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Thursday 08 December 2016 – Pegstar Presents: Earthless * Ruby the Hatchet * Venomous Maximus (all ages, doors 8:30 pm)

December 8th, 2016 | Comments Off on Thursday 08 December 2016 – Pegstar Presents: Earthless * Ruby the Hatchet * Venomous Maximus (all ages, doors 8:30 pm)

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Earthless (San Diego,CA)
https://www.facebook.com/earthlessrips

Formed in 2001, EARTHLESS prides itself on creating energetic, utterly unique and free thinking instrumental music inspired by an eclectic mix of German krautrock and Japanese heavy blues-rock. The Californian trio has dedicated itself to mastery of the mind-bending jam session, evoking the spirits of Jimi Hendrix and Black Sabbath in equal measure. Named after a song title from vintage New York garage-psych band The Druids of Stonehenge, EARTHLESS’ sound has been called “A sonic kaleidoscope of lava and lightning”, earning it the title of “California’s loudest band”. The group delivers “one of the best live shows in all of modern, heavy rock,” leading to one reviewer stating that the band’s “epic shredding harkens back to the days were psychedelic rock had balls the size of grapefruits and wasn’t afraid to take its listeners on a ride for which they may never return.”

“EARTHLESS “From the Ages” (Tee Pee) is the first album in six years by the San Diego psychedelic band Earthless, who make songs in long chunks of episodic form via wah-wah pedal, riff and groove; they’re expert practitioners of an outdated art. Oct. 8″ – The New York Times

“a very good rock ‘n’ roll trio with a deep-groove rhythm section” – Pitchfork

“an absolutely apocalyptic brand of instrumental stoner-psychedelic-doom that relies on each player basically being a total powerhouse carrying an equal (and very heavy) load; I’d say the closest analogue is probably Jimi Hendrix with the Band Of Gypsies (or the caustic fusion of Miles Davis’s post-Bitches Brew albums such as On The Corner or Big Fun). From The Ages does a pretty excellent job of capturing Earthless’s remarkable abilities, and for that it’s an essential document, although I honestly feel they’re one of the few bands on this planet whom you ABSOLUTELY MUST see live.” – Stereogum

“…one of the year’s best and wildest albums” – SPIN

“Despite their far-out band name, Earthless sound born of the Third Stone From the Sun on their third album, locking into Hendrix-inspired grooves and jamming out in a way that’s both heavy and somehow separate from the lineage of Black Sabbath.”  – ROLLING STONE

 

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Ruby the Hatchet (Philadelphia, PA)
https://www.facebook.com/rubythehatchet

Philadelphia psychedelic doombringers RUBY THE HATCHET are one of heavy music’s finest on-the-rise bands. Evoking a decade’s worth of maturity gained in just a few short years, the genesis from the band’s 2011 self-titled EP to present day has been nothing short of stunning. The group’s music fuses the sinister tactic of brainwash with blistering riffs and the rebellious mood of sorcery, re-imagining a different path for metal. Valley Of The Snake is a six song journey; a fantastical trek with huge, blistering tracks that journey over peaks and valleys and ditches and oceans before leaving you spinning. Seething and spitting, RUBY THE HATCHET hammers behemoth waves of dogma and doom, merging precision and patience with a sinister foot-stomping, head-bobbing power. Vocalist Jillian Taylor’s serpentine vocals, scene-stealing howls and macabre lyrics conjure holistic atmospheres over swollen grooves that grow and flow in circles and waves. Guitars crunch, wail and burn. Heavy-handed and hypnotic in equal parts, RUBY THE HATCHET creates the perfect shape shift between psych density and metal grandiosity, representing something utterly imposing; primeval and oppressively heavy while maintaining a level of breathless intensity over the course of the full album. This hex is for you.

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Venomous Maximus (Houston, TX)
http://venomousmaximus.bandcamp.com/

Venomous Maximus is a Metal band from Houston, TX. The sound combines intense, unabashed metal riffing that locks into heavy rock grooves featuring interjected dual leads and surprisingly darkened atmospheres. Add to it the distinctive voice of towering front man Gregg Higgins and his unorthodox, unsettling tone, and unholy sinister laugh

 

Thursday December 08, 2016
Pegstar Presents: Earthless * Ruby the Hatchet * Venomous Maximus
$15
all ages
doors 8:30 pm
show 9:30 pm
Announce 8/24
On Sale 8/26
Tickets available at
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Thursday 08 December 2016 – My Houston 2040 (5:30 – 7:30pm)

December 8th, 2016 | Comments Off on Thursday 08 December 2016 – My Houston 2040 (5:30 – 7:30pm)

MyHouston2040

Houston’s monthly Happy Hour meeting of the minds

Co-hosted by Houston Tomorrow, Air Alliance Houston, Better Houston, Citizens’ Transportation Coalition, CNU (Congress for the New Urbanism), and Community Artists’ Collective.
Free and open to the public.
Food and drinks available at bar.

The Idea
Houston Tomorrow, Air Alliance Houston, Better Houston, Citizens’ Transportation Coalition, CNU (Congress for the New Urbanism), and Community Artists’ Collective agree that Houstonians can build a better Houston today by thinking about the Houston we may inherit in 2040 and the Houston we want in 2040. Each happy hour will include time for networking and socializing, a topical speaker who will give an informational presentation on Houston urbanism, transportation planning, culture, environment, and more, and a visionary speaker who will give their “My Houston 2040” talk:

– What do you think Houston will be like in 2040?
– What do you want Houston to be like in 2040?
– What do you want us to do to make Houston like you want it to be in 2040?

Please join us at our monthly gathering in the second floor room at Rudyard’s Pub for lively discussion on how YOU would envision Houston to be in the year 2040.

Monday 05 December 2016 – Rudyard’s Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)

December 5th, 2016 | Comments Off on Monday 05 December 2016 – Rudyard’s Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)

Houston Press Best of 2013 Winner
Best Open-Mike Comedy Night Houston 2013
With a decent amount of local talent, Houston deserves more stages to feature homegrown comics. Thankfully, Rudz has stepped forward to devote one night a week to nurturing newcomers and showcasing seasoned vets…you can check out a rotating cast of characters, for free — you’d be pretty hard-pressed to find a more fun way to spend a Monday night. Especially if your next Monday night involves going to a funeral. Trust us, this’ll be waaaay funnier.” – Houston Press
Our Free Comedy Open Mic Show Opens At 7:30. Show starts at 8:00

Sunday 04 December 2016 – Mystery Loves Company (Live Recording 4-8pm)

December 4th, 2016 | Comments Off on Sunday 04 December 2016 – Mystery Loves Company (Live Recording 4-8pm)

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Mystery Loves Company (Houston, TX)
http://www.mysteryloves.com/

Mystery Loves Company is the result of an informal collaboration session between Carlos A. Machado and Madeline Herdeman. The two met while performing an open mic at the legendary Mucky Duck in Houston, Texas. Carlos, a self-taught guitarist and songwriter, had been touring the local open mic circuit for a few months after being encouraged by a friend to try out his songs in front of an audience. Madeline, conservatory-trained cellist, was in search of another performance outlet in which she could put to use her years of training and love for singing when she decided to arrange and perform some pop songs, also at the encouragement of a friend.

The result of that initial collaboration was a sound neither one expected. A couple of weeks later, they performed “Make it Stay”, “Stay Awake”, and “Worlds Collide” at JP Hops House, and the the following night at the Mucky Duck, and it was obvious then that the project deserved to be explored further. A number of Musicians have been a part of the Mystery Loves Company line-up since. Most notably, Alauna Rubin (clarinet) and Terrence Allison (drums) have been major contributors in studio recordings, songwriting, and live performances.

Mystery Loves Company tours regularly in Texas and yearly around the Midwest, and plans are always underway for new venues and locations. They have also kept a rigorous writing and recording schedule since its inception.

 

Sunday 04  December 2016
Mystery Loves Company Live Recording
4 – 8pm
Tickets $10 – $90

 

Be a part of MLC’s next live recording event. Join Maddy, Carlos, and the band for an intimate evening of music, stories, and mingling in one of our favorite Houston venues.

 

There will be a 4:00 pm VIP meet-and-greet during the sound-check for those who purchase the full package, with an on-stage run-through by Maddy and Carlos of show preparation, band stories, and a performance of select songs.

 

All pre-purchase ticket holders will receive a digital copy of the concert before it is released (once it is mixed and mastered).

 

4:00-5:00 VIP Gathering
5:30-6:30 Duo Set
7:00-8:00 Full Band Set

 

Tickets Available at:

Saturday 03 December 2016 – Insolvent * Malevolent Force * Cryptic Void * God Fearing Fuck * Thundertank

December 3rd, 2016 | Comments Off on Saturday 03 December 2016 – Insolvent * Malevolent Force * Cryptic Void * God Fearing Fuck * Thundertank

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Insolvent (Houston, TX)
http://insolventmetal.com/

INSOLVENT is a death metal band from Houston, Texas, formed in 2014. The origins of the group lie with the stunninglybrutal vocalist Alice Lima, who traveled to Houston from her native Brazil to visit family in 2010 only to unexpectedly find love in the Lone Star State. Alice met her husband Joe Lovchik at a rock show in Houston and emigrated to the U.S. soon after, leaving behind her band Tharsis as well as a law career to explore the muddy blackness of Houston’s spirited underground.

As the culture shock of the big move began to wear off at last, Alice set to work putting her own band together, deep in the heart of Texas. With her husband locking down the low end, she turned to another recent Texas transplant, guitarist Tom Longnecker of the New York death metal band Bloodseeker, to help forge a histrionic new sound. Nate Smith of Houston stoner-rock instrumentalists Alone on the Moon was installed behind the drum kit, and INSOLVENT was born – a modern, mature outfit influenced by the entire death metal pantheon from Obituary to Origin and ready for all-out aural assault on a world of compromised authority and bankrupt ideas.

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Malevolent Force (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/malevolentforce666/

Started back in 2009 by Josue and Stephan, the band has it’s roots in straight-forward thrash metal with influences of death, black, and hardcore punk. They recruited Joshua on bass and main vocals and John Fernandez of local band Annihilist on lead guitar and released a demo in 2011. Not long afterwards, John left to join Legion (now Mastema). The band then welcomed long-time friend Miguel Quiroz on lead guitar and released another demo in 2013. With the addition of Miguel, the band took on a heavier, dirtier sound. Unfortunately, schedulingfactors got in the way and Miguel had to leave the band. He is still behind the scenes and helps with guitar work, photography, and graphic layouts. With the lead guitar slot open, the band enlisted the shredding talents of Camilo from neighboring locals Toxic Steel. Camilo’s addition brought a more speed metal vibe to the dark, heavy sound and the band released Descent Into The Abyss, the band’s first full length album in January 2015. The band is working on a self-recorded, self-produced demo (Age of Aggression) scheduled for release for Summer 2016.

 

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Cryptic Void (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/crypticvoidgrind

 

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God Fearing Fuck (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/godsfavoriteflock

filthy fuckin’
pisscharged
heavy metal
motorcrust
d-beat punk
rock n’ roll.
loud as fuck.
deaf as hell.

 

 

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Thundertank (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/Thundertank-483673168384629

Unholy Frostbitten Cacophonies from the East End of H-town

Thursday 08 December 2016 – My Houston 2040 (5:30 – 7:30pm)

Monday 05 December 2016 – Rudyard’s Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)

Sunday 04 December 2016 – Mystery Loves Company (Live Recording 4-8pm)

Saturday 03 December 2016 – Insolvent * Malevolent Force * Cryptic Void * God Fearing Fuck * Thundertank

Saturday 03 December 2016 – Kenny Zimlinghaus Comedy Show (7-9pm, Doors at 6:30pm)

Friday 02 December 2016 – An Evening with Super Robot Party, Electric Astronaut, and Slow Future

Thursday 01 December 2016 – Pegstar Presents: King Dude * Foie Gras (all ages)