THE GOLD MEDAL GOES TO….
Long Live the Dead,
featuring Dannzig (Misfits/Samhain/Danzig tribute), The Monocles, News on the March, Wild Moccasins, & Young Mammals
@ Walter’s on Washington
$8 with costume $10 without
I remember back when Jeoaf over at Walter’s was telling me how he was going to really put on one amazing show for Halloween. I just kind of scratched my head wondering what he could pull off. Well, he seems to have accomplished his goal with flying colors. Opening is Young Mammals doing an encore of their show stopping Pixies set from the first Hootenanny. The 2008 kings of the pop scene – The Wild Moccasins – follow with what will surely be a high-energy set that will have you dancing and smiling. News on the March – on the rise with their brand of harmonious pop with a touch of country swing – will follow. I hope their sound is a s good as the last time I saw them at Walter’s; that cello was sweeet! The Monocles will lay down some fine awe inspiring garage and have you shouting MONOCLES! MONOCLES! MONOCLES! (Sorry I just like writing monocles monocles monocles!) Finally, if you found the Glenn Danzig show earlier this week at House of Blues weak, send in the Jon Benet to the rescue! They will perform as various Glenn Dannzig bands! How can that line-up possibly fail?
Superawesome Bonus Points: One Free Keg and a special News On The March/Monocles split 7″ at the door while supplies last. I, for one, have been stoked about this 7″ since I first heard of it. Probably the smartest pairing on 7″ of wax imaginable. I’ll be there early just to grab a copy.
THE SILVER MEDAL GOES TO….
Rusted Shut (12″ release) / The Homopolice
@ Sound Exchange (8PM, free)
*poster edited because your IT Department sucks.
Wow I’d written a whole paragraph on this but Emperor Jones’ comment on Homopolice’s Myspace was too awesome not to reprint. Here it is in it’s entirety:
“OMG like totally like wow Crusted Shit with a 12″??? OMG vinyl!!! They’re doing doing that??? That is soooo cool, there’s not NEARLY eanough “cool” “artists” doing vinyl these days, like OMG!!!
Fuck fake poser faggot, Dawn Welch thinks he’s a fuckin rock star the biggest fakest phoniest richboy yankee cunt in H-Town. Big fuckin deal that 11 years later, some stupid “session” you did finally came out on wax. You losers will never be taken seriously by anyone who is not insane, so go ahead and have tatooed “punks” and ex-hipster now-alcoholic mid-30s junkies and all those other LOSERs that cum at your shows (all 15 of them), g’head mate. And then may you, Rusted Shut, die a slow and painful death.
Anyone ever heard that Hungarian vagina “DomeAPose”‘s “side project” crust electro glitch new wave horseshit? Worst music I’ve ever heard in my life. He should also be lashed before slashed.”
AND THE BRONZE MEDAL GOES TO…
Indie Houston & Caroline Collective’s
Final Fridays Halloween Show
Music by Listenlisten, Robert Ellis, and Phillip Foshee
Improv Theatre by Scatter! and Bootown,
@ Caroline Collective (4820 Caroline St.)
$5 and Beer Provided by Saint Arnolds
Ok, let’s See. Killer squirrel munching on human remains that it no doubt slaughtered. OK. Weird and a bit disturbing but very Halloweeny. Who do we have here? Let’s see… Listenlisten – Oooooh that’s a very cool and chill way to kick off your Halloween. Plus the acoustic stylings of Robert Ellis and Phillip Foshee – dude I am so chill now that I dunno if I can really be ready to fight those zombies hoardes like I planned. Ahhh, and there’s also some improv theatre from Bootown and Scatter. Should be neat. Aaaaan oh yes Free Beer! Well you do have to Pay a fiver to get in but free in the after entrance price free. Wooo! Oh, and did I mention that the Indie Houston Site is up and running and it looks pretty sweet. You shoudl check it out.
Horror Business, featuring
Fredster, Damon, & Bobby DJ
DJs at Boondocks are you scared yet?
Creepshow II Halloween Party, featuring
Hollywood Black, The Goods, & Slivered
Mia Kat all stars at Rudz. Not very creepy but we aren’t complaining.
Willie Nelson/Mary McBride
@ House of Blues
Willie! Freaking Willie Nelson – There is no Holiday that cannot be improved by the inclusion of Willie.