Death is not a joyride. takes the term “art rock” to a new level. With costumes, masks, and a multitude of instruments, this experimental collective has earned itself accolades for its energetic and bizarre live performances and original music. With The Human Zoo, the Austin-based band — Lionel Gonzalez (guitar, synths, piano), John Gouda (drums, […]
Entries from February 2009
February 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment
February 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Local musicians Arthur Yoria and Tody Castillo play at Rudyard’s this Friday night (2.27.09). Yoria recently released 281, his latest album, and rumor has it that Castillo is finally set to release his new album in May.
You can read my review of 281 in this week’s Houston Press.
Visit Arthur Yoria online at www.arthuryoria.com. Visit Tody […]
February 26th, 2009 · No Comments
The day is finally upon us: Young Mammals (the band formerly known as The Dimes) celebrate the release of its debut album this Saturday (2.28.09) with a special show at the DiverseWorks House (1625 Alabama).
Buxton and Woozyhelmet, two excellent local bands, are also on the bill. Cover is $5. Doors at 8pm.
Visit Young Mammals online […]
February 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Manchester, England has a history of bands that create groundbreaking music. From The Bee Gees and Herman’s Hermits to the Buzzcocks, Joy Division, and New Order to The Smiths, The Railway Children, The Stone Roses, and Oasis, the city’s contribution to music is undeniable. Modern electro-pop band The Whip got its start below a pub […]
February 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Part of the beauty of South By Southwest is coming across bands you’ve never heard before and being able to see them in intimate settings. Houston bands get a more than fair chance of spreading the word about Space City’s talent at the IndieHouston.org party at Co-Lab in Austin on Friday, 3.20.09. 18 local bands […]
February 24th, 2009 · No Comments
Austin instrumental rock band My Education plays in Houston at Rudyard’s this Saturday (2.28.09). Also on the bill are Sad Like Crazy and and Exterminating Angels (which features Scott Ayers from the Pain Teens and members of Rotten Piece).
My Education is touring in support of last year’s Bad Vibrations. The band recently posted an […]
February 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments
Houston indie rapper B L A C K I E shatters any preconceived notions about Houston hip hop. More punk rock than Dirty South, there’s none of the mind-numbing absurdity of modern, popular hip hop in his songs. Instead, he mixes free-flowing poetry over noise rock and fuzzy beats to create music like nothing you’ve […]
February 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Denton, Texas-based indie folk band Bosque Brown got its start after singer Mara Lee Miller’s husband handed off a tape of his wife’s demos to indie troubadour Damien Jurado, who liked her songs so much he helped get her a record deal. The resulting EP, Bosque Brown Plays Mara Lee Miller (Burnt Toast Vinyl), showcased […]
February 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Tickets available at Ticketmaster or at the door. Doors at 7:30pm.
February 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Tonight (Thursday, 2.19.09), Chase Hamblin, Geoffery Muller (I Am Mesmer, Sideshow Tramps), and Brandon Hancock (The Scattered Pages) play a songwriter’s circle at Brasil.
The show is free and begins at 9:30pm.