Sunday, November 21, 2010

Black Friday Door Buster Sale!


That's right. We've lost our minds and on Friday November 26th, we will be losing some sleep just for you! What the Rock?! will be opening it's doors at 8am and offering some unbelievable deals.

Our first 50 paying customers will receive a FREE swag bag full of odd, fun goodies!!!

Answer a trivia question for your chance to win some cool prizes from Stinkybomb and Thoughtco!


8am-9am:   Adult Rock & Roll wardrobe items are Buy One Get One Free!

9am-10am:  Baby and Toddler wardrobe items are Buy One Get One Free!

10am-11am:  All Housewares and Home Decor items are 40% OFF!

11am-Noon:  All instruments and musician accessory items are 40% OFF!

Noon-1pm:  All stickers, patches, buttons and magnets are BOGO FREE!


Adult, toddler and baby wardrobe items will include:  T-shirts, socks, hats, onesies, bibs, belts, buckles, ties, gloves, sunglasses, jewelry, wallets, bandannas, bags and masks!

Housewares and home decor items will include:  Kitchen and bar utensils, shower curtains, ice cube trays, pot holders, coasters, glassware, pillow cases, and Dia de los Muertos figures and retablos!

Instrument and accessory items will include:  All musical instruments, guitar strings, guitar picks, pick holders, guitar straps, drumsticks, slides, capos, tuners and baby lullaby cds!

Sticker, patch, button and magnet items will include:  Well duh!


Buy one item for regular price and get a second, similar item of equal or lesser value FREE.

This sale excludes consignment items.  See store for details.

Anti.Label Rock and Roll Fashion Show

Join What the Rock?! and Columbus designer Kelli Martin of Anti.Label for a Black Friday special event.  Kelli will be previewing 20 new winter looks during two runway shows at What the Rock?! There will be cocktails, appetizers, and a meet & greet with Kelli and the models. Ken from Nix Comics will provide the rockin' tunes. Kelli's designs will be available for sale after the show as well.  The event will happen inside What the Rock?! on Friday November 26th from 8pm-10pm.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Keep Change Local: July

The Fund For Zorro Kitty
Zorro is a feral kitten that we found very sick and weak, with severe anemia from fleas and worms. He has been treated for the parasites, and has been given IV fluids for dehydration. He is slowly recovering, but his medical bills are piling up. If he recovers, we would like to have him as our store kitty. Any contribution to his recovery would be greatly appreciated.  Please stop by What the Rock?! to donate some change for Zorro.  Thank you for your generosity!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Once a year Dad gets his own day.  What the Rock?! is the place to find him some unique items for his "Man Cave".

And we also have some great clothing and accessories for Dad too...

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Eco-Chic Craftacular!!!

We are also vending at the 2nd Annual Eco-Chic Craftacular. This event takes place at Whetstone Community Center May 22nd-23rd.

A two day arts and crafts show celebrating artistic talent and supporting living green and shopping locally. The craft fair features indie, eco-friendly, cutting edge,vintage, up-cycled and repurposed crafts.


Swag bags will be given to the first 50 customers!

Stuff for kids: Children's activites, games and activities.

Live bands will be playing all day!!

Columbus Artmobile

Tons of awesome vendors inside and vendors, too!!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Local Matters and the Whetstone Community Center.


What the Rock?! will be vending at Hell City!!!  This year's event takes place May 21-23rd at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus. 

"The Hell City Tattoo Festival is a tattoo convention put on by tattoo artists, featuring world class artists and collectors from around the world! Hell City brings you not only some of the world's best tattoo masters, but also showcases many of today's young, up and coming tattoo artists! With everything from live entertainment on the main stage, to music, to free seminars, Live forums, The Art Fusion Experiment, tattoo competitions every day, and the lovely Suicide Girls giving out the one of a kind trophies, you will want to stay the entire weekend!"

This Month's Local Charity: Columbus Music Co-Op

Keep Change Local!!

We've asked you to shop local, and now we're making it easy for you to keep donations local too. Contribute to our monthly local charity by simply rounding up your purchase total to the nearest dollar. At the end of the month, we add it up and send a check to the charity. The May charity will be:

Columbus Music Coop

Making Columbus a better place through music!

Though techincally not a charity, I believe they are a non profit.  These guys are really should check out their website and support their upcoming events.

This is from their facebook page:

"Hi, we're the Columbus Music Co-op and we support the Columbus, Ohio music community. How do we do that? 1. Musician's Emergency Health Assistance program - helping working Central Ohio musicians affected by health-related financial hardship. 2. Grants for musicians and supporters of the Columbus music community 3. Networking, resource sharing and workshops 4. Fostering relationships between Columbus musicians and community organizations interested in supporting the arts 5. Helping out of town musicians identify local resources when they travel through or play Central Ohio."

Ticket Stub Jewelry!!

New Concert Ticket Stub jewelry from Sweet Stella Designs!!  Handmade in Columbus Ohio by Amy Neiwirth, these designs are printed from original ticket stubs.  We have necklaces and earrings available, all one of a kind!! 

Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Jewlery Creations--Glass Vial Necklaces

I have been busy working on some new jewelry designs for the upcoming craft fairs this summer.  Most of them will be available for sale in What the Rock?! as well.  One of the designs I have been making is little glass vials with found pieces of nature butterfly wings, moss, sand, dragonfly wings, insects, etc.   Some have vintage poison bottle labels or inspirational notes, or pretty scraps of paper, rocks, shells, etc.  Check 'em out....

New Eco-Friendly Baby Gear

Cute baby bib sets that are PVC free and easy to clean.  Go-anywhere mini-bib set that features two different patterns and made from non-toxic EVA with a cotton/nylon lining with a snap closure.  Choose from retro robot, sugar skulls, pirate, or peace and love.  Single bib is larger sized and has pockets to catch spills.  Makes a great gift for a new or expecting parent. 

Eco-Friendly Shower Curtains!!!

These new vinyl shower curtains are stylish and earth friendly!  They can be used with or wothout a liner, and they measure 72 x 72-inches. Metal grommets for super strength, 12 gauge EVA vinyl, PVC-free.  Choose from Smiley Face, Peace Sign, or Skulls!  Brighten up your bathroom with these lovely curtains!!

Little Zippy Pouches

Handmade Nation Screening and Trunk Show!!!

What the Rock?! is part of the Columbus Crafty Cotillion, a group of Columbus Ohio based crafters.  They are sponsoring a screening of Handmade Nation, a documentary by Faythe Levine chronicling the rise of the indie craft movement. And, the screening is held in conjunction with our Spring Trunk featuring new works from our members.  I will be selling my new jewelry there, as well as many other talented artists!

The screening will be held Saturday, May 8th at 3pm at Studio 35 (3055 Indianola Ave.). The trunk show will precede the screening from 1-3pm. Arrive early to enjoy a beer and shop for the perfect handmade Mother's Day gift.

Tickets to the screening are $5 and will be available the day of the show. The trunk show is absolutely free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by Studio 35 , Wholly Craft!, and the Columbus Crafty Cotillion.
Hope to see you all there!!!

Sing Along Tongs

A locking handle secures this 14" mic in place as cooks take to the stage for dinner and a show.

These dishwasher safe, 500 degrees Fahrenheit (260 Celsius) test silicone pinchers have what it takes to turn a Julia Childs into an Ozzy Osbourne in one hot minute!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

New Women's Tees!

New styles include Sublime, Grateful Dead, Joan Jett, The Beatles, Motley Crue, John Lennon, and The Who.

New Men's Tees!


New styles include Traveling Wilburys, U2, Sublime, Joan Jett, Johnny Cash and Depeche Mode.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Rockin' onesies!!!!

Cute new rock and roll onesies and toddler tees are now in stock for your lil' rocker!!