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Friday 24 March 2017 – Golden Sombrero (Album Release) * Brand New Hearts * Astragal

March 24th, 2017 | Comments Off on Friday 24 March 2017 – Golden Sombrero (Album Release) * Brand New Hearts * Astragal

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Golden Sombrero (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/goldensombrerotx/

Golden Sombrero formed in 2012 in Bryan/College Station as a new collaboration between members of Mike The Engineer, Pearl Light Specials, and The Ex-Optimists, creating a songwriter-based project to make good tunes in garage rock setting. In 2013 the band moved to Houston and its sound further transformed as country-rock vibes gave a bit of ground to pop hooks.

The band has played a variety of venues, clubs, and bars in both Houston and Bryan/College Station. Free Press Houston has said that Golden Sombrero plays “their blend of rock meets garage pop” and “they kind of sound like Cheap Girls.” B/CS Loud!Fest said, “these recent Houston transplants make really really smart bar rock & roll with hints of honky tonk, classic rock bombast and ground zero NYC art-punk.” In June 2015 the band released their first album, Replacement Level, through Sinkhole Texas, Inc. in College Station.

 

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Brand New Hearts  (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/BrandNewHearts/

“Remember that first time you heard Weezer, and you immediately fell in love with their sound? The second time you heard them, you realized that they loved anthem rock, and the third time; you realized how complex simplicity is? Well, that’s how this Brand New Hearts EP sounds. The way the songs are structured, you immediately notice how the guys from Brand New Hearts know what they’re doing when it comes to writing. The upbeat tempo, the searing guitar fills, and the sing-song choruses; it definitely leaves you wanting more once it’s reached it’s end.
You’ll definitely be humming the opener “Drive Me Home” after hearing it, and you’ll revel in the dual vocals on the closer, “Brand New Hearts”. Hopefully, this EP is just the beginning from a band with definite promise.” – David Garrick

 

Astragal

Astragal  (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/Astragalband/

Named after the novel by French writer, Albertine Sarrazin, Astragal is a band that seeks to blend Shoegaze and Dreampop with the ethos of Jazz and Post-Punk in an effort to create songs that you can dance, ride a bike, and hopefully fall in love too.

Friday 24 March 2017 – Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Jonathan Moody, Matthew Krajniak, Melanie Brkich, and JP Gritton (7-9pm Free)

March 24th, 2017 | Comments Off on Friday 24 March 2017 – Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Jonathan Moody, Matthew Krajniak, Melanie Brkich, and JP Gritton (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: Jonathan Moody, Matthew Krajniak, Melanie Brkich, and JP Gritton.
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Jonathan Moody holds an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a Cave Canem graduate fellow whose poetry has appeared in African American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, The Common, Crab Orchard Review, among other publications. Moody, a Pushcart Prize nominee, is the author of The Doomy Poems (Six Gallery Press, 2012). His second collection, Olympic Butter Gold, won the 2014 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize. He teaches English at Pearland High School and lives in Fresno, Texas, with his wife and baby boy.
 
 
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Matthew Krajniak is a first-year PhD candidate in Fiction. He earned an MFA in Fiction from the University of Memphis and is currently at work on his first novel.
 
 
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Melanie Brkich is a third year MFA candidate in Poetry at the University of Houston and the Online Nonfiction Editor for Gulf Coast. A proud Chicago native, she has lived in Florida, D.C., and France before coming to Texas. She is currently working on her first book.
 
 
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JP Gritton teaches English and composition in Houston. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as Black Warrior Review, Greensboro Review, Southwest Review, and Santa Monica Review.

Thursday 23 March 2017 – Andrés Aparicio * Rogues Among Us * And Then Suddenly * Islands of Pear

March 22nd, 2017 | Comments Off on Thursday 23 March 2017 – Andrés Aparicio * Rogues Among Us * And Then Suddenly * Islands of Pear

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Andrés Aparicio  (Bakersfield, CA)
https://andresmusica.bandcamp.com/

 

RAU

Rogues Among Us (Houston, TX)
http://www.roguesamongus.com/
Rogues Among Us is a Houston, TX based band with a progressive rock sound. A brew of powerful dissonance, alluring melodies and sublime harmonies will take you on a journey of raw emotion as you tune in to songs full of the true and telling lyrics of Rogues Among Us. With songs full of passion and soul at the core, RAU is sure to leave you wanting more after every listen.

 

ATS

And Then Suddenly (Alvin, TX)
http://and-then-suddenly.com/

 

IOP

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

 

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Tuesday 21 March 2017 – Bootown presents Grown Up Storytime #100 (8pm & 10pm shows)

March 21st, 2017 | Comments Off on Tuesday 21 March 2017 – Bootown presents Grown Up Storytime #100 (8pm & 10pm shows)

Grown-Up GenericBootown – (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

Tuesday 21 March 2017 – Industry Night Karaoke @11pm (after Bootown)

March 21st, 2017 | Comments Off on Tuesday 21 March 2017 – Industry Night Karaoke @11pm (after Bootown)

Industry Night Karaoke
Free Every Tuesday 10pm – close*

(* Bootown Grown Up Story Time nights 11pm to close)

Industry Specials
$3.00
Fireball/Strawberry Lemonade
$2.50
Montauk
T.W. Samuels Whiskey
$4.00
Death Door Gin

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The great Daisuke Inoue, without whom there would be no karaoke.

Friday 24 March 2017 – Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Jonathan Moody, Matthew Krajniak, Melanie Brkich, and JP Gritton (7-9pm Free)

Thursday 23 March 2017 – Andrés Aparicio * Rogues Among Us * And Then Suddenly * Islands of Pear

Tuesday 21 March 2017 – Bootown presents Grown Up Storytime #100 (8pm & 10pm shows)

Tuesday 21 March 2017 – Industry Night Karaoke @11pm (after Bootown)

Monday 20 March 2017 – Rudyard’s Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)

Saturday 18 March 2017 – Warbeast * Sanctus Bellum * Age of Man * Fiddle Witch and the Demons of Doom (doors 7:30pm)

Friday 17 March 2017 – Empty Shells * Texas Mod Crushers * Thrill