Day for Night 2016 Rundown, Pt. 3: Time for Some Light (aka A Brief Look at the Visual Side of DFN)

I’m not an art guy. I tried to be, back when I was a kid, but it turned out I was pretty mediocre at it, so it fell by the wayside. And in terms of speaking about art, I’m largely clueless — I feel like I just don’t have the vocabulary for that, in a lot of ways…

True Artist Tales Rides Again at the Galveston Artist Residency

Once in the long-ago, this little Website used to be an even-littler actual print zine. I know, right? Paper — who the hell does that? (Kidding! Kind of…) But before that, even, there used to be little old me as a college student…

White Space Houston

2914 White Oak Dr. Houston, TX. 77007

The Summit

3536 Navigation Blvd. Houston, TX. 77003 (713) 666-1994 “thesummithouston” at “gmail dot com”

Color + Sound: Via Colori Rolls Into Downtown, This Weekend

From tomorrow, Saturday, November 23rd, through Sunday, November 24th, downtown Houston will once again play host to one of the coolest, most unique street festivals this city sees out of a fairly big pile of events each year…

Let The Bass Drop: Surviving FPSF 2013, Day One

If there’s anything I’ve learned in all the years I’ve spent doing critical writing, both in college and after, it’s that you can make anything have a theme. Not that everything actually has a theme, mind you, but rather that if you read…

Tomorrow Night: The U.S. Air Guitar Regional Qualifiers Hit the Avant Garden

Hey, everybody: do you like rocking out on guitar but actually, um, can’t rock out on guitar? Not a real one, anyway? Are you all thumbs and no fingers? Do your friends groan and move away when you pick up your buddy’s beat-up old acoustic and start trying to work out “Stairway”…

Rock N Roll, In Photos: See Marc Brubaker’s Concert Photography, Starting Tonight

If you’ve been to any shows around this town since the year 2000 or so, odds are good that you’ve run across photographer Marc Brubaker without even realizing it. He’s a photo ninja, somehow hiding that lanky frame ’til just the right second to get the shot, popping up in the photo pit and then…

Tomorrow: Mark C. Austin’s Print Job Opens Over at Cactus

If you follow any of the music coverage in our fair city, you know Mark C. Austin‘s work, even if you don’t know the man himself. His work’s graced the pages of the {Houston Press}

The Doctor’s Office

1301 Nance Houston, TX. 77002

Tomorrow: Via Colori Takes Downtown

After a few years of meaning to, last year yours truly finally got a chance to check out the Houston Via Colori street-painting festival in Downtown Houston. Better still, I was able to drag the munchkins and witness the whole thing through their eyes..

Also Saturday: All Dread Set @ Cardoza Fine Art

And now, yet another thing to do this coming Saturday, January 14th — seriously, that one single night is breaking my freaking heart… This one’s a wee bit more on the art/experimental side than the rest, I’d say, so heads up, fans of all things strange and oddball…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: Via Colori + Katz Coffee Porter Party + Indian Jewelry + Folk-Punk + More

What the…? How the hell is today a Sunday (November 20th, for the calendar-less), with everything that’s going on? Damn… Here’s what looks good to me…

Tonight: Tex Kerschen Reads From New Book Tidal Economics

More good news, albeit from a different front… {Indian Jewelry} (and ex- of the beloved band Japanic) frontman Tex Kerschen will be up at DiverseWorks tonight…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Canned Acoustica + Amon Amarth + Dead to Me (MP3s!) + Bun B + No Hidden Meanings + More

Yes, yes, y’all, it’s the weekend, once again. Specifically, it’s Friday, August 26th, and it’s a busy one, to be sure… The biggest on my personal list is the latest installment of the Canned Acoustica series put on by photog/scenester Mark C. Austin

Two Star Symphony Releases Titus Andronicus, This Weekend

This coming Saturday (August 6th) sees a cool event featuring a band I’ve desperately wanted to check out for a long, long time now, since way back when I heard amazing things from a fellow writer about their performances with the Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre

Punk Rock Street Art: David Ensminger’s Visual Vitriol Launches Today

Argh. I meant to post about this earlier in the week, but other stuff kept getting in the way…sigh. Today (Sat., July 9th, that is) is a very cool happening, going on at a few different venues — it’s the official launch of the brand-new book by local punk hero…

“Through the Lens of the Bald Heretic” Exhibit, Opening Thursday

If you pay any attention at all to things music- and/or technology-related in Houston, then odds are that you’ve seen or heard the guy’s work, even if you don’t realize it. Jay Lee, possibly better known as The Bald Heretic

Love + Death

This is an intriguing one; it’s a seriously, seriously personal zine that’s more like a confessional comic book than anything else — think Maus or Joe Sacco’s work, only Love + Death is the story of one very complicated, insecure kid…

HATE FUCK

Never actually seen this one, sadly, but it sounds cool, at least — it’s supposedly a black-and-white, old-school Xeroxed zine, created by renowned paste-art icon GIVE UP. It’s on its 10th issue now, supposedly…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Fired For Walking/Dead Mineral (7″!) + Graffiti Show + Glasnost + The Examples + More

Gah. Way, way, way behind on tonight’s rundown of Cool Things Going On — sorry about that, but Midget #1’s gymnastics “graduation” and then Game Night kinda win out… Anyway, there’s still plenty of good stuff going on this evening/night…

Summerfest Poster Exhibition, Tonight

If you’ve attended previous installations of Free Press Summerfest, odds are that you’ve run across at least a few of the many posters created specifically for the ‘fest…

Objectif Magazine

Role A|F|M

Teeth

Puppets Gone Wild, Starting Tomorrow

I love puppets. Seriously, I do; they’re simultaneously creepy as hell and really, really neat, especially when they’re done well — one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen was this elaborate Elizabethan puppet stage I saw at the V&A Museum of Childhood in London…

Art + Music + Zine Party, Next Thurs.

Anybody who pays attention to the music & arts scene in this city knows how closely tied-together the worlds of visual art, music, dance, theater, writing, and everything else are in these parts. Even still, it’s cool to see an event like this one that seemingly pulls it all in at one time…

This Saturday: Get Tattooed & Rock Out for Charity

This one very nearly slipped past without even making a blip on my personal radar; it would’ve gone unseen/unheard of if not for the kindly tip from Justice of The Manichean, who figured — rightly — that it was well worth a mention…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: listenlisten (LP release) + Two Star Symphony + Bright Men of Learning + The Tyburn Jig + Sabra Laval + More

Day #2 of the weekend, Sat., December 4th, and damn, it’s a busy one… Can’t talk about all of it, unfortunately, but I’ll hit the highlights, below…

Another Cool Thing This Weekend: Houston Re-Market, Tomorrow

Hadn’t heard about this before now, and that’s a shame, because it sounds very cool. Tomorrow (11/20) is the next date for the Houston Re-Market

Paint The Street: Via Colori, This Weekend

Another of those H-town things that sound damn, damn cool and that I’ve always meant to check out… This coming Saturday and Sunday, November 20th & 21st, is the Houston installment of the Via Colori Street Painting Festival, once again benefiting the Center for Hearing and Speech

Bluefinger Opening Weekend: Photos

Bluefinger, the play based on the Black Francis concept album, starring Matt Kelly as Herman Brood and Michael Haaga as Black Francis opened this past weekend…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: heyBABY! + Jason Webley + Cory Derden + Michelle Yom + Adam Butera + More

Well, it ain’t as crazy as it’s been, but tonight, Sunday, November 14th, still has some cool-sounding shows going on. Here’s what I’m liking at the moment…

3622 Main Block Party #2, Tomorrow

This sounds pretty damn cool, I have to say… Over the past several years, the stretch of Main St. just on the border between Midtown & The Lands Beyond has become home to some of the neatest, most unique stores, eateries, & whatever else in this whole freaking city…

Using Your Own Blues: SCR’s Exclusive Conversation with the Director and Stars of Diverseworks and Catastrophic Theatre’s Bluefinger: The Fall and Rise of Herman Brood

On Friday, November 12th, at Diverseworks, the Catastrophic Theatre will debut the world premier of their adaptation of Pixies singer Black Francis‘ concept album Bluefinger, titled Bluefinger: the Fall and Rise of Herman Brood

Dia de Los Muertos (+ Puppets!), Tomorrow

I’ve always, always, always wanted to go to this, believe it or not, but it’s just never worked out (and yeah, it won’t this time, either; depending on how sick other members of the fam are, I’ll either be hanging out at home or hitting RenFest)…

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…

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…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: Chris Becker/Rachel Cohen + Circuit Bending + Black Rebel Motorcycle Club + More

Okay, so now it’s Sunday, September 19th, the last day of the weekend, and although I’m still trying to recover from last night’s late, late, late {Bright Men of Learning} gig (it’s been a long time since I was at a bar ’til closing time, believe it or not)…

Concert for KTRU, This Saturday!

While I’m on the subject of benefit-type shows, I can’t help but mention this one, near & dear to my heart as it is… This coming Saturday, August 28th, supporters of venerable, well-loved Houston radio station {KTRU} will be rocking the house…


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