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The week in Houston rock

August 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Tonight (Wednesday, 8.21.08), Bun B does a free show at Warehouse Live with Orgone and DJ Ayres. Also tonight, Sound Exchange hosts the Ditchwater Zine #2 Release Party, which features Chocolate Crucifix. This runs from 7-9pm. Buy some vinyl while you’re there.

Thursday (8.22.08) is another session of “Recession Thursdays” at Numbers, sponsored by Free Press Houston. This week’s show features local punk favorties Something Fierce, along with Generation Landslide, Alkari, and Television Skies. Doors at 8pm.

Also, The Orange Show hosts Xiu Xiu, with Carla Bozulich, Common Eider, and King Ider. Showtime is 7pm.

This weekend is Rudyard’s 30th Anniversary Party, which features a lot of local bands. Spain Colored Orange, Bring Back The Guns, and Three Fantastic are scheduled to play on Friday. Poor Dumb Bastards, Linus Pauling Quartet, and Something Fierce play on Saturday.

Saturday night (8.23.08) is Rad Rich’s Birthday Bash at Notsuoh, which features Machete, Luxurious Panthers (where have these guys been hiding?!?), Streetwise, The Takes, UYUS, Smugglaz, American Sharks, Full Contact, and more.

Also on Saturday, Fitz’s hosts “You Ain’t Grunge,” which features bands covering other, better-known bands (novel concept). The line up includes: Smoke Eaters (Foo Fighters), Deus Machina, Full Release (The Toadies), Sun Machine (Stone Temple Pilots), Darwin’s God (Soundgarden), Dine Alone (Deftones), Cellcyst (Korn), Numero Unos (Screeching Weasel), Brown vs. Board (Rage Against The Machine), and Meaningless Conflict (Helmet). Should be a good time.

Other shows this week include:

Wednesday (8.20.08)
James Jackson Toth/The Dutchess & The Duke @ The Mink
Steely Dan @ Verizon Wireless Theater
Whiskey Boat/Jay Bob/Spoiled Royals/Burlesque Show @ The Continental Club

Thursday (8.21.08)
The Melvins/Big Business @ Warehouse Live
Mose Giganticus/Emotron/2 Dollar Sound @ Rudyard’s
V Fathom/Requiem/Ethreal/Face Meets Pavement/A Bitter Winter @ Walter’s on Washington
Dustin Welch @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

Friday (8.22.08)
Eye Against (final show)/The Jonbenet/The Last Place You Look/Supremacy/Grave Robbers/Indisgust/Euphilia @ Fitzgerald’s
Reggie and the Full Effect/MC Chris/Leathermouth/Warship @ Warehouse Live
Amplified Heat/The Mighty Orq/Splithoof/SCH @ The Meridian
Shake & Pop, featuring Witnes, Squincy Jones, Gracie Chavez, & more @ Boondocks
Electric Attitude @ Bohemeo’s
Fahl & Folk (CD release)/Carrie Ann & The Apocalyptics/Lisa Novak/Rich Hopkins/Larry Cooper @ Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar
Big Sam’s Funky Nation @ The Continental Club
DJ Jester the Filipino Fist/Dayta/Ceeplus @ The Mink
Donna To Dusk (Smashing Pumpkins tribute) @ Last Concert Cafe
Dan Dyer @ Mucky Duck

Saturday (8.23.08)
Judas Priest/Heaven and Hell/Mötörhead/Testament @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The Sans-Bayonet (record release)/B-Side/Breathe In Your Neighborhood/Dim-Hearted/Dee-Rail/The Baristas @ Walter’s on Washington
Red Alert/Oxblood/The Broadsiders/Lost City Souls/Coptic Times @ Numbers
Honeybrowne/Jeff Boortz Band @ Warehouse Live
Texas Johnny Boy/Milton Hopkins @ Mucky Duck
J’ando (in-store) @ Cactus Music (4pm show)
The Rafters/The Hightailers @ Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar
Ronnie Milsap @ Stafford Centre (Stafford)

Have a great week.

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