The Hangover

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Pride Festival, Whiskey Myers, John Egan, etc.

    Shoulders Continental Club, June 27 Shoulders are a thinking man's party band, mostly because "thinking" is an excellent word to rhyme with "drinking." Long before Gogol Bordello, the Tom Waits-besotted rockers all but had the gypsy-alternative market cornered back in the early '90s, when albums li ... 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?

  • Culture

    February 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    The Galleria's White-Collar Hotel Bars Mean Serious Business

    "We'll take two Nipple Up's, a Fraggle Rock, and a Pipe Stripping, please. And light on the ice, if you will." You can tell quite a bit about a bar from the drink names on the cocktail list, and this one runs to four pages. Names like "The Jed Clampet" [sic] or "Black Gold" seem fitting given the c ... More >>

  • Music

    January 23, 2014

    Two Galleria-Area Hotel Bars Groom a Serious White-Collar Clientele

    Getting trendy at Vin Bar and W XYZ at Aloft.

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    The Five Best Hangover Foods In Houston

    Last year for New Year's, we shared The Five Levels of a Hangover and How To Cure Them With Food. This year, in honor of the hangover holiday of the year (or the start of a new year for those of you who are not complete drunks), we're sharing where you can find the best morning-after foods in town ... More >>

  • News

    September 12, 2013

    The Cruelest Cut: How Cat Declawing Became the Next Battleground for Animal Rights

    Critics say the common cat surgery is painful and can lead to other problems.

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Musicians' Five Greatest Drunken Moments

    For better or worse, I recently began to think about my last three birthdays in a row and realized that I've been blackout drunk throughout all three. It's not something I do often, but when my friends and I get together for a special occasion, it turns into something akin to The Hangover. Which I ... More >>

  • Film

    February 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    ESPN's Tom Rinaldi And Tim Tebow Are BFF's, Somewhere Thom Brenneman Weeps (w/ PHOTO)

    It's been a rough few months for one Timothy Tebow. Despite his excitement over being traded to the Jets during the offseason last year, he's been relegated to punt protect and gimmicky specialist roles (some of them working out with predictably hilarious results), been passed on the quarterback dep ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 26, 2012

    Bring 'Em Back

    The 5 fast-food sides we miss most.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Hubcap Grill's Hangover Burger vs. Jus' Mac's Hangover Mac & Cheese

    The much-touted, often dubious "Hangover Cure" has existed for almost as long as the hangover itself. In fact, the first hangover cure is said to date to the mid-17th century, when two frat boys at The Sorbonne tried eating salted honey, plum rinds and tree bark to get rid of a vicious Natty Bo han ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    "The Popeye" with Hot Dog at Jus' Mac

    For months, my friend Maggie has been gently trying to get me to accompany her to Jus' Mac. When we can't decide where to eat dinner (and this is often), she mentions Jus' Mac, and I, like clockwork, suggest another option. This is not just because I'm a selfish control freak when it comes to res ... More >>

  • Film

    May 24, 2012
  • Film

    March 15, 2012

    Wake and Seek

    A stoner goes after his date with destiny in Jeff, Who Lives at Home.

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    First Look at The Hay Merchant

    It's Wednesday afternoon and rainy, and I must be one of the only people who doesn't know where The Hay Merchant is, because after looping around several times at the intersection where it's supposed to be, I don't see a sign anywhere. And I don't see any parking either, just a couple of police cars ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Ten Songs We Want to See Mike Tyson Cover Besides "Girl from Ipanema"

    Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson has been everywhere over the last few years, trying to re-invent himself and rehabilitate his image. From his impersonation of Herman Cain on Funny or Die to his hilarious turn in The Hangover, Tyson has been doing a pretty good job of making people laugh. But, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    Bye Bye, Black Eyed Peas. And Take _____________ With You

    I suppose "taking a break" before that Super Bowl performance was too much to ask: The Black Eyed Peas have denied rumors that they are breaking up but say they are taking a break from making music together for a while. "We are not breaking up," band member Taboo told Reuters on Monday at a lau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    The Simpsons' Top 11 Musical Guests

    ​When The Simpsons completes its last (contracted) season in 2014, it will have set staggering new broadcast records for longest running sitcom (over 550 episodes) and longest running prime time scripted TV series (25 seasons). These are all American records, of course, because the Japanese co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    First Look at Hubcap Grill and Beer Garden in the Heights

    Photo by John SuhThe cheeseburger: how I judge a burger joint​I'd never had a taste of Hubcap Grill before, so when they opened up their new grill and beer garden in the Heights last week, it moved to the top of my list of places to try. A few days ago, the temperature was over one hundred, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Screwtape Is Not Who We Thought They Were

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to ​This was an easy pick. ... More >>

  • Film

    May 26, 2011

    Bros Roofie'ing Bros

    The Hangover Part II: Didn't we already see this movie?

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Remake My Day III (John Hughes Edition)

    They wouldn't dare...​We've done this on Pop Rocks a few times already, not that it's made any difference. All those upcoming crimes against cinema -- from The Birds to Fright Night to Escape From New York -- are all due to be released in the next few years (Fright Night this summer). And ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    The 31 Best Music Documentaries Of All Time

    ​Hands down, above all of these following music documentaries, Craig's Hlist's two favorite of all-time are The Decline of Western Civilization Part 2: The Metal Years, and The Beatles Anthology. We can watch both on repeat for days and not complain. That will probably all change once we see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Prince William's Bachelor Party: A Snoopadelic Recap

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn GrayClick image to enlarge (trust us on this one)​When Rocks Off saw a press release with the subject line, "SNOOP DOGG RELEASES BRAND NEW SONG FOR PRINCE WILLIAM'S BACHELOR PARTY," we assumed perhaps April Fool's had arrived early. Last week, you see, whe ... More >>

  • Film

    November 4, 2010

    Zach Attack

    Galifianakis steals another Todd Phillips buddy comedy in Due Date.

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    First Jewish Cheerleader: Texans Bravely Breaking Barriers

    Photo courtesy Houston TexansMichelle Lewis plans to be an OB/GYN​Leave it to the Jewish Herald Voice to get the scoop, and the headline says it all: "Meet the Texans' First Pre-Med Jewish Cheerleader."You mean it's taken this long to get a pre-med Jewish cheerleader? And we think we live in enlig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Five Recent Movies That Needed A John Hughes Soundtrack

    ​Even though John Hughes had not made a decent movie since 1991's Dutch (missile twisters FTW) when he died one year ago today, the world still mourned the loss of one of the best filmmakers to ever take on the human experience. Hughes may have only dealt with dysfunctional Midwesterners, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Game Time: Michael Vick -- Why Can't You Just Be A Schnook Like The Rest Of Us?

    Trouble just seems to find him​"As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a gangster." -- Henry Hill at the beginning of Goodfellas, when it was all about greed, excess, and privilege"Today, everything is different. There's no action. I have to wait around like everyone else. C ... More >>