• Talk about buzzkill. During All Time Low's Bamboozle Roadshow performance at Six Flags in Arlington last week, amusement park security pepper-sprayed a handful of preteens who rushed the stage in a surge of prepubescent hormonal musical bliss. The band gave the security an earful of Fuck You! and as a result, was been banned from playing the tour's show the next day at Six Flags in San Antonio, according to sister blog DC9 at Night. Read Rocks Off's review of the Houston stop, where no one got maced, right here. • It's not exactly Houston-related, but it's too good not to share, and if you're still suffering from the post-Summerfest withdrawal blues, this just might make your day: 40 minutes of Fugazi stage banter in MP3 form. Utne Reader has a sampling of some of the dialogue, which includes this hilarious nugget:
I saw you eating ice cream pal! You're bad now, but you were eating an ice cream cone and I saw you. That's the shit you can't hide! Ice-cream-eating motherfucker. That's what you are.
It's like the perfect antidote to all the shitty crowds we've encountered. • AudioADD talkes about how to discover great new music in the Internet age. The answer? Roulette! • Sound Exchange is compiling a YouTube channel featuring all the videos that been shot at shows in the tiny record store over the years. If you have a video to add to the collection, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. • Something Fierce has released its newest single, "Empty Screens". • One Austinite's opinion of Summerfest: "For the moment, Houston thought it was Austin" and "Houstonians don't know how to party". Well, fuck you very much. • Houston Calling is giving away tickets to see Erykah Badu and Janelle Monae at Verizon this Sunday. Monae is MCM's new favorite thing here. Listen to this interview with her from NPR's Fresh Air and check out her James Brown-inspired performance on Letterman above. • Cop Warmth has posted three new songs to their Tumblr blog. • Indie Houston has an interview with local rapper Kyle Hubbard:
I honestly feel that the up and coming talent in Houston's hip-hop scene is overwhelming, and I feel like our city is poised to be the Mecca for the new generation of original and new rappers.
• Miss Leslie says that every single fan is important. • Daniel Mee at Non-Alignment Pact writes about the difficulties of reviewing the music of his friends. • And mrshl reviews a potential replacement for the lamented Lala, called Rdio.com. Conclusion: he likes it a lot. • Remember At the Drive-In? Texas Punk Treasure Chest has a copy of the El Paso band's first EP, from 1994, called Hell Paso. • Tomorrow night, Wols, Golden Arrow Holy Face, Frank Davis & Daddy Banjo are performing their "Songs for Porches" at Domy Bookstore on Westheimer at Dunlavy. It starts at 8:30 p.m. and is free. The show was no-doubt inspired by the bands' front porch tour earlier this spring. Their also taking the concept to Austin, where they'll perform at that city's Domy Bookstore on Saturday. • On Thursday, Houston jazz vocalist Kristine Mills will have her debut at The House of Blues. Reviews have compared her music to sipping on a glass of bourbon, which means MCM is sold. • Finally, summer doesn't start until later this week, but local music impresario Jacob Calle is riniging it in early with a Beach Party Saturday featuring Fat Tony, booze and BBQ on the Bolivar. 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.
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