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  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Got $2K? It's Not Too Late For Coachella

    Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, starts today in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. If you don't have tickets yet for the first weekend of Coachella -- which sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    For Musicians, Little Sucks Worse Than Stolen Gear

    In 2010, Johnny Marr of The Smiths recovered his $45,000 '64 Gibson SG, after it had been stolen at a gig ten years earlier. Unfortunately, most musicians who have lost their gear to theft haven't been so lucky. The local musicians I talked to recently reported suffering similar losses. Occasionall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    How Much Would You Pay for the New My Bloody Valentine?

    I have to admit, I'm not the biggest My Bloody Valentine fan in the world. I thoroughly enjoy Loveless and their newest record, mbv, but they're not my favorite band. I guess that's why I wasn't aware until the band released a statement about it that people are selling that new record for assloads ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Gothic Council's New to Goth FAQ

    As head of the Gothic Council, a position I take as seriously as I take being known as an expert on video-game farts, one of my jobs is aiding those who seek the spooky side of life enable the transition. Now, goth is kind of like the Judaism of subcultures. We like to keep it members-only up in her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Top 10 Kitschy Pop-Related Gift Items to Give This Year

    Thanksgiving is in ten days, and then we'll all be fully immersed in the holiday season. While shopping recently, I noticed that Taylor Swift now has her own greeting-card line featuring her photography and sweet words. If you were to receive one such card from a loved one, would you swell with fuz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    5 Weird Music Figurines To Spruce Up Your Home or Office

    For those looking to bring a bit of personality to their cubicle or to add character to a boring bookshelf there is a whole world of music collectables out there to choose from. From statues to bobbleheads to dolls these figures, no matter what you call them, are yet another revenue stream for the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Top 10 Weirdest Kiss Memorabilia Items Up For Sale

    In rock n roll and pop music, merchandising has always been a somewhat lucrative ordeal. This especially rings true whenever an artist becomes extremely popular. It is a great marketing ploy, whether for teens, diehards, collectors or regular fans. Let's face it, when it comes to music merchandisi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    The 5 Oddest AstroWorld Items on eBay Right Now

    AstroWorld may be gone as a physical entity, but it lives on in the hearts of Houstonians and in people trying to make a buck on eBay. We took a look at the AstroWorld items currently up for auction, and found some odd stuff. Like these five: 5. Swellegant cup and saucerWe think we saw m'lady sipp ... More >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2012

    Vinyl Gets Another Spin

    Showing it has more lives than a cockroach, vinyl has been reborn, resulting in some beautiful music. But sometimes production values in records and turntables are lacking.

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Pamela Leggett Used eBay to Make 122 Homemade Bombs

    A Chambers County woman has pleaded guilty to owning 122 illegal homemade bombs she assembled with ingredients bought on eBay, the U.S. Attorney's Office says. Pamela Leggett, 31, was arrested after a dramatic confrontation at her Anahuac home in which a cop was killed and her husband, who had done ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    If the Wikipedia Boycott of SOPA Spread: Seven Examples of Horror

    ​With Wikipedia boycotting the Stop Online Piracy Act today by shutting itself down for 24 hours, the powers that be at the crowdsourced information giant hope we all get freaked out enough by their absence that we tell Congress we think SOPA should not be passed. If you don't know what SOPA i ... More >>

  • News

    January 12, 2012
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    September 22, 2011

    The Peddler

    Both in and out of prison, Brian Culwell has spent his life selling people baubles, trinkets and jewels. Now he's buying your gold and silver.

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Drain You: The 10 Most Expensive Nirvana Items On eBay

    ​Today officially marks 20 years, yes two decades, since Nirvana's Nevermind hit stores and started a whole new movement in music, er, well at least brought one further above ground. The past month the music world has been awash in articles and blogs about Nevermind, with the three living arch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Biggest Loser, v 1.0 -- Brewer Lawn Ornament Hoarder

    It must have made sense at the time.​New feature alert for this space! Every now and then, stories come to my attention that deserve to see the light of day, if for no other reason than to ridicule the subject matter and serve as a de facto "public service announcement" for you, the reader, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Avoid Cheap Fog Machines: Building A Better Stage Show

    Erica O'BrienProvision​If Rocks Off could talk to ourselves from six years ago, the advice we would give that young aspiring rock star would be to not bother with any gigs for the first year playing with the band, and instead have everyone save up as much money as possible to fund a truly magn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Top 5 Great Moments in Divine Food Intervention: All Hail the Grilled Cheesus!

    Lupe Ontiveros in the 2007 film Tortilla Heaven.​The controversial installment of Glee that aired last night, the third of season two, centered on spirituality and a very spiritual sandwich. The episode opened with Finn Hudson's (Cory Montieth) existential crisis, brought on by the manifestat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    For The Family That Has Everything: FLDS "Prophet" Warren Jeffs' Sermons For Sale On eBay

    Time to dig out those old cassette players.​If you never had a chance to hear Fundamentalist Mormon prophet/alleged child-rapist Warren Jeffs wax philosophical on such heady issues like marrying your underage cousin, and why blacks are an inferior race, now's your chance: cassettes of Jeffs' s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Game Time: LeBron James -- All Right, Now It's Getting Weird (The Mav Carter Pendant Story)

    A mission to recover diamonds, at Mom's house​I wanted to write about Luis Scola today, I really did. I wanted to talk about how good Daryl Morey has to feel that he was able to lock in Scola for an annual number below $10 million per year in a goofy free agent market that has seen $6 million and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Guy V. Lewis: What's A Guy Got To Do To Get In The Hall Of Fame?

    Photo courtesy UHShould have been in the Hall by now​I saw this item posted over at Coogfans the other day. I don't know whether it's the real deal or not, but supposedly there was somebody on eBay selling what he claimed to be the floor from the Game of the Century. For those to young to remember ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    A Post-Christmas Miracle

    ​We have been hooked on primo coffee beans roasted locally (well, in The Woodlands) ever since last summer, when we saw a supper show at Dosey Doe Coffee House (25911 I-45 North, The Woodlands) starring songwriter Jimmy Webb. The show was intimate, the venue cozy, the food a nice blend of do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    He's Not a Gentleman: Willie D Pleads Guilty In Wire Fraud Case

    ​ The Willie D iPhone international fraud case is over, and the rapper has plead guilty. This morning the Geto Boys MC and Dirty South pioneer went before District Court Judge Gray Miller at a hearing and confessed to posing as an electronics salesman and using eBay to establish his credibility w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Do Yo Time: Willie D Pleads Guilty to Wire-Fraud Charges

    ​The Willie D iPhone international fraud case is over, and the rapper has pled guilty. This morning the Geto Boys MC and Dirty South pioneer went before District Court Judge Gray Miller at a hearing and confessed to posing as an electronics salesman and using eBay to establish his credibility with ... More >>

  • News

    November 26, 2009

    Turkeys of the Year

    In a highly competitive 2009 field, Governor Rick Perry is the biggest gobbler of them all.

  • Calendar

    November 12, 2009

    13th Annual Art on the Avenue

    Winter Street’s about to be inundated with work by 275 Texas artists

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Bocephus Wants to Bail (One of) You Out, America

    Lost your job? 401(k) a distant memory? Still think a country boy can survive? Well, America, you're in luck: Hank Williams Jr. feels your pain, and he wants to help out. Today, in conjunction with his new single "Red, White and Pink-Slip Blues," Hank Jr. announced his "Bocephus Bailout Packa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    When Publicists Attack: Solarcaded

    Dana Boyce I had already drawn a bullseye on the side of my forehead and was just getting the gun out of the drawer. I'm normally not suicidal or, for that matter, the type to brood and get depressed. But as has been mentioned in these pages before, every so often a publicist just makes me wa ... More >>

  • Music

    January 8, 2009
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    December 23, 2008

    T-Mac Puts Up His Benz On E-Bay (Not For Charity, Either)

    If you happen to be sitting on a big pile of cash because you never invested in sub-prime mortgages or wrote Bernie Madoff a check, you might want to scoot on over to eBay and bid on Houston Rocket Tracy McGrady's sweet ride.That's right: T-Mac is auctioning his customized CL-Class Mercedes-Benz (Fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Missing NASA Tool Bag Found! Launch A Rescue Mission!

    The famous $100,000 tool bag lost by an astronaut on the current shuttle mission has been found!And no, not by that nut from Minnesota who's been calling media outlets all over to say the bag is up for sale on eBay.It's been found in space, streaking through the night.An amateur astronomer in Ontari ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 13, 2008

    Breakfast Enchiladas at Mi Sombrero

    At this old-fashioned Tex-Mex joint on North Shepherd, the huevos are served all day on weekends

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007
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    October 25, 2007
  • News

    July 26, 2007

    Junior High Kid Goes Big-Time, Zero Tolerance

    She's glad her 15 minutes are up

  • News

    May 3, 2007
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    March 8, 2007
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    November 23, 2006

    Midnight in the Garden of PS3

    Camping out at Best Buy with gamers -- and entrepreneurs

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2006
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    July 28, 2006
  • News

    April 20, 2006

    Money for Nothing

    Hopeful beggars shake their virtual cups online

  • Music

    March 23, 2006

    Lord of the Cover Bands

    Lonnie Posey rules the retread roost

  • Music

    January 26, 2006

    Explosions in the Sky, with the Octopus Project and A Hawk and a Hacksaw

    Saturday, January 28, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Kapusta Kristmas

    Thanks to the Internet, you no longer have to be on Al Kooper's holiday list to hear some of the funniest tapes in history

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Calendar

    July 1, 2004
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    April 10, 2003

    Bot Love

    Schoolkids go techno

  • Music

    December 12, 2002

    Rap Avengers

    Damage Control brings hip-hop back to Pacifica

  • Culture

    June 27, 2002

    The Scavengers

    Scott Calhoun and Jeanne Lorenz are making art from what's around them: porn and tchotchkes

  • News

    October 28, 1999

    Serial Killers On-line

    Victim advocates condemn sales of murder-related items

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