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The week in Houston rock

November 15th, 2004 · No Comments

There are a lot of great shows in town this week. The Starlite Desperation, a great garage rock act, will open for The Donnas and The Von Bondies. Norwegian musician Sondre Lerche will be here, and local musician Chris Sacco will open the show. Earlimart will be in town as well. The Hightailers will play at Last Concert this week, and Liviya Compean will have a CD release show. Local punk rockers Gun Crazy (get their album here) will also play this week. Fondue Monks, a long-time Houston staple, will play in the Heights at Dan Electro’s. Southern Backtones will play an in-store show at Cactus Music & Video at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Also, Metallica will play on Tuesday night, but you can read my thoughts on them here.

Here are some of the other shows in the Houston area this week. If I missed your band, please let me know about upcoming shows.

Tuesday, 11.16.04

Metallica w/ Godsmack @ Toyota Center
Carolyn Wonderland @ Last Concert Cafe
Matt Pond PA w/ Household Names @ The Proletariat
Taiwan Deth w/ Rotten Piece @ Super Happy Fun Land
Teresa @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

Wednesday, 11.17.04

Straylight Run w/ Hot Rod Circuit, Northstar, Say Anything @ Fat Cat’s
The Chariot w/ Showbread, He Is Legend, As Cities Burn, Far-Less @ Walter’s on Washington
Drowning Pool @ The Engine Room
The Oots w/ .belville @ Rhythm Room
Pot Roast @ Last Concert Cafe

Thursday, 11.18.04

Sondre Lerche w/ The Golden Republic, and Chris Sacco (of DuneTX) @ Rhythm Room
NY Rel-x w/ Complete Control, Drastic @ The Meridian
Matt Wertz w/ Dave Barnes, Rhythm @ The Engine Room
Jack Knife w/ Skinkrawl @ Fat Cat’s
Human Host w/ Muzak @ Super Happy Fun Land
Catie Curtis @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
The Ten Man Jam @ H-Town’s Arena Theatre
The Hightailers @ Last Concert Cafe
RPG w/ Dixie Witch @ Rudyard’s
Kevin Higgens w/ Jim Kam @ Anderson Fair
Ioline @ The SideCar Pub

Friday, 11.19.04

Fondue Monks @ Dan Electro’s (in the Heights)
Giant Sand w/ Heavenly States @ Walter’s on Washington
Earlimart w/ Silversun Pickups, Chasmatic @ Rudyard’s
Darkest Hour w/ Between the Buried and Me, Cattle Decapitation, Fear Before the March of Flames, and Bars @ Fat Cat’s
The Donnas w/ The Starlite Desperation, and The Von Bondies @ The Meridian
Vallejo w/ Podunk, and Liviya Compean (CD release show) @ The Engine Room
The Clumsy Lovers @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Bette Midler @ Toyota Center
Donkey Ranch @ Rhythm Room
A Particularly Vicious Rumor @ Super Happy Fun Land
Engelbert Humperdinck @ Verizon Wireless Theater
Van Wilks w/ 57 State @ The SideCar Pub
Ellipsis w/ Darrin Cobitich @ Last Concert Cafe
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys/Sean Reefer/Molly & the Ringwalds @ The Continental Club
Colin Mochrie w/ Brad Sherwood @ H-Town’s Arena Theatre
Stephanie Urbina Jones @ Anderson Fair

Saturday, 11.20.04
Southern Backtones (in-store @ Cactus Music and Video, 3 p.m.)
Gun Crazy w/ Vooduo @ The Axiom
Panthers w/ Death from Above 1979, and Vietnam @ Walter’s on Washington
Extreme Texas Metalfest II, featuring Vesperian Sorrow, Adumus, Bat Castle, Vex, Condemned, Demure, Infliction, Gates of Enoch, Morguetology, & Slow Grind @ Cardi’s
Fear Factory w/ No Warning, Trivium @ The Engine Room
Jesse Dayton @ The Continental Club
5th Annual GoGirlsMusicFest, featuring Liviya Compean, The Googe, & the Fematics @ Rhythm Room
Peach Truck Republic w/ A Hummin’ Acoustical Acupuncture @ Last Concert Cafe
Toni Price w/ Patrice Pike @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Shake Russell w/ Mike Hearne @ Anderson Fair
Amber @ 2401 San Jacinto
Texas High Life @ The SideCar Pub
Selia Qynn w/ Wayne Wilkerson @ Coffee Oasis (Clear Lake)
Volatil @ the Warehouse (1801 Washington @ Houston Ave.)

Sunday, 11.21.04

Johnny Goudie w/ Joseph King @ The SideCar Pub
The Faint w/ TV on the Radio, Beep Beep @ Numbers
Hot Snakes w/ The Ponys, The Detonations @ The Engine Room
Ian Moore @ Rudyard’s
David Fahl & Band w/ Carrie Ann Buchanan & the apocalyptics @ Last Concert Cafe

Be sure to let me know if I missed any shows. Thanks.

Check back for a possible interview with Earlimart.

Now Playing in My iPod: David Garza — A Strange Mess of Flowers (box set)

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