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  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    If Bands Sponsored NFL Teams: The NFC

    Recently we wrote about the ramifications of KISS and Vince Neil buying their own Arena Football League teams and what it would be like if NFL teams were also themed around bands and musicians. We started by running down the AFC, including our hometown Houston Texans. This time we're going to exami ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 22, 2014

    The Midtown Banh Mi Showdown

    Settling the banh mi question once and for all.

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    More Cute Coachella Couples Than You Can Shake a Glowstick At

    Note: The first weekend of Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, has just concluded in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. This article is by Mary Carreon. There are certain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Get a Sneak Preview of a Kick-Ass Documentary on Gay Activist Ray Hill

    One of the things you'll learn in the upcoming documentary about gay activist Ray Hill is that when police raided Houston's lesbian bars in the 1960s, they would arrest any woman wearing pants with zippers or buttons in the front. If the zipper was on the side, you were spared. In the front, that's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Pearland Makes List of Most Affordable Suburbs in America

    Houston has been and continues to be one of the most affordable cities in which to hang your hat long term. Though housing prices inside the loop have been escalating rapidly over the past five years, housing can still be had on the relative cheap as compared to other cities around the country. Add ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    The Olallieberry: A Hybrid I Can Get Behind

    God, I really need to spend more time on Facebook. Three hours a day just isn't enough time to absorb all those self-promotional posts from "friends," pressing Candy Crush Saga updates, and pseudo-artistic instagram photos. Actually, I can say with all sincerity that I learned something new and in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Five of the Messiest Rapper/Radio-Station Beefs

    Last week, Nicki Minaj decided to go to famous New York radio station Hot 97 to hash out and hopefully squash her year-long beef with Peter Rosenberg, a personality at the station. The dispute started over a comment Rosenberg had made at the station's annual Summer Jam concert last year, which cause ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Grading XXL's Past 5 "Freshman 10" Classes

    Apparently there are still rappers who want to make the XXL Freshman 10 class this year. Take Riff Raff, for example. He wants it so badly that he has been following everyone on Twitter who votes for him in the contest. The magazine began running its annual list of noteworthy, "undiscovered" rappe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Downtown Derring-Do

    Restaurants and bars are betting on downtown in increasing numbers, as more business owners perform daring feats like -- gasp! -- moving into vacant spaces on Main Street or taking over failed locations with zest and zeal. Now that I've gotten all of the Errol Flynn language out of my system for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: Cali, Tiny Boxwood's and a Short Film

    Terry McCoy's blog on HPD apparently targeting Oh My Gogi (Terry really loves saying "Oh My Gogi") has raised questions about the city's motivations for going after food trucks, as well as law enforcement's role in health inspections. Meanwhile, regular old health inspectors are still doing the job ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Reader's Poll: The Best 40 Albums of 1992

    As we close out our 1992 week here on Rocks Off -- part nostalgia trip, part making you all feel old -- we look at the best albums of that year. The rock-music world was still on a Nirvana high, and the fruits of Cali hip-hop were ripening, with widely praised and consumed albums from Dr. Dre and Ic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: Vietnamese Edition, Plus Feast and Peeing Outside

    Quite a few Vietnamese places in this week's reports, from Midtown to the west side. And at the end of this post we address peeing outside, so stick around. Pho Saigon (2808 Milam) got hit with five violations last week: dirty non-food-contact surfaces; dirty floors; raw food and cooked food not se ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 24, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Marcus Manchild Loves Scottsdale

    Houston rapper Marcus Manchild and his label partners at AMG (Authentik Music Group), George, Chad and Nate, are currently traveling the country as part of the Smoker's Club Tour, headlined by Method Man, Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T. The Smoker's Club tour comes to Warehouse Live November 11, and Marcu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Saturday Night: Dom Kennedy At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Charne Graham​Dom Kennedy, Doughbeezy Warehouse Live Studio September 10, 2011 Saturday night, Aftermath was engulfed in clouds of marijuana smoke as we entered Warehouse Live for Dom Kennedy's show, part of the Cali native's "Scoremore Texas Tour" that had already stopped in Dallas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Muhammadali Seeking Funds For Ride To Awesome Fest

    ​Muhammadali needs a magic tour bus... not just to pick up school children and drive them around "inside the human body," they're also trying to get to a DIY punk festival called Awesome Fest 5 in San Diego. There will be a big benefit show with free food to raise money for the guys' prospect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    CMJ Spotlight Shines On Houston Rapper Nosaprise

    Mark C. Austin​Here's a cool bit of news for your holiday enjoyment. Today CMJ singles out Houston rapper Nosaprise in its "Sonicbids Spotlight" segment, and takes the first steps toward discovering there's a lot more to Space City hip-hop these days than just chopped and screwed. "His rhymes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Wu-Tang Clan's Best Pop-Culture References

    ​Rocks Off can't rightfully remember the last time the whole Wu-Tang Clan was ever in Houston, if they ever have been. For some reason, we keep wanting to think they came once with Rage Against The Machine around 1997. In 2007, they came to Dallas on the Rock The Bells summer tour with Nas, Ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    First Look at J'Ouvert

    The restaurant also happens to have wicked awesome to-go containers. It's the little things...​J'Ouvert is a huge holiday in the eastern Caribbean, celebrated from Trinidad to the Dominican Republic, that precedes Carnival each year. It's also a brand-new Caribbean restaurant that just opened ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Banh Mi

    Cali.​Blame it on the Nom Nom kids from Great Food Truck Race--all those recaps left me with a serious craving for banh mi, the sandwich I basically subsisted on in college. When I discovered that the friend who had been DVRing the show for me had never tried a banh mi, I knew what this week' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Top 5 Spots to Stay Away From: UH Area

    Ferran.​A lot of great places to eat have sprung up around UH campus lately. This article, however, is not about those places. Below is our top 5 spots to stay away from. Bon appetit!

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Death Of A Ladies' Man: R.I.P., Deano

    Photo courtesy Houston ZooDeano, 26, with Cali, 5: That's what I love about these high school seals, man. I get older, they stay the same age. ​ The Animal God giveth, and the Animal God taketh away.Not long after the birth of the World's Cutest Giraffe, an old soul has left the Houston Zoo: Deano ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    The Distillery: Rancid's Let the Dominoes Fall

    What it do, Rancid? What's crackin', formerly crusty-punk rude boys? Been a long time since we last hang, bros. When Dan Zeller lent me Let's Go during senior year of high school, I knew y'all were onto something special: three-billy-goats-gruff sung scrabbling punk anthems and routs with just a hin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    $7 at Cali Sandwich

    Photos by Blake WhitakerWhere: Cali Sandwich What $7 gets you: Delicious Vietnamese sandwiches, and then some. For seven bucks, you can purchase some greasy burger-joint fare, which is similar to methadone in its ability to induce sickly listlessness and regret. Or, if you're near Midtown, you can ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 14, 2009

    The Terminator

    Web exclusive!

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    Longhorns Party On, Burying Their Sorrows

    It's been difficult for the University of Texas to make the Top Ten in anything significant since Vince Young left, but they have finally accomplished it: They are a Top Ten party school, according to the Princeton Review. It was a close-run thing, though: UT came in eighth, nudging out the Univers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2008

    Reverberations: Phenomenauts and Black Angels

    It’s once again time for a Reverberation at Boondocks, so be there this Saturday, and be careful on the stairs. And if you’re the sort who likes to start early (and what really constitutes “early” on a Saturday?), you won’t do much better than showing up at Cactus from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 28, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 28, 2007

    $13 at Cali Sandwich & Fast Food

    Where: Cali Sandwich & Fast Food, 3030 Travis, 713-526-0112 What $13 gets you: The freshest food at the best value in all of midtown. Figuring out how to drop $13 at Cali is no easy task. After all, the giant sandwiches cost a mere $2 apiece. That’s right, $2. Meaning $13 at Cali can comfortably ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 13, 2007

    “Another Shocking Psychological Thriller,” “Sunburn,” “Light Always in Plural”

    Three high-concept shows at the Houston Center for Photography engage both the mind and eye

  • Calendar

    August 9, 2007

    California Guitar Trio

    Musican threesome go bohemian

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2006

    Ten Great Rap Albums from 2006

    Clipse Hell Hath No Fury Borderline-irreverent tales of coke trade, consumption, and anxiety with the Neptunes' hottest/weirdest beats in ages. The Coup Pick a Bigger Weapon Boots Riley, Cali's smoothest MC next to Snoop, takes the limp defeatism out of leftist resistance; his bop gun weighs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2006

    Re: Wanted: Stoopid Christmas Fotos

    The picture's good and Cali's cute as buttons -- but not nearly stoopid enough. As expected, we've gotten some stoopid holiday fotos of cats (they seem to make the best stooped holiday pic fodder, no?). Reader Courtney sends us this one of "Cali." Thing is, Courtney, this pic is almost too good ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2006

    Best Albums of the Year, 2006 Part II

    Hellogoodbye, Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! (Drive-Thru): Few modern emo/punk/whatever whippersnappers capture the essence of the decade when keyboards ruled the world -- largely because their view of the 1980s comes secondhand via VH1 or retro-radio hours. However, an exception to this rule ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 26, 2006

    Grave Matters

    The MFAH gives life to a provocative exhibition of Latin American art

  • News

    December 22, 2005
  • Film

    October 6, 2005

    Goy Gevalt

    In Her Shoes is pretty but useless, a Prada with a broken heel

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Culture

    April 15, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    April 8, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Music

    September 25, 2003

    Pennywise

    From the Ashes (Epitaph)

  • Film

    January 30, 2003

    Blowin' Smoke

    Biker Boyz is furious, but it ain't fast, which is a real drag

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Cheap Sandwich

    Cali Sandwich

  • Dining

    September 20, 2001

    Desperately Seeking Sandwiches

    With Givral's temporarily out of commission, Houstonians scramble to get their banh mi thit fix

  • News

    February 18, 1999
  • Dining

    January 21, 1999

    Cali Sandwiches

    Big hugs, tasty poor boys and durian -- if you dare

  • Music

    September 15, 1994
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