Thursday 26 April 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 7:00pm 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. **

Wednesday 25 April 2018 – r/Houston Board Gaming at Rudyard’s Pub (6:30-9:30pm)

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.

Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/reddithoustonboardgaming/

Monday 23 April 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

Saturday 21 April 2018 – Live and Loud Productions presents: The Booked * Hooligan Justice * Sorted Scoundrels * Hooligan 45

Hooligan 45 (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/TXhooligan45/


Sorted Scoundrels (Austin, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/SortedScoundrels/
Working Class, Beer Drinking, Rock ‘n Roll

Hooligan Justice (Austin, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/SHRR1969/
Hooligan Justice is a non-political, non-racist Skinhead Rock & Roll band hailing out of the city of Austin in the Great State of Texas.

The Booked (Corpus Christi, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/TheBooked/
South Texas’ longest running Oi! band! New album “Tradition Never Dies” out now! Started out in 1998 and we’re still going strong! We are currently looking to play anywhere and everywhere so hit us up! We’ve been fortunate enough to share the stage with such notable bands as The Business, Oxymoron, The Templars, Blitz, Sham 69, Dropkick Murphys, Agnostic Front, The Exploited, UK Subs, D.R.I., Murphy’s Law, Iron Cross, Oxblood, Blanks 77, The Briggs, Red Alert, The Toasters and many others

 

Friday 20 April 2018 – Wo Fat, Black, Doomstress (FREE SHOW!!!)

Wo Fat (Dallas, TX)
http://www.wofat.net/

After over 10 years of slinging their Texas-sized psychedelic blues doom, Dallas-based Wo Fat is going stronger and rocking harder than ever, promising to continue on their swampadelic visionquest of overdriven, fuzz-laden riffage and jazz-minded jam explorations with the next chapter, entitled Midnight Cometh, looming on the horizon.

Throughout their sonic odyssey of five studio albums, a live album, and two splits, beginning with The Gathering Dark in 2006, they have stayed true to the deep, dark blues that wails from within and have continually forged their riffs with a primal grooviness, giving them a consistency of style. But just as notable is their willingness to survey unflinchingly the outer edges of trippiness on the ledge of one footpath only to make a tight turn and trample full on with monolithic heaviness down another.

2009’s Psychedelonaut really began to solidify the Wo Fat name in the Stoner Rock world, garnering them wider critical recognition, leading to releases with Nasoni and Totem Cat Records which, in turn, led to their two most critically acclaimed releases to date, The Black Code (2013) and The Conjuring (2014,) both released on the iconic stoner rock label, Small Stone Records, with The Conjuring landing on NPR’s “Top Ten Metal Albums of 2014” list, among numerous other “best of” lists. Each Small Stone release helped to elevate the reputation of the band by both mass and media as soulful practitioners of sonic alchemic wizardry – seamlessly brewing heavy riff-rock, blues, metal and psychedelia together with a jazz insight for improvisation and purposeful jamming.

One reviewer (yourlastrites.com) aptly described their music this way: “It’s hard to know where to place The Conjuring along the stoner spectrum because it’s metal heavy, but it rolls like rock.” The critical success of these recordings and the band’s ability to slay live has landed Wo Fat appearances at the legendary Roadburn Festival, Desertfest, Freak Valley Festival, Psycho California Festival and Sylak Open Air Festival as parts of a number of successful international tours.

For the release of Midnight Cometh, the newest slab of riffage lurking in your future, which is easily their most daring psychotropic exploration of heaviness to date, Wo Fat has teamed up with a label on the rise, Ripple Records, who have proven themselves to be Brothers in the Riff by peddling some of the finest of the new fuzz. With voodoo drums beating and endless waves of molten, blues-drenched guitar riffery, Wo Fat carries on their tradition of keeping things heavy and fuzzy, but also groovy, which all too often is the missing element in so much modern heavy music.

You can hear the echoes of field hollers and that oft forgotten “way back yonder funk” fueling the fire burning deep in the swamp at the witching hour. You can feel the rush of living on the edge and glimpse a phantasmal Coltrane in your peripheral vision while they careen through improvisational jams. And all this with an unrelenting metal heaviness that underscores apocalyptic lyrics that conjure visions of the end of an age, (our age?), black midnight bargains, summoned demons, the unquenchable cravings of avarice, ill-fated alliances and the consequences reaped.

 

Black (Austin, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/blacktheband/

BLACK. Eclectic rock with a taste of doom, blues, and old school metal. Featuring former members of Honky, Whorehound, and A Thousand Knives of Fire.

 

Doomstress (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/DoomstressBand/

“DOOMSTRESS brings a hard edge to modern doom w/nods toward classic influences” – The Obelisk

In March of 2016, burning passion, relentless drive, and an undying love for heavy metal music is what fueled bassist/lead vocalist Doomstress Alexis to bring to life the powerful entity that is Doomstress. In May of 2016, Doomstress arose before the people with Supernatural Kvlt Sounds, an EP of material rooted in doom, NWOBHM, and occult rock with influences such as Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Cathedral, and Uriah Heap. These influences can be easily identified in Doomstress’ heavy grooves, layered twin guitars, strong melodic vocals, and a thunderous yet dynamic rhythm section.

When asked what inspires her lyrics, Doomstress Alexis said, “Honestly, real world news makes for good doom music.” Finding inspiration in current events, personal experiences, and at times even social and political commentary, Doomstress creates songs that, opposed to being preachy, are engaging. “While the personal experiences come through in the songs, it’s easy for the listener to find themselves in these songs and to make that connection.”

Friday 20 April 2018 – Gulf Coast Reading Series (Free, 6:30-9pm)

 

Gulf Coast Literary Journal Presents
Gulf Coast Reading Series

featuring
TBA
Friday April 20, 2017
Doors open at 6:30. Reading will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.
FREE

 

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/