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    December 20, 2013

    It Could Be a While Before We See Garth Brooks Here

    Without question, one of the music's biggest sweepstakes in the weeks and months to come will be speculation on Garth Brooks' impending tour, his first since more or less retiring in 2001. But with his children about to leave the nest and his four-year residency at Las Vegas' Wynn Resort almost up, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    King Kong Song: 10 Songs for the Giant Ape's 80th Anniversary

    One of the big hits at this summer's box office was Pacific Rim, a movie about giant mechs fighting giant monsters. It owes a lot to Japanese cinema, of course, but it wouldn't exist at all without the influence of one classic American film: 1933's King Kong. Hard to believe, but its been 80 years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    The Rice Hotel Speakeasy: Houston Music During Prohibition

    Note: This is Part 2 in a series that timelines through bits of the first century of Houston's nightlife until about the start of what was found to be Houston's oldest running bar. The Rice Hotel (now the Post Rice Lofts) is located where the first capital of the Republic of Texas once stood. The R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    UPDATED: Free Press Summer Fest Wants Longer Hours, Possibly Another Day

    UPDATE (Monday, 1:15 p.m.:): adds comments from FPSF's Omar Afra. Free Press Summer Festival has decided it wants to grow. Earlier today, the popular Houston outdoor music festival -- which drew an estimated 81,000 people to Eleanor Tinsley Park this past June, the first sellout in its five-year h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    The Best Things We Overheard at ACL Fest This Weekend

    Angelica Leicht and Marco Torres report back with the most outrageous sound bites they overheard at Weekend 1 of the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival. "I think Bigfoot just copped a feel!" "Um, these guys are a little bit weird..." -- a very confused chick to her very confused boyfriend du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Franz Ferdinand at House of Blues, 10/4/2013

    Franz Ferdinand House of Blues October 4, 2013 Forty-five minutes into Friday night's show at House of Blues, as the band wrapped up "Can't Stop Feeling," Franz Ferdinand performed one of the most energetic jam sessions I've ever seen. As the crowd's dull roar grew louder and more boisterous, so t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    A Tropical Evening With Buena Vista Social Club

    El Social Club de Buena Vista, or the Buena Vista Social Club, is a collection of the best representatives of Cuban music ever to be exported from the island nation 90 miles south of Florida. Back in the year 2000, a documentary following guitarist Ry Cooder into Cuba won an Academy Award, exposing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Texans-Ravens: The 10 Best Rapper Tweets From a Shitty Game

    All bad— slim thug (@slimthugga) September 22, 2013 Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of the people who like them are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media. One of those forms of social media is ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Volbeat & HIM at Bayou Music Center, 9/19/2013

    The Rock Allegiance Tour feat. Volbeat, HIM Bayou Music Center September 19, 2013 "If I'm walking around onstage and it looks like I shit my pants, it's because I got new boots," Michael Poulsen told the crowd, lifting his right foot high into the air for fans to see. Behind him, an American-flag b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    10 Houston Acts You Should Be Listening To

    Did you know that Football, etc., a Houston band with a very low profile in the local music scene, has more than 4,000 Facebook likes? This is because the emo-rock trio, which moved to Houston from New Jersey about five years ago, is being played on college-radio stations across the country thanks t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Introducing Debønair Lounge, Houston's Newest R&B Hotspot

    The last thing you want to encounter on a Monday night is a buzzkill. For years now, Houstonians have figured the best way to cure whatever kind of funk Monday brings is with a drink and some form of entertainment. It may be football, it may be an atmosphere of unique and interesting people -- whate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Yes, Indeed! Fest vs. Vanilla Ice at Halftime: Everybody Wins

    It should go without saying: there are music events, and then there are events which may be enhanced by the added element of music. This weekend in Houston, a pair of offerings illustrated this point quite vividly. Saturday's Yes, Indeed! festival in the Warehouse District was the former -- a music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    One Grumpy Editor. Houston's No. 1 Hit Music Station. All Damn Day.

    Generally I become more and more skeptical about what's "hot." This is also known as "getting older" or, to paraphrase Chris Rock, not wanting to be the old guy in the club. But for me that skepticism has always come with a certain morbid curiosity about what makes some songs so popular and why. Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: You(genious), Party Crasher Turned Musical Auteur

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? He calls himself The Misf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Five Acts You Didn't Know Have New Albums Out This Month

    So far 2013 has been marked by a considerable amount of comebacks. Some have made a bigger splash than others; we saw a new Black Sabbath album LP explode while the new Deep Purple floundered. We saw pop explosions from Fall Out Boy and Justin Timberlake, while while a new Kanye West album met with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Sibling Revelry: Houston's Bands of Brothers and Sisters

    It's not unusual for siblings to be in bands together. The Beach Boys, Jackson Five, Heart, Radiohead... the list goes on and on. Brothers and sisters have regularly joined forces to create incredible music. One kid finds a musical niche and his or her siblings voluntarily follow. Or, the group is o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: "Reflektor" Party, Rhett Miller, Raekwon, etc.

    "Reflektor" Listening Party Cactus Music, September 9 According to early reports, Arcade Fire's first album in three years sounds more "contemparary" than the band's previous work, which can be a little on the furrowed-brow side. (Though not always, as in "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Five Houston Concerts You Should Avoid This Fall

    Friday Rocks Off brought you 15 of our choices for shows you shouldn't miss this fall. Now the worm has turned. Imagine Dragons Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion, September 26 I can't be the only person who feels a little overwhelmed by Imagine Dragons' extreme overnight success, can I? I mean, I g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Dr. John at Miller Outdoor Theatre, 9/7/2013

    Dr. John Miller Outdoor Theatre September 7, 2013 Happy birthday, Miller Outdoor Theatre. This year the Hermann Park amphitheater marks its 90th year of providing all manner of cultural offerings for the low cost of absolutely free, said to be the largest program of its kind in the nation. But mun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    New Arcade Fire Single, "Reflektor," Coming to Cactus Music Monday

    It's not unexpectedly declassified CIA documents, but information about Arcade Fire's upcoming album might be the music world's equivalent. Rumors have been swirling around the imminent follow-up to the partially Woodlands-spawned band's Grammy-winning 2010 LP The Suburbs for weeks, and Arcade Fire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    10 Things In Music More Exciting Than Miley Cyrus

    Hey everyone, can I ask a question? Are we sick of Miley Cyrus yet? No? Oh, okay. The fact is that for some reason people can't seem to get enough of this girl shaking her ass on TV. That's fine and all, but it's a shame for all the true artists out there who are pouring their hearts into real, cre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    50 States of Song Part 2: Hawaii to Maryland

    When I was in third grade I learned all 50 states in alphabetical order thanks to a catchy tune. Now I'm hoping to stick that bit of trivia just in time for the new school year by celebrating each state with an appropriate song all this week. A Classic Education, "We Can Always Run to Hawaii" I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    25 More Legendary Houston Music Venues

    When Rocks Off published our choices for "Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues" back in July, we knew all along there would be a Part 2. We just didn't know how many were left. Today, after excavating the memories of 25 more, we're still probably not done. Please let us know what else we missed, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Rocks Off 100: Melane Gutierrez, The Coffin Queen

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who: 13 Black Coffins is a band that has al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: The Illegal Wiretaps, Listening to You

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? A long way from Edward Snowden's favor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    HPD vs. Hippies: The Day San Francisco Acid-Rock Stormed the Sam Houston Coliseum

    Imagine a bill where California country-rockers the Byrds are the opener on a four-band bill. On October 5, 1969 at the Sam Houston Coliseum, Roger McGuinn and company twanged and pounded their way through a set that included most of their hits including "You Ain't Going Nowhere," "Mr. Tambourine Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    At Age 15, Watching 50 Cent Upstage Jay Z In Houston

    When I went back to Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion last month, escorting two women to see Kid Rock, nostalgia had begun to set in. I work as a chauffeur, and have driven plenty of driving people to concerts over the years; taking kids to see Ke$ha felt like I was committing a sin. On the way to One ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Sublime With Rome, 311, Cypress Hill, etc. at The Woodlands, 7/27/2013

    94.5 The Buzz "Weenie Roast" feat. Sublime With Rome, 311, Cypress Hill, Pennywise and G. Love & Special Sauce Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 27, 2013 Houston radio station 94.5 The Buzz has been hosting large-scale, almost festival-like events at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for several y ... More >>

  • Film

    January 24, 2013

    George Stark's Parker

    Rough guide to a rough guy

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    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Ryan Seacrest Begets a Music Festival... And The Apocalypse

    Mason Lankford said, "There will come a day when we forget the Rapture ever even happened," but Rocks Off is keeping an eye out for signs of our impending Armageddon. We were wrong last time, but we're totally right this time! Jyle Dupuis​Ryan Seacrest is a towering figure in the entertainmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Bono, Gaga And ZZ Top Write Like Raymond Chandler? Who Knew?

    ​Ask anyone who really knows Rocks Off, and they'll probably tell you we can be a little slow on the uptake sometimes. We proved this once again earlier this week, when we updated our Facebook status with a plea for someone to explain to us what in tarnation a "meme" is. We should have waited ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    The Week In TV: The Walking Dead (The New Series, Not Charlie Sheen)

    ​I'm slightly sunburned, spoiled by three-day weekends, and trying to figure out whether I want an iPad. This was the week in TV Land: • So, the iPad came out, as you have heard about from every news outlet imaginable, and several TV apps have already been announced. Yahoo's entertainment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    This Week In TV: Oprah to Resign in 2011, World to End Shortly Thereafter

    Tom Cruise is not taking the news well...​The sun's back out, I'm ready for turkey, and I can't believe I sold my DeLorean to Mr. T. This was the week in TV Land: • So, Oprah resigned, but not really, or something. Just to make sure we all have time to prepare our families for the ritualist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Tonight: Rocks Off Presents Stand By Me at the Mink - Free Hot Dogs!

    Tonight at the Mink, Rocks Off presents Rob Reiner's 1986 coming-of-age classic Stand By Me, complete with free hot dogs from hot indie restaurant darlings Ray's Franks.​Adapted from Stephen King's Different Seasons novella "The Body," the film traces the journey of four friends searching for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    The Best ZZ Top Videos (We Could Find Online)

    Not one but two gentlemen with long beards may be sneaking down your chimney today. They will leave memorabilia such as guitar picks and signed drumsticks, and if you've been a good boy or girl all year, may even give you a free guitar lesson. Instead of milk and cookies we're told they prefer Lone ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007
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    August 31, 2006
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    June 23, 2005

    Murder, He Wrote

    The Alley Theatre sets a Deathtrap

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    August 1, 2002

    POD People

    A new publishing method attracts first-time authors. Will it do the same for readers?

  • Culture

    July 11, 2002

    Did She or Didn't She?

    The Alley opens Summer Chills with a play that will keep you guessing till the very end

  • Film

    February 7, 2002

    The Dollhouse Is Burning

    Storytelling ups the ante on Solondz's bluster of sex, rage and insanity

  • Film

    December 20, 2001

    Capra Corn

    The Majestic has the sap but not the magic of the master

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Theater the Size of a Postage Stamp

    The Little Room Downstairs Theater

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    September 19, 1996
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    June 1, 1995
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    May 4, 1995
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    March 30, 1995

    A Dog's Life

    Kathy Bates makes an art of being a bitch in Dolores Claiborne

  • Film

    March 9, 1995

    To Hell and Back

    Image is all (but not enough) in the supernatural thriller Hideaway

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