There have been punk-rock chicks as long as there has been punk rock. That much is true, but what is also unfortunately true is that the genre can all too often be a boys' club. Consider that emo, an entire genre based around angsty young men bemoaning their troubles with women, spawned from punk. T ... More >>
Black Marble is a New York coldwave band with an excellent, minimalist sound that reminds us of the Glove, or possibly the starker moments of Houston's own Bang Bangz. They've teamed with director Timothy Fiore on a music video fro their song "Backwards," a work that is already penciled in for the N ... More >>
girlscantwhat.comLast week, we rounded up a list of our favorite female rock bassists. We'd like to continue the trend of honoring rock's finest females, by next recognizing 14 notable female rock drummers. As usual, we will focus on the live-performing, touring drummers over time, rather tha ... More >>
Allison WagonerHouston's The Energy at The Mink, July 2011White Mystery wasn't just the name of the band playing The Mink on Saturday night. There was a palpable feeling of tension and "weirdness," as one person put it, at the Midtown venue as word continued to spread across the Houston indie ... More >>
Air Waves, Football, Etc: Sun., Feb. 13. Fitzgerald's.
Avant: Sun., Feb. 13. House of Blues.
Listenlisten, Bear Crossing, Binary Marketing Show: Sat., March 19. Super Happy Fun Land.
Black Lips, Vivian Girls: Fri., April 29. Fitzgerald's.
Born Liars, The Energy: Wed., Feb. 9. Mango's.
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Jason WolterToots & the Maytals at House of Blues, May 2Along with the season of shopping madness and suicidal depression comes the season for Best-ofs. Live show-wise, 2010 was very benevolent to Lonesome Onry and Mean. Some of our favorites from 2010:
11. Jon Cleary, The Big Easy: Cleary ... More >>
Neph BasedowBest Coast
November 6, 2010
Considering our prior exposure to Best Coast was at this summer's massive Pitchfork Festival, we were eager to check them out on Saturday, in the considerably cozier confines of Fitzgerald's.
It seems much of Houston shared similar enthus ... More >>
MySpace.com/yellerfeverIn "Me & Paul," from 1971's Yesterday's Wine, Willie Nelson sings, "Almost busted in Laredo, for reasons that I'd rather not disclose/ But if you're staying in a motel there and leave, just don't leave nothin' in your clothes."
If Austin-based YellowFever covered "Me & ... More >>
Photos by Marc Brubaker
Aftermath is always interested in how the residents of Houston represent our fair city when a touring act with any sort of notoriety comes through town. Houstonians don't always have the best reputation as concert-goers, whether it's because we talk too much during any giv ... More >>
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Monday night, an obviously delirious Rocks Off found ourselves upstairs at the Mink's Backroom instead of where we should have been, home in bed asleep. We enjoyed high-energy/lo-fi trio Vivian Girls, but at this point we are starting to realize we may have a pr ... More >>
Photos by Adam P. NewtonVivian Girls
Much like ACL 2009 will be remembered as the "Rain and Shit-Mud Year," Saturday at SXSW 2010 is sure to be marked as the day when Winter decided to spit on Austin in the middle of March. As opposed to the blue skies and nice breezes that we enjoyed earlier ... More >>
Katharine ShilcuttThe xx at the Village Voice Media party at La Zona Rosa
If we ignore some of the "real life" issues we had to contend with, Aftermath spent three excellent days in Austin for SXSW 2010. Our energy remained consistently up, mostly fueled by being constantly on the move, as we saw ... More >>
Atreyu, Drive A, Otenki: Sun., Feb. 28. Meridian.
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Grandfather Child: Fri., April 2. Walter's on Washington.
Camera Obscura: Sun., April 11. Warehouse Live.
Cold, Nonpoint, Day Of Fire, Chrome 44: Fri., March 19. Scout Bar Clear Lake.
Deer Tick, Dr. Dog: Sun., ... More >>