The seventh annual FREE PRESS SUMMER FESTIVAL (FPSF) will move forward as planned next weekend (Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7) in Houston. The FPSF team remains committed to producing the event their fans have come to expect and the decision was made to relocate the 2015 event to an area adjacent to the city’s beloved Astrodome and NRG Park (Yellow Lot; 1 NRG Park). This move has been facilitated and aided by the cooperation of the City Of Houston Mayor’s Office Of Special Events and NRG Park. This temporary move is being implemented over saturated ground in the park and to not cause any further damage to the newly renovated ELEANOR TINSLEY PARK–parts of which were submerged with more than 35 feet of water. The safety of the guests, artists and staff is of the utmost concern to festival organizers. As part of the relocation plans, discussions are in place for a portion of the proceeds to be donated for flood relief to our neighbors throughout the region. “We come from the school of thought that the ‘show must go on,’” says FPSF co-founder Omar Afra. “We’re looking forward to coming together as we do every June for a great festival.” “Moving forward with the show underlines the perseverance that we as Houstonians have and the dedication we have to our community,” says co-founder Jagi Katial.
Beyond the site move, the FPSF 2015 weekend will proceed as planned and all original tickets will be honored at the new location. Doors will open at 10:00 AM with music kicking off at 11:00 AM.
Last year, Deep Cuts released its debut EP, Love Grows, cementing the group’s place among Houston’s indie upstarts. The band has earned itself a slot st this year’s Free Press Summer Festival–which is June 6-7, 2015 in Eleanor Tinsley Park–and is sure to gain new fans as a result. You can get passes to the festival online at fpsf.com.
Houston’s Second Lovers perform at this year’s Free Press Summer Festival, which is next weekend (June 6-7, 2015) in Houston’s Eleanor Tinsley Park. The band–vocalist/guitarist Nicolas Morales, vocalist Chelsea Renee, bassist Sean Spiller, drummer Josh Hammond, multi-instrumentalist John Maxwell, and guitarist Thomas Truver–has been around the local music scene since 2010. The group’s blend of folksy, rock-influenced Americana brings to mind summery, 70s-era Laurel Canyon rock.
Here’s the band’s promo for its set at Free Press Summer Festival:
Second Lovers plays at FPSF on Saturday, 6.6.15, at 12pm on the Neptune Stage. Be sure to come out early to catch the group’s set.
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).
It’s that time of year again — South By Southwest is happening in Austin, and Houston’s Super Happy Fun Land is getting in on the action with its annual SXSW Overflow Fest. Every night from March 12-March 25, SHFL will host a ton of bands.
Buxton‘s impressive new album, Half A Native, hits stores on Tuesday (3.3.15), and the band celebrates with a show tonight (Friday, 2.27.15) at Houston’s The Continental Club before heading out for a small tour, including playing during South By Southwest.
You can buy the album before it officially hits stores at Cactus Music.