Saturday: Paris Falls CD Release at Mango's
Houston's Paris Falls stayed close to home for its third album - both literally and figuratively. In keeping with its two sequentially titled predecessors, Volume III is a fresh collection of '70s-rocked tunes recorded from the in-house studio of Raymond and Jennifer Brown. The husband-and-wife duo is simultaneously slipping comfortably into both the producer's chair and its psyched-up, fuzzed-out sound. The duo translates influences ranging from the Beatles to Floyd to Hum into a mature originality that speaks volumes about their years of collaboration. On stage, this shows through an unparalleled chemistry that remains intact as the couple trades guitar, keyboard, bass and vocal duties from song to song. In the past year, the two have finally found a steady drummer - not their three-year-old son, Sam; not yet, anyway - in Michael DeLeon, a great fit for the Browns' steady-paced rock that always threatens to erupt into a jam session. With Airon Paul Dugas & the Religion and the McKenzies, 9 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Mango's, 403 Westheimer, 713-522-8903 or www.mangoscafehouston.com. Cover includes a copy of Volume III.