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  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    L.A. Rockers 7Horse Have a Thing For H-Town

    For two battle-hardened rock and roll road dogs who spent two decades touring the world as the rhythm section for dada (1992 MTV hit "Dizz Knee Land"), Joie Calio and Phil Leavitt of emerging power duo 7Horse could not be happier with the results and reach of their first album, Let the 7Horse Run. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    MLB Trade Deadline: Fake Trades Overshadow Real Trades

    If you live in Houston, there's a decent chance you didn't notice that the MLB trade deadline yesterday was pretty damn awesome. With 12 trades involving a total of 37 players, with the defending World Champions among the key sellers, with the Oakland A's looking to corner the market on starting pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Are The Raiders Aware They Traded For Matt SCHAUB?

    In sports talk radio, there is a running joke about the "Matts." The Matts are a gaggle of NFL starting (or recently starting) quarterbacks that coincidentally all fall somewhere between, like, 10th and 45th among quarterbacks in terms of their perception around the league. It's a huge chunk of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Summer Of Johnny II: Hall of Famers Not A Fan Of Johnny Football

    Johnny Manziel's last two summers, the one we are in now and his post-Heisman summer of 2013, have not been drastically different in terms of extracurricular activity. Lots of travel, lots of booze, lots of really good looking women, and plenty of Instagram moments, some fairly innocuous and some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Raucous Crowd, Latino Stars Enliven El Tri Watch Party

    "A que venimos? A TRIUNFAR!!!" -- Piolín Piolín's Jugada Musical feat. Gabriel Iglesias and Intocable House of Blues June 17, 2014 When you interview someone who talks for a living, keeping him or her on topic is about as easy as winning the World Cup. In other words, it can take what seems like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Adios, Casey Kasem: Keep Reaching For the Stars

    "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars." It's good advice that was delivered weekly for dozens of years by Casey Kasem. The radio personality, whose American Top 40 countdown was a pop-culture fixture for more than 40 years, passed away on Father's Day at the age of 82. You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Overly Sensitive Howard Stern Calls Jeff Van Gundy a "Douche Bag"

    Anybody who has watched Jeff Van Gundy broadcast an NBA game knows that over-the-top, borderline overreaction to certain ancillary aspects of the game (maybe a minor rules interpretation or the antics of a mascot) are part of his "gimmick," if you will. If Jeff Van Gundy were a heel WWE manager, pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Outlaw Book Takes Wild Ride with Waylon, Willie & the Boys

    Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris and the Renegades of Nashville By Michael Streissguth It Books, 304 pp., $26. A recent Rolling Stone cover story on Johnny Depp was titled "An Outlaw Looks at 50." To what extent that a multimillionaire movie actor who won the genetic lottery could be viewed as an "outl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    New Orleans Braces For Super Bowl XLVII Onslaught As Future Of The Game Is Debated

    Excited tension hung heavy in the air in New Orleans on Monday evening as the coming Super Bowl XLVII super-storm of tourist dollars began to filter into town. Most streets downtown near convention center are already cordoned off. There are NFL banners blanketing the city. The Mercedes-Benz Superd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Rocks Off's 10 Best Musical Discoveries of 2012

    The thrill of discovering freshly minted treasure or a previously unheralded favorite is one of the main reasons music writers get into this racket in the first place; every so often it can make wading through the ocean of crap mediocrity that is pop music worthwhile. Rocks Off asked our contributor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    5 New Careers For Failed Reality Show Star Mitt Romney

    The man above lost the election last night, and now that he no longer has dinners, fundraisers, parties, or babies to kiss, he needs something to do. He's sewn his wild political oats and now he must find his way in this brave new world of his. And ours. He needs a new career away from politics, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Third Day's Mac Powell Makes Hard Country Turn

    While they were on tour behind 1987's The Joshua Tree, U2 -- either homesick and looking for fun, bored or legitimately curious to see if the people who showed up that early would recognize them -- booked themselves as their own opening act on the Los Angeles, Indianapolis and Hampton, Va. stops und ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Fiskadoro, BT, Hickoids, The 71's, Etc.

    Patently unclassifiable locals Fiskadoro ("post-punk"... maybe?) welcomes synth-punk act mnttaB all the way from Melbourne, Australia to notsuoH Friday night. Check out mnttaB's Bandcamp page; it's definitely the closest you'll get to seeing Suicide in Houston (this weekend anyway... we hear Suicide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    4 Reasons Why Old Albums Are Now Outselling New Ones

    So here's an interesting fact: according to Nielsen Soundscan, older catalog albums have officially overtaken brand-spanking-new albums in sales for the first time since Soundscan has been keeping track. That's only since 1991, but it's probably safe to say that this is the first time such a thing h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Top 5 Ways EDM Is Now Mainstream

    1997 provides us with an interesting cautionary tale about the pursuit of the next big thing and how it doesn't always play out the way we expect. From MTV's Year In Rock: Music fans were restless, record sales were stagant... Then, a new music emerged... one that captivated listeners, created new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've decided to take up veganism and bowhunting on the same day. Contradictastic! We started the week off right with a look at some choice bits, and that's a great list, but I'd humbly like to add one: the cup or so of utterly shat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Sex and Spacemen: The Weirdest Christmas Songs We Could Find

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayI want to believe.​Just the other day, Rocks Off sat at the computer, blank-faced and still, the cursor blinking uninterrupted. See, normally at this time of year, we come up with a list of depressing Christmas songs. This year, though, there was a proble ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Former Texan QB Rex Grossman Declares Himself The Starter For A Team He's Not Signed With

    He's not called the Sex Cannon for nothing​Let me preface what I'm about to say by saying that I like Rex Grossman. Kind of like pizza or midgets, he's always struck me as a clear "any time you add him to the current scenario, the atmosphere improves" kind of guy -- as long as the "current sc ... More >>

  • News

    May 12, 2011

    Pet Sounds

    Animal psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick hears voices - the dog and cat kind.

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Slideshow on Demand: You Make the Call

    chemistryland.comRocks Off loves to put together musical slideshows, and if the response to a few of our recent ones is any indication (hi, Digg!), you like them too. Album covers are an almost inexhaustible resource that are always fun to look at and can be grouped together any number of ways. So l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    The Best Wrestler Theme Songs of All Time

    With Wrestlemania in town for its 25th anniversary, Rocks Off thought we could take a little stroll down memory lane and relive some of the WWE's best wrestling theme songs. Nowadays, the WWE can afford to purchase the rights to slick, well-produced songs by popular music acts such as Saliva, Our L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Can't Get It Out of My Head: David Allan Coe's "Whips and Things" (NSFW)

    That lovable scamp Mojo Nixon just played this song on his Sirius XM Outlaw Country shift, and now only God knows when Rocks Off is going to be able to scrub his mind clean of "Pussy-Eatin' Pamela," "Suck-'em Silly Shirley" and a few others he can't bring himself to type. And, in case you are d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    U2 Lace Up Their Dirty "Boots"

    Among, you know, a few other things, the past 24 hours have been the start of a very, very big year for the band Rocks Off affectionately refers to as the Best Band Ever. U2 appeared alongside Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, "One" pal Mary J. Blige and many more as Barack Obama's opening acts at y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Aftermath: Robert Earl Keen at House of Blues; Dash Rip Rock at the Continental Club; Hayes Carll at Warehouse Live

    Photos: Hayes Carll/ Craig Hlavaty; Dash Rip Rock, Robert Earl Keen/ Chris Gray On their 1996 self-titled debut LP, Hee Haw-loving Nashville ironists BR5-49 cut a song called "Little Ramona (Gone Hillbilly Nuts)." Anyone who has read either the paper or this site in the past few weeks will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Turning the Screw: Promise Pseudo, Soulja Boy, Scarface, Rick Rubin, Akon, T.I., Doug E. Fresh, the Bee Gees and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "Sunny," Promise Pseudo Wire To Wire We disliked Soulja Boy, and then we read this Scarface inte ... More >>

  • Music

    December 4, 2008
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