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  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    The Five Best Songs About Donkey Kong

    On this day in 1981, the video-game juggernaut that was Donkey Kong first saw release. It was a game that broke new ground and keeps finding an audience today. It was the first game to feature Mario (who, by the by, was cast as an abusive pet owner seeking to re-capture his poor gorilla), the first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2013

    The 25 Best Music Videos of 2013, Nos. 25-21

    It was another exceptional year for music videos, and Rocks Off scoured literally hundreds to track down the 25 that really broke the mold and showed the world the art of the music video is alive and well. From now until New Year's Eve, we'll be counting down the absolute best, so tune in every day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Roosh Williams Gives His Sound a 24-Hour Reboot

    A few weeks ago Roosh Williams still, more or less, hadn't crossed over the mainstream line. His March LP had created a sizable dent through mentions by Complex and highly touted features with New York story-weaver Action Bronson and peerless Geto Boy Scarface himself. But seemingly nothing else had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Rock Arcade: 6 Musicians Featured In Video Games

    Recently Green Day have been trying to promote their latest album by infiltrating all forms of mainstream media and somebody in the band must have realized that Angry Birds is a thing so why should it be left out? That is, presumably, how the world came to see Green Day members immortalized as gree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    30 Seconds With Ryan Beatty

    When the opportunity to interview a fast-rising 16-year-old pop star named Ryan Beatty, I initially wrote him off as a Bieber clone, which would be like aural equivalent of Xeroxing the act of stepping on a LEGO. When I did finally sit down and give a listen to Beatty though, I have to admit there r ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 19, 2012

    Like That Chain Restaurant?

    Try this local one instead.

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    The Diary of an Eight-Year-Old Who Became a Food Critic

    The Internet was abuzz this past weekend over the video that a 32-year-old man made in which he "interviewed" his 12-year-old self. It was cute, clever and perfectly edited to make it seem as if the 32-year-old Jeremiah McDonald was actually conversing with the 12-year-old Jeremiah, who was mostly c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Metro's Rapping Puppets Make Sweet Beastie Boys Tribute

    When December rolls around, of all the days of the year, I imagine I will remember last Friday pretty well. I have not felt the kind of sadness I felt when Craig called from New Orleans to make sure I knew that Adam Yauch, MCA of the Beastie Boys, had died in a while. (I didn't know.) Losing Levon ... More >>

  • Music

    March 1, 2012

    The Dante Higgins Story

    The winner of last year's Houston Press Best Lyricist award preps his first album.

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Top 5 Farts in Video Game History with Video Evidence of He Who Dealt It

    Everyone farts. Even that virginal cheerleader you had the crush on in high school began her day with a triumphant blast of her trumpet. It's a fact of life as stinky and socially irrelevant as The Facts of Life, and to us modern hepcats we can't see anyone making a big deal out of it. But (ha ha) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Top 5 Old School Video Game Adaptations of Modern Hollywood

    We talk a lot about video games here because they'll pay us to do so and holy crap that sentence gets more awesome every single time we type it. Even though we've finally grown up and embraced the complete awesomeness of seventh-gen systems and the photorealistic magic and being of Batman, a part of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Yet Another List of Funny (Accused) Criminal Names: Hello, Mega Matahari!

    Hush, little Mega Matahari.​Every so often we furnish you with a list of some of the strangest, funniest and most awesome names we find in our daily trollings of Harris County records. Usually, we do this roughly once a quarter, but this month has been fertile, so much so that we are now bring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Chronophage: A Sedate Sort Of Black-Metal Band

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find the meaning in some of the odder monikers. ​We know of Kenny Khaos and his band Cronophage through the orifices of Justin Whitney and his band Church ov Melkarth. Cronopha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Fat Tony Breaks Down His Brand-New RABDARGAB

    Austin MillerFat Tony at the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards showcase​For the past three years, Fat Tony has reigned over his section of Houston's underground rap scene like goddamn Pol Pot (minus the dead Cambodians, duh; read a book, suckas). This, of course, is a curious situation, because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    8 Common Foods (That Are Poisonous)

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Earlier this week, Katharine Shilcutt took a look at 8 foods notable for containing trace amounts of radiation. She carefully pointed out that the radiation in those foods was so negligible, there's no real threat to you or me unless we were to ingest m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Saturday Night: The Houston Symphony Does Final Fantasy At Jones Hall

    Photos courtesy of Houston SymphonySaturday's cast (from left): Alan Halverson as Kefka , Rachel Smith as Yuffie, Amanda Ayr as Tifa​The Houston Symphony Jones Hall July 24, 2010 While everyone else in Houston was going gaga for Gaga, Aftermath headed down to Jones Hall to hear the Houston Sy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Five Decent Bands Named After Star Wars Terminology"If this is a consular ship, where is the ambassador?": Aerosith​ Since the release of the first Star Wars in 1977, through the subsequent sequels and disappointing prequels, pop culture has been awash in Force-related mania. People name their children Luke and Leia, family ... More >>

  • Music

    September 24, 2009

    Old Faithful

    Neighborhood bars like Bill Hicks's old haunt Cecil's Tavern never go out of style.

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Houston Music Fight Club: Pizza Dude vs. Jerky Guy and 10th Grade Cutie vs. Everyone

    ​In this episode of Houston Music Fight Club, we yet again pit some of Houston's skuzziest and rocking local musicians and personalities together for a fight to the death. Or at least to the sore hand, bloody lip, and maybe a few tears. Some dudes fight when they cry; we've seen it firsthand. We d ... More >>

  • Music

    July 16, 2009

    Pump Up the Volume

    St. Louis post-punks So Many Dynamos are ready for battle with The Loud Wars.

  • Film

    March 26, 2009

    DreamWorks, In Your Face: Monsters vs. Aliens

    In this latest round of effects vs. storytelling, effects win. Big.

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    Five Spot: Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin' Ta Fuck Wit... Still

    Welcome back to The Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to So, earlier this week we heard the new Wu-Tang greatest-hits, Wu: The Story Of The Wu-Tang Clan, whose rel ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    June 12, 2008

    Hero We Go Again with Guitar Hero: World Tour

    Fake-instrument overload offers plenty to fret about

  • Home Entertainment

    April 17, 2008

    Undead on Arrival: The House of the Dead 2&3 Return

    House of the Dead returns for the Wii, stiff as ever

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2008

    You Look Like a Freak When You Play With Your Wii

    Okay, so I am officially no longer cool or in touch with what is the hip and the now because I think you look like a freak when you play with your Wii. Let me state that again very clearly: YOU LOOK LIKE A FREAK WHEN YOU PLAY WITH YOUR WII. The terminology alone (“playing my Wii” or “playing ... More >>

  • Music

    March 13, 2008

    All in la Familia at Azteca's Bar and Grill

    Fathers, sons and "Mustang Sally"

  • Film

    February 14, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    June 28, 2007

    Bored Games

    All the beer in the world can't save Mario Party 8.

  • Music

    June 21, 2007

    Devin the Dude, Ludacris, Murs

    My favorite rapper's favorite rapper

  • Dining

    June 7, 2007



  • Home Entertainment

    May 3, 2007

    Super Paper Mario

    Super Paper Mario is flat-out fun.

  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    Ready for Some Football?

    The Houston Symphony sure is

  • Home Entertainment

    June 15, 2006

    Brotherly Love

    New Super Mario Bros. scores by plumbing old ideas

  • Home Entertainment

    October 20, 2005

    Puppy Love

    Nintendogs' charm will win over the most jaded of gamers.

  • Film

    June 9, 2005

    Dream Child

    Robert Rodriguez and his kids conjure up a charming 3-D fantasy

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2005
  • Music

    November 11, 2004
  • Culture

    June 24, 2004

    Hang in There

    The second act of Squeeze Plays redeems the evening

  • Music

    October 16, 2003

    Destroy All Monsters of Rock!

    Please come see Shonen Knife's powerful activity!

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Toe-Tapping Zapping

    Game soundtracks struggle for legitimacy in an industry obsessed with killing machines, not killer tunes

  • Dining

    June 15, 2000

    Plastic? Fantastic!

    La Vista's cheap patio furniture and outdoor ambience set the mood for its home-style fare

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    Traditional and Trite

    Plastic and the past melt together in a field of schemes

  • Culture

    November 19, 1998

    Teenaged Terror

    Ambitious Totally Weird puts the blame for violence on the media

  • Film

    July 31, 1997


    On the big screen, Spawn is as flat as a comic book page

  • Calendar

    January 9, 1997
  • News

    October 17, 1996

    The Victim's Victims

    Four years after his daughter's murder, Bob Carreiro crusades to bring criminals to justice and peace to lives wrecked by crime. But to the family who shared his tragedy, he shows no mercy.

  • News

    July 13, 1995

    Kicking the Gang Attraction

    In Gulfton, soccer is much more than a game

  • Film

    August 11, 1994

    Animal Acts

    The return of Hollywood's most famous dog and pony show

  • Music

    August 11, 1994

    Dancing Fool

    Swinging and swaying at the Forties Follies

  • Music

    April 7, 1994
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