Flux Pavilion

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    The 10 Best Reasons to Visit Voodoo Fest This Weekend

    This weekend you could be carving pumpkins and handing out candy, or doing something much cooler by jumping in the car and heading to New Orleans for the 16th annual Voodoo Music Arts Experience. Costumed freaks and music fans alike will be descending on the historic City Park for three days of mu ... More >>

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    October 27, 2014

    The Best & Worst of Something Wicked 2014

    THE BEST A-TRAK If you don't follow the EDM blogosphere, you may have missed the debate about real DJing that A-Trak started a few months back. It's an interesting discussion, because it seems like the people who care the most are those not inclined to enjoy your typical "button-pushing" DJ set any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Upcoming: The Airborne Toxic Event, Lily Allen, Coheed & Cambria, The Pretty Reckless, etc.

    The Airborne Toxic Event: Thu., September 25, 7 p.m., $20. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. The Antlers: With Thus Owls., Mon., July 21, 8 p.m., $15 to $17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Bad Suns: With Catch Fever., Mon., May 26, 7 p.m., $5. House of Blu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    The Best Concerts in Houston This Week: Free Radicals, Kurt Vile, Lupe Fiasco, etc.

    Free Radicals AvantGarden, November 4 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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Upcoming: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Herman's Hermits, The Head & The Heart, etc.

    13 Black Coffins: With The Freakouts., Sat., August 24, 9 p.m., $10. House of Blues -- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. AJ Rafael: With Ross Turner, TJ Brown., Sun., August 11, 8 p.m., $10 to $40. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707. America's Go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Top 13 Hardcore Ravers at Ultra 2013 In Animated GIF!

    Ed. Note: This hot mess originally appeared on our Miami sister paper New Times' music blog Crossfade. Society got the best of ya? Go to Miami's Ultra Music Festival and leave the normal world behind. Here, you can feel free to get half-naked, customize your brain, and put some neon in your life. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Dance Clubs

    10. CLUB TROPICANA If the word alone makes you thirsty, you can quench that parched palate at Tropicana every weekend. Now's your chance to try out those dance moves you learned in Zumba class, or coax your quiet friend into shaking her "bum bum." Tropicana is known for its great Latin music, and Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    Saturday Night: Zomboy at Stereo Live

    Zomboy, Carnage Stereo Live January 19, 2013 When asked about a philosophy when it comes to club shows, your average DJ is apt to say something about taking the crowd on a journey or giving them an experience. Whether or not they deliver on that philosophy is another matter, and whether the crowd c ... More >>

  • Music

    January 3, 2013

    Inglorious Basterds

    12 things we learned about Houston rap in 2012.

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    The Top 10 Houston Music Stories of 2012

    Looking back over the major music-related stories around Houston the past 11 and a half months, 2012 was light on the kind of headlines you'll usually see in a year-end "music scene" recap: Obituaries, arrests, venues closing down, malfeasance, bad behavior, that sort of thing. There was some of tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    5 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: October 26-28

    Something Wicked Sam Houston Race Park, October 27 Whether you're a dance-music fan from the days people went to "raves" or a little wetter behind the ears, Something Wicked promises to be something memorable. Megapromoter Disco Donnie and Houston's own Nightculture are hoping to bring a little Ele ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 25, 2012

    Bayou City Boo

    This year's best Halloween parties.

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Rocks Off's Something Wicked Mini-Guide: Bass Massacre

    Saturday, something very strange is about to go down at Sam Houston Race Park when Something Wicked, billed as "Texas's first ever large-scale Halloween electronic dance music festival," takes over the grounds, subdivided into three nebulously named areas: "Shadow Field," "Bass Massacre" and "The Ex ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 18, 2012

    Bayou City Boo!

    2012 Houston Press Halloween Guide

  • Culture

    October 11, 2012

    Bayou City Boo!

    Where to celebrate everyone's favorite holiday.

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Something Wicked: More Light on Houston's Halloween EDM Bash (UPDATED)

    UPDATED to correct lineup after Tiesto's back injury. "By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes." -- Macbeth, Act IV, Scene 1 It's exactly one month until Something Wicked, the Halloween electronic dance music festival at Sam Houston Race Park co-produced by Houston's Nightcul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Upcoming: Geoff Tate, Jill Scott, Action Bronson, Propain, Two Gallants, Etc.

    The 71's: Sat., Sept. 15, 1 p.m., Free. Cactus Music & Video, 2110 Portsmouth St., Houston. Action Bronson: Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m., $15/$23. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston. Another Run, The Soapbox Revolution: Sun., Sept. 23, 8 p.m., $5/$10. Scout Bar Clear Lake, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Something Wicked: Huge EDM Show October 27 at Sam Houston Race Park

    Rewind: Saturday: Identity Festival at The Woodlands 10 Bonus Identity Festival Deleted Scenes It was just a matter of time before a huge dance-music festival landed in the Houston area. Now it has, just in time for Halloween. Thursday night, promoters Disco Donnie and Nightculture announced Some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Justin Bieber and the Secret War Against Music

    When people start going on about a hip hop illuminati or the secret messages in Lady Gaga videos we tend to laugh at them, call them kooks, and suggest they spend their free time in more productive ways. Jay-Z is powerful but only a crazy person would believe that Blue Ivy Carter was some sort of hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Introducing the New Dubstep Drinking Game

    OK, I'm sure this has been done before in your own time. But I got bored one day. Hey I live in Katy, Texas, so give me a break. There I was, listening to a few dubstep mixes I have and I was staring at my phone just waiting for people to hit me up so we could head out for the night. It hit me if I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Summer Fest Round Table: What About Next Year?

    Assuming we all survive this weekend, and then the supposed Mayan apocalypse, Free Press Summer Fest will return to Eleanor Tinsley Park in June 2013. Pegstar's Jagi Katial and Jason Petzold told the Houston Press this week that they'll start booking next year's acts in about a month, so Rocks Off p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Last Night: Flux Pavilion At Stereo Live

    Flux Pavilion Stereo Live May 31, 2012 Bass, a sold-out show and Flux Pavilion. I smell trouble, or maybe just a cannon? What better way than end the month of May with some bass cannon to get your ears wet and ringing? Having said that, I sure hope you took the month of May seriously. Joshua Ste ... More >>

  • Music

    April 5, 2012

    Getting Thumped

    The bass line is everything in dubstep, whose core moves like robo-elephants, stomping and booming along.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Were Musicians Given Progress Reports, Lil Wayne Gets All Fs, Apparently

    There's this deli across the street from our work. It's an okay place to get a cheesesteak but it's an excellent place to get a burger. And for a brief period last year, it was A1 territory for fistfights. Kids were going nuts with that shit. They'd show up, fight, record it, then run home and pu ... More >>