Honestly, I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the bold and brave new wine list at The Pass & Provisions, the newly opened and much talked about effort by chefs/partners Terrence Gallivan and Seth Siegel-Gardner.
The list, by the affable and dynamic Fred Jones (who graciously took time out to sp ... More >>
I just got back from Comicpalooza and have Batman on the brain. I mean, I always have Batman on the brain because he's freakin' Batman, but now it's reached the jumping from furniture to furniture with a blanket tied around my next screaming, "I am vengeance! I am the night!" phase.
Plus, I have a ... More >>
A week or so ago, you may remember, I wrote a post about the auction for Bobby Petrino's crash-damaged motorcycle. The majority of the post was an outline of my idea to turn the crumpled-up love machine into a profit center by selling photo opportunities for fans to pose on the bike.
At the end o ... More >>
It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers.
It's a good thing Egypt Central caught us in a violent rage because we're pretty sure that's how their music is supposed to be heard. Your ... More >>
This past Saturday was Steve Martin's birthday and, if you're old enough, you may remember back to a time when the snow-capped comedian/actor/musician was more than just a comedy archaeologist, exhuming the corpses of classic comic franchises and defiling the shit out of them. No, he actually ... More >>
I might not have agreed to visit Tony's Corner Pocket (817 West Dallas, 713-571-7870) if I'd known I would end up with my head tilted back dentist-chair style and my appearance examined with a gay-tooth comb. You could say that Sean, the bar's resident Frank Billingsley look-alike, did not minc ... More >>
Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, homies.
Single of the Week:
"Dope," Dustin Prestige
Wire To Wire
Kid Cudi was tasered at an NBA All-Star Game party in ... More >>
The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo (40 Productions)
The scenario sounds laughable: comedian Steve Martin, a banjo and 15 original bluegrass songs. Is he kidding? Actually, no. Most of The Crow plays with as straight a face as Joaquin Phoenix ha ... More >>
In his 14 years as Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Peter Marzio has increased the MFA's endowment tenfold, tripled MFA Membership and gotten it started on a huge new home. He hasn't done badly for himself, either.