Yr. (Late) Weekend, Pt. 1: Craig Kinsey + Hayden Jones + A.J. Vincent + Mango’s Farewell Show + The Show Ponies + Reggie O’Farrell + Electric Foam + More

Hey, all — got a ridiculously late start tonight (Friday, March 27th), I’m afraid, and I’m sorry for the delay. There’s still a ton of stuff going on tonight, though, so get your ass out there right now, alright? Alright. Here goes…

Tonight: Wonky Power Presents the Knights of the Fire Kingdom, Live on Video

Alrighty; been on vacation of late, both out of town and offline, and I know I’ve missed quite a bit — apologies for that, folks. Trying to pick things up again now, though, and I figured I’d start with a musical-type thing tonight (Wed., March 25th, that is) that’s a bit of a twofer…

SXSW Preview 2015: 15(-ish) New(-ish) Bands We Want to See While in Austin

Hey, folks — I’m headed to SXSW this week, and I wanted to give a quick rundown of the 15 new-by-newish bands I can’t wait to see at SXSW. They’re in alphabetical order, with very short descriptions of each and a video that you should watch to decide for yourself…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: The Western Civilization + Fuzz-A-Rama Beat Stomp + football, etc. + Buxton + Jamestown Revival + Golden Cities + Roosh Williams + FLCON FCKER + More

Alright, folks — it’s Saturday, March 14th now, and I’m writing this while on the road, so I’ll get it up online when I can; no guarantees it’ll be timely, though. There’s a ton going on, by the by, what with early St. Patrick’s Day stuff and festivals and all the rest, so I’m going […]

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: New York City Queens + The Docs + The Rebecca West + Caleb Lovely + French Cultures Fest + The Dead Rabbits + More

Heading into the actual weekend now, Friday, March 13th, y’all, and there’s a truly gigantic pile of good stuff happening, so much that there’s no way in hell I’m going to be able to talk about all of it. So here’s us hitting a few highlights; here we go…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Second Lovers + Ruby The Rabbitfoot + the last place you look + SXSW Overflow Fest + More

Getting a jump on the weekend, for once, starting with tonight, Thursday, March 12th — I couldn’t pass it by, honestly, with so much excellent stuff happening. Here we go…

Torche, Restarter

For Floridian doom-metal heroes Torche, Restarter feels kind of like a homecoming. I say “kind of,” mind you, because this isn’t really a step backwards as much as it is an integration of the band’s earlier, heavier sounds with the poppier experiment that was 2012’s Harmonicraft. At the same time, though, the album feels very much akin to Meanderthal

Live: Shovels and Rope/Willie Watson

Shovels and Rope have played Houston before, but it must have been a while ago, because it seems like I’ve been waiting forever to see them live since I learned about them, thanks to them winning the Americana Music Award for Emerging Artist of 2013 over my beloved Milk Carton Kids. “Who are these guys that beat my favorite act?,” I thought…

The Coasts, Racilia

I will admit that I first listened to The Coasts because my friend and former co-worker, Ike Peters, is in the band. I spent my money on their first two albums (The Coasts and Santa Fe), though, because I actually liked them. The Coasts play lo-fi, indie pop-rock that is simultaneously fun and thoughtful, with bouncy melodies and some deceptively simple…

Live: REI Summer Fest

With the majority of Houston’s social circles out and about, seeing and being seen wearing white at White Linen Night in The Heights, it wasn’t a huge surprise that REI Summer Fest became the ultimate (nearly-) private party of the weekend. For a little background, “REI” stands for “Real Estate Investing.” During the day, the attendees went to what I assume was…

Friday, You’re In Love: Help the Numbers Documentary Get Made

In case you hadn’t heard already, some good-hearted souls out there — namely, director Marcus Pontello and producers Jeromy Barber and James Templeton (both of production company Dinolion) — are attempting to make a real-live documentary about longtime H-town venue Numbers

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