Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Carla Bozulich + Featherface + Brett Detar (Rev’d!) + Lita Ford + Deadmau5 + More

Dang. There’s a lot coming up tonight (Friday, September 16th, that is — and how the hell is it already mid-September? yeesh…), folks, so I’ll get to it as soon as I can & let you know what all looks good to me…

First, though, I just wanted to mention that the Kaiser Chiefs show that was supposed to be next Monday, Sept. 19th, at the House of Blues has been moved out a bit. To, um, March 14th, 2012. No, seriously; it may be old news to Chiefs fans, at this point, but I hadn’t seen the updated schedule ’til today, so there you go.

On top of that, it looks like the Suicide Silence show set for Nov. 6th at Warehouse Live is no longer happening — it’s no longer on the schedule, at least, so keep an eye out…

But hey, there’s plenty more that is happening, so rejoice, go forth, be merry, all that other shit. Speaking of the Warehouse, they’ve got a show tonight that would’ve made my teenage metalhead heart (and head) freaking explode, back in the day, with metal queen Lita Ford. Hell, I still can’t help myself from grinning when I hear “Kiss Me Deadly” or “Close My Eyes Forever,” cheeseball though they may be.

On the decidedly non-cheeseball side of things, though, there’s another show over on the edge of downtown that sounds pretty badass; Super Happy Fun Land has the awesome, awesome Carla Bozulich tonight, ex- of the The Geraldine Fibbers. She does some incredible stuff, utterly erasing any kind of line between avant-garde noise and dirty country-rock; well worth seeing, seriously.

Plus, she’s playing with the excellent Lucas Gorham, whom you may know from Grandfather Child and/or Sad Gorilla and who is a hell of an all-round experimentalist, and cool, freaky south-of-Houston-dwellers Fiskadoro, whose most recent EP I have shamefully neglected. sigh. Sorry, y’all — I’ve dropped the ball on that one… Soon?

Over in the Heights, there’re a great pair of shows going on up at Fitzgerald’s, one with cool-ass psych-pop dudes Featherface, Tax the Wolf side project band Bang Bangz, and out-of-towners Not In The Face and England in 1819, neither of whom I’ve heard of ’til now. Go for the first two; stay for the others, ‘kay?

Plus, on the other floor of the place, there’s Los Skarnales, who’ll be ripping the place up alongside Lower Life Form, whom I’d feared was dead & gone these days — it seems like it’s been a while since I heard anything about ’em…

Back down to Midtown, The Continental Club has another very cool bill, with Tiger Army‘s Nick 13 striking out on his own as an old, old, old-school country artist — think Hank Williams or Flatt & Scruggs. I’ve heard some of his new album, and it ain’t bad.

He’s playing with Brett Detar, too, better known as the frontman of emo heroes The Juliana Theory; Detar’s reinvented himself as a country-ish musician, too, and he’s done an impressive job of it. Check out the review of his album Bird In The Tangle over here, then go to his Website & download it for free for yourself.

On the electronic front, Deadmau5 hits the Verizon Wireless Theater, a show that I’m told is totally sold out, which is a shame, because it sounds pretty great. And for the mosh-pit crowd, head on over to Mango’s to check out Hoods, who’re playing with H-town icons Will to Live, plus Landfill and Cast Away.

I can’t forget the always-entertaining Trout Fishing In America, over at the Mucky Duck, or the show at the Avant Garden with Jealous Creatures and A Sundae Drive, both of which are very cool (and the former of which has a new album on the way).

Oh, and way, way down in League City, the Sisters Morales will be playing what is being billed as their final show together, at someplace called the Tad Akers Event Facility (sorry, no clue).

I thought they’d already done their final show, honestly, but hey, once more around’s never a bad thing.

phew. That’s all I’ve got time/energy for, y’all. Full, full list, right here:

Carla Bozulich/Lucas Gorham/Fiskadoro @ Super Happy Fun Land
Chromeo/Mayer Hawthorne @ House of Blues
Trout Fishing In America @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Featherface/Not In The Face/Bang Bangz/England in 1819 @ Fitzgerald’s
Handsome Ransom/A Sundae Drive/Jealous Creatures/Caches the Ghosts @ Avant Garden
8th Annual Media Archaeology Festival, featuring The Chiptune Crooner @ The Menil Collection
Los Skarnales/Lower Life Form/Rockin’ Lloyd Trip/Conflikto @ Fitzgerald’s
Hoods/Will to Live/Landfill/Cast Away @ Mango’s
Lita Ford/Souls of Agony/Five Eyes Wide/Hounds of Jezibel @ Warehouse Live (Studio)
Nick 13 (mem. of Tiger Army)/Brett Detar (mem. of The Juliana Theory)/Picture Book @ The Continental Club
Deadmau5/Excision/Tommy Lee/DJ Aero @ Verizon Wireless Theater
A Fistful of Soul @nd Anniversary Party @ The Mink (front bar)
Gritsy/DIRB/BomBon @ 2016 Mainstage
Sisters Morales (final show) @ Tad Akers Event Facility (League City)


3 Responses to “Yr. Weekend, Pt. 1: Carla Bozulich + Featherface + Brett Detar (Rev’d!) + Lita Ford + Deadmau5 + More”

  1. Ian on September 17th, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Thanks for the mention, Jeremy! (This is Ian from Jealous Creatures). Just wanted to mention that A Sundae Drive has an album on the way too. These guys/gals are awesome — another Houston band whose lack of consistently large audiences reminds me just how broken the local music scene is. I have absolutely no doubt that their CD is going to be totally badass, and I can’t wait to give it a listen.

  2. September 16th – Jealous Creatures @ AvantGarden w/ Handsome Ransom, A Sundae Drive | Jealous Creatures on December 2nd, 2012 at 1:17 pm

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  3. carla bozulich on February 11th, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Hey!! 100 hungry souls could get me bck to Super Happy Funland—-one of the best places to play ant to PLAY. Collect your friends together and make a pact. I’ll come there with something even I can’t imagine.
    xo Carla

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