"I just got my copy of this month's Texas Monthly and there is a stand-alone book, Texas Bound for Music, included. On the table of contents page is a big picture of Wild Moccasins, with another photo and write-up inside. B L A C K I E is also written up."
Holy shit. Hands Up Houston is 10 YEARS OLD. Ten years! Thanks for bringing all those awesome shows (and some shitty shows too) to Houston and for giving MCM a place to lurk online during the workweek.
Registration is now open for Girls Rock Camp Houston, which Rocks Off first wrote about in October. Get more info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is kind of bizarre. The Tontons' song "Leon" is featured as backing music for a NOEL Furniture commercial.
The Prairie Cadets hit up Dead City Sound to record some demos to take with them to Austin this week. Apparently they rocked so hard Marc Brubaker broke a few guitar strings. MCM likes "Heavy! Oh Heavy!" Brubaker has also been tooling around in the studio on some solo work. Listen to the song he recorded with Allison Whitely, "Pecos Bill".
Bun B compares Lil Wayne's prison sentence to Elvis being drafted into the Army in an interview with MTV, which is jaw-dropping only for the fact that MTV is actually covering music news.
Tonight, at Sedition Books, a free folk/punk extravaganza, featuring bands Chicken Little (from Nashville), U not I (from Katy) and Days n' Daze (from Houston). Donations for the bands appreciated.