Thursday 18 January 2018 – Boiling Point Players present A New Life Cabaret

Boiling Point Players are back for our annual tradition, the cabaret, and the theme of the evening is “A New Life.” Now this year’s cabaret has a little twist to it. We will still have improv, songs, and short plays but for this show, we asked three local male playwrights to write original pieces. 
Why male playwrights you ask? Our mission statement is to bring authenticity, fun and females to the stage. Research shows that men get produced more than women. So if we want more parts for women on stage, we need to get men to write more women characters! With this thought in mind, we reached out to 3 playwrights to see if they would write pieces for our show with the following parameters:
   Theme: A New Life, 5-15 minutes, minimal set, only female characters

That’s right.  Only female characters!  And they delivered.  These are some wildly different female centric plays that explore what “A New Life” means.

Thursday January 18, 2018
Boiling Point Players present A New Life Cabaret

$15 General
$10 Student/Teacher/Senior
8 p.m.
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Thursday 18 January 2018 – Thursday Night Dart Tourney at Rudz (7-10pm)


Every Thursday, Houston Darts Association and Rudyard’s hosts a Blind Draw Doubles tournament with registration starting at 7:00pm and first throw at 7:30pm.  Cash prizes are handed out to the top finishers and half of the tournament pot is graciously matched by Rudyard’s to juice up stakes.  The BBD tournament will include a best of three format, starting with 501 and Cricket, and team member’s randomly matched before the tournament starts.  Entry fee’s will be determined at the start of the tournament but are generally $5 with optional buy-in’s for a mystery out.  If there are enough interested following the BBD tournament we will follow up with a singles tournament of similar fashion.

Shoot well everyone!

** Membership in the HDA is absolutely NOT required to enter and all skill levels are welcome. **

Tuesday 16 January 2018 – Bootown presents Grown Up Storytime #110 (8pm & 10pm shows)

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Bootown – (Houston, TX )

The Grown-up Storytime series takes place the third Tuesday of every month at 8pm and 10pm (that’s right, TWO shows per night) atRudyard’s British Pub, a bar and venue located in the heart of Montrose. You send us stories, we pick the best ones, and assign them to a rotating crack-squad of expert story readers who show up the night of and wow our socks and/or pants off. It’s on a Tuesday – what else are you going to do? AND…it’s only $5.

Interested in submitting a story or reading someone else’s story?!? Email us at or fill out the handy dandy form below!

“…BooTown’s totally amazing, super original and completely hilarious show, Grown-Up Storytime.”
~ Lydia O’Neil of

“BooTown’s a party!”
~Salvador Chevez

“How has Houston survived without BooTown’s monthly “Grown-up Storytime” comedy bash?”
~Joel Luks of CultureMap

Monday 15 January 2018 – 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

Saturday 13 January 2018 – Mojave Red * Soaked * Teevee * Goldbloom (doors 8pm)

Mojave Red (Houston, TX)

Mojave Red was born in a misty womb fogged out with a hazy reverb, an abstract portrait. After fronting a few bands and haphazardly hitting the streets of downtown Houston, singer and guitarist Josh Cobb turned to the refuge of home-recording to help realize a gnawing artistic vision. The product was a pseudo-minimalist garage/soul fusion that earned monikers like “graj rock prince” [rip]. After grinding through Houston’s underground arts and music scene for three years, the enigmatic act found a foothold in the maturing psychedelic and shoe-gazing music scenes in and around the state of Texas, coasting on the hometown success of their ‘Creeper’ EP, characterized by an obnoxious amount of reverb and its bedroom production style. The band is continuing to blossom, and their newest single ‘Fading Out’ is their most recent and polished release to date, a lo-fi opus of warbling guitars that exhibits a soulful and ranged vocal atop the pulsing nature of a psychedelic hip-hop beat. Coming off a regional tour, the group has kept busy, hitting cities all over Texas and the larger gulf coast, from McAllen to Galveston, from Austin to Dallas, bringing with them their unique brand of lo-fi soul and oddly intoxicating psychedelia.


Soaked (Austin, TX)

Spittin out tides of dreamy hits, delivered with a sensationally mouth-watering and energetic live performance, it’s a guarantee you’ll leave the spot SOAKED when these glazed east side Austin slackers take the stage!

Debut album DON’T WANNA WAKE UP TODAY out NOW on Burger Records compact cassette, Yippee Ki Yay Records compact disc, Spotify, and MORE !! Start getting STOKED 4 SOAKED !


Teevee (Austin, TX)


Goldbloom  (Austin, TX)

With a mutual love of psych, surf and garage rock, the separated at birth twins Moses Marrero and Isaiah Mancha banded together to form the foundation of what is now known as Goldbloom.  After adding long time friends and teen heartthrobs Harrison Brown and Jimmy Rabbitt, the band plunged head first into curating their unique sound of third coast surf.



Friday 12 January 2018 – Black Pussy * Funeral Horse * Doomstress (doors 8pm)


Black Pussy (Portland, OR)

(The short of it)

Black Pussy is a group of rock n’ roll pot-smoking fun-loving hippies that are passionate about art, creativity and the dynamic human spirit which refuses to submit. They encourage all ages and creeds to take the ride with them.

(The long of it)

For Dustin Hill, the creator and songwriter of the band, Black Pussy sounded like a fantastic name. It encapsulates exactly what the band is: a psychedelic, ’70s-influenced, hide-your-daughters-because-they’re-coming-to-town rock ‘n’ roll band that sounds like Tarantino directing a Thin Lizzy video in the low desert.

For the past few years, the group has continuously headed out on North American tours, including a full U.S. and Canadian stint opening for ex-Kyuss legends Vista Chino in 2013 as well as sharing the stage with Sleep, Red Fang, Danava, Yob, Boots Electric, Black Tusk, Mothership and Dead Meadow. Their rigorous touring regimen has rightfully earned them the tagline, “ON TOUR FOREVER.” The group has also spent the last three years recording the band’s blend of heavy, psychedelic rock songs with not only Portland recording engineer Adam Pike (Red Fang, Norska, Black Elk, etc.) but also the legendary Kyuss founding drummer and multi-instrumentalist Brant Bjork.

Black Pussy approaches their music style with influences across three decades of rock: the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. The result is a cohesive blend of Kyuss, Hawkwind, The Cars, Monster Magnet and Queens of the Stone Age. Their classic, upbeat and relentlessly hooky tracks embrace traditional pop structure within heavy rock and led to Hill coining the phrase “stoner-pop”. Their catchy music tends to seduce anyone, even those who wander in a club after seeing the intriguing band name on the marquis. There is no contrived contention, just fun, love and good tunes. Everyone is invited to this party.

The 2012 debut album, On Blonde, was written and mostly recorded by Hill alone, though guitarist Ryan McIntire, drummer Dean Carroll, bassist Aaron Poplin and keyboardist Chief O’Dell later joined the band. The record kicks off with the rip of a bong and sounds like a drug-riddled midnight misadventure in a ’70s muscle car. The track “Blow Some Steam Off” landed a spot on the February 2013 Metal Hammer compilation. 2013 also saw a split release from Black Pussy and LA-based Biblical Proof Of UFOs: a contact high-inducing, 22-minute psychedelic opus entitled “Galaxies.”

Magic Mustache, the brand new full length album, was released on February 17th of 2015 and the band is touring this Spring, Summer and Fall in support of it. The album has received much acclaim and had premieres from Noisey, Decibel, Terrorizor and This exposure led to a backlash from politically correct new wave feminist groups seeking to shut down the band online with misconstrued accusations of misogyny and racism. Responding to this, the band released a statement: “…Ultimately, the music and the message is what should be scrutinized rather than the clothes we wear or the name we chose. But whatever. Trolls are gonna troll, complainers are going to complain and people who get it are going to keep on getting it.”

Scheduled for an August 18th release is an EP of 5 songs entitled Where The Eagle Flies. The first single is a cover version of Blue Oyster Cult’s classic “Don’t Fear The Reaper” and with the premiere of the music video from Blank TV, this release offers an eclectic collection of rarities. As the band grows, so will their musical footprint, ultimately placing them in a category all their own. Black Pussy is doing what it does best: sending you on a cosmic journey through time and space, blurring the lines of psychedelic mysticism and reality.

Black Pussy is setting out on the third leg of their summer tour starting August 20th and ending in October with support from fellow Northwestern rock trio Ape Machine.




Funeral Horse (Houston, TX)

“If judged on the merit of riffs alone, Texan tarnation masters Funeral Horse would be a holy grail of hard-rock. The constant shifts from road-rage solos to dusty blues riffs to pavement cracking noise-rock/hardcore to vintage 70s hard rock backed by a walloping rhythm section will keep you guessing and ducking for cover as to which direction the bombardment is coming from next. With band members lovingly named Paul Bearer (vocals/guitars) and Jason Andy Argonauts (bass), the entire project has the recipe for sheer global conquest via tongue-in-cheek humor laced into a serious, non-nonsense rock foundation.” Jay S. – Teeth of the Divine.

“Anyone who wants more from their stoner rock than chewed repetitions of a sound we heard countless times before can advantageously turn to the upcoming album from Funeral Horse. Where many others in the constant flow of riff-based rock band for a life in the absence of their own creative initiatives, these Houston-based men refreshingly disrespectful of genre boundaries and preconceptions about how it “should” sound.” Maria van der Lee – Slave State Magazine (Sweden)



Doomstress (Houston, TX)

“I can’t think of a Doom band with a singer that puts so much energy into her vocals and performance. Only Brandon’s remarkable weighty tone and ability to effortlessly conjure lead-heavy Doom-soaked riffs keeps the band from careening wildly into the stratosphere.”-Chris Barnes, Hellride Music

“Doomstress, takes cues from bands like Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy, and adds a murkier tone that sounds like its bellowing from the depths of hell.  The EP, Supernatural Kvlt Sounds, takes you to a place that sounds like a mix of the past and present to craft its own sound that sticks in your head after the first listen!” -David Garrick, Free Press Houston

“…Doomstress aims for a straightforward, more vocal-oriented approach that takes its cues from 70s rock and traditional metal…The original songs show a lot of potential for what could come in the future and the covers show sides of the band that may also be developed.  It’ll be interesting to see where the band and its namesake frontwoman will go from here.” -Chris Latta, Indie Metal Shows

“Doomstress Alexis simply said “We are DOOMSTRESS from Houston, Texas” and let Doom do the rest of the talking with the massive “Way Of The Mountain”…Tomasz Scull who was pounding the drum skins like there was no tomorrow…Brandon Johnson and Joe Fortunato delivered the Doom double guitar harmonies with a pinch of heaviness, while Alexis was steadily getting her performing mojo, adding lots of emotion…you don’t get that level of confidence and self-awareness from a lineup which was about to put[only] the seventh gig into the books!” -Maria V & Dimitris Kontogeorgakos, Metal Kaoz

Thursday 11 January 2018 – Public Poetry presents: The PM Show



The PM Show is a truly collaborative creative synthesis between poets and musicians who work together and rehearse the show into a polished and exciting performance. The poets and musicians will work together in various combinations.

Featuring poets Chris Diaz, Sharon Marie Olson Rosales, Chris Wise and Juliane Tran paired with seasoned musicians Nick Gaitan, Roberto Rodriguez, Gabriel Alanis and Johnny Rojas.

Hosted by James Trotter

Single tickets are $15
Public Poetry Members can bring a guest FREE with the purchase of a single ticket at the door
Single show tickets online are $12 with a limited number of $10 tickets available to the first 25 customers.
Series tickets including all 3 shows in 2018 are $25.
To purchase tickets online:



The PM Show: Poets & Musicians is a collaboration between poets and musicians.  Poets & Musicians combine their talents and put together a rehearsed show presented at night at Rudyard’s. Both poets and musicians are required to produce new, original material.  Everyone is paid for their work.

In 2018, there will be three shows, each featuring 4 poets, hosted by James Trotter.  The show opens with the musicians performing, followed by the collaboration of poets & musicians and ending with the musicians again.
Show dates are on
Thursdays, January 11, March 29 and June 21 upstairs
at Rudyard’s British Pub, 2010 Waugh Drive, 77006.
Doors open at 6:30 PM. Show starts &:30 PM
Food and drink service available.

Public Poetry is holding open auditions 2-5 PM, on stage at Rudyard’s on the following dates:

Sunday, October 15, 2017 for the Thursday, January 11, 2018 PM Show
Sunday, January 14, 2018 for the Thursday, March 29, 2018 PM Show
Sunday, April 1, 2018 for the Thursday, June 21, 2018 Summer Solstice PM Show

ALL POETS (page & stage) are welcome to try out. Bring two poems (3 minutes total) and a short bio.

The PM Show: Poets & Musicians is supported by a grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance