The Fiery Furnaces

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    April 26, 2012
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    February 1, 2010

    Aftermath: The Fiery Furnaces' Indie-Rock Orobouros Is Nearly Too Meta for Walter's

    [Ed. Note: An orobouros is the mythological image of a snake eating its own tail. Look it up.] Photos by Jody Perry​ The narrative arc of the meta - yes, the meta has a narrative arc; wanna fight? - has officially been fucked with, and the audience it once had is now like; seriously, what's going ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    January 28, 2010
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    December 22, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Fiery Furnaces, Keb' Mo, Merle Haggard/Kris Kristofferson, Warped Tour and the First iFest Names

    ​Billy Joe Shaver: Thu., March 11. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Cody Canada, Kyle Hutton: Tue., Jan. 26. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons, Dawes, Jason Boesel: Fri., March 5. Rudyard's. David Knopfler: Fri., May 7. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. The Fiery Furnaces: Fri., Jan ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Ghosts of Washington Avenue

    Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.

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    January 27, 2009

    Tapes 'N' Tapes: A Cassette-Only Label?

    Yesterday, Bright Men of Learning (right) guitarist and solo performer Ben Murphy (far left), known to everyone on the Hands Up Houston message board as "bdm," announced his intention to start a cassette-only label whose first release would be a tribute tape to pacesetting '90s indie-rockers Sebadoh ... More >>

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    November 12, 2008

    Get Lit: The Pitchfork 500

    At last, Pitchfork has laid bare its aesthetic in book form in this old-media attempt at pop music canonization. As the cover describes, The Pitchfork 500 is “Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present,” beginning with singles released in 1977. That Pitchfork chieftains Scott Plag ... More >>

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    February 4, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Fiery Furnaces at Proletariat, Cirque du SoGay at Numbers, Giants at the Top of the Heap

    What a game. What a game. Sorry, Pats fans. You lose. The John Royal Jinx shows no mercy. But we’ll have more on that in a moment. First, let’s talk nightlife. The Proletariat’s Last Weekend The Richmond hipster haven is no more. We’ve got all kinds of memories of the place: some good, s ... More >>

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    February 1, 2008

    Weekend Music: Does Humpty Hump Still Like His Oatmeal Lumpy?

    We all knew the Proletariat would go out with a bang and it’s well on its way; the club reportedly stopped letting people in at 11:30 p.m. at last night’s Rock Box finale. Honestly, if things like the Pro’s light fixtures, bathroom mirrors and stage equipment are in decent shape at tomorrow ni ... More >>

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    January 31, 2008
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    December 18, 2007

    Battle of the Dimes: What’s in a Name?

    Is this the Dimes... Sometime in the near future, Houston indie-rock fans will have to get used to calling one of their favorite bands something else entirely. Actually, some people will probably always refer to the Westside quartet as the Dimes, but management for another Dimes – a strummy quarte ... More >>

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    November 15, 2007
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    October 18, 2007
  • Blogs

    June 22, 2006

    South By Southwest

    By Scott Faingold "That's how it's done," exclaims the vocalist for Houston's Fatal Flying Guiloteens (which features frequent Press contributor and former Nightfly Brian McManus on guitar). And he's not wrong. If punk rock is meant to be utterly spastic, crazed and joyfully antisocial, then this i ... More >>

  • Music

    May 11, 2006

    Wonder Twin Powers, Activate!

    A scientific study of the two-piece indie-rock boom

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    March 30, 2006

    Clan Ferdinand

    It takes a true Scotsman to get to the bottom of this whole Franz Ferdinand thing

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    November 17, 2005

    Various Artists

    This Bird Has Flown

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    October 13, 2005

    If It's Not Scottish, It's Crap!

    Wack puts this whole Franz Ferdinand thing into context

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    June 30, 2005

    Heartless Bastards

    Thursday, June 30, at Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh Drive, 713-521-0521.

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    October 21, 2004

    Divide and Convolute

    The Fiery Furnaces' Blueberry Boat has indie rockers confused: Are the brother and sister hacks, geniuses or somehow both?

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    June 10, 2004
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    March 18, 2004

    NYC Re-Nu-al

    The Strokes started it, but now stellastarr* and other artsier bands are washing their own scum off the streets

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    January 15, 2004

    Midtown Honky-tonkin'

    Trains and the vintage sounds of the Swank Countrypolitans bring a time warp to the Continental Club