I'm not really into "worst" lists. For one, labeling anything the "worst" sounds so negative. This is a music blog. Just as you would after using a restroom, you should walk away feeling better about the few minutes you spent here than worse. Right? Also, there's a fine and subjective line betwee ... More >>
When the city's preeminent music festival announced its lineup last week, some observers questioned whether this year's lineup had enough bang for the buck. One of Houston's fastest-growing music fests, For the Community, has no such problem, though. This weekend's installment, the fest's seventh, f ... More >>
Last month Studio713 and Regressive Records unveiled their latest project, Flux TV, with a launch party and screening held at River Oaks Theatre. Now the Flux TV iPhone app is set for release on the Apple's iTunes Store tomorrow. "Since the studio's inception three or four years ago, we've released ... More >>
Every one of the acts listed here writes fine, original music. They're too busy creating Houston's sound to be bothered with cover songs. That's a good thing. Still, a man can dream, right? In fact, this whole exercise began when I fell asleep listening to a song and dreamed a local band performi ... More >>
Free Press Summer Fest is itching to expand.
The words "work in progress" spring forth on a visit to Eastdown Warehouse. Anyone even a bit familiar with the people behind the warehouse district's newest music venue will tell you to put the emphasis on "work" in that phrase. The operators of the club, located at 850 McKee, have a big vision fo ... More >>
Houston audiences who grow weary of their concert neighbors' incessant chatter and smartphone camerawork should absolutely check out this week's Houston Press cover story that takes a look inside the cozy world of living-room concerts. Inspired by a favorite musician who would be passing through th ... More >>
It should go without saying: there are music events, and then there are events which may be enhanced by the added element of music. This weekend in Houston, a pair of offerings illustrated this point quite vividly. Saturday's Yes, Indeed! festival in the Warehouse District was the former -- a music ... More >>
Rudyard's 35th Anniversary Rudyard's, September 13-September 15 For any business to last 35 years is an achievement, but for a bar with local music built into its business model to last three and a half decades is truly remarkable. But Rudyard's has done just that, weathering both the city's econom ... More >>
Phil Peterson and Jason Smith look to expand Yes Indeed into more than a microfestival.
Phil Peterson has his ear to the ground better than most people. The booking agent and promoter, who routes shows into Dean's, Notsuoh and AvantGarden through his AR*V Productions, deals with many of Houston's newer and more experimental acts, as well as his share of those it's difficult to imagine ... More >>
The dudes behind Houston House of Creeps -- downtown home of DIY concerts, free kegs, kitchen Jacuzzis and possibly even a few renters -- are throwing another huge party on Saturday, and you're invited. This time, though, all the debauchery will be for a cause: raising money for a lawyer. Scott Do ... More >>
In the weeks leading up to the Houston Press Music Awards showcase on Sunday, August 4, Rocks Off will be profiling a handful of performers each day, mostly in their own words - part of the best top-to-bottum lineup the showcase has ever had, in our humble opinion. See the showcase schedule and tick ... More >>
Houston's not getting any colder, so Rocks Off asked our writers to tell us which recently released songs are helping them beat the heat this summer. Alt-J, Dissolve Me" A strong, danceable beat coupled with such serenity. It's the sound of floating in the ocean with friends while just a little bit ... More >>
Surviving its critics' predictions, this restaurant continues to thrive in Houston, folllowing a most atypical path to attract the city's diners.
Walters and House of Creeps have relocated there. It's home to venues, businesses and homes. And now, the northeastern edge of Downtown near Nance Street -- an area coming to be known as the "Warehouse District" -- is home to the Doctor's Office, Houston's newest DIY house venue. Named for its form ... More >>