This year, our sister papers at the Houston Press music blog Rocks Off and Dallas Observer music blog DC-9 at Night teamed up to bring you only the choicest moments from last week's SXSW madness. See Also: -The Scene at SXSW: Here's What You Are Missing -SXSW 2013: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Spai ... More >>
In case you hadn't seen, we have a brand-spankin'-new Concert Calendar setup -- it is useful and easy to navigate, as opposed to the previous format, which was....well, not. Now, rather than just taking our word for it on these posts you can effortlessly conduct your own investigations and then tell ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded Youtube videos with which you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new ... More >>
Each Tuesday, record-store clerks unpack boxes of albums and restock shelves with the latest releases. This week's listen-worthy releases include Iditarod-psychedelic rock outfit Portugal. The Man, college radio fixtures They Might Be Giants and lo-fi up-and-comer Crystal Antlers.
9 p.m. Tuesday, October 19. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Electronic Luddites, Ontario's Holy Fuck don't mess around with loops and laptops. Catch them with Houston drone angels Indian Jewelry at the Firebird on October 22 The Ambassador *Melanie Fiona, September 4 Billiken Club *Active Child, October 26 Ciceros *Bass Line Bums, September 8 *B ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, April 29. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Bob SchneiderBluebery Hill *Violent Soho, Friday, February 12 *Bob Schneider, Wednesday, March 24 *Stoney Larue and the Arsenal, Friday, March 26 Touhill Performing Arts Center *Branford Marsalis, Friday, February 12 *The Neville Brothers/Dr. John, Friday, February 19 Off Broadway *Freedy Johnsto ... More >>
Every Monday (Tuesday this week -- sorry, Warped Tour), A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Euclid Records 1. SON VOLT: American ... More >>
Pageant *Alejandro Escovedo, Wednesday, June 10 *MOE., Thursday, July 16 *Joan Baez, Sunday, July 19 Family Arena *A Flock of Seagulls/The Romantics/Survivor/Tommy Tutone/Naked Eyes, Saturday, June 13 BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups *Alvin Jett and the Phat Noiz CD Release, Saturday, May 2Firebird *Death ... More >>
Bonnaroo just announced its 2009 lineup -- and like Coachella, it looks pretty strong. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are headlining, while Phish is doing two(!) shows. Other notables include Elvis Costello (solo), Wilco, Nine Inch Nails, Al Green, Snoop Dogg, Mars Volta and a bunch more. S ... More >>
In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today's record industry, most major-label executives don't have the time or energy to convince music fans they might like something a little out of the ordinary. They're too busy recycli ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, November 12. FUBAR.
8:30 p.m. Monday, October 15. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.