Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: Christina Carter + Lance Higdon + Unite to Destroy Fest + Houston Rocks! Showcase + More

Last day of the weekend, and yours truly is currently out on the road somewhat — down in Surfside right now, creeping myself out by standing on the sand in fog so thick you can barely see fifty feet ahead and imagining a ghostly pirate ship cruising past…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Yppah + The Literary Greats + Paris Falls + The Soldier Thread + Beat Battle + More

Midway through the weekend, y’all, and it’s still going strong. Plenty happening tonight (Sat., February 26th), too — here’s what I think sounds cool, anyway…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: listenlisten + The Tontons + Hearts of Animals + Joe Mathlete + Megafauna + More

Remember how last weekend was kinda-sorta slow, with not that much going on? Yeah? Well, this weekend’s apparently attempting to make up lost ground, ’cause there’s a ton of stuff going on (including a sold-out show at The Rothko Chapel that I won’t mention here, because, um, you can’t go)…

WE LIKE THINGS 2010: Amazingness you need to hear & see from last year.

So, the Grammys are well and over, so I guess it’s about time to get the Official Space City Rock Top-Ten Lists of Amazingly Cool Things You Must See/Hear/Whatever (late, late, late, sure, but hey, we meant to do that, alright?). Read it, and obey…

New Wails Track, Available for Free

I did a belated review a little while back of {Wails}‘ debut, self-titled EP, which very nearly flattened me with its deft, confident Britpop-meets-Kiwi jangle sound…

Acro-Cats Are Go!

I swear to God, I could not make this up: for the next four days (starting tonight, Wed., February 23rd, and running through Sat., February 26th), a troupe of cats that do acrobatic tricks and play fake musical instruments

Comicpalooza Gets Admiral Adama

Non-music-related, but hey; I had a blast last year with Midget #1 at Comicpalooza, and while the list of guests so far hasn’t been that mind-blowing, they announced a new big-namer today: Edward James Olmos

Live: Haste the Day/MyChildren MyBride/The Chariot/A Plea for Purging/Dickey Hands

In complete freak-out mode, I headed to Warehouse Live. Not only was I excited, but I was also late for the interview with Stephen Keech, Haste the Day‘s vocalist. To my surprise, however, it all worked out perfectly…

Tonight: Unwed Sailor, Co-Pilot, Warbler Pl, & Giant Cloud, at The Mink

Late, late, late notice, I know, but there’s still time to get on over to The Mink for tonight’s (Monday, February 21st‘s, that is) show — it’s going to be a good one…

Technical Difficulties

Hey, all — I’m afraid the site’s currently experiencing some technical difficulties in a few areas. We had to switch recently from one hosting provider to another for various reasons, and while the shift went far more smoothly than I’d even hoped it would…

Get Ume on the Cover of Rolling Stone

Okay, so they haven’t called Houston home for several years now, but fuck it — Ume is still one of the baddest-ass bands ever to come out of this town…

Red Red Meat, Bunny Gets Paid (Deluxe Reissue)

Bunny Gets Paid is Red Red Meat’s best album, and one of the best albums of the ’90s, period. Red Red Meat’s woozy grandeur came to fruition on Bunny Gets Paid, with its warped, thrilling arrangements, its skewed, slightly Beefheartian groove…

Ojet Records Comes Back to Life, With Lance Walker’s Bull Thieves

Got some good news today from a somewhat unexpected area… Way back when I first moved here and started being awed & amazed by the cool, cool music being made ’round H-town, a guy named Mark Caperton was starting a brand-new record label…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: Prairie Cadets + Corey Power + Binarium Sound Series + Upcoming Stuff + More

End of the weekend, coming right up; it’s now Sunday, February 20th, and never fear, there’s still some cool shit to do to round out the past few days. First off, though, a little news — been trawling back through the PR emails we’ve gotten in over the weekend…

NYC to H-Town: Chris Becker Brings Some Culture to Culturemap

Chris Becker is a recent addition to the Houston avant-garde music scene. He’s an electronic musician and a composer whose work ranges from improvised pieces for silent films to hour-long compositions for ballet and contemporary dance…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Art Institute + Steady Boy Showcase + Benjamin Wesley + Jimmie Dale Gilmore + More

Yep, Saturday is upon us (February 19th, that is), and while it’s still a little bit a slow weekend, there’s some good stuff going on. Here’s what sounds cool to me…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: The Wheel Workers + The Orbans + Featherface + Clandestine + More

Weird. It’s Friday (February 18th), and yet it’s a much “lighter” night, in terms of cool musical things going on, than any weekend night I’ve seen lately. (Hopefully that doesn’t mean I’ve missed a bunch of stuff…

The Wheel Workers, Unite

With Unite, The Wheel Workers’ Steven Higginbotham definitely starts things off on the right foot. Opener “The Mop” (the title of which may stand for the concept “means of production” or a plain-old, real-live mop, or both, I’m not sure) combines a bouncy, jaunty…

And the War on Arcade Fire Unbelievers Rages On…

Okay, so this cracks me up. Big, big tip o’ the hat to Hear Ya for the link

Tonight: The Cutters + The Mahas + Oberhofer + Tapes ‘N Tapes + Broken Social Scene + More

Yep, I know it’s a Thursday (February 17th, to be precise), but there’s some surprisingly large-ish stuff going on this very evening, even before ye olde weekende hits with all its might. Here’s what’s on…

Tonight: Mantis (Video!) + Sing Your Life + Nobunny + #RSAApproved + Saints & Tzadiks + More

Some good, good stuff going on tonight (Wed., February 16th), so I didn’t want to let it slip past without at least a mention… First & foremost, I’m psyched to see that the band Mantis has crept stealthily back out of the dark…

The “W”s Break Up: Weird Party & While You Were Gone Both Wave Goodbye

Well, shit. Got some bad news about two different bands in recent days, the coincidence made weirder by the fact that both bands start with the letter “W”: Weird Party and {While You Were Gone} have both called it quits…

Video Fun (+ Some News) From The Julys

So, a while back I happened to mention a cool little band from here called {The Julys}; didn’t know a damn thing about ’em…

Linkin Park, Rescheduled

Aaaaaaaand we’re back on. Well, kinda. We’d previously mentioned that tonight’s Linkin Park show was cancelled due to singer Chester Bennington being sick as a dog

Summerfest 2011 Lineup, Announced

Couldn’t make it out to the official “unveiling” night for this year’s Free Press Summerfest show, sadly, due to, well, it being Valentine’s Day & all…

Linkin Park Show Tomorrow Cancelled

Bad news, Linkin Park fans — just heard from their publicist that the band’s had to cancel their show here in Houston tomorrow (Tues., February 15th)…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: Valentines Day Massacre + Chris/Kris Becker + Baby Rudy Benefit + More

Sunday, February 13th, coming up, with plenty to do; here’s what looks cool to yours truly: Valentines Day Massacre, featuring D.R.I., Death Angel, Early Man, Lazarus A.D., Bonded In Blood, Hexen, Will to Live, & H.R.A. @ Numbers…

Linkin Park, A Thousand Suns

What you have in A Thousand Suns, the fourth studio album from Linkin Park, is a band at a crossroads. After a multitude of multi-platinum albums, remix albums, live albums, and countless EPs for their massive legions of fans…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: The Wild Moccasins Head Overseas + Darwin’s Finches + The Escatones + Hearts of Animals + More

Day #2 of a pretty darn promising weekend, and tonight, Saturday, February 12th, is looking especially cool. Here’s what looks & sounds good to me…

David Bazan Will Be At, Um, Brandon’s House? (And Sorry, But You Won’t)

In the rundown of cool-ass stuff out there on the horizon, I kinda-sorta omitted a somewhat biggie of the bunch, mostly because I figured I’d need to talk about it in a bit more detail…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: This Year’s Tiger + Born Again Virgins + Holy Fiction + The Canvas Waiting + Upcoming Stuff + More

Heading on into the weekend, y’all, so here’s our semi-regular rundown, again in its kinda-sorta-expanded form. (Although I have to admit that I did like doing last week’s quick blast-out of everything…)

zazie von einem anderen stern, regen:tropfen

The first time I heard a John Cage piece, I was floored. Being in a pretty steady post-punk revival phase at the time (give me a break, I was fifteen), the idea of music that was non-melodic was totally foreign to me. Yet when I was confronted with this…

Spring Tavern

24401 Aldine Westfield Rd. Spring, TX. 77373 (281) 350-2122 “springtaverninc” at “gmail dot com”

Valhalla

Rice University campus, below chemistry lecture hall (713) 348-3258

The Pour House Pub

10315 West Airport Boulevard Stafford, TX. (281) 561-POUR (7687) “info” at “thepourhouse dot com”

Moon Tower Inn

3004 Canal St. Houston, TX. 77003

The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park

7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West Houston, TX. 77064 (281) 807-8760 (800) 211-3381 “info” at “theshowgrounds dot com”

The Jet Lounge

1515 Pease St. Houston, TX. 77002 713-659-2000 “christie” at “thejetloungehouston dot com” Booking: “CaseyJouette” at “gmail dot com”

The Firehouse Saloon

5930 Southwest Freeway Houston, TX. 77057 (713) 977-1962 Booking: “firehousesaloon” at “hotmail dot com”

Shoeshine Charley’s Big Top Lounge

3700 Main Houston, TX.


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