Arcade Fire Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion April 9, 2014 I may not be the first person to say it, but then Arcade Fire is not the first group to counter the "most important band in the world" tag by breaking out the costumes and mirrors. U2 is the obvious model, with their Joshua Tree-Achtung Baby ... More >>
Arcade Fire's William Butler admits he still gets homesick for Texas. Even the weather...up to a point. "I miss how green everything was all the time always," he says of his youth in The Woodlands from his current home in Montreal. "You'd come home in December and the lawns would still be green, an ... More >>
Morrissey always seemed like a rather gloomy chap, on that we can all agree. But how does he stack up against the all-time glum heavyweight, Charlie Brown? In case you never wondered that before, go ahead and kick yourself just like we did. That's the germ of an idea behind This Charming Charlie, a ... More >>
The latest Snow White is a tale overtold.
If you grow up without any religion, you either avoid all trappings of it like the plague or you absolutely love to explore it. Rocks Off is firmly in the latter camp, and nothing gets us more excited than the culture of Saints in Catholicism. We've written many a letter to Wizards of the Coa ... More >>
listenlisten: Not playing SXSW 2011... yet.Rocks Off just got the latest list of names for next year's SXSW conference and festival in Austin, and just like the last time, the conference remains unsullied by any performers from Houston's filthy, rotten, disgusting, in-need-of-quarantine music ... More >>
Photos by Marc Brubaker/See the slideshowSage Francis with members of Free Moral AgentsSage Francis' new album Li(f)e should have received better reviews than it did. Although the reviews it got weren't terrible, none of them seemed to acknowledge that Sage managed to marry rap and rock witho ... More >>
Il Duce's scorned secret first wife gets hers in Vincere.
Houston loses another band after this weekend, as Pavementesque indie-shoegazers GTRS relocates to the more touring-friendly enviorns of Asheville, N.C., where they plan to open a recording studio. Sigh. We're sure they'll come back to visit, and on tour, so let's just say so long and not goodbye ... More >>
Two decades after the severed ear of Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino serves up Hitler's head on a plate.
One of the best parts of living the life of Miss Pop Rocks (in addition to the celebrity status I enjoy in my own mind) is sometimes I get my hands on promotional stuff marketing people send the Press, and then I get to make fun of it here. The latest treasure to arrive in my mailbox? Ladies and g ... More >>
The author of The Magician reminds us that some legends are true
Next year I think I might get some of those "cargo pants" everybody seems to love... Another full day and some equally full pants. (Shut up.) Here we go again... * Handbill, the band One-Eyed Doll, appearing at "Texas Rockfest" tomorrow at the Rock City Icehouse Stage in far North Austin, and Sund ... More >>
Dark Matter is storytelling at its best
Be prepared to be afraid
A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions
The MFAH's Latin American Art Department has yet another hit show
Ever see a wealthy white geezer in a ridiculous cowboy hat jerk off another wealthy white geezer in a ridiculous cowboy hat? Sounds Kinky, right? Well, it was. On Sunday, Kinky Friedman gave his old friend Don Imus a tug-job in the New York Post, rating him with other “individuals who were summ ... More >>
Sunday, June 26, at Mary Jane's Fat Cat, 4216 Washington Avenue, 713-869-5263.
Tuesday, May 3, at Mary Jane's Fat Cat, 4216 Washington Avenue, 713-869-5263.
Wednesday, May 19
The lighthearted Wasabi offers real kicks
A self-proclaimed journalist has had a paying job -- private eye
Hong Kong action star Li deserves a better vehicle than this absurd Dragon
Rice's unique radio station may lose its musical soul, all in the name of sports
A little Conscience converts Joan of Arc to near comedy
Denmark collective debuts with the bitter comedy Celebration