Red Sea

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Houston's 10 Gnarliest Mosh Pits of 2013

    Punks and metalheads don't always see eye to eye, but one commonality they can always high-five over is the predilection to batter one another senseless at every opportunity. Houston played host to countless shows and tours this year that forced fans to keep their knees bent and their elbows out if ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 24, 2013

    Aida Features A-List Talent Backed by B-Movie Sets and Costumes

    Production is flat, lifeless and sadly unremarkable.

  • News

    October 24, 2013

    All Systems Go: The Rockets Are Young, Focused and Ready to Compete

    Fun-loving, but hyper-competitive on the court, the Rockets are ready to deliver a new age in Houston basketball. Fans are ready for that, too.

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Best of iFest's First Weekend: The Wailers, Fatoumata Diarawa, etc.

    Forro In the Dark Fans expecting to hear gentle renditions of the lilting folk melodies of northeastern Brazil from Forro In the Dark were probably initially shocked, but ultimately awed, by the New York City quintet's high energy and relentlessly rhythmic live set. The group played both days of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    The Devil You Know: The Real Meanings Behind Demonic Band Names

    I'm here to do two things, talk about band names and further the cause of Satan. And I'm all out of... Oh, wait, no. I've got plenty of both. Awesome! Let's get started. Lots of bands, mostly metallic but not always, decide that they're going to up the edge factor on their existence by adopting the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Friday Night: Bury the Crown, Skeleton Dick and More at Fitzgerald's

    Gathering the tribes of Houston's local punk, metal and hardcore fans together for one wild night is no easy task, particularly on a busy weekend of live music. Throwing a free extravaganza of loud, aggressive sounds at Fitzgerald's is a good way to start, however. Ten bands unleashed a wide varie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    The Meaning of Matzoh

    The Jewish holiday of Passover starts tonight. Passover celebrates the Jews escaping Egypt and God smiting the cruel pharaoh in the process. Passover is also called "The Festival of Unleavened Bread." According to the Torah, God sent ten plagues, punishing the pharaoh for not listening to Moses a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    Brinson's "Tebowin'" Puts Christianity Under Center

    Rocks Off is fascinated by Tim Tebow for the simple fact that he is one of the most divisive figures we have seen in the last decade. He parts the Red Sea of public opinion, like Obama does the U.S. House of Representatives.  One doesn't need to live in Denver to understand this. Simply, scro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Chicken and Religion at the House of Blues

    ​When the House of Blues rolled out their World Famous Gospel Brunch buffet shortly after they opened in downtown Houston, I was eager to try it. Then I heard about massive lines and long food waits, and I was scared off. But when I got the opportunity to go this past weekend, I figured the hy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Mayalino And Chingo Bling Square Off On Twitter

    "Fuck it. If they want to use this shit against me in trial, I don't give a fuck, nigga. As long as the nigga got his head blown off, I'm happy." - Mayalino, "187" ​"Deporting All WetWacks" (Houston Press, May 27, 2010) turned out to be a controversial piece of work, to say the least. The fal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Chris Johnson: Time To Move Him Up From Round Rock

    A mistke...admit it. ADMIT IT​Before I go further, I first want to congratulate Houston Astros GM Ed Wade for ignoring Pat Burrell.Burrell was recently released by the Tampa Bay Rays, and over the weekend he signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants. I want to congratulate Wade ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 24, 2009

    Jo Koy

    The joke's on him

  • Culture

    March 19, 2009
  • Film

    December 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    Mail Call: What's in the Crate?

    It's one of God's little jokes that no matter how hard we try, we really can only do one thing at a time. Certain tasks always seem to get relegated to the back burner, and for Rocks Off, for some reason, it's the mail. I think it has something to do with believing that as long as you don't open a b ... More >>

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    Wretched Excess

    Sludge, spread across the land, makes some people vomit and others very rich

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    Outside the Box

    In keeping with the Halloween spirit, we bring you the tale of George Russell, who buries people in cardboard on his property. Welcome to his neighborhood.

  • Film

    May 13, 2004

    Big Fat Greek Bloodletting

    Brad's ripped and The Iliad's shredded in the scintillating spectacle Troy

  • Film

    May 22, 2003

    Power Play

    Jim Carrey goes from physical to metaphysical comedy in Bruce Almighty

  • Music

    November 21, 2002

    Mud Boy

    Chris Robinson decides to Crowe it alone with an earthy new band

  • Dining

    June 14, 2001

    The Thais That Bind

    A culinary trip down the Mekong

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    God Only Knows

    Dismembered bodies. Gold booty and an ex-con's grudge. A trial rips into the mysteries of the disappearance of atheist icon Madalyn Murray O'Hair.

  • Film

    December 17, 1998

    Exodus Lost

    Prince of Egypt goes wrong with Good Book rewrites

  • Dining

    April 30, 1998
  • News

    December 12, 1996
  • Film

    March 16, 1995

    A Cultural Question

    Jewish Worlds is back after two years. It should have waited a third.