Get ready for the 2013 season of the Houston Roller Derby, back and badder than ever before with intense flat-track action. The season starts off with a rematch from the 2012 championships, where the Bayou City Bosses trounced the debuting Valkyries 212 to 140. The Green Team will certainly be looking for some payback, and to prove that they have what it takes to hang with the more established squads. The Pysche Ward Sirens will also battle The Brawlers.''I don't want to give any spoilers,'' said HRD spokeswoman Tiffany Hamilton, a.k.a. Grrrl Friday of The Bosses, ''but I'll just say that based on the scrimmages we've had during the preseason, fans might see some upsets once the season starts. All four teams are looking very strong this year. Also, our rookie class this season is pretty formidable. Many of them are transfers from other leagues and came already set with loads of experience. It should make for some intense derby play.'' 6 p.m. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas. For information, call 713-230-1600 or visit www.houstonrollerderby.com. $15 to $25.
Sat., March 23, 6 p.m., 2013