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Free Press Houston Announces Westheimer Block Party Lineup

Our friends and neighbors at Free Press Houston just posted the lineup for the next Westheimer Block Party, November 14 and 15 on lower Westheimer. Rumors it's soon to become the Washington Avenue Block Party in an attempt to coax some of those sweet, sweet yuppie ad dollars out of the Social, Pearl Bar, Block 7 Wine Co., Blue Label, Pandora, etc. are - for now - greatly exaggerated, so all you "Montrose Forever!" types can chill.

Headlining are Brooklyn-based hip-hop rabble-rousers Dead Prez and Jersey garage-soul provacateurs Japanther, along with pretty much every local band you ever heard of. Several of Rocks Off's favorites are scheduled to play - give or take the inevitable addition/cancellation, of course - including:

TSU Jazz Ensembles (yay!)

The Gold Sounds

Chase Hamblin

Bright Men of Learning

Something Fierce

Female Demand


Football, etc.

Elaine Greer

Room 101

I Am Mesmer

Mechanical Boy

Chocolate Crucifix

Ghost Mountain

Springfield Riots

Roky Moon & BOLT


The Manichean

Rusted Shut


The Watermarks

Dead Roses

Delicious Milk

Satin Hooks


The Eastern Sea

Shina Rae

American Sharks

Benjamin Wesley


Hell City Kings

Grandfather Child Woozyhelmet

Free Radicals

Sweet Jesus... you get the idea. There are around 250 artists scheduled to perform - we didn't count them all, but it took three pages to print out in very, very, very small type. See the complete lineup at, and kudos to FPH for the coolest Block Party poster we've seen yet.

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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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