Grouplove & MS MR @ House of Blues

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Grouplove & MS MR @ House of Blues

Grouplove and MS MR perform at House of Blues in Houston on April 7, 2014.

I reviewed and photographed this show for the Houston Press. Check out my words and pictures on their Rocks Off blog.

Check out a whole bunch of photos from the show after the jump.

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CroissanWich’s Top 5 Pre-SXSW 2011 Discoveries

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My brain hurts a lot, readers.  I’ve been poring over lists of SXSW free shows, hoping to put together the ultimate schedule.  There are simply too many factors to consider: free alcohol, free food, geographic proximity, likelihood of a long line, where my friends are going to be, and of course, the talent (bands, not sexy ladies).  But even as the stress of excessive choice turns my mind to mush, I’ve been checking out some great new bands.  So here, in no particular order, are my five favorite pre-SXSW discoveries (at least they’re new to me):

Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Interesting name, that one…  Hip hop quartet?  No.  Funk rock fusion?  Nope.  Noisy indie psych? YES!  Woohoo!  These guys are gonna blow up.  That groove is unstoppable.

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