Feb
16
Sat
Slick Friction Tickets
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Slick Friction @ The Continental Club | Houston | Texas | United States

Slick Friction. Houston’s own Rock, Rhythm and Blues Band made up of former members of The DarDans and DC3. Playing songs that make you want to get up and dance. Lot’s of boogie and swing tunes from various genres of music.  Formally Flash Cadillac 

Poizon / Narcons / Fun Haunts Tickets
Feb 16 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 17 @ 2:00 am
Poizon /  Narcons /  Fun Haunts @ Shoeshine Charley's Big Top Lounge

POIZON
Pray with them.
“Whatever Houston’s POIZON thinks of religion, their debut full length, Church Is Poizon, should become your new doctrine…”
https://twistworthyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/poizon-church-is-poizon

NARCONS
I meme, you know at least 4 of the members. Take a journey with Narcons towards financial freedom.
http://www.narcons.bandcamp.com

FUN HAUNTS
New band. Second show.
https://funhaunts.bandcamp.com/releases

Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins on drums Tickets
Feb 16 @ 10:00 pm
Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins on drums @ The Continental Club | Houston | Texas | United States

Jonathan Richman has been writing music, recording and touring for most of his life, gathering the loyalty of fans and fellow artists with his warmth, humor and insightful lyrics. In the early 1970s he formed the Modern Lovers, a major progenitor of punk music. Tommy Larkins was in the groups Naked Prey, Giant Sand and other popular bands in Tucson, Arizona. Jonathan and Tommy continue to record, write music together and tour across the US. Tommy’s drumming along with Jonathan’s guitar and singing create a live experience that is hard to forget.

“I’ve seen Jonathan and Tommy play live many times over the years and their shows genuinely make the world seem like a better place; a feeling that lingers long after the duration of the show. It’s always a thrill to watch them perform.” -long time fan

“Playing shows and making records keeps getting easier and more fun,” Jonathan states, adding, “…me and Tommy play totally different than we played two years ago. We already play a different style than we played on that live DVD, and the way we played then was totally different from the way we played three years before that. I still feel like we’re just starting out, and I still learn new stuff every night.” -Jonathan

Feb
17
Sun
Albert Castiglia Tickets
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm
Albert Castiglia @ The Continental Club

Albert Castiglia – “Up All Night.” It’s an apt title for Albert Castiglia’s seventh album: nobody sleeps when this man is in town. After 27 years of house-rocking studio albums and smack-in-the-mouth live shows, the Florida bandleader is the acknowledged master of red-raw, sweat-and-hair blues that gives it to you straight. Now, the visceral riffs and bruised soul of Up All Night make everything else sound like a lullaby. “I’d describe the musical vibe of this new album,” says Castiglia simply, “as heavy.”

 

Being released October 6, 2017 on Ruf Records, Up All Night finds Castiglia in a creative swagger after last year’s acclaimed Big Dog. What wasn’t broke then hasn’t been fixed now, with the bluesman once again recording at Dockside Studios, Louisiana, and capturing a warts-and-all mix alongside producer Mike Zito. “I figured since the Big Dog session went so well there, why change studios?” he reasons. “I’ll probably record there for the rest of my life.”

Dockside might be home-turf, but any notion of a comfort zone was dispelled by an edgy new lineup who pushed their bandleader to the wire. “Putting my new band together was a pivotal moment and this recent incarnation has really upped my game,” says Castiglia. “My drummer, Brian Menendez, is very dynamic and gives me that extra spark. He’s along the lines of a Ginger Baker or Mitch Mitchell. Jimmy Pritchard is my bass player and he’s solid as a rock. His tone is fat and he’s right on time. When I hear him, I think of Bill Wyman or Calvin ‘Fuzz’ Jones. It’s a power trio with no boundaries or restrictions. It’s a pretty amazing sound to me and it’s reflective in Up All Night.”

Feb
19
Tue
Juice Tickets
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 20 @ 1:00 am
Juice @ The Continental Club

There’s strength in numbers.
With seven distinct personalities, Juice distills rock, r&b and hip-hop into a signature sound with a distinct kick of electric violin, rich harmonies, honest lyrics, and festival-worthy choruses. The Boston septet—Ben Stevens [lead vocals], Michael Ricciardulli [guitar], Rami El-Abidin [bass], Christian Rose [violin, vocals], Kamau Burton [acoustic guitar, vocals], Daniel Moss [guitar], and Miles Clyatt [drums]—perfects this mix on its 2018 independent project.

Feb
20
Wed
Peter and James Tickets
Feb 20 @ 10:00 pm
Peter and James @ Shoeshine Charley's Big Top Lounge | Houston | Texas | United States

ITS WEDNESDAY NIGHT!!

SENSE OF WONDER n. a feeling of awakening or awe triggered by an expansion of one’s awareness of what is possible or by confrontation with the vastness of space and time, as brought on by PETER and JAMES

Feb
21
Thu
Beetle Happy Hour Tickets
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Beetle Happy Hour @ The Continental Club | Houston | Texas | United States

All Beatles till 10! No Cover for the best all Beatles cover band in Houston, BEETLE

The Flesh Eaters / Sean Wheeler Tickets
Feb 21 @ 9:00 pm
The Flesh Eaters  /  Sean Wheeler @ The Continental Club | Houston | Texas | United States

The Flesh Eaters –

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — One of Los Angeles punk rock’s most widely admired yet little-heard bands makes a striking return to records on January 18, 2019, as Yep Roc Records issues an all-new collection by The Flesh EatersI Used to Be Pretty.

 

On the release, founding vocalist and songwriter Chris Desjardins — better known as Chris D. — is backed by the legendary “all-star” edition of the band, originally heard on the 1981 set A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die: Dave Alvin (guitar) and Bill Bateman (drums) of The BlastersJohn Doe (bass) and D.J. Bonebrake(marimba and percussion) of X; and Steve Berlin(saxophones) of The Plugz (and later The Blasters andLos Lobos). The album was produced collectively by the band members.

 

On five of the album’s 11 tracks, this superpowered unit is joined by Julie Christensen, Desjardins’ vocal partner in both The Flesh Eaters’ successor band Divine Horsemen and latter-day editions of the original group. The singers were married during the ’80s.

 

Release of I Used to Be Pretty, which will be issued in single-CD and double-LP configurations, will be followed by a series of U.S. tour dates — the very first shows, save for a lone U.K. appearance, to take this hitherto elusive group outside the West Coast.

 

The Flesh Eaters were among the groundbreaking bands that emerged from the original Hollywood punk club The Masque in 1977. Chris D. — poet, novelist, actor, screenwriter, director, and film programmer — developed a stormy, lyrically intense style that drew on such varied sources as symbolist poetry, violent American pulp novels, and films running the gamut from classic European cinema to samurai, horror, spaghetti Western, and noir genre movies. He was also active on the local scene as a writer for the L.A. punkzine Slash and an A&R man and producer for the magazine’s offshoot record label.

ANGEL AURA * PROCESSIONS * CATHEDRAL BELLS Tickets
Feb 21 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 22 @ 1:00 am
Feb
22
Fri
CUMBIA NIGHT!! Tickets
Feb 22 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 2:00 am
CUMBIA NIGHT!! @ Shoeshine Charley's Big Top Lounge

The Big Top Lounge Presents:

C U M B I A
N I G H T ! !

DJ Soloces brings the cumbia dance party all night long!!

21+
NO COVER CHARGE!!