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The Music Crumudgeon’s preview for the Week of July 24th 2008

Submitted by RamonLP4 on July 25, 2008 – 2:01 amNo Comment
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THIS WEEK’S SPOTLIGHT
TWOTENANNY & The HMPAs

Saturday, July 26

Skyline Network presents Twotennany!
doors @ 7pm / bands @ 8pm

tentative schedule as follows (subject to change):

DOWNSTAIRS:
Custom Drinker as Rod Stewart
Welfare Mothers as Johnny Cash
Paris Falls as Rush
American Sharks as The Cars

UPSTAIRS :
The Kimonos as Blondie
Buxton as Bjork
Wild Moccasins as the B-52s
Tody Castillo (and friends) as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Flowers to Hide as The Cure
Sharks and Sailors as The Police

@ The Backroom (The Mink; $5)

Yes! Hands down THE show of the week. Leave it to ADR and BDM to out-hype the Houston Press’ Showcase. In case you missed it, the original Hootenanny was awesomeness is spades! Of course, you knew there had to be a sequel and lo and behold here it is! The bands are all ass whoopin’ and you are going. Yes you heard me - YOU ARE GOING! No ifs, and, or buts! Get that henie in gear and get ready to see all your favorite bands playing musical dress-up, anyone and everyone you know having a blast while getting a Backroom’s Stairmaster work-out, and me jumping out of the way if Anna Garza is vying for the front of the stage. Seriously, if Anna wants to get to the front of the stage, give her room! When Something Fierce was downstairs last Hootenanny, I felt this unbelievable pain in my side from someone punching me. I turned around expecting some huge burly tattooed biker thug with a bad attitude - lo and behold it was Anna! She may be a wee lass but she can pack a punch! So watch the f%$# out!

Sunday, July 27

Houston Press Music Awards, featuring
Indian Jewelry, John Evans, LoneStar PornStar, Blaggards, Sideshow Tramps, Sharks and Sailors, Young Mammals, Thee Armada, Bring Back the Guns, Karina Nistal, Josh Dupont, Jessica Lozano, Spain Colored Orange, Molly & the Wingwalds, Los Skarnales, Buxton, Hearts of Animals, Arthur Yoria, Skyblue 72, Poor Dumb Bastards, Beetle, Southern Backtones, Deep Ella, Black Math Experiment, Chrome44, duneTX, Fondue Monks, Free Radicals with Harry Sheppard, Born Liars, The Tontons, The Wiggins, Espantapajaros, DJ Red, DJ Bizz, Zydeco Dots, Fat Tony, Pale, The Mighty Orq, Full Release, The Scattered PAGES, Wayside Drive, Dine Alone, Lee Alexander, Katie Stuckey and the Swagger, Black Dog, 80 Proof, Brian’s Johnson, Umbrella Man, The El Orbits, The Wild Moccasins, Bobbie Fine, Miss Leslie, Yoko Mono, The Literary Greats, DJ Ceeplus and Bad Knives, The Small Sounds, Flying Fish Sailors, D.R.U.M., Hell City Kings, Two Star Symphony, Sugar Bayou, Moodafaruka, Whorehound, L.L. Cooper, & eyeagainst
@ Various Downtown venues

The second biggest party of the weekend is being thrown by the Houston Press and kudos to them. Each year it’s a blast running between venues and trying to catch as many bands as you can. If there was ever a case where being nominated is a bigger honor than winning this is it. I mean, let’s be honest, the cool thing about the awards ISN’T the awards themselves - it the showcase! Every year there is someone who doesn’t get it and is flyering and begging for your vote. I say to ye bands who take it all too seriously, leave the soon-to-be-landfill flyers at home. This is nothing more than an excuse for having fun. Play your show then hang out with your friends and go listen to some other great bands. If you spend too much time worrying about getting votes for a meaningless award, you’ll miss the forest for the tress; it’s a P-A-R-T-Y dumbass and that’s better than any glorified doorstop.

ALSO THIS WEEK

Friday, July 25

The Western Civilization / The Flyers / Pura Pharm / Wicked Poseur
@ Walter’s on Washington
Have you noticed that Anthony of the Western Civilization plays “drums, percussion, awesomeness”. Yes that’s right - fucking awesomeness! You know how hard it is to play awesomeness? Check him play his awesomeness and dig the Western Civilization’s sweet take on indie pop. Bonus Points - Wicked Poseur!!

The Invincible Czars / Two Star Symphony / Opposite Day
@ Rudyard’s
Local masters Two Star Symphony will participate in an exhibition match where they use their chamber style Kung Fu while the Invincible Czars will demonstrate their electrified Austin Style Kung Foo.

Brave Combo
@ Fitzgerald’s
Denton’s Brave combo have hit the big time. If you listen to Click and Clack on NPR, they do the opening theme and the score. Way to use those polka fired super-powers for good guys!

Saturday, July 26

Journey / Heart / Cheap Trick
@ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Yes, the Twootenanny will totally be taking the spotlight but Cheap Trick is too cool not to give a mention. Attention, Zander and company, don’t come crying to us because your show’s this far down in the preview - next time get a Hootenanny hook-up.

Miss Leslie & Her Juke-Jointers (in-store)
@ Cactus Music (3:30PM)
Straight-up whiskey drinkin’ music free at Cactus. You’ll have to bring your own flask.

Sunday, July 27

Mostly Bears / Over Sea, Under Stone
@ Rudyard’s
The last Over Sea, Under Stone show ever. EVER! Author Susan Cooper is very sad.

Molotov Compromise (CD release) / Atrocity / Riot Up Front / KTP / Rats in the Attic / Detonate / Nosaprise
@ The White Swan
1-2-1-2-1-2 Punk Ska CD Release.

Monday, July 28

Parlor Mob / The Gold Sounds / Paris Falls
@ Rudyard’s
Sure you will still be recovering from the weekend but The Gold Sounds and Paris Falls are two damn damn damn good reasons to venture out - two bands that swallow those rock tropes and spit out brilliance. [UGH! Is it possible to catch a breather this week?]

Tuesday, July 29

The Coke Dares / No Talk (7″ release) / Teenage Kicks
@ The Backroom (The Mink)
Local Retro-punkers and Rob Halford wannabes No Talk issue another soon to be sold out 7″. [Damn! Someone make this week stop!]

Giants / Weaver at the Loom / Antarctica Starts Here
@ Bohemeo’s (8PM)
Before you get your punk on at the Mink get your shoe gaze on with the local genre masters Antarctica Starts Here. [Why wont this week stop! Why?!!]

Wednesday, July 30

Papermoons (farewell show) / Benjamin Davis Murphy
@ Boondocks
I have been listening non-stop to the Papermoon’s new Cd and, damn it, you had better get your ass out there and see them before they leave town. Also, Ben Murphy will be giving a guitar clinic. [Please God, is it possible to have at least one night without a great show? I want to get some sleep!]

Thursday, July 31

South Austin Jug Band
@ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Oh don’t lie. Everyone loves a good jug band!

The Texas Sapphires
@ The Armadillo Palace
OK here is one for the older folks out there. You guys recall Sincola? Yeah well Rebecca Cannon is doing country and it’s pretty solid.

Recession Thursdays, featuring
Peekaboo Theory, Las Imagenes Ocultas, Barkus, Sly, and the Golden Egg, & Giant Battle Monster
@ Numbers
Omar Afra’s weekly party of local bad-asses. More details coming Thursday.

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