July 27th, 2011

The Look Ahead: The Krayolas at Cactus, Rahr & Sons at Saucer, Scooter Brown at Pub Fiction and The Squishees at Rudz

It’s hump day. Break out of the funk. Actually, break into the funk. We’ve got some music-heavy events for you to read about. Slip on those dancing shoes.

The Krayolas Free In-Store at Cactus Music

Where: Montrose / River Oaks [2110 Portsmouth St., 77098]
When: Today – Wednesday, July 27th | 5:30PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: @Cactus_Music

The Krayolas are playing a double-engagement this evening. First catch them for free at Cactus Music, then boogie on down to Under the Volcano to sip on a beer to wait for their second set. How are you not infected by the boogie bug after listening to the song above? You’re heart is cold, cold steel, I tell you.

From the band’s “About Us” section: “The Krayolas are back among the living. It’s like something out of a Stephen King novel or Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein” — it’s alive. Thirty years ago, the Krayolas walked out of their daddy’s garage and into the legendary West Side studio, Zaz, to make their first 45 r.p.m. vinyl record, “All I Do Is Try” b/w “Sometime.” They were just teenagers, but soon they would be making many more singles with the help of great musicians like the West Side Horns, Ezra Charles and Rene & Rene. The Krayolas were hailed Tex-Mex Beatles, just as the Sir Douglas Quintet had been a decade earlier — connected in spirit, their love of rock ‘n’ roll and their hometown roots.”

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Brewery Nite: Rahr & Sons Gravel Road at Flying Saucer

Where: Downtown [705 Main St., 77002]
When: Today – Wednesday, July 27th | 7:00PM
How much: Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass
Scoop’d from: Flying Saucer Calendar

We’ve been drinking a lot of Rahr & Sons lately… By “we” I mean “Paul” and by “a lot” I mean “two on Monday.” No time like tonight to pick up a commermerative glass for a new fad. Get a mason jar with the logo printed on it at Flying Saucer starting at 7:00PM. Enjoy.

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Houston Press Concert Series: Scooter Brown Band at Pub Fiction

Where: Downtown [705 Main St., 77002]
When: Today – Wednesday, July 27th | Doors at 4:00PM
How much: Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass
Scoop’d from: Alexander

Follow up your happy hour at Pub Fiction with some tunes. As it is the last Wednesday of the month, catch up with the Houston Press Concert Series tonight at the Midtown spot.

The Squishees w/ Ghost Town Electric and Dead Mineral at Rudyard’s

Where: Montrose [2010 Waugh Dr., 77006]
When: Friday, July 29th | Doors at 9:00PM
How much: Not really sure…
Scoop’d from: Paul

From the Rudz Details: “This music is virtuosic and ambitious, while retaining a visceral punch — and yet it’s almost anti-commerical in its bizarre and idiosyncratic approach. Such a mixture, to me, seems quintessentially Houstonian in its artistic isolation. The Squishees represent the gritty, organic, and unpredictable sprawl of our city as well as anyone. – Space City Rock

— The Loop Scoop

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