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 >>
Chris GrayThis 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 >>
Photos by Craig HlavatyAll my friends know the Low Rider: Black CongressIt'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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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."
How a mid-list band spent six weeks in an RV, fueled by chili