FFW – The Free Press Music Preview for July 19 – July 25, 2012
This Week’s Featured Show
Rock Baby Rock It #12
Thursday, July 19
10pm Sean Reefer and The Resin Valley Boys
11pm Eddie Peery and the Rattlesnakin’ Daddies
@ The Continental Club
9pm The Luxurious Panthers
10pm The Umbrella Man
11:30pm Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
@ The Big Top
10pm Dykes on Bikes
Saturday, July 21
@ The Continental Club
Car Show (10 am till 6 pm)
12pm The Hangover Kings
2pm Electric Cheetah
3pm The Octanes
5pm Jesse Dayton Rockabilly Set
7pm Dem Damn Dames Burlesque
8pm The Modern Don Juans
9pm Morry Sochat & The Special 20
10pm Marshall Lytle
11pm Johnny Powers
12am The Royal Rhythmaires
3pm Red Rocket Fashion Show
5pm Hot Rod Trophys
7pm Jazz Connection
Pachinko Hut Stage
5:30pm Miss Rock Baby Pin Up contests
7:30pm Pachinko Hut TIKI Party w/ The Grass Skirts
@ The Big Top
10pm The Lucky Odds
12pm The Texas Blue Dots
Well the Continental Club is back at it with this year’s edition of their annual Rockabilly fest. They promise Rockabilly in all its flavors and some country bands too, DJs, dance contests, burlesque, BBQ, pin up contest, and car show because why the hell not, ya know? The genre still has its raving devoted fans and for Houston fans this is kind of their Rockabilly Hajj and accordingly the Continental Club tends to go all out when they do these. So if you have $40 in your pocket and three days (though there are tickets for individual days), you can get more than your share of reverb drenched guitars, double basses and dudes with pompadours.
Thursday, July 19
Spain Colored Orange, Handsome Ransom, The Anthemeers, Old Old Jesus @ Fitzgerald’s – Houston’s Horniest psychedelic band at Fitz.
The Pinkerton Thugs, The Scarred, Violent Affair, The Ballistics @ Mango’s –Why mention that these punks are from Kennebunkport, Maine punk because Kennebunkport is just fun to say aloud.
Michale Graves, Spastic Fit, The Bad Drugs, Mike Terror @ Walter’s –For folks like me, there is only one Misfits and that’s the one with Danzig but ya know, if Graves’ stint works for you, I’m cool with that.
Percy Sledge & Band @ Dosey Doe Coffee Company (The Woodlands) – By now, When a Man Loves a Woman is so played out by Romantic Comedies that it’s easy to forget what a bad ass Percy really is.
Friday, July 20
The Toadies, Helmet, Ume @ House of Blues –Toadies are OK, I’m cool with the first Helmet album, but Ume.. now that is the shit!
The Ex-Optimists, The Busy Kids, The Wrong Ones, Mike the Engineer @ Mango’s ($5) – College Station kids with a huge 80’s college rock fixation that actually is pretty solid
MNWA, Moths, Old Yeller, Neptunes Explode @ Notsuoh – Screamy emo dudes from Maryland
Flo Rida, Cee Lo, Kirko Bangz, B.O.B. @ Toyota Center – No dis to Tramar Dillard, but that has to be the laziest stage name in rap.
Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Cracker @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Cracker cool but the rest of this I can’t quite get with.
We Were Wolves, Purple, The Dead Revolt @ Walter’s (1120 Naylor; $6) – Rockin’ kids from Beaumont
Giant Fight, The Young Leaves, Penny Arcade @ Rudyard’s –Fun silly rockin’ stuff that falls between the garagey and the punky
Champions Kids Camp Benefit, featuring Jimmy Nash @ Dosey Doe Coffee Company (The Woodlands) –Benefit for a kids camp that focuses on kids with traumatic injuries. For more visit http://championskidscamp.org/
Friday – Sunday, July 20-22 – Fever Art Festival, featuring Purple, Space Villians, We Are Wolves, Kentucky Dirty, Tiziano Dominico, DJ Francis , Purple People, Swimsuit Edition, Flcon Fcker @ Sarita Ackerman Modern Art (7320 Ashcroft Dr., Suite 209) – I’m a little confused on this event but it seems to be some kind of thing with Art, Fashion, and Music event thing goin’ on in the East End. Some good folks in the music line up so sure why not, ya know?
Saturday, July 21
Giant Battle Monster, Female Demand, Feuding Fathers, Zoofeelia, P.L.X.T.X. @ Walter’s (1120 Naylor) – GBM returns and they really wish there were more places to flier in Houston.
Pale, Vestibule @ Fitzgerald’s – The band that made that move to LA a few years ago is back in Houston
The Legendary Kashmere Stage Band, Lower Life Form, A Fistful of Soul, DJ Flash Gordon Parks, BBC @ Fitzgerald’s – Holy shit!!! I thought someone just pulled this name to refer to the KSB but it’s ACTUALLY The Kashmere Stage Band! Hell Yes!
Eagle Claw, From Beyond @ Rudyard’s – Heavy ass music from to heavy ass bands. So bummed that Richard Beeman is so smart he’s going to move to California to do that University thing. Go see FB while you still can.
Centuries, Odessa, HSA, Wasted Saviour, Corrupt Bastards @ East Side Social Center (4202 Canal; 8PM, $3) – crushing hardcore dudes from the sunshine state
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Pseudo Section, Always Guilty, The Failed Attempt, DJ Simmerdown @ Mango’s ($5) – pretty good local punks in need of a better band name
A Room in the Body, Cozy Blankets, Disfrutalo!, The Goonies @ Dean’s Credit Clothing – Nice local indie pop with nice femme vocals and jangly guitar
Watson Gallery 3-Year Anniversary Party, featuring Robin Kirby Band @ Watson Gallery (1302 Nance) – Happy birthday.
Joe Cocker, Huey Lewis and The News @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – 60’s era British belter and an and a 80’s San Francisco pop phenomenon – why does that bill strike me as really weird? Still, I gotta give it up to Joe and Huey for hangin’ in there and still being able to play a big venue like CWMP.
The Black Moriah, Plutonian Shore, Spectral Manifest, Mhinotahn, Cronophage @ The White Swan – DFW based Black/thrash metal.
Underworld, featuring DJ Mina & DJ vvJames @ Numbers – Bwahaha! Dance, fools! Dance!
Figure, Killabits @ Stereo Live – electro house
Showers, Featherface, The Prettybads, Kitty Hawk @ 302 Robinwood (Spring; 7PM, free!) – Hey you kids in spring check out Featherface,!
Sunday, July 22
Boondocks 5th Anniversary Party, featuring GRRRL Parts, American Sharks, From Beyond, & TeXXXas @ Boondocks – Happy Birthday Boondocks. Don’t let the city’s noise tickets get ya down we all love you guys.
The Rich Hands, Mikey & The Drags, The Goonies @ Walter’s ($5) – San Antonio garagey kids who sound a little like this…
Ruines ov Abaddon, Cronophage, Sever the Silence, Execrable Divinty, Bag of Tricks, Xapharon, Pagan Sword @ The White Swan – Kill for Satan? Yeah that’s cool but hey fat ass, you’re playing metal! Get up off your ass!!! No sitting allowed in death metal videos!
Chicago, Doobie Brothers @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – I wonder how many high school bands are still cursing Chicago for 25 Or 6 To 4
Ruby Jane @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Austin fiddler who can also swing a guitar and a mandolin not to mention a Harmonica. She’s such a bad ass that even Willie Nelson has played with her and she’s only 17. Yeah, don’t you feel like an underachiever now?
Monday, July 23
They, Who Sound, featuring Aaron Bielish, Paul Connolly & Lo Stadio @ Avant Garden (8-10PM) – Dude Paul Connelly is playing Wii controllers!!!
Another Run, Square and Compass @ Boondocks (free!) – Free people, Free!!
Runaway Sun @ House of Blues – The Suns recently released a new album and are getting ready to go on a tour a few months. This one will be in the “restaurant stage” so I guess you can grab a bite to eat as well.
Tuesday, July 24
Hold Tight!, Pedals On Our Pirate Ships, Lengua, Heavy Boots, JB Parker, Radio Flyer @ East Side Social Center (4202 Canal; 7-11PM, $5) – Pop Punk show on the East Side
Wednesday, July 25
The Chop Tops, Danny B. Harvey @ Walter’s – you still jonesin’ for more Rockabilly after the weekend these Santa Cruz guys are happy to help.
Tom’s Fun Band @ The Clarion (Brazosport) – Music for young kids.
–For even more listings check out Space City Rock – Houston’s best local calendar–
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