Friday 08 March 2019 – The Hates, White Diamond Witch, Yes Men

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.

 

 

White Diamond Witch (Houston, TX)
https://whitediamondwitch.bandcamp.com

 

 

Yes Men (Houston, TX)
https://www.reverbnation.com/yesmenband

Yes Men is a hard rock/punk n roll band from Houston, consisting of JP Hopper on lead vocals/guitar, Colin Wooten on bass guitar/vocals, Donte Burks on lead guitar, and Edward Aguilar on drums. Tracks from rehearsal Jan. 2016. We play a simple yet rocking style of hard rock, with JP’s lyrics often having a political slight, seeing the issues from both sides of the coin. While most of our tracks on here were pre Donte era, being recorded with former guitarist Gary Clayton in early 2016 at a random rehearsal, we have been working on our album sporadically since fall of that year.

Sunday 03 March 2019 – The Houston Traditional and Hot Jazz Collective presents Hot Jazz Sundays at Rudz (6-8PM, Free)

Come enjoy Gypsy swing and Traditional jazz out on the patio, The first Sunday of each month from 6-8pm.
Musicians, bring your instruments as this is an open jam.
Dancers, swing dance lesson from 6-7, so bring your dancing shoes!
Patrons, this is a free event so tip your bartenders (as always).

Yours in Django,
The Houston Traditional and Hot Jazz Collective

 

Saturday 02 March 2019 – Zen Archer (performing two sets)

Zen Archer (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/pg/ZenArcherBand

The band started in 1988 and have put out 7 albums including -Under the Sun, What Goes Around and Dream Machine. The band was voted 2nd best band [ZZ TOP was 1st] in a Houston Press Music poll. They received extensive radio play in the 90’s on regional radio and sold thousands of albums . The group continues to play in various formations working on new material and putting out it’s own brand of prog/pop/rock.

 

$10, 21+, doors 8pm

 

Friday 01 March 2019 – The Bellrays, The Atom Age, Modfag

The Bellrays (Riverside, CA)
https://www.thebellrays.com/

If music is food for the soul, then The BellRays are Thanksgiving and they know how to cook. The BellRays strip down to the meat of what music means to them. Growing up in SoCal, they thrived on radio channels that broadcast more than one kind of music. It was a party. ‘Punk Funk Rock Soul’ is their party with their songs and friends.

“We take our ear where our heart lives in simple song-writing, making ourselves and hopefully all who hear it feel good,” explains singer Lisa Kekaula. “We are proud of its simplicity and love how the new songs sound like old friends. This release is a collection of songs that illustrates why we do what we do. We are not 20 year-olds and that’s okay. We are proud of our mileage and journey and PUNK FUNK ROCK SOUL validates our comfort in what music means to us. Viability, trend and meaning are up to the eye of the beholder. For the record…we like to rock.”

 

 

The Atom Age (Oakland, CA)
https://www.facebook.com/pg/theatomage

The Atom Age find their inspiration from the dust covered collections of unhinged 60’s punk and R&B, whose crazed energy was once misconceived as a better fit for your trashcan than for your turntable. While taking many of their cues from these primitive pilgrims of punk, The Atom Age still strive to lay down their own modernized take on the sound. The band’s new record, Hot Shame, was co-produced by Blag Dahlia of the Dwarves, and channels a wide range of influences from bands like The Sonics, Link Wray and the Murder City Devils.

 

 

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

MODFAG a name that will go down in infamy or bring much amusement at dive bars. This is reverb party music that is perfect for those that like to cavestomp. A perfect mix of classic 60’s garage with some 70’s glam to taper off the kick. Featuring members of Born Liars, The Freakouts, The Wrong Ones & Gun Crazy.

 

 

Friday March 01, 2019
The Bellrays, The Atom Age, Modfag
$12, 21+, doors 8pm

Thursday 28 February 2019 – The Supersuckers with D. Kosmo & ESE (doors 7pm)

Thursday February 28, 2019
The Supersuckers
with D. Kosmo (Opening) and ESE (closing)
doors 7pm
$15

 

The Supersuckers (Seattle, WA)
http://supersuckers.com/

“You’ve heard our name, you’ve seen our records, our t-shirts and our stickers. We’re probably the favorite band of someone you know and yet maybe we’re still a mystery to you. Well my friend, that’s okay, you’re at the right place to get to know the greatest rock-n-roll band in the world, The Supersuckers.

And the next time you see the ‘Supersuckers’ name, whether it’s in the record store, online somewhere, or on the marquee at your local rock club, know that there’s some quality, honest, ass-kicking, hard working individuals behind it all trying to make your life a little better through the “Evil Powers Of Rock-n-Roll” (and the occasional detour into the country music, of course) and we’d love nothing better than to have you there with us as! Just remember to wear clean underwear, ‘cuz we’re gonna rock the pants right off of you!” – Eddie Spaghetti, The Supersuckers

 

 

DKosmo

D. Kosmo (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/DKosmo/

“D. Kosmo sings dirty tunes from someplace down deeper than the devil.” David Garrick~Houston Press

 

ESE (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/ESEtexas/

Ese is a unique mash up of Punk, Rock n Roll, and just a touch of Hardcore and Metal. Ese started in the early 2000s, spending their first years finding and refining their signature sound to their local Houston music scene. Over the years they have toured all over the USA which led to them being noticed and signed by Zodiac Killer Records. Until 2014, all original members of ESE worked hard to get the band to where they are today. After the departure of Knotch, one of the driving forces behind Ese, the band made the tough decision to continue. With the addition of Edward and Chris, the renewed energy and the incredible sound and fury of the band has floored audiences around America which landed them a spot on the Sudden Death Records roster, where ESE happily joins the ranks of amazing artist such as The Damned, MDC, The Vibrators, Real McKenzies, and DOA. 

Sunday 24 February 2019 : Liza’s Rock and Roll Circus IV (2-7PM)

oin ringmistress Liza Ennui Urrutibeheity as she brings her living jukebox of beloved Houston musicians to Rudyard’s this year.

This year’s playlist will include selections from The Black Keys, The Briefs, Buzzcocks, Johnny Cash, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Clash, Dire Straits, The Everly Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Merle Haggard, Hall & Oates, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nirvana, Pantera, Pink Floyd, Prince, Rolling Stones, Nancy Sinatra, Soundgarden, Thin Lizzy, and more.

Free, 2-7pm

 

Saturday 23 February 2019 – Easy Credit Group Presents: Swimwear Department, The Guacamole Police, Space Kiddettes

Swimwear Department (Houston, TX)
https://www.swimweardepartment.band/

This rock and roll band plays songs about shopping malls and swimming pools. A refreshingly frivolous and fun brand of garage/surf rock…It’s proof that you can take subject matter that on the surface level may seem a bit silly and provide emotionally satisfying and even profound experiences.

The Guacamole Police (Austin, TX)
https://soundcloud.com/theguacpopo

We are The Guacamole Police. Our sound is described as an extreme opposite of less is more. Our influences include the inescapable desire of promoting guacamole as a superior chip dip, and our drummer’s desire to earn the unattainable love of his father.

 


Space Kiddettes (Houston, TX)
https://spacekiddettes.com/

Live from Houston, Texas, Space Kiddettes invite you to jump around with them to the galaxy’s hottest new wave jams. Three-time finalist for OutSmart Magazine’s Gayest and Greatest Local Band and listed as one of the “8 LGBTQ+ Local Artists You Should Know” these space-brained delinquents mix pop culture sound bytes, onstage banter, and pop sensibility in the ultimate tribute to being strange.

 

Saturday February 23, 2019
Easy Credit Group Presents: Swimwear Department, The Guacamole Police, Space Kiddettes
Doors 8pm, 21+, Presale $5, At the Door $8
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