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• At the Pachinko Room, behind the Continental Club, a few guys are trying to start up a Thursday night patio movie series. It starts this week with Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains.

Pitchfork gives Houston all kinds of kudos in this article.

• 29-95 interviews Anna Garza about her inspirations for starting Girls Rock Camp Houston.

Lisa's Sons have a new track up on their Myspace page called "Every Minute." They emphasize that they used "real instruments" on this one.

Miss Leslie writes an interesting post about vocal resonance and the way people hear music.

• Here's a review of Austin-based Woven Bones' newest album, In and Out and Back Again.

• Here's an interesting Hands Up thread about show times at the House of Blues. Consensus: they're inconsistent. The original poster said Fang Island didn't take the stage until 1:33 a.m.

"Dog of Man" is a new single from Giant Battle Monster.

Free Press Houston has an interview with Wild Moccasins in advance of their CD release show last weekend. "We have become closer as friends and as musicians through touring," Cody says. Near-death experiences will do that to ya.

• Our sister blog in Dallas, DC9 at Night looks at the 100 most annoying summer songs.

• Listen to two new tracks from the soon-to-be-released Bright Men of Learning album, Fired.

• The countdown begins for the Free Press Summer Fest. 29-95 looks at Great Moments on Flaming Lipstory and Houston Calling continues their profile of bands playing the festival with Buxton, Robert Ellis, Girl Talk and Young Mammals.

Houstonist reviews the new 7" by Black Congress, Davidians, calling the band Houston's own Jesus Lizard.

Saturday, L.A.X., the Austin dance band, will release their new EP at Walter's on Washington.

Also Saturday, the long-dormant Linus Pauling Quartet will kick off the first on several releases this year, starting with a
split 7-inch with ST 37, at Rudyard's.

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