• Fat Tony, Tom Nguyen from The Ton Tons and Kyle Vento from Simple Success teamed up with director Tedric Huff to play the backing band for Dallas artist Angela Carter in the new video for her song "Love Anymore." It looks like they had tons of fun.
• Roky Erickson spent about 30 minutes last week talking to WXPN in Pennsylvania about his recent work with Okkerville River. You can hear the interview on NPR's World Cafe.
• Jeff Balke over at Broken Record talks about Imogen Heap and asks if anyone deserves to make money off music.
• Texas Punk Treasure Chest posts some MP3s from an old 7" from early '90s Houston-based band Junior Varsity, along with a set list from one of the band's shows.
• Our friend Marc Brubaker at Houstonist has posted a nice little round-up of all those Free Press Summerfest videos. There are a LOT of them. You might spot yourself.
• Andrew Dansby at The Chron interviews the Carolina Chocolate Drops, whom we'll be seeing Wednesday night at the Mucky Duck.
• The Free Press has a nice little preview of the upcoming Passion pit show Thursday at Warehouse Live.
• Also Thursday, the start of The Houston Symphony's Summer Series at the Miller Theatre.
• A bunch of Houston musicians are artists are headed to Austin Friday for LIMB's CD release. Also featuring Giant Princess, Cosmic Sound, Featherface, B L A C K I E, and Somosuno will also be playing with art installations by up and coming Houston Artists -Chris Fulkerson, Youcomeover, Ghost Machine, James Templeton, and Isaiah Lopez.
• Mrshl at Nonalignment Pact asks "What is Classic Rock? Does Pearl Jam count? 'Cuz their early stuff is almost 20 years old.
• IndieHouston reviews the new release Indescribable Colours from locals Ellypseas. "Indescribable Colours is gritty, live recordings laced together giving it a raw feeling which plays very well with the eclectic sound these guys have developed."
• Apparently Paris Falls' new 7" glows in the dark. Fancy!
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.
Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.