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Entries from December 2007

Your New Year’s Eve in Houston rock

December 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment

For your New Year’s Eve concert-going pleasure:
Golden Axe, The Squishees, and Kvalla tear up Rudyard’s. The American Sharks, Cop Warmth, The Wiggins, and O Pioneers!!! ring in the new year at Boondocks.
Tonight is also the 5th Annual “New Year’s Noise” at Super Happy Fun Land, which features Black Mayonnaise, Black Magic Marker, The Annoysters, Muzak […]

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Houston Calling‘s top local favorites of 2007

December 28th, 2007 · 4 Comments

There were a lot of good releases by Houston artists this year. For my local favorites list of 2007, I excluded singles since there were so many the list would be seemingly endless. Plus, have you seen The Skyline Network’s top 50 list?
So — here are my favorite Houston releases of 2007:

1. Arthur Yoria, Handshake […]

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VYA live @ Brasil this Friday

December 26th, 2007 · No Comments

This Friday at 10pm, Nino Battista’s VYA plays at Brasil. Billed as “exploratory electronica.”

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Hayes Carll’s End of Year Rock & Roll Jamboree & Toga Party, Dec. 26th

December 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Hayes Carll, whose debut for Lost Highway Records sees the light of day in April, hosts the “End of Year Rock & Roll Jamboree & Toga Party” at The Continental Club this Wednesday, 12.26.07. Showtime 10pm.
John Evans & The Sideshow Tramps are also on the bill. More info can be found at www.continentalclub.com.
Here’s what Hayes […]

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Houston Calling‘s favorite releases of 2007

December 19th, 2007 · 9 Comments

1. (tie) Maserati, Inventions For The New Season (Temporary Residence) | Amy Winehouse, Back To Black (Republic)
Athens’ band Maserati made the album Explosions In The Sky probably wish they had put out this year. It’s beautiful and intense instrumental rock, with untouchable drumming. Read my interview with the band for Envy magazine here.
Video: “This is […]

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The Skyline 50 now online!

December 18th, 2007 · No Comments

The Skyline Network has started listing the top 50 favorite Houston songs of 2007.
Check it out here.

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sellthekids’ favorite albums of 2007

December 18th, 2007 · No Comments

A friend does a blog called sellthekids. His best albums of 2007 list is up now.

View it here.
I plan to post my list this week, hopefully tomorrow. Check back soon.

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Sea Surrounds Me opens for This Will Destroy You, Unwed Sailor this Tuesday

December 16th, 2007 · No Comments

This Tuesday (12.18.07) Walter’s hosts Unwed Sailor, This Will Destroy You, and Houston’s own Sea Surrounds Me. This will undoubtedly be a great show so make plans to come out.
More information:
Sea Surrounds Me
Unwed Sailor
This Will Destroy You

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Million Year Dance w/ Penny Royal, DJ Ceeplus at Warehouse this Saturday

December 14th, 2007 · 1 Comment

This Saturday night (12.15.07), locals Million Year Dance, Penny Royal, and DJ Ceeplus Bad Knives play at Warehouse Live. Cover is $10 and show time is 10pm.
Million Year Dance won the Houston Press Music Awards for 2007 “Album of the Year” and 2006 “Best New Act.” They are currently recording the follow up […]

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“I don’t know why I love you. I don’t know why…” Gil Mantera’s Party Dream this Friday!

December 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Just a friendly reminder about this Friday’s (12.14.07) Gil Mantera’s Party Dream show at The soon-to-be-extinct Proletariat.
View a clip from their new live DVD here. Or check out the video for their cover of “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac.
Seriously, if you haven’t yet seen these guys live I highly recommend going to their show. They put […]

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