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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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Buxton plays Mucky Duck tonight

January 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Local band Buxton — whose excellent new album, Half A Native, comes out in March — plays tonight (1.30.15) at the Mucky Duck.

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The Suffers release long-awaited EP, release show this Saturday, free show at Cactus Music

January 23rd, 2015 · No Comments


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 Suffers, Make Some Room

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

You can stream Make Some Room at Consequence of Sound.

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The Gents, Ancient Cat Society, B E Godfrey, and Deep Cuts at Walter’s this Saturday

January 15th, 2015 · No Comments

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Austin band The Gents plays with Ancient Cat Society (members of Buxton), B. E. Godfrey, and Deep Cuts this Saturday night (1.17.15) at Walter’s. Should be a good one.

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The Willy Collins Band releases Departures with show at Warehouse Live

January 13th, 2015 · No Comments

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.

Tickets are available here.

Visit The Willy Collins Band online at thewillycollinsband.net.

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Bowie Elvis Fest at Continental Club & Big Top features Pecos Hank, Espantapajaros, and more

January 9th, 2015 · No Comments

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 fun kicks off at 6pm. $15 cover.

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Win tickets to Artopia 2015

January 8th, 2015 · No Comments

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.

Buy tickets here (use promo code HOUCALLING).

View last year’s event:

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