A. INTRODUCTION You've probably read online that Tool is touring again (and was in fact in Houston Tuesday night), and if you're like most music fans you probably have a lot of questions. According to the rules of rock, bands only tour for a handful of reasons, and since you haven't heard any news ... More >>
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 >>
The Dead stars Rob Freeman and Prince David Osei; Howard J. Ford and Jonathan Ford co-direct. The Setup: Nothing says "I love you" like watching zombies tear helpless humans from limb to limb, so this Valentine's Day forget the flowers, forget the chocolate -- give your significant other The Dead ... More >>
Title: Haywire So Is Gina Carano The Next Big Action Star? She certainly has the acting chops for it. Uhhh... Exactly. Rating Using Random Objects Relevant To The Film: Two-and-a-half Jean Claude Van Dammes doing the splits out of five. Brief Plot Synopsis: Private security operative is betray ... More >>
The Mayan calendar is ticking steadily on toward expiration, but that is the least convincing sign of the apocalypse since Harold Camping predicted one in May. More persuasive: 5,000 dead blackbirds falling from the sky on January 1, 2011, the New York Observer trend piece on how young people aren ... More >>
It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. Photo by Travis ShinnFun fact, Rocks Off is always sort of thinking about killing ourselves. Part of it is the music we listen to, part of ... More >>
Can one person eat a 28-inch pizza in an hour? The short answer is: no. But that didn't stop two devoted Houston Press staffers from taking on Russo's New York Pizzeria's party pizza challenge. Although other Russo's have carried the 28-inch party pizza for a while, it's still somewhat new to the R ... More >>
Baby Darth Vader is soooooo cutesy-wootseyFrom Audi to Groupon, yesterday's Super Bowl Commercials ran the gamut. There was less blatant sexism than previous years, and a lot more CGI, and a few commercials sure to have people talking either due to their shock value or outright offensiveness. ... More >>
Choosing between the smug couple or their loser friends in Another Year.
These six apps will help you with any movie, except Human Centipede. For that, you're on your own.It's awards season. From People's Choice to the Screen Actors Guild to the Academy Awards and the other hundred worthless statues given out this time of year, people are talking about movies, and ... More >>
Courtesy of Tom CompagnoniRocks Off is quite keen on YouTube mashups. Whether it's famous ones like the contentious "Boulevard of Broken Songs," which melds Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" with Oasis's "Wonderwall" - and Noel Gallagher still says Green Day should pay him for ripping ... More >>
What has six legs, six arms and one l-o-n-g intestine?