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Hootenanny! at The Mink’s Backroom this Saturday!

January 3rd, 2008 · 6 Comments

This Saturday, 1.5.08, is the first Hootenanny! at The Mink’s Backroom, which features Houston indie bands playing as bands you may have heard of before.

Here’s the scoop: Blades (as Foo Fighters), John Sears (as Sam Cooke), Indian Jewelry (as Depeche Mode), Laws (as Creedence Clearwater Revival), The Jonx (as Nomeansno), The Dimes (as The Pixies), The Mathletes (as Talking Heads), Panic in Detroit (as Jawbox), Something Fierce (as The Clash), Satin Hooks (as The Wipers), AWESOME! (as Weezer), and Papermoons (as Pedro the Lion).

This will be packed.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 adr // Jan 3, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    HORRAY! Sadly, a shared member of LAWS and Satin Hooks has injured himself and both bands have had pull out of the show. But LET THAT NOT DETER YOU! The show is $5 and all ages, btw. Doors at six, first band should hit the stage around 8:30! There will be two stages, upstairs and down, so the music will be going on non-stop all night. party.

  • 2 Adam P. Newton // Jan 3, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    And it sounds like it should be an amazing show. I probably should get out there and write up a review of the shindig.

  • 3 Nick // Jan 4, 2008 at 2:01 am

    Am I crazy for not being excited to see these bands turn into tribute acts for a night? It’s kind of depressing a show of this nature is getting more excitement than new material being performed by these bands. I understand it is just for fun, however, this says something about the level of appreciation most have for new local music.

  • 4 Kane // Jan 4, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    I agree w/ you, nick, 100%..

  • 5 David A. Cobb // Jan 6, 2008 at 9:42 am

    It was a good time, but uncomfortably packed (as expected). I feel that the decision to have it at The Mink, as much as I love that place, was a poor one. It was difficult to even see any band that played downstairs unless you stayed there and missed a band upstairs. Much of the crowd stayed outside.

    But I hope they do it again — somewhere else.

  • 6 Jason Smith // Jan 8, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Wish I could have made it. I agree with you about The Mink just being too small for something like that. But since Mary Jane’s went out it’s been hard to find an indie place that could do 2 stages. I put on a couple of festivals at Mary Jane’s/Walter’s and had a great time, and would love to do that again, but can’t really seem to find the right place to do it with 2 stages near each other. All there seems to be is Meridian and Warehouse Live, or maybe Engine Room/Jet Lounge, all of which are probably too big for this kind of thing… Still, it’s great for Houston that this happened.

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