Texas music lovers have one more thing to celebrate as of today. The United States Postal Service is issuing a new series of stamps titled Music Icons, and Houston's own Lydia Mendoza is the first honoree. Long before Selena, there was Lydia Mendoza. A master of the twelve-string guitar, Ms. Mendoz ... More >>
On a typical Thursday night, the first round of trivia at Griff's usually passes without incident. A group named something along the lines of "That's Not Your Taint, That's Your Ass" might be in third place, while "Balls Deep" and "A Gentleman Always Pulls Out" perhaps are tied for second. But you ... More >>
If you haven't been living under a rock the past 24 hours, you have no doubt read and reread and watched Mitt Romney's secret fundraising video from earlier this year where he admitted to donors who his true base was. The Mother Jones-leaked clip was immediately thrust across the social media landsc ... More >>
Like most of you, I get e-mails from my dad full of "facts" that are basically telling me how much better life was in the past than it is now. People were more respectful, politicians were more honest, and values were more...valued? Case in point, yesterday I received a list of trivia about Harry ... More >>
Rocks Off is celebrating Elvis week this week - the King would be 76 years old on Saturday. (Or hell, maybe he will be 76 years old on Saturday.) That's more than three-quarters of a century, but it just doesn't seem like a very long time. Maybe that's because whether or not he actually died ... More >>
From Ground Zero of the immigration crisis along the Mexican border
The Red Krayola's Mayo Thompson isn't sentimental about much...except Houston.
Chris Strong/ Drag City Last Friday, Rocks Off had the distinct pleasure of talking to Mayo Thompson, the man behind psychedelic (or not) art-rockers The Red Krayola, whose career spans the early days of Houston label International Artists, the art worlds of New York and Europe in the '70s, a sti ... More >>
Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more
She was always more than what she seemed
Some are curmudgeonly but intriguing. Others are just a bad trip to S&M land.
Why Houston should want a nuclear power plant
Main Street Theater revives the precursor to Python
While communities across the country block LNG terminals, Quintana just shrugs
Bill and Annise confront a City Hall curse
Audiences tell their stories
A $100 bill, four rocks of crack cocaine and a crusader's home up in flames. The tiny town of McNair struggles for its soul.
Rallying all film rebels, John Waters's Cecil B. Demented cries, "Fassbinder or die!"
How "Scary" Gary Polland turned his party apparatus into a political slot machine
Why do we hate Bud so? Maybe we never understood him, or those... Adams Family Values
Record producer Huey Meaux was a legend in the music business. Now he's an accused pedophile on the run.
With a new disc and a boxed history, Willie Nelson wonders who'll buy his memories
Mickey Kapoor shakes up Richmond's sign world