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  • Noah Gundersen (upstairs)
    Noah Gundersen (upstairs)
    Noah Gundersen (upstairs)
    11-14-2014 - 11-14-2014
    5
    Fitzgeralds
    http://fitzlivemusic.com/
    Fitzgerald's - 2706 White Oak Dr Houston TX 77007
    Admission: General Admission: $1200 Day of: $1500 Box Office: $ 1700
    (713) 862-3838
    https://www.stubwire.com/event/noahgundersenthewildreeds/fitzgeralds/houston/8190/?referral=fitzlivemusic.com
    Start Time(s): Date: November 14, 2014 Doors: 8:00 PM
    Fitzgerald's presents Noah Gundersen with The Wild Reeds Pop-folk singer and songwriter Noah Gundersen was born May 31, 1989 in Olympia, Washington into an extremely religious but also very musical family that frowned on secular music, a view that he eventually abandoned Gundersen began taking piano lessons before he was a teen, and after inheriting an electric Epiphone guitar from his father in 2002, he began tracking songs on his father's recording equipment By the time he was 16, Gundersen was gigging in the local cafes, and in 2006 his sister, Abby, an excellent violinist, cellist, pianist, and harmony singer, began to accompany him The duo added a rhythm section and began performing as a full band under the name the Courage Gundersen also formed the post-hardcore group Beneath Oceans in 2007, but after finishing an unreleased EP, the band called it quits in 2008 and Gundersen resumed his solo career His first solo release, Brand New World, recorded in Eugene, Oregon in a home studio and featuring plenty of his sister's playing and singing, appeared that same year, as did a live album with the Courage, Live at the Triple Door Two more EPs followed, Saints & Liars in 2009 and Family in 2011 A full-length solo debut, Ledges, appeared from Dualtone Music early in 2014 Steve Leggett

  • The Whigs
    The Whigs
    The Whigs
    11-13-2014 - 11-13-2014
    4
    Fitzgeralds
    http://fitzlivemusic.com/
    Fitzgerald's - 2706 White Oak Dr Houston TX 77007
    Admission: General Admission: $1000 Day of: $1200 Box Office: $1300
    (713) 862-3838
    https://www.stubwire.com/event/thewhigs/fitzgeralds/houston/8938/?referral=fitzlivemusic.com
    Start Time(s): Date: November 13, 2014 Doors: 8:00 PM
    Fitzgerald's presents The Whigs Frontman Parker Gispert, drummer Julian Dorio, and bassist Hank Sullivant formed the Whigs in 2002, while the three Athens-based musicians were attending college at the University of Georgia With a jaunty mix of Westerberg-like swagger, alt-rock songwriting, and a heartfelt country disposition, the Whigs played their first shows around campus and soon graduated to higher-profile performances, including opening slots for the likes of the Killers, Franz Ferdinand, and the Futureheads Recording sessions for the band's debut album, Give 'Em All a Big Fat Lip, took place in an empty frat house several years later, and the disc was independently released in 2005 By the following year, the Whigs' audience had widened considerably, prompting Rolling Stone to hail the trio as one of the "10 Artists to Watch" The bandmates graduated from college that spring, and ATO Records signed them to its roster before the year was up Give 'Em All a Big Fat Lip was released again in 2005, this time with ATO's help Despite the surge of good luck, Sullivant soon exited the group to pursue a solo career as Kuroma -- a project he eventually put on hold in order to join MGMT's backup band -- and Tim Deaux climbed aboard as his replacement With a revised lineup in place, the Whigs traveled to Los Angeles in 2007 to begin work on their sophomore album, eventually announcing its completion that October Mission Control was issued in January 2008, and the band supported its release with a series of late-night TV performances and tour dates alongside the Drive-By Truckers, the Kooks, and Kings of Leon They returned to the road with Kings of Leon in early 2009, as well, and spent much of the year's remainder writing songs for a third album Recorded in Athens with producer Ben Allen (who had spent the previous year recording Animal Collective's highly acclaimed Merriweather Post Pavilion), In the Dark was completed in late 2009 and released the following March The Whigs supported In the Dark with an extensive tour that ran into 2011 and then they began working on their new album, their first for New West Records That album, entitled Enjoy the Company, appeared in the fall of 2012 MacKenzie Wilson & Andrew Leahey

  • Intronaut
    Intronaut
    Intronaut
    11-15-2014 - 11-15-2014
    6
    Fitzgeralds
    http://fitzlivemusic.com/
    Fitzgerald's - 2706 White Oak Dr Houston TX 77007
    Admission: General Admission: $1300 Day of: $1500 Box Office: $1700
    (713) 862-3838
    https://www.stubwire.com/event/intronautanciientsomotai/fitzgeralds/houston/8408/?referral=fitzlivemusic.com
    Start Time(s): Date: November 15, 2014 Doors: 8:00 PM
    Fitzgerald's presents Intronaut with Anciients and Omotai First conceived in 2004, Los Angeles, CA's Intronaut started out as a friendly but loose side project concocted between Anubis Rising vocalist/guitarist Sacha Dunable and then Uphill Battle drummer Danny Walker (also ex-Exhumed) When their songwriting started to bear impressive fruit -- based upon the aggressive and progressive new sound made popular by Mastodon and, to a lesser degree, their own groups -- the duo called in fellow Exhumed guitarist/vocalist Leon del Muerte and bassist Joe Lester to help them cut the Null EP, released in early 2006 by Goodfellow Records Barely six months later, Intronaut returned with that EP's logically named follow-up, Void Eduardo Rivadavia

  • Light of Hope Festival
    Light of Hope Festival
    Light of Hope Festival
    11-01-2014 - 11-01-2014
    6
    Star of Hope Mission
    http://www.sohmission.org/
    Admission: Free
    713-748-0700 or (713) 433-1824
    info@sohmission.org
    Start Time(s): 11a-2p
    Star of Hope Mission and Fountain Life Center present the Light of Hope Festival, Saturday, November 1 Please join us for activities, live music, food, resource information and presentations designed to increase family skills Star of Hope Mission is partnering with the Fountain of Praise Vested Ministry to be a light in our community

  • Sons of Bill
    Sons of Bill
    Sons of Bill
    11-08-2014 - 11-08-2014
    6
    Fitzgeralds
    http://fitzlivemusic.com/
    Fitzgerald's - 2706 White Oak Dr Houston TX 77007
    Admission: General Admission: $1000 Day of: $1200 Box office: $1400
    (713) 862-3838
    https://www.stubwire.com/event/sonsofbilldavidwaxmuseum/fitzgeralds/houston/8156/?referral=fitzlivemusic.com
    Start Time(s): Date: November 8th, 2014 Doors: 8:00 PM  
    Fitzgerald's presents Sons of Bill with David Wax Museum "Have you read the Odyssey? I haven't read that book in years, How he killed off all her lovers, then he burst into tears"– Sons of Bill, "Bad Dancer" "The most arresting band I've heard in years" — Garden and Gun Bill Wilson is from central Virginia He is professor emeritus of philosophical theology and southern literature at the University of Virginia; a singer, songwriter, and a father of six His three eldest sons, along with long-time musical compadres Seth Green and Todd Wellons, started a rock band upon their return to Virginia, and they called it Sons of Bill Having been voted the best band in Charlottesville for the last 4 years running, Sons of Bill grew beyond being just Charlottesville's best kept secret in 2012 with their third full-length album, Sirens Produced by fellow Virginian David Lowery (Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven) the album debuted #12 on Billboard among new artists and garnered the band its first taste of critical acclaim for its mix of introspective lyricism and rock-and-roll bravado As one writer put it– "It's like southern gothic arena rock… it somehow manages to be fatalistic and triumphant at the same time" With a live show known to evolve from acoustic ballads into sweaty stage dives, Sons of Bill has always kept a grueling tour schedule on both sides of the Atlantic, sharing the stage with artists ranging from My Morning Jacket to the Drive-By Truckers and playing coveted slots at Bonnaroo, ACL Fest, and SXSW

  • Run the Jewels (upstairs)
    Run the Jewels (upstairs)
    Run the Jewels (upstairs)
    11-08-2014 - 11-08-2014
    6
    Fitzgeralds
    http://fitzlivemusic.com/
    Fitzgerald's - 2706 White Oak Dr Houston TX 77007
    Admission: General Admission: $2000 Box office: $2200
    (713) 862-3838
    https://www.stubwire.com/event/runthejewelsratkingdespot/fitzgeralds/houston/8681/?referral=fitzlivemusic.com
    Start Time(s): Date: November 8th, 2014 Doors: 8:00 PM  
    Fitzgerald's presents Run the Jewels with Ratking and Despot EL-P + KILLER MIKE = RUN THE JEWELS El-P and Killer Mike, two of the most distinctive and celebrated names in rap, might have seemed like an unlikely pairing on paper, but the duo subverted and pulverized all expectations with their critically lauded Run The Jewels collaborative LP last year Tapping into the creative synergy they'd discovered in 2012 on Mike's RAP Music album (produced by El-P) and El'sCancer 4 Cure album (featuring Mike ), plus subsequent tours together, Run The Jewels cemented their musical alliance with an album of uncompromisingly raw, forward thinking hip-hop and garnering limitless critical accolades including the likes of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, XXL, SPIN, New York Times, and many more This super dynamic duo is putting the touches on their next offering, RTJ2, due for release this fall, with the 1st single dropping via Adult Swim's Single Series in early September They'll also be touring North America in support of the album all of November

  • We Were Promised Jetpacks (upstairs)
    We Were Promised Jetpacks (upstairs)
    We Were Promised Jetpacks (upstairs)
    11-13-2014 - 11-13-2014
    4
    Fitzgeralds
    http://fitzlivemusic.com/
    Fitzgerald's - 2706 White Oak Dr Houston TX 77007
    Admission: General Admission: $1500 Day of: $1800 Box Office: $1900
    (713) 862-3838
    https://www.stubwire.com/event/wewerepromisedjetpackstwilightsad/fitzgeralds/houston/8268/?referral=fitzlivemusic.com
    Start Time(s): Date: November 13, 2014 Doors: 8:00 PM
    Fitzgerald's presents We Were Promised Jetpacks with Twilight Sad Half bracing post-punk and half tuneful indie pop, Glasgow's We Were Promised Jetpacks feature vocalist/guitarist Adam Thompson, guitarist Michael Palmer, bassist Sean Smith, and drummer Darren Lackie The group formed while the four were still attending an Edinburgh high school, where they won a battle of the bands contest with their very first gig After graduation, We Were Promised Jetpacks relocated to Glasgow, and their sound matured as well, moving from simple song structures and clean guitars to a more ambitious, anthemic approach They were also inspired by fellow Glaswegians the Twilight Sad and Frightened Rabbit, and these influences could be heard on the three-song demo the band recorded, which received airplay on BBC, XFM, and Q Radio in the UK, and KEXP in the States In 2008, We Were Promised Jetpacks toured as Frightened Rabbit's opening act; that year, they were signed by Fat Cat Records (also home to both Frightened Rabbit and the Twilight Sad) In 2009, We Were Promised Jetpacks released two singles, "Quiet Little Voices" and "Roll Up Your Sleeves" before their full-length These Four Walls arrived that summer They followed up the next year with the EP The Last Place You'll Look, which featured some unreleased tracks and more orchestral rearrangements of some of the songs from their previous album In 2011, the band returned with another full-length effort, the more driving In the Pit of the Stomach Heather Phares

  • Cass McCombs
    Cass McCombs
    Cass McCombs
    11-07-2014 - 11-07-2014
    5
    Fitzgeralds
    http://fitzlivemusic.com/
    Fitzgerald's - 2706 White Oak Dr Houston TX 77007
    Admission: General Admission: $1600 Day of: $1800 Box Office: $2000
    (713) 862-3838
    https://www.stubwire.com/event/cassmccombsmeatpuppets/fitzgeralds/houston/8402/?referral=fitzlivemusic.com
    Start Time(s): Date: November 7th, 2014 Doors: 8:00 PM
    Fitzgerald's presents Cass McCombs with Meat Puppies Cass McCombs is an American musician who has released seven albums and one EP since 2002 During the 1990's, McCombs played in countless bands at various DIY spaces in the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest until he relocated to New York In 2002, he released his debut, Not The Way EP, on independent Baltimore label Monitor Records On his first trip to Europe in 2003, he recorded a Peel Session for John Peel, who described McCombs' music as "unobtrusively brilliant" In 2003, McCombs released his first album, A, and that year toured with Baltimore's The Oxes as his backing band In 2004, he performed at the UK's All Tomorrow's Parties and in 2005 released his second album PREfection on Monitor Records in the US and 4AD in Europe In 2005 he toured with Modest Mouse In 2007, Dropping the Writ was released on Domino Records and McCombs toured with Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Domino Records would release his next four albums: Catacombs (2009), which was voted one of the "50 Top Albums on the Year" by Pitchfork; Wit's End (2011); Humor Risk (2011), Big Wheel and Others (2013) In 2012, McCombs toured with John Cale and performed at Occupy Sandy, a benefit for the storm's victims That same year, McCombs premiered his song, "Bradley Manning" on the Democracy Now News Hour

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr (upstairs)
    Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr (upstairs)
    Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr (upstairs)
    11-09-2014 - 11-09-2014
    Fitzgeralds
    http://fitzlivemusic.com/
    Fitzgerald's - 2706 White Oak Dr Houston TX 77007
    Admission: General Admission: $1300 Day of: $1500 Box Office: $1700
    (713) 862-3838
    https://www.stubwire.com/event/daleearnhardtjrjrminimansions/fitzgeralds/houston/8029/?referral=fitzlivemusic.com
    Start Time(s): Date: November 9, 2014 Doors: 8:00 PM
    Fitzgerald's presents Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr with Mini Mansions With an ear for Brian Wilson-esque harmony, the irreverently named Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr swirl indie pop, folk, and electronic elements into one breezy package Based in Detroit, MI, the duo of Joshua Epstein (also of the Silent Years) and Daniel Zott came together in 2009 Working out of a basement studio, the pair worked to create a sound that is danceable without sacrificing anything in the songwriting department, merging intricate and airy melodies with solid programmed beats and synth atmospherics Their hard work bore fruit in 2010 when they released their debut EP, Horse Power, on Quite Scientific That same year, the pair was also tapped to do a remix of Moby's "Wait for Me" In 2011, the duo released their full-length debut, It's a Corporate Word In 2013, the pair returned with an EP, Patterns, before releasing their sophomore full-length, The Speed of Things, later that year Gregory Heaney

  • Daley
    Daley
    Daley
    11-12-2014 - 11-12-2014
    3
    Fitzgeralds
    http://fitzlivemusic.com/
    Fitzgerald's - 2706 White Oak Dr Houston TX 77007
    Admission: General Admission: $1800 Day of: $2000 Box Office: $2200
    (713) 862-3838
    https://www.stubwire.com/event/daleyconneryoungbloodtravismcclung/fitzgeralds/houston/8644/?referral=fitzlivemusic.com
    Start Time(s): Date: November 12, 2014 Doors: 7:00 PM  
    Fitzgerald's presents Daley with Conner Youngblood and Travis McClung Compared to Simply Red's Mick Hucknall due to his Manchester, England origin, red hair, and R&B roots -- the parallels end there, really -- Gareth Daley kicked his career into gear once he submitted a low-key but affecting ballad, "Rainy Day," to the BBC BBC 1Xtra placed the song, bearing a backing that resembled early-'70s Hi releases and showcased Daley's pained voice, in rotation The following year, Daley co-wrote and appeared on the Gorillaz single "Doncamatic" and was nominated beside the likes of Jamie Woon and James Blake in the BBC's Sound of 2011 poll In 2011, he collaborated with Wretch 32, another one of his fellow nominees, on "Long Way Home" The same year, he issued a remarkably polished ten-track mixtape, Those Who Wait, and made it available as a free download Signed in the US to Universal Republic, his label released one of its tracks, a steamy duet with Marsha Ambrosius titled "Alone Together"; the song entered Billboard's US Hot R&B/Hip Songs chart in late May 2012 A few months later, "Remember Me" (featuring Sound of 2011 winner Jessie J) was released as his first UK single with the single "Broken" following in 2013 Days & Nights, Daley's proper debut album, was released in February 2014 Varied yet unified, it featured collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Bernard Butler, Illangelo, Andre Harris, and Happy Perez, among others Andy Kellman

  • Trinity Big Band Mass
    Trinity Big Band Mass
    Trinity Big Band Mass
    11-09-2014 - 11-09-2014
    Trinity Episcopal Church
    http://www.trinitymidtown.org/
    Trinity Episcopal Church - 1015 Holman Houston TX 77004
    Admission: FREE
    713-528-4100
    Start Time(s): Services at 10:30am & 12:30pm
    Trinity Episcopal Church, Midtown, Houston presents the Trinity Big Band Mass Sunday, November 9 at 10:30am The annual Festival Jazz Mass presented by Trinity Episcopal Church and established sixteen years ago was followed this year by the first Big Country Mass and the first Missa Nova - featuring Brasilian Bossa Nova On November 9, Trinity will celebrate mass with another special music presentation: the first Big Band Mass On November 9, the worship service at Trinity will be highlighted with the unforgettable sound and excitement of the big band FEATURING: Paul English & Horace Alexander Young, leading a bona fide Big Band of Houston-area all-stars playing the music of GLEN MILLER, COUNT BASIE, HENRY MANCINI, THAD JONES & MEL LEWIS, OLIVER NELSON, STAN KENTON, and BUDDY RICH

  • The Octopus Project (upstairs)
    The Octopus Project (upstairs)
    The Octopus Project (upstairs)
    11-07-2014 - 11-07-2014
    5
    Fitzgeralds
    http://fitzlivemusic.com/
    Fitzgerald's - 2706 White Oak Dr Houston TX 77007
    Admission: General Admission: $1200 Day of: $1500 Box office: $1700
    (713) 862-3838
    https://www.stubwire.com/event/theoctopusprojectbangbangz/fitzgeralds/houston/8497/?referral=fitzlivemusic.com
    Start Time(s): Date: November 7th, 2014 Doors: 8:00 PM Upstairs
    Fitzgerald's presents The Octopus Project with Bang Bangz Toto Miranda, Josh Lambert, and Yvonne Lambert came together as a junky, dirty, hook-heavy electronic trio called the Octopus Project in the late '90s Their music caught the ears of the folks at Peek-a-boo Records in 2001, and the band released their first album on that label, Identification Parade, one year later Their second album, One Ten Hundred Thousand Million, followed in 2004, and the Octopus Project went on to tour heavily over the course of the next year, appearing at festivals like Noise Pop, Wall of Sound, and SXSW, where the trio snagged the title of Best Experimental Band The Octopus Project managed to make their way back into the studio amid all this touring, teaming up with Black Moth Super Rainbow for their third release, 2006's The House of Apples and Eyeballs Also that year, unbeknownst to the band, they were nominated and won a slot at the Cochella festival as a result of a Myspace contest Buzz like this grew the bands minions significantly and 2007's Hello, Avalanche was one of their best received works yet They proceeded to tour tirelessly, supporting acts as divergent as Devo, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead and Aesop Rock The band followed the commercial success of Hello, Avalanche with 2010's more ambitious Hexadecagon and returned in 2013 with the pop-friendly Fever Forms Margaret Reges

  • The Bros Landreth
    The Bros Landreth
    The Bros Landreth
    11-09-2014 - 11-09-2014
    Fitzgeralds
    http://fitzlivemusic.com/
    Fitzgerald's - 2706 White Oak Dr Houston TX 77007
    Admission: General Admission: $1000 Box Office: $1100
    (713) 862-3838
    https://www.stubwire.com/event/thebroslandreth/fitzgeralds/houston/8648/?referral=fitzlivemusic.com
    Start Time(s): Date: November 9th, 2014 Doors: 7:00 PM
    Fitzgerald's presents The Bros Landreth Twenty-seven years Four bandmates Two brothers One album Anchored by the bluesy wail of electric guitars, the swell of B3 organ, and the harmonized swoon of two voices that were born to mesh At first listen, you might call it Americana Dig deeper, though, and you'll hear the nuances that separate The Bros Landreth — whose members didn't grow up in the American south, but rather the isolated prairie city of Winnipeg, Manitoba — from their folksy friends in the Lower 48

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society Finish Line Meet and Greet (with David Osmond)
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society Finish Line Meet and Greet (with David Osmond)
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society Finish Line Meet and Greet (with David Osmond)
    11-09-2014 - 11-09-2014
    Our Voice In Song
    http://www.ourvoiceinsong.com/index.jsp
    Admission: FREE
    715-335-0990
    Start Time(s): The celebration will follow the 9:00 AM Walk MS event
      David Osmond – singer, songwriter and relapsing MS patient advocate – will be in Houston to participate in the NMSS Finish Line Meet and Greet, a celebration that will follow the November 9th Walk MS event at the University of Houston – Main Campus, Recreation & Wellness Center (4500 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204) The walk begins at 9:00 AM and the post-walk event will take place afterward David – nephew of Donny and Marie and former contestant on American Idol – will talk about his personal journey and why he had chosen to work to empower those with relapsing MS He will also perform his song “I Can Do This”

  • Foxy Shazam: The Gonzo Tour
    Foxy Shazam: The Gonzo Tour
    Foxy Shazam: The Gonzo Tour
    11-11-2014 - 11-11-2014
    2
    Fitzgeralds
    http://fitzlivemusic.com/
    Fitzgerald's - 2706 White Oak Dr Houston TX 77007
    Admission: General Admission: $1300 Day of: $1500 Box Office: $1700
    (713) 862-3838
    https://www.stubwire.com/event/foxyshazamthegonzotourmaskedintrudersycamour/fitzgeralds/houston/8495/?referral=fitzlivemusic.com
    Start Time(s): Date: November 11, 2014 Doors: 7:00 PM
    Fitzgerald's presents Fozy Shazam with Masked Intruder and SycAmour Foxy Shazam has never been good at following the rules, but the latest chapter in their rollercoaster tale is undoubtedly the most groundbreaking Exploring musical territory only hinted at in previous releases, the band's latest album GONZO depicts Foxy Shazam in their most penetrating and exposed form It is at once this phenomenal band's most soothing, searing, heavy, biting, dreamy, and generally jarring statement to date, in a career built upon unorthodoxy Prepare yourself for Foxy Shazam in their most penetrating and exposed form, their characteristic grandiosity clearly evident but captured in a severe new light

  • Nathaniel Donnett with The Fana Drummers: The Universe Revolves Around Rhythm; So Give the Drummer Some
    Nathaniel Donnett with The Fana Drummers: The Universe Revolves Around Rhythm; So Give the Drummer Some
    Nathaniel Donnett with The Fana Drummers: The Universe Revolves Around Rhythm; So Give the Drummer Some
    11-01-2014 - 11-01-2014
    6
    Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH)
    http://camh.org/calendar/2014/10/performance-nathaniel-donnett-and-fana-drummers-present-universe-revolves-around-rh#.VEkcBhaPbOh
    Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) - 5216 Montrose Houston TX 77006
    Admission: FREE
    281 713 8250
    http://camh.org/calendar/2014/10/performance-nathaniel-donnett-and-fana-drummers-present-universe-revolves-around-rh#.VEkcBhaPbOh
    Start Time(s): Saturday, November 1 from 6:30-7PM
    Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) presents artist Nathaniel Donnett and The Fana Drummers, who will lead a participatory drum ceremony and performance, held in conjunction with his exhibition Nothing to See Hear (part of the Right Here, RIght Now: Houston  group show on view at CAMH through November 30) The public is encouraged to bring their own drums, buckets, and percussion Admission is free and open to the public Saturday, November 1 from 6:30-7PM From the artist: The Universe Revolves Around Rhythm; So Give the Drummer Some The title of this performance references two partial quotes; one is from master drummer Babatunde Olatunji and the other is singer/entertainer James Brown These quotes both refer to the drum, which is one of the most important instruments in America’s music and culture today Historically black people have had direct relationship with West Africa and its drumming interpretations Djembe drumming and later other types of drumming in general has not only been used for music and entertainment but also as language devices, sounds as protest against oppression, rhythm signifiers, memorials, celebrations, access into nonlinear time patterns, and spatial portals that are both real and imagined Donnett retrieves this culture memory along with the assistance of the Fana Drumming Group to initiate a participatory happening rooted in sociopolitical awareness, sound, ritual, and self-determination in conjunction with his solo exhibition Nothing To See Hear This happening, is inspired by Abbot Hoffman’s effort to levitate the pentagon as a gesture to protest the Vietnam War and the militarized police complex and the mission of SHAPE community center located in Houston’s third ward, to oppose injustice and to better the lives of those in the community Our current sociopolitical environment is in an alternate parallel of the past; therefore, this community participatory performance will seek the foresight of optimism with an attempt to levitate the museum and viewer’s consciousness, change the color of the museum to blue; while bridging art, community, and social activism as it relates to our current sociopolitical and psychological conversations Nathaniel asks for the community to come out and participate by bringing their own drums, buckets, drumsticks, sticks, spoons, forks, and other percussive sound makers that you can think of to rhythmically join in on this part performance, part protest, part memorial, and part celebratory event that resists single description and invites possibilities through collective symbolic gesture The Fana Drummers are a multi-African drum ensemble that utilizes various African drums and percussion instruments to create a vibrant energizing sound to touch your mind, body, and spirit The Fana Drummers have performed at street festivals in Galveston and Houston, the Miller Outdoor Theater, Discovery Green, Our Park Pan African Festival, and is the "House Band' for the City-Wide Kwanzaa Activities held every year in Houston The founder and director of The Fana Drummers is Runyararo Fana who can be seen performing weekly at The Breakfast Klub (Tuesday's12-3pm), The Reggae Hut (Thursday's 1-3pm), and monthly at Phil and Derek's Wine Bar and Restaurant (4th Friday of the Month 8-12am)

  • Orange Show/Saint Arnold Foamraiser 2014
    Orange Show/Saint Arnold Foamraiser 2014
    Orange Show/Saint Arnold Foamraiser 2014
    11-29-2014 - 11-29-2014
    6
    Orange Show Center for Visionary Art
    http://orangeshow.org/
    Orange Show Center for Visionary Art - 2402 Munger St Houston Tx 77023
    Admission: Tickets $20 in advance / $25 at the door SPONSORED BY SAINT ARNOLD BREWERY  
    713-926-6368
    oranges@orangeshow.org
    http://orangeshow.org/events/166/
    Start Time(s): 7pm - 10pm
    MUSIC + ART + BEER! The Orange Show presents its Annual Foamraiser with Saint Arnold Brewing Company  Saturday, November 29, 7pm-10pm Featuring music from The Wandering Bufaleros, Fire Moth, plus Comedy on the Side Stage       Join us for an evening of revelry at the Orange Show Monument as we raise our glasses and celebrate the artist in us all! The good people of Saint Arnold Brewery have something special up their sleeve this year, and will be breaking out some of their most precious kegs for us to taste! Put on your drinking hat and your dancing shoes and boogie to the sounds of The Wandering Buffaleros and Fire Moth On the Side Stage we will have some hilarious comedy sketches! Always one of our most favorite events of the year, you don't want to miss out! One of the largest annual events held at the Orange Show Monument, the Saint Arnold Foamraiser pairs great local beer and great local music for a fun outdoor evening, and a chance to raise money for the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art

  • Houston Public Media Silent Film Concert Series Composer Concert
    Houston Public Media Silent Film Concert Series Composer Concert
    Houston Public Media Silent Film Concert Series Composer Concert
    11-14-2014 - 11-14-2014
    5
    Houston Public Media
    http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/events/124/
    Discovery Green - Labranch at Lamar Houston TX 77010
    Admission: Free
    (713) 748-8888 or 713-400-7336
    egiralt@houstonpublicmedia.org
    http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/events/124/
    Start Time(s): 6pm
    The Houston Public Media Silent Film Concert Series returns to Discovery Green! Friday, November 14th will feature the Composer Contest winners Jaime Arroyo and Gerald Massoud performing their original scores to Buster Keaton's "The Boat" and Charlie Chaplin's "The Rink" Judges for the competition included Graham Reynolds, the accomplished Austin-based composer who created the original score for “Bernie,” and Jeffrey Mills, president and chairman of Documentary Alliance, a Houston-based nonprofit film, video and multimedia organization For the last four years, Houston Public Media and Discovery Green have partnered to provide Houstonians an opportunity to experience silent films in a whole new way, with Texas musicians and composers performing original scores live to accompany the films The free-to-the-public arts series encourages appreciation for the art of early film making and new original music It also supports Houston Public Media’s and Discovery Green’s shared goal of making performance art accessible to the community Share your experience #dgmovies & #discoverygreen Join Houston Public Media at Discovery Green at the Silent Film Composer Concert You can take pictures in the Photomoto Photo Booth and enjoy chocolate and popcorn Bring your family and friends for an evening to remember!

  • Mid Main First Thursday benefitting Fresh Arts
    Mid Main First Thursday benefitting Fresh Arts
    Mid Main First Thursday benefitting Fresh Arts
    11-06-2014 - 11-06-2014
    4
    Mid-Main Houston
    http://www.mid-main.com/
    Mid-Main - 3600-3700 MAIN STREET Houston TX 77004
    Admission: Free
    832-588-1476
    kory@mid-main.com
    https://www.facebook.com/MidMainHouston#!/events/831301460224667/
    Start Time(s): 5pm
    Houston, Texas, November 6th —Eat, Shop, Rock at Mid Main First Thursday to support Fresh Arts Live music, art shows and Bar Bites, ALL FREE for a great cause! Save the Date!! Art Garden Party, 5 pm to 9 pm Sig’s Lagoon presents DJ Good Grief @ Mid Main Houston Art Garden, 5 pm Working Girls @ Natachee's Supper 'n Punch 6:30 pm Tango Beginner Class@ Tango Cielo 7 pm Beetle Happy Hour @ The Continental Club 7 pm Elephant Yard Alley Kat Bar & Lounge 9:30 pm Mid Main Documentary Film Debut Pachinko Hut 10 pm Nick Gaitan and the Umbrellaman Shoeshine Charley's Big Top Lounge 10:30 pm Mark your calendars for more Mid Main Fun! Event Page Photo by Alex Barber

  • The Mayor's 2014 Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting
    The Mayor's 2014 Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting
    The Mayor's 2014 Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting
    12-05-2014 - 12-05-2014
    5
    City of Houston - Mayor's Office of Special Events
    http://www.houstontx.gov/mayorsholiday/
    Downtown Houston - City Hall - 901 Bagby St Houston TX 77002
    Admission: Free Event Public parking is available in the Theater District
    8323930868
    Start Time(s): 6:00 pm
    Ring in the season with The Mayor’s 2014 Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Presented by Reliant on Friday, December 5 in the heart of downtown Houston The spectacular event is a holiday tradition of music, Santa, and family fun A towering Holiday Tree, glowing with energy efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lights, shimmering ornaments and a stunning star topper will light up the streets of downtown Houston this holiday season The event is free and open to the public

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