Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Toadies + Supersuckers + Art Car Ball + Institute + Back To Back + Loretta Lynn + Nathan Quick + More

Yeah, so I’ve been a wee bit preoccupied this week, but dammit, shows are still happening, even tonight — Friday, May 9th, to be exact — so I’m going to try to point to the good ones, at the very least. Here we go…

Two Star Symphony Does The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Tonight

Damn, damn, damn. Not sure how, but I totally missed this one in today’s roundup of cool shows… Tonight — Saturday, October 19th, if you just came to — the utterly awesome, utterly cracked chamber music group Two Star Symphony, will be playing up at the equally-awesome Orange Show starting at 7:30PM, doing their original […]

FPSF 2013 Rundown, Pt. 1: Half Moon Run + The Mavericks + TV On The Radio + Of Monsters and Men + Hello Chief + Vintage Trouble + More

Alright, so this feels a little weird. Us SCR folks had fully planned to do the little Free Press Summer Fest writeup thing we’ve done the past few years all along, but it’s always been kinda-sorta with the thought…

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…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: KTRU Outdoor Show + Ruiners + Christian Kidd + Craig Kinsey + Kerouac Fest + Le Poeme Harmonique + More

Alright, people — the rest of this weekend, yours truly will essentially be lit on fire and running screaming through the streets (okay, metaphorically, but still). So here’s what’s going on tomorrow, Saturday, March 9th, before I run out of time to talk about it…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Knights of the Fire Kingdom + Tyagaraja + Los Skarnales + Wreckless in Texas + Craig Kinsey + Square and Compass + More

Yep, yep, yep — rolling into a heck of a promising weekend, starting with tonight, Friday, March 1st. I’ve gotta keep it brief, so here we go…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1 (er, 2): Text of Light + Eternal Summers (Rev’d!) + The Manichean + Menil Collection B-Day + More

sigh. Sorry, everybody — yours truly spent the bulk of yesterday in the air, flying back home to Houston from Cambridge, Mass., and so the whole show-rundown thing got dropped, I’m afraid. By the time I got home & settled…

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…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Mills-McCoin’s Circus + Kina Grannis + Scott H. Biram + SPC Anniversary + Spring Fandango + More

On to Saturday, now, April 14th, and if my goddamn HTML editor (thanks so fucking much, HyperEdit) will quit freaking crashing on me every 20 minutes, this’ll hopefully be an actual timely little mid-weekend writeup-type thing…

Wave Goodbye to Roky Moon & BOLT! (& Then Cry Quietly)

Well, fuck. This is what happens when I step away to deal with crushing day-job deadlines, frantic tax preparations, and driving three freaking hours to The Woodlands to find a damn rabbit. sigh

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Crooked Fingers + Adelaine (Interviewed!) + Folk Family Revival + Invincible Czars + More

Yes, folks, it’s Friday once again — December 2nd, this time — and there’s some truly, truly good stuff going on at various spots ’round town. Here goes…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Shonen Knife + Jealous Creatures + Hilary Sloan + The Toasters + Vandaveer (MP3!) + More

Alright, y’all, I’m just going to say it: this weekend’s just nuts. Too, too much to do, and that’s just music-wise, not even thinking about all the non-musical Halloween-y stuff that’s going on (which, having two midgets of trick-or-treat age…

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Wild Moccasins + listenlisten + Jealous Creatures (Rev’d!) + Art Institute + More

Moving on into Saturday, October 8th, and it’s another busy-ass day, seriously… Some of what’s going on I’ve already mentioned, like the tour kickoff show up at Fitzgerald’s with {The Wild Moccasins}

Two Star Symphony Do The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Saturday

Gotta love those {Two Star Symphony} folks — they always, always come up with neat stuff to do, far beyond the normal “hey-we’re-playing-a-show” deal… This coming Saturday, October 8th, they’ll be over at The Orange Show

Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: Warpaint (MP3) + Young Mammals + School of Seven Bells + Hell City Kings + Fiskadoro + More

A busy, busy, option-filled night tonight, especially for a Sunday — considering that it’s the pseudo-auspicious date of 10/10/10 today, though, maybe I shouldn’t be surprised. Here’s what I think looks cool, at least…

Yr. (Late!) Weekend, Pt. 1: Sleepy Sun + True Widow + TV Buddhas + Giant Battle Monster + Fiskadoro + Free Music Agreement + More

Crap, crap, crap, crap — late as hell again, I’m afraid. On the off chance that you & yours aren’t already out the door to see some cool band somewhere, though, here’s what I think sounds good for tonight, Fri., September 17th

Also Tonight: Pillars and Tongues + listenlisten (New Album Coming!) + Robert Ellis

Yeah, I know I just posted about the KTRU benefit show going on tonight (Thurs., September 9th, in case you’ve forgotten), but I wanted to mention a couple of others, as well, in case you’re out & about…

The Orange Show Foundation

2402 Munger St. Houston, TX. 77023 (713) 926-6368 “oranges” at “orangeshow dot org”

Sleepy Sun, Embrace

I’m honestly not sure what I was expecting, but I know this wasn’t it. I think I could be forgiven, though, for being blindsided by Sleepy Sun’s Embrace, especially considering the way the band shifts gears partway in. The album starts off with the thumping, dark, nearly funky murk-croon…

Update: Sleepy Sun, Reviewed + Tonight at The Orange Show

Yep, got one new review up today, in time for a show tonight (Wed., September 2nd, that is) — SF psych-rock outfit Sleepy Sun are playing this evening over at The Orange Show (as part of their cool-sounding 2009 Fall Concert Series), and after hearing the band’s most recent full-length, Embrace, well, wow. It’s going […]


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