Modest Mouse Bayou Music Center, November 7 Nearly capsizing after 2007's We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank baffled most of the latecomer fans who arrived with 2004's unlikely Top 40 single "Float On," idiosyncratic Washington State indie-rockers Modest Mouse have stayed on the road and out of ... More >>
Acidic: With North Til' Dawn, Rainchild, A More Perfect Union. Sun., August 3, 8 p.m., $8. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483. Air Traffic Controller: With The Tragic Thrills. Fri., August 15, 7 p.m., $10. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483. AJ Jordan: Sun., ... More >>
The locals who have captured our ears, from rock to rap to synth-pop.
In this week's cover story, "Up and Coming," the Houston Press is proud to spotlight five local artists -- BLSHS, Libby Koch, Real Flow, War Master and Easy Yves Saint (whose new EP, Sincerely, Yves, we told you about Tuesday) -- we think you're going to be hearing a lot more from them in the months ... More >>
Acid Mothers Temple: With Perhaps, Pink Mountaintops. Thu., May 1, 8 p.m., $10 to $14. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Al Staehely: Tue., April 8, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999. Android Genius: With X!Lo, Broken Satellite, Bizz ... More >>
Austin Lounge Lizards: Sat., February 1, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999. Betty Soo, Matt Harlan, Reed Turner: Thu., January 30, 7:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999. Bill Kirchen: Tue., February 4, 7:30 ... More >>
The silver-anniversary Houston Press Music Awards ceremony was a memorable one.
Great local bands, one awesome evening.
In the weeks leading up to the Houston Press Music Awards showcase on Sunday, August 4, Rocks Off will be profiling a handful of performers each day, mostly in their own words - part of the best top-to-bottum lineup the showcase has ever had, in our humble opinion. See the showcase schedule and tick ... More >>
A taste of the 2013 Houston Press Music Award nominees.
Without fail, the Houston Press Music Awards sneak up on us. Last year, when the HPMAs returned to the dog days of summer after a one-year Thanksgiving holiday, only a few short months fell between the 2011 trophies and 2012 nomination ballot. This time it's been several months longer, but feels jus ... More >>
One night. 11 venues. 55 minutes.
Already? Indeed. It's only been seven months and change since the 2011 Houston Press Music Awards, but that was enough time for more than 7,000 local music fans to nominate their favorites in some 40 categories, a figure well north of 200 talented Houston artists. So let's get to it. Here are your ... More >>
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to email@example.com. These angels who are gri ... More >>
Took us long enough, right? It's been so long since we've had the Houston Press Music Awards, which were last handed out the evening of August 11, 2010, that we almost forgot we were having them. Not really. How could we? If our numbers are correct, in the two weeks this year's nomination b ... More >>