Those aren't pillows...A Very Special Episode of the oft-vilified television variety show Glee airs tonight. Titled "The First Time," it promises to be quite the, uh, humdinger:
Television watchdog groups have not been kind to Glee in the past, often taking aim at the show and its stars.
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On Sunday night at a sleepy Super Happy Fun Land, the SXSW overflow concerts went relatively unnoticed. Although the fans were scarce, the talent wasn't.
In front of less than 20 people - five or so of whom were sleeping - the likes of Girls at Dawn, Wizzard ... More >>
Earlier this week the big news out of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo was a bull who got loose.One of the cowboys competing in the rodeo roped him; unfortunately he headed home to California before the local media could talk to him (The cowboy, not the bull, that is.)But a Sacamento televi ... More >>
In news that is sure to send shockwaves of joy, relief and fear through most Montrose-area bars, Rocks Off's favorite minors 10th Grade Cutie are turning legal drinking age this winter. Last night we stopped by Super Happy Fun Land to give special salutations to the birthday boy, 10 ... More >>
2010 looks like it's going to be a banner year for music in general. We can look forward to a new Arcade Fire opus, another Spoon outing, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and a Beach House record that is already getting Animal Collective-like buzz. Rocks Off is chomping a ... More >>
Christmas came early for Rocks Off this weekend in the form of Dr. Feelgood, a vaguely holiday-themed album from our favorite little brothers in the increasingly prolific 10th Grade Cutie. You guys can now cancel the order for the black Yamaha V-Star 1100 and the lock of Lemmy's hair, because we ... More >>
Saturday's Westheimer Block Party began on a wobbly note, as most music festivals do with fans and staff still trying to find their bearings, aided by alcohol or otherwise. The scene on the ground seemed chaotic just an hour into the first day of the event. Organizer and Free Press ... More >>
This weekend's Westheimer Block Party is already going through some minor scheduling changes, just less than twenty-hours away from the time Bryan Jackson cracks open his first Modelo on Taft. Facebook and MySpace (yeah, we know) have been awash the past two days with changes to the lineup and se ... More >>
It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off, we're trying hard to decode Houston's oddest monikers in order to find a little meaning.
We mean this with affection and sincerity: 10th Gräde Cütie destroys everything they touch and should be booked ... More >>
In this episode of Houston Music Fight Club, we yet again pit some of Houston's skuzziest and rocking local musicians and personalities together for a fight to the death. Or at least to the sore hand, bloody lip, and maybe a few tears. Some dudes fight when they cry; we've seen it firsthand. We d ... More >>
William Michael SmithLance Smith (left) and Mike Stinson
LOM grew up in the oil patch, made a good living in it, saw the world because of it. So it made sense to want our son, Lance, to grow up to be a petroleum engineer. Alas, it was not to be.
Now he's a guitar player.
Two years into the petrol ... 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.Courtesy 10th Grade CutieSm ... More >>
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"These aren't the droids we're looking for."Friday, Aftermath ran over to Baybrook Mall after work to catch the guerilla acoustic show in front of the Hot Topic, pitting Friendswood's own "Christian death metal" band Hematidrosis and scum-punkers 10th Grade Cutie. ... More >>
Rocks Off been so far removed from mall culture that we had almost forgot that Hot Topic existed. Not that we ever meditated on where on 14-year old girls get their "Twilight" shirts and metal gauntlets from or anything...
Apparently local Hot Topic locations have been hosting acoustic shows by ... More >>