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  • Ten Gifts the Porn Industry Gave the Internet (for Better or Worse)

    published Oct 20, 2011

    A few months ago when Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler and noted author, came to Houston, he was asked about the future of the porn industry. As one of the leaders in the industry, hell, a pioneer, w... More >>

  • Huh-Huh-Huh: 20 Bands Beavis and Butt-Head Turned Us Onto

    published Oct 19, 2011

    Next Monday, Beavis and Butt-Head returns to MTV with original episodes for the first time in 14 years. The final episode of the show's original run aired on November 28, 1997, and marked the closing ... More >>

  • Some Girls: When Rock Met Disco And Disco Met Rock
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    Some Girls: When Rock Met Disco And Disco Met Rock

    published Oct 18, 2011

    Tonight for one night only at the Houston Marq*E Stadium 23, Rolling Stones fans can finally catch The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live In Texas, a 1978 concert from the band's Fort Worth stop. The tou... More >>

  • Justin Bieber's Voice Changes Just In Time For Christmas Album

    published Oct 18, 2011

    Children and adults alike are getting their holiday wish granted early this year, and they don't have to wait until Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus or even Christmas morning to receive it. Justin Bieber's... More >>

  • Grouplove

    published October 20, 2011

    In 2011, it’s all too common for indie bands to fizzle out within weeks of their big splashes into the music blogosphere. It’s even... More >>

  • BuzzFest XXVII

    published October 20, 2011

    It’s hard to believe that 94.5 The Buzz’s now biannual BuzzFest is now 27 festivals old. We remember back in 1995 when we were... More >>

  • White Denim

    published October 20, 2011

    We first got wind of the White Denim with 2007's self-released EP, Let's Talk About It. Its snaky blues rhythms and manic funk drumbeats... More >>

  • Upcoming: Anthony Hamilton, Mojo Nixon, MuteMath, Etc.

    published Oct 18, 2011

    400 Blows, Muhammadali: Mon., Oct. 31. Mango's. Anthony Hamilton: Mon., Nov. 14. House of Blues. Badfish (Sublime Tribute): Sat., Jan. 28. House of Blues. Cody Canada & The Departed: Fri., Dec. 30... More >>

  • 10 Vintage Schwingtastic Pictures of Suzanne Somers (Semi NSFW)
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    10 Vintage Schwingtastic Pictures of Suzanne Somers (Semi NSFW)

    published Oct 18, 2011

    This week actress Suzanne Somers turns 64 years old. The former Three's Company dingbat and Step By Step MILF is one of the most youthful looking sexagenarians on the planet, aside from Susan Sarandon... More >>

  • 10 Facts About Slayer's <em>Reign In Blood</em>
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    10 Facts About Slayer's Reign In Blood

    published Oct 17, 2011

    Last week, Slayer's 1986 album Reign In Blood turned 25 years old. We were so wrapped up in doing that dog-ass Pink Floyd facts blog - that we paid dearly for in the comments section - and getting rea... More >>

  • Hell City Kings Let It All Wang Out For New Album (NSFW Link)

    published Oct 17, 2011

    Local death-punks Hell City Kings are releasing their new LP, H.C.K., this Friday night at Fitzgerald's with Ghost Town Electric, Texxxas, and The Freakouts as support. Last week we got the new album ... More >>

  • BREAKING: Rapper Rick Ross Unconscious After Seizure

    published Oct 14, 2011

    UPDATE: Ricky Rozay is tweeting from the hospital, so all seems well. That is the great arbiter in determining someone's health, tweeting. If they can't tweet, then something must be very, very wrong.... More >>

  • Last Night: The Black Angels At Fitzgerald's

    published Oct 14, 2011

    Rocks Off hopes that this observation is wrong, but we don't think that people give the Black Angels enough due credit as a Texas band, even though everything about them encapsulates the 50 years of T... More >>

  • New ZZ Top Tribute Disc Frightens, Titillates, And Confuses Us

    published Oct 13, 2011

    If you don't know that Rocks Off is a ZZ Top-friendly place, then you have probably only been reading the blog for the past two or three hours. The two men who run this blog love Billy, Frank, and Dus... More >>

  • Paul Simon Turns 70: Our Favorite Cuts By Rhymin' Simon

    published Oct 13, 2011

    Today Paul Simon, acclaimed solo artist and the much shorter half of Simon & Garfunkel, turns 70 years old. The singer, who just released So Beautiful or So What back in April, has been a key link in ... More >>

  • Toby Keith's Red Solo Cup And Other Household Items That Need Theme Songs
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    Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup" And Other Household Items That Need Theme Songs

    published Oct 13, 2011

    OK, we've never been devout Toby Keith fans. At all. Our image of him changed though as we heard more of his politics, post-"Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue" and he came out as a fan of gay marria... More >>

  • Gimme Some Truth: What Happens When Rabid Fans & Bands Meet

    published Oct 12, 2011

    We have all been there. You may have had a few drinks, you are at your favorite band's show, and you come to find yourself in the vicinity of one of your heroes. Word vomit. Torrential word vomit. But... More >>

  • You In Color: The Black Angels' Christian Bland Talks Film Scores

    published Oct 12, 2011

    Tomorrow night the Black Angels hit Houston for the third time in about a year, with a gig over at Fitzgerald's with fellow retro-doomers Dead Meadow and Spindrift. The last time the Angels were in Ho... More >>

  • 10 Lessons Learned from My High School Reunion

    published Oct 12, 2011

    This past weekend was my ten-year high school reunion. In the weeks leading up to the events -- the high school football game, the mixer, the family picnic and the actual reunion event -- I started as... More >>

  • Playboy's Scouts Comes A-Courting to Houston for a Casting Call
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    Playboy's Scouts Comes A-Courting to Houston for a Casting Call

    published Oct 12, 2011

    Be sure to check out our slideshow Girl Next Door: Behind The Scenes at Playboy's Casting Call (sNSFW) here. Women from as far as Cleveland, Ohio, and New Boston, Texas -- it's to the left of Texa... More >>

  • Playboy Comes A-Courting to Houston for a Casting Call

    published Oct 12, 2011

    Be sure to check out our slideshow Girl Next Door: Behind The Scenes at Playboy's Casting Call (sNSFW) here. The first day of Playboy's two-day Houston casting call lured women from as far as Clev... More >>

  • Vandervelde

    published October 13, 2011

    If this were 1972, Michigan's David Vandervelde would be at Max's Kansas City drinking with Bob Dylan and sitting side-stage at New York Dolls... More >>

  • OFF!

    published October 13, 2011

    Desperate times call for desperate and angry punk rock, and supergroup OFF! fits the bill in 2011. Former Black Flag and Circle Jerks frontman... More >>

  • The Rapture

    published October 13, 2011

    The Rapture has returned, fully rested and inspired to a scene that it broke wide open with 2001's Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks.... More >>

  • Upcoming: Drake, Kreayshawn, Corey Taylor, The Queers, Etc.

    published Oct 11, 2011

    Andre Williams: Sat., Nov. 5. Continental Club. Corey Taylor: Thu., Nov. 17. The Bronze Peacock Room @ House Of Blues. Demi Lovato: Fri., Nov. 25. Verizon Wireless Theater. Drake: Sat., Oct. 29. R... More >>

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