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RadioShack Corporation

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Places You Didn't Think You'd Miss Until They Were Gone: RadioShack Shuttering 1,100 Stores

    There are 35 RadioShack stores in the Houston. Would you miss them if they were gone? RadioShack, despite a massive re-branding effort over the last year, announced on Tuesday it would be closing 1,100 of its 4,000 retail outlets due to poor earnings. The electronics store has been operating at a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    15 Odd Christmas Gifts For Musicians

    Note: Rocks Off originally published this blog in November 2011 and people keep looking at it, so we figured we might as well put it back at the top of our queue. Call it a holiday tradition. As the timeless tale of the Little Drummer Boy reminds us, there is no greater gift than the gift of music. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Visitor's Guide: 7 Things We Don't Want You to See When You Come to Houston

    Last week, many were surprised -- some even perplexed -- to see our beloved city on the annual New York Times list of places to visit in 2013. Houston was number seven on a list of 46 that included Rio, Amsterdam, Singapore, Hawaii's Big Island, Oslo, Bangkok and Paris. Yes, we were on a "must visit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2012

    Christmas Past: 15 Odd Christmas Gift Ideas for Musicians

    While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared November 21, 2011. As the timeless tale of the Little Drummer Boy reminds us, there is no greater ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Business as Usual at Music Town CDs & Records, Since 1979

    When James May unlocks the doors to Music Town each day at noon, his little shop on Stuebner Airline across from Klein High School is mainly filled with CDs, new and used vinyl and an enormous amount of cassettes. When he first opened the shop in 1979, the sign actually said "Music Town Records and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Reader's Poll: The Compact Disc Turns 30

    This week the compact disc turned 30 years old, and will no doubt spend it drinking with friends and wondering where the time went and lamenting the fact that they haven't gotten married yet. Few people know that the first commercial CD produced was Billy Joel's 1978 release 52nd Street, an album ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    15 Odd Christmas Gift Ideas for Musicians

    ​As the timeless tale of the Little Drummer Boy reminds us, there is no greater gift than the gift of music. But what about those on your Christmas list who already have plenty of music in their lives? Buying gifts for musicians is no easy task -- most of them already own the entire Rush disco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Rayond Wilson II: Three Life Sentences For East Texas Trailer Park Bloodbath

    Photo courtesy Angelina County JailRaymond Wilson II ​Back in December, Hair Balls brought you the story of an East Texas trailer park murder spree that left two women and one man dead. Late last week the accused in the case -- 46-year-old Raymond Wilson II -- took a plea deal granting him three ... More >>

  • Film

    June 10, 2010

    Silence of the Lambs

    Up the mountain one last time with Sweetgrass. Anthropomorphized sheep need not apply.

  • Music

    December 10, 2009

    Wolf Like Me

    Chris Manak's metamorphosis into label boss, benefactor and video-mixing party DJ Peanut Butter Wolf.

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Houston Companies Don't Do Too Badly In Survey Of Gay-Friendly Workplaces

    ​The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has issued its latest rankings of how businesses treat their gay and lesbian employees, and things look a little better than last year.The report gave 305 businesses a top score of 100 this year; that's an increase from last year's 260. Eleven of the top 20 Fo ... More >>

  • Music

    May 22, 2008
  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Stingaree Music Festival

    Hayes Carll hosts a sandy shindig in a reverse hurricane

  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    Les George Leningrad

    Les George Leningrad performs Friday, November 17, at The Proletariat, 903 Richmond, 713-523-1199.

  • News

    April 21, 2005

    Lowering the Boom

    Not all Houstonians revel in our God-given right to be loudly obnoxious

  • Music

    February 3, 2005

    Mama's Got a Brand-New Bag

    Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings carry old-school funk into the new millennium

  • Dining

    February 5, 2004
  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Lance in Space

    Coming soon to a TV near you: hardbodies in zero-G

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    Flashing Lights

    The HISD police officer was supposed to be there to protect children. Instead, he raped a 17-year-old and said it was her fault. And HISD says it bears no blame at all.

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Plugged In

    Like little Energizer bunnies, electric-car proponents keep going and going and going

  • Culture

    October 5, 2000

    Two Steps Back

    Contemporary dance stumbles in its sixth annual showcase at Miller

  • Dining

    August 10, 2000

    Oh, the Noise, Noise, Noise

    Eating out can be hazardous to your hearing

  • Music

    April 8, 1999

    Boogie Nights

    Music, a Houston DJ andthe lure of Austin

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