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B.E. Godfrey “Wild Desperation” tour kick-off party this Saturday at Fitz’s

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Local musician B.E. Godfrey (of listenlisten) releases an album in May (produced by Robert Ellis) and is heading out on tour in April to spread the word. The tour kicks off this Saturday (4.5.14) at Fitzgerald’s, with A Sea Es, Deep Cuts, TWNAB/TWNBE, and Children of Pop DJ set.

BE Godfrey & Co, live at Fitzgwerald's, Houston, TX, 4.5.14

This is a free show.

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New York City Queens, Featherface, Rivers, and more at Fitz benefit show this Saturday

March 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Houston Musicians Under Cover, live at Fitz's, Houston, 3.22.14

Come out and help the Houston music community raise money for BeTheMatch.org. Several Houston area bands are joining together for this cause, which is tomorrow night (Saturday, 3.22.14) at Fitzgerald’s.

The line-up includes:
Featherface as Big Star
New York City Queens as Tears For Fears
Rivers as White Stripes
Another Run as At The Drive In
BLSHS as La Roux
Carnival Talk as Air
Midnight Norma Lane as Smashing Pumpkins
The Beans as Nile Rodgers
DJ Fredster

Cover is $10, which will be matched by Pegstar and donated to BeTheMatch.org.

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1836 Fest at Cottonwood today features The Suffers, Band of Heathens, Sons of Fathers, and more

March 8th, 2014 · No Comments

The inaugural 1836 Fest kicks off today at noon at Cottonwood in Houston.

1836 Fest

More information at 1836fest.com or on Facebook.

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Don’t forget The Tontons, Buxton, The Octopus Project at Warehouse Live tonight

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.

The Tontons, Buxton, The Octopus Project, Freddy Beach, Warehouse Live, Houston, TX, 3.1.14

Visit The Tontons online at www.thetontons.com or on Facebook.

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Memorial held today for Houston bassist Rozz Zamorano

March 1st, 2014 · No Comments

Rozz Zamorano, RIP

On February 21st, Houston lost one of its finest and most hard-working musicians, bassist Rozzano Zamorano. You can read articles in Free Press Houston, Houston Press, and Houston Chronicle.

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.

http://houstoncalling.net/2003/03/13/bass-in-your-face/

http://houstoncalling.net/2003/11/06/fondue-monks-cd-release-show-more-interviews/#more-92

http://houstoncalling.net/2010/05/14/catching-up-with-fondue-monks/#more-3952

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.

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Wild Moccasins album release party this Saturday at Numbers

February 7th, 2014 · No Comments

Wild Moccasins

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.

Wild Moccasins 88 92 album release show, 2.8.14, Numbers, 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.

Purchase 88 92 at local record stores, such as Cactus Music, and at the usual online outlets (Amazon / iTunes). You may also stream via Spotify.

88 92 is released via New West Records.

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Pre-order new album from The Tontons directly from the band

January 28th, 2014 · No Comments

The Tontons

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.

The album is already garnering the Houston band plenty of national attention, including a free MP3 download from Rolling Stone. More information may be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Visit The Tontons online at www.thetontons.com.

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Second Lovers, Shellee Coley, and Adam Bricks tonight at Warehouse Live

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:

Second LoversShellee Coley
Adam Bricks

Here’s a video from Second Lovers, for their single “New Mexico”:

Doors open at 7pm. $10 cover.

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Reminder: Untapped Festival features The Suffers, Wild Mocassins, The Tontons, and more

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.

Paste Untapped Houston, 11.16.13

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Paste Untapped Festival features local bands and more this weekend — win tickets!

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.

Paste Untapped Festival, Houston, TX 11.16.13

More details may be found at the various social media and online resources below:

Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/223044741183596/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/untappedfest
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/untappedfestival
Website: http://untapped-festival.com/hou/

Win tickets to the event by sending me an email (dacobb[at]gmail.com). I will pick the winner at random.

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