Archive for November, 2008

The Sweaters, Mckenzies, Earnie Banks, Riff Tiffs, Piano Vines, and The Eastern Sea @ Walter’s on Washington

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This Saturday, Walter’s on Washington is hosting what is destined to be one of the best shows of the year. The line-up is packed with some of Houston’s heaviest hitters: The Sweaters, The Mckenzies, Ernie Banks, Piano Vines, The Eastern Sea and The Riff Tiffs.  At only $7, it’s also a great bang for your hard-earned buck. Where else are you going to find this much ear-blasting entertainment? We’ll see you there. Show starts at 7:30.


Danielson, Cryptacize, The Mathletes at Walters on Washington

by Frank Soto

What would you take for a pair of shoes?

If you weren’t at The Danielson show, where the hell where you?! The Mathletes, despite Joe and Jeff battling the flu, delivered their ever-energizing brand of comic book pop. If you have never caught the Mathletes, shame on you. Get out there and see them.

Cryptacize offered up minimalist tunes infused with melodies to ease the sorest of souls. Like the track on a mix tape that cools things down so you don’t blow your load too soon, Cryptacize was the perfect pick to open for Danielson.  Best summed up by Jaime of Giant Princess “They are the sound track to my dreams,” and that they were. I know what would play in my head as I slept that night.

There is something so inherently charming about a band wearing a uniform. When so many indie bands treat their audience with a kind of aloof disdain, it is extremely refreshing to see a band that values pleasing the crowd as much as Danielson does. From their whimsical, boy-scout-meets-flight-attendant uniforms to their detailed instructions for audience participation, their set was really fun in a way few indie shows are.   “This one is a clap along….” “This one is snap along……” “Snap slower!” “This one is a sing along…” As if I were part of the band I clapped and snapped and sang as did just about everyone there.

So, what would you take for a pair of shoes? How about a song written entirely about feet? (Flip Flop Flim Flam). That’s exactly what it took for Danielson to barter specially made shoes for the whole band from a European shoe maker. Makes me wish I could write songs . . . or make shoes for that matter.

by Frank Soto


Little Joy with the Ton Tons this Friday

I’m sure we are all full of Turkey or Tofurkey, but if you’re able to rouse yourself from that food coma, head out to Warehouse Live this Friday for Little Joy, featuring Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes. Your local pride&joy, The Ton Tons,  will be opening up the show. If you have never enjoyed Asli Omar’s smoky voice and slinky dance magic, then you need to go see the Ton Tons!

Ton Tons

Little Joy


Woozyhelmet , Wild Moccasins, The Jonx presented by ArtStorm @ Caroline Colllective 4828 Caroline st

This Saturday! presents
Woozyhelmet “Get Down” CD Release Show
Saturday, November 15th 2008

Woozyhelmet record Release Party!!

MusicRefreshmentsWOOZYHELMET’s New Record
Exclusive Merchandise

And Philip Durbin’s A Coarse Portal CLOSING PARTY! Gallery will be open during the live music extravaganza.

Come see Durbin’s limited-edition prints that the Houston Press dubbed “highly affordable (and a steal) for art-lovers and tattoo-enthusiasts!
“Get Down” on iTunes



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