Wednesday 22 November 2017 – Satanic Overlords of Rock n Roll * Poizon * Mutant Love * The Genzales

Satanic Overlords of Rock n Roll (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/satanicoverlordsofrnr/

Evil Rock N Roll in the vein of the Dwarves, Black Sabbath, Turbonegro and all of the other Devil loving rock bands you seem to enjoy!

 


Poizon (Houston, TX)
http://records.twistworthy.com/bands/poizon

Comprised of Shawn Adolph (THE FATAL FLYING GUILLOTEENS, WEIRD PARTY), Kyle Gionis (SUGAR SHACK, WEIRD PARTY, WELFARE MOTHERS), Josh “Wolf” (SECRET PROSTITUTES, SNOOTY GARBAGEMEN, THE ENERGY, CRIME WAVE), and Halston Luna, POIZON is subtly punk and punk as fuck at the same time, unpretentious while maintaining an unheralded ability to capture the listeners attention by just, you know, doing what they’re doing.

 

Mutant Love (Bryan/College Station, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/mutantlove666/

 

The Genzales (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/Thegenzales/

Taking their name (and inspiration) from Johnny Thunders’ birth surname, the Genzales formed in early 2017 with the idea of just writing some songs and playing ragged and energetic rock and roll: punk rock molded in the form of not only their namesake, but other miscreant rock and roll punk forebears as well like Loney-era Groovies, Real Kids, Nervous Eaters…the Lazy Cowgirls. Messy, noisy and never earnest, and always sullied by their roots, their songs always nod to the Kinks and the Pretty Things. Band members consist of remnants of Houston bands like the Born Liars, modfag and the Freakouts, as well as the B-Movie Rats from Los Angeles. New single for ‘Don’t Smoke in Bed’ on Raw Ramp Records coming soon.

Tuesday 21 November 2017 – Bootown presents Grown Up Storytime #108 (8pm & 10pm shows)

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Bootown – (Houston, TX )
http://www.bootown.org/

The Grown-up Storytime series takes place the third Tuesday of every month at 8pm and 10pm (that’s right, TWO shows per night) atRudyard’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!

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

“BooTown’s a party!”
~Salvador Chevez

“How has Houston survived without BooTown’s monthly “Grown-up Storytime” comedy bash?”
~Joel Luks of CultureMap

Monday 20 November 2017 – 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 18 November 2017 – Live and Loud Productions Presents: Khobretti * Sorted Scoundrels * BFC * Broke Off (doors 8pm)

Khobretti (Houston, TX)
http://www.khobretti.com/

 

Sorted Scoundrels (Austin, TX)
http://sortedscoundrels.com/

 

Bottom of the Food Chain (Texas)
https://www.facebook.com/BFCrock/

 

Broke Off (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/brokeoffpunk/

 

 

9-9:30pm Broke Off
9:40-10:25pm Bottom of Food Chain
10:35-11:05pm Sorted Sccoundrels
11:15pm Khobretti

$8 cover

 

Friday 17 November 2017 – Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Beth Ann Fennelly and Molly McCully Brown with Theodora Bishop and Justin Jannise (7-9pm, Free)

 

Gulf Coast Literary Journal Presents
Gulf Coast Reading Series

featuring
Beth Ann Fennelly and Molly McCully Brown
accompanied by Theodora Bishop and Justin Jannise  from University of Houston’s nationally acclaimed Creative Writing Program.

Friday November 17, 2017
Doors open at 6:30. Reading will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.
FREE

 

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/ 

Join Gulf Coast for a feature reading by Beth Ann Fennelly and Molly McCully Brown, accompanied by writers from University of Houston’s nationally acclaimed Creative Writing Program.

Beth Ann Fennelly, Poet Laureate of Mississippi, teaches in the MFA Program at the University of Mississippi, where she was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year. She’s won grants and awards from the N.E.A., the United States Artists, a Pushcart, and a Fulbright to Brazil. Fennelly has published three poetry books: Open House, Tender Hooks, and Unmentionables, a book of nonfiction, Great with Child, and The Tilted World, a novel she co-authored with her husband, Tom Franklin. Her newest book is Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs (W.W. Norton, Oct. ’17) Fennelly and Franklin live in Oxford with their three children.

Molly McCully Brown is the author of The Virginia State Colony For Epileptics and Feebleminded (Persea Books, 2017), which won the 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize. Her poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Crazyhorse, Ninth Letter, Pleiades, Colorado Review, and elsewhere. She lives and works in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she is the inaugural Jeff Baskin Writers Fellow at The Oxford American magazine.

Theodora Bishop’s poetry and short stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, Prairie Schooner, Arts & Letters, and Short Fiction(England), among other journals, anthologies, and exhibits. A Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets nominee, Bishop was the winner of The Cupboard’s 2015 contest for her short story chapbook, Mother Tongues, judged by Matt Bell. Theodora Bishop holds an MFA from the University of Alabama and is pursuing her PhD in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Houston. Her novella, On the Rocks, is forthcoming from Texas Review Press.

Justin Jannise holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His work has appeared in the Yale Review, North American Review and The Awl. He lives in Houston, where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate in literature and creative writing at the University of Houston.