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…

The Hidden Agenda: Going Punk

The Hidden Agenda: Going Punk

Hilary Lloyd. Photo: Blaffer Art Museum   This week brings in a…

Punk Legends Mydolls Take Stage at CAMH

Punk Legends Mydolls Take Stage at CAMH

Formed nearly four decades ago by Trish Herrera, Dianna Ray, Linda Younger and George Reyes, Mydolls have become established as one of Houston's most venerated punk bands. In 1980, the group was invited to conduct an on-air interview with BBC Radio 1 host and tastemaker John Peel in London, and in 1984, Mydolls appeared in Wim Wenders' movie Paris, Texas and were invited to attend the New York City premiere and perform at the afterparty, held at the infamous Danceteria.…

An Interview with Jenny Hoyston of Vacation Eyes

An Interview with Jenny Hoyston of Vacation Eyes

By: Joe Folladori Jenny Hoyston is best known for heading up Erase…

Farewell Kathy Johnston

Farewell Kathy Johnston

Last week, Houston was saddened by the news that Mydolls guitarist and…

Testify – David Ensminger

Testify – David Ensminger

If local punk band reunions have shown anything, it’s that the genre that…

Take Five with The Mydolls

Contrary to what some people think, the punk revolution wasn’t just in…

Weekend Update – news from the local music scene – 1 September 2008

Well a few things to report this weekend. First off, it was…