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Festival weekend + the week in Houston rock

October 14th, 2007 · No Comments

Now that The Axiom’s 20th anniversary show and the Free Press‘ Westheimer Block Party are nothing more than vague memories, crushed plastic cups in the gutters, and parking lots full of cigarette butts, what’s there to do?

Well, there are a few shows tonight and a lot of decent upcoming shows throughout the month. Here’s a sample:

Tonight (Sunday, 10.14.07), you can check out Sprawl, Lick Lick, and Free Radicals at Rudz. For the more classic-rock inclined amongst you, Arrowfest is happening out at The Woodlands. Except for BOC, the line-up is mostly lame. Paul Rogers, Loverboy, The Marshall Tucker Band, Starship, and more.

On Tuesday (10.16.07), head on over to Engine Room to catch Earlimart, with Office and The Watermarks. Or, check out the Melvins and Big Business at The Meridian. Also, former Houstonian David Rice plays at Mucky Duck.

Wednesday (10.17.07) is Commune Music at The Proletariat, with Audio In The Pregap, Buckley, and The Mustn’ts. Also, The Donnas–who you can read about in this month’s Envy magazine–play The Meridian with Donita Sparks and The Stellar Moments and American Bang.

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals play the Verizon on Thursday night (10.18.07). I haven’t seen Adams live since the Whiskeytown days at the Satellite Lounge (RIP), so I am curious. Also on Thursday, Man Man play The Proletariat’s happy hour show with The Extraordinaires. And, Caribou play Engine Room with Born Ruffians and Dirty on Purpose. Glen Phillips plays at the Mucky Duck.

On Friday (10.19.07), Magik Markers play The Backroom at The Mink. Luxurata play Rudyard’s. And, Vallejo, The Everyday People, and Molly & the Ringwalds play at The Continental Club.

On Saturday, I have a wedding to attend. You should attend Minus The Bear’s show at Numbers. Their new CD is definitely in my of 20 of the year. Amazing stuff.

Advance warnings:
Tuesday, 10.23.07 — The Cult return with Vietnam and Action Action (Warehouse Live).
Saturday, 10.27.07 — Porcupine Tree play at The Meridian. You can read my interview with the band in the new issue of Envy. I’ve been a fan of these guys for a couple of years now and am blown away by their live stuff. Any fan of music or good musicianship should come see this show.

Have a great week.

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