Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: football, etc. (Reviewed!) + Koffin Kats + Fat Tony + SXSW Overflow + Sean Reefer + More

Apologies (as always) for the lateness of this one; spent the last two days having Family Time at the Rodeo (where I had to attempt to explain the origin of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday to an annoyed South African carny) & out at the Blue Bell factory in Brenham (which I’d never been to before), so I’ve had to backburner anything having to do with computers and/or SCR. Sorry…

At any rate, I didn’t want to totally drop the ball on today’s shows, because there’re quite a damn few good ones. First & foremost on my list is the LP release for converted Houstonians (two from NJ, one from Austin) football, etc., who’ve won me over in a big way with their debut full-length, The Draft. They’re emo like it used to be, before the name got twisted into something crappy, shorthand for weepy, lameass crap — think Mineral, Knapsack, or Camber, and you’ll be close. See our full review over here.

Anyway, the show’s at Vinyl Junkie, it also features a bunch of folks I’m not familiar with, namely Empire! Empire! (which is pretty much the entire operating team of Count Your Lucky Stars Recs), Grown Ups, The Reptilian, & Moths, and it’s, um, probably going on right now. Get on over there, ‘kay?

Beyond that, there’s plenty of other stuff, of course, like the Koffin Kats show up at Mango’s with H-town’s own The Hates & The Ghost Storys, and hey, it turns out the ever-awesome Fat Tony is opening for Snoop Dogg(!) tonight at the House of Blues.

Unfortunately, I’ve totally blown it on tonight’s installment of the SXSW Overflow Fest at Super Happy Fun Land — I’ll try not to screw it up for tomorrow’s, honest — but I’ve heard good, good things about some of the folks playing tonight, especially Brontosaurus & DUZHEKNEW. And hey, Pirate Pirate Motor Home makes me snicker a little every time (no, I dunno why).

Oh, and there’s Sean Reefer up at The Continental Club, and Grizzly and Dead to the World, both of whom I like, are also playing at Rudyard’s. Whoo-ah.

Here’s the full(-ish) list:

football, etc. (LP release)/Empire! Empire!/Grown Ups/The Reptilian/Moths @ Vinyl Junkie
Snoop Dogg/Fat Tony @ House of Blue
The HandMeDowns/Grizzly/Dead to the World @ Rudyard’s
SXSW Overflow Fest, featuring Transvestite, Pirate Pirate Motor Home, The Back Pockets, Height With Friends, Cousins, DUZHEKNEW, & Brontosaurus @ Super Happy Fun Land
The Koffin Kats/The Hates/The Ghost Storys/Killing Clover/The Returners @ Mango’s (free! for 21+)
Sean Reefer & the Resin Valley Boys/Marlon “Ganja Farmer” Asher @ The Continental Club
The Houston Sound Spring Concert Series, featuring D.R.U.M. @ Market Square Park (downtown; 6:30-8:30PM)
Enter Shikari/Letlive/Memphis May Fire/ORBS @ Warehouse Live
Blue Oyster Cult/The Marshall Tucker Band @ Arena Theater
Fistful of Soul @ The Mink


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