Mary J. Blige Reliant Stadium March 1, 2013 Watching Mary J. Blige's bravura Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo performance Friday night brought to mind the old, old Hollywood saying about Ginger Rogers doing everything Fred Astaire did, except in high heels and backwards. (Kids, ask grandma or just Go ... More >>
The somber-sounding Sanctified is a rollicking good time.
Whit Stillman returns with the toe-tapping college-girl fantasy Damsels in Distress.
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.
Radiohead's Thom Yorke getting Fred Astaire with it for the "Lotus Flower" viral clipThis morning Radiohead loaded dates for a 2012 arena tour, with Houston getting a 'Head appearance at the Toyota Center on March 3, which seems incredibly far away. That will be right in the middle of the bus ... More >>
Weird "Al" As Lady GagaTwo weeks ago while we were sifting through videos to make our 25 Most Influential Music Videos Of All Time list, we came across plenty of parodies of those 25 clips, mostly by Weird "Al" Yankovic and various Muppets, but there were a few crafty homemade ones as well. I ... More >>
intimtorma.tumblr.comIt's been a week since Radiohead's new The King of Limbs came out directly to an online audience before getting a proper release. Besides some middling reviews (including our own), accompanying the album was the first single and video for "Lotus Flower," featuring lead si ... More >>
Rehashing yesterday's musicals, Burlesque squanders its hottest asset: Xtina.
Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, just backwards and in heels
There are sure to be many Rosh Hashanah celebrations this weekend, but here at Rocks Off, we'd like to suggest you "think outside the box," as the kids say, and shake up your holiday musical selection by considering a few acts that you might not have realized were composed (in some part, anywway) of ... More >>
Photos by Craig Hlavaty‚Äč If you attended this weekend's Summer Fest in Eleanor Tinsley Park, you may have found yourself as enchanted as Rocks Off was with "Mike." The skinny hippie child of Asian decent could be seen all over the grounds at the most opportune times. Sunday, our day began by meeti ... More >>
You only think you know this film
The Alley Theatre presents a plodding world premiere
Fat Joe, Young Jeezy and Lil' Wayne
Sunday, March 19, the SXSW Overflow Fest at Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland, 713-880-2100
A Greek has a bully time in Mildred's Umbrella's Hotel Pasiphae
Danseparc and Robert Tatum spin a hipster holiday party
Thomas Prior, Syncopation
A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs
They're the next step in human evolution. But they're just like everybody else.
The Gay Menís Chorus of Houston sings out for Santa Claus and the baby Jesus
Whole Foods, hard wit, the legacy of Lucy and offspring of hippies have helped the woman of Tamalalia take Houston by storm. But where's she really headed?
Lucky Boys Confusion
Kubrick seems to guide Spielberg's hand in the ponderous A.I.
Monkeybone drops you into a surreal world overrun by your worst simian nightmares
Apparently What Women Want is a feature-length commercial
The only thing deader than the haunted spirit in What Lies Beneath is the movie itself
Filmmakers return ballet, with all its metaphorical foreplay and backstage romance, to Center Stage
Even the great Alan Parker can't save Angela's Ashes from sappy self-absorption
A fiddler gets a leg up on the competition
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The good news: Grille 5115's food is terrific. The bad news: There's no room to eat it.
White Oak may be billed as a group project, but there's no question who's the star