(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
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
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
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!
The Sex Pistols have re-formed (again), and Johnny Rotten is spewing pure vitriol (still)
Sweet J.A.P. is without a doubt the best Japanese punk band from Minneapolis
Friday, May 30
For Uncle Tupelo fans, there's No Depression in reissue heaven
The Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl is always between rock and a hard place