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  • Presenting... Theremin Hero!
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    Presenting... Theremin Hero!

    published Jul 14, 2010

    Every day Rocks Off trolls the tubes of you in search of videos deemed worthy to share. If you have something you think deserves to be video of the day, send a link to jef_rouner@yahoo.com. You're th... More >>

  • Cover Artiste Brett Domino Is Even Better Than The Real Thing
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    Cover Artiste Brett Domino Is Even Better Than The Real Thing

    published Jul 13, 2010

    Every day Rocks Off trolls the tubes of you in search of videos deemed worthy to share. If you have something you think deserves to be video of the day, send a link to jef_rouner@yahoo.com. Sometimes... More >>

  • <em>True Blood</em>: Massive Attack At A Strip Club!
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    True Blood: Massive Attack At A Strip Club!

    published Jul 12, 2010

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps,... More >>

  • Undisputed? Who Could Argue That This Sucks?
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    Undisputed? Who Could Argue That This Sucks?

    published Jul 12, 2010

    Every day Rocks Off trolls the tubes of you in search of videos deemed worthy to share. If you have something you think deserves to be video of the day, send a link to jef_rouner@yahoo.com. Those of y... More >>

  • Katy Perry's California Gurls, As Done By Really Old Men
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    Katy Perry's "California Gurls," As Done By Really Old Men

    published Jul 09, 2010

    Rocks Off hates Katy Perry with the white-hot burning intensity of a thousand suns. Her songs sound like Pink with a lobotomy, and she looks like Zooey Deschanel playing a really low-cost prostitute. ... More >>

  • Your Band Would Be A Lot Cooler With A Pole Dancer

    published Jul 08, 2010

    Back when Rocks Off was in high school, the ska movement was in full... swing. Every weekend somewhere in Houston would be at least one skank-worthy show. The best thing about ska music is that no ban... More >>

  • Adios, Garageband.com

    Adios, Garageband.com

    published Jul 07, 2010

    Being a struggling, unsigned musician involves a lot of faith and superstition. You begin to believe that fame, fortune, and hot and cold running groupies are just around the corner, and if you can ju... More >>

  • This Rap Party Is Two Things: Tea And Lame
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    This Rap Party Is Two Things: Tea And Lame

    published Jul 07, 2010

    So there is a rap song for the Tea Party, "That's a Tea Party" by Polatik. Now, Rocks Off has heard rap used for many different purposes. We've heard it try and justify the money we wasted going to se... More >>

  • Talking Rock Docs With All Tomorrow's Parties' Jonathan Caouette

    published Jul 06, 2010

    Jonathan Caouette (right) is a Houston success story. He turned home movies into the award-winning 2003 autobiographical film Tarnation, receiving some encouragement from Hedwig and the Angry Inch cre... More >>

  • Lovable Children's-Music Performer Totally Eats It
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    Lovable Children's-Music Performer Totally Eats It

    published Jul 06, 2010

    Rocks Off watches a lot of lovable children's characters singing endless cheerful songs about the basic virtues that make up the best of humanity. And not because we smoke a bowl each day, it's to app... More >>

  • <em>True Blood</em>: Jace Everett's Ominous Theme Song Bad Things
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    True Blood: Jace Everett's Ominous Theme Song "Bad Things"

    published Jul 05, 2010

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps,... More >>

  • Hyperbubble's PSA For Remembering Your Cat's Birthday

    published Jul 05, 2010

    Just back from a tour of various European locales is Texas' happiest electronic-pop couple, Hyperbubble. Earlier this year we told you how their latest release, Candy Apple Daydreams, was possibly the... More >>

  • Are You Totally Goth?

    published Jul 02, 2010

    Being a Goth often requires a constant image check. How many points do you lose for owning a Cher album? If you don't wear black leather in the summer, does that show a lack of dedication? These are t... More >>

  • Rocks Off Goes To Synth Central: Montrose's Fjardeson's Studios
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    Rocks Off Goes To Synth Central: Montrose's Fjardeson's Studios

    published Jul 01, 2010

    Right in the warm, arrhythmic heart of Montrose is a convenience store on Richmond just east of Montrose Blvd. The D&Q Food Store has two things. First is the largest selection of beers in the Houston... More >>

  • Opera: The Video Game
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    Opera: The Video Game

    published Jul 01, 2010

    Recently, Valerie Alberto gave you a list of video-game theme-song covers that sent your humble narrator hurtling back into his childhood, a time when beating a game was called "flipping." And when Ro... More >>

  • Top 5 Songs On Jacob Black Of <em>Twilight</em>'s iPod
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    Top 5 Songs On Jacob Black Of Twilight's iPod

    published Jun 30, 2010

    Well, today is the day Twilight: Eclipse is released, and a million voices are screaming, "Honey, do we hafta?" Since Gothtopia already runs a column on vampires - and may we add that Bill Compton wo... More >>

  • Why The Second Amendment Goes Entirely Too Far
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    Why The Second Amendment Goes Entirely Too Far

    published Jun 30, 2010

    Unrestricted gun ownership is a hazard and a danger to the lives and safety of all Americans. The decision handed down by the Supreme Court on Monday called tough local laws against gun ownership unco... More >>

  • Top 10 Last Words By Famous Musicians
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    Top 10 Last Words By Famous Musicians

    published Jun 29, 2010

    Musicians tend to be a mouthy lot. It takes a certain kind of soul to want and express your own inner world to the outer world at large. So when the time comes for them to shuffle off this mortal coil... More >>

  • Keaton Prescott: Live From Tropical Storm Alex

    published Jun 29, 2010

    ​Rocks Off was not happy to wake up Monday morning and find out that we would have to begin each day this week by tracking another potentially home-wrecking storm. Tropical Storm Alex is expected to... More >>

  • True Blood: Elmore James, Vampire Grudge Sex Hurt Us Too

    published Jun 28, 2010

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps,... More >>

  • Jen's Ego Makes Staring At Twilight: Eclipse Less Painful

    published Jun 28, 2010

    This Wednesday is the premiere of Eclipse, the third film in the four-part Twilight trilogy. Like many other husbands, boyfriends and the better half of lesbian relationships, Rocks Off will be dragge... More >>

  • Naked Rock Band = Parenting WIN (Semi-SFW)

    published Jun 25, 2010

    ​You know, as a person who spent ten years performing in the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Rocks Off never thought he'd live to say this, but, "Put bloody some clothes on!" It's daytime, and your kids ... More >>

  • How To Be Goth In Six Easy Steps

    published Jun 24, 2010

    Greetings comrades in glorious mainstream revolution! For your re-education and orientation, today we show a promotional music video to illustrate best way to separate pig capitalist of sub-culture co... More >>

  • Why So Serious? Let 'Em See Your... Joker Face!
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    Why So Serious? Let 'Em See Your... Joker Face!

    published Jun 23, 2010

    You know what's scarier than the Lady Gaga sex doll? The thought of Lady Gaga being somehow linked to Heath Ledger's Joker. So while the world impatiently for news regarding the third installment in C... More >>

  • Charlie Campbell: Like H.P. Lovecraft On X

    published Jun 22, 2010

    Modern horror films dealing with the supernatural all have the same moment: A minor character, one who you know for a fact isn't going to make it to the end credits alive, stumbles across something ve... More >>

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