2011-06-21/26 Weekly LOVIEE

First, some administrivia: for this Weekly LOVIEE I am only covering six days, Tuesday-Sunday, and returning to the usual Monday-Sunday for the following week (2011-06-27/07-03). Later in the week I will also be posting a Special Edition LOVIEE for Independence Day (July 4th).

Thursday 06-23

Mitch Jacobs, Blanco’s Bar & Grill, 3406 W. Alabama, 7pm-?, no cover. Local rockabilly/alt-country artist. 11-W25-1

Friday 06-24

CastleLights/Finnegan/The Rocketboys/Brent Nettles, 2706 White Oak, 8pm-?, $8. A showcase of Texas-based musicians: CastleLights and Finnegan are both local to the Houston area, The Rocketboys hail from Austin, and Brent Nettles is based in Brenham. 11-M06-3

Sophi, Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Town Center Blvd. (Sugar Land), 7:30pm, no admission fee. Sophi is an up-and-coming pop sensation who is already starting to make a name for herself at the tender age of 12. 11-W25-2

Saturday 06-25

Summer Solstice: Wine, Cheese and Bats, Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway, 7-9pm, $45 (non-member)/$30 (member). Dr. Cullen Geiselman, a specialist in bat/plant interaction in the neotropics, gives a brief summary of the world’s bats species, their habitats, their life histories, and busts some common bat myths. This speech is followed by a “bat walk” on the Arboretum grounds. Event will be held indoors in case of rain. 11-M06-4

Joe Ely, Firehouse Saloon, 5903 Southwest Freeway, show 9:15pm, $22 (tickets available online). Texas music legend whose career has wandered across different sub-genres including progressive country, alternative country, and country rock. 11-W25-3

Sunday 06-26

Benefit for Claire & Clint Pickett, BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, noon-6pm. BBQ plates for $10, live music, raffles, and silent and live auctions to benefit the two children who suddenly lost both parents. 11-W25-4