Magnolia City Mixtape: Buxton, Wild Moccasins, Fight Pretty, Fat Tony, Fiskadoro And Still More SXSW Stuff
MCM doesn't really understand this Ford Fiesta Movement clown-car nonsense, but we do know Buxton - as lensed by sometime Rocks Off shutterbug Mark C. Austin - manages to sound awesome even packed into the back of a tiny sedan. The Wild Moccasins' tour kickoff will be April Fool's Day at Walter's . First 100 people in the door get a copy of their 2009 EP Microscopic Metronomes . Rocks Off posted a sneak preview of the first single off their new album last week. MCM just got an email from "Classic Rock" Bob Ruggiero :
"I just got my copy of this month's Texas Monthly and there is a stand-alone book, Texas Bound for Music, included. On the table of contents page is a big picture of Wild Moccasins, with another photo and write-up inside. B L A C K I E is also written up."
Sweet! Holy shit. Hands Up Houston is 10 YEARS OLD. Ten years! Thanks for bringing all those awesome shows (and some shitty shows too) to Houston and for giving MCM a place to lurk online during the workweek. Registration is now open for Girls Rock Camp Houston , which Rocks Off first wrote about in October . Get more info at firstname.lastname@example.org .
This is kind of bizarre. The Tontons' song "Leon" is featured as backing music for a NOEL Furniture commercial. The Prairie Cadets hit up Dead City Sound to record some demos to take with them to Austin this week. Apparently they rocked so hard Marc Brubaker broke a few guitar strings. MCM likes "Heavy! Oh Heavy!" Brubaker has also been tooling around in the studio on some solo work. Listen to the song he recorded with Allison Whitely, "Pecos Bill" . Bun B compares Lil Wayne's prison sentence to Elvis being drafted into the Army in an interview with MTV, which is jaw-dropping only for the fact that MTV is actually covering music news. Tonight, at Sedition Books , a free folk/punk extravaganza, featuring bands Chicken Little (from Nashville), U not I (from Katy) and Days n' Daze (from Houston). Donations for the bands appreciated.
Houston post-punkers Fiskadoro have a new video out for "Safe", the A-side of their soon-to-be-released 7". Guitarist Richard Kimball says the band is working on a JFK trilogy. We bet Hlavaty gets a kick out of this video. Next Tuesday they'll play AvantGarden with Somosuno and Austin band Static Fat Tony handily lists all the places he'll be performing for SXSW. ARE YOU SICK OF SXSW NEWS YET? Too bad. There's more to come. Should you be in need of some home cookin', Rocks Off's list of where and when to find Houston artists in Austin this week has been updated since we posted it this morning . Now with Ceeplus Bad Knives , Hollywood F.L.O.S.S., T.H.E.M. and more acronyms. Houston Calling 's final installment of Houston-based SXSW previews: Future Blondes and Yppah . Arthur Yoria has a new EP out, Live at Rudz , available on his Web site . It comes with original artwork painted and signed by Yoria. Friday, Fight Pretty are playing their final show , at Walter's. Sad face. Space City Rock has a huge roundup of local music news even MCM missed recently.
Forget Amateur Night. Go orange tomorrow night instead of green by seeing The Wave Pictures and Slow Club , both from the UK, at The Orange Show. Little Steven calls Cactus Music his favorite record store in Houston. Hey! That Chevelles show is tonight . St. Arnold's also gets a shout-out. The Black Eyed Peas are playing the Rodeo Thursday. A liquor rep with Bacardi wrote MCM to invite us to a Bacardi V.I.P After-Party at Venue (723 Main) following the concert. Apparently, Bacardi is the official sponsor of the Peas' "The E.N.D." World Tour, and the main ingredient in the "official BEP cocktail, the V.I.Pea." See what they did there? Rocks Off Sr. asks, "Wonder how many Bacardi V.I.Peas it takes to make 'My Humps' sound like a good song." Heh. Afghan Whigs-inspired musician looking for drummer to start a band, Seems pretty easygoing.
//TENSE// has a new video out. It's very '90s. In the good way. Attention local musicians, music bloggers and music organizations: have something that should be included in Magnolia City Mixtape? Leave a comment below or email brittanieshey (at) gmail (dot) com.
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