Though often under-recognized by society at large, with its overweening narrative of punk rock being a bastion of disenchanted white males, women of all stripes have been intimate and ingrained members of Houston's local scene scene since its very genesis. Yet, few books have extolled the efforts of ... More >>
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Mydolls, Vacation Eyes, Hearts of Animals Walters, March 22 Although they lost guitarist Kathy Johnston to leukemia in 2011 -- an illness that prompted the band to record the song "Don't Fucking Die" -- there's always reason to smile when the Mydolls book a gig. The band started by Trish Herrera an ... More >>
Despite the dust of time that usually befalls venues and lore from punk's rambunctious past, The Island has remained a steady icon of Houston's underground movement that swept to the surface as classic arena rock and cosmic country choked the FM airwaves. Rewind: Houston's Island of Misfit Bands B ... More >>
Photos by David EnsmingerThe Mydolls' Dianna Ray and Kathy Johnston at Rudyard's, July 2011Sometimes people come into our lives with the force, elegance and nimbleness of water. Musician, photographer, and patient advocate Kathy Johnston, the Mydolls guitarist and percussionist who passed awa ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Anna GarzaThe Girls Rock Camp Houston Board (l-r): April Brem Patrick, Linda Younger, Dianna Ray, Anna GarzaLong before Anna Garza thought that Houston needed a girl-centric music camp, she put the city on the map as a viable tour stop for indie bands as talent buyer for booking ... More >>
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