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  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Depeche Mode at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 9/18/2013

    Depeche Mode Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 18, 2013 People talk about how improbable it is that Keith Richards is still alive to tour with the Rolling Stones, but for a time there in the mid-'90s, it seemed equally unlikely Depeche Mode would ever hit the road again. Singer Dave Gahan s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Last Night: Eddie Vedder at Jones Hall

    Eddie Vedder, Glen Hansard Jones Hall November 12, 2012 Aging grungers are the new aging hippies. When the first wave of grunge hit in the late '80s and early '90s, the world was still rife with greybeards and their old ladies just two decades removed from cultural nirvana. Before the other, bigger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    10 Things That Have Happened To Rock Stars' Ashes

    Recently, I explored some of the strange things that musicians have been buried with. In the course of researching that article, I came across a lot of tales about the cremated remains of rock stars. Some very odd things have occurred with famous ashes, so being the resident morbid person on staff, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Sex and Spacemen: The Weirdest Christmas Songs We Could Find

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayI want to believe.​Just the other day, Rocks Off sat at the computer, blank-faced and still, the cursor blinking uninterrupted. See, normally at this time of year, we come up with a list of depressing Christmas songs. This year, though, there was a proble ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Last Night: Hunx & His Punx At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jim Bricker​Hunx & His Punx Fitzgerald's April 13, 2011 "How many of you have big dicks?" yelled Seth "Hunx" Bogart while hanging from a beam that sits atop the downstairs stage at Fitzgerald's. Everyone screamed back and/or lies "I do!" and the crowd laughs. Bogart's band, Hunx & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    SXSW: The 10 Best Of The Fest This Year

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Nick Gaitan, Houston Music's Wolf-Like Problem Solver

    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 Kurt Bertilson​Remember ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    TUTS Will Cum On, And It Will Feel The Noize

    ‚ÄčTUTS has announced its selections for the upcoming season, and there's a bit of a surprise.No, we're not getting a Sondheim show. You know better than that.But among the shows is Rock of Ages, which is a campy -- and loud -- salute to `80s hair bands. (At the Tony Awards, Bret Michaels joined the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    This Week's No Reservations: Rust Belt

    Photo by CaDeltaFotoBaltimore's skyline: Much nicer than one would anticipate​This week Anthony Bourdain headed to Baltimore, Buffalo and Detroit, or, as he called them, "fucked up cities I kinda love." The episode was light on snark and heavy on pathos and snowscapes of abandoned structures. ... More >>

  • Film

    July 9, 2009

    Totally Gay for You

    Sacha Baron Cohen's in queerface. But what's Brüno's real target?

  • Film

    June 4, 2009

    Vegas, Babies

    The Hangover is almost as funny as Old School.

  • Halloween Guide

    October 30, 2008

    Trails to Terror

    2008 Halloween Guide

  • Halloween Guide

    October 23, 2008

    Trails to Terror

    2008 Halloween Guide

  • Culture

    January 10, 2008

    "Nan Goldin: Stories Retold"

    Work reflects the horrors, pleasures and ravages of time

  • Film

    June 14, 2007

    Get Inside. It's Summertime!

    Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)

  • Film

    March 1, 2007

    Hussy 'N' Flow

    God-fearing black man tames slutty white girl as Craig Brewer's South rises again

  • Film

    January 4, 2007

    Scents and Sensibility

    Filming what was long deemed unfilmable, Tom Tykwer attempts to turn smell into cinema

  • Film

    July 6, 2006

    Skater Boyz N the Hood

    Teen rebels rule in Larry Clark's Wassup Rockers

  • News

    December 15, 2005

    Knitta, Please!

    Hitting the streets with Montrose's craftiest taggers

  • Film

    August 4, 2005

    White Trash

    There's nothing good about this remake of an awful ol' show

  • Music

    March 10, 2005
  • Calendar

    May 20, 2004
  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003

    Living Large

    A trendy clothing line for plus-size girls

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Art and Soul

    From our innermost insecurities to the wildest flights of fantasy, 2002 stimulated both heart and head

  • Calendar

    April 19, 2001

    Rose, By Any Other Name

    Jim Rose got a makeover, but he still has fans rolling in the aisles

  • Film

    May 25, 2000

    Lean Beefcake

    A film about a pioneer in homoerotica features hefty bods but thin characters

  • Film

    December 23, 1999

    Screwball Drama

    Almodovar leans toward the dark side in this often funny meditation on the bond of all women

  • News

    February 12, 1998

    Oprah Does Amarillo

    It's the Queen of Talk versus the Meat Men, and outside the courtroom, master media manipulator Winfrey is already the clear winner.

  • Culture

    October 3, 1996
  • Calendar

    November 3, 1994
  • Calendar

    October 20, 1994