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Best Open-Mike Comedy Night Houston 2013
Prof. Fuzz 63 (Dallas, TX)
The Prof.Fuzz 63 is a Dallas-based lo-fi fuzzed-out garage-rock trio that’s been described by one listener as the “love child of Tom Waits and the Supersuckers.” Someone else said we sound like the Velvet Underground, “but not as cool as Lou Reed, because, who is?” Yet another critic said we sounded like “1991 Mudhoney with fuzzed out guitars and British Invasion organ.” We’re ok with those descriptions. We sing songs about food, sex, kittens, crustaceans, pandas, seduction & disappointment, minnie pearl, and nick cave. You know, the intersections where idyllic fantasies get broadsided by the under-insured 18-wheelers of real life running the red light.
Zeroheros (Houston, TX)
RJ Fath & a host of others making noise on the gulf coast of Texas for well over a decade.
Carreerrs (Beaumont, TX)
CARREERRS is a noise rock band that was formed in Beaumont Texas in the summer of 2015. The band performs as a bass and guitar duo, with sequenced drums, and projected video. The songs focus both on petty scene dynamics and larger social issues with snarky cynicism and satire. Musically, they blend chunky riffs, heavy drums, and melody, with dissonance and washes of noise, bringing to mind bands like Big Black, Scratch Acid, Sonic Youth, and Nirvana.
Black Pussy (Portland, OR)
(The short of it)
Black Pussy is a group of rock n’ roll pot-smoking fun-loving hippies that are passionate about art, creativity and the dynamic human spirit which refuses to submit. They encourage all ages and creeds to take the ride with them.
(The long of it)
For Dustin Hill, the creator and songwriter of the band, Black Pussy sounded like a fantastic name. It encapsulates exactly what the band is: a psychedelic, ’70s-influenced, hide-your-daughters-because-they’re-coming-to-town rock ‘n’ roll band that sounds like Tarantino directing a Thin Lizzy video in the low desert.
For the past few years, the group has continuously headed out on North American tours, including a full U.S. and Canadian stint opening for ex-Kyuss legends Vista Chino in 2013 as well as sharing the stage with Sleep, Red Fang, Danava, Yob, Boots Electric, Black Tusk, Mothership and Dead Meadow. Their rigorous touring regimen has rightfully earned them the tagline, “ON TOUR FOREVER.” The group has also spent the last three years recording the band’s blend of heavy, psychedelic rock songs with not only Portland recording engineer Adam Pike (Red Fang, Norska, Black Elk, etc.) but also the legendary Kyuss founding drummer and multi-instrumentalist Brant Bjork.
Black Pussy approaches their music style with influences across three decades of rock: the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. The result is a cohesive blend of Kyuss, Hawkwind, The Cars, Monster Magnet and Queens of the Stone Age. Their classic, upbeat and relentlessly hooky tracks embrace traditional pop structure within heavy rock and led to Hill coining the phrase “stoner-pop”. Their catchy music tends to seduce anyone, even those who wander in a club after seeing the intriguing band name on the marquis. There is no contrived contention, just fun, love and good tunes. Everyone is invited to this party.
The 2012 debut album, On Blonde, was written and mostly recorded by Hill alone, though guitarist Ryan McIntire, drummer Dean Carroll, bassist Aaron Poplin and keyboardist Chief O’Dell later joined the band. The record kicks off with the rip of a bong and sounds like a drug-riddled midnight misadventure in a ’70s muscle car. The track “Blow Some Steam Off” landed a spot on the February 2013 Metal Hammer compilation. 2013 also saw a split release from Black Pussy and LA-based Biblical Proof Of UFOs: a contact high-inducing, 22-minute psychedelic opus entitled “Galaxies.”
Magic Mustache, the brand new full length album, was released on February 17th of 2015 and the band is touring this Spring, Summer and Fall in support of it. The album has received much acclaim and had premieres from Noisey, Decibel, Terrorizor and Metalsucks.net. This exposure led to a backlash from politically correct new wave feminist groups seeking to shut down the band online with misconstrued accusations of misogyny and racism. Responding to this, the band released a statement: “…Ultimately, the music and the message is what should be scrutinized rather than the clothes we wear or the name we chose. But whatever. Trolls are gonna troll, complainers are going to complain and people who get it are going to keep on getting it.”
Scheduled for an August 18th release is an EP of 5 songs entitled Where The Eagle Flies. The first single is a cover version of Blue Oyster Cult’s classic “Don’t Fear The Reaper” and with the premiere of the music video from Blank TV, this release offers an eclectic collection of rarities. As the band grows, so will their musical footprint, ultimately placing them in a category all their own. Black Pussy is doing what it does best: sending you on a cosmic journey through time and space, blurring the lines of psychedelic mysticism and reality.
Black Pussy is setting out on the third leg of their summer tour starting August 20th and ending in October with support from fellow Northwestern rock trio Ape Machine.
Hogleg (Houston, TX)
Houston rock and roll, includes members from Dixie Waste, Poor Dumb Bastards, Red Hawk, with ex Born again Virgins vocalist James Redd.
Pinche Gringos (Houston, TX)
Beer and Literature!
Literature and Beer!
We are excited to once again host the Gulf Coast Reading Series for the 2015-2016 season!
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts
Gulf Coast is proud to present its 2016-2017 Reading Series, featuring readers from the University of Houston’s nationally-acclaimed graduate program in creative writing. All readings are free and open to the public. They begin at 7 p.m. on Fridays in the upstairs room at Rudyard’s British Pub, 2010 Waugh Dr., Houston, Texas, 77006.
Golden Terra (Houston, TX)
Golden Terra is an experimental 5 piece band from Houston, TX. Their sound can be described as a blend of post/math-rock which they accomplish by mixing jazzy chords, ambient effects, choppy drumming, clean vocals and screams. The band was formed in 2013 when Matthew (guitar/vocals) and Erik (guitar) wanted to start a new project. They contacted 3 friends who they believed could help them further the sound they were creating. Those friends being Juan Olivares (drums), Luis (vocals) and Leonardo (bass).
Along The Lines Of (Houston, TX)
Vox Vocis (Houston, TX)
Valeluna (Houston, TX)
Islands of Pear (Houston, TX)
Pelukas (Houston, TX)
Thursday 20 April 2017
Golden Terra & Along The Lines Of Tour Kick-Off
with Vox Vocis, Valeluna, Islands of Pear, and Pelukas
Doors 8pm, $8, 21+
Pelukas: 8:30 – 8:50
Islands of Pear: 9:05 – 9:25
Along The Lines Of: 9:40 – 10:00
Golden Terra: 10:15 – 10:35
Valeluna: 10:50 – 11:10
Vox Vocis: 11:25 – end