Death Valley

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    College and Pro Football: This Weekend's Best Bets

    Before we get to the Best Bets for the week, I'll use this space (and perhaps a lengthier column in the future) to salute the recently laid off employees at the soon-to-be-sold-and-renamed-and-lobotomized Comcast Sports Net Houston. As you all are probably aware, painfully so if you're a non-Comca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    10 Places Where Summer Weather is Worse Than Houston

    No one will argue with you if you claim that Houston is one of the most miserable places to be in the summer. It is. It's hot. It's humid. The mosquitoes fly off with small children. And, of course, there is always the threat of a hurricane. But is it the worst place in the world when it comes to su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Fall Out Boy's Young Blood Chronicles Is Completely Ridiculous, Awesome

    When Fall Out Boy reunited this past year for a tour and a new album, I don't think anybody took them very seriously. It seemed like a clear, desperate cash grab by a once-popular band who had broken up and unleashed a torrent of unsuccessful solo projects that drove them back into each other's arms ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Fall Out Boy at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 9/25/2013

    Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, Twenty One Pilots Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 25, 2013 For many of their fans, a Fall Out Boy concert is most likely the kind of thing that has always been experienced in the darkest, dirtiest clubs that a city can offer. It's synonymous with ringing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Better Than Ezra's Long-Running Love Affair With Houston Fans

    "Houston is a city we've been playing since the very beginning," says Better than Ezra bassist and backing vocalist Tom Drummond. "I even think we may have sold more records there than anywhere else." A lot has changed since Better than Ezra's inception more than two decades ago, but Drummond still ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Bun B: The Trill OG Crosses The Gumball 3000 Finish Line

    After leaving the Gumball 3000 afterparty in Las Vegas, I made it back to my hotel at about 4:30 a.m. The plan was to sleep for a few hours, then head to Los Angeles, where the rally was set to arrive at the finish line on Hollywood Blvd. Originally, I was going to hitch a ride with one of the Gumb ... More >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2011

    Better Off

    A '90s alt-rock band that has stuck together and even ended up in the black.

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2011

    BestFest: Wild Moccasins Made In The Shade, Little Joe Rips

    Photos by Jason WolterWild Moccasins​Well, Houston's gradual transformation into Death Valley seemed to work in the Wild Moccasins' favor; although somewhat sparse this early in the day, the crowd nonetheless crowded forward, pressed up against the barriers in front of the stage. Sure, it pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    A Scorching Playlist For This Massive Heat Wave

    Oh God... Will it ever end?​This morning a childhood friend of Rocks Off's who happens to be moving back to Houston texted us to say "64 degrees as I leave LA this morning. Better relish this moment 'cause I won't be experiencing this again for a while." To which we replied "Fuck no you won't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    "Rap Song Or Murder Ballad" Revealed

    ​ Rocks Off is really enjoying these little quizzes we've concocted, because it gives us a chance to revisit some of our favorite rap tunes and bask in the comforting knowledge that, whatever their time, place and circumstance of origin, songs about killing are pretty much all the same. We only wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Aftermath: Puscifer at Jones Hall, the First Show We've Walked Out On In Years

    Photos by Groovehouse​Aftermath considers himself a reasonably tolerant sort of fellow - you pretty much have to be to do this job. And we know for a fact we have a sense of humor, and a pretty off-color sense of humor at that, because it's gotten us in hot water more than once. ​Which is why ... More >>

  • Music

    May 15, 2008
  • Film

    April 6, 2000
  • Music

    July 4, 1996
  • Music

    January 11, 1996

    Wordless Wonders

    Death Valley does its talking through its playing

  • Music

    August 11, 1994

    Dancing Fool

    Swinging and swaying at the Forties Follies

  • Music

    March 3, 1994

    Celting Point

    Plus: Less Donna McK., archiving Texas folk music, and Iggy's eats Jelly