Kimya Dawson

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    June 21, 2013

    Houston's Best Weekend Concerts: Robert Plant, MDC, Change In the Game, etc.,

    Robert Plant Presents the Sensational Space Shifters Bayou Music Center, June 21 Robert Plant's new project is already on the short list of most awkwardly named bands to visit Houston this year. (Does it have to be "Robert Plant Presents"?) Still, the recent Austin transplant gets a pass because, w ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Upcoming: Kelly Rowland, Black Flag, Loretta Lynn, Josh Groban, Tricky, etc.

    Abbey Rode (Beatles Tribute): With Already Gone (Eagles Tribute)., Sat., May 11, 9 p.m., Free. Concert Pub -- Galleria, 5636 Richmond, Houston, 713-278-7272. Abigail: With Rotten Sound, PLF, Speedwulf, Oath of Cruelty., Thu., May 30, 8 p.m., $12. Walter's, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679. Alex ... More >>

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    March 12, 2013

    The Complete SXSW Overflow Festival 2013 Guide: Week 1, Part 1

    With SXSW underway in Austin, Super Happy Fun Land is keeping Houston ears satisfied with its Overflow Festival 2013, a two-week lineup of up-and-coming music acts from all over the world. Below is a complete list of the rest of this week's performers. TUESDAY, MARCH 12 Ash Reiter: The San Franci ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    5 More Great 9/11 Songs

    Rewind: The Top 5 Best & Worst Songs About 9/11 Looking at it now, 11 years to the day of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the al-Qaeda-led terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, it's still difficult to underestimate how much the world changed that day. The real ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012

    Aesop Rock at the Finish Line

    After running a Skelethon, band can't slow down.

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    July 14, 2011

    Vive La France: 14 French Lessons From English Pop Songs

    Shutterstock/​Happy Bastille Day, everybody. Today France celebrates the day in 1789 when an angry mob stormed the eponymous (our new favorite word) prison in central Paris, freed all seven prisoners - they were really after the guns and ammunition, Clash-style - and touched off the Fr ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Shove This J-O-B: A Mixtape For The Unintentionally Unemployed

    ​In the wake of last week's announcement that the number of unemployed Americans filing for unemployment insurance has hit its highest level in nine months, Rocks Off figured it was time for a "fuck insolvency" mixtape. This isn't hyperbole on our part; as we type this, we're well into our sec ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Be Happy or Die

    Inside Super Happy Fun Land, Houston's most eclectic musical venue (and more).

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    January 14, 2009

    Tonight: The Pharmacy at the Mink

    The Pharmacy, recent New Orleans transplants from Seattle, sounds like a synthy Guided By Voices after a gallon of coffee and a summer nursing a dangerous harpsichord fetish - a throwback to the indie-rock of yore, where smiles abounded and jammy freak-outs were pogo-ready affairs. Rising out of t ... More >>

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    March 13, 2008

    Anyone Else But Kimya Dawson

    Coming to terms with the Juno soundtrack star

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    March 12, 2008

    SXSW: Guitar Shorty and Kimya Dawson

    Two free parties on South Congress this afternoon presented a study in opposites. Down at Yard Dog Gallery, Guitar Shorty tore it up, searing through the blues, all with a half-crazed, white-toothed grin on his face. Dude even played with those teeth for a while.

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    February 18, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: The Wild Moccasins and Sabra Laval

    Aren't ready to end the weekend just yet? Or really wanting to begin the week on a very toasted, mellow note? Every Monday night, Boondocks (1417 Westheimer) hosts a concert series upstairs. The best part? It's free. Tonight, check out the Wild Moccasins. These Houston art kids do some very kind ja ... More >>

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    January 31, 2008
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    January 30, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: Juno Hits No. 1

    What kind of world have we have found ourselves in when a soundtrack featuring the Velvet Underground, Moldy Peaches, and Sonic Youth covering the Carpenters is the best-selling record in America? Don't get me wrong – this is pretty cool stuff. Five years ago, if you would have said someone like ... More >>