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August 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Don’t let the post-Summer Fest blues get you down. There’s still plenty of good shows to catch in Houston this week, including several album release shows and tour kickoffs. Here’s a few of them:

Thursday, 8.13.09
Motion Turns It On/Zechs Marquise/Tax The Wolf @ Walter’s
The Literary Greats @ The Continental Club
Thunderbolt Suit/Dead Roses @ Rudyard’s
Static Thought/Society’s Parasites/Blackmarket Syndicate/Hat Talk/Molotov Compromise/AIUA/Dead to the World @ Super Happy Fun Land

Friday, 8.14.09
Robert Ellis/listenlisten @ Block 7 Wine Company (Shepherd near Washington Ave.)
The Lonely H/Fake Believe @ Rudyard’s
Roky Moon & Bolt/Passengers/King Ghidora @ The Mink
Mutating Meltdown/The Wiggins/How I Quit Crack/Cop Warmth @ Mango’s
Vagabond Swing @ Notsuoh
Bowerbirds/Megafaun/Sew What @ Walter’s
The Pant Factory @ Big Star Bar
Blue October/Switchfoot @ Verizon Wireless Theater
Metavenge/Forever Falls/Project Dopamine/Alter Ego @ Fitzgerald’s
After All/Cosmoline/All At Once/Freebleeder @ Fitzdown
The 5th Annual Summer Formal, featuring Mama, Donde Esta Mis Zapatos? (CD release), The Sweaters, Clifford and the Big Red Band, The Huxtables, & Ryan from the Shire @ White Whisper Ct. (The Woodlands)

Saturday, 8.15.09
The Mathletes (CD release)/Young Mammals/Ghost Mountain @ Mango’s
Andrew Karnavas/Runaway Sun @ Block 7 Wine Co.
Benefit for Sedition Books, featuring Anarchitex, Room 101, A Thousand Cranes, The Delta Block, & PSA @ Super Happy Fun Land
listenlisten (tour kickoff)/Giant Princess/Buxton/Robert Ellis @ Indiehouston House (1816 Calumet; $5/cup)
Guitars (CD release) @ Cactus Music (3:30PM; free!)
Hell City Kings (record release)/World’s Most Dangerous Band/Skeleton Dick @ Rudyard’s
Craw-Fest 09, featuring The Drunks, Adrian and The Sickness, Los De Verdad, Whiplash (Metallica tribute), Last Rosary, Opia, Temple of Wrath, Castrofate, Dirtymind, Daylight Coma, The Morning Becomes, Chelsea Hotel, & more @ Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar
Galactic Cowboys/Galea/Leaf @ Warehouse Live
Chelsea Hotel @ Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar
HYPE!, featuring GRRRL Parts @ The Mink
Components of the Modern Age @ Notsuoh
James McMurtry @ Listening Room (NiaMoves; 508 Pecore)
Hush Hush Commotion/A Goodnight Crisis/A Candle Lit City/Behind Buildings/Fallen Adoration @ The Meridian
Metavenge/WolfeBlitzer @ BFE Rock Club (formerly FBI Rocks)
Billy Joe Shaver @ The Firehouse Saloon

Sunday, 8.16.09
Fear/Agent Orange/D.I./Total Chaos/Bark Hard/Poor Dumb Bastards/Room 101/Blackmarket Syndicate/Molotov Compromise/The American Heist (prev. Born Anchor)/Dickey Hands/Roots Of Exile @ The Meridian (2PM)
Benjamin Wesley/The Julys/Prairie Cadets/Finnegan @ The Mink
Kenneth Scott @ Block 7 Wine Co.
Quintron and Miss Pussycat/Two Star Symphony/I am Mesmer/Sad Gorilla/DJ Larry Pirkle/DJ Psychedelic Sex Panther @ Super Happy Fun Land
Los Campesinos!/Girls @ Warehouse Live
Guerilla Foco Clan/Nosaprise/B L A C K I E @ Mango’s
Mechanical Boy/Moving Mountains/The All Day Holiday @ Walter’s

Have a great week.

Tags: Music · Show listings

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mark C. Austin // Aug 12, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Damn, now that’s a serious calendar. You are naming joints I’ve never even heard of. Houston Calling has got correspondents everywhere. Who’s playing in Lufkin this weekend? Geez.

    Seriously, holler at those Block 7 shows, boss.

  • 2 Mark C. Austin // Aug 12, 2009 at 9:30 am

    ps. They are free.

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