by rudyards | February 11th, 2017
Poor Dumb Bastards (Houston, TX)
PDB was formed in March 1991 by long time hetero life partners and musical collaborators, Mike Porterfield and Byron Dean. The initial interest was to find a means to get into Emo’s for free, later they discovered Emo’s was always free. 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 set out create a genre all their own, hence “Texas Drunk Rock” was born. Add the non bass playing talents of Steve Scholtes and the competent, metronomic drumming of Chi Chi Macoola, and PDB were able to carve their initials on the bathroom door of the Texas music scene. Through the many years and many lineup changes, but these Ill-minded sewer rockers have stayed true to their founding principals. POWER, PERFORMANCE, PERVERSION
Hard Luck Revival (Houston, TX)
“A year-old band of alt-country troublemakers might not seem like they’re making a lot of progress if all they’ve got to show for it is two demos. But then, when that group shares a bloodline with notorious local party monsters Poor Dumb Bastards, “progress” can be a relative term. So actually, between those demos and a full slate of gigs with the likes of Joe “King” Carrasco, the Derailers and Mike Stinson, plus a prime booking at “Byron & Jana’s Hillbilly Wedding Reception” in July, Hard Luck Revival has actually accomplished quite a bit. They’re also practically the house band on KPFT’s Saturday-morning shot of honky-tonk wake-up juice, Lone Star Juke Box. But if you can’t wait until Tuesday, not to worry: Those demos we mentioned, “White Line Fever” and “Hard Luck Hard Times,” are available on YouTube, and both showcase Hard Luck Revival in their element — namely, getting up to no good.”- Houston Press
D. Kosmo (Houston, TX)
One man band project by Doug Kosmo former Houston band member of J.W. Americana & Lowbrow. Wrecking songs of booze, women, sin & redemption.
Christian Best (Houston, TX)
Do we really need to introduce this guy? The one the only Christian Best – Bassist and Vocalist for The Velostacks and Hell City Kings! Nuff said!