Who? Anthony Obi, aka Fat Tony, is a Nigerian-American rap musician from the great Third Ward, Houston, Texas. His his music is smart, fun and (according to Tony) "very enjoyable in Whataburger drive-thrus!" Home Base: "I like to keep it moving," Tony says. "I made my last two albums in Los Angele ... More >>
Next week the Rocks Off Action Team goes to Austin for Ess Ex Ess Dubya for another four days of fun, sun, eavesdropping, and live music. And swag, of the free kind, not the kind that Justin Bieber is still trying to make happen. This year at SXSW we're looking forward to many, many things, includ ... More >>
You have to admire a band that not only creates its own mythological backstory, but goes out of its way to foster the illusion and even gets Walt Disney involved. Supposedly, Valient Thorr is a group of Venutians who crash-landed in North Carolina in the '50s and hid a time machine in the Virginia s ... More >>
Valient Thorr, ASG The Meridian August 6, 2007 Better Than: Staring at your computer screen, repeatedly hitting the refresh button, in your cold and sterile bedroom. Download: “Exit Strategy,” which puts any other anti-war song to somber, clean-shaven shame. With beards of fury and manic st ... More >>
Valient Thorr and Riverboat Gamblers perform Monday, August 6, at Red Room inside Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717. ASG and Totimoshi are also on the bill.
A day at punk rock's biggest summer tour takes more than just stamina