One nice thing about the Houston Press Music Awards is the opportunity it provides to root into the brains of Houston's more acclaimed musicians. Here's a ready-made list of folks with music-filled brains, ripe for the picking. But with so many nominees in so many categories, where to start and what ... More >>
You've been wondering, and asking us, and lately offering up a few social-media suggestions. But it's time. Apologies for the delay, but the 2014 Houston Press Music Award nominations are at hand. What took so long? To draw up the ballot this year, we consulted about two dozen individuals from all ... More >>
The 1975: Wed., Nov. 26, 7 p.m., $35. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551. Afton Live: With WellWell, Brenna Haffey & Guests., Sun., July 20, 5:30 p.m., $11 to $13. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Allison Fisher: Sat., June 28, 10 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3 ... More >>
311: Wed., July 30, 8 p.m., $39.50 to $45. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551. 4th Annual SouthEast 4/20 Fest featuring Disfrutalo!: With Downer, Devil Killing Moth, Zoofeelia, 72Names, InZurgo, Cosmic Bug Loaf, Dadsmom, Gio Chamba, Marc D, Def Perception Music. Sun., April 20, 3 ... More >>
Lets just get this out of the way right now. Emily Bell is indeed ex-Houston roots-rocker John Evans' girlfriend, but by no means does that mean she can't hold her own with even the best of the Houston honky-tonkers. Bell was raised in musical theater and she knows a thing or two of her own abou ... More >>
.38 Special: With Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult., Fri., May 31, 8 p.m., TBA. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, Houston. Attack Attack!: With The Plot In You, Get Scared, Dangerkids, Closer to Closure., Thu., May 16, 6 p.m., $13.50/$17.00. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Bret Michaels: Sat., June 2 ... More >>
Baauer: With Danny Brown., Tue., April 9, 8 p.m., $20/$22. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Bad Company: With Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Stone Cherry., Thu., July 11, 7 p.m., $21.00-$100.50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, Spring. Benoit Pioulard: With IDYL, Marshall Wal ... More >>
Adam Bricks: With Benjamin Wesley, Ancient Cat Society., Sat., April 13, 9 p.m., $10. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Andrew W.K.: With Lisa's Sons, Square & Compass, DJ Dan Castillo., Mon., March 11. Sun., March 10, 8 p.m., $10/$15. Boondocks, 1417 Westheimer, Houston. The Association: Wed. ... More >>
Scooter Brown Band Firehouse Saloon, January 4 Few bands on the Texas country circuit -- a scene largely made up of affable college dropouts -- can say that they have a true-blue U.S. Marine up front, but the Scooter Brown Band can. Lead singer-songwriter/Iraq war combat veteran Scott Brown chose ... More >>
Mr. Hayes Carll from The Woodlands is one of our greatest treasures, and his country magic is making him a name all over America. We sat down with Carll to see what we could learn in 30 seconds. Rocks Off: What is worst song in the world? Hayes Carll: I really don't know how to answer that questio ... More >>
Allstar Weekend: With Cute Is What We Aim For, Tiffany Alvord, Beneath The Sun., Wed., Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m., $18.00-$68.00. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Augustana: With Lauren Shera., Tue., Jan. 29, 8 p.m., $14/$17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. The Bandulus: With Los Gritos, El ... More >>
While we wait for his follow-up to 2011's damned fabulous KMAG YOYO, Cactus Music has announced that Hayes Carll will be playing in-store on Thursday, December 13 at 5:30 p.m. That's next Thursday, you turkeys. Carll, one of the most vocal Houston Texans fans on Sunday afternoons on Twitter, is ... More >>
Alt-J: Sun., March 10, 8 p.m., $15/$17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. thelastplaceyoulook: With Another Run, Recovery Room., Fri., Dec. 21, 8 p.m., $5. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Big Gigantic: Fri., March 1, 8 p.m., $20/$22. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Billy Jo ... More >>
Axiom 25th Anniversary Reunion Show with Painteens, Hickoids, Poor Dumb Bastards, Toho Ehio, Bark Hard, Bliss Blood, Kruller, Insecticide, Basilisk, Bad Samaritans, Academy, Black Spunk: Fri., Nov. 23, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Axiom 25th Anniversary Reunion Show with ... More >>
My Top Ten Local Albums of 2011
Alexis Marceaux & the Samurai, Elaine Greer, Day Sailor: Thu., Oct. 27. Rudyard's. DJ Ali Shaheed, Kashmere Reunion Stage Band: Sat., Oct. 22. House of Blues. Babyface: Sat., Nov. 5. Arena Theatre. Beausoleil: Tue., Nov. 8. McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Beirut: Mon., Oct. 31. Warehouse Live. ... More >>
Your guide to our very first Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest.
After 1,661 days (and counting) of immersion in the Houston music scene, a look back.
Robert Ellis heads into the great wide open on his first New West LP.
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