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Sound Exchange Plants Its Flag at New East End Location with Free In-Store Performances and Events

Sound Exchange will present a series of performances and events to introduce the store’s new location at 101 N. Milby Street, in Houston’s East End. The eclectic lineup affirms the mission of owners Kevin Bakos and Kurt Brennan to promote unique listening experiences and support local culture. Signaling continuity, the inaugural performance will feature an opening set by noise artist Austin Caustic who, earlier this month, delivered an intense visceral work that closed out the store’s previous location in Montrose.

Events listed below take place at Sound Exchange, 101 N. Milby Street, Houston, Texas 77003.
All events are All Ages and FREE unless noted otherwise.

Thursday, January 24, 7:30 pm
An Exchange Of Noiz
Bimonthly series of live performances devoted to local and regional Ambient, Noise, Electronic and Weird Music. Curated by Spike The Percussionist.

Wednesday, January 30, 7:30 pm
Mutant Hardcore DJs Invade Sound Exchange!!!!
DJs Scottbutt and Miss Rosa from KTRU’s long running Mutant Hardcore Flower Hour show take over the SoundEx turntables to spin their special brand of Music For Malcontents.

Saturday, February 2, 8 pm
Malignant Altar / Holy Money
Debut live performance from Houston death metal super group Malignant Altar, featuring members of Insect Warfare and Oceans Of Slumber. Opening set from H-Town sludge metal band Holy Money.

Wednesday, February 13, 7:30 pm
DJ Night
Local DJs to be announced.

Thursday, February 21, 7:00 pm
Overkill Listening Party
Old school listening party for Overkill’s “The Wings Of War” album with plenty of free swag courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records.

About Sound Exchange
Sound Exchange buys and sells new and used vinyl records, cds and other media, offers
turntable repair, and hosts frequent in-store performances of independent artists across a wide spectrum, including metal and experimental noise. Sound Exchange (then known as Record Exchange) opened for business in Houston, in 1979, in Rice Village. In 1980, the store moved to its first Montrose location at 1617 Westheimer. Bakos and Brennan purchased the business in 1999, and relocated it to 1846 Richmond.

Sound Exchange is considered essential by Houston’s creative community, as a place to acquire rare and unusual recorded sound unavailable elsewhere, and also as a place to present and experience work, particularly given the disappearance of small venues catering to non- mainstream performance. Over the years, Sound Exchange has hosted a multitude of artists, notably The OCs, Man Or Astroman?, Insect Warfare, Grimple, Jana Hunter, The Grifters, and Dirty Three, among many others. From the beginning, the business has provided a fiercely independent alternative to corporate music stores.


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