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The Tontons play free FPSF make-up show this Friday night

June 5th, 2014 · No Comments

Blame it on the rain… The Tontons were one of the bands that had their 2014 Free Press Summer Festival set cancelled after the weather evacuation this past Saturday. While unfortunate, in reality it’ll be much better to see the band play in a smaller setting at Fitzgerald’s–for free, no less–this Friday night (6.6.14). RSVP […]

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Free Press Summer Festival starts this morning

May 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s the day — 2014 Free Press Summer Festival kicks off at 11am today (Saturday, 5.31.14). While it’s sure to be a muddy (and potentially rainy) mess, it is also a great chance to catch a slew of local and national acts. Locals such as The Tontons, Wild Moccasins, A Fistful of Soul, Grand Old […]

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Free Press Summer Festival preview: Sylvan Esso

May 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Sylvan Esso–Amelia Meath from Mountain Man and Nick Sanborn from Megafaun–has a hell of a buzz right now, so it’s great that we get to see them in Houston this weekend at 2014 Free Press Summer Festival. The duo’s album recently premiered on NPR’s First Listen, where it was called “2014′s most intoxicating debut,” and […]

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Free Press Summer Festival: what to bring, what not to bring

May 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment

More information may be found here, but below is a list of what you can and what you cannot bring to the nearly sold-out 2014 Free Press Summer Festival, which starts tomorrow morning (May 31st) in Eleanor Tinsley Park on the edge of downtown Houston. Please pay attention and don’t hold up the lines for […]

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Free Press Summer Festival preview: The Chain Gang of 1974

May 30th, 2014 · No Comments

The Chain Gang of 1974, which plays at this year’s Free Press Summer Festival–held tomorrow and Sunday (May 31st/June 1st) at Houston’s Eleanor Tinsley Park–is the dark electropop band of former 3OH!3 bassist Kamtin Mohager. If you’re a fan of 80s danceable pop, with a dark bent, then look no further. Should be an interesting […]

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Free Press Summer Festival preview: A Fistful of Soul

May 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Local DJ collective A Fistful of Soul has been educating Houston crowds for more than half a decade. Playing 45s of old soul and R&B songs–some of which you may know, many you will not–A Fistful of Soul knows the perfect soundtrack for nearly any occasion, and this year kicks off the second day of […]

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Free Press Summer Festival ticket prices go up this Friday at 10am — get yours now

May 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Prices for the remaining passes to the 2014 Free Press Summer Festival increase this Friday (5.23.14) at 10am. Buy yours now. More information at the Free Press Summer Festival website (www.fpsf.com).

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Free Press Summer Festival preview: New York City Queens

May 19th, 2014 · No Comments

Houston New York City Queens is a band from which I continually look for exciting new things. Their music, especially the song “Roman Candles,” always makes me do a double take when it comes on. The band’s 2012 album, Burn Out Like Roman Candles, is full of lush, catchy songs that bring to mind early Coldplay […]

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Free Press Summer Festival preview: Dwight Yoakam

May 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Country crooner Dwight Yoakam is somewhat of an anomaly in the country music industry. While many modern country artists are disposable pop, Yoakam has continually challenged himself and his fans by seemingly never giving into trends. With more than 20 albums to his credit since the 1980s, Yoakam continues to make his mark in the […]

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Countdown to Free Press Summer Festival

May 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Passes are still available for the 2014 Free Press Summer Festival, which is held in Houston’s Eleanor Tinsley Park on Saturday, May 31st and Sunday, June 1st. Sure, it’ll be blazing hot, but where else can you get such an eclectic line-up both national and local acts? Jack White, Wild Moccasins, Dwight Yoakam, The Kills, […]

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