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AUSTIN TEXAS RULS.
(....ok,....I KNOW not EVERYONE can live there . . . .)
Los Angeles and New York are the go-to galaxies for stars to cluster in America. But consider how many famous people don't need to be in L.A. or New York often for work, or those who like more privacy, or who are loyal to whatever place they feel at home.
All those celebrities have to live somewhere, too, so we've compiled a list of cities and towns that aren't as obvious, but still host their share of recognizable faces, and where (if you have enough scratch) you can move into one of their former homes.
We looked at the up-and-coming cities where stars are hanging their hats. Incidentally, Oprah has a house in enough of them that the alternate title for this slideshow could be Mrs. Winfrey's Neighborhoods.
Austin is the state capital of Texas, but thanks to the presence of the University of Texas and a thriving music and arts community, it's also the cultural capital of Texas.
( and its the FINEST city in the WORLD !!! some rustic provincial TEXAN bias ,...just may,...color this editorial [ bombastic ??? ] exposition. )
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(....ok,....I KNOW not EVERYONE can live there . . .... more
Indie psychedelic blues rockers The Tontons are on fire and have just signed to create their next album for ZehHill records to be supported by an extensive tour in the spring.
Read the full story.Indie psychedelic blues rockers The Tontons are on fire and have just signed to create... more
First installment of the monthly webcast featuring up and coming recording artists recorded live at "The Abbey Road of the South" historic SugarHill Studios in Houston, TX.
This 67 year old facility has played home to sessions by Archie Bell and The Drells, The Big Bopper, Willie Nelson, The Rolling Stones, Todd Rundgren, Freddy Fender... the list goes on.
The inaugural broadcast features innovative new music from Robert Ellis, Benjamin Wesley and Grandfather Child with Sad Gorilla. Live music and interviews from Studio A at Sugarhill.
This broadcast was recorded December 4, 2008... monthly broadcast schedules will be available on the sugarhill and ecslive websites listed below.
Producer: Gina Miller
Studio Guru: Dan Workman
Web Guru: Troy Burwell
HD Video Guru: W. Ross Wells
Associate Producer: Jarrod Gullett
Engineers: James Garlington, Chris Longwood
Production Crew: Brandyn Cottingham, Chris Couri, JW Stokes.
Hosts: Rosa Guerro, Levi JohnsonFirst installment of the monthly webcast featuring up and coming recording artists... more
Jennifer Grassman is a force of nature. This talented singer-songwriter has a gift for fusing diverse elements of classical, Celtic, gothic and rock styles into a beautiful, moving genre all her own.
Pretty Girls, Jennifer Grassman's first music video, is a surreal, dark and beautiful homage to women through the centuries and the joys and dangers that their beauty has drawn into their lives. This music video (produced by TLM Productions and Zenfilm) explores the darkness and light in this hauntingly beautiful song.
Filmed in and around a 150 year old rural farmhouse outside of Richmond, Texas, Pretty Girls captures dramatic and dangerous moments in the lives of pretty girls past and present. The narrative is intercut with dynamic performance footage of Jennifer Grassman filmed in Studio A of 'The Abbey Road of the South', historic SugarHill Studios, in Houston.
Music and music videos can have many interpretations, what does "Pretty Girls" say to you?Jennifer Grassman is a force of nature. This talented singer-songwriter has a gift for... more
The John Evans Band has been a mainstay in the Texas music scene for years with a list of influences that span the genre map. Anyone who follows Texas music has most likely been exposed to Evans' unique sound, often referred to as "Buddy Holly fronting AC/DC."
John Evans has been one of the top musicians at the Houston Press Awards for the past six consecutive years bringing home awards for Best Musician, Best Songwriter, Best Male Vocalist and Musician of the Year. The music video for "Quicksand", from the album "Circling The Drain," won a Platinum Remi award at the 2005 WorldFest International Film Festival and another album track, "Slither," appears on the soundtrack for popular indie film "Drop Dead Sexy," starring Jason Lee and Crispin Glover, which debuted at SxSW Film Festival and was released internationally in 2007.
The John Evans Band spent most of 2006 touring the U.S. in support of "Ramblin' Boy." John Evans won Best Male Vocalist at the 2007 Texas Music Awards and continues to be a favorite of many publications with features included in the Houston Press, No Depression, Texas Music Magazine, Houston Magazine and more.
Currently, John has also released a solo acoustic album "Side Show" available in the near future!
The John Evans Band has been a mainstay in the Texas music scene for years with a list... more
NUMBERS has been located at 300 Westheimer Houston, TX. USA for 28 years and we're proud to be Houston's oldest and most infamous venue for live local, international and breaking alternative acts ranging from The Cure to Snoop.
When not showcasing live music, NUMBERS remains open as the largest progressive video dance bar in the US with music and videos from Houston's top progressive D.J.'s. Wes Wallace, Vampire James, Carmina, Roy,& Austin, and occasionally the one and only Robot.
Featured in national publications such as Rolling Stone, Billboard, CMJ, Spin and Details etc ... , you won't find a venue of this size providing progressive dance music and live international acts anywhere else in the country.
If you like bands such as , The Faint, Nine Inch Nails, Chemical Brothers, Lords of Acid, Moby, Cystal Method, Filter, KMFDM, White Stripes, Miss Kitten, The Hives, Fischerspooner, Basement Jaxx, Delerium, Daft Punk, Marilyn Manson, Underworld, Xymox, Beastie Boys, Bjork then you're here.NUMBERS has been located at 300 Westheimer Houston, TX. USA for 28 years and... more
The Texas Music Office serves as the information clearinghouse and promotion office for the Texas music industry.
This site contains 15,962 business, band or event listings totaling 3,028 printed pages.
In 2006, it attracted 441,821 unique visitors resulting in 6,633,094 hits.
The Texas Music Office serves as the information clearinghouse and promotion office... more
Paul Beebe has been playing guitar since the sixth grade and has a BA in Music (Theory) from Tulane University in New Orleans. Making a living as a musician, Paul focuses most of his compositional efforts on his solo efforts, and sings lead and plays Rhythm Guitar in an original band called Reading Days, which is on temporary hiatus. He also sings and plays Bass in Beetle, Thunderado, and The Light Rock Express, and Drums in The Small Sounds, and sings lead and dances in the hottest new disco band in town, Disco Expressions. Beetle performs at The Continental Club in Houston for the No Cover Happy Hour show every Thursday from 7-10pm. Paul also plays his Solo Show at The Big Top Lounge next to The Continental Club the first Friday of each month from 10pm to approximately 1am, when he does not have prior engagements (See Events for listings). It is also a free show. If you are interested in booking any of Paul's bands, please contact Allen@allenhillentertainment.com.
Paul Beebe has been playing guitar since the sixth grade and has a BA in Music... more
An interesting collection of videos and films about America's 4th largest city. Everything from travel films to news coverage of this burgeoning urban powerhouse. Fresh content added regularly and the site is maintained by The Greater Houston Convention and Visitor's Bureau.An interesting collection of videos and films about America's 4th largest city.... more
For over 67 years artists have been recording music at this recording-industry icon. The Big Bopper recorded "Chantilly Lace" here, Freddy Fender recorded "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" here. A parade of artists that reads like a who's who of music history,The Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, Todd Rundgren, Smashmouth, Ted Nugent, Johnny Winters, Janis Joplin and so many more have filled these studios with memorable sounds and memories. Today, artists like Solange Knowles, Southern Backtones, John Evans Band, Kelly Rowlands, Winter Wallace..... just to name a few still make Sugar Hill a home base for recording.
It may be a tad surprising to discover that Sugar Hill has been quietly taking the music world by storm from it's home in Houston for all these years. Drop by their site and find out moreFor over 67 years artists have been recording music at this recording-industry icon.... more