Local shoegazers Drowner–whose debut was one of my favorite releases–plays its first show tomorrow night (Saturday, 2.16.13) at Rudyard’s. Instrumental rockers Co-Pilot (also a local favorite of mine) and what is being billed as Mansion Jr. (two members of former local indie favs Mansion) are also on the bill. Showtime is 9pm. Cover is $8.
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February 15th, 2013 · 1 Comment
January 27th, 2013 · 3 Comments
It’s late January, and I typically post Houston Calling‘s year-end local favorites list during the same year in which the music was released, but there are valid reasons for the delay. Sure, life gets in the way. But 2012 was also the best year for local music in the 10 years of Houston Calling‘s existence. [...]
January 25th, 2013 · No Comments
Tonight (Friday, 1.25.13), What Made Milwaukee Famous plays with Grandfather Child–whose 2012 debut was among my local favorites last year [favorites list will be posted soon]–and Charles P And The 10% at Fitzgerald’s. WMMF’s new album, You Can’t Fall Off the Floor, is now available.
January 2nd, 2013 · 3 Comments
Let’s kick off 2013–Houston Calling‘s 10th year (!)–with my list of favorite albums from last year. In keeping with short attention spans in today’s era of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, I’ve kept my comments about each album to a minimum (as much as possible). Listen for yourself and let the music do the talking. Also, [...]
January 1st, 2013 · Comments Off
Houston Calling’s 2012 favorite albums coming soon…
November 9th, 2012 · No Comments
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, the former Oasis member’s solo outing, plays at Houston’s Bayou Music Center tonight with Snow Patrol. This is going to be a good one, if Gallagher’s 2011 debut (one of my favorite albums last year) is any indication. Here’s a live set from the BBC: You can download a copy [...]
October 16th, 2012 · No Comments
Earlimart‘s Aaron Espinoza returns to Houston this week to help promote the band’s new album, System Preferences (reviews of which you can read here and here). He plays a free in-store set at Cactus Music tomorrow (Wednesday, 10.17.12) at 5:30pm. After the Cactus set, you can catch Espinoza at Skydive Gallery, where he is part [...]
July 19th, 2012 · No Comments
Local bassist extraordinaire Rozz Zamorano, along with his Fondue Monks cohort, guitarist Steve Olson, perform at Last Concert Cafe near downtown tomorrow night (Friday, 7.20.12), as the Rozz Zamorano Group. You can read a review of Zamorano’s jazz combo work in the Houston Press. On Saturday, you can catch Olson and Zamorano in their regular [...]
June 4th, 2012 · No Comments
Please check out Rocks Off and 29-95.com for continued coverage of Free Press Summer Fest 2012.
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 [...]