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FFW – The Free Press Preview for November 3 - 9, 2011

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This Week’s Featured Show

Sunday November 06

with Sophie Hunger
@ Fitzgerald’s

plus early show
@ Cactus Music (3PM)

How often do you get to hear Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali play Houston?  Well, to understate it, not very often.  Normally, I’d write a little something here to explain why one show is particularly of interest but I think the short documentary below, with its very “Live at Pompeii” vibe, pretty much gives you the picture.  By the way, that’s no joke; they really did haul a bunch of gear to record the new album in the desert and yes, that’s Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe  of TV on the Radio who dropped in for a few days in the recording session.  PS, click the full screen option, it’s shot really well.

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Thursday, November 3

Saves The Day, Bayside, I Am The Avalanche, Transit @ Warehouse Live (Studio) - Princeton Indie Pop

We Were Wolves @ Mango’s - Remember when everyone had “Wolf” as part of the band name?

David Liebe Hart Band, Poopy Lungstuffing and The Puppetrells, Nonsense Music Band, Black Magic Marker @ Super Happy Fun Land - Fans of Tim and Eric will know DLH for all those of you without cable…

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Deadman @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck - Southern rock dudes from Dallas.

Roy Clark @ Dosey Doe Coffee Company (The Woodlands) - There’s more to Roy than just his stint at Hee Haw.  He’s a pretty bad ass guitarist.  Here’s a nice clip of him doing 12 Street Rag.  Go Roy!

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Dwight Yoakam/Aaron Watson @ Nutty Jerry’s (Winnie) - Attention ladies, the bad-ass Bakersfield inspired dude who tilts his hat down and sings with that crazy twang is back in town.

Friday, November 4

M83, Active Child @ Warehouse Live - JDB did a review of the new record.  If you missed it, here is the link (link)

Mates of State, Generationals @ Fitzgerald’s - OK admittedly, I’m a sucker for the Mates of State indie pop formula.  So sue me.

Guns N’ Roses, Buckcherry @ Toyota Center - On the other hand, I have to admit that I’ve always found Guns and Roses to be one of the most overrated rock bands of all time.  there I said it.  So sue me.  Oh yeah and two words - Tommy Hilfiger.

Feast with the Beasts, featuring The B-52′s @ Houston Zoo (7-11PM) - Peter Griffin doing rock lobster still cracks me up!

Featherface, The Wheel Workers, Second Lovers @ Mango’s - Featerface teams up with The Wheel Workers and Second Lovers to fight the Legion of Doom but just this once.

J.W. Americana, Vivian Pikkles and the Sweethearts Über Alles @ Rudyard’s - Dang this is gonna be a good one.  JW and Vivian?  Nobody will be left standing!

The Tiger Lillies @ Cullen Theater (Wortham Center) -Matt Groening picked these London “Dark Cabaret” performers for All Tomorrows Parties last year.

Purity Ring @ Fitzgerald’s - Corin Roddick and Megan James of Gobble Gobble’s electronicky band.

Eternal Decay, Nodens, Spectral Manifest,  Daedalus/Seal the Abyss @ The White Swan - all you need to know is one word - Metal.

Milkdrive @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck - Austin Alt-folk-progressive Acoustic String Band

The Global Movement @ Avant Garden - Local album release show

Saturday November 5

Pujol @ Jet Lounge - I’m really really really digging this bands brutally poppy garage stuff.


Tyagaraja (tour kickoff) @ Khon’s Rooftop (2808 Milam; 7PM) -We interviewed Tyagaraja earlier this week about this.  Here is the link if you missed it.  (link)

Davila 666, The Barreracudas, Young Girls (last show), New York City Queens @ Mango’s - San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Poppy garagy Davila 666 are not to be missed and the Young Girls’ last show?  Say it ain’t so!

Girl In A Coma @ Cactus Music (5:30PM) -GIAC & free St Arnold’s!!!!

James McMurtry, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit @ Firehouse Saloon -Singer-songwriter McMurtry returns to Houston

Rob G, Dat Boy Poyo, V-Zilla @ Smileys - Rob G releases his newest mixtape.

Make A Wish Unofficial Afterparty, featuring Lower Life Form & more @ Liberty Station - Charity event for a good cause

Taylor Swift, Adam Brand @ Minute Maid Park - No, Taylor Swift will not be autographing faked nude photos of herself.

Austra, Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Mr. Castillo @ Fitzgerald’s - Toronto synth driven new wavers.

moe., Great American Taxi @ Fitzgerald’s - If the words “jam band” give you a stiffie, then this is likely where you will be tonight.

Needtobreathe @ Minute Maid Park - Honestly, I have no clue who these guys are that they can fill up a baseball park but I guess they have their fans and more power to them I guess.   Me, after listening to a couple videos, I have to agree with the commentator on Youtube “This is what happens when musicians refuse to smoke marijuana.”

Celtic Thunder @ Verizon Wireless Theater - Sorry, but all I can think of when I hear “Celtic Thunder’ is some Welsh guys getting hammered after a football game, going to a pub, eating shitty fried food, and passing gas.  Sadly, this is nowhere near that awesome.

Spyro Gyra @ Dosey Doe Coffee Company (The Woodlands) -Not putting it down but it’s just not my thing. But if you are into fusion jazz, you might be interested to know they are in town.

Sunday, November 6

Youth Brigade, The American Heist, Blackmarket Syndicate @ Rudyard’s - There is no better American Punk rock road documentary that “Another State of Mind.”   That film chronicled Youth Brigade and Social Distortion’s 1984 tour and it’s just a perfect time capsule of that era.  Nice to see they got back together and are still rockin’.

Cinema Cinema, Greg Ginn & The Taylor Texas Corrugators @ Super Happy Fun Land -Two words, Greg Ginn.  Done!  I need say no more!

Canon Blue, Sorne, Kirby Brown @ Fitzgerald’s - Free show featuring orchestral pop solo performer Daniel James, whose Canon Blue project began as  a collaboration with Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor.

Monday, November 7

Peter Murphy, She Wants Revenge @ House of Blues - The goth king returns

The Oh Sees, Total Control, Chapter 24 @ Dean’s Credit Clothing - Damn, there is a lot of good garage business going on this week.  Here is the latest single from The Oh Sees by the way…

They, Who Sound, featuring Donald Miller, Rob Cambre, David Dove, Damon Smith & Melissa Venator @ Avant Garden (7-9PM; $5-$10 donation) - Borbatomagus’ Donald Miller makes this one “They who Sound” to definitely catch.

The Felice Brothers, Gill Landry @ Fitzgerald’s - the rootsy folky brothers have come along way from playing for their dad’s barbecues

Architecture in Helsinki, Dom, Lo-Fi-Fnk @ Fitzgerald’s - Australian indie pop ensemble

Tues., November 8 –

Koo Koo Kanga Roo @ Fitzgerald’s - Minneapolis comedy duo. Mostly harmless.

Stretch Dawson, The Westbound Band @ Super Happy Fun Land - Western swing at the happiest of all funlands.

Wedneday, November 9

Nobunny, Mikey & The Drags, Psychic Palms @ Mango’s - Seriously weird dude in a bunny suit.  ’nuff said.

The Sounds, Natalia Kills, Limousines, Kids at the Bar @ Fitzgerald’s -Swedish pop band.

They, Who Sound, featuring Ce Acatl Borsegui, Topiltzin Borsegui, David Dove, Jason Jackson, Damon Smith/Y.E. Torres @ Spacetaker ARC (2101 Winter St.; 8-10PM, $5-$10 donation) - That’s two TWSs in one week.  Crazy!

Blues and Burgers, featuring The DelGrosso, Del Toro Richardson Band @ Discovery Green (12PM; free!) - Blues Burgers, of course I’m gonna mention it!

Of Mice and Men, That’s Outrageous, For the Fallen Dreams, I See Stars, IWrestledABearOnce @ Warehouse Live - Gotta admit,  I never put metalcore and John Steinbeck together.

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