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2011 Stories by Jef With One F

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  • AgesandAges: A Tale of Portland and Pearl Harbor

    published Dec 19, 2011

    As the year comes to its close and we welcome the cool temperatures and the grey skies, definitely our favorite weather, we turn to the Pacific Northwest and the band AgesandAges. Mick Cullen of Subte... More >>

  • A Geek Answers Your Children's Questions About Santa Claus

    A Geek Answers Your Children's Questions About Santa Claus

    published Dec 19, 2011

    If there is any one aspect of being a parent we have been avidly preparing for for years, it's how to explain the concept of Santa Claus to our child. The world of science and pop culture offers so ma... More >>

  • WarBeast: Oh Fuck, They Have a Time Machine

    published Dec 16, 2011

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. We try real hard to avoid metal bands here in... More >>

  • The 9 Creepiest Laughs in Pop Culture

    published Dec 16, 2011

    They say laughter is the best medicine, but no matter how good the medicine is, if it's delivered with a rusty hypodermic needle by a disreputable Tijuanan doctor who smells vaguely of pennies and sou... More >>

  • American Horror Story: Born in Blood

    American Horror Story: Born in Blood

    published Dec 15, 2011

    Over the course of our coverage of American Horror Story we've been sort of dismissive of the ongoing story arch involving Viven's Connie Britton) pregnancy. They've done their level best to interest ... More >>

  • 30footFall Drummer Turns to Horror Scores
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    30footFall Drummer Turns to Horror Scores

    published Dec 15, 2011

    Rocks Off literally can't remember a time when we couldn't find 30footFall in the concert listings of Houston Press and before that Public News. Like the Hates, the Sinister Sirens, and deadhorse they... More >>

  • Kerry Beyer: From Horror Flicks to Acoustic Hits

    published Dec 15, 2011

    We got to know Kerry Beyer, the acclaimed horror film director of Spirit Camp and co-founder of the Splatterfest Horror Festival went we were sent deep into the bowels of geekdom earlier this year whe... More >>

  • Voltron Forms Blazing Sword in New Game

    published Dec 14, 2011

    Look, we were born in 1981, so when someone says the word "Voltron," something deep within us awakens. There's an image in our head of giant robots, flaming swords and really, really badly animated ad... More >>

  • Mammoth Cloning is Here! 5 Other Animals We Hope They Do Next

    Mammoth Cloning is Here! 5 Other Animals We Hope They Do Next

    published Dec 14, 2011

    Proof that global warming isn't all bad, the rise in temperatures has softened up some of the frozen ground in Eastern Russia and has led to the discovery of a large number of woolly mammoths that hav... More >>

  • 4 Songs About the Frozen Head of Walt Disney
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    4 Songs About the Frozen Head of Walt Disney

    published Dec 14, 2011

    45 years ago one of the men who shaped the world in his image forever passed on. Walt Disney, innovator, animator, and imaginer, lost the battle with lung cancer. Disney left behind him a legacy of th... More >>

  • 7th Annual Punxmas Fest

    published December 15, 2011

    We can't speak for you, but every single store in Houston is purposely playing Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You," and now the song... More >>

  • Our Top 10 Music Videos of 2011
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    Our Top 10 Music Videos of 2011

    published Dec 13, 2011

    Our obsession with the medium of music videos remains as strong as its ever been, and we've done our best to bring as many of the best of the newest releases to you in the digital pages of Rocks Off o... More >>

  • Who's #1? The Best #1s in Comics

    published Dec 13, 2011

    Not every comic series starts out great. Like the heroes they follow, some of them only become great. However, there are #1s in the history of comics that are game-changing works of brilliance, and to... More >>

  • 30 Seconds With Carolyn Wonderland

    published Dec 13, 2011

    Carolyn Wonderland is in and of herself a grand Texas institution, and embodies the everything about us a musical people. We humbly knelt before her to find out what we could in 30 seconds. Rocks Off... More >>

  • “Monster Show Six”

    published November 10, 2011

    Halloween is long gone, but the exhibit “Monster Show Six” continues at Domy Books. The sixth annual show features... More >>

  • IKEA Houston’s Silver Screen at Discovery Green: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

    published December 8, 2011

    The mild Houston winter means we can do some of our holiday celebrating outdoors, including IKEA Houston’s Silver Screen at Discovery... More >>

  • Gothic Council Selects Artists for the Gallery

    published Dec 12, 2011

    Your humble goth reporter has been spending a lot of time over on the Art Blog trying to make the whole thing as much about comic books and old video games as possible. Frankly, we're beginning to won... More >>

  • Nurses: "Fever Dream" is a Minor Madness

    published Dec 09, 2011

    Here we go with the latest bit of musical and cinematic awesomeness from our buddy Mick Cullen over at Subterranean Radio. When he says, "You've got to see this video" then we know that we'll be disco... More >>

  • The Top 5 Nintendo Controllers You've Never Heard Of
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    The Top 5 Nintendo Controllers You've Never Heard Of

    published Dec 09, 2011

    Art Attack has been on an old school video game kick lately. It's not just the nostalgia of it, either. Back in the day video games were seen as an opportunity to throw any and all science at the wall... More >>

  • Happy Birthday, Jim Morrison: Top 5 Songs About the Lizard King

    published Dec 08, 2011

    We've always felt a deep connection with Jim Morrison, so much so that we'd rather read No One Here gets Out Alive than listen to any one Doors song. The poet and legendary front man left us far too s... More >>

  • American Horror Story: Everybody Loves You When You're Dead

    American Horror Story: Everybody Loves You When You're Dead

    published Dec 08, 2011

    In general we don't bother telling you that a review contains spoilers because we don't know why you'd read a review of a television show you haven't seen. However, this one is a big one, so be advise... More >>

  • Top 6 Most Frustrating Video Games
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    Top 6 Most Frustrating Video Games

    published Dec 08, 2011

    If you're anything like Art Attack, you've gotten so mad at a video game that you headbutted a hole in the wall while cursing the name of a fictional plumber. Or maybe you actually use the pills the n... More >>

  • What's in a Name?: The Year End Dictionary Update

    published Dec 07, 2011

    Just as the Merriam-Webster Dictionary constantly adds new words, so does Rocks Off enrich the English language through our explorations in the meaning behind band names. Below are the entries that ma... More >>

  • Postcards from Skyrim: Horse thieves and Barrel Rolls
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    Postcards from Skyrim: Horse thieves and Barrel Rolls

    published Dec 07, 2011

    Art Attack isn't playing Skyrim because, well, we like being married. However, the Brother With One F has trekked deep into the game and is happy to send us postcards from the vast world. All right, ... More >>

  • Trampled by Turtles

    published December 8, 2011

    We firmly believe that the bulk of good music that we'll see in the next decade will find itself launched at our eardrums from the strings of... More >>

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