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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
Love Grown-Up Storytime? Every thought to yourself “Wow, I think it would be super fun to be up there and read a story?” Well your inner thoughts are totally right and you absolutely should come down and learn about what it takes to be a great GUST reader. The workshop will be run in two parts, first we will go over the guidelines and preparation of GUST reading and then you will actually get to practice onstage and receive feedback.
***You Must RSVP by reserving a spot through eventbrite***
In order to give everyone enough time and space to read and receive feedback, spots are limited.
Rudyard’s will be open for business, and you are welcome to bring refreshments upstairs, but please be on-time and ready to practice right at 2:00pm.
1476 (Salem, MA)
New England’s +1476+ creates dark, atmospheric, album-oriented music that draws upon elements of many genres including metal, punk, neofolk, and ambient. They harbor an energy & mood that reflects the environment of the old, haunting landscapes of New England’s coastal regions as well as their spiritual/philosophical interests and practices. As a two-piece, they are completely self-contained — writing, recording, and releasing their albums & EPs through their own imprint and studio, Seraphim House. As of 2016, +1476+ has the honor of working with Germany’s Prophecy Productions.
The intent of +1476+ is to always follow their instincts, reinventing themselves with each release on their own terms.
Blues Funeral (Houston, TX)
Formed in late 2014 by Jan Kimmel (guitar, Sanctus Bellum), Cory Cousins (drums, Sanctus Bellum) and Maurice Eggenschwiler (guitar, Sanctus Bellum), Blues Funeral plays a unique brand of 60’s and 70’s infused music with a metal twist. Experienced upright bass player, Gabe Katz, decided to tip his bass over and play it through an amp to complete the band’s lineup. The band name, inspired by the 1969 Groundhogs cut, “Blues Obituary”, is an ode to many of the group’s influences including classic bands like: Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult, Mountain, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, etc. In their prior project, the trio has shared the stage with acts like: Pentagram, St. Vitus, Trouble, Orange Goblin, Kylessa, Dio Disciples, Gates of Slumber, Las Cruces, and local Houston metal legends, Helstar. Though Blues Funeral explores new musical territory for the trio, it will still feel like snake’s venom with a twist of absinthe under a purple sky. You will be witnesses!
Pyreship (Houston, TX)
Houston sludge thugs PyreShip expertly blend post metal and doom with a raft of 90’s slowcore and noise rock influences. Comprised of four road-hardened musicians, PyreShip’s songs are reflective of their formative environment – stripped down, unpretentious, and resilient.
Live, the music is meant to be both heard and felt, with Steve Smith’s relentless jackhammer beats melding seamlessly with the molten slag spilling out of George Lusito’s bass amp. Co-guitarists Jason Jordan and Sam Waters stoke the bellows. PyreShip is one of the few remaining bands running an unapologetically monolithic backline. They use it to slam out slow, deliberate riffs that resonate long after the show has ended and the crowd dispersed.
Smashed Idols (Houston, TX)
The Smashed Idols hail from Houston, Texas where we rip up the scene with hooky guitar, bass, and drumz. We like to mix it up with hot space sauce and alien lyrics. The jam Bring The Invasion was influenced by Stephen Hawking’s warning that we need to colonize other planets before we get visited by our nasty neighbors.
The Nelsons (Houston, TX)
The Nelsons were started in 2016 in Houston, Texas by Los Sandavol, Rene Acosta, and “Tucker”. These three pretty much round out what is left of the psychobilly musicians still playing in the Houston area. They formed from Los and Renee’s band “The Droids”, with the original drummer for international psychobilly act “The Ghost Storys”, Tucker. Their sound is a continuation of the of Neo Psychobilly sound, a heavily 80s influenced sound by the masters of psychobilly The Meteors, Batmobile, Frantic Flintstones, etc. with their own unique twist. You can expect everything great about psychobilly, from rockabilly, surf, and punk guitar, stand up bass, stand up drums, speeding westeren tunes, horror movie samples, to psychotic cover versions of popular songs all with a Simpsons inspired theme. So prepare yourself to wreck, party, and have a good laugh. HA HA
Two Dollar Pistol
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. **
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.
Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/reddithoustonboardgaming/