Brian Arthur

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    We Nominate In the Ice Bucket Challenge...

    Even in today's viral culture, this "Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise money for ALS research has taken many by surprise. Instead of quickly blowing over like so many digital fads, this one continues to yield more famous (and not-so-famous) people getting doused on Facebook and YouTube every day. Appar ... More >>

  • Music

    March 13, 2014

    How Will Obamacare Affect Musicians?

    The Affordable Care Act could offer a path to health care for struggling artists.

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Jacqi Kil, The Bad Drugs' Screaming Bitch Creature

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who: Since 2011, Houston has had a great li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Super Happy Fun Land Celebrates A Decade Of Warping Houston

    Out of all the entertainment venues in Houston, Super Happy Fun Land has got to be the weirdest. That's meant in a good way; packed into every corner of the venue are curious odds and ends, most of them leftovers from childhoods lived in the '80s and early '90s. Check out the giant Cabbage Patch do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    The Complete SXSW Overflow Festival 2013 Guide: Week 2, Part 2

    We've rounded the bend to the last few days of Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow Festival 2013. There are only a few acts left, so get down there! THURSDAY, MARCH 21 Stanley and the Search: "I would describe our sound as half punk and half indie with a sprinkle of Melody," says bass player Oma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Once Again, Super Happy Fun Land Welcomes More Than 100 SXSW Overflow Acts

    Actually, by the time you read this, that number will be closer to 90, but you get the point. SXSW, Austin's popular music, film and interactive festival, opened its arms to the public this past Friday. In an adjacent welcoming hug, Super Happy Fun Land, Houston's stuffed-animal-strewn East End ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 All-Ages Venues

    5. CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON The chasm dividing Houston music and Houston art is shrinking; more and more arts venues are teaming up with local musicians and/or DJs to add rhythm to their gallery opening nights. The CAMH, adjacent to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), is a perfect examp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Houston Gets Super Happy, Welcomes Annual SXSW Overflow Fest

    Remember a two-week pass for SXSW Overflow fest is $12 Friday only in our "Deal of the Day." Depending on the fuel efficiency of your car, the 160-mile round trip to Austin has the ability to throw a serious wet blank over your SXSW fundage. Three and half dollar gas has left most of the city fee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Aftermath: Our Favorite Shows of 2011

    Photo By Craig HlavatyRex's War Face: The crowd's at June's Free Press Summer Fest were feral and friendly. ​This week we asked our pool of Rocks Off writers what their favorite shows of 2011 were, the ones that brought joy to their hearts to attend and helped them make magic with a keyboard h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow Fest In Full Swing Leone's Janka Nabay plays Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow Fest Monday night.​Not everyone has the capital to attend South by Southwest this year, but that doesn't mean that you won't have the opportunity to hear some of the greatest bands in the world in the c ... More >>

  • News

    March 11, 2010

    Music Cities

    Texas has its own brand of March Madness

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    A Brief Guide To Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow Fest psych-rockers and Overflow artist Jody Seabody & the Whirls​Thursday marks the beginning of Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow Fest, two weeks of performers stopping by the East End art space/music venue/sock-monkey emporium on their way to and ... More >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2009

    Be Happy or Die

    Inside Super Happy Fun Land, Houston's most eclectic musical venue (and more).

  • Music

    March 12, 2009

    Bam, It's Kam!

    Houston's genre-hopping indie darling eyes SXSW

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Welcome Back, Super Happy Fun Land

    Closed since February 2008 - not long after it had relocated from the Heights - due to lack of an occupancy permit and other necessary city paperwork, East End performance-art/music venue Super Happy Fun Land (3801 Polk) finally reopened this week. The converted warehouse now has an occupancy load c ... More >>

  • Music

    July 17, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 6, 2008

    Super Bummer Sad Land: The South By Southwest Overflow Fest Is Dead

    The next couple of weeks were shaping up as a big one for Super Happy Fun Land. Hell, it was looking to be a great week for music lovers in the city of Houston, as some 60 or 70 or more of the nation and world’s top up-and-coming bands had booked shows between March 7 and March 17 at the newly-rel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008
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    January 26, 2008

    Last Night: Super Happy Fun Land Reopening

    Click the photo for a slideshow of the action Poopy Lungstuffing, The Annoysters, Styrofoam Duck, Muzak John, Kevin 11 The new SHFL location at 3801 Polk Street January 25, 2008 Better than: The month we had to endure without Super Happy Fun Land / Ultra Painful Torture Land Download: Poopy Lungs ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 24, 2008

    Super Happy Fun Land Grand Reopening

    The Houston Press Best of 2007® award winner for Best Local Music Venue gets bigger and better

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2007

    Annual Veggie Thanksgiving Potluck

    Super Happy Fun Land offers a holiday haven for herbivores

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2007
  • News

    July 26, 2007

    Teen Bands

    From Doo Doo Butter to The Dimes, kids leave cover songs and garages behind

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    A Prickly Pair of Problems

    Cactus Music and Video battles to keep its marquee and to get the Eagles on its shelves