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  • 16 years ago

    Born and raised in Houston, Brady Brock played in the punk band the Grimple Twins before discovering his affinity for slow acoustic artists like Elliott Smith. Now Brock lives and plays in New York City's Lower East Side, just him and his acoustic...

  • 17 years ago

    Just nominated for Best New Act in the Houston Press Music Awards, Arthur Yoria has generated quite a buzz around town with his frequent gigs. Yoria's self-produced, self-titled EP on his own label, K Oso Records, available at Cactus, is his first...

  • 17 years ago | Houston Music

    With connections to past and current Houston bands (most notably Jessica Six), singer/guitarist Lance Walker, bassist Bret Shirley and drummer John Adams, who constitute Port Vale, are veterans of the scene. The anglophile Walker recently complete...

  • 17 years ago

    "It's like punk rock never happened…," or so says the voice on "Spiteful Punk Rock Song #2." That's because the once UK-based Boyracer was never just another punk band, especially with the support of labels like the sickeningly twee Sarah Rec...

  • 17 years ago

    The jolly neon at Sliders is an antithesis to the people within -- at least on Monday nights. That's when a carnival of black is on bittersweet parade. A clutch of men and women with pale and drawn complexions, their ebony hair cascading in ponyfa...

  • 17 years ago

    Arco's debut album, Coming to Terms, is a whispered confession, a catalog of private fears and insecurities. This slo-fi sound, heartbreaking in its sensitivity, hasn't changed much since the band's 1998 UK EPs Longsighted and Ending Up. Arco shar...


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