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    September 17, 2014

    The Brief, Bizarre Wave of Good Synth-Metal Bands

    Earlier this year, I wrote about the wave of dubstep metal that is ruining everything. That might have led some readers to believe that I'm fundamentally against the idea of mixing synthesizers and other electronics into metal, but that is absolutely not true. The problem with dubstep metal is that ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    April 26, 2012

    2012 NFL Draft -- Live Blog

    I made an analogy on my radio show this morning on 1560 The Game that the NFL Draft tonight is like Christmas Day for many NFL fans. Air of anticipation, excitement of the unknown, food, it's all there. (My co-host, John Granato, compared it to Hanukkah because it's played out over several days, but ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    SXSW 2012: Our Inner Monologue (Day Two)

    If you are here in Austin for SXSW you know that this place has just devolved into free cereal, Doritos, and Red Bull on the streets, which are bathed in lasers from the tops of buildings. Plus there are screaming humans of all ages, races, sizes, and creeds on the streets almost 20 hours a day. Whe ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Super Market Sushi: Kroger vs. H-E-B

    When I think about sushi, I think about my time in the Far East, and I think about something that looks like this: Supermarkets have been trying to capitalize of late upon the massive popularity of sushi. You can't go into a grocery store anymore without seeing a sushi-dedicated kiosk or deli count ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    5 Bizarre, But Awesome, Christian Children's Products

    When you grow up in a house devoid of religion you turn out...well, click the author's link and you'll see how you turn out. Some people think you are free of delusions and dogma, others consider you devoid of an important moral core. We couldn't tell you which is true, or both, or neither. In an Am ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    5 Things to Miss About Being a Classic Gamer

    This is not a lament for the old days, Okay? We're very grateful for the endlessly forward march of video game progress, and if anyone tries to tell you that the classic era was superior, then beat them in the face with a Jaguar controller until it breaks. The modern world has full-motion capture co ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012
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    September 23, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Nintendo: 6 Awesome Retro Game Covers

    ​Today is the 122nd anniversary of the founding of Nintendo. Yes, you read that right. Nintendo is older than the automobile, Dracula, and the country of Iraq. In a just world, we would brave an abandoned warehouse haunted by tentacle monsters in order to win a cache of steampunk video-game ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    The 15 Worst Astro Baseball Cards

    Baaaaaaby Ruth!!!​It's Astros season again, which more than likely means copious losses, manly tears, beer bottles broken over televisions, and the testicular fortitude of a snake-charmer to get through nine innings of a game without the aid of alcohol, narcotics, or a distracting game of Angr ... More >>

  • News

    November 4, 2010

    Loko Oh No

    Testing the new fad drink

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    September 29, 2010

    Last Night: CocoRosie At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jody Perry​CocoRosie Fitzgerald's September 28, 2010 A kaleidoscope of musical and visual colors filled up the second floor of Fitzgerald's Tuesday evening as Bianca and Sierra Cassady of CocoRosie performed a nearly two-hour set for an enthusiastic crowd. Still glowing from the new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    The Eastern Sea: TV-Savvy, Wife-Approved

    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 ​Summerfest, the mega-music fe ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Aftermath: Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez's Calculated Preteen Pop Shuts Down RodeoHouston's 2010 Go-Round

    Photos by Mark C. AustinJustin Bieber​ What kind of blog crew follows a five-day SXSW music binge with a double shot of power-pop built for those born in the second Clinton administration? Why Rocks Off, of course. Think of it as a preemptive inoculation for the two minutes or so of post-SXSW, pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Indie-Rock Video-Game Savants Days Drive - Russians Love 'Em!

    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 ​ If we may be candid fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Nintendo Goes Old School For The Holidays: A Review

    ​Ho, Ho, Ho! For this, the most somber of holiday seasons, our dear friends Nintendo have found have their nostalgic side. With their recent release of Super Mario Brothers Wii, and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks -- due out December 3 -- Nintendo has gone back to two originals that helped sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Inquiring Minds: Mexican Global Groovers and World Travelers Plastilina Mosh

    ​Plastilina Mosh has a new CD out, All U Need Is Mosh, on Nacional Records, and brings its international sound to Houston Thursday for a free concert with Venezuela's Los Amigos Invisibles. That's right, it's free - all it costs is a very worthwhile trip outside the Loop. Rocks Off hasn't picked u ... More >>

  • Music

    June 18, 2009
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    November 12, 2008

    Wii Will, Wii Will Sue You

    Hey all you Wii fanatics, sitting out there happily glazy-eyed, thinking you're actually exercising, thinking the Japanese must be freakin' genuises (genuiiii?) for inventing this thing -- you're wrong. You're wrong because a) Happiness shouldn't come from an electronic bowling game; b) It ain't ex ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008


    This synthefied duo brings musical chaos to The Mink

  • Home Entertainment

    July 24, 2008

    Diminished Expo-tations at E3

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

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    June 26, 2008
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    June 5, 2008
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    May 29, 2008

    Super Cardio Bros. with Wii Fit

    Helping the world forget we once loved Thigh Masters, too

  • Home Entertainment

    May 8, 2008

    Still Lapping It Up with Mario Kart Wii

    Nothing you haven't seen, but still a welcome sight

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    March 20, 2008
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    December 20, 2007

    Xmas Present & Past

    How yesterday's games spawned today's best-sellers

  • Home Entertainment

    November 29, 2007

    Super Mario Galaxy

    A breathtaking journey through space revives Super Mario

  • Home Entertainment

    October 25, 2007

    The Orange Box

    It's five great games for $60 – shoot first and ask questions later

  • Home Entertainment

    September 20, 2007

    'Roid Rage Returns

    Metroid Prime 3 is the best you can get for the Wii

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    August 23, 2007

    Mario Strikers Charged

    Soccer gets a surreal twist in Mario Strikers Charged

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    August 16, 2007


    Picross DS illustrates that there’s life after Sudoku

  • Home Entertainment

    July 12, 2007

    Big Brain Academy

    The Wii's Big Brain Academy makes summer school cool

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    Cred Sheet

    Stuff you need to know to avoid musical ostracism

  • Home Entertainment

    February 22, 2007

    Channel Surfing

    There's more than one way to play with your Wii

  • Home Entertainment

    January 4, 2007

    A Legendary Outing

    Twilight Princess is the best Zelda ever.

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Cred Sheet

    Stuff You Need to Know to Avoid Musical Ostracism

  • Home Entertainment

    December 14, 2006

    Wii Love It

    Nintendo finally gets 1-Up on the competition.

  • Home Entertainment

    July 13, 2006

    Turning Japanese

    Like the anime, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja is goofy fun

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    June 15, 2006

    Koopa Loopas

    It's Mario in tha mix

  • Home Entertainment

    May 25, 2006

    Next Big Things

    The five biggest attention-getters at E3

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    May 18, 2006

    The Brain Game

    Can Nintendo really make you smarter?

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    March 23, 2006

    Sonic Bust

    Sega's Hedgehog goes back to the grind...yawn

  • Home Entertainment

    February 23, 2006

    Law and Disorder

    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is guilty of being bizarre fun.

  • Music

    January 26, 2006

    Eight-Bit Symphonies

    Who was responsible for the best music of the 1980s? Nintendo. Who's finally discovering it? Everyone.

  • Home Entertainment

    December 15, 2005

    Generation Next

    Microsoft's Xbox 360 fires the first shot in the next-gen console war

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    November 11, 1999
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    December 25, 1997

    The TAAS Buster

    For years, Harriet Ball miraculously boosted the test scores of academically at-risk kids in Houston. Finally, educators across the country are taking note.

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