Ira Perez

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Upcoming Events: New Year's Dining Options Outside the Loop

    It's nothing but New Year's right now, as Houston restaurants and bars throw elbows to get you to spend that special night with them and them alone. The Four Seasons Hotel is offering one of our favorite packages this year in case you want to get all glammed up to ring in the 2013. Starting with di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Visit Your Own Hometown: Houston's Top 10 Hotel Bars

    There are distinct advantages to drinking in hotel bars, even at hotels in the city where you live. There is always wi-fi available. The bartender doesn't care if you nurse or linger over your drink; most people are just biding time between meetings or flights anyway. You'll meet interesting people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Crisia Of The Capitol At St. Germain Will Make You Anything You'd Like...Even If It's Captain Morgan And Root Beer In A Wine Glass

    St. Germain might be the patron saint of the abandoned, but you'll feel very well attended to and cared for during dinner and a show at The Capitol at St. Germain. The Capitol may be a newish kid on the block, opening last November, but it's got an old soul, harking back to the days of the supper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    This Weekend's Via Colori Bands Include Sideshow Tramps, Roky Moon, Ben Wesley And Many More

    The Literary Greats​This Saturday and Sunday at Sam Houston Park Downtown, the Via Colori Street Painting Festival once again marries professional and beginner sidewalk chalk artists with some of the best bands that Houston has to offer sound-tracking the event. For two days, the concrete in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Remember Marcus Manchild's Preseason 2?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email ​There are probably more than a few people who might argue that Marcus Manchild is the best rap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Ira Perez: Fierce As The Tiger She Will One Day Own

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to Ira Perez on FacebookR ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Saturday Night: Space City Beat Battle At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Jae Tovar/The Hive SocietyBlack Keys (left) and Space City Beat Battle organizer T. Piper​Space City Beat Battle Warehouse Live Green Room February 26, 2011 7:36 p.m.: Earlier this morning, our sons played their very first t-ball game. T-ball teams for 3-year-olds are six kids deep, ... More >>

  • Music

    August 19, 2010

    Like Hell Yeah

    Upsets and upstarts at the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Rocks Off Invites You To The HPMA Showcase

    Monica Fuentes​Rocks Off and the Houston Press are having a little party on Washington Avenue tomorrow afternoon called the Houston Press Music Awards showcase. We may have mentioned it before. If you'd like to come, we'd love to have you. Click here to vote in this year's awards and showcase ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    2010 Music Awards Nominees, Part 2

    ​Friday, Rocks Off announced the nominees for the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards in as many genres as we could think to put on the ballot this year. Here are the rest, covering recordings, individual achievement, personalities and peripheral categories (radio, retail, etc.). Voting begins Ju ... More >>