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12 Minutes Max + the week in rock

May 12th, 2004 · No Comments

This Friday night at DiverseWorks is 12 MINUTES MAX!: E(c)lectronic, which is an evening of electronic exploration featuring six Houston musical acts that will expand and explode the sound frontier with turntables, computers, and electronic gizmos. Curated by DiverseWorks’ staff member Gina Sonderegger, E(c)lectronic will feature Mr. Blinky (Nancy and HK), Lights Out On Sound, Panda 84, Rotten Piece, Rua Minx and The Sugarbeats. The show begins at 8 p.m.

“E(c)lectronic brings together a cross-section of Houston’s most engaging, innovative, and playful electronic artists,” states Gina Sonderegger. “Rather than proclaiming a unified ‘scene’, this program presents a survey of local musicians’ unique and varied approaches to the creation of electronic music.” The performances will range from the lysergic experimentalism of Rotten Piece to the child-like simplicity of Panda 84 to the art-damaged synth-trash of Rua Minx.

Should be great.

Also, here are bands playing in Houston this week:

Wednesday, 5.12.04

Bring Back the Guns (formerly Groceries) at The Mermaid Lounge
Elf Power w/ Summer Hymns and Modulator @ The Proletariat
Rocket Science w/ Gristle, House of Moist, and Phlegmatics @ The Engine Room
Man Alive w/ A Step Behind @ Fat Cat’s

Thursday, 5.13.04

Fishbone w/ Faceplant @ The Engine Room
Moneen w/ Northstar, The Fight, and Chronic Future @ Fat Cat’s
The Dwarves w/ The Down & Dirties, and The Delayed @ Fitzgerald’s
DJ Witnes @ The Proletariat
Shawn Pander @ Sherlock’s (West Gray location)
Fondue Monks @ Sherlock’s (Westheimer location)

Friday, 5.14.04

Tody Castillo @ Stag’s Head (9:30 show)
Of Montreal w/ Spain Colored Orange and Carter Brown @ Fat Cat’s
Broken Note Records 10th Anniversary, featuring Simpleton, Dinosaur Salad, Taste of Garlic, and I-45 @ Fitzgerald’s
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings @ The Continental Club
Distance w/ Outbreak and xdrugtestx @ Walter’s on Washington
Moses Guest (DVD release show) w/ Sarah Sharp @ Rudyard’s
Terry Horn w/ Alex Keller, Kairos, In the Land of Archers, Pechuga, and Muzak @ Super Happy Fun Land
Broken Note Records 10th Anniversary, featuring Ex-Pornstars, Que, and Farm FC @ Fitzdown
Little Brother Project w/ Righteous Buddha and dUNETX @ Rhythm Room
Pat McGee Band w/ Michael Tolcher and Pilot Radio @ The Engine Room
The StoneKings @ Forgettaboutit (Jones Rd. at Grant)

Saturday, 5.15.04

Broken Note Records 10th Anniversary, featuring 30footFALL, Bickley, Non-Stop Bombers, and Middlefinger @ Fitzgerald’s
Broken Note Records 10th Anniversary, featuring C’mon C’mon, The Molly Maguires, and The Put-Downs @ Fitzdown
Danger Mouse w/ Money Mark and J-Zone @ The Meridian
The Dirtbombs w/ The Forty Fives and The Dragstrip Bros. @ Rudyard’s
Throwdown w/ Most Precious Blood and Sinai Beach @ Fat Cat’s
Jennifer Fitts @ Walter’s on Washington
Arrowfest 2004, featuring Styx, Peter Frampton, Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult, America, and Grand Funk Railroad @ The Woodlands
Insider Art, featuring Trace Element @ Super Happy Fun Land
Tony C & The Truth @ The Engine Room
Fondue Monks @ Madison’s in Beaumont (Dowlen Rd. next to Hobby Lobby)
Sound Theory @ St. Arnold’s Brewery (1:30 p.m. show)

Sunday, 5.16.04

Houston Press Music Awards Sound Off 2004, featuring Blue October @ The Meridian
Mary J. Blige w/ Musiq and Glenn Lewis @ The Woodlands
Battle of the Bands, featuring Southern Train Wreck, Fosphorus, Dawn Over Zero, In Silence We Speak, Kenny’s Secret Plan, and fight for daylight @ The Engine Room

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