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Linus Pauling

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    October 24, 2014

    Linus Pauling Quartet Brings Cthulhu to Life

    Ramon Medina of Linus Pauling Quartet has over the years proven himself a music-video visionary. Increasingly his work in stop-motion animation has shown a depth and nuance that is edging him into Tool-level of brilliance. That said, when I heard that he was doing a live-music video premiere I thou ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    The 20 Best Local Concerts Before Halloween

    Come See My Dead Person Rudyard's, September 5 Arguably one of Texas' most interesting and eclectic acts, Come See My Dead Person are well-known for a gypsy-punk party that melds multiple musical styles with an insane amount of energy. If you can't make tonight's Rudz show, good news: they're playi ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Mlee Marie Mains, the Heart of Hearts of Animals

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, 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 previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Another Mutation is a fun ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014

    Lee Alexander Returns to Entertain Children of All Ages

    If there was one musician in Houston I would have bet money on going out into the world to become the next Andrew Bird that $3.50 would have gone right down on Lee Alexander. In 2009 he had an underground hit with Mayhaw Vaudeville, was being played and invited to play live all over the country, and ... More >>

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    February 19, 2014

    Is "Indie" a Bogus Concept In 2014?

    Recently Joe Steinhardt took a moment to ponder the year that had just passed, and didn't like what he saw. Steinhardt runs one of my favorite music labels, Don Giovanni Records. His New Jersey-based outfit was built, as he tells it, to promote the music his friends made. His label is now blessed ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    10 More Houston Acts You Should Be Listening To

    Back in September Rocks Off brought you our choices for "10 Houston Acts You Should Be Listening To." But this is an action town. DEEP CUTS Texas bands have been mingling rock and Tex-Mex sounds for a couple of generations now with some pretty spiffy results, if the names Sir Douglas Quintet and Jo ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Rudz 35th Anniversary, Yes Indeed Fest, etc.

    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 >>

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    September 12, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Saddest Songs

    I love sad music. Sit me down with a bottle of something only someone that has given up on life would drink and an appropriate soundtrack and I am just as happy as I can be. That's just the way I roll. In general, Houston does not produce a lot of sad music. We're more of an upbeat bunch that puts ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    UPDATED: Is ACL Festival Ignoring Houston? Does It Even Matter?

    UPDATED (Thursday, 2:50 p.m.) to reflect the Houston-area roots of a few ACL performers this year, as pointed out by reader comments. We stand by our original point, though. As most of our readers no doubt know by now, the Austin City Limits Music Festival announced its 2013 lineup at the stroke of ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Houston Bands Prepare to Invade SXSW

    Starting this coming weekend, a slew (yes, a slew) of Houston bands will be invading Austin to take part in SXSW's official and unofficial revelry. Grandfather Child, Electric Attitude, Something Fierce, Bagheera and many others will be playing free day parties, showcases and pop-up festivals. Rec ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Bang Bangz: A Rare Houston Band Brimming With Mystery

    To make a gross generalization that's still pretty much true, most of Houston's better-known musical acts (God bless them) aren't exactly known for their subtlety. Slim Thug, ZZ Top, Rusted Shut, Linus Pauling Quartet, Venomous Maximus, B L A C K I E, Indian Jewelry -- no matter the genre, broad str ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend

    Scooter Brown Band Firehouse Saloon, January 4 Few bands on the Texas country circuit -- a scene largely made up of affable college dropouts -- can say that they have a true-blue U.S. Marine up front, but the Scooter Brown Band can. Lead singer-songwriter/Iraq war combat veteran Scott Brown chose ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    The New Escatones 45 Is Indeed Out of Sight!

    Yeah, I should probably be beaten badly and left in an alley to think about what I did for making that pun, but trust me; The Escatones' "Out of Sight/East Beach Stomp" is indeed worth the price of the 45 record. The Escatones are usually described in conjunction with their jangling surf guitars an ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    10 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: December 14-16

    Kinky December 15, the Engine Room In the same class as Cafe Tacuba, Kinky is a Mexican alt-rock band no stranger to electronic music and hip-hop. The group formed in Monterrey in the late '90s and has seen its star steadily rise, headlining Central Park's SummerStage this past July during New York' ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    The Biggest Surprises From the Texas 30 Ballots

    Perusing the final ballots for the Texas 30 with a few highlighters this past week was a blessed odyssey into the past three decades of all things Texas music. For as many no-brainers as there were, there were plenty of head-scratchin' exclusions. Rewind: The 30 Best Texas Albums (cover story) Sl ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    SXSW Releases First Batch of 2013 Performers

    Here go hell come, SXSW has just released the first batch of names for the 2013 festival. I know, only a week after Fun Fun Fun Fest and a month since ACL. Did you see the FPSF blog from earlier today? Yeah, time is moving too fast. The big names on the list so far include the Zombies, Alt-J, Akro ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Local Musicians Come Together For Charalambides' Tom Carter

    Rewind: Charalambides Guitarist Tom Carter On the Mend Some local musicians are rallying to help out one of their own this weekend, and it appears that some good, weird tunes will be a happy side effect for the rest of us. Tom Carter, guitarist for long-running H-town expatriate avant-gardists Cha ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012
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    July 17, 2012

    Charalambides Guitarist Tom Carter On the Mend

    Tom Carter, guitarist for Charalambides, the influential and prolific ex-Houston avant-garde/psychedelic duo, is out of intensive care and recovering at a rehabilitation hospital in Ahrenshoop, Germany after awakening from a medically induced coma last week. Carter's bandmate and ex-wife, Christina ... More >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2012

    Rapper's Delight

    North Houston's shrine to old-school hip-hop may be the only bar of its kind anywhere.

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    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

    November 8, 2011

    Upcoming: Radiohead, In Flames, Man Or Astro-Man?, Wu-Tang Clan, Robert Ellis

    "94.5 Buzzfestivus" With Chevelle: Tue., Dec. 6. Verizon Wireless Theater. Defending the Kingdom, The Linus Pauling Quartet, Dead Mineral: Sat., Dec. 3. Rudyard's. Designer Drugs: Fri., Dec. 16. Antique Bar. ​Emilie Autumn: Sat., Feb. 11. Warehouse Live. Hymn For Her: Fri., Nov. 25. Jet Lo ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Upcoming: Crowbar, Faith Evans, My Education, Nitzer Ebb, Etc.

    ​The Birthday Massacre, Black Veil Brides, Dommin, Aural Vampire: Mon., Nov. 8. Warehouse Live. Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm: Sun., Nov. 7. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar. Christopher Cross: Sat., Nov. 13. Stafford Centre. Clint Black, Chris Webb: CHANGED Sun., Dec. 5. Arena Theatre. Cro ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    KTRU's Final FM Local Show - Maybe - Goes Out With A Bang

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​In what perhaps can best be described as a rabid celebration of local music, the KTRU studio at Rice University was mobbed with a host of DJs, local musicians and assorted friends on Tuesday night. Already a confined space, the small studio and the hallway leading to it ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Showcase Showdown

    Great moments in HPMA history

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    April 27, 2010

    Upcoming: 50 Cent, Aventura, Hole, Jonas Bros., Liza Minnelli, Octopus Project, Etc.

    ​50 Cent: Sat., June 12. Arena Theatre. Agent Orange: Wed., June 30. Rocbar. Asleep At The Wheel: Fri., May 28. Cypress Saloon. As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between The Buried And Me, Blessthefall, Cancer Bats: Tue., July 27. Verizon Wireless Theater. Aventura: Thu., July 1. Toyota Center. Barringt ... More >>

  • Music

    January 14, 2010

    One to Grow On

    What we'd like to see happen in Houston music this year.

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    July 23, 2009

    Progress Report

    Taking stock of the Houston music scene on the eve of the annual Houston Press Music Awards Showcase.

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    March 26, 2009

    Westheimer Block Party Preview: Updates from Elaine Greer, Bolt, Linus Pauling Quartet, Future Blondes and More

    The second in Rocks Off's series of self-penned updates from bands playing Saturday's Westheimer Block Party. If this also applies to you, please send yours to chris.gray@houstonpress.com. Elaine Greer: "I have been working on my first-ever EP, which is set to be released in May, and am playing next ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009
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    February 19, 2009
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    August 23, 2008

    Weekend Music: Judas Priest, Motorhead, More Rudz Anniversary, Ronnie Milsap, Honeybrowne, Projekt Revolution, Matt Pryor, American Idols Live (Dammit) and More

    If you think we're going to start anywhere but tonight's show at the Woodlands, you've, um, got another thing comin... Judas Priest, "Breaking the Law" ...and how could we forget good old Lemmy? Motorhead, "Ace of Spades" Sweet country-pop (and sweeter hair), lots more Rudyard's anniversary, r ... More >>

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    March 14, 2008

    SXSW Last Night: Coconut Coolouts, Black Angels, Young Mammals, Tontons, Studemont Project

    I think I set a new SXSW personal record yesterday. I managed to make it until almost the stroke of 5 p.m. without seeing any music. True, there was our company’s two-and-a-half-hour music-editor meeting and then another couple hours of hotel-room blogging, but it just goes to show that even thoug ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008

    Goodbye, Proletariat

    The Montrose clubhouse is closing. What now?

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    January 3, 2008

    Texas Albums

    2007's best Texas albums, from Houston, Austin and beyond

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    November 10, 2007

    Q&A: Linus Pauling Quartet

    Rosa Guerrero Editor’s note: this is an expanded version of Nicholas L. Hall’s interview with the Linus Pauling Quartet that appears as this week’s Music feature. The band releases their LP All Things are Light tonight at Proletariat with Mathletes, the Jonx and Jenny Westbury. Houston Pre ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007

    The Light Brigade

    Linus Pauling Quartet: Crunchy on the outside, cheesy in the middle

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    July 26, 2007

    Ten Years After the 1997 Houston Press Music Awards

    Where are the bands and nominees today?

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    April 27, 2006

    HouTube.com

    Ten of the Bayou City's best short music films

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    December 1, 2005
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    October 27, 2005

    Walk Away, Walk Away

    And we will follow as local music figures recall tales of U2

  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    White By Whitebread No More

    This year's South By Southwest makes room for plenty of local rap. Why can't our rockers get with the program?

  • Music

    March 25, 2004

    Adieu, Monsieur Mojo

    ...And other SXSW adventures

  • Music

    February 26, 2004

    Medley Fool

    DJ Jester mixes and mashes up Willie Nelson, Ice-T, the Carpenters and LL Cool J

  • Music

    July 18, 2002

    Grimm and Bare It

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

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    Miller's Crossing

    Frozen, cloned or retooled, Miller Quarles plans to live forever. But time is running out.

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    June 26, 1997
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    May 11, 1995

    Royal and Righteous

    Queen for a Day benefits a good cause and gives local bands a chance to rock you

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    April 27, 1995
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    February 16, 1995
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