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    July 21, 2014

    The Five Best Shows In Houston This Week: Wrestlers, John Legend, Rock Baby Rock It, etc.

    DJ Sun The Flat, July 21 On last year's One Hundred -- amazingly, his first-ever full-length release -- DJ Sun pours his 20-plus-year career as one of Houston's most in-demand DJs into a seamless work that never lulls, never lags and maintains an unshakably mellow groove throughout. Its intricately ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    True Blood: Flashbacks and Tearjerkers

    Despite some recent stellar showings, it's pretty apparent True Blood is going out in a whisper, not a bang. That's fine. Seven seasons of a vampire show is always going to be a bit much. The last season of Buffy certainly wasn't anything to write home to mom about. In a more solid season, this wee ... More >>

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    July 15, 2014

    Five Appropriately Profound Weird Al Haikus

    Some of us are counting the days until Weird Al Yankovic receives his much-deserved Presidential Medal of Freedom or Kennedy Center award, whichever comes with a gold-plated accordion. Until that happens we'll have to make do with Mandatory Fun, his astounding 13th album that is in stores and online ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    The Five Best Shows In Houston This Week: Rakim, Lady Gaga, the Neighbourhood, etc.

    John Egan The Big Easy, July 14 Give John Egan credit for taking chances. The longtime solo Houston bluesman's new album, Amulet, is in some respects the polar opposite of its 2012 predecessor, Phantoms. Besides bringing in a few side musicians and respected Americana producer R.S. Field (Billy Joe ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    Houston's 10 Best Dance Clubs 2014

    Grooving to the beat is all well and good and all, but sometimes when the music burrows deep into your veins, there's only one way to unleash that energy...and that is to get down on it, shake your bombon and boogie. Houston is filled with a plethora of dance meccas, where our fellow citizens go to ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    Here's Where Houston Whatever Fest Came From

    If you happened to head down to Lucky's Pub during the height of this year's World Cup action, you probably noticed the district around BBVA Compass Stadium, the several apartment blocks in the area and Warehouse Live has become one of those thriving urban pockets that so-called "livable city" advoc ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014

    The 10 Dirtiest Band Names We Could Find

    These days it doesn't matter much what you name your band, because Bandcamp doesn't have any silly content standards for you to worry about. That's nice for punk and metal, because those dudes love to name their bands after completely sick shit. And they wonder why they have a reputation for being d ... More >>

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    July 9, 2014

    An Easy Guide to The Box's 97.9 The Concert

    Secret shows in Houston don't always stay that way. It's also not a secret that 97.9 The Box has been making quite certain its focus on local rappers is heard vociferously. Last year, the first edition of 97.9 The Concert featured a number of who's who in the local rap community. Propain, he of the ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    Upcoming: 30FootFALL, Black Flag, Rock Baby Rock It, Junior Brown, Yngwie Malmsteen, etc.

    2014 Summer Concert: With Joe LoCascio, Daniel Zajicek, Brent Farris., Sun., July 27, 6 p.m., $5. Cullen Hall, University of St. Thomas, 4001 Mount Vernon, Houston, 713-525-3560. 30FootFALL: With The Suspects, Bury the Crown, Thrill. Sat., August 30, 7 p.m., $12 to $15. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    The Mid-2014 Houston Rap Awards

    Houston rap has never been in a far more comfortable, and possibly profitable, place. Think about it: the city has two radio stations that both support local artists left and right, and the once-banished Trae Tha Truth is once more openly celebrated on the airwaves. At the same time, long-rising und ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Queen & Adam Lambert, New Edition, etc.

    Free Radicals AvantGarden, July 7 Free Radicals is both Nick Cooper's revolving-door ensemble that at any given moment could be playing free jazz, Latin funk or brass-band music, and also Cooper's ongoing testimonial to how much he digs being a member of the Houston music community. He has so much ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    The 20 Best Songs We Heard In June

    "Big Blue Hole," David Olney "Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, all them saints are dead and gone / Amy Winehouse and Curt Cobain, they ain't comin' back here again." David Olney is like the black sheep rounder uncle the family wanted you to stay away from. A former running bud of Townes van Zandt, Oln ... More >>

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    July 4, 2014

    Diverse Bands Sound a Grace Note For Homeless Youth

    Mayor Annise Parker declared July 5, 2013 "Doomstress Alexis Day," in honor of the Project Armageddon front woman's dedication to Houston's LGBT community. "Immediately after, fans, friends and both music and LGBT community supporters were asking what I was planning for 2014," she says. "I truly ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    Here's an Update on the 2014 HPMA Ceremony

    We won't keep you long, but we wanted to pass along some information about this year's Houston Press Music Awards ceremony now that we have it. The 2014 HPMA ceremony is set for Thursday, August 7 at Warehouse Live. The ceremony itself is invitation-only for nominees and their guests, but at 9 p.m. ... More >>

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    July 2, 2014

    The Force Is Strong With Mali Music's Conscious Soul

    The new king of conscious soul, Mali Music's latest album, Mali Is..., came to earth at No. 2 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart. It was pushed there by a first single, "Beautiful," that encourages us to "put our lighters up" in a nod to Lil Kim's Brooklyn anthem but with a smoother side of edi ... More >>

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    July 2, 2014

    Frustrated at Work? Here's a "Brick In Yo Face"

    Like Kermit the Snitch, it's not my business if you enjoy cocaine. I think it's the most ridiculous drug of all because I associate it with the 1980s, which was easily the silliest decade I've lived through. But I recognize there are people in this world who use it and since there is a demand, th ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

    The Super Houston Mixtape Tuesday Column

    We're at the midpoint of the year of our Houston Rap Lord two thousand-fourteen. In that short span, we've seen BeatKing topple buildings and get Nicki Minaj's attention, Doughbeezy's slow fury wreak havoc all over the country, two radio stations viciously vie for listeners, DeLorean arming himself ... More >>

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    June 25, 2014

    Get to Know PuraPharm, Space City Space-Rockers

    PuraPharm is a Houston-based, five-piece psychedelic/space-rock group based whose musical stylings, according to various pundits, range from "ultra mellow space grooves" to "in-your-face psychedelic rock and roll with sax/clarinet, programmed beats and synths added to the overall wall of sound." Fo ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Hog Leg, Mickey Gilley, Deafheaven, etc.

    Hog Leg Rudyard's, June 23 James Red is one of the most spastic, all-in rock and roll front men it's been our pleasure to witness in Houston. He sings like he's about to swallow the microphone whole, while his body is wracked by something that would resemble the worst dry heaves you could imaginabl ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    Los Skarnales' 20-Year Bash a Show For the Ages

    Los Skarnales Fitzgerald's June 20, 2014 It was hot, crowded, loud, and borderline dangerous. And it was damn near perfect. Friday night at Fitzgerald's, Los Skarnales showcased every ounce of heart and love their bodies and souls could disseminate, giving Houston a performance that will go down as ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    The 10 Best Shows In Houston This Weekend: H-Town Beat Down, Derailers, Morris Day, etc.

    H-Town Beat Down BBVA Compass Stadium, June 20 What better way to christen concerts at BBVA Compass Stadium than an insane hop-hop/R&B show with four top stars? BBVA may want to take out some extra coverage on natural disasters, because Kendrick Lamar, Trey Songz, J. Cole and Future performing toge ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    Check Out Our Los Skarnales Family Tree

    "It was all pretty much an experiment" says John Garcia, the third original member of Desorden, the band that later evolved into Los Skarnales. "We had to borrow instruments and learned to play them as we went along. But hey, were really good at making loud noises!" And so began the desmadre that w ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    No, We Haven't Forgotten About This Year's HPMAs

    Some people have been asking when we will announce the nominations for this year's Houston Press Music Awards. Hard to believe it's already the middle of June; seems like just the other day we were mopping the sweat off our brow from Summer Fest, and now it's almost time for fireworks. Actually, it' ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    Let's Hear It For the Ladies of Houston Punk

    Though often under-recognized by society at large, with its overweening narrative of punk rock being a bastion of disenchanted white males, women of all stripes have been intimate and ingrained members of Houston's local scene scene since its very genesis. Yet, few books have extolled the efforts of ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    Video: What Would Drake Fans Do to Meet the Man Himself?

    By now you've heard all about the craziness that was Houston Appreciation Weekend, four days so over the top that we've already had to bust some myths on the subject. And sure, while the movie premiere and the pool party and the Astros game were all cool, it was the big show at the not particularly ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    New Houston Rap: Summer Blockbuster Edition

    There's a bit of evil in the world. You know, the kind that sideswipes your car and doesn't even leave a note. Or when somebody refuses to hear you out when you're trying to tell them something. This is one of those evil moments. If you manage to spend a weekend anywhere in Houston, chances are you ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    James Taylor at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 6/14/2014

    James Taylor and His All-Star Band June 14, 2014 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The cougars were on the prowl at the Woodlands on Saturday night, where James Taylor and His All-Star Band played to an almost sold-out crowd, and JT did not let them down. His resume highlights include being inducted ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    Facts & Fiction About a Wild Houston Appreciation Weekend

    Someday, when I'm old and pretty much still a sarcastic short man, I'll explain to my kids why Drake, a guy from Toronto who at every single walking turn gives out praise and love for Houston -- got a day named in his honor. How he came to Houston, threw a free concert, almost got their father kille ... More >>

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    June 14, 2014

    Somehow We Got Into Drake's Warehouse Live Show Last Night

    What is love? Love is creating an exact replica of the face of the famed Screwed Up Records & Tapes. Love is letting your appreciation show by opener Lil Keke hitting all his cues on "Pimpin Tha Pen." Love is letting Yungstar follow him, then ESG, then Trae performing H.A.W.K's verse from "Swang." ... More >>

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    June 13, 2014

    The 10 Best Shows In Houston This Weekend: Uncle Kracker, MxPx, James Taylor, etc.

    Uncle Kracker Firehouse Saloon, June 13 For an artist who started his career as Kid Rock's DJ, Uncle Kracker has managed to find his country niche. That got going with the laid-back "Drift Away," the Dobie Gray tune Kracker turned into a throwback hit as a duet with the original artist back in 2003 ... More >>

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    June 13, 2014

    The Whigs & Buxton at Fitzgerald's, 6/12/2014

    The Whigs, Buxton Fitzgerald's June 12, 2014 It's not every day that you get a pure rock and roll show. It seems as if bands are doing everything but rocking out to their full potential, but the Whigs do not fit in that category. Thursday night at Fitz, the Athens three-piece took a page out of Ni ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Rusty Shackle, Black Joe Lewis, Failure, etc.

    DJ Sun The Flat, June 9 On last year's One Hundred -- amazingly, his first-ever full-length release -- DJ Sun pours his 20-plus-year career as one of Houston's most in-demand DJs into a seamless work that never lulls, never lags and maintains an unshakably mellow groove throughout. Its intricately ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    The 10 Best '70s Throwback Jamz

    Hey, does anyone feel like gettin' on up like a sex machine? Well, we do, and we think you should join us. The music that emerged during the '70s is some of the very best, even now. Artists like Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson were taking over the scene, oiled-up Jheri curls were all the rage, and ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    Acts We'd Love to See Play Free Press Summer Fest 2015

    Before that carton of leftover FSPF 2014 milk in the fridge starts to smell a little ripe, we had to ask...who should the festival bring in next year? BECK This one's pretty self-explanatory. He fits the general aesthetic of the festival, and would be the perfect-sized headliner. That, and his un ... More >>

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    June 3, 2014

    The Best Things We Overheard at Free Press Summer Fest

    "Already attacked by the Cracker Jack'd" "I got laid last night, it was a good night" -- Mariachi El Bronx "Crazy people watching, man..." "I SMELL MARIJUANA!" -- like it was their first time "I think we're spending more time pretending we're watching shows that actually watching shows" -- s ... More >>

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    June 1, 2014

    How We Spent the FPSF Evacuation

    Saturday will no doubt go down as one of the most interesting days in Free Press Summer Fest's still-young history. Shortly before 2 p.m., festival officials suspended performances and urged everyone to evacuate Eleanor Tinsley Park, citing "impending weather conditions." At first fans seemed to re ... More >>

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    May 27, 2014

    Rap-Metal is Back...and It's Good

    Metal is an ever-turning and twisting genre, following wormholes into subgenres and melding any and all techniques and sounds along the way in a constant struggle to create something new and original. It doesn't always work, and anyone who lived through the '90s can attest that the addition of hip-h ... More >>

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    May 26, 2014

    G.R.I.T. Boy Poppy Puffs Thick Clouds of Kush Culture on Grouch Green

    Poppy of Houston rap group the G.R.I.T. Boys is ready to show the world what he's been cooking up on his recent mixtape Grouch Green, displaying real versatility and storytelling ability as he channels his inner kush connoisseur. In addition to his G.R.I.T. Boys success, you may also remember him f ... More >>

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    May 26, 2014

    Journey at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 5/23/2014

    Journey Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 23, 2014 "Helllllooooo Dallllllaaaaaasssssssss!!!" proclaimed Journey front man Arnel Pineda as he made his way to the stage. "Dallllllaaaassssss!!!!", he shouted again. A cacophony of screams came from all around the nearly sold-out Cynthia Woods Mitchel ... More >>

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    May 16, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Ledisi, Jimmy Eat World, Dos, etc.

    Ledisi Bayou Music Center, May 16 Though a true breakthough into the mainstream pop world has thus far eluded her, New Orleans native Ledisi (born Ledisi Young) has clandestinely become a star among fans who love little else than to dim the lights and turn up the grown-folks music. (She also has a ... More >>

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    May 14, 2014

    Band of Skulls at Warehouse Live, 5/13/2014

    Band of Skulls Warehouse Live May 13, 2013 I'm not sure what it is, whether it be the accent or the rich history of rock and roll, but for some reason you're just cooler if you're British and in a band. Think in your head what your definition of "rock star" is, and I assure you that they'll speak w ... More >>

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    May 14, 2014

    Cover Story: 10 More Houston Acts You Should Know About

    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 >>

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    May 13, 2014

    Help Wanted: We Need a Club-Listings Editor

    The Houston Press is looking for a part-time Music Listings Editor. The ideal candidate will be interested in and knowledgeable about the local music and nightclub scene, as well as have a high attention to detail. The primary component of the job is data entry to keep our concerts and clubs listin ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    Law & Order: Houston Rap/R&B Edition

    Normally television on the weekends is a drag, a malaise of programs you find yourself absorbed in but would easily skip during the week. But come Saturday and Sunday, you're glued to the couch, and no show pulls this off more consistently than Law & Order. Doesn't matter, the show could use the ol ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    The Five Best Shows In Houston This Week: Wolfmother, Band of Skulls, etc.

    Debonair Lounge Cafe 4212, May 12 Since approximately Labor Day 2013, the only way to get each week off on a good foot has been at this Museum District oasis of cool. Debonair Lounge has already welcomed a who's who of Houston's hottest young hip-hop and R&B performers strutting their stuff for one ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    New Monsoon at Last Concert Cafe, 5/10/2014

    New Monsoon Last Concert Cafe May 10, 2014 Take them or leave them, jam bands have been a steady force on the touring circuit since the touring circuit has been the touring circuit. Thanks to the grandfathers of the genre, the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band, plus arena-filling predecess ... More >>

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    May 9, 2014

    Houston's 10 Best Concerts This Weekend: Art Car Ball, Madness On Main, Sir Mix-a-Lot, etc.

    Art Car Ball One & Two Allen Center, May 9 Attention, the 100-150K people who have moved to Houston in the past 12 months, or whatever the actual number is: this weekend is one of the Bayou City's signature events, the Art Car Parade, and you should go. (Helpfully, it's free.) Of course something t ... More >>

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    May 9, 2014

    The Long, Strange Trip of Austin Psych Festival

    When I woke up last Saturday morning in Houston deciding whether to attend Austin Psych Fest, I had barely wanted to go. When I got to the grounds near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, my worst fears were realized: the heat was unbearable, it was dusty, and I spent that afternoon wandering ar ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014

    The 20 Best Songs We Heard In April

    "A House Is a Home," Ben & Ellen Harper Grammy winner Ben Harper teams up with his mother, Ellen, for Childhood Home, which releases this week. This is the first single from the album. Their tender harmonies and reflections here are like flipping through a family photo album, reminding us of every t ... More >>

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