Buxton & The Donkeys @ Rudyard’s

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Buxton & The Donkeys @ Rudyard's

Buxton & The Donkeys perform at Rudyard’s in Houston, TX on March 10, 2014.

Check out a whole bunch of photos from the show after the jump.

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Yuck & Golden Cities @ Rudyard’s

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Yuck & Golden Cities @ Rudyard's

Yuck and Golden Cities perform at Rudyard’s in Houston, TX on February 6, 2014.

See more of my photos on the Houston Press.

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That 1 Guy @ Rudyard’s

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That 1 Guy @ Rudyard's

Last month I had the fine privilege to attend not one, but two performances by That 1 Guy. First was a stellar opening set for Keller Williams when we caught him at The Granada in Dallas, and second was when he made it down to Houston for a show at Rudyard’s. I only caught the last few songs of the first set, so I made it a priority to get there for the start of his first performance in my hometown in about a year. As I walked in, he was moments into his opening song, and the craziness was abound. Playing his patented “Magic Pipe,” along with special guest appearances from his “Magic Boot” and “Magic Saw,” That 1 Guy aka Mike Silverman brought along not only his music, but a full show that included comedic interludes and a host of magic tricks as well. While the audience remained seated throughout the set, they were completely sold by Silverman’s antics all night. He is a great performer, and if you’ve never seen him before, I highly recommend it when he inevitably comes to your town. He is unlike any other act going today, and with his odd instruments and signature style he should be a force on the road and at festivals for some time to come.

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Tonight: The Sour Notes @ Rudyard’s

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The Sour Notes @ Rudyard's

One of our favorite groups to come out of Austin, The Sour Notes, will be hitting up Houston’s Rudyard’s Pub for the release of their latest LP, It’s Not Gonna Be Pretty, with support from Spain Colored Orange and tour mates Row Zero. They kicked off their tour last night in Austin, and will be traversing the south and east coast for the next week-and-a-half. They’ve loaded up their new (old) van, Jacque, and have willingly committed to reporting back to BOT while on the road. We plan to feature words and pictures from The Sour Notes over the course of their winter tour, so hopefully some crazy adventures pan out.

The other day, I had the chance to have a bit of a discussion with frontman Jared Boulanger about The Sour Notes’ latest album and their impending tour. He had tons to say about it all, so feel free to read on to scope the interview, and a listing of their tour dates.

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