Houston Food Bank Benefit with The Velostacks, Texas Mod Crushers, Revels, and GFN’s Acoustic Sins (doors 2pm)



The Velostacks (Houston, TX)

Motorcycles. Leather. Rock n’ Roll. Vive La Velostacks!!! Although originally starting in 2013, it was 2014 that saw The Velostacks transition from a nearly dead idea to a one of Houston’s hardest working rock n’ roll bands. Following a chance meeting at a motorcycle rally, Curtis W. DeGidio (Chrome Kickers, Chelsea Hotel, The Guillotines) and Donnie Stokes (UGH, Satanic Overlords of Rock n’ Roll) quickly went to work. Houston music scene legend, J.R. Delgado (Sugarshack, Humungos, Screech of Death) was brought aboard on bass guitar, with Arthur Hayes (The Next) jumping in on drums and Richard Crishock (Mister Pink, Texas Mod Crushers, Johnny Rioux and the Seven One Three) rounding out on lead guitar. After playing a fury of shows around Houston and Austin, Dave Ng (Latchkey Kids) was brought aboard to take over drums. Playing many gigs and constantly writing, The Velostacks recorded the “I Live and Die for Rock n’ Roll”, b/w “FU and Your Cocaine & “Brain Dead Cagers” single. As the undisputed kings of motorcycle leather rock n’ roll, The Velostacks, with help of their dedicated fan base ,The Sleazestack Militia, declared their intent of raising Hell and taking names. Late 2015 saw more personnel changes as Curtis moved from rhythm guitar to guitar and lead vocals. Bass duties were picked up by Houston’s rock n’ roll legend Christian “The GFN” Best (The Down and Dirties, Hell City Kings, Whiskey River Revival) and drums passed to Nate Bandor (The Grizzly Band). With this lineup, The Velostacks will be entering the studio in December 2015 to record their first LP “Black Magic & Motor Oil” due out in early 2017.



Texas Mod Crushers (Houston, TX)

Classic American punk rock band whose love of British Motorcycles and Texas Blues clash onstage like Rockers & Mods, Brighton, 1964.




Revels (Houston, TX)

“Born out of the second wave of Houston’s punk scene, each member of Revels has spent the better part of the last 15 years paying their dues in various bands- because living in Hustletown teaches you that there’s no such thing as an overnight success. Seperately cutting their teeth in bands like Upsidedown Kellys, Talk Means Trouble, The Kubricks, No Inbetween, Pathetic Subsistance, and The Slowdown, these guys have come together ready to forge ahead with a classic, straightforward sound that doesn’t mess around. Their debut at SXSW was significant not only because it was their first live show as Revels but they represented their Bayou City home with a powerful performance filled with a pure, unadulterated punk that Austin won’t soon forget. Keep your eyes open for any opportunity to catch them live- you’ll be reminded of what old school punk should be.” – Alexis Kidd



GFN’s Acoustic Sins (Houston, TX)

Originally debuting under the name “Whiskey River Revival” in 2006, Christian (The GFN) Best wanted to delve back into his country roots of New Caney, Texas. Armed with a handful of tales from his younger years and a guitar, he proceeded to “Preach The Gospel” of work, women and whiskey. After 3 years of performances and line-up changes, sharing bills with the likes of Reverend Horton Heat, Asleep At The Wheel, Cross Canadian Ragweed, David Allen Coe, and ZZ Top, the band took an indefinite hiatus. Now, in 2017, he is back, with some new tales to tell… Still waging war on his liver.



Houston Food Bank Benefit
The Velostacks, Texas Mod Crushers, Revels, and GFN’s Acoustic Sins
Chaotic Sunflower ( https://www.etsy.com/shop/thechaoticsunflower ) will be there selling jewelry with 50% of the proceeds also going to Houston Food Bank.
doors 2pm, show at 3pm

$5, 21+

Saturday 23 September 2017 – Worm Suicide * Poor Dumb Bastards * Screech of Death * The Bad Drugs (doors 8pm)


Worm Suicide and the Devil Club (Austin, TX)

Worm Suicide formed in South Texas 1996. Old punk rockers, performed on tons of comps including Samhain tribute recordsMisfit compilations, GG Allin compilations. Lots of shows on the record books and good times with East and West Coast touring acts, from punk, to metal, to Oi, to hardcore, we played with them all…



Poor Dumb Bastards (Houston, TX)

Poor Dumb Bastards were formed in March 1991 by long time hetero life partners and musical collaborators, Mike Porterfield and Byron Dean. The initial interest was to form a band and a sound that captured the twisted and bizarre sense of humor of the two. Drawing on their collective influences and experiences from some of their earlier work, bands like Cretinoid, Plutonium Flatheads and the Byron Weird Group, Mike and Byron created a genre all their own, hence “Texas Drunk Rock” was born. The now legendary live shows and creative duct tape use, has seen the band through some tough times. The death of Guitarist Hunter Ward in 2007 almost put an end to the journey. In 2008 PDB decided to get together and finish the album “Price of Rebellion” a fitting tribute to Hunter. PDB has won three Houston Press band of the year awards and one song of the year in 1997 for the at the time unreleased classic true story of “My Dad Two Whores and a Crackpipe”. Poor Dumb Bastard’s second ever show was opening for Smashing Pumpkins at the now closed Emo’s Houston. Playing with bands like Fear, Killdozer, Joan Jett, Marky Ramone, and many more. This enabled PDB to carve their initials on the bathroom door of the Texas music scene. Through the many years and many lineup changes, these Ill-minded sewer rockers have stayed true to their founding principals. POWER, PERFORMANCE, PERVERSION


Screech of Death (Houston, TX)

“..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




The Bad Drugs (Houston, TX)

Any good time, especially a Rock Revel, would start by taking a pop of The Bad Drugs. Their punk stylings are the perfect outlet for your angst. Come rock with these rebels in the battle against the City of Houston’s unscientific noise ordinance.







Thursday 21 September 2017 – Margin Walker Presents Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires


Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires (Birmingham, AL)

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires are an Alabama-based rock band whose music is informed by the swagger of classic Southern rock, the energy and attitude of punk, the intelligence and personal lyrical stance of indie rock, and the deep grooves of R&B.

“Dereconstructed, the band’s second album, ponders Southern identity in a welter of cranked-up guitars, bristling drums and rasping, hollering vocals. It’s pandemonium with a conscience.” – New York Times

“A terrific album.” [4/5 Stars] – The Guardian

“If there’s one tradition Bains and the Glory Fires unquestioningly uphold, it’s the Friday-night custom of burning down the house.” – NPR Music

“It’s a dirty-sounding album, full of scuzzy red-line guitars and overdriven vocals, but even all that speaker-busting grit doesn’t hide the alluring melodies Bains threads among the mayhem.” – Paste

“Bains likes to rock. He and the Glory Fires wrap his commentaries, ruminations, and invective in what he calls “real Alabama rock ’n’ roll,” a raging burnpile of garage and Southern rock, dirty, supercharged blues and soul, Stonesy groove, Crazy Horse howl, and punk slam. With these songs, Bains surely wants to make you think; he surely will make you shake.” – The Boston Globe



Thursday, September 21, 2017
Margin Walker Presents
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
$10, 21+, doors 8pm
Tickets Available at:

Tuesday 19 September 2017 – Bootown presents Grown Up Storytime #106 (8pm & 10pm shows)

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Bootown – (Houston, TX )

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 18 September 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