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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April 12th, 2016 · 1 Comment
May 11th, 2015 · No Comments
Noel Gallagher, formerly of Oasis, brings his latest band–Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds–back to Houston on Wednesday (5.13.15) to play at the House of Blues. The band is touring in support of its second album, Chasing Yesterday (which you can find on Amazon, iTunes, and local record stores).
There are tickets available to the show, which […]
January 1st, 2015 · No Comments
Nate McKee, the man behind solo project The Answer Page, quietly released the final album in his trilogy at the end of 2014. The Nightmares of My Dearest Cardinal is currently available on Bandcamp (for free, no less — although McKee says donations will go toward a possible future vinyl release).
While McKee recently left Houston […]
November 19th, 2014 · No Comments
Former Houstonians Paris Falls make the short jaunt from the Hill Country this Saturday at 3pm for a free in-store show at Cactus Music to celebrate the release of its latest album, Soft Shoulders. I have had both the CD and the vinyl versions for a while now, and count the band’s latest batch of […]
August 20th, 2014 · No Comments
The Sour Notes return to Houston tomorrow night (Thursday, 8.21.14) to play a show at Walter’s with two excellent local bands, New York City Queens–playing their first Houston show since Free Press Summer Festival–and The Caldwell. This will be a great one, so be sure to make plans to come out. The Sour Notes recently […]
February 15th, 2013 · 1 Comment
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.
January 27th, 2013 · 4 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, I’ll […]
January 1st, 2013 · Comments Off on Happy New Year!
Houston Calling’s 2012 favorite albums coming soon…