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  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Seder: A Cup for Elijah

    Passover Seders are unique to each family, though parts of the ceremonial meal -- including embarrassing the youngest person at the table with the singing of the four questions -- are constant. Hebrew songs and readings, the central plate of bitter herbs, and the cup reserved for Elijah are among th ... More >>

  • Film

    March 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Fan "Black is the New Brown" UT Shirt Might Be Racist, Definitely Stupid

    People do dumb things without thinking about them and sometimes while thinking about them. Let's just say people do stupid stuff way too often. The most recent example is that of an alleged UT fan who created a t-shirt for sale on Etsy (see above) with a picture of recently hired Coach Charlie Stron ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    The 10 Best Kanye West Items on Etsy

    I have a slight obsession with Kanye West because I simultaneously recognize that he is really a genius while at the same time acknowledge that's a Hollywood fathead who isn't nearly as genius as he thinks he is. The result is a strange figure that elicits devotion, obsession, mockery, and honest ze ... More >>

  • Film

    September 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Bad Furries: FBI Seeks Help Locating the "Teddy Bear Bandit"

    Sometimes a fetish can just go too far. There's nothing wrong with two adults sharing a little 50 shades of naughty in the privacy of their own bedroom. Hell, if they want to dress up like, oh, I don't know, giant fuzzy bears and roll around inside their "den" of iniquity, it's a damn free country. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest: Acts We'd Rather Skip This Time

    This weekend's Free Press Summer Fest at Eleanor Tinsley Park is officially (way) sold out, so our readers who don't have passes at this point are sadly now forced to test their skills at the "secondary market." For those of you who are already in, this week Rocks Off has been bringing you our staff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Top 10 Rap-Related Items On Etsy

    Rap music is forever turning out to be a fun influence on things we'd least expect. When your grandmother starts using terms like "turn up," you realize that there is no getting away from it. Even the creative and artsy folk over at combine their passion for crafts with their admiration of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Hazy Highlights From This Past Weekend's Austin Psych Fest

    Ed. Note: Austin Psych Fest brought the weirdos to the state capitol this weekend for sets by big legends like The Moving Sidewalks and small ones like Silver Apples. Our friends at DC9 at Night in Dallas, writer Jesse Hughey and photographer Tracie Louck, were there to brave the mud and reverb to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Five Artists Who Overshare On Twitter

    Social media has become quite the necessity among people worldwide. Websites like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook allows people to express themselves in a public setting. Most celebrities take full advantage of the opportunity to not just promote milestones in their careers, but allowing their perso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    For Spring Break: The 10 Weirdest Condom-Related Items On Etsy & eBay

    Spring Break is on the horizon, beginning for some people this weekend. College kids will head to spots in Texas or Florida, cram themselves into motel rooms, hope they don't so drunk they pass out and wake up with their face transformed into a Sharpie piece of art, and just have fun. Which mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    The 10 Most Bizarre David Bowie-Themed Items on Etsy

    Somehow I became an expert in messed-up offerings on Etsy at this job, and today I'm hear to show you what dedicated, and slightly lunatic, fans of the Thin White Duke are handmaking just for you. Necklace It's not that this necklace is bad, necessarily. The setting is nice and the quote from Labyr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Thieves Stealing UPS Packages: Five Things They Won't Want When They Open Them

    According to a report from KHOU, neighbors in midtown caught two men stealing UPS packages and called police, who arrested them. By the looks of the video -- and knowing the area -- these were probably homeless men looking for something they could pawn. Given the time of year, it's not uncommon to h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2012

    A Very Knitted Christmas: 15 Bizarre Handmade Christmas Ornaments on Etsy

    If you are looking for some new and interesting ornaments to decorate your tree this year, Etsy can be a good place to look. The home of all things crafty on the Internet, there are thousands of options for funky, arty, quirky and even traditional adornments for your tree. But, Etsy also has an abun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    5 New Careers For Failed Reality Show Star Mitt Romney

    The man above lost the election last night, and now that he no longer has dinners, fundraisers, parties, or babies to kiss, he needs something to do. He's sewn his wild political oats and now he must find his way in this brave new world of his. And ours. He needs a new career away from politics, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    White Ghost Shivers' Naughty Vaudeville Returns to the Duck

    If the recently retired Asylum Street Spankers were "God's Favorite Band," their fellow Austinites White Ghost Shivers are more like friends of the devil. Or most likely to violate some Blue Law somewhere. They're naughty, but nice. The seven-piece Shivers can't be onstage without you looking aroun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Top 10 Weirdest Kiss Memorabilia Items Up For Sale

    In rock n roll and pop music, merchandising has always been a somewhat lucrative ordeal. This especially rings true whenever an artist becomes extremely popular. It is a great marketing ploy, whether for teens, diehards, collectors or regular fans. Let's face it, when it comes to music merchandisi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    App of the Week: Tophatter

    A few weeks ago, a friend of mine alerted me to a Web site called Tophatter where she had started selling her photos, suggesting I might consider doing the same. Before I could take a look, it was explained to me that Tophatter was a live auction Web site for selling handmade or vintage goods market ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Charlize Theron and Her Crappy Movie Take Top Chef: Texas Even Further Off the Rails

    ​Charlize Theron is an actress from South Africa who lives in Los Angeles and is currently filming a shitty-looking Kristen Stewart movie set in England, so naturally she's the best choice for this week's episode of Top Chef: Texas. This show continues to make less and less sense the more it wears ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    How NOT to Raise Money to Make a Music Video

    Friends and enemies, music videos are an enduring passion of ours, both filming them ourselves and reporting on the best that we come across year after year. We think the medium has only become better and better with technology being made easier and cheaper for the average independent artist to mast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Happy Etsygiving: Your Guide to Pointless Holiday Craft

    There are many holidays that warrant some quality, DIY craftiness. Easter is certainly the season to get your food dye on, the 4th of July, sure, sew yourself a red, white and blue scrunchie, and at Christmas time you are at free will to break out all the red and green glitter paint your heart desir ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 10, 2011
  • Culture

    September 8, 2011

    Not So Spectacular

    This CAMH show features plenty of good work, but not much connects it together.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    A DIY Musical Instrument For The Zombie Apocalypse

    ​If you're anything like Rocks Off you're worried about two things: a) That jars of olives are somehow sentient and plotting our demise; and b) that when the dead rise and life becomes a bitter struggle between the living and the zombies there will simply be no time left for music. Thanks to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Black Queen Speaks: The Perfect Band Web Site

    ​Not too long ago, we did a name dissection of Black Queen Speaks. As we prepared for the article, we did something we rarely do anymore, and that's go to the band's actual Web site rather than just sampling them on Facebook or (ugh) MySpace. For some reason, we decided to go straight to the o ... More >>

  • News

    December 16, 2010

    Dr. Brown's Dubai Detention

    Sex toys get hand doc in trouble

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    7 Days of Giftmas: Baby Things

    Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. Ahh, the joy of parenthood. New parents have enough to think about without having to worry about Christmas. Lucky for you, Hair Balls has found a few pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    10 Days of Giftmas: Fancy Foodstuffs

    ​Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. Houston's known for its restaurant scene, but there's also a small but thriving community of local businesses that make and sell food instead of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Twelve Days of Giftmas: Jewelry

    Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. If you aren't familiar with, you should be. The four-year-old website is the best online source for anything handmade, from warm knitted scarve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Give Something Better Than a Fruitcake This Year

    Etsy, the online marketplace where the artsy-crafty types among us can sell their handcrafted and homemade gifts to the world, is good for gifts other than just jewelry or throw pillows. Their "edible" section is stocked full of yummy goodies -- and now includes baked goods, too. So don't fret if yo ... More >>