Subject:

Kurt Brennan

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Your 2013 Houston Record Store Day Rundown

    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 >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2012

    Vinyl Gets Another Spin

    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.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Record Store Day: If You Take A Dump, Don't Tell The Staff

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Pik-N-Pak: It's Back!

    Send us your stories from the legendary punk ice house - if you remember... Pik N Pak on Facebook​Next 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 >>

  • News

    March 4, 2010

    Porn Again: Readers discuss our take on porn addiction

    Readers discuss our take on porn addiction.

  • Music

    February 25, 2010

    Communication Breakdown

    Local music writers and online commenters discuss how musicians might draw media attention.

  • News

    April 16, 2009

    Cyberchondriacs

    Generation DIY turns to self-diagnosing to save money.

  • Music

    February 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Radar Eyes: Hangin' With the Homopolice

    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 >>

  • Music

    July 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 19, 2008

    Happy Record Store Day

    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 >>

  • Music

    March 13, 2008

    The Judy's Come Back

    Just in time for SXSW, the Pearland New Wavers brush off the mothballs

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2007

    Yo Quiero Rare Vinyl

    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

  • News

    June 14, 2007

    Mail Call

    On the Fence

  • News

    May 31, 2007

    Mail Call

    Talking Radio

  • Music

    March 22, 2007

    South By Southwest 2007

    Stax, Scratch and a host of locals highlight my festival

  • News

    January 4, 2007

    DISConnect: Turntables

    Turns out vinyl wasn't dead after all

  • News

    January 4, 2007

    DISConnect

    Sales of CDs are falling faster than you can say iPod

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    RIP, Syd. And RIP, 'Cid.

    A psychedelic pioneer and the drug that helped do him in are both sorely missed

  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    Told You So

    Racket gets his gloat on

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    The Voodoo Chile's Slight Return

    Greg Ashley resurrects the Mirrors for a summer tour; also: beware of Zipperneck

  • Music

    June 9, 2005

    Angular Acid-Glam Gorecore?

    Too much music, too many genres

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    Guilty Pleasures, Part II

    More music figures confess their deep, dark secrets

  • Music

    September 23, 2004

    San Francisco Treat

    Catching up with League City's Greg Ashley in that other city by the bay

  • Music

    April 15, 2004

    Cobain in Clubland

    Recollections of Nirvana's three Houston shows

  • Music

    December 18, 2003

    Acid Test

    Enter the warped world of the Linus Pauling Quartet at your peril

  • Music

    April 3, 2003

    SMOM-my Dearest

    Sound Exchange's David Wilcox hopes to plant a Montrosian colony in the Second Ward

  • Music

    July 18, 2002

    Grimm and Bare It

    A reclusive (and bitchy) local musician debuts on stage at the Texas Psych Fest

  • Music

    February 21, 2002

    Annus Horribilis

    The El Orbits' David Beebe comes back from the near-dead

  • Music

    September 7, 2000

    Workshop City

    The streets are alive with the sound of... white noise

  • Music

    August 28, 1997
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