Tuesday 17 October 2017 – Bootown presents Grown Up Storytime #107 (8pm & 10pm shows)

Grown-Up Generic

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 grownupstorytime@bootown.org 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 Examiner.com

“BooTown’s a party!”
~Salvador Chevez

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

Tuesday 17 October 2017 – Industry Night Karaoke (11pm)

Industry Night Karaoke
Free Every Tuesday 9pm – close*

(* Bootown Grown Up Story Time nights 11pm to close)

Industry Specials
Fireball/Strawberry Lemonade
T.W. Samuels Whiskey
Death Door Gin

The great Daisuke Inoue, without whom there would be no karaoke.


Monday 16 October 2017 – 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 15 October 2017 – Pegstar Presents Bewitcher


Bewitcher (Portland, OR)

Rock ‘n’ roll is the devil’s music, and heavy metal its bastard child. In the 1980s, America’s radical fundamentalist Christian right-wing waged a war against this music, bringing its practitioners and its unholy muse to the forefront of the public consciousness.

Over a quarter-century later, the devil’s rock ‘n’ roll is still alive and well, but the war is far from over.

And so it came to pass…

In the 13th year of Satan’s third millennium, a new force arose to defend the ways of old. BEWITCHER is the ancient black flame of magic, mayhem, freedom, and liberation—burning in blatant opposition to the laughable norms of this modern age. Instead, they look to that bygone era, before its pollution by crybaby emo wimps, when heavy metal—in all its glory—truly represented the tenets upon which it was founded.

May your children be corrupted, may your foundations be shaken, may your mundane existences be forever altered, for this spell cannot be broken…

Fall and obey! And beware the curse of the BEWITCHER!

Divebomb Records is thrilled to present the blackened speed metal of BEWITCHER. Their self-titled debut was produced by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust, Lord Dying, Coliseum) and features 9 tracks sure to appeal to fans of Midnight, Venom, Celtic Frost, Toxic Holocaust and Bathory.


Sunday October 15, 2017
Pegstar Presents
All ages
$10 advance
$11 box office
doors 8pm, show 9pm


Tickets available at:

Saturday 14 October 2017 – Poor Dumb Bastards * dUNETX * The Unconvicted (doors 8pm)

Poor Dumb Bastards (Houston, TX)

We’re Poor Dumb Bastards from Houston Texas, FUCK YOU!!!!


dUNETX (Houston, TX)

dUNETX is the lone rock band in Houston,Tx to consistently keep playing live and releasing new music since the mid 90’s. Three albums and a few ep’s later, the band is still writing, playing, and putting out catchy guitar rock. A journalist recently wrote, “If there is a local rock N roll “Hall Of Fame” dUNETX should be inducted”.

The Unconvicted (Houston, TX)

The Unconvicted is a punk/rock/metal band out of Houston Texas, founded by Mike Penick and Daniel McCrary. They combine elements of Mifits, Minor Threat, Black Flag, with a dash of Alice in Chains to their music. There is not really any specific subgenre that they play. They tend to branch out with many different styles of punk and metal. Their lyrics vary on subjects from the macabre to whiskey drinking and ass kicking. This band is a party.

Friday 13 October 2017 – Cryptic Void * Insolvent * Thundertank * KTCM (doors 8pm)


Cryptic Void (Houston, TX)


Insolvent (Houston, TX)

INSOLVENT is a death metal band from Houston, Texas, formed in 2014. The origins of the group lie with the stunningly brutal vocalist Alice Lima, who traveled to Houston from her native Brazil to visit family in 2010 only to unexpectedly find love in the Lone Star State. Alice met her husband Joe Lovchik at a rock show in Houston and emigrated to the U.S. soon after, leaving behind her band Tharsis as well as a law career to explore the muddy blackness of Houston’s spirited underground.

As the culture shock of the big move began to wear off at last, Alice set to work putting her own band together, deep in the heart of Texas. With her husband locking down the low end, she turned to another recent Texas transplant, guitarist Tom Longnecker of the New York death metal band Bloodseeker, to help forge a histrionic new sound. Nate Smith of Houston stoner-rock instrumentalists Alone on the Moon was installed behind the drum kit, and INSOLVENT was born – a modern, mature outfit influenced by the entire death metal pantheon from Obituary to Origin and ready for all-out aural assault on a world of compromised authority and bankrupt ideas.


Thundertank (Houston, TX)

Heavy metal shitheads from the slums of southeast houston



KTCM (Richmond, TX)

Three piece formed in 2007, consisting of guitarist Jason Laird, bassist Colin Parmer, and Drummer/Vocalist Jake Delos Santos. We have four self-released albums: Street Terror – 2009, KTCM – 2011, Mongolian DeathWorm – 2013, and Cleansing the Blood of the Heretic – 2015


with Cryptic Void, Insolvent,  K.T.C.M., and Thundertank
$6 at the door
Doors 8pm
Show starts at 10PM



Thursday 12 October 2017 – 6th Annual Laugh in the Face of Breast Cancer Comedy Show (doors 6:30pm)

This year is our 6th Annual Laugh in the Face of Breast Cancer Comedy Show! Each year, more people show and more money is raised and each year I can’t thank you enough for your support.

I decided to mix it up a little bit this year and I added a magician to the show! The showcase includes Houston comedians Steve Padilla, Timothy Banfield, Steven Lemus and Victor Tran and Houston magician Jamie Salinas!

From 2005 to 2011, my mother and I (and others) would walk in Komen’s Race for the Cure and as time went on, she became weaker from her cancer and cancer treatments. We went from walking the entire 5k to only doing about a 10 minute walk and turning back around- I would still make her walk through the finish line! In 2011, I thought about the next year and how she will probably be weaker than this year and I don’t want her to feel defeated (especially because she never felt defeated!) so I wanted to come up with something she could participate in but not have to anything at all yet somehow have some fun. So in 2012, I started Laugh in the Face of Breast Cancer in 2012. Why not go to a comedy show and laugh? We all need some fun in our lives and while she was fighting cancer with all she had, she still deserved to have fun and Laugh in the Face of Breast Cancer!

I’m asking you to share this with anybody and everybody. Last year, a friend told me that she sent it to her company’s Philanthropy Group and they sent it to over 500 employees!

If you can’t attend, please share the email and flyer and donate to the cause. You can use the same link to buy tickets and to donate online.

As always, thank you for your continued support.