Join us Wednesday, December 7th, from 5-7 PM for a happy hour listening party as we enjoy the new album from ITZY! ⠀
Fans who buy the album here at #CactusMusic get a FREE limited edition sticker sheet & poster. 𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗽𝘆 𝗼𝗳 ‘𝗖𝗛𝗘𝗦𝗜𝗥𝗘.’ 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘆. 𝗗𝗿𝗮𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗱! ⠀
"Cheshire," the title track of their sixth mini album, delivers a message that encourages the listener to trust their feelings when faced with many mysterious and puzzling questions. ITZY's signature way of speech is emphasized in the lyrics, such as "There's no right or wrong," "Trust your gut, not your logic," and more. The album’s lyrical direction of delivering an independent, honest, and proud message strengthens ITZY’s musical style and identity.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Starcrawler are a thrilling, LA-based rock’n’roll collective PAPER aptly described as “at the intersection of 70’s-style glam rock and punk” while Vulture commented on their “high-octane live performances.” The 5-piece band consists of full-throttle frontwoman Arrow De Wilde, guitarist Henri Cash and brother Bill Cash on pedal steel/guitar, drummer Seth Carolina, and bassist Tim Franco.
With two studio albums under their belts, their upward trajectory continues to roll full steam ahead in 2022 with the release of their brand-new album, “She Said.” The album brings a newly energized creative direction, with more on the horizon. Their worldwide touring currently sees them opening for the likes of Jack White and My Chemical Romance, and previous support slots with luminaries such as Beck, Foo Fighters and Spoon among others. No strangers to the festival circuit, they’ve also performed at Fuji Rock, Glastonbury, Primavera and Reading. A modern day take on LA legends X, Starcrawler also have a sprinkle of The Go-Go’s, a smattering of The Distillers and some Rolling Stones sleaze thrown in for good measure.
In addition to their own sonic evolution, other ventures have included collaborations with rock legends like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ guitarist Mike Campbell, as well as the late, great Taylor Hawkins and Perry Farrell. Arrow also made an arresting cameo in the video for recent Florence and the Machine single “My Love,” which was filmed in Kyiv, Ukraine at the end of 2021. Starcrawler’s music can also be heard in unexpected places, most recently as the backdrop for a Nissan commercial and over the opening credits of the Jackass 4.5 movie on Netflix.
We are excited to announce our first in-store performance event in over six months and an opportunity to do what we do best; introduce music fans in Houston to emerging artists.
During the pandemic, Joe P's intimate acoustic performance videos connected with fans and quickly developed a 300K following which resulted in his signing with Atlantic Records.
Through a partnership with Record Store Day, Joe is playing independent record shops throughout the country and we are proud to present his performance on November 6th at 3pm.
Joe will be performing songs from his new Emily Can't Sing EP which was just released on CD and the vinyl, only available at independent record stores, was issued in a limited edition of 1000.
Don't miss this opportunity to discover an artist on the rise at your friendly, neighborhood record store.
When the onset of the pandemic brought about the dissolution of the band he’d fronted since eighth grade, Joe P found himself in isolation with time to step out and experiment on his own. From the refuge of his New Jersey basement studio, he threw himself into writing, recording and producing his most personal material to date. Posting homegrown ideas to TikTok, Joe P watched as his raw acoustic videos drew millions of views and over 300K followers in just a few months. Among those new fans was Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, who kicked joe’s career into hyperdrive by duetting alongside his self-made “Fighting In The Car” video. A deal with Neon Gold/Atlantic was quickly followed by the acclaimed release of Joe P’s acclaimed debut EP, Emily Can’t Sing, highlighted by such singles as “Leaves,” “Fighting In the Car,” and “Off My Mind.” Joe P released viral fan favorite track “All Day I Dream About” in August and the song proved Joe’s biggest first week numbers to date, including over 13k pre-saves. With the release of his latest single “Happy People,” Joe P announced his upcoming EP, French Blonde, to be released on Friday, October 7th.
Having spent much of the past year touring with such like-minded artists as Middle Kids and Joywave, Joe P will return to the road this fall with a North American tour opening for Spacey Jane, set to get underway October 10. Most dates – including an eagerly awaited two-night stand at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom (October 12-13), as well as shows in Boston, Washington, DC, Chicago, Vancouver, and Los Angeles.
Emily Nenni' "On The Ranch" full-length debut album, available on CD and LP on Friday, 11/4/22!
The sun sets over the ranch, a can of beer cracks, and an acoustic guitar wrangles the day’s thoughts and memories into a semblance of order.
During moments like these, California-born and Nashville-based singer and songwriter Emily Nenni chronicles her life through delicate songcraft rife with honky-tonk spirit and spiked with just the right amount of soul. In possession of a deep understanding of music stoked by a lifelong passion and sharp chops shaped by endless sets in smoky bars and sizzling doublewides, she asserts herself as the consummate country storyteller on her full-length debut album, On The Ranch [Normaltown/New West Records].
“What I love about country is the songs can be very honest and vulnerable, yet they’re beautiful enough to make you cry,” she notes. “My music is sweet and sad, but I don’t take myself too seriously. It’s old school honky-tonk with a slightly different flavor.”
Her story represents the difference. Growing up in the Bay Area “in a family of music nerds,” her father worked in radio, and she even attended her first Bruce Springsteen show in utero. Mom and dad took her to countless concerts as a kid and regaled her with endless tales of music lore. Emily’s mother introduced her to the likes of Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter, and Hank Williams, while her father spun James Brown and John Coltrane. Following high school, she attended Columbia College with a major in audio engineering. After a year, she dropped out and saved up enough money to move to Nashville—despite not knowing a soul in the city. In order to break into the iconic Robert’s Western World on Broadway, she baked cookies for the bouncers and house band, finding herself on stage not long after. Simultaneously, she sharpened her skills at Santa’s Pub, often playing all night and building a buzz in the process.
“I moved to Nashville, because it felt homey to me,” she says. “Once I got there, it was a big country music education.”
Eventually, she linked up with producer and frequent collaborator Mike Eli. Together, they cut her independent debut LP, Hell of a Woman, in 2017. Next up, she joined forces with Teddy and The Rough Riders for the I Owe You Nothin’ EP before serving up 2020’s Long Game EP. The latter’s title track cracked over 1 million streams as she caught the attention of Normaltown & New West and signed to the label. Plus, she earned critical acclaim from the likes of Glide Magazine who proclaimed, “Nenni possesses a unique and deeply charismatic vocal charm.”
Around the same time, she ventured to Colorado for a job at a ranch.
“Mike’s wife worked there,” she goes on. “She’s a legitimate cowgirl. The owner needed an extra hand, so I served meals, took care of her kid, and played for guests once a week. I’m definitely not a real cowgirl though. Outside of my jobs, I played with the dogs, wrote most of the record, and, mostly, drank beer,” she laughs.
She recorded On The Ranch with Eli and Alex Lyon. Fittingly, Emily introduces the album with the title track and first single “On The Ranch.” The beat simmers beneath slick dobro and a rollicking lead riff. Her bright verses give way to an unshakable rhyming refrain, “Out on the ranch to avoid my troubles, looks like I’ve got double.”
“The ranch was beautiful,” she says. “It was located right on the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Sonically, the song has an eighties honky-tonk feel, which I love.”
Then, there’s “In the Mornin’.” Guitar creaks as her voice rings out with a promise, “When the sun comes up, I’m hitting the road.”
“You can stay at my house, but in the morning, you’ve got to get out of here,” she elaborates. “I wrote it from a female perspective where it’s a woman saying this instead of the man.”
Elsewhere, “Useless” hinges on a funky groove as her seductively soulful croon glides over the percussion.
“During lockdown, I heard a lot of people who aren’t musicians say, ‘Oh, you have all of this time to write’,” she recalls. “I felt useless, because I wasn’t able to go out and play or even work my restaurant job for a few months. My first shift back was weird. Here I am at a James Beard Award-winning restaurant, and I’m putting food in plastic containers with stickers on them. It felt good to have a purpose though. When I got back in the car after my first shift, the melody came into my head. It was great energy all at once.”
Affirming her outlier voice, “Can Chaser” musically nods to nineties country as it pays tribute to “women in the rodeo” with nothing but love.
“I wrote a song about female barrel racers that’s not demeaning,” she counters. “It was a good way to start my first record, because it has feminist themes.”
In the end, Emily gives country a new perspective altogether.
“When you listen to me, I hope you relate,” she leaves off. “I hope you laugh, cry, and want to hear more. I’m a honky-tonk girl who’s just getting started.”
Meet & Greet Signing with Marcus Mumford at Cactus Music on Monday, 10/10/22, from 2-3:30 PM. The artist will be signing copies of his superb new album (self-titled).
𝗖𝗼𝗽𝗶𝗲𝘀 MUST 𝗯𝗲 𝗽𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘁 𝗖𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘂𝘀 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮 𝗺𝗮𝘅𝗶𝗺𝘂𝗺 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝘄𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗽𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻. 𝗕𝗼𝘁𝗵 𝗖𝗗 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗟𝗣 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲. 𝘖𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘦𝘥. ⠀
•𝗜𝗡-𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗘 𝗣𝗜𝗖𝗞-𝗨𝗣 𝗢𝗡𝗟𝗬 no shipping. Capacity is limited. Fans can secure their place in line by purchasing a copy of (self-titled) beginning this Saturday, 10/8, at noon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
•𝗡𝗢 𝗣𝗛𝗢𝗡𝗘 𝗢𝗥𝗗𝗘𝗥𝗦! ⠀
•𝗣𝗘𝗥 𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗦𝗧 𝗥𝗘𝗤𝗨𝗘𝗦𝗧 -- 𝗠𝗔𝗥𝗖𝗨𝗦 𝗔𝗦𝗞𝗦 𝗙𝗔𝗡𝗦 𝗧𝗢 𝗪𝗘𝗔𝗥 𝗠𝗔𝗦𝗞𝗦 𝗔𝗧 𝗔𝗟𝗟 𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘𝗦 𝗗𝗨𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗡𝗧. ⠀⠀⠀
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Entering Heaven Alive is the fifth studio album from Jack White, founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. True to his DIY roots, this record was recorded at White’s Third Man Studio throughout 2021, mastered by Third Man Mastering, and released by Third Man Records.
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Meet & Greet Signing with Kevin Gates at Cactus Music. Receive one (1) Wristband with the purchase of “Khaza” (available on CD Friday, 6/17/22 HERE @ Cactus Music.) One Wristband Per Item. ⚠️ NO PHONE ORDERS. ⚠️
IN-STORE PICK-UP ONLY. CD AND WRISTBAND can be picked up on the day of the event (6/22/22) beginning at Noon. If you have chosen shipping, your order will be cancelled.
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In the 1990s, in a spare room of his Houston home, he developed a revolutionary mixing technique known as chopped and screwed. Spinning two copies of a record, Screw would “chop” in new rhythms, bring in local rappers to freestyle over the tracks, and slow the recording down on tape. Soon Houstonians were lining up to buy his cassettes—he could sell thousands in a single day. Fans drove around town blasting his music, a sound defining the city’s burgeoning and innovative rap culture. As a result, June 27 has become an unofficial city holiday, inspired by a legendary mix Screw made on that date.
Lance Scott Walker has interviewed nearly everyone who knew Screw, from childhood friends to collaborators to aficionados who evangelized Screw’s tapes—millions of which made their way around the globe—and the New York rap moguls who honored him. Walker brings these voices together with captivating details of Screw’s craft and his world. More than the story of one man, DJ Screw is a history of the Houston scene as it came of age, full of vibrant moments and characters. But none can top Screw himself, a pioneer whose mystique has only grown in the two decades since his death.
Author Lance Scott Walker is originally from Texas and is now based in New York. He is the author of Houston Rap Tapes and collaborated on Houston Rap’s companion photo book. He has written for the Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, Red Bull Music Academy, Vice, Wondering Sound, Fader, and The Wire.
We are proud to present our first in-store performance in over two years. Tody Castillo is one of our favorite local artists and his albums still resonate with us. His self-titled debut held the record as top-selling local release at our store for many, many years. We are thrilled to have him back on the Cactus stage to celebrate the release of his superb new album, Old Rodriguez. We hope you will join us to enjoy a full-set by the artist and to help celebrate Record Store Day.
About Tody Castillo
Fatherhood, cross-country road trips, wartime stories passed from one generation to the next, and philosophical skatepark conversations stitch together the fabric of Tody Castillo’s third full-length offering and 2022 debut album for Strolling Bones Records, Old Rodriguez. On his first body of work in 13 years, the Kingsville-born and Austin-based singer and songwriter ponders the past, present, and future across ten tracks. He shares his story through eloquently crafted songs steeped in rock, folk, and heartland traditions.
“There are a lot of coming-of-age themes,” he states. “I’m thinking of what I value the most. Even though I’m busy, I enjoy being at home with my family. I like skateboarding. I’m thinking of what it means to be a patriarch in a society where there are expectations for men to bring in the money. I’m remembering my grandparents and other meaningful moments. It’s my life.”