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Free Press Summer Festival preview: Deep Cuts

May 29th, 2015 · 1 Comment

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.

You can listen to Deep Cuts on Soundcloud, buy the Love Grows EP on Bandcamp, or learn more about the band on Facebook or the band’s website. Or, check them out on Rdio.com.

Check out the band’s video for “Cigarette Boat” below:

Be sure to check out Deep Cuts help kick things off at this year’s Free Press Summer Festival on Saturday, 6.6.15, at 11:30am, on the Saturn stage.

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Free Press Summer Festival preview: Second Lovers

May 28th, 2015 · 1 Comment

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.

More information on Second Lovers may be found on Facebook, at www.secondloversband.com, and Bandcamp.

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Free Press Summer Festival just over two weeks away!

May 21st, 2015 · No Comments

It’s not too late to get passes to 2015 Free Press Summer Festival, which runs June 6-7 in Eleanor Tinsley Park in downtown Houston.

Here’s a recap of the 2014 festival:

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds plays House of Blues

May 11th, 2015 · No Comments

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).

There are tickets available to the show, which you can order here.

Here’s a video of one of my favorite songs from Chasing Yesterday, “Riverman”:

Click here for a video of the band live on Jimmy Fallon.

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Help Walter’s Downtown raise money

April 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

Walter’s Downtown needs your help. It is raising funds to pay off debt via an IndieGoGo campaign. So far, it’s reached nearly 25% of its goal.

More information at IndieGoGo.

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Paper Sparrow releases debut album, Bluebird + show at Avant Garden tonight

March 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Paper Sparrow plays its first show after the release of Bluebird tonight (Friday, 3.27.15) at Avant Garden, with Dead Leslies.

You can download Bluebird (and name your own price for the album) at www.papersparrow.us.

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SXSW Overflow Fest 2015 at Super Happy Fun Land

March 16th, 2015 · No Comments

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.

More information may be found on Facebook or at SHFL’s website.

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The Suffers to play Late Show With David Letterman on March 30th

March 9th, 2015 · No Comments

Wow! Good for The Suffers. Catch them on Letterman on Monday, 3.30.15.

Buy their EP, Make Some Room, here.

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Reminder: Buxton album release show tonight at The Continental Club

February 27th, 2015 · No Comments

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.

More information may be found at www.buxtonband.com.

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Free Press Summer Festival 2015 line-up announced

February 26th, 2015 · No Comments

The good people at Free Press Houston and Pegstar have announced the line-up for this year’s Free Press Summer Festival. It looks like another interesting and diverse set of artists (Band of Horses, Tycho, Belle and Sebastian, Buxton, Tear For Fears, Rocket From The Crypt, We Were Wolves, Pentagram, and Scale the Summit jump out at me immediately). Buy your passes for the festival, which will be held June 6-7, 2015, in Houston’s Eleanor Tinsley Park, here.

Houston Calling will have more coverage of FPSF, including band previews and interviews, prior to the festival.

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