Today Rocks Off continues our discussion with Concrete Blonde's bassist/lead vocalist Johnette Napolitano. Part One of our interview can be found here. The band will perform at Fitzgerald's this Sunday, October 30, with Girl In a Coma. RO: In talking about cultural differences between Amer ... More >>
From The Smoking Gun22-year-old Lucas Henderson allegedly used his computer powers for evil.There's been a rash of South-on-East-Coast fraud lately, in which residents from small Texas towns have effectively duped fancy New York firms. Remember April's scamster of the month Andy Surface, the ... More >>
We're barely a month into the fall TV season and have already lost three new network shows. My Generation, the show that was to catch us up on a group of high school graduates ten years after the fact (and presumably set to the music of The Who) pulled a Keith Moon after two episodes. Lone St ... More >>
And all that glitters — including Avatar — isn't gold.
There's no nice way to say this, so Friday Night Noise will just say it: MySpace is not enough, and if you are at all serious about making music and serious about building an audience of fans/listeners (be it 500 or 5,000 or 50,000 or 5 million) - and by "you," FNN doesn't just mean noisers, we m ... More >>
We knew it would happen, we just didn't know it would take so long. The so-called Texas music (and right-wing) lunatic fringe has finally located us and zeroed in on Lonesome, Onry and Mean. They've got their self-righteous gun-nut editorial Uzis a-blazin' like a shootout at the OK Corral over o ... More >>
Oh, 2006. Long lost 2006. The Golden Age of MySpace. Remember MySpace? That social networking site you logged into obsessively before the advent of Facebook and after Friendster's demise? Where Microsoft Paint made a fourth-quarter comeback in the image editing (and annotating) arena? Where b ... 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. Here at Rocks Off we’ ... More >>
The Kyoto Accord began the race to halt global warming. On its tenth anniversary, why are we barely past the starting gate?
Breathe easy, Simpsons fans
The Devil Wears Prada slaps the latest duds on an infamous fashion editor
Hollywood goes Texan at the South By Southwest Film Festival and Conference
Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year
Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has guts, all over the floor
Trio is the network where great shows go to die, and so much more
Meet The New Guy, same as the old guy
The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse
Powderfinger has conquered the Fatal Shore. Is America next?
The Chronicle's publisher gives a pep talk, and looks to expand
When Fox-TV canceled American High, the network hit a new low
Astros losing more than just games
Being John Malkovich pulls all the right strings
Narcissism drives Warren Beatty into the 'hood
Most of Tomorrow Never Dies lacks the wit and inventiveness of the best Bond