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  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Robert Ellis Sure Hopes He Can Sing at Discovery Green Homecoming Gig

    One of the damndest things Rocks Off has seen in our five-plus years in Houston is the way word of mouth spread like a brush fire among the local indie scene about "Whiskey Wednesdays." Starting in late, late 2009, scenesters both shaved and unkempt (more the latter) flocked to Mango's and then Fitz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    I Tried to Explain Transgender Doom Metal to My Three-Year-Old

    I wasn't really in a very good mood on Sunday. Taking the Daughter With One F out of the house so the wife can study for nursing school is my task every weekend, and though my daughter is an angel, I would remind you that so was Lucifer. It's too hot to play outside except to swim, and the rain der ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Last Minute Christmas: Ten Gifts Odd Gifts from CVS to Solidify Your Standing as Resident Black Sheep

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    8 Keepers From Mail Call: Hacienda, Elvin Bishop, Janiva Magness, Etc.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Getting Addicted to the Infernal Curry Chicken at Jenni's Noodle House

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Last Night: O'Brother & Junius At Warehouse Live

    O'Brother, Junius, The Tempest Warehouse Live 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    For Cold and Flu Season: Which Cough Syrup Tastes Best?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    One Cocktail, Please, Heavy on the Garnish

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Five Vices That Need Celebrity Endorsements

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Golden Globes: Worst Dressed Viewers

    Put some more effort into it, girl​Last 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Last Night: Adam Lambert At Hobby Center

    Photos by Faith Silva​Adam 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Ay, Mami - Ponche de Leche Cubano

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Gobble Gobble Hey: Our Choices for Local Hip-Hop Turkeys of 2009

    [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.] ‚Äč Those Deer That R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    This Week in SXSW: Katy Perry Kisses the "Lake of Fire"

    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 growing, ... More >>

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    Independence Day

    What's indie rock? Who cares? Here's ten great CDs that will blow you away, no matter your definition

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Up from the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Up from the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music

  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    My Morning Jacket

    It Still Moves (ATO/RCA/BMG)

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Cure for a Cold

    Kenny & Ziggy's matzo ball soup

  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Sick Kids

    For many mentally ill teenagers in Texas, the only way to get treatment is to get arrested.

  • Film

    April 29, 1999

    No Pain, No Gain

    Dancemaker glosses over the life of Paul Taylor