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  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Houston Dancer Hopes Theft Won't Dash His Documentary Dreams

    All Jose Figueroa ever wanted to do was dance. This year, he also decided to make a documentary about it. The 49-year-old native Houstonian, who during the day teaches life skills to special-needs students at Channelview High School, has become a fixture in the smaller corners of the local music sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    The 10 Best Electronic Acts at Free Press Summer Fest

    Above & Beyond Listen, I get it: most FPSF-loving folks are going to go see Jack White. I understand: real rock, future legend, "Seven Nation Army," etc. etc. And I imagine that nothing I tell you will convince you otherwise. All I'm saying is that I can't think of many things better than being outs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Childish Gambino at House of Blues, 3/8/2014

    Childish Gambino House of Blues March 8, 2014 We used to adore cops and cowboys; now we love scientists and engineers. We used to want to be John Wayne, but now we'd prefer to be Mark Zuckerberg. It was only so long before our computerized generation of tech-savvy youngsters would start to look up ... More >>

  • Film

    August 15, 2013

    Jobs Report

    Ashton Kutcher almost reveals the man beyond the devices.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    The Five Worst Trends In Pop Music Right Now

    If you listen to popular music with even a halfway critical ear, which the men and women of Rocks Off at least try to do (though yes, we know some readers may disagree), this is a very tough time. Both the old-fashioned radio airwaves and newfangled streaming gadgetry are awash in songs that are man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Music's Biggest Douchebags: 2012 Edition

    The music world is bound to have a lot of douchebags. It's just an inevitability, considering that it's essentially a profession for man-children. Peter Pan syndrome? No problem in the music business. That's why you see so many rock stars going through growing pains sometime in their mid-forties. Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    T.I. Unveils Trouble Man at Houston's Wire Road Studios

    T.I. is no Marvin Gaye. Or is he? Both men were blessed with supreme talent as musicians and songwriters. Both men exhibit an overflowing charisma and a flair for the dramatic. Both men chose acting as a supplementary alternative expression of their talents. Both men were also cursed with an unfor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Top 5 Musician Twitter Quitters

    ​Most of us would be happy to have 1,000 Twitter followers. A million is pretty much unattainable, even for some big enchiladas. Yet we see celebs erasing their Twitter pages as if it isn't the best thing since some 5'3" guy in Iowa took a knife to a loaf of bread. What's driving the Twitter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    10 Music Stories We Wish We'd Ignored This Year

    ​We in the alternative media - not necessarily the Houston Press and/or Rocks Off, not all the time - enjoy calling out our mainstream brethren. Whether it's ten books that didn't make The New York Times' "Best of 2010" list, or "10 Stories Our Print Version Accidentally Overlooked," us "under ... More >>

  • Film

    October 28, 2010

    The Girl Whose Story We Cannot Follow

    Back for one final, convoluted installment with Stieg Larsson's lady in black.

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2010

    Ivernal Stubbs: Mississippi-Bred Criminal's Schemes Get Classier In Houston

    Ivernal Stubbs: Are you sure MacBook is spelled with an "N"?​You could call Ivernal Cawone Stubbs and his occasional cohorts stupid criminals and be done with it, but there's something about their schemes we find oddly affecting -- in the same way we once sort of rooted for Wile E. Coyote.Right no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    "iPad"? Really, Steve? Here We Go Again

    Photo by Alexia TsotsisClick here for a slideshow of iPad photos​Steve, Steve, Steve, Sigh. Stevie - darling, sugar, baby! We hate to say it, but we've had this conversation with you before. Remember your pussy fetish and the resulting "Snow Leopard" fiasco? Cluck, cluck, cluck. So do we. ... More >>

  • News

    December 31, 2009

    Critiquing the Critics

    Readers disagree with our statement that the AP's rock critics are assholes.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Bronzing the Garbage: Good Reviews of This Decade's Worst Albums

    ​You've no doubt surmised this from previous articles, but poking around Metacritic is one of Rocks Off's favorite ways to kill time. Recently, we had a look at their list of all-time lowest scores, and were surprised. We like to call music critics assholes, but we use the term "asshole" in a pret ... More >>

  • Music

    November 12, 2009

    Unmasked and Anonymous

    Houston's Without a Face wins over crowds with songs about MySpace, lactose intolerance and stalking local TV anchors.

  • Film

    May 28, 2009

    Heaven Can Wait

    Hell is much more fun. Sam Raimi is back with Drag Me to Hell.

  • Music

    January 22, 2009

    Community Bar

    A new Midtown bar caters to — gasp! — mature adults

  • Music

    October 30, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    HPMA Aftermath: L.L. Cooper, Miss Leslie, Scattered Pages, Free Radicals and Hearts of Animals

    L.L. Cooper's Larry Cooper/photos by Nicholas L. Hall Larry Cooper didn’t seem too put out at being shoved off to the far reaches of downtown, nor at the fairly sparse crowd in attendance at his showcase at The Real Sammie's. As he opened his semi-eponymous band L.L. Cooper's set with rock-infle ... More >>

  • Music

    April 17, 2008

    Last Concert Café

    Hippie wolves haunt and howl at the former whorehouse

  • Film

    February 15, 2007

    Yuppie Scum Meets Ravishing Refugee

    Jude Law gets his urban renewal on in Minghella's dramatic dud

  • Dining

    September 7, 2006

    Alien Secretion

    The Proletariat

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