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 >>
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 >>
A look inside the local house-show circuit.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Iggy & the Stooges headline the fifth Free Press Summer Fest.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
2010 Houston Press Music Awards winners follow up.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Get a double dose of the Houston skyline as you watch this film
Being single on Valentines Day just got a whole lot more fun
In 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Melusine Theatre Company presents a rowdy rock and roll retelling of Orpheus
Settling in Austin by way of Los Angeles and a broken heart, this singer/songwriter is making a name for himself in Americana circles
Get Him Eat Him performs Thursday, July 19, at Proletariat, 903 Richmond, 713-523-1199.
This radiant production is a Shavian dream come true
Barbies and breakups take over Lawndale, with mixed results
Monkey Quincy and Billy Don Ivey
Thursday, February 16, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.
Adultery preys on the human heart in Orange Flower Water
The best X-rated breakup songs
It's hard to care when an ill-matched couple calls it quits
Taz Bentley and Ex-Toadie Todd Lewis "Burden" their fans with an outpouring of EPs and trinkets
Judge Bob Burdette 176th District Court
Trailer Park Playboys
Krystal Maddox, Lisa Warzeka, Katie Dunn and Michelle Morneau
Tears will flow over this terrific showcase for Sarandon