Buxton‘s impressive new album, Half A Native, hits stores on Tuesday (3.3.15), and the band celebrates with a show tonight (Friday, 2.27.15) at Houston’s The Continental Club before heading out for a small tour, including playing during South By Southwest.
You can buy the album before it officially hits stores at Cactus Music.
The good people at Free Press Houston and Pegstar have announced the line-up for this year’s Free Press Summer Festival. It looks like another interesting and diverse set of artists (Band of Horses, Tycho, Belle and Sebastian, Buxton, Tear For Fears, Rocket From The Crypt, We Were Wolves, Pentagram, and Scale the Summit jump out at me immediately). Buy your passes for the festival, which will be held June 6-7, 2015, in Houston’s Eleanor Tinsley Park, here.
Houston Calling will have more coverage of FPSF, including band previews and interviews, prior to the festival.
Houston’s The Suffers–a band that is attracting quite a bit of local and national buzz with its freshly released EP, Make Some Room–plays two shows in Houston tomorrow (Saturday, 1.24.15): a free, in-store performance at 3pm at Cactus Music and a CD release show at Fitzgerald’s tomorrow night.
The Willy Collins Band has a new album, Departures, and will celebrate its release with a show at Warehouse Live on 1.23.15. Adam Bricks, Second Lovers, and Austin band The Naked Maja are also on the bill.
Tomorrow night (Saturday, 1.10.15), Continental Club Houston and the Big Top hosts Bowie Elvis Fest, which features Pecos Hank (Hank Schyma of Southern Backtones), Marquis of Vaudeville, Dem Damn Dames, Josh Mathis, Espantapajaros, Hayden Jones, Heath Ledet Band, and Ryan Adams Wells.
The 7th Annual Artopia–a celebration of Houston Culture & Art (food, drink, art, music and fashion)–is coming up on Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 8PM-11PM at Winter Street Studios (2101 Winter Street).
Houston Press is awarding local artists with monetary grants for service to the Arts and the Community. These individuals were chosen from a panel of local cultural denizens, philanthropists and community-organizers. Houston Press will donate more than $6,000 in grants to its “Mastermind Awards” winners, who will be featured in a special section of Houston Press, and honored at the event.
Win a pair of tickets to event by emailing me with your favorite local musician or band, and favorite restaurant.