Yr. Weekend, Pt. 2: The Manichean + Bang Bangz + The Suffers + Now, Now + The Tyburn Jig + More

On to Saturday, Marc 24th today, and there’s plenty going on; I’ve got to keep it brief, I’m afraid, but here’s what sounds gool to me:

The Manichean/The Clouds are Ghosts/Bang Bangz/Glass The Sky @ Walter’s (1120 Naylor)
This one’s the winner of the night, with one of my absolute-favorite bands in town, ultra-dramatic rockers The Manichean headlining over at the new Walter’s; if you haven’t witnessed the band, trust me, it’s a sight to behold, and beyond that, the songs are just flat-out great. They’re playing with another band I know & like, Bang Bangz, who recently released their debut EP — I’m still trying to wrap my brain around it, but it’s interesting stuff.

There’s also The Clouds are Ghosts, about whom I’ve heard good things, and relative newcomers {Glass The Sky}, who sound really, really promising themselves. More on those two to come, I’m sure…

The Suffers/Los Gritos/Always Guilty/Conflikto @ Mango’s
I’m seriously psyched about local ska-reggae supergroup The Suffers — the band brings together members of a half-dozen excellent bands, and what I’ve heard so far has been very cool in a rocksteady/ska kind of way. Always Guilty aren’t bad, either.

The Naked and Famous/Now, Now @ House of Blues
I dunno a thing about The Naked and Famous, honestly, but I have been listening to Now, Now‘s Neighbors, and it’s very, very cool. The band plays hazy, female-fronted indie-rock that reminds me of Annie Hardy’s Giant Drag, and I’m liking it quite a bit.

Heights Vinyl In-Store Performance Series, featuring The Tyburn Jig @ Heights Vinyl (6PM; free!)
Over at Heights Vinyl, then, as part of their in-store series, there’s The Tyburn Jig with their dark, spooky, Nick Cave-meets-Ennio Morricone spaghetti-surf-rock. These guys are pretty damn unique, I have to say, and good on top of that.

Runners-Up:
Second Lovers/The Wheel Workers/The Blackwells/Shadow Hound @ Fitzgerald’s
Source and Echoes: Celebrating a Decade of Nameless Sound in Houston, featuring the Nameless Sound Alumni Orchestra (Paula Ann Socco Anicete, Denis Cisneros, David Dove, Ryan Edwards, Sandy Ewen, Doug Falk, David Feil, Sonia Flores, Lucas Gorham, Emmanuel Guajardo, Diego Imana, Jason Jackson, Ruthie Langston, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Alauna Rubin, Jawwaad Taylor, & Michelle Yom) @ Richmond Hall (1500 Richmond) & Mandell Pavilion (4215 Mandell; 2:30-9PM)
Helstar (30th anniversary show!)/Rotting Corpse/Metalloyd/Legion/Knocturnal Maddness/Epic/Metavenge/Owl Witch/Sanctus Bellum/Carry The Storm/Venomous Maximus @ Warehouse Live
First Annual Tomball Honky Tonk Music Festival, featuring The Legendary Bama Band, Country Jim & the Country All-Stars, Miss Leslie & Her Juke-Jointers, & Jeff Woolsey & the Dancehall Kings @ Old Town Tomball Historic Depot (11AM-6PM; free!)
Wayne “The Train” Hancock @ Goode’s Armadillo Palace
Luxurata/Tickle/PuraPharm @ Rudyard’s
Perfect 10s III Art Show & Dance Party, featuring GRRRL Parts, Damon Allen, Ceeplus Bad Knives, Fredster, Mr. Castillo, Glasnost DJs, & a bunch of artists @ War’hous Visual Studios (4715 Main)


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