Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Would you watch a program call ... More >>
The Houston Dynamo were heavy underdogs going into their second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals match against the New York Red Bulls. To make matters worse, Red Bull Arena, is a place where the Dynamo have yet to win -- their last goal was during a 1-1 tie back on April 2, 2011. Yet anyon ... More >>
This past weekend, I was honored to cover the Super Bowl XLVII festivities and game in New Orleans for the Houston Press and local TV outlet KIAH (Channel 39). Great fun, if not for locals in NOLA, who were ravaged by drunken football fanatics puking onto their 49ers and Ravens jerseys in the street ... More >>
Today sees the release of Bruce Springsteen's newest album, the compact and confounding Wrecking Ball, his first since 2009's Working On a Dream. Recorded and inspired partly by the recent Occupy protests, with most songs coming before the movement was even a physical thing, in any other year it cou ... More >>
Rocks Off sat down with Bob Schneider to see what we could learn about the popular Austin singer-songwriter in 30 seconds. Utopiajoe1 via WikipediaRocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Bob Schneider: Obviously this is a personal preference issue. That's one of the amazing things a ... More >>
J. Hoberman, Robert Wilonsky and Scott Foundas put their minds together and come up with their favorite films of the year. Let's hear it for teamwork!
Photo by Orion LeeThe 2009 MLS Cup Playoffs officially kicked off yesterday, as our boys in orange played the Sounders FC to a 0-0 draw in Seattle. The match was a hotly contested one, with the Dynamo trying to bully the smaller, more finessed Sounders squad. Even though both teams finished w ... More >>
The Police perform Friday, June 29, at the Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St., 713-627-9622. Fiction Plane also performs.
Pele in the soccer doc While Allison and Ryan were getting the boot on So You Think You Can Dance (Allison, America? Allison? Did you misdial? While Heidi and her tortured grin go on and on?) another group of stalwart athletes and their fans in Houston were getting an upclose look at dancing wit ... More >>
Once in a Lifetime remembers when soccer players lived like rock stars
Ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones! (Yawn...)