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Rodney Dangerfield

  • Film

    March 20, 2014

    Cheap Thrills Exposes Human Awfulness and Not Enough Else

    This spiky spitball soars, only to fall to earth before it ends.

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    JAMerica: Scene Reveals More Than Just Hippies and Noodling

    JAMerica: The History of the Jam Band and Festival Scene By Peter Conners Da Capo Press, 320 pp., $25.99 "Hippies and noodling are lazy signifiers tossed up to fill the vacuum of word-count deadlines," Peter Conners writes about the perceptions of "jam" bands in his new book JAMerica. And it's true ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    10 More Movies Kanye West Should Star In

    It seems Kanye West has got a bit of a movie boner as of late. He's been promoting the hell out of Yeezus, his new album, by projecting videos on buildings across the nation. He started out innocently enough, by attempting to project the music video for his Yeezus track "New Slaves" across underst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    10 Great Versions of "Wild Thing"

    "Wild Thing" may not be most-recorded song in history, but it's got to be up there. (It's not even in the Top 10, though, according to the UK's The Independent.) But when the version by the Troggs, whose singer Reg Presley died of cancer late Monday night, became a hit on both sides of the Atlantic ... More >>

  • Film

    January 31, 2013

    Aw, Nuts

    A brief history of movie characters getting whacked in the balls.

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Scarface: 10 Gift Ideas for H-Town's Finest

    It's Scarface's birthday, y'all. What, you didn't get him anything, either? Thank God. The humiliation of letting Houston's most lyrical, most respected and all-around best MC turn 42 without handing him something to unwrap was hitting us pretty hard, but since you dropped the ball, too, maybe we do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Eerily Familiar: KPRC, KTRK and KHOU Getting Dinged by Same AP Headline

    It was a pretty safe bet that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney would face what Rodney Dangerfield called a "tough crowd" at the NAACP annual convention being held at the George R. Brown Convention Center this week. Romney's platform of repealing Obamacare and tax cuts for the "job creators" ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Play It Again, Sam: 10 Artists & Comedians Signed To Casablanca Records

    Casablanca Records was a record company started by Neil Bogart -- no relation to the late legendary actor Humphrey Bogart, although Neil was a big Bogie enthusiast and admirer. In the 1970s, Casablanca Records was the go-to label for disco much like Death Row was the go-to place for gangsta rap in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    In Prog We Trust: Five Progressive Rock Bands You Hate, But Shouldn't

    There are some forms of music that struggle to find critical acclaim while others are loved by critics but universally dismissed by the public. Then, there is another group that, despite a loyal and sometimes massive cult following, are disliked by critics and everyday music fans alike. Meet prog-r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    The Top 25 Comedy Rap Songs Of All Time: Nos. 10-6

    ​Welcome to the top 10 greatest comedy rap songs. Some real winners have gone before (see 25-21 here, 20-16 here, and 15-11 here), but now we're getting to the tunes that are absolutely necessary to have. Get ready for some sharks, clowns, prime disses, and most of all a sorely missed comedy l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Six People Who Should Have Never Tried To Rap

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Top 5 Houston Restaurants Featured on the Food Network

    Photo by Robb WalshThelma's previous incarnation.​Houston may feel a little like Rodney Dangerfield when it comes to being recognized as a top culinary city -- we get no respect. But the Food Network has always shown Houston a little love. As early as 2003, shows on the Food Network were featu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Five Songs Classic Rock Radio Should Kill NOW

    ​Rocks Off is a prisoner of the airwaves. At home we can listen to just about anything we want thanks to the comforts of 24-7 satellite radio. Actually, we rarely tune in anything besides Outlaw Country, but that's another story. We can't bring the satellite receiver to work, where we spend th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Don't Start A Band, Unless You Can Sleep Through Hours Of Pointless Arguing

    ​ First and foremost, before we upset our fellow musicians, let's make one thing clear in case you didn't pick up on it from the last "Don't Start A Band" blog: We're all idiots. That includes us. If you have chosen to pursue the dream of rock stardom or, like us, just want to make good music for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Please Help Us Give Away This Live Nation "Club Passport" We've Been Sitting on for Way Too Long

    [Note: While we're on the subject of House of Blues shows, please note the Goodie Mob/Scarface concert scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 14.]www.drivebytruckers.com​Once again Rocks Off allowed ourselves to get distracted and nearly forgot we've got this Live Nation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    Q&A: Talking Naked Ladies and Sweaty Elvises with Caren Anderson and Carl Baldwin of Portland’s Velveteria and Black Velvet Masterpieces

    It is the Rodney Dangerfield genre of the art world: demeaned, dismissed and definitely not getting any respect with subject matter like crying Elvises, fang-bearing jungle panthers, Jesus with various apostles, and full-frontal nekkid Hawaiian girls. But for Caren Anderson and Carl Baldwin, there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008
  • Music

    January 19, 2006

    Rev. Billy C. Wirtz

    Thursday, January 19, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.

  • Music

    September 22, 2005

    Cre Cuts

    On the phone with the Mtley bunch

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Sparkling Waters

    Houston's heating up, but there are plenty of ways to cool down

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2005

    Jottin' Jocks

    Sports greats show off their signature moves

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Songs of Planet Krypton

    The Man of Steel's pop-culture appeal is inscribed in decades of lyrics

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2004

    Shooting the Puck

    High school camera crews score the big one: the Aeros' halftime show

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2004

    Family Man

    Christopher Titus turns dysfunctional into comical

  • Film

    July 22, 2004

    Meow Mixed

    Catwoman prompts both purrs and hisses

  • Calendar

    August 23, 2001

    The Hilarious B.I.G.

    Bruce Bruce may be nice, but not nice enough to let other comics steal his material

  • Culture

    February 15, 2001

    Hostage to the Devil

    Keith Reddin's mean and clever Synergy redefines the term "corporate takeover"

  • Culture

    December 21, 2000

    Twisp of the Tale

    When C.D. Payne stopped writing ad copy, he created a revolutionary teenage hero

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    The Empire Strikes Back

    The once-proud Rap-A-Lot rediscovers its fury with four new releases

  • Music

    June 4, 1998

    Flower Power

    A once-slumbering syndicated radio giant empties its vaults

  • Culture

    November 28, 1996
  • Film

    September 1, 1994

    Media Mad

    Combine TV, killing and crowds, and what do you have? Oliver Stone

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