And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee ... More >>
Chris Strong/ Drag City Last Friday, Rocks Off had the distinct pleasure of talking to Mayo Thompson, the man behind psychedelic (or not) art-rockers The Red Krayola, whose career spans the early days of Houston label International Artists, the art worlds of New York and Europe in the '70s, a sti ... More >>
Gunplay aside, listenlisten have made one of 2009's most anachronistic, arresting new albums.
Pam Cantu Thanks to Classic Rock Bob Ruggiero for passing along the following bit of happy news. In today's edition of Rolling Stone's "Rock and Roll Daily" blog, the first band listed in the "Hype Monitor" section is none other than Houston's own listenlisten. The Hype Monitor got hip to Hymns f ... More >>
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic ... More >>
Where were the bells, the saws, and the sound of clattering silverware? Neither opener Elvis Perkins in Dearland nor headliners Clap Your Hands Say Yeah matched the gorgeous layering of their CDs. A harmonium, a snare drum played with a rattle, the words, “La-la” being screamed by a drummer, and ... More >>
Children of Men and the value of an unedited shot
Jolie Holland takes it to the river
The Letting Go
The Brave and the Bold
Summer in the Southeast
Tuesday, October 11, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-864-2727.
You already know all about this year's crop of wolf bands. We examine the tiger, bear, shark and lion bands, and offer up a rock zodiac.
Sunday, April 3, at Mary Jane's Fat Cat, 4216 Washington Avenue, 713-869-5263
Bonnie "Prince" Billy gets the royal treatment
Bonnie "Prince" Billy Sings Greatest Palace Music (Palace Records/Drag City)
Will success spoil Neil Hamburger? Don't bet on it
The Apollo program was almost the end of the Dirty Three
Soul Rush (Lakeshore)
Palace makes new songs that sound like they've been around forever