• Calendar

    April 3, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Chamak Chocolates Takes Edible Art to a New Level

    It's rare that I describe something as "too pretty to eat," and I have to admit, when I do, I'm usually exaggerating, especially if I'm talking about anything sweet. My hunger for chocolate, candy, and baked goods is so rapacious, I really can't be satisfied with merely admiring a dessert. Consumpti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Happy Anniversary KPFT: 44 Genres For 44 Years

    Today Rocks Off would like to salute 90.1 FM KPFT on its 44th anniversary, which it celebrates this Sunday under the "big top" behind McGonigel's Mucky Duck The lineup is a real hootenanny too, featuring Shinyribs, Del Castillo, Lisa Morales, Annika Chambers, Parker Millsap, recent Rocks Off 200 sub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Vote or Die: The Last VJ's Top Five Videos of the Week

    Welcome back to The Last VJ, music fans! This week we get to hear from Gem Club, one of the bands that got me into regular music video coverage in this dismal age of such things, though watching them is still a punch to the soul. In fact, for the most part I hope you have your diaper on because most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Bold, Petite, Enthusiastic Fare at Trenza

    At the recently opened Latin-Indian fusion restaurant named Trenza, Susie Jimenez creates dishes that match her physical and personality traits: bold, petite, enthusiastic, and colorful. All over the menu, Indian spices and Latin foods -- and vice versa -- play together in bold strides to create a ... More >>

  • Film

    August 8, 2013

    Disney's Planes Really Is Just Cars 2 with Wings

    On the unbearable lightness of Planes.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Different Tongues: 10 Foreign Language Songs That Rule the World

    A couple of caveats to this list: first, it actually includes more than ten songs. Since one is sung primarily in English and another isn't technically a "foreign" language, they're considered halfsies, making up one whole. Also, no songs sung in Spanish are on this list. I'm not saying Spanish is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Last Night: Alicia Keys at Toyota Center

    Alicia Keys Toyota Center March 18, 2013 In concert, Alicia Keys projects such focus and command over her domain, the stage, it can be intimidating to witness up close. One would hate to be a backup dancer and step out of line. But she can also perform with an exquisite vulnerability, the kind of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Holi Bollywood, Batman -- It's Texas's Biggest Festival of Colors!

    It's only Monday, but Hair Balls is already stoked for the Holi Festival of Colors celebration March 24 in Rosenberg. If, like us, you weren't intimately familiar with this awesome Indian tradition, here's a highlight: it involves thousands of people eating, dancing, and -- the best part -- throwing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    DJ Sun's Guided Tour of One Hundred, Part 2

    Wednesday DJ Sun, who has as good a claim as anybody we know on the title of Houston's Chillest Citizen, was kind enough to walk us through the first half of his brand-new (and first) full-length original album, One Hundred. Full-length is right, too: One Hundred stretches to 19 tracks, including a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    DJ Sun's Guided Tour of One Hundred, Part 1

    DJ Sun knows how to release an album right. For the past three months or so, the Houston turntablist, producer and radio-show host (KPFT's Soular Grooves) with an enviable address book and a local residency almost every night of the week -- not to mention a multiple Houston Press Music Award winner ... More >>

  • Film

    November 22, 2012

    Path of Khan

    Life of Pi star Irrfan Khan forges a cross-cultural career.

  • Film

    July 26, 2012


    Michael Winterbottom takes Hardy's Tess to today's Mumbai.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    The Ultimate Wes Anderson Soundtrack Playlist: Extra Superlatives

    Last week I told you about the soundtrack for director Wes Anderson's upcoming feature Moonrise Kingdom, which showcases the work of composers Leonard Bernstein and Alexandre Desplat, Benjamin Britten and strange bedfellow Hank Williams Sr. Anderson's films are the most anticipated movies of most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Russian Radio: Top 5 Tasty Cold War Synth Jamz

    Hey, remember the Russians? Before they had a gajillion oil dollars and all those supermodels, they wanted to kill us all. But it wasn't all creeping dread and mutually assured destruction. Until the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War was a common subject in popular culture. Besides KGB trenchcoat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Big Bite Night Goes Bollywood

    Photos by GroovehouseButtery crabcake sliders from Truluck's were the hit of the night. See more photos in our slideshow.​The 2011 Big Bite Night at the Houston Museum of Natural Science went Bollywood this year. Narin's Bombay Brasserie was among the nearly 50 restaurants spotlighted at this ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 22, 2011
  • News

    June 9, 2011

    Broken Promises

    Readers recount problems with DFPS

  • Dining

    May 26, 2011

    Little India

    Hillcroft and Raja Sweets have become the epicenter of Houston's vibrant Indian population.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Saturday Night: Dengue Fever At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jim Bricker​Dengue Fever Fitzgerald's May 7, 2011 Someone asked Aftermath Saturday afternoon to describe what kind of music Dengue Fever plays. "Well, it's like '60 psychedelic pop with Cambodian lyrics, and also some California surf guitar and Ethiopian jazz and and girl-group thro ... 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 >>

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2010

    The Silent Prince

    See how long the prince can hold his tongue

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Friday Night: "Jai Ho: The Journey Home" At Toyota Center

    Photos by Marco Torres​A.R. Rahman "Jai Ho: The Journey Home" Toyota Center September 17, 2010 The Indian film-score composer A.R. Rahman, now widely known as the winner of two 2009 Academy Awards for Slumdog Millionaire, is the master of the movie-musical genre known as Bollywood. He is also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Bollywood's Greatest Western Hits: Beatles, Elvis, "Thriller"...

    ​Tonight, prolific Indian film composer/choreographer A.R. Rahman comes to Toyota Center to make up a July date he had to cancel after his tour was plagued with set malfunctions. In the wake of a near-disaster in Detroit back in June, Rahman and his company postponed dates in order to get thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Royally Food at the Queen Vic Pub

    If you like rum and falernum, you'll like the Jewel in the Crown.​Let's get a few things straight first. The Queen Vic Pub (2712 Richmond), which opened on September 3, is nothing like The Red Lion. Yes, they're both pubs. Yes, they both serve a mixture of British and Indian food on their menu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 16, 2010

    2nd Annual Indian Film Festival of Houston

    Twenty-eight states, 23 dialects, endless choices

  • Film

    August 12, 2010

    Precious Little Life

    Scott Pilgrim and Michael Cera get soul.

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Mods Vs. Rockers: Five Mock Battles

    ​Fresh off our trip to AmeriVespa 2010, Rocks Off has come to this conclusion: we are neither a Mod nor a Rocker. We're a Mocker. When you drive around a town as large and car-centric as Houston on a small scooter you get a lot of comments from people, mostly in allusion to Quadrophenia, which ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 27, 2010

    The Royal Treatment

    These super-kind folks have been doing knockout Pakistani and Indian food for more than 16 years.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    4 Summer-Movie Soundtracks We Already Hate

    ​Last week, we told you of some upcoming summer-movie soundtracks that look like they're going to be fantastic. If positivity is your thing, go read that article. This one is going to be all about the upcoming soundtracks that make us wince so hard it feels like someone's chopping our balls with a ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 4, 2010

    Bitten by La Bayadere

    Houston Ballet debuts a rarely seen Russian classic.

  • Calendar

    February 25, 2010

    Holi 2010: The 3rd Annual Festival of Colours

    Celebrate Indian culture in living color

  • Calendar

    January 7, 2010

    Celebrate Dance

    The JCC's annual Dance Month kicks off with a program honoring local movers and shakers

  • Calendar

    August 13, 2009

    South Asian Carnival

    Get starstruck, South-Asian style

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    July 9, 2009


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    June 18, 2009

    Ali Sethi: The Wish Maker

    The Pakistani author finds truth in fiction

  • Calendar

    May 28, 2009

    Om Shanti Om

    This Bollywood comedy needs no translation

  • Calendar

    May 21, 2009

    Naya Daur (New Age)

    Hooray for Bollywood

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2008


    She loves me, she loves me not gets the Bollywood treatment

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2008

    The Unforgettable Tour

    Big Brassy Bollywood arrives in Texas

  • Calendar

    August 30, 2007
  • Music

    July 26, 2007
  • Dining

    July 27, 2006

    Escalator Buffet

    Bombay Brasserie's new second-story location will have to do for the time being

  • Calendar

    May 18, 2006
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    May 4, 2006
  • Dining

    April 22, 2004

    Fantastic Fusion

    Mantra's Mike Potowski seems to delight in turning culture clashes into culinary fashion statements

  • Dining

    June 20, 2002

    Hotter than Halal

    Islamic fusion restaurants are all the rage because of their organic meat -- and whole chiles

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