July 2009
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“Adam” Motion Picture Soundtrack

Picture courtesy of Music. Design. Life. Everything in Between.

I saw a free screening of Adam last night at the Angelika in downtown Houston. The soundtrack features songs from Joshua Radin, Maria Taylor, The Weepies and Miranda Lee Richards. Most listened on Paste is the Radin/ Taylor duet “When You Find Me.” My […]

Houston Press Awards 2009

Rocks Off concert promoters present the Houston Press music award nominees each year with a showcase in downtown Houston. Several bars and clubs participate hosting performers from the ballot. First, I saw Runaway Sun, up for the Best Blues Group award. This summer they released The Bridge, a ten-song LP recorded at […]

Meese, Jack’s Mannequin, and The Fray

At the Woodlands Pavillion for the second time in one weekend, Linds and I went to see The Fray. The line-up included three piano fronted bands, as Meese and Jack’s Mannequin preceded The Fray. Meese’s Frontman, Patrick Meese, once part of a band headlining The Fray, has contently found himself invited to […]

Rod Stewart: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Yes, I was late to a friend’s birthday party because I went to a Rod Stewart concert! I had entered a contest through the Houston Chronicle via Twitter, just to see if I got lucky. I won four covered seats at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX. […]

Introducing The Blue Effect

Picture courtesy of The Blue Effect
Biography submitted by keyboard and back-up vocalist, Brian Burgoyne, and bassist, Peter Livesey.

With a vision to become a pop band that did not sound like every other pop/rock act out there today, The Blue Effect has honed a retro sound, driven by piano and saxophone, with a distinct […]

Guest Contributor to Dryvetyme Onlyne

Read my article of The 71’s posted on Dryvetyme Onlyne

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“Lines” by Electric Touch

Austin-based Electric Touch played Warehouse Live on Friday with The 71’s. I had gone outside but came back just in time to hear them address the crowd with their British accents and then do a cover of the Beatles’ “Come Together.” Their self-titled album comes out August 26, 2009 on Justice Records. […]

“Laughing With” by Regina Spektor

Regina’s fifth studio album, Far, was released June 23, 2009. When it comes to Regina Spektor I have mixed feelings. I like her ballads but I have a hard time with songs like “That Time” from Begin to Hope. I dislike the guitar and even the way she sings the song, even […]

“See Fernando” by Jenny Lewis

Just a few weeks after her video release of “Black Sand,” Jenny Lewis presents her video for “See Fernando.” Played out as a trailor to a spy movie, Jenny stars as the The Scorpion.

Jenny Lewis “See Fernando” from Team G on Vimeo.

“Little Bribes” by Death Cab for Cutie

I posted this song back when the EP was released. Now they have a mash up created by San Diego film grad, Ross Ching.

Death Cab for Cutie – Little Bribes from Ross Ching on Vimeo.