Laura Stevenson, Wheel

Alright, so I’d liked Laura Stevenson when I’d heard her previously — the songs were good, her voice was stellar, and the whole thing had a nicely warm, friendly feel to it that I enjoyed. After hearing Wheel, though, I’m left with a far, far deeper…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: Man Or Astro-Man?, Knights of the Fire Kingdom, Caddywhompus, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Shellee Coley, + More

Yep, it’s Sunday, April 28th, and I hope everybody out there survived yesterday’s deluge; we took in a couple whose SUV got swamped while they were headed to their engagement party, and that ended up being our primary excitement of the evening. But hey, the weather’s holding off so far…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Clinic + No Joy + Adelaine + Holy Fiction + Square and Compass + Kristine Mills + Houston Celtic Festival + More

On into Saturday, April 27th, today, and again, there’s a crapload of good stuff happening. Here’s what looks/sounds good to me…

Adelaine, Currents

Okay, this going to sound bad — potentially really bad — but I promise, if you bear with me, you’ll (hopefully) see that it’s not. See, as the two munchkins who live in my home get older and speak more, they tend to point out things that the larger beings in the household…

No Joy, Wait To Pleasure

Right from the first menacing squall of feedback on opening track “E,” No Joy makes it clear that they don’t give a good goddamn about that whole “nu-gaze” tag. The Canadian trio (Jasamine White-Gluz, Laura Lloyd, and Garland Hastings) isn’t here to praise the legacy…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Second Lovers + Black Mountain + Co-Pilot + My Jerusalem + Sevendust + Canconier + Crawfish Fest + More

What a freaking week; looking back over the past handful of days, I feel like I’ve been sucked down a black hole that absorbs all attempts at progress and work and usefulness without even a goddamn sound. Part of that’s due to me losing a whole day this past Wednesday…

WE LIKE THINGS 2012: Telling you all about the awesome things you (maybe) missed last year.

Yes, another year gone by, and another (ridiculously-late) set of top ten lists from us folks here at SCR of all of the good/amazing/awesome things we ran across in 2012. Your intrepid writerly-type people have gone through literally thousands…

SXSW Report 2013: Young Dreams, The Tontons, Family of the Year, J. Thoven, The Livids, Featherface, & More

As it does every year I’ve gone (six times since 2004), SXSW overwhelms me, exhausts me, and most of all makes me glad to be a musician and music fanatic. Anyone who throws the one-liner out there, “there’s no good music anymore!” is just…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Mills-McCoin Rock ‘N Roll Circus + Skate & Rock + Bootsy Collins + Record Store Day + More

Holy freaking wow. Today, Saturday, April 20th, is looking like a bona-fide red letter day — there’s a crap-ton of stuff going on, including the International Festival and Record Store Day. There’s so much going on, in fact, that I’ve gotta be real brief about it. Here goes: 2nd Annual Mills-McCoin Rock ‘N Roll Circus, […]

Just Telling Stories: Peter Beste & Lance Scott Walker Help Houston’s Hip-Hop History Speak

Once upon a time, Houston hip-hop was a secret. Beyond a couple of well-known names like the Geto Boys or UGK (who, hell, were actually from Port Arthur), nobody outside of the immediate Houston/Beaumont area had any…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Peloton + Knights of the Fire Kingdom + Chris Murray + Le Castle Vania + Will to Live + New York City Queens + More

Too much to do, too much to do, and time tick-tick-ticking away, but dangit, there’s a lot of stuff going on this evening (er, right now, as a matter of fact), Friday, April 19th. Without further ado, let’s go…

Oblivion

No, it’s not the movie version of the hit video game. That would be awesome. Instead, Oblivion is Joseph Kosinski‘s follow up to 2010’s Tron: Legacy, this time featuring Tom Cruise as one of the last survivors…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: Quiet Company + Fight Cancer Benefit + Leroy Sibbles + Lager Rhythms + More

Ah, Sunday; usually the day so quiet and laid-back I don’t need to worry about posting about it, but that’s definitely not the case today, April 14th — there’s actually a fair number of things going on, although the bulk of ’em are somewhat outside-the-Loop. Here goes…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Adam Bricks (rev’d!) + Bang Bangz + Black Flag Tattoo Party + Space City Beat Battle + Woodlands Waterway Arts Fest + More

Moving into Saturday, April 13th, now, and there’s still a crapload of excellent things going on. Quite a few are early in the day, for some reason, so I’m trying to get this in somewhat early, at least…

Adam Bricks, City Songs

First things first: Adam Bricks is an unabashed, head-held-high folksinger, the kind of musician and songwriter that used to push music forwards but these days gets relegated to the dingy club while vapid electronic beats bounce plasticized pop mannequins around…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Featherface + Dick Dale + Angry Samoans + Guilt Party + Carolyn Wonderland + A Sundae Drive + More

Whoa. There’s a ton of stuff going on tonight, Friday, April 12th, so much of it that I feel like I’m just barely skirting the edges of what looks/sounds cool to see & hear. Hell, I can’t even think of anything else to say, so let’s get to it…

Trance

The crime film is a tricky beast; there are no two ways about it. On the one hand, the plot needs to be appropriately twisty, surprising the audience at every bend. On the other, even past masters like Raymond Chandler have discovered the ease of disappearing…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: Cancer, It’s Over! + Mikey & The Drags + Black Congress + More

Last day of the weekend today, seeing as it’s Sunday, April 7th, but there’s still some good stuff going on, and I wanted to make sure it didn’t slip through the cracks. Here’s what I think looks cool…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: MS Understood + Our Scene United + Local Live Houston + Young Mammals + The Suffers + The Fox Derby + More

It’s looking like one hell of a day/night today, Saturday, April 6th, so I’ll skip the usual blather and just get right to all the cool things happening. Here we go…

Tomorrow: MS Understood Benefit Full of Awesomeness Up at Fitz

There’s a small pile of benefit-type shows coming up, and hey, each one’s excellent and worthy in its own unique way, certainly. I must confess, though, to being somewhat biased towards one particular benefit concert going on tomorrow, Saturday, April 5th

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: The Wheel Workers + Lila Downs + New York City Queens + She Has Hope + Vestibule + More

Yeah, it’s looking like a pretty damn good weekend, folks, starting with tonight, Friday, April 5th, and rolling on from there. Here’s what I happen to think looks cool…


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