Jim Jones

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Vote or Die: The Last VJ's Top Five Music Videos of the Week

    Welcome back to The Last VJ, music fans. Once again we've scoured the Internet in search of the newest and best music videos for you to vote on in order to see which one will high-five the hand of Apollo and which shall wrought naught but a spanking from Hades. Five bands enter, one band leaves. Enj ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    35 Years of Numbers Memories: Music to Die By

    Over the last couple of days, we've looked at some Houstonians' best concerts and experiences from Numbers over the course of its 35-year history. Its legacy as a center of the excellent local gothic-music scene, as well as a unique size and scope that attracts an impressive array of touring acts, h ... More >>

  • Music

    April 11, 2013

    Westheimer Babylon

    Seven popular myths and urban legends about Numbers.

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Seven Popular Myths and Urban Legends About Numbers

    Not long back I had the opportunity to explore the origin of the name of my favorite Houston club, Numbers. My source explained to me that the name originated from a late '70s slang term indicating a hot guy or girl during the club's original disco days. The upstairs area of the club also sported s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Faith And The Muse Invade Numbers For Live DVD

    ​As far as we know, no full concert films have ever been shot at Numbers. Oh, Asmodeus X and Provision did some music videos, and some awesome footage of a Revolting Cocks performance has made the rounds, but no full-on concert films. After seeing what Marc Moorash of Seraphemea did with Faith ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Two Door Cinema Club: More Than Just A Sandwich

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off, we're trying hard to decode Houston's oddest monikers in order to find a little meaning. Jamie Adamson/​Two Door Cinema Club is one of those bands that when you spend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Top 5 Cheesiest Soft Drink Commercials

    Coca-Cola Hilltop Commercial Thirty years ago, Coca-Cola imagined itself as the arbiter of world peace. Let's just buy the world a Coke and everything will be hunky-dory. Today, America is often despised as a "Coca-Cola" culture, and Coke itself is blamed for the skyrocketing rates of obesity and ... More >>

  • News

    September 10, 2009

    Life, Post-Ike

    One year later, Galveston residents like Marie Creasy have dug in for the long haul

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    The Chronicle's Columnist Does BARC Again, And Again The Result Is WTF?

    ​If you heard what sounded like a sonic boom this morning, it was the thunderclap of Hair Balls's head exploding. And why would that be? Because one of the nation's biggest newspapers -- the daily for the fourth-largest city in the country -- allowed a columnist to print the bizarre evangelic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    dead horse Live? Only Creepy Eyes Guy Knows for Sure

    dead horse's Michael Haaga live at last year's Axiom reunion at Fitzgerald's Photo by Tom Fool Whenever we go out to cover a venue for Nightfly, usually our favorite part of the night is starting up conversations with strangers. Recently at the White Swan, one of the guys that we talked to was this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    Sunny San Leon Picks Up the Pieces After Hurricane Ike

    Photos by Daniel Kramer / Click here for a slideshow There’s always someone unluckier than you. In the wake of Hurricane Ike, such people were easy to find in the devastated Galveston Bay town of San Leon, as Press photographer Dan Kramer and I found out when we crossed a police checkpoint to ent ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 25, 2007

    The Improv's

    Cape Cod

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2006

    To Be Continued?

    Five years after she gave her kiddos the most thorough bath of their lives, Andrea "I'm With Stupid" Yates has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. You know, as opposed to all those other lucid moms who kill their kids. Proving its total omnipotence, it was an episode of Law&Order that brou ... More >>

  • News

    May 11, 2006
  • News

    May 13, 2004

    Micro Management

    Van Weldon ekes out a living by farming tiny plants

  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Behind the Happy Face

    Labor pains flare in a worker's fight with Wal-Mart

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Faux Strummer, Bogus Buzzcocks and Phony Ramones

    Never mind the bollocks, here's Rudyard's punk karaoke night

  • Culture

    December 19, 2002

    Christmas in Hell

    The Slump XXXmas Show takes irreverence to a new (lower) level

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    In Arms' Way

    Phil Arms once saved Ron Garner from a life of sin. Garner tried to return the favor when confronted with evidence of the preacher's drug use. But Arms viewed it as just a Judas kiss.

  • Music

    August 27, 1998

    Judy's Lore

    Fans still pine for Houston's dork-pop heroes