Friday 06 July 2012 – The Suffers * The Bandulus * DJ Moonstomp


The Suffers (Houston, TX)

Comprised of current and former members of Los Skarnales, Heptic Skeptic, Idigenous, and others, The Suffers are just a few guys(and girl) having a good time playing music that they love.

2012 Houston Press Music Awards Nominees for
Best New Act-The Suffers
Best Female Vocals- Kam Franklin
Best ska/reggae/dub-The Suffers


The Bandulus (Austin, TX)

The Bandulus (BAN-DOO-LOOS) came to life in the summer of 2008. Formed by Jeremy Peña, the band plays traditional ska, rocksteady, and reggae.

The Bandulus released their debut album “Ska, Reggae, Soul” in July of 2010 that features an all star cast including Vic Ruggiero of the Slackers, Matt Jacobs, Ryan Scroggins, and former Stingers rhythm section Willy Camero and Patrick Kelly.

Bandulus have already shared the stage with yesterdays and todays top ska and reggae acts including the originators of ska The Skatalites, The Wailers, The Slackers, Easy Star All Stars, and The Aggrolites.



DJ Moonstomp (Sorry, Info On Line)


Thursday 05 July 2012 – Morgue City * Dead Man’s Ransom * After Party

Morgue City (Houston, TX)

Morgue City is a band that has gone through many many changes in sound and personnel. Like any successful project in the entertainment world it must be made up of resilient and determined people. This is the case with Morgue City. The band that has a rock attack intensity as well as a more sinister edge as it delves into the darker realms of noiz and it’s concurrent drones. Some of the Morgue City sound is very pop rock oriented but there is always a deviant grind of sound laced in the song work. The band consists of two musicians with a very long history in the music business. Founder, SPIKE the Percussionist, is known from a long list of projects that include Astrogenic Hallucinauting, Childman, Doggebi, Delicate Terror and as the music director for the world renowned flesh suspension group Constructs of Ritual Evolution – CoRE. The lead guitar and vocals are handled by Raul who is a multi instrumentalist and has a long history of studio work and touring. Raul hails from such bands as M-87 and was the former bass player for Bozo Porno Circus. The result is a musical conglomeration both hauntingly familiar and refreshingly new as well as powerful and beautifully dark. Combine the likes of everything from classical to jazz and gloom to power noiz with catchy lyrics, sophisticated beats, and musically diverse melodies and the result is Morgue City.


Dead Man’s Ransom  (Houston, TX)

Dead Man’s Ransom is an Alternative Rock/Blues band based out of Houston, Texas.

Eric Lauer – Vox/Guitars

Andretti Medina – Guitars

Mike Neyra – Drums


After Party (Houston, TX)

Formed in 2008 as a side project for Ralf Armin (Dead Roses, Pain Teens, Culturcide, Truth Decay, Bride of Pinbot, Swarm of Angels, Really Red) and Kirston (Apocalypse Forecast), After Party is the band that always brings the party and closes the house. After Party will play anytime and anywhere that there has been a party, or will bring the party if one is needed.

FYI, that track is the first recording from last year and was recorded with the internal mic on Ralf’s little tape player. It’s supposed to sound that bad and we haven’t recorded anything since then. Should have something up by the middle of June. Might even use a superior format, but haven’t decided yet.


Tuesday 03 July 2012 – Venomous Maximus (Tour Fundraiser Show) * The American Heist * A-dream Asleep

Venomous Maximus (Houston, TX)

Houston’s Venomous Maximus gurgles with the sounds of proto-metal gods Pentagram and Blue Cheer as well as new-school leaders like High on Fire. The headspace of this band falls somewhere between a Alejandro Jodorowsky film and a New Orleans voodoo den. Hail Satan and pass the chicken feet.

Bands we’ve played with: High on Fire, Mastodon, Pentagram, Eyehategod, Fu Manchu, The Sword, Valiant Thorr, Red Fang, deadhorse, Royal Thunder, Tombs, Early Man, Torche, Honky, Dixie Witch, Black Cobra, Priestess, Black Tusk, Bison BC, Dead Meadow, Green and Wood, Gypsyhawk, Suplecs, Ancient VVisdom

The American Heist (Houston, TX)

Hailing from Houston, TX, The American Heist formed in early 2008. As a band they have played with the likes of AGAINST ME!, Mad Sin, The Hold Steady, $wingin Utter$, The Adolescents, Flatfoot 56, The Street Dogs, Fake Problems, The Koffin Kats and Reverend Horton Heat and they don’t show any signs of slowing down. The Heist recorded their first E.P. in April of 2009 in Austin, TX that was released through Cutthroat Records and a full length released August of 2010 through the same label.

A dream Asleep (Houston, TX)

A dream Asleep is a Hardcore band from Houston Texas. Combining influences of Punk, Metal, Southern Rock, Indie Rock and many others A dream Asleep creates a heart pounding sound that fuels the energy packed live performance.
Erik Girth and Ryan Girth were born and raised in Las Vegas Nevada and moved to Houston in their late teens. Mike Seals, Justin Smith and Aaron Perez all grew up in Houston. A dream Asleep formed in early 2006 with Ryan and Erik’s old band PM Theory.
Most of the members of PM Theory first started A dream Asleep with Aaron Perez on drums as the only new member. The old singer had to leave the band for personal reasons and A dream Asleep shortly found a new singer in their old PM Theory videographer and friend Mike Seals. Justin Smith had played guitar for A Royal Tragedy, which had disbanded. He shortly after came on board make what is now A dream Asleep.
In June 2011 Rikki Youngblood joined A dream Asleep making the band a 5 piece again with lead and rythem guitars.

Monday 02 July 2012 – A Couple Of Stand Up Guys Open Mic & The Roast Of Joe Bates

A Couple Of Stand Up Guys Open Mic & The Roast Of Joe Bates

Our Free Comedy Open Mic Show Opens At 9:00. Show starts at 9:30.

You’re Guest Hosts This Week Are
Zac Brooks
Stephen Cook

Feature Act This Week Is The Roast Of Joe Bates

1 Bo Toups
2 Owen Dunn
3 Taurean Tomlin
4 Mills McCoin
5 Matthew Broussard
6 Jimmy Jam
7 Chase Durousseau
8 Coleman Cox
9 Stephen Cook & Zac Brooks
10 Cody Greenlee
11 Canice Nnanna
12 Matt Han
13 Mark Hurtado
14 Will Seagrim

To Sign Up Shout Out The Number You Want On This Event Wall.

I’ll Update The List as Frequently As Possible. Don’t Call Out The Same Number As Someone Else. You Won’t Get It.

1 Phil Roth
2 Catherine Wright
3 Wayne Havens
4 Al Bahmani
5 Josh Gumbayan
6 Russel Simek
7 Aaron Barrett
8 Brian Zeolla
9 Stephanie Fisher
10 Steven Padilla
11 Dusti Rhodes
12 Ku Egenti
14 Miguel Dominguez
15 Kenneth Johnson
16 Tim Mathis
17 Bree Quin
18 Jonathan J Coleman
19 Jim Choy
20 Derrick Bryant

Each Performer Will Get 6 Minutes.
Stand Up. Spoken Word. Sing a Song.
As long as it’s humorous. We’ll allow it.

Saturday 30 June 2012 -Maiestas * Spectral Manifest * Brimwylf

It was the year 1991, and, looking to form a band, Dave ward went to a local underground record store in Dallas, Texas to look at ads placed by others also searching for band members. The one that caught his eye was placed by drummer mike Rangel and guitarist joseph Herrera. Dave called mike, loaded his marshal half-stack and ironbird battle axe, and went to meet him.

It was a meeting of war-brothers who had grown up listening to the same bands (possessed, bathory, venom, kreator, mercyful fate, celtic frost, hellhammer, sabbat, destruction, and dark angel), and spent their early years skipping school, drinking beer, running speed, and smoking dope.
A few years went by, and they became involved with other bands and projects (magus, bael, and absu). Dave, realizing he was getting sidetracked, broke ties with other bands in 1994, and focused on what he had set out to do from the beginning: play and write music that would be a soundtrack for the violent thoughts within his mind.

Reclusive once more, mike and Dave played constantly for the years to come.
Now the year is 2001, and they have brought on war brothers jay eimandoust and Dave Vaughan to complete the rhythm section.

Through the years of playing together, they never had a name for the band. Thinking seriously of a way to describe how they feel about music, maiestas has risen. They are masters of their own creation, fall to none, and promote vehemence, wrath, hate, anger, and destruction of all mankind.

We are very much into black metal, thrash metal and death metal. Maiestas prides its self on old school riffs maintaining an extreme sound with heavy black metal and thrash metal influences. We try not to sound like any other bands or genres we just wanna be as heavy and extreme as we can.

Maiestas then reformed in the winter of 2010 with addition hellblaster on bass. Jj returned as second guitar player, d ward stayed as main guitar and vocals, and of course bael occultus maintained his drumming post. Thus here we are in 2011 ready to destroy anything in our path. So come join our path of destruction.

Spectral Manifest (Houston, TX)
SPECTRAL MANIFEST are intent on raping the ears of the unwilling and molesting the ears of the devoted. On January 11th, 2009, the 3 track rehearsal demo EP In Shadows Unseen was released and Wraith Metal was born. It has already garnered reviews in several underground metal zines and now the band has released their April 20th, 2009 performance in the form of a DVD entitled Wraith Insurrection: Live @ Sound Exchange. 

On June 29th 2010, Wraith Horde Assault was released. Featuring 5 tracks captured live from the soundboard at Walter’s on Washington here in Houston, TX, this release sees the duo going full throttle with their brand of what is dubbed as wraith metal.

SPECTRAL MANIFEST have opened for old school legends like Texas death metal lords IMPRECATION, as well as new school thrash acts like VEKTOR and EXMORTUS.

In the summer of 2011, SPECTRAL MANIFEST announced the addition of bassist Ulfr Thorvaldson (ex-EPIC DEATH) to their ranks. Since that time, they have been holed up in their rehearsal studio working on material for their as yet untitled full length release as well as making an appearance at the first Building Temples From Death Fest held in Houston, TX and the second annual Gathering of Bestial Vengeance Fest in Dallas, TX.

Wraith Hordes Unite!

Brimwylf (Houston, TX)

Black metal has been sorely underrepresented in [Houston] and I think in many ways that has contributed to the stagnation of the local scene as a whole.

The guys in the recently formed Brimwylf however aim to remedy this deficit in the Houston metal scene by firing out blasts of grim Norwegian inspired black metal. Formed in the summer of 2011, Brimwylf have made some amazingly rapid strides towards making themselves known not only in Houston, but in the newly stirring American black metal scene in general through the upcoming release of their debut EP. The Metal Pigeon has had the opportunity to get a sneak preview, and be relieved! There are no shoegaze influences, hipster tendencies, nor nonsense spewing ideologies or manifestos to be found here; just raw, aggressive, razor sharp, relentless black metal fury. And they’re only getting started. – . The Metal Pigeon



Friday 29 June 2012 – Soup * Only Beast * Journey Agents

Soup (Austin, TX)

SOUP has been moving feet since 2006 when two musicians with like-minded tastes began playing local bars and clubs in the East Texas area. Between Colt Pope’s sweet, crooner voice and Anthony Parrotta’s rhythmic bass a new sound began to form. After developing a devoted following, the pair decided to move away from a two man gig and start a full band. Anthony knew just the right men for the job. S…imon Page grew up in Ft. Worth with Anthony and began tearing up the guitar at the age of 16; Josh Bickley played drums alongside Simon in the alt/rock band Lean. The ripping sound of the guitar and the driving beat of the drums mixed with the already mellow sounds of the bass creating the perfect back drop for the painfully soulful wail of the vocals. In 2008 SOUP had their debut show and live recording at Banita Creek Saloon in Nachogdoches, Tx. Feeling the pressures of small town life versus big life dreams, all of the members felt it was time to relocate to a bigger stage. Centered in Austin, SOUP has been building a following around Texas for half a decade. Having a essence of “soulful, blues-rock” with taste of grunge, SOUP believes there is no sound like the live sound, and they are guaranteed to entertain an audience of any age.

Only Beast (Houston, TX)

“Anti-matter in leprous hands. They will summon demons and use them as coffee tables to prop their feet on.”
– Stephan B. Wyatt (Illegal Wiretaps) describing Only Beast




Journey Agents (Houston, TX)

The Journey Agents (commonly referred to as the J.A.’s) are a Houston-based, six member funk ensemble. The music, simply and conveniently classified as funk, is all original (barring the occasional Curtis Mayfield or Lonnie Liston Smith jam) and often explores other territories as well. Latin, percussion-heavy samba rhythms, textures of jazz, and energy of rock are elements that can also be found in the grease bucket. Cosmic, spacy vibes, yet earth-rooted and tightly arranged movements, are designed to be crowd-centric. A phased out Rhodes piano is a common centerpiece, and is punctuated by the warm tube glow, mid 70’s virtuosity and analogue know-how of the players (whose collective name was modeled after a piece by Rashaan Roland Kirk.) The band’s shared passion for the likes of the Isley Brothers and Roy Ayers is a clear central influential force. The lyrical content often revolves around such politically charged, spiritually aware themes as fried chicken and Cadillacs – subjects many musicians and global leaders are afraid to touch. But the JA’s be puttin’ it in yo earhole anyhow.

2010 & 2011 Houston Press Music Awards nominees for Best R&B/Funk/Soul

Friday 22 June 2012 – Poor Dumb Bastards * Project Grimm * Luxurata

Poor Dumb Bastards (Houston, TX)

PDB was formed in March 1991 by long time hetero life partners and musical collaborators, Mike Porterfield and Byron Dean. The initial interest was to find a means to get into Emo’s for free, later they discovered Emo’s was always free. 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 set out create a genre all their own, hence “Texas Drunk Rock” was born. Add the non bass playing talents of Steve Scholtes and the competent, metronomic drumming of Chi Chi Macoola, and PDB were able to carve their initials on the bathroom door of the Texas music scene. Through the many years and many lineup changes, but these Ill-minded sewer rockers have stayed true to their founding principals. POWER, PERFORMANCE, PERVERSION


Project Grimm (Houston, TX)

A decidedly less experimental group than its most direct predecessor, the Mike Gunn, Project Grimm was formed in 1995 by Gunn frontman and guitarist John Cramer to satisfy his urges to be a bit more straightforward in his approach to guitar rock. Interested in looking to build a band around this new direction, Cramer called local drummer Rick Costello (…of Houston band Bleachbath) who volunteered his services straight away. Drew Calhoun joined on bass, and former Schlong Weasel (University of Houston “branch”) member Jim Otterson rounded out the lineup as second guitarist. Their first show, on July 3, 1995 was followed by recording sessions that would result in their first album, Lying Down out on Linus Pauling Quartet’s Ramon Medina (also a former Schlong Weasel-er) Worship Guitars label in 1996. The pace of recording and releasing would slow down considerably for the band, which wouldn’t quite get around to releasing the follow-up until 2003. In the meantime, Bo Morris would take over on drums for the kicked out Rick Costello, and Cramer would work with former Mike Gunn colleague Scott Grimm on his Dunlavy project. July 2003 would see the release of Project Grimm’s second album, Huge Beings (released on Camera Obscura’s Australian sister label Camera Lucida), but it would also see the band split — on the very day of the album’s release. Leader John Cramer would later appear as a solo artist working under the name the Powers of Light & Darkness, and played sporadic shows around Houston. – Chris M. True via

Luxurata (Houston, TX)

Get lost in the sonic rock and delicate melodies of this dual guitar band. The unique alt-pop/indie rock sound will leave you wanting more. Luxurata was formed in the spring of 2002 and consisted of long time musical collaborators Mike Porterfield (vocals & bass) and Brian Schack (guitar), Dave Darby (drums, formerly of Ruskabank). Texas guitar legend Harry O’ (from the famed Zealots) joined in 2011. The diverse musical background of its members comes together in the unique alt-pop/indie rock sound of the band. Compositions range from sonic guitar rock to delicate melodies.