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Twas the week before SXSW…

March 5th, 2007 · No Comments

As you’re probably aware, March is typically a very good month for music in Houston. Not only is spring the time of year a lot of bands release new records and subsequently start their tours, but Houston’s the recipient of a lot of the overflow of bands that play in Austin during the week of South By Southwest.

The Shins, whose new album Wincing The Night Away, won’t leave my iPod plays tomorrow night (Tuesday, 3.6.07) at the Verizon. Then on Wednesday night, one of my favorite instrumental rock bands — Explosions In The Sky — plays at Numbers with Eluvium. I finally received my vinyl copy of the new EITS album last week and the artwork and etching are impressive — the music’s great as well.

Also on Wednesday, Gnarls Barkley opens for Red Hot Chili Peppers at Toyota Center.

5pm Friday kicks off Noise and Smoke Fest 2007 at Notsuoh, which features Ume, The Ka-Nives, Satin Hooks, Bring Back The Guns, Finally Punk, Jana Hunter, Eat Grapes, and Cop Warmth. Notusoh is located downtown at 314 Main St. (between Preston and Congress).

On Saturday, check out Pale and The Sonnier Brothers Band at their dual EP release show at Warehouse Live before heading to the second night of the Noise and Smoke Fest 2007 (moved from Walters to The Axiom), which features Indian Jewelry, Something Fierce, Skullening, The Wiggins, Blades, and The Sporatics, a band that’s replacing The Dimes (who canceled). The Axiom is located at 2524 McKinney.

On Sunday, Snow Patrol plays with OK Go and Silversun Pickups at the Verizon. There’s an interview with the lead singer of Snow Patrol (among other things) in the March issue of Envy magazine. It’s the magazine’s “music issue” (and has a SXSW preview), so you should check it out. Let me know what you think of it.

Here’s more of what’s going on around town this week:

Monday, 3.5.07

The Used/30 Seconds To Mars/Chiodos/Aiden/Senses Fail/Saosin/Evaline @ Verizon Wireless Theater
Rodeo Houston, featuring Josh Turner @ Reliant Stadium

Tuesday, 3.6.07

The Shins @ Verizon Wireless Theater
The Gougers @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Rodeo Houston, featuring Gretchen Wilson @ Reliant Stadium

Wednesday, 3.7.07

Red Hot Chili Peppers/Gnarls Barkley @ Toyota Center
Explosions in the Sky/Eluvium @ Numbers
Temple of Bon Matin/ST 37/The Krinkles @ Notsuoh
Rodeo Houston, featuring Sheryl Crow @ Reliant Stadium
The One AM Radio/Benjamin Wesley/Adam Bricks @ Super Happy Fun Land (early show)

Thursday, 3.8.07

Moneen/Pistolita/Damiera/Stadium @ Walter’s on Washington
Clutch/Dub Trio/Five Horse Jonhson @ Warehouse Live
Savoy Brown @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Rodeo Houston, featuring Alan Jackson @ Reliant Stadium
With Blood Comes Cleansing/ABACABB/Thumbscrew/Fight Pretty/All Hands on Deck/Gyste @ Java Jazz Coffeehouse (Spring)

Friday, 3.9.07

Noise and Smoke 2007 @ Notsuoh
South Austin Jug Band @ Last Concert Cafe
Rodeo Houston, featuring Pat Green @ Reliant Stadium
.belville/DJ David Sadof @ Rudyard’s
The Greencards @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Howling Hex @ Walter’s on Washington
Polly Panic/Bitbybat @ Super Happy Fun Land
G. Love & Special Sauce/Redeye @ Warehouse Live
Satoshi Tomiie/Hector Romero @ Planeta Bar-Rio
Winger/Savage Evolution @ The Scout Bar (Clear Lake)
Shark Attack/P-Nuckle @ The Balinese Room/Casinobar (Galveston)
A Dying Breed/Red Waltz/Grim Fate @ The Balinese Room (Galveston)

Saturday, 3.10.07

Noise and Smoke 2007 @ The Axiom
Deerhoof/Macromantics/Experimental Dental School @ Numbers
Texas Metal Fest ’07, featuring Brujeria, MushroomHead, Cephalic Carnage, Pinhed, Jacknife, Threatal, The After Math, Eternal Decimation, Anguish In Exile, Deminished, To Scale The Throne, Predominant Mortification, Soul Denied, Prototype 13, Last Rosarie, Necrofaith, Dead Trip, 28th st, Apoth, Deep 6, Lay To Waste, Brutally Mutilated, Sever The Silence, Burnt Face Jack, Suffer Stream, Lycophile, Consumned, BluddStreem, Demuredin, & Tejo Funebre @ The Meridian
Die Young (record release)/Lie and Wait/Hollywood @ The Southmore House
Studemont Project/Peekaboo Theory/Notes/Heptic Skeptic/Intuitive Two @ The Proletariat
Eugene Chadbourne/Primordial Undermind/Graustark @ Super Happy Fun Land
Todd Barry @ Walter’s on Washington
Local Band Showcase, featuring Econo & more @ Super Happy Fun Land (3-7PM)
Amplified Heat/Dirty Leg @ Last Concert Cafe
Rodeo Houston, featuring Martina McBride @ Reliant Stadium
Angel City Outcasts/Born To Lose @ Fitzgerald’s
Yuppie Pricks/Eugene Chadbourne @ Rudyard’s
The Sharpies @ Notsuoh
Ray Wylie Hubbard @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
The Sonnier Brothers (EP release)/Pale (EP release) @ Warehouse Live
Smoke Eaters/Sputnik Monroe @ Fitzdown
Buck Yeager Band @ The Balinese Room (Galveston)
Kul @ The Balinese Room/Casinobar (Galveston)

Sunday, 3.11.07

Snow Patrol/OK Go/Silversun Pickups @ Verizon Wireless Theater
SXSW Overflow Fest, featuring Sputnik Monroe, Solarfed, & Sunday Best @ Super Happy Fun Land
I Am Trees/Co-Pilot/Margot/Antarctica Starts Here @ Walter’s on Washington
Peelander-Z @ Fitzgerald’s
The Ginn Sisters @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Rodeo Houston, featuring Pesado & Emilio @ Reliant Stadium

Have a great week. Any shows I left out, just post a comment below. Thanks.

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