America's Got Talent

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    January 10, 2014

    Things You Can Do Until the Good Shows Come Back

    If you reach mid-month and feel the boredom begin to gnaw at your brain like some Lovecraftian monster, get to Reliant Center next weekend (January 18-19) for the America's Got Talent open auditions. You're sure to see something truly nightmarish there - particularly if Howard Stern shows up. Even ... More >>

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    July 30, 2013

    Upcoming: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Herman's Hermits, The Head & The Heart, etc.

    13 Black Coffins: With The Freakouts., Sat., August 24, 9 p.m., $10. House of Blues -- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. AJ Rafael: With Ross Turner, TJ Brown., Sun., August 11, 8 p.m., $10 to $40. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707. America's Go ... More >>

  • Music

    July 18, 2013

    Christmas in July

    One of Houston's most popular '90s bands, 30FootFALL, reunites for its 20th anniversary.

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    June 14, 2013

    Who Are These Internet Racists? No, Seriously, We Should Know

    I've been on the Internet since American Online was introduced. I got my first dialup connection in the early '90s. So, I've seen more than my fair share of jackasses online. Most of them are trolls. They like to rile people up and cause a stir, probably because they have nothing better to do. This ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Tesla Coils to Unsettling Steampunk: The Music of Comicpalooza

    All kinds of things are happening this weekend when the annual Comicpalooza convention rolls around, but one thing you may not know is that you can see some truly exceptional concerts there as well. As part of our coverage leading up to the fun, here are some of the bands you will want to mark down ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013
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    February 25, 2013

    The Best Shows In Houston This Week: Tame Impala, Dropkick Murphys, Zac Brown Band, Nosaprise, Etc.

    Tame Impala With The Growl Fitzgerald's, February 25, 8 p.m. Tame Impala's late-2012 effort Lonerism plays like the Beatles circa Abbey Road channeling T. Rex's The Slider, with a hefty helping of early '10s dream-fuzz. The Australian act has come along way from opening for MGMT in 2010, a tour in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Friday Night: Train at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Train Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 14, 2012 Train's music isn't going to win an award for composition anytime soon; it's far too generic for that. But the San Francisco band has found a number of other ways to be creative and prove their worth to even someone like me, who doesn't drive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    HPMA Showcase: Sunday's 12 Best Random Moments

    Besides all the music, Rocks Off asked our writers to keep an eye out for the unusual at Sunday's HPMA showcase -- because it's everywhere -- and let us know if they found anything especially offbeat or otherwise noteworthy. HPMA Showcase: The 12 Best Artists of 2012 HPMA Showcase: Rocks Off's Top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Which Mayhem Festival Band Do Parents Hate Most?

    The biggest traveling heavy metal festival of the summer rolls into the Woodlands Pavilion tonight. The annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has stepped its game up significantly in 2012, dropping metal titans Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax, Motorhead and more onto Houston's well-groomed northern ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    White Ghost Shivers' Naughty Vaudeville Returns to the Duck

    If the recently retired Asylum Street Spankers were "God's Favorite Band," their fellow Austinites White Ghost Shivers are more like friends of the devil. Or most likely to violate some Blue Law somewhere. They're naughty, but nice. The seven-piece Shivers can't be onstage without you looking aroun ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Music

    February 16, 2012

    Nice 'n' Easy

    Downtown supper club The Capitol at St. Germain has arrived.

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    February 5, 2012

    The Hair Balls Super Bowl Live Blog: Remember To Piss

    In some alternate universe, the streets of Houston are currently bathed in Miller Lite, Reliant Stadium and every bar in town is a watch party, with even the homeless folks are wearing soiled Texans jerseys. But alas, our Houston Texans only made it into the second round of the playoffs, and here we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Astro Jordan Lyles' Big League Debut Is Tonight, So I'm Actually Making A Point To Watch

    Jordan Lyles: Either clean-shaven, or doesn't need to shave yet.​As Tuesdays in the ho-hum, post-Memorial Day part of the calendar go, this one actually has a few juicy television nuggets tonight -- Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Heat and the Mavericks, the season premiere of America's G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Artist of the Week: Kaitlyn Knippers

    ​Three months ago, the precocious Mary Sarah became the first under 16 Artist of the Week in the history of the world. She sat alone in the teen division of our stables. Today, she gets a labelmate. Kaitlyn Knippers is another talented singer/song writer/multi instrumentalist/world beater wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Top Ten Celebrities This Decade Who Crashed and Burned with Video Evidence

    And a partridge in a pear tree...​Last week, we gave you our list of celebrities who manage to save their careers after difficult times. This week, we go a different direction. If we have learned anything from TMZ, it's that people love celebrity scandals and the more salacious it is, the more ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 30, 2010

    It's the Final Countdown

    2011 is almost here — how will you ring it in?

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    December 23, 2010

    It's The Final Countdown

    2011 is almost here — how will you ring it in?

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    October 13, 2010

    Stevens & Pruett Vs. The FCC: Beer Cans And Hershey Kisses

    Rocks Off is in the process of collecting stories about legendary Rock 101 KLOL morning team Stevens & Pruett as a tribute to Mark Stevens, who passed away Tuesday morning from complications of Alzheimer's disease at age 76. We're especially interested in hearing from the duo's colleagues at KLOL, ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    Nick Cannon

    Really? He's a mogul?

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    August 12, 2010

    Recipe: Simple Fried Chicken

    Tam Vo​Like everyone reading this blog, I don't have enough time in the day. Between my day job, my nearly four-month-old daughter and America's Got Talent, I hardly have time for the But that doesn't mean we all can't enjoy some yummy home-cooked goodness. Often, food is like ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Confessions Of A Sheet Music Salesman​Readers may be surprised to learn this, but searching for YouTube videos to mock and talking about Goth bands does not exactly pay for the finer things in life. So six days a week, Rocks Off - or at least the Rocks Off writer with only one "f" in his name - sells sheet music to th ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    Annise Parker To Tighten Up & Treat Her Right At Inaugural

    ​Mayor-elect Annise Parker's swearing-in ceremony Monday over the weekend will be private, but after that on Monday it's an eclectic mix of events and personalities for the public to share in.It includes a Discovery Green concert featuring two Houston performers who had hits a long while ago: Arch ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    Maybe Miley Would Be Better Off Dead Like Selena, Kurt and These Others...

    In case you missed it - and if you value your immortal soul, we're sure you did - Hannah Montana star/future tell-all memoir author Miley Cyrus unveiled a newer, more "mature" look last weekend at the only venue appropriate for such things: the Teen Choice Awards. Nothing says "successful transitio ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Hit Hermann

    In time for summer, the park's had a facelift.

  • Music

    September 11, 2008