Our Next Event (and prior events)

Monday 24 April 2017 – Rudyard’s Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)

April 23rd, 2017 | Comments Off on Monday 24 April 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 22 April 2017 – Prof. Fuzz 63 * Zeroheros * Carreerrs

April 22nd, 2017 | Comments Off on Saturday 22 April 2017 – Prof. Fuzz 63 * Zeroheros * Carreerrs

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Prof. Fuzz 63 (Dallas, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/prof.fuzz63/

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.

 

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Zeroheros (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/zeroheros

RJ Fath & a host of others making noise on the gulf coast of Texas for well over a decade.

 

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Carreerrs (Beaumont, TX)
https://carreerrs.bandcamp.com/

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.

 

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Friday 21 April 2017 – Black Pussy * HogLeg * Pinche Gringo

April 21st, 2017 | Comments Off on Friday 21 April 2017 – Black Pussy * HogLeg * Pinche Gringo

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Black Pussy (Portland, OR)
http://madeinchinarecords.com/artists/black-pussy/

(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.

 

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Hogleg (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/Hoggleg75

Houston rock and roll, includes members from Dixie Waste, Poor Dumb Bastards, Red Hawk, with ex Born again Virgins vocalist James Redd.

 

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Pinche Gringos (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/PincheGringos/

 

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Friday 21 April 2017 – Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Chen Chen, Niki Herd, Dan Chu, and Dana Kroos (7-9pm Free)

April 21st, 2017 | Comments Off on Friday 21 April 2017 – Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Chen Chen, Niki Herd, Dan Chu, and Dana Kroos (7-9pm Free)

Gulf Coast Reading Series
(7-9pm Free)

Beer and Literature!
Literature and Beer!
We are excited to once again host the Gulf Coast Reading Series for the 2015-2016 season!

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Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts
http://www.gulfcoastmag.org/

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.

 

Tonight’s Authors: Chen Chen, Niki Herd, Dan Chu, and Dana Kroos
 
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Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and forthcoming spring 2017 from BOA Editions, Ltd. A Kundiman Fellow, his work has appeared in two chapbooks as well as in publications such as Poetry, The Massachusetts Review, The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, Best of the Net, and The Best American Poetry. He is a PhD candidate in English and Creative Writing at Texas Tech University and lives in Lubbock with his partner, Jeff Gilbert, and their pug dog, Mr. Rupert Giles.
 
 
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Niki Herd grew up in Cleveland and earned degrees in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona and Antioch University. Nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, she is the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work has been supported by the Astraea Foundation and the DC Commission on the Arts, and has appeared in several journals and anthologies including Feminist Formations, North American Review, The Feminist Wire, Split This Rock, and Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky. Her debut collection of poems, The Language of Shedding Skin, was published as part of Main Street Rag’s Editor’s Select Series.
 
 
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Originally from Brooklyn, Dan Chu is completing his MFA in poetry at the University of Houston. He is a recipient of a Brazos Bookstore/Academy of American Poets Prize and serves as a poetry editor for Gulf Coast.
 
 
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Dana Kroos grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and received an MFA in fiction writing from New Mexico State University. Her short stories and poetry have appeared in Glimmer Train, The Florida Review, Penumbra, The Superstition Review, Minnesota Monthly, and others. She also holds an MA in ceramics from the Purdue University, and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Thursday 20 April 2017 – Golden Terra & Along The Lines Of Tour Kick-Off with Vox Vocis, Valeluna, Islands of Pear, and Pelukas

April 19th, 2017 | Comments Off on Thursday 20 April 2017 – Golden Terra & Along The Lines Of Tour Kick-Off with Vox Vocis, Valeluna, Islands of Pear, and Pelukas

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Golden Terra (Houston, TX)
http://www.goldenterra.net/

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).

 

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Along The Lines Of (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/alongthelinesof/

 

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Vox Vocis (Houston, TX)
http://voxvocisband.com/

 

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Valeluna (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/ValelunaBand/

 

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Islands of Pear (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/IslandsOfPear/

 

 

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Pelukas (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/PelukasBand/

 

 

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+

Schedule:
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

 

Saturday 22 April 2017 – Prof. Fuzz 63 * Zeroheros * Carreerrs

Friday 21 April 2017 – Black Pussy * HogLeg * Pinche Gringo

Friday 21 April 2017 – Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Chen Chen, Niki Herd, Dan Chu, and Dana Kroos (7-9pm Free)

Thursday 20 April 2017 – Golden Terra & Along The Lines Of Tour Kick-Off with Vox Vocis, Valeluna, Islands of Pear, and Pelukas

Tuesday 18 April 2017 – Bootown presents Grown Up Storytime #101 (8pm & 10pm shows)

Tuesday 18 April 2017 – Industry Night Karaoke @11pm

Monday 17 April 2017 – Rudyard’s Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)