Charlie Manson

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Eyes of a Dreamer and Some Charles Manson, Too

    It's a well-known fact that the majority of band names are gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're working hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. Truth be told, which would probably be a first for this column now that I ponder it, Eyes of a Dreamer is not exactly my cup of tea. I've never r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    The Weirdest Beatles Reference Ever

    The Beatles are the greatest rock band of all time. Some people say it's the Rolling Stones, but those people just think it sounds cool to be wrong. Being an act that was a legitimate worldwide phenomenon, it's not at all uncommon to find bizarre places that they have inspired homage. Granted, some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    WarBeast: Oh Fuck, They Have a Time Machine

    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 Burton​We 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    Shoplifting -- A Gateway Crime to Extortion?

    The two master criminals – 13 and 12 years old – were in the Forever 21 clothing store on Gessner when they made their move. They grabbed some merchandise and stuffed it in the 13-year-old’s backpack. It was to be the Crime of the Century, more ghastly than the specter of Charlie Manson kidnap ... More >>

  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Wigged Gigs

    A selection of some of the wildest, weirdest, and most dangerous bands and shows in Houston history

  • Culture

    November 19, 1998

    Teenaged Terror

    Ambitious Totally Weird puts the blame for violence on the media

  • News

    July 7, 1994

    Anatomy of an Intervention

    HISD has a plan for reforming problem schools. But when it reached Bastian Elementary, not everything went smoothly.