Dan Castillo is one of Houston's most prolific and rock and roll poster artists, illustrating shows for most every venue in town, but most often Warehouse Live, Meridian and Boondocks. Last fall, under the paper-thin DJ guise of "Mr. Castillo," he began a Thursday-night residency at Boondocks, spinning classic hard rock and newer bands that still live after midnight and rock till the dawn. It's the kind of music you heard coming out of the garage when Dad had old high-school buddies over, as the trash can started filling with Miller High Life bottles and the laughter got more boisterous. During a typical Camaro set, Mr. Castillo throws in a little Scorpions, a dash of Eagles of Death Metal and maybe even a sprinkle of some Ramones. It's jean-jacket, leather-gloved, fist-pumping music, perfect for drinking at what is increasingly becoming one of Montrose's stranger dives. A true hard-rock historian, this year Castillo has spun tributes to fallen heroes like the Cramps' Lux Interior and Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton.
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