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
  • 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