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Album Reviews: Royal Trux, SZA + more

Album Reviews: Royal Trux, SZA + more

Royal Trux — Platinum Tips + Ice Cream The live album is a weird…

Astragal & Donna Hayward Drop Killer Split Cassette

Astragal & Donna Hayward Drop Killer Split Cassette

If you follow what’s happening inside the indie rock world of Houston music, then you should know that there’s a pretty vibrant world that exists outside of the inner city. It’s always been that way, but the scene that grew bands like Donna Hayward and Astragal, could exist on its own without any help from inside of the loop. On their new split cassette release on Miss Champagne Records, it’s pretty obvious why that’s the case…

Local Love: The Greatest View

Local Love: The Greatest View

It doesn’t happen much, but sometimes I stumble upon a true gem, which is what I found with Houston’s The Greatest View. A two piece that utilizes electronics and acoustic instrumentation, these two make a sound that’s catchy and beautiful, but also hard to place a finger on what genre you’d place them in. On their album, this year’s She Was Sarcastic To Begin With, they blur the lines between genres while offering up one of the most intriguing sounds you’ll hear in a good while…

Gio Chamba Releases Video Ahead of Debut Album

Gio Chamba Releases Video Ahead of Debut Album

Gio Chamba. Photo courtesy of the band   Gio Chamba — a Latin-fusion…

Birthday Club Prepares For Tour Kickoff

Birthday Club Prepares For Tour Kickoff

The Houston four piece, Birthday Club that rose from the mind of Stephen Wells after the demise of his old band Featherface, dropped an EP last year that had some songs on it that I couldn’t shake…

Mockingbird Brother Drops New Song Before Tour

Mockingbird Brother Drops New Song Before Tour

Sometimes, a band can be more than the some of its parts, can take on multiple sounds, and create something that’s unique to only them. For Houston’s Mockingbird Brother, that’s pretty much the case. The three piece that mixes emo core, math rock, and screamo, they’re really more than the sum of the three that make up the band…

Different Times: An Interview with eyeagainst

Different Times: An Interview with eyeagainst

eyeagainst. Photo courtesy of the band Local crossover legends eyeagainst made a…

Cool Moon Doesn’t Disappoint on Debut Full-Length

Cool Moon Doesn’t Disappoint on Debut Full-Length

The growing landscape of indie rock acts that are blooming like Springtime flowers is pretty grand. Of course, for Houston’s Cool Moon, they’ve never really had to fight for space as they’re easily one of the more intriguing indie rock groups that call Houston home…

Houstonian Tales: Lauren Eddy

Houstonian Tales: Lauren Eddy

While Lauren Eddy isn’t the only person booking shows on the island, her efforts through Wake The Zine shouldn’t begin to go unnoticed. The monthly zine that can be found at various shops like Deep End Records, Insomnia, and Wired Up, is a calling card to DIY culture and making the most of wherever you live. Through the zine and her band EL LAGO, she’s proving that she can not only write about music, but make some of the most intriguing music coming out of our area today…

Where It Can Go: An Interview with Thrice

Where It Can Go: An Interview with Thrice

Thrice. Photo: Jonathan Weiner   Almost two decades after forming, the post-hardcore…