The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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    October 9, 2014
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    November 29, 2013

    Real Riff Raff vs Imposter Riff Raff, aka JoDY HiGHROLLER

    Our fair city is getting an early holiday present, in the form of a thing called Riff Raff. Riff Raff, aka Jody Highroller, will be gift-wrapping and delivering his syrupy, nonsensical rhymes at Warehouse Live this Sunday. We're excited, because Riff Raff's brand of nonsense is entertaining as hel ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    Houston Haunts: The 2013 Houston Halloween Guide

    Find out where to make th emost of the spookiest time of the year

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    October 17, 2013

    Houston Haunts: The 2013 Houston Halloween Guide

    All the events of the spookiest season of the year.

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    October 12, 2013

    Five Delicious Reasons to Check Out Haute Wheels This Weekend

    The Haute Wheels food truck festival returned this weekend with new entertainment, new trucks and a whole new day of edible festivities. For the first time in its existence, the festival kicked off on Friday evening with a special "Truck or Treat" event for folks 21 and up featuring a DJ, a scre ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Festivals Galore, Gumbo Day & More

    Haute Wheels Food Truck Festival Fall 2013 @ Houston Community College - Southwest West Loop Campus Friday, 6-10 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m. 5601 West Loop South Freeway Get excited, because the Haute Wheels Food Truck Festival is finally here. Starting tonight, the weekend kicks off with Truc ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    Houston Haunts: The 2013 Houston Halloween Guide

    No matter who you are this year, one of these events will fityour needs.

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    September 25, 2013

    35 Years of Numbers Memories: The Titans of Local Goth

    The week, Numbers turns an impressive 35 years-old, making it one of the oldest clubs in Houston to stay at the same location. It's an institution; there can be no argument about that. To celebrate, we're bringing you three solid days of memories related to the old girl, who continues to move forwar ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013
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    March 28, 2013

    Connor Barwin's Goodbye Ad Thanks a Long List That Includes Two Press Staffers

    Connor Barwin is no longer a Texan, but he's leaving town with the same panache with which he took it over. Barwin is headed to Philly to play for the Eagles, and he took out a full-page ad in the Houston Press (because he wanted results, dammit) to thank, it seems, just about everyone he'd run int ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Happy Birthday Anthony Head, Criminally Underappreciated Musical Badass

    Today is Anthony Stewart Head's 59th birthday, and if you aren't familiar with him then I pity you. He's best-known for the role of Watcher Rupert Giles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but he's done everything from film, to stage, to video games, and was just a hair away from being the Eighth Doctor. ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    The 10 Best Songs That Were Never Released (So Far)

    Not every song an artist writes sees the light of day, not officially at any rate. For one reason or another, a host of tunes by very talented individuals either don't make it onto albums or remain stubbornly available only in live formats while fans clamor for a studio track. Today we celebrate th ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Cinema Slap Fight: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter vs. FDR: American Badass

    Editor's Note: Please congratulate Jef With One F for breaking the record for number of colons used in a Houston Press headline. Two presidents both alike in regard and respect, in fair Internet, where we store our trailers for upcoming films featuring chief executives that combat supernatural evil ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    La La Love You: Top Ten Cheesiest Love Songs For Valentine's Day

    It's that time of year again. Everything is red and full of hearts. Chocolates and roses are marked up. Couples are showing off and singles are desperately searching online dating services for a quick set-up to give them their own special day. That's right, it's about to be Valentine's Day! Some are ... More >>

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    January 16, 2012

    5 Most Needless Song Updates

    We got into rock journalism from being a local musician, so we understand both sides of the industry pretty well. We've recorded songs that later-on we wish we'd done very differently, and the temptation to go back and re-try for perfection can be very overpowering. Take it from us, though, do not f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    4 Fictional Rainstorms That Royally !@#$-ed Someone's Day

    If you're like us you woke up yesterday thinking that you'd set your alarm for the wrong time because the sky outside was as black as Satan's colonoscopy. The clouds had that look your drunken uncle gets when someone argues with his political views, and then the heavens opened up. Texas has been st ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    Sex and Spacemen: The Weirdest Christmas Songs We Could Find

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayI want to believe.​Just the other day, Rocks Off sat at the computer, blank-faced and still, the cursor blinking uninterrupted. See, normally at this time of year, we come up with a list of depressing Christmas songs. This year, though, there was a proble ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Jonestown: Soundtrack for a Mass Suicide

    ​Today marks the day in 1978 that cult leader Jim Jones ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced Flavor Aid at his Jonestown compound in Guyana. Congressman Leo Ryan had come to the compound to investigate reports of abuse, and even though Ryan stated he planned to report positively on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Yellowcard Talks Lineup Changes, Growing As A Band, And Going Acoustic

    Nicole Zeno​Maybe it's a failing of our own energy and spirit that's to blame for a history of apathy for Yellowcard. When we discovered the band we were in the last of a desperate attempt to patch things up with MTV. We've always been a music video fanatic and the death of that aspect of the ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Your Musical Word of the Day: Panache

    ​Definition: The real definition of the "panache" is a tuft of pretty feathers, especially on a helmet. That's actually the literal translation from the early French word "pennache" from which panache is descended. The definition that most of us use, though, is to indicate just a bit of style ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011
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    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 >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Edgar Allan Poe, Still Wicked After All These Years

    ​Today we celebrate the birthday of one Edgar Allan Poe, a man whose influence on music simply cannot be overstated. In fact, Rocks Off is going to go on record and say that Poe's writings have influenced more music than any other written work except the Bible, and when you're second place to ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    Michael Lee's Magical Mythical Metal Is No Flashback

    ​Too much is too much, but way too much is perfect. Michael Lee is way too much. Lee's made his name as an editor and Emmy-nominated producer on everything from E! True Hollywood Story to Super Bowl post-game wrap-ups, but the San Antonio native was suckled at the teat of Van Halen and Judas ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Top Ten Quotes from the Movie Elf

    Santa is coming! I know him!​We at Hair Balls can spend a lot of time doing really worthless things like quoting movies. We've been known to have day- or even week-long e-mail exchanges with friends simply quoting lines from movies like Stripes, which is why we were happy to read about Alamo D ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010
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    November 8, 2010

    Friday Night: GWAR At House Of Blues

    Photos by Matthew Keever​GWAR House of Blues November 5, 2010 See pictures of GWAR playing a tarp-covered stage at the House of Blues in our slideshow. It's difficult to describe GWAR. Some say the band is a mixture of KISS, World Wrestling Entertainment and the Rocky Horror Picture Show; ot ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Glee Does Rocky Horror Proud

    "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, God said, "Let there be lips. And there were lips. And they began to sing!" - The Audience Glee on Facebook​Rocks Off will never forget the night we first heard a bunch of reprobates screaming at a movie screen while half-clad cult members panto ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    Rocky Horror Picture Show: The Ultimate Covers Mixtape

    ​The Rocky Horror Picture Show turns 35 this week. Rocks Off started going to the midnight queen of cult movies at the River Oaks Theater when we were just 15 years old, and has now strapped on high heels and corsets as part of the cast for the better part of a decade. It's an experience so ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Rocky Horror Turns 35...Who Cares?

    Don't worry, Bat Out Of Hell will be released soon.​Last Sunday wasn't just an unpleasant day for Houston Texans fans, it also marked a largely unheralded anniversary. Fans of The Rocky Horror Picture Show mark a big milestone today - they've been doing the "Time Warp" for 35 years. The cult ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Saturday Night: Meat Loaf At House Of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse​Meat Loaf House of Blues August 28, 2010 For more photos of Mr. Loaf and friends from Saturday, see our slideshow here. Meat Loaf decimated House of Blues Saturday night for nearly three hours of pneumatic dick cannons, theatrical stomp, lights and his own burly-bear co ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009

    The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long

    One of our favorite things

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    November 3, 2009

    The Final Fantasy: An Inside Look at Anime and Cosplay Conventions

    Photos by Jeff BalkeWe don't know who this character is supposed to be, but she was killing some Japanese opera.​The costumes are expected. The fanciful, the extraordinary, the bizarre, the obscurely referenced, the painstakingly planned and the larger than life weren't surprising -- after all ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009
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    December 24, 2008

    Blog on Blog: Greg's Opinion's Greg Wythe

    Each week Hair Balls interviews other area e-writers to explore what they're writing about, why they write about it and why you should read what they write about. This week it's Greg Wythe of Greg's Opinion. His blog covers a healthy dose of political opinion, high-school sports updates and fun ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008
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    October 16, 2008
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    September 23, 2008

    Joan Jett: Still Fierce at 50 Yesterday, one of Rocks Off's favorite rockers evar hit the big five-oh. For my money, they don't get any more rock and roll than Joan Jett - just ask her and she'll tell you how much she loves it. That song, a cover of a once-obscure B-side by '70s British group the Arrows, sp ... More >>

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    June 7, 2007

    The Beautiful Creatures

    This local crew enhances the Rocky Horror experience