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DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist pay tribute to Afrika Bambaataa at HOB show

September 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Renegades of Rhythm tour 2014

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist (!) play House of Blues Houston tomorrow night (9.20.14), celebrating the musical legacy of the legendary Afrika Bambaataa. You can get tickets here.

Here’s some info from the press release:

As part of the ongoing retrospective into Bambaataa’s enduring legacy, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist have signed on to tell the story of the birth of Hip-Hop in New York through Bambaata’s vinyl collection. This show will reflect a true NYC story stemming back to hip hop’s roots in 1973 and taking the audience through the many facets and eras of the genre and its various cultural influences (ex: Graffiti street art, fashion, punk, funk, etc), as well as showcasing Bam’s influences (from Rap and Soul to Salsa, Calypso and dub) leading up to today.

With Afrika Bambaataa’s blessing, Shadow & Cut dug through The Afrika Bambaataa Master of Records Archive, which was excavated and preserved by Boo-Hooray and now resides as part of the Cornell University Library Hip Hop Collection. Together, they selected 650 pieces of vinyl each from the collection, which they will spin on six turntables backed by a unique visual show to document the imagery incorporating what was happening in the NYC during this time…

This is undoubtedly going to be an interesting and incredible show.

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Luke Sweeney plays Walter’s, free show at Cactus Music

September 16th, 2014 · No Comments

San Francisco musician Luke Sweeney plays Houston on Monday, 9.22.14, in support of his debut album, Adventure:Us. You can catch the musician at Walter’s on Monday night and at a free in-store performance on Monday at 5:30pm at Cactus Music.

Here’s a video of “Miss Me”:

More information at www.lukesweeney.com or on Bandcamp.

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Untapped Fest this Saturday features The Suffers, BLSHS, Featherface, Robert Ellis, Toadies, and more

September 15th, 2014 · No Comments


This Saturday (9.20.14) is the Untapped fest at Houston’s Discovery Green in downtown. The event features locals BLSHS, Featherface,  and The Suffers, alongside Bad Books, Robert Ellis, The Bright Light Social Hour, Owen Pallett, and Toadies.

Tickets are available here.

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Yes, Indeed! 2014 music fest this Saturday

September 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Be sure to make plans to come out to the Yes, Indeed! 2014 music festival this Saturday (9.13.14), starting at 5pm.

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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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