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  • 93.7 FM Now Marching to a New Beat
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    93.7 FM Now Marching to a New Beat

    published Dec 31, 2013

    As many of you now know, around noon today 93.7 FM ceased to become a classic-rock station -- good riddance, some say -- and flipped formats to hip-hop and R&B, rechristening itself "The Beat." Thus ... More >>

  • The Holiday Hangover Hell Yeah Show at Warehouse Live, 12/28/2013
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    The Holiday Hangover Hell Yeah Show at Warehouse Live, 12/28/2013

    published Dec 30, 2013

    Holiday Hangover Hell Yeah Feat. Los Skarnales, Tontons, the Suffers, Quiet Company, Wild Child, Bagheera, Ishi & Featherface Warehouse Live December 28, 2013 One of the most insufferable things abou... More >>

  • Chris Gray's 10 Favorite Houston Records of 2013
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    Chris Gray's 10 Favorite Houston Records of 2013

    published Dec 23, 2013

    10. Born Liars, Show Some Couth Show Some Couth has yet to make its way to iTunes, no doubt because those Apple prudes are still trying to figure out what to do with its filthy cover. The garagers' fi... More >>

  • It Could Be a While Before We See Garth Brooks Here
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    It Could Be a While Before We See Garth Brooks Here

    published Dec 20, 2013

    Without question, one of the music's biggest sweepstakes in the weeks and months to come will be speculation on Garth Brooks' impending tour, his first since more or less retiring in 2001. But with hi... More >>

  • News of Ray Price's Death Precedes Singer's Actual Demise

    published Dec 15, 2013

    Legendary country singer Ray Price is not long for this world. But he's not quite gone yet. Earlier Sunday afternoon, reports of Price's death began surfacing on the Internet from news outlets includ... More >>

  • Bruce & Kelly: A Couple That Plays Together, Stays Together
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    Bruce & Kelly: A Couple That Plays Together, Stays Together

    published Dec 13, 2013

    After spending a majority of the past 12 Decembers singing season's greetings to audiences around Texas and across the nation, how on Earth are Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis not sick to death of holi... More >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: The Excitable Boys of Another Run

    published Dec 12, 2013

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're i... More >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: Flash Gordon Parks, DJ as Funky Professor

    published Dec 10, 2013

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're i... More >>

  • <em>Voice</em> Champ Danielle Bradbery Lights Up City Hall Tonight
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    Voice Champ Danielle Bradbery Lights Up City Hall Tonight

    published Dec 06, 2013

    This time last year, Danielle Bradbery was a 16-year-old student at Cy Ranch High School who loved dancing and riding horses and hadn't done much singing outside her own bedroom. Then her family enter... More >>

  • Sony's Christmas Music + Elderly Cat Lady = Internet Win
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    Sony's Christmas Music + Elderly Cat Lady = Internet Win

    published Dec 04, 2013

    This is not something you expect a major record label to ever do. It's also a little horrifying. Over the years hundreds of artists have recorded for Columbia, CBS, Epic and the other labels (past an... More >>

  • Lady Gaga Throwing a Houston artRAVE July 16

    published Dec 03, 2013

    Another week, another ginormous pop tour. Actually, this one doesn't look quite as epic as One Direction's Reliant Stadium takeover in August, but we can almost guarantee you the costumes will be way ... More >>

  • Gary Clark Jr. at Warehouse Live, 11/26/2013
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    Gary Clark Jr. at Warehouse Live, 11/26/2013

    published Nov 27, 2013

    Gary Clark Jr. Warehouse Live November 26, 2013 Gary Clark Jr. is a stealthy kind of guitar hero. He won't dazzle you with his fretwork very often (though he certainly could), but his subtle, broodin... More >>

  • Save the Date: Houston Gets a Postcard From One Direction
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    Save the Date: Houston Gets a Postcard From One Direction

    published Nov 26, 2013

    Amid the promotional blitz surrounding their new album Midnight Memories, Britain's One Direction -- currently the biggest band on the planet, boy or otherwise -- announced a summer 2014 stadium tour ... More >>

  • We Listened to Eight Solid Hours of Holiday Music...Why?
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    We Listened to Eight Solid Hours of Holiday Music...Why?

    published Nov 26, 2013

    Most of the year Houston's Sunny 99.1 FM is a ratings powerhouse that plays pop music familar enough that it keeps you more awake than actively tuned in. Sunny calls itself "Houston's at-work station,... More >>

  • UH Design Students Show Off Their Unique "Guitarchetecture"

    published Nov 22, 2013

    Shop class was never like this in high school. This past semester, 12 students in Prof. Mark Kimbrough's industrial-design class in UH's Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture have been working on a ... More >>

  • Five More Musical Texas Politicians
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    Five More Musical Texas Politicians

    published Nov 20, 2013

    In this week's Houston Press cover story, you can read about Kinky Friedman's completely serious campaign to become Texas' next Agriculture Commissioner in the November 2014, a position he hopes will ... More >>

  • Wille Nelson & Family at Stafford Centre, 11/19/2013
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    Wille Nelson & Family at Stafford Centre, 11/19/2013

    published Nov 20, 2013

    Willie Nelson & Family, Paula Nelson Band Stafford Centre November 19, 2013 The thought that Tuesday night might be the last time I see Willie Nelson never even popped into my head until after the sh... More >>

  • Your <em>Houston Press</em> Artopia 2014 Bands: Electric Attitude, Featherface & Deep Cuts
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    Your Houston Press Artopia 2014 Bands: Electric Attitude, Featherface & Deep Cuts

    published Nov 18, 2013

    The Houston Press and Rocks Off are proud to announce the musical lineup for our sixth annual Artopia, set for Saturday, January 25, once again at Winter Street Studios (2101 Winter St.). While you ad... More >>

  • Paste Untapped Festival at Discovery Green, 11/16/2013
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    Paste Untapped Festival at Discovery Green, 11/16/2013

    published Nov 18, 2013

    Paste Untapped Festival Discovery Green November 16, 2016 It's hard to imagine an event like Untapped Houston happening a few short years ago. Still in its infancy, Discovery Green was reluctant to b... More >>

  • The Best Concerts in Houston This Week: Trivium, Willie Nelson, Moon Taxi, etc.

    published Nov 18, 2013

    Trivium, Devildriver Warehouse Live, November 18 Across six albums, Florida's Trivium has refined an aggressive blend of thrash and metalcore generally too heavy for rock radio, but with enough melod... More >>

  • The Dead Links Are a Real Live Band, and a Good One

    published Nov 14, 2013

    Imagine you're a new band all but starting from scratch: struggling to book gigs, pay for studio time, and get your music out to potential fans. Now imagine you're middle-aged, and there are dozens of... More >>

  • Janelle Monae at House of Blues, 11/13/2013
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    Janelle Monae at House of Blues, 11/13/2013

    published Nov 14, 2013

    Janelle Monae House of Blues November 13, 2013 The things that pop into your head sometimes at concerts. Wednesday night, already on my short list for best show of 2013, it was City Slickers. Yes, th... More >>

  • Josh Groban at Toyota Center, 11/12/2013
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    Josh Groban at Toyota Center, 11/12/2013

    published Nov 13, 2013

    Josh Groban Toyota Center November 12, 2013 The scent of mothballs wafted over Josh Groban's concert Wednesday night at Toyota Center: not from the music, just all the clothing returned from winter s... More >>

  • Bun B For Mayor: Could This Ever Be a Thing?
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    Bun B For Mayor: Could This Ever Be a Thing?

    published Nov 13, 2013

    Last week Houston voters re-elected Annise Parker as the city's mayor by a wide enough margin that no runoff was necessary. According to the Los Angeles Times (which noticed), Parker defeated her main... More >>

  • One More Day?

    published November 14, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest Free Press Summer Festival has decided it wants to grow. This past Monday, the popular Houston... More >>

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