Here in Houston, we shouldn't need an excuse to throw great parties, but I suppose the so-called Mayan Apocalypse is a pretty good reason to get shit-housed and listen to local bands.
This Friday almost everyone seems to be throwing an "End of the World" show or mini-fest -- if they aren't putting on a holiday show, which are legion unto themselves.
I'm going to see Dwight Yoakam Friday at the Arena Theatre. It isn't really billed as a EOW show, though I wouldn't mind spending my last hours on Earth in front of Dwight.
Fitzgerald's has a huge "Fitz Navidad" show Thursday night, with an all-star cast of bands playing their favorite Christmas songs. (Yes, favorites do exist.) Watch for Rocks Off's Jef With One F talking to some of these artists later on today.
Locals thelastplaceyoulook are having their third annual holiday party and EP release event at Warehouse Live on Friday night too, though they are concentrating on the merry, Yuletide side of the season, and not the "Earth shattering into millions of pieces and humanity rendered into space dust" part.
I don't really know what you wear to an Apocalypse party. Do you dress like a Mayan king, a zombie Santa, a survivalist? Who knows -- just come ready to jam.More »