Weekend Music: Carry On, Wayward Sons
Besides the shows we told you about in this week’s issue, this weekend’s best bet is obviously those wheat-slinging warriors Kansas at Stafford Center tomorrow night. This clip should tell you everything you need to know. You’re my boy, blue!
Saturday, Meridian’s 999 Eyes Freakshow & Dirty Comedy Show is worth checking out on name alone, not to mention some of the featured performers: The Human Tripod, Lobster Girl and the Black Scorpion. Austin’s old-timey That Damned Band provides the music; Rob Mungle, Danny Rios and Sam Demaris the blue humor. La Porte’s Waterboys-evoking Buxton releases their A Family Light EP at Walter’s, capping a top-notch local bill of By the End of Tonight, Papermoons and Ghost Mountain. Copies of Buxton’s new and old releases are free with admission.
The Winchester Mansions, the Quarantines, the Factory Party and several more play a benefit at the Mink’s Backroom for Megan Williams, the 20-year-old girl who was abducted and horrifically tortured in West Virginia last summer. See here for more information on the show. Elsewhere, rocking trio SkyBlue72 and long-running riddim-riders D.R.U.M. split a bill at Last Concert Café, winsome local folk-rockers Orange Is In hit Rudz and Beaumont’s Tracy Byrd does the “Watermelon Crawl” up to the Cypress Saloon. Remember, if you go ten rounds with Jose Cuervo, please let someone else drive you home.
Sorry, couldn’t resist. – Chris Gray