Metal is an ever-turning and twisting genre, following wormholes into subgenres and melding any and all techniques and sounds along the way in a constant struggle to create something new and original. It doesn't always work, and anyone who lived through the '90s can attest that the addition of hip-h ... More >>
Listening is not necessarily the strong suit of Houstonians who frequent live-music venues. But for those who do choose to silence themselves and their phones for live performances (or those drowned out by the sound system), there are certain places around town that are built for great sound. These ... More >>
"I'm gonna make you dance. I'm gonna make you move. I'm gonna make you sing. I'm gonna make you boogie!" -- Roy "Elroy Boogie" Samano When a loved one dies, the grieving process can take shape in a variety of ways. Whether its looking through old photos, visiting the special places we shared with t ... More >>
With a perfect combination of sun, clouds, and breeze, It felt as if Houston was making love to me as I escaped the treacherous, life-sucking fluorescent lighting of my Westchase office and moon-walked my way towards a Friday night full of booze, buds, and Budweiser. (I'm more of a Saint Arnold's dr ... More >>
Yesterday, September 10, marked the 114th birthday of a man who helped introduce more people to music in the 20th Century than perhaps any other person despite never picking up an instrument or plugging in a microphone. Unless you're a serious chemistry geek, you've probably never heard of Waldo Lon ... More >>
It's often difficult enough to hear a great band or solo artist over the yammering of those in attendance, but it is made worse when the sound system sounds like garbage. We music lovers have often lamented the lack of decorum shown by some local music "fans" when it comes to talking during shows, b ... More >>
Showing it has more lives than a cockroach, vinyl has been reborn, resulting in some beautiful music. But sometimes production values in records and turntables are lacking.
The bass line is everything in dubstep, whose core moves like robo-elephants, stomping and booming along.
Check out our slideshow of last night's Red Bull Skooled Tour launch. "Excuse me while I get the turntables straight. Til then, let me help you get some pussy. This the "help you get some pussy hour"!" Before spinning a single record on the turntables, New Orleans' most noted producer/part-time em ... More >>
Well time to pass the tissue to those of you who love walking through IAH or Hobby with $200 headphones around your head like a fashion statement. In news more likely to occur than Dr. Dre's Detox album, Monster has announced that it will no longer be making Beats By Dre headphones. Chalk up an ... More >>
With all due respect to my audiophile friends, the end-of-year sales numbers for vinyl albums (up 39 percent from last year) are still just a blip on the radar. Vinyl sold 3.9 million copies according to SoundScan and that is a formidable number considering it is quadruple over what it was ju ... More >>
In a classic bit of stand up comedy, Steve Martin described his obsessive search for the best stereo system of the day. He kept adding more and more speakers until he finally reached the "google-phonic" stereo with the closest number of speakers to infinity, which, like all the rest, sounded like sh ... More >>
If you are lucky enough to have already gotten a Turntable.fm invite, and you work somewhere that is down with your listening to streaming jams, then right now you could be listening to the Stone Roses and Stereo MC's in Rocks Off's new Houston Press Rocks Off Spin Off on the social DJ site. ... More >>
After leaking artists including Okkervil River, Odd Future, X and - most people believe - Slayer, Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest has officially begun announcing its 2011 lineup via the brand-new file-sharing/social-media hybrid Turntable FM. Fun Fun Fun began streaming songs from this year's arti ... More >>
The Scooby Doo Crew (SDC) should be feeling great. After all, the production group that provides sound and electronic services for raves, parties and the like will celebrate its 15th anniversary April 16, and the popularity of its parties has been on the rise since the crew was formed. Unf ... More >>
The geniuses that first let you rock 'n' roll with guitar legends in Guitar Hero decided to bring out a new instrument for gamers to party on. This time, Activision brought out the turntables for their newest title, DJ Hero. Available for the Playstations 2 & 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii, DJ ... More >>
He's been around the world. He has played in locales as exotic as Paris, Rome, Berlin and Dubai. He has probably shagged women who would sooner cross the street than look at you. And yet, DJ/producer/remixer King Britt doesn't mind coming down to Houston and entertaining us mortal folk with his h ... More >>
HPMA Must-See's: The Wiggins, Born Liars, Indian Jewelry, Ceeplus Your Votes (that aren't your band): Born Liars should win something The Wiggins for Best Experimental Nosaprise for Best Underground Hip Hop "Most Played" Tunes Your iPod: I don't have one. Most played record on your turntable ... More >>
Fucker Punks party like they mean it
They're turning to needles, looking for purity
DJ Sun's turntable buying advice
Perhaps it was last September's Pitchfork headline, "RJD2 Signs to XL, Ditches Hip-Hop," that had the underground rap scene grumbling. In the nearly five years since his solo debut, RJ attained hero status for his unearthly beats and work with cats such as Mos Def and Aceyalone. But now he's making ... More >>
Universal Music helps Microsoft set a crappy precedent
This DJ simulator is nothing to rave about
Friday, August 19, at Bayou Place, 534 Texas Avenue, 713-629-3700.
Skills erode as new technology broadens the field. And the old-school cats don't care.
A local lounge royal and his court pep up the way they reign
Take a trip far into the future for a look back at the history of rap
Saturday, November 15
Chicago DJ luminary Bad Boy Bill keeps the house raw and raunchy
Saturday, October 11
Friday, May 10
Wednesday, February 20
Friday, January 11
Not just deejaying anymore
DJ Screw lived mostly for his work, as if he would have time later to celebrate his success. That time would never come.
Four New York turntablists redefine the art of deejaying
Make Yourself; When Incubus Attacks! Vol. 1
When you can't trust your partners, you're likely to get burned
Music, a Houston DJ andthe lure of Austin
How an ex-con, a would-be physicist and a kindergarten teacher helped shape Houston's DJ subculture