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.


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.