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CBGB

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: DJ Sun, Kid Cudi, Steve Aoki, Guitar Wolf, etc.

    DJ Sun The Flat, October 14 Now that some of the well-deserved publicity surrounding DJ Sun's first-ever full-length release, One Hundred, has subsided a little, his true accomplishment on the disc seems even more impressive. In the span of 70 minutes, he pours his 20-plus-year career as one of Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Forget the Acting, Songs Tell CBGB's Cinematic Story

    CBGB, the movie about the iconic club, opens in theaters in a week; but, in an exclusive arrangement with DirecTV Cinema, it's been playing on demand for the last month. So, I rented the movie because it's cheaper to pay 11 bucks and drink PBR at home than take the family to the theater and pay 11 b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Blondie & X at Warehouse Live, 9/27/2013

    Blondie, X Warehouse Live September 27, 2013 Blondie's show last Friday night was a far cry from faultless. And I, like everyone else on the packed floor of Warehouse Live, could've cared less. It was Blondie. Opening band X played a fairly long set of sustainable American music that sounded prett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Houston's Best Concerts This Weekend: Blondie & X, Miranda Lambert, Aimee Mann, etc.

    Blondie, X Warehouse Live, September 27 Arguably the two best American bands to come out of the punk era, Blondie and X each personified the late'70s/early-80s rock scenes of New York and L.A, respectively. Fronted by impossibly glamorous Debbie Harry, Blondie mingled downtown CBGB cool with Studio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Don't Call Living Colour a "Cult" Band, Please

    Living Colour vocalist Corey Glover knows it. He knows that, despite putting out five studio albums of criminally underrated rock, mention their name and the first (and maybe only) thing that comes to mind for many is, "Oh, that's the band that does 'Cult of Personality." And even on their current ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Saturday: Will to Live, etc. at Walters

    Will to Live, Band of Mercy, Black Coffee, Altered Minds Walters January 26, 2013 Anytime I find myself at a real, honest-to-God hardcore show, it's hard not to compare it to the anarchic, adrenaline-soaked matinees at New York's legendary CBGB. Long after the likes of the Ramones and Television ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    The Cavern and the Top 10 Iconic Rock Clubs In History

    Last week back in 1957, the most famous rock club in England opened in Liverpool. There was absolutely no rock and roll on the bill that night. The Cavern Club was originally opened to mimic the cellar jazz bars that owner Alan Synter visited in Paris. There was a strict jazz-only policy in place ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Monte Pittman: Madonna's Texan Guitarist Has Deep Metal Roots

    Just a guess, but when Madonna played to tens of thousands of fans at Toyota Center last week, most of them probably didn't know that onstage with her was a member of one of the most severe metal bands of the past 20 years. Rewind: Last Night: Madonna at Toyota Center But it's true. Native Texan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: Blondie/Devo, Uncle Lucius, etc.

    Houston's football, etc., who package the spidery and poignant guitar passages of '90s bands like Mineral and Rainer Maria into a super-crunchy outer shell, went to the UK this summer and released a three-song split with Square Business in July. Monday, see if you can talk the trio out of a T-shirt ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Star Wars Day: Recasting The Movie With '70s Rock Stars

    Today is Star Wars Day, or "May the 4th be with you." Something less than a national holiday but more than a horrific pun, it's evidence that we still very much live in a Star Wars world 35 years after the movie was released, as well as that once the Internet gets ahold of an idea, the rest of us mi ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 5, 2012

    Draught House of Rock

    This Garden Oaks pub serves above-average grub and local brews — for grownups.

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Turn The Radio On: Top 10 Musicians Who Should Be DJs

    A few years ago, Van Halen front man David Lee Roth filled in for Howard Stern on his nationally syndicated radio show. Roth also served a stint as a deejay for New York's 92.3 Free FM. This is nothing new, because many artists have at some point served as DJs, such as Greg Kihn of the Greg Kihn ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Songs For A Future Generation: Top 10 B-52's Deep Cuts

    The B-52's are the quintessential alternative/New Wave/jam band. They can be both metaphorical and fun at the same time. However, what makes them different from other New Wave bands is that lead singer Fred Schneider provides a unique sprechgesang style to the genre. The band met after having a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Wild Moccasins: What They Can't Live Without On Tour

    Still younger than springtime, the Wild Moccasins are getting to be old hands at this touring thing. (If you missed their set at BestFest - it was way early - you missed something special.) Lately it seems like the sunny Houston five-piece is either just getting off the road or about to go back on. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    The Top 15 Bands To Come Out Of CBGB

    ​Today is the 35th anniversary of the Ramones' first gig at New York City club CBGB. The Bowery venue would be an integral part of punk-rock history, with the bands who played there nightly in its musty confines becoming the legends that would pave the way for millions of bands to come. CBGB ... More >>

  • Music

    May 5, 2011

    Dirty Shirts

    The '90s' sweatiest band, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, cleans out the vaults and gets back on the road.

  • Music

    March 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Cardi's Documentary Revisits Houston's '80s Metal Mecca

    ​In the early '80s, Cardi's was the place in Houston for the rising world of metal to play. The club on Westheimer and Fountainview, which has since become Spotlight Karaoke, hosted Metallica, Dokken and a plethora of other iconic names before it was shut down with no notice in 1985. A man na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Friday Night: The Fleshtones At The Continental Club

    Photos by Brittanie Shey​The Fleshtones Continental Club July 16, 2010 The Fleshtones are the kind of rock and roll success story Aftermath likes to imagine other musicians aspire to. They've been touring incessantly since 1976, have recorded dozens of EPs and LPs almost exclusively without m ... More >>

  • Music

    July 15, 2010
  • Film

    April 29, 2010

    Forbidden Iran

    Now you know: Tehran's underground music scene in No One Knows About Persian Cats.

  • Music

    December 31, 2009

    Live with Me

    The best Houston concerts of 2009: U2, George Strait, Kid Cudi, Jandek, Peaches and even T-Pain.

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Aftermath: Regina Spektor Wins a New Fan at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Jody Perry​"This bed is on fire with passionate love..." Aftermath has always loved James' "Laid." It's one of our absolute favorite '90s songs, and there couldn't be a better one to preface Regina Spektor's impending appearance at Verizon. The crowd is young, mixed (but mostly white), w ... More >>

  • Music

    August 20, 2009

    No Exit

    Blondie casts a wide net indeed on the band's Last.fm station.

  • News

    July 9, 2009

    Almost A Millionaire: One man's brief stint in the spotlight

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Aftermath: The McKenzies, the Howlies and Springfield Riots at the Mink

    Photos by Chris GrayThe McKenzies To Aftermath, the Mink's Backroom has always seemed more like a house than a music venue - especially inside, with the dark floors, corner bars and abundant, comfortable seating, it's like one of those cozy but spacious multi-resident dwellings where we all went to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Single-Album Sets We'd Like to See, Part 2: Blondie, Green Day, U2 and More

    There are so many artists coming to Houston this summer and fall who should pick up on the "classic album" trend Rocks Off could hardly stop at just five. See our picks for Nos. 6-10 here. 5. Blondie (Arena Theater, August 23) Album: Eat to the Beat (Chrysalis, 1979) After 1978's Giorgio Moroder-ass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Aftermath: Vans Warped Tour at Sam Houston Race Park

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty Aiden stirred up the moshers on a sizzling afternoon. For anyone out there thinking that kids don't care about music anymore, or that all they want out of it is illegal downloads and faux guitars connected to gaming consoles, Rocks Off would like to kindly direct you t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    We Still Miss You, Joey Ramone

    Even though he's been gone for almost a decade now, we still love Joey Ramone. We defy anyone to find a more perfect way to spend 30 or so minutes than listening to the band's self-titled 1976 debut. It cures what ails ya. The lead howler of the Ramones, born Jeffrey Hyman, would have been 58 Tuesd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    New York Dolls, Green Day Headed for Houston

    Good news if you're into punk rock, whether you think it was invented by Iggy Pop or Kurt Cobain. Platform-heeled glamour boys the New York Dolls, a direct and deep influence on everyone from the Ramones to Motley Crue - and, lest we forget, former NYD fan-club president Morrissey - are co ... More >>

  • Music

    March 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 13, 2008

    Kaki King does NOT live up to the Hungarian translation of her name

    Kaki King lived up to all expectations. The pint-sized songstress and her band led the audience through a live set Wednesday night that was as flawless as their recordings. Live versions of King's latest hits "Pull Me Out Alive" and "2 O’clock" rang as beautifully through the PAs at Club Deville a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Ike Beats Tina to Death

    It's headlines like this that make me feel like I'm in the right profession. With five simple words, the entire game done changed. It's right up there with Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt and the Ramones at CBGB. Thanks, New York Post. -- Craig Hlavaty

  • Music

    February 1, 2007

    The Fitz Mix

    Boob hats and ex-husbands

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    Throw Rag, with Los Skarnales, Sean Reefer & the Resin Valley Boys and Hell City Kings

    Tuesday, August 30, at Mary Jane's Fat Cat, 4216 Washington Avenue, 713-869-5263.

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    Houston's Gone Gaaga for Haaga

    A former king of the Texas metal world unites Houston's warring rock tribes and wins a passel of Music Awards

  • Music

    December 23, 2004
  • Film

    November 18, 2004

    Gabba Gabba Henh

    The Ramones bopped toward history and an unhappy end

  • Music

    December 11, 2003

    Rocket Redux

    Cleveland legends come roaring full-throttle out of the tombs

  • Music

    October 2, 2003

    I'll Second That Fab Motion

    Going behind the music with a reconstituted band that almost made it

  • Music

    February 13, 2003

    The Rogers Sisters

    Purely Evil (Troubleman Unlimited)

  • Music

    October 10, 2002

    Tipsy Gypsies

    Gogol Bordello combines Balkan folk traditions with a theater of anarchy

  • Calendar

    February 7, 2002

    Infernal Reproduction

    Infernal Bridegroom Productions has set up shop at the old Axiom

  • Music

    January 24, 2002

    The Strokes

    Thursday, January 24

  • Music

    August 26, 1999

    Convalescent Punk

    Blondie has new record, legs

  • Music

    February 11, 1999
  • Music

    February 12, 1998
  • Calendar

    January 15, 1998
  • Music

    January 18, 1996

    Rock & Roller Coaster

    Funland's learned the art of getting up after falling down

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