At today's Noisefest 2006, some of the city's most reputable acts, including Pretty Little Flower -- who recently returned from a European tour -- and Insect Warfare, will share the stage with New Jersey hardcore legends Lethal Aggression and Florida skate-thrash band No Comply.
"Right now we're enjoying a period where there's a lot of participation," says co-organizer Josh Vaughan, drummer for Noisefest participants the P.M.R.C. and Reason of Insanity. Last year Vaughan highlighted regional metal on Gulf Coast Massacre, a compilation released on his PsychoWolf label.
"I think it's the energy and the drive that everyone has. It's not a half-assed scene," he says. "A lot of us feel like we have something to prove, because no one really talks about Houston."
Fri., Aug. 4, 6 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 5, 5 p.m.