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Entries from May 2012

Reminder: Local H at Scout Bar tonight

May 21st, 2012 · No Comments

Chicago rock band Local H play at Scout Bar in Clear Lake tonight (Monday, 5.21.12). This is a free show, so be sure to check it out. The duo always puts on a killer show. Here are some videos:
“The One With Kid”:

“Fritz’s Corner”:

“Machine Shed Wrestling”:

68 Angry Minutes trailer:

More information at www.localh.com.
Also check out front man […]

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor playing Texas shows in October

May 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Instrumental Canadian collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor will return to Texas this falls with shows in Austin and Dallas. The band plays The Mohawk in Austin on 10.9.12 and in Dallas at the Grenada Theatre on 10.11.12. No word yet on a Houston date, but the band also will play in New Orleans on 10.7.12, […]

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Free Press Summer Fest preview: Maps & Atlases

May 17th, 2012 · No Comments

Chicago’s Maps & Atlases comes to Houston as part of Free Press Summer Fest, which runs June 2-3, 2012, in Eleanor Tinsley Park. The band recently released Beware and Be Grateful, an album SPIN calls “a seamless, sleepless avant-indie night of math terror, slinky syncopation and pop epiphanies.”
Here’s a video:

Maps & Atlases plays Free Press […]

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Free Press Summer Fest preview: festival schedule released

May 17th, 2012 · 1 Comment

As reported by Rocks Off, the Free Press Summer Fest schedule has been released. Check the official Summer Fest website for more details on the line-up and how to get passes to the festival, which runs June 2-3, 2012, in Houston’s Eleanor Tinsley Park.
Saturday, 6.2.12
Stage 1 (starts @ 11:30 am): G Wizz, Sideshow Tramps, Clap […]

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Free Press Summer Fest preview: less than three weeks ’til Summer Fest!

May 14th, 2012 · 1 Comment

In less than three weeks, Houston’s Eleanor Tinsley Park will again be filled with sweaty music fans gathered to catch the likes of Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, David Garza, Maps & Atlases, Espantapajaros, Flaming Lips, Diplo, Best Coast, Fatal Flying Guilloteens, Wild Moccasins, Primus, Ume, Pale, Sideshow Tramps, Papermoons, The Avett Brothers, and many more […]

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Explosions in the Sky returns to Houston in June

May 13th, 2012 · No Comments

Austin instrumental rock band Explosions in the Sky plays Houston’s Warehouse Live on June 17th.
Get your tickets now.

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Aurora Picture Show needs your support

May 11th, 2012 · No Comments

Help support Aurora Picture Show by contributing to its Kickstarter campaign.
More information from APS:
This June, Aurora has an exciting opportunity to relocate to a new space that will not only be our homebase for indoor screenings, but also give us room for more education programs, as well as accommodate administrative offices, video library, and program […]

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Review: Southern Backtones, La Vie En Noir

May 10th, 2012 · No Comments

Southern Backtones
La Vie En Noir
ZenHill Records
In 2004, Houston’s Southern Backtones released a self-titled EP that marked a radical shift in the band’s sound. Originally a rockabilly project–with a fairly rabid fanbase–the Backtones instead channeled glam-era Bowie and late-80s college rock, alienating some fans but gaining many more in the process. In the years since the […]

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ALKARI releases Blackout Falls, release show this Saturday at Fitzgerald’s

May 9th, 2012 · No Comments

ALKARI celebrates the release of its debut album, Blackout Falls, this Saturday (5.12.12) at Fitzgerald’s. The band has invited 11 bands to play this free show, which starts at 8pm. Come out and see ALKARI, The Manichean, Electric Attitude, The Wheel Workers, 3Wheeler, Super Robot Party, Featherface, Mike Booher (of Zykos), New York City Queens, […]

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The Duke Spirit opens for Jane’s Addiction at Bayou Music Center

May 7th, 2012 · No Comments

English rockers The Duke Spirit plays in Houston with Jane’s Addiction this Wednesday night (5.9.12) at the Bayou Music Center (formerly Verizon Wireless Theater at Bayou Place). The Duke Spirit is touring in support of its recent album, Bruiser. I have been a fan of the band since catching them at SXSW a few years […]

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