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FFW – The Free Press Preview for October 13 - 19, 2011

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Cop Warmth
Die Slow 7″ record release

Saturday October 15th
@ Mango’s
White Crime

The New Cop Warmth is here! The New Cop Warmth is here!  Well actually it’s been out digitally since March but damn it, it’s pretty awesome that In The Red Records saw to it to give this release the proper 7″ etched PVC treatment.  If there is a band that brings on chaotic noisy beauty, it’s Cop Warmth.  From the original two man  tornado to the current five man hurricane, there just is nobody else like these guys.     While fellow partner in crime B L A C K I E had to drop out of the bill, the rest of the line up will make for a pretty unrelenting night.  From the low-fi punk of White Crime, the high energy party of Papaya, the one man noisy pop of Rapeworm, to Coxcomb which boasts members of Indian Jewelry, it’s gonna be a great night of music.

Thursday, October 13

The Rapture, Poolside @ Warehouse Live - New York post-punk dance darlings return to Houston.

Joe Pug @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck - Chicago singer songwriter.  Maybe you heard him recently on Prairie Home Companion.

The Black Angels, Dead Meadow, Spindrift @ Fitzgerald’s - Oh shit it’s like a psych / stoner dream.  Black Angels and Dead Meadow!!!  Crap, I wish my schedule let me go out on Thursday nights because otherwise I would have already bought tickets.

Cornmeal, The Giving Tree Band @ Fitzgerald’s - Bluegrass jam band.  ’nuff said.

Liam Finn, Marques Toliver @ Warehouse Live (Studio) - I saw Liam Finn and SXSW a few years back and all I can say is that was a great year at SXSW so this show makes me a bit nostalgic.

Discovery Green Concert Series, featuring NRBQ & The Octanes @ Discovery Green - The band that had Captain Lou Albano as manager, blew up cabbage patch dolls on stage, was the unofficial Simpsons house band in seasons 10 - 12, and who has been covered by everyone from Bonnie Raitt to Yo La Tengo touches down at the green.

Songwriters in the Round, featuring Ken Gaines & Wayne Wilkerson @ Anderson Fair - They are songwriters and they play in the round.  No Squares

Joe Ely @ Dosey Doe Coffee Company (The Woodlands) - Should I Stay or Should I Go.  That Mr. Ely on backing vocals.

Friday, October 14

When We Ruled H-Town Showcase #2, featuring Academy Black, Simpleton, Poor Dumb Bastards, & Blueprint @ Fitzgerald’s - Second showcase for the local 90’s music documentary.

Rhett Miller, Alex Dezen @ Fitzgerald’s - Olds 97 and Damnwells fans unite!

MacAdams, The Lotus Effect, The Invincible Czars @ The Continental Club- The Invincible Czars may not be headlining but their instrumental madness alone are worth the tickets.

O.A.R., Chris Cab @ House of Blues - Two words - Jam and Band

The Gourds (CD release), Mike Stinson @ Dan Electro’s Guitar - Austin’s Alterna Country badasses drop a new one.

Bad Company, Brian Howe @ Nutty Jerry’s (Winnie) - I’m not a huge fan of Paul Rogers and his band but, hey, Led Zeppelin loved them so who am I to judge.

Saturday, October 15

Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Black Label Society @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - You got another thing comin’!

Big Freedia, Ceeplus Bad Knives/Damon Allen/Cashless @ Fitzgerald’s - Big Freedia is a Bounce Music artist who can not only make you dance but will also make your rooms look fabulous.  Yes, he’s an interior decorator as well.

The Caroline Sessions, featuring Nathan Quick & Matt Harlan @ Spring Street Studios (1824 Spring St.; 3PM) - Another in the Caroline Collective’s monthly outdoor series.

David Vandervelde, Carter Tanton @ Fitzgerald’s - Jay Bennett collaborator and Secretly Canadian indie-popper plays more instruments than you can shake a stick at.

Don Williams @ Nutty Jerry’s (Winnie) - The Baritone “Gentle Giant” of Country music only recently came out of retirement after being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Sunday, October 16

Japanther, Muhammad Ali, Giant Princess, Harold Borup @ Mango’s - Punk rock, noise rock whatever you want to call it Japanther bring it and with this line-up this show is gonna kill.

Electric Six, Kitten @ Fitzgerald’s - I’d just like to remind you that E6 covered Queen’s Radio Ga-Ga AND the Spinners’ Rubber Band Man.  Awesome.

The Dead Revolt (CD release), Purling Hiss @ Fitzgerald’s - Our Own, JDB reviewed these fellows a while back calling them “Simply Incredible”

Peter Frampton @ House of Blues (sold out) - Do You Feeeeeeeel…..

Chris Brown, T-Pain, Tyga, Kelly Rowland @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - If I have to explain who any of these people are, you need to get out more.

Monday, October 17

They, Who Sound featuring Conrad Freiburg (ukularp, pod of absence) / Damon Smith:’s “The Compositional Process of Free Improvisation” : Solo performance by Damon Smith (Bass); Quartet performance consisting of David Dove (trombone), Sandy Ewen (guitar), Thomas Helton (tuba), Seth Paynter (soprano saxophone and gongs) @ Avant Garden (7-9pm) - You may ask what a pod of absence is well, as Freiburg explains it, it is “a heptagonal structure for sculpting sound. Musicians and artist are invited to interpret the Void in music or sound. Live events using the pod are called Empty Sets.” That explains the environment in which he’ll be performing and here is some of his music…


Gringo Star @ Fitzgerald’s - I really think Gringo Stars’ Wikipedia entry is one of the worst I’ve ever seen.  Seriously look it up some time.

Wednesday, October 19

Sound & Shape, The Julys @ Mango’s - A Rock and Roll power trio who I can’t quite get behind when it comes to the vocals but when they math rock it up they can be pretty engaging.

Blues and Burgers, featuring The Snake Charmers @ Discovery Green (12PM; free!) - Blues and Burgers?  Hell Yes!

My Brightest Diamond, The Rebecca West @ Fitzgerald’s - Shara Worden’s multi instrumental skills served her well with Sufjan Stevens.  Now she applies those skills to her solo project, My Brightest Diamond.

Imperative Reaction/God Module/System Syn/Twitch the Ripper @ Numbers - Electro Industrial 90’s band.

–For more listings check out Space City Rock - Houston’s best local calendar–

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