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The Music Crumudgeon’s preview for the final week of 2008

Submitted by RamonLP4 on December 26, 2008 – 3:01 amNo Comment

The Scooter Diaries

Saturday, December 27
Benefit for Airon Paul Dugas, featuring
Paris Falls, Dannzig, Guitars, Teenage Kicks, Friendship, Wild Moccasins, & more

@ Walter’s on Washington
(8PM $10 Door -
Free Keg and Free Ice Cream!!!!!!!!)

Local folkster Airon Paul Dugas hit some pretty unexpected hard times when his scooter met a car head on. While he survived, he’s a bit worse for wear from the experience. Honestly, we’d much rather be writing about Airon Paul Dugas performing a show (I was really looking forward to that Paris Falls collaboration for example) this weekend than all this but at least we can say how lovely and sweet it is to see so many good people come to their friend’s aid when he needs it. And what a line up - Paris Falls, Dannzig, Guitars, Teenage kicks, Friendship, and Wild Moccasins!! It’s quite the quality sampling of Houston Indie rockers coming to your aid. It’s like When everyone comes out to help George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life” but with free Ice Cream and Roy behind the bar selling booze.


Friday, December 26th

Golden Axe, No Talk, Bald Eagle Burger, Burn The Boats
@ Walter’s on Washington
Umm Golden Axe? C’mon these guys could be playing with Hanna Montana and I’d recommend it. Metal riffage extraordinaire!

Other Stuff Happening on Friday
-Female Demand on the KTRU’s Revelry Report (91.7fm 6pm)
-Barkus, Sly, & The Golden Egg (tour kickoff), Giant Battle Monster, Cavernous @ Fitzdown

Saturday, December 27th

Caddywhompus, Female Demand, Fat Tony, Blackie & special guests
@ Commerce Street Warehouse
(2220 Commerce, 8PM, $5 donation)
Riff Tiff’s Chris Rehm and Sean Hart (Caddadywhompus) lead a sweet line up line up of folks who at this point need no introduction.

Born Liars, No Talk, The Wrong Ones
@ Rudyard’s
You know the score rock and roll in its various styles straight-up garage, 80 punk, and glam.

Michelle Yom, Astrogenic Hallucinauting, Holy Ghost Machine Gun
@ Notsuoh
(9PM FREE!!)
Experimental groovyness. Yom is a flautist who’s recordings can run from the straight up and jazzy to ones that defy your ideas of what a flute should sound like - a wonderful example of the kind of experimental music this city is well known for. BONUS: Yom will be playing with trombonist Mike Switzer, Tambersauro’s Lance Higdonon on drums, and ex-Joint Chiefs Sax Player Doren Bernard on guitar. Neat! Solo percussionist AH opens and it looks to be just as interesting even though you know the urge to shout “Moby Dick!” or “YYZ!” will flutter in your brain for a minute.

Sunday, December 28th

Winter Wonderglam, featuring
Dead Roses, Backalley Sluts, ST37, A Thousand Cranes, Future Blondes, Skullcaster, //TENSE//, Snow Cone, DJ Black Slacks
@ River Oaks Theater
($5.00 11PM)

Were it not for Saturday’s benefit this would easily land show of the week. Dead Roses (with the scene’s lovable Eyore himself - Ralph Armin) leads a pretty eclectic night of music ranging from spacey Austin rockers ST37 to San Francisco’s noisy Skullcaster and a wide sampling of everything in between. This should be a blast and the historic venue can’t be beat!

Monday, December 29th

Box Elders, The Wiggins, Giant Princess
@ Rudyard’s

Nutters line up for a Monday at Rudz with Omaha’s Garagy Box Elders, the one-man brilliance of the Wiggins, and the Organ driven awesomeness of Giant Princess (whose 2009 releases are likely on everyone’s most anticipated releases of 2009 lists). This is going to be a hoot. C’mon it’s $5 it’s a Monday and you’ve mastered your Wii games by now so get out of the house!

Wednesday, December 31st

Indie Houston Presents Giant Princess, Darwin’s Finches, Mathletes, Riff Tiffs, Time Capsule Veterans, Ghormeh Sabzi
@ Indie Houston World Headquarters
(1618 Calumet FREE!!!)

Well this came out of nowhere and a pretty sweet line-up too. Frank Soto of Indie Houston (before they added Ghormen Sabzi) gives a pretty good summary of why this will be quite the New Year’s show:

“We have decided to throw a party/ show here at our own office. We have plenty of space. We have lined up five bands: The Mathletes, The Riff Tiffs, Giant Princess, Darwin’s Finches, and a brand new one Time Machine Veterans (they consist of Carlos from Young Mammals, Andrew from the Moccasins and Jaime from Giant Princess). Indiehouston will be providing at least two kegs but wait get this, this is the best part, the cover…. is Free!! Come on, where are you gonna go that
won’t charge you to watch this line up?”

Tody Castillo
@ Rudyard’s

OK so we erroneously posted this as happening on Christmas but it’s happening on New Year’s Eve. So now you can close out your year with some fine Americana. Bonus: You can stop wishing people could still light-up if only to cover up that ungodly smell because the plumber should be done with all the repairs at Rudz by this time.

Thursday, January 1st 2009

Warbler, The Eastern Sea, Elaine Greer, News on the March
@ The Mink
(Early Show 7PM)

Wow, what a way to kick off the New Year!!! If you like your live shows filled with sweet melodies and harmonies, you can’t do better than Austin’s Eastern Sea, local chanteuse Elaine Greer, and powerhouse ensemble News on The March. I’ve not heard Warbler live, but his recordings suggest he should be a pretty good fit for this line-up.

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