A few weeks back, an old friend was in town visiting for the weekend. We went out one night and naturally, the discussion eventually wound its way to music. My friend commented how he would rather have his “eyeballs gouged out with a spoon” than attend a live music show. I was not all that […]
Entries from March 2004
March 31st, 2004 · Comments Off on Fashion vs. Music
March 30th, 2004 · Comments Off on Have You Seen This Site?
Check out this site: Music Plasma.
Now Playing in My iPOD: Chomsky
March 23rd, 2004 · Comments Off on Ten Questions for Arthur Yoria
Arthur Yoria is one of the most refreshing acts I’ve seen in Houston in a while. It’s good to see someone who seems to really enjoy playing live and making music. Last time I saw him play, he peformed a set of mostly new songs. It will probably be a while before these are committed […]
March 20th, 2004 · Comments Off on South By Due East & South by Southwest
While Austin gets all the press with its South by Southwest (SXSW) flim and music conference, Houston’s own South By Due East Music Festival is going on as well at Super Happy Fun Land (2610 Ashland at Yale). The fun starts today (Saturday, March 20th) and continues through tomorrow (Sunday, March 21st).
Guy Swartz and […]
March 18th, 2004 · Comments Off on SXSW
Should be a good time. Let me know if you’re going and who you’re planning to see while you’re there.
Now Playing in My iPOD: Caviar — demos
March 14th, 2004 · Comments Off on Kevin Shields article
A friend sent me this link the other day. It’s an excellent article on Kevin Shields, formerly of My Bloody Valentine.
An excellent read.
Now Playing in My iPOD: Kopaz — Future Radiant Shine
March 12th, 2004 · Comments Off on The weekend in rock (more or less)
Tonight, Arthur Yoria will plays with local favs Pale (!) and Canvas @ Fat Cat’s. Show is at 10 p.m.
Also tonight, Houston’s Fondue Monks bring their eclectic funk-rock sound to Rhythm Room (1815 Washington near downtown). Be sure to pick up their latest CD, Live.
This Saturday night at the Rhythm Room, duneTX will play their […]
March 8th, 2004 · Comments Off on Glenn Miller and more…
Last night, I was lucky enough to witness (as least in name and talent level) one of the best jazz/swing bands out there–the Glenn Miller Orchestra. This was the third of three shows the band played in Houston this weekend. It also brings up one of the things I love about this city–that you can […]
March 6th, 2004 · Comments Off on Tonight in Houston
Pale, who are headed into the studio soon, are playing at Helio’s tonight (3.6.04) with local favorite popster Arthur Yoria and a band from San Marcos called Isola. The show starts at 10 p.m. This is going to be a good one. All are good musicians so come out and show your support.
For you risk-takers […]
March 3rd, 2004 · Comments Off on Houston Calling’s one-year anniversary
So, one year has gone by since I first started work on Houston Calling. During that time, I have met a lot of great people, received email from a lot of great people, seen countless concerts, and interviewed quite a few musicians?some local, some not.
This year, I hope to continue in the same vein. If […]