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MySpace Inc.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Facebook Turns 10: Four Websites That Wish It Had Never Been Created

    The brainchild of Marc Zuckerberg, a website designed mainly to meet chicks, Facebook was born on this day 10 years ago. Like so many tech projects of the last 30 years, it started as a kid with an idea and some programming skills. Now, it is a multi billion dollar company and the most visited websi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The MySpaceification of Facebook: Do I Need a Smiley To Tell People How I Feel?

    A funny thing happened last week in Facebook world. As a means of, I suppose, helping people better identify their moods or what they are eating at the moment, Zuckerberg Inc. added a new feature to status updates. They had already changed "Say something" to "How are you feeling?" in the status fiel ... More >>

  • News

    November 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    MySpace? 5 Other Things Roger Clemens's Trial Judge Wants Jurors to Avoid

    Being a juror for a long, high-profile trial can be a burden, as you're forced to severely limit your news-reading habits so as not to be influenced by stories. The judge in the Roger Clemens lawsuit has issued the standard warning for potential jurors, but he specifically included what might be th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Dig This: Back To Back, Black Congress, dUNETX, Frants, and Ghost Mountain

    The current volume of local music is staggering. New Houston bands are born daily, and all too often pass away just as quickly. Rocks Off wants to help you (and ourselves) keep up. Houston may have gotten colder, but that's just an excuse to hunker down with those headphones, discover some local m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Dig This: Peloton, Coxcombs, Titan Blood, Papaya & Football, Etc.

    The current volume of local music is staggering. New Houston bands are born daily, and all too often pass away just as quickly. Rocks Off wants to help you (and ourselves) keep up. Photo courtesy of PelotonPeloton​Houston's got a plethora of musical acts, and whether yours is layered loops of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Dig This: Rivers, Children of Pop, Guilt Party, Bloombox & Cosmic Sound

    The current volume of local music is staggering, so Rocks Off wants to help you (and ourselves) keep up. Dig This is back with round four of our perpetual local band profiling, reporting back on all the internet trolling we've done and the acts we've discovered in the process. Here's our latest col ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Common Social Media Mistakes Musicians Make

    Note spelling in poster is different from band's actual name.​As we speak, Rocks Off is going through the concert listings one by one looking for something of interest for which to write amusing articles laced with the finest penis jokes. "What, ho?" says we. "This band Indiginis has a caprici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Before Networking Was Social: Ten Early Social Websites That Are Dead or Dying

    Who needs Classmates.com when we have Facebook?​Social networking today is a foregone conclusion. Many of us wake up and check Twitter on our smart phones or pull up Facebook on our laptops. We surf YouTube videos in our spare time, find dates on Match.com and spend hours reading music, politi ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 12, 2010

    An Ancient Impulse

    Portraiture is alive and well.

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    V-Zilla, Shunned By HPMAs, Has A Lot To "Talk About"

    The monster's been quiet. We haven't heard from V-Zilla in a good while, but the other day when the HPMA ballots hit the streets, we got an interesting text message. It was from Zilla. "There should be a "Best Lyricist category." Yeah, we won't argue. And if someone were to say that V-Zilla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Johnny Hollywood: Aryan Brotherhood Poster Boy

    "ya feelin lucky, punk bitch?" is the caption on MySpace​James Galloway, aka Johnny Hollywood, is a self-described "tat2 artist" who lives in Texas City and likes to decorate his MySpace page with pics of him glaring menacingly into his camera while brandishing a pistol in each hand. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Cute Cats Used For Immoral Musical Purposes

    Gashley and Nico of Cute As Hell​Cats. The Internet. Two unstoppable forces that have gone hand in hand over the years in order to brighten the drudgery of office workers across the English-speaking world. Even when MySpace, Facebook, YouTube and other Web sites are blocked by the big brothers of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Mayalino's F*** These WetWacks: A Mixtape Must-Have

    Mayalino - We Alive Now from Chase Rees on Vimeo. Rocks Off drowns ourselves in mixtapes, and we've come to one conclusion: It's hard to find a good one. But like a domestic violence-prone girlfriend, we keep going back to the mixtape circuit because we think, "he'll change." Mixtapes feel cheap, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Filipino Rockers Channel K Discover How To Get A Write-Up: Hurt Our Feelings

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to sheaserrano@gmail.com.​"I'm gonna be completely be ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    V-Zilla is Houston's Hip-Hop Monster on the Mike

    ​ "The reason I want to be alone, is I'm tired of all the things that went wrong that would've went right if I had did 'em on my own." - Nas That quote is perfect for this story because Victor Gurrola, Jr., aka V-Zilla, was once the best rapper the world had ever seen who wasn't known by his own c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Carolyn Rodriguez: From Selling Crack to Prescribing "Medicine" for the Soul

    One of the first things Carolyn Rodriguez, the Houston-based female singer and rap artist by way of Arkansas, by way of North Carolina, said to us is that she doesn't like bios. "When you make a bio you have to keep it politically correct," she tells Rocks Off. "You can't tell the real story." She' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Our Most-Viewed Posts of 2009

    Awwwwwww...​When we sat down to assess our most popular posts of the year, the result wasn't entirely unexpected -- a blend of the sublimely bizarre, the achingly silly and the shockingly outrageous news from the year. In short, the average American's news interests in a nutshell. Below are o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Friday Night Noise: The Best Noise Recordings of 2009

    Megafauna​ Not counting today, there are roughly 13 or 14 shopping days left until Christmas. In that spirit, this week's Friday Night Noise offers a rundown of the best ten noise recordings issued (or re-issued) in 2009 so that you, dear reader, can hook friends, family and despised co-workers up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    How To Become Famous on the Internet in 5 Easy Steps

    ​As evidenced by both the Art Crawl and Via Colori this weekend, there's a teeny, Joe Francis-penis-sized attention whore that lurks shamelessly inside almost each and every one of you, whether you care to acknowledge its loving inhabitation of your soul or not. But wine/cheese/warehouse-ena ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Google's New Music-Search Engine Will Be the Death of Us All

    ​ This past week, Internet search-engine giant Google introduced a new music-search tool that immediately opens a pop-up window for people searching for a song, where either the entire song or a snippet will play for them. It's still in the beginning stages, so not all songs are available. We star ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009

    Hal Niedzviecki

    See and be seen tonight with the writer of The Peep Diaries

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    While You Weren't Tweeting: It's Back to School Time

    ​Take a stroll down any aisle in Target.  Pirouette through the airy walkways at the Houston Zoo.  Squint your eyes in disbelief at a nearly abandoned Discovery Green.  Go ahead; try it.  There's something markedly different in the world today, isn't there?Oh, helloooooo, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    This Week in SXSW: Katy Perry Kisses the "Lake of Fire"

    There's now less than a month to go until we here at Rocks Off throw sobriety and sane living to the wind at this year's SXSW festival. This past week we learned of a boatload of new stuff about the weeklong liver-damaging voyage in March, so here goes... The list of bands keeps growing and growing, ... More >>

  • Music

    January 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    My Earlier, Horrible Band

    After my displacment during Hurricane Ike, I found a CD with a demo from my pre-Black Math Experiment band, Hixon, which managed to survive when so much of my BME memorabilia was destroyed. This band was rightfully and thankfully ignored by all of you, and eventually I was kicked out for "holdi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2008
  • Calendar

    October 16, 2008

    The Homopolice

    Houston's latest noise/punk band isn't big on explaining itself

  • Music

    August 21, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 7, 2008

    Telecommuting Is The Way To Go

    High gas prices are proving useful for those who want to work in their PJs. The Houston Business Journal recently reported that more than two-thirds of executives from the nation’s top companies allow employees to work off site. The survey, conducted by OfficeTeam, polled 150 senior executives and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2008

    Here Comes the Black

    Austin roots-rockers the Black, whose frontman David Longoria is a satellite member of ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - he plays keyboards from time to time; ...ToD singer Conrad Keely sometimes returns the favor by sitting in on viola with the Black - and whose shows often feel like w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2008

    Reverberations: Garage Rock Downloads on MySpace

    For whatever reason, I seemed to forget that MySpace offers the opportunity for actual downloads, in addition to streaming music. This revelation was thrilling, despite its embarrassing belatedness, and I’ve decided to make the MySpace Mixtape a regular practice on Reverberations. The rules ar ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 21, 2008

    Wicked Poseur

    These local rockers keep our attention with a mature, new wave sound

  • Music

    February 21, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 28, 2007

    Navigating MySpace’s Musical Wilderness

    Tokyo Pudding: Like Devo, but Japanese I resisted MySpace like I resisted the World Wide Web, seat belts, unleaded gas, Barry Goldwater… but I digress. Since familiarizing myself with MySpace’s vast musical wilderness, I’ve become addicted to the surprises it reveals. Sometimes you discover a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 20, 2007

    Eve of Christmas Eve Party

    ‘Twas the night before the night before Christmas and there was plenty to entertain, including a band based on “pain.”

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    “Lawndale Has Many Friends”

    Brian Piana creates an entire art installation to gain Top Friend status

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Hip-Hop Math is Dope

    I stumbled across this MySpace profile this past weekend. It’s Ms. Robinson, the rapping math teacher. Imagine if Trina or Lil’ Kim rapped about multiplication tables instead of fellatio and diamonds, and you get the idea. She’s actually kind of abrasive about the whole learning thing. I wonde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Drenched in MySpace

    Yes, that’s right, folks! Drenched In Blog has a new MySpace profile. We promise no annoying spam about ringtones and gift cards if you add us. We will never post late night drunken bulletins detailing our suicidal plans or ruined dates, but we will warn you about illicit content in the picture se ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 27, 2007

    The Western Civilization

    Five-piece from the north side heads out on first tour

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2007

    Welcome to MySpace: Joe Pags Gets Hacked

    For the past several days, Joe “Pags” Pagliarulo, the weekday mid-morning host on KTRH-radio, has been talking up his just initiated MySpace page. In just a few days, the number of his friends skyrocketed, he has been announcing proudly on the radio. Listeners have been encouraged to join up, ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    Insect Warfare

    World Extermination

  • Music

    August 23, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 17, 2007

    Waking Up with High School Musical 2

    Remember that time your friend put up that fake MySpace profile and made you look like a tool? Or how about when you got stranded out on Richmond because your ride took off with someone of the opposite sex? Or that other time, when your ride took off with someone of the same sex? Yeah, that was one ... More >>

  • Music

    August 16, 2007

    Laptop Battles

    Blogging: Hip-hop's new element?

  • Music

    August 2, 2007

    Studio Magick Black

    Studio Magick Black, Derty Bird and Goldcure perform Thursday, August 2, at Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, 713-521-0521.

  • Dining

    March 22, 2007

    The Mink

    The Washington Apple

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Idol Chatter

    Opening day for America's fourth national sport is upon us

  • Music

    December 28, 2006

    Phat Promises for 2007

    New Year's resolutions of the stars

  • Calendar

    July 27, 2006
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