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  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Dear Santa Claus, Please Send Me a Kegerator and a New Knife Set: Denizens of Houston's Culinary World Share Their Wish Lists

    It's that time of year! Children are writing Christmas wish lists and mailing them off to Santa at the North Pole, hoping that he'll deliver what they ask for come Christmas morning. Some of that magic goes away as you get older, but there's no reason we can't keep making wish lists for the holidays ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    What Would 90210's The Peach Pit Be Like If It Were Open Today?

    Last week, as I sat in my candle-lit bubble bath sipping champagne, I got to thinking about the Beverly Hills, 90210. And then, the gang's hangout -- The Peach Pit. Why, what do you do on a Sunday morning? Anyway, the champs got me thinking; What would The Peach Pit be like if it were open today? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    The Houston Texans 2012 All Character(s) Team

    Having a good team requires a mix of straight arrows -- guys like Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson, who appear nearly asleep when they aren't slicing and dicing opponents like cold cuts -- and goofballs who keep things light in what can often be a very intense work environment. Throughout the years, Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    The Best (Fake) SXSW 2012 Rumors So Far

    It happens every year: an errant rumor turns Austin and SXSW upside down for a few hours or even days, leading to mass hysteria, mild apathy, and sometimes sadness. At my first SXSW in 2001, I got a "hot tip" that the Beastie Boys were going to join Mix Master Mike at La Zona Rosa for a secret show, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    He Said, She Said: WTF Is With Fashion These Days?

    Just as it is said that writing about music is like dancing about architecture, the same can be said for writing about fashion, though we know a few fashion magazines, blogs and crazed fashionistas that would violently differ. Even still at the end of the day, it's just fabric or animal skin coverin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Save Yourself: The 10 Worst Online Retailers

    Ads like this are the only reason to visit you like that sort of thing​It's frustrating enough to shop for friends and family members during the holidays. Do I get my 80-year-old aunt a gift card to Kroger or H-E-B? Decisions, decisions. Unfortunately, some online mer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Looking Glass: Rock Music's Five Most Famous Four Eyes (Other Than Buddy Holly)

    Holly had no idea what he was starting.​The Wall Street Journal wrote an interesting article about Buddy Holly's optometrist. That's not something most people would think about when it comes to music, but fashion has been significantly influenced over the years by music. In much the same way C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Houston School Bus Ads: The Possibilities

    The Houston school district cleverly rolled out its decision to place ads on school buses by having the first ad be from the College Board touting the value of a higher education. "Our students need to see what the research shows about the difference a college degree will make in their lives," HISD ... More >>

  • Film

    March 3, 2011

    Porn-ing in America

    A Reagan-era bacchanalia succumbs to soggy nostalgia.

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Ten Social Networking Wearables

    Add one of these babies to your Valentine's Day wish list.​Tweet rings. They are real. When we first saw this idea for a ring with a Tweet engraved on it, we thought there's no way it could be true. It was. It is. We're still flummoxed. But it doesn't stop there. There are also Tweet necklaces ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Before Networking Was Social: Ten Early Social Websites That Are Dead or Dying

    Who needs when we have Facebook?​Social networking today is a foregone conclusion. Many of us wake up and check Twitter on our smart phones or pull up Facebook on our laptops. We surf YouTube videos in our spare time, find dates on and spend hours reading music, politi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    ACL: What Could Possibly Be Worse Than Last Year's Mudbath?

    Mark C. AustinCan't WAIT to go back!​In exactly one week, Rocks Off will be broadcasting live from the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin's Zilker Park. This will be our fourth spin around the grounds since 2007, and every year we swear we won't fall in love with a bartender in the me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    The Week in TV: Ellen Degeneres Realizes American Idol Sucks

    Rob Lowe will soon join the cast of Parks and Recreation.​The dog days are upon us, the networks are planning for fall, and there's always money in the banana stand. This was the week in TV Land: • The Television Critics Association summer press tour has been going on for the past few days ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Lady Gaga Style Tips From Two Houston Experts

    ​This coming weekend, Houston will be engulfed by the Lady Gaga phenomenon. Taking equal parts Madonna, Marilyn Manson, Klaus Nomi and a dash of new-school decadence, the New York-bred star has set a whole new course for pop music and even pop culture in general. Among other things, Gaga is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Possible Sponsors For 6 Summer Tours

    ​Sunday night, resurgent '90s nu-metaleers Korn stop by Verizon Wireless Theater as headliners of the annual Jagermeister Music Tour. Wonder if they've still got the gorilla suit. It seems like more and more artists are following the model of bands like U2, whose recently scratched 360 Tour was "p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: A Spry Wanda Jackson And Our Friends Mariachi El Bronx

    Photos by Craig HlavatyWanda Jackson​ As the first night of SXSW 2010 got underway a pall came over the crowd, at least from those who had been glued to their smart phones by the news of the passing of Big Star lead singer Alex Chilton in New Orleans. The influential power-pop band was due to clos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Spermy Night In Georgia: Sexed-Up Songs To Set The Mood For Blowfly

    Let's get one thing perfectly clear: Blowfly is the original dirty rapper. Before anyone in 2 Live Crew was old enough to set foot into a peepshow stall or buy a pack of cigarettes, Clarence "Blowfly" Reid was spewing forth raucous raps like "Spermy Night In Georgia" and "What a Difference a Lay Mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    While You Weren't Tweeting: Mondays Still Suck

    ​It's raining, it's pouring, it's really Monday morning. Wait, did you blink? Then you certainly missed the brief appearance of the sun, radiating invisible rainbows over our fair city. Is that a pleasant breeze whipping your tailfeathers 'round? Well, it's about to turn arctic; give it a secon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Take Har Mar Superstar Seriously or Not? Your Call.

    This guy has nothing on Har Mar Superstar. The R&B singer and Ron Jeremy lookalike has worked the pink-manties look for the better part of this decade. He is, after all, a self-styled lover. Fresh off his cameo as a rival roller derby coach in Whip It (and his excellent cover of "Never My Love" ... More >>

  • News

    June 11, 2009

    One-Woman Wrecking Crew

    Readers weigh in on the principal at T.H. Rogers

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Free Press Houston Announces "Summer Fest" Line-Up

    The chill dudes across town at Free Press Houston dropped an awesome bomb this afternoon, announcing their two-day "Summer Fest" shindig, set to go down August 8 and 9 at Eleanor Tinsley Park. Tickets are at $7 for each day, with the line-up spread out over those two days. The headliners that Edit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Miss Pop Rocks: American Apparel -- The Units Of Our Day

    Photo by kaddistrophicCould a young, twentysomething hipster please explain to this 32-year-old crotchety senior citizen what exactly is American Apparel's appeal, puhlease?My problems with the chain of clothing stores are many.First of all, Dov Charney, American Apparel's CEO, is a known perv ... More >>

  • Music

    April 30, 2009

    Fresh Fruit

    Mango's attempts to resurrect Westheimer's bohemian past.

  • Culture

    April 30, 2009

    ¡Ask a Mexican!

    Make a mariachi's day this Cinco de Mayo.

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Tonight: Trapt at Scout Bar

    What's amazing about bands like Bay Area quartet Trapt is how many of them are lurking out there in the musical ether. Each major city has to have about a dozen or so of them, with varying names playing the same clubs, composed of guys who all look the same and seemingly all took classes together at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2009

    SXSW Journal: The Tontons, Day 2

    Justin and I started off the day early trying to do more then the previous day. Driving around town is much more difficult then anticipated, even though we were here last year. We spent a lot of time trying to find parking and searching for boots. Not the most exciting start, but well worth the find ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    SXSW: American Apparel Factory Flea Market

    This afternoon off Fourth and San Jacinto, venerable hipster outfitter American Apparel hosted an outdoor flea market. All manner of humanity came out to rummage through the inventory, most of which were factory seconds, with ripped and stained items scattered throughout. There were a few gems, incl ... More >>

  • Music

    March 12, 2009
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    December 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Tonight: Gentleman Auction House at Rudyard's

    Lauren Winchester Within about 20 seconds of "A Banner Year," the opener of Gentleman Auction House's new Christmas In Love EP, the St. Louis indie-pop hydra has managed to recall Belle & Sebastian, Arcade Fire and another dozen or so boy-girl bands that are equally earnest and invigorating. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Tonight: The Twelves at Boondocks

    It's safe to say that were it not for acts like Justice and MSTRKRFT, the current dance resurgence would have never would have left the underground. In the past few years, more and more bored indie kids have been shaking way more ass than the generation that preceded them. This scene borrows hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    Saturday Night: Radiohead in the Woodlands

    Check out our slideshow of Radiohead in the Woodlands... Radiohead May 17, 2008 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Better Than: Mindlessly spending the economic stimulus check Dubya so graciously decided to give back to us. Download: The original soundtrack for last years Daniel Day-Lewis jugger ... More >>

  • Music

    February 14, 2008
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    February 5, 2008

    Drenched in Blog II: Arcade Fire Super Bowl Update

    Turns out Arcade Fire didn't sign off on the use of "No Cars Go" after all. The band did not clear Fox Sports to use the song for its Super Bowl promos. The folks at Pitchfork must have breathed a sigh of relief after they sweated all morning through their American Apparel hoodies. The band is even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    This Just In: H-Town Remains Soul City

    Surely it was no coincidence. A packed house at Walter’s Friday night – and I mean packed, as in the maximum occupancy certificate of 135 was more of a guideline than a rule, though there was still (barely) enough room to get to the bar and merch booth - was still buzzing about the vivacious gyp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Tranny Time with Devendra Banhart

    If you guys are anything like me, you enjoy dudes dressing up as bearded-lady she-males from an eastern European circus sideshow. If you don’t, stop reading. Prude.

  • Film

    July 26, 2007

    Christian Bale

    What won't the best actor of his generation do for a role? Not much.

  • Music

    March 8, 2007


    DragonForce perform Monday, March 12, at the Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas Avenue, 713-230-1666. Chimaira, He is Legend and Killswitch Engage also perform.

  • Music

    February 8, 2007

    The M Word

    Musical terms that should be illegal

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    The Edge of the Spotlight

    Trouble for "Texas Troubadour" Chris Knudson

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    August 10, 2006