In the late '70s and early '80s, England was something of a musical petri dish as scores of bands blended genres of music and, in the process, sometimes created whole new ones. It was also the heyday of bands like Madness, The Specials and The Selecter who blended a punk energy with ska and reggae s ... More >>
Crusted over with dense sleep, your eyes creak open like an old gatepost. Your first breath lacks the sweet new kiss of life that a newborn inhales, replaced by a cloud of bar smell and metabolized-alcohol breath. After a few feeble attempts, your tongue comes unstuck to bask in an oral arid waste ... More >>
The week after Thanksgiving is often riddled with cooks across America scratching their heads at what to do with all the leftover turkey. Not to worry. Here at Eating Our Words, we offer not one, not two, but three things to do with that leftover turkey, not to mention its bones. From sandwiches ... More >>
Photo by Brittanie SheyOccupy Houston holds an impromptu assembly.Hair Balls now has something in common with the local Fox and CBS affiliates. We're all suckers.
On Tuesday afternoon, in light of the recent shutdown of Occupy Oakland, Hair Balls did some recon by contacting one of our sourc ... More >>
Phots by HPDNathaniel Cook: One of four arrested.An alert area resident and diligent Central Patrol officers have taken in a quartet of Heights miscreants they say broke into four area homes on Tuesday.
Police say Nathaniel Dean Cook, Octavius Demone Harris, Eli Marquis Ortiz and Everardo Se ... More >>
It's St. Patrick's Day, and as many of you have discovered, it is the only day out of the year when our normally free and enlightened society requires you to wear a certain color lest sudden and shocking violence be inflicted upon you. Every year on March 17, pinch-related emergency room visi ... More >>
John Cage is playing a cactus. Your argument is irrelevant.
Last year at Free Press Summer Fest, we saw Stars haul out this little thingy that was basically a tiny keyboard with a mouthpiece you could blow into. It was the first time we'd ever seen a melodica played live. Since then, Rocks O ... More >>
Whether you want to provide a memorable evening for your friends and family or try to impress a New Year's date, nothing classes up a joint like well-spoken, thoughtful toast. Especially if you came up with that toast yourself.
Of course, not all of us have the talent and skill of Robert Bur ... More >>
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It didn't strike us u ... More >>