One morning as I was jogging my way past the bronze plaque commemorating the deaths of one student and one motorcyclist, my necktie flapping like a windsock, Ray floored the brake pedal of his Dodge as he closed in on me. Fifty mile an hour traffic came to a screeching, nearly murderous halt behind him. […]
Entries from July 2005
July 31st, 2005 · Comments Off on 33 1/3: Meat Is Murder
July 30th, 2005 · Comments Off on David Garza at Continental Club
This Sunday night (7.31.05), David Garza will play at Houston’s Continental Club. Garza always puts on a good show.
More information on Garza’s music can be found at his website.
Now Playing: Bob Mould — Body of Song
July 29th, 2005 · Comments Off on Sitka Sound team with Pale for show
This Saturday night (7.30.05), Sitka Sound, Pale, Hardin Store Road, and Austin’s Svengali will play at The Proletariat (Richmond just off Montrose). There is a mere $6 cover charge and bands start at 9:30 p.m., so be sure to get there early.
This is going to be a good show and one of the last […]
July 29th, 2005 · Comments Off on Riders on the Storm
While on a recent vacation, I decided to break away from the pack and rode the subway in Paris to visit Jim Morrison’s grave. Before you stop reading and automatically assume I was on some half-baked quest to regain my youth or was making some hackneyed pilgrimage — okay, the second part is true, I […]
July 27th, 2005 · Comments Off on Houston Press Music Awards ceremony and party
Tonight (Wednesday, 7.27.05) at The Meridian is the Houston Press Music Awards ceremony and after-party. There is no cover and doors open at 7 p.m.
Come out and see live performances by these nominees:
Michael Haaga’s Plus and Minus Show [website]
Nomination: Best New Act, Best Rock/Pop, Best Male Vocalist, Best Guitarist, Best Drummer, Local Artist of the […]
July 26th, 2005 · Comments Off on New Echo & The Bunnymen album this fall
Siberia, the first album by Echo & The Bunnymen since 2001’s Flowers, will be released in September. You can stream clips at the band’s website, www.bunnymen.com. Click on “Exclusive” and enjoy.
Looks like the fall will be a good time for new records — BRMC, The Warlocks, Echo, Death Cab For Cutie. Who else? I’ll keep […]
July 25th, 2005 · Comments Off on The week in Houston rock
I was on vacation so I missed a couple of weeks of music. Sorry.
Here is what’s going on in town this week.
I suggest checking out Thursday’s show at Rudyard’s, which features Lanky, Tody Castillo, and Arthur Yoria. Definitely a good night of rock. Lanky does a great U2 cover, in addition to his own […]
July 25th, 2005 · Comments Off on Southern Backtones gaining attention on college radio
Despite Clear Channel’s hold on the major airwaves, word has it that Houston’s Southern Backtones latest release (2004’s self-titled album) is saturating college radio airwaves throughout the U.S. and Canada. Current tracking shows that 70 radio stations in North America have reported significant to heavy airplay of the band’s music — with good reason.
You can […]
July 24th, 2005 · Comments Off on Houston Press Music Awards showcase tonight
Sorry for the deadness of the site — was out of town for a couple of weeks.
Anyway, more information on tonight’s Houston Press Music Awards shows can be found online here.
There are a lot of good bands playing showcases tonight. Here’s the line-up as I last knew it:
4:00 pm …..Glenna Bell
5:00 pm …..ESE
July 6th, 2005 · Comments Off on The week in Houston rock
Tonight (Wednesday, 7.6.05), be sure to catch Sound + Vision, featuring Flowers to Hide @ Clark’s (314 Mai St., downtown). You can also see Heist at Hand as they play with Philosophers, Ari Ari, The Walls You’ve Built, and Gone Be The Tyrans @ Fat Cat’s (Washington Ave).
Thursday night is the Texas Metal Fest, which […]