Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Spot The Local Music Curmudgeon - October 11th Edition

posted by Ramon Medina - LP4 @ 7:49 PM

-A weekly blog where I highlight one show I definitely expect to attend (see *) and throw in a few more that I'd like to and might see given the money and the time.-
This Week we have two big events worthy of your consideration in our spotlight; The Westheimer Block Party and The Axiom reunion Show.

This Week's Double Spotlight


-Saturday October 13th
*Westheimer Block Party

(Too many Bands to name just click on this Stage Guide)

Oh what you thought we weren't going to toot our own horn? C'mon we're allowed.

Yes, it's another 9 hours feast of music highlighting some of Houston's best and brightest. You have your favorites and I have mine but since you aren't writing this you'll just have to deal with one man's list. Here's what I'd recommend piling on your plate. At the Avante Garden stage I'd look to get me a serving of Balaclavas and Free Radicals. At the Mango's stage I'll make sure to add some Bases Loaded, Bully Pulpit, John Muzak and Rusted Shut. Then at the Numbers stage you can chase Rustler Hearts of Animals. Eugenious, and Cop Warmth with a shot of Dead Roses, Sideshow Tramps, and Golden Axe. Cap that off with DJ's at La Strada and all in all a fine meal. Now you know of course how much this is going to set you back? Nothin' baby. That's how we roll here at the Free Press.


-Friday & Saturday October 12-13th
*
Axiom 20th Anniversary Reunion
@ Fitzgerald's
(Too many Bands to name just see the poster or see the link above)


A friend recently said to me "At first I thought having the Axiom reunion show at Fitzgerald's was idiotic but then I it hit me how utterly appropriate it was!" Yes, the little building on McKinney, which along with the Pik-N-Pak, gave shelter to the punk and indie bands back in the late 80's and early 90's will have seen 20 years since J.R. Delgado opened it's doors. Everyone has their favorite Axiom story [one of mine concludes with a guy named Kenny walking out naked on mushrooms onto McKinney as two officers in a patrol car slowwwwly come to a stop, take one look at Kenny, look at each other, think better of it, and slowwwly drive off.] The line-up is a pretty sweet list of some of the Axiom's most acclaimed graduates like Sprawl, De Schmog, Academy Black, Sad Pygmy, Cave Reverend, Turmoil in the Toybox, and Grinding Teeth.

Now, I know what you are thinking. Aren't some of these bands more in third season Shatner shape than the young sprites they once were? Maybe, we'll see when we get there but I bumped into Matt Kelly as he was walking into Rudz from a 5 hour rehearsal. 5 Hours!! Meanwhile De Schmog had usurped control of the Bright Men of Learning rehearsal space. Hell, De Schmog is going to have Dianne on vocals! Dianne! That alone is worth the ticket price!

Also This Week

-Sunday October 14th
*
Sprawl, Lick Lick, Free Radicals
@ Rudyard's

In case you are in jail, travelling on Friday, or if you want to get your "Big Ass Jewel" on a second time, Sprawl will be playing a second show at Rudyad's this Sunday night with Lick Lick and Free Radicals. I need say no more.


Not local but worth mentioning this week:


-Friday October 12th
Roky Ericson

@
The Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival

That's right Roky Erickson. Conroe. Cajun Catfish. Get the Van kids!!!!!



- Tuesday October 16th
*Holly GoLightly and the Brokeoffs.
@ Rudyard's (11pm after Comedy)

OK it's not a local show but all you Headcotees devotees are likely pretty excited about this one so I thought I'd mention it.


-Thursday October 11th
*Jesu

@ Walters
For more info see Superunison

Also in the not local category though you'll likely see a bunch of local peeps here. So just throwing that out there for your information.



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