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    February 5, 2014

    Do Musicians Have Any Business Starring In Ads?

    It's a real testament to our consumerist culture that one of the biggest events of the year for many people is seeing a series of high-budget adverts in the midst of a sports game. A significant amount of people tune in to the Super Bowl every year not because they care about football or even the ha ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    We Need More Rapper 8-Bit Video Games

    2 Chainz and Juicy J have owned 2012, whether you like it or not. Both of them could have ran for President of the Ratchet United States of America and won in a landslide on the 2 Trippy ticket. Their greatest gift to mankind this year? Time-wasting awesomeness in the form of 8-bit video games. Y ... More >>

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    November 3, 2012

    Last Night: Run D.M.C. at Fun Fun Fun Fest

    Run D.M.C. Fun Fun Fun Fest Auditorium Shores, Austin November 2, 2012 SLIDESHOW: Run D.M.C., Bob Mould and Val Kilmer: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 Day 1 Ten years ago, almost to the day, Hip-Hop lost one of its most adored and influential pioneers. His passing left a void that neither his family, his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    My Trip to Napa Valley: Part II

    I'm pretty sure I fell in love with Napa. It's like an alcoholic's wine lover's Disneyland; a land with a picturesque landscape and fantastic crisp breeze, with some of the world's best wine at your fingertips, just ripe for the taking. And the food scene: TDF. I was lucky enough to enjoy two incr ... More >>

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    September 3, 2012

    #MadeInAmerica: The Rain, Restrictions & Randomness of Day 2

    Day two of the first-ever Made In America music festival felt considerably less hectic and crowded than day one. The blazing heat of the previous day was replaced with scattered showers, and the humidity that follows, making for a sticky and slippery situation on the Ben Franklin Parkway. The crowd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    The Six Worst One-Game Uniforms You'll See In The 2012 College Football Season

    Look good, feel good, play good? Not in these cases. This list doesn't include full-time offenders like Houston, who substituted a perfectly slick design for a blob. Instead, these universities -- some with long traditions -- will subject us to a fashion upchuck on select game days.

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Run-D.M.C. Reuniting at November's Fun Fun Fun Fest

    The surviving members of the Kings of Rock, Run-D.M.C., will headline Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest November 2-4 at Auditorium Shores, the festival announced this morning. The performance will be Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels' first since DJ/producer and founding member Jam Master J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Best Of The Rest: Houston's Top 6 Washington Avenue Bars

    The Washington Avenue corridor is fascinating if not for the simple fact that its very existence for the last few years has ignited a firestorm of opinions about its worthiness as Houston's king of party scenes. Last year, Houston Press writers Craig Hlavaty, Shea Serrano and Mike Gigilio did an inc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    The Man Who Raped a 15-Year-Old Girl Looks Like This

    Police have released a composite sketch of the man who dragged a 15-year-old girl into his car and raped her. The attack occurred on the south side of town near Zollie Scales Park March 21. The girl was walking along Cordray Street around 5:35 p.m. when a black, four-door Chrysler 300 with chariot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    The Best LP Side Ones Ever

    Spurred on by the realization that both David Bowie's commercial breakthrough Let's Dance and Queen's News of the World had solid, sturdy side ones on their vinyl releases, I then began the hunt for other great vinyl slabs with amazing side ones. Of course, the idea is that this could only include ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    He Said, She Said: WTF Is With Fashion These Days?

    Just as it is said that writing about music is like dancing about architecture, the same can be said for writing about fashion, though we know a few fashion magazines, blogs and crazed fashionistas that would violently differ. Even still at the end of the day, it's just fabric or animal skin coverin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Y'all Musta Forgot: CQ and t.h.e. MisFit Crazy-8's The Sunday Soapbox

    ​Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. (Self-released, 2011) CQ & t.h.e. MisFit Crazy-8 Note: Heretofore, whenever t.h.e. MisFit Cra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Last Night: Murs At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jae Tovar​Murs, Tabi Bonney, Ski Beatz Fitzgerald's October 2, 2011 Murs, Tabi Bonney and Ski Beatz dropped into Fitzgerald's Sunday for an intimate show in the Heights, Murs and Bonney's second time at Fitz this year. Bonney entered the stage at 10 p.m., wearing white skinny jeans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Saturday Night: Ghostface, Raekwon & Mobb Deep At House Of Blues

    Photos by Marco TorresRaekwon (left) and Ghostface Killah​Rock the Bells Tour feat. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Mobb Deep, Cappadonna, Supernatural & Fat Tony House of Blues August 12, 2011 Near the end of Ghostface and Raekwon's hourlong set Saturday night, Ghost stood near the stage like he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Our All-Time Fantasy Vans Warped Tour Lineup

    Photos by Marc BrubakerWarped Tour 2010​Since 1996, the Vans Warped Tour has been a staple of punk and youth culture all over the world, uniting kids of all stripes under the violent heat of the sun one day out of the year in cities across the map. The traveling festival is responisble for bre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    The Best Tony Hawk Video Game Soundtracks

    ​It sounds like heresy to most older folks, this writer included, but for about the past decade, a lot of younger gamers have been discovering punk rock, ska, and classic and indie hip-hop through the Tony Hawk series of skateboarding video games. The idea may be repellent to those of us who r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Last Night: Master P's Birthday Party At House Of Blues

    Photos by Marco TorresSilkk the Shocker (left) and Master P​Master P's Birthday/No Limit Records 20th anniversary party House of Blues May 1, 2011 Apparently, there is a limit after all... and that limit is 20 minutes. That is exactly how long Percy Miller, aka Master P, graced us with his p ... More >>

  • Music

    March 10, 2011
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    January 26, 2011

    What Are Your Favorite Sneakers Ever?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday (or thereabouts), Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: ESG, John Dew, Chuckway, Hollyw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    JayyJust: More Than Your Ordinary Mandarin-Rapping Femcee

    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 sheaserrano@gmail.com. ​Judgmental as it might s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    NFL, College Football, Twitter, Pancake Bites and Bestiality -- Weekend's Best Bets

    A regular Paul the Octopus​So last season I did these Best Bets posts on Fridays and made every attempt to conduct myself like an actual handicapper, coming up with reams of statistics and subjective observations to lead to a conclusion that I hoped made reasonable sense. End result? A predic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Last Night: Matisyahu At House Of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse​Matisyahu House of Blues July 27, 2010 8:54 p.m.: Man, we totally underestimated the market for American Hassidic Jewish reggae musicians. This place is packed. 8:56: Dub Trio is on stage. They're a fairly impressive trio from Brooklyn. Not Beastie Boys impressive, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Five '90s Musical Fads We Remember Well, But Don't Really Miss

    ​A little over a decade ago, swing music made a strange comeback. You may remember seeing people all over dressing like '40s hipsters, jumping and jiving in Gap commercials and most every club or bar was offering swing lessons. It started with the release of the film Swingers, which still mi ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Butterfly Explosion at SXSW: Irish Shoegaze in a Basement Rec Room

    Shoegazer shoes Butterfly Explosion March 17 Habana, Austin, Texas When you go see a band because they're labeled "shoegaze," you get a smile on your face when you see them set up 19 different foot pedals on the stage. You don't need to double-check your SXSW schedule. You know you're in the right ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Aftermath: Goodie Mob at House of Blues, With a Completely Unexpected Bun B Cameo

    Photos by Marco Torres / Click here for a slideshow​9:25 p.m.: Standing in line to pick up tickets with the photographer, Bun B happens to walk up right behind us. (The Bun B Law of Inevitability is infallible.) I turn around and tell him hello and that we've spoken on the time several times ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Ask a Rapper: Karina Nistal Loves Common, Mike Jones Not So Much

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducinglisto ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    Houston's Rememberances of Warped Tours Past

    For the past 15 years, the Vans Warped Tour has been barreling through city after city across the globe creating punk rockers out of boy scouts and riot grrls out of band geeks. The traveling punk, hardcore and emo road show has been coming to Houston since 1995. The first taste local punks got of f ... More >>

  • Music

    February 5, 2009

    What Makes Cornbreadd Run

    How the Houston rapper turned a near miss on MTV into a victory for himself — and his city

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2008

    H-Town Sneaker Summit — Winter ‘09

    Check out the latest way to keep your feet fresh to death

  • Music

    January 10, 2008

    Top 10 Most Hated Rappers

    Who made the shit list

  • Music

    November 15, 2007
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    August 16, 2007
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    August 9, 2007

    Sneaker Summit

    Come and kick it with some sneaker heads

  • Music

    May 3, 2007
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    July 20, 2006

    Dark Water

    A reporter, a photographer and canoeist Tom Helm paddle from the Galleria to Galveston Bay by canoe and kayak, finding beauty, danger and urban debris in equal measure

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    They Did What?

    The top WTF moments of 2005

  • Film

    October 6, 2005

    Something Missing

    Liev Schreiber adapts a best-selling novel, without the best results

  • News

    September 8, 2005

    Time to Grow Up

    No more excuses for the Houston Texans

  • Calendar

    May 26, 2005

    Fun with Guns

    Have a blast at the Lone Star Shoot

  • Calendar

    August 26, 2004

    Boozin' Music

    Everybody in the club gettin' tipsy at Helios

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2004

    Blue Ball

    Come to -- but not at -- the Gatsby

  • Music

    February 5, 2004

    Pop-Punk Penance

    A cool kid seeks heavenly redemption

  • Culture

    January 8, 2004

    Connect the Dots

    Laura Lark takes a jab at women's magazines

  • Music

    October 16, 2003

    The Real Shock Rock

    From California to New Hampshire, blackface minstrelsy is re-emerging. Should it?

  • Music

    February 6, 2003

    Bayou Riddims

    Dubtex furnishes the soundtrack to 21st-century H-town

  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    Damn, That DJ Made My Day

    Jam Master Jay, 1965-2002

  • Culture

    July 4, 2002

    Ice Ice Maybe

    A decade after Vanilla Ice melted down, he's back with the man who made him

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Pipeline to the Pros

    One of the straightest paths to the NBA begins on the summer hoops circuit. All the kids have to do in return is wear the right shoes.

  • Film

    July 13, 2000

    Whistlin' Trixie

    You'll lap it up as the title character in Alan Rudolph's quirky comedy trips over her own tongue

  • Music

    November 5, 1998
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