I suppose if you're going to post a twerking video taken while you're wearing your footy pajamas, they should be of the unicorn variety. It makes the whole thing more magical.
In case you've been living under a rock (or have a job that requires you to do more than watch YouTube videos all day), Mil ... More >>
Getcha, getcha, getcha, getcha, getcha freak on!
We all know that there are lots of ways to become immortalized at a massive outdoor music gathering like Ultra Music Festival.
Say, humping a tree. Or dancing naked while getting arrested.
But yo' momma would probably prefer if you lived forever ... More >>
The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo doesn't stay so successful by not keeping up with the times. So before each of this year's evening concerts, you can watch a bunch of people who work at the rodeo gyrating to the latest real-life Internet meme, the "Harlem Shake."
Last week a 30-second clip of va ... More >>
Mainstream music has a history of taking musical genres, smoothing out the rough edges, and turning them in to something easily digestible to the masses. Punk rock went from being the music of rebellion to the music of crying about failed relationships and rappers went from rapping about what was ha ... More >>
Dear Internet Friends,
Please do not post one more damn video of you, your dog, or your grandmother doing the Harlem Shake. You've spammed my Facebook with videos of you shaking your goods in a Power Ranger costume, holding some sort of very phallic pool noodle.
We shouldn't know each other that ... More >>
While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared December 20, 2010.
Show us one hip-hop head who isn't obsessed with corny Christmas sing-alongs an ... More >>
Read "Five Questions for Chef Marcus Samuelsson" and "Lunch with Marcus Samuelsson Provides a Sneak Peek at Pass and Provisions."
In case you haven't heard, Chef Marcus Samuelsson was in town last week for a whirlwind day of book-promoting events, including a book signing and cooking class held at ... More >>
Most places in the world, summertime is easy living: No school, no snow and no real responsibilities beyond mowing the lawn every couple of weeks. Here in Houston, summer is a little more intense. Triple-digit temperatures, hurricane warnings and Astros baseball present an annual threat to our city' ... More >>
Show us one hip-hop head who isn't obsessed with corny Christmas sing-alongs and we'll show you a liar. Nothing says "hip-hop" like cheery holiday tunes about sharing and caring. In the spirit of holiday music, Rocks Off compiled a list of five Christmas rap songs guaranteed to make you the f ... More >>
"Baby Jesus, born to rock..."
Amidst the time of year when we're bombarded with cliché holiday tunes and trite Christmas-carol covers, Rocks Off will now take time to appreciate a few original nontraditional takes on festive songs. Whether they're dismal adaptations of holiday malaise, tale ... More >>
Marc Israel Sellum/ Isreality.comThe opposites of life attract us, we've always believed. Time and time again, that philosophy proves itself right. It's why in high school, the Catholic school girls were the biggest freaks.
No, that's not a myth. They were suffocated with religion or "right" ... More >>
There was a time not so many years ago when we would immediately turn to the Urban Dictionary when we wanted to find out what, say, a Cleveland Steamer was, or maybe the definition of a Hot Karl (the two are not entirely unrelated). Practices we did not engage in, and which our friends would not ... More >>
Once called the Harlem of Houston, the Fifth Ward a.k.a. "The Nickel," was the center of black culture in the Bayou City back in the days before desegregation. In this week's Café review we visited two Fifth Ward institutions that carry on that neighborhood's proud culinary tradition.
Meanwhil ... More >>