Butthole Surfers live in Philadelphia, 2008 farm4.static.flickr.com After he and Rocks Off talked for more than an hour at West Gray Cafe last week, Tom Bunch, who managed the Butthole Surfers for a decade between the late '80s and late '90s - exact dates are fuzzy; imagine that - summed up the exp ... More >>
Buxton (above) is rocking out right now, powered by some chiming guitar and that one and only chaka-chaka-chaka "train beat." These people right here (below) are loving it. They're about to give out some awards. Almost forgot about that part of the evening. Channel 39 anchor Mia Gradney is about to ... More >>
This Portland foursome is packed full of post-punk influences
(In which locals sound off on the ten records they would take to Matagorda Island, the nearest major unpopulated sandbar to Houston.)
Just in time for SXSW, the Pearland New Wavers brush off the mothballs
The Slits, This Bike is a Pipe Bomb, Future Virgins, ShellShag Numbers March 10, 2008 Better than: Wallowing in self pity wishing you were an "industry" person so you’d have somewhere to be on a Monday night. Download: Shellshag’s Happiness and Slits debut The Cut, which turns 30 next year. ... More >>
We Were the Young Americans
A new book compiles punk's greatest hits and biggest dicks
Joe Strummer transcends punk, and the music lives on
The Evens November 14, 2007 NoTsuOh Better than: Standing around until midnight drinking $5 Lone Star out of a plastic cup in a glorified high-school gym with black walls, while "Running With the Devil" blares at maximum volume from a forbidding wall of speakers. Download: "Shelter Two" or "Pushed ... More >>
Abby Banks explores the houses that punk built
This band breathes new life into pop-punks flaccid, bloated corpse
Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Still, Control Original Motion Picture Sound Track
As Iggy Pop, he was (and is) one of rock’s wildest wildmen; a performer who might abuse the worst kind of drugs imaginable, bloodily mutilate himself on stage, or launch himself into a frenzied audience that might just as easily part like the red sea as catch him safely. As James Osterberg, he w ... More >>
For all the anti-establishment rabble-rousing of his music and endless booze-and-spliff-permeated pub musings, Joe Strummer was stoked the Clash was being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was furiously working toward reuniting the classic lineup for the 2003 ceremony, if only to rip ... More >>
The Queers perform Wednesday, January 31, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717.
A fictional look at the future of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Houston's old-school punks reunite to aid a stricken legend
Snowbyrd performs Thursday, December 21 at Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, 713-521-0521. Dirty Leg also performs.
Circle Jerks perform Monday, December 3, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483.
Social Distortion appears Sunday, November 5, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel. Call 713-225-5483 for more info.
Alexisonfire appears Friday, October 20, at Java Jazz Coffee House, 2502 FM 1960 East. Call 832-202-2287 for more info. Moneen, A Change of Pace, Cancer Bats also appear.
A psychedelic pioneer and the drug that helped do him in are both sorely missed
Our intrepid reporters set out to experience the Vans Warped Tour -- so you don't have to
Our new recurring feature raids the deli tray of H-town-related rap beefs
Friday, April 7, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-629-3700
Mel Hell and Alice Sin lead the charge of the misfit boy-toys
So you might as well rock out with XBXRX
Tuesday, August 30, at Mary Jane's Fat Cat, 4216 Washington Avenue, 713-869-5263.
Friday, August 19, at Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, 1-866-4HOUTIX.
Body of Song
Sunday, July 17, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-863-1875.
Sunday, April 10, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717
Looking for the true spirit of the Ramones? Try going to an underground hip-hop show.
The Ramones bopped toward history and an unhappy end
Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1 (Fat Wreck Chords)
Wednesday, May 5
Saturday, April 10
In your heart, you know the Yuppie Prick$ are right
A cool kid seeks heavenly redemption
Please come see Shonen Knife's powerful activity!