Abiotic is a Metal Blade Records American technical death metal band from Miami, Florida. The five-piece group consists of vocalist Dickie Allen, bassist Alex Vazquez, drummer Aaron Stechauner and guitarists Matt Mendez and Johnathan Matos. The band released their debut studio album "Symbiosis" October 22nd of 2012 and are currently working on new material.
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Full Service is the musical calm and the storm. Splitting time touring the USA as a living-room acoustic folk rock act and a big-stage heavy rock band, Full Service means promotional creativity, musical elasticity, and most importantly making new friends and fans!
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Good Job Underground is an original group saddlin up just north of Houston.
Ready for a rumblin, these cats ain't gonna take no shit off no one.
YOU AIN'T READY!
"To just say "two guys came onstage and one played a guitar and one played the drums" would be totally over-simplifying Good Job Underground's performance and a gross injustice."
Good Job Underground: Great Job Performing at Scout Bar
March 31, 2010
Houston Concert Photography Examiner
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Brothers Oliver and Chris Wood -- the Wood Brothers -- grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and both left the area after graduating from high school, Oliver moving to Atlanta while Chris ended up in New York. Oliver, a guitarist, discovered he had a knack for writing songs and formed the blues-based King Johnson, which continues to do frequent gigs on the Southern circuit. Chris, a bassist, began playing jazz and rock in New York, eventually teaming up with John Medeski and Billy Martin to form the successful jazz-funk trio Medeski, Martin & Wood. The brothers began jamming together at family functions, and the duo's roots-inflected blend of blues, folk, and rock quickly took shape. They privately released the Live at Tonic EP, which was drawn from their first-ever public concert at New York's Tonic venue on March 5, 2005. Signed to Blue Note Records, the Wood Brothers released their debut album, Ways Not to Lose, in 2006. The album, which features drummer Kenny Wollesen on five tracks, was produced by John Medeski and recorded at Allarie Studios in Shokan, New York. The first in a proposed series of live releases, Live, Vol. 1: Sky High, appeared in the spring of 2012. The warm and wonderful The Muse, produced by Buddy Miller, arrived in the fall of 2013. ~ Steve Leggett
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Nashville's Kopecky Family Band isn't a family in the specific sense, but a close community of friends who generate a kind of diversely instrumented and melodic folk-pop together. Founded by Kelsey Kopecky and Gabe Simon in 2007 after a dorm room jam, the group eventually stabilized with a lineup of Kopecky (vocals, keyboards, and bass), Simon (vocals, guitar, and horns), Steven Holmes (guitar, lap steel guitar), David Krohn (drums), Markus Midkiff (cello, guitar, and keyboards), and Corey Oxendine (bass, guitar, and horns), and it's a versatile group, with members often switching to different instruments, all of which gives the Kopecky Family Band a broad sonic palette. The band released three EPs, Embraces (2008) and The Disaster and Of Epic Proportions (both in 2010), before signing with ATO Records and issuing a debut full-length album, Kids Raising Kids, in the spring of 2013. ~ Steve Leggett
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The Reverend Horton Heat is perhaps the most popular psychobilly artist of all time, his recognition only rivaled by the esteem generated by the genre's founders, the Cramps. The Reverend (as both the three-man band and its guitar-playing frontman were known) built a strong cult following during the '90s through constant touring, manic showmanship, and a twisted sense of humor. The latter was nothing new in the world of psychobilly, of course, and Heat's music certainly kept the trashy aesthetic of his spiritual forebears. The Reverend's true innovation was updating the psychobilly sound for the alternative rock era. In his hands, it was something more than retro-obsessed kitsch -- it had roaring distorted guitars, it rocked as hard as any punk band, and it didn't look exclusively to pop culture of the past for its style or subject matter. Most of the Reverend's lyrics were gonzo celebrations of sex, drugs, booze, and cars, and true to his name, his concerts often featured mock sermons in the style of a rural revivalist preacher. The band's initial recordings were released by that bastion of indie credibility, Sub Pop, at the height of the grunge craze; after a spell on the major label Interscope, the Reverend Horton Heat returned to the independent world, still a highly profitable draw on the concert circuit. - Steve Huey
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SABBATH JUDAS SABBATH, a tribute to heavy metal icons Black Sabbath (primarily the Dio years) and Judas Priest, is a product of Houston, Texas–based national recording artist, James Rivera. The front man is best known for his long running career as the voice behind Progressive Thrash metallers HELSTAR, a cult metal band that was popular in the 1980's, which in recent years, has resurfaced with a reunited lineup. Rivera is also famous for his opuses DESTINY'S END and DISTANT THUNDER, in addition to his stint with San Francisco Bay area group VICIOUS RUMORS, as well as SEVEN WITCHES. Although the singer has had quite a productive and lengthy music career, Rivera chose to create tribute bands to perform with during times when he is on break from recording or touring with his original acts.
Black Sabbath and Judas Priest, two of Rivera's main idols, have played a highly influential role in his musical profession. Many have compared Rivera's singing capabilities to the vocal styles of Rob Halford and Ronnie James Dio. As a great form of flattery, Rivera felt it appropriate to showcase the effects these artists have had on his music career by dedicating his tribute bands to them.
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Since emerging as a favorite new live band out of Austin TX in the late 2000s, the Band of Heathens has toured relentlessly, building a devoted following and landing on some of the finest stages in music. Over three studio albums and hundreds of shows each year, they've evolved as a group and broadened their sound.
Their most recent studio album Top Hat Crown & The Clapmaster's Son spiked the already potent punch with a dash of jammy psychedelia. And their four-disc, two- volume, live DVD release called the Double Down - Live in Denver (Vol. 1 & 2) features the band's live variations and extensions of original material mostly from their last two studio albums. The rich and righteous vocal harmonies and legendary live shows that set TBoH apart from the beginning have just gotten better.
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Mills-McCoin along with some of the towns most side splitting comedians present a holiday spirited variety show featuring local greats Poor Pilate, The Wandering Bufaleros, Sara Van Buskirk, SpearSide and more! Bring your ugly sweaters and high school BFF's to enjoy some Christmas "spirits"
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30 Foot Fall is an American Punk Rock band that began in Houston, Texas. The Band played their first show on Mother's Day in 1993 and were composed of Rubio Cisneros (Drummer), Tony Avitia (Guitar), Butch Klotz (Vocals). Shortly after releasing their first demo, Damon Delapaz who was also playing for Fenix-TX joined as the bands drummer making Cisneros bassist. Ativia left the group to start I-45 and Chris Laforge picked up as guitarist. Touring Houston, Dallas, and Austin, 30 Foot Fall's popularity grew; they started as openers for larger bands such as Screeching Weasel and Sum-41 among others. Stylistically, the band developed sounds similar to NOFX, and Minor Threat.
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Before signing with New West Records in early 2011, country songwriter Robert Ellis made a name for himself in Houston, Texas. Inspired by the country, folk, and bluegrass records he'd heard while growing up in southern Texas, Ellis began playing shows around the city, eventually landing a Wednesday night residency at a local venue called Fitzgerald's. His audience grew as a result of those weekly shows, nicknamed "Whiskey Wednesdays" for their rowdy nature and half-drunk clientele, and Ellis earned more fans on the strength of his self-released debut, The Great Rearranger. One of those converted fans was George Fontaine Sr., president of New West Records, who signed Ellis in 2011. Photographs was released that summer, mixing acoustic folk songs with uptempo country numbers. ~ Andrew Leahey
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The misanthropic sludge metal outfit Eyehategod was formed in New Orleans in 1988, and became an important part of a Southern sludgecore scene that included bands like Crowbar and Down, all of whom were heavily influenced by Black Sabbath, Black Flag, and the Melvins. Eyehategod was the brainchild of guitarist Jimmy Bower and drummer Joe LaCaze; the two recruited vocalist Michael D. Williams, lead guitarist Brian Patton, and bassist Steve Dale, and debuted in 1992 with the album In the Name of Suffering. 1993's Take As Needed for Pain was recorded with new bassist Mark Schultz, after which the band went on an unofficial hiatus. Bower joined Crowbar (as a drummer) and also played in the Southern metal supergroup Down, Patton played in the more death metal-ish Soilent Green, and Williams worked as a writer for Metal Maniacs magazine. In 1996, Eyehategod reconvened (with Vince LeBlanc on bass) for Dopesick; however, the band fell largely silent for some time afterward. Bower returned to Crowbar for their 1998 album, Odd Fellows Rest, but left soon after to return to Eyehategod, who recorded several 7" singles on small independent labels. These were eventually collected on 2000's Southern Discomfort, along with several live tracks and outtakes from the Dopesick sessions. Southern Discomfort also served to prime the pump for another Eyehategod full-length; Confederacy of Ruined Lives was released later that year, with Daniel Nick filling the revolving-door bass slot. ~ Steve Hue
Have you been searching for the right New Year's Eve party, but never had one live up to your expectations? Well, we understand how you feel, so we came up with an affordable alternative that is way cooler and definitely more fun. FPHNYE has traditionally been an indoor event, but this year we're moving it outside so more of our friends can join us. What better way is there to ring in the new year than watching Girl Talk, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Big Freedia, and more. Tickets are only 40 bucks, or you can snag a High Roller package similar to FPSF for you and a friend. Either way come join us and a thousand of our closest friends to make this the best New Year's Houston has ever seen.
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The Murder City Devils are a Seattle-based punk band who like their music fierce, raw, and powerful, with a garage rock edge in the melodies and a muscular approach that recalls old-school punk favorites the Misfits and the Dead Boys, but with a dark edge that shakes off any accusations of hipster nostalgia-mongering. The Murder City Devils were formed in 1996 by vocalist Spencer Moody, guitarist Dann Gallucci, and bassist Derek Fudesco; all three had previously been members of Area 51, and when they decided to form a new band, they turned to their friend Joshua Plague (singer with Mukilteo Fairies and Behead the Prophet) for a name. Plague had dreamed up the handle of the Murder City Devils for a group in Olympia, WA with more potential than ambition, and when that band fizzled out, the new combo borrowed it with their permission. Teaming with Nate Manny on guitar and Coady Willis on drums, the Murder City Devils made their recorded debut with a three-song 7" on Empty Records in 1997; later the same year, the Sub Pop-affiliated indie label Die Young Stay Pretty Records issued the band's self-titled debut album. The second Murder City Devils album, titled Empty Bottles, Broken Hearts, appeared in 1998, and the band was moved up to the official Sub Pop roster for the release. Gallucci and Fudesco had both added keyboard parts during the recording of the album, and when the band set out on tour in support, they added a full-time keyboard player to the lineup, Leslie Hardy. (The band also cited their roadie Gabe as a full member of the group on their record sleeves.) Extensive touring followed, though the Devils found the time to drop 7" singles on Die Young Stay Pretty and Hopscotch before the year was out. The Murder City Devils offered a glimpse into their diverse influences on their third full-length LP, 2000's In Name and Blood, which in addition to 11 new originals included covers of tunes by Neil Diamond ("I'll Come Running") and the Misfits ("Hybrid Moments"). In 2001, the band released a six-song EP, Thelema, which found them exploring more ambitious musical territory with more measured tempos, a bit of added production polish, and an acoustic-based Christmas number, "364 Days." The Devils set out on a U.S. tour after Thelema's release, but when they came back to Seattle for a hometown show at Halloween 2001, they announced it would be their final performance; the concert was recorded and videotaped for posterity, and a live CD from the show, R.I.P., came out in 2003. Fudesco and Gallucci went on to form the short-lived combo Death Wish Kids, while Gallucci became a member of Modest Mouse and Fudesco joined Pretty Girls Make Graves. In 2006, the Murder City Devils reunited to play a set at the local Seattle music festival the Capitol Hill Block Party; the show was a success and since then, the group has played occasional one-off shows and gone on a short 2009 tour of the West Coast, with the band announcing that they've begun work on new material. ~ Mark Deming