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  • What's Wrong With The Houston Music Scene? Anything?
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    What's Wrong With The Houston Music Scene? Anything?

    published Nov 26, 2010

    Rocks Off has wanted to ask our esteemed little group of Houston musicians this question from the first time we birthed this still-new blog series. Maybe it only gets asked in the smoking section in f... More >>

  • Sorry, Pitchfork & <em>Rolling Stone</em>, Kanye's <em>Fantasy</em> Is <em>Not</em> Perfect
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    Sorry, Pitchfork & Rolling Stone, Kanye's Fantasy Is Not Perfect

    published Nov 26, 2010

    Out since Monday, Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy finally hit stores to what is seeming to us like mass audience acclaim. It's hitting in the right spots, lyrically and musically, and n... More >>

  • Freddie Mercury's Musical Stepchildren, Darlings
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    Freddie Mercury's Musical Stepchildren, Darlings

    published Nov 24, 2010

    Today marks 19 years that the world has been without Queen front man Freddie Mercury, who was taken from us on November 24, 1991. He died of AIDS complications, a disease he kept hidden from the world... More >>

  • Your Meme of the Week: The Lying Down Game (<i>Houston Press</i> Edition)
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    Your Meme of the Week: The Lying Down Game (Houston Press Edition)

    published Nov 24, 2010

    Just in time for your inevitable food comas tomorrow, Art Attack brings you the Lying Down Game. By late afternoon on Thanksgiving, we'll all be playing this game whether we like it or not, granted Mo... More >>

  • Boom Town: Trying Out Boom Boom
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    Boom Town: Trying Out Boom Boom

    published Nov 24, 2010

    In the wake of the Four Loko odyssey weeks back, I started getting weird offers through e-mail and Twitter for other energy drinks and novelty products. Once you let out the dirty secret that you will... More >>

  • Last Night: Usher At Toyota Center
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    Last Night: Usher At Toyota Center

    published Nov 24, 2010

    "He has to be wearing control underwear" Usher Toyota Center November 23, 2010 Usher sweats performance. The man doesn't know how to put on a half-ass show, and he packs each one of those shows dang... More >>

  • Sad Yao Ming Is Sad
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    Sad Yao Ming Is Sad

    published Nov 23, 2010

    Like manna from the Meme Gods, we give you Sad Yao. This picture, taken during last night's fourth-straight Rockets loss, conveys all the sadness of a Sylvia Plath poem and those Sarah McLachlan ASPCA... More >>

  • Hot Saturday Night

    published November 25, 2010

    Since Roky Moon & BOLT's debut at Benjamin Wesley's EP-release show at Walter's on Washington in early 2009, the quintet mixture of glam, punk and... More >>

  • Venomous Maximus

    published November 25, 2010

    If you are looking for a one-stop shop this weekend to examine the headspace of all things heavy and dirty in Houston, you should probably be at... More >>

  • Fat Tony

    published November 25, 2010

    Houston finally has Fat Tony's LP RABDARGAB in its collective and figurative hands and ears, and the wait was more than worth it. The... More >>

  • Usher: The Dude Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name

    published Nov 23, 2010

    It was probably when we got kicked out of Usher's show at House Of Blues in late 2008 that Rocks Off realized we were bigger fans of the R&B singer than we imagined. The show and tour was billed as "L... More >>

  • Upcoming: NKOTB/BSB, No Age, Robyn, Willie Nelson, Etc.

    published Nov 23, 2010

    Eluveitie, 3 Inches of Blood, Holy Grail, Subdivide: Tue., Feb. 22. Warehouse Live. Alpha Rev: Wed., Jan. 12. The Bronze Peacock Room @ House Of Blues. Alter Bridge, Taddy Porter, Like A Storm: Sat... More >>

  • Saturday Night: Roger Waters' <i>The Wall</i>, Part 2
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    Saturday Night: Roger Waters' The Wall, Part 2

    published Nov 22, 2010

    Note: A review of Waters' May 2012 show at Toyota Center is here. Roger Waters Toyota Center November 20, 2010 Ed. note: The sold-out Roger Waters show was so highly anticipated, we sent two reviewe... More >>

  • Top 10 Double Albums That Should Have Stayed Single
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    Top 10 Double Albums That Should Have Stayed Single

    published Nov 19, 2010

    Not all double albums should have been double albums, just as some albums had to be double albums in order for their point to be made. Each case is different with each band or artist. The Who's Tomm... More >>

  • Chances Closing This Saturday; To Become High-End Restaurant With a Superstar Chef
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    Chances Closing This Saturday; To Become "High-End Restaurant" With a "Superstar Chef"

    published Nov 19, 2010

    Eating Our Words is always happy to welcome new restaurants to town -- especially in our own neighborhood -- but at the expense of the city's few live music venues (see: Numbers) and now its only lesb... More >>

  • Chances Bar Closing After Saturday Night
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    Chances Bar Closing After Saturday Night

    published Nov 19, 2010

    "Thanks for the mammaries" Montrose nightlife staple Chances is shutting down this weekend, according to owner Nick Vastakis. Vatakis' family has owned the space since it was Charlie's Coffee Shop in... More >>

  • Four Loko On The Run; It's Time For Substitutes
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    Four Loko On The Run; It's Time For Substitutes

    published Nov 18, 2010

    The makers of Four Loko, Phusion Projects, said in a statement this week that they will be pulling the stimulants and caffeine from it's blends of alcohol and liquid death in the coming of weeks to si... More >>

  • Social Distortion: Story Of Their Life

    published Nov 18, 2010

    Friday night Houston will see its first Social Distortion concert since Warehouse Live in late 2006. Lead singer Mike Ness played a solo date at the Meridian in mid-2008, doing select Social D hits an... More >>

  • Kanye's Best <em>My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy</em> Lyrics
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    Kanye's Best My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Lyrics

    published Nov 18, 2010

    It doesn't hit the streets, legally, until Monday, but Kanye West's long-gestating My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy leaked a few weeks back. Since then, Rocks Off has been spinning our preview copy q... More >>

  • Songs For Our Brother's 21st Birthday

    published Nov 17, 2010

    Today is the 21st birthday of one of Craig's Hlist's biggest musical influences: Not the Pixies' Doolittle, Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine, or even Operation Ivy's Energy LP. It's an actual pers... More >>

  • Your Meme of the Week: Jumping Rob Pattinson
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    Your Meme of the Week: Jumping Rob Pattinson

    published Nov 17, 2010

    Just in time for the December 4th release of Twilight: Eclipse on DVD comes your newest meme, Jumping Rob Pattinson. He's lean, he's mean, he's wearing black boxer briefs, and he's here to steal the t... More >>

  • Last Night: Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience At Verizon
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    Last Night: Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience At Verizon

    published Nov 17, 2010

    Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience Verizon Wireless Theater November 16, 2010 Some family businesses involve cleaning out septic tanks, others have you pulling teeth and filling cavities all day.... More >>

  • Epic Cleavage Girl Needs...Uh...We Forgot
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    Epic Cleavage Girl Needs...Uh...We Forgot

    published Nov 17, 2010

    Back in September, Winter Pierzina, also known as "Epic Cleavage Girl" online, was texting while driving, ticketed, and is now facing jail time if she doesn't pay her $2,500 fine in her home state of ... More >>

  • Four Loko Soon Banned In Texas?

    published Nov 16, 2010

    It's funny how certain things become your beat. Some guys get latched onto animal rights, some find their niche working for homeless people, while other find themselves covering a can of liquid death,... More >>

  • Born Liars

    published November 18, 2010

    This week not only brings endless cold-turkey sandwiches, family strife, copious escapist drinking, but also a new Born Liars record. The band's... More >>

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