Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: Warpaint (MP3) + Young Mammals + School of Seven Bells + Hell City Kings + Fiskadoro + More

A busy, busy, option-filled night tonight, especially for a Sunday — considering that it’s the pseudo-auspicious date of 10/10/10 today, though, maybe I shouldn’t be surprised. Here’s what I think looks cool, at least…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Carolyn Wonderland + Robert Ellis + D.R.U.M. + No Power Fest + Houston Warfare + More

Day #2 of a very, very busy weekend coming up — there’s as much going on Sat., October 9th as there was on Friday. Here’s what I think looks cool, at least…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Omara Portuondo + The Wheel Workers + Light Pollution (MP3!) + More

Whoa. I know we’ve had some busy weekends lately, but tonight (Friday, October 8th) seriously takes the cake. There is so damn much going on this evening that I really, truly don’t know where to begin…especially since I’m short on time at the moment, unfortunately…

School of Seven Bells’ Benjamin Curtis: The Mystery of Being a Popular Band

With the release of their second album, Disconnect from Desire, School of Seven Bells has added a little bit of an edge to their delicate brand of dream-pop…

Sad News Time: The Jonx Bow Out, Next Thursday

Damn, damn, damn. Apparently I missed the real-brief note about it on the band’s blog last Friday, but I happened to see this AM that the guys in the band had gotten back online and explained a bit further…

Blind Pilot, 3 Rounds and a Sound

I really liked this one. At first, when I heard this, it reminded me of Local Natives; kinda your singer/songwriter style. I can imagine myself seeing these guys live and bopping along with all the cool kids singing along to “The Story I Heard”…

Local Natives, Gorilla Manor

Up until a few years ago, I was turned off by the recent slew of indie-rock heroes. The Bon Ivers, Beiruts, and Vampire Weekends were a little too ethereal and a little too dainty for my taste. They seemed to lack the creativity and, frankly, the balls to do anything interesting. I wanted my mind blown with incomprehensible, abrasive instrumentation and dark, obtuse lyrics…

Sporadic MP3age: Neon Indian/Peelander-Z (Tonight!) + The Niceguys + School of Seven Bells + Local Natives

It’s been a month or two (or, um, six?) since the last time I posted some of these, so I figured now’d be a good time to dip deep (well, sorta deep) into the Flowing River of Musical Things that meanders through my Inbox…

14 Pews

800 Aurora Street Houston, TX. 77009 281-888-9677 “info” at “14pews dot com”

This Week: Do713 Brings DJ Mo-Laudi to Town

Okay, so my face is pretty red over here… I had every intention in the universe of talking up the new-ish local entertainment/etc. clearinghouse site {Do713} back when it launched back in the late spring, and dammit, I dropped the ball…

Houston Punk Poster Art Lives On, Online

Honestly, it is well past time for something like this; I’m sort of surprised nobody’d done it sooner… Even still, {Ozone City Outrage} is pretty damn fascinating, esp. if you’ve lived through at least a little bit of what it covers…

Tenuto Fall Music Series, Starting Thursday

Got sent a note about this one by local singer/songwriter {Benjamin Wesley}, who’s apparently helping to set it up… There’s a new show series starting this Thursday, October 7th, at 13 Celsius

Stereo Alligator, Stereo Alligator

Stereo Alligator’s self-titled EP is a pretty cool offering from a 1980s-esque electronic duo. They sound like Interpol or She Wants Revenge, but with less monotonous vocals and, honestly, more interesting music, too. They have so many different synthesizer parts laced into one another that it takes a pretty powerful voice just to be heard from over them…

Lungs of a Giant, Headfirst Handshakes

Although Lungs of a Giant aren’t new on the indie rock scene, their new album Headfirst Handshakes sounds like a first effort, and that’s not so great…

Mainstage

2016 Main Houston, TX. 77002 713-751-3101 “info” at “2016mainstage dot com”

The Hot Dog Shop

6405 Brittmoore Road Houston, TX. 77041 713-937-8039 Fax: 713-937-8045

Khon’s Bar

2808 Milam St. Houston, TX. 77006 (713) 523-7775 “khonsbar” at “hotmail dot com”

Etro Lounge

1424A Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX. 77006-2617 (713) 521-3876

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: Charlie Naked + Trout Fishing in America + More

Not quite as much going on today (Sun., October 3), but hey, there’re still a couple of worthwhile shows going. Here’s what looks cool to me…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Laura Stevenson & The Cans (MP3s) + The Lotus Effect + Prairie Cadets + Sahara Smith (MP3) + More

More going on this weekend, as always; tomorrow, Sat., October 2nd, definitely included. And while it’s not strictly musical, I’m tempted to drag the midgets down to Sugar Land to check out the ARTernative Fest

Let Me In

Children are creepy. That’s the main thing to keep in mind while watching Let Me In, the English-language remake of Tomas Alfredson‘s fantastic vampire film Let the Right One In

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Metal Cage Match (Early Man vs. War Master!) + Sideshow Tramps + Fat Tony + Misc. Art/Film + More

What a freaking week, I swear…I feel like I’ve barely stopped moving the whole damn time. Ready for a bit of a break, so I’m obviously happy to see the weekend come rolling in (as it generally does)… Sadly, it’ll have to be a brief one…

The Social Network Could Be the Best Film of the Year

We’re probably going to be writing about Facebook forever. For the next generation, at least. It has become the symbol of 21st century interpersonal communication and the first generation to grow up fully in the information age. And that means, fairly or not, it’s also the symbol of everything that’s wrong with modern interpersonal communication, as well…


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