Bayou Beat: HOB's "Blues Schoolhouse" Band Seeks Musicians, Discovery Green Announces Spring Lineup, etc.
- It's our party and we'll pimp if we want to: Perhaps you may have heard about this "Washington Shore" soiree Rocks Off is throwing at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Washington Avenue Drinkery. Don't let the above video scare you off; we promise none of those people will be there. OK, we can't do that, but it is early, so they probably won't be that wasted. And it's free.
- House of Blues Houston has openings for a singer/guitarist and drummer in its "Blues Schoolhouse" band, which performs at the International House of Blues Foundation's periodic programs for area fifth- through twelfth-graders. Pay is $70 per gig, and you must be available weekday mornings. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information; deadline is Monday, February 15.
- May 6 - CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band: Second-generation zydeco doesn't come any spicier than Clifton's kid.
- May 13 - Skyrocket!: Houston's favorite Austin-based '70s-'80s pop/rock cover band. Who you callin' a tribute?
- May 20 - Soulhat: Bluesy Austin funk-rockers break out the "Bonecrusher."
- May 27 - Buxton, The Small Sounds: Local indie/roots-rock writ large.
- June 3 - Los Skarnales, Karina Nistal: Bueno double bill of ska-punk mainstays and Nistal's salsa-rap. Come dancing.
- June 10 - Mike Stinson, Robert Ellis & the Boys: Heavenly pairing of Houston honky-tonkers.
- June 17 - Sara Hickman, Leah White & the Magic Mirrors: Bring the family: Winsome singer-songwriters are equally popular with folkies and their kids.
- June 24 - Joe "King" Carrasco, David Beebe & the Conrads: Corpus beach bum Carrasco's quirky combo of Tex-Mex and B-52's New Wave was a hit regionally and on MTV - seriously - in the early '80s.