Scale The Summit, The Migration

Frankly, reviewing The Migration, the new album from Houston-based instro-metal shredders Scale The Summit, has prove to be a little trickier than I’d thought, primarily because the album’s not so much a collection…

WE LIKE THINGS 2011: A ridiculously-late look at what was cool last year.

I feel like Rip Van Winkle. I’m not sure how the hell it happened, but one minute I’m sitting here watching the munchkins open presents at Christmas, and I blink, and what the fuck? It’s April? Wow. It’s like the start of 2012’s just zipped past…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Scale The Summit + Quiet Company + Buxton + Art Institute + The Shadow + Liberty Fest + More

Running up into the weekend, y’all, and I don’t have any extra-special show-related news to impart, so let’s just cut to the chase for once. Here’s what all’s going on tonight, Friday, January 27th, that I happen to think will be cool…

Scale The Summit

Most of the time, when I hear about a Houston band that’s got some promise or already sounds pretty cool, it starts small. I’ll hear a song or two online somewhere, or see their set at a festival or something…

Scale The Summit, The Collective

Listening to Scale The Summit’s latest full-length, The Collective, is less like hearing a band play, honestly, and more like watching some insanely-skilled team of weavers create a tapestry out of laser beams or quantum strings or something…

Tonight: Canned Acoustica II + Linkin Park + The Walkmen + Jucifer + Fair To Midland Rescheduled + More

Argh. Don’t have a lot of time right now, unfortunately, but trust me when I say that the weekend started early tonight (Thurs., March 3rd, that is); there’s so much good stuff going on I really don’t know where to start…

Get Ghoulish, This Weekend: Houston’s Newest Music Festival Kicks Off

Well, we are indeed there — tomorrow, Saturday, October 30th is the much-ballyhooed, impressive-looking, hopefully-badass Ghoulsfest. I’ve got a previous thing I’ve gotta do, so yours truly will unfortunately have to miss out…

Mark Yr Calendars: Ghoulsfest Coming Up in October

This one came out of left field, I have to admit; I don’t recall ever hearing about organizers a2z Presents before, until I got the email about the festival they’re putting together for October 30th, Ghoulsfest

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Linus Pauling Quartet + Golden Cities + Side Arms + Scale The Summit + Dax Riggs + The Bangles + More

Time for the second installment of the weekend’s cool shows, and tonight’s actually more jam-packed, if anything, than last night. Let’s just cut to the chase, eh? Here’s what sounds good to yours truly: ST-37/Linus Pauling Quartet (split-7″ release)/Golden Cities @ Rudyard’s

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Screwtape + Common + Scott Biram + No Talk + Mic Wars + More

Back again with the hopefully-handy little weekend writeups, and just to make sure it feels like Old Times, yep, I’m late once again… There’s quite a bit going on this weekend, definitely, but I’m afraid this’ll have to be part 1 for now, with the rest to come later. First of all, though, a little bit of news… The show at Walter’s this coming Monday, May 31st, which was supposed to include Leatherface, Ninja Gun

Live: Scale The Summit

For any national act, playing a hometown gig is a special thing. For their special moment, Scale The Summit got to play to a packed Meridian

Scale The Summit, Carving Desert Canyons

With Carving Desert Canyons, Scale The Summit does something few other instro-metal bands have been able to do, at least for me — they’ve taken the long-reviled guitar-shredder motif, stripped it of all the jaded, post-ironic hipsterness, set it on fire…

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