MCM's boss came across the above video ofMike Stinson
's "I've Got No One to Drink With Anymore," from the local honky-tonk transplant's brand-new (and excellent) albumThe Jukebox In Your Heart
, while he was waiting for her to turn in this article. As a staunch proponent of Coors Light, he strongly recommends you check it out, then check out both Stinson and the beer selection at Blanco's April 29. R.I.PGuru
, formerly the rapping half of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr, saithThe Rap Up's Henry Adaso.
Did you miss thePatti Smith
show at UH last night? You can read Aftermath's reviewhere
, then get a different take fromSara Cress at 29-95
. Smith talked to Culturemap before her performance last night. She's abig fan of the Rothko Chapel
. If youstill
haven't had enough, listen to this lengthy late 2009 interview she did with NPR'sTalk of the Nation
where she discusses Gilda Radner's parody Candy Slice, a story she also told last night. How's this for sponsorship?Urban Outfitters is hawkingSummerfest
tickets. The hipster retailer sent out an email early this week saying tickets for the festival are available in stores. This could mean good things for Houston's music scene. Also, the Free Press Web site'snew redesign
looks slick! Rocks Off's ownCraig Hlavaty
has aFacebook fan page
. MCM is not responsible for what you do with that information. TheFord Fiesta Battle of the Bands
is scheduled forMay 1 at Warehouse Live.
Tickets are free but you must RSVP at the link. Local bands includingRobert Ellis & The Boys
,Black Queen Speaks
are vying for a chance to perform at Bonnaroo later this summer.Chingo Bling
interviews his dad on YouTubeabout the Nas/Kelis divorce and child support battle. It's funny.
In fact, all the Chingo-Bling-interviews-his-dad-videos are funny.Here's some BBQ tips from the elder Bling
, wherein he rinses off two raw whole chickens with the spigot on the side of his house.Terrible Eagle
(above), a band wholeft Houston a few years ago
in an attempt to make it on their own in Europe, were robbed of all their gear in Napoli, Italy, when their tour van was broken into. MCM knows times are hard, but what is it with all the bands getting robbed lately? Tex Kerschen ofIndian Jewelry
tells us the band is taking donations via Paypal firstname.lastname@example.org
. On Thursday, tune into Houston music blogDryvetyme Onlyne
tocatch a sneak preview
of the new Everyone Everywhere album before it's released on April 30. The preview is part of the band's MP3 Blog Tour, wherein their album will be revealed song-by-song on a variety of music blogs.Andrew Karnavas
is throwing a release party for his new new solo album,Film Noir
, Saturday night at Continental Club. The title track is straight out of a James Ellroy novel, especially the part where the violin kicks in.The Lotus Effect
isalso having a CD release party
at Walter's, Saturday night. You can download their single, "Warhol,"from their MySpace page
. Best of all, their CD release party is all ages and includes a copy of the album for the $10 cover.Here
is a Google Map of theHoly Wols'
porch tour, which is this Saturday. MCM Can. Not. Wait. This is kind of old news (mea culpa) but the newBlack Congress
7-inch is available atSound Exchange
. Celebrate today's dubious "holiday" with a screening of the filmHow Weed Won the West
at Avant Garden, once the sun sets. It's free. MCMadores
the odd Texas town of Marfa. TheMystic Valley Music & Arts Festival
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, in its inaugural year, is looking for Texas bands who want to play the sleepy desert town in May. (It's so new, in fact, that we can't find a Web site for the event.) MCMcan not recommend enough
that local bands should go for this, and take a drive down to Big Bend if time allows. It's a truly magic part of the world. More details at the link.Attention local musicians, music bloggers and music organizations: have something that should be included in Magnolia City Mixtape? Leave a comment below or email brittanieshey (at) gmail (dot) com.