13th Sky: With the Freakouts. Fri., December 5, 9 p.m., $7 to $10. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903. 2014: A Backspace Odyssey: Sat., December 6, 7 p.m., $20 to $25. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. After 7: With Lyfe Jennings, Troop. Fri., November 21, 8 p.m., $3 ... More >>
Who? Earlier this year we took a look at Kevin Choate, the percussive half of The Snow Indian. Now we shine a light on his partner Ryan Dickson, who keeps the melody throbbing live and hard on guitar and vocals. He favors a '90s alternative method that calls to mind Weezer's more frantic moments whe ... More >>
So The Twilight Saga has exactly two things that keep the films from being absolute torture. The first is Ashley Greene in all her pixie-hotness, and the second is that there really are some excellent bands that end up on the soundtracks. Case in point, the Features were featured recently in Break ... More >>
One righteous vintage vinyl party.
This past week a few Houston musicians began getting their dreaded SXSW rejection notices; most notably we heard that Robert Ellis' entry was not accepted. That's a tough bullet to take, considering how well his band does on Wednesday night at Mango's and the quality of his solo album. Either way E ... More >>
Stoner faves Method Man and Redman wage a battle of the blunts.
In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random strangers in the face. Go ... More >>