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Asia (Band)

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    2014 International Festival Celebrates Australia...But Hold the Vegemite, Please

    I'm excited about this year's International Festival highlighting Australia for two reasons: One, it gives me an excuse to post the music video for Men At Work's brilliant 1980 song "Land Down Under" (see the next page), and two, I honestly don't know much about Australian food. Being that the fest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Chinatown

    We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town (See the complete list at the end of the post). This week, we're moving to the dining mecca that is Chinatown. With its huge number of incredible and authentic restaurants -- from family favorites like Fun ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 28, 2013

    Here, Eat This

    A beginner's guide to Indian cuisine.

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Witchcraft, Underdogs and Blacksmiths: November 2012 in Openings & Closings

    On my way home a few nights ago, I noticed that a hunch I'd had was true: Bibas Brooklyn Express had closed after only six short months in business on Main Street. I'd noticed the lights off for a few days, and a new spread of brown paper in the windows meant only one thing. B4-U-Eat reports that th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Summer Olympics Weather Will Feel More Like Autumn for Many

    Jolly ol' England with its fish and chips and beefeaters and shrimp on the barbie...wait, OK, not that last one, is hosting the Summer Olympic Games this year as everyone who isn't living in a cave probably knows (they might know as well). They've gone all out over the last ten years' building facil ... More >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2012

    Kaskade's Moment

    On-the-go DJ/producer might be electronica's very own superhero.

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Be Pure and Tell the Truth: Our 5 Favorite Musical Buddhists

    Today His Holiness the Dalai Lama turns 77. Although he didn't officially become the temporal head of Tibet until he was 15, he's made the most of 62 years in the position. He's won a Nobel Peace Prize, advocated for his country and countrymen, and amassed more than 4 million Twitter followers. He' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Tears In Heaven: The 10 Best Songs To Come Out Of Tragedy

    Since the dawn of time, great art has been birthed out of great tragedy, happening numerous times with playwrights, artists, and musicians. In many ways, expressing grief through music serves as a healing agent that gets the artist through tough things such as the loss of a loved one. It also helps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    SXSW: World's Youngest DJ, BabyChino, On Sixth Street

    When I was nine years old, I was taping Nirvana and Soundgarden songs off the radio from a tiny boombox and learning to pee at a urinal without pulling my pants down to my ankles, but DJ BabyChino is gigging around the world. I caught him on Friday night close to midnight on Sixth Street at Status, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    The Best LP Side Ones Ever

    Spurred on by the realization that both David Bowie's commercial breakthrough Let's Dance and Queen's News of the World had solid, sturdy side ones on their vinyl releases, I then began the hunt for other great vinyl slabs with amazing side ones. Of course, the idea is that this could only include ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Riverdance Winds Down Its U.S. Tour With a Stop in Houston

    It was 1996 and Padraic Moyles was sitting in Radio City Music Hall when he got his first glimpse of Riverdance, which was just breaking out to world acclaim. An Irish dancer himself, he decided he had to be part of the mesmerizing, finely coordinated lines of dancers with their straight upper bodie ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2012

    Mall Mixologists

    There's a bar in the Galleria. It is excellent. Is your mind blown?

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change: A Sweet, Rosy-Cheeked Revue

    The setup: This intimate, four-character, Off-Broadway musical revue about relationships (1996) makes you feel better when you leave than when you come in, as its visionary producer James Hammerstein once said. There's magic in that pronouncement, for this pleasant, unexciting, eager-to-please litt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    World AIDS Day: Artists Who Have Contributed to the Cause

    ​Today is World AIDS Day. The theme this year is "Getting to Zero," focusing on zero AIDS related deaths. In hopes of achieving this goal, there has been many a celebrity to endorse AIDS awareness and various charities around the world. Quite a few musicians have used their celebrity status ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano On Halloween & The Pressures Of Bloodletting

    Photos by Amber Boggs​Concrete Blonde emerged from the crucible of 1980s post-punk L.A., fueled by Jim Mankey's signature guitar riffs and the introspective lyrics and distinctive wail of singer/bassist Johnette Napolitano. Their early history is well known, down to the oft-repeated story of h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Nothing's Shocking: Thank You, Iggy Pop

    singinglamb.caA young Iggy Pop has his way with a microphone stand c. 1968​Cyberspace was all abuzz on Monday, thanks to Lady Gaga's "shocking" VMA performance of "You and I" dressed as a young Ralph Macchio, or at least that's what it looked like from here. It was creative and bold, and defin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Ingredient of the Week: Thai Basil

    Photo by John SuhThai basil in our garden​A few weeks ago, we featured Genovese basil, a staple of Italian cuisine, as the Ingredient of the Week. This week, we're highlighting Thai basil, a key ingredient in not just Thai food but many other southeast Asian dishes. What is it? Native to so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Pop Rocks on Sting: "Rock Stars...Is There Anything They Don't Know?"

    You rotten flexible bastard.​ Sting. He's the artist we love to hate: Sting, everyone's favorite somnambulant acoustic pop star, has developed a somewhat checkered experience in Central Asia. In 2009, Gulnara Karimova--herself a fledgling pop singer under the name GooGooSha and daughter of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap: Music Fans Love Their A-Holes

    You rotten flexible bastard.​Sting. He's the artist we love to hate. From The Atlantic: Sting, everyone's favorite somnambulant acoustic pop star, has developed a somewhat checkered experience in Central Asia. In 2009, Gulnara Karimova - herself a fledgling pop singer under the name GooGooSha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    iFest's Second Weekend Brings It All Back Home

    Jason WolterTexas Connection: Joe Ely, Lucinda Williams and Townes Van Zandt (not pictured)​See lots more iFest pictures from Saturday and Sunday (and some food) in our slideshows. Yes, it was hot at iFest this weekend. Houston hot. Sunday afternoon, partway through Lucinda Williams' surprisi ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2011
  • Calendar

    March 31, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Dr. Seuss' Top Five Hip-Hop Disciples

    ​In honor of Dr. Seuss' 106th birthday last week (March 2), Rocks Off's present to you is the most Seussical rappers of all time, MCs who excel at the art of poetic rhyming and whimsical wordplay. Their rhymes constantly remind us that Dr. Seuss could have been a platinum rapper in this lifeti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Lucinda Williams, Spearhead, Kronos Quartet Headed To iFest

    ​The Houston International Festival, better known as iFest, announced its 2011 lineup late Thursday night. Here are some of the highlights: FRIDAY, APRIL 29 World Stage: Kronos Quartet feat. Homayun Sakhi; Houston Youth Symphony String Quartet; Houston Grand Opera SATURDAY, APRIL 30 World ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit This Lunar New Year

    ​Today, February 3, is the first day of the Lunar New Year, celebrated throughout Asia from China to Vietnam (yes, Tết is today too). 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit, which should usher in a much calmer and more fruitful year than we experienced with the Year of the Tiger. The rabbit also me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    UC Radio's Mike Yusi: How To Succeed In Podcasting

    "Traditional radio is as dead as Joey Ramone." ​Last year, Rocks Off's editor - who will be played by upcoming Celebrity Apprentice contestant Gary Busey for the duration of this article - hauled us into his office and said, "Dammit, With One F! This radio on the Internet thing is blowing up ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Atoning for the [Cinematic] Sins of the Father

    A poor *black* kid? They'll never buy it.​That rumbling you heard yesterday was the muted "harrumph"-ing of thousands of American film journalists after news of the Will Smith/Jay-Z Annie reboot was confirmed: Overbrook Entertainment has formally announced a partnership with Jay-Z for future ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

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

    Who needs Classmates.com 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 Match.com and spend hours reading music, politi ... More >>

  • News

    December 30, 2010

    No-Good Goods

    Readers on American Grocers

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Fiskadoro's Christmas Of The Damned

    ​Peace on Earth and good will towards men? We'll have none of that happy hippie horseshit here, thank you very much. Listening to Fiskadoro is like the cuddle session after a brutal orgy, and we do love every damn minute of music they infect our iPod with. Their latest release is a Christmas E ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    FAIL: Morrissey, Scott Weiland, Whitesnake, Conspiracy Theorists

    ​Morrissey Loves Animals So Much It Makes Him Racist: Morrissey has been one of the biggest ambiguously snarky pussies in all of rock music for some years now, popular among 15-year-old bisexuals of all races and creeds. Sometimes, however, the former Smiths frontman likes to make a straightf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Pickaninnies & White Trash: A Hilariously Un-PC Old Textbook From England

    From the book: "'How' is the Indian's way of saying 'How do you do?'"​You never know what you'll find in a Houston antique shop. For instance, there's The Wonder Book of Children of All Nations. It appears to be intended for schoolchildren, published in Great Britain in, say, 1920 or so, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    A Brief Guide To Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow Fest

    www.myspace.com/jodyseabodyandthewhirlsHouston psych-rockers and Overflow artist Jody Seabody & the Whirls​Thursday marks the beginning of Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow Fest, two weeks of performers stopping by the East End art space/music venue/sock-monkey emporium on their way to and ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 4, 2010

    Bitten by La Bayadere

    Houston Ballet debuts a rarely seen Russian classic.

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Hazy Shade Of Winter: Are The Vancouver Olympians Listening To These Songs?

    Rocks Off has Olympics on the brain. After hearing the theme from Chariots of Fire at the Houston Symphony and watching the bizarro Opening Ceremonies featuring Nelly Furtado, Bryan Adams and Sarah McLachlan, all we want to do when we get home from a long hard day is watch men in Vera Wang one-piec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Happy New Year!

    Photos by Groovehouse / Click here for a slideshow​What's that? New Year's has already passed? Not if you're from China, Japan, Vietnam or a number of other countries that celebrate the new year based on the lunar calendar. And to celebrate the passing of the old year, the Chinese Community Ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: How I Inspired the Song "Texas Ganja Man"

    According to some songwriters, given the right circumstances, songs just pop out. Ironically, Baltimore, Maryland honky-tonker Arty Hill (right) recently wrote a song inspired by a line in a comment LOM dropped onto Craig Hlavaty's blog about the relative merits of Bob Marley. I commented that "I li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    The Sister Cities Of Houston: A Critical Appraisal, Part Two

    With the recent addition of Karachi, Pakistan, Houston now is a sister to 18 other cities around the world. Hair Balls is on the case - we studied all of them so you wouldn't have to. See the first half here.Sister: Luanda, AngolaHow we are sisterly: Houston's only African sister is yet another seap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    Representative Al Green Fights His Own Vietnam War

    Bold stands are the order of the day, and U.S. Rep. Al Green is right on the front line. Fighting the Vietnam War. Green has issued a press release bringing notice to the fact that he's against the Vietnamese government opening a consulate here in Houston. "The Vietnamese government has come under ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 4, 2007

    Blue

    Nona Hendryx’s music makes this production a must-see

  • Calendar

    September 20, 2007

    Four Corners Music from Asia, Europe, North and South America

    Mukuru raises awareness by bringing the ends of the earth to Houston

  • Calendar

    August 30, 2007

    Poornam

    Anjali Center for Performing Arts presents traditional Indian dance

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2007

    Brit-Indi is the New Tex-Mex

    British Indian food is like Texas Mexican food -- a cuisine unto itself. British-Indian TV chef Manju Malhi coined the term “Brit-Indi” (an awkward nod to Tex-Mex) to describe this style of Indian cooking for the British kitchen. With her “10 Minute Curries” and utterly relaxed approach to I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2006

    Six Degrees of Separation

    Way to go, NAFTA U.S. Border Watch has organized a rally this Saturday in response to Labor Day marches by pro-immigrant groups, and you can expect plenty of hooting and hollering about all the bad stuff those damn Mexicans are bringing into this here country. We don't necessarily want to throw ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 18, 2006

    He's "Somebody…!"

    You should get to know Russell Peters

  • Dining

    May 30, 2002

    Okra Worship

    Pearl's serves up real food for the soul; Fusion Café brings a little soul to Rice Village

  • Calendar

    April 4, 1996
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