Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: #HelpAmy + Active Child (Rev’d!) + The Dodos + Andre Williams + /Crustaceans\ + More

As hinted at yesterday, there’s a veritable crapload of stuff going on tonight, Saturday, September 3rd. There’s so much I’m honestly having a hard time even talking about all of it.

I’ve got to mention the #HelpAmy Charity Concert going on tonight at the Reserve Supply Company on Washington — remember the Gallapalooza thing for Warehouse Live employee Amy Marie Shields? Well, according to friend/fundraiser Mark C. Austin, her condition worsened, and they had to go ahead & do the gall bladder surgery she needed much sooner than anticipated.

Naturally, she still has to pay for it, so some good-hearted people are once again playing music to raise money for the cause — Benjamin Wesley, Robert Ellis, Ben Godfrey of listenlisten, & Tyagaraja are all four playing. And, um, it’s already started (at 1PM) and goes on ’til 4PM, so get on over there asap, okay? It’s a $10 donation to get in, but more’s obviously better…

This evening, then, Fitzgerald’s has a great one-two punch, with excellent indie-folk-rockers The Dodos on one floor (accompanied by The Luyas, who I’m not quite as keen on, but eh), and then awesome, electronics-heavy baroque pop act Active Child on the other. Got a review of AC’s first full-length, You Are All I See, up over here.

And hey, the latter’s not only playing with Com Truise, but also with locals Chin Xaou Ti Won and Tax the Wolf side project Bang Bangz, so that’s no bad thing.

In Midtown, The Continental Club‘s got a stellar lineup, anchored on one end by longtime H-town bluesman Little Joe Washington & dirty-old-man crooner Andre Williams — who is absolutely badass and will steal your woman if you’re not careful — at the other.

On the more oddball side, head up to Notsuoh to check out /Crustaceans\, alongside {Chairs} and newcomers(?) Tom Gun; you can also zip across Downtown to catch Yello Echo at The Press Box — they come highly recommended.

Tom Gun are also playing Rudyard’s tonight, opening for the excellent {Art Institute}, The Escatones, and Infinite Apaches, the latter of which I want to see based on their name alone… The Mink has a great one, too, with punks The Energy and Vivian Pikkles & The Sweethearts Über Alles opening for White Mystery, about whom I’ve heard really good things…

Lastly, you can always head a bit southwards — ear-destroying metal heroes DevilDriver and Skeletonwitch are at The Scout Bar in Clear Lake, and oddball soul dudes Mantis are playing the BrewTopia festival at Moody Gardens down in Galveston.

There’s more, but I’ve gotta run; full list, right here:

Andre Williams/Roy Head/Archie Bell/Little Joe Washington/The Allen Oldies Band @ The Continental Club
#HelpAmy Charity Concert, featuring Benjamin Wesley, Robert Ellis, Tyagaraja, & Ben Godfrey @ Reserve Supply Company (2205 Washington; 1-4PM, $10 minimum donation)
The Dodos/The Luyas @ Fitzgerald’s
Active Child/Com Truise/Bang Bangz/Chin Xaou Ti Won @ Fitzgerald’s
/Crustaceans\/Chairs/Tom Gun @ Notsuoh
White Mystery/The Energy/Vivian Pikkles & The Sweethearts Über Alles @ The Mink
The Escatones/Infinite Apaches/Art Institute/Tom Gun @ Rudyard’s
DevilDriver/Skeletonwitch/The Hectic/Fallacy @ The Scout Bar (Clear Lake)
Yello Echo/Guy Schwartz & the New Jack Hippies/The Distracted @ The Press Box (209 Jackson)
BrewTopia, featuring D.R.U.M., Mr. Blacc Sheep and Bigga Star, Mantis, & The Hit Squad @ Moody Gardens (Galveston)
Chingo Bling/League of Extraordinary G’s/Noon and Rhyno/Montana/Muerte/Frankie G Da Mex/Tha Comradz/Soul 1/BBC @ Numbers
Kid Rock/Sheryl Crow @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Gritsy @ 2016 Mainstage
2011 Summertime Bikes & Blues Festival, featuring Los Lonely Boys, Dan Lawson Band, Uprising, Dog Town Blues, Kat James, Amy Lee and the Second Line, & The .07 Blues Band @ Downtown Freeport Memorial Park (Freeport)


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