If there's one thing Hair Balls can't get enough of, it's racists, which is why we were thrilled to hear this week from a Houston contributor to a site called SaveWhitePeople. The writer (known on the site as Erich) wanted to know if we'd like to interview the NYC-based site's founder, Joseph Adams. ... More >>
Bald eagles will weep for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
Rock art legend Uncle Charlie will not be denied.
ESPECIALLY with SafeSearch off. You're just going to have to take our word for this one, because Rocks Off is more than happy to fall on that grenade for you - you're more than welcome to tell your boss you really were searching for that Circle Jerks album cover, but come on, we both know what's ... More >>
Houston is blessed with an abundance of poster artists: Carlos Hernandez, Dan Castillo, Jason McElweenie, Eli Sebastian Brumbaugh, Summerfest 2010 artist Shane Hillman and, of course, "Uncle" Charlie Hardwick, just to name a few. (If we left you out, please email us some samples of your ... More >>
Uncle Charlie is the best concert-poster artist in Houston and he's legally blind.
All artwork by Uncle Charlie In our alter ego as a print journalist, this week Rocks Off sits down with Uncle Charlie, whose vibrant posters have been adorning Houston concert halls and living-room walls (like ours, for example) since the Vatican and Unicorn days when Charlie did gig flyers for h ... More >>
A brief oral history of legendary Houston garage-punks Sugar Shack.
All too often, the "folk singer/songwriter" label is a warning shot, promising pseudo protest music, self-indulgent hippie strumming, mid-tempo banality, coffee shops in Boulder, sometimes all four at once. Elvis Perkins is not that kind of singer/songwriter. For Perkins, the label is merely a desc ... More >>
Remembering Chris Whitley, the universal bluesman
Pardon us, but Pardon My English should've stayed in retirement
A new coffee table book spotlights a vital, neglected art genre and gives a few Houston poster artists their due
The forgotten treasure found at King's X
In the changing world of the Houston Ship Channel, one thing remains constant: Father Rivers Patout.