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El Campo

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Local Versus Global: In the Battle of Where Your Food Comes From, Who's Winning?

    This week's cafe review takes a look at Dish Society, a cute new restaurant concept brought to Houston by an Austinite disappointed by the lack of healthy fast-casual restaurants with a sustainable focus. As part of Dish Society's mission, a large portion of the ingredients they use and the drinks t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    The 10 Best Shows In Houston This Weekend: Uncle Kracker, MxPx, James Taylor, etc.

    Uncle Kracker Firehouse Saloon, June 13 For an artist who started his career as Kid Rock's DJ, Uncle Kracker has managed to find his country niche. That got going with the laid-back "Drift Away," the Dobie Gray tune Kracker turned into a throwback hit as a duet with the original artist back in 2003 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Upcoming: 10,000 Maniacs, Dokken, Kathy Valentine, Plies, Rx Bandits, Sheena Easton, etc.

    10,000 Maniacs: With Emily Elbert., Sat., July 19, 7:30 p.m., $98 to $138. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774. 3 Peace: Sat., June 28, 8 p.m., Free. Baker Street Pub & Grill, 5510 Morningside, Houston, 713-942-9900. '80s Party: Sat., June 28, 8 p.m., Free. Baker St. Pub & Grill Katy, ... More >>

  • News

    March 27, 2014

    Dr. Steven Hotze's Weird War Against the Texas Medical Board

    Right wing physicians claim the TMB doesn't play fair. Not everyone agrees.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    The Eight Toughest Soldiers Texas Ever Produced (Featuring Heroism, Betrayal & Many Dead Bodies)

    Audie Murphy, starring in the story of his own life​Our war heroes are presented to us in different varieties. There are those we create for ourselves, in the mold of what we think a hero should be: David Crockett (nobody but Walt Disney called him Davey), astride the ramparts at the Alamo goi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Get Ready: True Blood Report Returns Monday

    ​Rocks Off is super-excited that we'll once again be bringing you coverage of the music featured in Season 4 of Alan Ball's HBO adaptation of Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse novels. The fourth book is our favorite in the series, and as each season sequentially corresponds with the books ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Legislature Makes Western Swing Official Texas Music

    News Flash: Hank Williams still not a Texan nodepression.comBob "Willis" & His Texas Playboys​It appears Rocks Off's efforts of a few weeks ago were all for naught. Despite presenting what we thought was a fairly persuasive San Jacinto Day argument to the contrary, earlier today the Texas L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Girly Pop Songs We're Not Ashamed To Love

    Marc Brubaker​Like CHL's imaginary third uncle always said, "If you gonna eat shit, make sure it's some nice, glitter-covered fancy shit you would buy from one of those kiosks at the mall next to Hot Topic." Truer words were literally never spoken, and it speaks to something that has been foll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Alejandro Pantoja-Rosales and Juan Romero-Trejo Get 20 Years For Kidnapping Illegal Aliens

    They also raped their hostages, prosecutors say​Two men who kidnapped illegal aliens being escorted by coyotes and kept them in Houston houses while they sent ransom demands back to Mexico have been send to prison for at least 20 years apiece. Alejandro Pantoja-Rosales, 29, and Juan Romero-Tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Mascot School: How To Entertain, And What About Having To Pee?

    Photos by GROOVEHOUSEHeads up, people​See a slideshow from mascot camp. Saturday morning around eight, merely a handful of hours after my Friday night had ended, I was standing next to the administration entrance at the Toyota Center with a group of high school and college mascots, their parents, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Openings and Closings

    It's been an exciting past week for diners and restaurateurs alike, with a rash of new and planned openings to please pretty much any palate. The biggest news, of course, was that our own Robb Walsh is working with Bryan Caswell and Bill Floyd -- the team behind restaurants like Little Big's and Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Kolache Crawl: Czech-Mex at Prasek's

    ​The moist and spicy chorizo kolache at Prasek's Smokehouse on I-59 in the little town of Hillje south of El Campo is an outstanding example of Czech-Mex cuisine. It's also one of the best breakfast kolaches I've sampled in a long time. I look forward to trying the jalapeño sausage kolache so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs That Remind Us of Our Grandfathers, Part 2

    He Said Grandpa Songs He Said was lucky to have spent twenty-five years on Earth with his Grandpa Hlavaty, who passed away in the summer of 2008 of a brain hemorrhage. The man was arguably one of the biggest musical influences in He Said's life. The intrepid and stealthy Grandpa Gonzalez is kicking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    The Music of True Blood, Episode 2: Austin's Vallejo Lies Down With a "Snake In the Grass"

    ​Vallejo is a rock and roll band of the highest caliber from just a few miles away in El Campo. The band started as a trio of three brothers who moved to Austin in order to pursue their dream of being the next Santana. Once in the "live music capital of the world," they added a rhythm guitarist an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs Guaranteed to Offend the Opposite Sex

    Chicks, man. Can't live with them, can't play music that objectifies them while in the car on the first date. What's up with that? You play one song with the queen mother c-word in it and she leaves the car before we get our complimentary paper crowns. We compiled a list of songs guaranteed to offe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Rocks Off Pays a Call on El Campo

    A postcard of "downtown" El Campo in the 1930s.This weekend, Rocks Off escaped a Czech family reunion to do some sightseeing around El Campo, the tiny hamlet just off U.S. 59. Before the silent auction, we made sure to gorge ourselves on free beer and kolaches before making a quick exit out the back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008

    A Whole Lot of HEB Stores Are Now Open

    We just got a release from HEB that proudly declares the company "leads retailers in number of stores re-opened in the greater Houston region." Is that smack-talking? We dunno. Sounds a little bit like it. Full list after the jump:

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    Our Application For Texas Poet Laureate

    The Texas Commission on the Arts has announced that once again they are seeking nominations for the state poet laureate, musician, two-dimensional and three-dimensional artist. We know nothing about music or art of any dimension, but dammit, we want that laureate job. It must come with quite the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2008

    Weekend Music: Does Humpty Hump Still Like His Oatmeal Lumpy?

    We all knew the Proletariat would go out with a bang and it’s well on its way; the club reportedly stopped letting people in at 11:30 p.m. at last night’s Rock Box finale. Honestly, if things like the Pro’s light fixtures, bathroom mirrors and stage equipment are in decent shape at tomorrow ni ... More >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2007

    Flipping the Script

    Who's partying like rock stars? Rappers!

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    Vallejo

    Vallejo performs Friday, January 5, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899.

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    Tech? No!

    An imaginary history of electronic music

  • Music

    June 9, 2005

    Angular Acid-Glam Gorecore?

    Too much music, too many genres

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2005

    First Dance

    Bride and groom take the stage at "Encore!"

  • News

    November 18, 2004

    Beggars Can't Be Choosers

    Parents plead with the state not to shut down the state schools for the mentally retarded. But it looks like a done deal.

  • Music

    September 4, 2003

    A Trip to Bountiful

    The Innkeeper is the best country venue in town. Too bad it's 50 miles away.

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    Ring Dings

    Bound for the World Wrestling Federation or not, these folks learn to take their lumps at Texas All-Star Wrestling

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Business Bewareing?

    Will past financial flops come back to haunt a front-runner?

  • Music

    January 27, 2000

    Party On

    Bad breaks haven't slowed Vallejo's funky ascent

  • News

    September 26, 1996

    Malpractice

    Dan Morales' showboating witch-hunt against "bogus" doctors is indeed an "incredible story." Incredibly lame.

  • News

    April 28, 1994

    Teresa's Treasures

    Teresa Rodriguez's up-for-auction goods tell a lot about Teresa -- and Houston

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