Yes, ladies and gents, it's true -- in the intervening time between now and my last post on the subject, I have indeed been working on revamping, updating, and expanding the Awesomely Huge and All-Encompassing Houston Band Map (anybody got any ideas for a better name?). Check the super-duper-sized version of it here, but be warned; it's about 6MB now.
In addition to adding a bunch of connections various people've passed along -- and removing a few erroneous ones -- this time I've also included the "orphan" bands I left out last time. These're bands that connect to somebody somewhere along the way but don't connect (yet, anyway) to the main cat's-cradle at the map's center. I cut them last time out for reasons of, well, size, but after getting a lot of questions about why some bands were left out, I figured I'd better go whole-hog this time.
Here's a smallish slice of the updated/revised map, for those interested:
Big, big, big thank-yous to all the folks who chimed in and offered info; I'm particularly indebted this go-round to Joel from Fired For Walking, April 5K (of Alarma!/Guitars infamy), Ramon Medina (Linus Pauling Quartet), Doug from AWAKE, Joe Mathlete, Danny Mee (The Jonx), Bill Grady (The Suspects), Matt from MYTWILIGHTPILOT/Ghost Shark, Josh Barry (Japanic), J.R. Delgado (Party Owls/Sugar Shack), Mike Williams (Antarctica Starts Here), & the indefatigable crew over on the Hands Up board, some of whom I'm afraid I'm forgetting (sorry!).
Of course, this thing ain't near complete yet. I'm planning to come up with a way to better delineate out-of-town bands in the pile -- right now I've got links in to bands elsewhere that were spawned from H-town bands (meaning Rogue Wave, Golden Millennium, Superjoint Ritual, etc.), because I think the connectedness to other scenes is cool to see, but I want to make it clearer that no, Rogue Wave doesn't live here. Working on that, I swear.
Plus, I know there've got to be a bazillion connections I'm missing, esp. with the "orphan" sets. If anybody can add anything to this mess, particularly if it connects up one of the isolated little pods on the right side of the map, definitely let me know, either by commenting on this post or emailing me at "gaijin" at "spacecityrock dot com". I can't make this thing planet-sized without y'all's help...
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