Your financial situation be damned, Record Store Day 2013 is coming this Saturday, April 20, to drain your wallet of life and those little green pieces of paper. This Saturday your dance card should be full with all the major indie record stores in Houston and the surrounding areas offering up giv ... More >>
Showing it has more lives than a cockroach, vinyl has been reborn, resulting in some beautiful music. But sometimes production values in records and turntables are lacking.
Marco TorresCarlos Hernandez and Los Skarnales' Felipe Galvan at Cactus Music's "Day of the Dead" opening last year.Today is Tax Day (boo), but it's also payday for a lot of people, which comes in handy because tomorrow is Record Store Day. In a few short years, RSD has become one of the bigg ... More >>
Send us your stories from the legendary punk ice house - if you remember... Pik N Pak on FacebookNext weekend, Pik N Pak rides again. For those of you, like us, who are too young to have actually gone there, Pic-N-Pak was a Montrose ice house that used to be across Waugh from Rudyard's. From ... More >>
Readers discuss our take on porn addiction.
Local music writers and online commenters discuss how musicians might draw media attention.
Generation DIY turns to self-diagnosing to save money.
Hello and welcome back to Radar Eyes. I've been away for the last three weeks... Our Focus = Underground/ Unreleased/ Underexposed/ Misunderstood/ Unappreciated/ Etc., etc. I am Chemical Mange. R.I.P. Sandor Benczedi. Welcome Beau Beasley of Homopolice, Heavy Leather Records, etc. Radar Eyes: ... More >>
They'd just as soon give us a miss.
Today is Record Store Day, a nationwide promotion where independent music retailers want you to forget that your house is in foreclosure and gasoline is more expensive than champagne and buy some tunes using something other than a mouse. If you've forgotten how, don't bother asking your kids. It's r ... More >>
Just in time for SXSW, the Pearland New Wavers brush off the mothballs
Sound Exchange honcho Kurt Brennan (right) purchases Sean McManus’s fabled record collection and funds his move to the Big Apple with this giant check for a gazillion dollars. McManus’s stash is now on the racks at Sound Ex. – John Nova Lomax
On the Fence
Stax, Scratch and a host of locals highlight my festival
Turns out vinyl wasn't dead after all
Sales of CDs are falling faster than you can say iPod
A psychedelic pioneer and the drug that helped do him in are both sorely missed
Racket gets his gloat on
Greg Ashley resurrects the Mirrors for a summer tour; also: beware of Zipperneck
Too much music, too many genres
More music figures confess their deep, dark secrets
Catching up with League City's Greg Ashley in that other city by the bay
Recollections of Nirvana's three Houston shows
Enter the warped world of the Linus Pauling Quartet at your peril
Sound Exchange's David Wilcox hopes to plant a Montrosian colony in the Second Ward
A reclusive (and bitchy) local musician debuts on stage at the Texas Psych Fest
The El Orbits' David Beebe comes back from the near-dead
The streets are alive with the sound of... white noise