I just heard about this one, but Tody Castillo plays with a full band tonight (Saturday, 8.11.13) at the Continental Club in Houston. Tody hasn’t been playing many local gigs lately, as he moved to Austin a while back. It should be a good chance to catch some of his new material.
British musician Bobby Long returns to Houston tomorrow (Thursday, 8.8.13) to perform two shows — one at Cactus Music at 4:30pm (which is free), and another that night at Fitzgerald’s. Long is touring in support of his recent album, Wishbone, which you can buy here.
I caught a set by Long at SXSW 2011 and was impressed. I look forward to see how the last couple of years in the US have affected his sound.
The annual Houston Press Music Awards are coming up this Tuesday, 8.6.13, and today (Sunday, 8.4.13) is a great chance to check out a slew of talented local musicians. Entry to the event, which starts at 4pm in and around House of Blues downtown, is only $15 at the door.
You can see two of Houston’s finest today at 6pm at Discovery Green in downtown Houston. Both bands, Chase Hamblin & The Roustabouts and The Suffers, are fresh off their appearances at this year’s Free Press Summer Festival, and are both promoting new material. This is a great chance to catch the bands in a free environment, which is part of the UH Downtown Summer Concert Series.
Free Press Summer Festivalkicks off today in Houston, and if you’re one of the tens of thousands to get a pass early, be sure to make plans to catch Austin’s The Octopus Project. I’ve been a long-time fan of the theremin-jamming foursome, and the band’s live performances have never disappointed. The band is set to release its fifth album, Fever Forms, on July 9th, and you can get a digital EP (including a video) of the album’s first single here.
Here’s a live video to whet your appetite:
The Octopus Project plays FPSF on Sunday, 6.2.13, at 8:20pm on the Jupiter Stage. Enjoy!
Chase Hamblin & The Roustabouts will perform songs from the group’s recent album, VAUdeVILLE, during Free Press Summer Festival. The festival, which runs June 1-2, 2013, in Houston’s Eleanor Tinsley Park, is a sold-out event.
View a video of Hamblin and company’s 2011 performance at FPSF below:
Chase Hamblin & The Roustabouts help kick off FPSF tomorrow (6.1.13) at 12:10pm. Be sure to get there early to catch the band’s performace.
Houston’s The Suffers open the second day of Free Press Summer Festival in Houston this Sunday (6.2.13) so make plans to shake it off, rub on more sunscreen, and get to the park early. Passes to FPSF are no longer available, so hopefully you planned ahead.
Here’s a video of The Suffers live:
The Suffers play Free Press Summer Festival on Sunday, 6.2.13, at 11:40am.
The band has a new 7-inch for “Slow It Down” that will be available in late June. More information on The Suffers is available here.
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In addition to Houston Calling, you can occasionally read David's thoughts on music in Space City Rock,
and Houston Press. He has previously written for All About Jazz,
Splendid, Swizzle-Stick, Envy, Free Press Houston, and Houston magazine.
He is a very happily married new father and his loving family indulges his varied musical tastes.