Yr. Weekend: Venomous Maximus + Nitzer Ebb + Roky Moon & BOLT (reviewed!) + The Posies + Featherface + More
Hey, all — one insane weekend coming up (yeesh…don’t y’all band people go visit your families & whatnot for Thanksgiving?), but unfortunately, I’m kinda short on time to talk about it all, so I’m going to have to run through the next three days (Fri.-Sun., November 26th-28th) real quickly.
Some highlights, though: tomorrow’s massive Venomous Maximus (not to be confused with Venomous Supremacy, mind you; I keep doing that) 7″ release show is going to be flat-out amazing, with appearances by Ghost Town Electric, Hell City Kings, The American Heist, & Omotai, among others.
Beyond that, there’s the Nitzer Ebb show at Numbers (also on Friday), which is a pretty cool thing, since local boys //TENSE// got tapped to open for the electro-industrial icons on their whole U.S. tour. Hats off to the //TENSE// guys; that’s a hell of a feather in their cap, and I’d say they deserve it.
On Saturday, it’s even harder to pick a favorite, seriously. There’s the Roky Moon & BOLT CD release show at The Mink, which features about half of my favorite bands in town right now, like The Tontons, The Mathletes, and Giant Princess (and the BOLT folks themselves — duh). I’ve been listening to the band’s eponymous full-length quite a lot lately, btw, and it’s freaking great; full review over here.
At the same time, there’s also The Posies & Brendan Benson, both of whom I like a hell of a lot; the two bands together make for a gorgeous pile of sweet, sweet power-pop, all shiny & bright. And hey, there’s also the official EP release for Featherface, which is darn good (and reviewed here). Oh, and Arthur Yoria‘s second-to-last show in Houston is the same night.
(Sadly, it appears that Taylor Dayne show at the Arena Theatre has been cancelled. This makes me more bummed than I’d thought it would, honestly.)
Anyway, here’s the full list; have fun!:
Fri., November 26:
Venomous Maximus (7″ release)/Hell City Kings/Bexar County Bastards/Ghost Town Electric/Ryan Scroggins & The Trenchtown Texans/The American Heist/The Hangouts/The Bourgeois Gospel/Omotai/The Wrong Ones @ Fitzgerald’s
Eisley/Ives The Band/Christie Dupree @ Warehouse Live (Studio)
Fat Tony (record release), B L A C K I E, DJ A&A, & DJ iPod Ammo @ The Mink
Mango’s Reloaded, featuring The Boxing Lesson, Gnome Chomsky, Papaya, Art Institute, & Saxton Fox @ Mango’s (8PM)
Carolyn Wonderland @ Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar
Jabberwalkie/The Tyburn Jig/Delanie White @ Nick’s Sports Bar & Grill (1448 Wilcrest)
Stoi Phillips Fashion Show, featuring Journey Agents, Screwtape, Roderick Vonn, & DJ Courtesy @ Jet Lounge
Tody Castillo @ Cactus Music
Gritsy, featuring Sines, Suraj K, John the Third, Upgreyed, Squincy Jones, & Full Effect MC @ Groundhall
Amplified Heat/Split Hoof/Cornhole Dukes @ Rudyard’s
As We March Toward The Sea/Devil Killing Moth/Clouds Hide The Sun @ Super Happy Fun Land
Nitzer Ebb/TENSE/dj wES wALLACE @ Numbers
The Rocket Summer/He Is We/Ariel Abshire @ House of Blues (Bronze Peacock Room)
Sideshow Tramps/Vagabond Swing/The Umbrella Man/Picture Book @ The Continental Club
Reverend Horton Heat @ House of Blues
Secret Policeman’s Ball KPFT Benefit for Dean Becker & the Drug Truth Network @ Last Concert Cafe
Dead In The Dirt/The Delta Block/IPV @ Vinyl Junkie
Sat., November 27:
Roky Moon & BOLT (CD release)/The Tontons/Giant Princess/We Were Wolves/Electric Attitude/The Shells/The Watermarks/Young Girls/The Mathletes @ The Mink ($7, incl. copy of CD)
The Posies/Brendan Benson/Aqueduct @ Argentum/Groundhall (formerly known as The Engine Room)
Featherface (EP release)/The Wheel Workers/The Live Lights/Fernando Alejandro @ Fitzgerald’s
Arthur Yoria @ Wine Styles (10300 Louetta; 8-10:30PM)
Lower Life Form/Mobley/Spain Colored Orange/Finnegan/The Fox Derby @ Fitzgerald’s ($8; 8PM)
The Smiths vs. The Cure, featuring Yppah, [on hiatus], No Shame, & DJ Twinkle-Toes @ Mango’s
Badass Metal Fest 2, featuring Texas Hippie Coalition, Heavy As Texas, A dream Asleep, Carry The Storm, Bagheera, & Crank Case @ Numbers
Katie Stuckey/Thunderado/Murder the Stout @ The Continental Club
The Peculiar Pretzelmen/Shut Up Sidney/The Escatones @ Super Happy Fun Land
Bandulus/The Failed Attempt/Fuska/Molotov Compromise @ The Meridian
Sun., November 28:
Musicians Benevolent Society Benefit, featuring John’s Juke Joint @ Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar