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The Ocean Blue reissue first three albums on vinyl

November 27th, 2015 · No Comments

I first heard The Ocean Blue when the band’s song “Between Something and Nothing” was included on Sire Records’ Just Say Mao compilation in the late Eighties. Being a huge fan of Echo & The Bunnymen, the song’s similarity (deep vocals and jangly guitars) instantly resonated with me. Their debut album was favorite in college, […]

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Help fund Cameron Dezen Hammon’s next solo record (and her brother’s too…)

November 19th, 2015 · No Comments

Local musician Cameron Dezen Hammon (most recently of The Rebecca West) needs your help. She is asking fans to fund her new album, which will be a series of cover songs from the Eighties. In exchange, she’s offering videos and other special items for pledgers. Here’s the latest from Cameron on the project: Here’s why […]

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2nd annual Houston Whatever Fest features locals Second Lovers, Brand New Hearts, Bang Bangz, We Were Wolves, and many national acts

November 18th, 2015 · No Comments

Houston Whatever Fest is this weekend (November 21-22) in and around Warehouse Live. There will be more than 90 music and comedy acts performing on five stages, and also artists, vendors, and food trucks. Passes are available online at www.houstonwhateverfest.com. HWF, now in its second year, is great about supporting local music, and this year’s […]

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Via Colori hosts local music this weekend, LB Lounge pays tribute to former event coordinator

November 17th, 2015 · No Comments

This weekend (November 21-22), Houston’s The Center for Hearing and Speech hosts its annual Via Colori street-painting festival in downtown Houston. There are several bands playing throughout the weekend, including The Glass, Runaway Sun, The Mighty Orq, and Colonial Blue. Via Colori is held in downtown Houston at Hermann Square at City Hall and the […]

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Pecos Hank free in-store at Cactus Music today

September 5th, 2015 · No Comments

Former Southern Backtones frontman Hank Schyma (aka Pecos Hank) celebrates the releases of his debut album, El Reno Blues, with a free in-store performance at Cactus Music. There are sure to be a few guest appearances as well. El Reno Blues is available at Cactus Music as well as at online retailers. More information may […]

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Read Houston Underground: The Bayou City’s New DIY “Golden Age” on Vice’s noisey

September 4th, 2015 · No Comments

Vice‘s music blog noisey released an article by Paul DeBenedetto on Houston’s DIY music scene this week. It’s a great read, and features music by Black Kite, Deep Cuts, Young Mammals, Hearts of Animals, Indian Jewelry, and more. Check it out here.

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Young Mammals plays free show at Cactus Music today

July 25th, 2015 · No Comments

One of my long-time favorite local bands, Young Mammals, plays a long-awaited free in-store set at Cactus Music today (Saturday, 7.25.15) at 4pm. You can pick up the band’s latest release, Alto Seco, on CD and vinyl while you’re there. Check out Young Mammals online here and here. Read a review of Alto Seco in […]

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Vote for your favorite local musicians in the 2015 Houston Press Music Awards

July 6th, 2015 · No Comments

Vote online here. There are a lot of tough choices.

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Free Press Summer Festival 2015 kicks off at NRG Park today

June 6th, 2015 · No Comments

Follow all the fun of this weekend’s Free Press Summer Festival–which runs today and tomorrow (June 6-7, 2015) at NRG Park in Houston–via Houston Press, Space City Rock, Free Press Houston, Houston Chronicle, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Passes are still available to the festival. Visit www.fpsf.com or Front Gate Tickets for more information. You can […]

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Free Press Summer Festival preview: Scale the Summit

June 5th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Scale the Summit is a band that seems to sometimes fly under the radar locally, mainly because they get so much exposure outside of Houston. Having played with such respected bands as Dream Theater, Protest the Hero, Between the Buried and Me, and many more, the prog-rock group has built a sizable international fan base […]

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