Peter Murphy Numbers April 25, 2013 Maybe Peter Murphy should get arrested more often. That may be a horrible thing to say, but if you had seen him at Numbers, you'd understand. This tour had been previously announced, but whether his March arrest in California for DUI and alleged drug possession ... More >>
As we head into what passes for fall down here, it's high time we came up with another list of the strangest, funniest and most awesome names to pass through the Harris County Criminal Justice Center over the last few months. (Or years. We stumbled on some older ones.) As always, some of these peop ... More >>
Self-important and overstuffed, The Dark Knight Rises feels like Batman forever.
Contrary to what they want you to think, Diddy his crew at Bad Boy did not invent the remix. If you really wanted to meet the people who first made dance remixes you'd have to go back a bit further in music history, to the land of the mid-'70s. In sweaty discos across the land people were looping so ... More >>
Yesterday marked the twenty-nine-year anniversary of the release of Thriller, which broke basically every record in the book. It remains the best selling album of all time with over 10 million in total sales. It not only solidified Michael Jackson as one of the biggest pop stars of all time, it deli ... More >>
Wishing You An Adorkable Christmas...The Christmas season started back in the late summer for Rocks Off when we began getting PR e-mails about so and so's new Christmas album, and then in October they started showing up in our stacks of snail mail. This year the biggest complaint amongst ev ... More >>
It's hard to fathom a time before music videos, and it's even sadder to remember when channels like MTV and VH1 were wall-to-wall music videos. In between there was a golden age, when with every clip that you watched could spark a revolution in you, or at least change your fashion sense. It's ... More >>
After years of searching, scientists have finally discovered a planet that may be able to support human life. Gliese 581d, as it is known is 20 light years from Earth, and though it's just a bit on the cool side for comfortable human habitation, it looks like a pretty good bet that he planet ... More >>
myspace.com/hyperbubbleSooooooo... Hyperbubble. We've mentioned them a couple of times in the past referencing the fact that they are pretty much the best electronic act in Texas that doesn't involve those bondage pants and stompy boots that Korg sends bands like CTRL when they buy keyboards. ... More >>
Vincent Price and director Roger Corman were masters of the macabre
Every day Rocks Off trolls the tubes of you in search of videos to share. If you have something that you think deserves to be video of the day, send a link to jef_rouner at yahoo dot com. The perfect man, the man all other men should aspire to be, is Gomez Adams. Rich, passionate, kind, athl ... More >>
Cirque du Freak tries to get in on the trend. Fails.
Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Though we're picking up midway through Season 2, from here on out as ... More >>
A friend of mine wrote a witty Facebook status update that referenced the passing of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson on the same day. "First the 70s died. Then the 80s. Better watch your back, Spice Girls."I chuckled at the same time that I realized that in a matter of seconds, dozens of my ... More >>
In this latest round of effects vs. storytelling, effects win. Big.
They made old movies feel new again
That old "last man on earth" setup? It really works
Music to keep your soiree from sucking like Dracula
Wednesday, September 20, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483
Eerie melodrama explores the dark arts in turn-of-the-century Vienna
In 2005, longhairs got more progressive than ever
Jim Carrey is in fine form, but the rest of Snicket is less fortunate
Pink Drums, Purple Lights (Business Deal Entertainment)
Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas
Plagiarythm Nation (Creations/Seeland)
The Voodoo Organist brings his Beelzebub blues to town
The pAper chAse isn't a weird band. You're just not paying close enough attention.
Coming This Week
HGO's Mefistofele brings Hades to light
Big complexes threaten end to neighborhood era
A documentary delves into theera of electronic music
Dinosaurs Run Amuck Again, This Time B-Movie Style