This Week’s Featured Show

Rock Baby Rock It #11

Friday July 22
Saturday July 23
Ray Campi
Joe Clay
Pep Torres
Mack Stevens
The Modern Don Juans
The Bellfuries
The Octanes
Luxurious Panthers
Los Ramones
Hot Rod Hillbillies
Eddie Peery & The Rattlesnakin Daddies
Danger Cakes
Jazz Connection
Hangover Kings
13 Black Coffins
& more
@ The Continental Club

It’s the 11th year for this festival and good gravy that’s a huge line up!!! We’re talking two nights of Rockabilly madness at the Continental Club!!! If that’s not enough there will be DJs, Burlesque, Custom Cars, jeeez you name it! It’s kind of like the Christmas in July of Rockabilly!

Thursday July, 21

Infernal Damnation, Dismantle, Leprous, Morbid Gods, Cronophage @ Mango’s – Now, if you want metal, THIS is where you want to be.

Ben Sollee, Thousands @ Fitzgerald’s –Kyntucky Genre hopping cellist who dabbles in folk, bluegrass, and jazz.

Travis Porter, Tity Boi, M.E., DJ Mr. Rogers @ Stereo Live – Georgia hip-hoppers Travis Porter gonna make it rain. 

Mark Chesnutt, Chris Brade @ Dosey Doe Coffee Company (The Woodlands) –The Beaumont, Texas country star hits the Dosey Doe

Eli James, Changoman, Guy Schwartz & The New Jack Hippies @ Super Happy Fun Land – If you ever wondered what drum karaoke sounds like ask Eli James.

Fullmetal F dot & The Bandtastic Four/Jack Freeman & Montana/Lee-Lonn @ The Mink –Fullmetal F dot got some good props from The Houston Press’ Shea Serrano which is good enough for me and the funky shit on you tube back that assessment up.

Friday, July 22

Eels, The Submarines @ Warehouse Live –Mark Oliver Everett’s Eels return to Houston for the first time in a while. Andrew Dansby over at 29-95 has a nice interview with him.

Jolie Holland, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside @ Cactus Music (5PM)@ & Fitzgerald’s –Julie Holland may have been a Houston native but she’s one of those people who prefer to use “Texas” to describe her roots in her Bio. Luckily her rootsy Americana records are good enough that we’ll forgive that. 

Don’t Fuck With Texas Fest, featuring Poor Dumb Bastards, Legion, Snake Skin Prison, Silenced Within, & A Tragedy Lost @ BFE Rock Club – Well shit I mean Don’t Fuck With Texas and The Poor Dumb Bastards, that says it all don’t it?

The Slow Poisoner, Rob Rippa, Clockpole, Muzak John, Will Schorre, GMILF Defibrillator @ Super Happy Fun Land –Clockpole and John Muzak in on one bill? It is the apocalypse!

Courrier, Plain Jane Automobile, Castle Lights, The Urgent Young @ Jet Lounge/ECHO – Austin Indie Rock with a wardrobe right out of rock publicist hell.

The Gourds, Doyle Bramhall @ Miller Outdoor Theatre (free!) –Yuss, the Gourds are pretty kick ass and finally give you a reason to suffer the heat and mosquitoes at Miller Outdoor Theatre! 

Def Leppard, Heart, Evan Watson @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion –Ahh yes, Def Leppard that band whose lead singer referred to El Pasoas “that place with all the greasy Mexicans.” Como se dice? Fuck You!?

Saturday, July 23

Chop Chop, Hearts of Animals, The Wiggins @ Mango’s –Dual coast space opera electro-pop? Count me in! Bonus HOA and the Wiggins!!! 

Sade, John Legend @ Toyota Center – Some smoove shit gonna be going down at Toyota Center

Young Girls, The Villas, Cattle Drums, Tody Castillo @ The Mink – Young Girls may have mysteriously returned from their European tour without a bass player but the band continues on. 

Andrew Karnavas, Clory Martin @ Khon’s and Andyroo @ Cactus Music (10:30AM) –Andrew Karnavas does a morning show for the chocolate milk crowd (as Andyroo) and one in the evening for the wine drinking crowd.

Don’t Fuck With Texas Fest, featuring Broken Teeth, Phantom X, The Hectic, Wide Open Throttle, Bayou City Outlaw Band, Strait Laced Scarlet, Winter’s End, Fallacy, & Bloody Von Erichs @ BFE Rock Club – Part 2 of the fest.

The Inanimate Objects, Skeleton Dick, The Shiny Darks @ Rudyard’s –Old school punks at Rudz.

 The Octanes @ Cactus Music (1PM) –If you can’t wait for the evening Rockabilly show at the Continental Club then here is your mid-day fix.

The Braggart Family SideCircus/Harold Borup @ Super Happy Fun Land –OK so it’s not a music event but they have sword swallowers and stuff like that which is kind of cool. 

Sunday, July 24

WOMAN: A Day of Music to Benefit Girls Rock Camp Houston, featuring Born Again Virgins, No Love Less, Dead Roses, Dear Tess, & The Kimonos @ Fitzgerald’s –Oh shit it’s GRCH time again isn’t it? Step up yo and help out a good cause.

The Reaction, The Mydolls, Art Institute @ Super Happy Fun Land –Houston’s iconic Mydolls at SHFL.

A Day of Celebration. An Evening of Acoustic Healing: Benefit for SoulShine Scholarship Foundation, featuring Stoney LaRue, Bleu Edmondson, Jason Eady, Hunter McKithan & the Offenders, Stewart Mann & the StatesboroReview, & The Will Callers @ Firehouse Saloon –Folk out for a good cause.

Monday, July 25

They Who Sound @ AvantGarden (7-9pm) with Richard Ramirez/Sean E. Matzus and David Dove/ms. YET –Ramirez is one of Houston’s longest running and most revered noise artists. This will be an excellent opportunity to hear what he does.

Wednesday, July 27

Sloppy Seconds, Hell City Kings, Skeleton Dick, No Resistance @ Fitzgerald’s – Rock and Roll in it’s most basic form.

Daniel Bachman & Ryley Walker/(MC)2/Veedon Fleece @ Super Happy Fun Land –Someone described Daniel Bachman & Ryley Walker as Appalachian Psych Folk. I couldn’t have put it better myself.

The Krayolas @ Cactus Music (5:30PM) –San Antonio pop dudes (not to be confused with Houston’s Red Krayola) drop into Cactus.