Back in October of 2011, I was chasing the story of promoter Mike Kelley, who once seemed like a bright hope for a rejuvenated live goth music scene in Houston, but instead ended up leaving a trail of disappointed bands and concertgoers behind him. But in the course of my research, I made the acquai ... More >>
It's getting to be that time of year, when the temperature drops and the lists start rolling in. Read any blog, magazine or newspaper and you're bound to run across at least a handfull of year-end lists, particularly when it comes to music. We all like to talk about the stuff we like. It's just what ... More >>
We combed through an abundance of riches this year to bring you the best of the worst
Taken from our annual cover story on the Turkeys of the Year. From savior to pariah in less than a year: Promoter Mike Kelley is the Rick Perry of the local music scene. When legendary Montrose favorite Numbers looked to be in trouble, Kelley and his OnStage Events stepped in, to general hosannas. ... More >>
Gothic Council member Alethea Carr and Houston-based partner Kris Prudhomme are busy preparing for a major event in the goth calendar next year, their inaugural Age of Decay festival in Jacksonville, Florida on April 21. Two major Texas acts have already been signed to participate in the fest ... More >>
Photo by Jef With One FPeter Murphy at Numbers, March 21, 2011Eight months ago Rocks Off ran a profile of promoter Mike Kelley, whose OnStage Events company seemed to be bringing about a renaissance for Numbers night club that we could not contain our excitement over. Kelley was behind the lo ... More >>
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Marco TorresWu-Tang Clan's GZA and Ghostface Killah at Numbers, December 2010Numbers' credentials as a concert venue are undeniable - everyone from Siouxsie and the Banshees to Green Day to Type O Negative has played there. It's hard to argue, though, that the past decade hasn't been a rough ... More >>
Abrahan GarzaYes, this is Numbers.Houston already has a bad case of shaken cat syndrome after the upheavals involving once-stable institutions like Fitzgerald's and KTRU this year, and when the Chronicle posted a listing saying that Numbers was up for sale, longtime fans and patrons went abs ... More >>
Groundhall on FacebookThe patio at Groundhall, the former... well, the former lot of things.Over the last couple of months, it's been kind of fun - and kind of frustrating - to try to keep up with what's been going on over at the old Engine Room at 1515 Pease, up to and including what the dam ... More >>
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Chris Gray Seems there's trouble afoot over on Chartres. Who would have guessed? That number on the flyer has been "temporarily disconnected," too. However, Mike Kelley, a former partner in Chartres Entertainment who currently promotes the majority of Wired Live's shows through his Onstage ... More >>
Rocks Off got word today that Meridian (1503 Chartres) is going through a hefty remodeling and restructuring project. Sometime next week, the Warehouse District venue will be rechristened Wired Live, with all-new signage and from talking to manager and booker Mike Kelley, a whole new attitude and b ... More >>