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    April 25, 2014

    18th Street Pier, Bar & Grill: San Leon's Pleasure Palace By the Bay

    "Are you havin' fun, darlin'? I sure hope you are." Our waitress, a young blonde in her mid-twenties, draws out nearly every syllable as she checks on us. We just smile and nod, a bit ashamed of the number of empty drinks strewn across the high-top table. Various fliers for local rap shows compete ... More >>

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    February 3, 2014

    A New, Down-Home Festival Houston Can Be Proud of

    Houston is justifiably proud of its reputation as an international city, a reputation as hard-earned as the millions of dollars that change hands here each day and one that seems to be growing as quickly as the city itself. But if there's any kind of downside to that reputation (even if it's a small ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    5 Flavor Additions That Are Trying Too Hard For Novelty

    What can you use doughnut-flavored vodka for?

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    September 13, 2013

    Reliant Stadium Kicks It Up A Notch With Local Food and Craft Beer

    Reliant Stadium has already hosted a few preseason games this summer, but Sunday will be the first time the Texans play at home this season. Attendees of this game can expect rowdy fans, hot temperatures and great local food. Yes, great food. Local chefs. At a football stadium. Gone are the days ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    Flat Screens, Game Day Specials, TD Shots More: Where To Watch The Texans Season Opener This Monday Night

    The Texan's quest for the championship starts on the road this Monday, as they face off against the Chargers at 9:20 p.m. CT. This is all the more reason to get out and watch the game at one of Houston's awesome sports bars. Because we love nothing more than wings, JJ Watt's ass football, and our ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    Top 5 Restaurants To Try on South Padre Island

    Eating on South Padre Island? Don't you just go there to drink? Well, perhaps if you're an early twenty-something on spring break from college. The rest of us are more okay with splitting our money between booze and food. If you're SPI-bound and looking for places to eat, here are my top five reco ... More >>

  • News

    June 20, 2013

    Unleashing Houston's Pride: Events

    Looking for where you can unleash your pride this year? Look no further; the Houston Press has got your complete guide to the wheres and whats of Houston Pride Week.

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    June 14, 2013

    Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: Father's Day Edition

    Another week behind us and another weekend of hot, humid Houston weather in front. Time to kick back in the air conditioning and watch some movies in the dark surrounded by ice packs and half a dozen oscillating fans. Now, that is how you spend a summer weekend. I'm sorry, what? Oh, this post is abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Last Night: Pitbull at Reliant Stadium

    Pitbull Reliant Stadium March 14, 2013 Pitbull, for those of you who don't know, used to be a rapper. In fact, he was a pretty good one. In the early 2000s, he even joined the Anger Management tour alongside Eminem and 50 Cent, performing crass hits like "Dammit Man," "Back Up" and "Culo" off his d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide for "Bros":
    Dierks Bentley

    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium. Date: March 6 Name: Dierks Bentley AKA: "Rhymes with 'jerks.'"

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    January 3, 2013

    Houston's 10 Best Bathrooms to Bang In

    "It's a list of bathrooms to fuck in, not Homer's Odyssey. Don't go over-thinking it." My girlfriend hurled this sage wisdom at me earlier this week as I planned my trek to nearly two dozen bars I visited to compile this list. If nothing else, I am sure the Greek poet would respect my legwork. Th ... More >>

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    October 14, 2012

    ACL Last Night: Neil Young & Crazy Horse at Zilker Park

    Neil Young & Crazy Horse Bud Light Stage Austin City Limits Music Festival, Zilker Park October 13, 2012 Rewind: SLIDESHOW: Neil Young, Jack White, The Roots: ACL 2012 Saturday Bands SLIDESHOW: Rainy Saturday at ACL 2012: Crowd Shots ACL 2012: Friday's 12 Best & Funniest Moments at Zilker With ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    The Battle Hymn of the Beer-public: There's No Room for Snobs in Craft Beer

    When Mongoose versus Cobra first opened, one of my favorite things to do was sit outside on a busy Friday night and watch as the following scene played itself out over and over like some version of Groundhog Day with a different pack of confused Midtowners each time: Group of snappily dressed men ... More >>

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    June 27, 2012

    Top 5 Fourth of July Treats

    It's that time of year again. It's the season for an almost reckless amount of patriotism, a generous portion of American pride and a heaping scoop of pure, unadulterated revelry in the name of the Greatest Country on Earth: 'merica. Fourth of July has been and will always be one of my favorite ho ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Shot in the Dark: A Brief Preview of Next Week's Show

    Gosh, it's almost a week away from Rocks Off's second Shot in the Dark photo show. Snuck up on us. Today we just wanted to show you a few pictures you'll be seeing at War'Hous Visual Studios (4715 Main) next Thursday, May 17, from 7 to 10 p.m., like Marco Torres's striking photo of DJ Jazzy Jeff fr ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012
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    February 9, 2012

    Health Department Roundup

    After a slow month, the inspections have gotten comparatively dirtier. It was a dangerous week for dirty restaurants, a couple of which got stuck with citations. Late Nite Pie (302 Tuam) burned down six days after an inspection turned up seven violations. The violations were fairly routine, and inc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    If the Wikipedia Boycott of SOPA Spread: Seven Examples of Horror

    ​With Wikipedia boycotting the Stop Online Piracy Act today by shutting itself down for 24 hours, the powers that be at the crowdsourced information giant hope we all get freaked out enough by their absence that we tell Congress we think SOPA should not be passed. If you don't know what SOPA i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Sunday Funday Showdown: Pub Fiction vs. Blackfinn American Grille

    After an entire season of Sunday Fundays enjoyed watching football (and cursing loudly as Sanchez throws yet another interception), I am ready to report back on my findings. Each Sunday, you can find me and a group of rowdy friends either occupying a large booth at Pub Fiction or huddled around the ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    Local Punk Compilation Bullshit Vol. 1 Available as Free Download

    According to Mike from Agro-Wax Records, some of Houston's favorite punk-rock noun adjuncts of 2011 will be on a compilation record at the start of the new year. The first installment of the compilation has been sent to be mastered and pressed. The compilation is called Bullshit Vol. 1 and will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    ACL: Arcade Fire, Big As The Great Outdoors

    Photos by Jim Bricker​Check out all our ACL 2011 coverage, including our hottest crowd shots and slideshow from Sunday featuring Randy Newman, Arcade Fire and The Walkmen. Arcade Fire Bud Light Stage, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Zilker Park September 18, 2011 Sunday night in a serene ... More >>

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    September 18, 2011

    ACL Last Night: The One, The Only, Stevie Wonder

    Photos by Marco Torres​Stevie Wonder Austin City Limits Music Festival Bud Light Stage, Zilker Park, Austin September 17, 2011 Stevie Wonder says we're all part of the same family. Saturday night at Austin City Limits, he had about 45,000 (we're guessing) Jesus children of America in the palm ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Five ACL '11 Bands That Could Headline In 2012

    Jim BrickerSmith Westerns at Fitz in February​This Thursday night, Rocks Off leaves for the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival at Austin's Zilker Park. This year promises to be a hot one, from the killer temperatures, the constant wildfires just miles from the venue, and the mouth of Frida ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    April 28, 2011
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    December 29, 2010

    Texas Bowl's TexFest Canceled By Rain, Some Events Moved Inside

    No Texas sunshine today​Everyone bitches about a drought, but then the rain picks the worst time to hit. The TexFest, the music/food/fun outdoor part of today's Texas Bowl, has been canceled because of the drippy, coldish, gloomy weather. We're sure Illinois fans are wondering what the hell' ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Happy Hour at BRC Gastropub

    Photos by Troy Fields​Some things at BRC Gastropub -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- can be hit or miss. Even the wonderful mac 'n' cheese, which was named Best Mac and Cheese in this year's Best of Houston® issue, can have performance anxiety. But one thing that isn't hit or miss ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Happy Hour Scene: Cheerz Bar and Grill

    Photo by Paul Knight​The Place: Cheerz Bar and Grill 2416 Brazos Street713-522-0118www.cheerzmidtown.comThe Hours: Nightly drink specials. The Deals: On Mondays, Bud Light drafts are $1, pitchers are $4, and wings are 50 cents. Domestic drafts are $1 on Tuesdays, and domestic pitchers are $7 ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010

    Post-Stage Interviews from the HPMA Awards Ceremony

    Photos by Marco TorresFelipe Galvan of Los Skarnales​As Los Skarnales left the stage, Rocks Off grabbed an interview with it's lead singer, Felipe Galvan. "The other nominees are really good musicians and friends of mine," he said. "When you're getting recognized, that's a win win situation. ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Saturday Night: Matt & Kim At The HPMA Showcase

    Jim Bricker​Matt & Kim Bud Light Outdoor Stage August 7, 2010 As the sun went down and the moon came up on the crowd at the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase main stage, a palpable sense of relief settled over everyone. The long, hot day was over and the throngs were preparing for Brooklyn' ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Riding The Musical Wave At Saturday's HPMAs

    The American Heist at Walter's on WashingtonJim Bricker​Saturday didn't start out very promising: Almost as soon as Rocks Off arrived at the intersection of Washington and Silver, where the Bud Light main stage was set up, the sky darkened, then drizzled, then began pouring rain. The downpour ... More >>

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    August 8, 2010

    Raves, Trains and Jitney Mobiles at the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

    Marc BrubakerMatt and Kim on the Bud Light Stage​Best moment? Early in the Matt and Kim set, a train roared through just north of Washington Avenue. The engineer, seeing the huge crowd in the parking lot just east of The Drake, laid on his horn and waved to everyone as the band played on. It ... More >>

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    August 7, 2010

    More from the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

    GroovehouseZydeco Dots at Bud Light Stage​The party's about to start at the Bud Light Main Stage, the sun is on it's way down and the night's just getting started. "Big crowd at Walter's. The Manichean are struggling towards a late start." -- John Gray "People are arriving in cabs for B L A ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Music Awards Voting Now Open; Trae Added To Showcase

    Monica Fuentes​So get to it right here, y'all. Also, late Wednesday, recent cover star Trae the Truth confirmed as the "Special Guest" on the Bud Light Outdoor Stage at the HPMA showcase on Washington Avenue Saturday, August 7. Trae and whoever else he wants to bring with him are scheduled to ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    Next Month's Music Award Showcase Schedule

    ​Here we go, y'all. Rocks Off is proud to present this year's HPMA showcase lineup, featuring almost 50 2010 nominees, a few distinguished HPMA alumni and special guests Matt & Kim and Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights. We guess this means this thing is really happening. The showcase start ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010

    Some More HPMA Nominee MP3s And A Little Showcase Info

    Monica Fuentes​One week from tomorrow, the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards ballot goes live online, so hello this year's nominees, you're running out of time to send us your MP3s so we can post them and show the city (and the rest of the Interwebs) what you sound like. Please send them to chri ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Top 5 Booze Ads From The 80s

    Earlier this week we looked at some of the most memorable fast food commercials from the 1980s. Now it's time to charge your flux capacitors for a trip back to see some of the best and most sexually perverse booze ads the 80's had to offer. 5. Bud Light: Spuds Mackenzie Who are the ad wizards that ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    13 Things You'll Never Hear At Anvil

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttTry ordering a real Manhattan at your Golden Tee Palace.​I found myself explaining to a friend last night that my entire philosophy and approach toward bars now that I've gotten older can be summed up by one question: Does it have a Golden Tee machine? If the answer ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    The Gulf Coast At iFest: Joe Ely's Rattlesnake Rock, Soulful Latinology, Voodoo Brass And Creole Zydeco

    Over the next two weeks, Rocks Off will be previewing acts performing at this year's Houston International Festival Saturday and Sunday and April 24-25 broken down by genre (loosely, anyway) and with a guest pick from a true insider: iFest Director of Performing Arts Rick Mitchell. We're doubling up ... More >>

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    March 2, 2010

    Pop Rocks: What We Learned From The Olympics

    Another edition of the Winter Games has come and gone, and while the last two weeks have been marked by triumph (the first American medals in Nordic Combined) as well as tragedy (Nickelback's closing ceremony performance), it's time to contemplate the important lessons we'll take away from Vancouve ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Goofy Oysters at Papadeaux

    ​I was on my way to go shopping at Phoenicia Supermarket yesterday when sleet starting hitting my windshield. The winter weather gave me a sudden craving for oysters. There's only a month or so left of peak cold-weather oyster season left. I haven't eaten nearly enough oysters this season. S ... More >>

  • News

    December 10, 2009

    Talking Turkeys

    Are Houston concert fans really all that bad?

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    December 2, 2009

    Bartender Chat - Cheri McCann of Shiloh Club

    ​The prevailing wisdom on Shiloh Club (1321 Studewood St.): It's a hole-in-the-wall bar where regulars drink Bud Light like water and wouldn't dream of ordering liquor - certainly not the Bubble Gum Vodka special being advertised the other night. Would they? A casual conversation with Cheri Mc ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    A Bizarre, and Sometimes Electrifying, Tribute to Michael Jackson, Luther and Marvin at Miller Outdoor Theater

    ​Saturday Rocks Off and a friend attended Keeping the Music Alive, a free concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre. The show was a tribute in honor of the late Michael Jackson, the later Bernie Mac, the even later Gerald Levert, the later still Luther Vandross, and the even yet later still Barry White - ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    Suckfest - Sorry, Buzzfest - XXII Lineup Announced

    In the midst of getting our collective Rocks Off panties in a twist over SXSW next week and the impending sweat-stained Westheimer Block Party, it's easy for us to forget what it's like on the other side of the music-snob fence. That's the other, seamier plane where lame-ass tricks like Red Jumpsui ... More >>

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    November 7, 2008

    Tailgating: Breakfast Beer

    Students of Texas beer culture might assume that the Texans fans who show up three or four hours before the game to tailgate would prefer Bud Light to craft beers and imports. And while it is undeniably true that a hell of a lot of Bud, Miller and other mainstream brews are consumed in the Reliant p ... More >>

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    December 13, 2001

    Tippling from Tap to Tap

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    Safety Zone

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