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  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Bro Bars, Clubs & Ice Houses

    As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeeh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Mike Terror Debuts First Video, "Snakes 'N' Fakes"

    I got to know Mike Terror when we served as judges during the annual Gothic Beauty Pageant, which is always a grand, if often unintentionally hilarious, spectacle. Over the years we've bumped into each other as Houston goths do, but I've never really gotten into him as an artist. Then one day he to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Five Great Outsider Artists and Musicians

    The following creators are not necessarily mainstream in neither their music nor their art. But all are insanely prolific (sometimes literally) and driven by darkness. All of them push their creative abilities to the extreme to exercise their own personal demons, be they mental illness, emotional a ... More >>

  • Film

    April 4, 2013

    Tattoo Nation: Ink Me

    New film documents Southern California's tattoo scene, from Danny Trejo to Ed Hardy.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide: Pitbull

    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium.Date: March 14 Name: Pitbull AKA: "Armando Pérez"

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Top 10 Dirt Cheap Rock Star Halloween Costumes

    Yep, it's that time again. Almost Halloween, and you with no costume. There's no time left to execute some grand vision that might impress people you'd like to sleep with. (Unless you want to try these, from our sister blog Art Attack.) That leaves you with only a couple of options: Sit around alon ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 7, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Hanging At The Hideout: Country Comes To Town At The Rodeo

    This was my first rodeo. Before Friday I had never been to a rodeo let alone the rodeo. While I might have been there to cover the post-rodeo entertainment, it was also my chance to get the full rodeo experience. Compare me to the food critic excited about Olive Garden coming to town if you must, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Adrian Parada Jr.: Border Patrol Cop Accused in DWI Death Rocks The Affliction T-Shirt in Mugshot

    Photo by McAllen PDAdrian Parada Jr.: Left the Ed Hardy shirt at home.​A Border patrol agent has been charged with intoxication assault for causing an accident that has left one person in critical condition. The victim is on life support, meaning the charges against Adrian Parada Jr. may be u ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2011

    Sweet Tooth

    Candy is easier on the palate than similar Midtown dance clubs.

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Last Night: The Raveonettes And Tamaryn At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jim Bricker​The Raveonettes, Tamaryn Fitzgerald's April 13, 2011 Oh man, did any of you go to that Tamaryn show Wednesday night at Fitzgerald's? Yeah, we think that The Raveonettes might have been there as well. First, let's talk Tamaryn. It's a neo shoegaze/dreampop band fronted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Last Night: Miss Mykie's Love Repair Premiere

    Photos by Larami Culbertson​6:14 p.m.: Tonight (Sunday), tiny R&B dynamo Miss Mykie will debut the movie version of her enjoyable and dexterous recent EP, Love Repair. They're being a bit liberal with the term "movie" - it's really an eleven minute music video - but still, it's a pretty neat t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Washington Avenue, One Year Later: Not As "Wild"

    Marc BrubakerPrivilege: Late to the Party?​Today the Rocks Off team unveils our newest cover feature, "Getting Past The Bouncer" (or, in print, "Bar Codes"), in which we investigate more in-depth December's "Hydeout at Hudson" controversy, and examined the door policies at some of the other ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Bars, Racism & Dress Codes: A Report

    ​In this weeks cover feature, "Getting Past The Bouncer," by Chris Gray, Shea Serrano and myself, we investigated more in-depth the Hudson Lounge Hydeout controversy from back in December, plus the other door policies at some of the nicer watering holes in town that came to light in the wake o ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011

    The Devil in DMX

    Can the celebrated rapper get out of trouble long enough to top the charts again?

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Are You Ready for Some Commercials: Five Things Ads During Football Games Can Do For You

    We can make you awesome like this guy.​When a dude sits down to watch some football on TV, he probably has no idea that the commercials he sees are speaking to him. Since real men don't watch documentaries unless they are about football and the only books they read are owners manuals for barbeque ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Last Night: Aaron Lewis At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Matthew Keever​Aaron Lewis Verizon Wireless Theater November 1, 2010 As Aaron Lewis walked out onto the stage at Verizon Wireless Theater last night, he was met with a roar of applause - audience members stood from their seats, cheering and carrying on, while Lewis smiled, waved and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Veal. That's right, hippies, VEAL. And it was FRIGGING DELICIOUS.​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where all jokes are served up fried in a light, crispy breading with a side of coleslaw. We started the week off right, with some hilariously bungled recipes from one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Houston's Hottest Chefs: Ricky Craig

    Tam Vo​Every day this week we'll be highlighting the male winners from our poll on Houston's Hottest Chefs. On Friday we'll reveal the hottest chef of all. Ricky Craig makes some of the best burgers in town over at Hubcap Grill. When we did a Q&A with him about his Hot Chef nomination, we c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Organic Event: The Grand Opening of Sugarcane

    ​When we posted out first piece on Sugarcane, the new organic bar at 1919 Washington, many of you had questions about what exactly an organic bar entails. Well, now is a perfect time for you to find out. Today from 6 to 9 p.m. the bar is hosting its grand opening. Though we can't assure you th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Midtown Alternatives to Mai's

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttTofu and veggie spring rolls at Pho Nga.​Although old Chinatown is a shadow of its former self these days, there are still plenty of good Vietnamese restaurants lurking in shady strip centers, offering the same wonderful bowls of pho and helpings of com dia that the ... More >>

  • News

    February 11, 2010

    Wild on Washington

    The three-mile stretch of avenue is Houston's place to be if you're young, white, single and ready to party. At least for now.

  • Music

    January 28, 2010

    Houston 2020: The Future Is Unwritten

    But hey, that's not stopping Noise.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Don't Be a D-Bag - Come Party With Rocks Off at "Washington Shore"

    Hey peckerhead, Rocks Off is pleased to announce the next evolution in fist-pumping and battling as we bring a taste of the Jersey Shore to the Washington Avenue Drinkery with our own Washington Shore" shindig Thursday, February 11 at 8 p.m. This is a free party, just like all of our sick Rock Band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Miss Rockefeller's? Marcia Ball and Texas Johnny Brown Headline iFest Benefit February 12​Like many of you - we're guessing, anyway - Rocks Off never saw a show at Rockefeller's. We didn't get inside the Loop much during high school (too busy checking groceries) and, although we managed to go to Mary Jane's, the Satellite Lounge and maybe the Abyss (it's a little fuzzy) on v ... More >>

  • Music

    December 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    A Few of Music's Biggest Tattoo Enthusiasts - Besides Rocks Off, Of Course

    Don't act so surprised... As we can fatefully attest, rock and roll and tattoos go hand in hand. The first time Rocks Off saw a grizzled punk rocker walk by at Fitzgerald's back in the '90s with two sleeves full of tattoos and a chest full of nautical-themed art, we mentally pointed at him and said ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Documentary About Tattoo Legend Being Shown Tonight At Rocbar

    For the past three years, director Erich Weiss has been piecing together a documentary on the life of legendary tattooing pioneer Sailor Jerry. Tonight, Rocbar (530 Texas) hosts a special screening of Weiss' film, Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry, complete with complementary Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum for tho ... More >>

  • Music

    October 29, 2009

    Hidden Things

    Mercer is an upscale neighborhood nightclub, if you can find it.

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Pop Rocks: John & Nadya Plus 22

    ​Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease: The gossip apocalypse has arrived: Jon Gosselin and Nadya Suleman will be going on a date.The Jon & Kate Plus 8 star has reportedly agreed to appear in a cheesy new reality show in which he'll date Octomom Nadya Suleman, former Cheaters producer Bobby Goldst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Glee, Episode 7: Inevitable Conclusions

    Easy Halloween costume idea if you have a tracksuit and an antisocial personality disorder: Sue!​I'm beginning to think that Glee never should have gotten the back-nine pickup from Fox, instead being held to 13 episodes for this season instead of a full 22. It's not that the show doesn't deser ... More >>

  • Music

    September 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Food Fight: Battle Cheese Enchilada

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​"Cheese enchiladas served in chili con carne -- not thin, meatless chili gravy, or authentic enchilada sauce -- are the hallmark of real Tex-Mex, according to 78-year-old Fort Worth sportswriter and Tex-Mex expert Dan Jenkins," as Robb Walsh stated in his July 2 ... More >>

  • Music

    March 12, 2009