Thursday 25 January 2018 – Thursday Night Dart Tourney at Rudz (7-10pm)

 

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. **

Monday 22 January 2018 – 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

Saturday 20 January 2018 – Live and Loud Productions presents: Gen Why * Some Kind Of Nightmare * Bottom of the Food Chain * Hans Gruber and the Die Hards * The Inspected (doors 8pm)

Gen Why (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/generationwhyhtx/

 

Some Kind Of Nightmare (San Diego, CA)
https://www.facebook.com/somekindofnightmareband/

San Diego’s own full time touring punk rock band, Some Kind of Nightmare, has brought amazing energy, raw sound, and a strong stage presence with them everywhere they perform. In 2013 they quit their jobs, threw out everything they owned, hit the road, and never looked back. The three piece group continues to take on the nation with their message of overcoming struggle and modern social issues, while gaining support and momentum along the way.

 

Bottom of the Food Chain (Texas)
https://www.facebook.com/BFCrock/

 

Hans Gruber and the Die Hards (Austin, TX)
http://hansgruberandthediehards.com/

What happens when a guy who has the same name as the villain from Die Hard becomes roommates with a punk whose accomplishments include “bouncing around a mosh pit” and finding time to watch every episode of Street Sharks? They form a band, of course! Throw in a surprisingly coherent drummer (he’s secretly a college Dean), a songwriting machine bassist with a liberal approach to fashion, manic hardcore tunes, some conspiracy-fueled paranoia, the occasional Harry Belafonte cover, and the result is Hans Gruber and the Die Hards!

Originally formed in 2014, the band soon became known in the local Austin music scene for their breakneck speed performances and energetic front man TJ.  The band put out their first EP on February 14, 2016, teaming up with Kepi Ghoulie of The Groovie Ghoulies to throw a release party dedicated to the end of the world (as predicted in Ghostbusters 2).  They then embarked on their first journey beyond Texas for the Totally Jawsome Tour, spreading the Gospel of the Gruberites to dive bars and DIY clubs along the East Coast.

This year saw the release of the band’s first full length record.  The 14 song album was recorded in a single weekend at Austin’s Public Hi-Fi studios, and displays some of the band’s diverse influences. From the nihilistic hardcore anthem “It Just Doesn’t Matter” to the apocalyptic church-inspired “Blood Moon,” the album explores the themes of life, death, and taking senior citizens on a shopping trip to the moon.  The band has shown no signs of slowing down with a tour to the West Coast as as well as returning to the Northeast in support of the album release. Wherever the forces of darkness appear, whether it be the satanic consumption of Monster energy drinks, the reptilian overlords, or big ol’ Texas trucks, Hans Gruber and the Die Hards will continue to party on.  “Where will you be when they come!?”

 

The Inspected (Beeville, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/theinspected/

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 19 January 2018 – Live and Loud Productions presents: The Guillotines * Legacy * The Genzales * American Psychos

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The Guillotines (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/Die.Guillotines/

Although hailing from Houston, TX, The Guillotines has it’s roots in the underbelly of the legendary ’70’s Cleveland and New York punk scenes.

Founded by the infamous Robert Conn on guitar, (The Pagans, AK-47’s, The Plague, and Defnics ) with co-founder and wife, Jewels on bass, their only goal was to play the real, gritty, full throttle punk rock that they helped create back in the 70’s in Cleveland/NYC….. The band, since it’s inception have shared and destroyed stages with many of their punk vet friends like Cheetah Chrome, The Zeros, The Vibrators, The Meatmen, Angry Samoans, Texas Terri Bomb, just to name a few….. The band is rounded out byGlenn Gilbert (Prophets Of Addiction)on lead guitar and Stevieryder on drums.

Their sound is pure and the attitude is fierce. Rock n roll is back with a fury!! Enjoy!

 

Legacy Lives (San Antonio, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/Legacy-Lives-142385002518695/

Legacy Lives is now Justin Delashmutt (drums), Jason Lomas (guitar/vocals), and Vee Riot (bass) and we are now rocking hard! Our set list is a mix of mostly original songs written by the band and a few hand picked cover songs. We draw influence and inspiration from bands such as Dinosaur jr., Rancid, The Ramones, The Misfits, Backyard Babies and other bands that are punk in origin or paved the way for other great bands. Originality is what makes this band and originality is what will drive the band forward in our musical journey. Legacy Lives has gone from an idea for a music project to a full on band writing and playing songs that embody the roots of rock’n’roll and punk in it’s 6 year history. Presently, it is 2017 and we are expecting a great year, so come celebrate music and rock’n’roll with us! See you at the show!

 

The Genzales (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/Thegenzales/

Taking their name (and inspiration) from Johnny Thunders’ birth surname, the Genzales formed in early 2017 with the idea of just writing some songs and playing ragged and energetic rock and roll: punk rock molded in the form of not only their namesake, but other miscreant rock and roll punk forebears as well like Loney-era Groovies, Real Kids, Nervous Eaters…the Lazy Cowgirls. Messy, noisy and never earnest, and always sullied by their roots, their songs always nod to the Kinks and the Pretty Things. Band members consist of remnants of Houston bands like the Born Liars, modfag and the Freakouts, as well as the B-Movie Rats from Los Angeles. New single for ‘Don’t Smoke in Bed’ on Raw Ramp Records coming soon.

 

American Psychos (Houston, TX)
http://americanpsychos.wixsite.com/mysite

American Psychos was born in rural Liberty Tx in the winter of 2015. Self-taught guitarist and lead vocalist Matthew Flores, self-taught bassist Nickolas Flores and self-taught drummer Alekzander Flores didn’t have access to teachers but didn’t let that stop them. In under a year. the brothers were writing their own songs inspired by their favorite bands, Misfits, Panic! At The Disco, and Fall Out Boy. The band has played a pre-party at Solstice Festival in Austin and headlining a monthly summer arts festival in Baytown, Tx and tour around Texas. They have a video with over 14,00 views and climbing, on YouTube. Stick around and watch as Matthew, Nickolas and Alekzander grow, and bring in a new generation of alternative rock. ​

 

Friday 19 January 2018 – Gulf Coast Reading Series (6:30-9pm, FREE)

 

Gulf Coast Literary Journal Presents
Gulf Coast Reading Series

featuring
TBA
Friday January 19, 2017
Doors open at 6:30. Reading will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.
FREE

 

The  Gulf Coast Literary Journal is a literary magazine founded by Donald Barthelme and Philip Lopate over twenty years ago, Gulf Coast continues to be published today out of the creative writing department of the University of Houston. We publish poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, interviews, and reviews, as well as a full-color visual art features and critical art writing.  For subscription information and submission guidelines: http://www.gulfcoastmag.org/ 

Thursday 18 January 2018 – Boiling Point Players present A New Life Cabaret

Boiling Point Players are back for our annual tradition, the cabaret, and the theme of the evening is “A New Life.” Now this year’s cabaret has a little twist to it. We will still have improv, songs, and short plays but for this show, we asked three local male playwrights to write original pieces. 
Why male playwrights you ask? Our mission statement is to bring authenticity, fun and females to the stage. Research shows that men get produced more than women. So if we want more parts for women on stage, we need to get men to write more women characters! With this thought in mind, we reached out to 3 playwrights to see if they would write pieces for our show with the following parameters:
   Theme: A New Life, 5-15 minutes, minimal set, only female characters

That’s right.  Only female characters!  And they delivered.  These are some wildly different female centric plays that explore what “A New Life” means.

Thursday January 18, 2018
Boiling Point Players present A New Life Cabaret

$15 General
$10 Student/Teacher/Senior
8 p.m.
For more information and tickets visit:

Thursday 18 January 2018 – Thursday Night Dart Tourney at Rudz (7-10pm)

 

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. **