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Jammin' on the Sabbath

If the Sunday-afternoon concert series isn't enough, there are still 10,000 free reasons to go to the Space Place

To take a look at the list, you need to click over to and join Space's Yahoo! group at launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/ brunchofthelivingdead/. "Before a brunch, members of the group can request shows off the list, and we put them on the hard drive of the burners -- we have a 40-gig double CD burner and a regular stand-alone CD burner," Space says. "Usually people bring blank CDs to the shows, and we post what we're planning to do and ask if there are any special requests. These shows are hosted by Grateful Greg, and he does all the spinning."

Space says the vibe is much the same at the brunches and at the house concerts. "They're different but the same," he says. "If we do a house concert we spin, but sometimes we spin without doing a house concert."

And with football season drawing to a close, what better is there to do on a sunny Sunday afternoon than either or both of these alternatives?

The Space Place schedule is as follows: February 13, V-Day Party with Dancin' Bare; March 13: Tommy Hall Schedule; and April 10: the Psychodillos (featuring a very trippy Dead set). Scuttlebutt Caboose

Houston's blues community is rallying to aid the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami. An event at the Big Easy on Sunday, January 30, is being spearheaded by Texas Johnny Brown, who will play with his Quality Blues Band. Others on the bill include I.J. Gosey, Step Rideau, Earl Gilliam, Trudy Lynn, Pearl Murray, Donna "Lady D" McIntyre, Ray Parcee, Sweet Mama Cotton, Luther & the Healers and the Grateful Geezers, so not only is this a good chance to help the horrendously needy, but it's also a primo opportunity to hear the best of the city's blues and zydeco. (The event runs from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., and all proceeds go to the American Red Cross.)…What do Slapshifter and Orange Is In have in common? Well, other than the fact that both bands are playing at Rudyard's this weekend -- the former on Friday and the latter on Saturday -- the answer is that they are two more bands that the amazingly prolific Leesa Harrington-Squyres has drummed in, a list that also includes, but is not limited to, Carolyn Wonderland and the Imperial Monkeys, Josephus, Guy Schwartz and the New Jack Hippies, Jimmy's Pawn Shop, Gandhi in Vegas, Juicebox, Stinkerbell, Manhole, Diunna Greenleaf and the Blue Mercy Band and the Joint Chiefs.

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