Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Day of the Dead home decor.

Decorate your house, make an altar, or start a collection with these unique and handmade Mexican Folk Art items.  These are beautiful and make great gifts.


Retro housewares

Blood Bath shower curtain

Blood bath shower curtain and Blood bath shower gel.  For zombies, vampires, and psychos everywhere.
Retro video game salt and pepper shakers.
Cassette tape and rubiks cube notepad
Vinyl record bookends
Ninja star coat hook is bad ass!!

Retro iPhone covers and cool housewares and barware


Protect your iPhone and give it new life by adding a retro cover.  Choose from instamatic camera or retro game controller.

Say how you feel with this Mixed Messages coffee mug.  Ransom note style letters can be changed over and over again.  Dishwasher and microwave safe.  How fun is that!!

Obsessive chef cutting board will allow you chop and dice with OCD precision.  The Oh Snap! cheese cutting board looks like a giant mouse trap.  How clever!

Stone Cold ice cube trays will liven up your next tiki party.

Octopus Shower Curtains and Anatomy Pillows

Photo: Anatomical Heart Pillow  Photo: Rib Cage Pillow  Photo: Skull Pillow       
Washable polyester shower curtains from Sourpuss in a Squeaky Clean design, Clipper Ship, Octopus and the fabulous Bettie Page.  Matching hand towel sets for the clipper ship curtain, and pretty bird towels, too.

Awesome antique anatomical image silk throw pillows with fringed detailing.  Removable covers are hand washable.  Choose from anatomical heart, rib cage, or skull.


July 20-22nd will be the annual Short North Summer Sale. Save on all kinds of goodies from all your favorite Short North retailers. The sale will last all weekend, but the best deals will be during the Sidewalk Sale on Saturday the 21st from 9am till 2pm. We will have guys and gals tees, onesies, baby accessories, handmade jewelry, housewares, books, and misc. fun stuff out on the sidewalk --- all ON SALE!!! Prices starting just $1!!! Get your butt up early and do your bargain shopping outside in the sun. 

Short North Summer Sale

Food Truck Festival!!!!

We will be vending at the upcoming Columbus Food Truck and Cart Fest. The event takes place this Friday July 13th at the Columbus Commons. We are selling our handmade jewelry and sharing a booth with our friend Laura from Creux Poche. She makes lovely fabric bowls. Look for us over by the carousel. Over 50 food trucks will be there for you to get your grub on, and there will be live music all day. The fun starts at noon and ends at 10pm.

Be there or be square!!!!

Heart and Cinderella concert ticket giveaway!!!!

Wanna see some free shows this month??  We have tickets to see both Cinderella and Heart.  The Cinderella show is on July 26th at the LC Pavillion. For your chance to win, go to the contest page on our website and enter.


 AND.....We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Heart at the LC Pavillion on July 27th.  Just go to the contest page on our website to enter.  Courtesy of Promowest Productions.  OOoooo...Barracuda!!


Two nights in a row of rock and roll.  That kicks ass!!!  Enter now!!!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Vinyl Vault Trivia Contest

Listen to The Vinyl Vault with Tim Morris on WVKO AM 1580 on Sundays from 9pm to Midnight to hear great classic rock and roll album cuts.

What the Rock?! is proud to sponsor The Vinyl Vault's weekly rock and roll trivia question.  

Visit our Vinyl Vault contest page every Monday following the show to enter your answer for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to What the Rock?!.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Socks, Earrings and Books!!!!

Men's Body Parts Socks     Men's Zombie Socks   Men's Pirate Socks    Men's Green Bones Socks

Save yourself from boring ass socks!!

Sugar Skull Rhinestone Earrings    Seahorse Skeleton Earrings

NEW!! Sugar skull earrings with crystal detailing.
NEW!!! Seahorse skeleton earrings!

Steampunk Coloring Book     Farts around the World--Audio Board Book   Girls Are Not Chicks Coloring Book   Hell Bent For Cooking--A Heavy Metal Cook Book  Charley Harper ABC board book   Alternative ABC (hard cover board book)
Star Trek Book of Opposites   Baby Mix me a Drink

OEveryone loves a good fart book! And the Steampunk Coloring Book will provide hours of entertainment on rainy spring days.  Other titles back in stock include Andy Warhols "Colors", "Please Kill Me--the Uncensored Oral History of Punk Rock", "CBGB & OMFUG", "The Fantod Pack", "Field Guide to the North American Bird" "Wall-E" and "Counting with Wayne Thiebaud"

May Gallery Hop Window Art--Bethany Jozwiak Butler

           Things My Mother Grew by Bethany Jozwiak Butler


Things My Mother Grew is an Abstract Expressionist garden filled
with upcycled reclaimed items.

When I was asked to design a display for What The Rock?!, the fifth month of the year, both May flowers and Mother's Day were mentioned and sprouted an idea. My mother's motto was use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. She was the original hip crafter with an impressive green thumb (her most wiley flower was me). The things she created were not only both useful and practical, but also original and beautiful.

This art installation will be up for the May 5th Hop, and will stay up during the entire month of May.  Details on our facebook page:


It is not the moon, I tell you.
It is these flowers
lighting the yard. (Mock Orange - Gl├╝ck’s)

What the Tour?! May 2012 dates

The tour continues as the festival season gets underway.

Stops on our tour include:

What the Tour?! at Spring Flea!
Sunday, May 6, 2012
11:00am until 5:00pm

What the Tour?! at Spring Flea!

What the Rock?! is teaming up with Nix Comics for this installment of What the Tour?! 2012. We'll be rockin' out half a booth of sale merch, gently used tees, music, and more.

From the Spring Flea event page:

"It's Flea season once again and we're kicking it off for Spring! Sunday, May 6th, come down to the Fireproof lot and dig for treasures among the many wonderful vendors selling everything from vintage clothing, vintage vinyl, handmade jewelry, artwork, tasty food vendors, coffee, and much more. Foodbank Local DJ's will be spinning and general merriment will ensue! Can't wait to see you at Spring Flea 2012!!!

Proceeds benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank/Operation Feed


What the Tour?! at Rock on the Range
May 19 at 12:00pm until May 20 at 11:00pm

What the Rock?! on the Range 2012 is going to be f@cking epic!
We'll be selling merch for your rock and roll lifestyle during two metal filled, beer soaked days, while rockin' out to the biggest rock festival in America at Crew Stadium.


The lineup is amazing. Who are you looking forward to seeing this year?

More details on our facebook event page----https://www.facebook.com/events/111514962317794/

What the Tour?! at Eco-Chic Craftacular

We are double booked that weekend!!!  We will be making a stop on our What the Tour?! 2012 at The Eco-Chic Craftacular, Columbus' longest-running alternative craft show with an environmentally-friendly focus. This unique shopping experience combines handmade artisan goods that have an ecologically-aware approach to creation with a fun event program that heavily emphasizes community involvement.

Details on our facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/238730842901478/ 

When: Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th
Where: Whetstone Community Recreation Center, Clintonville
Admission: Free