The inaugural 1836 Fest kicks off today at noon at Cottonwood in Houston.
March 8th, 2014 · No Comments
March 1st, 2014 · No Comments
Houston dream-pop band The Tontons recently released its new album, Make Out King And Other Stories Of Love, and are now touring in support of the new music. Tonight (Saturday, 3.1.14), the band plays at Warehouse Live with local favorites Buxton, Austin’s The Octopus Project, and New Orleans’ Freddy Beach Band. Should be an incredible show.
March 1st, 2014 · No Comments
I first met Zamorano shortly after moving to Houston in the mid-90s. I had heard that a close friend from college, Denver Courtney, was singing in a band and I went downtown to some Mexican food restaurant off Market Square (if I remember correctly) to check out the band. It was a sloppy, drunken show–as many of the early Fondue Monks shows were–yet, despite the missteps with Morrison-esque mysticism and fumbled lyrics, one thing most certainly stood out: the bass player.
Since I was close to Courtney, and somewhat responsible that night for his condition, I had a kind of trial by fire between sets with Rozz, his brother Ronnie, and guitarist Steve Olson. I quickly became a fairly ardent fan of the Monks, introducing many of my friends to the band, attending countless shows, and spending time with the band in the studio and during practice sessions.
Rozz and I had many conversations over the years about Fondue Monks’ direction, his solo work, his desire for success as a musician, and his frustrations with the music industry. He introduced me to Jaco Pastorius and helped give me a deeper appreciation for the different styles of jazz, and I will always be thankful for that. When Houston Calling launched in 2003, Rozz was the obvious choice for the first interview.
You can read that interview, along with a few others, below.
The memorial service for Rozz is at 11am today (Saturday, 3.1.14) at Bridgeport Bible Church on the Katy Freeway in Houston, with a reception to follow. After the reception, friends and family will be gathering at Rozz’s home away from home: Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar (1031 E. 24th St. in the Heights). More information may be found on Facebook.
Also, a benefit concert is planned for March 15th at Warehouse Live. More details as they are received.
Courtney often referred to Zamorano onstage as his “brother from another mother.” Brother, you will truly be missed.
February 7th, 2014 · No Comments
Wild Moccasins celebrates the releases of its new album, 88 92, with a free album release show tomorrow night (Saturday, 2.8.14) at Numbers, presented by Free Press Houston.
Houston’s Young Mammals, Young Girls, and Bagheera (DJ set) are also on the bill.
Doors for this all ages show open at 9pm. More information on the show may be found on FaceBook.
88 92 is released via New West Records.
January 28th, 2014 · No Comments
While Make Out King and Other Stories Of Love, the new album from The Tontons, will be available on iTunes and other online outlets on February 18th, you can help support the band by pre-ordering the CD from Bandcamp. You’ll receive a digital copy as well.
Visit The Tontons online at www.thetontons.com.
January 24th, 2014 · No Comments
Come out and brave the cold tonight (1.24.14) to see local musicians Second Lovers, Shellee Coley, and Adam Bricks at Warehouse Live.
More info may be found at the links below:
Here’s a video from Second Lovers, for their single “New Mexico”:
Doors open at 7pm. $10 cover.
November 16th, 2013 · No Comments
The Paste Untapped Festival just got underway at Discovery Green in downtown Houston. The music starts at 4:15pm.
Full line-up and schedule is below.
November 11th, 2013 · No Comments
The Houston installment of the Paste Untapped Festival is this Saturday (11.16.13) at Discovery Green in downtown Houston. Two stages will play host to live music by Big Black Delta, The Tontons, Wild Moccasins, The Suffers, Walker Lukens, The Walkmen, and Heartless Bastards.
More details may be found at the various social media and online resources below:
Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/223044741183596/
Win tickets to the event by sending me an email (dacobb[at]gmail.com). I will pick the winner at random.
September 12th, 2013 · No Comments
September 10th, 2013 · No Comments
Today at 6pm, Houston’s very own The Tontons play a free show at Aloft Hotel near the Galleria (5415 Westheimer) as part of Paste‘s Live At Aloft Hotels concert series.