Blaffer Art Museum Free Press Summer Fest Giveaway
Blaffer Art Museum is offering someone the opportunity to attend Free Press Summer Fest with 2 weekend passes to the festival for free simply by liking Blaffer Art Museum on Facebook.
Anyone who likes the page during roughly a two-week period (beginning Monday, May 13th-Friday the 24th) will be entered into a drawing and the winner will be announced on Friday at 5 pm. There are no restrictions on who can participate.
Blaffer Art Museum Facebook page:
11:00 am • 11 May 2013 • 3 notes
Come out to the Blaffer Art Museum located in the Fine Arts Building for their First Thursdays event where Coog Radio DJs play their favorite tunes and local brews are served to the people.
Be sure and try to make it out tomorrow! If not then there is always next month.
12:23 am • 3 April 2013 • 2 notes
Houston ska heroes The Suspects are celebrating their 20th anniversary by putting their first album, Ninety-Nine Paid, up on their Bandcamp site for free. You do have the option of paying them, so feel free to chip in a couple of bucks if you can spare it, because it’s truly a piece of Houston music history.
Download it here.
2:41 pm • 29 March 2013 • 2 notes
Introducing: The Caldwell
While opening for The Walkmen in Seattle, Father John Misty front-man J. Tillman informed the crowd of their headliner’s arrival. “Just a little bit longer my beautiful babies and then The Walkmen are gonna come up here and crush you with gentlemanliness.” Hearing this, I couldn’t help but think of Houston’s newest rock band - The Caldwell.
While they may be new to your ears, like any gentlemen, The Caldwell are an experienced group of musicians, whose collective pedigree includes Deep Cuts, Adam Bricks, Marry Me, and of course the gone-but-not-forgotten Houston post-rock group B. (seriously, remember how good they were?). Despite coming from different backgrounds, both musical and cultural, the band plays to their similar influences; The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Harry Nillson, and Tom Waits to name a few. But if Josh Alan’s artwork for the group is any indication of the band’s songwriting, it’s that they tackle persona, that is, the fracturedness of someone trying to be the best they can be.
Take “Modern Love” for instance. It’s a song about heartbreak, uncertainty, a cry for help dressed as a refined pop gem with infectious guitar melodies, lush keyboard, and a mannerly rhythm section. But try as he might, singer James Essary can’t keep his composure in the song’s elevated chorus, screaming “I can’t see you and me!” He does so only to shrug his shoulders and finish the line with one last breath - “…ever talking this over…” - as the band plays him out.
The Caldwell aren’t afraid of pulling up their sleeves and play the hell out of a their instruments either. In fact, the band isn’t afraid of much, as evidenced by their new single “So Many Things”. The track swiftly goes from head-bobbing piano diddy to full on powerhouse of guitar and drums. Lyrically, the song serves as a man-them for loneliness while giving fair warning for potential love interests - “I can be your man…but the man that you see isn’t me.” “So Many Things” is a darker, mature, more self-aware look at being care-free, freeing the idea “reckless abandon” of all the noisy implications and abstractions given to by “Y.O.L.O.” TL;DR It’s a smart song by a smart band.
Our city has a lot to look forward to from this band of brothers. Lady Houston, who’s only known the crustiest of punks, the sweatiest of headbangers, and the most screwed-up of hustlers will finally have a few gentlemen in her life with The Caldwell.
- Alex Segura
2:03 pm • 18 March 2013
Can’t get in to SXSW? Couch By Couchwest may be for you. A self-described online music festival where “the beer prices are cheaper and the only hipster is you”, CXCW presents taped performances from bands in all manner of genres in all manner of places (basements, moving cars, etc).
And the best part? It’s free. No expensive tickets. No $15 parking. And you can stay inside in the air conditioned comfort of your own home (always a plus, especially in Texas). So swing by today and enjoy the last day of this festival, and those in bands might want to start preparing for next year.
12:53 am • 16 March 2013 • 3 notes
We’re giving away a pair of tickets for the Ducktails, Wild Moccasins, Yip Deceiver show Tuesday, March 12th at Walter’s. Leave a comment here or here for a chance to win! Winner to be picked by 1:00 PM tomorrow.
1:05 pm • 8 March 2013 • 4 notes
Pitchfork pulls through with a superb lineup for their South by Southwest day party. Performers included are Manchester techno recording artist Andy Stott, Waxahatchee, whose excellent LP American Weekend turned heads in 2012, freakout-R&B singer Autre Ne Veut and Rhye who have a smooth, luminous LP coming out later this week.
Free, all ages
11:33 am • 1 March 2013 • 5 notes
Free Press SumerFest 2013 - June 1 & 2 - Eleanor Tinsley Park
11:54 pm • 27 February 2013 • 80 notes