2010-06-28/07-04 Weekly LOVIEE

June ends and July begins with plenty of great music acts and a unique outdoor event for the July 4th weekend. I will be posting a special edition LOVIEE later in the week for holiday specific/themed festivities (fireworks shows and parties).

Wednesday 06-30

Agent Orange/Room 101/Juicehead, Rocbar, 530 Texas, 9pm, $10. A trio of punk rock acts. Agent Orange hails from Orange, CA; Juicehead from Chicago; and Room 101 is local to Houston. 10-W26-1

Thursday 07-01

Peter Wolf Crier/Duncan & Johnson/Chase Hamblin, Rudyard’s, 2010 Waugh, no cover. Peter Wolf Crier is the duo of Peter Pisano and Brian Moen, who hail from Minneapolis; the latter two acts are both native to Houston. All three bring to the stage their own respective styles of relaxed folk and Americana music. 10-W26-2

Friday 07-02

Skyrocket, Continental Club, 3700 Main, 10pm, $12. This act from Austin performs covers of many rock and roll classics from the 1970s and 1980s, yet with a unique, hypnotic, and addictive style and flair. Formerly known as the K-tel Hit Machine. 10-W26-3

Friday 07-02 through Sunday 07-04

Dock Dogs Competition, Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, Fri-Sat 9am-7:30pm, Sun 9am-6pm. A truly unique showcase of canine athletic ability; dogs jump into water from a designated dock with the highest or longest jump (depending on event) earning a victory. (Ending times are estimated; last event on Friday and Saturday starts at 6pm, last event on Sunday starts at 4:30pm.) 10-W26-4

Sunday 07-04

Target Free First Sunday: America the Beautiful, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, 1-4pm, free. Plenty of Independence Day-themed entertainment and education for the entire family, including three film screenings: John, Paul, George & Ben, a child-friendly animated film; The Scrambled States of America, based on the Laurie Keller children’s book of the same name; and 1776, a musical about the founding of our country. 10-W26-5