Thursday, April 18, 2002 Volume 67, Issue 133



Fitz to host 420 concert, Donora's Center release party

Local Edge

Shiley Carter

If any of the bands mentioned in this column over the last semester have been of interest to you, then I have a great show for you to attend that has
some of the same talent and even introduces some new acts.

Saturday night, Fitzgerald's and Permanent Inc. Tattooing welcome five great bands to the stage for their 420 Homegrown Show.

Gracing the stage first is Houston's own Duro. Unbelievably heavy with killer riffs and screams, this band has members who have shared the stage
with national acts Dillinger Escape Plan and Anthrax.

Dallas has sent some of its own "homegrown" talent to Houston as well. Besides the now nationally popular band Drowning Pool, which will be
playing Buzzfest IX this weekend, the city that sprouted heavy metal act Pantera has helped spur the creation of Hide the Real.

Considered a little more mellow than its playing counterparts of Saturday night, Hide the Real is a four-piece that just released its new album, Ride, on
April 7 in its hometown. This show will be the Houston release for the new CD.

Self-described as "positively charged metal," Fallen Line appears next on the list. With great intensity and an optimistic message, this band is sure to
put a smile on your face.

Geek, another alternative-metal band, is putting together a small, self-sponsored tour. Take a look at these guys and think about joining their street
team to help promote their tour.

Culture Core Records presents Given as the headlining band for the night. Given has a long history in the Houston music scene and recently released
its new album The Current, The Kill, The Eclipse to stores in the city.

Given's sound is full of emotion. Taking you from a high, fly-above-the-world sensation to an extremely low, grind-yourself-in-the-dirt feeling, Given will
strap you in for a powerful musical ride.

It has shared the stage with many notable acts, including Gwar, Clutch and Chemlab. Given has vowed to "stop at nothing short of being successful in
the music industry."

Among other news with these bands, both Duro and Fallen Line have been working diligently in the studio on their very own four-song demos. Fallen
Line is hoping to have its demo ready for release by mid-May, and Duro is looking toward an early summer release.

All the festivities of the night will begin around 8:30 p.m. when Duro takes the stage. It is an all-ages show and the cover is $8. For directions to
Fitzgerald's log on to

Not interested in this show? Check out some of these fun events happening this weekend:

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Friday Kid Rock

Sunday Buzzfest IX with POD, Puddle of Mud, Sum 41, Drowning Pool and many more


Friday The Dead Kennedys with Appeal to Ignorance and Dirty Mind

Saturday The 420 Homegrown Show (upstairs); Donora's Center CD release party (downstairs)

Engine Room

Friday Monte Montgomery

Saturday Buzz Prefest Show with Gravity Kills, Mest and Earshot

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