KLOL Lives; DJ Shortee Benefit Sunday; Dallas Loves Indian Jewelry
• The always-entertaining video blog Keep Houston Rich shared with us this early-'90s television commercial for "Houston's only album rock station," KLOL. "Word on the street is that this ran during a Miami Vice episode," the bloggers write, which reminds us of this epic TV spot covering Morrissey's visit to the Bayou City.
• Sad news from the Houston record collector scene - DJ Shortee, who has had a long-standing weekly gig at Continental Club, had a stroke last week. There will be a benefit for him at the Continental Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. featuring local bands and DJs Senor Jukebox, Black Slacks and Psychedelic Sex Panther, plus a silent art auction. Shortee, whose real name in Kerry Holliday, helps organize the quarterly Infinite Record Shows in Houston and was of great assistance to Rocks Off Sr. and Brett Koshkin's 2008 "Vinyl Heads" feature. Last we heard, Shortee was conscious and responsive, but still in the hospital.
• Here's Darwin's Finches, live from Joe Mathlete's living room.
• Here's Part 2 of Houstonist's interview with Lance Higdon.
• Don't forget, Friday night is the benefit show for Girls Rock Camp Houston, which is only a month away.
• Some Sublime soundalike band from North Texas, The Dirty Heads, have broken the previously-held Billboard record for time on the No. 1 spot of the Alternative Radio singles chart. So... uhh... why haven't we heard of them before?
• "Anthony Vallejo's drumming on this album puts some of the greats to shame." Houstonist reviews Omatai's new EP, Peace Through Fear.
• Dallas sister blog DC-9 at Night has a slideshow of Houston band Indian Jewelry with Best Fwends and Lightning Bolt playing at Trees.
• "The band has met the resulting expectations with an album that is more streamlined and comprehensible than any in Thrasher and Kerschen's extended catalog": 29-95 reviews Indian Jewelry's new album, Totaled
• Red Cat Jazz Cafe, the downtown mainstay for creole cuisine and jazz music, is now offering a music-accompanied lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sounds a lot more relaxing than your typical business lunch.
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