You remember Town Monster, right? I brought them up a while to celebrate the legacy of Bela Lugosi in song, then ended up doing a feature on one of the most brilliant independently produced music videos I've ever seen.
It made No. 8 on our Best Music Videos list last year, beating out some pretty i ... More >>
The current volume of local music is staggering. New Houston bands are born daily, and all too often pass away just as quickly. Rocks Off wants to help you (and ourselves) keep up.
It's a new year, one sure to be loaded with new Houston music, bursting at the seams like our jeans after all these h ... More >>
Today is Bela Lugosi's 129th birthday. The man who will probably always be remembered as the definitive Count Dracula starred in dozens of plays and hundreds of movies, mostly horror and thrillers. Typecasting, his heavy accent, and a drug dependency on morphine to treat sciatica from a milit ... More >>
Saturday night at Mango's, two new local acts make their debut. Rocks Off rummaged through our Rolodex and contacted them to find out what to expect.
First on the list is Mikey & The Drags, formed by Miguel Ponce, whom many folks will remember as the frontman of The McKenzies. It's his first ... More >>
Dream of Life, the 2008 documentary about Patti Smith, opens with Smith's own narration of the many loved ones she's outlived over the years. Among those names are her husband, MC5 guitarist Fred "Sonic" Smith; her brother Todd; and controversial photographer and close friend Robert Mapplethorpe. ... More >>
Each Tuesday, Coming to the Small Screen will take a look at offbeat, newly released DVDs.Let's start off with the most unexpected, first -- Flexing with Monty. The fact that Sally Kirkland is in the cast might have something to do with the fact that Hollywood heavyweights Sean Penn and ... More >>