Perusing the final ballots for the Texas 30 with a few highlighters this past week was a blessed odyssey into the past three decades of all things Texas music. For as many no-brainers as there were, there were plenty of head-scratchin' exclusions. Rewind: The 30 Best Texas Albums (cover story) Sl ... More >>
The last time we'd seen New York group School of Seven Bells, in 2009, they packed Chicago's Empty Bottle to the brim. Last night at Fitzgerald's, however, there were far fewer people in attendance (though the band's 10:30pm weeknight set-time couldn't have helped their draw). Furthermore, also inst ... More >>
Alejandra Deheza had some spooky experiences writing School of Seven Bells' new album Ghostory.
Taking stock of the Houston music scene on the eve of the annual Houston Press Music Awards Showcase.
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead , The Secret Machines, The Watermarks: Sat., Sept. 12. Warehouse Live. Back in Black (AC/DC Tribute), Tragedy (Metal Bee Gees Tribute): Sat., Aug. 15. House of Blues. Billy Joe Shaver: Sat., Aug. 15. The Firehouse Saloon & Eatery. Bleu Edmondson: Thu ... More >>
If you haven't got Secret Machines (above) tickets yet, stop on by Cactus Music (2110 Portsmouth) today and pick up the proggy Dallas expats new self-titled CD; you'll get a free ticket to their show at Warehouse Live tonight with Perry Farrell and Electric Touch. (And a free poster!) If you're ther ... More >>
They're turning to needles, looking for purity
Ten Silver Drops
Sometimes awesome live bands also make magic in the studio
Music that made the world safe for the word ³alternative² again
Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again
Now Here Is Nowhere (Reprise)
The Strokes started it, but now stellastarr* and other artsier bands are washing their own scum off the streets
Monday, June 9