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  • Pop-Up Concert at Galveston Artist Residency
    Pop-Up Concert at Galveston Artist Residency
    Pop-Up Concert at Galveston Artist Residency
    12-09-2014 - 12-09-2014
    2
    Da Camera of Houston
    http://www.dacamera.com/free_events
    Admission: Free
    713-524-5050
    boxoffice@dacamera.com
    http://www.dacamera.com
    Start Time(s): Tuesday, December 9, 6:30 PM
    Da Camera of Houston presents a Pop-Up Concert at Galveston Artist Residency It's a free concert featuring the Da Camera Young Artists and guest artists FEATURING: Teresa Procter, mezzo-soprano; Boson Mo, violin; Brandon Bell, percussion and guest artists Rebecca Tobin, bass clarinet; Yvonne Chen, piano; Luke Hubley, percussion and Craig Hauschildt, percussion Meet the Young Artists at wwwdacameracom/young_artists SCHEDULED PROGRAM: Erik Satie: Choses vues à droite et à gauche (violin and piano); Excerpt from Vexations (piano) John Cage: Five (for any five instruments or voices); Inlets; Credo in US A short set of FLUXUS works: Robert Watts Two Inches (1962); Emmett Williams The Gift of Tongues (1962); Bengt af Klintberg Calls, Canto 6 (Letter) (December 1965 – June 1966); Robert Bozzi Choice 8 (1966); Emmett Williams For La Monte Young (1962) Morton Feldman: Voice, Violin and Piano John Luther Adams: Dark Wind for bass clarinet, piano, marimba, and vibraphone

  • Parabelle
    Parabelle
    Parabelle
    12-12-2014 - 12-12-2014
    5
    Scout Bar
    http://www.scoutbar.com/calendar/
    Scout Bar - 18307 Egret Bay Houston TX 77058
    Admission: $10 Tickets
    http://www.scoutbar.com/event/712649-parabelle-houston/
    Start Time(s): December 12, 2014 Doors @ 8pm Show starts @ 9pm
    Scout Bar presents Parabelle with Slight Chance, Currents and Coastlines Band memebers from, Caliornia, New Mexico, Texas, Ney York and Canada Former singers band Evans Blue sold over 450,000 records on hollywood records Singles, cold, beg, over, the pursuit Parabelle has seen band changes throughout it's short music career thus far Finding the perfect fit is a timely process but now is the time that things feel right A hard working group of guys that will do whatever it takes to continue making music for its fans Kevin Matisyn (EVANS BLUE) and Gio are still going strong and with the addition of Kyle Mathis and Joe Maurer of Neverset the band has that ability to put on the amazing live show they've always wanted to Aaron Burton rounds out the new line up filling in for all the lead work This is a band that will be rising up and it will be on their own terms Para - close to, resembling Belle - beautiful They say that hindsight is 20/20 but they say a lot of things You have been told that you should not live in the past but no one warns you about dying there Sometimes a clearer vision of what's ahead gives you a blurry look at whats behind If life was a chance, it'd be one that was free If true love is blind then how can it find me? Maybe the winding road is the one you're supposed to be on because it's destination is equally important It leads you to a home you hope to have Love is a common bond for an unusual enemy Even your best friends are not the ones that were there while things were being built; they were the ones that stuck around long enough to see you rebuild This is what it's called when you take back what never should have been taken It's about owning what is already yours; your mistakes and your successes It's about getting out of a rut It's what you call it when the weight of the world tries to win but fails It's when you're brought to the brink and take one more painful step It's when you hit the ground running It's when you realize that no one can stop you from REASSEMBLING THE ICONS

  • Snot
    Snot
    Snot
    12-15-2014 - 12-15-2014
    1
    Scout Bar
    http://www.scoutbar.com/calendar/
    Scout Bar - 18307 Egret Bay Houston TX 77058
    Admission: $1600 Advance $2000 Door
    (281) 335-0002
    http://www.scoutbar.com/event/678025-snot-houston/
    Start Time(s): Mon, December 15, 2014 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm
    Scout Bar presents Snot with He Is Legend, Thira, Lydia Can't Breathe, and Klodine Snot was an American nu metal/hardcore punk band from Santa Barbara, California that gained huge critical acclaim in the 1990’s The band was formed in 1995 by singer Lynn Strait, the former bassist of local metal band First Strike/Indica, and guitarist Mike Doling, formerly of Kronix After building a strong following with performances in Los Angeles, Snot signed with Geffen Records, and began work on their debut album, Get Some, released on May 27, 1997 Although the album received positive critical notice, sales were disappointing The band performed on the 1998 Ozzfest tour On July 9, 1998, Strait was arrested in Mansfield, Massachusetts, for indecent exposure after emerging nude from the oversized toilet prop used by Limp Bizkit in their performances The band began work on their second album On December 11, 1998, Strait died in a car accident when a truck struck his car, killing him and his boxer, Dobbs The band disbanded following Strait’s death in 1998 Snot had a new album recorded at the time of Lynn’s death, but Strait had not recorded vocals for the album, it was decided that the album’s vocal tracks would be completed by friends of Strait as a tribute called Strait Up It was released on November 7, 2000, featured appearances by the lead vocalists of Korn, Slipknot, Sevendust, Hed PE, Coal Chamber, Sugar Ray, System of a Down, Incubus and Soulfly, among others It peaked at #56 on the Billboard 200 A live album, Alive!, was released on July 30, 2002 It peaked at #12 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart On April 5, 2007, the band reunited for a performance in Anaheim, California, with vocals performed by Invitro singer Jeff Weber Ten years later, they attempted a comeback with former Divine Heresy vocalist, Tommy Vext As of May 21 2009, Tommy Cummings and Sonny Mayo left the band, which was renamed “Tons” in 2009 You can hear Tons with their new vocalist, Brandon Espinoza at http://wwwmyspacecom/tonsrock

  • The Texas Buzz Sunday: Alvin & the Slickpunks
    The Texas Buzz Sunday: Alvin & the Slickpunks
    The Texas Buzz Sunday: Alvin & the Slickpunks
    12-14-2014 - 12-14-2014
    Scout Bar
    http://www.scoutbar.com/calendar/
    Scout Bar - 18307 Egret Bay Houston TX 77058
    Admission: FREE
    Start Time(s): Sun, December 14, 2014 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm
    Scout Bar presents the Alvin & the Slickpunks with Anova Skyway and The Dirty Seeds Alvin & the Slickpunks is a 3 piece Reggae/Rock band from Alvin, TX Band Members: Mark Lum - Guitar/Vocals Jeremy Mallatt - Bass Daniel Hogan - Drums

  • Saving Abel
    Saving Abel
    Saving Abel
    12-09-2014 - 12-09-2014
    2
    Scout Bar
    http://www.scoutbar.com/calendar/
    Scout Bar - 18307 Egret Bay Houston TX 77058
    Admission: $1350 Advance $1700 Door
    (281) 335-0002
    http://www.scoutbar.com/event/704129-saving-abel-houston/
    Start Time(s): December 9, 2014 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
    Scout Bar presents Saving Abel with Seven to Emote, The Weeds, Hennessy, The Revolutioners, and Brother Grey Since 2008 Saving Abel has embodied the definition of "Southern Rock" Even before their Self Titled debut LP, they were barnstorming the country making fans everywhere they went, just by being themselves Simple, down home, charming, country-boys with immeasurable talent that was destined to take them straight to the top The band was signed by A&R wizard Jason Flom to Capitol records and their first single, "Addicted" did just that, reaching number one on several charts and the follow-up singles "18 Days" and "Drowning" helped sell over 750,000 copies of their debut album They toured heavily in support of this album, playing with Buckcherry and Avenged Sevenfold, and later on Nickelback, in arenas across North America Night after night, the boys would go back to the bus with their ears ringing from 15,000 fans screaming their lyrics

  • Their Name Was Treason
    Their Name Was Treason
    Their Name Was Treason
    12-13-2014 - 12-13-2014
    6
    Scout Bar
    http://www.scoutbar.com/calendar/
    Scout Bar - 18307 Egret Bay Houston TX 77058
    Admission: $10 Cover
    (281) 335-0002
    http://www.scoutbar.com/event/722533-their-name-was-treason-houston/
    Start Time(s): Saturday, December 13 at 8:00 PM
    Scout Bar presents Their Name Was Treason with Blood of an Outlaw, Green As Emerald, and Calling Chase A band founded by members of all different influences with one goal, to change everything in the music scene and present a new progressive sound to everyone to jam out to, Their Name Was Treason is here to instill inspiration and push people to follow their own dreams and own thoughts and change the world together

  • Caspa
    Caspa
    Caspa
    12-04-2014 - 12-04-2014
    Scout Bar
    http://www.scoutbar.com/calendar/
    Scout Bar - 18307 Egret Bay Houston TX 77058
    Admission: $1200 Advance $1500 Door
    (281) 335-0002
    http://www.scoutbar.com/event/694597-caspa-houston/
    Start Time(s): December 4, 2014 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
    Scout Bar presents Caspa with The Others London-based DJ/producer Caspa, is one of dubstep's most influential figures; having founded several major dubstep labels (Dub Police, Sub Soldiers and Storming Productions) hosting/nourishing the careers of Emalkay, Trolley Snatcha and The Others (to name a few) Having collaborated with the likes of Rusko (for FabricLive37) and remixing for Ludacris, Deadmau5, Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia and Katy B, Caspa has remained a leader throughout the dubstep community, spinning Hardfest, Lollapalooza and throughout Europe

  • Silk Knives CD Release Party
    Silk Knives CD Release Party
    Silk Knives CD Release Party
    12-26-2014 - 12-26-2014
    5
    Fitzgeralds
    http://fitzlivemusic.com/
    Fitzgerald's - 2706 White Oak Dr Houston TX 77007
    Admission: General Admission: $1000 Day Of: $1200 Box Office: $1400
    https://www.stubwire.com/event/silkknivescdreleasepartywithguesttheaftervibekimikentandmore/fitzgeralds/houston/9267/?referral=fitzlivemusic.com
    Start Time(s): December 26, 2014 8:00 PM
    Fitzgerald's and Easy Credit Group presents: Silk Knives CD Release of SinDependants with The Aftervibe, Kimi Kent Music, Two Dollar Pistol, and Battle Between Band Members: Vocals: Colby Powers, Guitar: John Herrera, Bass: Pinto Pantaleano, Drums: JoJo Kline

  • ISHI
    ISHI
    ISHI
    12-27-2014 - 12-27-2014
    6
    Fitzgeralds
    http://fitzlivemusic.com/
    Fitzgerald's - 2706 White Oak Dr Houston TX 77007
    Admission: Box Office: $800 Day Of: $1000
    https://www.stubwire.com/event/ishi/fitzgeralds/houston/9194/?referral=fitzlivemusic.com
    Start Time(s): December 27, 2014 8:00 PM
    Fitzgerald's presents ISHI Ishi’s ability to successfully walk the line between an ambitious studio act and a multi-sensory live experience allows them to engage their audiences in an uplifting celebration of life and universal awareness High-energy dance floors combined with the subtle undertones of inner-exploration combine to create a concert experience that is unequivocally one-of-a-kind Each night, Ishi intends to create an entirely unique environment of mysticism, awareness, love and acceptance Adored by fans and critics alike, there is no denying that “Ishi” is an immersive experience that everyone should discover Today, Ishi continues to tour the country in support of their soon-to-be-released sophomore album, Digital Wounds They have appeared at major festivals such as SXSW, Meltdown Music Festival, Wicker Park Festival, and Halfway to Forecastle; and they continue to share the stage with some of the most widely known and respected Indie and Dance acts on the touring circuit including: New Order, Of Montreal, SBTRKT, Phoenix, Chromeo, Passion Pit, Pretty Lights, Big Boi, Neon Indian, Toro y Moi, Bright Light Social Hour, Boombox, Twin Shadow, The Toadies, El Ten Eleven, Marina & the Diamonds, & Matthew Dear Ishi’s highly anticipated second album, Digital Wounds, was released nation-wide Spring 2013

  • 2014 Epiphany Benefit Concert (featuring Ledisi, Anita Wilson and Gene Moore, Jr)
    2014 Epiphany Benefit Concert (featuring Ledisi, Anita Wilson and Gene Moore, Jr)
    2014 Epiphany Benefit Concert (featuring Ledisi, Anita Wilson and Gene Moore, Jr)
    12-14-2014 - 12-14-2014
    The Fountain of Praise
    http://epiphanyconcert.org/
    Admission: General Admission $20 For information on individual donations and corporate sponsorships please contact us
    713-433-1824
    http://give.epiphanyconcert.org/product/general-admission/
    Start Time(s): 5:45pm
    One of Houston’s premier charitable events, the 2014 Epiphany Benefit Concert traditionally launches the holiday season in the southwest Houston community at The Fountain of Praise 13950 Hillcroft Avenue, Houston, TX 77085 This year’s concert will feature award-winning artists, Ledisi, Anita Wilson and Gene Moore, Jr A portion of the proceeds will be used to purchase toys and gifts for disadvantaged children in our community, as well as several agencies Last year’s benefit provided toys for over 2,123 children For more information on the upcoming event, visit our website at wwwepiphanyconcertorg FACEBOOK: https://wwwfacebookcom/epiphanybenefit TWITTER: https://twittercom/TFOPchurch

  • Fozzy & Texas Hippie Coalition: The Cinderblock Party Tour
    Fozzy & Texas Hippie Coalition: The Cinderblock Party Tour
    Fozzy & Texas Hippie Coalition: The Cinderblock Party Tour
    12-03-2014 - 12-03-2014
    3
    Scout Bar
    http://www.scoutbar.com/calendar/
    Scout Bar - 18307 Egret Bay Houston TX 77058
    Admission: Pres-Sale: $1850 Box Office: $2200
    (281) 335-0002
    http://www.scoutbar.com/event/684235-fozzy-texas-hippie-coalition-houston/
    Start Time(s): December 3, 2014 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm
    Scout Bar presents The Cinderblock Party Tour: Fozzy with Texas Hippie Coalition, Shaman's Harvest, and Sons of Blackwater Fozzy The band Fozzy has really always been about one thing: having fun What started out for guitarist Rich Ward as a weekend cover band soon became an internationally signed act with the biggest star in professional wrestling, Chris Jericho, as its lead singer Their first few releases still had Fozzy playing covers but with adopted stage names and a backstory written for the movies When you have such high-energy performers like Ward and Jericho – it still is debatably on who jumps higher, Ward on stage with his guitar or Jericho in the ring – creating a 'for fun' band was easy, however Ward and Jericho aren't just entertainers Ward is probably one of the greatest and unjustly so, underrated riffers in rock and metal today Jericho singing ability and overall passion for music makes one wonder just how he is able to find the time to excel in pretty much everything he does It was these qualities that pushed the band to drop alter egos, get rid of the backstory and write original music Over the course of the next 7 years, the band did just that; three albums worth to be exact The records were fit in between Jericho's wrestling, TV and writing career It wasn't until 2012's Sin & Bones though that the band really started to hit their stride Jericho was winding down his involvement with sports, the band was touring more than ever before and their live show was as strong as ever The entertainment, the fun factor, the showmanship were all there and in full force More so than any point in their band's career I'd be on stage looking out in the crowd and see such an interesting mix of people out there, comments Jericho, young kids, older long haired guys with ponytails, the denim and leather wearing dudes, Stuck Mojo fans, people that just knew me from my wrestling career, but the thing is they all had one thing in common; they were having fun They were dancing, grooving, whether they wanted to or not To me, that's what Fozzy has always been about and I think with this new record, we really captured that vibe Do You Wanna Start A War, out June 24th in North America, was once again produced by Ward It features 12 tracks, including the singles, "Lights Go Out," the title track and the ABBA (yes ABBA) cover, SOS The band will kick off the album promotion playing at this year's Rock on the Range, Carolina Rebellion, Rockfest and many other shows throughout the US By the time the album is released, a horde of fans will have seen Fozzy live and heard new tracks off the album They will have witnessed one of the greatest performances they've ever seen, they will have witnessed one of the best frontman in any genre of music sing some of the catchiest songs they've heard in ages and most importantly, they will have had the best time in their lives doing it Texas Hippie Coalition There are two paths you can take in life You can choose to fall in line and be a follower, always fifth or sixth back, lagging behind others Or you can make your own line and live as you choose, with everyone else landing behind you, while you create your own thing Want to guess which line Texas Hippie Coalition have chosen? That's right The purveyors of their own patented Red Dirt Metal sound are designing their own line in life and in music For them, there is no other way Texas Hippie Coalition are committed to crafting a unique, original and thoroughly raucous brand of music that's born of both life experience and a respect for rock 'n' roll's forefathers What exactly is Red Dirt Metal? Take outlaw country, toss in a dash of Southern-fried classic rock and mix it with some potent Texas power grooves and you've got a combustible sonic cocktail on your hands Texas Hippie Coalition's third album Peacemaker is a textbook example of Red Dirt Metal, which is the sound the band has been honing and cultivating for its entire existence THC's frontman Big Dad Ritch, known as the "Godfather" of the RDM sound and an individual with a laser-like focus and vision when it comes to his music, believes that the band has hit its stride on Peacemaker, capturing the spirit of rock 'n' roll outlaws like Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson He declares, "The outlaw spirit is still alive today That is our goal: Bring it back" THC, who were the first band signed to their label Carved Records back in 2009, want fans of classic rock bands to know that they are carrying the torch and that they want to be the keepers of the genre's keys There will be no extinction of this beloved genre if THC have anything to say about it "We want the people that love Molly Hatchet, ZZ Top, 38 Special, the Van Zandts and those bands that are growing older to know that somebody else out there is already waving the flag high," he declared The band, in essence, is ensuring that the style continues to have new and noteworthy additions, such as itself But Texas Hippie Coalition aren't simply about making sure the outlaw rock style that they pretty much worship stays alive They want it to evolve, infusing it with a modern edge and energy, thanks to the new tools (or is that weapons?) of the trade Having also been surrounded and influenced by the likes of Black Label Society and Pantera –with Ritch proudly proclaiming to having seen the latter between 50 and 75 times live- Texas Hippie Coalition are turning in something fresh and fierce with Peacemaker They aren't just paying homage to Southern rock's cultural milemarkers They are proceeding with the intent to add to its canon The process of making the album was at first bolstered by levels of familiarity and comfort "Me and bassist John Exall have been together a long time, and we're soldiers always ready to go into battle no matter what," Ritch said about his bandmates The lineup is now rounded out by drummer Gunnar Molton and guitarist Cord Pool But there were also some changes and shifts, which also add to the album's heft and helped the band to expand Texas Hippie Coalition recruited producer Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper) to work his magic and to help the band to further explore what it was capable of with an already established, branded sound "We have a new producer and we already know who we are and what our brand is, so with this album, we decided that the boundaries we set for ourselves are in the past We would cut that barbed wire and explore beyond those fences" Ritch said Exploring beyond those fences and cutting that barbed wire meant creating what the band calls "heart songs" Rather than saddle them with a generic term like "ballad," Texas Hippie Coalition chose to call 'em "heart songs" because they touch the listener's ticker "They take you even deeper into the heart and soul, and into the deeper darkness," Ritch admitted He even referenced his biggest musical hero's ability to vacillate between the dark and the light "Johnny Cash could still let you inside and see the darkness of the man," Ritch pointed out "Johnny Cash was not just wearing black on the outside There are parts of him that are black, and that same idea comes across on this album for us" Even with "heart songs," Ritch issues a Surgeon General's warning of sorts "This album here takes you on a harder, longer drive, right into a brick wall Strap yourself in" Isn't that the best type of rock 'n' roll there is? Speaking about specific songs on Peacemaker, he said that the visceral "'Damn You to Hell' is maybe the heaviest song we've written It has such drive and intensity that it's like a mixed martial arts event, like UFC pay per view, like someone being grounded and pounded on" You may emerge feeling like you've been administered a beating, but as evidenced in Fight Club, you can come out the other side cleansed and stronger from the catharsis "Think Of Me" is admittedly "the closest thing to a love song that this band would ever do It is a great song It goes beyond those boundaries" Other songs that typify Red Dirt Metal include "8 Seconds" and "You Ain't Seen Me," which Ritch admits is "as southern-fried as Lynyrd Skynyrd and Molly Hatchet" The title song is a brilliantly written tune, told from the perspective of a gun Ritch said, "I thought, 'What would that gun say to people?'" That's not something you come across every day in rock music, and it's further evidence of how Texas Hippie Coalition are rewriting the rule book The song boasts the lyrics, "I just whooped the devil's ass / And you ain't seen nothing if Jesus asks / It wasn't nothing for him to see / This is all between God and me" See what we mean about the outlaw spirit? It's wholly present in every note, riff and lyric of Peacemaker Essentially, Peacemaker, which follows the previous albums The Pride of Texas and Rollin', is like one of those out-of-control parties that will find you without a girlfriend and with pissed off family members the very next day, but you'll be gawking over your killer new tattoo while nursing an awful hangover It's the stuff of life, the good time ingredient that you can't manufacture or fake It comes from a very real place, thanks to Texas Hippie Coalition's ability to understand their influences and mine them into something wholly unique

  • Chris-ma-Hanu-Kwanzika - a Variety Show of Varied Traditions
    Chris-ma-Hanu-Kwanzika - a Variety Show of Varied Traditions
    Chris-ma-Hanu-Kwanzika - a Variety Show of Varied Traditions
    12-13-2014 - 12-13-2014
    6
    The Mosaic Hub
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1532132367025084/
    Ovations - 2536 Times Blvd #B Houston TX 77005
    Admission: Tickets are $30 general, $25 student (age 12-25 with valid ID) For tickets, visit <a href="http://wwwmosaic-hubcom">wwwmosaic-hubcom</a> &nbsp;Tickets may also be purchased at the door
    281-300-9656
    natalie@mosaic-hub.com
    http://mosaic-hub.com/
    Start Time(s): Doors open at 7:00 pm Event at 7:30pm There is no intermission
    The Mosaic Hub presents Chris-ma-Hanu-Kwanzika - a Variety Show of Varied Traditions Saturday, December 13 at 7:30pm at Ovations For perhaps the first time ever in the Houston area, with art and entertainment as their vehicle, The Mosaic Hub brings the present richness of the cultures, traditions, and holiday joy surrounding Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa under one roof at their "Chris-ma-Hanu-Kwanzika" variety show All performance segments feature the talent of a local Houstonian! On December 13th, our show will feature: Robert Berry, Magician/Emcee Ronna Mansfield, Vocalist Daniel Rosales, Vocalist Lipan Urban, African Percussion/Dance Houston Brass Quintet Station Theater, Long Form Improv Apple Scruffs, Band Alexenia, Kitchen/Home Fashion Captivations, Jewelry Zeapod Cakery, Vocalist/Culinary Artist Tickets are on sale now, and guests are invited to bring canned food in the spirit of giving Collected food and a portion of proceeds are to benefit the Houston Food Bank

  • The Texas Buzz Sunday: Framing Hanley
    The Texas Buzz Sunday: Framing Hanley
    The Texas Buzz Sunday: Framing Hanley
    12-07-2014 - 12-07-2014
    Scout Bar
    http://www.scoutbar.com/calendar/
    Scout Bar - 18307 Egret Bay Houston TX 77058
    Admission: FREE
    (281) 335-0002
    http://www.scoutbar.com/event/725217-framing-hanley-houston/
    Start Time(s): December 7, 2014 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
    Scout Bar presents the Texas Buzz Exception show featuring Framing Hanley with A Midnight in Chicago, Vella, and Late Night Framing Hanley’s new album The Sum Of Who We Are on Imagen Records is the band’s boldest artistic statement to date, capturing the essence of innocence and hope, light and darkness, struggle and determination The album is a collection of modern alternative rock infused with undeniable pop hooks, heart-felt lyrics and huge choruses worthy of an arena size sing-a-long “Every band says that they feel like they're getting better with the years” states frontman Nixon “So while I feel that's a trite statement, I can't deny it We've never written as much material for an album as we did for this one We had to cut so many songs that we felt were strong We also recorded songs for the album that we felt weren't ‘there’ yet only to go back to the drawing board and get it right” The Sum Of Who We Are is a perfect soundtrack to the last two years of struggle and triumph the band has endured, leaving the listener with a feeling that every single song is the most important song the band has ever written The first single “Criminal” is a full on anthem, cleverly illustrating the trappings of circumstance in an exhausted relationship Other songs like “Twisted Halos”, “Crooked Smiles”, “Rollercoaster", and “Crash & Burn”, have an honesty and underlying theme of finding beauty in the tragedy of loss, finding light in the total darkness and finding hope when there is nothing left “There was definitely a dark period during the 2 years we spent recording this” states Nixon “That’s not to say this album is some dark and brooding album There are definitely some light-hearted tunes on here as well; some that are fun This album is the past 2 years of our lives and is every part of our beings…that’s what the title means This album really is the sum of who we are The thing that I love most is, I think when the listener puts on those headphones, or puts the cd in the car, he or she is gonna listen and come to find out, hey, me and this guy have got some things in common!” The album’s cover is a powerful image that conjures up deep emotions, resonating with the lyrical and musical theme of the album “The cover is a photo of my son at the park taken by Chris’s wife Krystl" states Nixon “When my wife showed me the picture, it immediately resonated in so many ways At the time, the other band members and I were all going back and forth for cover ideas for the record, but when I saw this, it was just too strong of an image to not be used It was perfect! Looking at that picture I see so many things I see innocence I see determinationthe ‘I'll make my own path’ adage Walking from the light, to the darkness; that to me is a pretty heavy statement in itself I could go on all day with a million different things of what the picture says to me, but the best thing about this cover is I think it's a picture people can look at and interpret their own meaning No different than a song really I love hearing a fan's perspective of a song because it is always different I expect this picture to be the same” From Nashville, TN, Framing Hanley gradually came together when high school friends, drummer Chris Vest & bassist Luke McDuffee met future vocalist Kenneth Nixon at Volunteer State Community College The trio quickly recruited guitarists Brandon Wooten and Tim Huskinson to complete the line-up The band recorded a 5 song EP entitled With October Came The Fall under the moniker Embers Fade and started their rise to the very top of their local rock scene Realizing their growing fan base and the need to record a proper full length album, Vest contacted former Creed bassist & Dark New Day front man, Brett Hestla Hestla agreed to record two tracks with the band in November 2006 “I had the chorus to ‘Hear Me Now’ in my head when we arrived in Orlando to record” remembers Nixon, fondly “But, working with Brett is what helped us realize our potential as song writers” In January 2007, manager Jeff Hanson (Creed / Paramore / Sevendust) and his business partner, Rick Schmidt (former radio programmer of DC101 / 98ROCK Tampa) heard the first demo of “Hear Me Now” and immediately signed the band to their new indie label Silent Majority Group “Radio was my background for 20 years and I knew that ‘Hear Me Now’ was a very special song; and Jeff has helped develop a number of very successful artists and there was no question in his mind that the band was capable of great things” says Schmidt With the new year also came a new name, and Framing Hanley was born The “Hanley” in the band’s name is a tribute to a friend, Ashley Hanley, who died tragically in a car accident in October 2006 “Ashley was our biggest fan She was a tireless promoter of our music and she was an anchor for us emotionally She was a best friend to the band,” said Nixon In early 2007, Framing Hanley wrote and recorded their debut release The Moment in just 6 weeks In March of 2007 “Hear Me Now” was already on numerous radio stations and Silent Majority Group subsequently released an independent version of The Moment in May By June, on the strength of the song and the new album, Silent Majority Group entered into a distribution agreement with Warner’s Independent Label Group The Moment was released nationally on August 7 and immediately the band hit the road to support the effort playing on several big package tours and radio shows across the US Framing Hanley wrapped 2007 with the most played song of the year (“Hear Me Now”) on Sirius Octane and garnered airplay on over 50 radio stations across the nation, breaking into the top 40 on the active rock charts In 2008, guitarist Ryan Belcher joined Framing Hanley replacing Tim Huskinson, who left the band on good terms to spend more time with his family “Ryan came in and had big shoes to fill After only a couple of hours of jamming with him for the first time though, we knew we found what we needed and were looking for” Nixon says Framing Haney started working on A Promise to Burn in 2008 during brief breaks from touring for The Moment But just when they started gaining momentum with some of the songs, they decided to play a live cover of Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop” as a joke for a hometown crowd The song went over so well, they started covering it at other gigs, and pretty soon they decided to enter the studio and record “Lollipop” for a re-release of The Moment The song blew up and Framing Hanley returned to the road for nearly 18 months straight As Nixon puts it, “If you would’ve told me the day I suggested covering ‘Lollipop’ that we would end up shooting a video for it…or even pushing it at radio as a single, I would’ve laughed and told you you’re crazy It was already an incredible song, and we put our spin on it and created something that seemingly caught on and people seemed to enjoy” “Lollipop” was released to radio in October and added to the re-release of The Moment Over 130 radio stations added the song into rotation in Alternative, Active, Mainstream and Top 40 “Lollipop” went Digital Gold in June 2009 (over 500,000 copies sold) The band teamed back up with producer Brett Hestla in November 2009 to complete their sophomore effort A Promise To Burn Since they had been on the road for so long, Framing Hanley only had a handful of new songs to work with, so they worked nearly nonstop for a solid month with Hestla and came up with a strong album’s worth of tunes “Originally we were all kind of worried that we would get down there and bang our heads against the wall in frustration, but that’s the opposite of what happened,” Belcher says “The songs just flowed out of us and with the help of Brett, they came together pretty quickly” In 2010, A Promise To Burn was released spawning the active rock hit “You Stupid Girl” The band hit the road again in support of the effort headlining shows around the globe including UK's Download Festival, Australia's Soundwave Festival and Rock on the Range in the US After taking a much needed break to recharge, the band returned to the studio in 2012 to start work on The Sum Of Who We Are The band worked with multiple producers this time around to hone in and achieve a new bigger sound The music is a perfect blend of aggressive, yet melodic alternative rock, infused with the driving hooks of pop The Sum Of Who We Are was funded entirely by the band’s loyal fanbase by donating money via a Kickstarter campaign “First and foremost, our incredible fans are the reason it's even possible” states Nixon “They funded the entire thing on Kickstarter That is still unbelievable to us This record from start to finish is everything that we have in us The ‘sum of who we are’ if you will”

  • End Of The World Fest III w/ Helstar, The Sword, Deadhorse and more
    End Of The World Fest III w/ Helstar, The Sword, Deadhorse and more
    End Of The World Fest III w/ Helstar, The Sword, Deadhorse and more
    12-19-2014 - 12-21-2014
    5
    Fitzgeralds
    Fitzgerald's - 2706 White Oak Dr Houston TX 77007
    Admission: Three Day Special: $5500 Individual Tickets: $1500 Box Office: $1700
    https://www.stubwire.com/event/endoftheworldfestiiiwhelstarthesworddeadhorseandmore/fitzgeralds/houston/8965/?referral=fitzlivemusic.com
    Start Time(s): Dates: December 19 - 21 Times: Friday &amp; Saturday: Doors at 4:00 PM Sunday: Doors at 7:00 PM
    Fitzgerald's presents End Of The World Fest III w/ Helstar, Mothership, Relayer and more Friday Upstairs Helstar Mothership Relayer Blood Royale Apocalyptic Toxic Steel Downstairs Bowel Oceans Of Slumber Switchblade Jesus Project Armageddon The Dirty Seeds The ScourgeCrusher Saturday Upstairs The Sword Deadhorse Venomous Maximus Eagle Claw From Beyond Canyon Of The Skull Downstairs PLF Eagle Claw Class Hole Rabid Flesh Eaters The Well Legion Sunday Down (Warehouse Live) BUY INDIVIDUAL SUNDAY TICKETS CLICK HERE

  • Myths & Legends
    Myths & Legends
    Myths & Legends
    01-10-2015 - 01-10-2015
    6
    Musiqa
    http://www.musiqahouston.org/index.php?section=content&id=42
    Hobby Center - Zilkha Hall - 800 Bagby Houston TX 77002
    Admission: $20; $30; $40
    (713) 315-2525
    musiqahouston@gmail.com
    http://thehobbycenter.org/?q=node/1437
    Start Time(s): 7:30pm
    Join Musiqa for its first performance of 2015, Myths & Legends, Saturday, January 10 at 7:30pm at Hobby Center - Zilkha Hall The concert will feature two world premieres: the 1922 silent classic film "Cinderella," (pictured) with a new score by Musiqa's Karim Al-Zand; and Musiqa Artistic Director Anthony Brandt's original chamber opera "Ulysses, Home," with a libretto written by Neena Beber "Ulysses, Home" tells the story of a soldier returning home with post traumatic stress disorder, a condition that affects nearly a quarter of a million veterans The program will also feature "String Quartet No 4," a major work by Musiqa's Pierre Jalbert Featuring Del Sol String Quartet; Karol Bennett, Soprano; and Liam Bonner, Baritone Presented in partnership with Houston Cinema Arts Society

  • Ace Frehley
    Ace Frehley
    Ace Frehley
    12-02-2014 - 12-02-2014
    Scout Bar
    http://www.scoutbar.com/calendar/
    Scout Bar - 18307 Egret Bay Houston TX 77058
    Admission: $3500 - $4000
    (281) 335-0002
    http://www.scoutbar.com/event/704123-ace-frehley-houston/
    Start Time(s): December 2, 2014 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
    Scout Bar presents Ace Frehley Ask a modern day rock guitarist who his influences were, and more often than not the name Ace Frehley is on the list Considered by those in the know to be the musical genius behind KISS, Ace “Space Ace” Frehley was an original member of the band when it formed in 1973, and was a mainstay of the group until his departure in 1982 to pursue a solo career Having written and recorded some of KISS’s most identifiable tunes such as Cold Gin, Shock Me, Parasite, Rocket Ride and New York Groove , Ace was more known for his blistering guitar licks, and his patented smoking guitar that added to the band’s over the top stage antics After leaving KISS, Ace formed the band Frehley’s Comet with Anton Fig, John Regan and Tod Howarth, and performed together beginning in 1986 and continuing through 1990 Ace remained popular with fans and critics alike, and continued to be respected in music’s inner circle as the musical force that drove the KISS machine To this day, those in the music industry acknowledge that KISS was never the same after Ace moved on Ace reunited with the original members of KISS in 1996, and toured throughout the world until his departure in 2002 His last appearance with KISS was the closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah Ace continues to make music, and is currently putting the finishing touches on Anomaly which is scheduled for release in 2009 Those who have heard the new album likened it to the early days of Ace’s career, with the notable difference being that Ace brings to the table a storied legacy of songwriting, musical maturity, and youthful exuberance that when combined, form a mixture that longtime fans are sure to embrace

  • Mid Main First Thursday benefitting Houston Tomorrow
    Mid Main First Thursday benefitting Houston Tomorrow
    Mid Main First Thursday benefitting Houston Tomorrow
    12-04-2014 - 12-04-2014
    4
    Mid-Main Houston
    http://www.mid-main.com/
    Mid-Main - 3600-3700 MAIN STREET Houston TX 77004
    Admission: $5 suggested donation to Houston Tomorrow
    832-588-1476
    kory@mid-main.com
    https://www.facebook.com/events/316273535227549/
    Start Time(s): 5pm-12midnight
    Houston, Texas, December 4th —Eat, Shop, Rock at Mid Main First Thursday to support Houston Tomorrow MidMain's popular First Thursday event at the Ensemble light rail station is a rollicking block party in the very heart of Houston's emerging transit-oriented walkable urbanism Same time- same place! Make a 5$ donation to Houston Tomorrow for entry into the Art Garden and remember the Continental Club, Big Top, Tacos A Go-Go, The Alley Kat, Double Trouble, Sig's Lagoon, the Tinderbox and Natachee's are all donating 5% of sales that evening to Houston Tomorrow V isit wwwhoustontomoroworg  to learn more about all of the awesomeness this group does to make Houston the fab city it is! DJ Tempty in the Art Garden from 5pm until 9pm Allison Fisher on the Natachee's Supper 'n Punch Stage, 6 pm Beetle Happy Hour at The Continental Club, Houston, TX 7 pm Elephant Yard at Alley Kat Bar & Lounge, 9 pm Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man at Shoeshine Charley's Big Top Lounge, 10 pm Main Street Projects presents Woven Houston: Diverse Young Translations by 2D Design and Art Appreciation students from HCC Be sure to show your raffle ticket for FREE Bar Bites at Sparrow Bar + Cookshop… THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS Saint Arnold Brewing Company Deep Eddy Vodka Honest Tea Zipcar®

  • The Apoco-Xmas Holiday Show
    The Apoco-Xmas Holiday Show
    The Apoco-Xmas Holiday Show
    12-18-2014 - 12-18-2014
    Fitzgeralds
    http://fitzlivemusic.com/
    Fitzgerald's - 2706 White Oak Dr Houston TX 77007
    Admission: FREE - Over 21 $500 - Under 21
    https://www.stubwire.com/event/lotuseffectshotdeadsundayseldomemptyshells/fitzgeralds/houston/9186/?referral=fitzlivemusic.com
    Start Time(s): Thursday December 18, 2014 Doors: 8:00 PM
    Fitzgerald's presents The Apoco-Xmas Holiday Show: Lotus Effect, Shot Dead Sunday, Seldom, and Empty Shells Free show with the bands playing originals along with Holiday covers Door give-aways and special prizes for anyone who comes dressed in Red or Green!

  • Willow Waterhole Holiday Music in the Park
    Willow Waterhole Holiday Music in the Park
    Willow Waterhole Holiday Music in the Park
    12-07-2014 - 12-07-2014
    Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve (Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy / WWGC)
    http://www.willowwaterhole.org/
    Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve - 4705 Dryad Drive Houston TX 77035
    Admission: Free event
    willowwaterhole@gmail.com
    http://www.willowwaterhole.org/events/2014/12/7/holidaymusic
    Start Time(s): 2:30pm-5:30pm
    Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve (Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy / WWGC) presents Holiday Music in the Park, Sunday, December 7 from 2:30pm to 5:30pm Enjoy an afternoon of inspiration and merriment from local church choirs and singing groups at our Annual Holiday Music in the Park FEATURING: Brentwood Baptist Children's Choir Greater St Matthew's Baptist Choir Westbury Jazz Band Westbury Choir Westbury Christian School Choir Refreshments available for purchase from Grizzaffi Coffee Catering (hot chocolate, hot cider, coffee, cappuccino, pumpkin latte, and more)

  • Valeluna
    Valeluna
    Valeluna
    12-06-2014 - 12-06-2014
    6
    Scout Bar
    http://www.scoutbar.com/calendar/
    Scout Bar - 18307 Egret Bay Houston TX 77058
    Admission: $6 Advance $8 Door
    (281) 335-0002
    http://www.scoutbar.com/event/719859-valeluna-houston/
    Start Time(s): December 6, 2014 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
    Scout Bar presents Valeluna with Learned Astronomer, Keytastrophe, Director Wolf, and The High Mile Valeluna is rock band from Houston, Texas Cousins, Justin Allison and Ty McMahon founded the project with the release of In Your Presence EP in September 2013 Shortly after garnering a small fanbase, Aaron Skipper and Ricky Ward were recruited as drummer and bass player, respectively This addition catalyzed an evolution in the band's style The results were self-evident after bursting into the Houston music scene in early 2014 by winning two consecutive Houston Battlle of the Bands events and performing for KTBZ 945's Texas Buzz Ranging from smooth, ambient soundscapes to powerfully orchestrated anthems, Valeluna will envelope you in an atmosphere of emotional rock music The quartet's debut album, In Your Absence is now available for digital streaming/download

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