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Tony Hawk

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Old School Christmas: 9 Gifts That Got (Get?) Kids Out of the House and In Better Shape w/Video

    Since the advent of video games, kids have increasingly spent time inside huddled around game consoles. Even for an older guy like me, I grew up with Atari and early handheld video games that were pretty damn addictive, but nothing like the sophisticated games out today that not only look amazing, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Vote or Die: The Last VJ's Top Five Videos of the Week (NSFW)

    Welcome back to The Last VJ, music fans. YouTube had its music video awards just recently, and if you saw that then you know that the same out-of-touch mainstream crap ideals that ruined popular music videos starting a decade ago is still going strong in the minds of the money men. That's why here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    50 States of Song Part 1: Alabama to Georgia

    When I was in third grade I learned all 50 states in alphabetical order thanks to a catchy tune. Now I'm hoping to stick that bit of trivia in your heads this week, just in time for the new school year by celebrating each state with an appropriate song. Alabama: Phosphorescent, "It's Hard to Be H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Happy E-Day: What If Elvis Had Lived?

    Note: Elvis Presley would be 78 years old today, if he had not (supposedly) died in Memphis in August 1977. This article originally appeared as part of Rocks Off's "Elvis Week" in January 2011, and still seems plausible two years later. Do you realize that Woody Allen, Julie Andrews, the dude who w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Celebrity Tech Endorsements: 5 Cool and 5 Highly Annoying Examples Of Product Pimpage

    Celebrity endorsements are nothing new. They have been around as long as there were celebrities and companies willing to pay them to say they smoked Kool's or drove Chevy, or force us to explain to children and the elderly why we would giggle every time we saw the milk-stained upper lip of a famous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Pop Rocks: The Worst Part Of Parenting? The TV Shows.

    Don't believe the hype.​Being a parent is tough, especially when the kids are toddler age or thereabouts. You're basically on 24-7 suicide watch while the little hobgoblins cram everything they find into their mouths and clamber to the top of the bookshelves, while at the same time you try to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    The Best Tony Hawk Video Game Soundtracks

    ​It sounds like heresy to most older folks, this writer included, but for about the past decade, a lot of younger gamers have been discovering punk rock, ska, and classic and indie hip-hop through the Tony Hawk series of skateboarding video games. The idea may be repellent to those of us who r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Future Elvis: What If The King Had Lived?

    ​Do you realize that Woody Allen, Julie Andrews, the dude who was in the Darth Vader suit, and Ron Paul are all the same age as Elvis Presley would be on Saturday? Look at Woody Allen next time you see him on TMZ and just think, he's as old as Elvis. In order to get in the frame of mind to t ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Artist of the Week: O Pioneers!!!

    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 introducingliston@gmail.com. If we were forced by thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Aftermath: Buddy Guy at House of Blues

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty As Aftermath was cradling his camera, taking pictures of Buddy Guy on Friday night at the House of Blues, he got a bittersweet twinge in his music-loving soul. Once he and B.B. King shuffle off this mortal coil and join the big blues jam in the sky, there wil ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2007
  • Music

    April 13, 2006

    Pretty Girls Make Saves

    As video games go indie, Wack imagines a few likely pairings

  • Home Entertainment

    March 30, 2006

    Spray-On Soul

    Getting Up is a flawed but fascinating ode to graffiti's early years

  • Music

    January 26, 2006

    Eight-Bit Symphonies

    Who was responsible for the best music of the 1980s? Nintendo. Who's finally discovering it? Everyone.

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2005

    Roll Aid

    It's an all-day skate-apalooza at the Texas Skate Jam

  • Film

    June 2, 2005

    Skate Bored

    The Z-Boys roll into Dogtown again, and truth is cooler than fiction

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2005

    Jane's a-DJ

    Alterna-god Perry Farrell's been caught spinning

  • News

    January 6, 2005

    The Halo Challenge

    Master Chief, a weapons-toting super-enhanced human, is the only being who can save the earth. A video gamer from Texas is the world champion at helping him do just that thousands of times over.

  • Calendar

    April 15, 2004

    Do the Indie Thing

    WorldFest celebrates the obscure

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2003

    Smoking the Halfpipe

    Top skateboarders, BMXers and motocrossers do trippy tricks

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    Reeling from Wheeling

    Sleepy Waller wrestles over rights for skateboarders

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Skate Park

    Vans Skate Park

  • Film

    May 9, 2002

    Revolting

    Meet The New Guy, same as the old guy

  • Culture

    May 2, 2002

    Skate or Die

    In the 1970s, the Z-Boys were hell on wheels. Today, they're shredding the big screen.

  • Culture

    November 29, 2001
  • Culture

    August 17, 2000

    Hot Wheels

    Or: How Tony Hawk turned skateboarding into a multimillion-dollar international obsession

  • Music

    December 29, 1994

    News from Nowhere

    Clearing the desk for the New Year, and other excuses for a column

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