March 5th, 2012

The Look Ahead: Malford Milligan, Free Radicals, Leslie and the LYs, George Clinton, Zenhill Records Night, Dr. Dog, of Montreal, Bob Schneider and Bleached

Being that it’s Monday and we tend to live for live music around here, we thought it would be prudent to share with you the tuneage happening around town this week. Oh, this is just a wee bit of what’s available. We need to update it a little more throughout the week, but these concerts should give you a good head start.

Malford Milligan at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

Where: Upper Kirby — The Mucky Duck [2000 Lyons Ave., 77020]
When: Tuesday, March 6th | 7:30PM
How much: $20 in Advance; $22 at the Door

I’m ready to start my week off with a little bit of Malford Milligan’s brand of soul music.

Free Radicals at Avant Garden

Where: Montrose – Avant Garden [411 Westheimer, 77006]
When: Wednesday, March 7th| 10:00PM until 12:00AM
How much: Free!!!

Free jazz at Avant Garden. That, my friends, fits like a glove. Go out and see the Houston Press Music Award winners on Wednesday.

Leslie and The LYs w/ Pennyhawk + Ramona and the Swimsuits at Fitzgerald’s

Where: The Heights - Fitzgerald’s – Downstairs [2706 White Oak Dr., 77007]
When: Wednesday, March 7th| Doors at 8:00PM
How much: $10 in Advance; $12 at the Door

First off, let me get this out of the way… Watch the video above and join me in a hearty “What the EFF?!” Now that I’m over the shock of that video, I find myself nothing but enticed. I want all the things they mentioned. I WANT ALL OF IT! I want to Hydrate Jirate! Right now!

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic at House of Blues

Where: Downtown – House of Blues [1204 Caroline St., 77002]
When: Friday, March 9th | Doors at 8:00PM
How much: $29.50 to $45.00

There’s not much I can add to the conversation about George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. If you asked me what song I wanted to personify in college, I would have said “Flashlight.” This show should have been on the radar much sooner than today, but it’s never too late.

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Zenhill Records Night at Fitzgerald’s
Roky Moon and Bolt! + Southern Backtones + Sideshow Tramps + Winter Wallace + The Wheel Workers

Where: The Heights - Fitzgerald’s – Upstairs [2706 White Oak Dr., 77007]
When: Friday, March 9th| Doors at 7:00PM
How much: $10 General Admission

My love affair with the artists of Zenhill Records will continue on Friday night with their epic showcase. Sure, I’m still riding a high from the Southern Backtones release of La Vie en Noir and it’s pretty obvious I’ve been stalking Sideshow Tramps since September. But don’t forget that The Wheel Workers pretty much got me started on my reviewing live music kick not so long ago. It’s going to be a great night.

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Dr. Dog w/ Givers at Fitzgerald’s

Where: The Heights - Fitzgerald’s – Upstairs [2706 White Oak Dr., 77007]
When: Saturday, March 10th| Doors at 8:00PM
How much: $18 in Advance; $20 Day of Show

Dr. Dog is going to round out my “2012 Taste of Philly” concert series this weekend. First it was Langhorne Slim, then G. Love rolled through town, and now the Double D. I’ve been prepping myself since last week with a heavy rotation of Dr. Dog’s indie folk on my stereo.

Bob Schneider’s Texas Bluegrass Massacre at The Duck

Where: Upper Kirby — The Mucky Duck [2000 Lyons Ave., 77020]
When: Saturday, March 10th | 7:30PM
How much: $25 in Advance; $27 at the Door

Bob Schneider fans, you already knew about this. Oh well. I’m telling you again. When Schneider DOESN’T play at Mucky Duck is going to be a landmark date. Someone has to be counting his consecutive Duck performances in Houston, right? I mean, one of you must have gone to every single one. Show me your ticket stubs.

Bleached at Walter’s (on Naylor)

Where: EaDo — Walters (not on Washington) [1120 Naylor St., 77002]
When: Sunday, March 11th| Doors at 7:00PM
How much: $6 for Over 21; $8 for Under 21

Have you been to the “new” Walters (not on Washington)? Neither have I, but that could change on Sunday. I’ve been looking for an excuse to make it out to Naylor Street and the revamped art compound turned music venue. Los Angeles’ Bleached may just be the ticket I’ve been looking for.

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of Montreal w/ Cults, Roman GianArthur, Kishi Bashi at Fitzgerald’s

Where: The Heights – Fitzgerald’s – Upstairs [2706 White Oak Dr., 77007]
When: Sunday, March 11th| Doors at 7:00PM
How much: $18 General Admission

My last of Montreal experience was at the first Free Press Summer Fest (LINE-UP OUT TODAY FOR 2012!!!). The band didn’t have many kind words for the sound board when they exited the stage. Three years later, I’m ready to forgive and forget at the Sunday show at Fitzgerald’s. This is going to be a weird one, folks. In the best way. I can feel it.

— Paul

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