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The Big Lebowski

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Jeff Bridges & the Abiders at Warehouse Live, 4/12/2014

    Jeff Bridges & the Abiders Warehouse Live April 12, 2014 Sometime during Jeff Bridges' headlining set at Warehouse Live on Saturday night, things just seemed to click. It took a little bit for the band to warm up to the room, and more specifically the room to warm up to the band, but after that hap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Jeff Bridges Abides, In or Out of Character

    When it comes to music, Jeff Bridges is not some dilettantish actor noodling around with a guitar. Inspired by Bob Dylan and the Beatles, he and a friend would play hootenannys at L.A. clubs like Ledbetter's while still in high school. Years later, while filming the infamous 1980 western Heaven's Ga ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 30, 2014

    First Look at Espresso Rescue

    Houston's first coffee truck.

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Bartender Chat: Dale Ellington of Kata Robata

    Welcome to Eating...Our Words' Bartender Chat, in which we sit down with local bartenders and get to know their style. Whether they're slinging beers or mixing complex cocktails, bartenders are our buddies and confidants, but we're turning the tables and the camera on them to find out what they're p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Top Ten Milkshakes

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we're rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Dude! Alamo Drafthouse Introduces Cocktails to Pair With Your Favorite Films

    Nothing pairs better with drinks than the right food. Except maybe movies. From the White Russians in The Big Lebowski to martinis in any (and all) James Bond films to the French 75, which rose to fame after its mention in Casablanca, films and cocktails have a long, mouthwatering history. Alamo D ... More >>

  • 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

    May 27, 2013

    Hall and Oates at Arena Theatre, 5/25/2013

    Hall and Oates Arena Theatre May 25, 2013 In one of the many throwback moments Saturday night at the Arena Theatre, a woman, who had clearly forgotten what year it was and what band she was watching, rushed the stage while Hall and Oates were transitioning between their final two songs, '80s hits " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    The 9 Best White Russians in Houston, In Honor of Saturday's Lebowski Fest

    Jeff Bridges' character, known as The Dude, drinks nine White Russians -- his signature cocktail -- throughout the course of cult classic film The Big Lebowski. Whether you consider the cocktail to be endemic to only two populations -- alcoholics or hipsters, as the New York Times wrote of the drink ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Happy Birthday Dusty Hill: ZZ Top's Bottom-End Boogie Man

    ZZ Top's Dusty Hill turns 63 years old on Sunday, but who's counting? The Dust and his band mates have been around pretty much forever, with more than four decades of sold-out shows around the world under their belts. If Hill spends another 43 years playing his Fender bass in perfect precision with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Who Is Paul McCartney?!: Rocks Off Tells You

    So, it's the day after the Grammys, and you may still be wondering who that "hella old" man with the droopy eyes playing the weird left-handed bass was on the telecast last night. You know, the guy next to the guy from Foo Fighters and that one other ancient-looking man in the tight jeans who looks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    The PasDoctor Geronimo Manifesto: A Presidential Run and a Birthday "Tepee/Tent-Residence" Orgy, Starring Cameron Diaz

    Jessica Cooley / Lufkin Daily NewsPasDoctor Geronimo has quite the bash planned tonight.​Hair Balls' old friend PasDoctor Geronimo is back at it this week. This time around he's not in trouble with the law. Instead, the Lufkin man, whose "white man's name" is Douglas Paul McCoy, has filed a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Top Ten: Stoner Foods

    ny.eater.com​So the word on the street is that food tastes better when you're stoned. I'm just guessin' though -- I would never engage in anything illegal like smoking The Pot! Swearsies. I hit up the Internet -- and a few of my favorite potheads -- to bring you this list of Top Ten Stoner Foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Top 20 Despised, Yet Wildly Popular, Bands And Musicians

    Scott Stapp, lead singer of Creed (above), stops at House of Blues tonight on his current acoustic tour. More than likely you have already clicked off this blog, or at least already gone on auto-pilot to call him a fuck-ass in the comments section. We'll wait a sec for you to come back. OK, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Top 10 Musician Movie Cameos

    Rocks Off has no idea why Mick Jagger might prefer Performance to Ned Kelly.​Over recent years, Rocks Off has been repeatedly surprised by the quality performances of musicians in films. Naturally, there are some duds in the mix; even Mick Jagger himself, who starred in 1970's Ned Kelly, disow ... More >>

  • Film

    December 23, 2010

    How the West Is Won

    The Coen brothers take their tongues out of their cheeks for True Grit.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Captain Beefheart, Art-Rock Visionary, Dead At 69

    last.fmCaptain Beefheart, aka Don Van Vliet (left), and Frank Zappa​Sad news out of California today for the avant-garde and experimental rock world: Rocks Off has learned from multiple online sources that Don Van Vliet of influential rockers Captain Beefheart passed away today at the age of 6 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Odd Pair: Vinho Verde Branco Sonalto and Grilled Cheese

    ​Yep, the Portuguese Vinho Verde rears its beautiful head once again - this time under the odd pair category. So sue me, I can't stay away from the light, tasty wine. It's refreshing and has an everyday versatility, not unlike the everyday viewing pleasures of The Big Lebowski. So why not pair ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Last Night: The Eagles At Toyota Center

    Photos by Marco Torres​The Eagles Toyota Center June 27, 2010 For the past five years Aftermath has been told that we should hate the Eagles, but not why. Like a child, we would ask, and all we would hear from the pop-culture constabulary was "because they suck." It's like standing in a line ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Buena Vista Social Club Screens At Domy Tonight

    Greetings from Florida. By the time you read this, Hollywood Shuffle will be well entrenched in the Sunshine State on our annual pilgrimage to visit family, douse ourselves in cuba libres and eat our body weight in Cuban pulled-pork sandwiched and plantains. It's long been a dream of HWS's to visit ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2010

    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: We Love Jeff Bridges

    See a retrospective of the recently crowned Oscar winner's screen work

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    For 4/20: Five More Classic Stoners From the Movies

    ​When I came up with our inaugural list of movie stoners way back in 2009, I knew I was unfortunately ignoring some key characters. After all, pot smokers have a rich cinematic history, dating back to the 1930s, and it was impossible to get everybody in the same bowl, as it were. If you'll re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Five Fictional Pedophiles Who Could Teach The Vatican A Thing Or Two

    It's hard out here for a priest. The sex-abuse scandals rocking the Roman Catholic Church refuse to go away, with more cases coming to light and casting doubt on the actions of those in the highest offices of the Vatican, including Big Pope-a himself: Critics have charged that Pope Benedict XVI, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    Variations on "Hotel California"

    Yes, it's probably one of the most overplayed songs in both the Arrow's and K-Hits' libraries, but the Eagles' "Hotel California" deserves to be. Written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Don Felder (who was fired from the Eagles in 2001), the title song to the band's 1976 album captures the creeping dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    Weekend Music: Allen Oldies Band, True Colors Tour, Tom Waits and a Really Strange Japanese Guy

    Friday Don’t forget the Allen Oldies Band’s “Summer Shindig” tonight at the Continental Club. Here’s the high priest of the oldies (and some very fetching dancers) holding court at the recent Art Car Parade. I never can figure out how they get that ancient “Oldiesmobile” to even start ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 27, 2007

    The Big Lebowski

    The hero of this Coen Brothers cult classic is an icon to burnt-out Gen Y-ers

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