Best Open-Mike Comedy Night Houston 2013
Best Open-Mike Comedy Night Houston 2013
The NEXT/SA Creepers (Texas and California)
Once there was a time in Austin Texas, when there was only one punk club. There were more than a few discos, but one punk club. It was called Raul’s. The NEXT was a early punk band that performed there regularly. We put every new band or act that we could find on stage at our shows. It was all part of the name, The NEXT. If you were new and did your own thing, we wanted you. We promoted art and sound. Many great people and bands helped our dreams come true. It wasn’t about the money it was about art and character. We love you for you being you, and we hope you share your love for the art and sound of All those who are making this show great. We’re bringing you what we got. You show us what it’s all about. That is why our t-shirts are printed with Raul’s Lives. That’s how we rolled in 1977. Now it’s this way. We are proud the be on this show with such great bands. This will be good !!
Pat Todd & the Rank Outsiders (Los Angeles, CA)
For over twenty years, THE LAZY COWGIRLS were the undisputed kings of Los Angeles underground Rock ‘n’ Roll, releasing countless singles and albums for labels such as Sympathy For the Record Industry, Crypt, Bomp!, and Gearhead. Wayne Coyne, of The Flaming Lips, called them an “American Institution”. The Cowgirls may be no more, but their founder, vocalist and songwriter, Pat Todd, has released a two CD set with his new band, Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders entitled “The Outskirts of Your Heart”. The album is nothing less than the culmination of two years of hard work, love and determination…
Produced and engineered by former Sparks guitarist, Earle Mankey (The Cramps, Concrete Blonde, The Beach Boys, Possum Dixon), at his home studio, “Earle’s Rankoutsider Wreckroom” (whom some have called the “modern Sun studios”), the album reflects the diversity of American Rock ‘n’ Roll, from raunchy rockers like “Alive as Yesterday” to heartfelt laments like “Christmas Day”. As a live band they are a powerhouse- playing one song after another, with everything they have to give. On any given night, they seem to stop time.
The Genzales (Houston, TX)
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.
Brownout (Austin, TX)
An 8-piece outfit formed ten years ago by members of Grammy Award-winning Latin revival orchestra Grupo Fantasma, Brownout has evolved into a musical force all its own. After garnering their third Austin Music Award last year, the band has continued to produce music that is unflinchingly progressive, while evoking the classic influences of artists such asWAR, Cymande and Funkadelic. They’ve performed at events including Bonnaroo, High Sierra Music Festival, Pickathon, FFFFest, Bear Creek Music Festival, Utopia Festival and Pachanga Fest, while regularly touring the U.S. Brownout’s also served as a highly in-demand backing band for artists including Prince, Daniel Johnston, GZA and Bernie Worrell.
The band released Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath Vol. II on October 28th via Ubiquity Records. The recording-the band’s second collection of material by godfathers of metal Black Sabbath-includes reimagined versions of “Fairies Wear Boots,” “Snowblind” and “Supernaught.” The tracks “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” and “Symptom of the Universe” features vocals by Ghostland Observatory’s Aaron Behrens.
Brownout has released four previous albums including Brownout presents Brown Sabbath (Ubiquity Records 2015) Homenaje (Freestyle Records 2008), Aguilas & Cobras (Six Degrees 2009) and Oozy (Nat Geo 2012).
Their latest release, Over the Covers (Fat Beats 2017), was widely acclaimed by critics and heralds the next chapter for the band as it continues to evolve and explore new and funky musical realms.
Money Chicha (Austin, TX)
Austin-based psychedelic cumbia band incorporating the sounds of fuzz, reverb and heavy percussion. Debut album “Echo en Mexico” available on Vampisol records.
El primer grupo chicha de Austin, incorporado los sonidos psicodélicos de guitarras, distorcion, y reverberación con la percusión pesada. El álbum “Echo en México” ya está disponible en “Vampisol Records”
“Listening to Money Chicha feels a bit like taking a hit of acid, downing a couple shots of Tequila, and hopping a plane to 1960s Peru. If that particular combination of drugs and time travel sounds even a little interesting, you owe it to yourself to spend some time with this unique Austin band. Nominally a mildly alcoholic beverage popular with workers across South America, Chicha became synonymous with a distinctive genre of music that mixes the distorted guitar sounds of American psychedelic rock with traditional Colombian cumbia. Now combine that heady brew with a little South Texas swagger and some bruising Latin funk and you’ll get a feel for Money Chicha’s music. Sounds pretty crazy, right? That’s because it is. It’s the kind of music that rewires your brain, awakens your spirit animal, and takes you places you’ve never been.” – KUTX 98.9 Austin
MDC (Portland, OR)
MDC (Millions of Dead Cops) is an American punk rock band formed in Austin, Texas in 1981. The band was subsequently based in San Francisco, California, and are currently based in Portland, Oregon. Originally formed as The Stains before changing their name, the band also changed their name to a different initialism of MDC with every new record released. They play fast hardcore punk music espousing far-left sociopolitical ideals, with singer Dave Dictor expressing his animal rights, gay rights, transgender rights, pro-racial equality and anti-capitalist convictions.
Formed in late 1970s as The Stains and playing their first gig under this name in August 1980, MDC were one of three pioneering hardcore punk bands in Austin, Texas, in the early ’80s, alongside The Dicks and Big Boys. These bands frequently played together and established the Austin hardcore scene. They released one single as the Stains in 1981, featuring a slower version of the future MDC song “John Wayne Was a Nazi” backed with “Born to Die”. Both songs were later released on the debut MDC album.
MDC’s singer, Dave Dictor, returned with an entirely new backing line-up in 2000, which included Long Island musicians Matt Van Cura,(bass) Erik Mischo,(guitar) and John Soldo,(Drums). MDC released a new album, Magnus Dominus Corpus, in 2004. They took part in a 25th anniversary world tour in 2005, with an all-original lineup. Following the death of Mikey Donaldson in September 2007, MDC has been touring the U.S. and Europe extensively with the Dictor/Posner/Smith/Schvitz lineup.Recently, the band has been based in Portland, Oregon.
The Elected Officials (Santa Fe, NM / Austin, TX)
The Elected Officials is an anarcho-hardcore punk band from Austin, TX and Santa Fe New Mexico. Former members of at least 15 other bands, EO delivers ripping hardcore punk rock. With lyrics about corporate politics, big box stores, religious pundits and oppression, we hope to inspire punks to get involved with social issues and participate in the glolbal DIY community. Fighting for Social Justice is a way of life and talking about it is just the beginning….
Speedealer (Dallas, TX)
Texas Massacre (Houston, TX)
TXM= TX Massacre of thrash, punk a little hardcore. Must see and smell to understand.
Guitar – Travis Maharg, long time Houstonian formerly of Allied Aggression, Dixie Waste and other current noise makers “Hell’s Engine” still churning out wickedly killer riffs.
Suicide Pandemic (Houston, TX)
Wülfskol (Houston, TX)
Ayasoltec (Austin, TX)
Nebethet (Beaumont, TX)
DEAD STUFF (Houston, TX)
All Gonna Die (Houston, TX)
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