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  • Friday Night: George Strait & Reba At Austin's Erwin Center

    published Jan 17, 2011

    George Strait, Reba McEntire Frank Erwin Center, Austin January 14, 2010 Friday night, Aftermath drove to Austin to catch one of the lone Texas stops on this round of tandem touring by the King and Q... More >>

  • Saturday Night: <i>The Room</i> With Tommy Wiseau
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    Saturday Night: The Room With Tommy Wiseau

    published Jan 17, 2011

    See pics from the midnight movie and Tommy Wiseau's appearance in our slideshow. Oh my God did I forget how nerdy midnight movies were. Holy Jesus, seeing The Room on Saturday night at midnight at th... More >>

  • Oh, Hi Houston! - Tommy Wiseau & The Best of <i>The Room</i>
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    "Oh, Hi Houston!" - Tommy Wiseau & The Best of The Room

    published Jan 14, 2011

    This weekend at the Landmark River Oaks Theatre, you can meet the star, writer, and director of The Room, the noted auteur Tommy Wiseau, as he presents his cult-classic film tonight and tomorrow at mi... More >>

  • George Strait Looking For Sea Of Red At Austin Show

    published Jan 14, 2011

    Of course Rocks Off is driving to Austin on Friday night to see George Strait and Reba McEntire at the Frank Erwin Center. Who do you think we are? Isn't everyone driving to Austin to see the Morrisse... More >>

  • 1991: Best Music Year Ever?
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    1991: Best Music Year Ever?

    published Jan 13, 2011

    1991 was one of the biggest years in modern music. It was when metal went pop, radio country ruled, grunge went mainstream, and rap began its climb to chart dominance, even if it was spearheaded by a ... More >>

  • Graphic: Top Five Rejected Girl Talk Mash-Ups

    published Jan 13, 2011

    Tonight is the big, wildly anticipated Girl Talk show at Verizon Wireless Theater. The show was originally slated for the House of Blues, but ticket sales and space dictated the gig move a few blocks ... More >>

  • Last Night: No Age At Fitzgerald's

    published Jan 13, 2011

    No Age Fitzgerald's January 12, 2010 For more pics from last night's show, including lots of crowd shots, check out our No Age slideshow. We are only a little less than two weeks into 2011, and Afte... More >>

  • Your Meme of the Week: The Most Interesting Man in the World
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    Your Meme of the Week: The Most Interesting Man in the World

    published Jan 13, 2011

    This week's meme is one I know that we've all been doing over and over in our heads for years. When Dos Equis, my bro-beer of choice and giver of hellacious heartburn, came out with the "Most Interest... More >>

  • Happy Birthday, Rush Limbaugh: Ten Great Moments to Remember Him By
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    Happy Birthday, Rush Limbaugh: Ten Great Moments to Remember Him By

    published Jan 12, 2011

    Happy 60th birthday to the man who helped birth modern right-wing talk radio in the late '80s, and made the world safe for the dozens of like-minded and ratings-hungry guys who would follow in his foo... More >>

  • The 31 Best Music Documentaries Of All Time
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    The 31 Best Music Documentaries Of All Time

    published Jan 12, 2011

    Hands down, above all of these following music documentaries, Craig's Hlist's two favorite of all-time are The Decline of Western Civilization Part 2: The Metal Years, and The Beatles Anthology. We ca... More >>

  • We Hold Britney Spears Against Us For Four Minutes
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    We Hold Britney Spears Against Us For Four Minutes

    published Jan 11, 2011

    Bellamy Bros. may hold new single against her a good deal longer... Britney Spears' new single, "Hold It Against Me," leaked yesterday and was officially released earlier today. As of this moment, it... More >>

  • Ozzy Osbourne

    published January 13, 2011

    The new year finds undisputed Prince of Fucking Darkness Ozzy Osbourne touring his new album, Scream. It's Osbourne's first disc since... More >>

  • Defending Nicolas Cage

    published Jan 11, 2011

    The above clip looks awful, and we thought that before we even read Pete Vonder Haar's blog on it. But it also made us sad to watch. I'm a Nicolas Cage fan from way back, through thick and thin. T... More >>

  • Two Timing: The 11 Best Rock Duos

    published Jan 11, 2011

    Wednesday night, noisy indie duo No Age (above) pulls into Fitzgerald's. The two-piece of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer Dean Allen Spunt, starting making waves in 2007 with their debut Weirdo Ri... More >>

  • Upcoming: Dwight Yoakam, En Vogue, Kylie, OMD, Etc.

    published Jan 11, 2011

    Anders Osbourne: Fri., March 11. Last Concert Cafe. Anthony David: Sun., March 6. Numbers. Axwell: Fri., Feb. 4. Stereo Live. Bobby Long: Sun., April 10. Fitzgerald's. Civil Twlight, Mother/Fathe... More >>

  • Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm... What Does It Mean?

    published Jan 10, 2011

    Happy Birthday to Brad Roberts, lead singer of Canadian folk-pop group Crash Test Dummies, who turns 47 years old today. If you were alive in late 1993 and early 1994, you no doubt remember humming ... More >>

  • Elvis Ink: Tattoo Tributes to the King
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    Elvis Ink: Tattoo Tributes to the King

    published Jan 07, 2011

    Tomorrow is the 76th birthday of the King, Elvis Presley. The man will have been gone, or just in hiding, for 34 years come this August. He's obviously left a big hole in music and pop culture. Who kn... More >>

  • Future Elvis: What If The King Had Lived?

    published Jan 07, 2011

    Do you realize that Woody Allen, Julie Andrews, the dude who was in the Darth Vader suit, and Ron Paul are all the same age as Elvis Presley would be on Saturday? Look at Woody Allen next time you see... More >>

  • Confused Wade Phillips Is Confused
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    Confused Wade Phillips Is Confused

    published Jan 07, 2011

    Something occurred to me the other day as I was reading the sports ticker announcing that our own Houston Texans were hiring Wade Phillips as the new defensive coordinator and, in fact, keeping Gary K... More >>

  • Billy Gibbons And Tequila A Winning Combination
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    Billy Gibbons And Tequila A Winning Combination

    published Jan 07, 2011

    ZZ Top's recording date with Rick Rubin inching closer, he says... Thursday afternoon, Rocks Off got an invite to a launch party for a new tequila on the scene, Pura Vida Tequila. Where else would th... More >>

  • Flying V Hall Of Fame: Saluting One Rockin' Guitar

    published Jan 06, 2011

    Today is the 53rd birthday of the Gibson Flying V, which since its debut has become synonymous with metal and hard rock of all stripes. The image of that V-shape is as iconic as the power chords it ge... More >>

  • "Careless Stripper" Introduces Phootlong To The World

    published Jan 06, 2011

    Rocks Off just found the video for the debut single by Houston duo Phootlong, for their song "Careless Stripper," directed by Maurice Edward, the pseudonym of rapper Cornbreadd. We just got off the ... More >>

  • Whipped Cream Day & Other Delights

    published Jan 05, 2011

    When you think of whipped cream, you probably think of doing whippets off the canister or dessert treats. Or how the kids at Starbucks always ask if you want whipped cream on every goddamned thing you... More >>

  • The Best Concert Movies Of All Time
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    The Best Concert Movies Of All Time

    published Jan 05, 2011

    A quick note before CHL starts this hlist. We define a concert movie as a flick that documents one or more shows on a tour. More narrative-oriented rock flicks like D.A. Pennebaker's Bob Dylan mash no... More >>

  • Your Meme of the Week: Stick Your Head in the Freezer
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    Your Meme of the Week: Stick Your Head in the Freezer

    published Jan 05, 2011

    This week, as I slowly came to life after what seemed like two straight weeks of food, booze, and inordinately large amounts of sleep, I found your Meme Of The Week. I didn't need a meme to tell me ... More >>

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