Houston Music

Remembering The Island: Where R.E.M. Played, but XTC Wouldn't

Despite the dust of time that usually befalls venues and lore from punk's rambunctious past, The Island has remained a steady icon of Houston's underground movement that swept to the surface as classic arena rock and cosmic country choked the FM airwaves.

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Houston's Island of Misfit Bands Briefly Resurfaces

"The Island was ground zero, where my idea for a punk band came to its fruition," outlines Christian Arnheiter of The Hates, Houston's longest continuously running punk band.