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FFW – The Free Press Preview for January 12 – 17, 2012

Submitted by RamonLP4 on January 12, 2012 – 7:45 amNo Comment

This Week’s Featured Show

Saturday, January 14

From The Heart: A Benefit for Chris Gray

featuring Horseshoe, the last place you look, The Handshake, Pale, Buxton, Poor Pilate, The Mathletes, The Wild Moccasins, Electric Attitude, Benjamin Wesley, 4 Barrel Ramblers, Jealous Creatures, Jean Caffeine, Changoman, Spain Colored Orange, Paula Nelson Band, Miss Leslie, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, A dream Asleep, Allison Fisher Band, Texas Tycoons, Orange Is In, Chase Hamblin, Bright Men of Learning, Zydeco Dots, Young Girls, Flying Fish Sailors, Jesse Dayton & Friends, Matt Harlan, Governor’s Chair, Paul Ramirez Band, John Egan, Texas Johnny Brown, Little Joe Washington, The Umbrella Man, David Beebe 3, The Allen Oldies Band, & more @ The Continental Club, The Big Top, & The Pachinko Hut (weather permitting)

Like you didn’t know this was THE event this week….Well since I already blathered about Mr. Gray earlier - you can read my thought on the subject here (link) - I don’t have much else to add here but suffice it to say that Gray is a pillar of the music community and even if you can’t make it you should give to Chris in his time of need on-line.  Here is the link the the Event’s website on the Houston Press (link) - give what you can.  One thing though … “From the heart”?  Really?  Seriously Houston Press, that is terrible!

Thursday, January 12

Wu-Tang Clan @ House of Blues - wu tang clan aint nuthin to fuck with!!!!

Handsome Ransom, The Fox Derby, Beetle @ The Continental Club - Quick! Venture Brothers! Give me the Season number and Episode! Go!

Neil Hamburger, Major Entertainer Mike H, Gerald Torregosa @ Fitzgerald’s - The king of so awful it’s funny returns

Nick Gaitan & the Umbrella Man @ The Big Top - the biggest baddest stand-up bassist in town.

Flow Tribe @ Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar - Nola funk cats.

Milkdrive @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck - “progressive folk” I hope that means they will wear Keith Emerson fringe.

Aaron Lewis @ Verizon Wireless Theater - Not my thing at all but I guess someone out there likes Stained.

Ray Price @ Stafford Centre (Stafford) - The Perryville, TX Country Music Hall of Famer.

Friday, January 13

The Literary Greats, Finnegan, Quiet Company, Poor Pilate @ Fitzgerald’s - Oh coolness the Literary greats have a new album coming out in February.

Balaclavas (tour kickoff), Black Congress, Psychic Palms @ The Mink - This would have been the featured show this week if it weren’t for that damn Chris Gray!!!

The Wheel Workers, Art Institute, Tofu Kozo @ Fitzgerald’s - Somehow I find the pairing of the literary greats and the Wheel Workers on the same night at Fitz appropriate.

The American Heist, Blackmarket Syndicate, Jason Bancroft and The Wealthy Beggars, Radio Blackout @ Rudyard’s - All acoustic set from what I understand. The noise police will be so happy.

Defend the Night: Benefit for Esmé, featuring Vivian Pikkles and the Sweethearts Über Alles, The Busy Kids, Biscuit Bombs, Mydolls, Molotov Latte, & Jealous Creatures @ Super Happy Fun Land - This is pretty awful stuff that just breaks anyone’s heart. A very good cause and if you can’t go you can always make a donation here http://forouresmeb.blogspot.com/

Miss Leslie @ Heights Live! ($10) - If you like country swing (and who doesn’t?) Miss Leslie is your gal.

Reckless Kelly, Reverend Horton Heat, Goddamn Gallows @ House of Blues - Austin Country dudes team up with The Rockabilly Reverend from Dallas.

theLID, featuring Ayman Harper & Matmos @ DiverseWorks (7:30-9PM) - I’m gonna cheat here and just use the press release “Part-time Houston-based choreographer and former Forsythe Company member Ayman Harper comes to DiverseWorks with the U.S. premiere of (theLID, a  conceptualized dance event . Collaborating with renowned sound artists Matmos and dancer Jermaine Spivey (with Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM), (theLID is a musical composition unfolding in the form of dance. Combining Matmos’ ability to create whimsical and peculiar electronic sound assemblages from everyday objects with Harper’s ability to create lyrical and idiosyncratic movement, (theLID is a hybrid performance event in which movement and sound composition are mutually inspired.”

Lost Bayou Ramblers, Changoman @ The Continental Club - Cajun music with a hell of a lot of good fiddlin’

Glen Campbell @ Arena Theater - The Rhinestone Cowboy returns

Saturday, January 14

Latch Key Kids, The Buzzkillers, Dead to the World, The Hates, Llorona @ Fitzgerald’s - Punks Punks andd more punks

The Eastern Sea, Marmalakes, The Sour Notes, Darwin’s Finches @ Fitzgerald’s -
I havn’t seenthe eastern Sea in ages but they are damn good indie pop.

All Dread Set, featuring art & music by Coxcombs, Tina Forbis, Jon Read, Ken Wiatrek, & Lucas Gorham @ Cardoza Fine Art (1320 Nance; 8PM, free!) - Oh I’ll just let Coxcombs explain this one..

Visual Vitriol 2012 Kick-Off, featuring Revolt 45, The Drafted, Biscuit Bombs, Here Holy Spain, No Love Less, Say Revenge!, & Sparrowhawk @ Super Happy Fun Land - Punk historuan David Emsinger drops a pretty nice show at Super Happy

Bun B, Tela & Do Or Die, Marcus Manchild, GT Mayne, Propain, Sentury, Young Thee @ House of Blues - Professor Bun will look favorably on that essay you submitted to his class if you go to his show

MLK Celebration, featuring Z-Ro & Jeremih @ Arena Theater - Woo MLK!!!

Saturate, Downfall Rising, Hindsight, 4-Jackson/Mechanisms of a False Reality/Punk Rock Project/Shadow Code @ Numbers - Punk Rock Project was such a bad band name that I had t check it out instead of the headliner but sadly they weren’t as bad as their name.

2012 Mayan’s Prophecy, featuring Tureka, PAPAYA, & Elyse @ Mango’s - I was tired of the 2012 Mayan Prophecy thing but I will give PAPAYA  a pass because they rock.

Sunday, January 15 – Starfucker/Painted Palms/Alexico @ Fitzgerald’s - Now THAT is a band name!!!
Cass McCombs/Frank Fairfield @ Fitzgerald’s - Folkie McCombs was called “unobtrusively brilliant” by John Peel.  Now that is what I call a cool compliment.

Sioux City Pete and the Beggars, Grace in Folly @ Super Happy Fun Land - Loud Grungy stuff with a dude who looks like he’s had a lot of booze in his day.

KC Clifford @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck - pleasant enough singer songwriter

Monday, January 16

They Who Sound featuring Daghighi/Yom & Dove/Doyle @ Avant Garden - This week’s match ups: Michelle Yom (flute) and Parham Daghighi (saxophone, ney) followed by David Dove (trombone) and Kelly Doyle (guitar)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ Fitzgerald’s - OK LBM has been around since 1960.  Let me just say that again 1-9-6-0!!!  Dang!!!!  Anyhow there was a preview of the show earlier this week, you should rad it (link)

Tuesday, January 17

Old 97′s, Those Darlins @ House of Blues - Not a big fan of the HOB but this si a pretty solid double bill.

Moodafaruka @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck - Man those dudes playing Flamenco.  That’s some baaaaad Moodafarukas!!! Sorry had to go there.

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