• Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Upcoming: Adventure Club, Conor Oberst, Marcia Ball, MKTO, Uncle Lucius, etc.

    Acoustic Alchemy: Sat., May 31, 8:30 p.m., $88 to $128. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774. Adam Hood: Thu., June 12, 8:30 p.m., $15. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774. Adventure Club: Sat., May 31, 9 p.m., $20 to $30. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600. Af ... More >>

  • Music

    December 5, 2013

    Too Much 77006

    50 Ways to Know You've Been In Montrose Too Long.

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    25 Ways to Know You Spend Too Much Time In Montrose

    Rocks Off loves Houston's adorably scruffy, formerly sketchy hipster 'hood long ago known as "Neartown," but sometimes you have to go beyond Allen Parkway or 59. We asked a few of our writers exactly when they know that. You envy the comparatively walkable sidewalks of Fallujah. You have five dif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Ten Years Later, and How Iraq Can Change a Generation's Trajectory

    Every day after baseball practice, my Dad picked me up. Still clad in my dirt-stained pants, still too young to have a full appreciation for deodorant, I would toss my bookbags and gear in the back of our Volvo and jump in the front seat with him. He'd ask how practice was, and I'd tell him about th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Upcoming: Candlebox, Lower Dens, Jerry Jeff Walker, Murder By Death, M83, Etc.

    Candlebox: Sat., June 23, 8 p.m., $20. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. The Casualties, Nekromantix, Down By Law, Lower Class Brats: Mon., July 30, 6 p.m., $16/$17. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Chino Y Nacho: Sun., May 20, 8 p.m., $29.50-$39.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Das Racist: Deconstructing The Rappers' References

    ​Over the past two years, Das Racist has been a Pitchfork favorite and highly revered for their witty, perhaps smarmy delivery of mostly historical and pop-culture references. The duo - trio if you include their hypeman, Dap, and quartet if you include their hypeman's hypeman, Lakutis - is com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Gadhafi: Libya's a Lot Like Waco

    Gadhafi has Waco on his mind​Libya leader Muammar Gadhafi, (a.k.a. He Of Many Spellings), the absolute top man these days for giving bizarre speeches who isn't named Charlie Sheen, rocked the house again today. In a sprawling speech that sometimes, but not too often, flirted with reality, Ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Texas State Rep Goes All Hollywood With Matt Damon

    ​We expected nothing more than "Bourne in Iraq" from Green Zone, but we were pleasantly surprised. Although the movie didn't delve too far into the juicy tales of utter administration incompetence that the book did, it still delivered a good bit of entertainment and a fair recapping of the WMD sea ... More >>

  • Music

    January 7, 2010

    Straight Up

    Seven things we've learned about Houston nightlife in our two years on the job.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    KBR's Iraq Adventure Now Includes Child Porn

    KBR (Halliburton to the old-schoolaz) has had its share of troubles on its way to making untold billions of dollars of profit in Iraq.There's the rape and sexual harassment (Female and male-on-male!). There's the electrocuting soldiers. There's the dogs running around chomping on human remains inten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    SXSW: Anatomy of a Swag Bag

    As an official SXSW registrant, your first task after checking in your hotel is to go to the Convention Center and pick up your official badge. Task 1B is to go downstairs afterward and pick up your swag bag. Over the years, I have learned you can tell a fair bit about both the music business and t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 19, 2009
  • News

    March 12, 2009

    U.S. Military Deserters Once Again Flock to Canada to Avoid War

    Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.

  • News

    October 2, 2008

    Soldier Suicides

    Surviving our War on Terror calls for more than an ability to dodge bullets and IEDs

  • Film

    May 22, 2008
  • Film

    January 31, 2008

    Universal Soldier: 'Rambo'

    Twenty years later, our one-man military machine's still going

  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Music Deaths

    The Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter returns

  • Film

    December 28, 2006

    Don't Believe the Hype

    Despite a nonexistent marketing campaign, Cuarón's latest is not to be missed

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Getting Schooled

    A legendary debate teacher has a lesson plan to knock off Congressman John Culberson

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2006

    But the Big Game Was On...

    ...making Houston proud. America's favorite war profiteers are in the news again. Unsealed on Friday, a whistleblower lawsuit filed against Kellogg, Brown & Root claims the Halliburton subsidiary used military supplies for its own Super Bowl party. (We were going to blog about this yesterday, b ... More >>

  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    Rebel with a Cause

    Dimebag lives on in these new recordings

  • Film

    December 29, 2005

    Little Misses

    Introducing the best movies of 2005 you probably didn't see

  • Film

    December 22, 2005
  • Home Entertainment

    December 15, 2005

    Virtual Quagmire

    The Army's realistic first-person shooter bogs down under fire

  • News

    August 25, 2005

    Camp Death

    The site of Cindy Sheehan's war protest is crowded with opinions and ghosts

  • Film

    December 2, 2004

    Closer to Fine

    Urban savages wage war over sex in Mike Nichols's dreadfully funny new film

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Shut Up and Drive

    The Drive-By Truckers ain't just whistling Dixie in their van

  • Film

    August 19, 2004

    Paddled Senseless

    This send-up of Deliverance comes without a brain, too