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Dusti Rhodes

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Last Call For Art: Two Christmas Shows Already Ending

    ​We're not even into December yet, and two holiday productions are already ending their runs. Not to worry, there's lots, and lots, and -- we're not kidding -- lots of other Christmas-themed entertainment on the schedule, some going on until after the new year. Still, these two shows are well wort ... More >>

  • Music

    January 22, 2009
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    January 2, 2009

    Blog on Blog: The Skyline Network's Ryan "adr" Clark

    Be sure to check out this interview Rocks Off's Dusti Rhodes did for our sister blog Hair Balls with king of the Skyline Network and Sammy Award arbiter Ryan "adr" Clark (right, who, we don't care what he says, is kind of a pimp... just not the transacting-sex-for-money type). "I was mostly just tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2009

    The Best Local Songs of 2008, Part 2

    "Whiskey Deuce," News on the March: Oh, snap. Bet you thought we'd pick "Moving Pictures." Nope, that's a good one, but there is something a little more memorable track 2 off the country-fied/barber shop quintet's first official EP, Glory Be! "Whiskey Deuce" has pitch-perfect harmonies, two-step-r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2008

    Merry Christmas from the Rocks Off Family

    ...and so say all of us! - Chris Gray, Craig Hlavaty, Dusti Rhodes, Keith Plocek, William Michael Smith, Bob Ruggiero, John Nova Lomax, Ernest Barteldes, Brandon K. Hernsberger, Jef With One F, Michael Arceneaux, Linda Leseman, kris ex, Kathy F. Mahdoubi, Rosa Guerrero, Nick DiFonzo, Jason Ferguson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    NASA Has Stocking Woes

    In November, Hair Balls interviewed Ryan "Shaggy" Hull about his future with the NASA Space Program. The local indie rocker volunteered for a bed-rest study that helps keep our astronauts comfortable in outer space. Hull will spend three months in bed with his feet elevated and doctors study the eff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Welcome Back to Work...

    So, the boss made you come in the day after Thanksgiving, huh? Yeah, and we're guessing there isn't a whole lot to do seeing as how everyone else's boss gave them the day off. (Luckily for us, the news never rests! ... or something.) Well, nod off not, Internet friends. Hair Balls is here with link ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2008

    Voting Open in Skyline Network's Sammy Awards

    It’s time once again (the second time, specifically) to vote for your favorite bands, bars and venues on a blog that’s not our own. The local “Party! Call Me!” crew behind The Skyline Network opened the primaries for its Sammy Awards. This first phase is an open primary where you nominate pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    FEMA Looking Good at TSU Distribution Center

    In some spots, so far FEMA is looking good. The wait for folks at the Distribution Center at Texas Southern University (3600 Rosewood) was around 30 minutes. Volunteers were filling hands and trunks with ice, water and food of people in walk-thru and drive-thru lines. And things were moving ... "P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2008

    Telecommuting Is The Way To Go

    High gas prices are proving useful for those who want to work in their PJs. The Houston Business Journal recently reported that more than two-thirds of executives from the nation’s top companies allow employees to work off site. The survey, conducted by OfficeTeam, polled 150 senior executives and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2008

    In the Shade: Back in the Shade

    It's Day 2 at the Secret Saturday Show Festival. Things are getting off to a slow start here. We're guessing a lot of you are recovering from your own secret Saturdays, but if there's anything that will sweat that heat out of you, it's the heat. We just checked the weather and a partly cloudy day me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2008

    In the Shade: News on the March to play around 3-ish

    Just scouting the local Internets and it appears that country-tinged rockers News on the March will go around 3 p.m. Update: Hip-hopper Nosaprise announced on MySpace that he's slated to play at 3:30 p.m. We're guessing this means News on the March is up after or before them. Make sure you check ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2008

    In the Shade: More updates

    Jon (Guitars, Monocles) and lady April (Guitars, Miranda Rites) John from the Monocles just informed us his threesome powerhouse of punk rock is set to play at 4:50 p.m. Odd time, you might say it's shady like the Tavern. No, but seriously folks ... they go on at 4:50 p.m. - Dusti Rhodes

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2008

    In the Shade: Evak1

    With Perseph1 and Babel Fishh tearing it up on the mike yesterday, we're a little disappointed with today's first offering, Evak 1. Fast paced flows, that weren't fast enough to keep the audience interested. Dude sounds like Marky Mark (and actually kind of looks like a rough draft of the Funky Bunc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2008
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    August 3, 2008

    In the Shade: The McKenzies

    The McKenzies put on an energetic show, but somewhere where the group's vocals meet its music, things fall short. There's nothing pulling us in. The crowd around seemed to accept them, but many were just letting them provide the background music for their own discussions. There's a point where vocal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2008

    In the Shade: Out of the Shade

    Well, things are winding down here. We'd like to thank the rain for not spoiling our fun. Cory Derden is finishing up and people are filtering out. The Shady Tavern had lots of traffic this weekend. Two days of rock? Tons of people? Yep, and now it's time to call it quits. Over and out ... -Dus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2008
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    August 2, 2008

    In the Shade: Up Next: Hearts of Animals

    The self-proclaimed unphotogenic (we respectfully disagree) Emily from Hearts of Animals just dropped by and told us she's up next after Lazyhorse finishes up its set. She told this set is going to be more un-traditional compared to past HoA shows. She's enlisted Cley from The Dimes to help her out. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2008

    In the Shade: Shady Shots

    Mlee from Hearts of Animals tastefully sets up her gear. Chris Cascio (Wicked Poseur, Artstorm) stands by as Mlee sets up. ADR and Erik Bogle (Bring Back the Guns, Fatal Flying Guilloteens) discuss NPR over iPhone. Andrew Lee of The Wild Moccasins. -Dusti Rhodes

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    HPMA Aftermath: Three from the Rice Lofts

    Photos by Daniel Kramer If you haven't taken a minute to read Dusti Rhodes' live coverage from last night's HPMA showcase band party at the Rice Lofts, please do so. (Just look to your right... there's plenty to choose from.) Here's a few shots to help fill out that mental picture. - Chris Gray C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2008

    Fried Rice: Live-blogging the HPMA VIP Party

    Chris Gray and Dusti Rhodes coming to you live from the bar at the Rice Lofts, where Matthew Wettergreen of KTRU's Revelry Report and the Caroline Collective just stopped in on his way to Two Star Symphony. Staff are still setting up, and it's pretty quiet at the moment. It won't be that way for lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2008

    SXSW: White Shoes and The Couples Company

    Entering The Habana Annex on 6th, I could have as well been traveling back to a cruise ship in the 70s thanks to White Shoes and The Couples Company. Clad in matching attire, the Indonesian outfit looked like it stepped straight out of a scene from The Love Boat and the music followed suit. White Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    SXSW: The Weakerthans at Cedar Street

    Dusti Rhodes will have a full report later, but here's some quick audio: -- Keith Plocek

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    South By Scavenger Hunt

    I might not have seen Moby or Lou Reed or any other notables, but if I were on a scavenger hunt I think I’d be winning. So far at South By I’ve seen:

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    SXSW: Stomping my feet to British Sea Power

    The Village Voice Media party gave me plenty of reasons to stick around La Zona Reasons (i.e. free drinks, free food and The Black Keys) but I finally headed out to see British Sea Power at Mohawk. The sound check seemed to take forever, especially after more than a few free drinks and the Texas he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2008

    WHY?, The Black and a nice surprise back at the hotel

    Things started off on a bad note today (Get it? Music festival... notes... bad… nevermind) thanks to an '80s hair band I think was called Mella's Mattice. It was hard to make out the name, as I was too busy trying to chug a free beer and get the hell out of there. I'm glad I live in Texas and don' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2008

    Do See Headlights at SXSW, Don't See YACHT

    Do: Check out Headlights if you’re into jangly, upbeat, keyboard-infused rock. I’d heard about this Illinois quintet but had never heard them until today. They live up to all the compliments; lovely female vocals with a Feist(y) feel are complimented by softer male backups. The Headlights play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2008
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    February 9, 2008

    Q&A: Porn Stars, Rock Stars and Katie Pell

    Click here for a slideshow of images from all four shows currently at Lawndale. Katie Pell’s “The Best That I Can Give You and Less Than Half Of What You Deserve” is currently showing at Lawndale Art Center. Assistant Night & Day Editor Dusti Rhodes called her up to ask her about the exhibit. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2008

    Q&A: Chewing the Fat with Christian Finnegan

    Fans of Chappelle’s Show and Best Week Ever will recognize Christian Finnegan — if not by name, by face. The comedian played the “crazy” white roommate on the Chappelle’s Show parody skit “The Mad Real World,” and always has a clever quip about celebrities on Best Week Ever. Finnegan i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    Q&A: Charlie Murphy Says We Gotta Do Better

    Charlie Murphy drops into the Improv this weekend, but last week Houston Press Assistant Night & Day Editor Dusti Rhodes called him up to ask him about being Eddie Murphy’s brother, his time on the The Chappelle Show and his new show on BET, We Gotta Do Better. Here’s what he had to say … Dus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008

    Slideshow and Video: Flash Mob Pillow Fight

    We've loaded up a slideshow of photos by Daniel Kramer of yesterday's flash mob pillow fight out front of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. After the jump, video from Dusti Rhodes...

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2007

    Super Happy Closed Land

    It seems the condos have come for Houston’s favorite fun house. Super Happy Fun Land, winner of Best Place for Local Music in this year’s Best of Houston awards, announced today that it is currently looking for a new place to store all its sock monkeys, used couches, games, theater seats, sound ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2007

    Get Lit: Q&A with Nick Hornby

    British novelist/essayist Nick Hornby will be in town Sunday to promote his latest novel Slam, a story about Sam, a teenager who gets his first girlfriend pregnant. Houston Press Assistant Night & Day Editor Dusti Rhodes talked to Hornby on the phone about the book (which she highly recommends for b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007
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    July 23, 2007

    Des Ark Stuck in Phoenix

    Heading out in hopes of seeing Des Ark tonight at Notsuoh? Sorry to break the news, but the band had to cancel. This just in, from local promoters Always Summer Booking:

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007

    By the End of Tonight Looking for a Drummer

    Play the drums? Want to be in a band? Local instrumental rockers, By the End of Tonight, just announced they are on the lookout for a new drummer. (We think they should ask this guy.) If you’re interested hit them up on their MySpace page and tell them you’d like to try out. Keep in mind that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2007

    Choosing Her Battles

    Dusti Rhodes had a busy weekend. Here's her first of two reviews. If you were able to pull yourself away from the Pride Parade on Saturday and make your way downstream to Numbers, you were greeted with a few instrumental surprises. Admittedly, it wasn’t easy to leave the festivities along Westhei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2007

    Holy Rollers

    Apparently, Jesus is a back-seat driver. CNN.com reported yesterday that the Vatican issued a list of Ten Commandments for drivers in a document titled “Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road.” 1. You shall not kill. 2. The road shall be for you a means of communion between people and n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2007

    God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut

    In a time when Anna Nicole takes precedence over a war and American Idol collects more votes than any election, it’s doubtful Kurt Vonnegut's death will muster up more than today's front page headlines. Maybe these are just the ramblings of a bookworm from high school, but it's sad to think that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2007

    Toast to Toast

    Dusti Rhodes Linda Darke Swaynos and the greatest thing since sliced bread. When we called Linda Darke Swaynos to ask about her show "TOAST: A Celebration of Life," she was thrilled. "Oh, that's good, because I've been making so much toast!" she said with a giddiness rarely associated with breakf ... More >>

  • News

    March 8, 2007

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    Homeless Alone

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2007

    Learning to Crawl

    Don't forget to hop on the light rail after work today and head down to the Flying Saucer. The Houstonist Light Rail Pub Crawl begins there at 5:30 p.m. We told you about it earlier in the week. The group will leave from there and board the boozer cruiser light rail and travel to various bars along ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2007

    Performance Art

    It's time again to see if your dance skills are as priceless as fine art. The Starbucks Mixed Media Series is once again turning the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston into a hot spot for cheap drinks and scantily clad ladies. Oh yes, we're sure you really are excited about seeing the latest exhibit "Heli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2007
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    December 14, 2006

    A Faint Stench

    Bogus! Along with your lungs, Camel is destroying the concept of a concert ticket. The cigarette company sponsored last night's Faint show at Warehouse Live. Camel bought up most of the tickets and had their reps distribute vouchers for free tickets throughout the city, but here's the problem: Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2006

    The Hunt for Haunts

    Daniel Kramer A demon/actor (or is it actor/demon?) scarfs it down before scaring the hell out of some visitors. "Are you ready to have some fun?" Jim Fetterly asked me. "Sure," I answered. The next thing I know I'm being led through the secret passageways of Screamworld, Fetterly's haunt. Fr ... More >>

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    September 18, 2006

    Where's This Couch We Keep Hearing About?

    Walking, talking and looking good -- Tyra's a triple threat. I headed to The Galleria on Saturday to check out the casting call for America's Next Top Model. I wanted to see what Houston had to offer to Tyra and why these girls thought they should be the next Whatever the Last Girl's Name Was Who ... More >>

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