Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: Bon Voyage Mike Sims + John Wiese + Cop Warmth + Morgan O’Kane + Lynched + BLSHS + Fair Attic + More

Argh. Completely blew it for Saturday, unfortunately — gotta spend the time with the kids while I can, y’know? — so I didn’t want to let Sunday (April 6th, if you’re keeping track) slide past, as well. Especially because there’s still plenty of good things happening; here’s what I’ve got…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Quiet Company + Without a Face + The Brunson Theater + The Suspects + Only Beast + Waxahatchee + Knights of the Fire Kingdom + More

Holy crap, y’all. It’s now Friday, April 4th, and somehow, there’s a massive number of excellent, excellent shows going on tonight. I feel bad because I’m really only able to touch on a few of ‘em specifically, but I figure that’s better than nothing, right? (Right?) Anyway, here goes…

Yr. (Early) Weekend, Pt. 1: Robert Ellis + Folk Family Revival + Electric Attitude + Jody Seabody & The Whirls + Funeral Horse + More

Yep, we’re kicking things off a little early this week — it’s Thursday, April 3rd, at the moment — because damn, there’s just a lot of excellent stuff going on for a mere Thursday. Here’s what looks/sounds cool to me…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Roky Moon & BOLT! + Satellite D’Homme + Muhammad Ali + Rainbow Dragon + Project Grimm + SHFL 11th Anniversary + Roy Zimmerman + More

On to Saturday, y’all, March 29th, and oh, yes, is there good stuff going on. Tonight’s a tough choice, honestly; I’m hoping to get out myself, assuming the kids and wife don’t take a turn for the worse (again)… Here goes…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: What Made Milwaukee Famous + Second Lovers + The March Divide + Pleasure 2 + Deltron 3030 + Metalachi + More

Alright, y’all — it’s Friday, March 28th, and yes, there are most definitely good, cool, awesome things going on here in Houston and in the surrounding environs. Here goes…

[UPDATED!] This Saturday: Satellite D’Homme Debuts (Lands?) at Fitzgerald’s (Plus Giveaway Time!)

Alright, so this may sound a little familiar, but…do you remember last month, when we got all psyched about the return of Roky Moon & BOLT!? Of course you do! And why in the hell am I bringing it up yet again?…

Roy Zimmerman’s Political Satire — Three Nights in Houston

Roy Zimmerman is on the cutting edge of political satire in America. Like Stephen Colbert’s facetious TV persona, Zimmerman works with irony at the highest levels, playing with words and ideas…

Awesome News: The Church of Philadelphia Finally Returns, and With a New Album on the Way

Well, wow. After dealing with a house full of sick people the past few days, this was seriously some welcome good news. See, way, way back in 2007, yours truly was frankly pretty disillusioned with music in general. All the bands I loved from around here were dying off or moving away, it seemed like, and I was having a harder and harder time liking any of it, y’know?…

Tonight: Roky Moon and BOLT! Rides Again…A Little Earlier Than Anticipated

Okay, so you remember last month, when we got all psyched about the (temporary, apparently) return of Roky Moon & BOLT!? Well, it turns out the guys & gals in the band just couldn’t wait…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: KTRU Outdoor Show + Scale The Summit + The Ocean + The Dead Rabbits + Blackmarket Syndicate + Jake E. Lee + More

Saturday now, March 15th, and despite the off-and-on rain today, there’s a ton of good stuff happening. Without further ado, here we go…

Yr. (Late) Weekend, Pt. 1: Dax Riggs + Chase Hamblin + The Escatones + Bring Me the Horizon + Of Mice and Men + AER +RDGLDGRN + More

Yep, it’s Friday, March 14th right damn now, and there’s plenty going on. Unfortunately, yours truly is stuck at Terminal D of Intergalactic, waiting for my mother-in-law, who supposedly landed an hour ago. sigh

SXSW Overflow 2014: Day Six (The Littlest Viking, Sit Kitty Sit, & Drop Tank)

Yes, yes, yes. Here we are now at Day Six of the still-rolling-onwards SXSW Overflow Fest going on through next week (yes, a week later than SXSW itself) over at Ye Olde Land of the Super Happy Fun. Like last night, tonight’s a little sparse, surprisingly, in part because would-be headliners Jumpship Astronaut are no longer on the bill…

Tonight: Golden Cities + Animals as Leaders + Dead Leaf Echo + He Is Legend + Chase Hamblin + Born Liars + More

Despite my current focus on SXSW Overflow Fest, that doesn’t mean nothing else is going on this week, music-wise; far from it, actually. Tonight, in particular (Thurs., March 13th), there is a crapload of cool stuff happening, way, way more than you’d normally see on a piddly Thursday…

SXSW Overflow 2014: Day Five (Bam Bam and the Gigolos, Even The Dogs, Redrick Sultan, All Eyes West, & Vandella)

Here we are again, folks, for Day Five of SXSW Overflow Fest 2014 up in the scruffy edge of Downtown where Super Happy Fun Land lives. Tonight — Thursday, March 13th, if you don’t have a calendar handy — is looking a little lighter than the previous nights, but there’s still a fair number of folks on the bill; it’ll just start at 9PM or so this evening, as opposed to 5PM on the earlier evenings…

SXSW Overflow 2014: Day Four (After Nations, Take One Car, Jacob Latham, The Hat Madder, jungles!!!, Doomsquad, & More)

Alright, people — heading into Day Four of Super Happy Fun Land‘s supremely fun SXSW Overflow Fest 2014, and it’s definitely rolling, with more and more bands from far-flung places being packed onto the bill. Before I get into it, though, I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least briefly mention…

SXSW Overflow 2014: Day Three (Small Houses, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Hawk and Dove, Dylan Taylor Band, White City, Hollis Brown, & More)

Trying to keep things moving on with our SCR coverage of the always-awesome SXSW Overflow Fest up at Super Happy Fun Land, so it’s on to Day Three of the festivities. As I noted before, this thing is cheap, cheap, cheap, a measly $8 per night or $24 for the whole damn deal; that amount of money won’t get you real far up in Austin right now…

SXSW Overflow 2014: Day, Er, Two (Rachel Kate, Lion in The Mane, Stuyvesant, Overlake, Autumn Electric, Dear Blanca, & Masonjar Menagerie)

Alrighty, people — yes, it’s that time of year when music/movie/tech insanity grips tight onto the throat/ears/brain of our sister city to the northwest, Austin, TX, and refuses to let go ’til it, um, stops breathing or something. Our own Jason Smith is up there now, naturally, trying to not kill himself while simultaneously attempting to see every band imaginable; check out his very handy preview up over here and be enlightened…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: Brand New Hearts + Poor Pilate + Kopecky Family Band + American Fangs + The Lotus Effect + More

And the third time’s an, um, not-charm? sigh…running late yet again on Sunday, March 9th. Still, though, as with the past two nights, there’s still time to get out & about and catch a fair number of cool, cool things; here goes…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Jealous Creatures + A Sundae Drive + 1836 Fest + Featherface + Glass the Sky + A Night with FYHA + More

Dangit; late again, I’m afraid… It’s now Saturday, March 8th, and despite my slowness in putting this up, there’s still plenty going on this evening. Here goes…

Yr. (Late) Weekend, Pt. 1: Knights of the Fire Kingdom + Holder + Ex-Optimists + Midnight Norma Lane + Ian Moore + Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks + More

Argh, argh, argh. Running very late today, and as a result, a whole hell of a lot of things have gotten dropped, including the show rundown for tonight, Friday, March 7th. Sorry about that, y’all; there’s still to get out there, though, so here’s where to jump in the car & go right damn now…

Bad News: Mike Beatty of Alkari Suffered a Heart Attack Onstage Friday Night

Hey, all — in case some folks haven’t yet heard, I wanted to pass along some bad (although not as bad as it could be) news. This past Friday night, while playing with his band {Alkari} up at Fitzgerald’s, guitarist/singer Mike Beatty had a heart attack…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: The Tontons + The Octopus Project + Rattletree Marimba + Texas In Your Face Fest + Joe Pug + More

Another awesome night of music going on tonight, Saturday, March 1st — there’s so much going on, in fact, that I’m gonna have to skip mentioning a fair bit of it. Here’s what looks like the top of the list, at least to me…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Alkari + Sunrise and Ammunition + Geto Boys + Roky Erickson + The Black Angels + B.E. Godfrey + Migrant Kids + More

Start of the weekend, y’all, Friday, February 28th, and there’s plenty, plenty, plenty of good stuff happening. In the interests of actually getting this online tonight, though, I’m gonna keep it as brief as I can; here we go…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Omotai (Rev’d!) + Catch Fever + American Fangs + Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. + Children of Pop + Born Liars + More

Getting a late start this evening, I know, but for those of you who aren’t already out & about this Friday, February 21st, yeah, there’s a crap-ton of cool stuff happening. Here we go…

Tonight: Huntronik, Linus Pauling Quartet, & Jealous Creatures at Mango’s

Not too far back, low-key Mexican restaurant/venue Mango’s shuffled up their booking people, and ever since, they’ve been throwing some excellent, excellent shows on the pile. Most lately seem to have been mostly in the punk/noise realm — which is a bit of a shift for Mango’s, I have to say — but tonight, Wednesday, February 19th, is a damn cool show that falls in a different bucket entirely…

Roky Moon & BOLT! Ride Again, Real Damn Soon

Holy freaking hell yeah, people. Yes, the much-mourned Roky Moon & BOLT! are apparently reuniting at the end of March for a couple of badass-sounding reunion shows. Granted, that doesn’t mean it’s a “real” reunion beyond those couple of gigs, but hey, I’ll take it…

FPSF 2014 Lineup, Now Released

BOOM, there we go. After several months of anxious waiting from us out here in the Houston music world, the organizers of the Free Press Summer Festival (FPSF, for short) just released the official lineup for this year’s festival. And yes, it’s looking pretty damn good…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Superchunk + A Sundae Drive + The Escatones + Only Beast + Green Jelly + Jayke Orvis & the Broken Band

Hey, folks — sorry for the quiet of late; yours truly has been dealing with some changes to the job situation, and it’s left me mostly swamped and exhausted, only able to crawl out from under the past couple of days. I know I’ve been extremely lax on the posts/updates/whatever else of late, and I swear, I’m attempting to change that; hang in there, alright?…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Keeton Coffman + Mutual Benefit + Fox & Cats + The Lotus Effect + Jon Black + P.L.X.T.X + More

It’s Saturday, February 1st, now, and yes, we’re back again with all the cool things going on tonight. There’s quite a bit, which is always good, but again, I’m going to have to keep it somewhat minimal for the moment; here we go…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: You Ain’t Punk + The Wild Moccasins + Bakin’ Bacon Blues and Brews + MFAH Mixed Media + More

Gonna have to keep it brief for tonight, Friday, January 31st, folks; it’s been a bit of a nonstop week for yours truly, and I’m still scrambling, even now. sigh. Don’t fret, though, because there’s still plenty of cool stuff to check out tonight, like, say, these shows…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Brand New Heart + Ragged Hearts + Artopia + Jealous Creatures + March to the Sea + The Phlegmatics + Molly Ringwald + More

On into Saturday now, January 25th, and the icy bleakness of yesterday has given way to, well, a really awesomely nice (if still chilly) blue-sky day outside. Which is a good thing, believe me, because there’s a ton of excellent stuff going on today/tonight; here goes…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Second Lovers + Adam Bricks + Shellee Coley + New York City Queens + The Lotus Effect + BLSHS + Bang Bangz + Final Fest + More

Yes, I realize that it’s Icemageddon outside, at least according to our gleefully-chortling local Houston weatherpeople (who seemingly spend their days waiting anxiously for moments of dramatic bad weather like this to give their lives meaning). Even still, though, there’re plenty of reasons to venture out onto the frosty roads tonight (just drive carefully, alright?), Friday, January 24th. Here’s what looks/sounds cool to me…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: The Beans + David Ramirez + Odessa + Versklaven + Another Run + Come See My Dead Person + More

Alright, people — welcome to your weekend, starting right damn here, right now. There is a ton of excellent, excellent stuff happening this weekend, beginning tonight, Friday, January 17th, and while I’m not going to be able to hit all of it, I’ll hit as much as I can. Cool? Cool. Here we go…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Spain Colored Orange + The Wheel Workers + Mikey and the Drags (Rev’d!) + Tron Sack + Flying Fish Sailors + More

Okay, so once upon a time I had relatively few issues coming home on Friday nights and cranking out these little rundown things. Then, we got the kids LEGO Batman 2 for the Wii, and suddenly, every Friday night when I get home, I find myself plopped on the couch next to one or both children, running around LEGO Gotham…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: these days + Black Coffee + Little Rhianna Benefit + Folk Family Revival + Youth Brigade + Blackmarket Syndicate + More

Well into Saturday, January 4th, now, and while it’s still a little on the quiet side yet — everybody’s still recovering from the fact that it’s a new year, I guess? — don’t worry, there are still a few damn good shows happening tonight. Like, say, these…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: The Phlegmatics + Kirke Campbell + Places to Hide + Murder City Devils + American Sharks + More

Back from Vacation Time, and naturally, I’m late again with this week’s big pile of cool-ass shows. Tonight’s Friday, January 3rd, the start of the first weekend of the year, and while it’s not that busy a night, there’re still some cool-sounding shows happening…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Clouded + Linus Pauling Quartet + Notsuoh XMas + Skid Row + Chase Hamblin + El Birthday Metal Fest + Mr. Plow + More

Running late on this here Saturday (December 21st, that is), but there’s still a bunch of excellent, excellent things going on. Here we go…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: the last place you look + Venomous Maximus + Omotai + Perma + Sunrise & Ammunition + Two Star Symphony + More

Damn, y’all. Not sure if it’s the time of year or Day Job-related madness or what (little of both, most likely), but yeah, it’s been rough over here in SCR-Land lately, and as a result, some things have fallen through the cracks. Like, um, half of last weekend’s shows…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Keeton Coffman + Second Lovers + Less Than Jake + Anti-Flag + A Sundae Drive + Such Gold + More

Heading into the truly busy part of the weekend now, Friday, December 6th, and yes, there’s a crapload of awesome things going on (well, what I think are awesome things, at least). Here we go…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Red Fang + The Dead Milkmen + The Octopus Project (MP3!) + Mid Main First Thursday + More

Whoa. It is one heck of a busy Thursday tonight, December 5th, especially for a post-holiday week like this one. But hey, I’m not one to look a gift horse in the mouth; here’s what looks cool to me…


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