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Free Press Summer Festival preview: King Finn

June 1st, 2016 · No Comments

Indie rockers King Finn have been a part of the Houston music scene for a while, and continue to make a name for themselves both locally and around the state, playing festivals and clubs. The group–Chris Gallego, Jeremy Ortiz, Jakub Ausobsky, and Michael Lucio–recently released its latest single, “The Flow” (which you can hear via […]

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Free Press Summer Festival moved again to NRG Park

May 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Due to the recent rains in Houston, Free Press Summer Festival is moving locations to NRG Park’s Yellow Lot.
The fest will be held Saturday & Sunday, June 4-5, 2016, and single-day tickets are available here.
Line-up and schedule may be found at www.fpsf.com/schedule.

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Free Press Summer Festival preview: Violent Femmes

May 27th, 2016 · No Comments

There was a time, nearly 30 (!) years ago, when I was a member of the Violent Femmes fan club. With my membership came two prized possessions during the latter half of my high school days: a “Gimme The Car” bumper sticker (which resided in the back window of my Oldsmobuick) and a T-shirt with […]

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John Evans plays free in-store show at Cactus Music this Saturday to promote Polyester

May 19th, 2016 · No Comments

John Evans recently released Polyester, his first in six years, via Houston’s Splice Records. Evans is playing a series of free in-store record store sets, which brings him back to Houston this Saturday (5.21.16) to perform songs from the album at Cactus Music.
The show starts at 1pm, and copies of Polyester will be available.
Evans’ has […]

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Josh Rouse, Arthur Yoria play House Of Blues on Monday, 5.16.16

May 15th, 2016 · No Comments

I can’t recall when musician Josh Rouse last played Houston, but he’ll be here tomorrow night (Monday, 5.16.16) at the House of Blues Bronze Peacock Room. Arthur Yoria–whose latest video for “Ruff Life” is garnering attention–opens the show.
Tickets to the show, which starts at 6:30pm, are available from Live Nation.
Here is a video of a […]

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The Linus Pauling Quartet celebrates digital release of Ampalanche, plays free in-store at Cactus today

April 23rd, 2016 · No Comments

One of Houston’s most interesting bands, The Linus Pauling Quartet, celebrates the digital release of its latest album, Ampalanche, with a free in-store performance today (Saturday, 4.23.16) at Cactus Music at 3pm.
Ampalanche will be available online via iTunes, emusic, Amazon, Spotify, and Bandcamp. The vinyl version is available via the Vincebus Eruptum label.
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Review: Starline, CJM

April 12th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Starline
CJM
Self-released
While many may not yet be familiar with Starline‘s music, both band members have had an undeniable influence on the Houston music scene. Former Houston Rocket Matt Maloney founded 12 Records, which released Arthur Yoria’s still-impressive I’ll Be Here Awake in 2003, and Calvin Stanley was the frontman/guitarist for the long-running alt-rock band Pale (you […]

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Wish you were here: David Gilmour plays tonight in Chicago

April 8th, 2016 · No Comments

David Gilmour plays tonight (Friday, 4.8.16) at Chicago’s United Center. This is a bucket list item for me.
Here are some videos from past shows:

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White Oak Music Halls opens tomorrow night with M83, Yacht

April 8th, 2016 · No Comments

The long-awaited new music venue White Oak Music Hall finally opens tomorrow night (Saturday, 4.9.16) with performances by M83 and Yacht. The venue–booked by Pegstar Productions–is set to host a lot of great upcoming shows, including The Flaming Lips, Explosions In The Sky, Reverend Horton Heat, and David Bazan.

As indicated on the venue’s website:
Pegstar Productions, […]

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Cameron Dezen Hammon presents new album at Nightingale Room tonight

March 4th, 2016 · No Comments

Local musician Cameron Dezen Hammon‘s new album of 80’s and 90’s covers, Words Don’t Bleed, is now available, and the singer/songwriter celebrates with a show tonight (Friday, 3.4.16) at the Nightingale Room in downtown Houston. Showtime is 8:30pm.

Purchase the album online at amazon.com, buy it locally at the show tonight, or get it at Cactus […]

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