Thursday 15 November 2018 – Druids, Arsis Thesis, Vehement Burn, Khan

Druids (Des Moines, Iowa)
Formed in 2008, Druids set out to be heavy and loud. Influenced by classic metal and psychedelic rock, Druids found their groove in songwriting, becoming more focused and progressive. 


Arsis Thesis (Houston, TX)


Vehement Burn (Houston, TX)

Hailing from Houston, Texas, Vehement Burn was formed in late 2008. With a unique writing/playing style, The Vehement Burn keeps their musical foundation firmly planted in the Fuzz sound founded in the mid- to late- 90’s. The band specializes in authentic Desert/Stoner Rock, mixing in nuances of Progressive Rock and Metal. Their influences include Kyuss, Orange Goblin, Fu Manchu, Queens of the Stone Age, Sasquatch, Cowboys and Aliens, Firestone, Truckfighters, Clutch and Led Zeppelin.

Khan (Sorry, no link at this time)

Thursday 15 November 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 7:30pm and first throw at 8:00pm.  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. **

Wednesday 14 November 2018 – r/Houston Board Gaming at Rudyard’s Pub (6:30pm)

r/Houston Board Gaming at Rudyard’s Pub!

Every Wednesday Night




Come have a drink, meet some interesting people, and play some awesome board games. Our meeting place is Rudyard’s Pub on Waugh. They have damn good food and a decent beer selection. Three parking lots to the North, West, and South West and some street parking a block over.

If you are new to the world of modern board games have no fear, everyone is awesome and you’ll have a great time. We have all types of games; social games with easy rules and lots of interaction or more competitive games as well as cooperative ones. TableTop on youtube is a good place to get a feel for the types of games we usually play.

We average around 30 people and we’re upstairs in the private event area.

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Monday 12 November 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

Sunday 11 November 2018 – Book of Wryms, Merkava, Fiddle Witch and the Demons of Doom

Book of Wryms (Richmond, VA)

“Looking for a great new doom band who brings the heavy while also soothing your mind, body and soul? Richmond, Virginia’s Book of Wyrms may be the band for you. They describe their sound as “appalachian stoner rock” and “space metal.” Those tags alone may be enough to draw listeners into their heady realm of astral dreaming, but the band also claims a diverse set of interests ranging from the occult, to cheap beer, to Curtis Mayfield. Who wouldn’t want to hang out with these guys? ” -Frazer Jones, stonerking1

“Pay attention to the way that the band mixes space/stoner/doom in a single package. Their ability to please our ears in a smooth way is remarkable!” –

“Book of Wyrms’ debut album is a solid recommendation for any fan of space rock and its numerous related genres. ” –



Merkava  (Houston, TX)

Deep melody and fire punk rock and roll.


Fiddle Witch and the Demons of Doom (Houston, TX)

Fiddle Witch and the Demons of Doom is a Houston, Texas based instrumental power trio consisting of Jo Bird (electric viola), SPIKE the Percussionist (drums), and Geoffrey Muller (bass). Their epic musical performances combine elements of classical, metal, and rock with a heavy mix of intricate motifs and a highly entertaining stage show.

Bird, one of the founders of Two Star Symphony, conceived the Fiddle Witch and the Demons of Doom project in 2012, as a way to further explore her diverse influences. Because of the complexity of the material, requiring classical level chops and a strange metal based rhythmic drive, Bird had difficulty finding fellow musicians to fit the part.

After several auditions, Bird was referred to Houston underground legend, SPIKE the Percussionist, who not only shared Bird’s classical training but also her passion for metal and rock. SPIKE instantly understood where Bird was coming from musically and the sound began to take shape. Finally, Bird’s longtime friend and fellow musician, the great bassist Geoffrey Muller, came off tour for a brief jam session and he decided to join the band permanently. With their lineup complete, the Witch and her Demons went straight to work. After a successful full house world premier at Rudyard’s Pub in Houston, Texas, the band was approached by Grammy winning recording engineer, Steve Christensen, who immediately took them into the studio to record their debut album, “Fiddle Witch and the Demons of Doom”.



Sunday November 11, 2018
Book of Wryms, Merkava, Fiddle Witch and the Demons of Doom
doors 8pm, music 9pm
21+ $6

Sunday 11 November 2018 – The Houston Traditional and Hot Jazz Collective presents Hot Jazz Sundays at Rudz (6-8PM, Free)

Come enjoy Gypsy swing and Traditional jazz out on the patio, every Sunday 6-8.
Musicians, bring your instruments as this is an open jam.
Dancers, swing dance lesson from 6-7, so bring your dancing shoes!
Patrons, this is a free event so tip your bartenders (as always).

Yours in Django,
The Houston Traditional and Hot Jazz Collective