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  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Top Five Totally Legit Porn-Star Music Videos

    So apparently actor Jonah Falcon is packin' heat in his pants. No, we're not talking about the kind of heat that the NRA and Ted Nugent endorse -- this is not that kind of blog. We mean packing heat in more of a "huge cock" kind of way. Unfortunately for Falcon, his 13.5 inches of man-meat can be ... More >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2013

    The New Crusaders

    TSU restarts its jazz program, tapping into the talents of the fabled Joe Sample and kids looking for a place to play.

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Here's the Lowdown: The Boz Scaggs Interview, Part 1

    From his earliest records and concerts to his most recent discs and tours with buddies Michael McDonald and Donald Fagen as the Dukes of September, Boz Scaggs has always shown a reverence for music history. That's especially true for the old blues and R&B tunes he'd hear wafting over the airwaves fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Modern Video Vixen Molly Kerr Gives Philco Fiction Wings

    Earlier this year I discovered Steve Hogarth & Richard Barbieri's song "Naked," and that was a boon because it is an incredible tune that you should not hesitate to add to your iPod. More than that, I discovered a hauntingly beautiful music video starring a young Australian actress named Molly Kerr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Florida's Abiotic Keeps Death (and Death Metal) Alive

    It's not really possible to discuss death metal without bringing up the state of Florida. In the early '90s, Floridians Morbid Angel, Deicide, Obituary and Death ravaged the underground with a twisted new evolution of metal that would eventually spread across the globe. In the intervening decades, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    5 Badass Custom Guitars (That Can Be Used For Murder)

    You would think that guitar players could be content shredding awesome solos while holding one of the most worshipped musical instruments on the planet. Jim Morrison certainly didn't give head to Ray Manzarek's organ on stage. No sir, he went down on the all time greatest phallic symbol this side of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Lou Ann Barton: Austin Blues Queen Is Working Her Butt Off

    It's 2 p.m. and Austin blues diva Lou Ann Barton is just downing her first cup of coffee of the day. Rocks Off admitted to her he was only on his second. "We were recording last night, so I'm a little sluggish," says the Fort Worth native in her gravelly voice. One of the masters of ceremony at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Ten Cruises We'd Rather Take Than the KISS Kruise

    ​Imagine a vacation where made-up members of your favorite glam rock band wander the decks of a cruise ship. Does that sound like heaven on earth? Well, glam boy, you're in luck as the second annual (yes, they've done one before this) KISS Kruise sets sail this October featuring that cuddly '7 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    WhoMadeWho: It's Time To Get Some Real Problems

    ​The latest video on our exchange program with Mick Cullen at Subterranean Radio brings us a Danish band called WhoMadeWho. Hopefully the picture up there has already eliminated any AC/DC reference points your brain might have been attempting, because WhoMadeWho is so far on the other side of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Top 10 Houston Breakout Acts Of 2010

    ​These ten Houston artists opened our eyes and made us roll off the couch or out of the cubicle to go see them this year, health or sleep be damned. Craig's Hlist's two favorite things are sleeping and drinking, and thankfully these bands play where alcohol is served. It's been a fun year so ... More >>

  • Music

    December 2, 2010

    German Shepherd

    Johnny Falstaff is a honky-tonk translator.

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    A Royal ABBA Salute And Other Scandinavian Musical Delights

    Photos by Brittanie SheyThe Royal Band outside Stockholm Palace​Välkommen from Scandinavia! More specifically, Gothenburg, Sweden, the country's "second city" and home to some of Rocks Off's favorite bands from recent years, including El Perro Del Mar, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives and The Knif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    V-Zilla is Houston's Hip-Hop Monster on the Mike

    ​ "The reason I want to be alone, is I'm tired of all the things that went wrong that would've went right if I had did 'em on my own." - Nas That quote is perfect for this story because Victor Gurrola, Jr., aka V-Zilla, was once the best rapper the world had ever seen who wasn't known by his own c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    He Said She Said: Music From the Past Decade of Our Lives, Part 2

    ​ She Said remembers being a little kid, thinking to herself, In the year 2000, you're going to be 20 YEARS OLD. Thinking of how old that would feel like and how far away it seemed. In truth, She Said feels no different today than she did ten years ago, but one look at her musical tastes over the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Friday Night Noise: The Best Noise Recordings of 2009

    Megafauna​ Not counting today, there are roughly 13 or 14 shopping days left until Christmas. In that spirit, this week's Friday Night Noise offers a rundown of the best ten noise recordings issued (or re-issued) in 2009 so that you, dear reader, can hook friends, family and despised co-workers up ... More >>

  • Music

    July 24, 2008

    2008 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

    A preview of the 60 bands and five DJs that are taking over downtown this weekend

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008
  • Culture

    March 22, 2007

    Heartbreak House

    This radiant production is a Shavian dream come true

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    GWAR Heroes Electro Grrl

    Flying filth will never go out of style with these guys around

  • Film

    June 8, 2006

    The Long Good-bye

    Garrison Keillor's Prairie makes a fine pasture for Altman

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    They Did What?

    The top WTF moments of 2005

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    The Return of the Houston Kid

    Rodney Crowell comes back to town with yet another great album under his belt

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum

    Christmas is the weirdest time of the year. Who better to musically document the season than John Waters?

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Merritt Badge

    Humor is in the i of the beholder for fans of the Magnetic Fields

  • Music

    January 29, 2004
  • Calendar

    August 21, 2003

    Long Shot

    Are the odds against the Bellamy Brothers' cheesy country-pop?

  • News

    May 29, 2003

    Film Buff

    The naked truth about why Houston isnt the third coast

  • Music

    February 13, 2003

    Stewed, Screwed and Tattooed

    Getting Down and Dirty with a quintet of Houston rock purists

  • Music

    April 19, 2001

    Emerald Bayou

    The Irish take center stage at the 2001 Houston International Fest

  • Dining

    June 22, 2000

    Mudbugs: The Dirty Truth

    The dirt on crawfish

  • Dining

    June 3, 1999

    Fast Start

    Carl Lewis's new "world-beat grille" is aiming for a place in the record books

  • Music

    January 4, 1996

    His Generation

    The Hates' leader may be the last of Houston's original punks

  • Music

    December 28, 1995

    Home with the Blues

    Joe "Guitar" Hughes has never strayed far from the town that gave him his sound

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