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. Who? Michael Anthony Shanks fancies himse ... More >>
I wasn't really in a very good mood on Sunday. Taking the Daughter With One F out of the house so the wife can study for nursing school is my task every weekend, and though my daughter is an angel, I would remind you that so was Lucifer. It's too hot to play outside except to swim, and the rain der ... More >>
The xx, Austra House of Blues February 9, 2013 For a band that revels in bringing icy silence to post-punk, it could be relatively easy for The xx to lose all of that so-called "negative space" when playing to a cavernous venue packed to the gills with Houston concertgoers who love to talk. The ve ... More >>
Who? For this edition of the Rocks Off 100, we reached out to Beau Beasley, of Houston grind legends Insect Warfare, The Homopolice, NO TALK, Born Liars, Reason Of Insanity, Knuckle Scraper, Machine Gun Romantics, Race Against Time, KG Beasley And the Leather Violence, and a host of other bands that ... More >>
Even though Omotai is always on the list of Houston's top metal acts, this is the first time I've really had the opportunity to check them out. Seeing as how their live prowess is always shouted from the rooftops, I was curious how that energy translated into their first full-length and oft-delayed ... More >>
Project Armageddon has an album out, an eight-song collection of a particularly unique brand of stripped-down metal called Tides of Doom. As you may have judged from the name, it's not a sunshine-and-daffodils opus, but rather a bald, stark look at a world careening towards a destruction that it mor ... More >>
What are you looking at, bitch?I have cats. Yes, I'm a 40-something man with cats. You got a problem? What I have learned over the years is that the biggest pain in the ass when dealing with cats is the litter box. Hair is annoying. Vet bills can be expensive. But the foul ammonia smell of ca ... More >>
This spring, Austin honky-tonker and Pasadena native Dale Watson had some dates in Australia and made the mistake of booking a flight from Sydney to Melbourne on Singapore-based budget carrier Tiger Airways. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, not only did the airline charge Watson a $500 exce ... More >>
This evening at Jones Hall, the Houston Symphony will be playing the music of Queen. Pretty fitting, considering the grand, orchestra-friendly nature of many Queen songs. However, there are a slew of other bands whose oeuvres Rocks Off would like to see interpreted by a symphony, and they're ... More >>
The battle over a Philadelphia art collection — as culture, money and power collide — in The Art of the Steal.
The best Houston concerts of 2009: U2, George Strait, Kid Cudi, Jandek, Peaches and even T-Pain.
We went to the Texas Renaissance Festival in Plantersville this weekend to attend our cousin's wedding, and wouldn't you know we brought a camera along to document through our drunkenly narrow and judging eyes all the WTF-ery walking amongst the trees. Secretly we wish we could also don a pair of ti ... More >>
Dance like you want to
The Houston Ballet's strong, talented dancers rock in this rep program.
Houston Ballet's latest spread mixes classical and contemporary
Every top dance company in town comes together for a whirlwind concert
They cant take ballet away from me
The CAMH showcases jazz on paper
Houstons newest dance troupe, Urban Souls Dance Company, makes its debut
The Houston Ballet presents a trio of premieres
The composer/performance artist/pianist presents a piano ballet
Eerie melodrama explores the dark arts in turn-of-the-century Vienna
Sunday, May 22, at Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh Drive, 713-521-0521.
Big cash is in the cards at the Houston Hold 'Em Tournament
Corey Stoot's jazz guitar brings live music back to the club scene
Motorcycle rally comes to Galveston
Streep, Moore and Kidman reveal that it's sad to be sad
The Kronos Quartet presents a Philip Glass score for the 1931 movie classic Dracula
April 16 - 22, 1998
A new boxed set gives minimalist Steve Reich maximum exposure
Peter Martins' Waltz Project gets its Houston debut
The Alley's All in the Timing examines the pains and pleasures of language