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  • Sleeping In The Aviary: Fragrant Essential Oils & Music

    published Oct 18, 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. When we first began our quest to beat some se... More >>

  •  The Halloween Collection of Sarah Hill
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    The Halloween Collection of Sarah Hill

    published Oct 17, 2011

    Model Sarah Hill is a former member of Houston Press's Gothic Council that we have previously described as Mary Poppins as imagined by Quentin Tarantino. She maintains an amazing collection of vintage... More >>

  • Gothic Council's Guide To A Better Music Video

    published Oct 17, 2011

    The last time the Gothic Council discussed which videos best expressed the goth subculture. We quickly ran out of column space, but one observation by DJ Martin Oldgoth got us thinking... Martin Oldg... More >>

  • 5 Avengers We Thank God Aren't in the New Movie

    published Oct 17, 2011

    We finally had a chance to sit down and watch the trailer for Avengers. Much like Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged, we're impressed that somebody actually filmed this movie. Just the fact that J... More >>

  • Electric Six: Love Songs for Mentally Disturbed People

    published Oct 14, 2011

    If Barry White did a record with Al Jourgensen it might sound something like Heartbeats and Brainwaves, the eighth studio album from Electric Six. This is the first time we've come into contact with ... More >>

  • Egypt Central: The Anthem of Hate Day

    published Oct 13, 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. It's a good thing Egypt Central caught us in ... More >>

  • Game Over? New Vintage Video Game Store Could Revitalize the Industry
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    Game Over? New Vintage Video Game Store Could Revitalize the Industry

    published Oct 13, 2011

    The only thing we know for sure happens when you die is that they finally leave you alone about your student loans. However, assuming there is an afterlife that serves as some kind of reward for a vir... More >>

  • 100 Creatives: Erin Alexander
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    100 Creatives: Erin Alexander

    published Oct 13, 2011

    What She Does: If gothic hats by Candy Caine aren't your thing, then you can adorn your coif with accessories from Erin Alexander of Lucky Lady Millinery. She specializes in hair clips, pins, combs an... More >>

  • 30 Seconds With Retox

    published Oct 12, 2011

    We let the members of Retox scream at us as we huddled in a quivering ball for 30 seconds, and here's what we learned... Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Retox: "When the Boat Comes I... More >>

  • Muppet Justin Bieber = World Gonna End

    published Oct 10, 2011

    Mason Lankford said, "There will come a day when we forget the Rapture ever even happened," but Rocks Off is keeping an eye out for signs of our impending Armageddon. We were wrong last time, but we'r... More >>

  • 4 Mysteries That Can Only Be Explained by Fiction

    published Oct 10, 2011

    The world is full of deep pockets of weirdness. Some of the great mysteries have really mundane explanations. The chupacabra is just a coyote with mange, that skeleton they found on that Pacific islan... More >>

  • 10 Hottest Furry Characters (With NSFW Pictures to Prove It!)
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    10 Hottest Furry Characters (With NSFW Pictures to Prove It!)

    published Oct 10, 2011

    We're not going to lie, most aspects of the furry culture give us an uncomfortable fullness of the bladder and a complete apathy about keeping our pants dry. Still, there are characters within the cul... More >>

  • Happy World Mental Health Day! 5 Crazy Songs

    published Oct 10, 2011

    Delirium is the youngest of the endless. She smells of sweat, sour wines, late nights, old leather. Her realm is close, and can be visited; however, human minds were not made to comprehend her domain,... More >>

  • They Might Be Giants, But Terrance Zdunich Is The Bad Ass Russian

    published Oct 07, 2011

    We got to hang out with Terrance Zdunich, the creator of Repo: The Genetic Opera and the man who played Graverobber in the film, while he was down in Houston at Comicpalooza promoting his excellent co... More >>

  • Anything Box: "A Change in My Destiny" For '90s Synth Stars

    published Oct 07, 2011

    Last year DJ Rob Ehlinger brought a surprise hit to Houston when he convinced Claude Strilio to bring Anything Box of "Living in Oblivion" fame to Numbers for a performance. The show ended up as a pac... More >>

  • Baby Face: The People Behind Iconic Images of Tots
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    Baby Face: The People Behind Iconic Images of Tots

    published Oct 07, 2011

    Recently Art Attack did an article of how people had turned the iconography of McDonald's into modern art. Through a thought process that you should really thank us for not mapping out for you this go... More >>

  • 30 Seconds with La Dispute's Jordan Dreyer

    published Oct 05, 2011

    By fusing spoken word with an unrelenting punk-2.5 sound, La Dispute has won our allegiance. We gave singer Jordan Breyer the third degree in order to find out what we could from him in 30 seconds. ... More >>

  • McDonald's: A Gallery of Fine Art With Fries

    published Oct 05, 2011

    Today is Ray Kroc's 109th birthday. Kroc is the entrepreneur who took over the tiny McDonald's corporation and turned it into a delicious empire known the world over. We had lunch there this afternoo... More >>

  • Top 007 James Bond Musical Title Sequences
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    Top 007 James Bond Musical Title Sequences

    published Oct 05, 2011

    59 years ago today, United Artists released Dr. No, the first film adaptation of Ian Feming's James Bond novels. There have since been 21 more movies with another one on the way, and the series is the... More >>

  • The Top 10 Video Game Power-Ups

    published Oct 04, 2011

    Recently, Art Attack reached the ultimate milestone. We became a video game reviewer. There are game companies right now who have our name on a list to send us every game they make for free no questio... More >>

  • Top 5 Marketing Techniques That Baffle Us (With One Really Disturbing Picture)
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    Top 5 Marketing Techniques That Baffle Us (With One Really Disturbing Picture)

    published Oct 04, 2011

    If Art Attack has learned anything from watching Mad Men besides that working drunk is a perfectly viable business stratagem, it's that there is some real money and art behind marketing. Then there a... More >>

  • Top 10 Songs About Other Musicians
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    Top 10 Songs About Other Musicians

    published Oct 04, 2011

    When you make music your life, it's only natural that you'd look at the people around you doing the same and find someone who just moistens the muse's panties. What we've tried to put together here is... More >>

  • 100 Creatives: Candy Caine
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    100 Creatives: Candy Caine

    published Oct 04, 2011

    What She Does: Candy Caine is our first haberdasher. She makes mini top hats, cocktail hats, feather fascinators, bows, barretts, and fluffies. She started drawing upon skills she learned in 7th grade... More >>

  • 5 Other Stephen King Novels That Could Use Sequels
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    5 Other Stephen King Novels That Could Use Sequels

    published Oct 03, 2011

    Recently, Stephen King announced that we could expect a sequel to one of his best books ever, 1977's haunted house masterpiece the Shining. The follow-up, titled Doctor Sleep, examines psychic Danny T... More >>

  • Gothic Council Presents the Best Goth Music Videos

    published Oct 03, 2011

    Gothtopia spent last weekend on a beach dressed in designer black looking sad at the waves... for a purpose, we swear. Despite having been a musician in Houston for quite a while, it was our first mus... More >>

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