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Ruiners Release Killer Live Video

Ruiners Release Killer Live Video

In the last decade, there's been a new wave of punk bands that really seem to throw away the pop aesthetic that the genre garnered in the nineties, in favor of a more raw and intensity driven sound. In Houston, one of the better new punk bands going would definitely have to be Ruiners. Mixing post punk and punk aesthetics and thus sounding closest to a heavier Wipers or a mix of Wire and Stiff Little Fingers, the now four piece has been on a tear for the past year…

Local Love: Flower Politics

Local Love: Flower Politics

I don’t expect you to have heard of Houston’s Flower Politics, but you should know that the primarily solo artist has dropped over twenty albums over the past three years, and if nothing else, they’re prolific. On their latest record, New Beginnings from December of last year, they really stretch their wings and offers up one of the most endearing and honest sounding albums I’ve heard in a good while…

True American: An Interview with Dylan Tirapelli-Jamail

True American: An Interview with Dylan Tirapelli-Jamail

Dylan Tirapelli-Jamail.   Long time musician and native Houstonian Dylan Tirapelli-Jamail, who…

Top 5 Music Videos of the Week: Depeche Mode, Bright Light Social Hour + More

Top 5 Music Videos of the Week: Depeche Mode, Bright Light Social Hour + More

Welcome back to the home of the music video magic. It’s that…

Purple Bastard Returns With Fresh New Cassette

Purple Bastard Returns With Fresh New Cassette

Houston’s Purple Bastard, formerly known as That Purple Bastard, who moved away to Los Angeles four years ago only to come back with a more focused and direct sound. On his latest release Down & Out HTX, the cassette only release ushers in a new era for the producer were the tracks are more focused and succinct while never losing their power and staying true to their instrumental hip hop leanings…

On The Cusp: Miears

On The Cusp: Miears

While the band worked on what would become last year’s Hold On, Miears had already started work on a solo album of her own while the group sorted out what would turn out to be the long process of mixing the album. The end result, Who Will Save You, is a mix of dark and brooding undertones mixed with the subtle synthesized notes that BLSHS so catchy…

Houstonian Tales: MyDolls

Houstonian Tales: MyDolls

In today’s music landscape, there are subgenres of female fronted punk acts, and it seems as normal as pretty much any other group going. But, in the late seventies, while everyone was thinking about how progressive they were, Houston’s MyDolls literally changed what people think of punk music…

Local Love: Dollie Barnes

Local Love: Dollie Barnes

It feels like, when you first hear something that grabs you by the heart, that you can become so enamored with it, that it becomes hard to describe. That’s kind of how it felt the first time that I heard Houston’s Dollie Barnes. On request from Chase Hamblin to check the band out, the voice of a songbird echoed across the crowded hollows of Continental Club…

Perseph One Brings Fire on New EP

Perseph One Brings Fire on New EP

There’s a good chance that you might not know Houston’s Perseph One, but for a good while now, she’s been dropping crazy live sets full of deep and heavy handed jams. On her long awaited new EP Machine Mammal released this last December, the rapper spits rhymes with intensity while backed by tracks produced by the likes of B L A C K I E, Stephen Farris, and Josiah Gabriel, offering up a sound that’s more future than present.…

The Ties That Bind: An Interview with Travis Linville

The Ties That Bind: An Interview with Travis Linville

Oklahoma-based instrumentalist Travis Linville has been eager to put out a new record and his most recent, Up Ahead, is the first in over a decade. With this being his first major release, the musician and university professor has stepped up his game while continuing to make music like he’s has for awhile: the way he wants to. …