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  • Indian Jewelry, with Balaclavas, Wicked Poseur and A Thousand Cranes

    published April 17, 2008

    Disregarding their phantasmagorical live show, Houston noise-dance collective Indian Jewelry — a garishly theatrical troupe of misfit... More >>

  • Art in the Park/VISIONS Cultural Arts Tour

    published April 10, 2008

    Mid-towners will have their choice of events this weekend. First, dozens of local and regional painters, sculptors, jewelry-makers and other... More >>

  • Local Motion at Sound Exchange

    published March 27, 2008

    Sound Exchange 1846 Richmond, 713-666-5555 1. Dirtbombs, We Have You Surrounded (LP/CD) 2. The... More >>

  • Southern Culture on the Skids

    published March 27, 2008

    Trash culture in all its myriad low-rent varieties has seldom had a better musical friend than North Carolina's Southern Culture on the Skids.... More >>

  • Roky Erickson and the Explosives: Halloween: Live 1979-1981

    published March 27, 2008

    Roky Erickson's recent rising to the occasion of Austin City Limits — first festival, then TV show — and this month's Austin Music... More >>

  • Local Motion at Cactus Music

    published March 20, 2008

    Cactus Music 2110 Portsmouth, 713-526-9272 1. Black Crowes, War Paint 2. Ian Moore, To Be... More >>

  • The Last Word from the Press on SXSW 2008

    published March 20, 2008

    Every year South by Southwest careens closer to lowercase status. Rather than simply denoting the panels and performances of the music festival... More >>

  • Studemont Project, Million Year Dance, Peekaboo Theory, the Tontons

    published March 20, 2008

    By the time these four groups take the Warehouse studio stage, SXSW will mercifully be a distant memory — the hangover may have even... More >>

  • Local Motion at Vinal Edge Records

    published March 13, 2008

    Vinal Edge Records 13171 Veterans Memorial Dr., 281-537-2575 1. Earth, Bees Made Honey in... More >>

  • The Judy's Come Back

    published March 13, 2008

    The Judy's are rehearsing. Live. Right now. This fact alone should be enough to send a certain subspecies of Texas music aficionado —... More >>

  • Local Motion at Sig's Lagoon

    published March 6, 2008

    Sig's Lagoon 3710 Main, 713-533-9525 1. Radiohead, In Rainbows 2. North Mississippi All-Stars,... More >>

  • Rusted Shut,A Thousand Cranes

    published March 6, 2008

    Here's a brief sampling of how the Press has interpreted Rusted Shut over the past decade or so. An uncredited writer in our 1996 Music... More >>

  • Local Motion at Sound Exchange

    published February 28, 2008

    Sound Exchange 1846 Richmond, 713-666-5555 1. Times New Viking, Rip It Off (LP/CD) 2. Hate... More >>

  • Snoop Dogg

    published February 28, 2008

    Is there anything Snoop Dogg can't do? Possibly, although it's hard to imagine what that might be. The star of stage and screen — his... More >>

  • Local Motion at Cactus Music

    published February 21, 2008

    Cactus Music 2110 Portsmouth, 713-526-9272 1. Carolyn Wonderland, Miss Understood 2. The... More >>

  • A New Official State Song for Texas?

    published February 21, 2008

    Florida did something unusual recently. Shocking, I know, but this wasn't unusual because it happened in the Sunshine State, rather because it... More >>

  • Golem

    published February 21, 2008

    Jewish and Eastern European ­ethnic-based music has become one of the decade's unlikeliest and liveliest strains of indie-rock. Much closer... More >>

  • Local Motion

    published February 14, 2008

    Vinal Edge Records 13171 Veterans Memorial Dr. 281-537-2575 1. Cat Power,... More >>

  • The improbable redemption of Ashlee Simpson

    published February 14, 2008

    Tough times in pop-starlet land these days. Britney's in the booby hatch — though that may not be the best word choice — Jessica... More >>

  • The Service Industry

    published February 14, 2008

    Joining the ranks of clock-punching bands like the Waitresses, the Busboys and Mike & the Mechanics, the Service Industry examine the workaday... More >>

  • Know Your Idols

    published February 14, 2008

    Halloween is long past, and even Mardi Gras is a memory now, but it's always fun to play dress-up. Houston's indie-rock community discovered as... More >>

  • Molotov

    published February 14, 2008

    Mexico City's Molotov recently devised a way to amuse themselves while simultaneously confounding their fans and the media. First the... More >>

  • Local Motion

    published February 7, 2008

    Sig's Lagoon 3710 Main, 713-533-9525 1. Revorgandrum [Rev. Horton Heat], Hi Fi Stereo... More >>

  • The Return of the Kashmere Stage band

    published February 7, 2008

    Maybe it's some mysterious cosmological force that, outside the movies, only allows storybook endings to happen around Super Bowl Sunday.... More >>

  • Local Motion at Sound Exchange

    published January 31, 2008

    Sound Exchange 1846 Richmond, 713-666-5555 1. Cat Power, Jukebox (LP/CD) 2. Robert Wyatt, Comic... More >>

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