Playbill

Busy Day at Cactus Music

Ra Ra Riot

You might as well just park yourself at Cactus Music today for all the music going on. First up, at noon, is a local four-pack of bands playing next Sunday's Rock the Boat benefit for Hurricane Ike victims at Meridian: Morgue City, Paris Green, Straightfork and Deep Ella. As soon as they get the stage clear, indie-pop Pitchfork darlings Ra Ra Riot preview tonight's Rudyard's show at 4 p.m.

Finally, the action moves outside as the annual St. Arnold's Brewery pub crawl staggers to a halt in Cactus' parking lot. On hand to salute the pie-eyed finishers will be Houston power-poppers duneTX and the McKenzies. That gets going around 7:30 p.m.

Best of all, it's all free. Even the beer. Of course. - Chris Gray

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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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