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The Grizzly Band (Houston, TX)
“After the band finished up its setlist, the audience was not ready to call it a night. Despite amps being shut off and the house music rising up, the audience was non-relenting in their demand for more songs from their hometown band. So, the band retook the stage and ripped into another classic Grizzly tune, Nightmare Lady. This has always been one of my favorite tunes from the band, next to the seldom played Stage Dive. Grizzly keeps moving up through bigger venues, more cities and better exposure. Take my advice and get out to a show soon so you can tell folks how you saw them back in the clubs. Believe me, that day will come.” Samuel Barker – Houston Music Review
“There was reprieve in the cards for my cochleae. At Dean’s, Grizzly stomped out an appealingly hard honky-tonk sound that culminated in a nice, crunchy cover of “Folsom Prison Blues,” complete with wailing guitar solo attached.” Nathan Smith – Houston Press
“In a world of rock radio stations that keep getting weaker, It’s refreshing to know that there are a few Texas boys with balls that still put out some good rock and roll. They call it, “Southern Whiskey Punk.’ It’s what you get when you mix two parts Rancid, one part Supersuckers, a splash of Mean Gene Kelton mixed in a country shaker, and served up with a Dropkick Murphys chaser. It goes down hard, but definitely good! There is no gimmick to this band! The song “One more day” which is on the new album “Come And Take It” due out in March has an anthem quality to it that’ll make you want to throw up a fist, kiss your ole lady and drink a cold lone star beer.” MissVHaven – Tip Out Magazine
When Particles Collide (Exeter, NH)
“You’re onto something great when you can deliver a straightforward pop nugget that pulls from Motown, heavy metal and equal parts Joan Jett and Nancy Sinatra…..punk rock fury, metal crescendos and delicate melodic turns…groovy, heavy pop, slick, hypnotic new wave (power pop? power wave?).” -Jed Gottlieb The Boston Herald August 2016
“WPC’s music is an amalgam of many kinds of rock: punk, metal, grunge, Southern, classic, new wave.” – Chris Busby, The Bollard, June 2015
“She (Sasha) and drummer Chris Viner make music that’s hard to pin down, a powerful mix of art-rock and pop-punk.” -Josh Jackson, Paste Magazine, September 2014
“Clothed in a delicious pop-punk candy shell, but inside lies a rhythmic and melodic core that’s rooted in Alcott and Viner’s dynamic partnership, with elements of jazz and metal creeping in.” -Emily Burnham, Bangor Daily News, June 2014
Brightwire (Baytown, TX)
After a couple of years of touring as a harmony vocalist with Samuel Barker, Kim Daniels (now Barker!) started writing songs and taking an active role in the artistic direction the arrangements of Samuel’s older songs. Then, as Samuel’s son, Ian, joined the duo on bass, it became clear that continuing as a solo artist made no sense for Samuel, so, Brightwire was born.
After a few months of touring and playing shows, Samuel and Kim got married on March 11, 2017 and have no slowed down since. Ian has taken on a few roles in various orchestra projects, which has limited his appearances in the live setting recently, but remains a vital part of the recording and artistic process for Brightwire.
Currently, the trio are working on their debut album and racking up all the miles they can travelling around the country playing their songs for anyone with an ear to lend.
Filthy Dead (Houston, TX)
Wonder Boy (Houston, TX)
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Merkava (Houston, TX)
Dead Stuff (Houston, TX)
Gulf Coast Literary Journal Presents
Gulf Coast Reading Series
Friday February 16, 2017
Doors open at 6:30. Reading will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.
The Gulf Coast Literary Journal is a literary magazine founded by Donald Barthelme and Philip Lopate over twenty years ago, Gulf Coast continues to be published today out of the creative writing department of the University of Houston. We publish poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, interviews, and reviews, as well as a full-color visual art features and critical art writing. For subscription information and submission guidelines: http://www.gulfcoastmag.org/
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. **
February 13th get ready for Slam God’s Bout 6 / final slam let’s see who makes it…some of the people that’s competing will be Rain Self Toiryan Milligan and many more there is a cover charge of $5 vending is also available for this event as well please contact Supa Vince for more information….see you there