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FFW – The Free Press Preview for April 12 – 18, 2012

Submitted by RamonLP4 on April 12, 2012 – 7:56 am2 Comments

This Week’s Featured Show

Saturday, April 14

Mills McCoin’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Circus,

featuring Roky Moon & BOLT!
Poor Pilate
Blackie Dammet
The Handshake
Cam Franklin
Lucas Gorham
@ The Orange Show (7-11PM)

Our own Mills McCoin throws his hat in the festival ring with his own Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus. (You can hear him give his “self obsessed narcissistic plug” on our podcast this week.)  And yes, he does really mean circus as in contortionists, a strong man, and the like.  Plus, The  New Movement is going to do some clowning around,  there will be booze, and, oh yeah, some bands too.  (By the way, don’t confuse Blackie Dammet, named after Anthony Keidis’ dad, with B L A C K I E like I and a few other websites did. ) The big news here (which the Houston Press broke earlier this week) is that this is one of the last times you will be able to see Roky Moon and BOLT as the band have called it a day (largely due to Mike and Cassie moving to Austin) .  That’s a shame because RMAB were a great band and no matter what Mike may believe when he told the Houston Press “I just never got the impression that we were ever taken seriously as a band that could make it,” people did take the band quite seriously and not just as a nostalgia act.  Seriously, if you’ve never seen the band live - sorry, but their CDs never quite captured the raw energy that this band could deliver on stage - you’ve missed out and I insist you do so now before it’s too late.  I’ve seen them multiple times and only once did I leave shrugging my shoulders (ironically, this was the band’s favorite show so I’ll entertain the idea that I was off that night and not the band) - that is a pretty damn good in my book.  Or let me put it to you another way, I have to run up to Austin on Saturday during the day but I’m planning on driving back as soon as possible to catch this - that’s just how good they are!


Thursday, April 12

The Delta Spirit, Waters @ Fitzgerald’s - Excellent Americana band.  Daniel did a nice preview of them here (link)

The Boxer Rebellion, Canon Blue @ Fitzgerald’s- So a Tennessee native, an Australian, and two Englishmen walk into a bar….

Steel Panther, Hillbilly Herald @ House of Blues - Tongue in cheek 80’s Hair Metal band.

Will Kimbrough @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck - Multi-instrumentalist Nashville singer/songwriter who also happens to provide his fans with a “lick of the day” on his YouTube channel.

Tyga @ Warehouse Live - If you guessed this Compton rapper’s name comes from the big cat, you’re wrong. It’s Tyga as in Thank You God Always.

Passafire @ House of Blues (Bronze Peacock Room) - Reggae Rock band

Dayglow: Life in Color, featuring Felix Cartal @ Stereo Live - DJ music, paint, and some dancin’ dude in a boba fett costume.


Friday, April 13

Cursive, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Conduits @ Fitzgerald’s - Longtime Emo dudes from Omaha

Spoon, A Giant Dog @ House of Blues - One of Austin’s finest and biggest indie exports returns

Dick Dale, Los Rauncheros, Little Joe Washington @ The Continental Club - The legendary, the one and only, Dick “King of the Surf Guitar” Dale!!!

John Lefler, Castle Lights, Test Flight Fire, Super Robot Party @ Fitzgerald’s - Former Houstonian/Sugarlander now Dallas resident, John Lefler, is likely best known for hsi work in Dashboard Confessional.

John Evans @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck - OK OK so I know I should be talking here about John Evans the rockabilly musician but have you checked out John Evans the Master of Balance?!!   Hey Mills McCoin, can you get this guy for next year’s rock and roll circus?  This is awesome!!!

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Untangle My Tongue: A Sound Installation, featuring Robert McClure, Dan Gelok, Andrew Keller, & Shepherd School of Music musicians @ The Orange Show (6-9:30PM) - Composer Robert McClure, - who has written chamber, electronic, and percussion pieces,  and is curently persuing a doctorate at Rice - gets all citrus on Friday with three new pieces of music.  One features recorded houston sounds (cicadas, light rail, etc.) and poetry, another is for sax and percussion, and finally, he has a third piece written especially for the Orange Show which will feature an ensemble scattered around the venue so that as you walk around, you get something a little different.  Kind of neat.

Dayglow: Life in Color, featuring Congo Rock @ Stereo Live. Day 2 of this Paint and Music extravaganza (Does that make it a festival?) this time featuring an electronic dude from Italy who kind of sounds a little like this…


La Dispute, Balance And Composure, All Get Out, Sainthood Reps @ Warehouse Live (Studio) - Pretty good band with a distracting lead singer.  Fans may disagree with me on that.


Saturday, April 14

Kina Grannis, Imaginary Friend @ Fitzgerald’s - Something about this soft folkie pop just doesn’t stick with me.  Nice vocals, some of the videos have some nice and cute animation, but the songs just seem lacking that extra oomph that makes them anything more than just nice, if forgettable wallpaper.

Scott H. Biram @ The Continental Club - If you want to hear a one man band who lists influences as wide as “Minor Threat and Slayer to Bill Monroe and Mississippi Fred McDowell” Birnam may be your man.

Tiziano Hernandez, The Handshake @ Spring Street Studios (1824 Spring Street) - the gifted local singer/ songwriter hits Caroline Collective’s Caroline Sessions.

Spring Fandango, featuring Papa Grows Funk, Cedric Burnside Project, Danny Barnes, & more @ Last Concert Cafe  - You could call this a mini-street festival (it starts at 3pm).  The LCC will be closing off the street and having live music, puppets, and lots of other good stuff.

Abolishment of Flesh, Venomous Supremacy, Sculpting Atrocity, Bound In Flesh, Kamikal @ The White Swan - Metal Metal METAL!!!!

James Rivera’s Birthday Bash, featuring Metal Asylum, Evil United, Echo Temple, & Sanctus Bellum @ Acadia Bar & Grill (3939 FM 1960 West) - and once again I say to thee, “METAL!!!”


Sunday, April 15

MS Understood: Music for a Cure for Multiple Sclerosis, featuring Art Institute, Jealous Creatures, A Sundae Drive, & The Wheel Workers @ Rudyard’s - Good bands for a good cause

The Pharcyde, Electric Attitude, Noon, DJ Burb, DJ Nimbus, BBC @ Fitzgerald’s - The classic alternative hip hoppers may not have released anything new in over half a decade and, no, Fat Lip hasn’t rejoined but that’s not gonna stop these guys from bouncing around to some of their classics like “Passin Me By” and of course every elementary school kid’s favortite, “Yo Mamma”

Gladys Knight @ Arena Theater - What no Pips, Gladys?

Upon A Burning Body @ Warehouse Live - Yes, still more Metal.

Lucy Kaplansky @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck - New York folkie with a clinical psychology degree to boot.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band @ Dosey Doe Coffee Company (The Woodlands) - Long time country rock band best known for singing about fishing in the dark.


Monday, April 16

They, Who Sound featuring Jo Bird/Thomas Helton/Y.E. Torres, David Dove/Sonia Flores, and
Ivette Roman-Roberto @ Avant Garden -
The match up between Bird, Helton,ad Ms Yet should prove interesting but then, what isn’t in this series?

The Golden Hour, Animal Farmacy, Pam Hobart, Luke Lukas @ Super Happy Fun Land - Nice Nebraska folky jazzy duo

Celtic Woman @ Jones Hall - Someone, in the name of God, put a stop to the producers of Riverdance!  Please,  (sob sob), Please make it stop!!!

Tuesday, April 17

Hunx & His Punx, Natural Child, Mikey & The Drags @ Fitzgerald’s - Imagine an all girl band that fronted by a flamboyant gay dude who wished he was in a 60s girl group produced by Phil Spector.  There ya go.

The Maine, Lydia & The Arkells @ House of Blues - OK now, imagine a bunch of straight guys with hair stylists and fashionable clothing singing songs that pander to teen girls and sound like every other cookie cutter  band on the Buzz. There ya go.

Wednesday, April 18

Sleigh Bells @ Warehouse Live - The sometimes noisy, sometimes poppy duo from MIA’s NEET Recording label returns

At the Spine @ Super Happy Fun Land - Nice Seattle Indie rock



This Week’s Music Release Shows

Saturday, April 14 - Guy Forsyth (CD release) @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck



This Week’s In-Stores

Thursday, April 12 @ Cactus Music (1PM Free) - The Delta Spirit

Saturday, April 14  @ Cactus Music (1PM Free)- Del Castillo

Saturday, April 14  @  Heights Vinyl (6pm Free) - Brian Rincon 



This Week’s Festivals

First Look Festival (Saturday -Sunday, April 14-15) @ Asia Society Texas Center (1370 Southmore)

Saturday – Performances include Naniwa Tobi Dento Hozonkai, Riyaaz Qawwali, Cameron McCarthy, Space City Gamelan, Anjali Center for Performing Arts, Houston Grand Opera To Go, Yogiños for Youth, Shipra Mehrotra, and The Mountain Music Project

Sunday - Performances include Lee’s Golden Dragon, Naniwa Tobi Dento Hozonkai, Cameron McCarthy, The Mountain Music Project, Rathna Kumar and Chitra Banerjee Divakruni, Osted Abbos Kosimov and Mariam Gaibova, Riyaaz Qawwali, Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko

Kemah Crawfish Festival (Friday -Sunday, April 13-15) @ The Kemah Boardwalk

Friday - The Paul Ramirez Band (4:45), Eugene Moody and The Blues Back Band (6:15), Brad Absher Band featuring Anthony Terry (7:45), Texas Johnny Brown (9:15)

Saturday - Blues Band (2:15), Don Kesee & The Blues Masters (3:45), Richard Cagle & Voodoo Choir (5:15), Tommie Lee Bradley (6:45), Hamilton Loomis (8:15), Tommy Dardar (10:00),

Sunday - Jimmy T-99 Nelson Scholarship Showcase featuring Rebecca Laird and Eric Hoovestol with Rich Del Grosso (12:30), Trudy Lynn with Blues For Two (2:00), The Sonny Boy Terry Band (3:30), Eric Demmer & The Sax Dawgs (5:00)


  • Caroline Collective says:

    Tiziano Hernandez will be playing for the Caroline Sessions on Saturday. Unfortunately, this will not be taking place at Caroline Collective.

    Tiziano Hernandez and The Handshake will play at Spring Street Studios at 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007.

  • RamonLP4 says:

    Thanks for the correction.

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