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    March 10, 2014

    Bob Dylan's Star-Studded "Halftime Show" Gets Deluxe Treatment

    "Thanks Bob! Thanks for having Bob Fest!" Neil Young enthuses at one point during his set at the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert. And though methinks that the October 1992 show at Madison Square Garden paying tribute to the Bard of Hibbing was due more to the planning of Columbia Records than t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Save the Date: Houston Gets a Postcard From One Direction

    Amid the promotional blitz surrounding their new album Midnight Memories, Britain's One Direction -- currently the biggest band on the planet, boy or otherwise -- announced a summer 2014 stadium tour that includes an August 22 show at Reliant Stadium. The group's biggest tour to date, "Where We Are ... More >>

  • Film

    July 18, 2013
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    January 23, 2013

    Amorfa: The Best SNL Parody Commerical In a Long Time Lampoons Starbucks

    Starbucks satire has grown increasingly stale as Americans slip into quiet acquiescence to the fact that the omnipresent Starbucks stores are now as much a part of our landscape as stop signs. Even though the coffee giant closed 600 stores in 2008 and then another 300 stores in 2009, it's roared bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Web Extra: The Rebirth of Underground Rock

    I remember the first big boom in underground rock, because I was definitely not part of it. Instead, I was one of those kids for whom Nirvana's Nevermind (and their January 1992 Saturday Night Live appearance, in my case) kicked open the door to a much cooler musical world than the one I had been li ... More >>

  • Film

    August 9, 2012

    The Campaign

    Hijinks and f-bombs on the campaign trail.

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    The 10 Most Rocking Songs In Children's Entertainment

    Here's the thing about children's entertainment, it's designed to appeal not only to the lowest common denominator, but the toughest audience known to man. Don't believe me? Try playing your favorite song to a toddler, even something that is an acknowledged classic like the Pretenders' "I'll Stand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Missed Opportunities: 10 Musicians Who Turned Down Big Hits

    Have you ever had one of those moments where you thought to yourself, "Why did I do that?" or "Why did I turn that down?" Those kinds of moments happen to all of us. It's part of life, unfortunately. This happens all the time in the movie world, but you never seem to hear about it in the music worl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Question of the Week: Is the Pizza Boomerang a Real Thing?

    Caution: The video above is highly NSFW for reasons including but not limited to: a penis being cut off by a pizza boomerang in graphic detail. Watch at your own risk. Pizza Boomerang is the latest viral video making the rounds on YouTube and Twitter. (And, if your mom happens to have seen it, then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Black Keys Driving Their El Camino To Houston On April 24

    Photos By Craig HlavatyThe Black Keys ​The Black Keys, who are currently riding a wave of adulation in the wake of this month's brand new release El Camino, are set to hit Houston on April 24. This Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion date will be the group's second at the venue, the first being an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Eight Shows MTV, VH1 & BET Should Bring Back

    We live in a time where crappy reality television has taken over three of the networks that were once originally dedicated to music videos, artist interviews and delivering current events from the younger generation's perspective. With all the flack that MTV (Music Television) gets about not really ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Ask Me Anything: What Would You Ask Your Favorite Artist?

    "What do you love about music?" ​Part of the job here at Rocks Off - this daily Make-A-Wish kid circus - is talking to musicians and people in the musical know. One of the most fun parts of the job is booking an interview with an artist coming to town and cramming for a few days into the nook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    And now we leave you with your weekly allotment of Gosh Darned Handsome.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've decided to postpone our Eating Our Words George Bush Park Barbecue, Fireworks, and Oily Rags Extravaganza until further notice. We know, we were loo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    For Tyler Perry's Birthday, a Comprehensive History of Black Men in Drag

    That's a man, baby.​Happy birthday, Tyler Perry. The media mogul is celebrating his 41st with the news that he topped Forbes list of highest paid men in entertainment: Thanks to five movies he has cranked out over the past two years and two TV series, Perry earned $130 million between May 20 ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2011
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    May 19, 2011
  • Film

    May 12, 2011

    This Is a Man's World

    A comedy written by and starring women, Bridesmaids still screwed.

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    Oscar Night 2011: The Live Blog!

    ​We are only less than three hours out from bringing you live-blogging coverage, right here, of this year's Academy Awards, and we are more than excited to take you through the night for every win, loss, awful dress, awesome dress, foible, and foul-up Hollywood throws our way.

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm... What Does It Mean?

    Happy Birthday to Brad Roberts, lead singer of Canadian folk-pop group Crash Test Dummies, who turns 47 years old today. If you were alive in late 1993 and early 1994, you no doubt remember humming along to the Dummies' hit "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" from second album, God Shuffled His Feet. Roberts has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    "Monkey With Arthritis": Top 10 Cattiest Musician Insults

    ​Think of Tony Bennett and you'll probably picture the kindly older gentleman crooning "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" and any number of other pop standards, or perhaps the guy who upstaged Alec Baldwin as "Anthony Benedetto" (his birth name) on a 2006 episode of Saturday Night Live, turnin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Samurai Steak and Sushi

    ​I was excited to see that Samurai Steak and Sushi had opened at 5317 Bissonnet. Just the thought of rare steak and wasabi with a cold Asahi beer was getting me all worked up. When we walked in, the hostess greeted us with a big smile and promptly sat us behind the big, flat hibachi that soon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    ZZ Top Opening Tom Petty's Texas Dates

    Rocks Off has been sitting on this information pretty much all day, and after teasing you on Twitter all day, it feels so good to finally get it off our chests. That's it right up there in the headline, more or less - Houston's hometown boyz ZZ Top have been tapped "by special arrangement" (your gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Twilight: Eclipse And Other Promising Summer Soundtracks

    ​Summer isn't just the time to look forward to astronomically budgeted, noisy, overproduced blockbuster films, it's also the time to look forward to astronomically budgeted, noisy, overproduced blockbuster soundtracks. Is Graeme Revell still dicking around with ProTools? He is? Oh, super! Anyway, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Jimi Hendrix's Pyromania And 5 Other Great Moments In Instrument Destruction

    ​ We've all seen the famous footage of Jimi Hendrix humping, burning, and finally smashing his guitar to bits at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. What not many people realize is he initially performed this act of musical instrument immolation some months before, at the suggestion of writer Keith ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    The Week in TV: We Can Only Mock the Living

    ​It's almost Christmas, I'm tired of shopping, and I keep yelling "sharkfarts" at everyone. This was the week in TV Land: • Most of the major shows and networks were in repeats this week, which threw my viewing habits off a bit. It's not like I only watch the big four networks; in fact, I ... More >>

  • Music

    October 29, 2009
  • Music

    October 22, 2009

    Cap'n Kittens and Friends

    Whatever its name, Avant Garden is a cornerstone of bohemian Houston.

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    The Week In TV: Seriously. You Need to Watch Community

    I know you think the only event of note last week in TV Land was the sad departure of Tom DeLay from Dancing With the Stars. But Dazzle Me Dreamy's punk out was only the beginning. NBC canceled Southland, which is officially the first victim of uber-hack Jay Leno's primetime talk show. Granted, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 3, 2009

    Jay Mohr

    Last Comic Standing founder still finds time for the road

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    The Continuing Follies of AutoTune

    For the past six months, the music business has been aghast and/or enthralled with the AutoTune craze. There seems to be no stopping the phenomenon, which is now crawling into the public's brain at an alarming rate. No one seems to be immune to the 'Tune, with rappers Lil' Wayne and T-Pain seemingl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2008

    The Best Pop Culture Gifts of 2008

    There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who wear fake reindeer antlers during the Christmas season and those that don't. I am the former. What. You thought I would be the latter? Just because I love to make fun of crap? Honestly, what kind of pop culture writer would I be if I didn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Sam Houston Race Park Can't Stay Open, But It Can Make Great Commercials

    Sam Houston Race Park hasn't reopened since Ike damaged it (and some horse folks are muttering darkly that Ike didn't damage it as much as the tanking economy), but it has found something to celebrate.One of its TV ads has been chosen as one of the "Funniest Commercials of the Year" by TBS.TBS (appa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: Why the Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special Creeps Me Out

    In 1988, few things were as cool or innovative on Saturday mornings as Pee-Wee's Playhouse. Each week, we screamed the secret word, connected dots, watched old weird-ass cartoons and saw Saturday Night Live star Phil Hartman play a surly sea captain. The show was something five-year olds and hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Attention Passengers: Forget Bush Intercontinental, Here Are The Five Best Karaoke Movie Scenes

    If Buddha, Mohammed, and Jesus Christ joined hands and strolled down Westheimer turning automobiles into unicorns while singing "Blasphemous Rumors" I don't think it would get as much coverage as that infernal karaoke machine at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (including right here at Hair Ball ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2008

    Damon Wayans

    The star of In Living Color and Saturday Night Live is back onstage

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2008

    The Wedding Singer

    The Adam Sandler film comes to the stage, sans Sandler

  • Film

    April 24, 2008

    No Drama for Baby Mama

    Neither Tina Fey nor Amy Poehler seem the least bit invested in their surrogate mommy comedy

  • Music

    February 14, 2008

    Raheem DeVaughn

    Love Behind the Melody

  • Home Entertainment

    December 13, 2007
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    September 6, 2007
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    August 30, 2007
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    May 31, 2007

    DVDs

    Cannibal Corpse

  • Culture

    January 25, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    December 7, 2006
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    January 26, 2006
  • Calendar

    September 15, 2005

    Walking Paradox

    The dazzling Evita makes a stop in Houston

  • Calendar

    May 27, 2004

    Bears in Bed

    SNL writer T. Sean Shannon stands up for himself at the Laff Stop

  • Music

    November 13, 2003

    Mates of State

    Team Boo (Polyvinyl)

  • Film

    July 27, 2000

    No Laughing Matter

    Cheerleader proves that gay "recovery" therapy is still too controversial a subject for comedy

  • Calendar

    September 15, 1994
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