Tonight: Go Celebrate Mark C. Austin’s 40th, And Help Folks in Need, Too

Well, it may be only Thursday (March 23rd), but even still, there’s a ton of things going on, and one of said things looks especially cool. See, local photog/manager/music-lover/tastemaker Mark C. Austin will be celebrating his 40th birthday (young’uns, I swear…), and he’s doing it with a full-on party/charity concert tonight up at The Heights Theater

[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…

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: 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}

Tomorrow Night: Help Out Lucas Gorham of Grandfather Child

I’ve gotten info about a bunch of different benefit-type shows lately, and while I fully intend to post about all of ’em at some point, this one really grabbed hold of me, in large part because it’s a benefit for awesome, insanely talented cool dude Lucas Gorham, a mainstay of the Houston scene and the […]

H-Town Invades NTC: The Texas Takeover, Tonight at CMJ

Alright, so this is later than I’d have liked, dammit… While we do tend to focus on the H-town stuff on this here site, at least when it comes to shows, we occasionally feel compelled to show love for our hometown kin wherever they may roam, as well…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Canned Acoustica VI + The Literary Greats + Pale + A Sundae Drive + More

It’s honestly a little bit quiet tonight — Friday, September 14th — at least on the shows front, but what’s out there is definitely still awesome. Gotta keep it brief today, so here we go…

Live: Mills-McCoin’s Rock and Roll Circus

I’ve been seeing John Mills-McCoin around at Houston shows for years now. I finally introduced myself to him at Mark C. Austin‘s Houston Invasion shindig at SXSW; anyone he meets is an instant friend. There are a handful of Houstonians that I see more than anyone else at shows I attend…

10 Amazing Things About SXSW 2012

SXSW is amazing. Sure, “amazing” is a clichéd word, but it just fits when describing the overwhelming clusterf*** that is the four (now five!) days of music at SXSW. (Unfortunately, I found out about the 5th day a little late…)

Say Hello to Treaty Oak Collective & The Convoy Group

While frantically typing about shows this past Saturday, it occurred to me that now might be a good time to mention the “new” booking/label/etc. crew in town, the Treaty Oak Collective, considering that they’d booked three of the shows…

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…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: #HelpAmy + Active Child (Rev’d!) + The Dodos + Andre Williams + /Crustaceans\ + More

As hinted at yesterday, there’s a veritable crapload of stuff going on tonight, Saturday, September 3rd. There’s so much I’m honestly having a hard time even talking about all of it…

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

Gallapalooza, Tomorrow: Help Amy Marie Out

And since we’re kind of on the subject of helping out good people… Tomorrow night (Wednesday, August 24th), there’s a cool, definitely worthwhile benefit show over at Warehouse Live


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