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Free Press Summer Festival just over two weeks away!

May 21st, 2015 · No Comments

It’s not too late to get passes to 2015 Free Press Summer Festival, which runs June 6-7 in Eleanor Tinsley Park in downtown Houston.

Here’s a recap of the 2014 festival:

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds plays House of Blues

May 11th, 2015 · No Comments

Noel Gallagher, formerly of Oasis, brings his latest band–Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds–back to Houston on Wednesday (5.13.15) to play at the House of Blues. The band is touring in support of its second album, Chasing Yesterday (which you can find on Amazon, iTunes, and local record stores).

There are tickets available to the show, which you can order here.

Here’s a video of one of my favorite songs from Chasing Yesterday, “Riverman”:

Click here for a video of the band live on Jimmy Fallon.

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Help Walter’s Downtown raise money

April 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

Walter’s Downtown needs your help. It is raising funds to pay off debt via an IndieGoGo campaign. So far, it’s reached nearly 25% of its goal.

More information at IndieGoGo.

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Paper Sparrow releases debut album, Bluebird + show at Avant Garden tonight

March 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Paper Sparrow plays its first show after the release of Bluebird tonight (Friday, 3.27.15) at Avant Garden, with Dead Leslies.

You can download Bluebird (and name your own price for the album) at www.papersparrow.us.

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SXSW Overflow Fest 2015 at Super Happy Fun Land

March 16th, 2015 · No Comments

It’s that time of year again — South By Southwest is happening in Austin, and Houston’s Super Happy Fun Land is getting in on the action with its annual SXSW Overflow Fest. Every night from March 12-March 25, SHFL will host a ton of bands.

More information may be found on Facebook or at SHFL’s website.

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The Suffers to play Late Show With David Letterman on March 30th

March 9th, 2015 · No Comments

Wow! Good for The Suffers. Catch them on Letterman on Monday, 3.30.15.

Buy their EP, Make Some Room, here.

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Reminder: Buxton album release show tonight at The Continental Club

February 27th, 2015 · No Comments

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.

More information may be found at www.buxtonband.com.

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Free Press Summer Festival 2015 line-up announced

February 26th, 2015 · No Comments

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.

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Buxton plays free in-store set at Cactus Music tonight

February 20th, 2015 · No Comments


At 7pm tonight (Friday, 2.20.15), Buxton plays a free set at Cactus Music in support of its upcoming album, Half A Native (which will be released on New West Records).

The band also plays its album release show at The Continental Club in Houston on Friday, 2.27.15.

You can download a free EP from Buxton on Noisetrade.

More information on Buxton is available at www.buxtonband.com or on Facebook.

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Austin’s Quiet Company plays Fitzgerald’s tonight

February 20th, 2015 · No Comments

Quiet Company album release party, 2.20.15

Quiet Company plays at Fitz’s in Houston tonight in support of its new album, Transgressor. AllMusic is streaming the new album.

Show time is 9pm. Tickets are available here.

More information on the band may be found at quietcompanymusic.com or on Facebook.

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