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Three Days in Summer festival

July 10th, 2004 · No Comments

Finally, someone has put together another festival to promote local music. This should be me, but I am prone to slack.

Billed as “A Festival of All Star Proportions,” the Three Days in Summer festival, smartly held this weekend (same as the Major League Baseball All-Star game and related downtown festivities),is being held at Houston’s newest music venue, The Meridian. [website]

A lot of Houston bands are on the bill–some you’ve probably heard of, some you probably have not. Anyway, this is a good, cheap way to spend the weekend so come out and support the local music scene.

The doors open at 4 p.m. Entry is $10 per day, or you can get the bargai-priced three-day pass for $15. Advance tickets can be purchased at Sound Exchange and Chemistry Records.

Schedule (subject to change, of course):

Saturday, July 10th
Main Room:
4:00 Witnes
8:15 Secret Beat Society
8:45 Long Paper
9:00 Mystere
9:15 Desperado
9:30 Scenic Woods
9:45 Strange Company
10:00 Nathan Stewart / Ben Clark
11:00 Joe B.
12:00 Chris Anderson
1:15 Lunatex
2:00 Andrei Morant
3:00 BMC

Red Room:
4:00 DJ Cef
7:00 Steve Swift
10:00 Cee Plus
12:00 Brio Kids

Sunday, July 11
Main Room:
5:15 Camino
6:15 Absolute Pistol (interview coming soon–check back often)
7:15 Pilot Radio
8:30 The Handsomes
9:45 Silverleaf
12:00 “special mystery guest” (reportedly a national touring act)

Red Room:
5:45 D.R.U.M.
6:45 Dubtex
7:45 Organ Failure
8:45 The Krinkles
9:45 Opie Hendrix
11:00 Bad Acid Trip

Monday, July 12
Main Room:
5:15 Yorkk
6:15 TBA
7:15 De Sangre
8:30 Chango Jackson
9:45 Los Skarnales
11:00 Motograter

Red Room:
5:15 New Jack Hippies
6:15 Hollister Fracus
7:15 Citizen Change
8:30 Dimitri’s Rail
9:45 Tin Henry
11:00 Bad Acid Trip

The event is sponsored by the usual suspects (Shiner, the Free Press) but is being put on by Teysha Enterprises, three men–Richard Tomcala, M. Martin, and Brett J. Foley–whose combined experience in entertainment and related fields spans decades.

Special thanks to these guys for getting this together. Hopefully next time, the event will include even more bands–or at least a wider variety. Heh.

Tags: Music