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    July 10, 2013

    Is Detroit America's Most Rock and Roll City?

    Detroit Rock City: The Uncensored History of Rock 'N' Roll in America's Loudest City By Steve Miller Da Capo Books, 312 pp., $16.99 "It's this beautiful place where you sacrifice your safety for a shitload of freedom," Rachel Nagy of the Detroit Cobras says of her band's namesake city. And while th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    60 Years of Corvettes Featured in 35th Annual Corvette Expo This Weekend

    The Chevrolet Corvette has been an American icon since the first generation debuted in 1953 as "America's sports car." Sixty years and six generations of Corvette later, the Corvette owner community is one of the most active groups of car enthusiasts around. This weekend marks the 35th annual Corvet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    RIP Martin Miglioretti: Houston Blues Society Poster Artist Was 58

    It's been a rough weekend for the Houston blues community. Martin Miglioretti, a graphic artist who designed dozens of posters and other images for the Houston Blues Society, even its Lightnin' Hopkins-themed logo, passed away suddenly Saturday night. He was 58 and signed his creations "Martino." H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Def Leppard's Rick Allen and 10 More Miraculous Rock Recoveries

    Twenty-eight years ago this week (New Year's Eve), Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen became famous. Well, he was already famous, we guess, for being the drummer for one of the finest pop-metal bands of all time. But on December 31, 1984, Allen became even more famous for being pretty much the only pop- ... More >>

  • News

    May 17, 2012

    Houston's Babies Play Vintage Baseball

    There's no gloves or batting helmets when Larry Joe Miggins and the rest of the Houston Babies regularly travel back in time to play the game by its 1860 rules.

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    When Car Commercials And Rock And Roll Collide

    This weekend is the big Houston Art Car Parade, where children and adults of all ages can gander at their fellow Houstonians' labors of car love. Each car is a marvel to the ingenuity and the insanity of this race known as the modern Texan. The Art Car festivities have cars on our brains. Rock a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Peyton Manning's Colts Career Ends, More Cheesy Peyton Videos Begin

    If everyday breakups went as smoothly as the press conference at Colts headquarters Wednesday, you'd see far fewer people staying in dysfunctional relationships to merely avoid the pain and anguish that comes with ending it. Colts owner Jim Irsay and longtime quarterback/franchise icon Peyton Manni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Jason Cassidy's 10 Country Songs You Should Hear Before You Die

    Tonight traditional country upstart Jason Cassidy headlines Big Texas Dance Hall & Saloon out in Clear Lake. The strip-center venue, known for it's pretty girls with painted-on jeans and copious amounts of trucks in the parking lot and a Bud Light in every hand, has been host to Cassidy many times b ... More >>

  • Film

    October 27, 2011

    The Ghost of Hunter Thompson

    An oddly tame adaptation of The Rum Diary.

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    A Rap Guide To The HISD Football Playbook

    ​Football season is underway for HISD middle schools. Rocks Off helps coach a 7th and 8th grade team. Which means we've been working fervently with 12-to-14-year-olds these past three weeks, aimlessly trying to get them to understand how to identify which side of the offense is the strong side ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    RIP Ryan Dunn: 15 Car Crash Songs​Rocks Off has always been a Jackass fan. The exploits of Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O and the recently deceased Ryan Dunn may not be for everyone, but we've always maintained it's better to be a willing participant in mayhem and physical abuse than not (*cough* America's Fun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    How Not To Leave A Car Show

    You go to a gathering of car enthusiasts, you want to impress. How not to do it: Do what the guy in the red car does in this clip. Follow closely; he comes in about the sen-second mark. The video of the wipeout, which occurred earlier this month at Houston's Coffee & Cars meeting, is making the rou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Electric Car: I Drove The Volt And The Volt Won

    Photo by Danny LopezThe electric car is here, but you can't ride it yet​General Motors and Nissan are in a tight race that could go down to a photo finish. No, it's not the Corvette Z06 vs. the Nismo 350z. They're in a race to see who can get the first electric car on the US market -- the Chevro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Game Time: College Football -- Celebrating 90210 and the Big 12

    A&M: The Dylan McKay of the Big 12​I hate making tough decisions. Today was one of those days. I mean, you have the start of the college football season, which in my house and on my show is like Christmas morning wrapped up in a 21st birthday party.And yet, it is also September 2, 2010 -- th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Metal Edition

    ​Dave Chapelle teaches us that the art of "keeping it real" may sometimes go awry. According to, this occurs when "in the act of keeping it real, the outcome is unexpected and usually has a negative effect on the individual who decided to keep it real." Rock stars are not i ... More >>

  • News

    March 4, 2010

    Teflon Man

    Now playing in River Oaks, Gary Ross has stayed one step ahead of trouble and judgments across the country.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Filero Battles with the Past, Takes Control of His Future. Second In a Two-Part Series.

    [Ed. Note. See Part 1 of Rocks Off's encounter with Filero here.] A hint of things to come? Filero (left) and SPM square off at checkers back in the day.​ When we talked to Filero about how much the rap game has changed since he saw the first Texas Latino rap album, actually a cassette, in the Gul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Guitar Zero, or One Old Dog Attempts to Learn a New Trick

    [Ed. Note: What happens when Rocks Off finds out one of our writers recently began taking guitar lessons? This.] ​Some men hit their 40s and lose their minds a little. They trade in their minivan for a Corvette, or their wife for a similarly newer model. I have a history of getting these kinds of ... More >>

  • Music

    July 2, 2009

    Zin Balance

    The Third Ward's favorite son produces his most important album to date.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Driving Your Dream Car Ain't A Green Thing

    This year, all the gift ideas Hair Balls keeps hearing about are green, green, green: The Chron recently suggested a bamboo hard drive, crocheted purses made from aluminum can tops and used books as environmentally friendly options.Which is one reason Hair Balls' eyebrows were raised by a recent ema ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Aftermath: Kings of Leon at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Mark C. Austin Kings of Leon may be the most frustrating band out there at the moment. They’re killer musicians, girls love them and Tuesday night the three Followill brothers and one cousin proved they can sell out Verizon-size venues despite largely getting the cold shoulder from radi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Never Been To A Gun Raffle? Head To Manvel

    Feeling lucky? Got $30? Get a gun. The Manvel Lions Club is raffling 100 hunting rifles and tickets are just $30 each during the "Hunters Night on the Town" fundraiser October 25. The money raised (in the neighborhood of $100,000) will help build a Little League field in Brazoria County. Now, yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    Houston Speed Traps Caught on Film

    Via bloghouston and the Bayou City Madman , we learned of a guy calling homself erickonphoenix, who has a Youtube channel devoted to his testing of detection devices that are supposed to help you elude speed traps. The channel includes this great video that shows one fine day where an unmarked HPD ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007

    Hittin' the Note with Gregg Allman

    "Hi Greg. It's Gregg." I felt a rush and a little bit of a chill. Gregg Allman, the man who was my gateway drug into the world of blues and soul, was on the line. I asked him where he was calling from, and he told me he was in New Orleans and that it was raining. I told him it was raining here as ... More >>

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    May 11, 2006
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    April 6, 2006

    Turn Out the Lights, the Party's Over

    Cactus Music & Video shutters with a melancholy beer bash

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    DeLorean Lives On

    Coke jokes aside, a Houston company continues the DMC dream

  • Film

    April 29, 2004

    After the Fall

    Temptation flourishes in the garden of Young Adam

  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Blunt About High Fashion

    Roll up more than your sleeves with this clothing line

  • Film

    August 21, 2003


    Grind transforms formula into freestyle fun

  • News

    May 29, 2003

    Film Buff

    The naked truth about why Houston isnt the third coast

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    May 1, 2003
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    February 13, 2003

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Our picks of the week

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    Line in the Sand

    Squeezed by new development on Galveston's west end, fishermen are trying to hang on to an honored Texas tradition: driving on the beach

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    Bad Judge; Worse Security Guard

    The Med Center gives Mansfield the boot

  • Dining

    September 5, 2002

    Just a Little Nip and Tuck

    The Tavern's Red Headed Slut

  • Culture

    June 27, 2002

    Another Summer Rerun

    The Ensemble leaves its audience reaching for the remote

  • Music

    January 10, 2002

    Emo-tional Music

    Montrose music gets pushed out towards the Heights

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    Sunny Side Up

    A customer steps in to keep traditions alive at the Yale St. Grill

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Home Sweet Cell

    Finally, a David Allen house with four walls

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    The Dream Home: A Cautionary Tale

    The Youngs thought they did everything right. Apparently not.

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    April 6, 2000
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    March 23, 2000


    High on Speed,Some street racers need to win. Others just need to race.

  • News

    July 9, 1998

    Reefer Madness

    Does Houston's biggest drug-prevention program keep kids clean or just make cops feel good?

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    April 30, 1998

    Night & Day

    April 30 - May 6, 1998

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    January 1, 1998
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    March 13, 1997
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    February 13, 1997
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    May 5, 1994
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