Thursday 10 October 2019 – Laugh in the Face of Breast Cancer (7pm)

Tickets and donations can be bought/made at
www.tinyurl.com/pinkpositive2019

This year is our 8th Annual Laugh in the Face of Breast Cancer Comedy Show!

This show, like each year, benefits The National Breast Cancer Foundation. They will receive 100% of the proceeds. Their mission is to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services. Through their National Mammography Program, they also provide mammograms for women who are uninsured or cannot afford them.

This year’s local and hilarious comedians include our dedicated host and comedian Steven Padilla with comedians Nathaniel Amador, Sandra Dee, Adam Radliff and Michael Sanchez.

Friday 23 August 2019 – Benefit for John Anderson of Doomsday Massacre with The Hates, Mydolls, Anarchitex, Screech of Death, Mel Hell and $50.00 Goat, Biscuit Bombs

Benefit for John Anderson, notorious singer of 1980’s hardcore heroes Doomsday Massacre, as well as owner of Lone Star Posters, who is undergoing long-term medical care. Featuring Anarchitex, Mydolls, the Hates, Screech of Death, Mel Hell and $50.00 Goat, and the Biscuit Bombs with special guests.

$10.00, starts at 9 PM sharp, with the reunion gig of Anarchitex, featuring members of Really Red, Pain Teens, Beatless, Happy Fingers Institute, and more!

 

The Hates (Houston, TX)
http://www.thehates.com/

The Hates has been called “Houston’s first and last punk band”, and with over thirty years of blood, sweat, and that familiar mohawk, those words may be more true than their author ever knew. From his very first live show in 1978, Christian Arnheiter (now Kidd) has steered this legendary band through decades of disco, pop, new wave, hair bands, hip-hop, crossover country, and now the newest fad of tribute bands to keep punk rock alive.

In a time when many early eighties groups are getting back together to play reunion shows, the Hates have the distinction of being the oldest continuously performing unsigned punk band. And despite the love/hate relationship the local music scene has had with punk rock over the years, the Bayou City will always be their home.

 

 

Mydolls (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/MydollsHoustonTexas

Mydolls (1978-present), Houston’s original femme punk band, was formed in 1978 by guitarist and vocalist Trish Herrera, bassist Dianna Ray, guitarist and vocalist Linda Younger and drummer George Reyes. As one of the earliest art punk bands in Houston, Mydolls created a DIY sound that was as ethereal, fluid and poetic as it was politically charged and feminist. Throughout their nearly 40-year history, these pioneering musicians have paved a path for women and minorities in the music and arts scenes, and they continue to perform today with their original lineup. During the 1980s, Mydolls were interviewed by John Peel on BBC Radio and performed in Win Wenders’ Cannes award-winning film Paris, Texas. Mydolls and the Houston punk scene were the focus of a 2016 music-based lecture series at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and the band most recently performed as part of the SPEAKEASY experimental music and art program series at Lawndale Art Center in Houston. Their latest EP, It’s Too Hot for Revolution, was released as a collectible red vinyl edition in February 2017.

 

Anarichitex (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/anarchitex/

Although the Anarchitex have roamed the post-punk musical landscape of Houston for nearly three decades, the band’s cantankerous barrage of noise remains far under the radar. … crown them alongside other local veterans like The Hates and Mydolls as both survivors and sonic entrepreneurs, albeit with a more caustic underbelly than both.v – David Emsinger, Houston Press

 

 

Screech of Death (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Screech-of-Death/277191009099085

“..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

 

 

Mell Hell and $50 Goat (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/fiftydollargoat/

Zipperneck meets Texas Mod Crushers and has a baby goat.

 

Biscuit Bombs (Houston, TX)
https://www.reverbnation.com/thebiscuitbombstexasbiscuitbombs

The Texas Biscuit Bombs / The Biscuit Bombs were formed from the Slurpees from Houston, TX, who could no longer use the name, due to copyright issues. The band was itself a group, but often added Biscuit as guest singer, which led to a full-time pursuit. The band started gigging in 2001 and played frequently in Houston, Austin, Dallas, New Orleans, and even a British tour set up by Welly of Artcore zine and the band Four Letter Word. In 2005, after a series of shows in Texas, Biscuit died, quite suddenly. In 2010, Modern City Records in Lyon, France (http://www.moderncityrecords.com/) released the demos from Biscuit Bombs, two superb live shows from Rudyards Pub in Houston, TX, from 2005, and demos from Biscuit late-1980’s venture Cargo Cult. A very rare 45 was also issued in Wales, UK containing selected tracks from Cargo Cult, Biscuit Bombs, and Big Boys, since deleted. The band’s version of “Frat Cars” (The Big Boys) also appeared on a free CD insert for the zine Magyar Taraj from Hungary, edited by Balazs Sarkadi of the long-running band Bankrupt.

 

 

Sunday 07 April 2019 – Funeral Benefit for Angie Gailey & The Delgado Family (5pm)

Mourn Together, Rock Together! On Sunday night, we will shred for Angie Gailey / Delgado, to honor her lust for life! Rudyard’s, 5 -9 PM! Thank you Heather Johnson for designing this new flyer! Rudyard’s for responding so fast and generously! Jeff Smith for coordinating commemorative T-shirts and being the DJ punk supreme! Bill Greer for organizing much of the backline! Dianna Ray for producing flyers/posters! Those who want to donate auction items, be there at 4 PM, and send a photo of the item to get bidders pumped up! Bands, concentrate on short sharp sets, 20 minutes, blow em away. This is a night of mourning, joy, and family, not ego stroking. Help everybody load in the back-line at 4 PM, help everybody load out at 9 PM. All funds will go directly to the Delgado’s including the punk rock garage sale (CDs, vinyl, books, DVDs, etc.)

Sunday April 07, 2019
Funeral Benefit for Angie Gailey & The Delgado Family

Mydolls 5:15 pm
the Killer Hearts 6 pm
the Cops 6:30
the Velostacks 7 pm
Satanic Overlords 7:30

the Hates 8 pm

Screech of Death 8:30
$10 at the door

 

Saturday 09 February 2019 – Women Rock 2019 A Benefit Concert for Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company (doors 6pm)

Returning for the second year in a row, Mildred’s Umbrella (MU) is teaming up with Rudyard’s British Pub and Houstonia Magazine for ‘Women Rock,’ a fundraiser benefiting the theater company’s 2019-20 season. The benefit concert will feature local female-fronted bands and solo artists, a silent auction, and a VIP section with hors d’oeuvres from Rudyard’s celebrated chef, Jordan Economy.

“We had such a great time putting the concert together last year that we decided to make it our annual fundraiser,” said Managing Director Rebecca Ayres. “This year is going to be a bit bigger though, with more musical acts and silent auction items spread throughout the venue.”

Associate Artistic Director and Concert Coordinator Miranda Morris added, “This fundraiser is vital for Mildred’s Umbrella. It’s our largest fundraiser of the year and will kick start our 2019/2020 season. Partnering with these great female artists to present ‘Women Rock’ again this year, is an honor and we are so grateful for their support. We’re taking over both floors at Rudyard’s for the 2019 concert; it’s going to be huge!”

Signed on for the 2019 concert are: Miears, Pretty Vacant, Quinn the Brain, Marina Rocks, Annika Chambers Band, Sweet Mama Cotton, Benita, Lazer Kittenz, Alli Villines, and more.

The funds raised from the evening will support MU’s theatrical productions and reading series, which promote both emerging and recognized women playwrights and directors, and its outreach program, Partners for A.R.T., which puts theater to work for local women service organizations.

The Second Annual “Women Rock” benefit concert will be held at Rudyard’s British Pub on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Doors open at 6:00pm and concert will start at 6:30pm. Party Package Tickets (includes 2 premium drink tickets) are $25, and VIP tickets (includes drink tickets and access to VIP area) are $50. Presale tickets are available online at www.mildredsumbrella.com. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call 832-463-0409 or email info@mildredsumbrella.com.

WOMEN ROCK BENEFIT CONCERT FOR MILDRED’S UMBRELLA
Musical Performances: Miears, Pretty Vacant, Quinn the Brain, Marina Rocks, Annika Chambers Band, Sweet Mama Cotton, Benita, Lazer Kittenz, Alli Villines
Where: Rudyard’s British Pub – 2010 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77006
When: February 9, 2019, Doors at 6:00 pm, Show begins at 6:30 pm
Cost: $25-$50