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Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2013 · Comments Off on Happy New Year!

Houston Calling’s 2012 favorite albums coming soon…

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds in Houston tonight, with Snow Patrol

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 of the […]

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Earlimart’s Aaron Espinoza plays free in-store set at Cactus, gallery show

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 of […]

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Rozz Zamorano Group at Last Concert Cafe this Friday

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 gig with […]

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Free Press Summer Fest: the aftermath

June 4th, 2012 · No Comments

Please check out Rocks Off and 29-95.com for continued coverage of Free Press Summer Fest 2012.

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Tags: Miscellaneous · Music · Reviews · Summer Fest

Review: Southern Backtones, La Vie En Noir

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 years since the […]

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Reminder: Roger Waters performs The Wall in Houston tonight

May 1st, 2012 · No Comments

Former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters brings The Wall to Houston’s Toyota Center tonight (Tuesday, 5.1.12).
If you missed the show here in November 2010 (a review of which you can read here), be sure to check this one out.
Here’s a trailer from the tour:


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Review: Benjamin Wesley, Think/Thoughts + win tickets to release show

April 4th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Benjamin Wesley
Self-released/The Convoy Group

With Geschichte, Benjamin Wesley’s debut solo release, the Houston-based musician introduced himself as dark and talented, with songs that did ample justice to his wild and impressive one-man-band-style live performances. On his latest album, Wesley thankfully doesn’t stray far from the inventive songwriting that’s made him one of Houston’s most unique artists. […]

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Review: Kasabian, Fitzgerald’s Houston, 3.15.12

March 20th, 2012 · No Comments

Live at Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX
The vibe was celebratory at Thursday’s sold-out Kasabian show, and with good reason. For one, it’s been nearly six years since the Brit-rockers played in Houston, and–perhaps more importantly–seeing Kasabian in a small venue these days is a rare occurrence. In fact, it seemed like a surprise to the band members […]

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Review: The Jesus and Mary Chain, House of Blues Houston, 3.13.12

March 15th, 2012 · No Comments

Given the odds of ever being able to see The Jesus and Mary Chain live again, a definite sense of trepidation surrounded me before Tuesday night’s show at Houston’s House Of Blues. The stories of the Scottish band’s explosive, short, and often half-assed concerts are something of legend these days, and while I wasn’t expecting […]

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