Upcoming Events near Houston, TX

18

Mon

Rudyard's Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)

Rudyard's British Pub

December 18, 7:30p.m. - 2:00a.m.

Houston Press Best of 2013 Winner Best Open-Mike Comedy Night Houston 2013 "With a decent amount of local talent, Houston deserves more stages to feature homegrown comics. Thankfully, Rudz has stepped forward to devote one night a week to nurturing newcomers and showcasing seasoned vets...you can check out a rotating cast of characters, for free — you'd be pretty hard-pressed to find a more fun way to spend a Monday night. Especially if your next Monday night involves going to a funeral. Trust us, this'll be waaaay funnier." - Houston Press Our Free Comedy Open Mic Show Opens At 7:30. Show starts at 8:00

19

Tue

Beer Tasting at The King’s Head Pub

The King's Head Pub

December 19, 7:00p.m.

This months beer tasting will be everything Christmas!! We will be trying a wide variety of seasonal beers from Around the world! $20 per person

19

Tue

Grown-up Storytime 109

Rudyard's British Pub

December 19, 8:00p.m. - 11:30p.m.

You send us stories, we pick the best ones, and assign them to a rotating crack-squad of expert story readers who show up the night of and wow our socks and/or pants off. It’s on a Tuesday – what else are you going to do? $5 - tickets only available at the door, cash or card. Now featuring an 8pm and 10pm show! www.bootown.org www.rudyardspub.com

19

Tue

Industry Night Karaoke (11pm)

Rudyard's British Pub

December 19, 11:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

Industry Night Karaoke Free Every Tuesday 9pm - close* (* Bootown Grown Up Story Time nights 11pm to close) Industry Specials $3.00 Fireball/Strawberry Lemonade $2.50 Montauk T.W. Samuels Whiskey $4.00 Death Door Gin FYI: The person depicted in the event photo is the great Daisuke Inoue, without whom there would be no karaoke.

20

Wed

NOLA Pint Night

The Growler Spot

December 20, 6:30p.m. - 10:00p.m.

NOLA brewing is out of, New Orleans obviously, and we will be featuring a few of their beers. Complete taplist to be decided, but so far we know we will be tapping Piety, and Out Tequila-ya, two of their sour ales. Martina will be here to chat about their brews. As always buy a beer keep the glass.

20

Wed

Steve Garcia

The Pub Fountains

December 20, 9:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

21

Thu

Join us for a Taptastic Thursday with NOLA!

Whole Foods Market Katy

December 21, 5:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Enjoy $2 off all featured beers: To be determined!!

21

Thu

Cornish Game Hen * Prof.Fuzz 63 * Mydolls

Rudyard's British Pub

December 21, 8:00p.m. - 1:00a.m.

An evening of mirth and joyful noise with Cornish Game Hen, The Prof.Fuzz 63, and Mydolls. Doors 8pm, Music 9pm, $8 Mydolls: 9:00 PM The Prof.Fuzz 63: 10:00 Cornish Game Hen: 11:00 Cornish Game Hen (Houston, TX) https://www.facebook.com/cornishgamehenuk/ Cornish Game Hen: Houston's premier post -punk, power metal, alt country, neo folk, dub step, chillwave, minimal/dark wave band. You figure it out Prof.Fuzz 63 (Dallas, TX) https://www.facebook.com/prof.fuzz63/ The Prof.Fuzz 63 is a Dallas-based lo-fi fuzzed-out garage-rock trio that's been described by one listener as the "love child of Tom Waits and the Supersuckers." Someone else said we sound like the Velvet Underground, "but not as cool as Lou Reed, because, who is?” Yet another critic said we sounded like “1991 Mudhoney with fuzzed out guitars and British Invasion organ.” We're ok with those descriptions. We sing songs about food, sex, kittens, crustaceans, pandas, seduction & disappointment, minnie pearl, and nick cave. You know, the intersections where idyllic fantasies get broadsided by the under-insured 18-wheelers of real life running the red light. Mydolls (Houston, TX) https://www.facebook.com/MydollsHoustonTexas Mydolls (1978-present), Houston’s original femme punk band, was formed in 1978 by guitarist and vocalist Trish Herrera, bassist Dianna Ray, guitarist and vocalist Linda Younger and drummer George Reyes. As one of the earliest art punk bands in Houston, Mydolls created a DIY sound that was as ethereal, fluid and poetic as it was politically charged and feminist. Throughout their nearly 40-year history, these pioneering musicians have paved a path for women and minorities in the music and arts scenes, and they continue to perform today with their original lineup. During the 1980s, Mydolls were interviewed by John Peel on BBC Radio and performed in Win Wenders’ Cannes award-winning film Paris, Texas. Mydolls and the Houston punk scene were the focus of a 2016 music-based lecture series at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and the band most recently performed as part of the SPEAKEASY experimental music and art program series at Lawndale Art Center in Houston. Their latest EP, It’s Too Hot for Revolution, was released as a collectible red vinyl edition in February 2017.

21

Thu

The Slags

The Pub Fountains

December 21, 9:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

21

Thu

Fal Skye

The Pub Fountains

December 21, 9:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

22

Fri

Wine Bottle Decorating - Part 2

The Growler Spot

December 22, 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

While the snow was quite delightful, it sure put a damper on our fun. So, lets do this again. Come on out for a night of fun with your friends, or make a few new ones! $10 a bottle - includes everything you need for decorating

22

Fri

Under the Radar Presents Ax Battle 3

Rudyard's British Pub

December 22, 8:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.

Under the Radar Presents Ax Battle 3! Join us as we showcase 15 of Houston's best guitar players. Each guitarist will perform an instrumental guitar piece in hopes to "WOW" the audience. Audience members will be the judge of each performance and name "Houston's Best Guitar Player!" Don't miss out on a special post show performance! Under the Radar will be serving up select brews with special giveaways.

22

Fri

Daniel Phipps + Kinfolk

Cottonwood Houston

December 22, 8:00p.m.

22

Fri

The Emotions

The Pub Fountains

December 22, 9:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

23

Sat

Project Grimm's 8th Annual Xmas Blowout!

Rudyard's British Pub

December 23, 8:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

Dear fan(s), our annual Xmas Blowout is coming up on December 23rd at Rudz. These yearly shows are always great fun, and we always enjoy new and old friend(s) alike. Expect some pretty cool special guests, as well as some fun stuff from us. Take the opportunity to escape your cloying, smothering family, and come participate in the cathartic power of guitar rock, in the emotionally unstable way that only PG can conjure. As this is our third and final show of the year, we've probably got about ten or so shows left in us before we escape this scatalogical whirlwind and enter the beyond. We weren't cool when we started, we were less cool as the months turned into years, and we are now so far from cool we don't even know what that word means anymore. No matter, Houston has plenty of leather-vested geriatric-deniers available to satiate your need to feign immortality. Join us, won't you? Pagan holidays are utterly primed for rock! Project Grimm (Houston, TX) http://www.projectgrimm.com/ A decidedly less experimental group than its most direct predecessor, the Mike Gunn, Project Grimm was formed in 1995 by Gunn frontman and guitarist John Cramer to satisfy his urges to be a bit more straightforward in his approach to guitar rock. Interested in looking to build a band around this new direction, Cramer called local drummer Rick Costello (of Houston band Bleachbath) who volunteered his services straight away. Drew Calhoun joined on bass, and former Schlong Weasel (University of Houston "branch") member Jim Otterson rounded out the lineup as second guitarist. Their first show, on July 3, 1995 was followed by recording sessions that would result in their first album, Lying Down out on Linus Pauling Quartet's Ramon Medina (also a former Schlong Weasel-er) Worship Guitars label in 1996. The pace of recording and releasing would slow down considerably for the band, which wouldn't quite get around to releasing the follow-up until 2003. In the meantime, Bo Morris would take over on drums for the kicked out Rick Costello, and Cramer would work with former Mike Gunn colleague Scott Grimm on his Dunlavy project. July 2003 would see the release of Project Grimm's second album, Huge Beings (released on Camera Obscura's Australian sister label Camera Lucida), but it would also see the band split -- on the very day of the album's release. Leader John Cramer would later appear as a solo artist working under the name the Powers of Light & Darkness, and played sporadic shows around Houston. --Chris M. True, allmusic.com Slow Future (Houston, TX) http://www.slowfutureband.com/ SLOW FUTURE is a rock band from Houston, Texas. The band originated in 2014 as a new beginning for guitarists/vocalists Joel Hoyle and Mike Starbuck, and drummer Koree Smith, who played in a previous band together. Bassist Phil Jackson ran into Smith at a party and asked to join the trio’s new venture. The quartet has created an instinctive blend of punk-inspired rock. Their debut single, “Girl Gets Down”, echoes the grit of garage rock and the melancholic aggressiveness of ‘80s and ‘90s underground rock. It’s all about making meaningful connections through real emotion translated into raw music. This group of self-styled, small town outcasts is releasing its debut E.P. in April 2016, and will be playing throughout the Southern region to support the release. Let the music tell you the rest of the story! Clouded (Houston, TX) Reunion show Yeesh. I really got behind on updating these damn things... I wish I could say that I know what happened to one-time local indie-rock heroes Clouded, but I'm afraid that I'm in the dark -- all I can tell for sure is that they're definitely not playing any shows anymore, which is a shame. I'm a stubborn bastard -- meaning that I hate recanting my previous opinions. I do like to think I'm not entirely unchangeable, though, so here goes: Clouded were pretty damn cool. I wasdisappointed by some of their live shows, but they also had some really good ones, too, and their self-titled CD was verygood. Anyway, theyed play catchy, anthemic, full-of-melodies, alternative-type rock, with a lot of '70s arena-rock influences alongside (a la the Smashing Pumpkins, as an example). They sometimes engaged in a bit of guitar wankery, but they were pretty solid overall, with some interesting songs. They put out a tape, the Jessica EP (which I've never heard), and the aforementioned CD on 76.2% Records (now Ojet Records), and like I said, it kicks ass (keep listening after the last song listed, by the way). I'd heard that they were going into the studio to record a new EP for 76.2% at some point, but nothing ever materialized, as far as I know. - Space City Rock 5/2/2003

23

Sat

The Rikkis

The Pub Fountains

December 23, 9:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

25

Mon

Christmas Day at Stats Sports Bar and Grill

Stats Sportsbar

December 25, 2:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

We will be open at 2pm on Christmas Day! Join us to watch the Texans at 3:30pm! Drink Specials: $3.00 Tecate & Tecate Lt Cans $4.50 Cuervo Tequila Shots $5.50 Stats Margaritas

25

Mon

Rudyard's Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)

Rudyard's British Pub

December 25, 7:30p.m. - 2:00a.m.

Houston Press Best of 2013 Winner Best Open-Mike Comedy Night Houston 2013 "With a decent amount of local talent, Houston deserves more stages to feature homegrown comics. Thankfully, Rudz has stepped forward to devote one night a week to nurturing newcomers and showcasing seasoned vets...you can check out a rotating cast of characters, for free — you'd be pretty hard-pressed to find a more fun way to spend a Monday night. Especially if your next Monday night involves going to a funeral. Trust us, this'll be waaaay funnier." - Houston Press Our Free Comedy Open Mic Show Opens At 7:30. Show starts at 8:00

26

Tue

Industry Night Karaoke (9pm)

Rudyard's British Pub

December 26, 9:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

Industry Night Karaoke Free Every Tuesday 9pm - close* (* Bootown Grown Up Story Time nights 11pm to close) Industry Specials $3.00 Fireball/Strawberry Lemonade $2.50 Montauk T.W. Samuels Whiskey $4.00 Death Door Gin FYI: The person depicted in the event photo is the great Daisuke Inoue, without whom there would be no karaoke.

27

Wed

JEDI

The Pub Fountains

December 27, 9:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

28

Thu

John Egan

Cottonwood Houston

December 28, 7:00p.m.

28

Thu

Zzyzx * Denmother * Sultan Subdued * Zero Detail

Rudyard's British Pub

December 28, 8:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

Zzyzx (Houston, TX) https://www.facebook.com/Zzyzxband/ Den Mother (Houston, TX) https://www.facebook.com/denmothermother/ Sultan Subdued (Houston, TX) https://www.facebook.com/sultansubdued/ Zero Detail (Spring, TX) https://www.facebook.com/zerodetailmusic/

28

Thu

Midnight Release

The Pub Fountains

December 28, 9:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

29

Fri

The Drugstore Gypsies

Cottonwood Houston

December 29, 8:00p.m.

29

Fri

Ring in The New Year Theme Party at Stats Sportsbar

Stats Sportsbar

December 29, 8:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

It's time for our Monthly Theme Party! December's Theme is "RING IN THE NEW YEAR!" Dj Raylo will be spinning music all night and taking requests! Drink Specials: $4.99 Craft Pint Night $4.50 360 Vodka *all flavors* Food Special: $4.99 Perfect Bites

29

Fri

Winter Wonderglam 2017 with Dead Roses * Killer Hearts

Rudyard's British Pub

December 29, 9:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

Dead Roses (Houston, TX) http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dead-Roses/232683603420051 “We’re not just a band…..we’re a fucking tragedy” – with these immortal words, they launched into their debut set on Valentine’s Day of 2004, and H-town’s infamous DEAD ROSES were born. Since then, they have played shows with notable acts such as the DEMOLITION DOLLRODS, GLASS CANDY, DEAD MOON, BOBBY CONN, LOST SOUNDS, LES GEORGES LENINGRAD, FATAL FLYING GUILLOTINES, MEAT PUPPETS, and DIRT BOMBS. Heart broken, sleep deprived, glam damage is this group’s forte. Their formidable line-up includes former members of the LEPERS, INTROVERTS, CULTURCIDE, PAIN TEENS, TRUTH DECAY, VULGARIANS, NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE, THE HAUNTING ALLURE OF ELKE PALLENBERG’S VOID, SWARM OF ANGELS, HIGH ALMOND CONTENT, NTX PISTOLS, DISCOMFORTRON, BALACLAVAS, FUTURE BLONDES, DIAMONDS AND PEARLS, AFTER PARTY, UNGARISCHE DEUTSCHE FREUNDSCHAFT, DOTS, MYSTERY FLAVOR, and BRIDE OF PINBOT to name a few. DEAD ROSES have recorded and re-recorded their epic first release nine times, but refuse to put it out until it absolutely meets their impossibly high standards of excellence. Other activities/interests include socializing with international superstars, needlepoint, speaking with fake foreign accents, experimenting with eyeliner, and getting kicked out of ALICE COOPER concerts. The Killer Hearts (Houston, TX) https://www.facebook.com/KillerHeartsOfficial/ TKH - featuring members of Electric Frankenstein, Texas Terri & The Stiff Ones, Down & Dirties and The Wrong Ones "Killer Hearts are a searing rock n roll band from Houston. - These guys are impressive to see live and they have the rock 'n' roll power " -David Garrick, FPH

29

Fri

Rat Ranch

The Pub Fountains

December 29, 9:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

30

Sat

The Statesboro Revue

Cottonwood Houston

December 30, 8:00p.m.

30

Sat

Venomous Maximus, Eagle Claw, Pyreship

Rudyard's British Pub

December 30, 9:00p.m. - 12:00a.m.

Buy Tickets: http://www.stubwire.com/t/esmdm2mz Ticket Prices: $10.00 ADV $11.00 Day Of Box Office This show is All Ages Artists ------------------------- Headliner - Venomous Maximus Support - Eagle Claw - Pyreship

30

Sat

Encore

The Pub Fountains

December 30, 9:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

30

Sat

UFC 219 at Stats Sports Bar and Grill

Stats Sportsbar

December 30, 9:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

Watch this exciting UFC PPV event at Stats! Drink Specials: $17.50 Domestic Buckets $25.00 Pick 6 Buckets $4.50 Deep Eddy Vodka (Grapefruit, Lemon, Cranberry, Orange, Peach, Sweet Tea, & Original) Beer of the Month- Blue Moon Cappuccino Oatmeal Stout $3.50 Shot of the Month- Almond Joy $3.50

31

Sun

New Year's Eve - Mini BLT on the West Side

Lucky's Pub West

December 31, 12:00a.m. - 12:00a.m.

Looking for a NYE party on the West side? We have the best one around! Join us for the mini-BLT at Lucky's Pub West! If you are looking for the big BLT bash Downtown click here! http://sportsmonkey.com/upcoming-events/blt-xiv/ The big one is Downtown, but we are bringing the Mini-BLT to Katy! BLT(Black Tie, Lingerie, Toga) New Year’s Eve Party! The theme dress of BLT (Black Tie, Lingerie, Toga) is encouraged not required! Don’t settle for the ordinary! Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style. We’ll be dressing the place up with live bands and DJ’s and plenty of fun in between! -It's Free to get in! -Midnight Champagne Toast included -Balloon Drop -Over 10,000 sq ft. of party space -Plenty of bars and bartenders! (cash bar, everything available for purchase) -Tons of parking -And more! If you would like to reserve a table, check out our table packages! 4 top table with bottle of champagne - $50 6 top table with 2 bottles of champagne - $80

31

Sun

NYE 2018 at The Pub Fountains with Infinity's Twin

The Pub Fountains

December 31, 7:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

New Year's Eve 2018 Party @ The Pub Fountains with Live Music frim Infinity's Twin No Cover ! Balloon Drop! Comp. Champagne For Filet Mignon Dinner Special Purchase Reservation on line @ https://thepubinstafford.hungerrush.com/

31

Sun

NYE 2018 at Stats Sports Bar and Grill

Stats Sportsbar

December 31, 8:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

Ring in the New Year with us at Stats! We will have a champagne toast at Midnight! $2.50 Frozen Screwdrivers & Frozen Margaritas $4.50 Titos Vodka $17.50 Domestic Buckets $25 Pick 6 Buckets $3.99 Fireball Shots

31

Sun

A Funky New Year's Eve Party

Cottonwood Houston

December 31, 8:00p.m.

Starring: Bayou City Funk and "DJ Fredster" No Cover Special Holiday and Rare Beer List Free Champagne Toast at Midnight Table Reservations available. $75/table gets you: Bottle of your own bubbly, party favors, and a Cottonwood Goodie Bag. You can reach out to Heather@CottonwoodHouston.com to make a reservation. Eventbrite is also available starting next week (next week, we will also be running an "early bird" promotion to get your table for $50 for that week only). Live Music from: Bayou City Funk 8-1030 DJ Fredster 1030-130

31

Sun

New Year's Eve with Velostacks * Satin Hooks * Broke Off

Rudyard's British Pub

December 31, 8:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

The Velostacks (Houston, TX) https://www.thevelostacks.com/ The story of The Velostacks is the journey of a pack rock n' roll wolves hell bent on giving a voice to greasy motorheads and broken-hearted rockers everywhere. Pulled together by frontman and rhythm guitar player Curtis W. DeGidio, The Velostacks quickly left their mark on the Houston, Texas underground rock n' roll scene, leading to the honor of being nominated for "Best Punk Band" in the 2014 Houston Press Music Awards... a major achievement in their freshman year. Rich "Rico Havoco" Crishock joined The Velostacks only hours before the first performance and has remained a constant along side Curtis since their first outing. Bass player Christian "The GFN" Best, holds down the thundering rhythm along side drummer Randy Miller. In 2017, starting with their kick-off show for the year, The Velostacks added Joe "Pete O'Fender" McSweeney to their hard hitting stage show. The Velostacks have shared the stage with the likes of The Dictators, Lower Class Brats, The Casualties, Cheetah Chrome, Jukebox Romantics, Tex & The Horseheads, .45 Grave, Rick Agnew (The Adolescents), 30 Foot Fall, and many, many more. The Velostacks have been influenced by everything rock n' roll & dirty blues including Motorhead, Turbonegro, Mott the Hoople, Johnny Cash, Social Distortion, Robert Johnson, Led Belly, and Blind Lemon Jefferson. 2017 will see the release of The Velostacks debut single "Blood on the Carbs" on vinyl for the first time, previously only being available via digital download. In addition, The Velostacks will be releasing their first full length "Black Magic & Motor Oil" this same year. Satin Hooks (Houston, TX) https://www.facebook.com/satinhooks.satinhooks Broke Off (Houston, TX) https://www.facebook.com/brokeoffpunk/

31

Sun

Soul Brass Band rings in the New Year!

The Patio on Richmond

December 31, 9:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

Tickets are now on sale for our New Year's Eve party! Our good friends from Soul Brass Band are bringing the New Orleans heat to us this year! You will not want to miss this! Tickets include 3 sets of music, food stations prepared by our staff at The Pit Room, and a champagne toast at midnight! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-with-soul-brass-band-at-the-patio-on-richmond-tickets-41067180041

31

Sun

Infinity's Twin

The Pub Fountains

December 31, 9:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

1

Mon

The Annual Hangover Cure Day 2018

Lucky's Pub West

January 1, 11:00a.m. - 11:00p.m.

Start off 2018 right by getting rid of that 2017 hangover! Lucky's Pub opens at 11am with hangover cures everywhere! Brunch Buffet Make your own breakfast tacos, fruit and cheese platters, and of course those items for Luck: black-eyed peas, cabbage, pork carnitas, and more. $3 Bloody Mary's & Chambulls $6 Pitchers of Mimosas and Bellinis All of the NCAAF Games on TV! Come join us to kickoff 2018 in style!

1

Mon

Rudyard's Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)

Rudyard's British Pub

January 1, 7:30p.m. - 2:00a.m.

Houston Press Best of 2013 Winner Best Open-Mike Comedy Night Houston 2013 "With a decent amount of local talent, Houston deserves more stages to feature homegrown comics. Thankfully, Rudz has stepped forward to devote one night a week to nurturing newcomers and showcasing seasoned vets...you can check out a rotating cast of characters, for free — you'd be pretty hard-pressed to find a more fun way to spend a Monday night. Especially if your next Monday night involves going to a funeral. Trust us, this'll be waaaay funnier." - Houston Press Our Free Comedy Open Mic Show Opens At 7:30. Show starts at 8:00