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The Suffers, Los Skarnales, and Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man play Houston No Limits CityFest today

September 6th, 2014 · No Comments


See you there.

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The Sour Notes, New York City Queens, The Caldwell play Walter’s tomorrow night

August 20th, 2014 · No Comments

The Sour Notes return to Houston tomorrow night (Thursday, 8.21.14) to play a show at Walter’s with two excellent local bands, New York City Queens–playing their first Houston show since Free Press Summer Festival–and The Caldwell. This will be a great one, so be sure to make plans to come out. The Sour Notes recently released Do What May, which has been making the rounds in my ears for weeks. It’s an excellent album, full of the indie pop goodness you’d expect from the Austin-based group (the band also plays an official album release show in Houston on September 12th at Mango’s).

The Sour Notes – “It Could Be Worse” (from the 2014 album, Do What May)

Here’s a video of the album’s title track:

More information on this show may be found on Facebook.

Cover is $8. This is an all ages show.

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Houston Whatever Fest releases set times

August 4th, 2014 · No Comments

Check it:

Houston Whatever Fest

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Get discounted passes to Houston Whatever Fest

August 4th, 2014 · No Comments

Houston Whatever Fest 2014

Houston Whatever Fest is this weekend, August 8-9, in and around Warehouse Live. The line-up features Local H, Rebirth Brass Band, Helmet, Mute Math, Filter, Otenki, Limb, Ceeplus Bad Knives, Square and Compass, The Hold Steady, comedians, and more.

One- and two-day passes are available. Get a limited-time discount from Living Social here.

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Yes, Indeed! music fest announces line-up

July 27th, 2014 · No Comments

Mark your calendars! AR*V and Jason Smith Enterprises presents YES, INDEED! 2014, which is scheduled for Saturday, 9.13.14, at The Continental Club, The Big Top Lounge, Alley Kat, and Pachinko Hut in Houston.

The bands slated to perform include Black Pistol Fire, Another Run, Electric Attitude, BLSHS, We Were Wolves, The Trimms, Catch Fever, Rivers, Poor Pilate, Otis The Destroyer, Megafauna, England in 1819, Sphynx, Keeton Coffman, Tom Lynch, AJ Vincent, HandsomeBeast, Crashing Colors, Sand Dollar Swing, Fake Believe, Cavern Hymnal, Belvoir, Deep Fried Five, After Nations, Little Spear, Robert Kuhn, Forever Miles, Ma & God, and more.

More information may be found on Facebook and $12 advance tickets may be purchased via Stubwire.

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Craig Kinsey album release show at Fitzgerald’s tonight, with Buxton and The Happen-Ins

July 26th, 2014 · No Comments

Craig Kinsey album release show, 7.26.14

Buy the album here or at local record stores.

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Houston Whatever Fest

July 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Houston Whatever Fest

The inaugural Houston Whatever Fest, which features local and national bands and comedians, will be held Saturday and Sunday, 8.9.14-8.10-14, in and around Warehouse Live. The line-up includes Mute Math, Passion Pit, Filter, Neon Indian, Blonde Redhead, The Hold Steady, Kreayshawn, Rebirth Brass Band, Andrew WK, Trust, The Queers, The Dwarves, Helmet, Local H, and local acts such as A Sea Es, Another Run, Otenki, We Were Wolves, Catch Fever, and more.

Comedians include TJ Miller, Bobcat Goldthwait, Iliza Shlesinger, Sam Demaris, Kumail Nanjiani, Andy Huggins, Bob Biggerstaff, Lisa Fredrick, and more.

Two-day passes are available for $55. VIP passes–which include access to shaded outdoor viewing area, access to elevated indoor viewing area, a festival T-shirt, and a festival poster– are $150. Single-day passes are $35. Gets yours at www.houstonwhateverfest.com.

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Vote for local favorites in the 2014 Houston Press Music Awards

June 25th, 2014 · No Comments

2014 Houston Press Music Awards

The nominations are out for the 2014 Houston Press Music Awards. You can vote online at http://musicawardspoll.houstonpress.com.

Up for best local recording of the year:

  • Abstract Desires, BLSHS
  • Footprints On the Moon, Doughbeezy
  • The Spirit Speaks, Jones Family Singers
  • Wild Desperation, B.E. Godfrey
  • Find What You Love and Let It Kill You, Linus Pauling Quartet
  • Royal Oak Blues Cafe, Trudy Lynn
  • The Champ, Ragged Hearts
  • Hell and Half of Georgia, Mike Stinson
  • Make Out King and Other Stories of Love, The Tontons
  • 88-92, Wild Moccasins

View the other nominees on the Rocks Off blog.

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

June 5th, 2014 · No Comments

The Tontons

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 for the show here.

Local acts Wrestlers, Fat Tony, and BLSHS are also on the bill.

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Ume plays free show at Cactus Music this Friday

June 4th, 2014 · No Comments


Austin’s Ume–a band which got its start in Houston–is having a heck of a run, with frontwoman Lauren Larson recently performing with Heart’s Nancy Wilson in San Francisco last month and the band set to play London’s Hyde Park in July with Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, and Motorhead at British Summer Time, and sold out shows in New York City. Before that, however, Ume returns to Houston for a show at Fitzgerald’s this Friday night (6.6.14), and also plays a free set at Cactus Music on Friday at 5:30pm.

Should be some killer shows.

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