>With Marmalakes, Featherface. 8 p.m. Saturday, February 4, at Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, 713-862-3838 or www.fitzlivemusic.com.
Houston's own Buxton gets their moment in the sun in the next few weeks as their debut album for New West Records, Nothing Here Seems Strange, gets wide release. The album and the band have already been getting more than a few glowing notices around the country after dates on the East and West coasts back in late 2011, and Strange was available for streaming on influential indie site Paste just days before its street date. Esquire's Andy Langer recently named Buxton an "Artist to Watch" alongside other soon-to-be darlings Howler and ZZ Ward. Pretty cool stuff for a band whose members all hail from the Pasadena area and can still be seen carousing around Montrose here and there. The surge of hype surrounding Strange is putting the rest of the country on notice that Houston has a lot more to offer than humidity, hip-hop and fine dining. Anyone who saw Buxton's set at the recent Chris Gray Day fundraiser at the Continental Club can tell you that they are something special.