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SXSW preview: The Tontons

March 15th, 2013 · No Comments

One of only seven artists listed as “Ones To Watch at SXSW 2013″ by KUTX Austin/Texas Music Matters (NPR), The Tontons are in the midst of a whirlwind set of shows at South By Southwest this week. Over the course of a few days, the ban will have played more than 10 shows. The band’s […]

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SXSW preview: Sonicbids presents 13 Emerging Bands (including Ume)

March 14th, 2013 · No Comments

South By Southwest is well underway. For those in Austin this week: Click to Enlarge Image 13 Emerging Bands for 2013 Infographic by Sonicbids Remember to “like” Houston Calling on Facebook.

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Maserati at Fitzgerald’s tonight

March 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Instrumental rock band Maserati–a band that continually releases great albums–returns to Houston tonight to play Fitzgerald’s before heading to SXSW in Austin. The Soft Moon, Psychic Twin, and Field Report are also on the bill. Please note that this free show (for 21+) is downstairs. The sold-out Solange show is upstairs. Showtime is 9pm. Here’s […]

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SXSW preview: Wild Moccasins

March 11th, 2013 · 1 Comment

The insanely catchy Houston indie-popsters Wild Moccasins returns to South By Southwest this year for an official showcase at Karma Lounge (105 E. 5th St.) on Friday, 3.15.13, at 10:30pm. The band also plays in Houston tomorrow night (Tuesday, 3.12.13) at Walter’s in Houston tand heads out on tour with of Montreal in May. Here’s […]

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SXSW preview: Depeche Mode

March 9th, 2013 · No Comments

Synth-pop icons Depeche Mode–a band I listened way too much of circa 1985-1989–hits Austin next week during South By Southwest to promote its upcoming album, Delta Machine, which hits stores on March 26th. You can pre-order the album here. The band’s last album was 2009’s Sounds Of The Universe. Here’s the video for the band’s […]

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SXSW preview: The Convoy Group’s Texas Margarita Mixer with The Tontons, Wild Child, and more

March 7th, 2013 · No Comments

Local artist management/promoter The Convoy Group is co-hosting The Texas Margarita Mixer during SXSW this Saturday (3.9.13) from 12-5pm at Holy Mountain. This is a free event, which features music from The Tontons, Wild Child, The Couch, Frank Smith, Tyagaraja, and The Wandering Bufaleros. Holy Mountain is located at 617 E 7th St. in Austin.

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SXSW preview: The Eastern Sea

March 5th, 2013 · No Comments

The Eastern Sea is one of those hard-working bands eager to make a name for itself, and seems to be faring quite nicely. From a successful Christmas album last year and a well-received second release, Plague–which was one of my favorite records of 2012–the group is constantly on the go. So far, 2013 doesn’t show […]

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SXSW preview: The Linus Pauling Quartet

March 4th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Houston’s The Linus Pauling Quartet (or LP4) have been making music for almost 20 years–an impressive feat in any city–and the group shows no signs of slowing down. Last year’s Bag Of Hammers (one of my favorite Houston releases of 2012) was followed by the three-disc anthology Assault on the Vault of the Ancient Bonglords. […]

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Check out Space City Rock’s coverage of SHFL’s SXSW Overflow Fest

March 17th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Independent Houston venue Super Happy Fun Land is taking full advantage of the bands coming through Texas for South By Southwest with its annual SXSW Overflow Festival here in Houston, which I have posted about previously. Local music site extraordinaire Space City Rock has daily coverage, which you can read here.

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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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