BOT-Approved Shows | Oct 25-31, 2010

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Houston

Tuesday Oct 26: Bone Thugs and Harmony @ House of Blues
Show at 7.30pm. Buy tickets here for $25.00 taxes.

Wednesday Oct 27: Jonsi w/ Mountain Man @ Verizon Wireless
Show at 8pm. Buy tickets here for $36.00 taxes.

Wednesday Oct 27: Ra Ra Riot w/ Villagers and Givers @ Warehouse Live
Show at 8.30pm. Buy tickets here for $14.

Friday Oct 29: Minus the Bear w/ Tim Kasher and The Globes @ House of Blues
Show at 7pm. Buy tickets here for $18.50 taxes.

Friday Oct 29: Interpol w/ White Rabbits @ Verizon Wireless
Show at 8pm. Buy tickets here for $28.00 taxes.

Friday Oct 29: Ghostland Observatory @ Warehouse Live
Sold Out!

Saturday Oct 30: Ghoulsfest @ Tom Bass Park
Festival starts at noon. Buy tickets here for $45.00 taxes.

Dallas

Tuesday Oct 26: We are Scientists w/ The Twin Tigers and Rewards @ The Loft
Doors at 7:30pm. Buy tickets here for $12.

Wednesday Oct 27: Bone Thugs and Harmony w/ Johnny Ringo @ House of Blues
Doors at 7pm. Buy tickets here for $22.50 taxes.

Thursday Oct 28: Ra Ra Riot w/ Villagers and Givers @ Granada Theater
Doors at 7pm. Buy tickets for $14.

Thursday Oct 28: Minus the Bear w/ Tim Kasher and The Globes @ House of Blues
Doors at 7pm. Buy tickets here for $18.50 taxes.

Saturday Oct 30: Galactic w/ T-Bird & The Breaks and @ Granada Theater
Doors at 7pm. Buy tickets for $20.

Saturday Oct 30: Ghostland Observatory @ Palladium
Show at 9pm. Buy tickets here for $31.75 taxes.

Northwest Arkansas

Wednesday Oct 27: Ryan Bingham @ George”s Majestic Lounge
Show at 9pm. Tickets are $15.

Saturday Oct 30: Ben Miller Band w/ Andy Frasco @ George”s Majestic Lounge
Show at 9pm.

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My New Favorite Band: Ancient Cat Society

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My musical ventures generally drift towards the outer Houston area, but now and again I fall in love with a project born and bred in my own backyard. I’ve certainly touted Houston/La Porte alt-country(?) group Buxton quite a bit here on BOT, so when any side project of the group I love so dear and near pops up, I’m immediately attracted. Recently, I was at the mink hamming it up with Sergio Trevino and Haley Barnes from Buxton, and they were on and on about their newest collaboration dawned the Ancient Cat Society. They couldn’t stopped joking about what could be from the duo, including new wave and punk rock, but decided they’d be best off sticking with the folk theme.

They’ve now sprouted into a legit act, augmented by the multi-talented Austin Sepulvado, and have a quality video (multi-angled at that!) to prove it. I can’t get enough of this trio, and hope to eventually catch them live as soon as possible. It’s a new, simpler take on Sergio’s lyricism, with Haley shining as vocalist – this project allowing her vocals to stand out rather than support as her role in Buxton showcases. Check out the video of the trio performing their tune “Mary Frances” at Rudyard’s last week…

Haley, you still owe me that dance!

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Frightened Rabbit @ The Loft

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frightened rabbitWords and Photos by Anna “HashBrowns” Vernon.

Tuesday night The Loft had it’s floor shaking with a packed house indie-dancing to Frightened Rabbit [a good thing too, I could imagine a massive implosion of that second-story wood floor if it was a metal show with that many people]. FR started off a little unimpressive. Maybe it’s my deafened concert-junkie ears, but the first few songs were quiet, and felt straight off the record. But they got comfortable; and the show mimicked their musical style – gradually building up until that floor was shaking and they were rocking their lovely scottish arses off. 

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Win Tickets To Ghoulsfest 2010!

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We are delighted to have the chance to give away two pairs of tickets to attend Ghoulsfest 2010, a one day festival taking place in South Houston. On Saturday, October 30th, a day before Halloween, Tom Bass Park will transform into a dance-filled arena with two stages hosting the likes of Bad Brains, Macy Gray, We Are Scientists, Daniel Johnston, DJ sets from Hot Chip, CSS and Peanut Butter Wolf and a host of local and regional fare. It looks like a pretty strong day of music, and we have the opportunity let a handful of you into the event for free!

To enter, all you have to do is leave your name along with an e-mail address and/or telephone number in which you receive text messages in the comment form below. We will be announcing the winners on Wednesday, October 27th so keep an eye on your inbox to see if you’ve won. I want to thank The Messina Group for consistently hooking us up so we can hook you up! Feels good to be the middle man sometimes…

For more information about Ghoulsfest, visit http://www.ghoulsfest.com/.

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Danielle Ate The Sandwich @ The Hotel Cafe | Los Angeles, CA

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Danielle Ate The Sandwich @ The Hotel Cafe

Words and Photos by B “Café con Leche” Gutierrez.

Danielle Ate The Sandwich was one of the acoustic acts featured at The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, CA on Monday, Oct. 11. That night I suffered what we’ll call acoustic O.D. and I had to make a run for my sanity after I had a bit too much of a good thing with the act after Danielle Ate The Sandwich (DATS). To be fair, I won’t mention that band’s name, since they were not the act I was there to review. But they were horrible.

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