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Wild Moccasins, Buxton, Ghost Mountain

The Wild Moccasins have been tearing their hair out to get back to Houston.
Grant Hickey
The Wild Moccasins have been tearing their hair out to get back to Houston.

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9 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Mango's, 403 Westheimer, 713-522-8903 or www.mangoscafehouston.com.
"Zoom in, keep balanced on the edge of the bar, don't flash underage boys your underwear. Forgetting something, must be...oh! Take the picture." A situation like this is a lot for a seasoned vet, let alone a rookie intern. But such is the state of affairs one finds herself in sometimes, especially at a packed-out tour-kickoff show for one of Houston's best up-and-comers, the Wild Moccasins. Now they're back, and the quintet's welcome-home show will no doubt be just as packed. Armed with road-seasoned versions of regular crowd favorites such as "Spanish and Jazz," "Mailman" and "Fruit Tea," surely the Moccasins have saved a surprise pop thrill or two for their hometown crowd. But the fun and merriment don't end there. Marking the release of their "Feathers/Flint" 7-inch EP are scene regulars Buxton, who should require no introduction. With songs like "Feathers," "Jackalope" and "Joseph Collins," it's safe to say when it comes to music — whether lilting folk or harder-edged rock — these boys know what the hell they're doing. Ghost Mountain rounds out this bill studded with local stars.
 
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