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 >>
Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? The Manichean? Easily one of the top b ... More >>
As a concept, the NFL salary cap is a fairly easy one to understand. Unlike the NBA, with its myriad of loopholes, exceptions, and fine print that allow teams like the Lakers and, well, almost everyone else to zoom past the artificial "cap", the NFL is a simple hard cap. What you spend is what what ... More >>
Seventeen years and change on, opinions on the Smashing Pumpkins' sprawling 1995 double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness differ vastly from one fan to the other. Most everyone agrees it's bloated, and some even call it the beginning of the end for the band, the point when Pumpkins leader ... More >>
Houston gets another mini-music festival to add to its already busy calendar with the announcement of Yes Indeed Music Fest, set for September 29 at Dean's and Notsuoh on Main in the heart of downtown. Acts like dUNETX, Alkari, The Gold Sounds, The Wrong Ones, The Fox Derby and Screwtape top the bil ... More >>
To say that Eric Dean is having a busy week is putting it mildly. Such is the life of a promoter, especially with the influx of touring artists that hit Houston in March due to SXSW. Dean's calendar is packed with music at the moment, including a free punk show at Mango's tonight as well as ... More >>
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Photos by Marc BrubakerElectric AttitudeHere at Aftermath, we're aware that some people don't always appreciate a good festival, especially when in terms of the logistics: attendance requires you to stay in relatively one place for an extended period of time and share the same small set of bathro ... More >>
Photo by Aaron M. SprecherCongratulations are in store for the Houston Astros who, this weekend, got their first three-game sweep of the season by beating up the moribund San Diego Padres. Of course, the Astros didn't have to face Padres ace Jake Peavy in this series, and they struggled in all three ... More >>
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