Dianna Ray

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Let's Hear It For the Ladies of Houston Punk

    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 >>

  • Music

    August 1, 2013

    Ten the Hard Way: Introducing the Houston Music Hall of Fame

    In honor of the 25th Annual Houston Press Music Awards, we present the Houston Music Hall of Fame.

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Mydolls, Bang Bangz, Ferry Corsten, etc.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Remembering The Island: Where R.E.M. Played, but XTC Wouldn't

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    RIP Mydolls Guitarist Kathy Johnston

    Photos by David EnsmingerThe Mydolls' Dianna Ray and Kathy Johnston at Rudyard's, July 2011​Sometimes 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Where the Boys Aren't: Anna Garza Talks About Bringing Girls Rock Camp to Houston

    Photo courtesy of Anna GarzaThe Girls Rock Camp Houston Board (l-r): April Brem Patrick, Linda Younger, Dianna Ray, Anna Garza‚ÄčLong 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 >>

  • Music

    April 9, 2009

    Texas Punk Music Is Gay

    The smartest people in rock and roll are queer.

  • Music

    November 13, 2008

    Doll Parts: Mydolls

    Amid Noise and Smoke, legendary Houston post-punks reunite

  • Music

    January 5, 1995

    Help Wanted

    Get those suggestions in now for the Press Music Awards