A brief history of movie characters getting whacked in the balls.
Gorillaz makes a stop in Houston tonight (Toyota Center, 7:30 p.m.) on their "Escape to Plastic Beach" world tour. Damon Albarn's "virtual band" is by now far better-known on this side of the pond than his original group, Blur, and is as famous for its inventive music videos as for the songs ... More >>
"DRANK SIPPA" from ALONSO MURILLO on Vimeo. Everyone is talking about the controversy surrounding Arizona's SB 1070, and Rocks Off was curious to take the temperature of the Grand Canyon State's hip-hop community. So we got in contact with our current favorite Arizona Latino hip-hop artist, 23-year- ... More >>
Photo courtesy UHI owe Tom Penders and his players an apology. I thought that there was no chance of the Houston Cougars running the table in the C-USA men's basketball tournament, and thus making the NCAA Tournament. And I wrote such.Boy was I wrong.The Cougars pulled off the expected defeat ... More >>
[Ed. Note: For the next two weeks, Rocks Off will be looking back at the many, many, many shows we reviewed this year. Trust us, we've long since lost count. We'll start with this past January, as ever a slow month on the live-music front, but things picked up soon enough... trust us. Enjoy.] Chris ... More >>
It was 91 years ago that Sgt. Alvin York, a corporal in the U.S. 328th Infantry Regiment, single-handedly killed 28 German soldiers during a battle in France, forcing the surrender of 132 more. His actions earned him the Congressional Medal of Honor and rendered all subsequent cinematic displays of ... More >>
Scout Bar in Clear Lake gets a bad rep most of the time, as far as our clannish Houston scene goes. It's so far out of the Loop, physically and aesthetically, that rarely do Inner Loopers make the drive - save for the odd Tone-Loc nostalgia gig or visit back to the 'rents for food and nagging. Most ... More >>
...otherwise known as the H-Town 20
Bandits holds out for a hero and gets two: Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton
DVDs pull back the curtain on the movies, but do you really want to see the Wizard?
Linklater tries to break out of the slacker doldrums, but misfires
Burt Bacharach isn't making a comeback -- he never left
In Nobody's Fool, Paul Newman shows he's not getting older, he's getting better
Maverick proves harmless -- and charmless