With their bright Revolutionary War-style outfits, tri-cornered hats, and energetic antics, Paul Revere and the Raiders were certainly one of the most visual pop/garage rock bands of the 1960s. But beyond that aspect laid a tight, five-piece combo who notched up a string of hits ("Kicks," "Hu ... More >>
As promised, here are the answers to Rocks Off's "Original Band Name" quiz from Tuesday. John St. Lee, if you'd care to email us, we'll see what we can do about getting you a prize. Do you like Devo? 1. Chicago: At about 25 or 6 to 4, the Windy City jazz-rockers realized The Big Thing sucked ... More >>
Flagship Hotel: On its last legsFor 45 years, the Flagship Hotel has been a part of Galveston's seascape, out there on a pier bravely facing whatever weather the Gulf decided to throw at it.But not for long. The hotel, which had long fallen on hard times, was heavily damaged by the 2008 storm and ... More >>
Many excellent West Coast and Pacific Northwest brewers have long shown the good sense to ship their wares to Texas, and Deschutes Brewery has now joined the party in a real way, too. The Bend, Oregon brewery has inked a deal with Ben E. Keith Beverages to expand its local reach. Of course ... More >>
Photos by Kendra BerglundWild Moccasins Zahira Gutierrez (left) and Cody SwannWild Moccasins, The Eastern Sea, The Wiggins Walter's on Washington July 2, 2010 The WigginsFriday night at a packed Walter's on Washington, the Wild Moccasins hosted a party to kick off their summer West Co ... More >>
Murray Stenson is arguably America's greatest bartender. The man is a legend not only in Seattle, where he mans the bar at Zig Zag Café, but across the country. While the classic cocktail movement has gained in popularity and attention over the past few years, Murray has been making classic ... More >>
The first trailer for Eclipse, the third film in Stephanie Meyer's asexual vampire series, "dropped" this morning. At first glance, there doesn't appear to be much we haven't already seen in the Twilight movies: a pale, brooding Edward (Robert Pattinson)...an earnest, shirtless Jacob (Taylor Lautner ... More >>
I had some cracklins from Don's Meat Market in Scott, Louisiana and a glass of Independence Pale Ale for jause this morning. The second breakfast, known as "jause" in Austria or zweites frühstück in Germany, is a fine old tradition that I have adopted at my house. Sausage or cold cuts, serv ... More >>
It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off, we're trying hard to decode Houston's oddest monikers in order to find a little meaning. The best way to listen to thrash metal is to turn it up to full volume and then place your hands over your ear ... More >>
One of the more bizarre Houston-area crimes of the past year has apparently been solved.Back in July, Pasadena police were seeking a man described as an "older teenager" who they believed attacked random women in retail outlets. His assaults took a peculiar form: he would squirt a tube of what w ... More >>
According to an email Rocks Off received from none other than the World Toilet Organization, today is World Toilet Day. We're told it's an "internationally recognized" occasion for drawing attention to the plight of the 2.5 billion people on the planet who lack proper facilities. To this end (heh), ... More >>
Colorado-bred John Signorelli is executive sous chef at the Remington Restaurant (1919 Briar Oaks Lane), located inside the five-diamond Hotel St. Regis on the West Loop. The Remington was rated one of the top 100 hotel restaurants in America in a 2006 Zagat survey, based on food quality, dé ... More >>
One show, one sentence
Despite its premise (and title), Humpday isn't really about gay sex.
Inside the CAMH, the works of "No Zoning" lose their power.
Lady with the Little Dog
The Give Up Guy goes au-natural
Obviously inspired by Todd Haynes, this competent '50s domestic drama doesn't quite compare
Gus Van Sant returns to disaffected youth and shoestring budgets
Following the lame-brained argument, we're all to blame for this movie
Movie mogul taps into his inner child
Even horny horse whisperers get off in Sundance docs.
Even horny horse whisperers get off in Sundance docs.
The Melvins perform Wednesday, November 15, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483.
In World War II, Houston attorney Leon Jaworski prosecuted a group of black American soldiers. In a hurried-up trial, they were court-martialed and sentenced to hard labor. The verdict was probably wrong. And Jaworski had a lot to do with that.
Get the dirt on the Gossip
Wednesday, April 27, at the Proletariat, 903 Richmond, 713-523-1199.
Beneath the muddy waters of Galveston Bay lies one of the greatest seafood treasure troves on earth
Saturday, July 12
Cactus Music and Video battles to keep its marquee and to get the Eagles on its shelves
Straight from the vein of avant-hardcore, the Blood Brothers gush up a big mess
Gore Verbinski and Naomi Watts throw their hats into The Ring
Plus: Shoe Scuff, Stand Up, Broiler Steam
Death Cab for Cutie sees itself as just a guitar band. You might not agree.
The former Austin guitar-slinger wants people to know he has more than SRV licks at his disposal
Hearst looks to Houston for strikebreakers
The food at Zinnante's Delicatessen is the stuff memories are made of
Bill Sadler's latest enterprise smokes its way to success
The drinking beats the dining at the new Village Brewery