manties look for the better part of this decade. He is, after all, a self-styled lover. Fres... More >>

  • A Quick and Easy Guide to Distinguishing Maxwell from Samwell from Rockwell

    published Oct 13, 2009

    [Ed. Note: Maxwell's pianist and bandleader, Missouri City native Robert Glasper, plays the official afterparty with his trio at Meridian, 1503 Chartres.] Maxwell is headlining Tuesday's R&B ... More >>

  • Rocks Off's Haul from the Austin Record Convention

    published Oct 12, 2009

    ​"Never come with a list." Those words of advice came from a vendor about four hours into the fall Austin Record Convention, at which point we'd purchased only a single piece of vinyl, a Lovin' Spoo... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Haunted Austin

    published Oct 12, 2009

    The state capitol holds many secrets gleaned throughout its long history as a center for settlement, trade and politics. Here are a few of our favorite spooky places in Austin. The Driskill Hotel Of... More >>

  • Our Wishlist for This Weekend's Austin Record Convention

    published Oct 09, 2009

    ​This past Spring, Rocks Off attended her first record show in the meeting room of the Hilton Hotel on the Southwest Freeway at Westpark. Before then, we'd been content to find vinyl in the $1 bin a... More >>

  • Some Names For The New Buffalo Bayou Trash Boat

    published Oct 09, 2009

    ​Last year, Buffalo Bayou Partnership's bubblegum-pink skimmer boat, the Mighty Tidy, capsized during Hurricane Ike. The Partnership recently purchased a a new "TrashCat" brand boat, a type of v... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Spaghetti Warehouse

    Texas Traveler: Spaghetti Warehouse

    published Oct 05, 2009

    Texas Traveler has never been much of a believer, nor have we ever been much for re-heated frozen fake Italian food. But after we heard that the Spaghetti Warehouse downtown was named one of the most ... More >>

  • Somebody Had to Ask: WTF Is Going on With Lily Allen?

    published Sep 29, 2009

    ​Rocks Off wants to know: WTF is going on with Lily Allen? After months of talk that she wanted to quit the music biz, she finally confessed that she did not intend to renew her record contract with... More >>

  • Aftermath: The Dirty Novels and Reverberation DJs (and the Cops) at the Pachinko Room

    published Sep 28, 2009

    ​Never mind that the Pachinko Room isn't a room at all. It's more like a backyard. So when you're booking an "early show" that "starts at 8 p.m." but really starts at 10 p.m. you might want to be mi... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Sam Houston National Forest

    Texas Traveler: Sam Houston National Forest

    published Sep 28, 2009

    ​Texas Traveler has written a bit about The Sam Houston National Forest (SHNF) but not yet has she devoted an entire trip to exploring the 160,000 acres of cool shady woodlands 50 miles nor... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

    published Sep 21, 2009

    I took a Dramamine Thursday evening after boarding a boat anchored in the coffee-colored water of the Freeport Harbor Channel. When I woke up the next morning I was surrounded by water so clear you co... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Artesian Springs

    Texas Traveler: Artesian Springs

    published Sep 14, 2009

    The first thing you need to know about Artesian Springs Resort is that there is nothing resort-like about it. Nestled way in the middle of bumblefuck Egypt, ten minutes from the closest concrete road,... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Plano Balloon Festival

    published Sep 08, 2009

    Every fall for the past 29 years, the skies over Plano come aglow with colorful aircrafts and odd hissing sounds that signal take-off for flight The Plano Balloon Festival will celebrate its 30th ann... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Oktoberfests

    published Aug 31, 2009

    The Texas Hill Country is full of place-names that make Texas Traveler yearn for her nth-generation German heritage. New Braunfels conjures up the scent of the bratwurst and sauerkraut my Moomaw used ... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Robber's Cave

    Texas Traveler: Robber's Cave

    published Aug 24, 2009

    This week Texas Traveler is crossing the border. No, not that border. About two and a half hours north of the Red Rover (about eight hours north of Houston), stands a strange little state park with a ... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Waterin' Holes

    Texas Traveler: Waterin' Holes

    published Aug 17, 2009

    School starts soon and Labor Day will eventually herald the unofficial end of summer. But as Houstonians know, the sweaty season lasts well into fall around here. There's still time to dip your toe in... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Must-Do Dallas

    Texas Traveler: Must-Do Dallas

    published Aug 11, 2009

    ​So maybe, like Texas Traveler, you're exiled to Dallas for a business conference, or an extra-long layover at DFW airport, or relocated for work and have no idea how to pass the time. Well, Tex... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Chappell Hill

    published Aug 03, 2009

    If you decide to head up to Lavenderfest, you might be wondering what else you can do to make your drive worthwhile. It turns out that Chappell Hill, home of Lavenderfest, is one of the most interest... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Lavenderfest

    published Jul 27, 2009

    Long after the bluebonnets have shed their petals, another lilac flower blooms in the Hill Country of Texas. Lavenderfest, August 8 in Chappell Hill, is devoted to the 2,500-year-old herb that is used... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Angleton's Mysterious House of the Century

    published Jul 20, 2009

    It all started with an obsession. And a blog post. The House of the Century was built in 1972 by the Ant Farm Art Collective, a group that included architects Richard Jost, a then-recent graduate o... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Brenham

    Texas Traveler: Brenham

    published Jul 13, 2009

    Brenham is a quaint small town that isn't. It's the town the Blue Bell built, which is obvious as you exit 290 to head north on Loop 577, passing picket-fenced house after house with wide sweeping law... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Sea Center Texas

    Texas Traveler: Sea Center Texas

    published Jul 06, 2009

    About an hour south of Houston on 288, in a modern residential neighborhood in Lake Jackson, stands Sea Center Texas, an aquarium and educational center operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Depart... More >>

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