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Entries from September 2009

Review: Tody Castillo, Windhorse + CD release shows

September 29th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Tody Castillo
Windhorse
Chula Records
When an artist’s work is as lauded as Castillo’s 2005 self-titled release, it could prove difficult to live up to the expectations. While Castillo doesn’t seem to have tried very hard to avoid that perception–with infrequent live performances and release dates that came and went–thankfully his latest songs dispel any such myth. A […]

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SugarHill Studios celebrates Andy Bradley’s 25th anniversary

September 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Live From SugarHill will feature a special episode on October 8th that features Johnny Bush and Roy Head in honor of Andy “Mort” Bradley. Bradley, SugarHill’s chief engineer, historian, and partner, celebrates 25 years as one of Texas music’s top recording engineers.
Here’s more information about Bradley’s recording/engineering career:
Bradley began his music career in Sydney, Australia, […]

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The Sounds after-party at Avant Garden

September 28th, 2009 · No Comments

The Sounds, a band which has been on tour with No Doubt this summer, plays Houston’s House of Blues on October 7th. After the show, fans are invited to hang out, catch up, listen to the record, and get free posters at Avant Garden.
Cool idea.

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The Small Sounds, Spain Colored Orange, and more this Saturday…

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments

The Small Sounds play an in-store at Cactus Music this Saturday (9.26.09) at 4pm.
Later that same night, The Small Sounds play with Spain Colored Orange, Elaine Greer, and Dustin Welch at the Jet Lounge (1515 Pease St., downtown). Showtime is 9pm.

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Chase Hamblin, Roky Moon & Bolt at Rocbar

September 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

Chase Hamblin and Roky Moon and Bolt play at Rocbar this Thursday (9.24.09). Showtime is 9pm.
Also, be sure to check out Chase Hamblin and Two Star Symphony on the latest episode of Live at SugarHill.

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Rock Out For Peace this weekend

September 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

This Saturday (9.26.09) is Rock Out For Peace, a live music benefit at Last Concert Cafe. All proceeds benefit the Progressive Action Alliance and a soon-to-be-open vegan multi-arts venue and creative space called The Canvas.
The event features performances by: Free Radicals | Two Star Symphony | Smoke and Feathers } The Sideshow Tramps | Listen!Listen! […]

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Mono rocks Houston tonight

September 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Japanese instrumental rock band Mono plays tonight (Tuesday, 9.22.09) at Walter’s On Washington. I am not sure why Maserati isn’t playing–they are on most other dates–but this is one not to miss, especially if you haven’t seen the band live before.

The band’s latest album, Hymn to the Immortal Wind, is available online and at most […]

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Live From SugarHill, Episode 8 now online

September 21st, 2009 · No Comments

I was the recent “audience of one” on September’s episode of Live From SugarHill, which featured in-studio performances from Houston’s Two Star Symphony and Chase Hamblin. Check it out on Vimeo.com or via iTunes.
Or watch it after the jump…

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Rozz Zamorano Trio opens for Victor Wooten at Warehouse Live

September 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Local bassist Rozz Zamorano‘s latest project, the Rozz Zamorano Trio–which includes Fondue Monks guitarist Steve Olsen and drummer Brian Bell–opens for jazz great Victor Wooten this Tuesday night (9.22.09) at Warehouse Live.

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Reminder: Listen!Listen! in-store at Cactus today

September 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Check out local band ListenListen today at Cactus Music at 1pm. Pick up the band’s new album, Hymns From Rhodesia, while you’re there.
Here’s a video from the band:

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