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  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Married, Sort Of: The Legal Limbo of Being Gay and Married in Texas

    Jenn and Lizzie Wigle are wandering the halls of a bridal expo, searching more for ideas than products or services. Eventually they visit three of the events, looking at dresses, invitations, cake decorators and all the other trappings of the $40-billion-a-year American wedding industry. Most of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: DJ Baby Roo, Vegetarian Hip-Hop Veteran

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the original Rocks Off 100 at this link. DJ Baby Roo, who grew up mostly on Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2014

    A Serious Look at Coachella's Drug Culture

    Note: Ben Westhoff is Music Editor of L.A. Weekly and Senior Music Editor of Voice Media Group. Oakland, Calif. resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose. Her death this past Thursday was shocking. But what's really shocking is th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    The 50 Most Beautiful People of Coachella 2014

    Note: The first weekend of Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, has just concluded in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. This article is by Katie Bain. So many Coachella-g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    The Nine Worst Things About Coachella's First Weekend

    Note: The first weekend of Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, has just concluded Sunday (or early Monday) in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly made it through the whole blessed thing, and kindly brought us this recap. Coachella's first weeke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    The 13 Best Things About Coachella's First Weekend

    Note: The first weekend of Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, has just concluded Sunday (or early Monday) in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly made it through the whole blessed thing, and kindly brought us this recap. Round one of Coachella ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    More Cute Coachella Couples Than You Can Shake a Glowstick At

    Note: The first weekend of Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, has just concluded in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. This article is by Mary Carreon. There are certain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2014

    The Celebrity-Endorsement Scene at Coachella 2014

    Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, is going on this weekend in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. This article is by Paul T. Bradley. Perhaps you've heard about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2014

    Lady L.A. Rockers, Coming Soon Here, Kill It at Coachella

    Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, is going on this weekend in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. This article is by Adam Lovinus. As a dusty wind whipped behind h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2014

    Meet the Folks Who Come to Coachella For the Sobriety

    Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, starts today in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. This article was written by Mary Carreon. Did you know that, for some people, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2014

    Coachella's Five Funniest Craigslist Casual Encounters

    Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, starts today in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. This one is from OC. There's something undeniably erotic about Coachella. Per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2014

    Matching Coachella Bands to the Appropriate Drugs

    Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, starts today in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. This article is by Adam Lovinus. Ever since sunshine acid saturated Woodstock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Got $2K? It's Not Too Late For Coachella

    Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, starts today in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. If you don't have tickets yet for the first weekend of Coachella -- which sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    6 Antiquated Objections to Mayor Parker's Marriage (and Same-Sex Marriage in General) on Social Media

    As recently as 25 years ago, an openly gay mayor would have seemed inconceivable to most people in Houston. A lot can change and we are now in the third term of Mayor Annise Parker, the only openly gay mayor in America. Last week, it was announced Parker and her longtime partner, Kathy Hubbard, were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Mayor Annise Parker and Kathy Hubbard Are Married in California

    Today, on the 23rd anniversary of the start of their lives together, Mayor Annise Parker and Kathy Hubbard got married in Palm Springs, California. The marriage had been anticipated for several days, but it wasn't known exactly when it would happen. In a statement released by the mayor's office, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 16, 2014
  • Film

    December 12, 2013

    Walt’s Revenge

    Saving Mr. Banks mansplains, Disney-style.

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Best Things at Coachella This Year, Weekend Two

    Ed. Note: This is the final post of our piggyback Coachella 2013 coverage, with an eternal debt to our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly. The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Seven Spring Music Festivals In Texas That Beat Staying Home

    SXSW is officially over, thank the sweet baby Jesus. Now music fans have already begun to fan out to the four winds, seeking sunshine, swimsuits, alcohol, easy hookups and all the tunes they can handle until it gets ridiculously hot. Texans: you have about three hours. It's already begun over in Mi ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 21, 2013

    So Delicious, a Caveman Could Eat It

    Paleo-friendly restaurant menus abound in Houston.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Jordan, a California Chardonnay with Restraint

    A few years ago, a holiday weekend drive to Palm Springs from my native San Diego delivered me at the doorstep of Chardonnay Hills, an upscale homeowners association in Temecula. In this day and age, it's not surprising that a community would name itself after a grape. After all, ampelonyms (that's ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    DJ Brandi Garcia: From City Of Syrup To City Of Angels

    Photos by Marco TorresDJ Brandi Garcia enjoying her new life in Los Angeles​During Rocks Off's recent trip to Los Angeles, we caught up with radio personality DJ Brandi Garcia, who spent five years in Houston working for 97.9 The Box before being controversially dismissed in the fallout surrou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    R.I.P Kathryn McGuire, Houston's Transvestite Socialite

    Kathryn McGuire, dead at 68​Kathryn McGuire, who made a big splash in the Houston social scene as a transvestite before undergoing a sex-change operation and moving away, has died. Her son James tells Hair Balls she passed away at the age of 68 in Palm Springs, California, last week. We did ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Ronnie Killen of Killen's Steakhouse

    ​We caught up with Certified Executive Chef Ronnie Killen of Pearland's Killen's Steakhouse to discuss what it was like interviewing with the White House and the reason for a steakhouse in Pearland, of all places. EOW: I understand that back in 2005, you were one of the finalists vying to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    They Were Kinky Before Kinky Was Kinky: Musicians Who Have Held Public Office

    From Ted Nugent to Bruce Springsteen to those adorable Dixie Chicks, "Masters of War" to "George Bush doesn't care about black people," musicians have never been shy about voicing their political opinions. But when it comes to putting their money where their mouths are and filing the necessary pape ... More >>

  • News

    April 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Even Burt Reynolds In That Black Trans-Am, All Gonna Meet Down At The Lakewood Yacht Club

    Houston is once again proudly claiming its mantle for all things classy. For it is here -- not in Paris, not in Monaco or Palm Springs -- where Burt Reynold's legendary Bandit will be auctioned off next month.What is the Bandit, you ask, obviously putting down your dog-eared copy of Recherche du Tem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Smiths Reunion Rumored at Morrissey's Jones Hall Show

    Strangeways, here they come: Rocks Off has learned that former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has requested passes for his ex-bandmate Morrissey's sold-out April 11 show at Jones Hall, leading to speculation that the two will perform onstage together for the first time since the influential Manchester ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Mindy McCready's Regrets, In Chart Form

    Country singer Mindy McCready has confessed to Inside Edition that her years-long adulterous affair with Roger Clemens “is not something I’m proud of.” He treated me like a princess," she said. “We never had a meeting in secret. We went on vacations together. We went to Palm Springs. We wen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Mindy McCready's Regrets, In Chart Form

    Country singer Mindy McCready has confessed to Inside Edition that her years-long adulterous affair with Roger Clemens “is not something I’m proud of.” He treated me like a princess," she said. “We never had a meeting in secret. We went on vacations together. We went to Palm Springs. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Mindy McCready's Regrets, In Chart Form

    Country singer Mindy McCready has confessed to Inside Edition that her years-long adulterous affair with Roger Clemens “is not something I’m proud of.” He treated me like a princess," she said. “We never had a meeting in secret. We went on vacations together. We went to Palm Springs. We wen ... More >>

  • News

    September 15, 2005

    Overstimulated

    How taking a Parkinson's disease wonder drug apparently makes some people want to gamble and have sex all the time

  • News

    May 13, 2004

    Micro Management

    Van Weldon ekes out a living by farming tiny plants

  • Film

    January 15, 2004

    Torque Out

    Motorcycle sound and fury signify nothing -- but do kinda rock

  • Music

    April 24, 2003

    The End of the World As We Know It

    Armageddon comes for the current incarnation of Earthwire.net

  • News

    December 19, 2002

    Alien-ated Youth

    They're the next step in human evolution. But they're just like everybody else.

  • News

    August 16, 2001

    End of the Bend?

    Jetports and elite resorts may do what border bandits, blistering heat and harsh desert life couldn't: rob Big Bend of its rugged beauty.

  • Film

    April 6, 2000

    The World (Fest) Is Not Enough

    In its 33rd year -- or is it the 22nd? the Houston International Film Festival still barely registers with the people it's suppose to serve

  • Film

    March 11, 1999

    Harmonists Way

    A bittersweet tale of German music makers before the fall

  • Calendar

    January 14, 1999
  • Music

    January 29, 1998
  • News

    January 8, 1998
  • News

    July 3, 1997

    Fast Eddie's Getaway

    Insider deals. Outrageous perks. Exorbitant salaries. No wonder Eddie Webster's taken a permanent vacation from the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Film

    March 13, 1997

    Angst Among Thieves

    City of Industry is too existential for its own good

  • Film

    April 20, 1995

    The Why of WorldFest

    Houston's film festival returns a "lean, mean movie machine"

  • News

    March 2, 1995

    All About Elyse

    After years of making Mayor Bob presentable, Houston's First Lady is ready to get serious. Seriously.

  • Music

    November 10, 1994

    Rhythm is All

    Luke Cresswell's Stomp keeps good time

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