"Gangnam Style," Psy I'm not going to deny it. The first time I saw the video for "Gangnam Style," I was amused, but not enough to watch it again. The only problem with that was the fact that almost every American decided to either recreate "Gangnam Style" or share videos of other idiots dancing aro ... More >>
Sir Elton John piano-pounded Toyota Center March 28.
Elton John has become the best-case scenario of the future life of a troubled character in one of his songs. Albeit a song that he has been writing since he and collaborator Bernie Taupin decided to forge a songwriting partnership nearly 45 years ago. He's now a seasoned sage, deeper in voice, ric ... More >>
A brief history of movie characters getting whacked in the balls.
Horrors, indeedThe blog Retrospace, an assiduous curator of all things kitsch, has a Tumblr page that recently gave us a Woolworth's Halloween-costume ad from the early `70s or so. Costumes were $1.99 or $2.99, the candy was cheaper than today, but still a price was paid. This ad -- this one ... More >>
Photos by Jason WolterGlen Campbell Stafford Centre September 21, 2011 Thursday night may have been the most profoundly uncomfortable Aftermath has ever been watching a live performance. In the past year, we have seen many artists of advanced years in concert, from Merle Haggard and Willie ... More >>
The Boss Hogg Outlawz, Slim Thug's stable of gorillas, have been dormant long enough. They are readying the newest piece in their Serve and Collect series, Serve and Collect 3. That tape, a proper album, will release August 30. In the meantime, you get the holdover Outlaw Wayz, which they're ... More >>
Photo manipulations by John Seaborn GrayGetting older is no fun. Your body starts to hurt for no reason, you lose all your energy, you stop being able to digest certain foods, you realize just about everyone in the world is an asshole (including yourself), you get cranky and curmudgeonly and ... More >>
After new owners take over a Houston haunt, the engaging music is intact, but the food is not.
Last year on April 15, we offered you the five best tax-related movies. This year we need only offer one.A violence-filled, stereotype-strewn wonder from Donald Duck, urging all Americans to "Pay your taxes to bury the Axis."Politicians today would give their left arm to be able to use one of the l ... More >>
Great Moments in Douchebaggery is brought to you by Rocks Off's upcoming Washington Shore party, Thursday, February 11, at the Washington Avenue Drinkery. All types of douchebags are encouraged to attend. Sadly, the duo enjoyed only a very brief period of skipping merrily about together.In the ea ... More >>
Mea culpa: Yi. I typed this entire post - then accidentally closed the Mozilla Firefox window and lost everything. Let this be a lesson to every blogger out there: compose in Word. For real.Photos by Ray Mickshaw/ FoxAmerican Idol winner Kris Allen practices his "Who, me?" showbiz face. Let's not be ... More >>
Christmas seems to activate a latent part of all musicians' brains that inspires them to spread their holiday cheer all over a perfectly good season. (The scientific term for this part of the brain is called "My Accountant.") Musicians in the '80s were certainly not exempt from this need to whi ... More >>
Surely the same as thousands - millions? - of other American children, this 1935 Walt Disney cartoon was Rocks Off's first exposure to the spirited American folk melody "Turkey in the Straw." And probably to Donald Duck, making one of his first onscreen appearances ever - note the elongated bill ... More >>
Sahara has no reason to exist, until you see who made it
Urban savages wage war over sex in Mike Nichols's dreadfully funny new film
Who is the more "authentic" bluesman -- Bobby Bland or T-Model Ford?
Parents, take heart: Finding Nemo is better than the average Disney toon
From the comic strip to the canvas: cartoon characters in contemporary art
A rogue mascot reveals secrets of the trade
Emerging from Van Zandt's large shadow, Wrecks Bell finally steps into the spotlight
Fantasia/2000 strikes a better balance between serious and comic elements
Critical darlings? No. Fan favorites? Yes. Stubborn survivors? As all Rush Rangers know, absolutely.