Season 2: Coming up…

Witten by Lauriston Brewster

So yeah, we’ve been away for a while. But this Fall we are heading back to the drawing board to cover more Houston events!

Here’s just a few of the things we have lined up. Back in business, y’all

Sept. 12 — LOOKBOOK Live

SIMON LOOKBOOK Live is an interactive trend showcase from the style pros at GQ AND Glamour [Brett Fahlgren, Kiersten Geiger, etc.], offering an insider’s scoop on all the hottest looks this season. With personal styling sessions, grooming and beauty how-tos, social media challenges, and giveaways, Simon Lookbook Live will have you looking fresh for Fall. – LOOKBOOK website

Below: LOOKBOOK Live Style tips from Brett Fahlgren


After suffering in sweltering heat for months, Fall is a much welcomed seasonal bastion for many Houstonians. The air is crisp and slightly chilled, dead leaves are strewn all around, and—most importantly—the sun isn’t trying to eradicate anyone.

But probably the best part of Fall is the gear: Boots! Coats! Jackets! So to ensure that your fashion game is strong this season, we’d highly recommend attending the SIMON LOOKBOOK Live showcase. The LOOKBOOK Live Showcase will be at the Houston Galleria (5085 Westheimer Rd, Houston, Texas 77056) from 5:00pm – 9:00pm.


Sept. 23 — Royal Blood

Royal Blood is playing Warehouse Live Studios on September 23. They formed merely a year ago but are already making headway. Distinguished by intense vocals and by drumming that is nothing short of feral, this thunderous duo is a blues/heavy rock powerhouse. If you like QOTSA, Nirvana and/or The Black Keys, then Royal Blood is definitely your cup of tea (pun intended because they are Brits).  You can buy tickets here and the show starts at 8:00PM.

Photo of Royal Blood

Mushroom Productions


Sept. 25 — The 1st Annual SAMMY Awards

Stanton’s versus Bernie’s Burger Bus? Aka versus Osaka? 8th Wonder or Saint Arnold? Wild Moccasins or the Ton-tons? The great debates of Houston are finally going to be squashed in something that can only be described as a wild mix of concert, cocktail party and red-carpet awards show, (and it’s all happening for the first time ever: so you don’t want to miss it!). Nominees—chosen by Free Press Houstons editorial board– can be voted for here (don’t worry: voters also have the option of writing in their own entries).

The votes will be tallied and on September 25th, Houstonians will finally find out—once and for all– which bar has the cleanest restroom (among many other things)! Hosted by Bun B and featuring musical performances by Paul Wall, The New Mercies, Josiah Gabriel and much more, this extravaganza will be held at Silver Street Studios (2000 Edwards St., Houston, TX 77007). Be there by 7:00pm. You can buy tickets here.

Below: Bun B talks about the upcoming Sammy Awards



Oct. 2 — The Last Internationale (CANCELED

We dig these guys. Rolling Stone Magazine claims that The Last Internationale has preserved “New York’s Counterculture”. We’re not too sure what that means BUT Robert Plant personally asked them to open for him this Fall at the upcoming Ulster Hall Event (if that’s not a ringing endorsement, then…).  The Last Internationale is a great amalgam of social conscious (read smart) lyricism, rustic folk and chaotic punk riffs.  Coming to Fitzgerald’s (upstairs), these guys are the ones to look out for. They’ll be performing at 8:00pm.

The Last Internationale