Merkava (Houston, TX)
Dust in the Void (Houston, TX)
Ethereal (Houston, TX)
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Mary Cutrufello (Saint Paul, MN)
Mary Cutrufello, 46, has been known as a Texas honky-tonk heroine, a fiery Midwestern roots-rocker, and a powerhouse acoustic performer in her 25 years in the music business. Connecticut-raised and Yale-educated, she’s made records showcasing all of those facets of her identity as her musical journey has taken her from the East Coast to Houston and now to Minnesota. Her music mixes the themes and jangly chords of the heartland with a heapin’ helping of Texas twang. Her voice, now weathered but still pitch-strong, finds new depths of meaning in her performances. Over the years, she’s also refined and deepened her approach to playing guitar. She says it’s all about tone, feel, and rhythm, the right part for the song–but as anyone who’s seen her tear-it-up live shows can attest, her lead skills put her in a class with the best of the Lone Star, North Star—or any other—State.
$10 / 21+ / doors 6pm
Cactus Flowers (Houston, TX)
Drawing inspiration from late 60s psych rock to the more fuzzed out demonic tones of the 70s stoner casualties — Cactus Flowers delivers the hypnotic sound of ecstasy in slow motion. The Houston-based three piece formed in 2016 and were quickly added to the Houston music scene – playing several showcases and landing a recording session at Steamboat Amp Works.
Treehouse Project (Houston, TX)
“Got to pay your dues…” The lyric from the old song “It Don’t Come Easy” resonates for the late-blooming Treehouse Project band. Breaking in and knocking on the door of the music scene in Houston is not as easy as singing a song. Treehouse Project is not your typical band either. The trio of rock groove-makers performs a raw, progressive sound it calls “garage prog,” putting their original music out however and wherever they can.
The High Mile (Houston, TX)
Starting off as a two piece, The High Mile began as a friendship amongst college classmates and eventually grew from there. The band is now a four piece group comprised of Randy “Rasta” Mendoza on bass and vocals, Mike Wagner on guitar, Ryan Damian on drums, and Ryan Heffernan on keys, guitars, and vocals. Their combined influences bring a new twist on reggae and the Red Sun EP is the epitome of where they are at with their sound right now.
The Dirty Seeds (Houston, TX)
Face melting stoner rock with enough of a groove to trick white people into thinking they know how to dance
The Society of Bandits (Houston, TX)
The Society of Bandits is a power trio from Houston Texas, enslaved to the soul of rock and roll and eternally bound to the groove, they play a unique brand of southern rock and they play it loud.
$10 / 21+ / doors 7pm
And yet, another killer lineup! Check it out February 13 @ Rudyard’s British Pub! Crimespree on tour and locals DaggerHead, el Desmadre, and Dandruff!! Sick lineup!!!
Daggerhead (Houston, TX)
Crimespree (Plymouth, MA)
El Desmadre (Houston, TX)
BLUNT (Houston TX)
Dandruff (Houston, TX)
The Buddys (Houston, TX)
We’ll be rockin’ UPSTAIRS at Rudz…playing some of your favorites that don’t deserve to be locked away in your memories! Our music is all over the place hot from the 50s into the 90s. It’s plugged in – it’s familiar – it’s rock!
Returning for the second year in a row, Mildred’s Umbrella (MU) is teaming up with Rudyard’s British Pub and Houstonia Magazine for ‘Women Rock,’ a fundraiser benefiting the theater company’s 2019-20 season. The benefit concert will feature local female-fronted bands and solo artists, a silent auction, and a VIP section with hors d’oeuvres from Rudyard’s celebrated chef, Jordan Economy.
“We had such a great time putting the concert together last year that we decided to make it our annual fundraiser,” said Managing Director Rebecca Ayres. “This year is going to be a bit bigger though, with more musical acts and silent auction items spread throughout the venue.”
Associate Artistic Director and Concert Coordinator Miranda Morris added, “This fundraiser is vital for Mildred’s Umbrella. It’s our largest fundraiser of the year and will kick start our 2019/2020 season. Partnering with these great female artists to present ‘Women Rock’ again this year, is an honor and we are so grateful for their support. We’re taking over both floors at Rudyard’s for the 2019 concert; it’s going to be huge!”
Signed on for the 2019 concert are: Miears, Pretty Vacant, Quinn the Brain, Marina Rocks, Annika Chambers Band, Sweet Mama Cotton, Benita, Lazer Kittenz, Alli Villines, and more.
The funds raised from the evening will support MU’s theatrical productions and reading series, which promote both emerging and recognized women playwrights and directors, and its outreach program, Partners for A.R.T., which puts theater to work for local women service organizations.
The Second Annual “Women Rock” benefit concert will be held at Rudyard’s British Pub on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Doors open at 6:00pm and concert will start at 6:30pm. Party Package Tickets (includes 2 premium drink tickets) are $25, and VIP tickets (includes drink tickets and access to VIP area) are $50. Presale tickets are available online at www.mildredsumbrella.com. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call 832-463-0409 or email email@example.com.