Friday 16 November 2018
The Alexis Kidd Medical Expenses Fundraiser featuring
The Hates , Texas Mod Crushers, The Genzales
Lets us help someone who has helped so many others.
I would love it if you took a moment to check out my GoFundMe campaign:
Your support would mean a lot to me. Thank you so much! – Christian Kidd
The Hates (Houston, TX)
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.
Texas Mod Crushers (Houston, TX)
British motorcycles and loud noises
“Texas Mod Crushers; the name pretty much sums it up the fury and attitude of this pulsequickening thrashy alt-rock new CD that came our way.” Café Racer Magazine
“A band that everyone needs to see live, Texas Mod Crushers will bring their Texas punk to life in three piece suits, while playing three chord punk in style.” David Garrick, Free Press Houston
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.