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


2010-06-21/27 Weekly LOVIEE

We’re back and better than ever. Summer is in full swing and the event calendars show it. I may make belated updates to add more events, particularly for Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Please be sure you’re following us on Twitter and Facebook for the very latest info.

Wednesday 06-23

Dinner and a Movie: SLAM, Sedition Books, 901 Richmond Ave, 7:30pm for dinner, 8pm for movie. Slam is the story of Ray Joshua, a gifted poet living in a Washington, DC, housing project who winds up in prison on trumped-up charges. 10-W25-1

Thursday 06-24

Thursdays Rock at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, 6:30pm. This week features Tex-Mex rocker Joe King Carracho. 10-W25-2

Friday 06-25

Hater Magazine Artshow, 2101 Winter Street, 7-11pm. Featuring artwork by local artists Tim Spencer, Matthew Oberpriller, Lisa Marie Godfrey, Veronica Ramos, Fabian Owens, Aaron Casas, and Isaac Solomon. Sponsored by Saint Arnolds Brewery, Hater Magazine, Kaboom Books, and Spacetaker. Exhibition continues through July 1. 10-W25-3

[Aerosol Warfare Art Exhibition Opening Reception], 2110 Jefferson #113, 7-11pm. Featuring graffiti/street/urban/lowbrow artwork by Ghost Town, Romewon, Cakes, Mack, Gonzo247, Sarah Gish, Plan B, Y.E. Torres, Color One, Nate Nash, and others. 10-W25-4

Saturday 06-26

Rent Party: 2010 World Cup Edition, Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 9pm-?, advance tickets $15+$2.26 fee at groovetickets.com. Featuring: Little Martin, Bobby Blyss, DJ Drew, Ilya Janos, Selecteur de Paris, Derek Jones. Sponsored by Houston Dynamo, EaDo, and Momentum Volkswagen. 10-W25-5

White Trash Bash, Mezzanine Lounge, 2200 Southwest Freeway #150. Featuring $50 prizes for best King and Queen of the Trailer Park costumes, drink specials ($1.50 canned beers and $3.50 themed drinks served in styrofoam), and live music from Reckless Endeavor.
10-W25-6 Facebook event page


Coming back

By now you’ve probably seen the tweet, the Facebook status, or even the Facebook ad. I’ve finally gotten things squared away and will resume updating on 2010 June 21. There will be no monthly LOVIEE for June; the next one will be for July.

I appreciate the support and the well wishes from those of you who have expressed them. Thank you.