Will to Live, Band of Mercy, Black Coffee, Altered Minds Walters January 26, 2013 Anytime I find myself at a real, honest-to-God hardcore show, it's hard not to compare it to the anarchic, adrenaline-soaked matinees at New York's legendary CBGB. Long after the likes of the Ramones and Television ma ... More >>
Who? It's hard to argue that any local band is more on the way up than the Tontons, and a lot of that can be credited to the incredible sounds that come out of singer Asli Omar's mouth. Smooth as silk sheets, but with a pop-princess kind of power that enables her to stand firmly with one foot in ind ... More >>
5. NUMBERS Numbers fell off. Numbers ain't what it used to be. No one goes there anymore. Blah, blah, blah. Sure, the venue may be a far cry from what it was during its heyday, when the likes of Iggy Pop and Henry Rollins were stomping through town and nearly tearing its walls down. But Houston, as ... More >>
Year after year after year, Houston nurtures and cultivates its music scene. It has grown into substantial force, arguably as powerful and diverse as it's ever been, with legitimate talent in just about every branch or genre. Accordingly, the city is flush with venues to see said talent, be it wel ... More >>
An iconic Houston music venue settles into new digs amid a hint of controversy.
Photo by Marc BrubakerThis guy's crazy rant at Fun Fun Fun Fest made the list.All things considered, 2011 was a pretty bitchin' year for popular music. It wasn't all high-fives and Grammies for our musical heroes, however. More than few steaming flops, blown gigs and sour notes made the yea ... More >>
After 1,661 days (and counting) of immersion in the Houston music scene, a look back.
Matthew Keever...And then there were none.Nearly two years after the club first said it was planning to relocate from Washington Avenue, Walter's on Washington has finally shut down, owner Pam Robinson told Rocks Off this afternoon. After Robinson gave her landlord a 60-day notice on March 1 ... More >>
Photos by Matthew KeeverPam Robinson, owner of Walter's on Washington, has been keeping busy. "I've been working on this since the first week of February," Robinson said of her plans to move the longtime Washington Avenue music venue to a new location. "I signed all the contracts, I presente ... More >>
According to the above poster for the Saxton Fox/Art Institute/Satin Hooks show, which was posted on Hands Up Houston earlier this afternoon, Walter's on Washington appears to be moving before the end of the month. The new location, 1120 Naylor, is just north of I-10, in the same industrial ... More >>
Son Lam If Pearl Bar did have live music, where would the band fit?Last week, the Chronicle ran a story about the owners of Salt Bar, a newer drinking establishment on Washington Avenue, and their goal of building "a live music scene in Houston from the ground up." One of the partners ... More >>
The three-mile stretch of avenue is Houston's place to be if you're young, white, single and ready to party. At least for now.
Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.
Bill OliveSilver Jews at Walter's on Washington, September 2008Rocks Off learned this morning that Walter's on Washington, one of Houston's primary venues for local bands, indie-rock, hardcore and touring acts not yet on the radar of Warehouse Live and House of Blues, will close at the end of Oct ... More >>
John VanMelt Banana at Walter's on Washington, November 2007All of you who think last night/today's news that Walter's on Washington will close at the end of October is another nail in the coffin of Houston's indie scene can relax. Rocks Off reached owner Pam Robinson around 12:30 p.m., and she s ... More >>
Has it been good for Houston? A dozen local music figures sound off
Will "self-enforcement" be enough for Houston's expanded smoking ban to work?
From Doo Doo Butter to The Dimes, kids leave cover songs and garages behind
Could there be a fun, pro-music political action committee in Houston? Why the hell not?
Houston's ticky-tack noise ordinance and NIMBY neighbors are killing the scene
In which a routine noise complaint morphs into a small riot
The Arcade Fire burns Mary Jane's Fat Cat down to the ground; also: Scarface/Geto Boys news and the fate of Mary Jane's
A selection of some of the wildest, weirdest, and most dangerous bands and shows in Houston history
Country Legends 97.1 takes over as the number one C&W station in town
Racket confronts his hatas at a show in his dishonor
Mary Cutrufello's leaving makes us wonder: Is your band a Krogers, Randalls or a Fiesta?
Plus: No Foolin', HGO Curtain Call, Shooting Gallery
Pam Robinson is transforming Washington Avenue one bar at a time
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