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.
Posters extolling the virtues of Austin's Electric Touch were freakin' everywhere at SXSW, so when the band decided to bring their dog-and-pony s ... More >>
Last Wednesday, Craiggers hit on some forgotten Best Picture Academy Award winners, films which have slipped through the cracks of society's consciousness for one reason or another; either for being too of-the-moment, not having enough quotable lines, or for simply not having held up very well -- hi ... More >>
FacebookAustin Perry Bauer: Allegedly slashed victim's face with key.Police are seeking four men after a wee-hours brawl at Saint Dane's Icehouse last month, and when coupled with some Facebook research, the whole affair reads like nothing so much as some twisted hybrid of Entourage and A Clo ... More >>
Photos By Craig HlavatyThe scene was bustling at Heights Vinyl on Saturday, as Houston's newest record store opened it's doors with complementary beer, DJs and bands, and crates of great vinyl to sift through.
The store's location on White Oak, just yards from Fitzgerald's and all the new r ... More >>
Photo By Craig HlavatyThe Black Angels' Alex Maas at Free Press Summerfest in JuneTomorrow night the Black Angels hit Houston for the third time in about a year, with a gig over at Fitzgerald's with fellow retro-doomers Dead Meadow and Spindrift. The last time the Angels were in Houston it wa ... More >>
History is full of mysterious magicians. The modern world gives us Anton LaVey, Gerald Gardner and Aleister Crowley. In the ancient world you had Edward Kelley, Nicolas Flamel, and the Count of St. Germain. Of all those illustrious names, however, the name of Dr. John Dee stands out from the ... More >>
This is an advertisement for Channel 13's Eyewitness News circa 1971, and it is magnificent.
In our view, it represents a serious lack of judgment that news stations no longer use one-minute ads set to the Mission: Impossible theme, with constant cuts to the space-age state-of-the-art equipment tha ... More >>
God speaks through Dan PatrickSaying it was "God's time" to get the bill passed, State Senator Dan Patrick succeeded today in getting approval for Texas women to be forced to view a sonogram, and to hear whether the fetus has arms or legs, two hours before getting an abortion.
During the deb ... More >>
We're barely a month into the fall TV season and have already lost three new network shows. My Generation, the show that was to catch us up on a group of high school graduates ten years after the fact (and presumably set to the music of The Who) pulled a Keith Moon after two episodes. Lone St ... More >>
I'm going to the unrated remake of I Spit On Your Grave next week. The original, I should point out, was rated "R", though I still doubt the new one will pack the same punch the first one did back in 1978 (Roger Ebert described sitting through it as "one of the most depressing experiences of ... More >>