Not-bad slasher flick puts the well-to-do in the red.
While the return of 7-Eleven© to Houston may have the gourmands among us raising their champagne glasses, the rest of us plain folk are perhaps sheepishly wondering, "Golly, that food looks good. But I wouldn't even know where to begin!" To the hoi polloi of Houston (and, please know, I count mysel ... More >>
Sitting in the shadow of the Pierce Elevated just west of downtown, The Refinery at 702 Dallas is one of the newest bars in town. With the bar still in the midst of construction, a carpenter was laying down the beginnings of a large patio out front while I polished off The Refinery's Texamex burger. ... More >>
It's just an ICEE with a silly (okay, sillier) name!Guess who just got back today? (I love Thin Lizzy; sue me.) Slurpees, that's who. While there hasn't been a 7-Eleven in the Houston city limits since the late '80s, fans of its famous Slurpee still exist. Although it's just a cleverly mar ... More >>
Rocks Off sat down with Keeton Coffman, lead singer of The 71s, to see what we good learn about the man we once called "God's punk-ass kid" in 30 seconds. Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Keeton Coffman: Not sure - I just hope it's not one of mine. RO: What is the best lyr ... More >>
Photo by jason tinderAnother rainy day in Houstonâ€‹The remnants of Hermine, a/k/a The Storm Named After No One, are expected to hit Houston today with some heavy-ish rains. You know what that means -- TV crews will be sprinting to the intersection of the Beltway and the Katy Freeway for footage of ... More >>
Ed. Note: As anyone who followed our SXSW coverage would know, perhaps no band got as much critical love thrown its way as L.A.'s Local Natives. So much so that, when the Natives returned to Mango's this past Saturday, somehow Rocks Off wound up with three reviewers at the show. It might have been f ... More >>
Jemina Pearl breaks free of Be Your Own Pet on Break It Up.
Photo by *0ne*Rick Staley, one of the owners of the new Ricky's Italian Ice (1413 S. Voss, 713-784-4885) along with his partner, Rick Hedreen, told CafĂ© Bites about the difference between a Philly-style Italian ice, a SlurpeeÂ® a snow cone and a raspa, which is the Hispanic equivalent. "Ital ... More >>
Paul Oakenfold is the big box megastore of the mom-and-pop DJ world
Stereolab: The best band you've never understood