Monday 03 December 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

Sunday 02 December 2018 – Grown-Up Storytime Reader’s Workshop (2-4pm)

Love Grown-Up Storytime?   Every thought to yourself “Wow, I think it would be super fun to be up there and read a story?”  Well your inner thoughts are totally right and you absolutely should come down and learn about what it takes to be a great GUST reader. The workshop will be run in two parts, first we will go over the guidelines and preparation of GUST reading and then you will actually get to practice onstage and receive feedback.
***You Must RSVP by reserving a spot through eventbrite***
In order to give everyone enough time and space to read and receive feedback, spots are limited.
Rudyard’s will be open for business, and you are welcome to bring refreshments upstairs, but please be on-time and ready to practice right at 2:00pm.

 

Saturday 01 December 2018 – Two Byrds Productions Presents: Make Your Mark, Liberty and Justice, Storm of Ages

 

Make Your Mark (Des Moines, Iowa)
https://www.facebook.com/makeyourmarkDSM/

 

Liberty and Justice (Houston, TX)
https://libertyandjustice.bandcamp.com/releases

 

 

Storm of Ages (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/Storm-of-Ages-1400945053569183/

 

Saturday December 01, 2018
Two Byrds Productions Presents
Make Your Mark, Liberty and Justice, Storm of Ages
21+, Doors 8pm, $12 at the door

 

Friday 30 November 2018 – Die Fast, Bayou Vimana, Smashed Idols

 

Die Fast (Los Angeles, CA)
http://diefast.net/diefast.net/

In late 2000, frontman Tod Jünker drove a black Dodge van from Houston to LA, leaving behind legendary Texas hardcore rockers Spunk (with whom he’d opened for the likes of White Zombie and L7) to found Die Fast.

With the first incarnation of Die Fast, Tod took his DIY attitude and aggressive approach into the studio and recorded Live Ammunition. As good as the album turned out, it lacked the grit and grime that Tod craved. Die Fast disbanded, and Tod recruited a fresh garrison of cannon fodder.
Now a bunch of Texas have come to fill the shoes of the fallen and show the world they have a good / bad thing coming .

The new, filthier, more flavorful incarnation of Die Fast has been working with famous band-ruining Hollywood producer Mudrock on an album-length blitz scheduled for release in April….of what year we do not know, tentatively titled Star Spangled War. Creek,Creak or Chair Faces Door.

No matter when it comes out it will be Louder,Faster and Harder. It will machine guns and blown engines, dive bombers and a nuclear war..

 

 

 

Bayou Vimana (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/bayouvimana/

Without compromise, Bayou Vimana’s signature combination of wailing dual guitars by Chris Chow(WD-40oz, Twenty-Three, Donkey Punch) and Arnett “Pnut” Vaughn(End Result, Small Craft Advisory, Donkey Punch, Transmaniacon MC) layered over the substratal backbone delivered by bassist Kelsey Heath(Childman, The Drunks, Dead Mineral) and drummer James Vidler(Vice Grip, Gerth, Unhinged, Incisor) forges a thunderous distorted melody for vocalist Bryan “Ghetto” Smith(Donkey Punch, Twenty-Three, WD-40oz) to revel the band’s past with stories of bars, booze, fast women, and the pursuit of good times. Playing in, out, around, and sometimes underneath each other in the vibrant downtown Houston music scene from the early ’90s to the present, Bayou Vimana’s members developed close friendships with each other early on while cutting their teeth in different projects at legendary local venues including Emo’s Houston, The Vatican/The Abyss, Goat’s Head Soup, Instant Karma, Blue Iguana, Fitzgerald’s, Mary Jane’s, and The Engine Room. After the highly successful release of their debut 6 song “Origin Sound-Southwing Audio Masters EP” in 2017, Bayou Vimana is set to expand and deliver it’s live show throughout the Southeastern United States and will enter Southwing Audio early Summer 2018 to begin work on their first full-length release.

“Bayou Vimana nicely bridges early 80s sleazy rock and roll with a contemporary attitude. Their music is chock-full of catchy hooks and danceable melodies. It is impossible to not have a great time at their gigs” – Jeff Reno(singer for Khobretti, owner of Feral Noise)

“Houston is the quintessential melting pot, and Bayou Vimana is the quintessential melting pot band.” – Dave Ellington (Guitarist for Bowel, manager at Boondocks)

“As a record label owner, you have to be open to all music. Bayou Vimana brings that old school garage rock sound back into the fold of an over flooding of bands chasing the same sound. With the feel of old AC/DC & Guns N’ Roses to Fu Manchu, you can’t go wrong. If you are a fan of old school rock & roll that grabs your soul, give em a listen.” Big Bald Brian (owner Ossuary Industries)

 

 

smashed Idols

Smashed Idols (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/thesmashedidols/

The Smashed Idols hail from Houston, Texas where we rip up the scene with hooky guitar, bass, and drumz. We like to mix it up with hot space sauce and alien lyrics. The jam Bring The Invasion was influenced by Stephen Hawking’s warning that we need to colonize other planets before we get visited by our nasty neighbors.

 

 

Friday 30 November 2018
Die Fast, Bayou Vimana, Smashed Idols
21+, $6
Doors 8pm, Music 9pm

 

Thursday 29 November 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 7:30pm 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. **