• Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Day Of The Dead: Music In Memoriam 2009-10​Rocks Off doesn't mean to be morbid, but today is the Day of the Dead, the Mexican holiday and festival honoring those who have gone before. So instead of waiting until the end of the year, the more traditional time for such things, we wanted to compile a list of the notable name ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 15, 2010

    “Visions for a New Haiti”

    One island-born artist finds a way to give back to his homeland

  • News

    July 1, 2010

    Peanut Butter Miracles

    Amid the chaos that is Haiti, Dr. Patricia Wolff has made ending child malnutrition her life's work.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    The Caribbean At iFest: Pass The Kutchie To Neutral Sister, The Mighty Diamonds And Easy Star All-Stars

    Over the next two weeks, Rocks Off will be previewing acts performing at this year's Houston International Festival Saturday and Sunday and April 24-25 broken down by genre (loosely, anyway) and with a guest pick from a true insider: iFest Director of Performing Arts Rick Mitchell. Today, the Caribb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Pop Rocks: John Travolta, Humanitarian

    ​The tragedy of the earthquake in Haiti has, as expected, brought out both the best and worst of humanity. As an example of the former, we've seen the nations of the world send supplies and relief workers to help the stricken Caribbean nation. As for the latter, well, the comments of extraordinar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Most Downloaded "Hope For Haiti" Texan? Although She Killed, Not Beyonce

    Between fighting crime, reducing global warming, mending our socks and, you know, everything else Rocks Off does when we're away from the office, we caught a good bit of Friday evening's "Hope for Haiti" telethon. We didn't have much choice, because the George Clooney-organized, celebrity-packed fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Rice Graduate Among Those Affected By Haitian Hotel Collapse

    ​The tragedy in Haiti is hitting home pretty hard for some Rice people.Alumna Diane (Berry) Caves, class of 2000, was in Port-Au-Prince, at the Hotel Montana, which was heavily damaged. She has not been heard from since.Caves was in Haiti on an assignment for the Centers for Disease Control and Pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Help Haiti By Enjoying Belly Dancers. You Know You Want To

    ​If you are going to donate money for Haitian earthquake victims, there are worse ways to do it than watching belly dancers, if you ask us.Luckily, the folks at Avant Garden in Montrose think along those lines, too, so you can enjoy and help out at the same time.Tonight there will be an Open Mic f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Pat Robertson: Has The Man Ever Been Wrong?

    The dust had barely settled in Port-au-Prince following Tuesday's 7.0 magnitude earthquake before opportunistic Jesus-bot Pat Robertson offered his take on the tragedy. Surely a prominent religious figure like Roberts could be counted on to offer words of comfort and solace for the thousands of vict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Answer an Urgent Appeal to Heal Haiti by Getting Some "Swagger"

    [Ed. Note: Please email any news of further music-related relief efforts to] Bobby Moon & Lil Flip - Swagger from AK Kurji on Vimeo. If you're looking for a way to contribute to the Haitian relief efforts, Houston-based international pop artist Bobby Moon is going to ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2005

    Reform School

    The College Dropout rethinks his stance on education in the year 2010

  • Film

    May 20, 2004

    Radio Free Haiti

    Jonathan Demme's documentary brings a joyful revolutionary to the screen