[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 >>
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 >>
Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
A scientific study of the two-piece indie-rock boom
It takes a true Scotsman to get to the bottom of this whole Franz Ferdinand thing
This Bird Has Flown
Wack puts this whole Franz Ferdinand thing into context
Thursday, June 30, at Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh Drive, 713-521-0521.
The Fiery Furnaces' Blueberry Boat has indie rockers confused: Are the brother and sister hacks, geniuses or somehow both?
The Strokes started it, but now stellastarr* and other artsier bands are washing their own scum off the streets
Trains and the vintage sounds of the Swank Countrypolitans bring a time warp to the Continental Club