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Memorial held today for Houston bassist Rozz Zamorano

March 1st, 2014 · No Comments

On February 21st, Houston lost one of its finest and most hard-working musicians, bassist Rozzano Zamorano. You can read articles in Free Press Houston, Houston Press, and Houston Chronicle. I first met Zamorano shortly after moving to Houston in the mid-90s. I had heard that a close friend from college, Denver Courtney, was singing in […]

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Lower Dens plays Fitzgerald’s tonight

June 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Former Houstonians, now known as Lower Dens (a band which got its start in Baltimore), play at Fitzgerald’s tonight (Monday, 6.25.12). Jana Hunter–who has returned to Texas and now calls Fort Worth home–and company have released a new album (Nootropics) that includes one of my favorite songs of 2012 so far: “Brains”. View the video […]

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Channel K debuts Human Beings with acoustic show at Khon’s

June 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

Channel K recently released Human Beings, a 3-track EP designed to introduce the band’s music to a wider audience. You can get a digital copy for free at the Channel K website, and any donations will benefit Communities in Schools, which helps at-risk children. You can also catch a free acoustic live set from Channel […]

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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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SXSW preview: Pure X

March 6th, 2012 · No Comments

Austin’s Pure X should be happy they get to ride on The Jesus and Mary Chain’s coattails so closely during this year’s South  By Southwest. The group’s 2011 album, Pleasure, made a few best of 2011 year-end lists with its fuzzy, droning rock, and continues to garner the band attention. Here’s a video for “Surface”: […]

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NFL: Local musician Ken Sarmiento interviews Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante

October 27th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Local musician/producer Ken Sarmiento (Phuz/Channel K) is a metal fan from way back, and he recently had the opportunity to discuss music and the new album, Worship Music, with Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. Anthrax will be in Houston this Sunday (10.30.11) for a show at Warehouse Live with Testament and Death Angel. Ken Sarmiento: Charlie […]

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Introducing… The Ghost of Cliff Burton

October 13th, 2011 · No Comments

You may remember Jef “With One F” Rouner from his stint in the utterly unique The Black Math Experiment and its TMZ-worthy song “You Cannot Kill David Arquette”. After BME called it quits, Jef wrote a novel (see reviews here and here) and writes about music for 29-95.com and Houston Press (in particular, some interesting […]

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Introducing… The Answer Page

October 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Orca, the debut album by The Answer Page, was released by Houston-based musician Nate McKee in July. A single listen was all it took for me to realize that Orca was something special and that it would be a shame if no one else in Houston heard it. It’s an album I have continually returned […]

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Lee MacDougal plays The Continental Club

August 19th, 2011 · No Comments

British crooner Lee MacDougal returns to Houston on Wednesday, 8.24.11, to play at The Continental Club. You can read my interview with MacDougal from this year’s SXSW preview here. More information on the musician may be found at MySpace.

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Introducing Ninja First Class

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

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 […]

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