2010-02-22/28 Weekly LOVIEE

Last week I mentioned an announcement coming down the pipe. It’s still coming, it’s just that a few things are in flux right now.

You’ll notice this LOVIEE looks a lot more like the ones from the month or so after wide launch. I’m going back to a more inclusive format. The best changes are yet to come; more details will be coming later in the week (for real this time).

Tuesday 02-23

Band of the Irish Guards, Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana, 7:30 pm, $22-$57. In over a century of the band’s existence, the Band of the Irish Guards has never toured the United States until now. This is the Houston stop on the tour. Presented by the Society for the Performing Arts. 10-W09-1

Wednesday 02-24

Roky Erickson, Continental Club, 3700 Main, doors 8pm, show 9pm, $25. Roky brings a very addictive, back-to-basics, 70s/80s classic rock groove that everyone should check out at least once. Chase Hamblin opens. 10-W09-2

Thursday 02-25 through Saturday 02-27 (and ongoing)

Mildred’s Umbrella Theater presents The Flu Season, Midtown Arts Center, 1423 Holman, 8pm (all days), $15 ($8 students/seniors). A love story set in a hospital and a theater, written by Will Eno. A production of The Flu Season in New York won the 2004 NY Newsday Oppenheimer Award. 10-MUTFS

Friday 02-26

Aurora Picture Show presents Shadowbox Cinema, Freneticore Theater, 5102 Navigation, $7 (free for APS members). Co-curated by the Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) and Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), this exhibit showcases several gems of indie and underground cinema. 10-W09-3

Saturday 02-27

Johnny Cash Bash, The Continental Club, 3700 Main, doors 8pm, $15, 21+. Featuring: The Skeletons, Glenna Bell with Jimmy Pizzitola, The Band in Black, Craig Kinsey Band, and W. S. “Fluke” Holland Band. 10-M02-3

“Critically Caroline / Massive Collective” Opening Reception, Caroline Collective, 4820 Caroline, 6-9pm. Celebrating the artwork of Houston Critical Mass cyclists. Artists featured: Chuy Benitez, Kira Black, Oliver Bludworth, Matt Bower, Lindsay Burleson, Brittney Connelly, Claudia Cruz, Shannon Duncan, Osman Galindo, Christa Havican, Sarah Hazel, Corbin Hughes, Marian Ochoa, Smitty Regula, Kyle Silverstein, Nick Teel, Matt Tremble, and Ervin Valdez. Show curated by Shannon Duncan and organized by Ned Dodington. 10-CCMC/W09-4

Show at Dean’s Credit Clothing, 316 Main, doors 8pm, $5. Featuring Keaton Branch & The Figure Eight, Prairie Cadets and Jacob Trevino. An indie and alternative rock spectacular tailor-made for fans on a budget! 10-W09-5


2010-02-15/21 Weekly LOVIEE

This week’s post is a bit late, I know. No, you’re not missing much tonight, except maybe Valentine’s Day clearance sales, and I don’t post things like that.

I had mentioned an announcement coming down the pipe, I know some of you are probably looking for it, that will probably come tomorrow morning now as some of the things have changed. For now: expect next week’s LOVIEE and the monthly LOVIEEs to follow to be closer to what I was posting in October and November (pre-Thanksgiving), and for this blog in general to return to what it was supposed to be in the beginning, with a few changes to reflect my experience, and a surprise.

Tuesday 02-16

Krewe Du Blue Mardi Gras Party, House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, doors 6pm, show 7pm, $20-35. Featuring Cowboy Mouth, a New Orleans-based rock-and-roll powerhouse in the vein of Nickelback and Creed but a bit more modern. 10-W07-1

Thursday 02-18

Mitch Jacobs Band, Blanco’s, 3406 W. Alabama, no time listed. Up-and-coming local country & western band, well worth checking out. 10-W07-2

Friday 02-19

Suburban Warfare, Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak, 8pm, $10. Also featuring The Distracted and The Colored Bandanas. 10-W07-3

Saturday 02-20

Black Queen Speaks, Rudyard’s, 2010 Waugh, 9pm, $7. Hard rock/metal in the vein of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. 10-W07-4


2010-02-08/14 Weekly LOVIEE

It’s Monday again. I know this is yet again a rather short list, but the criteria have changed significantly since I started this blog. I may have another announcement in a few days, depending on a couple of things scheduled to happen soon.

Tuesday 02-09

Opening Reception for David Blackwell, Block 7 Wine Company, 720 Shepherd, 6pm. 10-W06-1

Wednesday 02-10

Adam Jermstad and Joe Lee McCoy, Dean’s Credit Clothing, 316 Main, time not given. Both artists deliver their own unique brands of easy-going experimental pop rock/soul, similar but definitely different. 10-W06-2

Thursday 02-11

Aaron Watson at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, doors 7pm, show 8pm, $12 advance/$15 day of show. Country artist from Abilene, TX. Also featuring the Mo Robson Band, which has a bit more of a “rockabilly” style. 10-W06-3

Friday 02-12 through Sunday 02-14

STOMP, Jones Hall, Fri 8pm, Sat 5pm & 9pm, Sun 3pm & 7pm. Presented by the Society for the Performing Arts. 10-M02-2


2010-02-01/07 Weekly LOVIEE

Keeping the verbiage short for now, this is what I found for the week. It’s going to be light for a while as explained previously. I’m not giving up on this blog, just becoming a lot pickier about what I post. I leave it up to you to decide whether that is good or bad.

All week

Ron Hoover: “A Retrospective”, Art Car Museum, 140 Heights, Wed-Sun 11am-6pm, free admission. Hoover’s art is known not just for being great art but for embodying his political activism. While Hoover passed away in 2008, he left a legacy that will be rememberd by generations to come. Exhibit will remain on view until March 5. 10-RHR

Wednesday 02-03

Groundation, Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, doors 7pm, show 8pm, $12 advance/$15 day of show. Fusion-reggae band from Sonoma County, California. 10-W05-1

Thursday 02-04

Anson Carter, Goode’s Armadillo Palace, 5015 Kirby, time not given. Mosttly modern-style country with the occasional throwback-ish song in there somewhere. 10-W05-2

Friday 02-05

2600 Magazine meeting, Ninfa’s Express seating area, Galleria IV (near Nordstrom’s). Monthly gathering of computer and technology enthusiasts to discuss programming, operating systems, computer security, hacking, geek culture, and related topics. 10-M02-1

Mitch Jacobs Band, West Alabama Ice House, 1919 W. Alabama, 7pm, no cover. Country music with a style very reminiscient of the legends of the 70s and 80s; in essence, the country music I grew up with before I discovered rock and roll. 10-W05-3

Saturday 02-06

Opening reception for Heather Bause: Birds of Music: North American Songbirds, Bering & James Art Gallery, Bering & James Art Gallery, 805 Rhode Place #500, 6-9pm. Exhibit continues through March 6. 10-W05-4

1000 Faces: New works and prints by Skeez181, Summer Street Studios, 2500 Summer St., 7pm-midnight. Locally renowned aerosol artist Skeez181 has been exhibiting his works throughout Houston for 17 years. Presented by Spacetaker. 10-W05-5