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  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Roddy Piper Turns 60: The Five Most Important Piper's Pits

    Who's your favorite player? For traditional sports, the answer to that question for most people is pretty easy. You know who your favorite football, baseball, or basketball player is, and you know the reasons why. Their career is a collective body of work that defines them, and your love for that a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Wrestlemania 30: Rookie Footage of the Major Participants (Video)

    With a sublime combination of cuisine, bars, and a complete lack of curfew, decorum, or rules (not to mention a massive domed stadium within walking distance of all the debauchery), New Orleans is the best city in the country at doing big events. It was a little over a year ago that New Orleans ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Last Minute Christmas: Ten Gifts Odd Gifts from CVS to Solidify Your Standing as Resident Black Sheep

    Every year a whole bunch of you (you know who you are) wait until the last minute to buy Christmas gifts. You scramble and go crazy trying to get everything done just in time to see the disappointed look on the faces of your relatives as your reveal your latest holiday blunder. Let's be honest here. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    T.I. Unveils Trouble Man at Houston's Wire Road Studios

    T.I. is no Marvin Gaye. Or is he? Both men were blessed with supreme talent as musicians and songwriters. Both men exhibit an overflowing charisma and a flair for the dramatic. Both men chose acting as a supplementary alternative expression of their talents. Both men were also cursed with an unfor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Jan Hammer and the Top 10 TV Theme Songs of the '80s

    Not a lot of television shows win multiple Grammys. Then again, not a lot of television shows ever sounded (or looked) like Miami Vice. The cutting-edge series perfectly captured the pastel zeitgeist of its time when it debuted in 1984, influencing film, fashion, design and music in a way that few T ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2012
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    September 24, 2012

    Top 5 Reasons Bon Iver Is the Clown Prince of Hipster Doofuses

    Who is Bon Iver? The name originally referred to a band, I guess in the same way Nine Inch Nails referred to a "band," but since hitting it big, it's mostly just a nickname for frontman and songwriter Justin Vernon, who, depending on who you ask, may either be Jesus or the antichrist. Consulting my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    In Honor Of Tonight's RAW 1000, The Definitive Timeline Of WWE's Victory In The Monday Night Wars (w/ VIDEO)

    I don't know that any television product has changed the way we visually consume it more times than professional wrestling. For a majority of its history (which I am counting as the period from "dawn of time" until around 1978 or so), syndicated television was basically a weekly commercial for whate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Mr. T.! A Foolish Playlist For You To Pity

    I have a hard time explaining the 1980s to my daughter. Mostly because she's, you know, two years old. Still, I imagine that even when she reaches an age where she's more willing to endure a conversation that doesn't involve strawberries and Dora the Explorer I won't be able to convey the strangene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Say My Name: Bands Named After Actual, Real People

    Punk Rock Elite​This Friday would have been Z.Z. Hill's 76th birthday, but the popular Texas bluesman passed away in 1984 from a heart attack. Most people only know who the late soul crooner is through his connection to ZZ Top. The moniker of that little ol' band from where we are sitting righ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    10 Fish You're Eating That Are Endangered Species

    Human beings: acting like jerks since we killed off the pupfish.​Yesterday, we touched briefly on the plight of the idiot fish, a small red fish with giant, round marbles for eyes. It's delicious, despite its odd appearance. And it's also endangered. Yet it's still sold and served across the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Top 10 Songs Famous Because Of A Movie

    ​Wednesday night, surf-guitar hero Dick Dale played to a packed Continental Club, in what Rocks Off's buddy Lonesome Onry and Mean and several others have since said was one of the best shows they've ever seen. The song that sent everyone home with their ears ringing and their fingers on fire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Lights, Camera, Osama

    It'll be the feel-good movie of the year.​On the Geologic Internet Time Scale, the news of Osama bin Laden's death took place almost a century ago. We're already fondly recalling our whereabouts when we heard the fateful news (drinking beer and watching The Killing...NEVAR FORGET) and relivi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    The 10 Biggest TV/Music Crossover Fails

    kimkardashian.celebuzz.com​Kim Kardashian's release of her new single, "Jam" makes Rocks Off sick to our stomachs. It's been our philosophy that while an ass can sell a TV show or low-budget porn, it can't sell an album. You can't mute a CD and still "watch" it. So in lieu of Kardashian's sic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    The 10 Most Memorable Food Infomericals

    If only this was a real video series...​There is something mysteriously hypnotic about late-night (or, worse, mid-day) infomercials. I don't know if it's the manically insane way most of the infomercial presenters behave, or the momentary belief that maybe -- just maybe! -- these pioneers may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Pardon Us

    Mr. T in DC ​We've had some technical difficulties today, folks. But our little meltdown appears to be over. See you tomorrow, foodies food fans!

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Jack Freeman: Why Does Houston's Rising R&B Star Want To Kill R&B?

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email introducingliston@gmai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Top Five '80s Cereal Commercials

    If the food police wanted to really control childhood obesity, then they would just go into every grocery store in America and set fire to the cereal isle. But, we know that the sugar-coated cereal lobby led by Sam the Toucan, Dig-Em the Frog and their evil leader Tony the Tiger is just too powerful ... More >>

  • Film

    May 27, 2010
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    November 23, 2009

    This Week In TV: Oprah to Resign in 2011, World to End Shortly Thereafter

    Tom Cruise is not taking the news well...​The sun's back out, I'm ready for turkey, and I can't believe I sold my DeLorean to Mr. T. This was the week in TV Land: • So, Oprah resigned, but not really, or something. Just to make sure we all have time to prepare our families for the ritualist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    The Return of Mystical Houston Rocker Tyagaraja

    In 2006, Million Year Dance won the award for Best New Band in our annual Houston Press Music Awards, and followed the next year by winning Album Of The Year for Liberation. It seemed that the band and their enigmatic leader Tyagaraja (a.k.a. Jonathan Welch) would be Houston's next hope for nationa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Stingaree Music Festival and Texas Crab Festival in Crystal Beach, Texas

    Photos by J.C. ReidReason to celebrateTwo of the biggest annual events at Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula east of Galveston are the Texas Crab Festival and the Stingaree Music Festival. In its 24th year, the Crab Festival traditionally has occurred on Mother's Day weekend and celebrates every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    Q&A: Talking Naked Ladies and Sweaty Elvises with Caren Anderson and Carl Baldwin of Portland’s Velveteria and Black Velvet Masterpieces

    It is the Rodney Dangerfield genre of the art world: demeaned, dismissed and definitely not getting any respect with subject matter like crying Elvises, fang-bearing jungle panthers, Jesus with various apostles, and full-frontal nekkid Hawaiian girls. But for Caren Anderson and Carl Baldwin, there ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 27, 2007

    Christmas Chaos 2

    Pro Wrestling Alliance star Booker T takes on RVD

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Arrest Me, Dog Chapman

    How I love the Dog. Oh my word, how I love the Dog. I’m talking, of course, about Duane Lee “Dog” Chapman, The Bounty Hunter, whose adventures are captured on A&E’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter” show. For those of you who don’t know, the Dog is a felon-turned-bail bondsman who operates ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 26, 2007

    Freaked

    Bill and Ted get sidetracked at a sideshow

  • Home Entertainment

    February 8, 2007
  • Blogs

    November 3, 2006

    A KO for Cuadra

    KennethCuadra.com We think Andy Garcia should play Cuadra (right) if there's every a movie made about this story. We've been checking former HISD employee Kenneth Cuadra's website daily since the news that Harris County dropped their charges against him. It took a while (one assumes the Cuadras ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    October 26, 2006
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    August 9, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    May 11, 2006

    Beat Down

    This DJ simulator is nothing to rave about

  • Film

    January 12, 2006

    Romeo in the Rough

    Tristan & Isolde's clumsy romance may make you crave Shakespeare

  • Calendar

    August 18, 2005

    Hit Maker

    The A-Team creator unleashes a Cold-hearted killer

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    Monsters of Hip

    Five bands' worth of Urban Outfitters employees grace Cardi's stage with shopworn licks and attire

  • Music

    May 27, 2004
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    April 22, 2004

    Cyndi Lauper

    Sunday, April 25

  • Film

    April 1, 2004

    A Tall Order

    The Rock tries on Joe Don Baker's shoes for size, and they don't quite fit

  • Music

    October 30, 2003

    The Kids in America

    When the working day is done, Molly & the Ringwalds just want to have fun

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2003

    Fight Club

    Houston badasses pummel each other

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2001

    Wham, Bam, Thank You, McMahon

    Wrestlemania X-Seven enters the ring

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    Overblown and Underrated

    So you know Houston's goats, heroes and high points? Think again.

  • Music

    January 28, 1999
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