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The Music Crumudgeon’s preview for the Week of September 5th 2024

Submitted by RamonLP4 on September 5, 2024 – 2:01 amNo Comment

This Week’s Spotlight
Is On Pizza!!!!!

Saturday, September 6
Indiehouston.org Benefit Show,
Paris Falls, The McKenzies, Giant Princess, & Harlem
@ Late Nite Pie (302 Tuam)

6-11PM $3 suggested donation

We’ve plugged the first three bands endlessly in these blogs before but, hey, why not do it again? Paris Falls are awesomeness and I’d argue that live they kick it even harder than on their excellent albums. The Mckenzies are super fun pop to make your day skip. Plus they have bubbles; Don Ho would be proud! Giant Princess may get cranky when you don’t recognize them from a crowd but their music is such clever pop that we can’t help but forgive them. Harlem is in Austin … err the band that is…and also worship at the altar of garagey pop. It’s gonna be a cool show that will benefit an ambitious group of people and you can eat pizza while your there! I’ll be there for sure! I predict fun music and full bellies!

Oh yes. If you don’t know who IndieHouston.Org is, read our interview with them. (Link)


Friday, September 5

Adventure / Wicked Poseur / Benjamin Wesley
@ The Mink (7PM)

Remember when video game music was video game music? You know with all those awesome midi sounds? Yeah? Well, Ben Boeldt does too and he’s crafted a 16-bit danceable world that sounds as clever and amusing as that old NES you have in the attic. [9am update] I just got word of the support but do I really need to explain to you again the awesomeness of Wiched Poseur? I thought not.

Little Brother Project (CD release) / Skyblue 72 / Bayou Monster (ex-The Rising)
@ Warehouse Live
Not my thing but, hey, it’s a CD Release!

Bruce Robison
(in-store) @ Cactus Music (6PM) Free!
(CD release) @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck (Not free)
Austin singer songwriter and free St. Arnold’s beer at Cactus! I say again - Free Beer!

on KTRU’s revelry report (91.7fm 6PM)
Music for your Friday Drive home.

Saturday, September 6th

Mia Kat Empire Day
The Mayapples, The Goods, Convair, Gretchen Schmaltz, Hollywood Black, Wood & Felt, & Buxton
@ Cactus Music (1-5PM)
Mia Kat Empire has been putting out some great and lovingly engineered albums of worthy artists. Today you can see a boatload of their bands for free while downing free St Arnold’s beer! Awesomeness!

The Orange Show Foam Raiser,
featuring Sideshow Tramps, The Grass Skirts, & more
@ The Orange Show
(free St. Arnold’s; $20/$25)
Sideshow Tramps put on one of the most rambunctious shows in Houston. If people aren’t up and dancing in the Orange Show “pool” by the end of it, then hell surely has frozen over.

After Party with
Ceeplus Bad Knives, YPPAH, Dick Almighty, Curtis, and a Special Surpise Guest
@Three Muse Gallery
(2020 Commerce 11pm)
This just popped up on Hands Up Houston. All I have to say on this is “Wooo Warehouse party!!!!” :)

Saturday Secret Show
@The Shady Tavern (2-5PM)

No leaks this week sorry.

Await the Day (CD release) /The Access/Atonement
@ The Meridian
Not my thing but, hey, it’s another CD Release

Monday, September 8th

Paris Falls
@ Boondocks

One of Houston’s finest bands give you a sharp melodic style in the classic rock idiom without all the lame cliched pitfalls of the genre.

Tuesday September 9th

on the KTRU Local Show (91.7fm 8PM)
One of Houstons most awesome and challenging hippity-hoppers takes on KTRU’s local show.

Wednesday, September 10

PLF, Dissent, El Desmadre, Chocolate Crucifix, Molotov Compromise
@ The White Swan
I know what you are saying, “Man, I could really go for some of Houston’s best hardcore and gridcore but I also want to get my ass kicked!” Well, yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus!

Thursday, September 11th

/TK Webb and the Visions/Graveyard
@ Rudyard’s
Straight-up heavy-duty whip out the bong rock. I’m pretty stoked about the Swedes but TK Webb’s new album is pretty sweet and we’ll actually bring you a short 5 question interview with the dude next Wednesday.

Dr. Dog/The Delta Spirit/Seth Kaufman
@ Walter’s on Washington

Crap! two solid shows on the same day! Dr. Dog’s poppy psychedelia is always a treat and while I’ve never seen them live I’d trust it’d be a hoot to see the songs translated on the stage. The Delta Spirit is also aces and in fact I’m a little more psyched about them as, while less baroque in production, the music hits much closer to home. Just dig the poppy booggie-woogie funky goodness of the song Trashcan. Seth Kauffman will provide some pretty nice self-recorded low-fi pop.

Street Dogs /Hell City Kings/Los Skarnales
@ Warehouse Live
Boston punkers take on the Hells City Kings (tattoos, guitars, and Bill Fool) and Los Skarnales (Ska en Español).

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