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The Music Crumudgeon’s preview for the Week of November 28th, 2008

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This Week’s spotlight is on
Hardcore Birthday Party - One Dolla

Joey of El Desmadre and Eric of Humanicide’s birthday!
Featuring
PLF, Dissent, El Desmadre, Battle Rifle, Last Rosary
@ The White Swan
One Dollar? How often do you to have your ass whooped for a dollar? Well here is your chance as some of Houston’s most bone-crushing, heavy, and furious bands come together for…well a birthday party. Yeah yeah I know a birthday party doesn’t sound very brain meltingly Hardcore but trust me, if these bands had an inflated Hello Kitty trampoline and my little pony balloons, it would still crush anything else you could possibly experience this week. Also, poseurs please note the poster: Absolutely No Drama! So, put on your party hat, bring a party horn, and come ready to jump in the circle pit!

ALSO THIS WEEK

Friday, November 28th


Jenny Westbury
On KPFT’s Radioactive (90.1fm 2PM)
Awww we miss Jenny’s good natured and happy happy joy joy enthusiasm. She’s now in Seattle but KPFT recorded her at Sugarhill before she left. Listen in a find out why we’re jealous of Seattle.

Golden Cities and or Room 101
On KTRU’s Revelry Report (91.7FM 6PM)
Lance Higdon may be known as the manic drummer of Tambersauro but here is his more shoegazy side. They may or may not be playing (Ian you need to update your calendar) but Room 101 is definitely playing and he is a one man post-punk field of slaughter.

Little Joy, The Dead Trees, The Tontons
@ Warehouse Live

I believe Ton Tons is all I have to say. (Insert Mark C. Austin joke here)

GRRRL PARTS
@ The Mink
Tag Team DJ Duo

Wolves At The Door, HalffNelson, Desmond Zavala
@ Fitzgerald’s
The wolves have a trumpet and they are not afraid to use it. Half nelson does the Reggae thing and Desmond Zavala’s an instrumental band that plays some pretty and mellow melodic rock.

Secret Awesome Fest 9000, featuring Hollywood FLOSS, The Mermaids of Judaism, Ellypseas, Monoceros, Female Demand, Breathe In Your Neighborhood, Bear Kraft, Eddie T, Giant Battle Monster, ?//, Charger Fits, & Ryan Evans Jazz Oddysey @ 10553 Fisher Rd. (free!)
OK kind of a mixed bag here really but let me quickly run through these in order: Hip Hop, Low-fi Garage, meh, Monocereo’s Nero Vs The State of Punk rock is probably the best Greg Ginn guitar cop I’ve heard in a while, Drum and Bass…no…I mean that’s what this duo plays, your homework - listen to a bunch of spacemen three, smoke a lot of dope, then write a three page essay on why you shouldn’t have to cram everything up-front in your mix, your assignment - build a myspace page, ATTN Eddie T- your name is too generic to Google, this band would make for a very good instrumental band, you really expect me to Google that?, they have a big ad for a tattoo shop and write songs like “My Girlfriend Rocknroll” and “Dust off the Leather”, WTF?? Ryan Evans Jazz Odyssey you named your band Jazz Odyssey?

Saturday, November 29th

Sat., November 29 - The Riff Tiffs, The Eastern Sea, Piano Vines, Earnie Banks, The McKenzies
@ Walter’s on Washington (8:30PM, $7)

With the expert shoe gaze of Houston’s Riff Tiffs, the melodic sweetness of Austin’s Eastern Sea and the awesome H-Pop of Piano Vines, Earnie banks and the McKenzies, this should be a pretty solid night of music. I know what yr asking. Isn’t this on Friday? I saw this listed on Walter’s website as being on Friday. No it’s a fuck-up. This show is in fact on Saturday.

Do It Anyway You Want
Party/Art Show/ Ceeplus Bad Knives Sagittarius Birthday Bash
With The Mathletes
and DJ’s Damon Allen, Dansparc, Grrrl Parts, PRKL8R, J. Calero, On Hiatus, Ceeplus Bad Knives
MC: Cornbread (of the Fucking Transmissions)
($10) 2210 Commerce St. (in back)
Here is the perfect way to start a message. “Hello all, your getting this mail because your rad.” You hear that I’m rad!!! But seriously this looks to be pretty cool especially since the mystery band is now confirmed to be the Mathletes. Anyhow here is the rest of the message:

“Thanks to all you plan to make it out to the event this Saturday. To everyone who can’t, you will be missed! If you guys and gals have other plans on Saturday, fret not, we will be rocking it till at least 4am.. :) Parking is cool on the streets Commerce and Saint Emanuel. Plus there is a pretty big lot at the warehouse space. Address is 2010 Commerce but entry is in the back on the Franklin side. We will have 5 kegs of beer and bottles. You can BYOB if you like as well. Art show starts at 8pm. Come out early to check it out.”


Misfits, Shit City High, Focusyn, X-Pats
@ The Meridian
(Early In-store) Shit City High (5PM) @ Cactus Music
OK so with only Jerry Only left of the original line-up, calling this the misfits is pretty damn silly. Maybe Blackfits or Misflag would be more descriptive given the line up of Only with Black Flag Alumni Robo and Dez Cadena. Eh but who’s splitting hairs not this “Goddamn son of a bitch. You better think about it baby?”

Tuesday November 4th

News On The March
On the KTRU Local Show (91.7fm 8PM)

Locals pop darlings play live on the local show as a preview to their EP Release.

Wednesday, December 3rd

Wilderness, Fertile Crescent, San Serac, Balaclavas, Guitars, TENSE, DJ Fredster/Psychedelic Sex Panther
@ The Mink

Echo bathed jangly guitars and emotive vocals are Wildernesses’ stock-in-trade. It’s good stuff but I’d still say that Balaclavas can out do them in terms of atmosphere, emotion, and raw dark beauty. If you’ve not seen or heard Balaclavas you really need to do so as they are one of the most unique and singular bands to walk the Earth. Also worth checking out are the ever fun and hummable Guitars and robot dancehall king Tense.

Deerhunter, Times New Viking
@ Warehouse Live

The bright clean indie rock of deerhunter meets the more noisy and immediate indie rock of Times new Viking.


Thursday, December 4th

Spain Colored Orange/Airon Paul Dugas (with Paris Falls)
@ The Continental Club
The other band with a trumpet who isn‘t afraid to use it. Is dugas playing with Paris Falls as a back up band? I don’t quite follow that.

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