Calvin Stanley

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Never Mind Arcade Fire: Bands Who Fit Other Houston 'Burbs

    Gabriel Jones/Merge Records​Tonight's the night. Win and Will Butler of conquering indie heroes Arcade Fire finally return to the town that indirectly won them a Grammy, The Woodlands. On last year's The Suburbs, the Butlers and their Canadian compatriots reflected on the brothers' restless M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Last Night: Pale At Warehouse Live

    Photos by David A. CobbPale works the camera's at Thursday's pre-show reception.​Pale, Come See My Dead Person, The Shiny Darks Warehouse Live Studio April 28, 2011 Pale is a transparent band. With a new record under its belt on a new label, a national distribution deal, and a well-known Los ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2011

    Dangerous Men

    Atmospheric rockers Pale leave L.A. for Houston - and a record deal.

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Honky Tonk Blood A Macabrely Nice Surprise

    Dawn McGee​See more photos from Thursday's premiere in our slideshow. Rocks Off will admit we were skeptical going into Thursday night's premiere of Honky Tonk Blood at the River Oaks Theatre. It's not so much that we thought the idea of a black comedy set in the Houston music scene was dubio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Behind The Scenes Of Pale's "Catastrophic Skies" Video

    Moody Houston alt-rock band Pale premiered its video for "Catastrophic Skies," a song that was once under serious consideration for one of the Twilight soundtracks, last week. David A. Cobb of Houston Calling was invited to the set and sent in this report... Photos by David A. Cobb​In late Ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Pale Shines At Pershing Middle School Benefit

    Photos by Matthew Keever​Monday night, Pale, the Classix and the Pershing Middle School band, which lost all of its band equipment in a recent bus fire, were scheduled to perform in the House of Blues' Bronze Peacock Room. Although the students never showed, the gig was still a success. The ... More >>

  • Music

    January 22, 2009

    Community Bar

    A new Midtown bar caters to — gasp! — mature adults

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    HPMA Aftermath: Hell City Kings, Fondue Monks, Pale, Arthur Yoria and Bring Back the Guns

    Hell City Kings/photos by David A. Cobb Sometimes knowing absolutely nothing about a band is the best way to see them perform for the first time. Judging them solely by their name, I figured I knew what to expect from Hell City Kings; going in, I’d have thought Something Fierce was a shoo-in for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    HPMA Aftermath: D.R.U.M., Black Dog, Brian's Johnson, Mighty Orq, Tontons, Southern Backtones and Sharks and Sailors

    D.R.U.M./photos by Jim Bricker D.R.U.M. got things moving at Venue with an explosive world-beat set that steadily drew more people into the stage area; most of those who walked in the doors stuck around for the duration of the show. The group truly took the audience all over the map, layering regga ... More >>

  • Music

    July 24, 2008

    2008 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

    A preview of the 60 bands and five DJs that are taking over downtown this weekend

  • Music

    February 3, 2005

    En Fuego

    The Arcade Fire burns Mary Jane's Fat Cat down to the ground; also: Scarface/Geto Boys news and the fate of Mary Jane's