Houston Calling

The week in Houston rock

September 20th, 2005 · No Comments

There are a lot of good shows this week.

On Friday, Doves (direct from Manchester) will play at The Meridian with Longwave. It should be a good show. If you don’t own any Doves records, you’re missing out.

Also on Friday night, Sitka Sound plays with belville and Buckley at Rudyards. Cover is $6.

Built To Spill are at The Engine Room with The Decemberists, Sons and Daughters, and Mike Johnson. Good to see them branching out with something besides a metal act at The Engine Room. Not that there’s anything wrong with metal, but have some variety in your booking. Oh, and I’d link to them but they have a horrid website that doesn’t work with Firefox.

Scattered Pages, back from recording their new album in San Francisco, play with Tody Castillo on Friday at the Continental Club. Molly and The Ringwalds play from 7 to 9 p.m.

This Saturday night is a rare appearance by one of my favorite local punk acts, Gun Crazy. They play at Walter’s (across from Mary Jane’s on Washington Ave.) with Superfuzz and a rare Bride of Pinbot reunion (featuring members of Dead Roses). Dum Dum Cru will DJ in between sets.

On Sunday, Oasis is at The Woodlands with Jet and Kasabian.

Other shows this week:

Wednesday, 9.21.05

Tody Castillo @ Pub Fiction (9 p.m. show)
Thunderpants @ The Proletariat
Lil Mo @ The Crystal Ballroom

Thursday, 9.22.05

Tody Castillo @ Onion Creek Cafe (8 p.m. show)
The Walkmen/Mates of State/M83/Zykos @ Numbers
Buddy Guy/Jimbo Mathus @ Verizon Wireless Theater
TAFTP NOAHleans Musicians Benefit, featuring a bunch of bands @ Super Happy Fun Land
Go Betty Go @ The Engine Room
Molotov/Los Abandoned @ Planeta Bar-Rio

Friday, 9.23.05<
Journey @ The Woodlands
The Fiery Furnaces/Dungen/Mia Doi Todd @ Fat Cat’s
Unit Breed/Boogdish/Red Beard/Orents Stirner @ Super Happy Fun Land

Saturday, 9.24.05

Coldplay/Rilo Kiley @ The Woodlands
V-Zilla/The S.W.A.T. Product/The Niyat/Hafaza/DJ Roo/DJ Tech-Neek/DJ Killa Kut/Havikoro/Comp-1 @ The Proletariat
The Bravery @ Numbers
Moses Guest @ West Alabama Icehouse
Pepper/Sabrosa Union @ The Engine Room
Rotten Piece/Kairos @ Super Happy Fun Land
Motley Crue @ Toyota Center
Southern Backtones @ Whiskey’s Pub (Galveston)

Sunday, 9.25.05

Oasis w/ Jet, Kasabian @ The Woodlands
Paul van Dyk (benefit for Hurricane Katrina) @ The Meridian
Gorch Fork/Linus Pauling Quartet/Tia Carrera/The Jonx @ Rudyard’s
Daddy Yankee/Zion & Lennox/Tony Touch featuring Nina Sky @ Toyota Center
The Allman Brothers Band @ Verizon Wireless Theater
Monkeysoop/Ekson/Tzar Bomba/The Magentic Frosties @ Super Happy Fun Land

Advance warning: Super Furry Animals at The Meridian, November 15th. Mark your calendars.

Have a good week. If your band isn’t on this list, email me about your shows.

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