A movement, for the playoffs.
Rockets fans have, at times, been criticized for their lack of fervor. Outside of the Red Rowdies, the Toyota Center can be a staid place, even during critical games. But much of that is owed to the fact that the most expensive seats -- the seats often occupied by corporate interests rather than har ... More >>
Major League Baseball decided to delay announcing the 2013 Hall of Fame induction class until Wednesday this week so as not to have the news buried by coverage of the historic clash between Alabama and Notre Dame for the BCS title. For Major League Baseball, it's a refreshing dose of self awareness ... More >>
There's a huge range of palates when it comes to cocktail drinkers. Some like boozy concoctions where it's basically drinking the spirit with just a little enhancement, and others -- especially younger drinkers and those who rarely indulge -- don't even want to know the alcohol is there. You wouldn' ... More >>
Six ways of looking at Tom Waits, character actor.
Tomorrow night, Incubus performs up in the Woodlands, flanked by Mutemath and Linkin Park for the 2012 Honda Civic Tour. On paper, it's a pretty odd lineup. But, at the suggestion of vocalist Brandon Boyd, we'll substitute the word 'odd' for another one: Eclectic. As it stands, all three bands are ... More >>
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to email@example.com. Ladies, meet Michael Flo ... More >>
The subtitle to the interview (coming in the March 3 issue of Rolling Stone) reads, "How Justin Bieber became the biggest teen idol in the world," so I have to assume at some point RS reporter Vanessa Grigoriadis gets to the subject of his rise to fame (and if he's familiar with the name "Rya ... More >>
Moustaches are all the rage these days. From shirts to snow globes, rides, wax and tattoos, everyone wants a moustache or at least to support the cause. Rocks Off even has a moustache. When it was longer we combed it while driving or lounging, much to the chagrin of the people around us. Ce ... More >>
In many sports, the growing of facial hair is symbolic of success. It's a frequent routine of playoff teams in baseball, for example, including the Astros' franchise-best seasons of 2004 and 2005.But Shane Battier of the struggling Rockets (24-20) has a different idea. On a dare, he's growing ... More >>
Bellaire police officer Jeff Cotton, who was indicted for shooting Robert Tolan, insists he's not someone who indulges in racial profiling. Well, he doesn't insist. Nor does his attorney. Instead, a spokesman for his attorney insists, to the Houston Chronicle, that he's no profiler. Just because he ... More >>
We scanned the Houston Department of Health and Human Services reports from August 11 to August 19 and found these places among the offenders. The School of Culinary Arts (1900 Yorktown) seems to have a hairy bunch of students. During an August 19 inspection, its kitchen 405 was cited for “Food e ... More >>
We just loaded up a batch of photos from Saturday's Lebowski Bash at Caroline Collective, featuring bowling balls, mustaches, art cars, nihilists, the Tontons and SexyATTACK. -- KP
While the “big” Texas story right now may be the Eldorado raid, a lesser-publicized – but no less important – drama has been playing out in Austin. Background: a bunch of actors are there to shoot Tree of Life, directed by Terrence Malick, perhaps best known for turning James Jones’ Thin R ... More >>
We've already gotten one request from a reader for more details on where Barry Cooper's Never Get Busted Again can be purchased, so here's the link. For some sweet footage of Cooper's cop 'stache, check out this trailer. And here's a preview of the actual video.
Ben Folds performs Wednesday, November 1, at Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana. Call 713-224-7575 for more info.
Gibson.com So, Houston ladies, you're saying this ain't sexy? H-town has been making all kindsa' lists lately. And now it seems that damn, we're smoove. Proving that in America, anyone can start an organization about anything, we have word from the National Organization of Social Crusaders Repu ... More >>