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John Wayne

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Childish Gambino at House of Blues, 3/8/2014

    Childish Gambino House of Blues March 8, 2014 We used to adore cops and cowboys; now we love scientists and engineers. We used to want to be John Wayne, but now we'd prefer to be Mark Zuckerberg. It was only so long before our computerized generation of tech-savvy youngsters would start to look up ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 9, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    UPDATED: Federal Judge Blocked Part of Texas Abortion Law

    UPDATE: Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Ted Cruz have both issued statements about Yeakel's decision and we're shocked to report they're both agin' it. In other news, the world is round! Puppies are cute! There's gambling in Casablanca! Anyways, Perry said he'll continue the fight (or something John Wayne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    The Alamo Is Under Attack! (It's Not Ozzy This Time)

    Texans don't screw around when it comes to the Alamo. We're raised to talk about the "13 days of glory" with misty eyes and a defensiveness along the lines of how the Brits talk about the Queen. Once Ozzy Ozbourne was caught urinating near it - he was peeing on the Alamo Cenotaph, legend has it -- ... More >>

  • Film

    July 4, 2013

    Pirates of the Old West: The Lone Ranger Is More Disney Overkill

    The film has it all, but what it ends up with isn't much.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    MDC and Verbal Abuse at Walters, 6/23/13

    MDC, Verbal Abuse, In Defense, HRA, Some Nerve Walters Downtown June 23, 2013 The Texas hardcore scene that birthed MDC and Verbal Abuse came and went in a flash back in the early '80s, lasting just long enough for both bands to beat feet to the gnarlier climes of California. The blistering sounds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Friday Night: Public Image Ltd. at Scout Bar

    Public Image Ltd. Scout Bar November 2, 2012 Not many shows remind you that sound has actual, physical mass, but Public Image Ltd. sure did Friday. Mass, as in something tangible and discernible, with density and volume. Especially volume. But don't count out density. Yes, I'm talking about some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Here Come the Trishas, Texas' 4-Part Harmony Queens

    Does anyone else miss the Dixie Chicks? Is it even OK to say that in Texas? We hope so, because a week or two ago Rocks Off stumbled across "Tonight the Heartache's On Me" again and have been on a serious Chicks kick ever since. But as the song says, that trio is a long time gone at this point. The ... More >>

  • Film

    January 19, 2012

    Locked In

    Survivors of a nuclear disaster scratch each other's eyes out in The Divide.

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    The 10 Best Warplane Films, According to Real Aviation Buffs (No Top Gun, Thank You)

    Featuring a proto-beatnik jet pilot​With the possible exceptions of horses and ships, no other non-speaking entity has starred in so many motion pictures as the airplane. And we love airplanes. We love them so much we've probably seen every last airplane movie worth watching, and even more tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Glen Campbell's 15 Greatest Hits - As A Guitarist

    Yet another reason to love Pet Sounds.​In a few hours, Rocks Off will be down at the Stafford Centre, watching the sold-out first Houston-area stop on Glen Campbell's extended "Farewell Tour." It might be the only one, but the tour is booked well into 2012, so we figure there's got to be a Dos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    4 Great Character Themes from Classical Music (And What They Really Mean)

    Pedro Sanchez​Entrance music is important. Get the right tune and people will forever have a dual-sensory impression of your character. Most people like to craft original music to help fully embody the characters they create, but some people just lift classical themes to get the job done witho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Alternative Songs for the 2012 Candidates

    Please god, no.​Poor Michele Bachmann, first the John Wayne/John Wayne Gacy thing, now Tom Petty's piling on as well: The inaugural music-related strike of the 2012 presidential race comes from Tom Petty, who issued a cease and desist letter to Michele Bachmann's campaign to get her to stop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Songs In The Key Of [Presidential] Fail

    Please god, no.​Poor Michele Bachmann, first the John Wayne/John Wayne Gacy thing, now Tom Petty's piling on as well: The inaugural music-related strike of the 2012 presidential race comes from Tom Petty, who issued a cease and desist letter to Michele Bachmann's campaign to get her to stop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Five Very Bad Father's Day Gifts

    Father's Day: What are you gonna do? You are forced by the powers that be to get something, unless your Dad has passed on to his reward. And if you're a Dad yourself, then you have to resign yourself to books from that one author someone saw on your shelf (never mind that you hated that book), tool ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Our San Jacinto Quiz, Including Silk Underwear, Syphilis and Dennis Quaid

    Good thing he wasn't named Sam Schnackenpfefferhausen​Today marks the 175th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, the glorious day when a ragtag Texan army surprised a siesta-enjoying Mexican force and won independence for the Lone Star State. The battle, fought near present-day Refinery ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    SXSW: Bob Geldof, Master Of The F-Bomb

    Photos by Chris Gray​Leave it to Sir Bob Geldof to turn the SXSW keynote address into a 45-plus minute combination elaborate cultural history of the past 60 years with rock and roll at the center, personal narrative of how rock and roll ("pop with a hard-on") shook loose his inner social activ ... More >>

  • Film

    December 23, 2010

    Kickass Movies of the Year

    Our Ten Favorites from 2010 – including Jackass 3D.

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Green Zone: Win A Free DVD, And Learn Why Matt Damon Is The Best Of The Ocean's 11 Actors

    Thank God Brad Pitt didn't star in this​Green Zone, by shaky-cam master Paul Greengrass, is the latest movie to try to buck the trend of box-office poison that is the Iraq War.Many have tried, but even the most celebrated of the Iraq War flicks, The Hurt Locker, wasn't a blockbuster. (Maybe ... More >>

  • News

    June 10, 2010

    Cowboy Down

    Rob Krentz's family talks about the life and death of the murdered Arizona rancher.

  • Culture

    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #80 A Bowl of Chili at James Coney Island

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Magnolia City Mixtape: Sign the WestFest Petition, And Other Stuff You Need to Know About

    MTV Shows Are you READY for Rocks Off's Washington Shore party this Thursday? If not, this video of Jersey Shore's Snooki interviewing Phoenix on MTV will melt your brain. If you read even one Houston-based music Web site, you probably already know that a petition is circulating to show support for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Texas Traveler: Heading West

    Photos by Brittanie SheyEd. Note: This the first part of a series on heading west to Big Bend and back. Check back next week for our continuing adventures. The very first thing we have to decide is which way to go. We're meeting friends in Big Bend for a New Year's camping trip, but we have several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    For The Lebowski Bash: Five Dudes Better Than The Dude

    The Big Lebowski has undergone a hell of a transformation since hitting big screens over a decade ago. A (very) mild financial success upon theatrical release, it's gone on to become a bona fide cult phenomenon, spawning "Dudeism" -- an online religion with over 60,000 ordained ministers -- and the ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Five Reasons The Longhorns Won't Win The BCS Title This Year

    ​Finally -- after what seems a wait of approximately five years -- college football is back.The New York Times, of all people, has picked the UT Longhorns as the Number One team in the nation. A lot of other experts, not to mention Red Bull-swilling, Cheeto-chomping, Mom-avoiding bloggers, pick UT ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    No Reservations: Montana

    Photo by gaby53mt​Usually Anthony Bourdain is a hedonist. He indulges in food, alcohol and not a few off-color sex jokes, no matter what city or what audience. But this week while visiting Montana, he exits out of the fast lane. Maybe it's the mountains, but in the first 20 minutes of the epis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Blockbuster Disses Houston As A Movie Location

    Blockbuster has put out an interactive "Road Trip" map for the summer, listing locations where great movies have been shot.Sixteen of the listed films are in Texas. The number of those shot in Houston? Zero.Included are Bonnie & Clyde (Dallas) and Dazed and Confused (Austin), but even the TV sho ... More >>

  • Film

    June 26, 2008

    Empire Strikes Back in Mongol

    The film paints a historically hazy but kickass picture of everyone's fave emperor, Genghis Khan

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008
  • Film

    June 5, 2008

    Empire Strikes Back in Mongol

    This film paints a historically hazy but kickass picture of everyone's fave emperor, Genghis Khan

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2008
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    June 14, 2007
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    June 1, 2006
  • Film

    August 4, 2005

    G'Dead, Mate

    Zombies rise again, this time from down under

  • Film

    July 21, 2005

    The Devil & Mr. Zombie

    The rocker's second directorial stab yields a true gorefest

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    Steal These Albums

    The ten most dangerous and radical hip-hop records of all time

  • Calendar

    September 16, 2004

    Fonda Film

    A countercultural icon rolls into town for Easy Rider and The Hired Hand

  • Film

    April 8, 2004

    Messin' with Texas

    The Alamo gets what it always needed: a happy ending

  • Film

    March 4, 2004

    Metaphor Alert: Bright Red

    Like America's current leaders, Viggo and Hidalgo try to "enlighten" the Arabs with Western justice

  • Culture

    May 1, 2003

    Of Boobs and Blood

    Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has guts, all over the floor

  • Film

    January 16, 2003

    Male Fraud

    Jason Lee lies to juggle two women, because, hey, it's A Guy Thing

  • Calendar

    February 7, 2002

    Keep History Alive

    Paul Matthews puts his collection of military history on display

  • News

    May 24, 2001

    Rejected

    Thousands of inmates rely annually on a capricious parole board for their freedom. Most, like George Dismukes, return to their cells without ever knowing why they were denied.

  • Film

    August 3, 2000

    The (Balding) Eagle Has Landed

    Clint Eastwood's charming Space Cowboys tosses youth demographics out the cargo bay

  • Music

    May 11, 2000
  • Calendar

    January 6, 2000

    The Steve McQueen Affair

    The "Steve McQueen: The King of Cool" film retrospective

  • Film

    October 1, 1998

    Backwoods Bin of Sin

    Powerful Clay Pigeons scores with country-style noir

  • News

    February 29, 1996

    Escargot A Go-Go

    Gene Weaver always had a big idea. Selling snail dreams was to have been his last hurrah.

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