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FFW – The Free Press Preview for September 01 - 07

Submitted by RamonLP4 on September 1, 2011 – 2:00 am6 Comments

This Week’s Featured Show

Saturday September 03

White Mystery
The Energy
Vivian Pikkles & The Sweethearts Über Alles
@ The Mink -
Dude, White Mystery tried to drop into town a few months ago but they ran into some trouble and had to cancel.  That may have been a good thing as the venue they were slated to play is pretty awful about getting word out about shows and nobody even knew hey were coming. Dammit that ain’t right because this band deserves some attention if they are coming to town and we aims to do right by them this time.  Made up of the red-hared brother and sister team of Alex (drums) and Francis (Guitar) White, the duo play some dirty dirty garagey business that’s so good, it will leave you wincing in pain.   We talked to them a few months ago and you can read the interview here (link) if you missed it.  Oh yeah, and the rest of the line up is damn good too.

Thursday, September 1

Repo Man Screening, featuring The Hates @ Alamo Drafthouse West Oaks (10PM) - Classic punky movie and classic Houston punks come together.

Legion, Metalloyd, Annihilist, Overdose, Deathrazor, K.T.C.M. @ Warehouse Live - Thrash Metal from The Netherlands - YUSS!

Vaz, Pygmy Shrews @ Super Happy Fun Land - Fans of the Fargo Amrep band Hammerhead will be happy to know that the guitarist and vocalist of that band make up Vaz and reportendly kick no less ass.

Turnin’ Headz : Blank Canvas Featuring Flotation, Justin, Raney Kidd (San Antonio), and Party Hill District @ The Mink - The monthly showcase of regional and local hip hop drops again this month.

Eileen Jewell @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck - Jewell is a rootsy singer songwriter who pulls influence from country, jazz, blues, rock and even jug bands if she in the mood.  She’s also a seasoned busker, a Loretta Lynn fan, and can call Tom Hanks a fan.

Paco Estrada, Deadbeat Darling, Kirk Baxley @ The Continental Club - Fans of Dallas’ SouthFM may like to know that the soulful frontman, Paco Estrada, hasn’t let the band’s break-up keep him down.

Friday, September 2

Black Congress, The Men, Weird Party @ Rudyard’s - Triple dose of rock and roll testosterone. This month we actually did a feature on Weird Party who easily win on best idea on how to dump a band member check out the article if you haven’t already (Link).

Diplo @ Fitzgerald’s - The former Philadelphia teacher turned DJ, Producer, songwriter hits Fitz.

The Goodnight Summer Tour: Benefiting The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, featuring The Urgent Young, Castle Lights, Deep Ella, John Lefler (Dashboard Confessional), AThousandColors, Alkari, Spain Colored Orange, & Suite 709 @ Warehouse Live (Studio) - some good bands for a good cause.

Greg Babineaux Art Show, featuring Tom Gun, Infinite Apaches, & Then Underground @ Super Happy Fun Land - art and music, music and bands

Social Decay, H.R.A., Krullur, Termination Force, Gutter Rats @ Mango’s - crushing hardcore for the end of the week.

Blaggards @ Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar - Irish rawwwwwwk!
Fri., September 2 – Grave Babies @ Fitzgerald’s

Hippiefest: A Concert for Peace & Love, featuring Dave Mason, Mark Farner, Rick Derringer, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, & Gary Wright @ Arena Theater - Ummm I really am speechless here.  Really!

Saturday, September 03

Andre Williams, Roy Head, Archie Bell, Little Joe Washington @ The Continental Club - Goddang this is a solid line up!  Go to this show and you will get laid!

The Dodos/The Luyas @ Fitzgerald’s - Damn this is gonna be good but then I have a soft spot for indie pop.  If you aren’t familiar with them here is a song I love to death:

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The Escatones, Infinite Apaches, Art Institute, Tom Gun @ Rudyard’s - Craziness ensues whenever the Escatones play.  I heard they moved to Oklahoma becasue that’s where their van broke down. I dunno if that’s true but it’s a good story nonetheless.

Crustaceans, Chairs, Tom Gun @ Notsuoh - pleasant enough indie pop from Seattle.

Active Child, Com Truise @ Fitzgerald’s - So not my thing that it’s kind of the opposite of a good thing.  I mean hey if somethign that sounds like Vangelis with a falsetto singer sounds awesome to you, have at it.

Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Kid Rock is kind of like a pied piper of douchebags,  tonight he leads them to the CWMP.   (No hating on Crow though, she’s alright.)

Killer Mike, Jackie Chain, Yellow Boyz, The League of Extraordinary G’s @ Numbers - Killer Mike did some voice work on Frisky Dingo which was one of those shitty Adult Swim cartoons that was more funny for the fact that someone was collecting a paycheck for than for the content.  Thankfully, the work Killer Mike does as a  rapper is much much much better and the rest of this line-up is pretty sweet too.

Benny Benassi @ Stereo Live - Benny Benassi e’ un DJ di Italia.  Infine, una scusa per usare mi minore della universita!

Wagoneers @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck - Hey, 20 years later, Austin’s Honky Tonkin’  Wagonneers have reunited.

World Grooves, featuring JayTee @ The Mink (front bar) - DJs action.

Asleep at the Wheel @ Dosey Doe Coffee Company (The Woodlands) - Hey weren’t these guys playign inside the loop just last week?  No worries AATW are good enough for a second dose.

Sunday, September 4

Balaclavas, Black Leather Jesus, DJ Dull Knife, DJ Chemical Mange @ Notsuoh - No one else in Houston has as distinct a sound as Balaclavas and no one person can cause such earsplitting noize as BLJ.  Sounds like a good Labor day sunday to me.

Venomous Maximus, Ancient Wisdom, Oceans of Slumber, Watching the Moon @ Rudyard’s - If you want crushing heavy ass music instead, then this may be another option.

Tuesday, September 6

Libby Koch @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck - Houston country singer who you can pair with your Shiner or Lone Star.

Wednesday, September 7

Andrew Karnavas & Runaway Sun (tour kickoff), Clory Martin @ Rudyard’s - The singer songwriter kicks off his tour.  No mention if hell include any of his kid centric Andyroo material but anyone who writes songs about Salamanders and hopscotch is ok in our book.

Rattlehead, Kaustik, Owl Witch, Overdose @ The White Swan - Here is how it works.  Metal is always awseom and if TheAdversary,org  lists a metal show, I repost the show here.  It’s that simple.

Periphery, The Contortionist, Textures, The Human Abstract @ Warehouse Live (Studio) - See what I mean?  This was on TheAdversary.org’s calendar and I just reposted it here.  I’m not even going to bother looking up the band.  It’s metal and that is all you need to know!


  • Jay Are says:

    “Crustaceans, Chairs, Tom Gun @ Notsuoh - pleasant enough indie pop from Seattle.”

    The band you’re referring to is called Crustacean…

    this is a (/Crustaceans\) show hahaha…. From Houston and it’s not “pleasant enough indie pop” as much as it is post-gaga space pop rock

  • RamonLP4 says:

    Honestly, thanks for the clarification.

    Seriosuly, tring to figure out generic band names on-line isn’t that easy. I’ve had times where a band name is so impossible to query or the band has a website that doesn’t mention upcoming shows that many times it’s just a “Well, that sounds like it might be the band.”

    Clubs would help a lot if they bothered putting band links on their website (I’m looking at you, The Mink), have at least an up-to-date calendar (I’m looking at you Mango’s), or a website that actually makes sense (I’m looking at you NOTSUOH - please add a page for your calendar). Don’t get me wrong - I love those venues and some try harder than others (The Mink at least sends out e-mails) - but it makes a preview much harder when all you have to work on is names.

    But hey, that’s part of the job so meh, no worries.

  • RamonLP4 says:

    Oh just in case you were wondering here is how it is listed on NOTSUOH’s website: September 3 The Crustaceans/Infinite Appeal/Tom Gun

  • Jay Are says:

    thanks for being so cool about it… keep up the good work!

  • Alex Wukman says:

    Hey Ramon,
    What the hell happened at the Mink on Saturday night? I’ve been hearing all sorts of rumors about people quitting and getting fired.

  • RamonLP4 says:

    From what I heard, the new owners came in, fired old staff without warning, and the state of all booked shows is in limbo. Not exactly a good way for the new owners to endear themselves to their long-time clientele but then they may not really be interested in retaining those customers. I don’t think anyone would be surprised if it went upscale.

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