It is 3:58 p.m. on a spitefully hot, humid Saturday. And B L A C K I E, a local musician and growing force in the nation's indie scene, is getting ready to perform. It'll be his first show in Houston since he returned from a successful tour earlier this summer that took him through Europe and Canada. He's eager to start. And probably just as eager to get inside. The sun has hidden among the rain clouds for portions of the last eight days, but it's flexing hard now, pressing its thumb down on everyone's forehead. The heat is almost visibly soaking into the thick tuft of hair on his head as he wheels his speakers from his... More >>>
B L A C K I E's "noise" music has caught on here and in Europe with fans of his combination of punk rock and hyper-aggressive rap.