• Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Hip-Hop's Seven Best Breakup Songs

    Hip-hop gets a bad rap for being overly macho. That's true in large part, but that doesn't mean plenty of rappers aren't intensely sensitive. Putting aside how easily they get their feelings hurt and jump into beefs, there's the socially conscious crowd, the baby-making-music crowd, and even a whole ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    My Vibrator Intimidates My Boyfriend. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! DRUG DEALING COLLEGE ROOMMATE Dear Willie D: I'm a sophomore in college and I have the wors ... More >>

  • Music

    June 27, 2013

    Good Neighbors

    A look inside the local house-show circuit.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    I Like Him But He's Ugly. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! IN LOVE WITH 2 WOMEN Dear Willie D: I'm coming to you because you're like that cool uncle t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    My Boss Drove Me to Antidepressants. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! BOSS LADY IS A BULLY Dear Willie D: I am a single mother with a small child, clocking 50 hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Whataburger Monterey Melt: Your Cardiologist Will Thank You

    By now I'm pretty accustomed to being shocked and/or horrified by the nutritional information I find on fast-food Web sites, but the Whataburger Monterey Melt really sent me over the edge -- and directly to the drive-thru window at my nearest Whataburger. The new Monterey Melt is chock-full of the ... More >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2013

    Raw Power

    Iggy & the Stooges headline the fifth Free Press Summer Fest.

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Ask Willie D: My Wife Wants My Ex Gone

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! ROCK AND A HARD PLACE Willie D, my wife becomes really negative when I talk on the phone with other g ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2012
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    December 6, 2012

    7 Sure Signs You Know Your Hip-Hop Group Is Breaking Up

    This past weekend, Das Racist announced that they have broken up and, according to member Kool A.D., that they have been split up for two months now. As an avid fan, I wasn't surprised at the news. I've been watching their demise on Twitter and YouTube. Thanks, Internet. In the past few months, Koo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Justin, Selena and Music's Top 10 Heartbreaking Split-Ups

    By now, we've all had a few days to digest the awful, shocking news that North America's sweethearts, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, have decided to buck destiny and call it quits. We're not entirely sure how this could have happened, but Obama was just reelected. Clearly, our worst fears are alrea ... More >>

  • Music

    July 5, 2012

    Potbelly Release Second Album

    2010 Houston Press Music Awards winners follow up.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    May 10, 2012

    The Single Girl's Guide to Breakup Dining

    Is there really such a thing as a non-messy breakup? Is there a breakup in which neither party turns to a tub of Duncan Hines frosting to muffle the yak-like sounds of their latest, mostly unprompted crying jag? Is there a breakup outside of Pennsylvania Dutch country that doesn't involve inappropr ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2012
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    January 12, 2012
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    June 2, 2011
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    September 8, 2010

    Can't Buy Me Love: Post-Breakup Beatles In A Tangled Web

    You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After the Breakup By Peter Doggett ​It says something about the market for books about the Fabs that this is one of many dedicated to the group's breakup, financial story and legal battles. However, Doggett (Are You Ready for the Country?) not only pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Musicians: Five Reasons Your Girlfriend Hates You

    ​For ladies dating dudes in bands, life can get rough. You are either seen as a trophy or a hindrance to his true rock and roll dreams, arm candy and not the actual real live human being you in fact are. Depending on how successful his band is, your man is constantly the focal point of dozens ... More >>

  • Music

    May 20, 2010
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    May 6, 2010
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    April 1, 2010

    Screen on the Green: Reality Bites

    Get a double dose of the Houston skyline as you watch this film

  • Calendar

    February 11, 2010

    F*ck Love, Let’s Party: An Anti-Love Celebration

    Being single on Valentine’s Day just got a whole lot more fun

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Game Time: Texas Tech Just Wasn't That Into You, Mike Leach Era

    ‚ÄčIn the end, Ruffin McNeill never had a chance.Despite an Alamo Bowl week where he managed to keep his team focused and united amidst the most bizarre circumstances and an Alamo Bowl game where he made some gutsy calls to get Texas Tech past a frisky, albeit depleted Michigan State squad, replacin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Online Stuff You Gotta Do After Being Dumped

    ​He was the sun in your sky, the cream in your coffee, the spring in your step. When you awoke, your first thought was of his embrace, whether you were tangled in it or not. Every evening before you slumbered, he was the last image to cross your weary mind, even if his body wasn't suctioned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    How to Digitally Dump Your Beau or Babe

    ​She's no good, he's no good, you're no good, baby, you and your fizzled-out flame ain't no good. Face the music, friend. He tells you he wants you, yet he actually repositioned his nether regions away from your eager mouth when you tried to go bobbing for apples last evening. She says you' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    He Said She Said: Breakup Songs to Help You Bawl

    We've all been there, in the throes of a breakup so bad you fear you'll end up dying alone or in jail: Crying so hard your eyes are chapped and red, throat sore and aching from sobbing, hair matted from days without a shower and nails chewed to the quick. Your friends are tired of hearing you rehas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: Hayes Carll

    Some basic facts that cannot be disputed. Our economy is in the shitter; parts of downtown Houston smell like a little boy's bathroom, puddles and all; and singing good country music is no easy feat. The next artist on Rocks Off's week-long visit through the HPMA Best Local Song nominees is Hayes Ca ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2008

    In the Middle of the Ocean

    Melusine Theatre Company presents a rowdy rock and roll retelling of Orpheus

  • Calendar

    January 3, 2008

    Graham Weber

    Settling in Austin by way of Los Angeles and a broken heart, this singer/songwriter is making a name for himself in Americana circles

  • Music

    July 19, 2007

    Get Him Eat Him

    Get Him Eat Him performs Thursday, July 19, at Proletariat, 903 Richmond, 713-523-1199.

  • Culture

    March 22, 2007

    Heartbreak House

    This radiant production is a Shavian dream come true

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    November 16, 2006



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    September 21, 2006

    Girl Art

    Barbies and breakups take over Lawndale, with mixed results

  • News

    July 20, 2006

    Image of the Week

    Monkey Quincy and Billy Don Ivey

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    April 6, 2006
  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    Brennen Leigh

    Thursday, February 16, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.

  • Culture

    March 24, 2005

    Ordinary People

    Adultery preys on the human heart in Orange Flower Water

  • Music

    July 1, 2004

    Take This Love and Shove It

    The best X-rated breakup songs

  • Culture

    January 15, 2004

    Five-Year Bitch

    It's hard to care when an ill-matched couple calls it quits

  • Music

    October 17, 2002
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    July 4, 2002

    Bauble Boys

    Taz Bentley and Ex-Toadie Todd Lewis "Burden" their fans with an outpouring of EPs and trinkets

  • Music

    April 18, 2002
  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Local Boy Gone Bad

    Judge Bob Burdette 176th District Court

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    September 21, 2000

    Best Band Name

    Trailer Park Playboys

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    September 21, 2000

    Best Local Girls Gone Bad

    Krystal Maddox, Lisa Warzeka, Katie Dunn and Michelle Morneau

  • News

    May 11, 2000
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    December 24, 1998

    Super Stepmom

    Tears will flow over this terrific showcase for Sarandon

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    August 6, 1998
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    April 20, 1995
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