Best Open-Mike Comedy Night Houston 2013
GO FEVER (Austin, TX)
Originally from a country town in Australia, Acey Monaro fell in love whilst on holiday in Austin, Texas, and eventually made the permanent move to the Lone Star State to marry the guy (now Go Fever’s bassist) in 2013. That year she recorded her debut EP with Brad Bell (War On Drugs, Arcade Fire, Spoon).
In 2016, Acey assembled a group comprised of members of her favorite Austin bands – Jim Campo (keys), Benjamin Burdick (bass), Keith Lough (guitar) and Josh Merry (drums) – to form Go Fever. Their sound evokes all the best music from the second half of the last century, drawing on late 70’s pub rock, new wave, girl groups and rock and roll.
Their eponymous debut LP, engineered and produced by Danny Reisch (White Denim, Delta Spirit, Shearwater), was independently released in February 2017 and received medium-high rotation on over 120 college radio stations across the US (making it onto the North American College and Community Top Adds Chart).
They are currently recording their sophomore release at Jim Eno’s home studio, Public Hi-Fi.
Go Fever’s self-titled debut proves Acey Monaro isn’t just one of Austin’s best songwriters, but an heir to the likes of Elvis Costello – OVRLD
“Their self-titled album, built around Aussie ex-pat Acey Monaro’s solid songwriting, was one of 2017 strongest debuts” – Austin Statesman
King Country (Waco)
Sword and sorcery acid trip for your ears.
If The Highwaymen played D&D.
Mojave Red (Houston, TX)
Mojave Red was born in a misty womb fogged out with hazy reverb. Cutting his teeth on the dirty streets of downtown Houston, Josh Cobb cleaned-up (enough) to write some forlorn pop jingles. This new sound became the pseudo-minimalist garage/soul fusion outfit Mojave Red which has earned monikers such as “graj rock Prince” [rip] and others. After grinding through Houston’s underground arts and music scene, Dani Wilie joined on synthesizer, and the band has since found a foothold in the psychedelic and shoe-gazing music scenes in and around the state of Texas, mostly coasting on the hometown success of their ‘Creeper’ EP, characterized by an obnoxious amount of reverb and a bedroom production style. The group continues to blossom, and their newest single ‘Fading Out’ is their most recent and polished release to date: a lo-fi opus of warbling guitars and a soulful falsetto vocal atop the pulsing nature of a psychedelic hip-hop beat. Coming off a regional tour, the group has kept busy by hitting cities all over Texas and the larger gulf coast, bringing with them their unique brand of lo-fi soul and intoxicating psychedelia.
Saint Crusher (Houston, TX)
We have all been friends for a long time. All of us started out in our early teens in different parts of the Houston punk, crust, thrash, and metal scenes. Now we are all in our 30’s, except the TURTLE, and we’re killin’ it! Members have been in several different local bands through out the years (Wrath Of Beowulf, SKURGE, red//river, BOMRAW, Rotten Waters, Warhounds, GALL, and Dandruff). All of the experience and different influences come to form the noise destruction that is SAINT CRUSHER!
Merkava (Houston, TX)
Deep melody and fire punk rock and roll.
$50 Goat (Houston, TX)
Zipperneck meets Texas Mod Crushers and has a baby goat.
Join us for an extra special night that will be the Houston debut of the collaboration of Matthew and Bobby. These seasoned musicians have teamed up to create dancy, harmony-driven, celestial roots music.
The night will start with an improvisational jam featuring a variety of guests artists – who knows which direction it will go, but you’ll want to be on the journey. Then Bobby will acquaint us with his newest compositions, proceeded by the featured duo of the night.
Matthew is a prolific songwriter with Mississippi music running in his veins with heritage in St. Louis, Memphis, and New Orleans. Bobby crafts penetrating, haunting songs that are moving in their immediacy. Together, they elevate each other to startling, pristine musical moments.
This concert is the first on a solo tour by Matthew, and a going away party for him for the summer. Come celebrate our local musicians and amazing Houston artists with us!
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. **
Come have a drink, meet some interesting people, and play some awesome board games. Our meeting place is Rudyard’s Pub on Waugh. They have damn good food and a decent beer selection. Three parking lots to the North, West, and South West and some street parking a block over.
If you are new to the world of modern board games have no fear, everyone is awesome and you’ll have a great time. We have all types of games; social games with easy rules and lots of interaction or more competitive games as well as cooperative ones. TableTop on youtube is a good place to get a feel for the types of games we usually play.
We average around 30 people and we’re upstairs in the private event area.
Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/reddithoustonboardgaming/