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Modulator, Arthur Yoria at Fat Cat’s + The week in music

September 21st, 2004 · No Comments

Houston electronic act Modulator is playing this Saturday night at Fat Cat’s (Washington Ave.) with Astra Heights, Arthur Yoria, and Moonshot Radio. This will be an outstanding show–great bands on the bill. Visit Fat Cat’s website for more information. If you haven’t yet picked up Modulator’s new EP, this will be a good chance to so do. Or, go get it at Cactus for $2.98–buy a few for friends. More information on Modulator can be found at their website. Visit Yoria’s website here.

Australia’s Brother is playing this Wednesday night at Meridian. If you haven’t yet ventured out to Meridian, go check it out. This will be a great show to see. Meridian is Houston’s best new venue and is located on the edge of downtown at 1503 Chartres (not that far from Engine Room). Visit their website at www.meridianhouston.com for more information. For more information on Brother, visit their website here.

Although Fly Pan Am cancelled due to injury, you should still go see one of Houston’s best live acts, By The End of Tonight, at Fat Cat’s on Thursday night. They open for Mono and IQU. By The End Of Tonight signed with Portland’s Temporary Residence label earlier this year and recently put out their EP, Fire and Ice. Here’s what the label said about the band:

Proudly standing as the only band we have ever signed from and unsolicited demo, By the End of Tonight are a young 4-piece from a tiny town just south of Houston called Alvin, TX. The technical gymnastics are there in spades, so much so that it’s not even worth talking about. It’s like telling a crowded room that you’re naked. Not so obvious right away, however, is the passion with which this EP unfurls. Beginning like a twisted prog-rock Georgia stomp, the four songs here are equal parts hardcore, speed metal, jazz breaks, epic avant-rock and sentimental 80s soundtracks. It’s a refreshing change of pace for a scene that is so saturated with one-trick ponies. Plus, it’s loads of fun trying to guess which 80s songs some of these riffs were lifted from.

Order the EP here.

Other shows of note this week:

Tonight (Tuesday, 9.21.04)
Capital Speedway w/ The Kidnap Soundtrack @ Fat Cat’s
Death On Camels w/ Taniyka White @ The Southmore House

Wednesday, 9.22.04
Camino w/ Glen Elliott @ The Proletariat
Hot Cross, Suicide Note, Die Emperor Die, The Walls You’ve Built @ Fat Cat’s
Mono’s Jungle w/ Bad Jazz @ Rhythm Room
Fourplay @ Verizon Wireless Theater

Thursday, 9.23.04
Van Halen (Hagar) @ Toyota Center
Pete Scafidi w/ Orange Is In, Slop Jar Jr. @ Rhythm Room
Dealers @ Rudyard’s
Flash Funk Order @ The SideCar Pub

Friday, 9.24.04
Los Straitjackets @ The Continental Club
The Oots w/ Landfall, Blue House @ Super Happy Fun Land
Society’s Finest w/ Gods, The Last Starfighter, Most People Are Walking In Their Sleep, Mr. Hinkus @ Walter’s on Washington
Dirtmind w/ Dying With Angels @ PJ’s (next to Cecil’s on West Gray)
Blendt w/ Mingo Fishtrap, Tom Vickers @ Rhythm Room
Bob Log III w/ Town Bikes @ Rudyard’s
Condemned Unit w/ Dropout, Zero Heroes @ The Dive (Galveston)

Saturday, 9.25.04
Annie Lin @ Diedrichs (Hazard & Westheimer)
The Gris Gris w/ 61 Cygni, My Education @ Rudyard’s
GoGirlsRock!, featuring Camino, Bastet, & Myrna Sanders Band @ Rhythm Room
The Tie That Binds w/ Mechanical Boy (CD release), Heist At Hand @ Fitzgerald’s
Trent Turner @ Walter’s on Washington

Sunday, 9.26.04
The Cramps w/ Hank Williams III @ The Meridian
The Gris Gris @ Sound Exchange (8PM)
The Format w/ Limbeck, Steel Train, Reuben’s Accomplice, Hello Goodbye @ The Engine Room
Slivered @ Industry Cafe
Goodtrain Sessions w/ Dig @ Rhythm Room

Advance warning: Social Distortion is back! Their new album is great. They have the bassist from Rancid and are playing at the Verizon on Tuesday night (9.28.04) with Tiger Army and The Explosion. This will be a good show to see.

Next Wednesday night, Explosions in the Sky (from Austin) will perform at Fat Cat’s. If you have’t yet bothered to check this band out, do yourself a favor. They’re incredible live. Check out their albums at www.temporaryresidence.com.

That’s all for now.

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