Our Next Event (and prior events)

Tuesday 28 June 2016 – Pegstar presents Wizard Rifle * Vulgarnaut * Sleeping Ancient (all ages)

June 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on Tuesday 28 June 2016 – Pegstar presents Wizard Rifle * Vulgarnaut * Sleeping Ancient (all ages)


Wizard Rifle (Portland OR)

WIZARD RIFLE are a two piece progressive metal act consisting of Sam FORD (vocals, drums) and Max DAMERON (vocals, guitars) from Portland, Oregon, USA founded in early 2010. They released a demo tape in 2010, ”Kitties and Pie!!!”, before being signed to Seventh Rule Records for their debut LP ”Speak Loud Say Nothing” in March of 2012.

WIZARD RIFLE’s playing style is comparable to tech groups of a similar setup, such as HELLA or BEHOLD… THE ARCTOPUS, but that’s where the comparisons end. While often very techy and noodly, their sound draws heavily from a number of different genres of rock and metal, with heavy tribute paid to stoner and doom rock legends like BLACK SABBATH and ELECTRIC WIZARD with equal amounts of worship for sludgy fuzz rockers like THE MELVINS or BIG BUSINESS and sharp noise rock a la SONIC YOUTH or SHELLAC. Despite the strong influence from untraditionally progressive rock and metal bands, the band still manages to create a unique and lively sound of their own that earns its stripes among the ranks of the hybrid metal acts on ProgArchives, and is recommended for fans of the stranger side of progressive metal. – NecronCommander
Tuesday June 28, 2016



Vulgarnaut (Houston, TX)

4 piece psychedelic doom band from Houston, TX.


Sleeping Ancient (Houston, TX)

Sleeping Ancient is an instrumental, sludge-rock band from Houston, TX


Pegstar presents Wizard Rifle
Vulgarnaut, Sleeping Ancient
all ages, doors 8pm
Advance $10.00
Day Of: $12.00
Box Office: $13.00


Tickets Available at:




Monday 27 June 2016 – Rudyard’s Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)

June 27th, 2016 | Comments Off on Monday 27 June 2016 – 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

Sunday 26 June 2016 – Pegstar Presents: New Madrid (all ages, doors 8pm)

June 26th, 2016 | Comments Off on Sunday 26 June 2016 – Pegstar Presents: New Madrid (all ages, doors 8pm)


New Madrid (Athens, GA)


From the southern wilds of Athens, GA comes young four-piece, New Madrid. Their music is a dynamic mixture of underwater-psych-rock that engages the listener in fully textured aural landscapes, both on record and live. Their acclaimed 2012 independent debut, Yardboat – engineered by David Barbe (Deerhunter, Drive-By Truckers) at Chase Park Transduction- displayed the band’s inherent talents and introduces a distinctive sound budding with sonic energy. In their ever-thriving music- mecca hometown, Yardboat garnered “Album of the Year,” and the band’s formula of constant touring and creative restlessness earned them “Artist of the Year” at the Flagpole Music Awards. In the summer of 2013, New Madrid signed to local start-up Normaltown Records, and entered the studio to record what would become Sunswimmer. Their second full-length finds New Madrid further exploring depths of psychedelia and textured noise.

The new record presents a New Madrid audibly settled into itself. Focused into a collection of collaborative songs, the band delves into a more experimental soundscape. Recorded solely on analog tape during a cool, wet July – once again under the direction of David Barbe – Sunswimmer telegraphs a newly confident self-knowledge, from the assertive opening riff of the churning “Manners” to the infectious driving beat behind “Forest Gum.” The tracks here are more concentrated than Yardboat’s offerings, but fans of New Madrid’s expansive tendencies will be sated by the record’s final 25 minutes, which are characterized by two linear compositions (“Homesick” and “And She Smiles”). The album’s body of music was conceived as a singular piece and is best consumed that way.

In a digital age, when song snippets skip cross-country on the backs of broadband, Sunswimmer is a testament that making music for shared space still remains. With their sophomore album, New Madrid continues to redefine



Sunday June 26, 2016
Pegstar Presents: New Madrid
$10, All Ages
Doors 8pm

Saturday 25 June 2016 – Ruckus * Jess Wilson Band (EP Release)

June 25th, 2016 | Comments Off on Saturday 25 June 2016 – Ruckus * Jess Wilson Band (EP Release)


Ruckus (Houston, TX)

Currently, Ruckus is entertaining audiences throughout the south with their unique, Americana style of folk-rock.

” So, I would guess that you might not have heard this Houston band yet, which honestly is a real shame.  I’ve caught them at least five times and I was really blown away with each energy fueled set.  They are truly one of the best kept secrets in Houston, and you’re an idiot to miss a free set from them. “ – David Garrick, Free Press Houston



Jess Wilson Band (Houston, TX)

The Jess Wilson Band is a Houston, Texas rock and roll group molded in the folk, blues, and roots music tradition cultivated on the Texas Gulf Coast. Currently working on finishing their first professionally recorded album, tentatively titled The Order and the Chaos, the Jess Wilson Band has had the opportunity to play in the club scene in Houston for the past 2 years, doing shows at Fitzgerald’s, Rudyard’s, Southern Goods, Warehouse Live and several other establishments around the Houston and Austin.

In 2014, after almost two years of a revolving doors of musicians and failing to gain footing (mostly due to members relocating, time constraints, or indifference), the Band set on a lineup compiled of Billy Forrest on Bass, Ben Sawicki on Lead Guitar, and John Weaver on drums with Wilson on guitar and vocals, all natives of West Houston.

“The chemistry was instant, I remember our first day we were just jamming on a couple simple riffs and I heard flashes of a sound and a feeling of energy coming from each person, and from there it only took a few weeks and we had a solid set of material.” says Wilson.

However, over the last year, the Band has added several players who have been kind enough to sit in when Sawicki, Weaver, or Forrest are unavailable. The Band would have lost its lifeblood if we didn’t have people like Robert Vigil (Bass Guitar), Susan Jackson (Fiddle and Accordian), and Chris Everson (Drums and Keys) who have been there to help the Band make more gigs than would be physically possible for the original 4.
Since their first show together in 2014 at Fitzgerald’s, the Band has enjoyed strong support from fans and looks to release their first album, currently titled The Order and the Chaos, in mid 2016.


Saturday June 25, 2016

Jess Wilson Band (CD Release)
Doors 9pm, Music 9:45 pm
$8 advance $10 door


Combined Poster - Crazy Kalidiscope

Friday 24 June 2016 – Giant Kitty * Math Patrol * Biz (doors 8pm)

June 24th, 2016 | Comments Off on Friday 24 June 2016 – Giant Kitty * Math Patrol * Biz (doors 8pm)


Giant Kitty (Houston, TX)

Often described as a combination of Bikini Kill, L-7, and the Sex Pistols, Giant Kitty is breaking new ground in the world of female fronted post punk bands. “I’ll tell you that I’m pretty sure Giant Kitty made my ears pop when I saw them play live, and they have this crazy stage presence that doesn’t occur nowadays, as often as it should. If you’re lucky, you catch their truly amazing cover of Devo’s “Gates of Steel.” says David Garrick of Free Press Houston. Giant Kitty lights up the crowd with a high energy stage presence, sense of humor, and hard driving sound.  Cassandra’s long-time partner Trinity Quirk filled in the role as drummer. “I have so many influences from new wave bands like Devo, to more obscure bands like Japan’s Shonen Knife it’s hard to say what direction we might end up going to in any given song,” according to Cassandra, “that’s what makes the process of creating art with other people so exciting.” “It’s pretty amazing how far we’ve come, and I’m excited to see what the future holds for us,” says Trinity.

   Founded in late 2013, we finally found the right mix of members in early 2014. All four members bring a cool personality and different set of skills to the band while also meshing together sonic vibes and generally amazing pownding beats for the fans. Highlights of 2014 include: playing out of town dates in Austin, Memphis, and Nashville, release of a 5 song EP, playing over 20 live shows, and opening for legendary punk band Shonen Knife. Giant Kitty also won both a Houston Press Best of 2014 award, and a “Band to Watch in 2015″ award from Free Press Houston. in 2015 they were nominated for a Houston Press Music Award as “Best Punk Act” They are currently recording an 11 track LP to be released in late 2015 under Carrot Girl Records. The LP is produced by Mark White (Spin Doctors), and being mixed and mastered by Roman Klun (Anthrax, Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan, and George Michael)




Math Patrol (Austin, TX)



Biz (Houston, TX)

Biz (fka Biz Vicious) is focused on unwavering self expression mostly thru hip hop. Turnt AF. Pro black AF. SJW AF. They/them pronouns. Will dead set 4 $$$. Their debut album, “We Lurk Among You” held position as the #1 Houston album on Bandcamp for several weeks when first released



Monday 27 June 2016 – Rudyard’s Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)

Sunday 26 June 2016 – Pegstar Presents: New Madrid (all ages, doors 8pm)

Saturday 25 June 2016 – Ruckus * Jess Wilson Band (EP Release)

Friday 24 June 2016 – Giant Kitty * Math Patrol * Biz (doors 8pm)

Thursday 23 June 2016 – Alex Riddle * Ricky Stein * Neil Kogut

Tuesday 21 June 2016 – Bootown presents Grown Up Storytime #91 (8pm & 10pm shows)

Monday 20 June 2016 – Rudyard’s Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)

Sunday 19 June 2016 – Chiefs * Funeral Horse * Jody Seabody and the Whirls

Saturday 18 June 2016 – Castle * Project Armageddon * Supergrave

Friday 17 June 2016 – Race to the Moon * Get a Life * A Tribute to the Sun (doors 8pm)