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    6-Pianos “In Surround Sound” event at Sawyer Yards this Saturday

    May 3rd, 2019 · No Comments

    Come help support Harris County’s low income schools by checking out the 6-Piano Project, which is an immersive classical music performance developed by Nathan Felix in which the audience sits in the middle of six pianos. This event, which debuts in Houston at the Art Alley at Sawyer Yards (2101 Winter St.), is this Saturday (May 4, 2019), from 6:30-9pm.

    For each of the 6-Piano events, which he started in 2015, Felix takes six well-used pianos, and ?refurbishes them for the event, after which he donates them to local school music programs.

    More information on the event may be found on Facebook, Houston Press, and at www.electrochestral.com.

    A promo of this weekend’s event in Houston may be viewed below:

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    Local label Splice Records hosts annual BowiElvis Fest tonight

    January 5th, 2019 · No Comments

    Local musicians pay homage to David Bowie and Elvis Presley tonight (Saturday, 1/5/19) at Splice Records’ annual BowiElvis Fest, held at The Continental Club in Houston.

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    From the label:

    The festival is our best attempt at honoring the shared birthdays of rock legends David Bowie and Elvis Presley, two of the most loved and influential artists of the previous century. True characters and legends of rock n’ roll. The music goes all night on two different stages featuring multiple local and regional up-and-coming bands from the surrounding areas. We love showcasing local talent that want to honor the two icons by mixing their sets with cover songs from both artists along with their originals tunes. We have a “Oh You Pretty Things” costume/fashion contest, which encourages all to come out in their best costumes. We have themed games, themed food, Bowie Face painting and an appearance by heralded burlesque troupe, the Dem Damn Dames. It is a wild night that we plan to do twice in two amazing cities and it is all about the preservation of rock n’ roll!

    More information on the event may be found at Splice Records’ website. Advance tickets may be purchased online here.

    Tonight’s line-up includes Pecos Hank, Brian Scartocci, Bayou City Funk, Leigh Sinclair, Sam Turner & The Cactus Cats, Flower raves, Swimwear Department (performing the Labyrinth soundtrack), and Howard and the Nosebleeds.

    Doors open at 7pm. Costumes are encouraged.

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    Buxton’s album release show for Stay Out Late tonight at The Heights Theater

    October 19th, 2018 · No Comments

    Buxton, Stay Out Late

    Houston band Buxton released its new album, Stay Out Late, via New West Records today (10/19/18). To celebrate the release, the band will play tonight at The Heights Theater.

    Stay Out Late, the band’s fifth release, finds the band in a mellow and reflective mood.?The depth of songwriting–a mature band honing its craft–is evidenced with repeated listens, and the album shows Buxton solidly finding its own voice.

    More information on Buxton may be found at www.buxtonband.com. You can purchase Stay Out Late at Houston area record stores and online.

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    Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr at WOMH tonight

    October 11th, 2018 · No Comments

    Music legend Johnny Marr plays in Houston tonight (Thursday, October 11th) at White Oak Music Hall. Marr, former guitarist of an all-time favorite band of mine–The Smiths–is touring in support of his recent solo album, Call The Comet.

    You can find out more about Marr at his official website.

    Tickets to the Houston show are available at Pegstar..

    The Belle Game opens the show.

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    Smashing Pumpkins bring Shiny And Oh So Bright tour to Houston tonight (tonight)

    July 17th, 2018 · No Comments

    Chicago’s Smashing Pumpkins, whose first few albums are among the finest of their time, return to Houston tonight (Tuesday, 7.17.18) to play at Toyota Center.