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    April 16, 2014

    2014 International Festival Celebrates Australia...But Hold the Vegemite, Please

    I'm excited about this year's International Festival highlighting Australia for two reasons: One, it gives me an excuse to post the music video for Men At Work's brilliant 1980 song "Land Down Under" (see the next page), and two, I honestly don't know much about Australian food. Being that the fest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Has Lady Gaga Jumped the Shark, or Is This One Strange Comeback?

    Maybe other than rap and rock, pop music is the land of hypothetical questions, a big fun bag of "what if" moments and Monday-morning quarterbacking. We'll forever wonder about that Britney Spears period where she went gonzo, why Christina thought her "Dirrty" days circa Stripped made for a good c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Bloodhound Gang vs. Russia: No Contest, Comrade Putin

    It's not quite the Cold War, but the current relationship between the U.S. and Russia is especially frosty these days. From Syria to Snowden, we can't seem to see eye to eye across the globe, or even the Bering Strait, as Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency seems like regression to authorita ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Darla Guillen Takes Over Eater After Eric Sandler Moves to CultureMap

    He's been called the Perez Hilton of the Houston food scene due to his sometimes gossipy coverage at Eater, but Eric Sandler insists he's ready to be a full-time journalist now at CultureMap. The void he's left in coverage at Eater was filled quickly by Darla Guillen, who confirmed Friday that she h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    10 Ways Amanda Bynes Is Already a Rap Star

    So apparently there's been a legit hip-hop record deal offered to Amanda Bynes. By all accounts it isn't a joke, which is utterly mind-blowing. The guy responsible for this offer, Daniel Herman of Chinga Chang Records, has spoken out, claiming to have cleared the way with both Sony Entertainment and ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013
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    February 26, 2013

    Hey There, Feuding Musicians: Let's Play the Twitter Quiet Game

    Hey there, Twitter-feuding musicians. It's time we take it old-school with a kindergarten version of the quiet game. Don't know the rules? Here's a crash course: whoever shuts up the longest, wins. I know you love the media attention, and you've got a sub-par album to promote, but there's nothing h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Wait: Why Is Justin Bieber Making Perfume For Girls?

    Look, I like money. It's fun. It smells good in your hands. It can get you food, clothing, shelter and even booze. I get the appeal of money. I hope one day to have more money than I have now. Maybe even a credit card. Justin Bieber likes money too. I respect that. "Get your paper, dawg," as he wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Ten Cruises We'd Rather Take Than the KISS Kruise

    ​Imagine a vacation where made-up members of your favorite glam rock band wander the decks of a cruise ship. Does that sound like heaven on earth? Well, glam boy, you're in luck as the second annual (yes, they've done one before this) KISS Kruise sets sail this October featuring that cuddly '7 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Rihanna's Top 5 Most Controversial Videos

    ​Rihanna recently released yet another controversial video for "We Found Love," the first single from her forthcoming Def Jam album Talk That Talk. The Grammy-winning singer seems to love pissing off parents and anti-violence organizations with her musical visuals. But she's surely not the fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Six People Who Should Have Never Tried To Rap

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email ... More >>

  • Music

    July 7, 2011
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    June 9, 2011

    Finding Austin

    The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Born This Way, But Not *That* Way

    L-R: Not Madonna, Madonna​Sounds like somebody is getting a little tired of all those Material Girl comparisons: When NME asked the 25-year-old star whether she thought "Born This Way" was a knock-off of Madonna's "Express Yourself," the singer (real name: Stefani Germanotta) was outraged. " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Idol Beat: Austin, So Much To Answer For

    ​Rocks Off would like to apologize for last week's outrageous behavior by Pete Vonder Haar. He has been warned, and assures us he will never compare Marc Anthony to an extra from Dawn of the Dead again. Steven Tyler dropped an F-bomb on this week's audition episode, which definitely warrants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    We Hold Britney Spears Against Us For Four Minutes

    Bellamy Bros. may hold new single against her a good deal longer... Jive Records​Britney Spears' new single, "Hold It Against Me," leaked yesterday and was officially released earlier today. As of this moment, it's blowing up the charts at iTunes and radio. The song sounds as if she walked ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Beyonce: What Was She Texting While Driving?

    ​A few days ago, Beyonce was texting while driving, which is not only dangerous but now actually against the law in most places. One of those places happens to be New York City, where she was pulled over by the police and given a ticket for the aforementioned digital-age misdemeanor. What was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: 2010 Edition

    ​Dave Chapelle teaches us that the art of "keeping it real" may sometimes go awry. According to, this occurs when "in the act of keeping it real, the outcome is unexpected and usually has a negative effect on the individual who decided to keep it real." Since we're more t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Top 10 Pop-Star Bobbleheads We'd Like To See

    ​The good people over at Aggronautix have done it again. The toy company has been releasing bobbleheads of punk-rock luminaries such as GG Allin and the Descendents' Milo Aukerman for the past year. Rocks Off has been lucky enough to snag a few. Sitting a few feet from us right now are the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    We Have Met The Enemy, And He Is Perez Hilton Us

    ​Gossip blogger Perez Hilton is, once again, drawing fire for his shenanigans. This time around, however, the complaints are a bit more serious than mere bad taste: Perez Hilton, aka Mario Lavandeira, might not yet be facing legal action after tweeting a provocative picture of teen star Mile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Chamillionaire Addresses Foreclosure In Freestyle

    Courtesy of OGPR TMZ fails to catch Chamillionaire ridin' dirty.​ Chamillionaire has recently been getting a lot of media attention from the likes of TMZ and Perez Hilton for the Houston rapper's so-called "business decision" to let his Houston-area house go into foreclosure - or, more accurately, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Perez Hilton Strikes Another Houston Rapper

    ​Well, it's Friday afternoon, and at this point Rocks Off is basically just counting down to 5 p.m. and whatever concert announcement for Dave Matthews, John Mayer or someone else we only marginally care about (and occasionally someone we actually do, like Van Morrison) inevitably shows ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Why Did Christina Aguilera Really Postpone Her Tour?

    ​So Christina Aguilera isn't touring this summer after all, according to a release Live Nation floated late Monday and Rocks Off caught via Billboard this morning: "Christina Aguilera's summer tour has been moved to 2011 due to prior commitments that the singer had made to her film Burlesque and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Idol Beat: Casey Strikes Out

    Stop it. Just...stop it.​Last night's elimination episode of American Idol felt like the last day of school: Everyone knew what would happen, and there wasn't much action in the first place, so everything just kind of floated along until the inevitable final moments. A few weeks back, Mike sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    American Idol: Casey Strikes Out

    Stop it. Just...stop it.​Last night's elimination episode of American Idol felt like the last day of school: Everyone knew what would happen, and there wasn't much action in the first place, so everything just kind of floated along until the inevitable final moments. A few weeks back, Mike sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Pop Rocks: God Bless You, Kiefer Sutherland

    ​Like it or not, this is the Celebrity Gossip Era, and unless our journalistic tastes swing away from meagerly credentialed blowhards opining about pop culture in favor of scholarly treatises about global trade policy, this state of affairs isn't going to change anytime soon. But if you ask m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Dirty Old Town: Web Site Has Houston Douchebags For Days... And Days...

    thedirty.comEven Houston's Todo Moto crew is not safe from The Dirty.​ Rocks Off may be a little late to the game on this, but holy shit, we love The Dirty's Houston section and have been trolling the site for most of the day. It's a site dedicated to exposing douchery and general shittiness for r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Grammatically Impaired Commenters Defend "Scareface" From Perez Hilton

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. Send tips to ​On Monday, we linked to a video of Scarface talking with about his forthcoming mixtape, a fairly not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Worst Dad Ever (Featuring Beyonce)

    Watch this video (via If you're at work and YouTube is blocked, bookmark it and watch when you get home. OK, here's a synopsis: Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" comes on the radio. Kids in back, including boy toddler in car seat, love it and begin singing along ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2010

    Stop the Presses

    What's next? Holographic newspapers?

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Dear John...Mayer

    ​I'm sorry, but this isn't working out.I think I speak for bloggers everywhere when I say: we had a great thing going. Every so often you'd tweet something borderline repulsive about farts or Miley Cyrus, and we'd dutifully respond. Usually with some sort of mock indignation about "TMI" and then b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Turning The Screw: New Hollywood F.L.O.S.S. Track, Mixtapes Galore, Kid Cudi, LeBron, Diddy, Weezy, Sade, Pink and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to Thanks, homies. ​ Single of the Week: "She Said...," Hollywood F.L.O.S.S. Wire To Wire Slim Thug released that Welcome 2 Texas mixtape. Do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Great Moments In Douchebaggotry: Courtney Love Bashes Her Daughter On Facebook

    Great Moments in Douchebaggotry is brought to you by Rocks Off's upcoming Washington Shore party, Thursday, February 11 at the Washington Avenue Drinkery. All types of douchebags are encouraged to attend. Didn't Iggy Pop write a song about this? "Your Pretty Face" is something something?​We don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Pop Rocks: The Sublime Genius Of Heidi Montag

    "Are you being ironic, dude?""I don't even know anymore."​So I see Heidi Montag's album dropped a couple of weeks ago.There will be more than a few of you who feel compelled to ask "Who?" when they hear that name. In that case, the first thing I'd like to do is welcome my Chinese readers who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Turning the Screw: All-Houston Edition with GT Garza, Trae Day, Trouble Sum, Jay'Ton, Paul Wall, Z-Ro, Letoya vs. Slim Thug, Coast, Z-Ro, Juan Gotti and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: GT Garza, "52 Pick Up" (We've listened to a bunch of GT's stuff, but this remains to be the rawest thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Archie Lee & Coota Bang, R.I.P. Michael, Lil Jon, Jae Millz, Drake, 50, Tupac, Chris Brown and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "Down For My Block," Archie Lee and Coota Bang Wire To Wire Michael passed. Three thoughts: 1. Michael ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    This Week in Beyonce: Bjork, BET Awards, "I Saw Beyonce at Burger King" and A Two-Year Break?

    TWIB may be folding up shop soon: B says she's considering taking a two-year break. Gay New York rapper Cazwell, self-described as "imagine if Biggie Smalls ate Donna Summer for breakfast, has a song called "I Seen Beyonce at Burger King" (see video above) on next month's album Watch My Mouth. Cat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Aftermath: Britney Spears at Toyota Center

    Britney Spears and her three-ring "Circus" came to Houston Monday night, and I unashamedly followed throngs of twenty- and thirtysomethings into Toyota Center to catch a glimpse of the comeback girl we love to pick apart, then pick back up again. We'll skip right on over openers the Pussycat Dolls ... More >>

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    September 19, 2008

    This Just In: You(genious) Not Dead, Is Awesome

    Every "Atomic Dog" has his day: You(genious) and George Clinton. Woof! Photos by There were rumors floating around this week that You(genious), Houston's parenthetical Misfit of R&B, had died during Hurricane Ike. We gave him a call and he took a few minutes to address ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008

    Pop Culture on Speed…or, "I Love The New Millennium"

    Remember low-rise jeans?!? Or when that Ken Jennings guy would not stop winning at “Jeopardy”?!? Or that crazy time Mel Gibson got arrested and he was totally wasted and spit out all that anti-Semitic hatred?!? OMG. I was, like, 28 when that happened. I remember it so well… Because it al ... More >>

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    March 15, 2008
  • Music

    February 14, 2008
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    November 15, 2007

    Hannah from Heaven

    The Rodeo saves local parents from a winter of sulking. But what's this whole Miley Cyrus thing about, anyway?

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2007