Kurt Vonnegut

  • Film

    August 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Happy Birthday Raymond Chandler: Five Songs For the Master of Mystery

    Raymond Chandler was responsible for some of the greatest detective stories ever penned by an American writer. That image you have of a hard-boiled, hard-drinking gum shoe in a fedora surrounded my crime, mystery, beautiful women, and danger? That is all Chandler and his most famous creation Philip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Hoffle Stoff Awaffogus... Yes, Weed Was Involved In the Name

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. I knew nothing about Hoffle Stoff Awaffogus when I decided to write about them. All I knew was that their name came gutterballing into my eye sockets from ... More >>

  • News

    October 25, 2012

    Game Changer

    Chris Kluwe is prying open America's last closet: major league sports.

  • Film

    April 5, 2012

    I Love the '90s: Titanic 3D

    The shelf life of Clinton-era nostalgia is tested.

  • Culture

    December 8, 2011

    Poster Boy

    Rock art legend Uncle Charlie will not be denied.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Odd Pair: A Favorite Wine for Breakfast

    Photos by Jeremy Parzen.Serve gently sparkling Moscato d'Asti in a larger glass and you will be rewarded by its fresh stone fruit aromas. Moscato d'Asti, it's what's for breakfast.​In one of my favorite novels of all time, a character in Kurt Vonnegut's 1973 masterpiece calls the martini the B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    The Most Bizarre Music Memorabilia Ever Auctioned Off

    michaeljacksonfuneral.orgNote: Not the actual million-dollar jacket.​Have you ever worked in a souvenir store, memorabilia outlet or run an online auction? If so, odds are you have developed a venal, burning hatred for collectors. Rocks Off isn't going to mince words: collectors are some of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Sanctus Bellum: Nothing Certain But Metal And Taxes

    Photos courtesy of Sanctus BellumSanctus Bellum at Denton's 35 Conferette in March​What fuels heavy metal music? Some might say the Armageddon that is flirting with our world; others, watching the machinations of craven political and religious leaders. We, however, can testify that some of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Bono, Gaga And ZZ Top Write Like Raymond Chandler? Who Knew?

    ​Ask anyone who really knows Rocks Off, and they'll probably tell you we can be a little slow on the uptake sometimes. We proved this once again earlier this week, when we updated our Facebook status with a plea for someone to explain to us what in tarnation a "meme" is. We should have waited ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 21, 2008

    Steve Almond

    The author of Not That You Asked: Rants, Exploits and Obsessions goes after Oprah – kinda

  • News

    May 24, 2007

    Funny Business

    Once upon a time Houston was a hot spot for comedy clubs. Now it's anybody's guess on who'll turn out on any given night

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2007

    God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut

    In a time when Anna Nicole takes precedence over a war and American Idol collects more votes than any election, it’s doubtful Kurt Vonnegut's death will muster up more than today's front page headlines. Maybe these are just the ramblings of a bookworm from high school, but it's sad to think that ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 13, 2003

    In the Trenches

    Dario Robleto makes art of war

  • Calendar

    April 15, 1999

    Night & Day

    April 15-21, 1999

  • News

    August 7, 1997
  • Music

    June 29, 1995

    Tailless and Grotesque

    Austin's Sincola has hype behind it, and good attitude to burn

  • Film

    April 13, 1995

    Not So True Confessions

    The didactic Priest is an overheated but honorable melodrama