FFW – The Free Press Music Preview for June 28 – July 4, 2012
This Week’s Featured Show(s)
A hell of a lot of music release shows!!!
Friday, June 29
The Wheel Workers (LP release)
Boy + Kite
Saturday, June 30
Guilt Party (7″ release, last show!)
Saturday, June 30
Jody Seabody & The Whirls (album release)
OK folks this is my final week of abbreviated weekly previews as I got back into town earlier this week with a nasty ass cold and a Poor Pilate interview for July’s issue that I had to finish. Lucky for me this week we have a whole bunch of music releases worth noting. You’ve got the scrappy Garage Rock royalty of Weird Party with their new single, the lush indie rock of the Wheel Workers on a new album, the self-immolating hardcore of Guilt Party dropping one last 7″, and riding coattails of this is Jody Seabody and the Whirls who I guess are alright. Point is there is a lot of new music bursting out there in Houston, now go out and get yourself some!
Thursday, June 28
Los Skarnales, The Wild Moccasins @ Discovery Green – Free and awesome local double header.
Dax Riggs, Slow Motion Rider @ Fitzgerald’s – The former Acid Bath front man now residing in Austin returns to Houston
2012 Houston Web Awards, featuring DJ Dave Wrangler @ House of Dereon (2204 Crawford) – Houston Press does some other awards thing
New Music Improvisations, featuring Chairs & The Mess @ Avant Garden (7-9PM) – The cray cray extra terrestrial Chairs invades Avant Garden.
Hamilton Loomis @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Blues from the Island
Broncho, Rebel Beach @ Fitzgerald’s – Dirty Oklahoma punks
Warrant @ The Concert Pub North (2470 FM 1960) – Why Dear God why?!!!
Merle Haggard, Noel Haggard, Folk Family Revival @ Nutty Jerry’s (Winnie) – The original Okie from Muskogee
Friday, June 29
The Escatones, Poor Pilate, Snake Island, Rivers @ Fitzgerald’s – Coincidentally the reason I’m rushign through this preview is because I gotta finish this Poor Pilate interview for the July Issue.
Black Breath, Martyrdod, Burning Love, Enabler, Power Trip, Wild, , Tribe @ Walter’s (1120 Naylor) – Washington State thrash metal.
Willie Colon, Gilberto Santa Rosa @ Arena Theater – Salsa in the round
Saturday, June 30
Nada Surf, Waters @ Fitzgerald’s – Lazy ass Nada Surf just released it’s seventh album. That’s getting on one every three years since forming. Just to put some perspective on that, KISS released its seventh album only six years and that album was preceded by 4 solo albums.
Night of the Sirens, featuring Jealous Creatures, Kathy Dare & the Bad Luck Charms, Yello Echo, & Holly Hicks @ The Continental Club – Wait but didn’t the sirens lead you to a rocky death?
Howard Jones @ House of Blues - 80’s synthpop dude sans the spiky hair
Alibi RankZ Dirty Thirty Birthday Bash, featuring Alibi RankZ, Silent, T2 the Ghetto Hippie, Big Gerb and Hongree Records, Tony Staxx, D-Boe, Krucial, & DJ Kris Krunk @ Jet Lounge - Cake, Pinatas, and beats!
Maiestas, Spectral Manifest, BRIMWYLF @ Rudyard’s – Texas Metal
Devour the Unborn, Blast Perversion, Beaten and Butchered, Christ Malformation @ Walter’s (1120 Naylor) - More metal. Gotta say those are some very metal band names.
Sunday, July 1
Vans Warped Tour ’12, featuring A Loss For Words, After The Burial, All Time Low, Anthony Raneri, Anti-Flag, Ballyhoo!, Bayside, blessthefall, Born Of Osiris, Breathe Carolina, Brian Marquis, Champagne Champagne, Chelsea Grin, Chunk! No Captain Chunk!, Cold Forty Three, Dead Sara, Divided By Friday, Echo Movement, Every Time I Die, Falling In Reverse, Fireworks, For Today, Four Year Strong, Funeral Party, G-Eazy, Hyro Da Hero, I Am The Avalanche, I Fight Dragons, Impending Doom, Into It. Over It., IT BOYS!, iwrestledabearonce, Koji, Living With Lions, Make Do And Mend, Man Overboard, Matt Toka, Mayday Parade, Memphis May Fire, Miss May I, Mod Sun, Motionless In White, Neo Geo, New Found Glory, Of Mice And Men, Pierce The Veil, Polar Bear Club, Rise To Remain, Senses Fail, Skinny Lister, Skip The Foreplay, Sleeping With Sirens, Stepdad, Streetlight Manifesto, T. Mills, Taking Back Sunday, Taylor Thrash, Ten Second Epic, The Constellations, The Ghost Inside, The Green, The Jukebox Romantics, The Silver Comet, The Used, Title Fight, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, Tonight Alive, Tony D’Angelo, Transit, Vampires Everywhere!, Vanna, Vinnie Caruana, We Are The In Crowd, We Are The Ocean, We The Kings, Wick-It The Instigator, Yellowcard, You Me At Six, Young London, & more @ Reliant Park - Yup, it’s back
La Sardina de Naiguata @ Miller Outdoor Theatre (free!) – Free Parranda music and Hugo Chavez jokes.
The Vespers @ Dosey Doe Coffee Company (The Woodlands) - Stand back, they’ve got a Uke and they aren’t afraid to use it.
Monday, July 2
Inky Skulls, Anti-Sociales, Eric Ayotte, Un Final Fatal @ East Side Social Center (4202 Canal) – More Uke pop
They Who Sound @ Avant Garden featuring The Dream Team / Sandy Ewen - TWS bring down an east coast trio this week. Plus the always cool Miss Ewen
Tuesday, July 3
Friends, Splash! @ Fitzgerald’s - Retro 80’s folks
This Week’s In Stores
Saturday June 30 @ Cactus Music – Nada Surf (3PM)
Monday July 3 @ Cactus Music - Tom Bertram (5:30PM)
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