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Houstonian Tales: John Baldwin

Houstonian Tales: John Baldwin

Sometimes I meet someone who could easily wear all of those hats and more, and yet their biggest focus is trying to make everything fun and cool for those who they perform, promote, or service in their respective endeavors. One of those people is musician, promoter, booker, and record shop owner John Baldwin. I first met John when he was playing drums in Wild Moccasins, and then I’d run into him from time to time at Walters, where he’s the in-house booker and show promoter…

Catch Fever Gives You All You Need On New EP

Catch Fever Gives You All You Need On New EP

For most bands the option to soldier on with a new drummer or disband completely would be the only two courses of action on their radar. However, for Catch Fever there was a third option, which leads us to where we are today, finding the band performing now, as a two piece…

This Here Giraffe: The Best of The Week

This Here Giraffe: The Best of The Week

You can get going over at White Oak Music Hall for their Memorial Weekend Blowout. It would seem that the right of passage in seeing a set from The Flaming Lips would be more than enough for most people. With albums like The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, their music coupled with props and crazed lights is always a real treat to behold…

Local Love: Sik Mule

Local Love: Sik Mule

If you’re a band that’s hailing from the same streets that Dusty, Billy, and Frank call home, then you’re really up against the rails. Luckily for Houston three piece Sik Mule, that’s not a problem. Playing what they call “swamp rock,” these three make a sound that echoes early ZZ Top and Black Keys without sounding like direct copies of either…

The Wheel Workers Leak New Track Ahead of Tour

The Wheel Workers Leak New Track Ahead of Tour

There are very few times when you see a band grinding away, making a schedule, and living up to that schedule, no matter how crazy it may be like Houston’s The Wheel Workers. Last year, after dropping a double LP on multiple formats, the five piece quickly returned with the lush and beautifully crafted EP “Citizens.” …

Fearless Freak: Seven Questions With Wayne Coyne

Fearless Freak: Seven Questions With Wayne Coyne

For what we do now, it’s really just influenced by us not giving a fuck. What’s cool nowadays? I don’t know, but I and the band just do what we want to do and what we like…

Travis Scott vs. Vince Staples

Travis Scott vs. Vince Staples

Two rappers — who outwardly appear to be similar — performed in Houston this past Monday and Tuesday. First was Houston’s own Travis Scott, and Tuesday night was Vince Staples, a 22-year-old rapper from Long Beach. Both have fanbases that skew way young and reach outside a typical hip-hop audience. For Scott, it was a homecoming, a free show at a small club just 24 hours after opening for Rihanna. …

Chris Cohen: Now As If A Part

Chris Cohen: Now As If A Part

Chris Cohen has written and played on a beautiful new album called…

Local Love: Fox Parlor

Local Love: Fox Parlor

Being in blues rock, you’re having to go up against heavy hitters like Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the like. However, on their latest release, “West Dallas Rodeo,” the band easily proves that they’re up to the task. The three song EP produced by John Evans and Steve Christensen really showcases the depths in which the band has grown since their debut.…

Everything But Music with Fat Tony

Everything But Music with Fat Tony

For this week’s installment of Everything But Music — a series in which…

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