Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: Lords of the Universe + Illegal Wiretaps + Bang Bangz + Featherface + Chimaira + More
Already talked some about Come See My Dead Person‘s Halloween Murder Masquerade over here, and it’s still well, well worth checking out (sorry, all the tickets are gone, I’m afraid). Head on down to Montrose, then, and catch local supergroup/Black Sabbath tribute band Lords of the Universe at Mango’s, along with weird, wild, tribal rockers Indian Jewelry and full-on, snarling punks Weird Party; it promises to be pretty badass.
A little ways up the road at Rudyard’s, there’s another good one, with touring act Pure X and local dudes Devil Killing Moth and The Illegal Wiretaps — I desperately need to hear more of both, and (cringe) the Wiretaps were kind enough to send their new EP my way, but I haven’t been able to crack it open yet. Apologies, y’all…
There’s a cool one at El Pueblito Patio, of all places — I didn’t know they had bands, honestly — with damn good rapper iLL LiaD and favorite newcomers Bang Bangz. Speaking of somewhat odd-yet-cool deals, the Houston House of Creeps has apparently been reopened (or moved, or something), and they’ve got what they’re calling the Creeper Halloween Party of All Parties, with badass psych-pop guys Featherface, post-grunge dudes Rivers, newbies New York City Queens, and thought-they-were-dead pop-punk-ska band O’Doyle Rules. Remember, house party rules apply.
Heading back up towards downtown, The Mink‘s got a promising-sounding Halloween shindig going on, with The Electro-Magnetics, garage-y punks The Mahas, and decidedly “different” spaghetti-Western rockers The Tyburn Jig. Then Notsuoh has those wild-ass Giant Battle Monster guys, plus, need-to-hear-’em new band Harold Borup.
Oh, and I can’t forget Fitzgerald’s, which is continuing its stellar week with a set by cool Ohio metal band Chimaira, or the 9th Annual Ziegenbock Music Festival over at Sam Houston Race Park, which’ll include both the much-buzzed-about (and rightly so) Robert Ellis & supremely talented country-rockers the Folk Family Revival.
Lords of the Universe (Black Sabbath tribute)/Indian Jewelry/Weird Party/Christmas @ Mango’s
CSMDP’s 5th Annual Halloween Murder Masquerade, featuring Come See My Dead Person, Benjamin Wesley, Super Pancho Combo, Triskadekaphilia, & Oceans of Slumber @ Last Concert Cafe
The Electro-Magnetics/The Mahas/The Tyburn Jig/Dem Damn Dames/DeeJay Txstarr @ The Mink
iLL LiaD/DJ Rob Bass/Bang Bangz @ El Pueblito Patio
Giant Battle Monster/Cop Warmth/Harold Borup/Jealousy Mountain Duo @ Notsuoh
Creeper Halloween Party of All Parties, featuring Featherface, Rivers, O’Doyle Rules, New York City Queens, & Eli @ Houston House of Creeps (807 William St.; 11:30PM-2:30AM)
Chimaira/Impending Doom/Revocation/Rise to Remain @ Fitzgerald’s
The 9th Annual Ziegenbock Music Festival, featuring Dierks Bentley, Eli Young Band, Jerrod Nieman, Roger Creager, Brantley Gilbert, Wade Bowen, Bob Schneider, Cody Canada & The Departed, Robert Ellis, Cody Johnson, Whiskey Meyers, Folk Family Revival, The Zach Edwards Band, Rosehill, Mockingbird Sun, Kristen Kelly, Jeff Boortz Band, & Kirby Brown @ The Showgrounds (Sam Houston Race Park)
Pure X/Devil Killing Moth/The Illegal Wiretaps @ Rudyard’s
CSS/Men @ House of Blues
Serial Trilla, featuring Richie Roc, Mile High, Bishop Black, Dat Boy Poyo, Rob G, Rivera, iLL LiaD, D-Frost, Frankie G Da Mex, Horsemen Alliance, J Hurdy, Dirty & Nasty, Kyle Hubbard, D-Risha, GoREALah Soul, Renzo, Mike Ro, Mi Familia, Chane, Franchise & Yung, Lito Duckets, G-Money, Fullmetal F dot & The Bandtastic Four, The Forces, DJ Rhyno, DJ Andy, DJ Motai, DJ Arsnik, DJ Creap, & DJ J4 @ Frankensteins/Smileys
Paige Lewis @ Freebirds (11:30AM; free!)
Language Room/The 71’s/Saints of Valory/Don’t Poke the Bear @ The Continental Club
The Wombats/The Postelles/Static Jacks @ Fitzgerald’s
Scary Haunted Fright Lair Presents The Brutal Halloween Bash, featuring The Razorblade Dolls, Mike Terror, Silenced Within, & Chant @ Super Happy Fun Land
The Bipeds Howl-O-Ween 25, featuring Beans Barton & The Bipeds & Tribal Lily Belly Dancers @ Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar
Little Block of Horrors, featuring Nikkhoo, Dirty & Nasty, CB Da Stick up King, Cyde, Comp-1, BBC, On Hiatus, Ceeplus Bad Knives, Noveau Plastic, T.Rock Spin, Jay Cee, Trodda, Jay Are, & Iron Chic @ The House & Field (1915/1917 Crockett)
Blaggards @ Olde City Pub
Trick or Treat Fest, featuring Design The Skyline, A Man, A Million, Battle of Champions, Doomsday Brigade, Solomon, Ballet Brutality, Beartruth, Restless, Summits, & Between The Sea @ Cain’s Ashes (2628 FM 1960 Rd. E)
Galactic/Greyhounds @ Warehouse Live
Rehab/Six Gun Sound/Sundrunk/Grizzly @ The Scout Bar (Clear Lake)