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Danny Elfman

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    Six Must-Play Songs About Halloween

    It's the time of year when lots of people are putting together a playlist of songs for Halloween and Halloween parties, and plenty of spooky tunes to choose from. But rather than just throw on a bunch of novelty songs like "Monster Mash," it might be more fun to try to find tunes that are played les ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Six Great Covers of TV Theme Songs

    Television's influence on our musical vocabulary is vast. These days, singing shows are determining new pop stars. A great TV theme can become iconic -- Sanford and Son, Friends, The Sopranos -- and shows like The Simpsons, Family Guy and Scrubs have become legendary for their in-show musical perfor ... More >>

  • Film

    February 20, 2014
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    February 6, 2014

    10 More Aging Pop-Star Tours We'd Like to See

    This Saturday night, Houston will be greeted by two very familiar faces: Sting and Paul Simon. The two are legends in their respective fields, and although their music doesn't quite sound similar, the tour is welcome all the same. It's sort of like Elton John and Billy Joel, only a little less obvio ... More >>

  • Film

    December 5, 2013
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    May 3, 2013

    Five Punk Goes... Songs That Don't Suck

    Last time in our "things that don't suck" series, we looked at some educational songs ( ) that our children could learn from without being bored to death. This week, we're looking at the Punk Goes... series, and some of the worthwhile tracks to grab from the series. Punk Goes... has long been the ... More >>

  • Film

    March 7, 2013

    Oz the Great and Powerful

    This Oz is neither great nor powerful.

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2012

    Christmas Past: Top 10 Christmas Movie Soundtracks

    While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared December 14, 2010. No doubt you have all been chin-deep in Christmas movies since you undid your b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    The Top 25 Music Videos of 2012, Nos. 5-1

    Never before have I agonized so hard over the picks for best music video of the year because never before have I had the kind of selection that 2012 offered. The art form is alive and well like never before, and we are entering a new renaissance of cinemaudio. Today we reach the videos you simply ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Video Game Parody Song Battle: BioShock vs. Portal

    This has been a very good year for the small, but awesome genre of video game parody songs, and today I thought we'd pit the best so far against each other to see which one is truly the better effort. They come from two series that I love completely equally, so there's no bias in that regards. Let's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    The 10 Greatest Summer Concerts I Never Saw

    Well, kids, summer has arrived. If you have ever noticed, all the good concerts seem to come during the summer -- with May being more like a pre-show. My parents, when I was younger, took me to many concerts at some of these venues, mainly Contemporary Christian concerts. I myself had only been to ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    May 10, 2012

    Gothic Council: Is Batman Goth?

    Yeah yeah yeah, The Avengers is awesome. Let's not forget that the Dark Knight Rises will soon be here! I have always been keen to claim Batman as a goth icon, but I thought I'd get clearance from the Gothic Council before I committed myself. Joining us this week is fashion designer Batty, webmistr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Gothic Council Stages Tim Burton Intervention

    Tim Burton has become something of a trial to the goths of the world. On the one hand, his contribution to the sub-culture simply cannot be overstated. Films like Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, and The Nightmare Before Christmas served as the gateway into the spooky side for many of us, and for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    The Revival of the Silent Film and 7 Movies We Would Like to See Without Words

    In a big step forward, or step back, however you would like to think about it, the silent film The Artist was just named the best film by the New York Film Critics Circle. This comes on the heels of the stunning response it has already received from the festival circuit, including a best actor award ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Modern Holiday Classics Veer Off from Feelgood and into Cynicism

    This week, as Christmas movies began their assault on cable and network television, it occurred to us that in the past decade or so, holiday film tastes have begun to veer from lighthearted feelgood affairs and straight into stress-filled, caustic celebrations of the things we will all hate for the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 24, 2011
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    September 5, 2011

    More Labor Day Music: 5 Secret Anti-Labor Songs

    ​Work sucks. You know it, Rocks Off knows it, and just because your boss magnanimously decides to throw you one day off between July 4th and Thanksgiving doesn't change that fact. So you take your solace where you can, in the little things, like music. Musicians are hard workers like you, ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Danny Elfman's Ten Greatest Soundtracks

    ​Last Tuesday, Warner Bros. music released a 25th anniversary box set commemorating the orchestral soundtrack work Danny Elfman has done for Tim Burton. Elfman, the former front man for the wonderfully weird art-pop band Oingo Boingo, was first recruited by Burton to score his film Pee Wee's B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Wangcaster Rules: Rocks Off's Top 10 Stories Of 2010

    Insert "wanking" joke here.​It's been a wild and crazy year. And while we're still wrapping up some of our personal favorite stories of 2010, Rocks Off throughout we'd take a look at the Top 10 most-read stories of the most recent solar rotation. Relive the magic with our links below... 10. N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Top 10 Christmas Movie Soundtracks

    ​No doubt you have all been chin-deep in Christmas movies since you undid your belt on Thanksgiving evening. Rocks Off made sure to steal a copy of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation from our folks' house before the calendar even hit December. Unlike other blogs, we don't hate all Christm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    The Top 10 Horror-Movie Scores Of All Time

    Not on the list...ha-ha!​The art of the instrumental horror-film score is quickly being lost. All too often now, filmmakers are using heavy metal and pop music to soundtrack their films. Hearing Slipknot or HIM during a stabbing scene just doesn't hold the same weight to us as some tubular bel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    The Top 10 Rock-Musician Film Scores

    ​David Fincher's Facebook creation tale The Social Network has been the No. 1 film in America the past two weekends, and no doubt it will continue that streak this weekend, barring an assault by Jackass 3-D which comes out today. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone is already hailing Network as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Two Star Symphony Talks KTRU, Silent Films, Dr. Dre And Minor Threat

    Two Star Symphony on Facebook​This week Rocks Off got a hot tip from our pal Jason that the venerable Two Star Symphony would be playing an evening gig out in Houston's western territories. It had been a good while since we'd seen the local string quartet, and with our Spidey Sense tingling ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Saturday Night: The Houston Symphony Does Final Fantasy At Jones Hall

    Photos courtesy of Houston SymphonySaturday's cast (from left): Alan Halverson as Kefka , Rachel Smith as Yuffie, Amanda Ayr as Tifa​The Houston Symphony Jones Hall July 24, 2010 While everyone else in Houston was going gaga for Gaga, Aftermath headed down to Jones Hall to hear the Houston Sy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Strip Clubs And Cramped Vans: Roky Moon & BOLT On The Road

    We wanna go on tour in the worst way. We can't sing, play an instrument or even tap our feet in time, but after watching this tour video from Roky Moon & BOLT's recent national tour, we will learn to do something that can allow us to travel across the country with our best friends. Legally, if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Mommy's Little Monster: Songs To Remind You That Children are Inherently Evil

    ‚ÄčLike you, as Rocks Off grows older we have to come to terms with the fact that many of our friends are having children. Usually we can just scroll quickly past the offspring-related Facebook updates or send those 12-MB emails containing brood photos into the Trash folder unread. No harm, no foul. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Songs for Naughty Children

    As Rocks Off grows older we have to come to terms with the fact that many of our friends are having children. Usually we can just scroll quickly past the offspring-related Facebook updates or send those 12 MB emails containing brood photos into the Trash folder unread. No harm, no foul. But the hol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    This Town Needs an Enema: Rocks Off Movie Night at the Mink with Batman

    Note: The date on the above poster should say September 1.‚ÄčThis week's film selection for Rocks Off Movie Nite at the Mink - that's right, we're now officially co-sponsoring this thing - is Tim Burton's 1989 reboot of Batman, starring the third-coolest man to step into the cowl and cape - "Mr. Mom ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 9, 2009

    Two Star Symphony

    Get a dose of Danny Elfman flavor at Discovery Green’s Sundays in the Park

  • Calendar

    October 23, 2008

    Ben Folds

    Popular '90s man is back...with a keytar.

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2008

    Yip-Yip

    This synthefied duo brings musical chaos to The Mink

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Creepshow: Halloween Party Music

    Music to keep your soiree from sucking like Dracula

  • Calendar

    August 2, 2007

    Forbidden Zone

    Before Oingo Boingo there was The Mystics Nights

  • Music

    May 31, 2007

    Aaron Loesch Vies to Become the Guitar Center King of the Blues

    A dying Houston scene suddenly might have new life

  • Music

    March 15, 2007

    Giant Squid

    Concert preview

  • Home Entertainment

    February 2, 2006
  • Film

    September 22, 2005

    Love in Gloom

    Tim Burton is dead-on again in the darkly delightful Corpse Bride

  • Film

    July 14, 2005

    Chocolate Kisses

    Thanks to Depp and Burton, Willy Wonka just got weirder

  • Music

    July 22, 2004
  • Calendar

    May 27, 2004
  • Film

    October 3, 2002

    Flesh for Fantasy

    Dreamy Red Dragon completes the Hannibal boxed set

  • Film

    May 2, 2002

    World Wide Web

    Spider-Man does whatever a spider can and much more

  • Film

    July 26, 2001

    Aping an Icon

    Tim Burton monkeys around with the original Planet of the Apes, but is it evolution?

  • Music

    August 10, 2000

    Jug Ugly

    Aaron Loesch and band find inspiration in life's throwaway objects

  • Film

    November 18, 1999

    Horseman, Pass By

    Sleepy Hollow looks great, but it's less filling than Washington Irving

  • Film

    July 25, 1996
  • Film

    August 11, 1994

    Animal Acts

    The return of Hollywood's most famous dog and pony show

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