Critics say the common cat surgery is painful and can lead to other problems.
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 >>
Dear Rock A Little, So I am a little upset that you have not called me back and accepted for a fifth date. I was falling in love with you, but I guess you didn't feel the same way. Why are you avoiding me? Brian Smith Downtown Houston Dear Brian Smith, In the beginning I believed in love and thi ... More >>
Rock of Ages posits Tom Cruise as a hair-metal god and hair metal as something un-awful.
Former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan is now, among other things, a columnist for Rocks Off's sister music blog in Seattle, Reverb. This month Touchstone Books will publish Duff's memoir, It's So Easy: And Other Lies, and he agreed to publish an excerpt on Reverb. In turn, Reverb agreed to share ... More >>
harleyslist.blogspot.comJohn Lennon and Yoko Ono in a happy pose in front of their home (and future site of Lennon's assassination).Celebrity homes will always be a source of fascination, offering a glimpse at the intimate, private side of those who live their lives in the public eye. And it' ... More >>
Buxton mixing their new album in L.A.The Final Four descends upon Houston this weekend. Oh, if there were only four feeds we had to follow to bring all this lovely Houston music news to everyone. Instead, MCM crawls through more feeds than there are colleges in the NCAA, gathering up every bi ... More >>
Rocks Off mines away all week at this mysterious mountain of Internet just to find all the precious local music news we can. This week's honorary soundtrack comes courtesy of HasHBrown, who dropped his Relationsh*t EP on Valentine's Day. MCM is sad to say goodbye to Weird Party and, belated ... More >>
Texas hair and Texas nailsIf you have ladyparts and have ever had a mani/pedi, odds are pretty good you've been adorned with OPI nail polish, and probably even bought some to take home. OPI's built a strong reputation on not only its high-end but affordable and durable products, but also its ... More >>
Celebrity living has its downside in Somewhere.
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Flawless Escape on FacebookR ... More >>
The tragedy of the earthquake in Haiti has, as expected, brought out both the best and worst of humanity. As an example of the former, we've seen the nations of the world send supplies and relief workers to help the stricken Caribbean nation. As for the latter, well, the comments of extraordinar ... More >>
Marijuana's steady creep toward legalization nationwide.
Up in the Air director Jason Reitman has a good sense of where he's from and where he's headed.
A warning to hecklers: This guys waiting for you
Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year
How one enterprising Johnson Space Center physicist followed his dream to Hollywood and porn stardom
A Texas family confronts death, homosexuality and repression
Rhett Miller's Instigator isn't the wreck of the Old 97's. It's just what he does.
Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson's cash-in pays off
The gay Broken Hearts Club goes for the comfortable
A on-stage giant