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Sunday 28 August 2016 – 4th Brewery Beer Tour – Rudz 38th Anniversary Celebration

August 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on Sunday 28 August 2016 – 4th Brewery Beer Tour – Rudz 38th Anniversary Celebration

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As part of the Anniversary Weekend celebrating Rudyard’s 38th year as part of Houston’s entertainment landscape, we are taking to the road again to visit some of Houston’s breweries. This 24 mile ride takes off at 7:30 (registration opens at 7:00) to Saint Arnold, loops up to Town in City, continues west to Karbach and ends back at Rudz for a buffet brunch around 11:30. The route is SAG supported.

We ask riders to contribute $10 at registration that will be donated to the MS Society. This $10 contribution is a ‘pay what you like’ request and is not a requirement to ride with us and enjoy the brewery visits and buffet. Looking forward to seeing everyone for the 4th brewery ride!

 

 

 

Monday 29 August 2016 – Rudyard’s Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)

August 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on Monday 29 August 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

Saturday 27 August 2016 – Rudyard’s 38th Anniversary show: Satanic Overlords of Rock n Roll * HogLeg * Baron Von Bomblast * Die Fast (Free!!!)

August 27th, 2016 | Comments Off on Saturday 27 August 2016 – Rudyard’s 38th Anniversary show: Satanic Overlords of Rock n Roll * HogLeg * Baron Von Bomblast * Die Fast (Free!!!)

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Satanic Overlords of Rock N Roll (Houston, TX)

https://www.facebook.com/The-Satanic-Overlords-Of-Rock-N-Roll-1615574542043453

God Damn Soul Fucking, Satan Loving, Rock N Roll Addicted, Hell Junkies!!!!

Bill Fool: Guitar,
Lencho Cevallos: Bass,
Donnie Stokes: Vocals
John Tolczyk: Guitar
Cheech: Drums

 

 

Hogleg (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/Hoggleg75

Members from poor dumb bastards, Dixie waste, born again virgins, burn the boats. Texas style rock and roll led by ex born again virgins vocalist James Red with his new cast of demon seed.

 

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Baron Von Bomblast (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/baronvonbomblast/

Members:Destroy the living,Bowel, Middlefinger, Slag, Deadhorse, Manhole, Dolly rockers, Brian’s Johnson, 30 foot fall, Pasadena Napalm Division, nuff said

 

 

DieFast

Die Fast (Los Angeles, CA)
http://diefast.net/diefast.net/Home.html

In late 2000, frontman Tod Jünker drove a black Dodge van from Houston to LA, leaving behind legendary Texas hardcore rockers Spunk (with whom he’d opened for the likes of White Zombie and L7) to found Die Fast.

With the first incarnation of Die Fast, Tod took his DIY attitude and aggressive approach into the studio and recorded Live Ammunition. As good as the album turned out, it lacked the grit and grime that Tod craved. Die Fast disbanded, and Tod recruited a fresh garrison of cannon fodder.
Now a bunch of Texas have come to fill the shoes of the fallen and show the world they have a good / bad thing coming .

Die Fast is a pack of snarling gentlemen fighting to keep raw, raucous, rapid-fire punk rock from choking on its own tongue and flat-lining; filth spewing, friendly, familiar faced bastards crashing through burner after burner.

 

 

Rudz-38th

Friday 26 August 2016 – Rudyard’s 38th Anniversary Show: The Grizzly Band * Blackgrass Gospel * Mike Stinson (doors 8pm, Free!!)

August 26th, 2016 | Comments Off on Friday 26 August 2016 – Rudyard’s 38th Anniversary Show: The Grizzly Band * Blackgrass Gospel * Mike Stinson (doors 8pm, Free!!)

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The Grizzly Band (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/TheGrizzlyBand/

“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

“There’s nothing better on the Fourth of July than stumbling across a new band from your hometown whose surly, punk-flavored roots-rock is as American as hot dogs and waterboarding. That’s what happened to Rocks Off this past Independence Day when, while wandering around the Island taking pictures, we stumbled across Grizzly at Eric Tucker’s Continental July 4 party.” – Chris Gray – Houston Press – Rocks Off

 

 

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Blackgrass Gospel (Alvin, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/blackgrassgospel/

Black Grass Gospel is an all-original Outlaw Bluegrass band from Alvin,Texas . Prepare for an original darque lyrical adventure supported by haunting melodies , upbeat rhythms , interactive hooks ; and an all encompassing journey into true Americana awesomeness!

 

Mike Stinson (Houston, TX)
http://www.mikestinson.net/

Three years ago, Mike Stinson took a big chance. After clawing his way to the top of the country music club scene in Los Angeles where he was described by Billboard Magazine as the king of the neo-honky-tonkers, Stinson, who wrote Dwight Yoakam’s stellar “Late Great Golden State,” packed a U-Haul, chucked his place in the West Coast pecking order, and moved to Texas to start fresh.

And Texas certainly had an effect on the cerebral Virginian who called L.A. home for 18 years. He fell in love with the space, the torrential rains, and the laid back feel of his new home, Houston. With two stellar, critically praised albums of hardcore honky-tonk and “barnyard rock and roll” in his LA past, immediately upon arrival in Texas he dropped The Jukebox In Your Heart, recorded with Jesse Dayton and his band at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Studios. “No One To Drink With” from the album was voted best song of the year by the Houston Press in 2010.

But while these tunes certainly received a Texas treatment under Dayton’s guidance, these were songs written prior to the Texas move. Stinson’s already-completed next album, Hell and Half of Georgia, is a mixture of muscular Joe Ely-ish roadhouse bruisers and sawdust-floor tonkers mostly written since relocating. And with noted roots producer R.S. “The Ionizer” Field commanding the ship, Stinson completed the best sounding, most hook-filled album of his career.

A rare voice in this cluttered world of country pop and banjos-for-the-sake-of-banjos alternative country, Stinson has set the bar as high it goes with the monumental “This Year.” One listen to this gripping song establishes that Stinson’s pen is as sharp as any. Stinson is the king of broken hearts, and with “This Year,“ he captures the torment of love like few can. He also shows his cleverness by turning his problems with punctuality into a scorching Bob Dylan-ish burner called “Late For My Funeral.”

Anyone who knows Stinson knows he’s a stubborn cuss, and he lets his attitude roam with loose rein on radio-friendly head-bobber “May Have To Do It” with its slightly dangerous warning: “May have to do it, don’t have to like it.” Suffice to say the witty troubadour has had some day jobs in his past he’d just as soon forget. He also works in the Dylan-ish verse, “Aunt Jemima said that Uncle Sam wants to send me to Afghanistan / He‘ll bring me home with a family plan and I hope you don‘t mind the sand.”

Fact of the matter is, Hell and Half of Georgia elevates Stinson’s game to new heights. And with his crack road band, he remains one of the only bands on the circuit who can do a four-hour two-step honky-tonk gig one night and do an hour-and-a-half rock showcase the next without a change of expression.

It’s no wonder longtime Los Angeles writers like Robert Hilburn and Chris Morris flipped for Stinson’s legitimacy, his realness, his utter sincerity, and his ruthless pursuit of his art. Texas writers like the Houston Press’s music editor Chris Gray did too: “Mike Stinson moved here as the pen inside Dwight Yoakam’s “The Late Great Golden State” and soon gave Houston its best honky-tonk album of the young decade, The Jukebox In Your Heart. A wounded warrior-poet like Bruce Springsteen (“Atlantic City” is a set highlight), Stinson has recorded an as-yet-unreleased follow-up that steps on the gas and lets the heartaches fly.”

The leader of one of the hardest working bands around, Stinson is winning fans one stellar song and one barn-burning show at a time.

 

 

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Thursday 25 August 2016 – Rudyard’s 105th Beer Tasting Dinners with Joe Apa

August 25th, 2016 | Comments Off on Thursday 25 August 2016 – Rudyard’s 105th Beer Tasting Dinners with Joe Apa

Join us one Thursday every month as Joe Apa, formerly of T’afia and Plum Easy Kitchens, brings you food carefully paired with beer selections from some of the finest breweries around. Each month features a different brewery and a unique dining experience.  Prices vary for each dinner but reserving before the Monday of the dinner will get you the early bird discount.

Join us on Thursday, August 25th for the

105th

Monthly Beer Dinner

It’s Rudz’s 38th Anniversary!

Whether you are an old Rudz regular, or you have just discovered this gem in the heart of Montrose, you should not miss the Anniversary party! The long weekend starts off with a bang as we unlock the beer cellar for a special Anniversary Beer Dinner. This dinner features two cask conditioned ales from our friends in Blanco, Texas: Real Ale Brewing Company. For the party, we will be tapping a special cask of Real Ale White with fresh grapefruit.  It is unfiltered and unpasteurized, and fermentation takes place only in this cask shell without adding additional carbonation being added to it; so no additional added additives are added; just fresh grapefruit however, is added to this brew, which adds a nice, refreshing grapefruit, citrus-y flavor and aroma.* Perfect for a warm day….or a hot day….like a 115° day. The second cask is Real Ale 4 Squared dry-hopped with Amarillo hops, a popular American mid-range alpha acid variety with a unique and distinct aroma; described as flowery, spicy and citrus-like with a distinct orange bouquet. In addition to these casks, we are opening two bottle-aged Dogfish Head ales; Noble Rot: ale brewed with grape must, with additional grape must added and Rhizing Bines: a collabroation IPA with Sierra Nevada brewed with Bravo hops, then dry-hopped with an experimental hop labeled Hop 644. (Note: We are going to chill and taste this one to see if it has aged well, it may be substituted with something else if it has gone south.) And to round out the beer selection, Wittekreke Winter White Ale from Brouwerij De Brabandere. This selection, which at first seems odd, is an Imperial Witbier, bottle-aged for three years, which should be perfect for this hellaciously hot weather. So there you have the 38th  Anniversary beer list; food selection will be decided after a trip to the Farmer’s Market and talking to a couple of local purveyors. Sign-up below and come celebrate our 38th Anniversary.

Special Anniversary Beer Dinner price?

Yep, you guessed it…$38 per person

 

For more details and reservations visit:

http://www.rudyardspub.com/wordpress/rudyards-beer-tasting-dinners-with-joe-apa/

Monday 29 August 2016 – Rudyard’s Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)

Saturday 27 August 2016 – Rudyard’s 38th Anniversary show: Satanic Overlords of Rock n Roll * HogLeg * Baron Von Bomblast * Die Fast (Free!!!)

Friday 26 August 2016 – Rudyard’s 38th Anniversary Show: The Grizzly Band * Blackgrass Gospel * Mike Stinson (doors 8pm, Free!!)

Thursday 25 August 2016 – Rudyard’s 105th Beer Tasting Dinners with Joe Apa

Wednesday 24 August 2016 – Adam Bricks * Jana Horn * Vodi

Monday 22 August 2016 – Rudyard’s Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)

Saturday 20 August 2016 – Poor Dumb Bastards * Donkey Punch (FINAL SHOW!!!) * Bayou Vimana * Hell’s Engine