As the mid-late 1990s bloomed in the much-hyped "alternative" era, a whole new crop of dual-gender-fueled bands arose in Houston, including the brazen New Wave leanings of Japanic and Modulator, arthouse traditionalists Vulgarians, guitar heroes Gun Crazy, Lucky Motors' limber indie-rock, the Oi! st ... More >>
In honor of the 25th Annual Houston Press Music Awards, we present the Houston Music Hall of Fame.
Mydolls, Vacation Eyes, Hearts of Animals Walters, March 22 Although they lost guitarist Kathy Johnston to leukemia in 2011 -- an illness that prompted the band to record the song "Don't Fucking Die" -- there's always reason to smile when the Mydolls book a gig. The band started by Trish Herrera an ... More >>
While the hallowed ground of Fitzgerald's has remained steadfast, becoming a seemingly permanent fixture in Houston's indie, punk and metal communities, other clubs have receded into the dustbins of history. Fortunately, the fecund eras of two - the Axiom and the Island - are being celebrated during ... More >>
Photos by David EnsmingerThe Mydolls' Dianna Ray and Kathy Johnston at Rudyard's, July 2011Sometimes people come into our lives with the force, elegance and nimbleness of water. Musician, photographer, and patient advocate Kathy Johnston, the Mydolls guitarist and percussionist who passed awa ... More >>
The heavily Hispanic roots — and present — of Houston's punk scene
Amid Noise and Smoke, legendary Houston post-punks reunite
March 18 - 24, 1999
Mike Scranton's creations are the evilest looking things in the parade. And he'll wrassle anyone who says otherwise.
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Thoughts of Sonic Youth, kid's shows and animal testing with sick body and warped mind