Rocks Off would like to apologize to the people behind South By Due East for not mentioning this event in our digital pages more often. It's just that SXDE, as we've taken to calling it, manages t... More >>
This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus® issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she... More >>
We were hoping for the social media equivalent to "Cops" when we found out the Houston Police Department was going to live tweet another patrol.
This isn't the first time they've taken to social... More >>
Every year that Hair Balls does a season preview on the Houston Dynamo, footy aficionados always complain and moan about the same things: why didn't the front office bring in a star player, is t... More >>
One of the things you'll learn in the upcoming documentary about gay activist Ray Hill is that when police raided Houston's lesbian bars in the 1960s, they would arrest any woman wearing pants w... More >>
Title: 300: Rise of an Empire
What Are Your Favorite Empires? Strikes Back and Queensryche's.
Rating Using Random Objects Relevant To The Film: One-and-a-half Abs of Steel videotapes out of five... More >>
March 6, 2014
Country stars facing a certain age inevitably come to a point where they can either continue chasing chart success or consolidate their style into a... More >>
The Daleks themselves said in "Asylum of the Daleks" that it was known throughout the universe that The Doctor requires companions in his travels. They didn't know why, but they acknowledged that ... More >>
Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has been walking a fine line since she became a political star last summer. Davis is trying to become the first Democrat to be elected to statewide offi... More >>
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For isn't exactly the Chinese Democracy of film, but for a while there it did start to feel like the movie may never be coming out. Pop quiz: how long has it been since a ... More >>
On Monday, March 10, Batanga will host a Saint Arnold Beer Dinner featuring five beers from the brewery. This $60 event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a "Meet & Greet" over cod fritters, mushroom croq... More >>
NobleMotion Dance, led by husband-and-wife co-artistic directors Andy Noble and Dionne Sparkman Noble, is known for its innovative use of technology and frequent collaborations. The group sheds ... More >>
"Don't worry, they died of natural causes at a farm out in East Texas," the older man says. "We raised all sorts of exotic animals out there."
Mouth open, we're staring at a pair of stuffed zebr... More >>
Somehow, carnival food just lends itself to improper jokes. Or maybe it's because I was sitting at a table with CultureMap's Eric Sandler, Zagat's Amber Ambrose, Houstonia's Katharine Shilcutt a... More >>
Being a front person of a band is a lot like being a stand-up comedian or a radio-show host. The worst thing is dead air. Yes, you want your music to breathe, but you also can't leave the crowd ... More >>
At their first gig ever, a funny thing happened to Here Come The Girls.
The boys came running.
"It was a bit hectic getting all of the gear set up and we had guys coming up to us all night fixi... More >>
As our sister blog Eating... Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous... More >>
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
Fitzgerald's, March 7
Slack-rock innovator Stephen Malkmus -- best-known for his tenure in '90s figureheads Pavement -- is, in reality, quite insightful. But he's as... More >>
Who is the part-time Harris County Sheriff's Office deputy who also delivers pizza for Domino's? Shaft!
Who is the man that would shoot a suspected robber in the face and risk his l... More >>
Now that incumbent Harris County Family Court Judge Denise Pratt is in a runoff, we thought it would be a good time for another look at Pratt's bizarre gag order of January 2013.
It appears to ... More >>
The acclaimed, much-loved film The Wizard of Oz had been re-created on stage, with four new songs added by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber to the original songs by Harold Arlen (mus... More >>
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson admits her surprise at actually enjoying Wes Anderson's latest movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and discusses her rece... More >>
Eli Young Band
March 5, 2014
Anyone who's ever wondered if the entertainers for the rodeo's annual Armed Forces Appreciation Day are chosen at random might have had a few of thei... More >>
Just like the turkey who gets a presidential pardon right before Thanksgiving, three Houston ISD schools have been taken off the chopping block by executive privilege.
Flexing her new HISD boar... More >>
I just finished reading Alec Baldwin's piece in New York Magazine in regards to his dismay over public life. After reading all about the massive cross he has to bear by being a celebrity that mak... More >>
Bayou Music Center
March 5, 2014
The crowd screams for Lorde like she's a pop star. They roar at the start of every song, from her big singles to her album cuts to her Replacement... More >>
So, let's talk about the traditional method of weed delivery, shall we? The nickel sack.
Does anyone here remember the nickel sack? You'd buy it in some hurried drug deal, a process in which ... More >>
Did you know that Matthew McConaughey has a clothing line? Yup. The newly minted Academy Award winner for his starring role in Dallas Buyers Club debuted his JLK men's sportswear line last year a... More >>
Highlights from Hair Balls
Congressman Louie Gohmert is always coming up with, shall we say, interesting ideas. But his latest brain baby takes the cake. According to Gohmert, African Americans… More >>
Another Signing Day
'Who wants to go to college?"
Milby head football coach Phil Camp posed that question to the roughly 500 high school football players, all seniors, gathered around him Saturday… More >>
Highlights from Hair Balls
The owner of a self-proclaimed animal rescue with an alleged history of not paying boarding fees is still refusing to explain why her rescue's major donor, the… More >>