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Entries from December 2011

Houston Calling’s favorite Houston releases of 2011

December 30th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Musicians in Houston had plenty to be happy about in 2011. With the revamped Fitzgerald’s leading the charge for the expanding music scene and various new venues and spots to play around the city–along with relatively simple ways to spread the word about new music online–the Houston musical landscape is as fertile and vibrant as […]

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Houston Calling’s favorite albums of 2011

December 19th, 2011 · 4 Comments

This year was a a bit of a blur. Starting off 2011 with the birth of my son–while awesome–isn’t exactly conducive to going out and seeing live music on a regular basis. However, this didn’t keep me from at least trying to keep a finger (albeit a tired finger) on the pulse of what was […]

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Wild Moccasins, Yip Deceiver, and The Tontons at Rudz

December 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Locals Wild Moccasins and The Tontons play at Rudyard’s on Friday, December 23rd, with Yip Deceiver (Of Montreal side project). The show starts at 9pm and cover is $5.

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Free Caroline Sessions show this Saturday

December 13th, 2011 · No Comments

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The Ghost of Cliff Burton releases new video

December 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Houston’s The Ghost of Cliff Burton has posted its second video, this time for “The Annexation of Puerto Rico”. You may recognize some of the people and locations in the video, which you can view on YouTube.
Enjoy.

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Heights Vinyl’s grand opening is this Saturday

December 8th, 2011 · No Comments

Houston’s newest record store–Heights Vinyl–celebrates its grand opening this Saturday (12.10.11) at 12pm at its location on White Oak in the Heights.

listenlisten’s Ben Godfrey, Brandon West’s Society, A Fistful of Soul, and DJ Psychedelic Sex Panther will perform.

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Bruce Springsteen announced as SXSW 2012 keynote speaker

December 6th, 2011 · No Comments

As a reminder, SXSW 2012 is just around the corner–yeah, I know, Christmas comes first, but still…
In case you missed it:

The South By Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival is thrilled to announce Bruce Springsteen as keynote speaker for the 2012 event. The keynote will take place on Thursday, March 15, 2012 […]

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Advance warning: Kasabian coming to Fitzgerald’s

December 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

British rockers Kasabian play in Houston at Fitzgerald’s on Thursday, March 15th (SXSW week!). Tickets are available now at www.fitzlivemusic.com.

Here’s a taste of the band’s music, for the uninitiated:
“Club Foot”:
“Where Did All The Love Go?”:
The band’s latest album, Velociraptor, is available in stores and online now.

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Rachael Yamagata, Centro-Matic, and more at Fitzgerald’s this Saturday

December 2nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

Musician Rachael Yamagata plays in Houston at Fitzgerald’s with Mike Viola this Saturday (12.3.11). Her new album, Chesapeake, is Yamagata‚Äôs first self-released album, which was totally financed by her fans via Pledge Music. She was able to reach and exceed her goal within the first three days of her Pledge Music campaign.
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