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Arrested Development

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Acts We'd Love to See Play Free Press Summer Fest 2015

    Before that carton of leftover FSPF 2014 milk in the fridge starts to smell a little ripe, we had to ask...who should the festival bring in next year? BECK This one's pretty self-explanatory. He fits the general aesthetic of the festival, and would be the perfect-sized headliner. That, and his un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2014

    DJ Tony Touch Puts The Flat In the Groove

    "It goes uh, ah! Off the snare drum. Tony Toca, long time no hear from..." It was around the year 2000 when I was first introduced to the confident, nasal delivery of Nuyorican rapper/producer/DJ Tony Touch. Every month, I would go to the Houston Pubic Library downtown to check out about ten CDs at ... More >>

  • Film

    April 3, 2014

    Marvel Goes Conspiracy Thriller in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    This time, it’s Captain Asskick goes to Washington.

  • Film

    March 27, 2014

    The Monument Man

    This time, it’s Captain Asskick goes to Washington.

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    The Reality Bites Soundtrack at 20: The Good, The Bad and the Totally '90s

    This week marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Reality Bites, Houston's cinematic "'90s moment" starring Ethan Hawke's grunge locks and Winona Ryder's doily dress. It's a flawed film, and rather unsatisfying at times, but it's hardly without its charms -- quite like Houston itself, one might ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    10 More '90s Rap Oddities Worthy of the Texans' Halftime Show

    Well, it's been three days now, and it hasn't all been revealed as just another elaborate Jimmy Kimmel Live! prank. It's true, then: apparently Vanilla Ice -- white rapper, DIY renovator and Ninja Turtle ally -- will be performing at halftime Sunday at the Texans' game against Tennessee at Reliant S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Royal Baby Food For Your Royal Baby

    While we anxiously await the birth of the British royal baby (I almost feel like Royal Baby should be capitalized 'cause it's that big of a deal), I wanted to take a second to let all of the other new babies out there know that we're thinking about you too. People seem abnormally concerned with issu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Rocks Off's Picks For This Weekend's Fun Fun Fun Fest

    First off, the entire Rocks Off team agrees unanimously that we are all excited to see Run-D.M.C. at this year's edition of Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, even though writer /photographer Marco Torres has already seen them this year at Jay-Z's Made In America Music Festival. REWIND: Fun Fun Fun Fest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Reader's Poll: The Best 40 Albums of 1992

    As we close out our 1992 week here on Rocks Off -- part nostalgia trip, part making you all feel old -- we look at the best albums of that year. The rock-music world was still on a Nirvana high, and the fruits of Cali hip-hop were ripening, with widely praised and consumed albums from Dr. Dre and Ic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    The Best Downton Abbey-Themed Tumblrs

    If you like him/her you should put a ring on it, and if you like a celebrity/TV show you should make a Tumblr about it. Officially four episodes into the second season of Downton Abbey, we Yankees have become passionately dedicated to this upstairs-downstairs highbrow soap about early twentieth-cent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Tori, Tool, TLC And The Other Musical Debuts Of 1992

    1992 was a pretty heady year for music in general, with the masses gobbling up all the gangsta rap, grunge, and pop-country they could. That year would see the release of not only R.E.M.'s Automatic For The People, Peter Gabriel's Us, Pantera's Vulgar Display Of Power, but also what is arguably The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    The 10 Best Food-Centric TV Episodes on Netflix, For Your Post-Thanksgiving Food Coma

    Before I had cable, I invested in Netflix's streaming video service. It continues to be the best $7 I spend each month, despite the service's recent, public misadventures. And anyway, Netflix is where the new episodes of Arrested Development will eventually air, and that news more or less made up fo ... More >>

  • Music

    October 20, 2011

    Cheerleader

    St. Vincent's Annie Clark went "off the grid" to craft new album Strange Mercy.

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Bye Bye, Chicago Code -- Fox's Greatest Crimes Against TV

    Fox you, "Code" fans.​The fall network TV schedules aren't set to be released until next week, but the bad news has already leaked for fans of Fox's The Chicago Code, which was not renewed for a second season in spite of a mostly positive critical reception: Answering questions from disappoin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Top 10 Dancing Mascots In Rock & Hip-Hop

    blastfurnacetv.wordpress.com​Today, Mark "Bez" Berry from the Happy Mondays turns 46, which is a feat unto itself, considering the amount of drugs that his band did in their heyday. Bez was the band's dancer until their breakup in 1993, when he joined Black Grape with Shaun Ryder. Today he is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Saturday: KTRU Outdoor Show At Rice University

    Photos by Travis HensleyMister Heavenly's Michael Cera, delaying the Arrested Development movie​KTRU Outdoor Show Rice University April 9, 2011 Aftermath had something of a busy Saturday and subsequently missed quite a few good bands at the 20th Annual KTRU Outdoor Show. The rest of Houston, ... More >>

  • Film

    March 17, 2011

    Planet of the Aping

    Too much sci-fi, not enough SNL in Paul.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Pop Rocks: No One to Blame for Rebecca Black but Ourselves

    Rebecca Black WANTS YOU to keep Twittering about her.​The Internet is a strange place. Its most dominant and pervasive bandwidth hogs are spam and porn, both completely voluntary (people actually open those Nigerian money request e-mails or they wouldn't still be sending them). It drives news ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    What Is The Best TV Show Of All Time? Martin? Really?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Fat Tony, Montana, Kyle Hubbard, Thurogoo ... 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 27, 2010

    Michael Cera: We Don't Get Him. Help Us Learn Why We Should, And Win Preview Passes To Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

    Michael Cera: What are we missing here?​Maybe it's just a low tolerance for indie-movie tweeness, but we have to admit the charms of Michael Cera largely escape us.Now we freely admit we haven't seen Year One, so there's a chance that our admiration for his subtle comedic skills might yet be awake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    The Week In TV: Lost and Found

    ​I'm tired, hungry, and probably just experiencing all this in a pleasant purgatory of my own making. This was the week in TV Land: • So, Lost ended. I'd be lying if I said I was completely pleased with the way it went down. I wasn't expecting bursts of exposition to answer every little de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    NBC's Thursday Night: 93 Meetings In One Day

    He does bear a striking resemblance to Jane Krakowski.​Last night's comedy block on NBC was the best two hours of my week as far as TV's concerned. Sure, there weren't that many surprises as far as quality goes: Community and Parks and Recreation led the block and were the best of the night, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    The Week In TV: Time Runs Out for 24

    Cancellation: The light at the end of our tunnel.​I miss Spring Break, I'm awash in cancellations, and I don't get your reference to the Cookie Crisp Wizard. This was the week in TV Land: • As I wrote last week in my post about The Office, it's possible for a show to overstay its welcome a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    The Week In TV: Sharktopus!

    The return of Rousseau Claire!​I'm not sure what the medal count is, I'm definitely ready for spring, and I look good in an elegant ladies' pantsuit. This was the week in TV Land: • In 2006, I watched the final four episodes of Arrested Development as they aired on Fox opposite the opening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Ask A Rapper: 2 Man Army's Praphecy Talks Nelly, Tribe, Arrested Development and Journey

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducingliston@ ... More >>

  • Film

    January 7, 2010

    Revolting Youth

    Cult novel must continue its search for a worthy film adaptation.

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    This Week In TV: Idol's Coming, Whether You're Ready or Not

    My car's in the shop, I can't figure what season it is, and I don't know what to do about the Indians in the lobby. This was Thanksgiving week in TV Land: • Glee is going bye-bye for a while. The last episode of the year will air on December 9, completing the original 13-episode order, and the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Come On, Avatar: Do Your Aliens Really Have To Be Blue? It's Been Done

    It's hard to escape the ad campaign for James Cameron's Avatar, much as you'd like to. We've seen the trailer in a theater -- even in a 3-D theater -- and we are...whelmed. Certainly not overwhelmed; not yet ready to declare ourselves completely underwhelmed. We're sure it comes off better as a ful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    This Week In TV: Miracle Cures From Alien Civilizations

    The Yankees won, Doug Hoffman lost, and I'm thinking of joining a neighborhood dad garage band. This was the week in TV Land: • 30 Rock continues to be the quickest comedy on the air and the spiritual descendant of Arrested Development. This week's episode was stuffed with more meta-jokes than ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    The Week In TV: The World Series Ruins Everything

    Parks and Recreation, yet another reason to love NBC​The weather is cool, Halloween is in the air, and I just redesigned the Pontiac Aztec. This is the week in TV Land: • For being a weak network overall and the home to some truly awful medical dramas, NBC can bring the funny. This week it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    TV Land: 30 Rock Is Back! And Some Other Stuff Happened Too

    It was a long week in TV Land, so let's get some Cheesy Blasters and do it to it: • 30 Rock is back! 30 Rock is back! I know that some of you -- most of you? -- probably thought that Texas' victory was the best thing on TV this week, but that's because you're young and don't know much yet. Trus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    The Week In TV: Seriously. You Need to Watch Community

    I know you think the only event of note last week in TV Land was the sad departure of Tom DeLay from Dancing With the Stars. But Dazzle Me Dreamy's punk out was only the beginning. NBC canceled Southland, which is officially the first victim of uber-hack Jay Leno's primetime talk show. Granted, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    The Week in TV: "I'll Have...A Birthday Cake!"

    ​It was a pretty fun week in TV Land: Most of the fall programs are beginning to settle in, the CW continued its inexplicable existence, and David Letterman hit it with some employees. Insert your Worldwide Pants jokes here, and let's get to it! • I won't go into much here about FlashForwa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Halloween Countdown Part 1: The Seven Most Cliched Costumes

    Halloween is coming, and that means many, many costuming mistakes will be made by normally sane adults. To help stop this scourge, each Thursday we will be offering tips and analysis of what to avoid, or possibly what to do. It seems that every year Halloween becomes less and less about scaring othe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    The Reckless Robber Goes For The Bald Look

    Now the Reckless Robber is just toying with us.He pulled off his sixth bank robbery Wednesday, but -- much more importantly -- he abandoned the silver-hair trademark that had sent the FBI's PR department into paroxysms of outrage.The dude is now bald. In the latest security-camera video, he looks li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2008

    Cougar on the Prowl for Michael Cera

    As a proper lady (tee hee), Miss Pop Rocks isn’t one for admitting her age. Let’s just say that when the movie Flashdance came out, I thought I was the shit because I was the only girl at my grade school with a Flashdance sweatshirt. (It came pre-ripped!) So anyway, it’s safe to say that ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    DJ Mike Relm and the Blue Man Group

    DJ Mike Relm puts the "go" in indigo

  • Home Entertainment

    November 9, 2006
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    August 31, 2006
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    August 24, 2006
  • Film

    March 16, 2006

    Nuts to You

    She's the Man fills the bill for teenage drag-king fans

  • Home Entertainment

    October 13, 2005
  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    Victor Wooten

    Wooten opens for the Dave Matthews Band Monday, September 5, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2025 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 281-363-3300. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are also on the bill.

  • Calendar

    June 2, 2005
  • Music

    May 5, 2005

    Mouth of the Dirty South

    The Geto Boys showed the nation hip-hop with real staying power

  • Music

    May 16, 2002

    Nappy Roots

    Watermelon, Chicken and Gritz (Atlantic)

  • Music

    June 11, 1998
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    May 4, 1995
  • Music

    February 9, 1995

    Flyin' Alone

    After a bout of Arrested Development, Dionne Farris' moment has arrived

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