New Year's Resolutions for Houston Music In 2013
Alexa Crenshaw: I don't have much more to say than the typical "I should branch out and watch more shows and listen to more music and buy more albums and not be lame and" ... yeah, something like that. But, really, Houston has an amazing variety of quality music, quality music that, in all honesty, I have yet to actually hear and personally discern as quality music!
Corey Deiterman: It's not a personal resolution, but I would love to see just one Houston band make it big in 2013. I just want to see one great band from this city catch some major blog attention. They've deserved it for years, but it seems like they get overlooked every time.
Cory Garcia: I've heard a lot of people this year talking about how more people need to get out and support the local music community... and they're right. So my personal goal for the year is to start going to more local shows. It seems the only time I ever see local acts is when there is some sort of festival or someone gets added on as an opener for a touring act.
Meanwhile, I constantly see bands promoting their shows on Facebook and Twitter, so I know these shows are happening. I just have to take the active step to make the time to get out of the house, go see bands, and maybe make some new friends in the process.
Chris Gray: We've got a pretty good thing going on here right now -- we're not Austin, we're not Dallas, we're not New York or L.A. or New Orleans, all places that are either completely up their own ass and/or have been pillaged and exploited so much their creative energy has been sucked dry. We're just Houston. Let's revel in that and try not to fuck it up.