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Entries from October 2008

Thievery Corporation @ House Of Blues

October 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Thievery Corporation
House of Blues, Friday (10.24.08)
It’s not unusual for a DJ to get people moving at shows–that’s their job, right? What’s most interesting about D.C. duo Thievery Corporation is that they utilize live instrumentation in their concerts. From guest singers to technically astute musicians, Rob Garza and Eric Hilton turn each live set into a […]

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Fondue Monks return to The Continental Club

October 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Local funk-rockers Fondue Monks (2008 HPMA winners) play The Continental Club this Friday night (10.24.08) with Throw Rag.
For more info on the Monks, visit their website: www.fonduemonks.com. Also visit Monks’ bassist extraordinaire, Rozz Zamorano, at www.zamrecords.com.
I was always partial to “Tonight” from the Monks’ Baila Toca album.
Cover for Friday’s show $10. The fun starts at […]

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Hell City Kings, Whorehound open for Butthole Surfers

October 21st, 2008 · No Comments

This Thursday (10.23.08) at The Meridian, local rock bands Hell City Kings and Whorehound open for legendary Texas experimental art-rockers Butthole Surfers. It’s been a while since I have heard anything about them but used to enjoy some of their music.
Dallas Observer recently posted an article about the band’s early performances in Deep Ellum. It’s […]

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Hank Schyma, Calvin Stanley at Etro tonight + F2H, The Tontons at Boondocks

October 20th, 2008 · No Comments

You can catch local musicians Hank Schyma (Southern Backtones) and Calvin Stanley (Pale) tonight (Monday, 10.20.08) at Etro Lounge in Montrose.
Also, The Tontons and Flowers To Hide play a free show at Boondocks, which is essentially across Westheimer from Etro.

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Female Demand, The Wiggins, The McKenzies, Blackie open for Health

October 20th, 2008 · No Comments

This Wednesday at Numbers, Free Press Houston presents:

Find out more about these bands: Health | Female Demand | The Wiggins | The McKenzies | Blackie

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Girl Talk tonight at Warehouse, buy a poster from local designer to help Ike victims

October 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Local designer Chris Skiles has been creating posters for recent concerts. His poster for tonight’s Girl Talk show at Warehouse Live (10.18.08) is available for $20. There are only 100 posters available, so be sure to get there early to get yours.

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Advance warning: Flowers To Hide, The Tontons this Monday

October 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Finally, another Flowers To Hide show. The band, whose 2008 Down The Stairs EP, is one of my favorite releases this year, plays at Boondocks in Montrose this Monday night (10.20.08) with local favorites The Tontons.
Here’s a video from a recent Flowers To Hide show at Emo’s in Austin:

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Tambersauro record release show at The Mink

October 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Tambersauro‘s record release show is this Friday, 10.17.08, at The Mink’s Backroom. Also on the bill are Eat Grapes, Hollywood Black, and a couple of DJs to help set the mood.
Order Tambersauro’s new album, Theories of Delusional Origin, here. Order Box Equals Box here.

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Vya recovers lost album…kind of

October 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Local experimental electronic musician Vya (aka Ron “Nino” Batista of JamHouston.com fame) lost much of the work done on his album, 767961, in a hard drive crash. According to Vya, all that remains are preminimary mixdowns of the tracks. Last year, he made those tracks available to those who were interested in hearing it and […]

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Ryan Adams returns to Verizon with Cardinals + after-party

October 14th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Cardinals, Ryan Adams’ latest band, plays in Houston at Verizon Wireless Theater tonight (Tuesday, 10.14.08). The group’s new album, Cardinology, hits stores 10.28.08. You can pre-order it on vinyl or CD by clicking the image above.
After the show (approximately 10:30pm or so), members of Alkari, Half Mile Away, and Moses Guest possibly play a show […]

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