Houston Calling

The Answer Page releases The Nightmares of My Dearest Cardinal

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).

The Nightmares of my Dearest Cardinal cover art

While McKee recently left Houston for Seattle, there’s no doubt the work he made while he was here made a mark on many people. The Answer Page’s second album, Featureless Beast, was one of Houston Calling‘s favorite releases of 2012, and the band’s debut, Orca, was one of Houston Calling‘s favorites of 2011.

You can download (and purchase) a copy of The Nightmares of My Dearest Cardinal–and read more about its background–at http://theanswerpage.bandcamp.com.

→ No CommentsTags: InMyEar · Miscellaneous · Music · Reviews

The Tontons, The Suffers, Lee Fields & The Expressions at Warehouse Live tomorrow night

December 18th, 2014 · No Comments

→ No CommentsTags: Music · Show listings

Drop Trio (no, really) plays free show at Cottonwood this Saturday night

November 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Space-jazz band Drop Trio plays a very rare show at Cottonwood (Garden Oaks/Oak Forest area) tonight at 8pm.

Should be a good one.

In case you’ve forgotten, here’s a video of Drio Trio doing what they do:

→ No CommentsTags: Music · Show listings

Paris Falls plays free in-store concert at Cactus

November 19th, 2014 · No Comments

Displaying Paris-Falls-Record-Release-Cactus(1).png

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 songs among its best. The band shows off more of its experimental side than on previous releases — with more electronics than in the past, for instance — yet the band still retains the classic rock influences that make them one of my favorite bands to come out of the Houston area.


Soft Shoulders — a 20-track double album — is available on CD, limited edition vinyl, and digitally via iTunes, Amazon, and other sites. Cactus will have it for sale, as well as provide the usual local refreshments.

→ No CommentsTags: Cactus Music · Music · Reviews · Show listings

Buxton announces new album, Half A Native, available February 3rd

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Buxton, Half A Native

Local favorites Buxton have announced a new album, Half A Native, which will be available on 2.3.15 via New West Records.

Wondering Sound has posted the band’s new song, “Icebreaker,” which you can stream here.

→ No CommentsTags: Miscellaneous · Music

The Linus Pauling Quartet releases 7″ and video for “C Is For Cthulhu” Saturday at Rudyard’s

October 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Houston’s very own psych legends, The Linus Pauling Quartet, play a show this Saturday (10.25.14) at Rudz, to celebrate the release of the video and 7-inch single for “C Is For Cthulhu”.

More information may be found on Facebook.

Cover is $8 for 21+.

→ No CommentsTags: Music · Show listings

Mikey and The Drags play with T-Bird and The Breaks this evening at Discovery Green

October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

At 6:30pm today (Thursday, 10.23.14), you can catch the excellent Mikey and The Drags play a free show at Discovery Green in downtown Houston.

Austin’s T-Bird and The Breaks headlines the show.

More information may be found at the Discovery Green website or on Facebook.

Purchase music from Mikey and The Drags on Bandcamp.

→ No CommentsTags: Music · Show listings

Sad news: Walters owner Pam Robinson passed away

October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Most local bands owe a great debt to Walter’s owner Pam Robinson, who gave  a lot of bands places to play and booked them as openers for national acts. I just found out (on Instagram, no less) that she lost her long battle with cancer yesterday.

More information via Houston Press.

→ No CommentsTags: Miscellaneous · Music

Young Mammals release new album, Alto Seco + release show tonight

October 11th, 2014 · No Comments

One of my favorite Houston bands, Young Mammals, released its new album at the end of September. Alto Seco is now available at local music stores, and on Amazon, iTunes, and Bandcamp.

Alto Seco cover art

The band plays its release show tonight (Saturday, 10.11.14) at Fitzgerald’s.


→ No CommentsTags: InMyEar · Music · Show listings

Reminder: Untapped Festival at Discovery Green tomorrow (The Suffers, Robert Ellis, Toadies, BLSHS, Featherface, and more)

October 10th, 2014 · No Comments

Untapped Houston

View the schedule here.

→ No CommentsTags: Music · Show listings