Solange Serenades Tykes On Yo Gabba Gabba!

Magnolia City Mixtape's favorite Knowles sister, the much-maligned Solange , performed a charming Mother's Day song, "Mama Loves Baby" on the kickass kids' show Yo Gabba Gabba! last week. Solange has a five-year-old son, and awesome taste in eye shadow. Joe Mathlete's Marmaduke Explained series was mentioned mentioned on The Onion 's AV Club, in a story about shitty summer movies .

You know what today is? It's the day Indian Jewelry's new album, Totaled , comes out. The band will be playing a record release party at Mangos Saturday. Download the single from the new record, "Oceans," here . Also, their new video for "Look Alive" (see above) is creeptastic. Speaking of, do you like Texas Electro? Vice Magazine has a download for you . Here's a chance to get Miss Leslie and Her Juke Jointers' Live CD for an awesome price. There was a mistake in the cover printing, so she's only charging shipping, and you get a collector's item out of it. "I once put a flyer out at Harris County Community College that said, in large print, 'Hey. I Been Tryin' To Meet'cha." I found my first rock band that way."  - mrshl of Nonalignment Pact on his five favorite songs and why nothing is as good as "Gimme Shelter."


Indulge in your Zahira Gutierrez crush here - the Wild Moccasins have a new video out for the title song off their soon-to-be-released album, Skin Collision Past . The band also posted a new song, "Calendar," to their MySpace . This Saturday in the Stafford Center is hosting a huge Cajun festival called Bon Ton Louisianne . Food, music and vendors will be there starting at noon. It looks like fun, and also? Crawfish. Tickets are $10 in advance. Apparently Houston has a new music recording studio. Free Press gets the scoop on 226 Recordings . Cullen's Live in Seabrook is having a Stand By Your Band battle every Thursday in May and June to find the venue a new house band:

Bands will be judged based on the number of patrons who attended their performance, the amount of activity generated on their behalf on the Cullen's LIVE Facebook page before and after their performance date, and on their talent, quality of performance, showmanship, and stage presence

The winning band will play every Thursday night through September and get paid $1,000 per gig. Nominate yourself (or a local favorite) at the link. Rocks Off was all verklempt after The Dead Weather played here last week. Now you can listen to their new album Sea of Cowards (out today) before you buy it at the bimonthly Haters Make Us Famous stint at Boondocks. Haters also spin "Party Jamz, dance, disco, funk, punk, rock, 80s and FUN MUSIC." Thursday night, 10 p.m. 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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