Blackmarket Syndicate, And the Peasants Rejoiced

There was a time when I was really, really into politics; I had a lot more time on my hands back then, both because I worked for a slow-moving Big Evil Company that didn’t give a damn what I did at the office, so long as I made my deadlines…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: The Tontons + Featherface (Rev’d!) + Blackmarket Syndicate + The Mink Last Call + More

And here we are at Sat., September 1st, the start of yours truly’s very own birth month, and there are a crap-ton of good shows happening, almost all of ’em stellar H-town lineups. Here’s what sounds/looks good to me…

Back From The Dead: Blackmarket Syndicate, Coming Back Around Tomorrow Night

And now for some more good news… A few years back I got sent a CD, Why Do We Even Try?, by a scrappy little trio I’d never heard of before called Deathbed Repentance, and I was immediately blown away…

Blackmarket Syndicate

These guys have relatively quickly managed to become one of my favorite cruising-in-the-car bands, based pretty much solely on the strength of their debut full-length, Why Do We Even Try?. Which doesn’t happen all that often, I have to say…

(Late) Update: Cat Power + Deathbed Repentance (2/8!) + Schoolyard Heroes (2/26) + More…

Argh. Just goes to show where my head’s at, lately, with this damn illness thing I can’t seem to shake — just this AM it occurred to me that I never actually posted about last week’s new batch of reviews. Apologies for that, folks; a well-oiled machine this e-zine is not, sadly (and yeah, that’s […]

Deathbed Repentance, Why Do We Even Try?

While I was apparently sleeping, it seems Houston’s garage-punk underground has been busy. On top of the bands I’ve already been blown away by, like Something Fierce, the Monocles, Teenage Kicks, Born Liars, and Ragged Hearts, now here comes Deathbed Repentance…


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