Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: Adelaine + The Soldier Thread + Open The Taps + Blues Museum Fundraiser + More

Yeah, I know — actually early on posting this one, even though tomorrow (i.e., Sunday, February 12th) is probably the lightest of the weekend. But hey, quality makes up for quantity sometimes, y’know, so here we go:

The Texas Buzz, featuring Adelaine, The Soldier Thread, & The Blackout Heist @ The Scout Bar (Clear Lake)
The biggie of the night, at least for me… I really, truly love heart-on-sleeve emo-ish rockers Adelaine, particularly on their 2011 EP, Take Heart; they create a beautiful, beautiful, impassioned roar like few bands can, especially since all those old-school emo bands turned into dust and blew away. I was able to interview the band back in December, btw — check it out over here. Oh, and the band signed at the end of January with Mosaic Artistry Group, a label based in Nashville & Sioux Falls — congrats to the band on the signing, definitely.

As a bonus, Austin band The Soldier Thread, whose Shapes album I reviewed a couple of years ago and was very impressed by. They play a gorgeous, Eisley-esque type of atmospheric rock, and I’m psyched to see they’re still around; make sure to get there early, eh?

Open The Taps/Do713 Fundraiser, featuring Folk Family Revival @ Southern Star Brewery (Conroe)
I can’t claim to be a beer head, personally — I don’t drink much, and when I do it’s either Jameson or Bailey’s — but heck, I’m all for loosening the restrictions on craft beers in our fair state, which is what Open The Taps is apparently all about. The folks behind OTT are a group of beer lovers who want small, independent brewers to be able to get their product to the public just like the big “pro” brewers can, which sounds like a worthwhile goal to me. Every big-name brewer started as a small, startup-like indie, once upon a time; they didn’t just magically appear, fully-formed.

And, of course, it helps that they’ve got some excellent musical accompaniment, in the form of country-rock dudes Folk Family Revival, who I really, really need to catch live at some point. Their 2011 full-length, Unfolding, has been living regularly in my car’s CD player literally since last summer. They’re awesome, seriously.

Houston Blues Museum Fundraiser @ Last Concert Cafe
And speaking of good causes… No idea who’s playing, but the Last Concert Cafe is hosting a benefit for the hopefully-on-its-way Houston Blues Museum, a museum that’ll fill a gaping hole in the cultural fabric of this city — a city with a deep tradition of blues music — and the blues world in general. Come on out and give what you can to make this thing a reality, please.

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