Somehow it's hard to believe that Dick Clark was only 82 years old when he died after suffering a "massive heart attack" Wednesday morning in Santa Monica, Calif. (Since I managed to survive one myself, I've noticed that anytime someone dies of a heart attack, it's always "massive."). Despite his yo ... More >>
From the remnants of other great bands are often birthed more great bands. Oftentimes these little side projects go under the radar unless you are a hardcore fan, or the new band itself gains a lot of airplay or word of mouth.
Either way, some of the greatest rock bands of all time have been birthe ... More >>
Last Sunday, HBO aired the Season 3 finale of Eastbound & Down, the series about down-on-his-luck minor-league relief pitcher and morally bankrupt human being Kenny Powers. Besides a certain unvarnished wisdom ("death is for pussies") and a peculiar way with the ladies, Powers has one of the most sp ... More >>
While we at Rocks Off boast many obsessions and vices (we'll call them "hobbies"), a few choice ones unashamedly top our list. If you perverted pop-culture junkies agree that sex, music, and movies are among life's simplest and most necessary pleasures, then keep reading. If you still blush during s ... More >>
"20th Annual KTRU Outdoor Show" With Washed Out, Real Estate, Fat Tony, Young Mammals, Grandfather Child, The Tontons: Sat., April 9. Rice University.
Billy Joe Shaver: Sat., June 18. Dosey Doe Coffee Company.
Chingo Bling, DJ Ebonix: Fri., April 8. Bronze Peacock Room @ House of Blues.
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Hopheads, grab your steins! It's a brewtiful day to love beer in the Lone Star State.
On Labor Day weekend (September 3-6), through a partnership with Spec's and Food & Vine Time Productions, Galveston's Moody Gardens will host the largest-scale beer event in Texas. The Brewmasters Internatio ... More >>
Legally putting on a beer festival in the state of Texas is about as easy as sitting down at your favorite Tex-Mex place and limiting yourself to one chip and one scoop of salsa. Probably not going to happen. Moody Gardens is hoping to change the former -- Richard Simmons might be able to hel ... More >>
TUTS has announced its selections for the upcoming season, and there's a bit of a surprise.No, we're not getting a Sondheim show. You know better than that.But among the shows is Rock of Ages, which is a campy -- and loud -- salute to `80s hair bands. (At the Tony Awards, Bret Michaels joined the ... More >>
[Ed. Note: While we were off watching Night Ranger videos or something - which should tell you all you need to know about our own sex life at the moment - Rocks Off No. 2, Craig Hlavaty, and Web Editor Katharine Shilcutt started going back and forth about how men and women want to hear very differen ... More >>