We'll lead off this week's Magnolia City Mixtape with, well, the headline. It's 10 a.m. next Friday (March 4) at livenation.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. In other late-breaking concert news, Bob Seger hits Toyota Center April 30. Tickets for that one go on sale next Saturday.
Our soundtrack this week comes from San Antonio's Exponential Records, who have put together a compilation of electronic music from across Texas, including some Houston artists.
Looking at the calendar, there's a big double-doozy at Fitzgerald's tonight. Both The Tontons and listenlisten are headlining shows, so expect it to be quite crowded. But that's hardly all that's happening this weekend.
Austinites Yellow Fever show up at The Joanna tonight. The $5 show also includes The Mathletes and Hearts of Animals.
Paris Falls plays a free in-store at Cactus Music 1 p.m..
Local wonder and Ninja Tune artist Yppah pops into The Mink tomorrow night, with Together. We Are Instruments, Fiskadoro, and Interference.
Ever seen cats play music? Tonight and tomorrow, Super Happy Fun Land hosts exactly that.
Tuesday, Occult Detective Club, Something Fierce, The Busy Kids, and Noguey take over Vinyl Junkie.
Wednesday, Secret Cities shows up at the Mink with Warbler PL and Josiah Gabriel in tow.
Luke Lukas wants to remind everyone that he'll be releasing an album tomorrow night at Khon's, with this video for Crazy With You.
Former Houstonians Ume are currently in the running for a contest to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. Not only would that put a damn good band on the cover, but would also land them a spot on Jimmy Fallon's show.
DJ Sun will be a special guest at Brett Koshkin's monthly Dirty Honey dance party March 5. Expect Boondocks to get extra funky.
Female Demand has sent off their new record to be mastered by Bob Weston of noted band Shellac.
What hasn't been seen in a local music video yet? What's that? A bloody game of Twister? Well Johnny Falstaff takes care of that with his track "Wanting You."
Chamillionaire unleashed the video for his track "This My World." Click through to see him do a lot of traveling.
Otenki will be putting out a new EP, Kinetic, May 3.
More news out of the Square And Compass camp reveals that they'll be recording with Chris Ryan. We're not sure if they've actually been working on a microbrew, but you can preview an acoustic version of a new track in this video.
New music this week:
New Houston band Deep Cuts http://www.facebook.com/deepcutstx wrote in to introduce themselves. Check out a couple of their songs on Bandcamp.
Shina Rae shared a couple remixes of her track "Touch."
Tax the Wolf let an unreleased track from their Hold the Sun sessions slip online.
Wails posted a demo of a new track, "Next Time Around."
Squincy Jones takes on Duran Duran in this week's Screwed Tuesday installment.
Hollywood FLOSS dropped a new track, "Dream Killer 2.0," from his upcoming project One Fan At A Time.
"Sex Jail" and "Time And Pressure" - two tracks from The Cutters - popped up on Bandcamp.
Last week in MCM, we mentioned that Trae & Wiz Khalifa had done some recent collaborations. Listen to their track "Getting Paid."
Trae's been staying busy, too: here he shows up on a Yelawolf track, http://trackbangas.com/index.php?t=radio&song_id=164 and a video for his track Rap Game surfaced this week as well. http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhx757tHfYISBweyEv
Jonathan Jindra posted the artwork for his new Trills album, Blue Metabolic Sunrise which will be out next month.
David A. Cobb has begun his pre-SXSW coverage at Houston Calling, including news that Saint Arnold's will host a party at The Gingerman. David previews a lot of bands, so just go ahead and subscribe to the blog now.
Apparently The Blaggards' van bit the dust, but they've got a ridiculous looking new one.
Perhaps you'd like to see Bun B interview some NBA players at All-Star weekend?
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