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Free Thursday Concerts series at Discovery Green begins 9/19 with Robert Ellis, The Clarkes

September 12th, 2013 · No Comments

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The Tontons free show today (Live At Aloft Hotels)

September 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Today at 6pm, Houston’s very own The Tontons play a free show at Aloft Hotel near the Galleria (5415 Westheimer) as part of Paste‘s Live At Aloft Hotels concert series.

The Tontons, live at Aloft Hotel, 9.10.13

 

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Tody Castillo and band tonight at Continental Club

August 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Tody Castillo

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.

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Congratulations to the 2013 Houston Press Music Awards winners

August 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments

BEST LOCAL RECORDING
The Niceguys, James Kelley

BEST LOCAL SONG
Cindy Pruitt, “Epiphany”

BEST LOCAL MUSIC VIDEO
Junior Gordon Band, “Big”

LOCAL MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Texas Johnny Brown

BEST NEW ACT
Oceans of Slumber

BEST SONGWRITER
Libby Koch

BEST PRODUCER
Darryl Youngblood

BEST MALE VOCALS
Josh Fuller (Josh Fuller and Dirt & Diesel)

BEST FEMALE VOCALS
Annika Chambers

BEST GUITARIST
Sam Austin (Libby Koch)

BEST BASSIST
Adam Walker (Josh Fuller and Dirt & Diesel)

BEST DRUMMER
Gabe Bravo (The Trimms/Shotgun Funeral)

BEST KEYBOARDS
Ezra Charles (Ezra Charles Band)

BEST OTHER INSTRUMENT
David Weinzapfel (steel guitar, Junior Gordon Band)

BEST SOLO RAPPER
Fat Tony

BEST RAP GROUP
H.I.S.D.

BEST RAP DJ
DJ Mr. Rogers

BEST CLUB DJ/DJ NIGHT
DJ Sun

BEST POP ACT
Chase Hamblin & the Roustabouts

BEST LATIN ACT
La Sien

BEST JAZZ
Free Radicals

BEST BLUES
Texas Johnny Brown

BEST SOUL/FUNK/R&B
Electric Attitude

BEST REGGAE/SKA/DUB
The Suffers

BEST ZYDECO
Zydeco Dots

BEST COUNTRY
Justin van Sant

BEST FOLK/AMERICANA
Grievous Angels

BEST TRADITIONAL ROCK
Grandfather Child

BEST MODERN ROCK
thelastplaceyoulook

BEST GARAGE/PUNK/HARDCORE
The Dead Rabbits

BEST METAL
Oceans of Slumber

BEST EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE
Illegal Wiretaps

BEST ELECTRONIC ACT
Bang Bangz

BEST COVER/TRIBUTE ACT
The Fab 5

More information at houstonpress.com.

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Bobby Long at Fitzgerald’s this Thursday night

August 7th, 2013 · No Comments

Bobby Long

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.

Tickets will be available at the door, or you may purchase online at www.fitzlivemusic.com.

More on Long is available at http://bobbylongnews.tumblr.com.

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Houston Press Music Awards showcases today in downtown Houston

August 4th, 2013 · No Comments

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.

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Catch The Suffers, Chase Hamblin & The Roustabouts today at Discovery Green

June 20th, 2013 · No Comments

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.

More information on the bands may be found below:

The Suffers | Chase Hamblin & The Roustabouts

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Free Press Summer Festival preview: DJ Sun

June 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

DJ Sun, Houston, Texas

Free Press Summer Festival continues today (Sunday, 6.2.13). Houston’s own DJ Sun (of Soular Grooves fame) will perform during FPSF this afternoon. His new album, One Hundred, was recently released (purchase it here).

Stream a 2011 set from DJ Sun below:

DJ Sun performs during FPSF on Sunday, 6.2.13, at 3:10pm on the Jupiter Stage.

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Free Press Summer Festival preview: The Octopus Project

June 1st, 2013 · No Comments

The Octopus Project, FPSF, Houston, TX, 6.2.13

Free Press Summer Festival kicks 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!

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Check out Space City Rock’s Free Press Summer Festival coverage

May 31st, 2013 · 1 Comment

Space City Rock (www.spacecityrock.com), Houston, Texas

Our friends over at the always-excellent Space City Rock have been steadily posting coverage leading up to this weekend’s sold-out Free Press Summer Festival.

View their rundowns here: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Be sure to check out Space City Rock for all the latest local music news and show listings.

Free Press Summer Festival, Houston, TX, June 1-2, 2013

FPSF is this weekend (June 1-2, 2013) in Houston’s Eleanor Tinsley Park. The fun starts tomorrow at 11am. See you there!

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