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FFW – the FPH Music Preview for February 10 – 16

Submitted by Commandrea on February 10, 2011 – 4:01 pmNo Comment

Show of the Week

Nameless Sound and Project Row Houses presents:

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
Kahil El’Zabar (Chicago) - drums, percussion, kalimba, voice
Ernest Khabeer Dawkins (Chicago) - reeds
Corey Wilkes (Chicago) - trumpet

Thursday, February 10 at the Historic Eldorado Ballroom 2310 Elgin St
($15 General, $10 Students Everyone under 18 gets in for free)

Nameless Sound continues bringing you some of the best Jazz out there and we as a city are much the better for it.  Tonight chicago percussionist and composer Kahil El’Zabar leads the EHE.  El’Zabar brings an African sensibility to his music be he playing  congas, bongos, African drums, shekere, gongs, trap drums, balaphon, marimba, sanza, kalimba or berimbau.  As he explains it, “I grew up in a period when African Americans, as a large body, finally started addressing our roots. With African drums there was such an appeal in the way of playing with the hands and the sense of the entire body being involved in the playing of the instrument.”  It’s that sensibility that should make this show engaging to even many Jazz detractors who feel the genre is too intellectual and too cold to grab to sway your ears and grab your heart. 

Here is the rest of your week.

Thursday February 10

Zahava, Four Flies , A Week Of Kindness, Protists Of Nebula, Respirator, Reality, & Zombra @ Sound Exchange (7pm) - NOISE, in all its colors.

A.J. Croce @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – No, not Jim Croce of Bad Leroy Brown fame but his folk singing son.

Scared To Dance, featuring Mr. Castillo & Hit It or Quit It @ The Mink – Sure they are playing some solid Indie, Post Punk, New Wave, and Glam but did you know about Free Pizza? Now ya do.

Mac Miller @ Warehouse Live – Words that don’t normally make you think of hip-hop Pennsylvania, Jewish, Lacrosse. Mac Miller covers all three.

Friday, February 11

The Canvas Waiting, Holy Fiction, Finnegan, The Shallows @ Fitzgerald’s – Sensitive indie rock from Austin

Atarimatt, The Caprolites, Perseph One, Female Demand @ Walter’s – Man I love 8-bit sounds and if you do too then check out this clip  (Atari Matt)

Robin Trower @ House of Blues – former Procol Harem guitarist and shameless abuser fo the chorus effect on Bridge of Sighs.

Monster Metal Showcase, featuring Metalloyd, Perfect Disease, Souls of Agony, Troublemaker, & Kleos @ Warehouse Live - Dude it’s metal - I need say no more.

Big Freedia, DJ Rusty Lazer, DJ Good Grief @ Fitzgerald’s - Dj’s at Fitz.

Continental Graffiti, Picture Book @ The Continental Club – Chase Hamblin’s 60’s tribute band Picture Book opens this one.

Jimmy LaFave @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Willis Point, Texas’ favorite folkie retune to the duck.

Saturday, February 12

The Wild Moccasins (European tour kickoff)/Young Mammals/Wicked Poseur @ Fitzgerald’s – The young mammals lead a solid three band line-up as they head of to tour the EU for the first time. Look for an interview with them tomorrow.

Darwin’s Finches, The Escatones, Art Institute @ Mango’s – Hey wait wasn’t this listed last week? Well if I did I guess it was a mix up but here again are Darwin’s Finches and The Escatones who will be releasing a split 7” soon.

Helstar (CD release), Metal X, Carry The Storm, Bagheera, Axis in Collapse @ Numbers – Metal never dies and Houston’s own Helstar is living proof!

Glasnost, Fresh Millions @ Fitzgerald’s – Electro-pop

The Ugly Beats @ The Continental Club – Austin’s Ugly Beats return for those of you wanting another round of solid garage rock.

Hearts of Animals, Fiskadoro, Christopher Cascio – HOA returning to the stage for the first time what seems ages, Fiskadoro’s retro minimalism, and Cascio’s layered cacophony - sounds like a good night indeed.

The Sunshine Factory @ Walter’s – Solid shoe gaze from Mobile Alabama. If you dug all that UK shoe gaze back in the 90’s this show is one you want to catch.

Van Wilks @ Cactus Music (5PM) – Austin Blues dude. Oh eyah and free St. Arnold’s beer.

Guy Forsyth @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Austin Singer/Songwriter and one of the founders of the much beloved Aslum Street Spankers.

Shaving Susie, The Bill Nelson Band, The Scars Heal In Time, Immigrant Punk @ Super Happy Fun Land – Three words – Olivia is bartending!

Sunday, February 13

Valentines Day Massacre, featuring D.R.I., Death Angel, Lazarus A.D., Early Man, Evile, Hexen, Will to Live, H.R.A., Legion & more @ Numbers – Classic Houston Hardcore band from back in the day.

Hamilton Loomis @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Galveston’s favorite jet setting blues man.

The Red River @ The Mink – Really nice melodic indie-pop that’s worth going out for even if you have work the next day.

Monday, February 14

Shake Russell @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – It seems that singer songwriter Russell has been at this longer than time but his songs still get nods from such artists as Waylon Jennings, Ricky Skaggs, and Clint Black.

Wednesday, February 16

 Nobunny, The Wiggins, All At Sea @ Rudyard’s – The Wiggins paired with the bunny mask wearing Nobunny? Man, it’s just gonna be weirdsies Wednesday at Rudz. Check out the Nobunny clip of him on Chic-a-go-go and you’ll get the idea.

Robert Ellis and the Boys @ Fitzgerald’s – Wednesday, Robert Ellis, You know the drill.

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