I recently heard about a band from Portland called adelaide [website]. Their music is instrumental, mellow rock along the same lines of The Mercury Program, Tristeza, and Godspeed You Black Emperor! The band incorporates film loops as the backdrop for their shows (a la Manitoba, I mean, Caribou), and it is supposedly a sight […]
Entries from February 2005
February 27th, 2005 · Comments Off on 10 Questions for adelaide
February 23rd, 2005 · Comments Off on Tody Castillo CD release show, CD review
In the more than 10 years I’ve lived in Houston, I have seen countless bands perform. But in the almost two years that I have been doing Houston Calling, I have been more impressed with the quality of musicians gracing the city than ever before. There are far too many to mention right now, but […]
February 23rd, 2005 · Comments Off on Sitka Sound / Arthur Yoria
Sound Theory is (unfortunately, in my opinion) on hiatus for a while, but lead guitarist/vocalist Seans Evans is now involved with another band called Sitka Sound. Other members include Larry Horn (from Casino on guitar & vocals), Rod Hodges (from Spain Colored Orange and Blueprint on drums) and Steve Aikey (bass and backing vocals).
These popsters […]
February 19th, 2005 · Comments Off on 10 Questions for Down With The Scene
With Hands Up Houston down for the count, there is an opening for someone to step in and put together showcases of local bands. Thankfully, a member of one of Houston’s best independent bands stepped up last year and formed Down With The Scene.
According to the DWTS website, Down With the Scene is a […]
February 16th, 2005 · Comments Off on Southern Backtones acoustic show + the week in Houston rock
Southern Backtones are doing a stripped-down electric/acoustic show tonight at Onion Creek (in the Heights). Show starts at 9 p.m.
More details can be found at the band’s website here.
Also tonight: Pale & Flowers to Hide at The Proletariat. This should be a good one as well. Pale is about to embark on a tour this […]
February 12th, 2005 · Comments Off on Dig! the DVDs
Here’s hoping you have seen this movie. If not, the DVD set of Dig!, featuring The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, will be released in April via Palm Pictures (home to Earlimart and one Local H album, so that’s good). Even if you haven’t heard either band’s music or if you not a […]
February 11th, 2005 · Comments Off on Weekend in Houston rock
There are a lot of good shows in the Houston area this weekend. I have listed a few bands that I recommend checking out.
Tonight (Friday, 2.11.05), check out Arthur Yoria [website] (w/ band) at Helio’s around 9:30 (Lazlo and Elman are also on the bill). You could also go downtown to see Tody Castillo [website] […]
February 6th, 2005 · Comments Off on Milk It!
Since I am a huge fan of a lot of bands that have come out of Chicago in the past 10 years or so (Fig Dish, TripleFastAction, Local H, The Webb Brothers, Ness, Caviar, Hushdrops, Made to Fade, to name a few), I have often kept an eye on the Chicago press, and especially the […]
February 3rd, 2005 · Comments Off on Wilco in Houston
Wilco will play in Houston on Saturday, April 23rd, at the Verizon Wireless Theater. You can get tickets before they go on sale to the general public by going to the band’s ticketing website. You have to email them for a password and then log in to the site.
Tickets are $20 (general admission) plus […]
February 1st, 2005 · Comments Off on The week in Houston rock
I see that The Oots [website] are playing again this week (Thursday @ Rhythm Room). I highly suggest you go check these guys out.
On Friday night at Rudyard’s, Fondue Monks [website] are playing around 10:30. The guys have supposedly been writing some new stuff for a 2005 release so maybe we’ll get a preview. Either […]