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Friday 27 May 2016 – Generation Landslide * Screech of Death * The Sils

May 27th, 2016 | Comments Off on Friday 27 May 2016 – Generation Landslide * Screech of Death * The Sils

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Generation Landslide (Houston, TX)
http://www.reverbnation.com/generationlandslide

“ Trevor Wallace Houston Underground Music Examiner June 22, 2011 – Generation Landslide is Houston’s newest contestant in the race for the garage/psychedelic crown. Combining 1967 San Fransisco and Texas psych through a Strokes filter with a Dylanesque via Roky Erickson vocal style, the band got some much needed attention at this years Free Press Summer Fest. Had they existed (good Lord) 45 years ago, they would be sharing a stage with The 13th Floor Elevators and Red Krayola. But their self-description says it better than I can without hackeneyed comparisons: ” GENERATION:landslide! is a band whose voice comes from the heart and soul of Houston, TX. These people are songwriters…artists…audiophiles. They have a great passion for music and the common man. They are the champions of “garage”-rock and psychedelia; a band of seekers….” Do yourself a favor and check them out at their MySpace page. You will not be sorry. ” – Trevor Wallace – Houston Underground Music Examiner

“Generation Landslide: Their music is an orchestrated blend of inspiration that includes everything from R.E.M. to Patti Smith. The band’s collective influences has helped them develop a sound that is a calculated hodgepodge of rock and roll rhythm with an infusion of catchy pop melodies.” – Bridgette Zabak – The Houston Press-Rocks off aftermath

“Tomorrow Was Yesterday”. The 12 songs on this disc are a refreshing throwback, a collection of smart, back to basics psychedelic songs. You’ll find more genuine artistic feel and expression here and less over-produced glitz or contrived assembly-line material.” – Hollywood Steve Rangel – Houston Music News

Screech of Death (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Screech-of-Death/277191009099085

“..the righteously named Screech of Death, a relatively new “midtempo old-school punk” combination of two Texas punk warriors and one L.A. import. The Californian is Lisafer, Screech of Death’s lead singer and bassist, whose impressive rap sheet includes hitches with storied goth-punks 45 Grave, D.I., Nina Hagen and most recently Snapper, which also featured Rikk Agnew of the Adolescents.

Joining her is drummer Arthur Hayes, an original member of notorious cornholers the Hickoids as well as The Next and Mystery Date, and a longtime San Antonio scenester who used to book bands at legendary Alamo City dive Tacoland. Although it’s his first band playing guitar, J.R. Delgado’s local punk credentials span notable names like Doomsday Massacre, the Party Owls, Anarchitex and Sugar Shack; he also owned and operated landmark punk/alternative club the Axiom long before east downtown’s so-called “Warehouse District” was trendy.” – Houston Press

 

 

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Sils (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/SILShouston

SILS is a high energy “flower trio” who combine many contemporary concepts of music and art.

 

Thursday 26 May 2016 – Pegstar presents: Broncho * Winter (all ages)

May 26th, 2016 | Comments Off on Thursday 26 May 2016 – Pegstar presents: Broncho * Winter (all ages)

 

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Broncho (Norman, OK)
http://bronchoband.com/

 

Blasted grassland, the thin ribbon line of the freeway unspooling beneath wheels, skies stretched wide between mountaintop. It is dream music, foggy, atmospheric, the melodies you hear while you gazing out through fingerprint smeared windows into a constantly moving, metamorphing – landscape…

It makes sense then, that BRONCHO, born out of out a film project, its initial incarnation sparked when founder Ryan Lindsey was asked to create music, “to set to an early 80s punk film.” “That’s all I knew about it,” he remembers, “they were looking for songs that touched this era. And songs kept coming to me and turned something on inside of me artistically.” Lindsey found himself in the midst of prolific run of songs and he liked the idea “of starting out there and seeing where it could go.”

What’s evolved from those first tracks there has been a steady run of success, critical accolades and two full-length albums; 2011’s Can’t Get Past the Lips, 2014’s Just Enough Hip to Be Woman. And beneath it all – the music has been constantly mutating and ceaselessly experimental. From that first inception as a soundtrack in 2010, BRONCHO has taken on a life of its’ own – initial inspiration still there, but now pushing far beyond the stiff confines of score. And what began as an ode to ramshackle, high-energy early punk has become something deeper, weirder, and much more nuanced. The undercurrent of early 1980 punk is still there, but The Ramones pogo has been replaced more often by a kind of Love and Rockets inspired, honeyed, cotton-mouthed drift.

Double Vanity is Lindsey and band mates Ben King, Nathan Price and Penny Pitchlynn steadily moving ahead, transforming the raw angst of the first record into a sound decidedly more layered and complex. Tracks like “New Karma” or “Two Step” riff off the later explorations of punk, culling up refracted images of John Hughes prom nights, love songs echoing from a boom box held high. “Jenny Loves Jenae” and “Speed Demon” strut with an when 80s met 50s swagger, discord transformed into a jagged, frenetic pop. “Señora Borealis” is all bad boy sneer – sensual, moody, with a sly and predatory swagger. “I Know You” is simultaneously infectious and brooding, somehow both exalting and heartsick.

The result is a record that veers gleefully from BRONCHO’s roots, moving from graffiti spray backrooms into a sleeker, plusher sound, a place bright with the polished gleam of chrome and bleached white sunlight. Close your eyes and what you feel is the raw wound pulse of adolescence, what you see behind your lids is suburban shopping mall wastelands, glazed eyes, dead grass, lips glossed in bubblegum pink. There is the burst chest thump of teenage longing, the smell of hairspray and cigarette. There is glow of neon and the glint of streetlight rolling across hood.

Double Vanity evokes a shared nostalgia, for the past and for the unknown future, as BRONCHO takes a turn off the wide freeways and into a world of intimate, intricate – but always universal – emotion.

 

Winter

Winter (Los Angeles, CA)
https://www.facebook.com/daydreamingwinter/

Winter is a breezy dose of sultry shoegaze and drippy dream pop whose sound was conceived in Boston. Beginning as a collaborative effort between Samira Winter and Nolan Eley, their first recordings culminated into the 2012 EP entitled Daydreaming. Following the release, Samira’s relocation to Los Angeles brought on the recruit of additional members to create a band that would manifest her ultimate dreams.

The quartet released their first full-length album in cahoots with Los Angeles’ Lolipop Records, earlier this year. The album – made from a coast-to-coast correspondence – features yet again a creative collaboration with Samira Winter (LA) and Nolan Eley (NY). The aptly titled Supreme Blue Dream floats on with a youthful sense of nostalgia and romanticized segues into adulthood. Touching on not one, but two languages (English and Portuguese), this bi-lingual group of dreamers do their part to lay us down softly while keeping listeners eager for each tune.

After their own month-long residency at The Echo for Supreme Blue Dream, and brushing shoulders on bills with acts like Luna, Iceage and Craft Spells, the group made themselves a home in the California scene while honing their distinct, east-coast brand of ethereal vocals layered over melodic guitars.

With Samira Winter at the helm, the live band features the talents of Matt Hogan (guitar), David Yorr (bass), and Garren Orr (drums) – a group whose passionate connection has flourished since the four were students together in Boston. Winter aspires to connect others with their inner child by making blissful, beautiful and ethereal pop music. They add love and positivity to the world as well as being positive role models for both boys and girls; especially those who are just starting to form their own musical opinions. Winter continues to tour the world and spread beauty and magic to people everywhere.

 

Thursday May 26, 2016
Pegstar Presents:
Double Vanity Tour 2016:
Broncho plus very special guest Winter
all ages, doors 8pm
Advance: $10.00
Day Of: $13.00
Box Office: $15.00
Tickets available at:

 

Thursday 26 May 2016 – Rudyard’s Beer Tasting Dinners with Joe Apa

May 26th, 2016 | Comments Off on Thursday 26 May 2016 – Rudyard’s Beer Tasting Dinners with Joe Apa

Join us one Thursday every month as Joe Apa, formerly of T’afia and Plum Easy Kitchens, brings you food carefully paired with beer selections from some of the finest breweries around. Each month features a different brewery and a unique dining experience.  Prices vary for each dinner but reserving before the Monday of the dinner will get you the early bird discount.  Sign up at the bar or online at http://www.rudyardspub.com/wordpress/rudyards-beer-tasting-dinners-with-joe-apa/

 

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Wednesday 25 May 2016 – Harvey McLaughlin and the BottomFeeders * The Hares * Blackgrass Gospel

May 25th, 2016 | Comments Off on Wednesday 25 May 2016 – Harvey McLaughlin and the BottomFeeders * The Hares * Blackgrass Gospel

 

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Harvey McLaughlin & the BottomFeeders (San Antonio, TX)
https://thebottomfeeders210.bandcamp.com

Gospel punk to save souls. Spaghetti surf to feed the hungry. Rock & roll for all.

 

 

Hares

The Hares (San Antonio, TX)
http://www.saustex.com/THE-HARES.html

The Hares are a seven piece from the Southside of San Antonio. Their music is evocative of the early greats of rock’n’roll: Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Fats Domino. And while it recalls that era and has lyrical themes that are timeless it retains the urgency of an overdue baby.

 

 

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Blackgrass Gospel (Alvin, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/blackgrassgospel/

Black Grass Gospel is an all-original Outlaw Bluegrass band from Alvin,Texas . Prepare for an original darque lyrical adventure supported by haunting melodies , upbeat rhythms , interactive hooks ; and an all encompassing journey into true Americana awesomeness!

 

 

Tuesday 24 May 2016 – 9th Street Stompers * Skrla Steel Trio

May 24th, 2016 | Comments Off on Tuesday 24 May 2016 – 9th Street Stompers * Skrla Steel Trio

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9th Street Stompers (Chattanooga, TN)
http://www.9thstreetstompers.com/

The 9th Street Stompers are an outfit of well-dressed no-counts chopping on acoustic instruments and singing about life, death, love, and liquor. Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee, they cull up the musical scenery of an era when the lines between swing, gypsy jazz, blues, rockabilly, and tango weren’t nearly as hard and fast as the drinking and dancing. Steering clear of much of the novelty and kitsch associated with pre-war music, they choose to demonstrate the modern relevance of their chosen medium.

With Skip Frontz Jr. furiously slapping the string bass and Lon Eldridge on blues finger-style resonator guitar, ukulele, and kazoo, they share vocal duties. Dalton Chapman is a Gypsy Swing virtuoso who diligently studied the great Django Reinhardt and finally, the always enchanting Sampire swings the brush snare with the grace and finesse of a sultry metronome. If her drumming doesn’t catch your attention, her eyes certainly will.

If you like high-energy showmanship and top-notch musical prowess, The 9th Street Stompers will see you front row!!!

“If Chattanooga wasn’t eclectic enough with its taste in music, The 9th Street Stompers will grab that part of you that’s a little gypsy, a little hillbilly, and a little rock ‘n’ roll. Influenced by the great Django Reinhardt and other greats such as Stephane Grappelli and Oscar Aleman, the Stompers play with a musically impressive approach and do justice to a style of music that would baffle most.” – Scenic City Roots

“It would be easy (and foolish) to discount this music as simply being a kitschy throwback, and through the determined efforts of the band, it sheds any of that stigma, rightly proving itself as honest, earnest and capable of more fun that you could possibly imagine.” – Joshua Pickard, Nooga.com

“This is no mere nostalgia; they have captured the look, sound and feel of early 20th-century American music as well as or better than anyone else I’ve ever heard, and it is glorious.” – Marc Michael, Chattanooga Pulse

 

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Skrla Steel Trio (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/SkrlaSteelTrio

Instrumental pedal steel guitar music with accompaniment.

 

Thursday 26 May 2016 – Pegstar presents: Broncho * Winter (all ages)

Thursday 26 May 2016 – Rudyard’s Beer Tasting Dinners with Joe Apa

Wednesday 25 May 2016 – Harvey McLaughlin and the BottomFeeders * The Hares * Blackgrass Gospel

Tuesday 24 May 2016 – 9th Street Stompers * Skrla Steel Trio

Monday 23 May 2016 – Rudyard’s Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)

Saturday 21 May 2016 – J.W. Americana * Donkey Punch * Kitty Glitter

Friday 20 May 2016 – Bellringer * Funeral Horse * Linus Pauling Quartet

Thursday 19 May 2016 – Pegstar Presents: Night Moves * Deep Cuts (all ages)

Tuesday 17 May 2016 – Bootown presents Grown Up Storytime #90 (8pm & 10pm shows)

Monday 16 May 2016 – Rudyard’s Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)