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    June 25, 2014

    The 20 Most Beautiful People at Electric Daisy Carnival 2014

    Note: this article is a gift from our good friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly. You thought only homely people went to Electric Daisy Carnival this past weekend? Think again! This year, per usual, the bold and the beautiful made their way to Las Vegas for parties that lasted all night long. Here ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    The Best and Worst Things at EDC Las Vegas 2014

    Note: Our L.A. Weekly sister blog West Coast Sound sent a team to the Electric Daisy Carnival, this weekend's EDM extravaganza in Las Vegas. This article was written by Dennis Romero. What's it like partying with 134,000 of your closest friends? After a fourth year covering Electric Daisy Carnival ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Raver's Death at EDC Vegas Under Investigation

    Note: Our L.A. Weekly sister blog West Coast Sound sent a team to the Electric Daisy Carnival, this weekend's EDM extravaganza in Las Vegas. This article was written by Dennis Romero. The Clark County Coroner is investigating the death of a 24-year-old who collapsed outside Electric Daisy Carnival ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2014

    A Serious Look at Coachella's Drug Culture

    Note: Ben Westhoff is Music Editor of L.A. Weekly and Senior Music Editor of Voice Media Group. Oakland, Calif. resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose. Her death this past Thursday was shocking. But what's really shocking is th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    One Writer's Most Profound Musical Man-Crushes

    The Man Crush. It's what made John Wayne an American icon. When The Duke was riding, it wasn't entirely acceptable for another man to admit an overwhelming fondness for him or his true grit. But, c'mon -- those movie theaters screening his films weren't exactly teeming with women. Nowadays we men ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    The 13 Best Things About Coachella's First Weekend

    Note: The first weekend of Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, has just concluded Sunday (or early Monday) in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly made it through the whole blessed thing, and kindly brought us this recap. Round one of Coachella ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2014

    The Celebrity-Endorsement Scene at Coachella 2014

    Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, is going on this weekend in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. This article is by Paul T. Bradley. Perhaps you've heard about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2014

    Meet the Folks Who Come to Coachella For the Sobriety

    Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, starts today in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. This article was written by Mary Carreon. Did you know that, for some people, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2014

    Coachella's Five Funniest Craigslist Casual Encounters

    Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, starts today in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. This one is from OC. There's something undeniably erotic about Coachella. Per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2014

    Matching Coachella Bands to the Appropriate Drugs

    Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, starts today in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. This article is by Adam Lovinus. Ever since sunshine acid saturated Woodstock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Got $2K? It's Not Too Late For Coachella

    Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, starts today in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. If you don't have tickets yet for the first weekend of Coachella -- which sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Mexican Music Is Violent. So What?

    America's liberal class and MSMers are abuzz right now over Narco Cultura, a documentary about Mexico's horrific drug war and the musical movement that has risen around it. These libs (and more than a few conservatives) are telling each other and the two Mexicans they know about how Mexican music no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Worst Things at Coachella This Year, Weekend Two

    Ed. Note: Brought to you by our tired, dusty and very tolerant friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly. Here's everything that bothered us about Coachella's second weekend. Hey, at least there was no dust storm! Native American Headdresses These have still not gone away. In fact, one particularly irrit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Best Things at Coachella This Year, Weekend Two

    Ed. Note: This is the final post of our piggyback Coachella 2013 coverage, with an eternal debt to our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly. The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Best of Coachella, Weekend One

    Ed. Note: Rocks Off proudly presents to our readers coverage of Coachella's first weekend courtesy of our sister papers LA Weekly and OC Weekly. Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad-ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2013

    Daft Punk Rumors Abound at Coachella

    Ed. Note: This one comes to us from our friends at LA Weekly's West Coast Sound. No, Seriously, Is Daft Punk Playing Coachella? This is, so far, the burning question of this festival, being asked everywhere from the campsites to the press tent. Even though the French dance-punk duo officially squa ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 4, 2013

    Here, Eat This

    A beginner's guide to Korean cuisine.

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Texas EDM Fans Dealt Setback With Nocturnal Wonderland Pullout

    For three consecutive years, Apache Pass near the Central Texas town of Rockdale has been the home of Nocturnal Wonderland, a multi-day electronic dance music festival that Texas EDM fans have counted on to kick off their EDM festival season. The season is largely driven by L.A.-based supergiant pr ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 10, 2013

    Rage Against the Machinima

    As YouTube becomes increasingly wealthy, its stars and the networks who contract with them battle for money and creative control.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Small Plates the Right Way at 1252 Tapas

    This past summer, long before he was raising Guy Fieri's frosted tip hackles, New York Times food critic Pete Wells was lashing out against the continuing "small plate" trend and its tendency -- as Wells put it -- to lend "the sensation of having eaten a delicious meal without feeling truly satisfie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Dining Out Near Closing Time: How Late Is Too Late?

    How late is too late to order food at a restaurant? That was the thought that plagued me as I sped toward Jeannine's Bistro last week, determined to get in a necessary lunch of moules-frites for a post. The bistro closes for lunch at 2 p.m.; at best, I was going to make it in the door at 1:40 p.m. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    The Night After Cancellation, EDC Closes Fest With Massive Turnout

    See also: EDC Vegas Pulls Plug on Music Due to High Winds Organizers of the second annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas declared the three-day party a success , despite high-winds that cut its marquee night short on Saturday. Promoters say a whopping 115,000 people were in attendance on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    EDC 2012: The Underground Has Left the Building

    See also our EDC slideshows: Day 1, and another Day 2 Day 3 Twenty years after rave culture first entered the American mainstream, the success of a festival like Electric Daisy Carnival begs the question: Can electronic dance music retain its authenticity, warehouse roots and peace, love, unity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2012

    EDC 2012: House Music Beef With DJ Sneak Plays Out in Steve Angello's DJ Set

    In early spring, a Twitter beef erupted between DJ Sneak, a Chicago house music legend, and Steve Angello, one-third of the DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia. Sneak called SHM's music "fake shit" and said they "do not play house music" -- as in, real house music. On Friday, in front of a huge crow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    iFest: Top 5 Argentine-American Musicians

    The Houston International Festival enters its second weekend tomorrow, with featured musical acts WAR, Joe Louis Walker, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Texas Tornados, Del Castillo, Steel Pulse and lots more. Although iFest's performers come from all over the world, all around the main stages will be the sig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Coachella: 10 Hot, Sweaty, Silly Dances, In GIF Form

    This was written by LA Weekly's Rebecca Haithcoat -- ed. During Coachella's second weekend, temperatures topped 100 degrees every day. Yet somehow folks were dancing even crazy-er! Most just stripped down and let the sweat flow. Here are the ten funkiest, silliest Coachella dancers we saw, in GIF ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Coachella: 10 Hot, Sweaty, Silly Dances, in GIF Form

    Note: This was written by LA Weekly's Rebecca Haithcoat -- ed. See also: *Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs *Our Complete Coachella Coverage During Coachella's second weekend, temperatures topped 100 degrees every day. Yet somehow folks were dancing even crazy-er! Most just stripped dow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2012

    Coachella: Best Of Weekend 2, Day 2

    More fun in the desert from our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly -- ed. Saturday at Coachella meant tributes, tributes, tributes. From Levon Helms to Biggie, everyone got a shout-out. In between all that, some nasty partying and a little recreational drug use. Read our highly-trained writers as t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2012

    Coachella: Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum Is A Real Hero

    Note: This was written by LA Weekly's Taylor Hamby -- ed. "What's going on over there?" Jeff Mangum, the reclusive singer of Neutral Milk Hotel, halted a rare public appearance at weekend two of Coachella Saturday night to call attention to a distressed fan. At first, Mangum wasn't sure what h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2012

    Coachella 4/20: People Were Smoking Weed

    Friday was 4/20. It was also Coachella. And so, the percentage of festival-goers who were stoned rose from a paltry 75 percent to a full 98 percent. (These estimates come courtesy of our editor, LA Weekly's Ben Westhoff, who did a small survey with a margin of error of plus or minus 45 percent.) Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Coachella: The 10 Most Awkward Dance Moves In GIF Form

    Note: This post was written by Rocks Off's friend and LA Weekly music editor Ben Westhoff, who obviously had a more interesting weekend than we did. See also: *"What My Spirit Hood Means To Me": Coachella-Goers Explain *Coachella: The Black Lips' Cole Alexander Goes Full Monty, Plays Guitar W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Bonna-What?: How 7 U.S. Music Festivals Got Their Names

    This whole week, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, featuring the Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, Pulp, At the Drive-In, the Shins, AVICII, David Guetta and maybe one or two others, will be all anyone who follows music these days will be talking about. Then early next week, it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    SXSW: Five Attractive Strange People Working for Tips

    Ed. Note: This article was written by L.A. Weekly music editor Ben Westhoff. Paying homeless people $70 a day to serve as human wifi hotspots is a bizarre way to make a buck, but it's indicative of the hustler's spirit at South By Southwest this year. Folks are grinding hard and employing increas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    In Prog We Trust: Five Progressive Rock Bands You Hate, But Shouldn't

    There are some forms of music that struggle to find critical acclaim while others are loved by critics but universally dismissed by the public. Then, there is another group that, despite a loyal and sometimes massive cult following, are disliked by critics and everyday music fans alike. Meet prog-r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Palestinian Chicken at Al Aseel: Yes, It's Real

    In this week's cafe review of Palestinian diner Al Aseel, I referred to an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm called "Palestinian Chicken" in which Larry David's character on the HBO show finds a Middle Eastern restaurant serving the best grilled chicken he's ever tasted. David, a Jew, keeps eating th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Neil "Bigmista" Strawder Returns to Texas for a Good Cause

    Photos by GroovehouseRev. Chester J. Makowski, Vicar of St. Augustine and Neil "Bigmista" Strawder share a laugh in the church's kitchen.​"My momma told me the church was gonna have a celebrity barbecue," recalled Neil "Bigmista" Strawder as he stood heads and shoulders above everyone else in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Rally To Restore Sanity/Etc.: Pictures and Reports From Around the Nation

    See Denver rally photos.​The Rally Whose name You're Already Familiar With was not just a Washington, DC event. Cities across the country held satellite versions of the event who couldn't make it to DC.Our papers covered the local stuff and what went on at the Mall, and Nick Luccehsi of our Denve ... More >>

  • Music

    July 8, 2010
  • Film

    May 6, 2010

    Tag, You're It

    A doc about street art, sort of. Brought to you by Banksy, kind of.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Astro Memories, Part Two: Author/ Supermodel Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top

    Photos by Bob Merlis​As we mentioned earlier, today's issue -- our annual look at Astros' Opening Day -- takes what Sarah Palin would no doubt call a "hopey-changey" approach to the 2010 season.Not for us to wallow in despair; instead we asked prominent Houstonians for their favorite Astro memorie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Killa Kyleon, Destiny's Child, New Boyz, Lil' Flip, Devin, Trae, Cham, Freddy Gibbs, Weezy, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Rihanna, etc.

    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 introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "H-Town State of Mind," Killa Kyleon Killa is so, so, so good at flipping at other people's songs. Wire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Farewell Anonysaurus Tex

    ​So long, anonymity -- it's been swell. For nearly ten years now, I have done my job incognito. Now I am joining the ranks of no-longer-anonymous restaurant critics. Last Friday, I gave a lecture to the students and faculty of the Texas A&M Meat Science Center without the usual hat and sunglas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Sheila Jackson Lee Honors Michael Jackson, At Incredible Length

    Via The Hill's blog, we've learned of our own Sheila Jackson Lee's epic attempt to immortalize Michael Jackson (who is being celebrated as we speak; check out the twittering/liveblogging at the music blog of our sister paper LA Weekly).Amazingly, Lee's bill declaring the House of Representatives "re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Mike Tyson: Back In Our Hearts Again?

    Mike Tyson's had an...ummm....interesting life. Winning the heavyweight title, getting convicted of rape, biting guy's ears off, making $300 million over his career but going bankrupt, being the basis for The Simpsons' Drederick Tatum.It's a full life.And now it's being examined in a feature-length ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Hitsville: The Year in Music, by the Numbers

    You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were demol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Turning the Screw: Lil Wayne, Hip-Hop and the Election, Wu-Tang Clan, Danity Kane, The Kanye

    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 introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week Mista Smashsational feat. Buk, "On Patron" Wire To Wire BET named Weezy F. Baby named Lyric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Who Wants to See W.?

    Over at Deadline Hollywood Daily (which just so happens to be affiliated with our sister rag LA Weekly), Nikki Finke cites an interesting Fandango poll of moviegoers who plan on seeing W., Oliver Stone’s upcoming biopic that features the infamous night when George W. drunkenly crashed a car onto t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    This Just In: Pimp C’s Death Ruled an Accident

    According to the Los Angeles County Coroner, Chad Butler, a.k.a. Pimp C, died from a combination of cough syrup (not an overdose, mind you) and a prior history of sleep apnea, a disordered characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. LA Weekly has the full story. You can read our extended co ... More >>

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