In his career as a co-vocalist/guitarist/songwriter for not one but two pretty successful classic-rock bands, the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman has sold tens of millions of records, sold out concerts and hit the top of the charts. But, according to his son, singer/songwrite ... More >>
Note: In a new holiday tradition, Rocks Off would like to re-present to our readers this 2011 blog of the blackest Christmas songs we would find. Dude, religious Christmas is pretty macabre. All kinds of scandal, sex with a ghost, strangers bringing mystical gifts, and everyone predicting this youn ... More >>
While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared December 23, 2011. "Dude, religious Christmas is pretty macabre. All kinds of scandal, sex with a ... More >>
No doubt some of you are sitting bleary and bloodshot from seeing an overnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, and I am jealous of you. I didn't think to buy tickets early so now I will have to wait until like, next week to see it. First World Problems, dude. The ending of the Christopher Nolan ... More >>
"Dude, religious Christmas is pretty macabre. All kinds of scandal, sex with a ghost, strangers bringing mystical gifts, and everyone predicting this young couple's baby's death like its glorious wonderful thing. Oh and a decree to slaughter all male babies the next day... what could be more ... More >>
It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. Beth BurtonWe try real hard to avoid metal bands here in the old What's in a Name? column. We still haven't forgiven Owl Witch for the abs ... More >>
Residents respond to our cover story.
Who knew historic preservation could ignite so much neighborhood drama?
superpunch.blogspot.comRocks Off has gotten through our lives so far without watching a single episode of American Idol, and we are justly proud of that fact. However, even we had to view the clip of the show after we heard that the most murderous musical of the modern era was going to be fea ... More >>
While the trail riders rode into town last Friday, you could be riding out one weekend soon to hit one of Texas's 11 wine trails just as the bluebonnets are beginning to bloom this spring. The fifth most productive wine-producing state in the nation, Texas features more than 200 vineyards wi ... More >>
Shooter Jennings enlists the occult and Stephen King on ambitious, eerie new album Black Ribbons.
The food is great and the service is fast, but sometimes the manager can be a little... prickly? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, the only food blog on the Internet that bothered to stencil obscene words onto our dyed Easter eggs. If you care enou ... More >>
Best known for its twice-a-year Antiques Fairs -- the largest of which takes place this weekend -- Round Top is a tiny pinhead on the Texas map, a laid-back country town with a picturesque square and sweet-as-pie people. There's even a sign posted (at Royer's Round Top Café) that says "If you're ... More >>
This week and weekend is the annual Round Top Antiques Fair, a gigantormous event that draws tens of thousands of people from all over the country, all looking to score the very coolest in antique furniture, knick-knacks, jewelry, and finds. Thinking about heading up? With so many out-of-to ... More >>
Rubber City Roots
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Our critics weigh in on local theater
With a menu boasting so many treats, decision-making can be difficult at Leibman's