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Bobby Darin

  • Calendar

    January 23, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Food in Film: Pasta Sauce in Goodfellas

    It's little surprise many famous movie scenes involve food; there's a certain pleasure in watching characters eat the foods we enjoy in real life or grapple with the familiar challenges of cooking, say, lobsters. But have you ever been watching a film and someone mentions a food you've never heard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Paul Anka, Ladies' Man and Sinatra Worshipper, Tells It His Way

    My Way: An Autobiography By Paul Anka with David Dalton St. Martin's Press, 384 pp., $29.99 Currently celebrating his 55th year in show business with this autobiography and the new CD Duets -- which finds him singing with artists like Celine Dion, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and (through the magic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Video Game Parody Song Battle: BioShock vs. Portal

    This has been a very good year for the small, but awesome genre of video game parody songs, and today I thought we'd pit the best so far against each other to see which one is truly the better effort. They come from two series that I love completely equally, so there's no bias in that regards. Let's ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 3, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Jukeboxes

    Along with pickled pig's feet and a steady supply of Slim Jims, a good jukebox is a prime element for any great bar. But, like dinosaurs, jukeboxes are a vanishing breed. Unlike digital jukes, iPods or DJs, jukeboxes require love, care and maintenance, as well as -- among the truly great ones -- som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    The American Bandstand (Extended) Hot 100

    Somehow it's hard to believe that Dick Clark was only 82 years old when he died after suffering a "massive heart attack" Wednesday morning in Santa Monica, Calif. (Since I managed to survive one myself, I've noticed that anytime someone dies of a heart attack, it's always "massive."). Despite his yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Don Kirshner, Late-Night Rock TV Mogul, Dies At 76

    Don Kirshner, the music-business impresario responsible for hits by the Monkees and the Archies, as well as introducing scores of pre-MTV American youth to rock via his late-night network program Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, died Monday. Kirshner, a songwriter, producer and publisher, was 76 and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    5 Songs About Being Eaten (Mostly By Sharks)

    ​Rocks Off is a big fan of the movie Jaws, though in spite of our affection for arm wrestling and sweet, sweet mutton chops, we always find ourselves sympathizing more with Chief Brody than with Quint. Given our druthers, we'd just as soon stay the hell out of the water. The better to avoid al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Two Top Producers Recall Their Earliest Musical Memories

    Two of the better known roots producers on the scene have radically different memories of the first music of their childhoods that gripped them by the ears and heart. Gurf Morlix, whose notable production credits include Lucinda Williams' Grammy-winning Car Wheels on a Gravel Road as well as stella ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Rave On: Houston Punks the Hates Do Buddy Holly at Cactus Music

    www.myspace.com/hates​The premise alone is enough to pique Rocks Off's interest. The Hates, Houston's long-running Mohawk-fronted punk trio, will transform themselves tonight into The Blue Suedes, a Buddy Holly tribute band. The occasion? Cactus Music's third-annual toy drive, benefitting the Hous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    He Said, She Said: Gone Too Soon

    A rash of recent musical deaths (Michael Jackson and DJ AM among others) have led us here at Rocks Off to do some speculating of our own: Which musicians do we feel were taken from us too soon? Obvious answers like the Famous Js (John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin) or the dual ... More >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2007
  • Film

    December 30, 2004

    Splish Splash Thud

    Kevin Spacey honors a man who did it all, and somehow nothing much happens

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    New Angels in Rock Heaven

    Scoring the grim reaper's 2004 harvest

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Fahrenheit 2004

    Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Crash and Yearn

    Howard Hughes gets what he wants, in this case a fun and loving biopic

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Rock This Town

    Alternative dance mecca Numbers gets into the swing of things

  • Music

    June 12, 1997

    Spunk Rock

    The Muffs' Kim Shattuck can't understand why everyone else doesn't write like her

  • Music

    April 3, 1997

    Still Flying

    Roger McGuinn is happy to look at the past, but he's not ready to live in it

  • Music

    June 27, 1996

    Swing Time

    The Royal Crown Revue doesn't just lounge around

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