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The Rundown, Pt. 2: Ghost Mice @ Amy's...And Beyond (aka "A Brief Holiday") [2/15/2009 12:00:00 PM]:
A bit of administrative-type news first -- I'm heading out shortly for a much-needed vacation to the wife's sister's place in London (well, Ealing, actually, but it's technically London, although that's a bit like saying Surfside is technically Houston), so things're likely to be a bit quiet on the blogging/reviewing/etc. front for next week-and-a-half or so.
Don't fret, though; I'm not taking this opportunity to meander off into the sunset a la the Skyline site. SCR will be back to normal as soon as I get home & get things unpacked. In the meantime, though, I wanted to mention a few cool upcoming things...
Most crucially, on Tues., February 24th, Kirke of Teenage Kicks has set up a show featuring sing-along folk-punkers Ghost Mice and local quirky/sweet folksters Sew What over at Amy's Ice Cream (3816 Farnham). I'm seriously, seriously happy to see shows happening at Amy's once again -- I've got fond memories of Matty & Mossy and Junior Varsity playing there, among others. Show's at 8PM, and there's no cover, but Kirke suggests donating a bit to the bands for gas money & whatnot.
There's still plenty going on while I'm out, btw, so here's an abbreviated list for those looking for things to do:
Tues., February 17:
Songwriters Night, featuring John Evans, Benny Notgrass, & Little Joe Argo @ McGonigel's Mucky Duck
Then Something Happened/Linda Ln./Sunrise & Ammunition/Litost @ Alvin Bowling Center (300 Motel Dr., Alvin; 7PM, $6)
Wed., February 18:
The Snake Charmers (CD release)/Robin Kirby/Otis Futhermucker/Helicopter Jones @ Bohemeo's
Thurs., February 19:
The Born Liars (record release)/Welfare Mothers @ Sound Exchange (8PM, all ages)
Skeleton Dick/Jumping Stray/A Dream Asleep/The Monocles @ Rudyard's
Clandestine @ McGonigel's Mucky Duck
Bleeding Through/The Acacia Strain/As Blood Runs Black/Impending Doom/Before...There Was Rosalyn @ Javajazz Coffee House (Spring)
Fri., February 20:
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead/Funeral Party/Midnight Masses @ Walter's on Washington
Electric Attitude/The Goods/The Wonderland Avenue/Alkari @ The Mink
The Suspects @ The Continental Club
Bayou Monster/Little Brother Project/The Blue Threads/Soulever Lift/The Red Line/House of Orange/Woodpecker @ Fitzgerald's
KTRU Battle of the Bands, featuring a bunch of Rice-folk bands @ Lovett Undergrounds (Rice Univ. campus; 7PM)
...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead @ Cactus Music (TBA)
Heads Up Houston Launch Party, featuring Dave Wrangler & more @ Boondocks
Sat., February 21:
Lucinda Williams/Buick 6 @ Warehouse Live (Ballroom)
Loretta Lynn @ Arena Theatre
Danseparc Is For Covers, featuring Diamonds & Pearls (as Prince & The Revolution; mem. of Future Blondes, Indian Jewelry, & The Entertainment System), P.L.F., The Caprolites (as The Jesus & Mary Chain), Chocolate Crucifix (as The Go-Go's), & more @ Numbers
Scale The Summit (CD release) @ Warehouse Live (Studio)
D.R.U.M. @ Onion Creek Coffeehouse
America/Second Day Red @ Stafford Centre (Stafford)
Sun., February 22:
The Reign of Kindo/Tastydactyls/Air and Ivory @ Javajazz Coffee House (Spring)
Mon., February 23:
Earnie Banks/The McKenzies @ Boondocks
Son Volt @ The Continental Club
Tues., February 24:
Flogging Molly/The Loved Ones/Beat Union @ Verizon Wireless Theater
The Chieftains @ Jones Hall
See y'all when we get back...
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