Best Open-Mike Comedy Night Houston 2013
Come enjoy Gypsy swing and Traditional jazz out on the patio, every Sunday 6-8.
Musicians, bring your instruments as this is an open jam.
Dancers, swing dance lesson from 6-7, so bring your dancing shoes!
Patrons, this is a free event so tip your bartenders (as always).
Yours in Django,
The Houston Traditional and Hot Jazz Collective
The Genzales (Houston, TX)
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.
Differentials (Austin, TX)
“The Differentials peeled out of an Austin, TX garage in the spring of 2014, and rev up a big block delivery of distinctive guitar rock. With live shows power shifting through rock n roll with reckless abandon… the sound of The Differentials is spreading faster than the fumes of fuel & rubber at a drag strip!”
Cornish Game Hen (Houston, TX)
“Cornish Game Hen: Houston’s premier post -punk, power metal, alt country, neo folk, dub step, chillwave, minimal/dark wave band. You figure it out.”
This year is our 7th Annual Laugh in the Face of Breast Cancer Comedy Show! Each year, more people attend and more money is raised and each year, I can’t thank you enough for your support.
This year’s local and hilarious comedians include Stevn Padilla, Nick Palermo, Grady Pruitt, Dusti Rhodes, Josh Stokes and Tre Tutson.
From 2005 to 2011, my mother and I (and others) would walk in Komen’s Race for the Cure and as time went on, she became weaker from her cancer and cancer treatments. We went from walking the entire 5k to only doing about a 10 minute walk and turning back around- I would still make her walk through the finish line! In 2011, I thought about the next year and how she will probably be weaker than this year and I don’t want her to feel defeated (especially because she never felt defeated!) so I wanted to come up with something she could participate in but not have to anything at all yet somehow have some fun. So in 2012, I started Laugh in the Face of Breast Cancer in 2012. Why not go to a comedy show and laugh? We all need some fun in our lives and while she was fighting cancer with all she had, she still deserved to have fun and Laugh in the Face of Breast Cancer!
I’m asking you to share this with anybody and everybody. Last year, a friend told me that she sent it to her company’s Philanthropy Group and they sent it to over 500 employees!
If you can’t attend, please share the email and flyer and donate to the cause. You can use the same link to buy tickets and to donate online.
As always, thank you for your continued support. -Angie
JVS Reel and the Bootleggers (Houston, TX)
Dead Country Gentlemen (San Francisco, CA)
Expelled from the electrified womb of a city that never sleeps, nursed at the tit of alcohol induced delirium, baptized in a river rock n roll, Dead Country Gentlemen is a construct of raw emotions intermingled with hope, loss, love, failure and redemption – a window onto a landscape of broken dreams and scattered illusions.
DCG is a nightly opportunity for things broken to be fixed, a place to hang, discover, disappear and be re-born – a country of sight and sound, pleasure and pain. Halleluiah brother.
Presented for your consumption; fuzz, feedback, distortion and reverb that explodes in a maelstrom of blues driven riffs, heart pounding rhythms and mind-pondering lyrics. A duo of sound and fury coupled with true authentic blue-collar stage ethics distilled from miles of blacktop road and relentless touring. Each show is a real live breathing thing, an uncontrolled beast set loose, a pulse quickening experience that brings the edge dangerously close, close enough to see and maybe fall over. Like life, DCG is meant to be felt and experienced live – like hot breath on your neck they’ll crawl over you and get under your skin – in a good way, like a shot going down – warming, exciting, intoxicating.
Little Screamin Dogman (Sorry, no details at this time)
Every Thursday, Houston Darts Association and Rudyard’s hosts a Blind Draw Doubles tournament with registration starting at 7:30pm and first throw at 8:00pm. 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/