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    August 15, 2014

    Falcons-Texans, Preseason Week 2: Five Players To Watch

    Thursday was a "feel good" day out at the Methodist Training Center. It was "Texans for DQ" Day (as officially proclaimed by Mayor Annise Parker), and in honor of Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry, who is battling lymphoma back in his home state of California, everyone who is anyone was w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    You're Having a Better Week Than the Buffalo Bills

    Thus far, 2014 has not been kind to the Buffalo Bills' family. A few weeks ago, longtime owner Ralph Wilson passed away at the age of 95, leaving the future of the team in the Buffalo area, at the very least, questionable to the extent that rumors of Donald Trump stepping in as the owner were viewe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Mac Miller At Warehouse Live, 6/27/13

    Mac Miller Warehouse Live June 27, 2013 I must admit, the first time I saw Mac Miller live at SXSW two years ago, I was unimpressed. That performance at The Fader Fort was average at best, with lackluster energy, little to no interaction with the crowd, and practically no real substance in his lyri ... More >>

  • News

    January 3, 2013

    Zombies and Fiscal Cliffs

    The 10 most overhyped stories of 2012.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Superstorms, Mayans, Zombies and BDSM: The 10 Most Over-Hyped Stories of 2012

    Journalists are really fond of writing about stories that went underreported every year. Too often, however, they forget to remind us all that those critical stories that went without needed coverage did so because stories with little merit wound up filling the airwaves and pages of newspapers. Unf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Fetal Disgorge Endorses Albino Race Hunting

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. Soooooo... a while back I delved into the meaning of a metal band called Dying Fetus, an encounter from which I barely escaped alive. Since I ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Top 10 Musical Moments on The Arsenio Hall Show

    One of the greatest late-night talk show hosts of all time was Arsenio Hall. He was the quintessential Ed Sullivan for the '80s and early '90s. He featured all kinds of musical artists, but most importantly, he helped introduce rap music into the mainstream. Hall, who won Donald Trump's most recent ... More >>

  • Music

    March 29, 2012
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    February 16, 2012

    Re:Generation: New Film Makes Airtight Case That DJs Are Musicians

    Directed by Amir Bar Lev and produced in association with the Grammys, Re:Generation is a documentary that explores the process behind making music as a DJ and producer through an experiment that sends five DJs on a quest to work in a specific genre outside their normal output. It sounds like somet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Five Other Reality Shows We Wish Clay Aiken Would Guest On

    ClayMates, start your engines! Your hero and American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken just joined the cast of the next cycle of Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice set to premiere on February 12 on NBC. This cycle, filmed a few months back, is sure to have some proverbial fireworks, with the opinionated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Donald Trump for President: Texas's Voice Shall Be Heard

    Trump 2012: He's aerodynamic!​The biggest political news of the moment isn't the Iowa caucuses, because all of us Real Amurricans already know Rick Perry is about to shock all those naysaying know-it-all Beltway elites. The big news came over the holiday weekend: An independent party supporti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    The X Factor Does Dallas (And Miami)

    Fox​Audition round two of The X Factor is held in Miami and Dallas, and they tell a different story than Los Angeles. In my first recap, I was impressed with the consistently great talent The X Factor delivered, keeping the freak-show acts to a minimum. When the judges hit Miami, the dearth of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Searching for a Slice: Bombay Pizza Co.

    Photos by Christina UticoneThis looks suspiciously like a regular pepperoni pie. (Because it is.)​I've been hesitant to try the Bombay Pizza Co. (914 Main St.) in spite of some of the amazing reviews it's gotten. I love pizza, and I love the flavors of Indian food, but as I've written in the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Trump's Out -- Bridging the 2012 Asshole Gap

    Now we'll never know what his currency would have looked like.​With apologies to Richard Adams: My heart has joined the Thousand. Donald Trump stopped running today: "After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the presidency," Trump announced in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Bye Bye, Chicago Code -- Fox's Greatest Crimes Against TV

    Fox you, "Code" fans.​The fall network TV schedules aren't set to be released until next week, but the bad news has already leaked for fans of Fox's The Chicago Code, which was not renewed for a second season in spite of a mostly positive critical reception: Answering questions from disappoin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Get Your Tinfoil Hat, Consortium of Genius Is Coming

    Artwork courtesy of​Rocks Off loves extreme personalities. Whether it's the serene, spiritual symphony that is Tyagaraja, or the pre-frontal lobe melting experience that is Tubby Chubcakes we just can't get enough of people who go screaming over the edge of normalcy like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Gothic Council Hands Out Some Goth Blocks

    ​Stevie Ryan has finally shown Gothtopia the way. We had no idea we could use our darksome image to impose our will on the populace at large. Our proof? Her music video for "Goth Blocked." It's nice to know that the goth community has this kind of power, but like any new tyrannical regime, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Donald Trump, Bible-Hoarder: The "Very Nice" Places He Keeps Them

    People just keep giving him Bibles​I hate to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but does anyone else think that Donald Trump's "presidential campaign" is nothing more than a clever ruse to publicize his television show, NBC's Celebrity Apprentice? I know, I sound like a crazed nut right now wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Recasting MTV's Daria With Real-Life Musicians

    ​There was once a brighter time in the history of MTV when the network occasionally played interesting animated series and occasionally even music videos. Now, instead of Daria, there's Snooki; instead of Beavis and Butt-Head, there's The Situation and Pauly D. Growing up, Daria (1997-2002) w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Five Celebrity Costumes To Avoid At All Costs

    This one is, uhhh... not on the list.​Halloween: The one night grown men and women have a legitimate excuse to look like clowns. Call us crazy, but we stopped dressing up for Halloween at 13. We still love you and your ridiculous costume. We really do. That's why we've taken the time to offer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    FAIL: Gene Simmons, Steve Albini, INXS, Danzig (Not)

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Gene Simmons Is Donald Trump In Makeup: Fails has never been a big KISS fan, but we can't imagine watching Gene Simmons' behavior makes being one any easier. If you're a die-hard KISS fan, watching his douchey whoring and cutthroat CEO tactics must be d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Florida Pastor Cancels Koran Bonfire; 4 Things He Should Consider Burning Instead

    "Trust me, I have a mustache."​We've established that Rev. Terry Jones -- you know, the Florida pastor who told Anderson Cooper that he knew the definition of bigot, but doesn't see himself as one, even though he is intolerant of other religions, especially Islam -- well, he isn't liked by a ... More >>

  • Film

    June 24, 2010

    Getting Old Isn't for Sissies

    Sure, she's a piece of work. But there's got to be more to Joan Rivers.

  • Music

    February 4, 2010

    Ultimate Victory

    Fences with Paul Wall mended, upcoming tour planned, Chamillionaire is comfortable being the rapper next door.

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    A Decade of Landry's

    Photo by B. Tse​Whether you love them or hate them, you can't escape them -- not even if you leave Houston. Over the past ten years, Landry's has become a household name. Besides owning such well-known restaurants as Saltgrass Steak House, Aquarium, and Vic and Anthony's, Landry's has dabbled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Remembering The Houston Gamblers, Thanks To ESPN

    ​To celebrate its 30th anniversary, ESPN is in the midst of airing what it calls 30 on 30, which is a series of 30 one-hour documentaries on sports-related matters that have occurred within the network's 30 years on the air. And one of the documentaries, one that aired on Tuesday is on a subject n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Idol Beat, Part 2: Still More Hollywood Week

    DAY 5 This new Idol concept - a lushly appointed "judges' mansion" where contestants on thin ice are forced to sing for their survival - was squandered, somewhat, by the producers. I mean, this was a two-hour show, and really, there was time to make it a bit wacky, with mock bits wherein Simon, Kara ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008
  • Music

    January 31, 2008

    Billion Dollar Babies

    Rappers and their ten-figure dreams

  • Film

    January 31, 2008

    Lousy Movie: 'Meet the Spartans'

    Few laughs to be had in this lackluster parody

  • Calendar

    January 3, 2008

    John Mulaney

    Comedian muses on Law & Order, Billy Joel and Donald Trump

  • Music

    October 4, 2007
  • Music

    August 23, 2007
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    March 30, 2007
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    January 22, 2007

    Bad Hair Day

    The creamy beige envelope had an impressive return address: Donald J. Trump. And it was addressed specifically to me. Inside, the card said "Special Invitation." Opening it, two tickets fell to my desk. Donald Trump was smiling at me from them. Could it be that I was going to get to meet the Trumpst ... More >>

  • News

    August 3, 2006

    Beer and Porn

    Once again, the TABC tries to ruin bachelor life

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Do You Hear What I Hear?

    Wack's Very Special Holiday Music Guide

  • Calendar

    August 18, 2005

    Brick by Bricks

    It's real estate versus real love in Shunya Theatre's new play

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Sparkling Waters

    Houston's heating up, but there are plenty of ways to cool down

  • Calendar

    March 3, 2005
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    January 27, 2005

    Major Players

    A new book proves that The Games Do Count

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2004

    Trump Card

    Apprentice alum Amy Henry is all about the benjamins

  • Calendar

    July 29, 2004
  • Calendar

    April 22, 2004

    We Want the Funk

    Cecil's Tavern rises from the ashes with a new look

  • Music

    September 4, 2003

    Money and Masa

    A few words with underground rapper/tamale kingpin Chingo Bling

  • Calendar

    February 27, 2003
  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • Culture

    February 7, 2002

    Stux in the South

    The eclectic New York space lends a strange sampling to New Gallery

  • Film

    November 19, 1998

    Allen's Landing

    Woody's clever Celebrity charts the descending pain of fame

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    May 15, 1997
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