Texans love their trees, whether they're being used for climbing, or getting some desperately needed August shade, or as a easy-to-remember landmark for locals making plans to meet each other. To be sure there are some less peaceful uses of trees in Texas history: lynching, sniping, chaining people ... More >>
It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. Recently your humble nameologist has been on a fervent quest to chronicle the history of goth music in our fair city of Houston. One of our redis ... More >>
Not much happened last week, what with everyone taking extra naps and blaming it on the turkey. Still, it wasn't a totally uneventful week in TV Land: • Having been dragged back into the mainstream spotlight by Jason Segel, the Muppets are now eyeing a return to TV, the medium that first brought ... More >>
Homeless in Houston share their most important objects.
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. Know this: There has never b ... More >>
Rebels Honky Tonk thrives on Houston's least country block.
Kevin Costner doesn't make friends. He makes movies, dang it.
The beautifully done Open Range still has to graze on the western's leftovers
Shelton and Costner team up again for more sporting success
Kevin Costner makes a mess of a cowboy legend
The Cowboy Way takes a fun ride through New York
Congressional attempts to ax TV violence may put the First Amendment under the gun