Today: Two Cool Open Houses, At SugarHill & Steamboat

It’s Saturday, February 28th, and it’s a cold-ass day outside, I know (for Houstonians, anyway), but there’re at least two reasons to get out of the house, even still. I know the title above makes it look like I’m talking about a couple of ski resorts, but no…

[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?…

The Bright Light Social Hour Rocks Out for Wendy Davis

While I do try to keep the political stuff a little low-key on this blog, sometimes I can’t help it. So, here we go: I, like a lot of folks down here in Texas, apparently, spent Tuesday night (and parts of Wednesday) glued to the TV/Internet as Senator Wendy Davis

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Alkaline Trio + Sing Your Life Showcase + Shabazz Palaces (MP3!) + Shellee Coley (MP3!) + More

It’s that time again — Friday, and this time it’s Friday, May 3rd, with a decent-sized pile of good stuff going on. Not as much as some recent Fridays, it’s true, but hey, quality counts…

SXSW Overflow 2013: Day Seven (Charles Ellsworth, Yusif!, Pillage & Plunder, Tom Blacklung and the Smokestacks, Big Mess, Kal Marks, & More)

phew. Hey, folks — I’m back in town and online. And holy crap, does it feel like I missed a lot; apologies for not updating from the road, but I was so exhausted in the evenings (chasing a hyperactive 3-year-old around is no picnic, especially when he refuses to nap and has a cold) I mostly just crashed out…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: The Whigs + Alkari + Flamin’ Hellcats + A Sea Es + B.E. Godfrey + Ugly Beats + More

On into Friday, January 18th, and while I’d hoped to get a bit of a jump on the cool things that’re happening this here weekend-to-be, well…yeah, it’s Friday already. sigh. Anyway, here goes…

Free Music Time: Second Lovers, Adam Bricks, Shellee Coley, & Linus Pauling Quartet Want to Give You Songs

We’ve gotten word recently about several musical-type things people are currently giving away for free to anyone who wants ’em, so I figured we’d run ’em down real quickly in this spot. Here goes…

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}

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: Red Fang + Daughn Gibson (MP3!) + Grandfather Child + the last place you look + Chippy Nonstop + More

Last day of the weekend, and while it’s turned into a fairly crappy one for me — a sick kid, elementary school drama, and me feeling like I’m now coming down with what the kid’s got — it definitely doesn’t have to be for you, dangit…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Indian Jewelry (Rev’d!) + The Wiggins + A Place To Bury Strangers (MP3!) + Ben Sollee + Public Image Ltd + More

sigh. Another late, late Friday (November 2nd) evening, and I’m running far beyond due to having promised our ailing 8-year-old a took-way-too-long game of Scrabble. Apologies, all, for this being so damn late; I’ll have to keep this short…

[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

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: The Skatalites + The Toasters + Mono + Gardens & Villa(MP3s!) + More

sigh. Sorry, all — spent yesterday dealing with a sick kid, so I’m afraid I dropped the ball pretty completely with last night’s rundown of shows. Apologies for that; just happens sometimes, y’know? Tonight’s (Sunday, October 14th) lineup is a little more sparse…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Stars + California Wives (MP3s!) + Holder + B L A C K I E + Wheel Workers + David Ramirez + More

Dang, y’all — late as usual, I’m afraid, but there’s still lots going on tonight, Friday, October 12th. I’ll forego the chitchat, given the untimeliness of this; here we go…

[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)…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: When We Ruled H-Town Pt. 2 + Jaill (MP3s!) + The Coathangers + White Linen Night + Houston SunBurn + More

Day Two of the weekend, Saturday, August 4th, and there’s a ton going on, naturally. I’ve gotta keep it somewhat brief tonight, so let’s just get into it, eh?…

Yr. (Early) Weekend, Pt. 1: Weird Party (Rev’d!) + Wild Moccasins (Rev’d!) + Dax Riggs + Web Awards + Broncho (MP3!) + More

What the…? Is it really only a Thursday (June 28th, to be exact)? Then how in the hell are there so many damn cool things going on tonight? Seriously, there’s more good stuff on the calendar tonight than there is on Friday

Sporadic MP3age: New Female Demand & B L A C K I E

Whoa — while we do get sent a crap-ton of MP3 links for various bands, it’s not often that I open the Inbox to find not one but two new tracks from bands I love, particularly not both from right here in H-town…

Yr. (Belated) Weekend: The Suffers B-Day + Beer Fest + The Illegal Wiretaps + Mama Tried + Holder + Peloton + More

Damn. Blew it completely last night, sorry; I’m currently in the midst of handling some family-related things, and while I’d planned to post something for Friday, it sadly just didn’t work out. sigh. So here it is now Saturday, June 9th

FPSF 2012 Rundown, Pt. 4: Fitz and The Tantrums + Harts of Oak + Sundress + Jody Seabody + Primus + Small Sounds + More

And here we are, y’all, back yet again with the final pile of previews/whatever-you-wanna-call-’ems for the right-around-the-corner Free Press Summerfest this coming Saturday & Sunday — which, by the by, is where yours truly will be tomorrow & the next day…

FPSF 2012 Rundown, Pt. 3: Erykah Badu + Starfucker + Two Door Cinema Club + Eyes Burn Electric + Orgone + Sideshow Tramps + More

On to the next one, y’all. Here’s the third installment of our little writeups/rundowns/previews of Free Press Summerfest 2012, aka The Best Music Festival in H-Town, Period…

And My ’90s Indie-Rock Soul Rejoices: GBV Come to Town & Afghan Whigs Release New Music

Got word about two different little bits of good news today, and since both hit that same general nostalgia-fueled ’90s indie-rock region of my black little heart, I figured I’d lump ’em in together. First off, I’m psyched as hell to hear that the reunited Guided By Voices will be coming back through Houston…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: Venomous Maximus + Haute Wheels + Black Bananas + More

A bit of a quieter day today (Sunday, May 13th, that is), which makes a little sense, both in that it’s a Sunday and Mother’s Day, and hell, musicians have mothers, too. Well, most of them, at least. There’re a few that I’m pretty sure were hatched in a lab somewhere…

Good News on The Eastern Sea Front: Show Back On

Okay, so it wasn’t ever truly “off,” but yeah, I was a little worried when the previously-scheduled show with The Eastern Sea, Quiet Company, & {The Literary Greats} was in limbo…

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…

SXSW Overflow: Day Eleven (SPORTS, Brown Shoe, Sofia Talvik, Each Other, Jack of Hearts, & More)

Yep, it’s Monday, March 19th, and here we are, back again with Day Eleven(!) of this year’s SXSW Overflow Fest — as always, hosted over at Super Happy Fun Land, otherwise known as the quirkiest/neatest venue in town…

SXSW Overflow: Day 10, Pt. 2 (Fenster, Vio/Miré, Tamarin, The Gallery, The Shivas, & The Photo Atlas)

sigh. Running behind again, seemingly as always… Here’s Pt. 2 of the writeups for tonight’s (Sunday, March 18th) SXSW Overflow Fest lineup over at Super Happy Fun Land. You’ve already missed the first several bands, I’m afraid, but there’re still some very cool bands to go…

SXSW Overflow: Day Ten, Pt. 1 (Hugo, Marvin and the Cloud Wall, Glory Days, & Eric Jennings)

Back up in the city proper now, so I’m back onto the SXSW Overflow Fest writeups, for all the bands playing tomorrow night, Sunday, March 18th, up at Super Happy Fun Land. It’s been quite a run so far, and it’s still rolling on strong…

Yr. (Belated) Weekend: St. Patty’s at Fitz + Southern Backtones + Andrew W.K. + Dana Buoy (MP3!) + Emmure + More

What can I say, y’all? It’s been a hell of a month over here, and this weekend’s just another to add to the pile…sigh. I’d planned to post this weekend’s writeups, plus a heartfelt post about today’s KTRU Outdoor Show

SXSW Overflow: Day Seven (The Great ’85, Clapperclaw, Take One Car, Weekend Pilots, & More)

On to Thursday, March 15th, aka Day Seven of the 2012 edition of Super Happy Fun Land‘s SXSW Overflow Fest, and when things start up again tonight at 7PM

SXSW Overflow: Day Six (Lost Coves, Grandpa Egg, Christopher Paul Stelling, & More)

The list’s a little lighter today, but damn, I’m beginning to have some serious misgivings about tackling all these; not that it’s not neat to listen to all these bands, and some of ’em — Mittenfields, Dustin Wong, The Ugly Club

SXSW Overflow: Day Five (The Back Pockets, The Ugly Club, Wheelchair Sports Camp, Andy D, & More)

Alrighty, now the lineups are starting to get heavy over at Super Happy Fun Land‘s SXSW Overflow Fest — and early, to boot, starting at, um, 3:30PM today, as in an hour or two ago…

SXSW Overflow: Day Four (Dope Body, Dustin Wong, Mittenfields, Backwords, & More)

Argh. Dammit, scrambling again, on Day Four (Monday, March 12th, to be precise) of SXSW Overflow Fest over at Super Happy Fun Land. sigh. I swear, one of these damn days…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: Gemma Ray (MP3!) + Oberhofer + Pond(?) + Junius + O’Brother + Bleached + More

Ouch. Tonight really, really hurts; it does, seriously. Why? Well, because while I’m at home watching two ailing munchkins — the wife’s going to a play with some friends — there’s a fair handful of cool, cool shows going on, shows I’m actually really bummed I won’t be seeing…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Radiohead + Other Lives + Shearwater + Flogging Molly + Young Girls + Hank Schyma + More

Hey, all — on to Day 2 of your weekend (Saturday, March 3rd, specifically), and it’s another good one. Before I get into it, though, I wanted to mention something about this year’s Vans Warped Tour

Tomorrow Night: Reptar @ Fitz (Plus Free Download!)

Those with sharp memory skills may recall that at several points this past year, yours truly has ranted & raved about Reptar

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…

Good News + Free Music: Jody Seabody & The Whirls Continue On, Put Free Stuff on Bandcamp

The past year was a pretty rough one for the Jody Seabody & The Whirls guys; right as they finished up their forthcoming full-length, Summer Us, when they should’ve been psyched and looking forward to its release…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Montrose Winter Social + Linus Pauling Quartet + Rachael Yamagata + Adelaine + More

Alrighty, y’all, it’s now Saturday, December 3rd, and it’s time to hold on to your shit, because today/tonight is where it gets a little bit crazy. Before I get to that, though, I wanted to mention a few changes/odd things…

hasHBrown Releases First Track From Break Something

I’d originally planned on cramming a whole bunch of H-town hip-hop downloads and whatnot all into one big-ass post, trying to gather together all the excellent, mostly-free releases I’ve seen the past couple of months…


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