FFW – The Free Press Music Preview for July 26 – August 01, 2012
This Week’s Featured Show
Fitzgerald’s Big Ass Summer Party
B L A C K I E
Nick Greer and the G’s
@ Fitzgerald’s ($5)
Before I get into this show I just have to point out a real basic thing in poster design. Maybe you noticed it too on the poster there on the right. That’s right, no date!!! Really guys? Ahem. Well, that’s cool because this show looks to have a pretty awesome line-up regardless. The tongue-in-cheek rappers Turquoise Jeep; the just out with a new album B L A C K I E, LIMB, and Free Radicals, rising stars Poor Pilate; and more. It’s gonna be a pretty awesome way to celebrate the heat and humidity that is this Houston summer.
Oh and both Featherface and LIMB have new videos – check them out below.
Thursday, July 2
Radio Moscow, Dirty Streets @ Fitzgerald’s – Last time these guys were to come into town they canceled because the guitarist was being kind of a dick to his band mates and well it kind of came back and bit him in the ass in the form of a guitar being lobbed back at him. Hopefully the dude can work better with the new line up.
Tiziano Dominico, Bonneville Night Life, Blackie Dammett @ Rudyard’s – Local singer songwriter armed with a new crack band plus the funky Bonneville Night Life and this Blackie Dammett that everyone keeps telling me about.
New Music Improvisations, featuring Bobby Levy, Andrew Seifert & Robert Pearson @ Avant Garden (7-9PM; free!) - The series features three instrumentalists this time round on guitar, double bass, and keyboards.
Sports Rapp After Dark starring Doughbeezy featuring DJ Babychino, Roosh Williams, Lower Life Form, 220Music, Harkore, Dirty&Nasty, and LEE-COC @ House of Blues – 790AM’s self described “trillest” of sports shows kicks off the Houston Sneaker Summit with the South East Beast of Houston Rappers.
Twitchy, Ewok the Kid, Infidelix @ Super Happy Fun Land – Well I guess Dallas rapper, Ewok! The Kid could have done worse for a moniker; he could always have chosen Jar Jar! The Kid.
Archnemesis @ Fitzgerald’s – Electronica, yo.
Friday, July 27
Black Congress, Buildings, Omotai @ Mango’s – So much heavy awesomeness that I must weep. Here’s what I mean…
Fiskadoro, Exterminating Angels, Art Institute, Bed Moves @ Walter’s (1120 Naylor) - Post punk sweetness
The Mynabirds, Deep Time @ Rudyard’s – singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn’s poppy collective of musicians
MFAH Mixed Media, featuring Soft Metals, Ceeplus Bad Knives, Bobby DJ, & Dave Wrangler @ MFAH (1001 Bissonnet; 8PM-12AM) - Mixed media is back at the MFA! Hooray!
Murder By Death, Ha Ha Tonka, Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons, 4 on the Floor @ Fitzgerald’s - Rootsy indie rockers
Mike Stinson, Rosie Flores, Molly & The Ringwalds @ The Continental Club - The local fave folkie
Glitch Invasion: Heyoka, Badbwoy BMC, Wes Walz, Nosmas, C-dUb, Dj Domo, Sweet Zen VS J Colossal, Nathaniel Red @ Stereo Live - a certified cosmic auditory scientist heads this dual stage line-up.
DJ Anna Lunoe @ Boondocks – Of course, sometimes just one stage is enough
Mark Chesnutt @ Dosey Doe Coffee Company (The Woodlands) - The Beaumont country singer hits the Woodlands
Saturday, July 28
Buxton, The Happen-Ins, The Handshake, JC & Co. @ Walter’s - Hooray Buxton!!!! Now can you just play on a weekend where I’m not out of town?
Muhammad Ali, Lovey Dovies, The Lopez, Lazer C**tz @ Houston House of Creeps- The always ready to take you down with their heaviness MA should make this one worth attending.
The Caroline Sessions 4.5 “Finale,” featuring Frank Freeman, Chase Hamblin, Matt Harlan, Andrew Karnavas, Clory Martin, Corey Power, & Melissa Savcic @ Saint Arnold Brewing Company (2000 Lyons; 6-10PM) - What a great idea: the Caroline sessions at St. Arnold’s!! Brilliant!
Cannibal Corpse, Between the Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Job for a Cowboy, Goatwhore, Exhumed, Cerebral Bore @ House of Blues - sweet sweet death metal
The Boxing Lesson, PuraPharm, Art Institute, Residual Kid @ Fitzgerald’s – Austin dudes
Ydinperhe, Haistelijat, Crime Wave, Landfill, Rotten Waters @ Mango’s ($10) - Helsinki Punks, WOOOO!
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Austin Lucas, Adam and the Ancient Gods @ 2101 Winbern (7PM; $5) – Solid folkie from Indiana drops into well looks like someone’s house. That’s pretty cool.
Native 4: A Celebration of Houston Artists, featuring Exceed, Mr. Peabody, Rudebwoyz, Oscillator Z, Haters Make Us Famous, Ostrich Death Dance, Darth Fader, Jasmine Rose, Crichy Crich, Rob Bass, Upgreyed, Loz Tha Lyric3st, Filthpusha, DJ Domo, Mad Mike, Pwnyboy, Kruxx, Gobi, Insert Credits, iLL LiaD, Frankie G, Nathaniel Red, Thrill, Richie Roc, Nitemare, & Nuk @ Warehouse Live - I really don’t think they have enough people on this bill
Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz @ Bayou Music Center - No introduction necessary unless you’re from another planet or something.
Asylum, featuring Ceeplus Bad Knives, Mr. Castillo, & Josh (Tangled Shadows) @ The Fairview (315 Fairview) - DJs!!
Lou Ann Barton @ The Continental Club - long time Texas blues singin’ mama hits the Continental
Masada, Toy Subs @ Rudyard’s – a reunited Zealots and Toy Subs for all you old cats
Sunday, July 29
Cop Warmth, FG & The Gunz, Atomic Tanlines, Rapeworm, PLXTX @ Notsuoh – Spazz Rock!!!
The Wiggles @ Bayou Music Center (11:30AM & 3PM) - Are you hardcore enough for the wiggles?
Space City Beat Battle Episode VII: Revenge Of The Synth @ Fitzgerald’s - There are judges and stuff yeah but what do you get if you win?
Awen, Mugwump, Church ov Melkarth, Children of December @ Super Happy Fun Land – Church ov Melkarth has cooler outfits than your band ever will.
Monday, July 30
Aerosmith, Cheap Trick @ Toyota Center - I will pay money for this only if Joe Perry stops mid song and kick Steven Tyler in the nuts.. repeatedly!
Foreign Mothers, Lengua, The Dead Space @ Mango’s – Austin femme punks
Houston Next Up Hip Hop & R&B Showcase, featuring Dave Dolla$ign, Milo, Volume, lil Tay, Htown Sluga, & Jazz Flow @ Fitzgerald’s - hip hop upstairs
With The Punches, State Champs, Forever Came Calling @ Fitzgerald’s - Pop Punk downstairs
Tuesday, July 31
MC Chris, Powerglove, Richie Branson @ Fitzgerald’s - MC Pee Pants!
Origami Ghost @ East Side Social Center (4202 Canal) - cute low-fi indie pop
The Casualties, Nekromantix, Down By Law, Lower Class Brats, Flatfoot 56, The Sheds @ Warehouse Live (Studio) - nyc punkers
Jacqui Sutton @ Leon’s Lounge – Jaz and Bluegrazz – why not?
Cello Fury @ Notsuoh – Wow! Music as shitty as the name!!! I love cellos which is why I threw up when I saw this crap!!!
Seriously? What the fuck was that?!!! Like, the music doesn’t suck bad enough so you had to follow it up with a crappy video?!!!
Autolatry, Abyssus Daedalus, Infected, Nocturnal Avernus, Droomstyyg @ White Swan Live – That sucked last one so bad that I need to clear my head with some New England death metal!!!!! OK now I feel better!
Wednesday, August 1
Ava Luna, The Wild Moccasins @ Fitzgerald’s – New York neo-soul with one of our city’s finest
Demon Hunter, Bleeding Through, Cancer Bats, The Plot in You, Willow @ Warehouse Live (Studio) - beards tattoos and crunchy metal
United Sounds of Africa, Tuface, MI, Ice Prince, Jesse Jagz, J Martins, Timi Dakolo, Iyanya @ House of Blues - Exactly what it sounds like bunch of musician dudes from Africa
This Week’s Music Release Shows
Friday July 27 – The Trimms (Album Release) , Hounds of Jezebel, Shotgun Funeral, Another Run @ Fitzgerald’s
Friday July 27 – Moonlight Social (CD release), The Fox Derby, Handsome Ransom, Zach Balch @ Dean’s Credit Clothing
This Week’s In-Stores
Friday July 27 @ Cactus Music - Grand Old Grizzly (3PM)
Saturday July 28 @ Cactus Music – Cory Chisel(6PM)
Wednesday, August 1 @ Cactus Music – Caddywhompus (5:30PM)
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