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Columbine High School

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Aaron Lewis, Creole Festival, Skinny Puppy, etc.

    The Black & White Years Fitzgerald's, January 31 The Black and White Years were blessed with good luck almost from the get-go. No less than Jerry Harrison, the former Talking Heads guitarist, took a shine to the Austin indie-rockers at their 2007 SXSW show and produced the eponymous album that foll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    50 States of Song Part 1: Alabama to Georgia

    When I was in third grade I learned all 50 states in alphabetical order thanks to a catchy tune. Now I'm hoping to stick that bit of trivia in your heads this week, just in time for the new school year by celebrating each state with an appropriate song. Alabama: Phosphorescent, "It's Hard to Be H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    The 5 Most Important Years In Goth Music: 1994

    Over the course of the week Rocks Off will be looking at the biggest years for goth music and exactly what they meant for the genre. 1994 was a good year for a new kind of goth. Previously, for the most part the men had been sensitive artists, and even the ones who could be pretty brutal -- such as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Lita Ford: Still Living Like A Runaway

    In the '80s, Lita Ford was one of the most prominent female voices in hard rock. With hits such as "Kiss Me Deadly" (which was named the 76th "Greatest Hard Rock Song Of All-Time" by VH1), "Back To The Cave," and "Close My Eyes Forever," she was on a winning tear. Plus she still had (and has) oodl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Insane Clown Posse Incites Spiritual Debate, Asks "Where's God?"

    Here's a Video of the Entire Geto Boys Show From Saturday's Juggalo Gathering We've all asked the question, believers or non-believers alike: "Where's God?" In times of personal trial, family strife, financial disaster, or just sailing the choppy seas of relationships, when we need some sort of sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    UPDATED: While We Watched Batman, People In Denver Suburb Killed

    Update: In an incredible coincidence, The San Antonio woman killed by a gunman near Denver last night, Jessica Ghawi, had been at the Toronto mall shooting in early June, where one person was killed and seven wounded, according to her blog. She said she had an "odd feeling" and left the mall moments ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    April 26, 2012

    Gothic Council vs. Marilyn Manson

    I was in high school when Marilyn Manson's Antichrist Superstar came out, and yeah, I played it until everyone around me begged me to stop. Though I've grown to appreciate deeper and better artists, Mr. Warner has always had a place in my heart for introducing me to a darker world. I still think he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Based On A True Story: Half-Truths In 3 Popular Songs

    One place where music differs from other media is its relationship with the truth. Movies might be "based on a true story." Episodes of a television show might be "ripped from the headlines". If you're Mike Daisey you might refer to your monologues as an "exaggerat[ion of] my own experiences". Rar ... More >>

  • News

    March 22, 2012

    The Columbine Effect

    Thirteen years and a hundred school shootings later, why is Hollywood still obsessed with this one?

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Lordy Lordy, T. Rex's Electric Warrior Is 40

    ​A few months back, we had this to say about T. Rex on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of their single "Bang A Gong (Get It On)" reaching the top of the UK charts. This Saturday, parent album, Electric Warrior, turns 40 years old. It bears repeating, not because we are too lazy to com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    "To be honest, I don't care how many health code alterations a place has. I'll smoke a six-paper joint and eat just about anything, really, and I have my Grade 10, so there you go."​It's 4/20 today, a high holiday for stoners. It's also Hitler's birthday and the anniversary of the Columbine sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Ten Songs You Never Want To Get Caught Singing Out Loud

    The absolute worst version of "You Are So Beautiful" you've ever heard. Trust us.​Some songs are catchy as hell, yet if you're one of those people who sometimes unconsciously sings out loud to yourself in public, there are some you'll want to avoid. Here are a few tunes which, when sung aloud, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    The AIDS-Spreading German Popstar And Four Other Horrifying Rock Legends

    ​Hanging out backstage with Ronan Harris of VNV Nation last Sunday, his synth-excellency imparted a tale that Rocks Off hoped to the gods was not true, and led us down the path of myth and rumor to bring you a list of five of the most horrifying legends in pop-music lore. The tale Ronan told is th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Aftermath: Conspiracies, Prog-Metal, Gypsy-Folk, Hardcore and Remembering a Fallen Friend Sunday at Westheimer Block Party

    Craig HlavatyRoom 101​ Day 2 of the Westheimer Block Party started with slightly cooler temperatures and an hour-long caffeine-fueled session speaking with the 9/11 conspiracy booth in the parking lot at Numbers. Did you know that there were three shooters at Columbine, and bombs planted inside th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 25, 2009
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    January 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Houston, Texas, America, Meet Huntzville...and Watch the Eff Out

    Hard to believe it's been 20 years since gangsta rap went overground with N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton. Through Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg to Tupac and Eminem, it launched most of hip-hop's biggest stars for a good decade, but these days even artists like T.I. and Lil Wayne have sacrificed serious str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2008

    Did You Know That The High School Pregnancy Pact Is All Juno’s Fault?

    So this past week everyone was all in a tizzy about a bunch of high school girls in Massachusetts who apparently made a pact to get preggers together. Of course, this news disturbs me for a whole mess of reasons, not the least of which is that when I was in high school, the only pact my gal pals a ... More >>

  • Film

    March 20, 2008

    Sk8er Boi: Paranoid Park

    Gus Van Sant returns to disaffected youth and shoestring budgets

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2007

    Joel Osteen Is a Power Top

    Not-gay-in-any-way-whatsoever magazine Details has just released its “Power 50” list, which ranks H-town’s own man of God Joel Osteen at number 16. At first glance, this may sound respectable, but when you see that number one is occupied not by an individual, but a gruesome Hollywood cabal d ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2007
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    June 7, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    November 30, 2006

    School Daze

    Bully takes you back to the battlefield of high school

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    Drugged and Disorderly

    The Hold Steady keeps it cinematic

  • Film

    August 11, 2005

    No Way Out

    Last Days follows the final spiral of a tormented musician

  • Film

    January 27, 2005

    No More Spears

    Beyond the Gates chronicles the rebirth of a brutal Ecuadoran tribe

  • News

    December 30, 2004

    Books and Bullets

    A gun shop and a school make great neighbors

  • Film

    April 29, 2004

    Teen Spleen

    Talking smack wreaks high school havoc in Mean Girls

  • Culture

    February 26, 2004

    Pepper-Spraying Jos

    A "Bubba Mexican" polices the border in Buford Gomez

  • Culture

    November 13, 2003

    Fishing for Answers

    Good Boys doesn't explain much about teenagers and violence

  • Film

    May 29, 2003

    Think Different

    Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Far from Happy

    The year's best featured plenty of sad white guys

  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    Romancing the Bones

    Danish psychobilly band Nekromantix lampoons America with twangy satire

  • Music

    October 31, 2002

    Sum 41

    Friday, November 1

  • Film

    October 24, 2002

    Columbine Harvester

    Michael Moore goes threshing about on guns and fear

  • Film

    August 15, 2002

    Cruel Summer

    Looking for fun? Crush will leave you blue.

  • Film

    April 18, 2002

    Blood Simple

    Murder by Numbers yields less than the sum of its parts

  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    Back To Basics

    Steven Van Zandt is dedicated to garage rock

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    Mystery Code

    Alvin ISD exempts conscientious objectors from dress code rules. But nobody can get that exemption.

  • Film

    October 19, 2000

    Paid In Full

    Sensitive, saccharine and practically messianic, Pay It Forward works like a charm

  • News

    July 20, 2000
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    June 15, 2000

    Class Cops

    After Columbine, has HISD gone overboard trying to make schools safer?

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    The Pershing Eight

    Children get burned by HISD over a gun-shaped lighter

  • News

    April 27, 2000
  • Music

    March 30, 2000

    Makeup Something

    Coal Chamber shelves the rap-metal for metal-goth

  • Film

    July 22, 1999

    Sweet Desolation

    Desert Blue offers teen comedy with a sting

  • News

    May 20, 1999
  • Culture

    December 9, 1993

    Re-visions of Sugar Plums

    Observations from behind the Nutcracker curtain

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