Tuesday 20 February 2018 – Grown Up Storytime (8pm & 10pm shows)

Grown-Up Generic


The Grown-up Storytime series takes place the third Tuesday of every month at 8pm and 10pm (that’s right, TWO shows per night) at Rudyard’s British Pub, a bar and venue located in the heart of Montrose. You send us stories, we pick the best ones, and assign them to a rotating crack-squad of expert story readers who show up the night of and wow our socks and/or pants off. It’s on a Tuesday – what else are you going to do? AND…it’s only $5.

Interested in submitting a story or reading someone else’s story?!? Email us at grownupstorytime@bootown.org or fill out the handy dandy form below!

“…totally amazing, super original and completely hilarious show, Grown-Up Storytime.”
~ Lydia O’Neil of Examiner.com

“a party!”
~Salvador Chevez

“How has Houston survived without [the] monthly “Grown-up Storytime” comedy bash?”
~Joel Luks of CultureMap

Monday 19 February 2018 – Rudyard’s Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)



Houston Press Best of 2013 Winner
Best Open-Mike Comedy Night Houston 2013
“With a decent amount of local talent, Houston deserves more stages to feature homegrown comics. Thankfully, Rudz has stepped forward to devote one night a week to nurturing newcomers and showcasing seasoned vets…you can check out a rotating cast of characters, for free — you’d be pretty hard-pressed to find a more fun way to spend a Monday night. Especially if your next Monday night involves going to a funeral. Trust us, this’ll be waaaay funnier.” – Houston Press
Our Free Comedy Open Mic Show Opens At 7:30. Show starts at 8:00

Saturday 17 February 2018 – The Grizzly Band * When Particles Collide * Brightwire

The Grizzly Band (Houston, TX)

“After the band finished up its setlist, the audience was not ready to call it a night. Despite amps being shut off and the house music rising up, the audience was non-relenting in their demand for more songs from their hometown band. So, the band retook the stage and ripped into another classic Grizzly tune, Nightmare Lady. This has always been one of my favorite tunes from the band, next to the seldom played Stage Dive. Grizzly keeps moving up through bigger venues, more cities and better exposure. Take my advice and get out to a show soon so you can tell folks how you saw them back in the clubs. Believe me, that day will come.” Samuel Barker – Houston Music Review

“There was reprieve in the cards for my cochleae. At Dean’s, Grizzly stomped out an appealingly hard honky-tonk sound that culminated in a nice, crunchy cover of “Folsom Prison Blues,” complete with wailing guitar solo attached.” Nathan Smith – Houston Press

“In a world of rock radio stations that keep getting weaker, It’s refreshing to know that there are a few Texas boys with balls that still put out some good rock and roll. They call it, “Southern Whiskey Punk.’ It’s what you get when you mix two parts Rancid, one part Supersuckers, a splash of Mean Gene Kelton mixed in a country shaker, and served up with a Dropkick Murphys chaser. It goes down hard, but definitely good! There is no gimmick to this band! The song “One more day” which is on the new album “Come And Take It” due out in March has an anthem quality to it that’ll make you want to throw up a fist, kiss your ole lady and drink a cold lone star beer.” MissVHaven – Tip Out Magazine


When Particles Collide (Exeter, NH)

“You’re onto something great when you can deliver a straightforward pop nugget that pulls from Motown, heavy metal and equal parts Joan Jett and Nancy Sinatra…..punk rock fury, metal crescendos and delicate melodic turns…groovy, heavy pop, slick, hypnotic new wave (power pop? power wave?).” -Jed Gottlieb The Boston Herald August 2016

“WPC’s music is an amalgam of many kinds of rock: punk, metal, grunge, Southern, classic, new wave.” – Chris  Busby, The Bollard, June 2015

“She (Sasha) and drummer Chris Viner make music that’s hard to pin down, a powerful mix of art-rock and pop-punk.” -Josh Jackson, Paste Magazine, September 2014

“Clothed in a delicious pop-punk candy shell, but inside lies a rhythmic and melodic core that’s rooted in Alcott and Viner’s dynamic partnership, with elements of jazz and metal creeping in.” -Emily Burnham, Bangor Daily News, June 2014


Brightwire (Baytown, TX)

After a couple of years of touring as a harmony vocalist with Samuel Barker, Kim Daniels (now Barker!) started writing songs and taking an active role in the artistic direction the arrangements of Samuel’s older songs. Then, as Samuel’s son, Ian, joined the duo on bass, it became clear that continuing as a solo artist made no sense for Samuel, so, Brightwire was born.

After a few months of touring and playing shows, Samuel and Kim got married on March 11, 2017 and have no slowed down since. Ian has taken on a few roles in various orchestra projects, which has limited his appearances in the live setting recently, but remains a vital part of the recording and artistic process for Brightwire.

Currently, the trio are working on their debut album and racking up all the miles they can travelling around the country playing their songs for anyone with an ear to lend.



Friday 16 February 2018 – Gulf Coast Reading Series (6:30-9pm, FREE)


Gulf Coast Literary Journal Presents
Gulf Coast Reading Series

Friday February 16, 2017
Doors open at 6:30. Reading will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.


The  Gulf Coast Literary Journal is a literary magazine founded by Donald Barthelme and Philip Lopate over twenty years ago, Gulf Coast continues to be published today out of the creative writing department of the University of Houston. We publish poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, interviews, and reviews, as well as a full-color visual art features and critical art writing.  For subscription information and submission guidelines: http://www.gulfcoastmag.org/ 

Thursday 15 February 2018 – Thursday Night Dart Tourney at Rudz (7-10pm)


Every Thursday, Houston Darts Association and Rudyard’s hosts a Blind Draw Doubles tournament with registration starting at 7:00pm and first throw at 7:30pm.  Cash prizes are handed out to the top finishers and half of the tournament pot is graciously matched by Rudyard’s to juice up stakes.  The BBD tournament will include a best of three format, starting with 501 and Cricket, and team member’s randomly matched before the tournament starts.  Entry fee’s will be determined at the start of the tournament but are generally $5 with optional buy-in’s for a mystery out.  If there are enough interested following the BBD tournament we will follow up with a singles tournament of similar fashion.

Shoot well everyone!

** Membership in the HDA is absolutely NOT required to enter and all skill levels are welcome. **