Houston Music

9 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Alkari, Black Bananas, Chico Trujillo, Etc.

Pot-luck show of the weekend: ElecTrick, The Space Villains and Los Area 51 tonight at Rudyard's. Free.

It's the big Art Car Weekend, if you haven't heard, and you can get a peek at Saturday's parade at Discovery Green tonight at 6:30 with two solid hours of a murderer's row of local blues greats honoring their elder statesman, I.J. Gosey. Scheduled to appear are Texas Johnny Brown, Trudy Lynn, Sonny Boy Terry, Gloria Edwards, Lady D, Jewel Dixon, Golden Boy and more, backed by Blues 4 Two Plus 2 (Peewee Stephens, Pops Stewart, Don Kesee and Chris Perry). There will be a special presentation to Gosey himself and his patron Mr. Gino, owner of the venerable Sunnyside juke joint, by Houston blues scholar Dr. Roger Wood.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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