Had this one listed in the Rundown from the other day, but now it turns out its even cooler than I'd figured it would be: Sun., June 3 (i.e., tomorrow), theAUDITION, New Atlantic, The Graduate, and now also Monty Are I and 1997 are all playing at the Java Jazz Coffeehouse up in Spring.
Now, I've rarely been up that way in all my years here in H-town -- that's the insular, pocket-riddled city we live in, sadly -- but I'm damn tempted to make long haul up the freeway to see 1997. These five Chicago kids came out of nowhere and blew yours truly away with their latest (only?) album, A Better View of the Rising Moon; seriously, it walloped me with a heavenly dose of Anniversary-esque harmonies, bludgeoned me with some old-school Mineral epic-ness, and left me sitting, stunned, in the front seat of my car as the blazing guitars and emo-yet-un-bitter rock poured out of the speakers.
Late recommendation, I know, but if you live in the Spring/Kingwood/Humble 'hood -- or are willing to blow the gas money to see a freakin' great band -- get your ass on up to Java Jazz tomorrow night. (And show up early, 'cause I hear those N. Houston kids like their rock emo-/screamo-flavored; it could be pretty packed...)
And to make things even more enticing, now seems like as good a time as any to kick off our first giveaway deal in a looooong while: e-mail us here at Space City Rock ("gaijin" at "spacecityrock" dot "com") with the subject line "1997 rocks my ass!", your name, and your mailing address, and win...dum-da-da-dum...a signed copy of A Better View of the Rising Moon sent to your door by Chicago punk/etc. label Victory Recs. Winners will be selected totally at random, and you only get to enter once, sorry.
Of course, if you enter the contest and you do make it out to the show, you may just have to risk getting two copies of the same disc if you happen to win -- but what the hell, you can always gift it on to a friend, right? Cheers...
Labels: Pseudo-Reviews, Things To Do, Things To Getgaijin || Link || E-mail || 0 comments
All contents © 2010 Space City Rock, unless otherwise credited (photos used on the site excepted).