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Entries from November 2008

Sleepercar open for Coldplay at Toyota Center; interview with Jim Ward

November 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments

El Paso band Sleepercar, a side project for Sparta frontman Jim Ward, released their debut–West Texas–earlier this year. It’s a great album, one of my favorites this year. I just found out that the band is opening for Coldplay on their current U.S. tour and play Houston’s Toyota Center this Tuesday (11.18.08).
Jim Ward recently answered […]

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Johnny Falstaff in-store at Cactus today

November 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Local musician Johnny Falstaff celebrates the release of his new album, Honky Tonkin’ Daddy, with an in-store performance at Cactus Music at 4pm today (Saturday, 11.15.08).
In December, Falstaff heads to Europe for shows in Germany and Switzerland. Must be rough.

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DJ Melodic benefit

November 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Last week, DJ Melodic suffered a coronary. To help with medical expenses, there’s a benefit this Sunday (11.16.08) from 1-4pm at the recently opened Block 21 (Washington Ave @ Sawyer). The benefit features DJ Sun, DJ Chicken George, Free Radicals, and Perseph1.

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Wild Moccasins, The Jonx open Woozyhelmet CD release

November 14th, 2008 · No Comments

This Saturday (11.15.08), Wild Moccasins and The Jonx open for Woozyhelmet at ArtStorm, as part of the CD release show for Woozyhelmet’s new album, Get Down.

7pm Wild Moccasins | 8pm The Jonx | 9pm Woozyhelmet
This is a free show and all ages are welcome.

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Chase Hamblin, Hank Schyma, Dylan Bryson at Brasil tonight

November 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Tonight (Thursday, 11.13.08), Cafe Brasil hosts a “songwriters in the round” set that features local musicians Chase Hamblin, Hank Schyma (Southern Backtones), and Dylan Bryson (Embassy).
The music starts at 9pm. No cover.

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Reminder: Noise & Smoke Fest this weekend

November 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Yes, a local music fest downtown. You can read about the Mydolls reunion in this week’s Houston Press.

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House of Blues hosts local music showcase

November 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This Saturday (11.15.08), the newly opened House of Blues, located downtown at Houston Pavilions, hosts a local music showcase that features Studemont–who recently released their intriguing Warmth Of The Midnight Sun–Magnetic, funksters Electric Attitude, Hueman, and Desmond Zavala.

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Local musicians play Stranger’s Almanac tribute

November 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This Sunday night (11.16.08) at The Continental Club, a group of local musicians known as The Cover Band (members of Alkari, Half Mile Away, and Moses Guest) plays Whiskeytown’s Stranger’s Almanac album in its entirety.
Showtime is 8pm and cover is $10, so come out and show your support.
“So, excuse me, while I break my own […]

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Local underground hop hop artist on MTV reality show

November 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Local rapper Cornbreadd, who is a member of the infamous local rap-rock group Tha Fucking Transmissions (with experimental musician Ben Wesley, of Basses Loaded) is on MTV’s 50┬áCent: Tha Money & Tha Power, which began airing earlier this month.
Could be interesting.

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Mechanical Boy, Iron Bridge cover Tears For Fears, The Smiths

November 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Tonight (Sunday, 11.9.08):

I have been a fan of The Smiths ever since picking up a copy of The Queen Is Dead at some mall record store circa ’85. I can’t recall ever seeing a band cover them live though, thankfully. But I am intrigued…
Mechanical Boy‘s recent release, Play Along, is in steady rotation on my […]

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