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  • True Blood: Beautifully Broken With Shelby Lynne

    published Jun 21, 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 >>

  • Stingray Sam Wants You To Hand Him His Asking Stick

    published Jun 21, 2010

    The best band that you are not paying any attention to is The Billy Nayer Show and its leader Cory McAbee. When the world went gaga for The Flaming Lips' film Christmas on Mars, what they apparentl... More >>

  • Words Without Songs: Making Music For Everyone with Ally ASL

    published Jun 18, 2010

    Allyson Townsend, better known by the moniker Ally ASL, is a rising Internet star who was featured in one of our daily video's signing to Ke$ha's "Tik Tok." Having found out that Townsend was a Texas ... More >>

  • Us Vs. Them: Are Fan Videos Better Than Official Videos?
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    Us Vs. Them: Are Fan Videos Better Than Official Videos?

    published Jun 18, 2010

    Today on the Daily Video, we're going to try something a little different. Trolling through Youtube in search of the best and worst to bring you, Rocks Off encounters a lot of fan-made music videos fo... More >>

  • Can Music Fight Cancer? MD Anderson's Celebration Singers Think So

    published Jun 17, 2010

    Earlier this year, we lost God himself Ronnie James Dio to cancer. Dio had been valiantly fighting the disease at Houston's own MD Anderson Cancer Center. Approximately 1,500 people in America die e... More >>

  • A Journey Through American Pop With Josie And The Pussycats
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    A Journey Through American Pop With Josie And The Pussycats

    published Jun 16, 2010

    On any list of the great, animated bands, Josie and the Pussycats stands near the apex, possibly topped only by Dethklok and Jem and the Holograms. The trio of mystery-solving musicians started as an... More >>

  • A Lover And A Fighter: It's Sapp Time!
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    A Lover And A Fighter: It's Sapp Time!

    published Jun 15, 2010

    Everyone needs a hobby, an outlet, something to take the stress off. Meg White has taxidermy, David Arquette collects oversized left-shoes, and mixed martial arts big man Bob Sapp sings and dances. S... More >>

  • True Blood, Season 3, Episode 1: Beck Is Thicker Than Water

    published Jun 14, 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 >>

  • Sky Smith: Snorting The Line Between Win And Fail
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    Sky Smith: Snorting The Line Between Win And Fail

    published Jun 14, 2010

    ​As Father's Day approaches, you might want to do a lot of things with your dad: fishing, a ball game, or maybe you'd like to doll yourselves up and record a video of yourselves in a heartbreakingly... More >>

  • Straight Outta Oregon: My Titties Is Sick
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    Straight Outta Oregon: "My Titties Is Sick"

    published Jun 11, 2010

    ​If you're like Rocks Off, you completely ignored our good-hearted attempt to warn you about the effects of sleep deprivation and stayed up until 2 a.m. playing Oregon Trail. Ah, Oregon Trail! Those... More >>

  • Celine Dion To Return For Mermaid Titanic Sequel?

    published Jun 10, 2010

    ​New York Craigslisters were abuzz, ABUZZ we tell you, when a posting went out for... Titanic 2: Mermaid Saviors. The ad reads as follows: Megamonolith Pictures is holding an open casting call for T... More >>

  • Trent Reznor Back In (Free) Form On <em>How To Destroy Angels</em>
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    Trent Reznor Back In (Free) Form On How To Destroy Angels

    published Jun 09, 2010

    ​Trent Reznor is one of those venerable goth elders that we are all so beholden to for years of stellar music that it's hard sometimes to criticize him without sounding ungrateful. And we are gratef... More >>

  • We Know It's 8 a.m. Get Some Sleep.

    published Jun 09, 2010

    ​ The Houston Press keeps your humble reporter chained to his computer late at night in an attempt to glean from the Internet new and exciting music from the tube of you in order to add a little aud... More >>

  • Wham! Nu-Metal Band Gets What It Deserves

    published Jun 08, 2010

    In 1992, Nirvana's bassist Krist Novoselic pulled one of the great rock and roll blunders ever at the MTV Music Video Awards when he brained himself with his bass. Novoselic was fond of tossing his b... More >>

  • Cute Cats Used For Immoral Musical Purposes

    published Jun 07, 2010

    ​Cats. The Internet. Two unstoppable forces that have gone hand in hand over the years in order to brighten the drudgery of office workers across the English-speaking world. Even when MySpace, Faceb... More >>

  • Goldfrapp Gets Physical In Hell
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    Goldfrapp Gets "Physical" In Hell

    published Jun 04, 2010

    ​So, Andy Warhol and Kenneth Anger were just chillin' in Hell (like they do), when suddenly they thought it would be pretty cool to come back and throw a party. So they contacted Olivia Newton-J... More >>

  • Sell Your Drum Kit. You Will <em>Never</em> Be This Cool.
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    Sell Your Drum Kit. You Will Never Be This Cool.

    published Jun 03, 2010

    ​Sure, there are great theatrical drummers in the world. The late, great Keith Moon for one. Budgie from Siouxsie and the Banshees or Adrian Young from No Doubt are certainly up there in terms o... More >>

  • Finally! Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" In American Sign Language!

    published Jun 02, 2010

    You know what makes Rocks Off sad? The knowledge that the approximately one million Americans who are functionally deaf don't have someone expressing the absolute poetry of Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" to them ... More >>

  • Dennis Hopper, Tell Us A Tale Before You Go

    published Jun 01, 2010

    King Koopa has gone where Mario and Luigi cannot follow. Dennis Hopper, the Academy Award-nominated actor from films like Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider and yes, Super Mario Bros., passed aw... More >>

  • Give Me No Man's Land: 5 Songs For The Fallen
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    Give Me No Man's Land: 5 Songs For The Fallen

    published May 31, 2010

    ​Today is Memorial Day, and Rocks Off would like to honor our brave and beloved dead as we honor everything - through music. At no time in American history have there not been men and women in l... More >>

  • Plundering Facebook's Punk Rock Flyer Archive

    published May 27, 2010

    ​The art of the attention-grabbing flyer has a history almost as old as entertainment itself, but there are few genres that are as boundary crossing as that of punk rock. Sam Atakra, a record-label ... More >>

  • Taylor Swift: Goth Icon In The Making

    published May 25, 2010

    ​ As the summer and its hateful amount of sunlight begins to creep towards us like some kind of humid, rat-borne plague, Gothtopia has been a bit hard-pressed to find spooky news to bring Houston. B... More >>

  • Wal-Mart Ejects Christian Band From Store
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    Wal-Mart Ejects Christian Band From Store

    published May 20, 2010

    The 71s are a Christian rock band, but don't let that distract you from the fact that they are completely awesome. Trust me, when a former Satanist is a Christian band's biggest cheerleader, then tha... More >>

  • Doesn't Anyone Get Naked Anymore? In Houston, Yes

    published May 18, 2010

    ​One of the observations Rocks Off has heard a lot over the years is, "What do David Bowie's kids do to rebel?" The meaning behind that is obvious. As we rocketed towards the end of the last millenn... More >>

  • R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio, Gone To His Metal Reward

    published May 17, 2010

    ​Ronnie James Dio resumed his post as God of Earth, Heaven and Hell Sunday, after a 67-year mission on Earth correcting errors in previous gospels through heavy metal. His earthly form was diagnose... More >>

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