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The Music Crumudgeon’s preview for the rest of the week of October 24th

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THIS WEEK’S SPOTLIGHT IS ON
EL REY

Sunday October 26th
Vicente Fernandez
@ Toyota Center
Attention Wild Moccasins, check out the VF ’stache. Yes that’s right Nick, Cody, and both the Andrews this is no wee ’stache but a huge manly one that could likely join forces with his awe inspiring brow and take on some Banditos then turn around and woo the loveliest Señorita all by themselves while Vicente relaxes back in his Rancho. With his awesome sombrero and horse at the ready I wouldn’t be surprised if Vicente wisked away Zahira into the sunset (watch out Cody!!!). But dig it, Vicente has been singing Ranchera and starring in Mexican Films since before we were born and he takes his devotion to his commitment to his audience pretty seriously. He famously and emotionally followed through with a show on the day his father died and even took a $30,000 fine from a venue in Miami for going over the scheduled time. How’s that for devotion to your audience. So while there are some pretty awesome smaller shows out there, this week we’re going to say “Viva El Rey De Las Rancheras!”

ALSO THIS WEEK

Saturday, October 25

NO THANKS FEST (Day 2)
Pressure Crack (1pm). Back Sabbath (2pm), Tolar (3pm), Akkolyte (4pm), Unit 21 (5pm), Ramming Speed (6pm), Ecocide (7pm), Vorvadoss (8pm), Kill The Client (9pm), Dissent (10pm), Resigned to Fate (11pm), Stormcrow (12am), Spazm 151 (1am)
@ Emory, TX
Day Two of the previously discussed camping and grind/punk fest. We’re just psyched about Dissent playing - they are pretty pummeling in their awesomeness!

Spain Colored Orange / Program / Paris Falls
@ Rudyard’s

Hugely popular trumpeting popsters Spain Coloured Orange are back and they are bringing with them Program and the show stealing Paris Falls opening. God I hope PF brings their light show - it rules!

Ladyheat / Electric Attitude / Elaine Greer
@ Notsuoh

Hooray Elaine Greer - one example why Houston’s talent pool should be envied. Oh yes, and remember to bring chips for Travis (her bassist); he likes chips.

Sever The Silence / Devoured By Darkness / All The Way To The Bank / Last Rosary / Diminished / Supremacy
@ Walter’s on Washington

I wonder how many times Frank Oz sits there pissed that he never gets a dime in royalties much less recognition for his contribution to metal.

Reprogram Music / Multimedia and friends -present:
Spellbound dance party, art show and costumed bash
with djs inside + patio: Ceeplus Bloody Knives / Dj Cuba Gooding Jr. / Dj Dayta + Squincy Jones Reverberation Djs / On Hiatus / Prkl8r + more tba
Live performance by: //TENSE//

Art Show curated by: J. Paul Jackson
featuring:
Death Head / Miguel C. / Ross Mohr / Lindsey Ball / Lillian Barrera and more…
Hosted by: Yougenious

@ Longhorn Cafe
Jeez that is one long listing!!!!!! But you get the idea.

Sunday, October 26

Workshophouston.org benefit
featuring Japanther, Killer Dreamer, American Sharks, The Mathletes, Grrrl Parts, Fat Tony
@ Caroline Collective (4820 Caroline)
starts at 4PM $6.00
Drum and electronics pop duo Japanther may be fun and catchy but they still can’t make synchronized swimming cool (link). That’s OK they’ll be playing at Caroline Collective where they will be far far far away from any man made swimming holes. Party party American Sharks should cause quite a fury. The Joe Mathletic brainy pop songs about robots and unicorns coming from the Mathletes should make you feel like the creative lazy-ass you are. Oh sure the Simpsons got a record deal ages ago but who’d have known that Springfield’s resident mob boss would kick out such booty shakin’ jams?

They Who Sound Presents
Sandy Ewen and Chuck Roast
@ Avant Garden (6PM)
This week’s TWS presents two sets of improvised music. You may recognize the name Chuck Roast from Vinyl Edge and KTRU’s Genetic Memory, well here is your chance to this Houston icon perform live.

Rabid Rabbit (ex-Electric Set)/A Thousand Cranes
@ Walter’s on Washington

Rabid Rabbit is a heavy trio who should like a slow sludgy haze of sonic pot smoke from one pretty damn heavy gravity bong. A Thousand Cranes are the results of a scientific experiment where all band members were raised solely on the music of Florian Frike and made to fend for themselves with low-fi equipment. We’ll call this experiment a success.

Polysics / Jaguar Love / Black Gold
@ The Meridian

Japanese Devo-tees Polysics sure have some neat jumpsuits but they ain’t got nothin’ on Vicente Vernandez.

Monday, October 27

Shang-a-lang / God Equals Genocide / Dude Jams / Matadors of Shame
@ The Mink
(FREE 21+ Doors 8 Bands 9)
High energy poppy garagey New Mexico dudes who have the balls to name themselves after a bête noire Bay City Rollers song.

The Thief & The Architect
@ Boondocks
Boondock’s Monday night series.


Tuesday, October 28

Magnolia Electric Co. / David Vandervelde / Tre Orsi
@ Walter’s on Washington
Jason Molina’s brand of Americana is always a treat.

Danzig/Dimmu Borgir/Moonspell/Winds of Plague/Skeletonwitch @ House of Blues
The great literary critic Glen Danzig will be giving a lecture tonight at the House of Blues.


Wednesday, October 29


Greg Ashley/Black Black Gold
@ Cactus Music
(5:30PM)
Much like the show on Thursday (see below) but you can shop while you listen.

Lover! / Black Black Gold / The Caprolites
@ The Mink

Rich Reatard (Lost Sounds, Reatards, Knaughty Knights, American Death Ray) and Greg Roberson (ex-Reigning Sound and the final version of Arthur Lee’s LOVE) drop some 60’s garage pop. Toss in the International Artists psych of BBG and the pasadena garageers The Caprolites and you have one very groovy show. Not sure if it’s true but the Caprolites think that Greg Ashley is playing this too.

TV On The Radio / The Dirtbombs
@ House of Blues

I’ll grant you it’s a good bill but I’d rather see the Dirtbombs in a stinky club with vile restrooms.

Thursday, October 30

Greg Ashley/Airon Paul Dugas/Black Black Gold
@ JD Tucker’s House at 901 Eleanor (BYOB)

Houston’s freaky neo-Texas psychedelia ex-pat Greg Ashley return to Houston is always a treat. Sure it been years since Houston’s Mirrors broke-up but he carries the torch lit by that band on the West Coast. Local Folkie Airon Paul Dugas has been raising lots of ears over the last few months with his earnest and emotive performances. Speaking of Texas psychedelia, Black Black Gold channel that early Texas psych to the point where if someone told you this was a long lost International Artists band you might actually fall for it.

Burn The Boats / Hell City Kings / Dickey Hands / Jewel Rifle
@ Rudyard’s

Hell City Kings - always a hoot.

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