Magnolia City Mixtape has already reported on actor/vodka mogul/sunglasses model/blues aficionado Dan Aykyroyd's impending visit to Houston, where he'll serve as grand marshal in the 2010 Art Car Parade and host a night of local blues at House of Blues' Bronze Peacock Room Saturday, May 8, a couple of times. That HOB show, featuring Little Joe Washington, Texas Johnny Boy, Milton Hopkins and Diunna Greenleaf - who also performs from noon-1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Discovery Green's "Blues & Burgers" series - is a benefit for the International House of Blues Foundation.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
Thursday, Spacetaker is sponsoring a cocktail-party fundraiser for Girls Rock Camp Houston from 5-10 p.m. at Boheme to help the nascent local chapter of the international music-education/empowerment coalition raise money for instruments, supplies, refreshments and whatnot for GRCH's first camp at U of H from August 9-13. MyCityRocks will match all donations up to $500, and a $50 donation will land you a Runaways gift bag (while they last) with the '70s rockers' ex-lead singer Cherie Currie's memoir, Neon Angel; a CD of Jett Rock: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts' Greatest Hits; T-shirt and poster; and two passes to Flora Sigismondi's biopic The Runaways, which opens in Houston theaters Friday. Rocks Off is fairly sure attending either one of these benefits - or both - will not give you a bad reputation.