The Exorcist

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Six Horror-Movie Soundtrack Essentials

    Friends, the greatest time of year is upon us once again. It's getting a little bit chilly outside (for Texas), the nights are getting just a little bit spookier, and the magic of Halloween is in the air! I don't know about you, but I get excited for it every year. One of my favorite parts of all th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    The 10 Cheesiest '80s and '90s CD Commercials

    In the ever-changing landscape of modern music, it's easy to forget that all those relics of our collective misspent past in the days that will henceforth be referred to as "pre-MP3" or some such thing. You know, back when you had to buy music and you couldn't just check Pitchfork to find out what n ... More >>

  • Film

    June 13, 2013

    This Is the End: Joke Book of Revelation

    It all ends not with a whimper, but a dick joke.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    An Animal Roars Again: The Eric Burdon Interview, Part 2

    In Part 2 of Rocks Off's interview with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Eric Burdon, he talks about a surprise call from Bruce Springsteen at last year's SXSW, how he feels about ever reuniting with The Animals and War, and how he braved a post-hurricane Houston to score some pot. Rewind: An Animal Ro ... More >>

  • Film

    December 27, 2012

    Les Misérables

    The follies of 1832

  • Music

    October 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    The Top 10 Weirdest U.S. No. 1 Hits

    It's not often that the pop charts will surprise you. After all, the average consumer in most countries doesn't have time to delve too deep into an artist's catalogue. They don't often pick up on songs that will stand the test of time. They like the ephemera record labels tell them is hot right now. ... More >>

  • Film

    August 9, 2012

    Killer Joe

    Finger-lickin' wrong

  • Film

    August 9, 2012

    Killer Joe And What's Wrong With Hollywood

    William Friedkin tells us why modern action films disappoint.

  • Film

    June 7, 2012

    Paramount Turns 100

    On Its Centennial, Paramount Pictures Celebrates Its Peak: The 1970s

  • Film

    May 24, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Nicki Minaj Reloading at Bayou Music Center July 28

    Nicki Minaj, the most famous person with pink hair since Phyllis Diller (or P!nk herself), is bringing her Pink Friday International tour to Bayou Music Center (formerly Verizon Wireless Theater) on July 28, according to an announcement Tuesday morning from 42 West publicity. If you saw the Grammys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Rap Round Table: What's The Scariest Movie You've Ever Seen?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Doughbeezy, B L A C K I E, Chane, Willie D, ESG, Kyle Hubbard, Propain Not Invited: Tom Six, director of Human Centipede and Hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    15 Inferior Best Picture Oscar Winners (And the Enduring Classics They Beat)

    Last Wednesday, Craiggers hit on some forgotten Best Picture Academy Award winners, films which have slipped through the cracks of society's consciousness for one reason or another; either for being too of-the-moment, not having enough quotable lines, or for simply not having held up very well -- hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Happy Halloween: The 10 Most Disturbing Food-Related Scenes in Horror Movies've got a little something...just...right there on your chin. Yeah. Right there. And...kinda on your shirt, too.​Note: This is a repost of a popular Halloween post from last year. Trick or treat... There are a lot of taboos around what we eat as human beings, and even taboos around ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    14 Things You Didn't Know About Rick Springfield

    2. Rick Springfield is a stone cold sex fiend... ​In recent years, many musicians have put down their instruments (at least temporarily) and picked up the computer keyboard to produce some pretty revelatory memoirs. And in one case, perhaps too revelatory - Billy Joel recently pulled the plug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    The 10 Most Disturbing Food-Related Scenes in Horror Movies: Happy Halloween!'ve got a little something...just...right there on your chin. Yeah. Right there. And...kinda on your shirt, too.​There are a lot of taboos around what we eat as human beings, and even taboos around how we eat what we do. Eating human flesh to survive because you're trapped in the Andes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    The Top 10 Horror-Movie Scores Of All Time

    Not on the list...ha-ha!​The art of the instrumental horror-film score is quickly being lost. All too often now, filmmakers are using heavy metal and pop music to soundtrack their films. Hearing Slipknot or HIM during a stabbing scene just doesn't hold the same weight to us as some tubular bel ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 16, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    Aftermath: Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    The "Rock N Roll Jesus" himself/photos by Mark C. Austin Maybe the Texas heat and August humidity has finally sent me around the bend for good, but "All Summer Long," as Kid Rock would say, I've been in the throes of the biggest case of classic-rock fever I've ever had. I thought it would finally b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2007

    Playbill: John Egan

    Unless you follow the local music scene closely, John Egan probably just seems like another obscure local talent who would move elsewhere if he had good sense. If Egan lived in Atlanta or LA or DC, he'd be in high demand. Here in Restaurantville, where dining out has far more cachet than live music ... More >>