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My So-Called Life

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    50 States of Song Part 4: New Mexico to South Carolina

    When I was in third grade I learned all 50 states in alphabetical order thanks to a catchy tune. Now I'm hoping to stick that bit of trivia in your heads just in time for the new school year by celebrating each state with an appropriate song all this week. New Mexico: Heather Nova, "Out in New Me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Our 10 Favorite One-Hit Wonders

    Where would the world be without one-hit wonders? Well, we really don't like to think about that. One of the purest guilty pleasures in pop music -- and sometimes not even a guilty pleasure but an actual good song -- the one-hit wonder is much safer than its real-life counterpart; the one-night sta ... More >>

  • Film

    February 21, 2013

    Spoiler Alert

    Whodunit in the thriller John Dies at the End? The '90s.

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino: Enemy Of Bad Taste

    It's been a busy year for Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino. Last week, the duo of Cosentino and Bobb Bruno released their sophomore album, The Only Place, for which they recruited production bigwig Jon Brion. The very same week, Cosentino also launched a vintage-inspired line for hipster haven Urban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    How Rude!: The Most Annoying Little Sisters in Television History

    Today is actress Jodie Sweetin's birthday. The co-star of television's Full House turns 30 today, making us all who grew up with her immediately old. Considering that Jonathan Taylor Thomas turned 30 himself a few months back, I should be looking into getting my affairs in order. As Pink Floyd san ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Season of the Witches -- 10 Shows That Keeping Up with the Kardashians Outlasted

    Over half a decade of quality programming.​In the course of writing Pop Rocks, I'm often exposed to information so horrific, so atrocious, so...repugnant it defies human comprehension. I first stumbled upon this particular tidbit several months ago, but only now has my sanity recovered from t ... 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 >>

  • Music

    January 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Top 10 Recent TV-Show Soundtracks

    ​A few choice adjectives come to mind when musing on bawdy Eastbound & Down character Kenny Powers. "Inspiring" is not one of them. However, as Rocks Off watched this week's season finale of the side-splitting HBO series, we were pleasantly surprised as we heard indie troubadour Kurt Vile's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Five Songs We Don't Want To Hear At Buzzfest

    ​This Sunday, Craig's Hlist embarks on one of the most dangerous adventures of his music-journalism career, covering BuzzFest XXIV out at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. It will be our first go-round at the bi-annual modern-rock radio festival. This year's line-up was the first one that made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    He Said She Said: Our 10 Favorite Fictional Bands

    ​ It's a sad state of affairs when a parody band ends up being funnier/better/more entertaining that the original (we're lookin' at you, The Beatles). She Said started thinking of this list last week after making one in a million lifetime references to the fake band Blues Hammer from the movie Gho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Back to School with Miss Pop Rocks!

    ​For most kids in the Houston area, this week signals the return to reading, writing, and random drug searches of their lockers. Ah, modern times. The bell ringing us back to class got Miss Pop Rocks thinking of all the pop culture schools she wishes she could have attended.Bayside High (Saved by ... More >>

  • Music

    February 26, 2009
  • Home Entertainment

    November 1, 2007
  • Calendar

    March 1, 2007
  • Music

    March 23, 2006

    Lord of the Cover Bands

    Lonnie Posey rules the retread roost

  • Culture

    December 12, 2002

    End of the Road

    Trio is the network where great shows go to die, and so much more

  • Film

    July 27, 2000

    Look Who's Losin' It

    Amy Heckerling is clueless with her latest teen flick

  • Culture

    February 11, 1999
  • Music

    June 11, 1998

    The Romance of the One-Night Stand

    Semisonic makes love songs out of booze and cheap hotel rooms

  • Music

    December 11, 1997

    On the Mend

    After over a year of laying low, Juliana Hatfield is ready to reconnect

  • Film

    May 29, 1997

    boringsomething

    'Til There Was You revisits yuppie angst

  • Music

    April 20, 1995
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