Houston Music

The Last Roundup: A Birthday Blog, Mic Skills, Listenlisten, UGK, Riff Tiffs and More

Happy birthday, Houston's Most Hated! They're celebrating next Saturday at Numbers with The Juan MacLean, Switzerland's the Field and a bunch of local DJs.

29-95.com has a nice chat with local MC Mic Skills, mostly about his new album Defiant.

We Wore Masks caught the freshly reunited Blink-182 (Woodlands Pavilion, September 23) playing "All the Small Things" on The Tonight Show. Can't wait for Conan to take over!

Space City Rock checks out the new Listenlisten, Hymns from Rhodesia. Readitreadit.

Looks like Houstonist is having trouble making up its mind about what shows to see this weekend. Come to think of it, so are we.

Hands Up Houston has the details on the Black Congress/Muhamid Ali house show Saturday at 2502 LaBranch. Free keg.

Cocaine Blunts lays down some background on the Pimp C/Roots feud as detailed on UGK's "Top Notch Hoes." It's been squashed.

Xipq (don't ask us) has a lengthy review of the recent Lucero/Black Joe Lewis show at Walter's: "Out of six years of going to that place, I've never seen a line so long." So we heard.

Indiehouston.org has a link to the new Riff Tiffs EP, Festival/Snflwr. Even if that awesome middle-finger picture isn't the cover art, it's still free.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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