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  • Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    The New Boom 92 Houston: A Review

    About two years ago, I decided to listen to 97.9 The Box over the course of a weekend. This was before the station implemented a not-secret but widely understood policy of supporting locals. It was hypersexualized. It was gross. It dealt with more Rick Ross detailing his sexual prowess than I ever w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    May the Force Be With You at Neil's Bahr

    "Eat, sleep, game, repeat." A tall, slick-haired guy whose black T-shirt is emblazoned with that very slogan pushes his way through this packed EaDo bar, but no one seems to mind. Most folks are giving him the thumbs-up, which seems strange given the density of the room. But he's earned a pass to ... More >>

  • Music

    May 15, 2014

    Geek Culture Meets Houston Nightlife at Neil's Bahr

    The new geek's paradise is in EaDo.

  • Film

    December 12, 2013

    The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Is Everything the Last One Wasn't

    This Hobbit dwarfs its sleepy-eyed predecessor.

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Hey, Millennials: You're Partying All Wrong. Here's How.

    Millennials, you still do all the drugs and have all the sex, but I have to break it to you -- #realtalk -- you do not know how to party. And it's bringing me down. Heading over to what's supposed to be the "jam," hosted by 24-year-old "scenesters," I always hope that there won't be finger foods b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Houston YouTube History: The Houston Rockets

    For this edition of Houston YouTube History, I dived into the Houston Rockets' YouTube stamp. There are tons of random clips of games, which are pretty recent, but those are boring rips from cable TV. I wanted weird stuff that you may have forgotten about. Not that you would have forgotten their f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Chronophage: A Sedate Sort Of Black-Metal Band

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find the meaning in some of the odder monikers. ​We know of Kenny Khaos and his band Cronophage through the orifices of Justin Whitney and his band Church ov Melkarth. Cronopha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Saturday Night: The Houston Symphony Does Final Fantasy At Jones Hall

    Photos courtesy of Houston SymphonySaturday's cast (from left): Alan Halverson as Kefka , Rachel Smith as Yuffie, Amanda Ayr as Tifa​The Houston Symphony Jones Hall July 24, 2010 While everyone else in Houston was going gaga for Gaga, Aftermath headed down to Jones Hall to hear the Houston Sy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Opera: The Video Game

    ​Recently, Valerie Alberto gave you a list of video-game theme-song covers that sent your humble narrator hurtling back into his childhood, a time when beating a game was called "flipping." And when Rocks Off thinks of video-game music, only one things comes to mind - the opera scene in Final ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Aftermath: Brad Paisley, Honorary Houstonian, Keeps His Feet At The Rodeo

    Photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™​ In front of what looked liked a Super Nintendo rendition of country life, Brad Paisley put on quite possibly the best performance of RodeoHouston this year. The country singer knows how to bring a crowd to its feet and had no trouble connecti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Nintendo Goes Old School For The Holidays: A Review

    ​Ho, Ho, Ho! For this, the most somber of holiday seasons, our dear friends Nintendo have found have their nostalgic side. With their recent release of Super Mario Brothers Wii, and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks -- due out December 3 -- Nintendo has gone back to two originals that helped sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Inquiring Minds: Mexican Global Groovers and World Travelers Plastilina Mosh

    ​Plastilina Mosh has a new CD out, All U Need Is Mosh, on Nacional Records, and brings its international sound to Houston Thursday for a free concert with Venezuela's Los Amigos Invisibles. That's right, it's free - all it costs is a very worthwhile trip outside the Loop. Rocks Off hasn't picked u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Houston Remembers Green Day, Back In the Day

    Photos by Rachelle Mendez and Matthew Juarez​Saturday night, one of the most polarizing bands of the past 20 years rolls into town. Since its 1994 mainstream breakthrough, Dookie, Green Day has been dividing fans and critics alike. Some damned the trio for leaving their punk-rock roots behind at 9 ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    October 16, 2008

    You Down With OCD? Yeah, You Know Me

    Video games linked to obsessive, Tony Shalhoub-type behavior

  • Home Entertainment

    September 4, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    June 26, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    May 8, 2008

    Still Lapping It Up with Mario Kart Wii

    Nothing you haven't seen, but still a welcome sight

  • Home Entertainment

    January 3, 2008

    NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams

    NiGHTS's second coming feels more like a first draft

  • Home Entertainment

    June 21, 2007


    Shadowrun is fresh and exciting and on its way to being obsolete

  • Home Entertainment

    February 22, 2007

    Channel Surfing

    There's more than one way to play with your Wii

  • Home Entertainment

    December 14, 2006

    Wii Love It

    Nintendo finally gets 1-Up on the competition.

  • Home Entertainment

    February 9, 2006

    X-Man Reunited

    There's nothing rusty about Mega Man X's old-school 'bots.

  • News

    September 30, 1999


    American Dreams

  • Music

    December 7, 1995

    Digital Bloating

    Without question, enhanced CDs offer more but of what?