Houston Calling

The weekend in Houston rock

April 21st, 2005 · No Comments

I loved Generation X. Yeah, I said it. Who can resist Billy Idol’s “Eyes Without A Face” or “Dancing With Myself”? You’re lying. Anyway, it’s with great pleasure (and pain, since I don’t have a ticket) that I let you know that Billy Idol is playing at Numbers this Friday night. Tickets were $65 (explains why I don’t have a ticket) and are sold out. Hopefully someone will let me know how the show was.

For those unable to see that show, do yourself a favor and check out Tody Castillo’s music at St. Pete’s Dancing Marlin. His album, released in February, is amazing.

Fondue Monks open for Chris Duarte at Continental Club. This should be a good show as well. Nice line-up there, but when’s David Garza coming back to Houston?

Saturday night, Wilco comes to Houston’s Verizon Wireless Theater on their tour for A Ghost Is Born. This should be an interesting show — I can’t wait. Healthy White Baby opens. I came across a site that has the setlists for Wilco‘s concerts. Pretty interesting to see their choices each night. Looks like they are leaning toward the newer material on this tour (makes sense, but I am hoping for “Misunderstood” at the very least).

Also, it’s BuzzFest time, which means that a talented band like Snow Patrol has to play alongside such putrid tripe as 3 Doors Down, Theory of a Deadman, The Used, Sum 41, Unwritten Law, Alter Bridge (good God, this has Creed members in it!), Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach (seriously?), Trust Company, The Exies, No Address, & more. In hell, I would imagine. Or The Woodlands.

Tell me again, why is there no WOXY here?!?

Medeski Martin & Wood play Sunday night at The Meridian. This will be an amazing show, and I only hope I have the energy.

Other shows this weekend:

Friday (4.22.05)

Bone Simple @ The Vintage Bar
Dubtex/Q.U.E. (CD release show) @ Rhythm Room
The Derek Trucks Band/The Greyhounds @ The Meridian
Bob Schneider @ The Engine Room
Randall Jones/Sean Carnahan/Jason Hilbert @ M Bar (402 Main)
Randy Turner/Peter Case/Zipperneck @ Rudyard’s
The Exies/Dune.Tx/Deep Ella @ Scout Bar (Clear Lake)

Saturday (4.23.05)

The Deathray Davies/The Sun/Alaska! @ Fat Cat’s
Los Skarnales/Sean Reefer & the Resin Valley Boys @ Continental Club
I Enjoy Records Compilation CD Release Party, featuring O’Doyle Rules, Carousel Shy, Dover Drive, & more @ Fitzgerald’s
Filthy McNasty/Medevac @ The Proletariat
New Monsoon @ Rhythm Room
Jazz Attack @ Cullen Performance Hall
Black Fire Revelation @ Rudyard’s
Paul Sprawl @ Super Happy Fun Land
Kat Rose Band (CD release) @ J.P. Hops House
LoneStar PornStar/Tin Henry/Dine Alone @ The 19th Hole (The Woodlands)

Sunday (4.24.05)

Bob Wall @ Dean’s Credit Clothing (S/E Sessions)
From Ashes Rise/Coliseum/The Observers @ Fat Cat’s
Steve Winwood @ Verizon Wireless Theater
Medeski, Martin & Wood @ The Meridian

Advance warning: What Made Milwaukee Famous, whose CD was one of my favorites of 2004, is playing Friday, 4.29.05, at Rudz. This should be great.

Also, Earlimart is coming back to Houston on Saturday, 4.30.05, at Fat Cat’s. They’re great live. The band’s new single, “The Hidden Track,” should be released soon. If you caught them opening for Pedro The Lion earlier this year, you know it’ll be packed. Get your tickets now. Visit Super Unison for more details.

I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to hearing the new Ryan Adams album. The single is out on iTunes now and sounds pretty good. The Damnwells are releasing an EP via iTunes on Tuesday (4/26/05). It contains live material and previously unreleased tracks.

Now Playing in My iPod: The Cure — Pornography

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