Tex Kerschen

Writer, editor, proofreader, and curator.

Houston based re-visionary. Trying to regain my office complexion after ten years on the road.

Portfolio

Hot Trash: More Please
The guy at the window says, What do you want? The monk says, One with everything. Summer's coming up. Like so many people who came of age with CDs, I am a sucker for quantity. I...
Bama Lama Bama Loo: An Interview With Soul Clap's Jonathan Toubin
If you were to ask a metaphysical sketch artist for a draft of the general coordinates of the area of psychic activity overlapping Genesis P-Orridge, Archie Bell, Kid Congo...
Hot Trash: Waggle Dance
A few weeks ago I came home to discover a hallway in my home filled with bees; some living, some dead. Being the most Texan Texan you'll ever meet, my first thought was to kill...
2017 Summer Music Guide
Kendrick Lamar's July 15 show with H-Town's own Travis Scott at Toyota Center may be Houston's single hottest concert of the summer. But don't stop there... If the...
Hot Trash: Irish Troubles
Bar managers know what Oscar Wilde's alter ego, Algernon Moncrieff, meant when he said, "If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't...
Dylan Cameron LP release
Dylan Cameron's brand-new LP Infinite Floor may help you help yourself. The good news is in about Special K, which may be the future of depression treatments (taken in...
SNOOTY GARBAGEMEN - s/t LP (12XU 075-1)








“And it weren’t enough one of ‘em pick up a harpsicord, and another a drum or a psaltery or penny whistle, but then they insist on shining ‘em up to start a tune. Cats,...
Future Blondes, Almost Human
It would be difficult to describe Future Blondes to the kind of ordinary human you often find standing in line at the food truck, vaping. There's a lot of space for common...
Cock ESP
If you think about music in Freudian terms, and you probably shouldn't, most bands express the superego, entirely bound up by rules and restraints, with a little ego thrown in...
Freak Radar
The freak radar is actually just a crummy low-res screen housed within an average looking blue-gray box. What makes it special is that, in a fit of inspiration, it has been...
Finally, Summer
Call it the mind-destroyer, Sol Invictus, the great enervator, or the fiery hand of stifled dreams, but by any name it rages on and we cower in the shadows.
Dancing Machines
Sooner or later we must come to accept that George W Bush is a born dancer as well as a painter. The former president is a Cancer, astrologically speaking, and Cancers are drawn...
Pank Everything
PANK EVERYTHING Blame the mild spring and slow summer, or whatever it is that sets these souls a-reeling, but there does seem to be an awful lot of people who are desperately...
International Noise Conference: Houston Edition
Don't let the name fool you: there won't be any PowerPoint, perhaps there will be no laptops at all in evidence tonight at Notsuoh. Die Slow presents the Houston edition of the...
Houston's Best Places to See Free Music This Summer
AFTER THE BOOM, THE BUST Here, in post-boom Houston, we're still waiting for the other shoe to fall, but odds are it's a good time to start tucking away small bills. We can't...
Concerning Soundalikes, Lookalikes and Certain Unlikable People
HOT TRASH: Soundalikes At a dinner party for a friend's birthday recently, we frittered away the latter part of the night listening to a playlist of New Order soundalikes, the...
FreshDark Fest
FreshDark may be a little festival on the make, well-sited in one of the comfiest yards in Houston, but you can still call it a star-studded event. First, because both L.A. New...
Eat Human Flesh
EAT HUMAN FLESH Unless extraterrestrials start podcasting live on 97.9 the Boxx or Jandek makes an album with Terence Trent D'Arby, Mark Flood's Gratest Hits exhibition at the...
Cosmic Slop
ON TUNING UP "You will not be able to gather much if the piano is out of tune and has broken strings" - attributed to Rudolph Steiner When I buy a Tibetan singing bowl as a gift...
Animal Data: An Interview with Distant Worker
If you haven't yet heard Distant Worker, fret not, we'll fix that shortly. These beatnik dub-punks work from an esoteric playbook, favoring auspice over practice, and they're 66...
Gym Life
I visit the gym a few times a year, more out of a perversity of spirit than out of an abiding interest in keeping my incipient dad bod in check. From time to time the gym pipes...
Maria Chavez at CAMH
Maria Chavez returns to her hometown to scratch a few new suggestions of what is possible into the stainless steel cladding of the CAMH and the crumbling architecture of our own...
Field Recordings From The Abyss
Maybe Alfie was only too quick to call it when he said, "I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each, I do not think that they will sing to me" in T.S. Eliot's The Love Song...
A Dilettante's Guide to Bad Ass Weekend IV
Bad Ass Weekend is a crash-course in time-machining; a hot fling with bands that weren't made by and for the Internet - dealers of rough, jaw-grinding music, more fitted to...
Acts We'd Like to See at Free Press Summer Fest 2016
Hard to believe it's already that time again, but the blind presale for Free Press Summer Fest 2016 goes live at 10 a.m. tomorrow. After the initial weirdness and ultimate...
Music For Dolphins
"Nothing says holidays like a cheese log" - Ellen Degeneres Music For Dolphins, feat. Dave Dove and Jason Jackson Galveston Artist Residency, February 13, 6 p.m. Most of the...
Skullflower at Bad Ass Weekend IV
Don't plan on getting any work done on your face or starting that master cleanse from February 25 to -28: That's when Bad Ass Weekend IV slouches into our dear Babylon.
Cleveland Rocks
DISPIRITED CORPSE Let me begin with a digression that is neither hot nor trashy. I used to be in a band that began our show with this sample from the Toxic Avenger: "You said...
Indian Jewelry and Prince Rama: Tex talks to the sisters
By Tex Kerschen I'm not much for feelgoodery, but Prince Rama keep getting better and better. The two sisters, Taraka and Nimai Larson, sell crazy like it's closing a run on...
All Dread Set, Press Release
Press release for exhibition at Cardoza Fine Art Gallery.

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