I was on social media, and I saw this posting by Tom Carter -
Famous for his work in Charalambides, he has been active in the experimental / improvised underground music scenes for a while now - Here’s what he had to say -
"I’m very happy to announce that I've been awarded a 2019 Let Creativity Happen grant for an upcoming gallery presentation on Houston Underground Cassette Culture 1980-1989.
In contrast to its active hardcore scene, Houston experimental music of the 80s remains largely undocumented on vinyl apart from a few obvious signposts (the Pain Teens and Culturcide being the most visible). Houston Underground Cassette Culture 1980-1989 will focus on cassettes and other ephemera produced by this scene in tiny editions (sometimes as low as the single digits) throughout the 1980s.
Planning for this show is in its infancy. If you're a musician or label owner from this era please get in touch — I am personally connected to a few players in this scene, but my knowledge is the tip of a very large iceberg and I need to collect a lot more information and artifacts. I'm also interested in hearing from anyone who might be interested in playing the exhibit opening.
I'll be posting a lot more about this soon, including dates and locations. Thank you @houstonartsalliance and @HoustonMOCA! #letcreativityhappen19"
Tom Carter's email address
Neal D. Retke