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    June 12, 2014

    MC Chris Is In Town; Maybe He'll Come Over

    Rapper MC Chris has a significant and sometimes intensely personal relationship with his fans. How personal? He's been known to crash fans' house parties or just stop by to play video games. He includes them in T-shirt design and remix competitions on his Web site. He reaches out to them to help f ... More >>

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    August 16, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Robert Glasper Experiment, Little Big Town, the Dead Links, Mike Stinson, Lil Wayne, etc.

    Robert Glasper Experiment Miller Outdoor Theatre, August 16 This should be a real pleasure: a free show under the stars featuring a hometown kid who has gone on to become a Grammy winner. Pianist, HSPVA alum and dedicated J. Dilla fan Robert Glasper was showered with hosannas with his 2012 album Bl ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Shane Tuttle, Updog Owner and Album-Cover Designer

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Shane Tuttle discovered a talent for g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Not Quite Ready to Die: In Defense of Iggy and the Stooges

    Iggy and the Stooges, headliners of this year's Free Press Summer Fest, recently released their first new record under their current moniker since 1973. Titled Ready to Die, it's also the group's first record with guitarist James Williamson since then, following the death of guitarist Ron Asheton a ... More >>

  • Film

    September 27, 2012

    Hotel Transylvania: Cartoons, Not Animation

    With big-studio millions behind him, Genndy Tartakovsky still goes it alone.

  • Film

    September 27, 2012

    Hotel Transylvania

    A comic Dracula still kills.

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Pop Rocks: We Don't Need Another Star Wars

    You ain't seen nothing yet.​If you're one of those wondering what the delay is with the planned live-action Star Wars TV show, wonder no longer: George Lucas has said that he has 50 hours worth of a new Star Wars TV series ready, but is waiting for a new technological breakthrough before it c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Friday Night: Tim & Eric At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jim Bricker​ Tim & Eric, Neil Hamburger FItzgerald's November 12, 2010 It took Aftermath a while to "get" Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's Awesome Show (Great Job). We were a fan of their original Adult Swim offering, Tom Goes to the Mayor, but at first unfairly lumped in their m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Erasure, Robot Unicorns Bring Happiness To All

    Every day Rocks Off trolls the tubes of you in search of videos to share. If you have something that you think deserves to be video of the day, send a link to jef_rouner at yahoo dot com. ​If you have the kind of job where you can play flash games on Adult Swim's Web site like your daily V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Flame, Hollywood, Flame

    Another well-adjusted Prop 8 supporter​I'm sure you've all heard the terrible news by now: Judge Vaughn "Mussolini" Walker declared California's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Obviously I don't have to tell you what severe ramifications this will have, not only for the soul of our country ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Five Questions to Answer Before You Decide Where to Eat (When You're Drunk)

    ​You've closed out your local pub, and you're a little bit lit up. Not so drunk that you're stumbling around talking to trees and vomiting on yourself, but drunk enough to be extremely impulsive. And the impulse hitting you right now: You need food. Slowly you remember that you haven't eaten s ... More >>

  • Music

    June 17, 2010
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    June 16, 2010

    A Journey Through American Pop With Josie And The Pussycats

    ​On any list of the great, animated bands, Josie and the Pussycats stands near the apex, possibly topped only by Dethklok and Jem and the Holograms. The trio of mystery-solving musicians started as an Archie comic in the '60s before moving onto a successful animated run. Like all cartoons in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    The Week In TV: Charlie Sheen's Career Not Hurt By Punching Women

    Back, for some reason​The dog days are here, people keep dying, and there's plenty of static on the dial. This was the week in TV Land:• When I was very young, my heart and soul were ruled by Thundercats. I even at one point made the regrettable decision to wear a watch featuring Lion-O to schoo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 27, 2010


    Daffy, Donald and Dexter are not as simple as they seem

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Gumby, We Hardly Knew Ye: 10 Stop-Motion Videos for the Late Art Clokey

    Late last Friday, Rocks Off learned that Gumby and Davey and Goliath creator Art Clokey had passed away in his sleep at age 88. The pioneering stop-motion animator and his clay work were fixtures in children's television from 1957 on. All of Clokey's characters were moral, fun-loving and devoid of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Aftermath: We Do Not Choke Other People, Even at a Dethklok/ Mastodon/ Converge/ High on Fire Metalocalypse

    Photos by Marc BrubakerDethklok​ If you were to tell any random music fan on the street that a tour with the four bands on the "Adult Swim Presents" would be happening, they would say "Oh sure, fuck it. Why not? It's all loud." But that's sort of where the tour planners alternately went wrong and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Inquiring Minds: Converge's Jacob Bannon on the Metalcore Pioneers' Signature Sound

    Ryan Russell/​ Out of the four bands playing tonight's big "Adult Swim Presents" tour, Converge sticks out like a shard of bloody glass embedded in your foot. Opening doomers High On Fire and co-headliner Mastodon are both devastating bands who orchestrate monolithic walls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Talking With C-3PO Himself, Anthony Daniels, About Star Wars: In Concert

    A few weeks back, Rocks Off had the pleasure of speaking with actor Anthony Daniels, the man in the golden suit and the physical embodiment of one of the most iconic characters in popular science fiction. Since production began in 1976 on A New Hope, better known of course as Star Wars, Daniels has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    He Said She Said: Breakup Songs to Help You Bawl, Part 2

    Ever since men and women set eyes upon each other at the beginning of time, there have been break-ups, and painful dissolutions of romantic escapades have made the best art in the world. Hell, somewhere in the world there is a probably a cave painting of a pretty young Neanderthal girl with devil h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    I Walked With a Zombie: A Roky Erickson Primer

    Chris GrayOkkervil River's Will Sheff (left) and Roky Erickson at the 2008 Austin Music AwardsRocks Off is starting to get really excited about Roky Erickson's show at the Continental Club Wednesday night. As of around noon Tuesday, about 50 tickets were left, available at Sig's Lagoon. Sig's owner ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 28, 2009

    Max Juren

    YouTube filmmaker takes his clips from computer screen to TV screen

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    For Cinco de Mayo: Five Non-Mexican Mexicans In The Movies

    Cinco de Mayo is a day for Americans of Mexican descent to commemorate their rich history and heritage while at the same time trying to ignore the legions of mouth-breathing Chron commenters clamoring for their deportation. And if being blamed for the H1N1 (don't call it swine) flu outbreak wasn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Happy 4/20, Mon: Why Bob Marley Is Overrated

    When the calendar hits April 20, thoughts turn to man's other best friend: the marijuana plant. Yes, along with copious amounts of Reese's Pieces and trips to the nearest Jack in the Box drive-thru, almost everyone agrees nothing goes better with the reefer than reggae. (Personally, give us Slee ... More >>

  • Film

    February 5, 2009
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    September 19, 2008
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    August 25, 2008

    Aftermath: Masters of Metal at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty, except where indicated. A crowd slideshow is here. Reflecting on Saturday’s Masters of Metal tour at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, I think I fall into that rare category of Casual Metal Fan. This means that while I enjoy metal and will fly the devil-horns at any op ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2008

    MC Chris

    Hip-hop funny man hits Houston

  • Music

    July 3, 2008
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    August 23, 2007

    Carlos Alazraqui

    Arresting comedy by Reno 911’s Officer Garcia

  • Film

    April 12, 2007

    Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters

    ATHFCMFFT is 87 minutes of pure art, with fries

  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    The Great Unknown

    Music, the Squidbillies and a personal ecosystem

  • Calendar

    July 27, 2006
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    July 13, 2006

    Well-known Unknown

    Stringin' up horrifying honky-tonk

  • Film

    July 13, 2006

    All-Day Suckers

    Sedaris and Colbert peddle Candy not everybody wants

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Bam! Pow!

    Students find out cartoons are no laughing matter

  • Music

    February 23, 2006


    One hundred percent beef

  • Music

    October 27, 2005


    The Mouse & The Mask

  • Film

    July 14, 2005

    Comic Relief

    It ain't quite Fantastic, but it'll do in a pinch

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2005

    Curry Favor

    Cozy up to India at the International Festival

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    MC Chris, with Yugant and 1AM Records

    Tuesday, April 12, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2004

    The Passion of the Cruise

    Me-sci-ah offers truth, celebrity and the Scientology way

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2004

    Now That's Commedia

    Classic stories are made even more classic

  • News

    November 20, 2003

    Houston, Once Removed

    Go to Accra, Ghana, and find gated communities modeled on our own hometown

  • Music

    January 9, 2003

    Sidecar Sideshow

    Racket confronts his hatas at a show in his dishonor

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Daddy's Girl

    Gregory Beard says his wife did drugs in front of their child, yet a Harris County associate judge awarded her custody. Beard spent the summer fighting to get his baby back.

  • News

    August 2, 2001

    Tooned In To Anime

    Fans say there's nothing Mickey Mouse about these Japanese cartoons with their stories of love, sex, death and saving the world

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Border Line

    In the predawn hours, immigrants face an eternity of waiting at the INS office

  • Culture

    May 11, 2000

    Dawn of the Dead

    Sci Fi's brilliant good vs. evil is a corpse in search of a burial

  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    Dumb or Dumber?

    Space cadets of Man or Astro-man? go to great depths to maintain a gimmick