Neon Garden - September
Modular Houston performing upstairs, retro gaming stations, courtyard with stage and more music, good beer and drinks, come have fun! We have a super-diverse lineup for this evening.
Saturday 8pm, upstairs, Axelrad Beer Garden, 1517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004
Comp. Album: judges needed
We received 20 submissions and about 7-9 will be able to be included on the 12". Vinyl is inherently time-limited, however the digital release will be made to all major platforms and include all tracks.
We are partnering with a pressing service that will let us pre-sell the records. To fund the pressing, we will need to pre-sell a minimum of 100 however it works like Kickstarter; if we don't meet the funding goal, you are refunded. Assuming we fund it, from funding to vinyl in your hand will be 2.5-3 months.
We are asking YOU to sign up. More details HERE.
Your local synth authority
Modular Houston is a community of synthesizer enthusiasts. We started in 2018 as a group just for modular synthesis but have expanded to include anyone who uses synths, noise boxes, drum machines, samplers, etc. We have events monthly that vary from meet-and-greet / show-your-gear, performances, educational workshops, and even dance parties. All styles and genres of music are welcome.
We are 100% inclusive of all ages / sizes / genders / orientations / skill levels / experience.
Aug 27th Neon Garden Event
End of August saw a stacked line-up of diverse styles. From 404 samplers and pedal boards to synth pop and a bona fide bassist, multiple performers using vocals, and of course everyone's amazing and unique gear they use made for an awesome display. But y'all are the best, the crowds have been great. You guys make our shows so great, we can't wait to see you next month!
Next Neon Garden at Axelrad is Sat. 9/24 at 8pm.
BLÜÜ / @Future_Sick
Broken Robot Brain Tubes / @michaels.moode
Aga Zet / @personifixation
ETERNAREALM / @eternarealm
Breaker / @breakerhtx
OSCALLATOR / @oscallator
July 30th Neon Garden Event
Modular HTX was in full-effect with six artists upstairs and two outside. If you haven't been, we do this the last Saturday of every month at Axelrad. Retro gaming and craft beer, live music, what more could you want?
Vertigo Blue TM / @vertigobluetm
DomeHead / @domeheadeyes
Lost Cat Magnet / @acevedoricardo2016
OKHUMAN / @_okhuman_
HDSLAVE / @hdslave
In The Low / @inthelowstagram
Renku Corporation / @renkucorp
HTXEDIFICE / @htxedifice
Neon Garden at Axelrad
The last Saturday of each month is Neon Garden at Axelrad Beer Garden which features retro gaming on consoles throughout the venue, one or two mainstream bands and Modular Houston Showcase of artists, and of course plenty of great beer on tap. Sound and visual are in collaboration with Wonky Power Records. Starts at 7pm, music starts at 8pm, goes until midnight.
In The Low
Trovarsi and Space Racer
Rocketship Ajax and friend
We routinely put on performance events including Neon Garden and others. Performers from Austin, Colorado, and SoCal have all appeared alongside Modular Houston artists. We have used numerous venues including Big Star, Dan Electro's, Wonky Power, Insomnia Gallery, Emmit's Place, Houston Piano Company, Brasil, Khon's. Events typically feature a wide range of styles and performers, with the only requirement that synthesizer(s) (or drum machines, samplers, etc) are used. It need not be modular, it need not be exclusively synthesizer. We are welcoming of everyone's music.
If you are interested in performing, even if you have played with us before please sign up so we have your info and can promote you.
We routinely put on or co-host instructional workshops. These range from an extensive talk on the usages of the Make Noise Maths module, the basics of modular synthesis and signal flow, theory of sound and synthesis, historical discussion of electronic music, DIY workshops for building modules and pedals, and more.