Richmond (Virginia)

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Ridiculous, Tired Responses to Appeals Court Blow to Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    In what has become a "second verse, same as the first" kind of response, another appeals court upheld challenges to a states's ban on same-sex unions on Tuesday. In this case, it was Virginia's voter-approved ban that was shot down on pretty much the same grounds many others (Utah, Oklahoma) have be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Venomous Maximus Prepare For the Coming of the Firewalker

    If there's a more hotly anticipated album release from a Houston band penciled in for this year than Venomous Maximus' Firewalker, you can bet that it ain't gonna rock nearly as hard. The local metal faves have been working on new music since last year, doling out bits and pieces of the record at gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Houston Ranks Low in Health, Fitness Survey (But We're Better Than Dallas!)

    It might be all that BBQ, the late-night bar hopping, or the fact it just makes more sense to drive wherever you have to go (we really wish we had the adventurous spirit of you daily bicycle riders), but Houston recently ranked not too far from the bottom of the American Fitness Index. The report ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2014
  • Culture

    May 8, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Heaven Needed a Scumdog: Remembering GWAR's Dave Brockie

    If you never caught a GWAR show in the band's improbable 30-year reign, your failure is now officially complete. Dave Brockie, the often-hilarious, always-obscene front-thing better known to fans as Oderus Urungus, returned to the stars from whence he came early Sunday morning. He was 50. Though a ... More >>

  • Year End

    December 26, 2013

    Ringing in the New Year: The 2013 Houston Press New Year's Eve Guide

    Find out where to celebrate in the Bayou City.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Sugar Daddy Website Finds Houston 10th Most Trusting People in America

    Whenever someone publishes a "study" about anything, I'm immediately suspicious, particularly when that "study" is actually a survey of members of a website. But, when that "study" is about couples spying on one another AND it was put together by a website built to hook up women with "sugar daddies, ... More >>

  • News

    March 14, 2013

    Breaking Bad: Digital Drug Sales, Analog Drug Deaths

    The feds and a prosecutor say a Houston company selling synthetic drugs on the Internet is responsible for the deaths of teenagers in Minnesota and North Dakota.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    The Complete SXSW Overflow Festival 2013 Guide: Week 1, Part 2

    This year Rocks Off would like to help our readers get a handle on all the acts playing Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow Fest, and event that is longer than SXSW itself, with almost as many bands. There are nine nights left to go, and "season passes" are still available. See ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    College Football: National Signing Day 2013, A Decade Of Cautionary Tales

    Beginning bright and early Wednesday morning, 18-year-old football players far and wide will finalize in writing their plans on where they will ply their trade for the next three to five years, causing high blood pressure in adults three times their age coast to coast and dragging the fax machine in ... More >>

  • Film

    January 24, 2013

    Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Face Monsters

    Mama is less scary than a call from Mom.

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    "Rap Up" MC Skillz Talks Retiring, Ghostwriting and "Popcorn Music"

    Skillz may not be a household name, but he's had a crazy interesting career in hip-hop. He's shared the mike on a track with Dave Chappelle, written songs for some of rap's biggest names, and beefed with Shaquille O'Neal. Had YouTube existed in 2002, Skillz may have been one of the first viral sens ... More >>

  • News

    September 13, 2012

    Santa Muerte: Patron Saint of the Drug War

    Need help killing someone? Or cementing a drug deal? This may be the saint for you.

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Smooth: 10 Definitive Neo-Soul Tracks

    Nearly 12 years after the release of Voodoo, Michael Eugene Archer, better known for his stage name, D'Angelo, has emerged out of his self-imposed exile. After doing battle with drugs and alcohol for a decade, last week the singer kicked off a European tour entitled The D-Tour, for his first live pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Mosquitoes: A Tiny, Highly Annoying Musical History

    ​The Texans are in first place (for now), the Texas Rangers may become the Lone Star State's first-ever World Series champions tomorrow (ouch), and early voting for the November 8 mayoral/City Council election started Monday. The Houston Press Music Awards showcase is less than three weeks awa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    B L A C K I E's True Spirit Can't Be Faded On New LP

    Earlier this week, B L A C K I E gave away his LP, True Spirit and Not Giving a Fuck for free online. Soon after the announcement, the "definitive underground music blog" got a hold of the album and put it on the site, giving B L A C K I E the title of the aggro-noise rap pioneer. Rock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Top 5 Weed-Inspired Album Titles

    ​Moments ago, actually earlier this afternoon now, Rocks Off opened an envelope from Universal Music that turned out to contain young No Limit-affiliated rapper Curren$y's major-label debut, Weekend at Burnie's (Warner Bros.). We'll give you three guesses what the New Orleans native's primary ... More >>

  • Music

    May 19, 2011

    Raging Moderate

    Between Facebook rants, David Lowery juggles Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven and a solo project.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    GWAR Singer Vows To Swap Sex For Votes

    Marc BrubakerGWAR at Fun Fun Fun Fest, Waterloo Park, Austin, November 2010​What do you do when your band is up for a prestigious award against the likes of Rammstein, Iron Maiden and Megadeth? If you're GWAR front "man" Oderus Urungus, you promise to get up close and personal (very personal) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    NCAA Sweet Sixteen Central

    What the hell happened to Leslie Visser?​It's generally accepted that the first two full days of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament provide the greatest two-day watching/gambling/drinking/eating experience annually, for obvious reasons: 1. Whether by illness, approved vacation, or planned s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Top 9 Houston Restaurant Closings of the Decade

    Photo by emmiegrnThe Pig Stand, one of Houston's lost restaurants. Read about nine more of the most important restaurant closings of the decade below.​1. Maxim's Maxim's closed in January 2001. It was possibly the most influential restaurant in Houston's culinary history. It was the only upsca ... More >>

  • News

    October 8, 2009

    Ghost Riders

    In Houston, bicycling is known as a killer sport.

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Aftermath: The Revival Tour at Walter's on Washington

    l-r: Tim Barry, Chuck Ragan, Ben Nichols Photos by Craig Hlavaty The Revival Tour is the kind of tour that keeps little beer companies like Texas' own Lone Star in business. And it's no accident that, not even an hour into the show Monday night, the bar at Walter's ran out of bottles of the cheap h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    Sex and Death: Gulf Coast Oyster Roundup

    The cheapest place to eat oysters is in your backyard. Don't forget the Meyer lemons! Thanks to the cold weather, the local oysters are putting on an extra coat of fat and they are sweeter than ever. So where’s the best place to eat them? Unfortunately, the oyster happy hour at Danton’s on Mon ... More >>

  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Electric Avenue

    Is the future of the music business, or just another Web site?

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2003

    O Superwoman

    Groundbreaker Laurie Anderson says yes to Aurora

  • Music

    September 25, 2003
  • News

    February 27, 2003

    Private Playgrounds?

    Plus: Taking a Bow, War Fever, Race and the GOP

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Peace Signs

    Thirdgeneration activist Luchita Rodriguez and her friends find the missing rally bus and a fresh, family-style fight against war in Iraq

  • News

    January 2, 2003

    A Figure to Die For

    Community Health Systems cashed in big on the stomach stapling rage. It almost cost Kaye Parsley her life.

  • Music

    May 3, 2001

    Diarrhea of a Madman

    With the Experience, GWAR's Brockie examines the subtler nuances of bodily fluids

  • Music

    July 13, 2000
  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    Crimson Tide

    Alabama Thunder Pussy comes into town

  • Music

    July 9, 1998
  • News

    January 30, 1997

    The Great Land Grab

    A nonprofit "charity" is pursuing millions in taxpayers' money to redevelop the Fourth Ward. The question for Houston Renaissance is, charity for whom?

  • Music

    January 30, 1997