In the Mel Brooks movie Spaceballs, Dark Helmet (played by Rick Moranis) finds out the passcode to the shield guarding Druidia, a planet from which he intends to steal all the air, is "12345." When hearing it, he responds, "So the combination is... one, two, three, four, five? That's the stupidest c ... More >>
The B-52's are the quintessential alternative/New Wave/jam band. They can be both metaphorical and fun at the same time. However, what makes them different from other New Wave bands is that lead singer Fred Schneider provides a unique sprechgesang style to the genre. The band met after having a few ... More >>
In some alternate universe, the streets of Houston are currently bathed in Miller Lite, Reliant Stadium and every bar in town is a watch party, with even the homeless folks are wearing soiled Texans jerseys. But alas, our Houston Texans only made it into the second round of the playoffs, and here we ... More >>
A number of years ago, Rocks Off went to see Burt Bacharach perform with the Houston Symphony. We knew a little bit about his music and were familiar, or so we thought, with many of his bigger hits like "Do You Know the Way to San Jose," "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" and "What the World ... More >>
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you could input a bu ... More >>
This Canadian cult classic sets Hamlet in a brewery
The Flintstones, ahem, go back in time for prequel. Old cast opts to stay put.
Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet may be complete, but something's still a little rotten