Roy Mata

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Things You Should Know Before You Start A Band

    ​A few weeks back we asked our round table what advice they would give other bands in town. Their answers ranged from solidly DIY nuggets from April Brem Patrick to smart business ethos from Andrew Karnavas. Now Rocks Off even feels like we could be in a band. Our powerviolence/noise project ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    February 4, 2010

    Walter's Staying On Washington Until At Least April

    Chris Gray‚ÄčThis past week we found ourselves at Walter's On Washington about three times for various shows, amateur boxing matches and the random drink (or five). The club's rumored move has been Internet and scene fodder since word of its then-imminent change of location came to light last fall. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Aftermath: Balaclavas and Black Congress, Lacquering the Walls of Mango's

    Photos by Craig HlavatyAll my friends know the Low Rider: Black Congress‚ÄčIt's getting harder and harder every day here in Houston to find bands who know how to rock the ever-loving fuck out. Sure some of you do a good job at riding straight grooves and crafting shit-hot slabs of indie swoon. We ap ... More >>

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    June 24, 2009

    Aftermath: Double Dagger at Super Happy Fun Land

    Craig HlavatyWallet, keys, lighter, cellphone, camera(s). We had it all last night as we walked into the arty confines of the East End's Super Happy Fun Land. But one thing we didn't have was a pair of earplugs, and right about now we feel kinda silly not dishing out the extra buck for the ones sitt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Mp3: Black Congress' "Davidians"

    Up until about three or four months ago, Black Congress had been rather reclusive. The veritable indie supergroup, made up of scene vets Roy Mata, Chris Ryan and Bret Shirley, with Dann Miller and singer Bryan Jackson from the Jonbenet, had only played a handful of shows since Black Congress's incep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2008

    Fried Rice: In the Hot Seat with Ryan (ADR) from The Skyline Network

    HPMA Must-See's: Born Liars, Buxton, Young Mammals, The Wiggins, Bring Back the Guns, Scattered Pages, Arthur Yoria, Indian Jewelry, Spain Colored Orange, SkyBlue72, Two Star Symphony, Wild Moccasins, Full Release, Hearts of Animals, Black Math Experiment, Sharks and Sailors and Whorehound Your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2008

    Fried Rice: This Just In from Levi (Guitar Center)

    Levi passed on the rumor that Young Mammals might play one more show with soon-to-move-to-Mexico drummer Iram Guerrero. He says it has something to do with "all ages" and "Roy Mata." He also wanted us to add that "Lone Star Pornstar is not confirmed."

  • Music

    July 27, 2006
  • News

    November 10, 2005

    Road Trip

    How a mid-list band spent six weeks in an RV, fueled by chili