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  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    The Best Acts at Yes, Indeed! Fest 2014

    By Matthew Keever and Angelica Leicht CATCH FEVER Six months after the release of their debut album, Shiny Eyes, Catch Fever's pop rock continues to please longtime fans and grab the attention of new listeners as well. The power trio rocked the Continental Club Saturday night at 8pm, with vocalist/ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    I Found a Condom In His Pocket. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! INQUIRING FAN Dear Willie D: I just wanted to say hello and also thank you for all of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    10 More GIFs of Ultra Ravers Shaking It

    Getcha, getcha, getcha, getcha, getcha freak on! We all know that there are lots of ways to become immortalized at a massive outdoor music gathering like Ultra Music Festival.  Say, humping a tree. Or dancing naked while getting arrested. But yo' momma would probably prefer if you lived forever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    The Cavern and the Top 10 Iconic Rock Clubs In History

    Last week back in 1957, the most famous rock club in England opened in Liverpool. There was absolutely no rock and roll on the bill that night. The Cavern Club was originally opened to mimic the cellar jazz bars that owner Alan Synter visited in Paris. There was a strict jazz-only policy in place ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Who Will Be DC Comics' First Gay Superhero? Our Top Six Picks

    People everywhere with not much going on in their lives are all atwitter over the news that a DC Comics superhero is coming out of the supercloset in June. That's right: someone who wears skin-tight clothing and very likely a cape will reveal to a stunned world that they are, in fact, gay. But who w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Disco Sucks, Long Live Disco: Your Essential Disco Playlist

    Disco, that uniquely '70s, coke-laden, soulful, brash and flamboyant genre, was Public Enemy #1 for rockers and punks in the latter half of the Me Decade. Hippies and suburbanites cut their hair, stuffed their noses and took to the dance floors, tripping the light fantastic in their best polyester u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Play It Again, Sam: 10 Artists & Comedians Signed To Casablanca Records

    Casablanca Records was a record company started by Neil Bogart -- no relation to the late legendary actor Humphrey Bogart, although Neil was a big Bogie enthusiast and admirer. In the 1970s, Casablanca Records was the go-to label for disco much like Death Row was the go-to place for gangsta rap in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    The American Bandstand (Extended) Hot 100

    Somehow it's hard to believe that Dick Clark was only 82 years old when he died after suffering a "massive heart attack" Wednesday morning in Santa Monica, Calif. (Since I managed to survive one myself, I've noticed that anytime someone dies of a heart attack, it's always "massive."). Despite his yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Six Dancing and Singing Toys for the Holidays with Video

    The holiday season has crept upon us once again. There is nothing kids love more than toys that can bust a move. Dancing toys have always made the list of hot commodities during the Christmas season. Even some adults are amused and intrigued by their favorite characters moving to the beat. Here's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Zachary Quinto Comes Out, And So Should These Star Trek Characters

    Fascinating. And *fabulous.*​Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto, in news that was apparently a surprise to absolutely no one, is now the second actor from the sci-fi franchise to come out of the closet (do they have closets in the 24th century? Maybe he was in a holodeck version): The 34-year-old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Top 10 Songs To Leave Out Of Your Wedding Reception

    ​'Tis the summer season for tying the knot. But curse the occasion for creating the ultimate breeding ground for bad music - wedding receptions. It's one thing to unplug the jukebox in an act of defiance or flee a venue playing bad songs (I've done all of the above), but one doesn't exactly h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    For Flag Day: The 10 Worst National Flags

    We don't just hate certain American state flags here; we also hate the following ten foreign abominations of design, symmetry and good taste. It is less our opinion than it is scientific fact that these are, without a doubt, the ten worst national flags in the world. 10.St. Lucia Does this flag re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    For Flag Day: The 10 Worst U.S. State Flags

    As we are sure you are no doubt keenly aware, Flag Day is tomorrow. We could give you a list of the ten prettiest flags, but we are Hair Balls, and that's not the kind of crap we like to cough up. Here instead is a list of ten state flags to tun up the flagpoles of your worst enemies: 10. Nevada T ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 26, 2011

    Lives Revealed

    Charles LeDray's small-scale objects tell stories at MFAH.

  • Music

    March 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Go Texan Day Looms: The Five Horrible Aspects

    Or else​Friday is Go Texan Day, the annual marking of the beginning of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Everyone is encouraged to dress up in western gear, or cowboy stuff, or just wear a snap-button shirt. It's a charming little tradition, and we want to fully take part by sending us pict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Devo And The 16 Other Best Bands In Uniform

    Mark C. Austin​Devo hits Warehouse Live on March 25, the band's first Houston date since a 2006 appearance with the Psychedelic Furs - who, coincidentally enough, are also coming to Warehouse (April 23) to do all of 1981's Talk Talk Talk ("Pretty In Pink," "Into You Like a Train"), plus "Love ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Ten Songs We Are Sick Of Hearing At Football Games

    Take that Crazy Train right on out of here, Ozzy. Thanks.​That sound you heard Sunday was the collective shattering of the playoff hopes of thousands of Houston Texans fans as the team suffered yet another home loss, this time against the hapless San Diego Chargers, bringing their record to 4- ... More >>

  • Music

    June 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    25 Weird And/Or Hilarious Soccer Chants

    ​Rocks Off spent June 2006 in Salamanca, Spain during the World Cup, and we can tell you it's difficult to exaggerate what an event this is to pretty much every country in the world but America. (Although the U.S. is reportedly gaining.) While watching the games, we would leave the window open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Upcoming: Asia, Hawthorne Heights, Natalie Merchant, Silversun Pickups, Etc.

    ​Ana Egge, Michael Kingcaid, Frank Smith: Wed., May 26. Rudyard's. Asia: Sat., Aug. 21. House of Blues. Asleep At The Wheel: Sat., June 26. House of Blues. Benny Benassi: Fri., June 18. Stereo Live. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Fri., June 25. House of Blues. The Burden, Side Arms, Ghost Town Electric, F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    The New Downtown Y Is Ready!! And So's The M!! The Rest Of The Building, Not So Much

    Photo by Richard Connelly​ Groundbreaking was a little over a year ago, but already the new downtown YMCA is ready.Well, the "Y," at any rate, and pretty much most of the "M." Which is all it takes to start a "Young man" chorus of the Village People song.The facility is still scheduled to open som ... More >>

  • Film

    June 11, 2009

    The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

    Why was this movie remade?

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    WrestleMania: A Beginner's Guide

    Gonna be upfront here: I don't get the whole pro-wrestling thing. Never did.I grew up in New Jersey, where every pizzeria had a glossy shot of Bruno Sammartino on the walls, but it just never took.With that in mind, here is my analysis of the matches in the upcoming WrestleMania 25, which is the sin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    The Sister Cities Of Houston: A Critical Appraisal, Part Two

    With the recent addition of Karachi, Pakistan, Houston now is a sister to 18 other cities around the world. Hair Balls is on the case - we studied all of them so you wouldn't have to. See the first half here.Sister: Luanda, AngolaHow we are sisterly: Houston's only African sister is yet another seap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Digitalia: Microsoft Songsmith Corrects Artists' Glaring Oversights

    Billy Idol, "White Wedding"... sort ofMicrosoft Songsmith, a music-making computer program, has already racked up plenty of Internet accolades based on its eerily terrible commercial, wherein normal, everyday people dealing with normal, everyday problems - such as being tasked to write an ad campaig ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2009

    Lowell Sanders

    Here’s some advice: You should never date girls younger than your socks

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2008
  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008

    Baby Loves Disco

    Hip moms find a way to keep the party going

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Sealed with Kiss

    As we delved into Houston’s murky and innovative musical past, I thought about all the cool concerts that came through here that we young people never got to see. Elvis played at a Polish dancehall soon to become Fitzgerald’s. Divine and the Village People got live and sleazy at Numbers. Jimi He ... More >>

  • Music

    July 26, 2007

    Death From Above 1979

    Disco Keeps On Keepin' On

  • Dining

    February 15, 2007

    Skyline Bar & Grill's

    Bannana Split Martini

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2006

    A Few Words from Ugly Naked Guy

    Craig Malisow Who needs a warm blanket when you have a potentially explosive laptop? I've been fielding myriad questions about my recent experience at a nudist camp, ranging from "Did you get really sunburned?" to "Could you please get away from me?" (That one has been coming mostly from my cowo ... More >>

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    Fly Like an Eagle

    Jesse Hughes proves too sexy for his band, too sexy for his band

  • Culture

    March 2, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    Music to Cover Your Eyes To

    Houstonian Nick DiFonzo has one of the world's finest collections of bad album covers

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2005

    Think Pink

    Run over cancer at the Komen Houston Race for the Cure

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2004

    Cool Front

    Things get chill when DJ Icey spins into town

  • Calendar

    August 12, 2004
  • Music

    April 29, 2004

    Queer Eye for the Country Guy

    Have today's C&W stars been consulting with the Fab Five?

  • Calendar

    March 7, 2002

    The Pelecanos Brief

    Add "novelist" to George Pelecanos's long résumé

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best A Cappella Group

    The Lager Rhythms

  • Calendar

    December 16, 1999
  • News

    July 1, 1999

    Out on the Town

    Kids gather comfortablyfor a special prom

  • Culture

    May 27, 1999
  • Music

    March 18, 1999
  • Music

    January 21, 1999
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    June 22, 1995
  • Film

    September 1, 1994

    Queens of Australia

    Song and dance in the Outback, where guys will be gals

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