The lineup is finally set for this Saturday's concert benefitting Houston Press music editor Chris Gray and it's a doozy. Tomorrow, we'll give you a rundown of all the silent auction items and you'll be even more impressed. For now, let's focus on the bands.
The bonanza of bands gets started at 10 a.m. and runs until they throw us out (or 2 a.m., whichever you prefer. During the day, kids are allowed in the venues accompanied by a parent or guardian, but in the evening, the event is 21 and up.
The lineup was in part curated by Gray himself, from bands that submitted their info for the cause as well as a special appearance by native son Hayes Carll. A lot of these artists have an emotional connection with him, and he has covered many of them extensively for the Houston Press. These are our family friends in a sense.
You can purchase tickets for CGD or donate a little bit of cash at this Houston Press website, and this WordPress site is updated with the latest news on the benefit. Sadly, Bono has not returned my calls about U2 performing Achtung Baby in its entirety at the benefit.
Here you go. The list includes links to the artists' websites. See you on Saturday!
10 a.m. -- The Allen Oldies Band 11 a.m. -- David Beebee 3 12 p.m. -- Little Joe Washington 1 p.m. -- Texas Johnny Brown 2 p.m. -- Jesse Dayton & Friends 3 p.m. -- Flying Fish Sailors 4 p.m. -- Orange Is In 5 p.m. -- Paula Nelson Band 6 p.m. -- Hayes Carll 7 p.m. -- Spain Colored Orange 8 p.m. -- CHangoMan 9 p.m. -- Electric Attitude 10 p.m. -- Wild Moccasins 11 p.m. -- Buxton 12 a.m. -- Pale 1 a.m. -- Horseshoe
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11:30 a.m. -- Umbrella Man 12:30 p.m. -- John Egan 1:30 p.m. -- Matt Harlan 2:30 p.m. -- Young Girls 3:30 p.m. -- Chase Hamblin 4:30 p.m. -- Allison Fisher Band 5:30 p.m. -- Miss Leslie 6:30 p.m. -- Jean Caffeine 7:30 p.m. -- Texas Tycoons 8:30 p.m. -- Benjamin Wesley 9:30 p.m. -- The Mathletes 10:30 p.m. -- Poor Pilate 11:30 p.m. -- The Handshake 12:30 p.m. -- thelastplaceyoulook
Pachinko Hut (weather permitting, fingers crossed)
12:15 p.m. -- Paul Ramirez Band 1:15 p.m. -- Governors Chair 2:15 p.m. -- Zydeco Dots 3:15 p.m. -- Bright Men of Learning 4:15 p.m. -- ADream Asleep 5:15 p.m. -- League of Extraordinary Gz 6:15 p.m. -- Jealous Creatures 7:15 p.m. -- Footnotes 8:15 p.m. -- 4 Barrel Ramblers 9:15 p.m. -- Landis Armstrong Trio