Monday 04 June 2018 – Rudyard’s Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)

 

 

Houston Press Best of 2013 Winner
Best Open-Mike Comedy Night Houston 2013
“With a decent amount of local talent, Houston deserves more stages to feature homegrown comics. Thankfully, Rudz has stepped forward to devote one night a week to nurturing newcomers and showcasing seasoned vets…you can check out a rotating cast of characters, for free — you’d be pretty hard-pressed to find a more fun way to spend a Monday night. Especially if your next Monday night involves going to a funeral. Trust us, this’ll be waaaay funnier.” – Houston Press
Our Free Comedy Open Mic Show Opens At 7:30. Show starts at 8:00

Sunday 03 June 2018 – Public Poetry Presents: Poetry Workshop with RJ Wright and Erica Nicole

This poetry workshop is given by two award winning slam poets with day jobs in mental health. The workshop will incorporate aspects from their professional life and from the poetic. At work they use collaborative treatment plans with a patient-centered care model that focuses on an individual’s strengths, their goals, and what barriers exist to achieving their goals. As poets, RJ & Erica employ literary devices to convey a wide range of emotions and create a story that audiences can empathize with and relate to.

Their workshop will focus on the personification of each individual’s strengths and the barriers they face in life. RJ and Erica will guide the workshop participants in outlining the characteristics of their strengths and barriers, and crafting a poem based on their relationship to the topic. They encourage everyone to participate and Towards the end of the workshop to share their work (whether it be the whole poem, a line or a concept)

TICKETS $10 at the door

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.

 

Friday 01 June 2018 – The March Divide, Goodnight Gallows, Brightwire, Blast Dad

The March Divide (El Paso, TX)
http://themarchdivide.com/

“It statrs with one of those perfect pop—with power!—songs, all jangly descending riffage culled from the Guided by Voices Book of Oomph, a propulsive back beat (that you can’t lose, natch), yearning-yet-emphatic vocals that’d make a Superchunk fan stand up and salute, a heartbeat, drop-out midsection that steers you directly up to the pinnacle. No matter that “Exit Signs” is a cautionary, pessimistic tune about good times that are in danger of going bad (although the closing chorus tentatively reassures that “it’ll be all right”); by track’s end, Jared Putnam has hooked you, in all the ways rock ‘n’ roll is supposed to hook you. (Hold that thought, please….)

San Antonio-based Putnam, essentially a one-man band, now on full-length number three, has steadily been refining his musical vision, to the point that Saturdays is easily the most assured effort from the March Divide to date. There are songs so effortlessly accessible that you could imagine them being slotted into an I Heart Radio playlist without blinking—he’d teach the listening audience a thing or two about craft, methinks, as opposed to no-substance flash and image—and there are songs as visionary and forward-thinking as GbV’s Robert Pollard was back in the day, during his ahead-of-the-pop-curve days.” – BLURT MAGAZINE — Fred Mills

“The March Divide is essentially just one man named Jared Putnam. His new record “Saturdays” with white cover art recruits only one other musician, drummer Austin Busbee. Putnam has almost single-handedly made his “white album.”

This 14 track project deserves to be likened to the Beatles’ celebrated 1968 musical kaleidoscope with pure white jacket because it’s so good.” – The Norman Transcript — Doug Hill

 

Goodnight Gallows (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/goodnightgallows/

Goodnight Gallows is a Houston, Texas-based punk rock band.  Formed in fall of 2016, the four-piece group is composed of two veterans of the Houston music scene and two newcomers to town, all of whom bonded over a mutual fondness for drinking beer in dark, loud rooms.

 

Brightwire (Houston, TX)
http://brightwiremusic.com

After a couple of years of touring as a harmony vocalist with Samuel Barker, Kim Daniels (now Barker!) started writing songs and taking an active role in the artistic direction the arrangements of Samuel’s older songs. Then, as Samuel’s son, Ian, joined the duo on bass, it became clear that continuing as a solo artist made no sense for Samuel, so, Brightwire was born.

After a few months of touring and playing shows, Samuel and Kim got married on March 11, 2017 and have no slowed down since. Ian has taken on a few roles in various orchestra projects, which has limited his appearances in the live setting recently, but remains a vital part of the recording and artistic process for Brightwire.

Currently, the trio are working on their debut album and racking up all the miles they can travelling around the country playing their songs for anyone with an ear to lend.

 

 

Blast Dad (Galveston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/blastdad/

Thursday 31 May 2018 – God Fearing Fuck, Cryptic Void, Apocalyptic Noise Syndicate, ULLATEC, DDA

God Fearing Fuck (Houston, TX)
https://godfearingfuck.bandcamp.com/

 

Cryptic Void (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/crypticvoidgrind/

 

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Apocalyptic Noise Syndicate (Houston, TX)
https://abstractorchestrations.bandcamp.com/album/apocalyptic-noise-syndicate-gangrene-discharge-split

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Thursday 31 May 2018 – Thursday Night Dart Tourney at Rudz (7-10pm)

 

Every Thursday, Houston Darts Association and Rudyard’s hosts a Blind Draw Doubles tournament with registration starting at 7:00pm and first throw at 7:30pm.  Cash prizes are handed out to the top finishers and half of the tournament pot is graciously matched by Rudyard’s to juice up stakes.  The BBD tournament will include a best of three format, starting with 501 and Cricket, and team member’s randomly matched before the tournament starts.  Entry fee’s will be determined at the start of the tournament but are generally $5 with optional buy-in’s for a mystery out.  If there are enough interested following the BBD tournament we will follow up with a singles tournament of similar fashion.

Shoot well everyone!

** Membership in the HDA is absolutely NOT required to enter and all skill levels are welcome. **