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AUTHOR EVENT with BILL SULLIVAN – SATURDAY, 9/29/18 @ 2:30PM

September 11, 2018

Bill Sullivan will be at Cactus Music on Saturday, September 29 at 2:30 p.m. for a discussion and signing of his new book, Lemon Jail: On the Road with the Replacements. A raucous tour diary of rock ’n’ roll in the 1980s, Lemon Jail puts us in the van with the Replacements in the early […]

MEET THE AUTHOR – BOB RUGGIERO – SATURDAY, 8/25/18 @ 3:00PM

August 4, 2018

Author and longtime Houston Press music writer BOB RUGGIERO will sign and discuss his unauthorized biography of the band WAR, Slippin’ Out of Darkness. There will also be a special musical performance by the legendary HOWARD SCOTT, with an onstage interview/audience Q&A. Howard is the original singer/guitarist/co-writer of such hits as “The Cisco Kid,” “Slippin’ […]

AUTHOR SESSION – JASON HELLER – SUNDAY, 7/29/18 @ 3:00PM

July 20, 2018

Read a featured article on Jason Heller and his book, “Strange Stars” from the Dallas Daily News HERE A Hugo Award-winning author and music journalist explores the weird and wild story of when rock ’n’ roll met the sci-fi world of the 1970s As the 1960s drew to a close, and mankind trained its telescopes […]

-MEET THE AUTHOR – THOMAS O’KEEFE – THURSDAY, 6/28/18 @ 5:30PM

May 23, 2018

Long before the Grammy nominations, sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall, and Hollywood friends and lovers, Ryan Adams fronted a Raleigh, North Carolina, outfit called Whiskeytown. Lumped into the burgeoning alt-country movement, the band soon landed a major label deal and recorded an instant classic: Strangers Almanac. That’s when tour manager Thomas O’Keefe met the young […]

JONATHAN CAIN – BOOK SIGNING – TUESDAY, 5/8/18 @ 5:30PM

April 19, 2018

  BUY THE BOOK HERE! If you’re not able to make the event, autographed copies will be available on Wednesday, 5/9/18 in-house and online. Receive a wristband that guarantees your place in line to meet Jonathan Cain Music, take a photo and get an autograph by purchasing his new book “Don’t Stop Believin’: The Man, the Band, […]

AUSTIN PUNK INVASION – FRIDAY, 4/27/18 @ 6:00PM

April 8, 2018

Be prepared for the Austin Punk Invasion book party at Cactus Music in Houston on Apr. 27th, 6 pm, which will feature an exhibition of historic gig flyers, DJ Sonic Reducer session spinning rare Austin underground vinyl, and a punk roundtable discussion featuring iconic players like Tom Huckabee of the Huns, Ty Gavin and Arthur […]

– AUTHOR SESSION – SHEA SERRANO & ARTURO TORRES – SATURDAY, 10/14 @ 1:00PM

September 23, 2017

Who is the greatest dunker of all time? Which version of the Michael Jordan was the best Michael Jordan? What is allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? Basketball (and Other Things) presents readers with a whole new set of pivotal and ridiculous fan disputes from basketball history, providing arguments and […]

– AUTHOR SESSION & IN-STORE PERFORMANCE – RADNEY FOSTER – SATURDAY, 9/30 @ 3:00PM

August 19, 2017

As a young musician straight out of Texas, Radney Foster spent the lengthy drives in between tour stops reading the likes of John Steinbeck, Larry McMurtry, and Harper Lee. Over 30 years of artist cuts later, there is no question that he himself is an established storyteller. Whether it’s navigating the ever-changing music industry or […]

– AUTHOR SESSION & PERFORMANCES – WOMEN IN PUNK, VOL. 1 w/ DAVID ENSMINGER & SPECIAL GUESTS

July 24, 2017

Featuring Screech of Death, No Love Less (with half of Mydolls), and Mel Hell and the Texas Mod Crushers, with special guests too! For four decades, women have often been ignored or marginalized in the history of punk despite being an intrinsic and vital part of the movement since the very first whispers of ‘year […]

– AUTHOR SESSION – MARK PROCT “HOME TODAY GONE TOMORROW” – SATURDAY, 7/15 @ 4:00PM

June 17, 2017

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