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Steve Martin

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Bottle Rockets, Rudz 36, Garfunkel & Oates, etc.

    Bottle Rockets, Marshall Crenshaw Continental Club, August 22 The pride of Festus, Mo., the Bottle Rockets would be the best band you've never heard of except, if you've ever subscribed to either No Depression magazine or the Bloodshot Records mailing list, you've absolutely heard of them and know ... More >>

  • Film

    February 27, 2014

    Who Killed the Romantic Comedy?

    Rom-coms used to be a cash cow — and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    This Week in Food Blogs: Burgers, Tacos, Cupcakes and (It Wouldn't Be a Blog Roundup Without It) Beer!

    Hank on Food: Hank has been blogging up a storm lately, but one of his most useful recent entries is a review of Just Burgers up near Spring. He notes that the outside of Just Burgers is pretty nondescript, but inside it's a veritable shrine to the Texans and to burger. The menu features creatively ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 2, 2013

    Cinco de Mayo

    Celebrating Mexican culture with family-friendly events and lots of parties.

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Last Night: The Lumineers at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    The Lumineers Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion April 24, 2013 Not even a year has passed since The Lumineers last brought their brand of folk-based pop to the streets of Houston, so a one-off headlining gig at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion found the trio here again sooner than usual. This time, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Frampton Comes Alive... Again!

    FCA! 35 Tour : An Evening with Peter Frampton Eagle Rock, 189 mins., $19.98 Things weren't looking so hot for 25-year-old singer/guitarist Peter Frampton's career at the end of 1975. After stints as a teen idol (with the Herd), lead guitarist (Humble Pie), and bandleader (Frampton's Camel), his sub ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 6, 2012

    Uchi Takes Houston

    Both high-end and accessible, Uchi moves into Montrose and changes the game.

  • Culture

    February 23, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    5 Origin Stories We'd Rather See Than Puss in Boots

    Shrek spin-off Puss in Boots debuted at number one its opening weekend and has continued to dominate the box office ever since. Although much worse films have had that honor (lookin' at you, Paul Blart Mall Cop), we must still ask -- really? This makes the fifth film of the Shrek genus and while Boo ... More >>

  • Film

    October 13, 2011

    Footloose 2011

    There Will Always Be a Time to Dance

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Upcoming: Blue October, Guitar Shorty, Weird Al Yankovic, Etc.

    ​Asleep At The Wheel: Sat., Aug. 20. The Firehouse Saloon. Blue October, Iamdynamite: Sun., Aug. 21, 8 p.m.; Mon., Aug. 22, 8 p.m. House of Blues. Bela Fleck & The Flecktones: Wed., Oct. 12. House of Blues. "Dharmageddon" With B L A C K I E, Roky Moon & BOLT, Fat Tony, Tyagaraja, ListenLis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Five Life Lessons From John Lennon's "Lost Weekend"

    ​Rocks Off would like to wish a very happy 70th birthday to one of the coolest pop cats out there, Harry Nilsson. Four times out of five, whenever we play the jukebox at Warren's, we put on something from his Greatest Hits - like Martin Scorsese, we usually leave the lime in the coconut and ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Out Today: My Morning Jacket Back In Form, Vedder's Ukulele Slays

    ​This week brings a new My Morning Jacket album, an Eddie Vedder ukulele outing, the umpteenth Dave Matthews Band live collection, and Ozzy's past barks at the moon. We are just now hitting the busy summer release period, so these blogs in the next few weeks will be getting jam-packed. In th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Houston Aeros Prove That Stars Don't Always Shine Over Texas

    The Aeros know how Steve Martin felt​It's probably safe to say that the AHL hates the Houston Aeros. Or rather, the schedule-makers hate the Aeros. Along with playing a frightening number of three-games-in-three-nights, the Aeros have also had to deal with the month of December, in which the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Last Night: Chris Isaak At House Of Blues

    Photos by Brittanie Shey​Chris Isaak & Silvertone House of Blues October 17, 2010 Aftermath would like to get a look at Chris Isaak's business card sometime. We're assuming he has one. Mostly, we're wondering what it would say underneath his name: "Musician," "Entertainer" or perhaps both. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Rockin' His Life Away, Jerry Lee Lewis Shows Signs Of Age

    ​Lonesome, Onry and Mean waited anxiously as the appointed hour neared. We'd had this feeling around this time last year as we awaited the appearance of Shane MacGowan and the Pogues. Would MacGowan die onstage, spilling his drink? Would he be so drunk he'd make a pathetic fool of himself? We ... More >>

  • Film

    May 27, 2010

    Aging Disgracefully

    Sex and the City 2 struggles against nature to stay forever young.

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Distant Early Warning: Ben Folds, Caribou, Lupe Fiasco, Randy Travis, Steve Martin, Etc.

    ​Authority Zero, Voodoo Glow Skulls: Fri., April 9. Wired Live. "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Live": Fri., April 16. House of Blues. "Bamboozle Road Show" With Hanson, Good Charlotte, Forever The Sickest Kids, Cartel, Boys Like Girls, All Time Low: Fri., May 28. Verizon Wireless Theater. Ben Folds: Sat ... More >>

  • Music

    July 2, 2009

    State of Shock

    How Michael Jackson (sort of) introduced me to the Rolling Stones.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    This Week In Beyonce: B Acts... Like What?

    Rocks Off can't argue with the fact that Beyonce Knowles is a stone-cold fox when she gets on the microphone and belts out a song, dripping in glitter and wearing a barely-there outfit. Her voice is at once menacing and thundering, but also femininely fragile. Plus she has to be super-cool behind th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    The Remaining Summer Blockbusters: Who Will Win, Who Will Lose

    The "official" start of summer -- two weeks' worth of upper-90 degree temps notwithstanding -- isn't until this Sunday. For Hollywood however, the summer blockbuster season kicked off in May with the release of Wolverine.In the ensuing month-and-a-half, we've had some box office successes (Star Trek ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    In Honor Of Will Ferrell: The Five Biggest "Summer Blockbuster" Duds

    That thud you heard last weekend was Will Ferrell's career settling noisily back to earth. With a budget estimated at over $100 million, Land of the Lost was supposed to propagate the 2009 summer blockbuster season (handily inaugurated by the new Star Trek) and continue Ferrell's successful box-offi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Idol Beat: The One

    Mea culpa: Yi. I typed this entire post - then accidentally closed the Mozilla Firefox window and lost everything. Let this be a lesson to every blogger out there: compose in Word. For real.Photos by Ray Mickshaw/ FoxAmerican Idol winner Kris Allen practices his "Who, me?" showbiz face. Let's not be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Chart Check: Texans on Amazon.com

    [Rocks Off scrolled through the various Top Sellers lists on Amazon.com this afternoon to see which albums by Texas artists are moving, and where.] Top Sellers Overall 2. Steve Martin, The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo 7. Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel, Willie and the Wheel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2008

    Last Night: Van Halen at Toyota Center

    Van Halen Toyota Center January 28, 2008 Better Than: “My fellow Americans, you and I both know the State of the Union is pretty fucked up. Let’s all just listen to Women and Children First.” Download: You do realize this is Van Halen, right? Their fans think “downloading” is something y ... More >>

  • Film

    November 1, 2007
  • Culture

    September 28, 2006

    Low-Rent Scoundrels

    This Broadway show is a fun piece of fluff

  • Film

    June 15, 2006

    Tortilla Flat

    Nacho's funnier than Napoleon, which isn't sayin' much

  • Film

    December 22, 2005
  • News

    March 3, 2005

    Hang 'Em High, Mom

    Kids say the darnedest things

  • Culture

    August 26, 2004

    Season's Greetings

    With summer almost over, the theater scene's heating up

  • Calendar

    April 22, 2004

    We Want the Funk

    Cecil's Tavern rises from the ashes with a new look

  • Film

    December 11, 2003

    Acting Their Age

    Middle-aged Diane Keaton wins Jack Nicholson away from the young'uns in Something's Gotta Give

  • Film

    August 7, 2003

    Shock and Awe

    The dark Buffalo Soldiers may be one of the year's best

  • News

    January 9, 2003

    A Guarded Past

    Texas's impressive new prison museum engages in a little escapism of its own

  • News

    January 17, 2002

    Hanging Up

    TDCJ finally halts monitoring of attorney-client phone calls -- sort of

  • News

    May 31, 2001

    Letters

    Rockin' On, A Stark Affair, Wrong War?

  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    Reptomania

    The Austin Lounge Lizards steal hearts and minds by feasting on sacred cows

  • Culture

    February 1, 2001

    Drag King

    Actor-comic Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved

  • Film

    December 14, 2000

    The Theater Shopping Network

    Apparently What Women Want is a feature-length commercial

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Stayin' Alive

    Almost Famous writer-director gets by with a little help from Peter Frampton

  • Film

    August 3, 2000

    Saturated Fat

    Nutty Professor II may be hazardous to your health

  • Calendar

    March 23, 2000

    Fun with Rednecks

    Bill Engvall

  • Film

    December 30, 1999

    Disney Lightens Up

    Fantasia/2000 strikes a better balance between serious and comic elements

  • Film

    December 23, 1999

    Thank You Very Little

    Carrey craftily channels Kaufman, but is the late comedian worthy of a lofty bio-pic?

  • Film

    November 18, 1999

    Wisconsin Cheese

    American Movie hilariously documents a Midwestern filmmaker's rise to hackdom

  • Music

    December 26, 1996

    Heavy, Man

    An endless drum solo for... the ten worst concept albums of all time

  • Film

    June 20, 1996

    Scary Carrey

    The Cable Guy reveals Jim Carrey's dark side -- but not enough of it

  • Film

    July 6, 1995

    Moonstruck

    Both corny and inspiring, Apollo 13 is about more than a space mission

  • Film

    September 8, 1994
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