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The week in rock

August 16th, 2004 · No Comments

The new issue of Space City Rock is now online. Visit the website here for more information.

Pale’s new CD, “Here,” is ready for the masses (!) and the band will play a gig at Rudz this Friday night, August 20, with Austin’s Endochine and Johnny Goudie. The music starts around 10 p.m. The official CD release party is the 27th at Engine Room–with Endochine and Arthur Yoria.

Fresh off of their battle of the bands appearances in Dallas (and an opening spot for Plastilina Mosh), Latino rockers Volatil bring it back to Houston this Saturday, August 21, at Azteca’s Bar & Grill (corner of Richmond and Greenbriar). The show starts at 10 p.m. For more information on Volatil, visit their website.

Local jazz heroes Drop Trio opens for Mike Clark’s Prescription Trio at The Meridian. This will be a great show!

Slapshifter will celebrate the release of their 5-song CD, “Demo-lition,” with a show at Rudz on Saturday, August 21. Slapshifter brings several Houston music scene veterans together–the band includes former members of Skillit, The Joint Chiefs, and the Basics. Cover is $6 at the door and the new CD will be available. Stacey Steger & the Satellites and The James Reece Project open the show. For more information, visit the Slapshifter website.

Direct from Columbus, OH, Tom Foolery and the Mistakes are playing this Sunday night (August 22) at Fat Cat’s with Cockerspaniel and The Needies. More information on the band can be found at the Tom Foolery website. Please make sure you come out and support the bands.

Modulator, whose new EP is now available, is kicking off a fall tour with a show on Wednesday, August 25, at The Proletariat.

At The Proletariat this week, Hands Up Houston presents Magnolia Electric Company, Nedelle and Thom, and Emperor X. The show starts at 9 p.m. This is an all ages show.

Other shows this week:
Monday, 8.16.04
Bullet Train to Vegas at Super Happy Fun Land
Machinehead, w/ Chimaira at Engine Room

Tuesday, 8.17.04
Voltes w/ Slivered @ The Proletariat
ESE at Walter’s on Washington
The Minor Times, w/ Anodyne, Grave Robbers, Orca, and Gyste at Fat Cat’s

Wednesday, 8.18.04
Hybrid Soul, w/ Mans Redfire, Shortcomings, Oddzar, and Naked Content at Engine Room
Rosta Jazz Avengers w/ Civic at Super Happy Fun Land

Thursday, 8.19.04
Xiu Xiu w/ Weird Weeds and The Kants at Fat Cat’s
Jolie Holland at Rudyard’s

Friday, 8.20.04
Leo Party!, feat. Organ Failure, Muzak, P for Flamingo, Rusted Shut, & more at Super Happy Fun Land
Immortal Remains w/ Bestemmia Aeternalis, Condemned, Lacination, Dying Embrace, Brutally Mutilated, and Mortal Suffering at Cardi’s
The Derailers w/ Swing Kings at Fitzgerald’s
Craig Morgan at Sam Houston Race Park
Bone Simple at The Sandbar (Kemah)
Dave Mathews Band w/ Graham Colton @ The Woodlands (also on Saturday)

Saturday, 8.21.04
Briokids, w/ A-S-H-S, Diamonds and Pills at Super Happy Fun Land
Moses Guest at The Continental Club
Organ Failure, w/ Mad Mike, Kristoph & the Communist Manifesto, and ChimCharoo at The Southmore House
Ashbury Keys (CD release show) @ Engine Room
Johnny Fiasco w/ Ayana Mack, Margaret Menchaca, Mr. Bristle, Vic Vegas, and Champa Moore at Union Bar & Lounge
Cipher at Fat Cat’s
Hollister Fracus w/ Distant Thunder at Forgettaboutit (Jones Rd. at Grant)
Posse at Trader’s Village
Make Mine Texas Music Fest, feat. Ruben Vela, Grupo Siggno, Marlissa Vela, Chango Jackson, Deryl Dodd, Kevin Fowler, Rigo, & Dusk ’til Dawn at Humble Rodeo Arena & Expo Center

Sunday, 8.22.04
Linkin Park, Korn, Snoop Dogg, The Used, and Less Than Jake at The Woodlands
Va Tuoi Tre III at H-Town’s Arena Theatre
Abiku w/ Sarkophagos at Super Happy Fun Land
Walter Suhr & Mango Punch at Trader’s Village

Local band My Own I, who play radio-friendly alterna-rock–think Creed, 3 Doors Down, Chevelle, Seether–have two shows coming up. The band plays Friday, August 27th, at The 19th Hole and again on Saturday, August 28th, at Forgetta Bout It Too. More info on the band can be found at their website: www.myowni.com.

For those who made it out to the Curiosa Festival, wow. What an amazing time. Great music. Mogwai puts them all to shame, although The Rapture, Interpol and The Cooper Temple Clause all put on great shows. And of course, there’s The Cure…

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