Tuesday, March 28, 2000
Houston, Texas
Volume 65, Issue 120

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About the Cougar

Methods of Mayhem comes to town

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Christine McCreary

There were tons of events going on this past weekend, from the unveiling of the Museum of Fine Arts' new Audrey Jones Beck Building to Faceplant playing at Fitzgerald's. It was nearly impossible to decide where to go. Luckily, I caught a pretty good show Saturday at Instant Karma where the Ashbury Keys put on an awesome, heartfelt performance.

The Ashbury Keys also had time for a quick interview, which you can check out later this week when The Daily Cougar takes an up-close and personal look at the band's recently released CD.

Caroline Greyshock/Roadrunner Records

Rock band Coal Chamber plays Houston this weekend.

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

Kicking off the lineup for a week of excellent shows is local Houston band goneblind, scheduled to play at the patio behind the University Center on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. providing the weather is good.

Wednesday night, a show you won't want to miss will take place when Tommy Lee's band Methods of Mayhem invades Numbers; opening will be the band Crazy Town. The cost of the show is $17 and tickets can be purchased at TicketMaster. Numbers is located at 300 Westheimer.

That same night, funk band Fishbone will take over the house at Fitzgerald's when it plays with the band Slightly Stupid. The cost for this show is $12. Fitzgerald's is located at 2706 White Oak at Studemont.

On Thursday, Rudyard's is the place to be when local band FEEL takes over the house. I have seen this band many times, and they always put on an exciting show. The band's style and sound is very similar to that of Live.

Rudyard's is located at 2010 Waugh. It is usually hard to find a parking space near the club, so you may want to get there a little early. The shows usually get started around 10 p.m. Bring your ID because all shows at Rudyard's are 21 and older!

Also on Thursday, if you're in the mood for some rockin' blues, the "Houston Blues Society Jam" featuring Guy Schwartz of The New Jack Hippies and special guest Jerald Gray will take place at The Big Easy, located at 5731 Kirby Drive. Call (713) 523-9999 for more information.

Another option Thursday is at Fitzgerald's, where D.R.I. is scheduled to play upstairs. Opening bands will be Girth and the band GPR. The cost of this show is $10. Downstairs, the band Tie That Bines will play, and the cost for this show is $5.

On Friday, Coal Chamber, which is not a local band but definitely deserves mention, will play the Aerial Theater with Type O Negative in the "Road Rage Tour." The DeadLights, a hardcore metal band, will open along with special guest Full Devil Jacket. The show will take place at the Aerial Theater. Tickets can be purchased through the Aerial box office before the show for $22.50 and the day of for $25.

Also on Friday, upstairs at Fitzgerald's, Dash Rip Rock is scheduled to headline. The band Horse Shoe will open. The cost for this show is $6 for adults and $8 for minors. Downstairs, Modern Art will headline. Opening bands include .com and Crash Comfort. The cost for this show is $6 for adults and $8 for minors.

The same night, yet another "420Radio.com Showcase" will take place at Emo's featuring local band Poor Dumb Bastards.

Saturday, Japanic is scheduled to give a free performance that will feature many of the songs off the band's new album, Red Book, at Cactus Records located at 2930 S. Shepherd. The band will begin playing around 3 p.m.

Thank you to all of you who have been e-mailing me.

Once again, if you are involved in a local band and are wondering how you can get your band onto the pages of The Daily Cougar, or if you know of a great local band readers should check out, you can e-mail me at JUDIjtsn@aol.com.

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