Saturday 20 January 2018 – Live and Loud Productions presents: Gen Why * Some Kind Of Nightmare * Bottom of the Food Chain * Hans Gruber and the Die Hards * The Inspected (doors 8pm)

Gen Why (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/generationwhyhtx/

 

Some Kind Of Nightmare (San Diego, CA)
https://www.facebook.com/somekindofnightmareband/

San Diego’s own full time touring punk rock band, Some Kind of Nightmare, has brought amazing energy, raw sound, and a strong stage presence with them everywhere they perform. In 2013 they quit their jobs, threw out everything they owned, hit the road, and never looked back. The three piece group continues to take on the nation with their message of overcoming struggle and modern social issues, while gaining support and momentum along the way.

 

Bottom of the Food Chain (Texas)
https://www.facebook.com/BFCrock/

 

Hans Gruber and the Die Hards (Austin, TX)
http://hansgruberandthediehards.com/

What happens when a guy who has the same name as the villain from Die Hard becomes roommates with a punk whose accomplishments include “bouncing around a mosh pit” and finding time to watch every episode of Street Sharks? They form a band, of course! Throw in a surprisingly coherent drummer (he’s secretly a college Dean), a songwriting machine bassist with a liberal approach to fashion, manic hardcore tunes, some conspiracy-fueled paranoia, the occasional Harry Belafonte cover, and the result is Hans Gruber and the Die Hards!

Originally formed in 2014, the band soon became known in the local Austin music scene for their breakneck speed performances and energetic front man TJ.  The band put out their first EP on February 14, 2016, teaming up with Kepi Ghoulie of The Groovie Ghoulies to throw a release party dedicated to the end of the world (as predicted in Ghostbusters 2).  They then embarked on their first journey beyond Texas for the Totally Jawsome Tour, spreading the Gospel of the Gruberites to dive bars and DIY clubs along the East Coast.

This year saw the release of the band’s first full length record.  The 14 song album was recorded in a single weekend at Austin’s Public Hi-Fi studios, and displays some of the band’s diverse influences. From the nihilistic hardcore anthem “It Just Doesn’t Matter” to the apocalyptic church-inspired “Blood Moon,” the album explores the themes of life, death, and taking senior citizens on a shopping trip to the moon.  The band has shown no signs of slowing down with a tour to the West Coast as as well as returning to the Northeast in support of the album release. Wherever the forces of darkness appear, whether it be the satanic consumption of Monster energy drinks, the reptilian overlords, or big ol’ Texas trucks, Hans Gruber and the Die Hards will continue to party on.  “Where will you be when they come!?”

 

The Inspected (Beeville, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/theinspected/

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 19 January 2018 – Live and Loud Productions presents: The Guillotines * Legacy * The Genzales * American Psychos

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The Guillotines (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/Die.Guillotines/

Although hailing from Houston, TX, The Guillotines has it’s roots in the underbelly of the legendary ’70’s Cleveland and New York punk scenes.

Founded by the infamous Robert Conn on guitar, (The Pagans, AK-47’s, The Plague, and Defnics ) with co-founder and wife, Jewels on bass, their only goal was to play the real, gritty, full throttle punk rock that they helped create back in the 70’s in Cleveland/NYC….. The band, since it’s inception have shared and destroyed stages with many of their punk vet friends like Cheetah Chrome, The Zeros, The Vibrators, The Meatmen, Angry Samoans, Texas Terri Bomb, just to name a few….. The band is rounded out byGlenn Gilbert (Prophets Of Addiction)on lead guitar and Stevieryder on drums.

Their sound is pure and the attitude is fierce. Rock n roll is back with a fury!! Enjoy!

 

Legacy Lives (San Antonio, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/Legacy-Lives-142385002518695/

Legacy Lives is now Justin Delashmutt (drums), Jason Lomas (guitar/vocals), and Vee Riot (bass) and we are now rocking hard! Our set list is a mix of mostly original songs written by the band and a few hand picked cover songs. We draw influence and inspiration from bands such as Dinosaur jr., Rancid, The Ramones, The Misfits, Backyard Babies and other bands that are punk in origin or paved the way for other great bands. Originality is what makes this band and originality is what will drive the band forward in our musical journey. Legacy Lives has gone from an idea for a music project to a full on band writing and playing songs that embody the roots of rock’n’roll and punk in it’s 6 year history. Presently, it is 2017 and we are expecting a great year, so come celebrate music and rock’n’roll with us! See you at the show!

 

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.

 

American Psychos (Houston, TX)
http://americanpsychos.wixsite.com/mysite

American Psychos was born in rural Liberty Tx in the winter of 2015. Self-taught guitarist and lead vocalist Matthew Flores, self-taught bassist Nickolas Flores and self-taught drummer Alekzander Flores didn’t have access to teachers but didn’t let that stop them. In under a year. the brothers were writing their own songs inspired by their favorite bands, Misfits, Panic! At The Disco, and Fall Out Boy. The band has played a pre-party at Solstice Festival in Austin and headlining a monthly summer arts festival in Baytown, Tx and tour around Texas. They have a video with over 14,00 views and climbing, on YouTube. Stick around and watch as Matthew, Nickolas and Alekzander grow, and bring in a new generation of alternative rock. ​

 

Saturday 13 January 2018 – Mojave Red * Soaked * Teevee * Goldbloom (doors 8pm)

Mojave Red (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/mojavered/

Mojave Red was born in a misty womb fogged out with a hazy reverb, an abstract portrait. After fronting a few bands and haphazardly hitting the streets of downtown Houston, singer and guitarist Josh Cobb turned to the refuge of home-recording to help realize a gnawing artistic vision. The product was a pseudo-minimalist garage/soul fusion that earned monikers like “graj rock prince” [rip]. After grinding through Houston’s underground arts and music scene for three years, the enigmatic act found a foothold in the maturing psychedelic and shoe-gazing music scenes in and around the state of Texas, coasting on the hometown success of their ‘Creeper’ EP, characterized by an obnoxious amount of reverb and its bedroom production style. The band is continuing to blossom, and their newest single ‘Fading Out’ is their most recent and polished release to date, a lo-fi opus of warbling guitars that exhibits a soulful and ranged vocal atop the pulsing nature of a psychedelic hip-hop beat. Coming off a regional tour, the group has kept busy, hitting cities all over Texas and the larger gulf coast, from McAllen to Galveston, from Austin to Dallas, bringing with them their unique brand of lo-fi soul and oddly intoxicating psychedelia.

 

Soaked (Austin, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/soaked.usa/

Spittin out tides of dreamy hits, delivered with a sensationally mouth-watering and energetic live performance, it’s a guarantee you’ll leave the spot SOAKED when these glazed east side Austin slackers take the stage!

Debut album DON’T WANNA WAKE UP TODAY out NOW on Burger Records compact cassette, Yippee Ki Yay Records compact disc, Spotify, and MORE !! Start getting STOKED 4 SOAKED !

 

Teevee (Austin, TX)
https://www.teeveetx.com/

 

Goldbloom  (Austin, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/Goldbloomatx/

With a mutual love of psych, surf and garage rock, the separated at birth twins Moses Marrero and Isaiah Mancha banded together to form the foundation of what is now known as Goldbloom.  After adding long time friends and teen heartthrobs Harrison Brown and Jimmy Rabbitt, the band plunged head first into curating their unique sound of third coast surf.

 

 

Friday 12 January 2018 – Black Pussy * Funeral Horse * Doomstress (doors 8pm)

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Black Pussy (Portland, OR)
http://madeinchinarecords.com/artists/black-pussy/

(The short of it)

Black Pussy is a group of rock n’ roll pot-smoking fun-loving hippies that are passionate about art, creativity and the dynamic human spirit which refuses to submit. They encourage all ages and creeds to take the ride with them.

(The long of it)

For Dustin Hill, the creator and songwriter of the band, Black Pussy sounded like a fantastic name. It encapsulates exactly what the band is: a psychedelic, ’70s-influenced, hide-your-daughters-because-they’re-coming-to-town rock ‘n’ roll band that sounds like Tarantino directing a Thin Lizzy video in the low desert.

For the past few years, the group has continuously headed out on North American tours, including a full U.S. and Canadian stint opening for ex-Kyuss legends Vista Chino in 2013 as well as sharing the stage with Sleep, Red Fang, Danava, Yob, Boots Electric, Black Tusk, Mothership and Dead Meadow. Their rigorous touring regimen has rightfully earned them the tagline, “ON TOUR FOREVER.” The group has also spent the last three years recording the band’s blend of heavy, psychedelic rock songs with not only Portland recording engineer Adam Pike (Red Fang, Norska, Black Elk, etc.) but also the legendary Kyuss founding drummer and multi-instrumentalist Brant Bjork.

Black Pussy approaches their music style with influences across three decades of rock: the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. The result is a cohesive blend of Kyuss, Hawkwind, The Cars, Monster Magnet and Queens of the Stone Age. Their classic, upbeat and relentlessly hooky tracks embrace traditional pop structure within heavy rock and led to Hill coining the phrase “stoner-pop”. Their catchy music tends to seduce anyone, even those who wander in a club after seeing the intriguing band name on the marquis. There is no contrived contention, just fun, love and good tunes. Everyone is invited to this party.

The 2012 debut album, On Blonde, was written and mostly recorded by Hill alone, though guitarist Ryan McIntire, drummer Dean Carroll, bassist Aaron Poplin and keyboardist Chief O’Dell later joined the band. The record kicks off with the rip of a bong and sounds like a drug-riddled midnight misadventure in a ’70s muscle car. The track “Blow Some Steam Off” landed a spot on the February 2013 Metal Hammer compilation. 2013 also saw a split release from Black Pussy and LA-based Biblical Proof Of UFOs: a contact high-inducing, 22-minute psychedelic opus entitled “Galaxies.”

Magic Mustache, the brand new full length album, was released on February 17th of 2015 and the band is touring this Spring, Summer and Fall in support of it. The album has received much acclaim and had premieres from Noisey, Decibel, Terrorizor and Metalsucks.net. This exposure led to a backlash from politically correct new wave feminist groups seeking to shut down the band online with misconstrued accusations of misogyny and racism. Responding to this, the band released a statement: “…Ultimately, the music and the message is what should be scrutinized rather than the clothes we wear or the name we chose. But whatever. Trolls are gonna troll, complainers are going to complain and people who get it are going to keep on getting it.”

Scheduled for an August 18th release is an EP of 5 songs entitled Where The Eagle Flies. The first single is a cover version of Blue Oyster Cult’s classic “Don’t Fear The Reaper” and with the premiere of the music video from Blank TV, this release offers an eclectic collection of rarities. As the band grows, so will their musical footprint, ultimately placing them in a category all their own. Black Pussy is doing what it does best: sending you on a cosmic journey through time and space, blurring the lines of psychedelic mysticism and reality.

Black Pussy is setting out on the third leg of their summer tour starting August 20th and ending in October with support from fellow Northwestern rock trio Ape Machine.

 

 

 

Funeral Horse (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/FuneralHorse/

“If judged on the merit of riffs alone, Texan tarnation masters Funeral Horse would be a holy grail of hard-rock. The constant shifts from road-rage solos to dusty blues riffs to pavement cracking noise-rock/hardcore to vintage 70s hard rock backed by a walloping rhythm section will keep you guessing and ducking for cover as to which direction the bombardment is coming from next. With band members lovingly named Paul Bearer (vocals/guitars) and Jason Andy Argonauts (bass), the entire project has the recipe for sheer global conquest via tongue-in-cheek humor laced into a serious, non-nonsense rock foundation.” Jay S. – Teeth of the Divine.

“Anyone who wants more from their stoner rock than chewed repetitions of a sound we heard countless times before can advantageously turn to the upcoming album from Funeral Horse. Where many others in the constant flow of riff-based rock band for a life in the absence of their own creative initiatives, these Houston-based men refreshingly disrespectful of genre boundaries and preconceptions about how it “should” sound.” Maria van der Lee – Slave State Magazine (Sweden)

 

Doomstress

Doomstress (Houston, TX)
http://doomstressband.simdif.com/

“I can’t think of a Doom band with a singer that puts so much energy into her vocals and performance. Only Brandon’s remarkable weighty tone and ability to effortlessly conjure lead-heavy Doom-soaked riffs keeps the band from careening wildly into the stratosphere.”-Chris Barnes, Hellride Music

“Doomstress, takes cues from bands like Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy, and adds a murkier tone that sounds like its bellowing from the depths of hell.  The EP, Supernatural Kvlt Sounds, takes you to a place that sounds like a mix of the past and present to craft its own sound that sticks in your head after the first listen!” -David Garrick, Free Press Houston

“…Doomstress aims for a straightforward, more vocal-oriented approach that takes its cues from 70s rock and traditional metal…The original songs show a lot of potential for what could come in the future and the covers show sides of the band that may also be developed.  It’ll be interesting to see where the band and its namesake frontwoman will go from here.” -Chris Latta, Indie Metal Shows

“Doomstress Alexis simply said “We are DOOMSTRESS from Houston, Texas” and let Doom do the rest of the talking with the massive “Way Of The Mountain”…Tomasz Scull who was pounding the drum skins like there was no tomorrow…Brandon Johnson and Joe Fortunato delivered the Doom double guitar harmonies with a pinch of heaviness, while Alexis was steadily getting her performing mojo, adding lots of emotion…you don’t get that level of confidence and self-awareness from a lineup which was about to put[only] the seventh gig into the books!” -Maria V & Dimitris Kontogeorgakos, Metal Kaoz

Sunday 07 January 2018 – David Bowie’s 71st Birthday Celebration (7pm)

Seamus Productions and Rudyard’s Pub along with DJ Hallo Spaceboy and DJ Scary Monster Celebrate David Bowie’s 71st Birthday. This year we are moving the event to Rudyard’s British Pub 2010 Waugh Dr. Houston Tx. 77006. A night dedicated to the life of the man who changed the landscape of music. There’s going to be great giveaways from Cactus Music. The Tribal Lilies Dance Troupe will be returning again this year. We are encouraging face-painters and artist who would like to sell Bowie related art to contact us. 281-794-4312

 

7pm
$5

Saturday 06 January 2018 – Live and Loud Productions Presents: Los De Verdad * Bottom of the Food Chain * All Gonna Die * Broke Off (doors 8pm)

Los de Verdad (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/Los-De-Verdad-LDV-390917434289604/

 

 

Bottom of the Food Chain (Texas)
https://www.facebook.com/BFCrock/

 

All Gonna Die (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/All-Gonna-Die-772653119576234/

 

Broke Off (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/brokeoffpunk/

 

 

 

Friday 05 January 2018 – Joe Lovechik’s Birthday show: Alone on the Moon * Den Mother * Process of Illumination (door 9pm, music 9:30pm)

 

Alone On The Moon (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/pg/aloneonthemoonband

Alone on the Moon is a video-obsessed, instrumental post-rock/stoner/post-metal band from Houston, Texas. The group formed in 2012 as a collaboration between Joe Lovchik (guitar) and Seth Johnson (bass). Joe and Seth met through mutual friends and found they had the same vision for a heavy, instrumental sound. Nathan Smith (drums) was quickly recruited to fill out the jam sessions, and the trio began writing. Soon, the band made a unique impression in their hometown with their epic songcraft and psychedelic projections. Guitarist Ahmad Saad joined Alone on the Moon in 2015, adding a rich, new layer to the group’s heady outpourings of distortion.

Alone on the Moon recorded its first demo EP in 2015 at Big Door Studios. The group has headlined concerts throughout the Greater Houston area, delivering deep and potent grooves accompanied by mind-bending lights, lasers and videos.

 

 

Den Mother (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/denmothermother/

 

 

Process of Illumination (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/poibandtx/

Process of Illumination is an instrumental progressive rock band based out of Houston, Texas. Originally formed under the name Wallhax, they began to write original music in the summer of 2012. They played their first live show on Halloween of 2015 at The 19th Hole Grill & Bar in Spring, Texas. Since then, they have played at numerous venues and gained a reputation for having energetic, charismatic, and technically proficient live shows. They released their debut album “Radiant Memory” in August of 2017.

 

doors 9pm
start 9:30pm