dUNETX Rocks Houston’s Cinco de Mayo
May30

dUNETX Rocks Houston’s Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo has joined the ranks of many over blown alcohol soaked occasions such as New Year’s Eve and St. Paddy’s Day, however with Houston’s monumental diversity and huge Latino population, it may be a little more than just an excuse to drink. On May 5th White Oak street was ground zero for the partying as people arrived in droves to eat, drink, and rock n’ roll! Some of Houston’s finest including The Flamin’ Hellcats, We Were...

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Interview with Christian Kidd of The Hates
Nov07

Interview with Christian Kidd of The Hates

If you happen to live near or frequent the inner loop area of Houston TX, odds are you may have seen a man donning an impressive, constant color-changing Mohawk making his way around town (frequently w/ his wife clinched tightly to the back of him) on his signature moped.  What people may not know is this lavish character gallantly scooting along is none other than Christian Kidd, frontman and founder of the legendary punk outfit, The...

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D.I. Live in Houston TX
Jul19

D.I. Live in Houston TX

July 2nd was a wild Wednesday when D.I.,and the motley crew of mischiefs that accompanied them, lit up Walters Downtown in Houston, Texas. Walters Downtown or “Walters” as any self-respecting, native concert goer would call it, has definitely earned its place as one of the finest, more intimate venues this flat, sprawling map has to offer. The illustrious sudden re-migration towards the punk scene may have arrived just in...

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Diarrhea Planet Review
Jul12

Diarrhea Planet Review

What’s in a name? On Sat, June 28th an up and coming band from Nashville, Tennessee, Diarrhea Planet destroyed the small downstairs stage at Fitzgeralds. The band has 4 guitar players (all of which sing), a bassist, and drummer. The stage was almost too small for a group with so many members notorious for putting on an extremely energetic show. The crowd was also relatively dismal for such a popular venue, but unfortunately the...

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D.R.I. at Fitzgeralds
Jun26

D.R.I. at Fitzgeralds

Welcome to the Trash Zone! On Friday the 13th D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) rose the dead and may have even contributed to a few deaths under the full moon.  Houston hometown heroes, and pioneers of the “crossover” genre, D.R.I. are incredibly well known all over the world, but you could certainly tell they were home when they tore the roof off one of the longest running venues in town, Fitzgeralds. There was good...

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Dos (Mike Watt & Kira Roessler) Review
May30

Dos (Mike Watt & Kira Roessler) Review

The Church of Watt? Tonight this writer jumped into a time machine and took a journey through punk and hardcore history with two legends as they captivated their loyal congregation presenting their beautiful sermon via two electric basses and sporadic, spoken word-like lyrics.  The performance took place at one of Houston’s many secret gems, a small theater/gallery that resembles an antique church. The unique venue, 14 Pews, is...

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Chuck Ragan and the Comaraderie in Texas
May10

Chuck Ragan and the Comaraderie in Texas

In 2000 a young and youthfully-ignorant 14 year old accidentally stumbled upon a little band called Hot Water Music at the legendary Houston, Texas venue, Fitzgeralds.  That 14 year old was this writer, my jaw dropped and body paralyzed with shock and admiration. What transpired was a seemingly effortless display of everything that is the epitomy of a high-energy punk rock show.  Beyond the typical chaos that ensues as a good punk...

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