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Entries from February 2011

SXSW preview: B L A C K I E

February 28th, 2011 · No Comments

Local experimental rapper B L A C K I E plays an official showcase at this year’s South By Southwest. I previewed him for Houston Calling‘s 2009 SXSW preview, which you can read here.

B L A C K I E plays his official showcase in Austin during SXSW at Barcelona on Wednesday, 3.16.11.

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Advance warning: The Damnwells at Fitz’s on April 5th + new video

February 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Alex Dezen’s The Damnwells–which has a new album (No One Listens To The Band Anymore) coming on 3.15.11–returns to Houston on 4.5.11 at Fitzgerald’s. Harper Blynn and Howard Jennings are also on the bill. Showtime is 7pm.
Tickets are $12 in advance.
Here’s the video for The Damnwells’ new song, “The Great Unknown:
Vinyl copies of the new […]

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SXSW preview: holy hip hop showcase

February 26th, 2011 · No Comments

Christian rap (aka holy hip hop) once again get a focus at South By Southwest this year. For SXSW 2011, there will be three days of events coordinated by several Houstonians. Billed as DaSouth.com presents The Life In Hop Hop–which runs Thursday through Saturday during SXSW (3.17-3.19.11), the event will showcase performances from some of […]

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SXSW preview: The Orbans

February 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Orbans, an alt-country-ish band from Fort Worth, has made a name for itself over the past year or so, playing around the state and releasing an impressive album, When We Were Wild (which you can buy from the band here). The band has played Houston a number of times, increasing its fan base steadily […]

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Dallas Observer reviews Robert Ellis & The Boys

February 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Dallas Observer has some good things to say about Robert Ellis & The Boys‘ performance last night at Club Dada, opening for Lucero.

Immediately thereafter, Houston’s Robert Ellis & The Boys, a more traditional and less rowdy outfit recently signed to New West Records, pleased with the least rocking, but perhaps most refreshing and […]

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listenlisten, Come See My Dead Person, and more tonight at Fitz’s

February 25th, 2011 · No Comments

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SXSW preview: Edywn Collins

February 24th, 2011 · No Comments

Scottish musician Edwyn Collins has had a long and varied career. Probably best known in the States for his 1997 hit “A Girl Like You” (from the Empire Records movie soundtrack), Collins got his start in Scotland in the 70s with the influential Orange Juice. Collins plays in Austin during South By Southwest in support […]

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Yppah, Fiskadoro and more at The Mink this Saturday

February 24th, 2011 · No Comments

This Saturday (2.26.11), Houston electronic musician Yppah plays with Together. We Are Instruments, Interference, and Fiskadoro at The Mink.

Showtime is 9pm. Cover is $6/$8.

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Honky Tonk Blood movie premiere tonight

February 24th, 2011 · No Comments

This just in:

The HONKY TONK BLOOD premiere is Tomorrow / Thursday night (tonight, 2.24.11) at River Oaks Theater in Houston, Texas.  Everyone is dressing to the nines!
There are 2 showings… 9:30 and 11:30.  The 9:30 showing sold out all the online tickets, but there are still 70 tickets left for you to purchase […]

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SXSW preview: Ice Black Birds

February 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

I recently heard the song “22:22” by English foursome Ice Black Birds, and was instantly intrigued by the band’s sound. Part throwback, part modern garage rockers, the band–vocalist/rhythm guitarist Sam Denniston, guitarist George Grinling, bassist/vocalist Danny McGurn, and drummer/vocalist Ollie Liddiard–is heavily influenced by classic rock of the 60s and 70s, but also by blues […]

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