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  • Blogs

    July 4, 2014

    Five Incredibly Patriotic WWE Moments to Help Celebrate 4th of July

    We turn 238 years old today! Indeed, our little nation is all growns up! And we growns up and we growns up and we growns up! It's a day to celebrate all that makes our nation great -- barbecue, cold beer, fireworks (in most states), speedy internet, television with a couple thousand channels, bing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    The Urban Cowboy Soundtrack Holds Up Pretty Well

    Have you watched Urban Cowboy lately? It's actually on Netflix right now if you never have. But the movie that in many ways put Houston on the map in the world's eyes -- how come nobody ever brings up Terms of Endearment, though? -- frankly hasn't aged all that well. Pulpish B-movie fare to begin w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Five Things the Average Person Can Take Away from the AT&T, DirecTV Merger

    It's hard to know exactly what any merger of two giant conglomerates means for the world. If you are like me, you view the joining of AT&T and DirecTV with about the same level of passing interest you might have for the sports scores from a team in the division of your favorite. That's to say it is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    In Defense of the Amazon.com Prime Rate Hike

    No one wants to pay more for anything. That's been true since the dawn of commerce. I'm pretty sure some caveman grunted his begrudging dissatisfaction when the guy who sold sticks of fire raised his price from one dead rat to two, but if he wanted fire, he ponied up the critter. The fact is, anyon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Disney Goes Goth: The Mouse House's Five Spookiest Songs

    Netflix recently added a ton of older Disney films to its streaming service, so me and the Kid With One F have been making our way through them. While I am enjoying it, I have discovered that many films I loved as a child myself are dark as hell. The Fox and the Hound is absolutely brutal, though I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Eat Your Heart Out: Top Eight Buffets in Houston for the Valentine-less

    Sometimes Valentine's Day is magical and filled with love, laughter and deep, romantic, meaningful moments with your special someone. And sometimes you're alone, and all you want to do is drown your sorrows in as much food (and wine) as humanly possible. Often, this is accomplished by buying a whole ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Bruce Springsteen Finally Coming Back to Houston

    See that photo up there? That's the last decent live photo Rocks Off ran of Bruce Springsteen, and it's from SXSW 2012. Our photos from his Houston shows are so old we don't even want to use them anymore. We were starting to think he didn't like us anymore. Never mind. According to the Boss' offici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    Amon Amarth at House of Blues, 1/23/2014

    Amon Amarth, Enslaved, Skeletonwitch House of Blues January 22, 2014 As Houstonians prepared for another blast of icy weather on Wednesday night, who better to usher in the cold than a bearded Viking horde led by Amon Amarth? Like a gang of beer-swilling Leif Erikssons, the Swedish death-metallers ... More >>

  • Film

    October 24, 2013
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    July 24, 2013

    Summer Break: The Best Houston Rap Videos of 2013 So Far

    All summer I've had to deal with tons of pressed CDs and questions of "have you heard this tape, that tape?" I totally get it. This stretch of the year, maybe more than any other in recent memory, has been the hottest for Houston's underground rap class. To note, it's completely wiped out every prev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Electric Daisy Carnival Means So Much. Here's Why.

    Note: Once again this year, Rocks Off is proud to share our L.A. sister blog West Coast Sound's coverage of this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. Electric Daisy Carnival, which ended early this morning, promotes itself as being "all about the experience," and it's indeed much more th ... More >>

  • Film

    May 2, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    First Look at Nobi Public House: Craft Beer and Vietnamese Fusion in Clear Lake

    Tookie's and Stomp's aren't the only Clear Lake-area spots I visited recently. I finally made it out to Nobi Public House last weekend, after near-comically exaggerated exhortations of "How have you not been yet?!" from my beer-loving friends. How indeed? Nobi is smashing. If it were closer to my h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    10 Music Films at SXSW That You Don't Wanna Miss

    Well, it's SXSW time again, friends, and you know what that means: dashing around Austin all day, drinking until our eyebrows fall out and doing our best to stick to pre-planned schedules intended to maximize the amount of live music that we can cram into our ear canals before passing out on the flo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    Friday Night: Dwight Yoakam at Arena Theatre

    Dwight Yoakam, Mike Stinson Arena Theatre December 21, 2012 When most of us are sick and fighting seasonal flu and cold systems, we retreat to a warm bed with cold pillows and Netflix. Few of us could go onstage in skintight blue jeans and shake our asses for two hours, but that's what Dwight Yoa ... More >>

  • Film

    December 20, 2012

    The 2012 Village Voice Film Critic's Poll

    Movies are alive in the Age of McConaughey.

  • Film

    October 18, 2012

    The Rise of Found-Footage Horror

    Why the new scary movies don't look like movies at all.

  • Film

    October 11, 2012

    The Rise of Found-Footage Horror

    Why the new scary movies don't look like movies at all.

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Robert Claude Powell: A Man, A Barstool, and a Plan Gone Awry

    Robert Claude Powell of Alvin is a dude who's serious about renting movies -- he won't let anything get in his way, including pesky doors, apparently, because he was arrested after allegedly throwing a barstool through the glass doors of Allstate Video Monday. According to The Police News, Powell j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    We're Goin' Streakin!! High School Football Streaker Narrowly Escapes Castration (w/ VIDEO)

    I've reached the point with television shows where I rarely watch them in first run anymore. I find it much easier to satiate my TV thirst if I sit down and plow through an entire series on Netflix or DVD over the course of a few weeks. It's what I did with The Wire, it's what I intend to do with Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Texans-Saints: 4 Winners, 4 Losers (The Trindon Holliday Conundrum Edition)

    If you are a sports couch potato (and if you are reading this, chances are that is the case), Saturday night was one of those nights that we probably take for granted all of the technological advances that allow us to consume all of the fare on the sports buffet simultaneously. Picture if you will, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Top 5 Musical Tributes to Doctor Who on YouTube

    The new season of the indescribably awesome Doctor Who returns this month, with another year of the Eleventh Doctor, the departure of Amy and Rory, the return of the Daleks, a new companion and dinosaurs. With the 50th anniversary of the show looming, rumors abound about surprises to come, including ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Culture

    May 10, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    5 Reasons You Should Be Watching Bob's Burgers

    Bob's Burgers entered Fox's Sunday evening programming quietly last year, filling the void left by the cancellation of King of the Hill. It looked as bad as Fox's other non-Simpsons/Family Guy animation (see: The PJs and Sit Down, Shut Up). And pun-filled reviews like this one from Entertainment Wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Friday Night: Childish Gambino At House Of Blues

    Childish Gambino House of Blues April 6, 2012 "Real G's only; don't fuck up my alphabet." -- Childish Gambino, "It's On" Childish Gambino is Donald Glover and Donald Glover is Troy from a television show called Community and Troy from a television show called Community is funny as eff and that's g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    How to Make a Quick, Easy and Inexpensive Romantic Dinner for Valentine's Day

    Every year, it happens. The Valentine's Day procrastinators come out of the woodwork, desperately scrambling for flowers and chocolate at the very last minute. This past Sunday, my mother -- who is a private chef -- received an email from a man who wanted her to cook a romantic dinner for him and hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Pop Rocks: Why Was I Not Informed of Halle Berry's Straight-to-DVD Shark Attack Movie?

    It isn't often (well, not often enough) that a movie comes along that combines two of my favorite things. In the case of Dark Tide -- debuting On Demand March 8 and on DVD March 30 -- those things would be great white sharks and Halle Berry in a bikini. Why yes, there is a synopsis: Kate (Halle Ber ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Top Chef: Texas and an Impromptu Tour of the Houston Press Offices

    Our TV viewing area!​I arrived home yesterday evening to find that my cable had gone out. To be fair, it could have been out for days. I have no idea. Such are the perils of owning a Roku box and living off Hulu and Netflix instead of basic cable. Either way, I had no means of watching Top Chef th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Chutzpah and Cat Cora on Top Chef: Texas

    ​I still don't have DVR, but I do now have a refurbed Roku box from Woot, which is nice. I mention this because any single episode of Battlestar Galactica that you can stream from Netflix is a million times better -- no hyperbole here, I really mean a million times better -- than any single episod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Being Human: The Vampire Show You Should Be Watching

    It's unclear whether humans were capable of sexual feelings before vampire myths came into being, but everyone is surely feeling very sexy these days thanks to all the sharp-toothed shadow dwellers taking over screens big and little in Twilight, the Vampire Diaries and True Blood. Not ones to leave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Reality Bites: Hoarding: Buried Alive

    ​​There are a million reality shows on the naked television. We're going to watch all of them, one at a time. Are you not entertained? The overwhelming majority of reality shows -- like, for example, Ghost Adventures -- positively beg for ridicule. The participants usually run the gamut from a ... More >>

  • Film

    March 24, 2011

    Gothic Type

    A new adaptation of Jane Eyre stresses the pursuit of independence.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Ten '90s Movies That Spurred Our Sexual Awakenings

    THE SANDLOT??? Oh yeah: Read on​A few weeks back, Jeff Balke chronicled the five `80's movie scenes that spurred his age group's sexual awakenings. The movies that "caused a stirring in my loins" as he said, at that precocious young age where the world is an awfully confusing and sexy place. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Remembering Our Friends, The Mujahideen

    ​Obama's Wars, Bob Woodward's new book about the President's management of the Afghanistan War, exposes some pretty significant divisions between Obama's civilian advisers and the U.S. military on strategy concerning what is now America's longest war: Book excerpts published yesterday sugges ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    The Week In TV: Emmy Nominations, Good and Bad

    ​The Cup is over, the king has moved, and I replaced the C in "circle" with the Z from "zucchini." This was the week in TV Land: • Nominations for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced last week, and befitting an industry built on low standards and an organization dedicated to filli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Game Time: Michael Vick -- Why Can't You Just Be A Schnook Like The Rest Of Us?

    Trouble just seems to find him​"As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a gangster." -- Henry Hill at the beginning of Goodfellas, when it was all about greed, excess, and privilege"Today, everything is different. There's no action. I have to wait around like everyone else. C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    5 New Pop-Star Sitcoms We'd Like To See

    Today marks the 43rd anniversary of <>The Monkees winning an Emmy for Best Comedy Series, making them the first musical act ever to win that award. 1967 also marked a transitional period for the band, which was moving toward creative freedom on the television show in which they started out as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Pop Rocks: You Really Should Be Watching Supernatural

    ​The CW is, by all generally accepted standards of measure, a horrible network. Just about every show is aimed at that unfortunate segment of the pre-adolescent population whose parents can't afford basic cable, so instead of several hundred channels of garbage programming, these poor kids are fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    He Said She Said: Our Christmas Musical Wishlists

    ​She Said's music listening habits have become so lazy thanks to the Internet. She can barely bring herself to pay for a full CD any more when there's so much awesome music for free online. She can't even remember the last time she bought a full CD in the concrete, plastic wrap and all. That said, ... More >>

  • Music

    May 21, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    The Comcast Cops Are Coming For Your Bandwidth

    Spammers and internet mega-junkies beware – Comcast is limiting the amount of data you can send and receive every month to 250 gigabytes, effective October 1. Reports in the Houston Business Journal indicate the move could be one more way Comcast is pushing customers around saying, “Various advo ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    July 24, 2008

    Diminished Expo-tations at E3

    E3 revelations are hit and miss — unless you really dig chopping wood

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    March 29, 2007

    DVDs

    Tomorrow's Misery Today

  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    Cred Sheet

    What you need to know to avoid musical ostracism

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    A Crying Shame

    RIP, Cactus Music and Video

  • News

    August 11, 2005
  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    Humor Can Be Funny

    Or so believe the Comedians of Comedy

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