The thought of watching a cover band makes a lot of live music fans immediately cringe, and usually with good reason. For some, memories of sloppy college party bands come to mind (ever hear a drunken 20-year-old fumble though “Run Like Hell”?). For others, maybe it’s having to sit through a band crucify a Pearl […]
Entries from June 2011
June 30th, 2011 · No Comments
June 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment
The Tontons’ new single is now posted on the band’s blog.
Stream “Golden” here.
June 30th, 2011 · 5 Comments
A big “Thank You!” to those who nominated and voted for Houston Calling in the 2011 Houston Web Awards.
You can read “Masters of Cyberspace”–which lists all of the award winners–in this week’s Houston Press.
Tickets to the awards ceremony, which is tonight (Thursday, 6.30.11) from 7-10pm at Momentum Audi on Richmond Ave., are available here at […]
June 29th, 2011 · No Comments
Featherface plays a free in-store set at Cactus Music this Saturday to promote It Comes Electric. Check out the band on Facebook or on its website: www.featherfacemusic.com.
Buy It Comes Electric on Bandcamp.
June 28th, 2011 · No Comments
Musician Peter Case is in Houston for a show at Mucky Duck but will also perform a free show at Cactus Music today (Tuesday, 6.28.11) at 5pm sharp.
Should be a good one.
June 27th, 2011 · No Comments
Horseshoe was a much-loved Houston band in the mid- to late-90s, so it’s good to hear that the band plans to play a show at Rudyard’s on July 15th. I am not yet sure which incarnation of the band will play (is Rob Mahan playing?) but I am sure it will be great.
The band was […]
June 26th, 2011 · No Comments
David Bazan, the songwriter and driving force behind Pedro The Lion, released his new album, Strange Negotiations, last month via Barsuk Records. Bazan and band are currently on the road in support of the album, and the tour stops in Houston at Fitzgerald’s this Saturday (7.2.11).
You can win a free pair of tickets to the […]
June 25th, 2011 · No Comments
On 7.16.11, local rockers The Abyss have a demo CD release at Acadia (3939 FM 1960 W, 77068) with Melovine, Five Eyes Wide, and Signal Rising. The band plans to raffle away a tattoo at the show.
Tickets are being given away at the band’s July 1st and July 3rd shows, and additional chances to win […]
June 24th, 2011 · No Comments
Tody Castillo plays in Houston tonight (Friday, 6.24.11) at The Continental Club. Castillo and band hit the stage around 11pm.
Austin musician Michael Fracasso opens the show at 10pm.
More information may be found at www.todycastillo.com.
June 23rd, 2011 · No Comments
Former Houston-based Kanude (aka musician Chris Knudson) has its song “Wheels” featured in the July 3rd episode of HBO’s hit vampire show, True Blood.