Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Rodeo Schmodeo - Your Weekend Starts Now!

posted by Free Press Houston @ 12:42 PM


By Anna Garza

Urban cowboys and cowgirls, saddle up. Fasten one hand tightly to the flat braided rope and get a good grip because starting tonight, there will be a show every night until the end of this weekend that will attempt to buck you off el toro quicker than Wes Hightower manning the mechanical bull at Gilley's.

THURSDAY March 11:

Loyal readers (all three of you – including my mother) might remember the interview I conducted with Sandy Ewen & Ms. YET a few weeks ago. Tomorrow night you can witness, firsthand, their esoteric configuration of guitar and belly dance. The recent addition of videographer, Christopher Nelson, has added a new dimension pushing the limits beyond sound and movement into Extended Techniques.

Opening the show is the all girl band sensation, Strawberry Watermelon. Contrary to an earlier report floating around the internetz, this is not their debut show. I should know. I am in the band. Fans of dissonance and experimental /improvisational music with an appreciation for Pauline Oliveros will find solace in, with, and around Strawberry Watermelon.

Sound Exchange 1846 Richmond @ Hazard. 8pm. Free. BYOB.

FRIDAY March 12:

The legendary man in a mask and cape is back. No, not Batman... Blowfly! It makes perfect sense for Blowfly to return with his repertoire of raunchy funk jams and play a show centered on naked bicycle riders and bike smut. Ain't America great!?! Don't fight the funk. Peddle yo booty to superhappyfunland and smother Blowfly (and the 12 other bands on the bill) with some southern hospitality.

Complete line-up:

Houston Organizational Rally for World Naked Bike Ride Day

Joe Firstman (Los Angeles)

Midtown Dickens (North Carolina)

Beloved Binge (North Carolina)

Bike Porn 3: Cycle Bound - Film screening 11pm - (no one under 17 admitted)

Blowfly

SHFL 3801 Polk St.

The Hell City Kings are throwing a record release party and handing out free 7"(with admission) as a party favor. Helping the Kings celebrate the release of their Wolf EP are White Rhino, Shit City High and The Wrong Ones. Speaking of their new EP, a review written by yours truly will be posted on this site in the very near future. Until then, go to Mango's, pay the cover, grab your free 7", and drink beers until you forget about your crappy life. Corey Haim would have wanted it that way.

What can be said about Fernando ZlatanCopWarmthTheTakesSomosuno Alejandro that hasn't been said already? The guy radiates everlasting kosmic energy. If Fernando doesn't have a smile on his face, something is wrong with the Universe. It is only fitting to celebrate the birth of this wunderkind before his official date of birth. Fernando's band, SOMOSUNO, will lead the chorus of ¡Feliz cumpleaños! along with Caddywhompus and sIngs.

The Green House (Speak easy on Nance St) 9pm. $4.

Xiu Xiu, Noveller and Girl in a Coma are playing at Warehouse Live. Lots of people care about these bands but, with all due respect, I am not one of them.

Warehouse Live. All ages.

SATURDAY March 13:

Pace yourself for this show because you don't want to do something stupid like get too drunk during the first two or three bands; then pass out under the sink in the ladies room and miss the rest of the lineup.

IRON AGE // BITTER END // POWER TRIP // PRIDE KILLS // THE WEIGHT OF RESPECT// GOLDEN AXE // KILLER APE // ROOTS OF EXILE // ONE AGAINST MANY // HARDSIDE

Walter's on Washington 4215 Washington Ave. Doors @ 5pm All Ages $10

SUNDAY March 14:

Looking for a perfect, low-key ending to your perfect, out of control weekend? Search no further, my friends. A house show featuring the haunting, dark and rich melodies of Inoculist, Golden Arrow Holy Face and Wols set the tone for a serene and tranquil Sunday night.

3910 Driscoll. Free. BYOB.

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