Good Friday

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    What to Do This Weekend: Easter Edition

    It's weekend eve again everybody and time to put on your party shoes...for this weekend, they should be dress shoes with a hint of pastel because it's Easter. For those religious sorts, this means prayer and contemplation of the death and resurrection of Jesus -- pretty much like every Sunday. For t ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    HISD Trustees Kiss Dodson Elementary Goodbye and Will Never Speak of It Again

    The lineup of guest speakers ready to once again argue before the Houston ISD school board that Dodson Elementary should be saved never got their chance Thursday night. In an unexpected move, Houston ISD trustee Harvin Moore made a motion that "the item be tabled indefinitely." As people throughou ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    Hip-Hop's Seven Best Breakup Songs

    Hip-hop gets a bad rap for being overly macho. That's true in large part, but that doesn't mean plenty of rappers aren't intensely sensitive. Putting aside how easily they get their feelings hurt and jump into beefs, there's the socially conscious crowd, the baby-making-music crowd, and even a whole ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Last Night: The Black Crowes at House of Blues

    The Black Crowes House of Blues April 26, 2013 Over the past nearly quarter-century, Chris Robinson's lyrics have shown no lack of religious imagery. Angels and devils exist side by side in the lines of his notebook, and various jubilees among congregations go off with fiery fervor. Not surprising, ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    Michael Brown: He Was Quietly Released From Jail Last Week

    It was truly a Good Friday for ex-hand surgeon Michael "She Had a Nice Ass, and I Was Hard" Brown, who was released from Harris County Jail March 28, after serving about 20 days of his 180-day sentence. Although Harris County Family Court Judge Sheri Dean denied Brown's request for an early releas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Friday Night: K-Rino & Lil' Flip At Fitzgerald's

    Lil' Flip, K-Rino and More Fitzgerald's April 6, 2012 Lil' Flip and K-Rino are two of Houston's longest-reigning rap stars, and Fitzgerald's is one of the city's longest-running nightclubs. It seemed almost wrong that neither had performed onstage at the venerated live-music institution before Frid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    A Crucifixion Playlist By A Satanist. Hey! That Rhymed!

    Everyone who isn't going to burn in a lake of fire after they die, and even some of us, know that Jesus Christ was crucified on Good Friday only to respawn three days later on Easter. At that point, he emerged from a rabbit hole with a collection of painted eggs -- it was boring being dead, okay? -- ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    Fetish Fuel: 5 Musicians Who Put Their Fetish In Song Form

    Ed. Note: This article is about some of the more unusual, but perfectly legal, forms of behavior some people choose to do in the boudoir. Sensitive readers might want to keep that in mind. Everyone's got a fetish. Some are kinkier than others, but everyone has something they like about their partne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    5 Movies That Wouldn't Exist Without George Harrison

    After giving the deluxe documentary treatment to Bob Dylan (No Direction Home) and the Rolling Stones (Shine a Light), Martin Scorsese now trains his camera on George Harrison for George Harrison: Living In the Material World, his two-part film about the "Quiet Beatle" that airs at 8 p.m. tonight an ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Jesus Walks: Way Of The Cross Traverses Downtown Houston

    Craig Hlavaty​Lunch-hour drivers in Downtown Houston got a dash of religion this Good Friday afternoon through Midtown with St. Basil Chapel's "Way Of The Cross" walk. Essentially a two-mile church crawl, the walk saw the members of the chapel visiting four religious stations through town, end ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Angry Easter Bunnies

    Good Friday? How about great Friday? Here at Rocks Off we try to ensure that each and every Friday our readers get a full and healthy dose of local music news set to tide them over until we return. So without further ado, we present the newest installment of Magnolia City Mixtape. ​The soundt ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Rap's Top 10 Heroes Of 2010 So Far, Part 1

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducinglisto ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Friday Night: The Black Crowes At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​The Black Crowes Verizon Wireless Theater September 24, 2010 On their sort-of farewell tour before taking a hiatus, the Black Crowes didn't skimp on the musical goods, spending nearly 3 and a half hours onstage with a set list exploring the deep nooks and crannies of t ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008

    High Price of Crawfish

    A half bucket of crawfish -- around two dozen mudbugs with corn and potatoes -- is selling for $11.95 at Ragin Cajun on Richmond. Crawfish prices are hitting new records this year with some restaurants charging as much as $5.50 a pound for boiled crawfish. Two pounds for $10, once an unthinkable am ... More >>

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    April 5, 2007

    Un-Happy Hour

    Before you head off to get an early start on your three-day Good Friday weekend, you have the opportunity to stick it to The Man. Residents of the Hyde Park area of Montrose are staging a rally at the corner of Waugh and Welch this afternoon at 5 pm . They're pissed because, they say, the city is ... More >>