Yr, Weekend (In Brief): Featherface + Ladysmith Black Mambazo + Progressive Collective + Freezerfest 4 + “When We Ruled H-Town” + More

Don’t have a lot of time to go into the details, unfortunately, but there’s plenty of cool stuff to do this weekend, should you be out & about in the freezing cold winds/rain/possible snow. Yours truly will be, um, a little out of the area for the time being (quite possibly some place warmer), but hey…

A few high points… On Thursday, if you hit the Free Energy show at Fitz, definitely show up early to catch excellently strange local boys Featherface; the lineup at the Sing Your Life show sounds pretty damn good, too, and I’ve got a soft spot for Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.

For Friday, well, I’d dearly love to see Ladysmith Black Mambazo, but I doubt there’re even any tickets left; metalheads need to head south to Clear Lake to see Ill Nino, & definitely check out Yann Tiersen, who you might know from the Amèlie soundtrack.

Saturday’s a busy one — there’s the previously-posted-about Progressive Colective showcase, the Mango’s show with Darwin’s Finches & The Busy Kids, the Walk This Way rap showcase at Super Happy Fun Land, The Tyburn Jig playing over at The Mink, the Rory Miggins Memorial Irish Stew Cook-off, with Blaggards & The Dead Rabbits (both of whom are cool), and the aptly-named Freezerfest 4 deal, which includes awesome rock dudes American Fangs.

Oh, and that night’s also the When We Ruled H-Town show/movie preview, with a ton of cool bands & other stuff — I’m hoping to be able to post more about that soon. And last but not least, um, Dennis Quaid‘s playing a benefit out in The Woodlands. (No, seriously.)

Here’s the full list:

Thurs., February 3:
Free Energy/The Postelles/Featherface @ Fitzgerald’s
Sing Your Life, featuring Taylor Lee, Tamika Handy, Wilson Limpo, Sydney Harkreader, Adam & Lena, Sheila Swift, Season Ammons, Gilbert Alfaro, Chris Goodwin, & more @ Echo
Tokyo Police Club/Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin @ Warehouse Live (Studio)
Chinese New Year: Year of the Rabbit, featuring Organ Failure, Poopy Lungstuffing, & Keith Reynolds @ Super Happy Fun Land

Fri., February 4:
Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ Jones Hall
Yann Tiersen/S. Carey @ Fitzgerald’s
Willie Nelson @ Verizon Wireless Theater
Darwin Deez & Friends/Chin Xaou Ti Won @ Fitzgerald’s
H-Town Blues Festival, featuring The Manhattans, Gerald Alson, & more @ Reliant Arena
Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights/Truth & Salvage Company/Placid Blue @ Walter’s
Yann Tiersen @ Cactus Music (6:30PM)
Judah Eskende Tafari/Sugar Minott’s Getto Roots Band @ Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar
Ill Nino/Anew Revolution/Ekotren/Fashion Bomb/Zone of Inhibition @ The Scout Bar (Clear Lake)

Sat., February 5:
The Progressive Collective, featuring The Lotus Effect, Tax the Wolf, Peekaboo Theory, Opposite Day, MacAdams, Shaolin Death Squad, Ellypseas, & Sunrise & Ammunition @ Warehouse Live (Studio)
Freezerfest 4, featuring Otenki, American Fangs, Versecity, Another Run, The Hit, & Bearfighter @ Numbers ($8)
When We Ruled H-Town, featuring Tread, Spunk, Manhole, Monster Soup, Dinosaur Salad, Taste of Garlic, & Hoss @ Fitzgerald’s (incl. preview of documentary)
Darwin’s Finches/Funboys/Clockpole/Somosuno/The Busy Kids @ Mango’s
Spain Colored Orange/The Journey Agents/Mercy!/Don’t Poke The Bear @ Echo
The Failed Attempt/Idiginis/Always Guilty @ Bohemeo’s
Walk This Way, featuring The Killafornianz, Jody Seabody & The Whirls, Kyle Hubbard, PuraPharm, Nikkhoo, & The 24th @ Super Happy Fun Land
Rory Miggins Memorial Irish Stew Cook-off, featuring Blaggards & The Dead Rabbits @ The Continental Club (11AM)
Brass Bed/The Tyburn Jig/Poor Pilate/Saxton Fox @ The Mink
Judah Eskende Tafari/Sugar Minott’s Getto Roots Band @ Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar
Caribbean Elegance: The E.C.H.O. Foundation’s 8th Annual Gala Benefitting Tomball Regional Medical Center, featuring Dennis Quaid and The Sharks @ The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center (The Woodlands)

Sun., February 6:
Smith Westerns/Yuck @ Fitzgerald’s

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