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The holiday week in rock

November 20th, 2006 · 4 Comments

There’s a lot going on this week, besides Thanksgiving. Here’s some of it.

Tonight (Monday, 11.20.06) The Proletariat hosts KTRU DJ Night, featuring Beach House and Over the Atlantic.

On Tuesday, The Hidden Cameras play at The Mink‘s Backroom. This should be a good show.

Also on Tuesday night, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead–whose new CD is great (despite what Pitchfork says)–plays with Blood Brothers, Celebration, and Brothers and Sisters at Warehouse Live.

Wednesday brings a GREAT night of local music, as The Dimes, Something Fierce, and Tzar Bomba take the stage at Walter’s with The Red Leaves from Austin. Be sure to make plans to come out to this show.

Thursday is Thanksgiving. Spend it with your family. Then, once you’re sick of food and them, go to see Skid Row, with King’s X (when’s the last time they played here?), Nashville Pussy, and Mardo at The Engine Room.

Moses Guest plays at The Continental Club on Friday night. Also on Friday, former Sunny Day Real Estate frontman Jeremy Enigk plays with Cursive at Warehouse Live. Enigk’s new album, World Waits, is great–might make my 2006 favorites list. Zykos and The Cops round out the bill.

Also on Friday, Gym Class Heroes open at 6:30pm for All American Rejects, Motion City Soundtrack, and The Format at Reliant Arena.

Saturday is the Santomojo Music Summit, which features Quodia, Moonshine Still, Moving Matter, Moses Guest, Spoonfed Tribe, Drop Trio, Groovin’ Ground, Little Brother Project, Blendt, Grass, Plump, Proteus, A-S-H-S, Free Radicals, & BlaBat at The Meridian. This is going to be an amazing day of music. This is put together by JamHouston.com, which you should check out.

On Sunday, Houston’s own superstars, Blue October, return to Warehouse Live for a sold-out show. Go check out Straylight Run, Matt Pond PA, and Street To Nowhere at Walter’s instead.

Other shows this week:

Tonight (Monday, 11.20.06)

Monstrous @ Super Happy Fun Land
Spitalfield/Punchline/Valencia/Peachcake @ Walter’s on Washington

Tuesday, 11.21.06

Ben Lee/Rooney @ The Meridian
Elaine Greer/Ponieheart/Telephones @ Super Happy Fun Land
Paul Oakenfold @ M Bar
Idgy Vaughn @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

Wednesday, 11.23.06

Imogen Heap/Kid Beyond @ Verizon Wireless Theater
The Hush Sound/Murder by Death/This Providence/This Is Me Smiling @ The Meridian
Commune Music, featuring Sinews, Golden Axe, O Pioneers, & Red X Red M @ The Proletariat
Envy magazine Model Search Finals, featuring Dune.Tx @ Venue (719 Main St., downtown)
Hell City Kings @ Rudyard’s
House of Moist/Cerebro @ The Engine Room

Thursday, 11.23.06

Free Vegetarian Thanksgiving Potluck, featuring The Andrew Lee Channel, Brains for Dinner, BAVAB BAVAB, Muzak John, Organ Failure, & Black Magic Marker @ Super Happy Fun Land
Ryan Scroggins and The Trench Town Texans/The I-gents/Darth Vato @ Fitzgerald’s
Rockbox!, featuring DJ Witnes, Stilletto, & Dayta @ The Proletariat
Eight Fingers Down @ Fitzdown

Friday, 11.24.06

Lady Sovereign/Young Love @ The Meridian
Soladity/Perilous Fight/Elements of Tragedy/Silence the Ashes/Eternal Decimation @ Java Junction (8302 North Eldridge Parkway)
Sisters Morales @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Will to Live/Die Young/Know the Score @ Walter’s on Washington
Wayne “The Train” Hancock/Johnny Falstaff @ Fitzgerald’s
Moses Guest @ The Continental Club
Dusti Day @ Rudyard’s
High Speed Hayride/Navasota Rio @ Fitzdown
Marion Meadows @ 57 West Jazz Cafe

Saturday, 11.25.06

The Jonbenét/Chuck Ragan/Bowel/Fight Pretty/I Am Wolf @ Walter’s on Washington
The Rogues @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Carousel Shy/The Eastern Sea/Manderen Dynasty/McBride @ Java Junction (8302 North Eldridge Parkway)
ShaTTered/Imonvirus/Midnight over Athens/Corporeal/The Pookie Burchell Project/Enloom @ Super Happy Fun Land
The Drunks/Amplified Heat/Los de Verdad @ Rudyard’s
Mystique/E.P./Sarah/Agent 99/Juniper/Concrete Rose @ The Proletariat
Eyeagainst @ Fitzgerald’s
Pat Green @ Verizon Wireless Theater
Melovine/Swinging Teresa/Rainchild/Flood/Counsel @ Fitzdown
John Legend/Robin Thicke @ Warehouse Live (sold out)

Sunday, 11.26.06

GWAR/The Red Chord/Municipal Waste @ The Meridian
E Muzeki @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Pleaseeasaur/El Paso Hot Button @ Super Happy Fun Land

Have a great week. Enjoy the holiday–Happy Thanksgiving.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Marc Brubaker // Nov 20, 2006 at 8:10 pm

    Mia Kat Empire (a new label in Houston) is having a showcase at Fuel Saturday night. Good local indie music exists.
    Bands include Hollywood Black, The Nautical Mile, Western Civilization, among others.

  • 2 DAC // Nov 21, 2006 at 11:24 am


  • 3 Jef // Nov 21, 2006 at 2:45 pm

    …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead cancelled

  • 4 Marc // Nov 21, 2006 at 4:55 pm

    No problem. Definitely come check it out though, I do know the bands but I’d probably listen to most of them even if I didn’t. If nothing else make sure to catch a Western Civilization show, they were great when they opened for Tilly two weeks ago.

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