Holy Hot Damn Yes: KTRU Back on Yr Radio, Next Friday (So Celebrate Next Thursday!)

Holy shit, y’all. Okay, so I’d heard the rumors that this was happening for a few months now, but I was afraid to take ’em to heart and potentially be let down. And yet, it’s actually happened: KTRU, long the only radio station I would listen to in this here city and a place where I myself used to DJ many moons ago, will be back on the FM radio waves as of next Friday, October 2nd

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: MS Understood + Our Scene United + Local Live Houston + Young Mammals + The Suffers + The Fox Derby + More

It’s looking like one hell of a day/night today, Saturday, April 6th, so I’ll skip the usual blather and just get right to all the cool things happening. Here we go…

PODiMOUTH Goes Live (and Gets Interviewed)!

If you’re not familiar with the guys over at PODiMOUTH, they have been working tirelessly over the last four years promoting our local music scene through their podcast…

By Crom!: Linus Pauling Quartet Emerge Victorious From the Depths of Hell

Hail, mortals! We at SCR are pleased to hear that long-running/utterly badass stoner-rock dudes the {Linus Pauling Quartet} have returned, at long last, from what they say is a two-year hiatus/tour in the wilds of Hell…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: Ancient Cat Society + Sour Notes + Blues on the Back Porch + Cinderella + More

A smaller pile of stuff to check out tomorrow, Sunday, July 10th, to be sure, but there’re still a few noteworthy things going on. Most notably, there’s a very cool show going on at Fitz tomorrow night…

“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

KTRU Prepares to Wave Goodbye (to the FM Dial, At Least)

Well, shit. When I posted last night about {KTRU} losing its FCC challenge to stop the sale of the station, I’d figured there was still a little time left. As it turns out, there’s a week…

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…

A Conversation with DJ Lil’ Randy of The Screwed Up Click on the 10 Year Memorial of DJ Screw’s Death

“Everything I do is guided by DJ Screw. 100% of it. I do exactly what he would have done.” I was talking to DJ Lil’ Randy of the Screwed Up Click from his small studio…

Live: Patti Smith

Patti Smith came to the University of Houston Monday night before last to read from her new book Just Kids and play songs from her 40+ years on the New York music scene. The show was advertised as $5 at the door, and no one would get turned away…

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