Every week, Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church sermons reach over seven million viewers across the world. The Second Baptist Church Houston, the largest Baptist church in the largest Baptist nation, hosts a weekly attendance pushing 25,000. The Woodlands Church -- pulling those from Humble, Katy, and Tom ... More >>
Stampeding Providence, R.I. noise-rock duo Lightning Bolt, a two-piece as loud as it is heavy, destroys an otherwise quiet Monday night at Fitzgerald's behind its forthcoming Load Records release, Oblivion Hunter, which the label describes as "amped-up and free, with an ear on the railroad tracks to ... More >>
It's 2 p.m. and Austin blues diva Lou Ann Barton is just downing her first cup of coffee of the day. Rocks Off admitted to her he was only on his second.
"We were recording last night, so I'm a little sluggish," says the Fort Worth native in her gravelly voice.
One of the masters of ceremony at t ... More >>
Earlier this month Travel and Leisure asked their readers to rank 35 American cities on the quantity and quality of their live music scenes, coffeehouses, microbrews, and independent boutiques. They also asked their readers to quantify more ineffable qualities such as the quirkiness of a city and h ... More >>
Photo by Marco TorresChavez on the attack. Ed Hocken: You sure know your boxing.
Lt. Frank Drebin: All I know is never bet on the white guy.
I'm not quite as ignorant of boxing as the late Leslie Nielsen. For example, I've watched most of the heavyweight title bouts (of the various sanctionin ... More >>
This Sunday will be 10 years since America was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. In that time, a lot of musical ground has been covered. Some artists mention that day only in passing, as Jay-Z and Alicia Keys do in "Empire State of Mind," but some have crafted songs about 9/11 itself.
Some of thes ... More >>
GroovehouseCoheed's Claudio Sanchez: Now auditioning bassists.Sometimes when Rocks Off interviews this musician or that one, we'll ask them what they do to kill time on the road. Some of them read, others take in the local sights if they have time, obviously a lot of them listen to music. The ... More >>
And they may just live in Houston.The Atlantic's blog has crunched some numbers from a recent gay survey and census data, and it's found that when it comes to raising kids, Houston's same-sex couples are near the tops in the nation.
The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area had the seventh-highest ... More >>
Providence, R.I., band Deer Tick may hail from "Up North" but their sound is purely steeped in grungey folk and rockabilly yelp. They, in fact, hear this description so much that the band has started to rebel against it by in fact upping the dosage on their new More Fuel For The Fire EP, which just ... More >>
Self-proclaimed king-of-rap Jay-Z unveiled his autumn tour schedule last week. The 26-date jaunt - which began Monday night in Chi-town and winds down just in time for Thanksgiving - will take Hovito all around the world, from New York to London to Kentucky to noise-rock haven Providence, R.I., t ... More >>
The most amazing thing in seeing the national tour of Fiddler on the Roof now at the Hobby Center is when 73-year-old Topol comes out on the stage at the start to huge applause and somehow keeps going for the next three hours -- singing and dancing as he plays Tevye, the poor Jewish father trying to ... More >>
Logo courtesy Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines is taking another step in its plan to stop being thought of as "that airline that flies only to airports no one's heard of."The airline announced today it will begin service soon to Boston's Logan Airport. Up to now, travelling to New England via So ... More >>