• Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    A Preview of the Whole Foods Post Oak Store with Dinner, Beer, and a Chat

    Next month, a new Whole Foods Market location is opening in the Galleria area that promises, for the time being, to be the biggest Whole Foods in Houston. Inside Whole Foods Post Oak will be the company's first brewery-- according to Whole Foods, the first in-store brewery of any kind in the grocery ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014

    College Station Named Sixth Most Affordable College Town in America

    Fortunes sure have a way of changing. Just a few years ago, Texas A&M had a brutally awful football team in the Big 12 with their rivals, University of Texas, a team that was competing for titles seemingly every year. The Aggies were constantly playing second fiddle to their Austin adversaries. Then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    The 20 Best Songs We Heard In April

    "A House Is a Home," Ben & Ellen Harper Grammy winner Ben Harper teams up with his mother, Ellen, for Childhood Home, which releases this week. This is the first single from the album. Their tender harmonies and reflections here are like flipping through a family photo album, reminding us of every t ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    College Football Recap: Elimination Saturday Zaps Baylor

    College football is great. We all love college football. (At least, I'm assuming you do if you clicked on this story.) The tradition, the pageantry, college football is the best. The only bad thing about college football is how subjective and arbitrary the process of crowning a champion is compare ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    College Football Recap: Miami Exposed, Much To Degenerate Gambler Brent Musberger's Chagrin

    Sports fans like to say that "sports" is the best reality television. Perhaps I'm nitpicking at semantics, but when it's at its heart-pounding best, sports are more like a fantastic suspense drama, with storylines and characters in whom we emotionally invest. For me, it's that way, at least. In ju ... More >>

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    July 15, 2013

    Yikes! Anna Benson Was Once Charged With Murder? (w/ America's Most Wanted VIDEO)

    Anna Benson, I'm sorry. I take it all back. All the insensitive remarks about your mental stability, my repeatedly calling you not just "bat shit crazy," but the "bat shit craziest" ex-wife/girlfriend in the free world (well, actually, with you I'm including the incarcerated portion of the free wor ... More >>

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    April 23, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Jacqui Sutton, Houston's "Jazzgrass Lady"

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Jacqui Sutton is the lead singer for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Joel Osteen's Mega-Watt Grin Can't Keep Houston Within the Bible Belt, Survey Says

    Every week, Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church sermons reach over seven million viewers across the world. The Second Baptist Church Houston, the largest Baptist church in the largest Baptist nation, hosts a weekly attendance pushing 25,000. The Woodlands Church -- pulling those from Humble, Katy, and Tom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Chip Kelly Heading To The NFL: 4 Winners, 4 Losers (w/ PDF Link To Will Lyles' Hilarious Recruiting Reports)

    "It's a special place with special people. They accepted me six years ago when I was at New Hampshire. Not many people knew about me. Gave me an opportunity to come here. It really means a lot." -- Former Oregon head football coach Chip Kelly about three weeks ago A lot, but apparently not everythi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Alcohol Enemas: Texas Was "Butt-Chugging" Long Before Tennessee

    Showcasing the strange and wonderful thing that is the frat boy's creativity and imagination, several members of the Pi Kappa Alpha chapter at the University of Tennessee decided that sucking down booze the old-fashioned way was boring and decided to administer alcohol enemas to one another. Bottoms ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Boom. Roasted. -- The Monday Morning College Football Roast

    Through the first few weeks of the football season, I had been combining my foremost thoughts and remembrances of the weekend that was in football -- Texans, college, and general NFL -- into the ever popular "4 Winners, 4 Losers" post. However, now we've got three weeks of college football in the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Kevin Bryant of The Capitol at St. Germain

    Today we're chatting with Kevin Bryant, the Executive Chef at The Capitol at St. Germain, about how he got started in the industry and what it was like working as a private chef for country music singer George Strait. Today, we chat about his role as executive chef and get to know what he's like whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Houston Texans Game 4: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    It feels like virtually every fall Monday the last two years have been spent listening to callers to my show, co-workers around the office, people around town all saying "same ol' Texans." And to be sure, it's much harder to argue that it hasn't been "same ol' Texans" than argue that the team has be ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Houston Allergies: Why Are You Sniffling? There Are 65 U.S. Cities Worse Than Us

    At least you're not in Knoxville​Spring is in the air, but you may not be able to smell it if you're wheezing and sniffling and full of phlegm. Take heart, though: You could be living in Knoxville, Tennessee. That city is the worst in the U.S. for spring allergies, according to the latest ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Charlie Louvin, Country Music Hall Of Famer, Dies At 83

    ​Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Louvin, who with his brother Ira ranked with Ralph and Carter Stanley as one of the greatest duos in bluegrass history, passed away overnight. Louvin, 83, had been receiving experimental treatment for pancreatic cancer. Nashville-based entertainment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    SXSW 2011 Still Untainted By Houston Artists

    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 >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Game Time: Football -- This Season's First Round of Best Bets

    Oregon Ducks: Ignore the uniforms and jump onboard​Okay, it's the first officially great football weekend of the season (loaded college slate plus first weekend of NFL).Last weekend's college slate was sort of like a "soft" opening for a new restaurant, working out the kinks in anticipation of the ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Game Time: 2009 Bear Bryant Award, Chalk One Up For The Good Guys

    ​I'm not sure if any of you have noticed, but the last few weeks have not been all that kind to the perception of the college football coaching profession. If it's not Jim Leavitt getting fired from South Florida for allegedly slapping around a special teams player at halftime of a game, then it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Game Time: Saluting College Football's Greatest Liars

    If you're into bending the truth, ignoring the truth, spitting on the truth...really any misdeed against the truth, then this has been a pretty good sports week for you. Hell, it's been a pretty good run ever since Thanksgiving when Elin either rescued Tiger from the fiery wreckage of his Escalade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Game Time: Man, That Lane Kiffin Sure Is Good At Getting Hired

    ​Believe it or not, there was a time when I was actually a somewhat successful person in the business world. Eventually, I eschewed all the accoutrements that come with corporate glory (you know, things like decent paychecks, steak dinners, ulcers....stuff like that) for the wacky world of sports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Game Time: Sifting Through Mark McGwire's Bullshit

    ​At this point, using the word "courageous" to define any of the performance-enhancing drug users of baseball's Steroid Era that "come clean" about their transgressions is a bit disingenuous. "Courageous" would be their giving back all of the money that steroids helped them make. So if you're look ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 10, 2009

    Henry Cho

    Consider this a lesson in the unexpected

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Happy Birthday to the Would-Be Bard of "Fannin Street," Tom Waits

    Rocks Off would like to wish happy birthday to that hero of barflies, beatniks and gravel-garglers everywhere, Tom Waits. Waits turns the big 6-0 today, and released Glitter and Doom, a live account of the Southern U.S. tour that brought him to Jones Hall in June of last year, a couple of days befo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    MySpaced Out: "Fuck Radiohead" and Some Twisted Tennesseeans

    MySpace is a great place for discovering off-the-wall tunes and performers. Here are three wack jobs from cyberspace that hail from that weird place that Captain Beefheart found so easily and in so many forms. The Russian Sextoys: For every Radiohead fan, there's someone like this French trio who'd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives

    A few months back, Music Editor Chris Gray's Noise column bemoaned the fact that the 'roll' has pretty much disappeared from rock and roll. Enter John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives. Keith has an interesting history and rock and roll pedigree. His roommate in Knoxville, Tennessee, back in the ... More >>

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    May 15, 2008
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    October 11, 2007
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    August 23, 2007
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    May 17, 2007

    Diana Jones

    Diana Jones will be performing Thursday, May 17, at Mojo Risin' Coffee Shop, 1600 Shepherd, 713-426-1505

  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    The High Score

    We Showed Up to Leave

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    Just Say Ho

    A Tennessee-based Virginia rocker salutes the Big Drunk in song; also: Mary Cutrufello gets back on track

  • Music

    July 7, 2005

    Play "Free Bird"!

    Using the Bob-O-Meter to rate cover songs

  • Music

    September 2, 2004
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    February 12, 2004

    Missouri Whirlwinds

    The Domino Kings have trumped Texas on their bid for alt-country success

  • Music

    August 28, 2003

    Pull Your Load

    Get with Scott Miller right now

  • Music

    April 10, 2003
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    October 24, 2002

    Crash and Burn

    Landlords and bounced checks abort the Fabulous Satellite Lounge's ten-year mission to rock the Heights

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    The American Plague

    Thursday, February 7

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    A Night in the Tub

    An angel named Grace, a doctor who's a real Trip and fresh gore flooding the ER -- the new Ben Taub gets old quick

  • Dining

    August 16, 2001

    Chow Time

    Could the Food Network finally be coming to Time-Warner's analog offerings?

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    January 11, 2001



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    January 20, 2000
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    October 14, 1999
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    November 5, 1998

    Davidian Branches Out

    Former Chronicle reporter turns into a Tennessee Matt Drudge

  • Music

    May 14, 1998
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    November 21, 1996
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    May 16, 1996
  • Film

    April 11, 1996

    World of Film

    Smaller, and with shorts, WorldFest/Houston cranks up its projectors

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    April 4, 1996
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    April 27, 1995