• Music

    December 6, 2012

    Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 5 local music venues.

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Elvis Presley's Graceland: A Peek Inside With My Crappy Cell Phone Camera

    A few weeks back I went on a Mid-South trip through Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and sadly, Arkansas. Along the way I followed the Mississippi Blues Trail as much as I could, before hitting Memphis and Sun Studios and Graceland, and moving on to Nashville for a whole new set of museums and att ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    RIP Ken Russell: The Best WTF Moments In Tommy

    This week the film and music world lost Ken Russell, the director of the film adaptation of The Who's Tommy, Altered States, Women In Love, and The Music Lovers. He also did some weird, soft-core stuff you would see on late-night cable. Our first taste of Russell was Tommy , which warped our littl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Photobombs Through the Ages

    The pinnacle of modern-day photobombing​Photobombing might have reached its peak at the Golden Globes when Michael Douglas PB'd his way into a picture with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angelina Jolie. The phenomenon has become popular on the internet, of course, and as with everything el ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Top 10 Double Albums That Should Have Stayed Single

    ​Not all double albums should have been double albums, just as some albums had to be double albums in order for their point to be made. Each case is different with each band or artist. The Who's Tommy and Quadrophenia had to be double albums to tell their stories of teenage wastelands and po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Happy 75th Birthday, Elvis, Wherever You Are

    Remember that scene from Pulp Fiction where Mia Wallace explains to Vince Vega that there are two kinds of people in this world - Elvis people and Beatles people? Well, Rocks Off is an Elvis person. We're not a fanatic or anything, but we have been to Graceland, have a huge hole in our heart for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    "Moon FTW IRL!" -- Apollo 11, As If They Had Twitter Then

    You know what sucked about the moon landing? They didn't Twitter it.If it's not on Twitter, we're not sure we can trust that it happened. Even if the headlines say otherwise.Now, however, the problem is solved, thanks to the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.They've put together an impressive "reliv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    For This Year's Graduates: Five Memorable Ceremonies

    Class of 2009, as you go out into the real world, you'll be welcomed by a sputtering economy, rising consumer debt, and increased threats from abroad. It's just like the 1970s, except you'll have the added fun of spending the next 30 years paying off your student loans. Congratulations! Here are so ... More >>

  • Music

    December 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Sam Houston's Not The First Politician To Be In A Cheesy Ad

    If you needed any more evidence that Comcast was an agent of evil on par with Al Qaeda or whomever makes those peanut-butter-filled pretzels, look no further than the cable company's inescapable local commercials featuring Sam Houston. The former Texas President/Governor is shown engaging in a varie ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 5, 2006

    The End of Days

    DiverseWorks goes apocalyptic in "Run For Your Lives!"

  • Film

    June 1, 2006

    Vince Charming

    Vaughn ensures an amicable Break-Up

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Xmas Marks the Spot

    A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs

  • Film

    August 2, 2001

    Anger Management

    Hedwig's frustrations lead to self-realization in delightfully silly Inch

  • News

    July 5, 2001


    Off the "X", Beaching Out, The Low Down

  • Film

    December 23, 1999


    Oliver Stone delivers the ultimate guy movie with Any Given Sunday

  • Film

    September 30, 1999

    Senior Fling

    Guinevere gives a new twist to old-young romance

  • Music

    August 21, 1997

    Colonel Tom's Folly

    Twenty years after Elvis's death, a guide to his greatest movie "hits" and misses

  • Music

    November 14, 1996
  • Film

    January 6, 1994

    The Old Couple

    Don't hope for much from Grumpy Old Men. You'll probably get less anyway.