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  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    True Blood: Peaches, Plot Twists, and a Whole Lot of Pain

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Much thanks to True-Blood.net, who has offered to help us with trac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Five Killer Musical Moments On The Sopranos

    People are still in shock at the news of actor James Gandolfini's passing Wednesday night, no doubt even those without HBO, Italian ancestry or pretensions of an angst-ridden suburban-Jersey gangster lifestyle. Many cultural tastemakers believe at least parts of The Sopranos -- and especially Gandol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    True Blood: Mikky Ekko Makes Me Not Hate Rihanna

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. I've watched True Blood from the very first episode and covered it ... More >>

  • Film

    February 7, 2013
  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    God Knows Why, But You Can Now Buy Game of Thrones and True Blood Cookbooks

    I am the last person in America to have neither watched nor read Game of Thrones and/or True Blood. I'm not being willful about this; I just don't have cable. And my patience for campy vampire TV shows ran out with the cancellation of Moonlight and season 5 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Anyway, I'm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Top 20 Throwback TV Theme Songs Part 2

    Only a big dummy wouldn't have this show on the list.​Yesterday, we hit you up with the best ten TV theme songs that didn't quite make the top of our list. We heard a few quibbles from fellow television aficionados, but their cries of frustration were muffled by the sounds of "The LOOOVVE BOA ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    True Blood: In Death There Is A Heavy Peace

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Welcome to Bon Temps, population... dropping.​Maybe it's the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    True Blood : Finally, Some Freakin' Siouxsie

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​Look, we know that True Blood is a goth show only in the se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    True Blood: Over The Moon For Neko Case

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​It seems so rare that in the world of True Blood we get to f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    True Blood: Drunken Vampires & Danko Jones

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​Gothtopia first read Dracula at age 8, and Anne Rice's Inter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    True Blood: Boxing Gandhis & Other Likely Possibilities

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​Each season of True Blood is based on a corresponding novel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2011

    True Blood: Jinx Titanic & Super 8 Cum Shot for Dinner

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​The title of this week's column maybe one of the grossest th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Rocks Off Smokes On Fourth Of July

    After you fire up the grill Monday, fire up the computer and head our way for some leisurely Fourth of July reading. We'll have our weekly True Blood recap, a review of Saturday night's Mana show at Toyota Center, a look at one of our favorite musical years ever (we won't tell you which one), and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Get Ready: True Blood Report Returns Monday

    ​Rocks Off is super-excited that we'll once again be bringing you coverage of the music featured in Season 4 of Alan Ball's HBO adaptation of Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse novels. The fourth book is our favorite in the series, and as each season sequentially corresponds with the books ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Pop Rocks: We Take Our Television Seriously

    The TV! The TV!​Hey America, what did you think of the season finale of The Killing? - S U C K S! Not wasting another minute watching or thinking about this show! - I want 13 hours of my life back! - Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me - A cheap, crappy cop-out. Whoa. That ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    True Blood: Nick Cave, Neko Case Open Season 4

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​We're a little more than a month away from the fourth seaso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    True Blood: Joan Jett Heralds The Season Of The Witch

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​No one was surprised when True Blood was renewed for a fourt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Maybe This Will Distract Everyone From the City's Horrible Super Bowl Fiasco

    J.R.: Great Texan? Or *greatest* Texan?​Twenty years (!) after the original series ended, J.R. Ewing and company are set to return to the small screen...temporarily, at least. Larry Hagman (J.R.), Linda Gray (Sue Ellen) and Patrick Duffy (Bobby) are reportedly going to appear in the pilot for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    The Parents Television Council Disapproves Of Your Pedophiliac Glee Shenanigans

    ​I'll give the Parents Television Council this, they did Fox a huge favor by keeping Glee in the headlines even in a week when the show was pre-empted by the network's NLCS coverage: GQ's sexy Glee cover has gone too far, The Parents Television Council says. In a statement released Wednesday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Hyperbubble Heat Up Hot Fuzz On "Chop Shop Cop"

    myspace.com/hyperbubble​Sooooooo... Hyperbubble. We've mentioned them a couple of times in the past referencing the fact that they are pretty much the best electronic act in Texas that doesn't involve those bondage pants and stompy boots that Korg sends bands like CTRL when they buy keyboards. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    True Blood: Season 3 Ends With A Touch Of "Evil"

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​Season 3, Episode 12: "Evil" It's weird, y'know? When Ala ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    True Blood: Patty Griffin, Bon Temps Crew Smell A Rat

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Season 3, Episode 9: "I Smell a Rat" ​"Who can you trust," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    True Blood: Everything Is Broken, Even The Vamps

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Season 3, Episode 8: "Everything is Broken" Long live the Vampire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    True Blood: A Bloody Night On The Sun With Otep

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Ed. Note: The True Blood report was preempted for Rocks Off HPMA sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    True Blood: Even Junkies Got A Right To Sing The Blues

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​Season 3, Episode 6: "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Why You Should Be Watching The Good Guys

    ​We're in the doldrums, people. Nothing but baseball until August, craptastic "blockbuster" movies for the next two months...hell, even the World Cup is a bore now unless you're lucky enough to have an ancestral connection to one of the remaining teams (go Germany!). What we need is a decent s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    True Blood: Jace Everett's Ominous Theme Song "Bad Things"

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. No New Episode This Week ​Good sex always requires a ref ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    True Blood: Beautifully Broken With Shelby Lynne

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Season 3, Episode 2: "Beautifully Broken" Max Crace via WikipediaS ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    True Blood, Season 3, Episode 1: Beck Is Thicker Than Water

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in ​the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Episode 13.1: Bad Blood Welcome back to Bon Temps, LA, wher ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2010

    Peter Steiner: The Terrorist

    Ex-spooks make the best friends - especially when you're missing

  • Calendar

    January 21, 2010

    Suicide Notes Movie Sneak Peek Party

    So, the deal is I'll be dead but really famous?

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    The Music of True Blood, Episode 1.12: Closing Up Shop With a Ditty Called "Ain't No Grave"

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. With Season 2 just completed, Rocks Off is now working our way backw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    The Music of True Blood, Episode 1.9: The Joys of Love and the Series' Twilight Moment

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. With Season 2 just completed, Rocks Off is now working our way backw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    The Music of True Blood, Episode 1.6: Cobra Verde Helps Sookie "Play With Fire"

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. With Season 2 just completed, Rocks Off is now working our way backw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    The Music of True Blood, Episode 1.5: Playing Chicken With the Train, and an AIDS Burger

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. With Season 2 just completed, Rocks Off is now working our way backw ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 14, 2009

    Grey Gardens

    Jackie O’s poor relations sure were a spunky bunch

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    True Blood Author Charlaine Harris Will Be Signing In Houston

    The woman who wrote the comedic vampire books that inspired the HBO series True Blood is author Charlaine Harris. In what will be her only appearance in support of the reissue of her book Living Dead in Dallas, the second Sookie Stackhouse title, she's set to speak at the Central Branch of the Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Watching Law & Order Has Made Me Afraid of Public Restrooms

    So I know I'm not the only nutjob who comes home from work, puts on a little TNT to catch a rerun of Law & Order, then realizes five hours later that the whole evening has passed her by and she has once again spent more time with Lennie Briscoe than her own husband. The point is, watching so much L ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 3, 2008

    John Mulaney

    Comedian muses on Law & Order, Billy Joel and Donald Trump

  • Home Entertainment

    September 13, 2007
  • Blogs

    June 11, 2007

    The Sopranos Final Moment -- Why It Was Great

    Okay, I have heard all the arguments about why The Sopranos finale stunk. Frankly, I ain’t buying any of them. I think those that are trashing David Chase are being shortsighted and hypocritical. Before the last episode all you heard was praise for Chase because he did the unexpected. Now, whe ... More >>

  • Music

    November 2, 2006

    Joshua Radin

    Joshua Radin appears Wednesday, November 8, at the Meridian Red Room, 1503 Chartres. Call 713-225-1717 for more info.

  • Home Entertainment

    August 10, 2006
  • Calendar

    July 13, 2006
  • Calendar

    October 17, 2002

    Pasta, Wine and a Fake Leg

    Wannabes can become mobsters for a night at The Soapranos

  • Culture

    September 27, 2001

    Law & Disorder

    As one of TV's best and best-loved series launches a new spin-off, its creator grapples with the aftershocks of terror

  • Culture

    March 8, 2001

    Good Cop, Bad Cop

    Denis Leary is on The Job, but can ABC find him an audience?

  • Culture

    May 11, 2000

    Dawn of the Dead

    Sci Fi's brilliant good vs. evil is a corpse in search of a burial

  • Film

    March 13, 1997

    Angst Among Thieves

    City of Industry is too existential for its own good

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