Avant Garden, May 13
Free Radicals is both Nick Cooper's revolving-door ensemble that at any given moment could be playing free jazz or Latin funk, and also Cooper's ongoing testimonial to how much he digs being a member of the Houston music community. He has so much experience at thi ... More >>
AvantGarden, March 25
Free Radicals is both Nick Cooper's revolving-door ensemble that at any given moment could be playing free jazz or Latin funk, and also Cooper's ongoing testimonial to how much he digs being a member of the Houston music community. He has so much experience at th ... More >>
Rewind: Charalambides Guitarist Tom Carter On the Mend
Some local musicians are rallying to help out one of their own this weekend, and it appears that some good, weird tunes will be a happy side effect for the rest of us.
Tom Carter, guitarist for long-running H-town expatriate avant-gardists Cha ... More >>
Adios to Mike Campion of Gene's Addiction, who is leaving after Friday's show to check out the glamorous Kiss cover scene in Vegas, where Gene's performed in a contest in front of Kiss themselves earlier this year. Good luck to Mike, but first he's got one more show with Gene's at our "Cocktails & C ... More >>
Tom Carter, guitarist for Charalambides, the influential and prolific ex-Houston avant-garde/psychedelic duo, is out of intensive care and recovering at a rehabilitation hospital in Ahrenshoop, Germany after awakening from a medically induced coma last week. Carter's bandmate and ex-wife, Christina ... More >>
This ain't honky-tonk: Presented by They, Who Sound and Signal To Noise, Baltimore-based composer and avant-garde steel guitarist Susan Alcorn performs three sets starting 8 p.m. tonight at 14 Pews (800 Aurora): One solo, and two in trios with David Dove (trombone) and Damon Smith (bass), and Jo Bir ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Nameless SoundAlvin FielderAlvin Fielder helped found the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in Chicago, worked for the Nixon Administration and spent much of his life running the family drug store.
However, hearing him talk about all of his accomp ... More >>
Out of all of Alvin Fielder's accomplishments -- co-founding the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), contributing to free jazz and improv essentials, working for the Nixon Administration and running the family drug store -- winning Nameless Sound's "Resounding Vision Award" ... More >>
Sandy Ewen, who grew up in Canada, eventually relocated with her family to Katy, where she attended high school. Shortly after the move, she began attending improvised music workshops taught by David Dove, a winner of the Houston Press's 2011 MasterMinds Award.
Today, local musicians say that she's ... More >>
Once again the Houston Press is trying to lend a hand and give a shout to deserving nonprofit groups and creative people in town with our MasterMind awards, which not only include high honor but, perhaps even more important, a $2,000 check.
Last year the winners were Opera Vista; Reginald Adams, fo ... More >>
UPDATED (5:35 p.m.) to include comments from Rice's B.J. Almond and a new Facebook count.
The fate of KTRU's annual outdoor free concert in the spring is one of many things that has yet to be decided.News of the University of Houston's impending purchase of Rice University student radio stat ... More >>
Live Nation's weekly Wednesday "No Service Fee" ticket offer is pretty stiff this week: Buy one ticket for dozens of shows at House of Blues or Verizon Wireless Theater - such as Alice Cooper, O.A.R., Jewel, Goodie Mob, Bob Saget, Drive-By Truckers, Hanson, Peaches, Stryper, Zappa plays Zappa an ... More >>
Jawwaad TaylorLocal creative-music organization Nameless Sound has announced the lineup for the Houston installation of the 2009 No Idea Festival, to be held Sunday, March 1 at Art League of Houston (1006 Willard): Mario de Vega (Mexico, electronics); Jawwaad Taylor (New York City, electr ... More >>
Houston experimental/improvised music nonprofit Nameless Sound begins its spring session of classes for young people this evening. The classes are free of charge and open to area youth from kindergarten through high school, offering instruction in three ensembles:
Nameless Sound Youth Ensemble: Imp ... More >>