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Tear Up the Boards: An Interview with XETAS

Tear Up the Boards: An Interview with XETAS

Photo courtesy of Xetas   I had an interesting conversation about the…

In Review: Bedouine, Ohmme, Shabazz Palaces and more

In Review: Bedouine, Ohmme, Shabazz Palaces and more

James Elkington. Photo courtesy of Timothy Harris   JAMES ELKINGTON: Wintres Woma…

Houston Bands Are Doing It Wrong

Houston Bands Are Doing It Wrong

If you look around the country, you should be able to find one band in every city that’s doing things correctly. If you’re smart about things, you start your band, you play locally to get your sound right, and then you start following time tested methods to further your career. In Houston however, it seems that most bands are hell bent on either taking advice from someone who doesn’t know what they’re talking about, or following their own way of doing things, which leads us to where we are today-a bunch of bands doing things wrong…

Nailing It Down:  An Interview with The Kickback

Nailing It Down: An Interview with The Kickback

The Kickback. Photo courtesy of the band   Chicago rockers The Kickback…

Get A Life Leaks New Banger Ahead of Release

Get A Life Leaks New Banger Ahead of Release

ometimes in music it’s fun to see a band that doesn’t seem to take things so seriously in a sea of bands that seem to be so serious that they’re just going through the motions. For Houston’s Get A Life, another quality project from Chase DeMaster of children of pop, Guess Genes, Kult Dizney, and of course his own imprint-Very Jazzed through French Kiss Records, the tongue in cheek band is all about having fun…

Kendrick Lamar Shines at Toyota Center

Kendrick Lamar Shines at Toyota Center

Since he got put on about seven years ago, Compton’s Kendrick Lamar has seemed to be hell bent to prove that he’s one of the strongest mic spitter in the world, and Saturday night at Toyota Center he did just that…

Ak’chamel Gets Dark On “Death Chants”

Ak’chamel Gets Dark On “Death Chants”

Some artists paint with a brush, others paint with a can, however for a band like Ak’chamel, the brushstrokes are just the beginning of something less defined but ultimately beautiful. One their new album Death Chants, they take us further down the rabbit hole of their universe, while offering up a mix of ghostly mysticism and dark beauty to create one of the most interesting pieces of work you will probably ever hear…

I’m Not An Astrology Major: An Interview with B.o.B

I’m Not An Astrology Major: An Interview with B.o.B

B.o.B Photo courtesy of the artist Atlanta-based hip hop artist Bobby Ray…

Top 5 Music Videos of the Week: Goldie, WatchtheDuck + more

Top 5 Music Videos of the Week: Goldie, WatchtheDuck + more

The summer concert season is in full swing, but you can hide…

POIZON Takes Us To Church On Debut Album

POIZON Takes Us To Church On Debut Album

Whatever Houston’s POIZON thinks of religion, their debut full length, Church Is Poizon should become your new gospel. Full of garage fueled punk that’s closest to Australia’s The Victims mixed with The Spits, the entire release is an in your face reminder that punk rock doesn’t have to fit the molds you’re used to without being worth listening to…