Every year a whole bunch of you (you know who you are) wait until the last minute to buy Christmas gifts. You scramble and go crazy trying to get everything done just in time to see the disappointed look on the faces of your relatives as your reveal your latest holiday blunder. Let's be honest here. ... More >>
Once again, the mailbox has overflowed like a backed-up sewer and Lonesome Onry and Mean has had to make some space decisions: Does this record go on the shelf (keep it, it's good, but I want to listen to something else now), in the Goodwill box (what were they thinking when they recorded this and, ... More >>
Monday nights are generally the most challenging at my house when it comes to dinner. We love to kick off our week with a meal prepared by someone else, but restaurants love to close on Mondays. Last week was an absolute nightmare of circumstances -- deadlines, illnesses, thrown-out backs, presentat ... More >>
O'Brother, Junius, The Tempest
March 11, 2012
Check out our slideshow from O'Brother and Junius last night.
Maybe it was the gloomy, chilly weather and maybe it was the scads of cold medicines we'd been taking all day, but Rocks Off found ourselves in a weird headspace on Sunday nig ... More >>
Nature Fusion had points docked for being ridiculously, outlandishly difficult to open.General holiday stress, wildly schizophrenic weather and two weekends in a row of driving to Dallas-Fort Worth has taken its toll on me: I have a cold.
It happens once a year, despite my best efforts. And ... More >>
Anvil. When I became interested in cocktails, especially rarer and more creative varieties of mixed drinks, I focused almost entirely on flavor, strength and composition. I judged cosmopolitans on their icy smoothness, sidecars on their subtle orange notes, and corpse revivers on that little ... More >>
Ed. Note: Rocks Off does not advocate trying any of the products mentioned in this article (even if they exist) or, really, following any of Jef With One F's advice about anything at all.
When Marilyn Manson put out Mansinthe, that was cute. Then David Lynch put out his own brand of coffee, ... More >>
Put some more effort into it, girlLast night's Golden Globes brought with it, as it always done, a string of fashion triumphs and disasters. Many a publication or online site today is busy raining down judgment with lists of each category.
We must do our part. So here are the Golden Globes' ... More >>
Photos by Faith SilvaAdam Lambert
Sarofim Hall, Hobby Center
September 8, 2010
For more images from the show, see our slideshow here.
It doesn't matter that Adam Lambert is gay. You might think it does, but it doesn't. What matters is that he's not straight. Because we Americans understand ... More >>
Cubans are people who know what they want: sugar and booze made from sugar. Well, and maybe a little dead pig, but more on that later...
When we mentioned the possibility of having contracted a slight case of H1N1 to our mother, it really should have come of no surprise that she immediately ... More >>
[Ed. Note: To go along with the cover story in this week's Houston Press, Rocks Off asked our writers to nominate a few local musical "Turkeys of the Year." Turns out there were quite a few from the hip-hop side of town. We'll unveil the biggest musical turkey of all tomorrow.]
Those Deer That R ... More >>
There's now less than a month to go until we here at Rocks Off throw sobriety and sane living to the wind at this year's SXSW festival. This past week we learned of a boatload of new stuff about the weeklong liver-damaging voyage in March, so here goes...
The list of bands keeps growing and gro ... More >>