Pam Robinson is not going anywhere. The outspoken owner of Walters Downtown -- and now an inductee into the Houston Music Hall of Fame -- has felt better, true. Recently her doctors discovered that the experimental drug that had been attacking her cancer was going after her heart just as aggressive ... More >>
When I woke up last Saturday morning in Houston deciding whether to attend Austin Psych Fest, I had barely wanted to go. When I got to the grounds near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, my worst fears were realized: the heat was unbearable, it was dusty, and I spent that afternoon wandering ar ... More >>
Langhorne Slim & the Law Fitzgerald's October 22, 2013 On a cool early-autumn evening, Langhorne Slim and his band The Law brought Friday-night energy to a Tuesday-night performance, and while Fitzgerald's wasn't packed out, it was full of adoring fans new and old. At times you could hear a pin dro ... More >>
Irish-tinged Bah-sten punks Street Dogs, who are tight with Scottish-tinged Ew-sten punks, mosh down to Walters Friday night with Detroit psychobilly freakouts the Koffin Kats. Street Dogs' fellow New Englanders Roll the Tanks, whose song "Toeing the Line" was recently featured on Alternative Press' ... More >>
The 71's: Sat., Sept. 15, 1 p.m., Free. Cactus Music & Video, 2110 Portsmouth St., Houston. Action Bronson: Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m., $15/$23. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston. Another Run, The Soapbox Revolution: Sun., Sept. 23, 8 p.m., $5/$10. Scout Bar Clear Lake, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. ... More >>
Ben Nichols, Buxton: Sat., Sept. 8, 8 p.m., TBA. Walter's, 1120 Naylor St., Houston. Big Business: Mon., Oct. 8, 8 p.m., $12. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Big Drunk & The Runaway Scrape, The Electric Dollhouse Groove Buggy: Sat., July 28, 8 p.m., Free. Khon's Wine Darts Coffee Art, 28 ... More >>
Pegstar's Jagi Katial hunted and pecked until he put together a big-time music festival.
Confusing new law has bar and club owners screaming.
Mess With Texas, Austin's antidote to the crowds of badge-holders clogging the streets and the mile-long lines coming out of showcases during South By Southwest, has returned for 2012 with a lengthy lineup for three days of music, March 15th, 16th, and 17th. This year the festival will be located at ... More >>
Growing up in the '80s, there was a concern on the part of drummers that they would be replaced by drum machines. No one thought that every drummer in every band would be swapped out with a box, but spots in all sorts of projects normally reserved for a guy with sticks were being handed over to prog ... More >>
After 1,661 days (and counting) of immersion in the Houston music scene, a look back.
Todd ColeWednesday night, noisy indie duo No Age (above) pulls into Fitzgerald's. The two-piece of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer Dean Allen Spunt, starting making waves in 2007 with their debut Weirdo Rippers. 2008's Nouns brought them even more acclaim, and along the way they gained fo ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseThe National House of Blues October 8, 2010 Houston crowds like to party. The National does not. These two seemingly indisputable musical facts led Aftermath to imagine all sorts of nightmare scenarios for the Brooklyn band's visit to House of Blues Friday night, from t ... More >>
Rocks Off came into the office this morning to discover we had been beset by a bad case of the gremlins. One of our photographers' Web site was down, there was another mix-up with the Willie Nelson photos from Saturday night (which has since been fixed) and... well, it's just a Monday. However, w ... More >>
Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.
Mark C. AustinThe Snake Charmers take a breather after bluesing up Martell's. It was hot as hell when the Houston Press music staff met up at the Flying Saucer ordering different shades of exotic beers and several different kinds of cheese. Bands were divided up between writers, and pretty much e ... More >>
St. Louis post-punks So Many Dynamos are ready for battle with The Loud Wars.
They'd just as soon give us a miss.
Listen to tunes while you tase
Looking back on the local scene in '06
Here's a little extra from our conversation with Tex Kerschen of Indian Jewelry in our feature Smoke Signals, Indian Jewelry comes home by Olivia Flores Alvarez in the November 30 issue of the Houston Press. Houston Press: It's been about a year since you played in Houston, let's see what ... More >>
Houston's ticky-tack noise ordinance and NIMBY neighbors are killing the scene
In which a routine noise complaint morphs into a small riot
To Galt, this ain't police brutality -- it's justice. Editor's note: John Galt, Houston's favorite right-wing hipster, contacted music editor John Nova Lomax demanding to be given equal time in the debate over the Walter's on Washington War. HouStoned, being a fair and balanced blog, has complied. ... More >>
This pic from the incident's MySpace page pretty much says it all... So of course everyone in town is talking about the shitstorm/fisticuffs/throwdown that occurred during Friday night's Two Gallants show at Walter's. (We started getting e-mails about it later that evening.) We're getting eyewit ... More >>
Two Gallants perform Friday, October 13, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington. Call 713-862-2513 for more info.
A scientific study of the two-piece indie-rock boom
The lone wolves of 2005
Monday, October 3, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-864-2727.
A South By Southwest diary
Tired of guitar-and-drums blues duos? You haven't heard Two Gallants yet.