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Volume 68, Isssue 106, Friday, February 28, 2003

Arts & Entertainment

Pack your break with live shows

Weekend Shows

By Shiley Carter

Spring Break is finally here and for all of you who are not going to enjoy the snow on the slopes or the bare skin on the beaches, thereis plenty of great music coming to Houston to keep you entertained through the week.

Ever wanted to star in a movie? Make it out to Fitzgeraldis tonight to see Blue October and you just might get to see yourself on the big screen some day soon.

Fitz is filming a movie and asking that people who want to be involved have a pen handy upon arrival, you will be asked to sign a release form.

The Engine Room will have Dead Prez, Killer Mike, and Young Bloods on their stage Friday.

If you are bummed that you arenit going to be a beach bum in Padre or Cancun this spring break, put your smiley face on and head down to Galveston for the best of both worlds at Mardi Gras. You will have your official beach scenery (I know it isnit quite the same, but at night who cares?), there will be plenty of naked flesh, plus, you get the advantage of hearing some great music. 

The Hunger, Pushmonkey, Overshot, Vallejo, Moriah and Pure Rubbish will be laying down the beats and throwing out the beads to the many Mardi Gras attendees.

Saturday night, Ben Kweller will be playing at the Engine Room, while Triggerfish, No Name Wonders and Wedemeyer play at the Side Car Pub. 

Fitz will be host to The Big Wu and The Gourds will liven up the Continental Club.

The Engine Room will be the highlight of your Spring Break week. Beginning Tuesday, March 4, Evanescence will put on a spectacular show. Their two songs on the <I>Daredevil<P> soundtrack thrust them into stardom practically over night. Pick up their debut album <I>Fallen<P> while at the performance. 

Kingis X will jam their powerful songs at the Engine Room March 6 night, and keeping you in the mood for hard core music and death metal, Six Past Hell, Marzi, Nothing and Full Circle will have you banging your head at Fitz upstairs on March 7.

Who couldnit forget the Pixies? Frank Black, the well-known front man for the infamous band of the 80s will be back in Houston with his current band, Frank Black and The Catholics on March 7 at The Engine Room. 

Though some of the weird-pop music of his past has been put to rest, he now has a knockout rock sound that is definitely worth seeing.

Crazy stuntmen Steve-O, Wee-Man and Preston from Jackass will be at the Engine Room Saturday night for their "Donit Try This At Home Tour." 

Paris Green, The Tie That Binds, Emerging Culture and Seventh Day Sky will jump on stage after the <I>Jackass<P> performance and jam for the after show.

Spring Break comes to a close on March 8 and the much dreaded Monday-back-to-school settles like a hazy fog in your mind. But youill want one more night of fun. 

Well, take the road to either Numbers or the Engine Room. The Roots will be performing at Numbers, while Austin band, Ian Moore, revs up the crowd at the Engine Room.

Have a safe and music-filled Spring Break!

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