Fitz to host 420 concert,
Donora's Center release party
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
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
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 www.fitzlive.com.
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)
Friday — Monte Montgomery
Saturday — Buzz Prefest Show with Gravity
Kills, Mest and Earshot