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Face Plant rocks Instant Karma; The Donnas visit Houston 

By Christine McCreary
Daily Cougar Staff

Simpleton rocks!

For those of you who missed out on Friday's Instant Karma show, Face Plant, whose music at times is reminiscent of Rage Against the Machine's with a little Eminem influence, was joined by Simpleton Music. Once again Simpleton put on an incredible performance that could have lasted all night with the band's funk/blues/rap/rock style. The high-point of the evening was when Brian Clements, lead vocalist of Simpleton, jumped up on the stage with Face Plant and broke into some freestylin' lyrics.

So what's in store for the local scene this week?

Tonight at Mary Jane's, The Westbury Squares will be opening for the band Promise Ring. You may remember The Westbury Squares from when the band performed here on campus a few weeks ago. With a laid- back rockin' style the band will be playing many songs that can be found on its new self-titled debut CD. Mary Jane's is located at 4216 Washington Ave.

The Donnas take center-stage upstairs at Fitzgerald's on Thursday. Featured in the movie Jawbreaker, this four-member all-girl band can rock with the best of ‘em. The cost for the show is $8. Fitzgerald's is located at 2706 White Oak @ Studemont.

Trying to get off to an early start Friday?


Beginning this Friday, Laser Korn will premiere at the Museum of Natural Science in Burke-Baker Planetarium, featuring the sights and sounds of one of the world's most famous rock bands. 

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Laser Korn will premiere at the Houston Museum of Natural Science's Burke Baker Planetarium. The premiere will take place at both 7:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., giving you plenty of time to catch a live show later. 

This Friday, Brown Whornet will invade Rudyard's. If you like the experimental sound of Bob Log III or Mr. Bungle, you should definitely check these guys out.

Rudyard's is located at 2010 Waugh. The 21 and up shows usually get started around 10 p.m.

Saturday upstairs at Fitzgerald's, the band Next to Nothing is headlining. Opening bands will include SOS, 7-Fold and Substandard, playing in that order. The cost for the show is $6 for adults and $8 for minors.

Downstairs at Fitzgerald's, the band Simian Revolt is headlining. With a post-evolutionary sound that incorporates both metal and punk rhythms, these guys always put on a pretty intense show definitely worth checking out. 

The cost of this show is $6 for adults and $8 for minors.

Also on Saturday, Gone Blind will headline at Instant Karma. Slim followed by Paris Green will open.

Instant Karma is located at 1617 Richmond.

Remember all shows, dates and prices are subject to change, so be sure to check with the venue.

Thanks to everyone who has sent me e-mail this past week!

If you are involved in a local band, or know of a local band readers should check out, e-mail me at JUDIjtsn@aol.com.
 

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