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Cody Swann

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Wild Moccasins Abuzz After Sudden ACL Fill-In

    The Wild Moccasins started this week off on a high note after what amounted to a pop-up performance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival over the weekend. But even for a last-minute job, everything pretty much went off "without a hitch," reports front man and guitarist Cody Swann. "The weather ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 27, 2014

    Pomp and Circumstance

    Rice vs. UH: the battle for musical bragging rights.

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Rice vs. UH: Who Has Musical Bragging Rights?

    Many moons ago, or one or two anyway, our friends over at L.A. Weekly's West Coast Sound decided to evaluate Southern California's two main universities, USC and UCLA, using a set of music-oriented criteria and declare a winner. We're not talking matriculation either, though that's certainly part of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Wild Moccasins Pack Numbers For 88 92 Release Party

    Wild Moccasins, Young Mammals, Young Girls & DJ Bagheera Numbers February 8, 2014 "This is a really, really good song...kinda." Those were the words of singer/guitarist Pete Tijerina of Young Girls, the night's opening band. That statement would not only ring true for the openers, but also for ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Wild Moccasins Get Into the Groove On 88 92

    One week ago today, Wild Moccasins played an in-store that packed Cactus Music to the gills, performing a brief set from their brand-new sophomore full-length LP 88 92. Afterward, what looked like a cross section of Houston's hipper secondary schools queued up to get the five Moccasins' autographs. ... More >>

  • Music

    January 16, 2014

    Rip It Out

    The coming year in Houston recordings.

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    17 Houston Acts to Watch Out For This Year

    BAGHEERA This slick, funky electro-duo has a huge year in store that only starts with a collaboration with Twin Shadow hooked up by Red Bull's Sound Select Program. Bagheera's Aidan Kennedy says he's still figuring out what to do with the songs he has stockpiled, but he knows he'd rather "get the ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Buxton 10-Year Anniversary at Fitzgerald's, 11/30/2013

    Buxton, Papermoons, Deep Cuts FItzgerald's November 30, 2013 Ten years gone. How the hell did that happen? Long before the New West days, before the band had five members (or six or four or three), and definitely before they all had those adorable little beards, Buxton first started putting pen to ... More >>

  • Music

    August 1, 2013

    Your Guide to the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

    Great local bands, one awesome evening.

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Six Houston Acts Who Have Done Daytrotter Sessions

    It's no secret that Houston has an amazing music scene, but seeing local acts get love on a larger scale only reassures what Rocks Off has been saying for years. Last week, The Tontons' first Daytrotter session was released to the masses, and featured four songs, including "Bones 1" and "Bones 2" fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Saturday Night: The Tontons, Wild Moccasins, Young Mammals, etc. at Walters

    Tontons, Wild Moccasins, Young Mammals, Featherface Walters February 2, 2013 Well, Tontons... You lured me in to Walters, mesmerizing me with your siren song that has drowned many sailors before me, and it seems you've won. I'm crushin' on ya.

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: A Cactus 2-Fer, Weird Party, Allen Oldies Band, Etc.

    It's hard to single out just one of the Cactus Music in-stores Rocks Off is sponsoring Saturday, so we'll go with... both! At 1 p.m., mystical Houston singer-songwriter Tyagaraja previews his new solo acoustic EP As Is, before his Warehouse Live Green Room show Saturday night with DJ Sun and Resolut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Summer Fest Round Table: 9 Locals To Watch This Weekend

    Rocks Off polled our writers to see which local or regional artist they most wanted to see at Free Press Summer Fest this weekend. Alexa Crenshaw: Robert Ellis recently rebooted his mid-week honky-tonk events, fittingly dubbed Whiskey Wednesday with Robert Ellis. The problem now, though, is that th ... 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

    February 10, 2011

    Wild Moccasins Ready For Whataburger-Free Euro Tour

    Molly Joon​Saturday night, newly minted New West signees Wild Moccasins play their last show in the States until April, as they prepare to embark on their first European tour. Sharing the Fitzgerald's bill are Young Mammals and Wicked Poseur. The Moccasins' maiden Old World trek is an extensi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Friday Night: FPH New Year's Cataclysm At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Marc BrubakerWild Moccasins​Free Press Houston New Year's Cataclysm Fitzgerald's December 31, 2010 See more photos from the Free Press's New Year's bash in our slideshow. Aftermath rang in 2011 at Fitzgerald's Friday night, bathing in Houston music, liquor and a mass of hearty reve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Bun B, Slim Thug, Devin, Chingo: Your HPMA Trophies Are Ready

    Craig Hlavaty​The Houston Press Music Awards are now just a recent memory. It was only three weeks ago that Grandfather Child got showered with panties onstage, A dream Asleep reminded us how to spell "Tits," and Chris Wise and Cody Swann got their kiss on in front of the Warehouse Live crowd. ... More >>

  • Music

    August 19, 2010

    Like Hell Yeah

    Upsets and upstarts at the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Friday Night: Wild Moccasins, The Eastern Sea And The Wiggins At Walter's

    Photos by Kendra BerglundWild Moccasins Zahira Gutierrez (left) and Cody Swann​Wild Moccasins, The Eastern Sea, The Wiggins Walter's on Washington July 2, 2010 The Wiggins​Friday night at a packed Walter's on Washington, the Wild Moccasins hosted a party to kick off their summer West Co ... More >>

  • Music

    May 20, 2010

    Collision Course

    Indie-pop charmers the Wild Moccasins tighten up and toughen up on their debut LP.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Aftermath: Wild Moccasins Hit The Highway At Full Speed At Walter's

    Photos by Chris Gray​ It's no longer acceptable to call the Wild Moccasins "cute." The Houston quintet still does cute things, like toss wads of paper back and forth with the crowd and shower them with Silly String during their set, but they no longer have to get by on charm and enthusiasm alone ( ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    Solid State: Houston's SXSW Class of '10

    Houston's SXSW Class of '10 is as diverse as the Bayou City.

  • Music

    December 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Houston Music Fight Club: Chris Wise vs. Cody Swann, Chris Ryan vs. Frank Beard, Washington Avenue vs. Westheimer

    ​So this past week, Houston Music Fight Club began getting solicitations from various local musicians to be matched against other strummers and pickers around town in their cage matches. Rocks Off looks around. We see a lot of new faces. This means a lot of you have (happily for us) been breaking ... More >>

  • Music

    July 23, 2009

    Fur Sure

    Midtown's casually hip The Mink rededicates itself to live music.

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Tonight: Wild Moccasins Tour Kickoff at Mango's

    June is a month of many new beginnings, a time for kids to graduate from the past and walk into the impending, uncertain future. So there's no better time for Houston's Wild Moccasins to set out on the band's first-ever tour, imparting their keen knack for perfect melodies to listeners across the co ... More >>

  • Music

    May 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    The 2009 Houston Press Music Award Nominees

    Here they are, folks. You nominated 'em, we mulled 'em over and sorted out the stuffers, and now the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards ballot is set. Normally Rocks Off would say something cute like read 'em and weep, but since we've been listening to almost nothing but '80s hard rock and new bands th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Houston Press Music Awards: And The Nominees Are...

    Here they are, folks. You nominated 'em, we mulled 'em over and sorted out the stuffers, and now the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards ballot is set. Normally Rocks Off would say something cute like read 'em and weep, but since we've been listening to almost nothing but '80s hard rock and new bands t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    SXSW Journal: Wild Moccasins

    [Note: Rocks Off asked a few Houston bands to keep track of their SXSW itineraries for us. This is Wild Moccasins singer/guitarist Cody Swann's report.]We got into Austin Tuesday night and woke up early to play at Club 1808 around 11 a.m. for the Rancho Relaxo day party. We played a short set to the ... More >>

  • Music

    March 19, 2009

    Houston's SXSW Strategy

    Seeing the Elephant

  • Music

    March 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Aftermath: Wild Moccasins at Walter's on Washington

    They kind of sound like the last day of school, don't they? Or, you know, those animal shapes you punch out of a fruit roll-up? They sound like that. The visceral anticipation of something great. Wild Moccasins brought their infectiously youthful exuberance to a sold-out Walter's Friday night, equip ... More >>

  • Music

    January 22, 2009

    Out of the Cold With the Wild Moccasins

    The local popsters' new EP is much warmer than their house

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Artist of the Week: Wild Moccasins

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com. Photo by Grant Hickey I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2008

    Aftermath: Sharks and Sailors, Ume and the Jonx at Walter's

    DJ Under Warranty/photos by Brigitte B. Zabak Friday night, despite stiff competition from several other local shows (Spain Colored Orange, Fitzgerald's "Leave Your Genre at the Door" night), a nice-size crowd gathered at Walter’s on Washington for Sharks and Sailors' CD release. People began to ... 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 >>

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2008

    The Wild Moccasins

    Music to kick your shoes off to

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    You Should’ve Been There: Wild Moccasins and Sabra Laval at Boondocks

    I honestly feel like I, and everyone else at Boondocks last night, cheated the Wild Moccasins and Sabra Laval: We should have paid to see the show. Including local and touring acts, it was one of the best I’ve seen so far this year, and I saw Shat last Thursday at Rudz. (It’s not easy to top a g ... More >>

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