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Frankie Avalon

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Hey, Teacher, Leave Those Kids Alone: A Back to School Playlist

    I have been a teacher for six years now. I joke about it, but it really is the best job of all, and remains to be the only one I've ever had that didn't make me want to drive right the fuck into a tree after doing it for three weeks. Last week, teachers returned to campuses. We cleaned our rooms a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    The American Bandstand (Extended) Hot 100

    Somehow it's hard to believe that Dick Clark was only 82 years old when he died after suffering a "massive heart attack" Wednesday morning in Santa Monica, Calif. (Since I managed to survive one myself, I've noticed that anytime someone dies of a heart attack, it's always "massive."). Despite his yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Taking Apart Yesterday's Facebook Music Screed

    ​Yesterday, about a half-dozen of my Facebook friends forwarded a gloom-and-doom listicle from a site called Buzzfeed entitled "12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music." Now up to over one million hits, the doom-and-gloom piece is subtitled "This is the saddest thing you'll read a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Wu-Tang Clan's Best Pop-Culture References

    ​Rocks Off can't rightfully remember the last time the whole Wu-Tang Clan was ever in Houston, if they ever have been. For some reason, we keep wanting to think they came once with Rage Against The Machine around 1997. In 2007, they came to Dallas on the Rock The Bells summer tour with Nas, Ta ... More >>

  • Music

    August 11, 2005

    Down Is Up

    System of a Down is rock's least likely success story

  • Calendar

    January 15, 2004

    Man with the Mike

    Ernie Manouse chitchats with visiting stars

  • Culture

    October 23, 2003

    Old School

    An over-the-hill cast gets creaky in Grease

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2003

    Still the Word

    Frankie Avalon comes to Houston to chastise a beauty-school dropout, once again

  • Culture

    August 9, 2001

    Dust to Dust

    Once more, a man calls upon the troops to save The Alamo, before it's gone forever

  • Music

    January 7, 1999
  • Music

    August 7, 1997

    Get It While You Can

    Jerry Ragavoy and the ghost of Janis Joplin

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