Higher prices, bland food and no really good margaritas to ease the pain.
I recognize there's a certain segment of the population that considers malt beverages the lowest form of booze and would sooner drink nail polish remover than a Bacardi Breezer. But for some of us, malt beverages were the training wheels of our drinking careers. As young, underage pups we built our ... More >>
If you want to be a real rock star, you can go ahead and forget about those Red Bull and vodkas you're so fond of. Legit rockers are fueled by bigger, harder and flat-out weirder doses of alcohol than the mere mortals hitting on the bartender at your local watering hole. Sure, a few of our musical ... More >>
Sure, most rock stars are probably happy with any bottle that happens to be within reach. Some rock stars, however, prefer to refine and perfect their booze intake, settling on a signature cocktail that suits their outsized personalities and consequence-free lifestyles. Rocks Off salutes these exc ... More >>
Danton's Galveston Island Tea
Troy FieldsWhen you eat a fresh raw oyster, it's still alive. A month after my grandfather ate his last serving of raw oysters, he was not. Bacteria caused the fatal infection, but a weakened immune system was really to blame. Despite reminders of the health risks, he wouldn't be denied oyste ... More >>
The gin and tonic is arguably the world's favorite highball. Blissfully botanical gin, bubbly tonic and a squeeze of fresh citrus make for a leisurely, refreshing cocktail that always helps to beat the summer heat. While the drink was a staple of the British colonial era, the gin and tonic i ... More >>
Earlier this week we looked at some of the most memorable fast food commercials from the 1980s. Now it's time to charge your flux capacitors for a trip back to see some of the best and most sexually perverse booze ads the 80's had to offer. 5. Bud Light: Spuds Mackenzie Who are the ad wizards that ... More >>
Pimping Seagram's worked out well for this guyAttention ladieeeez: do you think you're hot? Do you like middle-shelf alcohol? Are you at least 25? If you answered "yes" to all of those, not only are you awesome, but you might want to head over to Club Illusions Thursday for your chance to be on S ... More >>
Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. We'll incorporate the number five in there somewhere. Send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. You have to love Rap-A-Lot records. News leaked ... More >>
Craig Hlavaty Like we wrote last Friday, Rocks Off attended a bachelor party this past weekend for our friend Brett, who gets hitched this coming Saturday. (It took us a few days for our head to clear.) It was a star-studded event that included a faux Kings of Leon sighting, Luis Scola, a Led Zep ... More >>
It's sand, sun and whipped cream when Mikki & Her Mates hit Galveston
DJ Hardware and company keep the faith at L'Chaim
Wednesday, October 9
Dueling numerically named nightspots forge a truce amid clubbers' confusion
The Hong Kong Disco's Seven & Seven
C. Davis closes, forcing Gosey to take his show a little further on up the road
Mary Cutrufello wanted to be a rock star. For a moment she was.
The perpetually self-doubting Todd Lewis stands tall on the Toadies' long-overdue second album
Behind current blaxploitation pulp literature is - surprise! - the music biz
The guy who designed Cadillac Ranch wants to build a dolphin space station. Is it any wonder UH is divided over the return of Doug Michels?
New way to hear music is music to consumers' ears
A new book chronicles the bloody rise and fall of Death Row Records
The sinister turns serious with a new take on rap