Coming Up: Untapped Fest Unfolds This Weekend (And Hey, A Giveaway!)

Alright, people — remember just the other day when I talked about Houston’s current bounty of music-type festivals? Well, another’s happening this weekend, and it promises to be pretty spectacular. This is the third (I think?) year of the Houston edition of the Untapped Festival

[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?…

[UPDATED!] Giveaway Time: Paste Untapped Houston, This Saturday

Alright, people — there’re some great, great shows happening this weekend, but the one at the top of the list for Saturday, November 16th absolutely has to be the Paste Untapped Houston mini-festival…

Giveaway/Upcoming Show Time #2: Featherface, The Pharmacy, & Sunrise and Ammunition, All Saturday

Yep, here we are again — in honor of Thanksgiving, we here at SCR are giving away another pair of tickets, not to Saturday night’s (November 24th) show with {The Manichean} (see here), but to another show…

[UPDATED!] Giveaway/Upcoming Show Time: The Manichean Releases New Album LOVERS, This Saturday (and You Could Be There!)

Yeah, where’re still a few days away from it, but I didn’t want to miss out on mentioning it amidst all the Thanksgiving madness… This coming Saturday, November 24th, awesomely dramatic, utterly intense art-rockers {The Manichean}

[UPDATED!] Giveaway Time: Win Tickets to Sharon Van Etten at Fitz, Next Thursday

Next week’s got quite a lineup of good, good shows, especially up at Fitzgerald’s, and one of the brightest has to be Sharon Van Etten‘s show next Thursday, November 1st

[UPDATED!] Giveaway Time: Stars at Fitz, Friday Night

Has it seriously been six months since we last had a contest-type deal? Damn. Well, I’m happy to report that it’s finally giveaway time once again, dear loyal readers of SCR (and assorted hangers-on, as well)…

Giveaway Time: Tickets to Benjamin Wesley’s CD Release (+ Listening Party Tonight!)

Hey, all — sorry it’s been a little quiet; been hit with other things lately and am attempting to catch up somewhat. And hey, what better way to do that than with a little giveaway? As I mentioned a handful of days ago, H-town’s own heavy-lidded, psych-pop troubadour {Benjamin Wesley} is about to release his brand-new, much-anticipated full-length…

Giveaway Time: The Tontons Head West, Tomorrow Night, and You Could Be There to See It

There’s a small, select handful of bands in this city that honestly can do no freaking wrong in my eyes; literally everything they do somehow turns out to be awesome, in spite of all of the pitfalls of making music in this town. And {The Tontons} are up close to the top of that pile…

Come See My Dead Person Host 5th Annual Halloween Murder Masquerade, Saturday (Win Tickets!; UPDATEDx3)

I’ve wanted to check out Texas City-dwelling oddballs {Come See My Dead Person} for quite some time now, but I just keep missing ’em by inches..and yes, I’ll be missing ’em once again this coming Saturday, October 29th

Giveaway Time: Two Tickets to Fitz and The Tantrums, Tonight(!)

Short, short, short notice, folks, but hey, that’s how it goes sometimes… We here at SCR have just been handed two tickets (well, guestlist spots, but y’know) to tonight’s (Thurs., October 27th) Fitz and The Tantrums show…

Houston Press Music Awards: Voting Starts Today

Yep, as of yesterday evening, those tireless folks over at the {Houston Press} have officially tallied up all the nomination ballots (more than 9000 votes!) and released the official-schmofficial ballot

Check Out The Tontons This Saturday at Cactus, Free (UPDATED!)

Got some good news recently about awesomely cool band {The Tontons}, namely that they just released their latest EP, Golden, which folks like me’ve been looking forward to for a few months now. And from a quick initial listen, yeah, it’s pretty jaw-droppingly cool…

Giveaway Time: ’80s Pop Fans, This One’s For You

If you haven’t been paying attention to the ever-wonderful shows list — as, apparently, at least one person hasn’t; somebody just told me we hadn’t updated it in more than a year, which is a little crazy…

Tomorrow: Jacob Calle Wants to See You Go Wild (On TV)

Ah, Jacob Calle — I love the guy, think he’s a lot of fun, but I’m never quite sure what to make of his various projects, and this one’s the latest…

Potentially Yours: Tickets to See Taking Back Sunday

Hey, all — got a cool little giveaway deal to let everybody know about; SCR has been handed two pairs of tickets to the upcoming Taking Back Sunday show here in H-town…

Celebrate With Do713, This Thursday (For Free, If You’re Lucky!)

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year, but damn, there it is — as of this week, local entertainment/arts/whatever clearinghouse {Do713} is officially one year old, and it’s been quite a year for ’em. They’ve quickly risen to the top of the small pile of places I go to see…

Giant Princess Defends H-town’s Honor

Got an email earlier this week from one of the most intriguing, strange-yet-familiar bands floating around town in recent years, garage-blues-popsters {Giant Princess}, to say that they’re going to be playing their valiant hearts out at a big-name battle of the bands

KTRU Loses the FCC Fight But Keeps On Fighting

Ah, fuck. I’d feared it would happen, but part of me had been holding out hope that the FCC, which at least kinda-sorta pays lip service to ideas like “localism” from time to time, would take a stand on this one…

Days N Daze Go Guerrilla with Demos (& Summerfest Passes!)

I swear, I’m always amazed (and somewhat impressed, as well) at the quirky levels to which bands will go to promote themselves… The latest example is self-described “riot-folk” band Days N Daze

Sign Up to Fight, Right Now: Enter the Texas Music Festival Battle of the Bands

Short, short notice, I know, but we got sent a note earlier this week about a cool-sounding Battle of the Bands deal that’ll be taking place at this year’s Texas Music Festival & Village Fair

Giveaway Time: The Get Up Kids @ Warehouse Live, This Fri. (+ MP3!)

Yep, it’s true; in case you haven’t been paying attention, after 6 years of being dead & buried, iconic Kansas-dwelling emo pioneers The Get Up Kids are really, truly back in the realm of the living…

Giveaway Time: PEASE OUT New Year’s Eve Party, Pt. 2

Okay, so there was a teeny-tiny little something I neglected to mention last Friday, when I posted about the pair of tickets we’ve got here at SCR to give away…

Giveaway Time: Tickets to the PEASE OUT NYE Bash, with Warpaint, UME, & More

As you can probably imagine, there’s going to be plenty going on ’round here when New Year’s Eve rolls through. There’re a few shows that jump out, though, notably the PEASE OUT 2011 NYE Party thing…

Giveaway Time: Brendan Benson (& The Posies) at Groundhall, This Saturday

Just in time for all the Thanksgiving madness, folks, we’ve got another very cool giveaway deal over here at SCR: we’ve got two tickets to go see Brendan Benson (and headliners The Posies and openers Aqueduct, too, obviously) this coming Saturday, November 27th

See A Movie: Win Passes to The Next Three Days Screening Tomorrow

Giveaway time, folks… Paul Haggis-directed thriller The Next Three Days (from Lionsgate) opens this weekend, and it looks pretty damn neat, at least to me; I’m not familiar with the movie Haggis is remaking, French film Pour Elle, but I like the general plot line quite a bit…

Giveaway Time: Win a Pair of Ghoulsfest Tickets

Haven’t heard about the whole Ghoulsfest thing coming up this next Saturday (October 30 at Tom Bass Park) yet? Unlikely, I know, but hell, anything’s possible, right?…

Bamboozle Roadshow Ticket Giveaway + Maybe-Maybe Meeting the Bands (Maybe?)

A bit of a last-minute-y deal, I’m afraid, so jump on it while you can… The Bamboozle Roadshow tour is coming through town tomorrow (Fri., May 28th) at the {Verizon Wireless Theater}, and while I can’t claim to be a huge fan…


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