Tom Nguyen

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    March 3, 2014

    The Tontons at Warehouse Live, 3/1/2014

    The Tontons Warehouse Live March 1, 2014 Saturday night, at half past 11 p.m., Asli Omar sauntered out onto the stage at Warehouse Live. A solitary light beamed down on her, illuminating her white dress as she crooned to the crowd. Guitarist Adam Martinez, bassist Tom Nguyen and stand-in drummer S ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Geto Boys, Amos Lee, Tontons, etc.

    "Welcome to Houston" Concert Arena Theatre, February 28 Is there any better way to salute Houston's brand-spanking-new hip-hop radio station, 93.7 The Beat, than to throw a Texas-size party featuring some of Houston's biggest rappers? Of course not, fool. Especially when the rappers doing the party ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    The Tontons Hit Their Stride On New Make-Out King...

    Five years after their eponymous debut album put them on the musical map, the Tontons are back on tour in support of a brand-new record, one that showcases a group having truly hit its stride. It's atmospheric, comfortable, infectious and soulful. The Houston-born quartet will perform at Warehouse ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014

    Rip It Out

    The coming year in Houston recordings.

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    January 9, 2014

    17 Houston Acts to Watch Out For This Year

    BAGHEERA This slick, funky electro-duo has a huge year in store that only starts with a collaboration with Twin Shadow hooked up by Red Bull's Sound Select Program. Bagheera's Aidan Kennedy says he's still figuring out what to do with the songs he has stockpiled, but he knows he'd rather "get the ri ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    The Tontons at Fitzgerald's, 7/26/2013

    The Tontons, Ishi Fitzgerald's July 26, 2013 One of the bigger local acts playing the Houston stages these days, The Tontons headlined a Friday-night gig at Fitzgerald's before a who's who of Houston music scenesters at the near-capacity showcase. Upon arrival, I realized that Austinites The Couch ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Bonus Rocks Off 100: Asli Omar, The Tontons' Indie-Rock Siren

    Who? It's hard to argue that any local band is more on the way up than the Tontons, and a lot of that can be credited to the incredible sounds that come out of singer Asli Omar's mouth. Smooth as silk sheets, but with a pop-princess kind of power that enables her to stand firmly with one foot in ind ... More >>

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    September 3, 2012

    Saturday Night: The Tontons at Warehouse Live

    The Tontons, Quiet Company, Featherface Warehouse Live Studio September 1, 2012 Rewind: The Tontons Are Deemed Buzzworthy By MTV, Playing PopMontreal It's hard to put my finger on why, but Saturday felt like the most important night for local music since at least Friday's Grandfather Child hoedown ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Last Night: The Tontons At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Mark C. Austin​The Tontons, Sun Hotel, Ancient Cat Society Warehouse Live August 11, 2011 Thursday night, the Houston indie scene wished the Tontons a safe and successful journey on a one-month tour of the East Coast and South with a packed-ass show at Warehouse Live. As is the terr ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Last Night: Canned Acoustica II At Warehouse Live

    Southern Backtones' Hank Schyma​Canned Acoustica II Warehouse Live March 3, 2011 Check out our photos of Canned Acoustica II: Acoutstic Boogaloo! It's awfully hard to dog a charity event, especially one donating to a cause as noble as the Houston Food Bank, so Aftermath won't even try. Besid ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    Last Night: B L A C K I E, Summer Blondes, The Tontons And Somosuno At Mango's

    Photos by Marc BrubakerSomosuno​B L A C K I E, Summer Blondes, The Tontons, Somosuno Mango's July 29, 2010 Aftermath had an inkling that we'd wind up at Mango's on Thursday as soon as we heard about the so-called "surprise show." For one, our love of music perpetually drags us out of our home ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Houston Locals Musicians Film Video With Dallas Native, Head to Austin for Release

    • Fat Tony, Tom Nguyen from The Ton Tons and Kyle Vento from Simple Success teamed up with director Tedric Huff to play the backing band for Dallas artist Angela Carter in the new video for her song "Love Anymore." It looks like they had tons of fun. • Roky Erickson spent about 30 minutes las ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Inquiring Minds: The World Of Ghost Mountain

    ​Tomorrow night at Walter's On Washington, three Houston bands throw down their first gigs of 2010. For Roky Moon & Bolt they have a new album in the offing and the future seems pretty clear cut. They are riding into this new year with quite an amount of steam behind them from most all the mus ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: Tontons

    Jessica Grieves​ One of the best things to happen to Houston so far this summer will take place over at Eleanor Tinsley park: Free Press Summer Fest. To get in the right mood, this week Rocks Off is featuring a different local Summer Fest artist each day. Today, fresh from the whirl of activity su ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Artist of the Week: The Tontons

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to​Each week when we write ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    Big Weekend for the Tontons

      This is a good time for local music. From a fan's vantage point, albums have been dropping left and right. It's hard to find artists willing to take the time to write a solid full-length album rather than have five great tracks and seven fillers. For local musicians, step your game up. You ma ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    52 Pick-Up

    Your guide to the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards showcase

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    March 19, 2009

    SXSW Journal: The Tontons

    [A dispatch from Tontons guitarist Tom Nguyen.]Justin and I arrived in Austin Wednesday evening.  We came earlier then the Adam and Asli, so that we could do a bit more and take advantage of our wristbands. After we got our wristbands we wandered around trying to find some bands to see.  O ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    Houston's SXSW Strategy

    Seeing the Elephant

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    March 12, 2009

    Bayou City Buzz

    Houston's SXSW class — and we mean class — of 2009

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    July 31, 2008

    The 2008 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase Is Filled with Talent and Absurdity

    Some of the best rock and roll in town right now is en español

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    July 30, 2008
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    July 28, 2008