Saturday 16 June 2018 – Sad Cops, Astragal (all ages)

 

Sad Cops (Denton, TX)
https://www.sadcops.com/

“Sad Cops’ music is oddly refined…earnest and impactful.” – Central Track

Suburban rock outfit, Sad Cops, has received praise from the likes of Anthony Fantano of The Needle Drop and Minnesota-crazed indie rock band, Hippo Campus. Gracing the stages of house shows and clubs, the band has formed a cult following in their local music scene, located in Denton, Texas. Their latest album Liam Murphy Holt is available everywhere. Their new EP titled, Transition Songs is set to be released June 8th on all available platforms.

 

Astragal (Houston, TX)
https://astragal.bandcamp.com/

 

$8.00 (+21) / under 21 $10.00

Friday 15 June 2018 – The Scourge, Killer Hearts, Hell’s Engine, Ullatec

Scourge

The Scourge (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/thescourge666/

The Scourge are an independent heavy metal band from Houston, Texas rooted in the old school melodic sensibility of European bands such as Rage and Helloween while simultaneously wrecking necks with their US inspired thrash riffage in the vein of Testament and classic Megadeth.

 

Killer Hearts (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/KillerHeartsOfficial/

 TKH – featuring members of Electric Frankenstein, Texas Terri & The Stiff Ones, Down & Dirties and The Wrong Ones
“Killer Hearts are a searing rock n roll band from Houston. – These guys are impressive to see live and they have the rock ‘n’ roll power ” -David Garrick, FPH

Hell’s Engine (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/HellsEngineRocks/

Under dogs of the scene with a very big, nasty bite…. These four Houston punk rock n’ rollas originally formed in 2004, and after both a hiatus and some restructuring, reformed in 2015. With only a self-titled demo recording to claim, they’ve recently hit the studio and released a new EP. If that’s not enough, their single “Chopper Slut” will be released on a 7-inch vinyl split with New Jersey’s Electric Frankenstein on Self Destructo records this fall, 2016. With influences like Turbonegro, Motorhead and D.R.I…… Hell’s Engine will surely not be running low on fuel anytime soon.

 

 

ULLATEC (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/Ullatechtx/

 

Saturday 09 June 2018 – Amy & Bryan Brewster’s Wedding Reception with Poor Dumb Bastards, The Cops, Satanic Overlords of Rock and Roll

Amy & Bryan Brewster’s Wedding Reception
with Poor Dumb Bastards, The Cops, Satanic Overlords of Rock and Roll

 

PDB-Logo

Poor Dumb Bastards (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/Poor-Dumb-Bastards-126350582202/

Poor Dumb Bastards were formed in March 1991 by long time hetero life partners and musical collaborators, Mike Porterfield and Byron Dean. The initial interest was to form a band and a sound that captured the twisted and bizarre sense of humor of the two. Drawing on their collective influences and experiences from some of their earlier work, bands like Cretinoid, Plutonium Flatheads and the Byron Weird Group, Mike and Byron created a genre all their own, hence “Texas Drunk Rock” was born. The now legendary live shows and creative duct tape use, has seen the band through some tough times. The death of Guitarist Hunter Ward in 2007 almost put an end to the journey. In 2008 PDB decided to get together and finish the album “Price of Rebellion” a fitting tribute to Hunter. PDB has won three Houston Press band of the year awards and one song of the year in 1997 for the at the time unreleased classic true story of “My Dad Two Whores and a Crackpipe”. Poor Dumb Bastard’s second ever show was opening for Smashing Pumpkins at the now closed Emo’s Houston. Playing with bands like Fear, Killdozer, Joan Jett, Marky Ramone, and many more. This enabled PDB to carve their initials on the bathroom door of the Texas music scene. Through the many years and many lineup changes, these Ill-minded sewer rockers have stayed true to their founding principals. POWER, PERFORMANCE, PERVERSION

 

 

The Cops (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/THe-Cops-1176247895781584/

There was a time when punk music didn’t make a statement, but it was more fun and politically incorrect. Acts like NoFX did kind of whatever they wanted while still dropping some quality punk records without apologizing for the sentiments expressed within their songs. Part of the aesthetic to punk music is to buck whatever the mainstream does, so it should come as no surprise that there’s a new punk band who is far from politically correct. Houston’s The Cops, featuring members of Talk Sick Brats, dress like police officers and sing songs from the cop’s point of view. Like the way KISS put on makeup and became the characters they portrayed, this four-piece dons police attire and become characters singing what you’d expect a cop to sing about. This year they dropped four singles that are tongue in cheek and far from serious, but they’re also some pretty solid punk jams that are catchy and hard to ignore. – David Garrick, FPH

 

 

Satanic Overlords of Rock n Roll (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/satanicoverlordsofrnr/

Evil Rock N Roll in the vein of the Dwarves, Black Sabbath, Turbonegro and all of the other Devil loving rock bands you seem to enjoy!

 

 

Friday 08 June 2018 – Live and Loud Productions Presents The Genzales, El Jumbotron, Scissor Dicks, The Prettybads

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.

 

El Jumbotron (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/Eljumbotron
Rock n Roll band from Houston since July 2017

 

Scissor Dicks (Baton Rouge, LA)
https://www.facebook.com/scissordix/
Baton Rouge punks

 

The Prettybads (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/ThePrettybads/

an american punk rock band

 

doors 8pm
9-9:45pm The Prettybads
10-10:30pm Scissor Dicks

10:45-11:15pm El Jumbotron
The Genzales
Doors 8pm
$8 Cover

 

Thursday 07 June 2018 – Killer Hearts, Wild Savages, Merkava

 

Killer Hearts (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/KillerHeartsOfficial/

 TKH – featuring members of Electric Frankenstein, Texas Terri & The Stiff Ones, Down & Dirties and The Wrong Ones
“Killer Hearts are a searing rock n roll band from Houston. – These guys are impressive to see live and they have the rock ‘n’ roll power ” -David Garrick, FPH
Wild Savages (Ann Arbor, MI)
https://www.facebook.com/wildsavages/
We are loud. We play rock n roll…

 

Merkava  (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/MerkavaBand/

Deep melody and fire punk rock and roll.

Saturday 02 June 2018 – ST 37 (Spaceage 20th Anniversary show) , Morning Scales The Mountain, The Cryptographers

ST 37 Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of “Spaceage” with most of the LP to be played this evening.

ST 37 (Austin, TX)
https://st37.com/
ST 37, long-running specialists in bubbling-mercury riffage and German-flavored trance rock… – David Fricke (Rolling Stone)These Texas astronauts stuff their hash pipes to the brim and pay homage to Can, Amon Duul and Chrome…their psychedelicatessen of originals is stocked with brain-melting skree… – Fred Mills (Magnet)

My favorite track on the album is “Concrete Island, an adaptation of J.G. Ballard…on first listening…I recalled reading this book so vividly and so perfectly, I was amazed. This recollection was unlike any feeling I have previously known or felt from music… – Adam Strider (StriderNews)

From the moment the credits open, the band launches into a continuously evolving and strangely beautiful ethereal drone lasting the duration of the 1926 silent film classic. (from a review of ST 37’s soundtrack to Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis”) – Michael Bertin (Austin Chronicle)

A friend of mine said I would get a “kick” out of it…I did. – Byron Coley

..paint-blistering guitar and some elegant phased bass work poised atop droning vocal splendor… – Phil McMullen (Ptolemaic Terrascope)

The piledriving Hawkwind-y/Wipers stuff near the end is still my favorite. – Jello Biafra

 


Morning Scales the Mountain (Houston,TX)
https://morningscalesthemountain.com/

Morning Scales the Mountain (Texas – 2017) is an electric rock trio weaving guitar wail and omnidirectional percussion into high-density (and high-volume) improvised rock epics.

Tom Carter’s electric guitar work weaves strands of melody, drone, fuzz, and charged silence into intricately detailed instant compositions. Best known for his work with iconoclastic acid-folk improvisers Charalambides (which he co-founded with Christina Carter in 1991 in Houston, TX), Tom Carter has focused on solo performances and recordings since 2012. Pitchfork selected his double LP Long Time Underground as the number-one experimental album of 2015.

Drummer and multi-instrumentalist John Kennedy emerged from the lysergic brew of Houston’s late-20th-century outsider music scene as a member of the mysterious electronic project Jesus Penis. Since then, he’s explored the many psychedelic byways of the Texas experimental scene, supplying percussion for free improvisers (the JDP Trio, with Paul Winstanley and David Dove) as well as zoned-out rockers (Dry Nod, Run Trip and Fall, and Rusted Shut). Kennedy’s electroacoustic project Cyclops Joint has been releasing recordings in various formats since 1991.

Guitarist and bassist André Ramiro has deep roots in the noise, experimental and post-rock communities of Brazil. He is best known as co-founder of the expansive and cinematic Curitiban post-rock band ruído/mm. From 2006-2007, Ramiro operated as one-half of the experimental duo Índios Eletrônicos, a psychedelic stew of guitars and electronics pulling influences from all corners of the universe. Ramiro has performed with numerous rock bands, including Oaeoz, AlphaPsicotics and Iconoclastas.

 


The Cryptographers (Houston, TX)
http://thecryptographers.org/
In 2017, the Linus Pauling Quartet ceased to be. From the ashes of that band rises The Cryptographers (Carol, Charlie, Larry, Ramon, and Stephen).The band will be charting a new course across uncharted waters. We advise all people joining us to leave your expectations at the dock; this journey will be quite different.